Archive for September, 2012

Simple Present Present Continuous
(3rd person singular: infinitive + ‘s’)I speak
you speak
he / she / it speaks
we speak
they speak
am/is/are and verb + ing
I am speaking
you are speaking
he / she / it is speakingwe are speaking

they are speaking

Exceptions (Izuzeci)
Exceptions when adding ‘s’ :

  • For can, may, might, must, do not add s.Example: he can, she may, it must
  • After o, ch, sh, x or s, add es.Example: do – he does, wash – she washes
  • After a consonant, the final consonant becomes ie. (but: not after a vowel)Example: worry – he worries
    but: play – he plays
Exceptions when adding ‘ing’ :

  • Silent e is dropped. (but: does not apply for -ee)Example: come – coming
    but: agree – agreeing
  • After a short, stressed vowel, the final consonant is doubled.Example: sit – sitting
  • After a vowel, the final consonant is doubled.Example: travel – travelling (British English)
    but: traveling (American English)
  • Final ie becomes y.Example: lie – lying
Simple Present Present  Continuous
in general (regularly, often, never)Colin plays football every Tuesday.

present actions happening one after another

First Colin plays football, then he watches TV.

right nowLook! Colin is playing football now.

also for several actions happening at the same time

Colin is playing football and Anne is watching.

Signal words
  • always
  • every …
  • often
  • normally
  • usually
  • sometimes
  • seldom
  • never
  • first
  • then
  • at the moment
  • at this moment
  • today
  • now
  • right now
  • Listen!
  • Look!
Note: The following verbs are usually only used in Simple Present:
be, have, hear, know, like, love, see, smell, think, want

Read more:


Put the verbs into Present Simple (+, -, ?) :

She _______________  (watch) TV every day.

John and Meera often ____________ (play) the piano.

I always ___________ (get up) at 7 o’clock.

Put the verbs into Present Continuous (+, -, ?) :

Look! It_________ (rain).

We _________ (write) a book at the moment.

John __________ (run) in the park.

Deadline: October 4th. NB Uradite zadatak na papiru i napišite svoje ime. 



Posted: September 29, 2012 in Year 3
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A music CV (curriculum vitae) works just like a resume, but with a few differences. While a resume is generally one page in length, a CV can often run two to three pages. The CV provides a more in-depth look at your experience and qualifications, which can be particularly useful for those pursuing music careers in academia. Music CVs are similar to other CVs, except that they focus specifically on music. A properly formatted and well-written music CV can increase your chances of getting the call for a job interview.

Write your name and contact information in the top center area of the page. Include your full name, street address, city, country, phone number and email address.

Write “Education” in bold. In this section, list each school you attended. Put the school name in bold. Also include the city, date of graduation, areas you studied, what degree or certification you achieved. Like the other areas of your music CV, organize this chronologically, working your way backwards so the 3rd year at Josip Slavenski is listed first.

Write “Performances” in bold. In this section, list notable performances, specifying the venue (such as XXX Music Hall), city, date of performance and your role (such as pianist and conductor).

Write “Activities” in bold. In this section, list any professional activities you participate in, such as music organizations, church choirs, music journal editing, symphonies and more. Be sure to mention any leadership positions you hold in these activities and organizations. This shows your drive toward bettering yourself at music and teaching.

Write “Recordings” in bold. In this section, list any recordings you’ve made that have been or currently are available to other people. Recordings you made that aren’t shared can be left off this list. List the title of the project, the date it was released, the producer or recording engineer, a record label if there is one, plus your role on the recording (for example, trombonist).

Write “References” in bold. In this section, list three references. Include their full name, current position (such as Assistant Professor, Department of Music), their employer (such as MS Josip Slavenski) and their contact information, including street address, city and country, post code, phone number and email address.

Read more: How to Write a Music CV |


Your task:

Write your CV. You don’t have to write all the contact information (for this task only).  Deadline: October 4th.

Ocene I1 – kontrolni 27.09.

Posted: September 28, 2012 in Year 1

Rezultati kontrolnog zadatka:


Filip D.  5

Nenad M. 5

Anastasija 5

Jana P. 5

Katarina S. 5

Aleksandar Đ. 4

Nataša L 4

Magdalena M. 4

Emina 3

Tijana Đ. 3

Mia J. 3

Stefan D. 3

Luka M. 3

Sava B. 3

Anđela L. 2

Nikola J. 2

Andrija E. 2

Miloš A. 1

Bojana Č. 1



The show must go on…

Posted: September 22, 2012 in Year 2
  • INSTRUCTIONS:  Listen to the music and fill the gaps with the following prepositions & particles.


By Queen (Oct.1991)


Empty spaces – what are we living ………….?

Abandoned places, I guess we know the score.

…………. and ………….,

Does anybody know what we are looking ………….?


Another hero, another mindless crime,

…………. the curtain …………. the pantomime,

Hold the line,

Does anybody want …………. take it anymore?


The show must go …………. (x2)

…………. my heart is breaking,

My make-up may be flaking,

But my smile still stays …………..


Whatever happens, I leave it all …………. chance.

Another heartache, another failed romance.

…………. and ………….,

Does anybody know what we are living ………….?


I guess I’m learning;  I must be warmer now.

I’ll soon be turning …………. the corner now.

…………. the dawn is breaking,

But ………….  …………. the dark,

I’m aching …………. be free.


The show must go …………. (x2)

…………. my heart is breaking,

My make-up may be flaking,

But my smile still stays …………..


My soul is painted like the wings …………. butterflies;

Fairy tales …………. yesterday will go, but never die.

I can fly, my friend.


The show must go on (x2)

I’ll face it …………. a grin!  I’m never giving ………….!

………….  …………. the show.


Oh, I’ll top the bill;  I’ll overkill.

I have …………. find the will …………. carry ………….

With the show (x2)

The show must go …………..


Pedagogic Ideas by Bibi Baxter 2006


‘round / behind / for / in / inside / of / on / outside / to / with

My favourite quote…

Posted: September 22, 2012 in Year 4
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Year 4

Here are some of your favourite quotes…

  • Always remember where you’re from, never forget where you’re going.
  • Some people are so poor, all they have is money
  • Yesterday is History, Tomorrow a Mystery, Today is a Gift, That’s why it’s called the Present
  • A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament.
  • A picture is worth a thousand words.
  • Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.
  • The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has ever been before.
  • Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.
  • If you end up with a boring miserable life because you listened to your mom, your dad, your teacher, your priest, or some guy on television telling you how to do your shit, then you deserve it.”
  • The greatest moment in poetry is when you aren’t aware of the poem. The greatest point in life is when you aren’t aware of life. Instead, you think you are dreaming.
  • Nothing is impossible.
  • She wanted to play a trick on me.
  • The only thing you have to do is die.
  • One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
  • In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.
  • Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.
  • The only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about
  • Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.
  • Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted.
  • Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.
  • A writer is a person for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.
  • Death solves all problems — no man, no problem.
  • He who digs a hole for another may fall in himself.
  • Power corrupts. Knowledge is power. Study hard. Be evil.
  • if you want to shine like sun first you have to burn like it.
  • The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own.

Now the task  for our next class 🙂

Read the quote and answer the questions :)))

“The world is a dangerous place to live in: not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.”

– Albert Einstein

What does the quote mean?

Do you agree / disagree? Why?

Is the quote useful in today’s society?


Posted: September 17, 2012 in Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4
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Dictionary activity – first day of school :))))

Hello world!

Posted: September 17, 2012 in Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4

Dear Students,

Happy blogging!