Today, English is one of the most important languages worldwide. Therefore, we English teachers at the Stiftsgymnasium Admont set a high value on our teaching and strive towards planning our lessons carefully and individually to enable our students to interact with people all over the world. Learning English is definitely hard work in terms of studying vocabulary but English should also be fun and made lively by various games, creative lessons, role plays and interactions with Native Speakers.

In the following we will show different facets of our communicative and individual English lessons. Enjoy!

English Spelling Bee Competition



Today the first “Spelling Bee Competition” took place in our school! Three volunteers of each first class participated and challenged each other. The students were asked the words in German first, then had to translate them into English and finally spell them correctly.
Congratulations to Jaromir Blutaumüller, who ranked first, followed by Florentin Schamberger and Lorena Pichler.
Your teachers are so proud of your great spelling abilities! :-)
 
 

 

Teenager’s feelings by Jakob Urban (5A)



Many children are happy with their lives, because they’re not confronted with this cold world. They don’t know what life is like.
They are happy because they have never been hurt by other people before.
 
Human beings are like instruments. Every instrument has strings and every pain cuts one string.  And, even if there are people who can mend these strings, we will never be the same. Every string represents a part of you. Every cut string brings you down. And if the last string snaps, it’s the end.
 
So many people say, I will be there for you forever, and then they leave you. This is always a lie. Every story has an ending. This is exactly what mankind is like: people hurt each other and they don’t think about the consequences of their actions. And, often people promise things to you, but they are not able to keep the promises and they leave you.
 
I’m sure, everyone knows this feeling. How it feels like to be alone. You go through your storms of life and you don’t know how long this storm’s going to be…
 
It’s really difficult to trust people in today’s world. Everyone says: “You can trust me! I won’t tell this secret to anyone.” And on the next day, it feels like everyone knows it. Such experiences hurt and cut strings off.
 
But I’m not here to tell you, that this is the end. There is always hope. The sun comes out again after every dark night. I’m here to tell you, that everything happens for a reason. Everything has a reason, even if you don’t understand it at first. Separations are part of our lives.
 
There are things in our lives, that we can’t change. But we can decide how to deal with our problems. We only have this one life. We won’t get a second chance. So, we have to be patient and learn how to come along with other human beings and learn how to treat each other.
 
I’m here to tell you that you should never give up. I know that life isn’t always easy but it’s important that you have faith. It’s so important to believe in yourself. It’s so hard to be strong, when people don’t believe in you and constantly tell you that you’re not good enough.
 
But it’s not true, you’re good enough!
It’s a lie that you’re not worth anything!
YOU are awesome just the way you are!
You are perfect with all your mistakes!
You are unique!
There is no one like you!
You only exist once and you are awesome just the way you are!
 
Believe in your dreams and never give up!
It doesn’t matter what happened in your past!
It doesn’t matter how often you fall down!
You just have to get back up!
You can’t change your past but
you have to accept it and change your future!
You can be, whoever you want to be!
Accept yourself and love yourself!
Don’t care what other people say, it’s your life and you only live once!
 
Follow your heart, accept yourself just the way you are. With all your great talents and also with your mistakes and the other people will accept you!
 
Just believe in yourself and stay strong!
You are awesome just the way you are!!
 

The ideal room


 

Learning by cooking


After a tiring and successful school year, the students of the 2nd and 7th form enjoyed their English cooking lesson. After they have been given their tasty “fluffy pancakes” recipe, each step and unknown vocabulary words were explained by their teacher. Then the students had the opportunity to show their cooking skills.  The pancakes tasted wonderful and the students obviously enjoyed their ‘special’ English lesson!

 

First steps with the past simple


After introducing the topic of the past simple to the class, the students of the first form were asked to complete the sheet. some were very brave and even wrote sentences, others only stuck to pictures. aren’t the pictures gorgeous?

 

The California Project


The California Project was a great idea from Mrs. Zechner. We learned a lot about California and its history. We had to work on our own without the help of our teacher. There were four different themes about ’’Getting to know the country and its history’’, ’’Being in San Francisco’’, ’’Meeting famous people’’ and ’’Going on holiday’’. We had to write texts, create worksheets, develop a mind map and a brochure of the Golden Gate Bridge. We loved it and we want to do another project.

Made by:

Vivien Grach – 3B
Selina Gasteiner – 3A
Lena Baminger – 3A

 

The best restaurant in town



The students of the 2C class proudly present their play ‘The best restaurant in town’:

My Imaginative Pet



Nachdem die SchülerInnen der 1c Klasse, das englische Buch „The Snagglegrollop“ (von Daniel Postgate) im Unterricht gelesen haben, durften auch sie ihrer Kreativität freien Lauf lassen und zeichneten ihr Wunsch-Haustier. Auf einem zweiten Blatt, beschrieben die SchülerInnen ihre Haustiere. Die Bilder wurden im Klassenzimmer aufgehängt und jeder Schüler musste die richtige Zeichnung zur passenden Beschreibung finden!

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