Saturday, December 21, 2013

Christmas activities

Hello, everyone!
Find fantastic Christmas activities on LearnEnglish Kids: 

Now have a look at the North Pole, where Santa Claus lives. He's getting ready to fly around the world with his sleigh and reindeer. If someone at your side can help you, answer the questions and find out if you're on Santa's naughty or nice list (...I must admit I'm on the naughty list at present... I promise I'll be good till Christmas!).

Now click on the yellow pencil under this post and send me a "comment" telling me if you're on the Naughty or Nice list!

YUM! YUM! The Christmas pudding! Click and see the traditional Christmas Dinner in England:

And now listen and find Christmas words (the speaker is American) - no reading required :
Enjoy yourself and... Merry Christmas!!!!

P.S. Can you find out and tell me the names of Santa's reindeer?

Clare - the Witch


Wednesday, December 4, 2013

How many?

Hi, everyone?

       How are you?  I hope you're fine, so you can answer these questions, write them down and either bring your answers to school or send them through email!
                 Ready? OK, now send me your answers!
(If you are a teacher, you can go to my page at the top of the screen: FOR EFL TEACHERS: MIX)
Bye bye,
Clare - the Witch

Monday, November 25, 2013

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Bonfire Night

Hi, everyone!

Yesterday we talked about Bonfire night. Did you eat a toffee apple and hot dogs? YUM YUM!
Have a look at the works of art the children of class 5b prepared for Bonfire Night:

Click on the picture to find out more:

A penny for the Guy!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Do you like sport?


I like sport!  My favourite sport is swimming; what about you?
Listen to a story:

Practise words about sport:

Listen to another story:

Listen and walk along this sport maze:

Practise words for sports:

Which sports do you play with a ball?

To learn and practise English vocabulary connected to sports:

Test your memory:

Well, now you can go out and play football, volleyball, basketball or... whatever you like!
Clare - the Witch

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Sport is great!

Hello, everybody!

Click on the following link and write the words:

Click here and do the crosswords:

This frog game is more difficult: do it many times!

 Clare – the Witch

Thursday, October 10, 2013


Hello, everyone!

How are you doing?

It's autumn at the moment; have a look at this simple presentation of this season:


mmm I wish I had some hot chestnuts for my afternoon snack!


Clare - the Witch

Back to school!

Hi, everybody!

                    How are you? I'm fine. I'm sure you wish it were still summer - so do I!
But it's autumn again and school has started...
Even the President of the USA understands how you're feeling now: click and listen to his 2009 Back to School message.
I know: it's difficult, but if you download the script you can follow Obama's message more easily.
To download the full script click the cheetah cub:

To download an extract of the script (from 02.10 to 05.26 of the YouTube video) with a fill-in-the-gaps activity click the eagle:

If you really can't figure out what the missing words are click the fox cub:
Now watch the video:

Have a good school year!!!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

The Union Jack

Do you like this flag? This flag is called THE UNION JACK and it is the flag of the United Kingdom, or Great Britain.
You can print and colour it, if you want. Click on the flag.

This flag is the sum of three other flags:
The flag of ENGLAND, with the cross of St George
The flag of SCOTLAND, with the cross of St Andrew
and the flag of IRELAND, with the cross of St Patrick.
I'm sure you'll like also this flag:
This is the flag of WALES.
I like this red dragon on a white and green field very much! If you also like it, you can print and colour this flag clicking on it. 
Together with England, Scotland and the North of Ireland, Wales is part of the United Kingdom.
Well, why don't you print and colour the flags and bring them to school?
Remember the name THE UNION JACK: I might ask you what it is so that you can explain your school friends.
I've got one question for you: What is the STARS AND STRIPES? You may remember we mentioned it at school... otherwise look it up on the Internet and tell me.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The Gruffalo 2

Hi, everyone!

                 At last, The Gruffalo 2 is now ready!
Click and watch the video, the actors are really good, aren't they?

Clare - the Witch

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

The Gruffalo!

Hello, everyone!
          you're on holiday, but I've been working to edit your film THE GRUFFALO and, at last, it's now ready!!!  (... only version number 1, for number 2 I'm afraid you'll have to wait longer...sorry!)
         Well, now click and enjoy the video:

Bye bye now: I have to edit video number 2!
Clare - the Witch

Monday, June 17, 2013

The Gruffalo Song

Hi, everyone!
                 If you  miss the Gruffalo, click and sing the Gruffalo song:

Clare - the Witch

Sunday, June 16, 2013

At the Restaurant

Hello, everyone!
      How are you? Are you enjoying your summer holidays? I am! I'm spending my holidays flying over the beach with my magic broom!
And I finished the video with the skit some of you prepared and acted out at school: congratulations Gaia, Jasmine, Alessandro, Cecilia, Laura, Antonio and Giovanni!!!!!

It's funny, isn't it?
Clare - the Witch

Monday, May 20, 2013

The Gruffalo

Hello, everyone!
          How are you?
Did you like the story I told you in class, "The Gruffalo"?

I like it very very much!

          Have a look at the Gruffalo official site: you can find different activities you can do.
Why don't you print out and colour the Gruffalo mask?
I'd be nice to have a class of ... Gruffaloes staring at me!
But I hope their favourite food is not... WITCH TEACHER CRUMBLE!!!!
Amin, thank you for your beautiful mouse!!!


Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Mix, Mix, Mix

Hello, everyone!
Read about Bob Bug cooking a strange food mixture...
Thanks to Roberta for giving me the link to Oxford Owl!! 
Clare - the Witch

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Let's make a fruit salad!

Hello, everybody!
                     Last Thursday we made a delicious fruit salad at school: watch the video, follow our recipe and... enjoy your salad!

Clare - the Witch

Monday, April 1, 2013

English adjectives

Happy April Fools' Day!
Have a look at this wonderful presentation of some English adjectives made by three of my students, GAIA, GIOVANNI, JASMINE and CECILIA.

Well done! Thank you, Giovanni, Jasmine, Gaia and Cecilia!
Clare - the Witch

Tuesday, March 26, 2013


Hello, everyone!
        How are you? I'm fine, thanks. It's a warm day, I'm sitting on my soft sofa and drinking a cold apple juice, my black cat is sleeping at my feet.
       Do you like penguins? Penguins live in cold countries and suffer hot weather: Please, save them from global warming answering some easy questions:

And now, please, save this poor cute clownfish from the sharp teeth of a big shark!

Try this matching game: you have to match each adjective with its opposite - BUT BE QUICK!
 Well, I'm very sleepy now... Good night!
Clare - the Witch

Adjectives and opposites

Can you choose the right adjectives?