Let love be your highest goal!

IMG_20160717_074834If I ever forget, remind me that love is all that matters, simple, natural love for people and life as taught in the Bible. „Love is kind, love never fails.”

The sky is the limit. There are endless ways for you to fill the world with your love.

No matter  who you are, where you shelter or what you are by profession, Let love be your highest goal!

Let love be your highest goal



I love people and most of all I long for meeting inspirational people, great spirits that can spark up my existence.

“Be Who You Are and Say What You Feel Because
Those Who Mind Don’t Matter
and Those Who Matter Don’t Mind.” (Dr. Seuss)

Yesterday I spent 6 hours with the wonderful, energetic, creative and inspiring teacher, trainer and author, the one and only, Mrs Jenny Dooley.

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I admire her enthusiasm, her positive energy, strength, dedication to teaching ELT and creativity. I am amazed by her talents and skillfulness to create learning and teaching materials for so many ages and levels, starting with very young and including high school.

Jenny Dooley has been actively involved in the creation of  children’s theatre
groups,  which aim at stimulating young learners’ imaginations while enhancing their
English language learning.

I hug her and send her by best wishes. Keep up the great work!


5 keys to help your learners


Key #1 Know your learners

Key #2 Engage your students (Have fun and play games)

„Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I will learn.”          (Benjamin Franklin)

Key #3 Teacher’s role is of great importance and makes a huge difference

Key #4 Set your learners up for success: demonstrate progress, motivate, praise, practice, consolidate, Review & revise

Key #5 Help your learners to be global citizens

21st century skills





Literary terms

Functions of setting

Setting as a mirror = a storm breaks out as one of the characters in the story is feeling confused and angry

Setting as an antagonist = the main character in the story rebels against his restrictive social environment

Setting as a way of revealing character = the story is set in a grey and depressing urban setting, however, in a moment of great happiness one of the characters sees the world around him as joyous and celebratory.


Protagonist = the central character of the plot

Antagonist = the character against whom the central character struggles

Round character = a character who shows emotional and intellectual depth and who is capable of growing and changing

Flat character = a character who embodies or represents a single characteristic

Type or caricature = often a one – dimensional character who is distorted for humorous purposes

Dynamic character = a character who changes as a result of the experiences he has had

Static character = a character who remains untouched by the events in the story.

Methods for conveying character

The technique of telling = the author interrupts the narrative to comment on the character’s personality, thoughts or actions

The technique of showing = the author allows the character to reveal themselves through what they do and say.

PLOT – refers to an author’s arrangement of the events that make up a story. The plot of a work is not necessarily the same time as the story. Stories usually follow a chronological order: they start at the beginning and proceed chronologically until the end. Plots do not always follow this pattern. Many writers choose to mix up events in order to provoke specific response in the reader.

THEME is the central idea that directs and shapes the subject matter of a story play, or poem. It is the view of life or insights into human experiences that the author wishes to communicate to his reader. The theme of a literary work should not be confused with the subject or the story. To say that a work is about love is not identifying the theme, it is merely stating the subject matter. Saying what happens in a story is also not a way of identifying the theme, it is simply summarizing the plot. The theme s the abstract, generalized comment or statement the author makes about the subject of the story. It is the answer tot the question “ What does the story mean?”, not “What is the story about?”



„The Collector” by John Fowles – Quiz


“The Collector” by John Fowles


1.What is Clegg’s job at the beginning of the novel?

A.Teacher    B. Scientist                 C. Clerk            D. Chemist

2.How much money does Clegg win?

A.130,000 pounds  

B. 73,000 pounds  

C. 54,000 pounds 

 D. 24,000 pounds

3. How old was Clegg when his dad died?

 A. 14 
B. 4 

D. 2

4. What is the name of Clegg’s cousin?


  B. Nancy 
C. Amelia 
D. Mabel

5.In what town does Clegg buy a house?

A. Bristol  B. Cambridge  C. Lewes            D. Hampstead

6.What lie does Clegg tell to lure Miranda to his car?

A.He has a flat tire B. His sister is sick C. He hit a dog D. He can’t find his wallet

7.What does Clegg tell Miranda his name is?

A.Ferdinand   B. Caliban      C. James             D. Frederick

8. What do G.P.’s initials stand for?

A.George Paston        B. Gerry Pritchett        C. Gil Patton            D. Gus Patchet

9. What book does Miranda try to convince Clegg to read?

A.The Catcher in the Rye    B. The Great Gatsby                C.Tom Jones             D. Moby-Dick

10. What does Miranda always ask for, which Clegg will never bring?

A.Drawing paper     B. Soap            C. Fresh bread             D. Newspapers

11. What does Miranda try to put in the letter to her parents? 

AA dried flower                  B. A lock of her hair         C. A handkerchief with her lipstick on it   D. A small rescue note

12. What does Miranda do while Clegg is away in London?

A.She smashes all her furniture B. She tries to dig herself out C. She spends all day sleeping D. She tries to kill herself


Answer Key:

  1. C, 2. B, 3. D, 4. D, 5.C, 6. C, 7. A, 8.A, 9. A, 10.D, 11. D, 12. B.