Book reading project!

Two weeks with the queen

We will start reading the novel “Two weeks with the Queen” this week! First we start with an introduction of the novel!


All Colin Mudford wanted for Christmas was a microscope.

Colin and his parents are listening to the Queeen’s Christmas message, while his younger brother Luke, is playing with his model plane outside the window.  Why did he get daggy school shoes instead of the microscope he wanted, while Luke got what he wanted…

Colin feels that his parents are treating him and his brother Luke unfairly and he gets upset when the Queen says: “all people should have a fair share of the world’s resourses“.

– “Why should that little whinger get exactly what he wanted?”

Colin starts composing a letter to the Queen:

“Dear Your Majesty The Queen!

I would be very grateful if you could send som tips on how to grab people’s attention and make them listen to you, understand what you want for Christmas etc. Even though I’m twelve I might as well be a lump of wood for all the attention I get around this place. Also some tips on how to stop younger brothers getting everything. I understand that chopping their heads off has been used a bit in your family. This is throwned on in Australia so something legal please…

Answer the following questions in pairs on our digital board

  1. What did you wish for Christmas last year? Did you get what you wished for?
  2. Why do you think Luke gets what he wants and not Colin?
  3. Who is the Queen they are listening to? What´s her name and where does she live? google it!
  4. Where does Colin and Luke live and which day is it?
  5. Why is the Queen’s Christmas message broadcast there?
  6. PREDICT! What will happen in this book, do you think? Don’t forget to use the title and the front cover of the book when you predict.

We will read the first chapter together in class!

Förmågor att utveckla, kunskapskrav som bedöms samt matris

Prezi “Two week with the Queen”

Digital board

Questions to work with

Träna glosor till kap 1

Du kan lyssna på boken här om du har inloggning till Legimus


Writing assignment: Writing a letter
(Write in your drive and share it with Sofia/Jimmy.

Write Colin’s letter to his parents, in which he tells them about his stay so far.

This should be included in your letter:
(Varje punkt nedan ska få ett eget stycke)

Greeting (Dear….) – egen rad

  • Introduction (you miss them, think about Luke etc.)
  • Paragraph (stycke) 1 – tell them about your arrival, describe your new family, the house, the weather and the feeling when you went by underground for the first time.

Nu väljer du tre egna välkända sevärdheter som DU (inte Colin) valt att besöka. Du låtsas alltså att Colin har besökt dessa sevärdheter

  • Paragraph 2 – Here you tell them about the first sight you visited in London. Give information about the sight, and what you thought about it.
  • Paragraph 3 – Here you tell them about the second sight you visited in London. Give information about the sight, and what you thought about it.
  • Paragraph 4 – Here you tell them about the third sight you visited in London. Give information about the sight, and what you thought about it.
  • Paragraph 5 – You are planing to go to Buckingham Palace tomorrow, explain why you want to go and see the queen.
  • Conclusion – tell them not to worry, give them hope about Luke is getting better soon

Good bye phrase! – egen rad

Learn more about famous Finnish dishes and cakes!

Hi there!

  1. Go to the link below and spend 10 minutes looking around at different categories!

Link to ” Visit Porvoo”

2. Go to category Eat & drink!Visit porvoo skärmdump mat.PNGA) Read about and learn how to make Runeberg´s cake. Translate the recipe, write in English and in Swedish in your notebook.

B) Which restaurant and which café would you like to visit in Porvoo? Pick on restaurant and one café from the list. Write in your notebook.

  • Name of the place?
  • What do they serve there?
  • What made you choose that restaurant and café?


3. In the pictures above you can you can see two other famous Finnish dishes (snacks), except for Runeberg’s cake.  One is called Karelian pasty and the other is a kind of cheese served with cloudberry jam.

  • Find out which ingredients you need for the two dishes, and how to make them. Take notes in your notebook!


Next year there will be a new chance to take part in the Finnish exchange! Hope you’ll take the chance to join!mumin1


Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day! (Though it´s first on Saturday!) I hope you will have lots of fun when working with the following exercises! Use earphones and work individually or in pairs – just promise me that you use English all the time if you work in pairs

1.How many songs does he sing?! (compare your total sum with a friend!

2. Listening comprehension 1

3 .Listen to the story of Valentine’s Day and fill in the gaps of the text! (Tryck på rutan “play this game”)

4. Reading! “What is Valentine´s Day and how did it start”?

5. Find your favourite love quotes! Write a Valentine card and use your favourite quote!


How Hollywood says “I love you”

Do, does, did and so on – grammar section 2 + 3!

I engelska använder man do eller does + grundformen av ett verb för att ställa frågor.

Do you like pizza? / Does your mum like pizza?

När man frågar vad någon gjorde eller berättar vad som hände igår, i morse, förra veckan etc. så använder man did + grundformen av ett verb.

Did you go to school early yesterday?

Titta på filmklippet nedan om hur du använder do – don´t, does – doesn´t, did -didn’t

1. Do, does, did (wb p 151)


2. Substantiv i plural (wb p 142)

3. Genitiv – ägande

4 Prepositioner

5 There is/there are

6. There was/there were

Two videos – prepositions of place

Go to p. 97 in your work book “yellow grammar pages”. Read the introduction and then work with exercises 1-4

At, in and on are all prepositions of place. Sometimes it’s difficult to know which of them you should use – but the following videos will help you! After you have seen the videos you can check yourselt by doing the quiz below!

Preposition at

Preposition in and on

Follow the link below and you´ll find a quiz, testing you on the prepositions of place: at, on, in and to! If you are uncertain, start reading through the rules by following the blue link above the quiz! You should manage 10 points out of 10!