fredag 18 augusti 2017

English 9b

Dear class,

As you already know my name is Lena. I am 42 years old. I am married to Christian, who is also a teacher, and we got two children. Their names are Axel and Stina. Axel is 13 years old and Stina is 10,5 years old. We also have two small cats that we love very much. They are called Sigge and Busan. We live in a big, white house in Björkäng, Varberg.

I really love to sport! When I was younger I played a lot of table tennis. It might be hard to understand if you watch me playing today but I was actually quite good. So good that I played in the Swedish Championships - twice. I stopped playing table tennis when I was 18 years old and after that I played a lot of basketball and beach volleyball. Nowadays I take long walks and train at Friskis&Svettis. I also love reading! I love to read books and disappear into another world. My favourite thing is to combine walking with listening to books. And finally - I LOVE watching tv-series. I must admit that it’s probably not healthy to watch as many tv-series as I do. One series that I have watched is called “Project Runway”. It’s about people who are interested in sewing and designing clothes. Maybe I got my interest in clothes and fashion from when I was young. When I was 3-5 years old I was a baby model for the clothing company Ellos. I don’t remember that much but my mother has saved some pictures that are fun watching.

I want to tell you about a memory of mine. It happened when I was 18 years old. Me and my friend Angelica, had travelled to Stockholm to join a huge festival called “Vattenfestivalen”. (Remember! Those were the days when we didn’t have mobile phones.) Before going out we joined a party in Tullinge and then we were supposed to take the underground to the city. The tube came when we stood there talking and I quickly jumped on the tube, turned around to see the doors closing and everyone else was standing outside the tube. And Angelica carried the bag with my wallet. So there I was - all alone in Stockholm and couldn’t figure out what to do. I walked around the streets the whole evening and finally at 01 o’clock in the night I saw two guys from Sundsvall that I knew and I was able to sleep in their apartment for the night. In the morning I looked in the telephone book and found the number to where Angelica was and later that morning we were reunited again. But let me tell you - I was quite scared that night.

I have worked as a teacher for 17 years. The last two years I’ve been teaching very small groups so now I long to teach a class again. I’m really looking forward to getting to know you better!

Best wishes, Lena

Oh! I forgot to tell you a very “interesting” detail about me. If you look closely at my face you will see a small scar on my left cheek. I got it the very first day I was born. I scratched myself so hard that it gave me a scar forever.


If you're finished with the letter, please go to and read/listen to different news articles.

onsdag 27 maj 2015

English idioms

I was rooted to the spot.
unable to move because of fear or surprise.
Mary stood rooted to the spot when the thief snatched her bag.

I'm as snug as a bug in a rug.
cozy and comfortable
The bedroom in Aunt Jane's house was cold, but after she wrapped me up in four or five quilts and put a stocking cap on my head, I was snug as a bug in a rug and ready to go to sleep. Alan: Are you warm enough? Jane: Yes, I'm as snug as a bug in a rug.

I'm the apple of her eye.
if someone is the 'apple of your eye', they are appreciated, loved, or cherished above others.
I spoil my grandson because he's the apple of my eye.

To catch a person red-handed.
to catch a person in the act of doing something wrong.
Tom was stealing the car when the police drove by and caught him red-handed.

You are talking through your hat.
to talk about something without understanding what you are talking about
Nothing of what he said made sense - he was talking through his hat.

To pull someone's leg
to kid, fool, or trick someone.
Don't believe him. He's just pulling your leg.

Not my cup of tea.
not what someone likes or is interested in
I realize a fantasy computer game is not everyone's cup of tea, but this one is amazing.

I can't make head or tail of it.
unable to understand someone or something.
George is so strange. I can't make heads or tails of him.

Old as the hills.
something very old
That's not a new joke; it's as old as the hills!

Make ends meet
to have just enough money to pay for the things that you need

My wages were so low that I had to take a second job just to make ends meet.

måndag 18 maj 2015

Meningar att översätta

1. Hertiginnan av Cambridge födde en kunglig dotter den 2 maj.

2. Min mormor har en samling av kuddar hemma.

3. Ett kungligt fan hade porslin som var värt mycket pengar.

4. Jag vill att du hälsar på kunderna när de anländer.

5. Gekås är Skandinaviens största varuhus med många besökare varje dag.

6. Några kunder lämnar klagomål i receptionen.

7. Kan du hantera små barn?

8. Den där roboten ser mänsklig ut.

9. Min pappa oroar sig alltid.

10. -Vill du gå på bio? - Kanske.

11. Förra veckan var det jordbävning i Nepal. Det utlöste ett jordskred i många städer.

12. Flera människor fastnade i en lavin.

13. Vi läste om en pelikan som vägde för mycket.

14. Personalen skiljde syskonen för att de bråkade.

15. När de är tillräckligt gamla förenar de sig med flocken igen.

onsdag 13 maj 2015


Detta förväntas du göra under praon:

* Intervjua din handledare. Här är frågorna som ni kom fram till skulle vara bra att ställa:

- Har du alltid velat bli ..........?

- Vad är det bästa/sämsta med att jobba som ............?

- Vad fick dig att börja jobba som ............?

- Beskriv en vanlig dag som ...............

* Ta reda på fakta om företaget du praktiserar på så att du kan skriva en kort faktaruta. Kan hända finns den informationen på företagets hemsida.

Namn på företaget:
Antal anställda:

* Dokumentera en dag med bilder. Obs! Om du tar en bild på en person, glöm inte att fråga personen i fråga om det är okej.

tisdag 12 maj 2015

English May 12

To be finished today:

1. Answer the following questions:

A) List some of the obstacles Ms Gruwell faces in the beginning.

B) Describe the situation in room 203 in the beginning of the film.

C) What does Ms Gruwell's husband and father think about her working as a teacher?

D) What does Erin Gruwell do to earn the students' trust?

E) Eva gets really angry when she realizes that Anne Frank died. Why?

F) The students finally meet Miep Gies. Who was she?

G) In the end Eva and Sindy takes a step closer to each other. What made them do that?

2) Choose ONE of the following writing assignments:

A) In Freedom Writers, the students write diary entries to express what they are feeling and the problems that they are facing. We only get to hear some of these diary entries.

Diary Entry Activity
Choose one of the following characters:
● Eva
● One of the boys in the class
● Erin Gruwell 
● Margaret Campbell 

Then write a diary entry about Erin Gruwell’s first day at school. What do you think about her? What assumptions do you make? Do you want her to succeed or not? If you are writing as Erin, what are your ambitions and how do you think you’ll make them happen?


B) The students in Freedom Writers write letters to Miep Gies to tell her about themselves, what they thought about the book they've read and their thoughts about Miep Gies herself. Now you choose a character from Freedom Writers and you write your letter to him/her. You can write about the same things that the Freedom Writers did:

* Short introduction of yourself.
* What you thought about the film.
* Your thoughts about the character you chose.

3) Go to and continue practicing the words. The username is: betalena You don't need a password.


If finished with everything, find a classmate or two who is also finished and discuss these questions. Record yourselves!

1. Why are the students so unwilling to associate with anyone outside their ethnic/racial groups? Where does this intolerance come from? 

2. Why is trust such an important component of a teacher-student relationship?

3. Why does Ms. Gruwell’s students hate and resent her at first?

4. Miep Gies, the woman who hid Anne Frank, is a hero to Ms. Gruwell’s students. What does Miep Gies mean when she tells Ms. Gruwell’s students, “You are heroes everyday.”?

5. Describe the transition in Mrs. Gruwell’s classroom from the first day of freshman year through the end of the year – how have the students changed? How has Ms. Gruwell changed?

6. What makes Eva choose to “go against her people” in the courtroom? Do you think this was a good decision? How does her family and friends react?

7. Why are the students filled with such anger at the beginning of the movie? Do you think their anger is reasonable? 

8. What similarities are there between Woodrow Wilson High School and Apelskolan? How are they different?

9. What did you think about the movie? Motivate your answer!

10. Choose one thing (anything in the film) you thought was interesting and discuss it.

torsdag 7 maj 2015

Film report

Film report year 7 – Bend it like Beckham

We have watched the film ”Bend it like Beckham” and now it's time for you to write a film report.

  1. Where does the film take place? ________________________________________________

  1. Who is the main character? ___________________________________________________

    Description of main character:

  1. Other characters:

  1. Plot: