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One Direction Culture Corner The Thames Festival Kidsâ€™ Choir Also online (see page 2).
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NEMO ... in 3D Do you like Nemo? Nemo returns to the cinema on 14th September in 3D! In the film, Nemo must live in a very small aquarium, far from home. His dad, Marlin, and his friend, Dory, try to help him escape. But can he return to freedom?
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In the film, where does Nemo live? Use the secret code to find out.
Answer on page 14.
Hello and welcome! Hi everyone! Welcome to Let’s Start! My name is Lynn. Let’s Start is a fun magazine to help you learn English. There are lots of articles, games and reports about your favourite stars! What are you waiting for? Ready, steady … Let’s start!
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Hi! I’m Grammy! In this edition of Let’s Start you’ll learn about: • present simple • adjectives • expressing preference • past simple Common European Framework Elementary Level (A1/A2)
Clothes and colours
The Thames Festival Kids’ Choir Let’s play! This month
The Braemar Gathering
Which flower are you?
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One Direction Niall, Zayn, Liam, Harry and Louis are a great success all over the world! What do they think about it? Louis says: “It’s wonderful to be loved! Our work means we can sing and have fun together!” Liam says: “It’s fantastic to experience this wonderful feeling with your friends!” Harry says: “We’re not colleagues, we’re friends.”
Facts Harry loves cooking. Louis has four sisters and he loves ice-cream. Liam loves the film Toy Story. Niall loves eating and playing the guitar. Zayn loves drawing.
Put the words in the correct order.
Their story began with The X-Factor UK. On 21st February 2012 the group appeared on the Brit Awards and they won the prize for the best single with their song What Makes You Beautiful.
a book • to say • to their fans • One Direction • thank you • have written ............................................................................................. ............................................................................................. Answer on page 14.
present simple and past simple verbs.
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Picture Dictionary My favouritre colour is purple! What’s your favourite colour? Draw and colour your clothes with us!
overall button pocket BROWN GREEN
Clothes and colours A True or False? 1 The teacher has got a yellow hat. 2 A girl has got a brown jumper. 3 A boy has got blue trousers. 4 A girl has got a red skirt.
B Look at the picture and complete the sentences. T F T F T F T F
1 The teacher has got ............................................................ 2 The teacher’s overall has got 5 .......................................... 3 The teacher’s socks are purple and ................................... 4 The teacher’s hat is ............................................................
skirt T-shirt ankle sock
from One C Louis Direction doesn’t like wearing … what? Complete the words in the grid and find out!
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Answers on page 14.
Eco-clothes are made with natural materials and theyâ€™re fashionable! What are they like? Letâ€™s find out together!
Clean fashion Eco-fashion helps nature. Ecological designers use only a little water and electricity and they use clean energy, like sun and wind power. The plastic in these sunglasses is made with vegetable oil!
Eco-stars Many international stars love eco-fashion. The actress and singer Selena Gomez makes ecoclothes. Emma Watson, famous for her parts in the Harry Potter films, creates outfits which are completely biological!
present simple, can, introduction to present passive.
Materials The materials for eco-clothes are all natural, biological and have no chemical substances. Do you want a colourful skirt, T-shirt or trousers? You can choose from biological cotton or linen. And in the winter? Jumpers in biological wool! You can also find shoes, bags and other accessories in bamboo and hemp, or even made from old car tyres!
Colours The colours of the materials are also natural. Do you want a brown T-shirt? You can use tea or coffee to change the colour. Do you want a red T-shirt? You can colour it with red roses! Saffron can colour things yellow and blueberries can colour things purple. But be careful before you try to colour anything yourself!
Ecological material Today there is a very successful material which is made only from plant matter and recycled paper. What is it called? Find 10 words in the grid and discover its name!
N A T U R A L C O L O U R L O B J A C W I F A S H I O N F M U E R O E E B N M O L N E O K P T E A C O T T O N I
Answer on page 14.
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Cumbria is a county in the northwest region of England. This very beautiful region has inspired many artists, writers and musicians, including the famous English poet William Wordsworth and the childrenâ€™s writer Beatrix Potter. It is home to the largest national park in England: The Lake District National Park. This is an area of
lakes and mountains, which contains the highest mountain in England and over 80 lakes and tarns (small lakes). The area receives over 16 million visitors every year and it is home to some of the most famous tourist attractions in England, such as The Whinlatter Forest, Muncaster Castle and the Castlerigg Stone Circle.
Englandâ€™s largest lake is in the Lake District, in Cumbria. But what is its name? Use the code to find out.
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Gz8ME4ZE4E Answer on page 14.
What type of flower are you? What’s your favourite flower? Choose your flower and read the description of your character.
Violet You are calm and intelligent. You solve problems and help your friends in a sweet and gentle way.
Sunflower You’re a happy person with many friends. Your friends always have fun with you!
Mimosa You are a little shy. You are a good listener but you don’t like talking about yourself.
Daisy You are happy and sincere. You like being in company and you don’t like arguments.
Tulip You are brave and idealistic. You are always busy and you love nature.
adjectives, expressing preference.
Skittles You need:
5 empty plastic bottles
Fill the bottles with rice.
Glue the paper onto the bottles. Write the number 1 â€“ 5 on the bottles with the coloured pens: these are the points!
3 Draw a line on the floor and roll the ball. Count the number of points. The person with the most points is the winner.
The Thames Festival Kids’ Let’s find out all about this famous competition.
A weekend in London
Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th September is a very important weekend in London this year. It is the closing weekend of the London Olympic Games and the weekend of the Mayor’s Thames Festival in England’s capital city too!
The festival It is the largest free outdoor arts festival in London and, for two days in September, you can find exhibitions and performances in all forms of art, from street art, light shows and illustration to music, dance and circus acts. And it all takes place along London’s River Thames.
The Kids’ Choir
Probably the most important event at the festival is the performance of the Thames Festival Kids’ Choir. During the previous school year, the festival works with music teachers and primary schools in London to develop an enormous choir of 750 children. These children perform together in front of Tower Bridge to an audience of thousands of people!
2012 will be a spectacular year for the Kids’ Choir because it is the tenth anniversary of the Kids’ Choir event. To celebrate this important birthday, the festival asked the singer/ songwriter Sam Lee to write a special song for the children to perform. The song is called Song for the Thames Silkie, and it will be sung on Sunday 9th September 2012 at 1pm.
superlative adjectives, present simple.
Game Many children have sung in the Kidsâ€™ Choir since it began 10 years ago. But do you know how many? Look at the words in a mirror to find out then write the number in the box below!
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Answer on page 14.
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Have you read Let’s Start? Well, let’s play!
Let’s play! A
Look at the definitions below and write the correct words in the grid. You will find out the name of this object which we use for painting.
1 _ _ _ + blue = purple. 2 This person works in a school. 3 You wear these on your legs. 4 You wear these on your feet. 5 Blue + _ _ _ _ _ _ = green.
2 3 4 5
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Answers on page 14.
Look at pages 4 and 5 again. Answer the questions and colour the palette.
1 The colour of the boy’s trousers. .................... 2 The colour of the dragon. .................... 3 The colour of the table. .................... 4 The colour of the girl’s skirt. ....................
ANSWERS - Page 2: Sidney. Page 3: One Direction have written a book to say thank you to their fans. Pages 4-5: A: 1 False, 2 False, 3 True, 4 False. B: 1 glasses, 2 buttons, 3 black, 4 purple. C: 1 glasses, 2 shoe, 3 pocket, 4 skirt, 5 trousers: socks. Pages 6-7: bamboo, coffee, colour, cotton, fashion, hemp, linen, natural, sun, tea: Jacroki. Pages 8-9: Windermere. Pages 12-13: 5,678 Page 14: A: 1 red, 2 teacher, 3 trousers, 4 shoes, 5 yellow: EASEL. B: 1 blue, 2 green, 3 pink, 4 yellow, 5 white. Page 16: volleyball, golf, dancing, swimming, football, gymnastics, hockey, tennis, rugby, jogging.
5 The colour of the paper. ....................
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The Braemar Gathering is a traditional sporting event which is held in the north-east region of Scotland on 1st September. It began in the 18th century in Scotland, making it one of the oldest sporting events in the United Kingdom. It is regularly attended by the Queen and members of the Royal Family. At the Braemar Gathering you can see competitions in many different sports for both adults and children, from Scottish dancing to relay races to “throwing the hammer”!
Game The world of sport! How many different sports can you find in the word-chain?
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Answer on page 14.
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Let’s find out about one of Scotland’s oldest sporting events.
introduction to present passive.
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