This challenge is to make you use your English more outside the classroom. Five days a week for 30 days I want you to do one thing everyday from the list. Fill in the grid each day with what you have done. Try to do as many different things as possible. You can only do each assignment three times.
You are to keep a diary, where you write about what you did and how it went. You should also write about what you thought of it. Hand it in to me when the 30 days have passed. Keep your diary in your phones notebook and email it to me 18/11: firstname.lastname@example.org
¤Use Facebook in English for at least 24 hours.
¤Watch a movie in English with no subtitles.
¤Watch a movie in English with English subtitles.
¤Listen to a podcast in English, look here for examples:http://www.podcastsinenglish.com/.
¤Read at least one article at News in Levels http://newsinlevels.com
¤Write at least five text messages in English.
¤Watch TV news in English (using the internet works fine). Retell three important things from the news to someone else.
¤Read a blog in English. You can find popular blogs here:http://www.ebizmba.com/articles/blogs, http://www.cision.com/uk/social-media-index/top-50-uk-blogs/.
¤Write your own blog entry in English.
¤During a meal with family or friends, speak only English.
¤Make a room in your home the “English room”. Whenever you are in it, you may only speak English. Use this rule for at least 24 hours.
¤Take a walk with a friend or a member of your family for at least 30 minutes, speak English all the time.
¤Use an English source of information for school work in a subject other than English.
Cook a meal using a recipe in English.
¤Listen to three songs from a top list from an English speaking country and sing along in at least one.
¤Practise lyrics from a song you like at lyricstraining.com.
¤Chat with a stranger in English in a computer game for at least ten minutes.
¤Find a clip from a tv show and imitate the accent. Overact as much as possible to sound really British or American. For British English: Downton Abbey or Peppa Pig, for American English: Frasier or My Name is Earl. These are only suggestions, feel free to find your own shows.
¤Find a new friend at http://www.englishbaby.com/findfriends and write to them in English.
¤Read a short story in English at http://storywrite.com/.
¤Spend at least 15 minutes practising vocabulary athttp://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/.
¤Make a short comic in English using http://www.pixton.com/ or http://www.powtoon.com. Feel free to work with a friend.
¤Watch a video-blog in English and leave comments. Here’s a list of famous bloggers.http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2013/apr/07/youtube-uk-20-online-video-bloggers
¤Learn at least five new English idioms. http://www.idiomsite.com/
¤Make labels for at least ten everyday household items and stick them around your house or apartment.
¤Play a digital game of some kind (on your smartphone, through facebook or something similar) in English and find at least ten new words to learn. Add them to your personal wordlist.
¤Make your own meme in English, using for example http://memegenerator.net/.
¤Read all the words and translations on one page in an English dictionary. Repeat them once later the same day.
¤Listen to news about Sweden in English at http://sverigesradio.se/sida/default.aspx?programid=2054#
¤Translate your favourite Swedish song into English and sing it to a friend (if you dare).
¤Play at least three games with the Akinator. http://en.akinator.com/
¤Send a digital message to a friend trying to persuade them to play a game or sport you like. Give them three reasons why they should start playing your game or sport.
¤Talk/write to an avatar on http://www.existor.com for at least 10 minutes.
¤Read or write a story in English at http://www.storybird.com
¤Read a newsarticle at http://www.goteborgdaily.se/ and retell it to someone in English.
¤Listen to a news programme at http://www.ur.se/Produkter/180166-Newsreel-2014-01-25 and discuss it with someone.
¤Practise your decorating skills at http://www.ur.se/sprk/engelska/inredning/.
¤Practise British slang at http://www.ur.se/sprk/engelska/slang_br/.
¤Practise American slang at http://www.ur.se/sprk/engelska/slang_am/.
¤Send postcards to at least three people in English from this site:http://www.ur.se/sprk/engelska/vykort/.
¤Test your personality here: http://www.ur.se/sprk/engelska/quiz/.
¤Watch a film in English at http://www.ur.se/Produkter?ur_subject_tree=engelska.
¤Write a poem in English based on your name using this structure:http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/lesson_images/lesson391/WritingNamePoem.pdf. If you want to, go to http://www.canva.com and make a nice poster with your poem in it.
¤Learn about Scotland using this website: http://www.visitscotland.com/brave/.