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(Updated on 03/09/2013)


 

 


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Listening - Idioms
- Proverbs - Superstitions - Symbols -
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- Exercises to print - Lesson plans -
PowerPoint Presentations -
Interactive games - Games to print - Stories - Poems -
Conversation questions - Songs
- Videos



Related pages :

Art (civilization) - Art (vocabulary and activities)

 

 

 

Flashcards / Pictures :

  • Colours in Cultures (informationisbeautiful.net)
    "Graphic designer David McCandless made an infographic that describes connotations associated with different colors in different cultures."
    (Neatorama)

 

 

  • FLASHCARDS (mes-english.com)




  • Couleurs - flashcards (englishraven.com) :
    red - apple / yellow - banana / blue - sky / green - tree / orange -carrot / white - cloud /
    pink - pig / peach - peach / black - coal / purple - grapes / brown - horse /
    dark blue - night time / grey - mouse

 

 

 

Vocabulary :

  • Colors (languageguide.org)
    Les mots s'affichent quand on passe la souris sur les images. - avec son
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  • Color Words (efl.htmlplanet.com)
    red /
    crimson / puce / scarlet / vermilion / orange / ...
  • Colour Words - for advanced students
    - "article and work that helps to understand , translate/interpret colour words
    as they are found in literary texts and ads." (the_english_dept)
    (esp-world.info)

Facts :

 

 

Listening :

 

 

  • Colors (languageguide.org)
    Les mots s'affichent quand on passe la souris sur les images. - avec son
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  • Colours (avec son) - (literacycenter.net)
  • Learn your colours (+ son) - (learnenglish.de):
    Primary colours - Secondary Colours - Tertiary Colours - Black and white - Examples


 

Idioms:



  • By Myself by Linkin Park :
    "Do I sit here and try to stand it?
    Or do I try to catch them red-handed?"
    (to catch somebody red-handed)
  • Paint It Black by Inkubus Sukkubus :
    "I want it black, black as coal,
    As black as ice, as black as death
    "

 

Proverbs :

  • At night by De Vision :
    "But at night all cats are grey"
  • The Other Side Of This Life written by David Byrne :
    "Lookin' in the mirror
    Peekin' 'round the corner
    Where the grass is always greener"
    - Proverb : 'The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence'

    (sing365.com)

 

Superstitions :

  • Common superstitions (csicop.org) :
    • To make a happy marriage, the bride must wear: something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue
    • At the end of a rainbow is a pot of gold

     

Symbols :

  • Color in Motion (mariaclaudiacortes.com)
    - An animated and interactive experience of color communication and color symbolism

 

  • Flags - Symbolic Use of Colors in Flags - (enchantedlearning.com)
    "Very often, the colors used in a flag represent the values of that country (or other entity)."


 

INTERACTIVE exercises :

  • Colours - Exercises and Games (worldofteacherfortin.perso.sfr.fr)

  • Vocabulary - Colours - with AUDIO
    Learn / Revise the colours with the following activities :
    1) Learn the vocabulary,
    2) Match the words with the pictures,
    3) Match the pictures with the sounds,
    4) Do a crossword,
    5) Listen to a song!

    (Laurence HAQUET - Ac. Rouen)
  • Colours In English.
    "Here are 7 pages of activities to help you learn the colours in English.
    Look, listen, sing, play, write, have fun!
    "
    Created by Renée Maufroid.

 

 

 

  • I'm blue
    Watch the animation, listen to the song and fill the gaps.

    Activity created by: Renée Maufroid

 

  • Colors - "Click the colo(u)red squares in the following order..." (Michel Barbot)
  • Les couleurs - Questions à réponses courtes (un seul mot). (educreuse23.ac-limoges.fr)
  • Colours - "Match the colours on the left with the nouns on the right." - ex : "Blue / sky" (isabelperez.com)

  • Colours - "Read the sentence and find the mistake." - ex : "I like green chicken meat" (isabelperez.com)

  • Colours - a game with balloons : Up up and away! - "Matching colours with colour names" (caslt.org)

 

Exercises TO PRINT :

  • colours
    This worksheet is designed to help pupils review basic colours through 5 activities, pupils have to colour circles, they have to speak about their favourite colour, they will have to listen to Kira Willey and try to understand the colours mentioned in her song, and finally pupils can enjoy two games : a crossword puzzle and a wordsearch with a hiddden message.
    song : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ur5AYncDDE0

    Created by Isabelle Boresy (Ac. Amiens)

  • Mes Coloriages.Com
    Site présenté par le webmaster, François Langrand :
    "MesColoriages.com, déjà largement utilisé par les enseignants du primaire, propose un nombre impressionnant de dessins
    à colorier classés par thèmes (animaux, chiffres et formes, nature, vie quotidienne...)
    Quoi qu'il en soit, à l'issue d'une petite visite sur ce site, il serait étonnant que vous n'ayez pas téléchargé gratuitement quelques-uns des modèles utilisables en classe sans autres formalités.
    Un site utile et bien conçu."
    (mescoloriages.com)

 

  • A 12-page Spanish/English coloring book about the colors. (enchantedlearning.com)
  • Color Quiz in German/English - "Match the words in English and German to the colors." (enchantedlearning.com)

 

Lesson plans :

  • Blue Light to Stop Tokyo Train Suicides - a lesson plan
    "Train companies in Tokyo are taking action to reduce the number of people jumping in front of trains. They are fitting blue lights on station platforms to try and create a more calming atmosphere."

    WARM-UPS : Suicide / Colour / Feelings / Soothing effect / Blue
    (breakingnewsenglish.com)

 

 

 

PowerPoint Presentations :

  • What is black ? (Primary Resources)
    Click on FOUNDATION / Online Games, Activities & Presentations
    + other colours : orange - purple - white - grey - brown - pink - red - yellow - blue - green

 

 

INTERACTIVE games :

 

 

  • Colorful language
    "Watch the video and play the game."

    Activity created by: Renée Maufroid

 

  • Colours - interactive crosswords (BBC)
    - advanced
  • Colours (xtec.es)
    - Fill the painter's palette
    - A colours crossword


 

  • Colours - Hangman (madridteacher.com)
  • Word search - Retrouvez 12 couleurs. (Hervé Humbert)
  • Colours - a game with balloons : Up up and away! - "Matching colours with colour names" (caslt.org)

 

  • Pour réviser les parties du corps et les couleurs : un petit jeu (abctooncenter.com)

 

Games TO PRINT :

 

 

Stories :

 

  • The Story of the Colours (davidsemporium.co.uk) - UPDATED
    "Once upon a time the colors of the world started to quarrel; all claimed that they were the best, the most important, the most useful, the favorite..."

 

 

Poems :

 

Conversation questions :

 

Songs :

 

  • COLOURS by Kira Willey :

    • Colours by Kira Willey   - a worksheet sent by Sylvie Bertrand  (Ac.Nantes)
      Watch the VIDEO (YouTube)
      Read the LYRICS (lyricsmode.com)


    • "Colors" by Kira Willey - "Watch the video and do the activity."
      created by: Renée Maufroid



      Colors
      - sung by Kira Willey
      + a video with the lyrics (YouTube)
      - the LYRICS :
      "I am green today
      I chirp with joy like a cricket song.
      I am gray today
      Gloomy and down like a morning fog.
      I am orange today
      Loud and messy like finger paint on the wall..."

      (lyricsmode.com)

  • Enya - White Is In The Winter Night (YouTube)
    - the LYRICS
    "Green is in the mistletoe and red is in the holly
    Silver in the stars above that shine on everybody
    Gold is in the candlelight and crimson in the embers
    White is in the winter night that everyone remembers"

    (lyricsmode.com)
  • Colours by Donovan
    "Yellow is the colour of my true love's hair...
    Blue's the colour of the sky...

    Green's the colour of the sparklin' corn..."
    (lyrics007.com)
    + the VIDEO
    (YouTube)

 

 

  • Vincent (Starry, Starry Night) - sung by Don McLean :
    "Starry, starry night.
    Flaming flowers that brightly blaze,
    Swirling clouds in violet haze,
    Reflect in Vincent's eyes of china blue.
    Colors changing hue, morning field of amber grain,
    Weathered faces lined in pain,
    Are soothed beneath the artist's loving hand..."

    - with the VIDEO (YouTube)
    "A slideshow of Vincent Van Gogh's work set to the song "Vincent" by Don McLean."

 

  • Grace Kelly by Mika :
    "I could be brown
    I could be blue
    I could be violet sky
    I could be hurtful
    I could be purple
    I could be anything you like
    Gotta be green"
  • At night by De Vision :
    "But at night all cats are grey"
  • By Myself by Linkin Park :
    "Do I sit here and try to stand it?
    Or do I try to catch them red-handed?"
    (to catch somebody red-handed)
  • Merry Xmas (WAR IS OVER) by John Lennon
    " And so this is Xmas
    For weak and for strong
    For rich and the poor ones
    The world is so wrong
    And so happy Xmas
    For black and for white
    For yellow and red ones
    Let's stop all the fight"
  • Paint It Black by Inkubus Sukkubus :
    "I see a red door, and I want it painted black...
    No more will my green sea go turn a deeper blue...
    I want it black, black as coal,
    As black as ice, as black as death"
  • She's a rainbow by The Rolling Stones :
    "She comes in colors
    Have you seen her dressed in blue?"
  • The Other Side Of This Life written by David Byrne :
    "Lookin' in the mirror
    Peekin' 'round the corner
    Where the grass is always greener"
    - Proverb : 'The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence'

    (sing365.com)
  • True Colors by Phil Collins :
    "So don't be afraid to let them show
    Your true colors
    True colors are beautiful,
    Like a rainbow"
  • What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong
    " I see trees of green, red roses too...
    I see skies of blue and clouds of white
    The bright blessed day, the dark sacred night...
    The colours of the rainbow, so pretty in the sky..."
  • White Flag by Dido :
    "I will go down with this ship
    And I won't put my hands up and surrender
    There will be no white flag above my door
    I'm in love and always will be"

 

Videos :

 

  • Colour Idioms - WHITE
    1. It's black and white
    2. As white as a sheet
    3. A white-knuckle ride

    + VIDEO + Script
    (BBC)