This is the 30-day challenge in English!
For a total of 30 days, you will do as many different things using English as possible. Do at least one thing every day. Try to do as many different things as possible. You can only do each challenge three times.
The challenges are not hard to do and there is a great variety of tasks (Reading, Speaking, Listening, Writing, and Vocabulary).
You will keep a diary where you write about what you did, how it went and what you thought about it. When 30 days are over you will hand in your diary.
The last thing you do is to write an evaluation where you write about the following:
- What challenges did you like the most?
- What challenges did you like the least?
- How did you learn the most?
- What will you do again?
- Use Facebook in English for at least 24 hours.
- Watch a movie in English with no subtitles.
- Watch a movie in English with English subtitles.
- Listen to a podcast in English, look here for examples: http://www.podcastsinenglish.com/.
- Read at least one article at News in Levels http://newsinlevels.com
- Write at least five text messages in English.
- Watch TV news in English (using the internet works fine). Retell three important things from the news to someone else.
- Read a blog in English. You can find popular blogs here: http://www.ebizmba.com/articles/blogs, http://www.cision.com/uk/social-media-index/top-50-uk-blogs/.
- Write your own blog entry in English.
- During a meal with family or friends, speak only English.
- Make a room in your home the “English room”. Whenever you are in it, you may only speak English. Use this rule for at least 24 hours.
- Take a walk with a friend or a member of your family for at least 30 minutes, speak English all the time.
- Use an English source of information for school work in a subject other than English.
- Cook a meal using a recipe in English. http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes
- Listen to three songs from a top list from an English speaking country and sing along in at least one.
- Practice lyrics from a song you like at www.lyricstraining.com
- Chat with a stranger in English in a computer game for at least ten minutes.
- Find a clip from a tv show and imitate the accent. Overact as much as possible to sound really British or American. For British English: Downton Abbey or Peppa Pig, for American English: Frasier or My Name is Earl. These are only suggestions, feel free to find your own shows!
- Read a short story in English at http://storywrite.com/.
- Spend at least 15 minutes practicing vocabulary at https://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/vocabulary.
- Make a short comic in English using http://www.pixton.com/ or www.powtoon.com. Feel free to work with a friend.
- Watch a video-blog in English and leave comments. Here’s a list of famous “vloggers”: http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2013/apr/07/youtube-uk-20-online-video-bloggers
- Learn at least five new English idioms. http://www.idiomsite.com/
- Make labels for at least ten everyday household items and stick them around your house or apartment.
- Play an online game of some kind (on your smartphone, through Facebook or something similar) in English.
- Make your own meme in English, using for example http://memegenerator.net/.
- Listen to news about Sweden in English at http://sverigesradio.se/sida/default.aspx?programid=2054#
- Translate your favourite Swedish song into English and sing it to a friend (if you dare).
- Send a digital message to a friend trying to convince them to play a game or sport you like. Give them three reasons why they should start playing your game or sport.
- Listen to a news program at https://urplay.se/serie/215304-newsreel-world and discuss it with someone.
- Listen to a radio program in English: https://urplay.se/program/189890-radio-popreel-blades-sails-and-interesting-tales.
- Listen to some British accents with Anglophenia. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FyyT2jmVPAk
- Send postcards to at least three people in English from this site: http://www.ur.se/sprk/engelska/vykort/.
- Practice some American accents: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcxByX6rh24
- Do a personality quiz here: https://www.buzzfeed.com/tag/personality-quiz.
- Watch a film in English at http://www.ur.se/Produkter?ur_subject_tree=engelska.
- Write a poem in English based on your name using this structure: http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/lesson_images/lesson391/WritingNamePoem.pdf. If you want to, go to www.canva.com and make a nice poster with your poem in it.
- Learn about Scotland using this website: http://www.visitscotland.com/brave/.
- Songs in English: Listen-read or- sing-along: http://esl-bits.net/Songs.for.English.Language.Learning/Songs.for.English.Language.Learning.html
- Learn some Canadian slang with Will Arnett: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evvzG0Xz69Q
- Find three slang words on Thesaurus.com https://www.dictionary.com/e/slang/
- Read and listen to Robinson Crusoe: http://robinsoncrusoe.newsinlevels.com/
- Practise vocabulary playing games at http://www.elevspel.se/amnen/engelska/.
- Speak English for at least 10 minutes while eating lunch in school.
- Watch three movie trailers in English on Youtube. Comment on at least one of them with your friends.
- Look at these Top 10 Swedish words you won’t find in English and try to use at least half of them in English, using other words.
- Write in your journal in English.
- Do a crossword puzzle https://www.eslgamesplus.com/interactive-crossword-puzzles/
- Watch a TED-talk about a topic you like https://www.ted.com/topics
- Visit http://iteslj.org/questions/likes.html - Find three conversation questions you like and ask your friend.