We've been very busy during half term and have published FIVE new 'Challenges' on MYLO.
One of our first Challenges for KS4 learners. Annabelle, a student, is looking for ideas for her new tour of Paris. She wants to create a tour that goes to alternative venues rather than the usual tourist attractions.
The creative task for this 'Challenge' is to research some unusual locations for a tour of alternative Paris and then write descriptions of them that can be used by Annabelle, the guide. (Level 6)
For additional kudos points, learners should use a range of tenses to talk about the history of a place or what events will be on there in the future. They can also record their descriptions and practise their intonation to sound like a real tour guide. (Level 7)
There are two new Challenges in the German section.
Fairly Grimm pt 1
TV producer Hartfried Schuster has an idea for a new TV drama which is a twist on Grimm's fairy tales. It looks at the fairy tale characters ten years on from the events in the stories. He needs to sell the concept in order to get the series commissioned and so is looking for stories that will impress.
In this 'Challenge' learners need to develop a character and imagine what happened to them after their 'Grimm' experience. They should write their backstory and explain how they were affected by the experience and contrast this with their life now. (Level 4)
For additional kudos points, the learner should combine the past and present tenses into one sentence to describe their character then and now. They should also choose a range of adjectives to bring their character to life and take care with the presentation of their work as it will be used to sell the concept to the programme makers. (Level 5).
There will be a second helping of Fairly Grimm coming soon in Fairly Grimm pt 2 a KS4 focused Challenge that will be released in the next few weeks.
Also don't forget to watch the beautiful intro video for this 'Challenge'.
Welcome to the Premier League
The coach is looking for ways to help new German players feel welcome when they come to play in England. He has hit upon the idea of a quiz night and is looking for some quiz questions about football in both England and Germany.
Learners need to research quiz questions about the Premier league and the Bundesliga using a variety of question styles to make the quiz entertaining. They'll also need to provide the answers! (Level 5)
For additional kudos points, the learner should use several tenses to construct questions about the history of each of the leagues and recent matches. They should also research the Bundesliga so they can create challenging questions for the players. (Level 6)
Dance jam, the first of two new Spanish Challenges, is a writing focused Challenge. Follow X-PressOne as they choose a member of their dance crew to represent the UK in a Bboy competition in Mexico. The crew also needs help in promoting their entrant on the official website as they want to win support from the Spanish-speaking audience.
In this 'Challenge' learners choose a dancer and write a profile for them. They should describe their dance moves as well as the dancer. (Level 4)
For additional kudos points, the learner should explain why their chosen dancer is better than the rest and also how they will do in the competition. (Level 5)
The KIDS charity works in Rosario in Argentina and helps street children to improve their lives. They want some help with a new Spanish section of their website, which will promote their work with children to people in Argentina. They are also looking for fund-raising ideas.
In this 'Challenge' learners create a web page for the KIDS charity to promote their work in Argentina. Learners should describe the life of the children the charity helps, before and after, they join the programme. (Level 5)
For additional kudos points, the learner should design a fundraising activity and say how they will go about it and why it is important. They could also research vocabulary of their own and include images. (Level 6)