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A DAY IN NEW YORK – konkurs szkolny 12 November 2011

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A Day in
New York

POĆWICZ JUŻ TERAZ – Kliknij w obrazek The Big Apple
The Big Apple

Tutaj dowiesz się więcej o Nowym Jorku:

gdn.republika.pl
new-york.miasta.org
newyork.com.pl
nojork.com

Zapraszamy wszystkich uczniów ZS nr 2
do sprawdzenia swojej wiedzy o Nowym Jorku

1. Weź udział w konkursie wiedzy o Nowym Jorku
(dla zespołów 2-osobowych),
który odbędzie się 5 grudnia 2011 r. (poniedziałek)
o godz. 9.00 w auli
i/lub
2. Przygotuj indywidualnie plakat lub prezentację multimedialną w języku angielskim, pod tytułem: “A Day-Trip in New York”.

Plakaty, prezentacje i zgłoszenia do konkursu
przyjmują do 1 grudnia 2011 r.
mgr B. Będkowska (9 B) lub mgr R. Oślizło (106 B)

Gwarantujemy dobrą zabawę,
a dla najlepszych cenne nagrody
i oceny cząstkowe z j. angielskiego!

Know America 2012 – konkurs internetowy 12 October 2011

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Zapraszamy do udziału
w konkursie internetowym
KLIKNIJ W LOGO

Know America 2012

Know America 2012

Halloween Winners! 31 October 2010

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The proud winner of the Think Halloween contest is Ewa (IVb T). The second prize goes to Kasia (IIb LO) and the third prize is for Adrian (IIa LO) and Ania (IId LO). All four excellent Halloween wallpapers you can see and download from here, by clicking on the pictures:

Think Halloween Wallpapers:

by Ewa

by Kasia

by Adrian

by Ania

The winners were rewarded with scary DVD films and a book by Graham Masterton (Blind Panic a.k.a. Armageddon).

Congratulations!

Happy Halloween! 19 October 2010

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DID YOU KNOW?

Halloween is celebrated each year on October 31 and the day is full of scary and creepy Halloween characters: witches on brooms, swooping bats, skeletons, jack-o-lanterns, haunted houses and more.

The History
The history of Halloween is not clear, but it most probably dates back to 700 B.C. to the Celts from northern England, Ireland and Scotland. November 1 was the first day of their new year and the end of the harvest season. It was also thought to be a day of the dead.

The Colours
Orange and black are two Halloween colors because the former is associated with harvests and the latter with death.

The Costumes
To drive away the spirits and to tame the dead, on October 31 the Celts dressed in costumes, lit bonfires, and offered food and drink to masked celebrants.

The Name
Christians made November 1 All Saints’ Day (or All Hallow Day) and the night before was called “All Hallow Eve” which was later shortened to Halloween.

The Holiday
Halloween is a mix of ancient Celtic practices, Catholic and Roman religious rituals and European folk traditions. In the 19th century, Halloween gradually became less religious and more secular community-based children’s holiday.

The Traditions
The two best known Halloween traditions are trick-or-treating and jack-o-lanterns. They were brought to America in the 1840s by the Irish escaping the Great Potato Famine.

Trick-or-treat
On Halloween, Irish peasants begged the rich for food and they were given cookies, candies, and fruit. Those who refused were “tricked” somehow by the poor peasants.

Jack-o-lantern
Jack-o-lanterns go back to an old Irish story about a man called Stingy Jack. He wasn’t allowed to enter Heaven so he wandered the world and lit his way with a burning coal in a hollowed out turnip. In fact, the first jack-o-lanterns were carved out of turnips but when the Irish came to America pumpkin carving became much more popular.

See how to make your own
Jack-o-lantern!

Interested in more fascinating Halloween facts? Check out the History.com website:

HALLOWEEN at History.com

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Your Turn!

1. Go to the History.com website where you will learn lots of facts about pumpkins. Then decide which of the following 7 statements are true and which are false and paste your answers here: CLICK AND PASTE YOUR ANSWERS! Don’t forget to correct the false answers! Only one person will get the points for the task!

1. Pumpkins originated in South America.
2. Pumpkin has no fat.
3. Each pumpkin has lots of protein.
4. In 19th century people believed that pumpkins could cure freckles.
5. There is the World “Punkin Chunkin” Championship every year in Delaware.
6. Connecticut field pumpkin can’t be used to make jack-o-lanterns.
7. Someone may steal your pumpkin from your porch on October 31.

2. Go to the History.com website where you will listen about vampires. Then decide which of the following 6 statements are true and which are false and paste your answers here: CLICK AND PASTE YOUR ANSWERS! Don’t forget to correct the false answers! Only one person will get the points for the task!

1. Belief in vampires comes from bats.
2. Vampires were first linked to bats in 16th century.
3. The explorers in Central America said they had been bitten by vampires.
4. Europeans believed that some dead people could come back as vampires.
5. Bram Stoker’s novel “Dracula” was first published in February 1896.
6. Dracula’s victims were innocent women.

Know America 2011 – konkurs internetowy 7 October 2010

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Zapraszamy do udziału
w konkursie internetowym
KLIKNIJ W LOGO

Know America 2011

Know America 2011

The Presidents of the USA 23 September 2010

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W RAMACH OBCHODÓW DNIA JĘZYKÓW OBCYCH

1.10.2010

ZAPRASZAMY WSZYSTKICH UCZNIÓW DO UDZIAŁU W KONKURSIE:

“THE PRESIDENTS OF THE USA”

The Presidents

1. Konkurs obejmuje wiedzę na temat życia i działalności siedmiu prezydentów Stanów Zjednoczonych:

George Washington
Abraham Lincoln
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Richard Milhous Nixon
Ronald Reagan
Barack Obama

2. W konkursie może wziąć udział każdy uczeń ZS nr 2.

3. Konkurs obejmuje:
– quiz indywidualny (20 punktów)
– quiz zespołowy, po 2 osoby w zespole (35 punktów)

4. Zgłoszenia udziału do 29.09.2010 do pani:

Izabeli Okręglickiej (sala 9B) oraz Marii Pietranik (sala 104 A)

5. Materiały pomocnicze:

George Washington
Abraham Lincoln
Franklin D. Roosevelt
John F. Kennedy
Richard Nixon’s Presidency
Watergate Scandal
Ronald Reagan
Reagan assassination attempt
Barack Obama

VALENTINE’S DAY – konkurs szkolny 3 February 2010

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Wygraj
walentynkowe filmy!

Konkurs „Valentine’s Day”

Co wiesz o Walentynkach?

Przygotuj prezentację PowerPoint, zawierającą:

* krótką historię Walentynek *
* opis obchodów związanych z tym świętem *
* przykładowe pocztówki walentynkowe *
* twoją „walentynkę” dla kogoś wyjątkowego *

UWAGA:

  • prezentację przygotuj w języku angielskim
  • tekst prezentacji napisz samodzielnie
  • prezentację prześlij na adres think.english[at]op.pl wraz z imieniem, nazwiskiem i klasą (uwaga: tylko z rozszerzeniem .ppt lub .pptx)
  • termin przyjmowania prezentacji upływa 11 lutego 2010r. (czwartek)
  • wygraj film walentynkowy, który obejrzysz z kimś wyjątkowym!

Happy Thanksgiving! 25 November 2009

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DID YOU KNOW?

Hardly is it possible to imagine Thanksgiving Day today without a big fat turkey on the table, and everyone knows – or at least they think, they do – that it was the Pilgrims who first started the tradition. And yet, surprisingly perhaps, the first Thanksgiving was not celebrated by the Pilgrims.

In fact, Thanksgiving Day has been celebrated in one way or another throughout history by cultures around the world. In today’s America people take the fourth Thursday of November to appreciate all that we have to be thankful for.

As care2.com says (in their e-card newsletter):

Animist tribes believed that plants and animals had spirits which were angered by the harvest. To appease these spirits, tribes would make offerings which often included elaborate festivals. These ceremonies provided the foundation for today’s Thanksgiving Day holiday.

Your Turn!

More about Thanksgiving Day you can read here: Thanksgiving Day

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