For my students – 30-day-challenge

This challenge is to make you use your English more outside the classroom. For 30 days I want you to do at least one thing from the list every day. Fill in the grid you have gotten from me each day with what you have done. Try to do as many different things as possible. You can only do each assignment three times.

  1. Use Facebook in English for at least 24 hours.
  2. Watch a movie in English with no subtitles.
  3. Watch a movie in English with English subtitles.
  4. Listen to a podcast in English, look here for examples:
  5. Read at least  one article at News in Levels
  6. Write at least five text messages in English.
  7. Watch TV news in English (using the internet works fine). Retell three important things from the news to someone else.
  8. Read a blog in English. You can find popular blogs here:,
  9. Write your own blog entry in English.
  10. During a meal with family or friends, speak only English.
  11. Make a room in your home the “English room”. Whenever you are in it, you may only speak English. Use this rule for at least 24 hours.
  12. Take a walk with a friend or a member of your family for at least 30 minutes, speak English all the time.
  13. Use an English source of information for school work in a subject other than English.
  14. Cook a meal using a recipe in English.
  15. Listen to three songs from a top list from an English speaking country and sing along in at least one.
  16. Practise lyrics from a song you like at
  17. Chat with a stranger in English in a computer game for at least ten minutes.
  18. Find a clip from a tv show and imitate the accent. Overact as much as possible to sound really British or American. For British English: Downton Abbey or Peppa Pig, for American English: Frasier or My Name is Earl. These are only suggestions, feel free to find your own shows.
  19. Find a new friend at and write to them in English.
  20. Read a short story in English at
  21. Spend at least 15 minutes practising vocabulary at
  22. Make a short comic in English using or Feel free to work with a friend.
  23. Watch a video-blog in English and leave comments. Here’s a list of famous bloggers.
  24. Learn at least five new English idioms.
  25. Make labels for at least ten everyday household items and stick them around your house or apartment.
  26. Play a digital game of some kind (on your smartphone, through facebook or something similar) in English and find at least ten new words to learn. Add them to your personal wordlist.
  27. Make your own meme in English, using for example
  28. Read all the words and translations on one page in an English dictionary. Repeat them once later the same day.
  29. Listen to news about Sweden in English at
  30. Translate your favourite Swedish song into English and sing it to a friend (if you dare).
  31. Play at least three games with the Akinator.
  32. Send a digital message to a friend trying to persuade them to play a game or sport you like. Give them three reasons why they should start playing your game or sport.
  33. Talk/write to an avatar on for at least 10 minutes.
  34. Read or write a story in English at
  35. Read a newsarticle at and retell it to someone in English.
  36. Listen to a news programme at and discuss it with someone.
  37. Practise your decorating skills at
  38. Practise British slang at
  39. Practise American slang at
  40. Send postcards to at least three people in English from this site:
  41. Test your personality here:
  42. Watch a film in English at
  43. Write a poem in English based on your name using this structure: If you want to, go to and make a nice poster with your poem in it.
  44. Learn about Scotland using this website:
  45. Songs in English: Listen-read or- sing-along:
  46. Listen and read:
  47. Play some word games
  48. Read and listen to Robinson Crusoe:
  49. Practice vocabulary playing games at
  50. Google Translate ( has a new feature. Try having a conversation in English with someone speaking another language using it. Let your teacher know what you think about the new feature. Does it work? Learn about it here:
  51. Watch three movie trailers in English on Youtube. Comment on at least one of them.
  52. Look at these Top 10 Swedish words you won’t find in English and try to use at least half of them in English, using other words.

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