If you ever go to Scotland and are driving from Edinburgh to Stirling or vice versa on the M9 and halfway at Falkirk you will see two 30 metre tall sculptures of two horses heads. The biggest horse sculptures in the world, these are The Kelpies.
What are Kelpies you will ask; well they are shape changing aquatic spirit. It is a supernatural water horse that was said to haunt Scotland s lochs and rivers. The kelpie would appear to victims as a lost grey or white pony, its main feature to tell that it was a kelpie was its dripping mane. It would enchant people to ride on its back and then take them down to a watery grave.
But there is some good news: a kelpie has a weak spot – its bridle. Anyone who can get hold of a kelpie’s bridle will have command over it and any other kelpie. A captive kelpie is said to have the strength of at least 10 horses and the stamina of many more, and is highly prized. It is rumoured that the MacGregor clan have a kelpies bridle, passed down through the generations and said to have come from an ancestor who took it from a kelpie near Loch Slochd.
Ready to start this new course? We have recharged our batteries and our energy levels are at the top.
Hope you had a wonderful holiday and are ready to start improving your English!!
Throughout the year i will keep up with myths and legends from Scotland…
Here is a little reminder of what we have been working in class.
Past simple negatives and questions.
- We use didn’t (did not) with the infinitive to make the negative form of the past simple:
The train didn’t go through the tunnel.
- We use did with the infinitive to make questions:
Did he fly across Asia?
- REMEMBER to use the infinitive not the past simple form:
She didn’t see the film. NOT she didn’t saw… Did you go to the park? NOT Did you went …...
Lets see if you can complete these simple exercises:
- I __________ (not do) my English homework ______ night.
- Andrea and I _________ (not meet) ________ 2011.
- He ________ (not send) me a text message yesterday ________ four o’clock.
Make questions for these answers:
- A hundred people were on the plane.
- I walked about six kilometres.
- The exam was 2 hours.
Hello, we have started a new year. Its time to get down and start studying! during the upcoming months until the official Cambridge Exam in June I will be uploading some exercises to reinforce the work we have been doing in class. At the end of every month there will be a reward for the student who has completed the most exercises from the blog! So lets get started.
This month we have started on Unit 4 – Transport. Lets practice some prepositions of movement:
use-. by, in or on
- go _______ car.
- be _______ a taxi.
- go _______ the underground.
- go _______ by train.
- be _______ a bus.
- go _______ foot.
- go _______ ferry.
- be _______ a car.
Cross out the letters to reveal the words:
- u a n c d r e s r d d – The yacht is going __________ the bridge.
- t a o w a r y d f t h r o g m h – Why are you walking ___________ me ?
- t b e h t r w o e e u g a h r – We went ___________ a very long tunnel.
- r o a l u n o b n e t g – He’s cycling __________ the road to his house.
- o t o u t w o a i r n t d s – This path goes ____________ the sea.
- b a c e r t o w s e i e t o n – My motorbike is __________ the blue car and the red one.
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Music plays a large part in our daily lifes. Have you ever thought about how songs can affect your emotions?
Lets find out which songs you would choose….
- If you were feeling sad and you wanted to feel more cheerful
- If you were feeling down and you wanted to feel even worse
- If you were feeling furious about something or somebody
- If you were feeling stressed or nervous about something and wanted to calm down
- If you wanted to create a romantic atmosphere for a special dinner
- If you were feeling excited and were getting ready to go out for the evening
- If you were falling in love
Share your answers so we can compare with other students