Tuesday, 2nd June 2020

ENG8: Workbook exercises

Dear students, this is the last English lesson that you have to do through distance learning.

Workbook 149/1: Complete the gaps by using Present Perfect (HAVE/HAS + 3RD FORM OF THE VERB).

Workbook 150/2a, 2b, 3: Read the instructions carefully, look at the examples and do the exercises. Use the dictionary if you have to.

See you soon!





Friday, 29th May 2020

Check the workbook exercise on 3 R’s here: TJA8-2805CHECK

ENG8: Have you ever…? – Si že kdaj…?

We’re starting with a new unit today. I plan to do a revision of the 3rd Unit a bit later when we see each other at school.

You are going to write about your life experiences. You already know that we have to use the Present Perfect Tense when we talk about experiences.

Do you still remember the formula for the Present Perfect? HAVE/HAS + 3rd form of the verb


Open your notebook and write the title EXPERIENCES – IZKUŠNJE.

Open your book on page 147. I will now use Slovene language so that you will all understand me…

Poglej slike, ki so označene s številkami od 1 do 20. Na dnu strani so besede, ki jih slike prikazujejo. V zvezek boš po vrsti (kakor so označene slike od 1-20) pisal povedi, ki veljajo oz. ne veljajo zate. Pomagaj si z besedami spodaj, ki pa so pomešane in jih moraš poiskati.

Če si neko stvar že naredil, boš stavek začel z:

I have already…

Če nečesa še nisi naredil, boš napisal:

I have never…


1) I have already written a poem. (Pesem sem že napisal.)

2) I have never driven a tractor. (Nikoli še nisem vozil traktorja.)


Povedi piši eno pod drugo in jih ne krajšaj! Na koncu jih boš imel 20.


OPOMNIK!! Tisti, ki morate popravljati negativno oceno, mi do danes oddajte preverjanje!!!

Have a great weekend, see you on Thursday!




Thursday, 28th May 2020

ENG8: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Have you heard about the 3 R’s? All eco-friendly people know them  – the 3 R’s mean REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE.

Watch a video about the 3 R’s first:

Now open the book on page 136 and carefully read the text. Then answer the questions on the next page.






Tuesday, 26th May 2020

ENG8: Reading comprehension – bralno razumevanje

You will do some reading today. And what makes it more interesting is that you get to choose what you want to read.

First decide on the text that interests you (see the list below). Read it and underline the unknown words. Check the words in the dictionary. Then read the text again and do the following reading comprehension.

Texts you can choose from are:

1) Workbook 133: Student’s School Chores

2) Workbook 134: Studying Abroad

3) Workbook 135: Scouting

4) Workbook 138: Canoe Safari






Friday, 22nd May 2020

Check yesterday’s work here: TJA8-2105CHECK

ENG8: Are zoos good or bad?


Here are some pros and cons of zoos. Use the subtitles (podnapisi) to help you understand English better. Watch and think:


Now watch one of the two videos below.

This one is much more interesting, with a bit more difficult language:

This one has easy English, but it isn’t as interesting as the video above:

You have heard a lot about the positive and negative sides of zoos (= pros and cons of zoos).

Your task today is to write about the pros and cons of zoos. You can make a chart or write a composition where you discuss the good and bad points of zoos.

You can also use a book (page 129/C) for some ideas.

Send me the picture of your notebook.

Enjoy the weekend!






Thursday, 21st May 2020

Check Tuesday’s work here: TJA8-1905CHECK

ENG8: Workbook Exercises

Workbook 128/51: Look at the picture. The children are harming the nature. What should/shouldn’t they do to protect the forest.

Workbook 128/52: Look at the orange box and translate all the words. Write the translation above the English word. Then read the text and complete it.





Tuesday, 19th May 2020

ENG8: Workbook exercises

Do some exercises in your workbook.

Start on page 125 and end on page 127 (= WB 125/47-50).






Friday, 15th May 2020

ENG8: Endangered Animals

You were searching for the volnurable, endangered and critically endangered animals yesterday.

None of those animals live in Slovenia (except at the ZOO). Today, you will do some research. You will search for endangered Slovenian animals.


Use the books, the magazines, the Internet, etc. to make a list of endangered animals in Slovenia. You have to mention why each animal is endangered and what should people do to protect it.

Find at least 8 animals!

Send me the picture of your notebook!





Thursday, 14th May 2020

Here are Tuesday’s answers about the endangered animals: TJA8-1205CHECK

ENG8: Endangered Animals

Copy and translate these words:

– endangered animals

– vulnerable animals

– extinct animals

– extinction


Read about the endangered animals here:

Now you know that some of the animals are critically endangered, some have the status of being endangered and some are only vulnerable.

If we don’t help and protect the vulnerable and endangered animals, they can become critically endangered. And if we don’t help critically endangered animals, they can become extinct.


Your task today is to find out how endangered the animals below are. You have to find the animals on the list of endangered animals here (there are 2 pages!):

When you find a certain animal, check its CONSERVATION STATUS and put it in a suitable place in the chart.

Your chart should look like this:


These are the animals that you have to find on the list and organize:


If you don’t understand the instructions, contact me!





Tuesday, 12th May 2020

ENG8: Endangered animals

Open your notebook and write the title ENDANGERED ANIMALS – ogrožene živali.

Open your book on page 126 (turn the book upside down). Read the ENVIRONMENTAL ALPHABET and find out which animals are in danger! WRITE DOWN all the ENDANGERED ANIMALS in your notebook and also mention WHY they are IN DANGER!

Book 127/5a: Look at the pictures. All of those animals are in danger. Think about why they are in danger. You will get help in exercise 5b.

Book 127/5c: Copy the chart in your notebook, check the unknown words and then listen to the recording and fill in the chart. Listen at least twice! The recording is here:






Friday, 8th May 2020

Check yesterday’s work here: TJA8-0705CHECK

ENG8: Care for Earth

You are going to watch an animation about caring for our planet. Watch it carefully, because you will take a quiz afterwards. The animation is here:

Now take the quiz. Read the questions carefully and mark the correct answers. Each question can have more that one possible answers. The quiz is here:

Warning: I have the ability to see who takes the quiz!

Enjoy the weekend!





Thursday, 7th May 2020

Check your translations of the GREEN words here: TJA8-2404CHECK

ENG8: Save the nature

We’ll talk about saving our planet today.

First you will watch an animation.

Before you watch do the PREPARATION exercise (click the button above the animation).

After you watch play the GAME (click the button below the animation).

The animation is here


Open your book on page 124/3a: Study the exercise and think about whether we SHOULD or SHOULDN’T do certain things. Translate the words you don’t know!

Then look at the book 124/3b, choose 2 topics and write at least 5 things we SHOULD or SHOULDN’T do to save the forests, water, air or energy.



We shouldn’t throw rubbish into rivers.

We should take showers, not baths.


We shouldn’t waste (= trošiti) electricity.





V učbeniku na strani 124 si pri nalogi 3a (drugi del naloge) izberi 8 iztočnic ter jih v obliki povedi (tako da spredaj napišeš WE SHOULD ali WE SHOULDN’T) zapiši v zvezek. Povedi moraš tudi prevesti.


We should use public transport. Morali bi uporabljati javni prevoz.

We shouldn’t waste electricity. Ne bi smeli trošiti elektrike.


If there is something you don’t understand, write to me and I will help you!






Friday, 24th April 2020

ENG8: Paint the Town Green

We are starting with an environmental topic (okoljevarstvena tema) today. We will be talking about nature, ecology, saving the world.

The colour green is usually used when we talk about ecology. But the word green can have a lot of other meanings as well. Let’s look at some of them.

Book 122/1: Read and study. Then open your notebook, write the title PAINT THE TOWN GREEN and copy these words:

-to be green

-to be green with envy

-a greengrocer

-a greenhouse


-to have green fingers

-green woodpecker


-to have a green light

Now translate these words. You can also explain them in English, if you want.

These two dictionaries will help you:

Book 123/2: Answer the questions and find out how »green« you are. The results are on the next page of the book.

Enjoy the holidays, you deserve them!





Tuesday, 21st April 2020

Check Friday’s work here: TJA8-1704CHECK

ENG8: Earth Day – Dan Zemlje

We celebrate Earth day tomorrow. You are going to watch some videos on this topic.

First, let’s listen to MOTHER NATURE speaking to us. WATCH, LISTEN and THINK:

Now watch this video, then make a poster with the same words as in the video written down and also translated. The poster should have the English and Slovene words. Don’t forget a suitable picture to go with. You can also create a poster on the computer. Send the picture of the poster to me and perhaps hang it up in your room.* Best posters will be uploaded on our web page.

You could also upload your poster on your social media…just to show that you care…

Here is the video:

Happy Earth Day!

*SLO: Pri ogledu drugega videa moraš ustvariti plakat, ki vsebuje enako besedilo, kot ga boš videl na videu. Besedilo tudi prevedi in ga ravno tako vključi na plakat. Seveda zraven sodi tudi ustrezna slika, ki jo lahko ustvariš s kakršnokoli likovno tehniko. Ustvarjaš lahko tudi na računalniku.





Friday, 17th April 2020

Check yesterday’s work here: TJA8-1604CHECK

ENG8: Summer Camps

Workbook 123/45a: Match the words with the pictures.

Book 121/4:

Read the article,

study the glossary,

then read the statements and correct them in your notebook (under the title UNICEF INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S CAMP).

Enjoy the weekend!





Thursday, 16th April 2020

Here are the answers for Tuesday’s work: TJA8-1404CHECK

ENG8: Summer Camps – Poletni tabori

Today you will revise and learn some new words. Then you will read about Camp Tawonga in the USA. A lot of kids  go to this camp every summer.

Before we start, think about these questions:

Have you ever spent your summer in a summer camp?

There are many types of summer camps. What activities do they offer, why do kids join a camp?

Book 118/1a: Read all the words and translate unknown ones. Think: Which activities do you like doing? Which activities are you good at?

Book 118/2a: Read the information sheet about Camp Tawonga carefully and do the exercise.

Book 119/2b: Listen and read. Here is the recording:

Book 120 (choose only one of the exercises below):

A) If English is easy for you: Do exercise 2c in your notebook.

B) If English is hard for you: Do exercise 3 in your notebook (use the Present Perfect!).





Tuesday, 14th April 2020

ENG8: Present Perfect

Let’s do some more exercises with the Present Perfect.

Workbook 113/30

Workbook 115/32, 33a, b

Workbook 116/34: Study the green box as well! You have to know the difference between HAS BEEN and HAS GONE.






Friday, 10th April 2020

Here are the answers to yesterday’s work: TJA8-0904CHECK

ENG8: Easter

Today’s topic is Easter, because most of you celebrate it. This Friday is called the Good Friday. You are going to watch a video about Easter. Before watching, you will write down some words so that you will understand the video better. Copy these words in your notebook (guess what the title is:) and translate them (

  1. LENT
  4. PAGAN

Now that you know the meaning of the words above, watch the video:

I found a great video about making an origami bunny. If you want to do it, visit this page:

Happy Easter!




Thursday, 9th April 2020

ENG8: Present Perfect

I have found a lovely song on the Internet which was actually written to help students learn the Present Perfect. If you listen to it more than once the structure of the Present Perfect will stick in your head. The song is about EXPERIENCES (Do you still remember? We use the Present Perfect when we talk about experiences.)

Here are some clips where the Present Perfect is used. You probably know some of the films or shows:

And now the exercise that you have to do. The following video (more like a Power Point) will ask you about your experiences. It’s very common to start a question with HAVE YOU EVER… when you want to ask about experiences. (Have you ever…? = Ali si že kdaj…?)

What’s your task? You will hear 20 questions, but the verb will be missing. You have to write the proper verbs down in your notebook. Number the verbs from 1 to 20. Good luck!






Tuesday, 7th April 2020

Here are the answers from Thursday’s work. It’s important that you check them! If your answers are not correct, study the Present Perfect Tense in your notebook one more time! TJA8-0204CHECK

ENG8: Present Perfect

You have learned how to form the Present Perfect Tense. Let’s revise by answering these questions (orally=ustno):

  1. What’s the auxiliary verb (=pomožni glagol)?
  2. In which form is the main verb?
  3. When do we use Present Perfect – explain all 3 uses and give an example for each use!
  4. What’s the difference between these two sentences:

Tim learned French for 6 years. / Tim has learned French for 6 years.

  1. Put this sentence in the negative and question form: Nicoletta has packed her suitcases.


Book 111/7: One of the uses of the Present Perfect is when something happened in the past and the result is seen in the present. Check the pictures (before and after) and write what has happened (the title is What has happened? – Kaj se je zgodilo?).

Here is a song about Present Perfect. You must listen to it, you will hear the theory and the examples and it’s quite funny, too:

That’s it for today. Send me the picture of your notebook, because I want to see whether you know how to use the new tense.

Have a great day! I miss you!

PS: Are you also stuck indoors like this guy? Read the lyrics. Hilarious!




Thursday, 2nd April 2020

Before we start, check your work from last time here: TJA8-3103CHECK

ENG8: Present Perfect

Danes bom uporabljala slovenščino, ker začenjamo z novim časom, ki se imenuje PRESENT PERFECT. Zaradi tega časa ste se morali učiti 3. obliko nepravilnih glagolov. Ne pustite, da vas ime PRESENT (PERFECT) zavede – v slovenščino se ta čas največkrat prevaja v PRETEKLIKU. Je pa tesno povezan s SEDANJOSTJO, zato tudi nosi takšno ime. Prejšnjo uro ste ga že uporabljali, ko ste pisali, kaj je Nicoletta že storila oz. česa še ni.

Odpri zvezek in napiši naslov PRESENT PERFECT. Prepiši spodnje besedilo (vse do nalog v DZ).

Present Perfect tvorimo tako, da uporabimo pomožni glagol HAVE/HAS in 3. obliko glagola (če je pravilen, mu dodamo končnico –ed).

HAVE/HAS  +  past participle (-ed)

Kdaj ga uporabljamo?

  1. Kadar govorimo o izkušnjah (EXPERIENCES)

Primer: I`ve been to London. (= I have been to London.) I‘ve seen a shark. Neil Armstrong has walked on the moon.

  1. Kadar se je nekaj zgodilo v preteklosti in so posledice vidne v sedanjosti (STH. HAPPENED IN THE PAST, BUT THE RESULT IS SEEN IN THE PRESENT)

Primer: I‘ve broken my leg. (Result: My leg is in plaster, I can’t ski.) I‘ve lost my keys. (Result: I can’t enter my house.) He has had a car accident. (Result: His car is smashed.) Nicoletta has washed the dishes. (Result: The dishes are clean.)

  1. Nekaj, kar se je začelo v preteklosti in še vedno traja (STH. HAPPENED IN THE PAST & STILL GOES ON)

Primer: I`ve lived in Planina for 40 years. (I still live in Planina.)


Tim lived in London for 10 years. vs. Tim has lived in London for 10 years.

Prva poved je v Past Simplu in pomeni, da ne živi več v Londonu. (Tim je 10 let živel v Londonu.)

Druga poved je v Present Perfectu in pomeni, da Tim še vedno živi v Londonu. Prevedli bi ga kar s sedanjikom: Tim že 10 let živi v Londonu.


Poglejmo si še nikalno in vprašalno obliko – glavni glagol je vedno v 3. obliki!

+ I have seen a tiger. Nejc has been to London.
I haven’t seen a tiger. (HAVEN’T = HAVE NOT) Nejc hasn’t been to London. (HASN’T = HAS NOT)
? Have I seen a tiger? Has Nejc been to London?


Delovni zvezek 109/22, 23: Preveri, če ti gre.

Oglej si razlago Present Perfecta:

Poglej kratke posnetke rabe Present Perfecta:





Tuesday, 31st March 2020

ENG8: Have you done the hoovering yet?

Če si prejšnjič delal vaje v DZ, si tule poglej rešitve: TJA8-2703CHECK

Life of an au pair can be hard. Some host parents can be too demanding and can treat you like a slave. Unfortunately this also happened to Nicoletta. Let’s read what she did.

Book 108/1: Read and listen to the text here:

Book 109/2: Write the title HAVE YOU DONE THE HOOVERING YET? in your notebook. Now write what Nicoletta has done and what she hasn’t done. Begin each sentence with NICOLETTA HAS… or NICOLETTA HASN’T…


  1. Nicoletta HAS MADE the beds.
  2. Nicoletta HASN’T MADE the beds properly.

Workbook 106/17: Complete the text (if you have problems, this recording might help you:






Friday, 27th March 2020

ENG8: A day in the life of an au pair

Today you will watch a vlog about a day in the life of an au pair.

Watch the video:

When you finish, write down a short composition (150 words) about the video. Write about these things:

-shortly describe what Agnes does as an au pair (the chores in her day)

-negative things about being an au pair (in your opinion)

-positive things of being an au pair.

When you finish, send me the text. If it’s possible, write it on the computer, it would be easier to correct!

Če si učenec, kateremu angleščina predstavlja velik napor, namesto zgornje naloge reši naloge v delovnem zvezku na str.105/15, 16, 18 in 19.




Thursday, 26th March 2020

Prosim tiste, ki še niste poslali poročila o petkovi nalogi (20. 3.), da to čim prej storite!

ENG8: Nicoletta Rossi

Before you start, check your work from last time here: TJA8-2403CHECK

Today you will learn a bit more about Nicoletta Rossi and her host family. Do you still remember Nicoletta?

She’s that Italian girl who is working as an au pair in Britain. (AU PAIR = a foreign person, usually a young woman, who lives with a family in order to learn their language and who takes care of the children or cleans the house in return for meals, a room, and a small payment).

Book 104/4a: You will listen to Nicoletta talking about herself and her host family. Put a tick next to all the info she says about herself, Timothy, Lucy and the host parents. It’s not difficult, but you have to listen AT LEAST TWICE. The recording is here:

Now that the chart is complete, you will write sentences about Nicoletta and all of the family members. You have to use all the information from the chart. Write a title in your notebook A DAY IN THE LIFE OF AN AU PAIR.

Begin like this: Nicoletta is 18 years old and she comes from Florence, Italy. Now she is working as an au pair with a family called Harrison. In the morning she helps Mrs Harrison prepare…

When you finish, take a picture of your notebook and send it to me (






Tuesday, 24th March 2020

ENG8: In the House

Today’s work will be solely in your workbook. You will be revising vocabulary and learning some new words.

IMPORTANT! If you come upon an unknown word, you have to check it in the dictionary and write it in your notebook – this is the only way you will learn new words. And these words might also appear in the next test!

Workbook 101/7: First study and translate the words you don’t know, then do the exercise.

Workbook 101/8

Workbook 103/11-13






Petek, 20. 3. 2020

TJA8: Doing the chores

First check your work from yesterday here: TJA8-1903CHECK

This English lesson is going to last for the whole weekend.

You’ll be doing something useful. Since we are all stuck at home with more or less enough free time, you will choose 5 house chores that you will do. The chores should last more than 5 minutes (so making your bed is out of question;).

There’s a trick here. All of the chores should be done either for or instead of someone else. So if your dad always washes the car, wash it instead of him. If your brother empties the dishwasher, empty it instead of him (OK, you can let him know that it’s not because you love him but because your English teacher has forced you to do it;).

When you are done with all 5 chores, write to me (! Tell me which chores you did, who was the person you helped, how did that person feel… And if it’s possible…send me a picture or two of you doing those chores – as proof and because I miss you!

Here are some ideas:

You can cook lunch or dinner, you can help your younger brother/sister with school work, you can wash your family’s car, you can clean the kitchen, water the flowers…


Če si učenec, kateremu angleščina predstavlja velik napor, klikni tukaj: TJA8-2003WORK DSP





Četrtek, 19. 3. 2020

TJA8: Learning and revising vocabulary

Check your work from Tuesday here: TJA8-1703CHECK

Today you will revise and learn some new vocabulary.

Workbook 97/1, 2: Before you start doing the exercises, translate all the words in the orange boxes into Slovene. Write the translation above the English word.

Workbook 98/3, 4. No additional explanation needed. Just follow the instructions.





Torek, 17. 3. 2020



Today’s work is in this Word document:


If you have any problems, contact me ( Enjoy!