English Club – Learn and Have Fun in English!!!

If you’re here, it means YOU really LIKE English & YOU like to know about things around YOU! Please look at what we do in our meetings & FEEL FREE to join Us at any time you want – we meet on Wednesdays, mostly at 15:20-16:50, twice a month (or more often if needed / wished for ). Just come and VISIT the Library OR sign up HERE.

Every time we meet, we discuss a different topic – so NO need to catch UP! Every Secondary School Student is MORE than Welcome!!! So … why not learn & have FUN!!! For FREE!!!

AND last but not least, WHY not VISIT page on speakPROquo associated with our English Club where YOU can develop YOUR English skills & find OUT more about what’s ON in the whole wide WORLD

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The meetings are organised & conducted by Anna Kania, the employee at Public Library in Konskie.

In our library we also have a nice offer of BOOKS in ENGLISH (right…! we cannot compare to libraries in big cities but we do our BEST), depending on your interests. Just click on our CATALOGUE and voila! Interesting publications at hand and within your reach! You will find some novels, detective stories, crime stories, thrillers and … Find Out YOURSELF!!!

We try to provide you with what’s in (fashion) in the bookmarket! Really nice proposals by authors such as Nicholas Sparks, Nora Roberts or Jo Nesbo. There are classics too – famous titles by e.g. William Shakespeare, Edgar Allan Poe, Agatha Christie or Jane Austen. Just CLICK HERE.

GOOD NEWS is that NEW books in ENG are coming soon At present the librarians are working hard on the implementation of the new system, registering new purchases in Polish into the catalogue and as it’s the library whose readers mainly seek books in our mother tongue, English Enthusiasts need to wait a bit longer for their turn Nobody said life would be nice & easy

I also recommend websites run by popular publishing houses which offer books in ENG, including graded readers which you can choose according to your level of ENG and merely have FUN reading IT not having to nervously (?!) browse through a dictionary (Hip Hip HOORAY )

NEXT meeting:

15 February 2023

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OVERVIEW of past club sessions:

Meeting 19th October 2022

We were happy to discuss cultural differences, gestures or body language people from around the world use in their everyday lives.

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ENJOY!!!

Meeting 3rd November 2022

GAMING: eSports@@@

Guys What’s becoming more and more POPULAR these days hmmm, is it really so tough to answer the question I don’t really think so … It’s GAMING & eSPORTS, isn’t it

On this day we listened, watched and talked about the development and popularity of multiple player video games based on competiton Are they only fun & entertainment OR can they also have some other IMPACT on our lives We tried to check it out by ourselves

By the way: the topic turned out to be sooo broad and interesting that we’ll continue to explore it more Next Time

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ENJOY!!!

Meeting 16th November 2022

Pac-Man@@@ Game popular in the 1980s

Super Marios Bros, Space Invaders or Pong: sounds familiar Today we continued talking about the world of games: we explored the REALM of video games produced & launched over the last decades, discussed in more detail benefits & drawbacks (pros / pluses [+] & cons / minuses [-]) of computer gaming and talked about our own Personal Experiences related to the topic

Materials worth watching / listening to / reading:

  • Seven video games that changed the world | BBC Ideas

ENJOY!!!

Meeting 14th December 2022

BINGE WATCHING@@@

What is MORE popular : online streaming platforms, traditional TV or perhaps cinema er… maybe short-form online video hosting / sharing services like TikTok and YouTube … What are the current trends among poeple TODAY we talked about the APPEAL of Netlix, the arguable DECLINE of traditional television and discussed if we still like to go to the movies and see films on the big screen. Aaa and yes: we also touched upon the mysteriously sounding „binge watching”.

Is Cinema Really Dying Out???

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ENJOY!!!

Meeting 21st December 2022

Finally the time has come to the most festive and joyful time of the year (according to many of us) which is We just couldn’t skip the topic during our meetings either – after all, there’s so much to talk about: our dream GIFTS, shopping madness, CHRISTMAS TREE decoration, GIFT-WRAPPING presents, INDULGENCE in food, FAMILY & FRIENDS gatherings, Christmas travelling, Santa Claus and many many MORE

Materials worth watching / listening to / reading:

  • Fake or real: What’s the best tree to have at Christmas? 6 Minute English

and many many MORE HERE

ENJOY!!!

Meeting 28th December 2022

To speak #SLANG# or NOT to speak #SLANG# – that is the QUESTION

Crib, swear down, beef, bruv, play hooky … – what the heck are these in sentences like „he was doing an exam and didn’t want anybody to crib the answers from him”, „It was Tommy who jumbled up the report, not me. Swear down!”, „What’s her beef with me? I’m always nice to her!”, „What’s up bruv?” or „Hey, Jim and I are playing hooky from school on Friday, do you want to come with us?”

What’s the Language like in Real-Life Situations??? @@@

Recently there was a lot of hype around youth’s most popular words of the passing year. Hence the topic of today’s meeting was SLANG used by young people in the UK or US and English native speakers in general. We’ve learned what slang is, what some of the words used in everyday / informal speech are and we’ve also seen how different the language taught in class can be from the one spoken by commoners on the streets. Now hopefully, while being in an English speaking country, it will be easier for us to understand people chatting in a cafe, socialising at school or selling our favourite veggies at a local greengrocer’s. As we all know „fear makes things look twice as bad as they are” so let’s NOT run away terrified on hearing sb’s speaking slang but embrace & learn it!

hmmm???@

And Yep! From now on we definitely prefer silver when speaking, even if some slang comes to our ears

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ENJOY!!!

and Last but NOT Least:

Meeting 4th January 2023

Online Communication @@@

Memes, gifs, emojis and viral videos … I’m sure most of us have at least once shared a meme or a GIF online! Why do we do that? Would you like to find out more about these tools and the mechanisms behind using them? What is more, did you know that memes are said by some to be closely connected with genes , at least the term is! Would you like to find out how? I assume being INQUISITIVE is an INHERENT (=essential, deep-rooted) characteristic of a human mind (be it younger or older)… Hence, this time we delved into Online Communication in Social Media. HOW do we communicate OR on things on the Internet HOW and WHY are memes spread online Can WE control it in ANY way? HOW to make our messages GO VIRAL In the meeting we tried to answer these Qs and the like.

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ENJOY!!!

Meeting 18th January 2023

ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES @@@

, global warming, deforestation , soil degradation, loss of biodiversity , wildfires , drought, pollution of different kinds , fossil fuels extraction , resources exploitation, OVERpopoluation, OVERfishing, urban sprawl , fast fashion …

The list seems to have NO end … unfortunately … these seem to be only some of the biggest environmental problems we’re facing nowadays. No doubt – we NEED to do something about it! We have already started dealing with the issues but as usual there’s still a lot to be done! Today we discussed environmental problems & the environment protection and what we, as individuals, can do to support SUSTAINABILITY on our planet. We also talked about the matter globally – how it needs to be tackled on a corporate / governmental / industrial level.

What we know for sure is that we need to act TOGETHER in the name of our planet protection. This is our Home and we should treat it as one @@@ Planet Earth is the ONLY one we have @@@

TogetherForEnvironment @@@

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ENJOY!!!