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The 30-day English challenge

Skapad 2020-09-03 17:41 i Rättviksskolan Rättvik
Grundskola 7 – 9 Engelska
This assignment will help you use more English outside the classroom. For 30 days in a row, you will do at least one thing from the list of challenges or something of your own choice - in English!


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).

Watch this TED-talk:

The diary:

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 evaluation:

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?


  1. Use Facebook in English for at least 24 hours.
  2. Watch a movie in English with no subtitles.
  3. Watch a movie in English with English subtitles.
  4. Listen to a podcast in English, look here for examples:
  5. Read at least one article at News in Levels
  6. Write at least five text messages in English.
  7. Watch TV news in English (using the internet works fine). Retell three important things from the news to someone else.
  8. Read a blog in English. You can find popular blogs here:
  9. Write your own blog entry in English.
  10. During a meal with family or friends, speak only English.
  11. 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.
  12. Take a walk with a friend or a member of your family for at least 30 minutes, speak English all the time.
  13. Use an English source of information for school work in a subject other than English.
  14. Cook a meal using a recipe in English.
  15. Listen to three songs from a top list from an English speaking country and sing along in at least one.
  16. Practice lyrics from a song you like at
  17. Chat with a stranger in English in a computer game for at least ten minutes.
  18. 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! 
  19. Read a short story in English at
  20. Spend at least 15 minutes practicing vocabulary at
  21. Make a short comic in English using or Feel free to work with a friend.
  22. Watch a video-blog in English and leave comments. Here’s a list of famous “vloggers”:
  23. Learn at least five new English idioms.
  24. Make labels for at least ten everyday household items and stick them around your house or apartment.
  25. Play an online game of some kind (on your smartphone, through Facebook or something similar) in English. 
  26. Make your own meme in English, using for example
  27. Listen to news about Sweden in English at
  28. Translate your favourite Swedish song into English and sing it to a friend (if you dare).
  29. 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.
  30. Listen to a news program at and discuss it with someone.
  31. Listen to a radio program in English:
  32. Listen to some British accents with Anglophenia. 
  33. Send postcards to at least three people in English from this site:
  34. Practice some American accents: 
  35. Do a personality quiz here:
  36. Watch a film in English at
  37. Write a poem in English based on your name using this structure: If you want to, go to and make a nice poster with your poem in it.
  38. Learn about Scotland using this website:
  39. Songs in English: Listen-read or- sing-along:
  40. Learn some Canadian slang with Will Arnett: 
  41. Find three slang words on 
  42. Read and listen to Robinson Crusoe:
  43. Practise vocabulary playing games at
  44. Speak English for at least 10 minutes while eating lunch in school.
  45. Watch three movie trailers in English on Youtube. Comment on at least one of them with your friends.
  46. 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.
  47. Write in your journal in English. 
  48. Do a crossword puzzle
  49. Watch a TED-talk about a topic you like 
  50. Visit - Find three conversation questions you like and ask your friend. 


  • 30-Day English Challenge

Kopplingar till läroplanen

  • Syfte
  • förstå och tolka innehållet i talad engelska och i olika slags texter,
  • formulera sig och kommunicera i tal och skrift,
  • använda språkliga strategier för att förstå och göra sig förstådda,
  • Centralt innehåll
  • Aktuella och för eleverna välbekanta ämnesområden.
    En  7-9
  • Talad engelska och texter från olika medier.
    En  7-9
  • Muntliga och skriftliga instruktioner och beskrivningar.
    En  7-9
  • Olika former av samtal, dialoger, intervjuer och muntliga framställningar.
    En  7-9
  • Olika sätt att söka, välja och värdera texter och talat språk på engelska från Internet och andra medier.
    En  7-9
  • Muntliga och skriftliga berättelser, beskrivningar och instruktioner.
    En  7-9
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