THE WORLD CAME TO OUR HOME TODAY October 2013 Russia Sarov Gymnasia 2 Age 8+ CAMBRIDGE ENGLISH CENTENARY COMPETITION FOR SCHOOLS 2013 вЂў is a worldwide competition open to any school offering compulsory education and teaching English to students between the ages of 5 and 19 years old. 19 students from the 3d grade took place in the competition! What did they do? OUR VISITING CARDS PROJECT: THE WORLD COMES TO OUR HOME TODAY My School is my Home We have learned 10 names of different countries, we know their flags, we can print them in English on the computer and we can find them on the map! Survey 1 MOST OF OUR SCHOOL THINGS APPEARED TO BE FROM RUSSIA! SURVEY 2 Most of our toys are from Russia and China! I have many toys. They are from Russia, Turkey, China, Malaiysia, Finland. Most of my toys are from вЂ¦ SURVEY 3 WHERE DOES FOOD COME FROM? SURVEY 4 What do we eat? What do we buy? LETвЂ™S GO SHOPPING! WE DID EVERYTHING OURSELVES! We have learnt to work in groups and are always ready to help each other After each activity we made a new slide in our power point presentations WE ARE HAVING FUN! THE WORLD CAME TO OUR HOME. LETвЂ™S FLY TO OTHER WORLDS! WE HAVE MADE A ROBOT! NOT ONLY WE LIKED OUR PROJECT! LOOK AT THEM! THEY ARE FROM 9 AND 10 GRADES! The project supported our English language learning because вЂ¦ вЂњwe have learnt many new words, we know where the countries on the map are, we know how to buy food in the stores abroad. Now we know where Cambridge is and would like to go there.вЂќIlya вЂњI have learnt many new words!вЂќ Diana вЂњI know how to buy food in the stores and what to say.вЂќ Sergei вЂњ I have learnt how to make presentations on the computer! I have never done it beforeвЂ¦вЂќ Ivan вЂњ I have learnt how to print words in English on the computer. Now I can write words in two languages.вЂќ Margarita вЂњI liked to make dialogues in English and to play!вЂќ Matvei вЂњI liked to look for different countries on the map. There are so many countries! I do not know all of them in my native language but I know some in English already!вЂќ Sofiya вЂњI know how to say some of my toys in English!вЂќ Sonya вЂњIвЂ™ve made my first survey in my life! I know how much money we spend at home on food every weekвЂќ Lyuba вЂњAnd I have found out that I have toys from many countries but most of my toys are from Russia and China.вЂќ Fyodor вЂњ I liked to work on the project with my parents! They can speak English too!вЂќ Anastasia вЂњMaking projects is fun! I like English! Alina вЂњWe are very happy when we have the English lessons. They are so interesting, especially now when we have this project.вЂќ Artyom вЂњIt was fun to make visiting cards. May be I will find new friends in other countriesвЂќ Taisia вЂњ I know from what countries we buy food from. It was interesting to read вЂњMade inвЂ¦вЂќ and write down the names of the countries. Even Russian products are written in English! I must learn English well.вЂќVitalia вЂњI will make my presentation in English and will get a certificate. I will put it into my Portfolio where I keep my notes, different projects in EnglishвЂќ Sergei вЂњEnglish is fun! I want to take part in another project and to learn something newвЂќ Sonya COMMENTS We are glad that our school is taking part in the Cambridge English Centenary Competition for schools 2013 to celebrate the 100 anniversary of Cambridge English exams. Students of our school take your exams every year. Only last year 35 students passed YLE, among them 15 students of the 3 and 4 forms, who did levels Starters and Movers. For the last 8 years almost 100 students took their exams. We are sure that taking part in this project motivates the students of the 3 form in their English language learning. We hope they will succeed in fulfilling all the tasks and we consider them to be the winners already because they have learnt a lot of new words, practiced in reading and making their first surveys, learnt to work with their peers. We wish them and their teacher good luck in this competition! Deputy Headmaster Tatyana Tsvetkova вЂњItвЂ™s so cool that our pupils from the third grade can take part in this competition. I think it is a great opportunity for them to practice their English and to start already doing such projects in primary school. In my opinion, itвЂ™s a pity that only one project can be sent from one school because a lot of our pupils would like to take part in the competition. Every year our students pass Cambridge English exams and I think primary school pupils are also going to take these exams when they are older. And now, while they are starting to learn English and preparing for future exams, they enjoy doing tasks of the competition. It is important for students to improve their English in this way. We wish they were successful and won in this competition!вЂќ Ekaterina Faikova Student of the 10th year Happy 100 anniversary!