Saturday English Language Programme Homework

Dec 2, 2023 | Teacher: Kristina Jardin <>

classwork on December 2nd and homework for December 9th


grammar: Use–p.33, exs.8-9; p.38

reading: sb–pp.42 and 43

listening: sb–p.46

speaking: fashion, with pictures and videos

Bridge to Terabithia: chapter 3


study for unit 3 test

workbook–p.22, Exam Task

Imagine Making One Dress You’ll Wear Every Day For Life

What do these dresses symbolize for these women?  How does this make you feel?

Enjoy your weekend!

Why We Cover High Fashion - The New York Times


Nov 25, 2023 | Teacher: Kristina Jardin <>

classwork on November 25th and homework for December 2nd


grammar: student's book--p.37 (articles)

vocabulary quiz on pp.31-33 in companion

reading: Bridge to Terabithia--finished and went over questions on chapters 1 and 2 and read chapter 3 (up to p.35)

listening: What really happens to the plastic you throw away - Emma Bryce and continued Addams episode (but didn't finish!)

speaking: Xmas gifts, in pairs


English in Use-- pages 30-33, ex.7; pp.34-39

workbook--pp.19 and 20

student's book--p.36

Tigers 101 | National Geographic

•Feb 8, 2019

1.(0:02) ”With their _______________ orange fur and black stripes, tigers have become_______________ of beauty, power and the importance of _______________ .”

2.(0:15) What is a “subspecies”?

3.(0:17) When did tigers first appear on earth?

4.(0:24) What’s an “ancestor”?

5.(0:37) “The most numerous subspecies is the Bengal tiger.”  What is the narrator saying here about the Bengal tiger?

6.(0:43) What do the adverb “approximately” and the phrasal verb “accounting for” mean?

7.(1:12) How are tigers different from lions?

8.(1:20) What do a tiger’s webbed toes facilitate them with?

9.(1:50) What does the white tiger lack?

10.(2:33) What three things have led to the decline in the tiger’s population?

11.(2:42) How much of an impact did the above have on the tiger?

12.(2:54) Is there optimism about the future of the tiger?

Enjoy your weekend!

Endangered Species in the Spotlight


Nov 18, 2023 | Teacher: Kristina Jardin <>

Classwork on November 18th and Homework for November 25th


grammar: sb–p.33 and extra

reading: sb–pp.30 and 31

unit 2 test

Bridge to Terabithia: finished chapter 2 and questions in student workbook on chapter 1

listening: wkbk–p.18


student’s book–p.32 (voc), p.39, Exam Task


workbook–p.18, exs.1,2 and 3

English in Use–p.29

Coral Reefs 101 | National Geographic

•Nov 7, 2017

1.Why is it important to protect coral reefs?

2.Why are coral reefs compared to the rain forest?

3.What is one of the biggest threats to coral reefs?

National Geographic gears up for Earth Day



Nov 11, 2023 | Teacher: Kristina Jardin <>

classwork on November 11th and homework for November 18th


grammar: English in Use–pp.26-28

speaking: food–Bento Box, 12 Stunning Cookies and restaurant reviews (presentation in pairs) 

reading: Bridge to Terabithia–from chapter 1, p.9 to p.19


writing: student’s book–pp.38 and 39 (unit 3)

listening: student’s book–p.34

Thanksgiving activity: 

Attitude of Gratitude

7 Mindsets on January 31 2018


study for progress test 1, which is on units 1 and 2, so make sure you also revise the material in unit 1!!!

write a journal entry about the things in your life that you're grateful for, especially those which most people take for granted.

workbook–pp.16 and 17

On World Environment Day, experience 50 amazing photos of Earth

Nov 4, 2023 | Teacher: Kristina Jardin <>

classwork on November 4th and homework for November 11th


grammar: sb–p.21, ex.5, p.25; Use–p.18, exs.8 and 9; p.23, exs.8 and 9; p.25


Perfect English: Past Simple or Past Continuous Exercise 2, Used to and Infinitive Exercise1 and Be Used to Exercise 1

speaking: food

reading: Bridge to Terabithia--chapter 1, p.9


workbook–pp.13 and 14

English in Use–pp.19,20,21,22,23, only ex.7 and p.24


What Makes Gum Chewy? | Ingredients With George Zaidan (Episode 5)

1.What do you think the expressions “from scratch” and “trial and error” mean (5:03)?

2.What is his gum like when he first puts it in his mouth?  What makes it softer?

3.What do you think “withstands your mouth” means?

Have a nice weekend!

Sushi Yasuda | Restaurants in Midtown East, New York




Oct 21, 2023 | Teacher: Kristina Jardin <>

classwork on October 21st and homework for November 4th

Please don't forget that next Saturday is a national holiday, so there won't be class.  Also, don't forget to bring your copy of "Bridge to Terabithia"on November 4th!!!


grammar: sb–p.21 and Pearson, Azar and/or Perfect English

listening: sb–p.22; p.28 (video); workbook–p.12

writing: pp.26 and 27, Ted video on writing stories

speaking: “In Tuscany”, “12 Stunning Cookies”, 3 short NYT videos, “Rome…Bite?”


student’s book–pp.20 and 24 (voc)

workbook–p.10, Exam Task; p.11 (voc); p.12 (grm)

English in Use–pp.15,16,17 and 18, ex.7 only

We Are What We Eat: Afghanistan | Nat Geo Live

1.This talk is about the “evolution of diet”.  What do you think the speaker means here?

2.What is it that differentiates Little Pamir from the rest of Afghanistan?

3.Who are the Kyrgyzs?

4.What grows there?

5.What do you think a “pastoralist nomad” is (1:06)?

6.What job do young boys do?  And girls?

7.What is their house like?

8.Where do they get the flour to make bread?

9.Do they use money?

10.(5:15)What does the photographer mean when he says, “There’s no waste.  You can’t afford waste.”?

11.How did he get the nickname ‘eye-eater”?



Oct 15, 2023 | Teacher: Kristina Jardin <>

Classwork on October 14th and homework for October 21st

Please get a copy of the book, "Bridge to Terabithia", which we will be reading and analyzing this year in class.

Bridge to Terabithia



speaking: professions, with pictures

reading: student’s book–p.18, ex.6

listening: student’s book–p.22

grammar: English in Use–p.8, exs.8 and 9; p.9, ex.11; p.13, exs.8 and 9; p.14, exs.10 and 11 and Khan Academy videos on parts of speech (4)



English in Use–pp.10,11,12,13, ex.7 only!

study for test on unit 1

Watch the following video and answer the questions below!

We Are What We Eat: Crete | Nat Geo Live

1.What do you think ‘self-sufficient’ (3:05) means?

2.What kind of diet is the Cretan one?

3.Do you agree with the saying, “We are what we eat”?

How to Make a Healthy Breakfast - The New York Times

Sep 30, 2023 | Teacher: Kristina Jardin <>

classwork on September 30th and homework for October 14th

Following guidelines from the Ministry of Education the school will be closed on Saturday, October 7th, due to the Regional and Municipality elections. 

Ακολουθώντας τις οδηγίες του Υπουργείου Παιδείας, το σχολείο θα παραμείνει κλειστό το Σάββατο 7 Οκτωβρίου, λόγω Δημοτικών και Περιφερειακών εκλογών.



reading–student book, pp.6 and 7/after exercise, played audio

speaking–student book, p.6, ex.1 and then discussed pictures of professions

listening–student book, p.10; workbook, p.6

writing–student book, pp.14 and 15\

grammar–student book, p.13; English in Use, pp.8 and 9 (voc, trans, word form)


student book: pp.8 and 12 (vocab); p.15, Exam Task–make sure you write between 150 and 200 words!

workbook: pp.4 and 5 (rdg and voc), p.6 (grm), p.7 (voc) 

companion: pp.9,10,11 and 12

Have a nice weekend!

National Geographic photographer shares stories, images of threatened  creatures | The Spokesman-Review


Sep 23, 2023 | Teacher: Kristina Jardin <>

classwork on 9/23 and homework for September 30th


Welcome to D class, everyone!  I'm sure we're going to have a fun and productive year! Don't forget to get a notepad (for your writing assignments), a binder and plastic files to keep your work neat and organized.


reading: King Midas and the Golden Touch (with questions for discussion)

grammar: present continuous and simple present (on board and in notebooks), sb--p.9, exs.1-4

speaking: group presentations on "being stranded on a deserted island"


English in Use: pp.4,56,7 and p.8, ex.7 only; student's book: p.9, exs.5 and 6

companion: pp.5-8 

workbook: p.5, p.6, exs.1,2 and 3

This is the dictionary you should be using from now on:

Have a great weekend!

Scientists top list of most trusted professions in US | Science | The  Guardian