Poll 1E- What was the best app?

For the past few days you’ve been designing your apps, and presenting them to the rest of classmates. Now it’s turn for you to vote for the best app / the most useful one / the best presented…use any sensible criteria you like.

gadgets and useful items

If you want to revise vocabulary related to gadgets / useful items, remember how you pronounce these words, what they are for…you can watch this video:

Revolting Rhymes by Roald Dahl

If you remember, some days before the holidays we read some fragments from Revolting Rhymes, by Roald Dahl. They are “alternative” versions of well-known fairy tales, written as rhyming poems.

The BBC has shown a cartoon version of the book this Christmas. You may find the clips with the fragments that we read below :

recommended reading- year 1

I know holidays are a time to have a rest and have fun. However, you may have fun reading books in English as well. That is why you may find some suggestions below:

  1. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, by Roald Dahl. (nice, lots of useful vocabulary)
  2. The Twits, by Roald Dahl. (easy, short, funny. Do you remember the spaghetti story?)
  3. The BFG, by Roald Dahl. (nice story, lots of invented words, good if you like playing with language)
  4. Diary of a Wimpy Kid, by Jeff Kinney. (funny, easy)
  5. The London Eye Mystery, by Siobhan Dowd. (thriller-suspense)

As an optional activity, you may also write a short book review that may be published here on the blog. You may follow these instructions:


Answer in sentences to form paragraphs under the following headings rather than numbering your answers or using bullet points. Your review should include:

  • The book’s title and author
  • The genre of the book (suspense, romance, comedy, fantasy, …)
  • A brief summary of the plot that doesn’t give away too much (no spoilers)
  • Was the story written in the first or third person? ( ‘I’ or ‘he / she’) How important was this to the story?
  • Comments on the book’s strong points and weak points (aspects you really liked and aspects that you didn’t like that much). For example, mention a scene you really enjoyed, or a moment you found especially boring.
  • Your personal opinion: would you recommend it? To what specific kinds of readers?

Whether you simply read one of these books or you decide to write a review, there are further instructions in our Edmodo group. Please have a look.

Boy- The Great Mouse Plot

If you’d like to continue reading what happened to Roald Dahl and his friends in Mrs. Pratchett’s sweet shop, and later at school, you can read it here.


You may also listen to it at the same time clicking on the link below: