Project – Reading Circles. Summary. My Family and other Animals by Gerald Durrell

Students of Vilnius Jonas Basanavičius pre-gymnasium participated in a project, called Born to Read. “Reading Circles”. They read books of famous writers, made chapter summaries, analyzed the characters and the plots for six months.

Name of the task: Writing a summary

Level: A2/B2

Age: 10+

Time: 1-2 two weeks

Resources needed: Computer/laptop/smartphone

Aim: to improve reading and writing skills, stimulate students’ imagination and encourage them to love literature.

Description: students work individually or in pairs/groups to create a summary of a story they read. They also analyse the main characters of the story and illustrate them.

Procedure: First, students read the stories of famous writers, then write and illustrate summaries. They can also draw the pictures to illustrate the main characters of the story.

Notes: This task is very useful to encourage students to read. It also helps to improve grammar skills particularly the use of past tenses.

As a final result: students, individually and in groups, shared their presentations on zoom orally. Here are some of the final results. Gallery – Gerald Durrell “My Family and other Animals”


The book for reading by Gerald Durrell “My Family and other Animals”

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Presentations of our students: Gerald Durrell “My Family and other Animals”

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Time Capsule. ICT and English Integration. Level B1_B2. Grade 8.



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English Healthcare & ICT Integration Project – Health Evaluation Interview. Level_A. Grade 5.

Well done, 5th graders!:)


Level A Present Continuous Example Sheets

The example sheets were made by grade 5 students 🙂


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Online Story – Integrating English and ICT

Integrated English & ICT Project “Story Online – Using Technology”. Our students created stories online, using English (Past Tenses) and ICT.

First, students created their stories using Past Simple and Past Continuous tenses. To qualify – the story had to be interesting to read and easy to follow (approx. 200 words long). After that, students had to paste in pictures of their choice to illustrate the story. They could also draw pictures of their own at first and then paste the drawings into their story. At the end of the process, students had to write 3-5 questions for comprehension of the text. The questions had to be in Past Simple or Past Continuous tenses as well. Finally, students shared their stories online, read them and answered the questions.

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Grade 8. Level B2


Create a mystery story of your own. Write about a crime that took place in (…). Use Past Tenses and compound nouns from Unit 6A. Write about 200 – 250 words.

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More stories:

6A Crime at the Manor. Creative approach – Mystery Story. Grade 8. Level B2

An Invitation. Level A

We are happy to present 5th graders projects – Writing an Invitation 🙂



Project: CLUBS 5th Graders 2020


Speaking Tutorial. Everyday English. Likes/Dislikes. Level B1

Here are some Everyday English speaking tutorials about likes and dislikes performed by our 6th graders:)


Project: Family Tree 2020

This year traditionally our pupils presented their family trees:)


Fashion Infection: The Real Deal with Ema Gecevičiūtė

Hello, dear reader. This year our student Ema G. from 7C had an amazing opportunity to participate in the fabulous Fashion Infection, which takes place in Vilnius every year. Ema shared the coolest photos from backstage, interviewed famous artists. We are happy to share the whole thing with you, guys! Enjoy the interview and the pics:))


Fashion infection

“Fashion infection” is a major fashion festival in Baltic countries. Every spring hundreds of fashion lovers come to see beautiful and breathtaking collections of designers’ from different parts of the world. Each year the festival takes place in the “CAM” (Contemporary art museum) for 2-3 days and each day there are 8-10 collections. Sounds tiring, right? But it’s quite easy to see the fashion show by yourself, but imagine – how does it feel to be a staff member, makeup or hair artist, or even a designer? To help you imagine things easier, I interviewed a makeup artist Daiva Gecevičiūtė, who works for the “fashion infection” for more than five years and works in the fashion and art industry for more than 25 years.

Q – “what inspired you to become a makeup artist?

A – “Ever since I was a child, I loved painting and one of the things that I loved painting were dolls. They had beautiful big eyes and I loved coloring their eyes, lips and I never forgot to draw a mole on their faces. I really liked how I made them look, because at that time stores and companies didn’t make dolls like that. Then I thought that I could do such things on peoples faces too, like turning a girl into a princess. I tried doing it with watercolor paint, because at that time i didn’t have things like makeup. And that’s when I understood that I want it to become my career. after I saw those sad, tired looking eyes, those dark bags under women’s eyes, dry, discolored hair, I’ve wanted to make women pretty again.”

Q – “is it hard to survive in the industry?”

A – “yes, of course. Our country is too small, the competition is really big, there are also modern technologies, new opportunities to learn and improve. Also people have the access to new information, “free lessons” (YouTube, social media, etc).”

Q – “how did you get to work in this show?”

A – “earlier I got to work in different fashion shows and because I really loved my job I started going there as a guest to see the show. one time, my friend, a well known model and one of the “fashion infection” organizers called me and asked if I’d like to work with them at the fashion infection in the makeup artists’ team. I remember thinking ‘am I not too old for this?’ But still – came and here I am, working in this show for the past few years.”

Q – “what role do you play in F.I?”

A – “my job is to fulfill the designer’s vision. I do things that have to do with painting on skin, body-face makeup – the visuals that have something to do with skin and body. So as I was saying earlier, my job is to fulfill the designer’s vision, maybe recommend some new and different things, make compromises, because it’s not always possible to do everything as the designer says. So we usually have a reference photo, a sketch that the designer provides to us. Then we do tests on the models and if the creator say that they like it we do a whole collection with it.”

Q – “what is the craziest collection you’ve done?”

A – “oh Lord, there were so many crazy collections each year, so I can’t really remember all of them. For sure Sandra Straukaitė’s collections are always a shocker, but this year i also really liked one Latvian designer’s collection. It had a lot of colors and patterns, so I thought that it was really nice how she balanced them out. In the earlier years of the show, there were some french designers, whose work was amazing. One time designer’s vision was to add glitter to all of the models faces and body. Of course we makeup artists said no, because it’s not only his show and the models have to walk for other collections too and it’s really hard to get the glitter completely off, especially because there were no showers or anything. After lot of talking the designer finally gave in, so that was really good. Oh and also, one year all of us had to glue little fluffy pompoms to models faces. It was pretty interesting.”

Q – “do you recommend someone to become a makeup artist?”

A – “yes, of course. It gives you happiness, it gives other’s happiness and it’s not only the finished result, the process is also a really fun part. I think that no matter what work you do, if you’re happy doing it, then it’s worth it. It’s really amazing that you can become a part someone’s celebration, runaway collection, show, etc. so yes, I definitely recommend it, if it will give you happiness.”

This year, one of my favorite designers was Sandra Straukaitė and her collection “Lobotomy”. It had a really nice psychedelic music and the outfits were really eye-catching. the philosophy is simple – experiments with body and mind always have a side effects. Clothes don’t mask everything. shaved sides of the head and combat boots, glitter and checkered combinations don’t have a gender.


Fab Lab in Vilnius Jonas Basanavičius pre-gymnasium by Kristupas Stasiūlaitis 5D


About two weeks ago we went to our schools Fabrication Laboratory. There we had a lot of fun, saw how three out of four of Fab Labs devices work and much more.

I think the only minus to Fab Lab is that its only from the sixth grade. In my opinion Fab Lab is a great thing for students.


Fab Lab is a project for kids that like informatics, technologies and to make things with computers and have them in real life.


  • Fab Lab has 3 different devices.

  • The one that I’m going to talk about is the laser.

  • The laser is made out of four different parts

  • The computer, the laser, the ventilation and the water pump

1. How many devices does Fab Lab have?

2.How many devices does the laser need to operate?

3.Did you like the presentation and would you like to join Fab Lab?


Recipe for a Loving Mother 2019

Every year the world celebrates a very special occasion – Mother’s Day – it takes place on the first Sunday in May. Every child, no matter the age or gender, has a chance to express love and gratitude for his/her mother. Our students had a lot of ideas and were very creative this year. Here are some of the ideas for gifts to your Mom 🙂


STEAM. JBP students – winners of the 2nd Place in the Contest “Building the Spaghetti Bridge” @Vilniaus Inžinerijos Licėjus


Article by Donata Jackevičiūtė, Medeina Viluma & Migle Kundrotaitė 8C. Curating teacher – Jolita Verseckaitė.

We – Donata, Medeina, Migle and some of our other
classmates have recently participated in a contest called “Building the
Spaghetti Bridge” which was held in the Vilniaus Inžinerijos licėjus on March 27.

There were about 10
teams of builders consisting of three or four students and we were the only
girl team in the whole contest!

The contest started with basic instructions about what actually is a bridge, what are the strongest types of bridges and which are the most convenient for us to build.

Since our team participated in a similar contest for the fourth time we already knew exactly what bridge we were going to build.

We had an hour to build a bridge which would be strong enough to hold as much weight as possible. Our only building tools were uncooked spaghetti and a few pieces of play-dough.

When the building
time has passed, it was time for the real competition. The organizer of the
contest weighted our bridge and then put weighs on it to see how much it could hold.

Here are the results: our bridge weighed about 300 grams so it was one of
the lightest bridges in the whole contest (which is great!) and it held exactly
2,5 kilograms of weight (which is even better!).

In this competition the
bridge that can hold the greatest load for a short period of time wins the

All of the opponent teams bridges held less weight than ours. We almost thought we were the winners but the last bridge held exactly 2,7 kilograms of weight and took the 1st place away from our team. Anyways, we were still REALLY happy about the 2nd place. We got diplomas and cool sports bags as prizes. Although we didn‘t win the first place, we really hope to come back next year because it was really interesting, exciting and fun experience!


Everyday English Conversations: Ordering Food and Drinks in a Restaurant (Level A2)

Everyday English conversations. Examples of speaking in a cafe or a restaurant, using fixed phrases, asking and answering questions about food (dishes, drinks, making/taking an order). Level elementary. 5th grade. Vilnius Jonas Basanavičius pre- gymnasium, 2019. Well done, dear student! We are proud 🙂



Health Questionnaire 2019

Examples of speaking in the classroom using fixed phrases about health and food. Level elementary. 5th grade. Vilnius Jonas Basanavičius pre- gymnasium. The Voice Space collaboration platform 2019.


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Cooking is Fun 2019

Greetings, dear friends! We have finished the cooking project 2019. Our students did well, here are the results, hope you all enjoy it as much as we do 🙂

Christmas Recipes 2018

Apple cake by Deimantė Runaitė

You need:

  • Three eggs,
  • Half a glass of sugar,
  • 100 milligrams of oil,
  • A glass of flour,
  • Half a teaspoon baking powder
  • Cake making pro cut them into to the baking mold, sprinkle them with cinnamon and leave them. Then we start making the dough. We mix three eggs with sugar. Then we put some olive oil and mix everything again. After that we, put the flour and the baking powder all together and mix everything again. Finally we spill the dough onto the apples. Then we put

our cake into the oven with a temperature of 170 degrees for 50 min. and let it cook.

This recipe by Julius Brūzga 8c will show you how to make a delicious stuffed corn chickens for your Christmas table.
This recipe may require effort to make the dish, so it’s better to do everything under the watch of an experienced cook. REMEMBER TO PREHEAT THE OVEN TO 180 DEGREES CELSIUS BEFORE COOKING.
Ingredients you’ll need:

1. 3 corn chickens (they’re smaller than average chickens);
2. Paprika spice;
3. 1 whole head of a garlic;
4. Olive oil;
5. Salt;
6. 300 g of ground pork.
For the potatoes:
1. 5-10 potatoes;
2. Paprika spice (or any other kind of spice fitting with potatoes);
3. Salt.


1. Bring out the corn chickens.
2. Rub them in paprika spice,olive oil and salt and let them marinate for a day.
3. The other day, bring out the ground pork.
4. Mix it with paprika spice and salt.
5. Stuff the chickens with the pork.


1. Bring out the potatoes and slice them up.
2. Add some spice, olive oil and salt.

When you have prepared everything for cooking, set everything onto a tray and add the tray into the preheated oven and cook everything for an hour.

And you’re done!

the tomatoes shown in the photos are unnecessary.

Saturday night cake by Edgaras Montvila 8D

We will need:

600 g of cookies

200 g of butter

385 g of condensed milk

15 spoons of cocoa


  1. We broke down cookies in more detail.
  2. We take the butter in saucepan and slowly stir the condensed milk.
  3. We mix cocoa in a mixing mass.
  4. After receiving a solid mass of solid color, pour cookies into it and mix well.
  5. Put the cake in the bag and form the desired shape. It is best to squeeze a little and keep cold for at least 4 – 5 hours.

Cake By Neda Lasickaitė

You’ll need:

  • 5 glass of flour
  • 1 glass of water
  • more than a half glass of sugar
  • 6 spoons of vegetable oil
  • 4 spoons of cacao powder
  • 1 spoon of baking soda
  • 5 spoon of salt

1st step:

Mix flour, sugar, cacao, baking soda and salt in a bowl. When it’s all mixed pour water and oil. Mix it really well and pour it into your baking form.

2nd step:

Heat the oven to 175 C. Put the cake in and wait about 30 – 35 min.

3rd step:

Take the cake out of the oven and decorate it, or you can just eat it right now.

Apple Pie by Deimantas Drabavičius

For this apple pie you’ll need:
5 eggs
5 spoons of sugar
A teaspoon of baking powder
5 peeled and sliced apples
6 spoons of flour
If you want, you can add some nuts and cinnamon.
At first you need to shake 5 eggs, then add 5 spoons of sugar and a teaspoon of baking powder and shake it all up again. Once you’re done add 5 peeled and sliced apples with 6 spoons of flour in and mix everything. Before you can bake it, you need to cover the baking form in butter, then pour the pie into the form and bake it in 180° oven for about an hour.


p style=”text-align: center;”>Food Project By Gabija and Glorija

We baked American chocolate cookies. They are VEEERY chocolate. But not too sweet. We call them “chocolate softies “.

So how do you make them? You will need:

– 110 g of butter (room temperature)

– 100 g of dark chocolate

– 100 g of dark chocolate cut into little pieces (you can cut chocolate with knife)

– 180 g of flour

– 1 egg

– 75 g of brown sugar

– 0,5 tea spoon of baking soda

– 1/3 tea spoon of salt

– 1 tea spoon of vanilla extract

Let’s make them!!!

Melt 100 g of chocolate on the ‘water bath’ and let it cool down. In one bowl mix flour, soda and salt. In another bowl whisk soft butter, egg, sugar and vanilla extract.

Slowly add melted chocolate to the bowl where you mixed butter, egg, sugar and vanilla extract.

Then little by little add flour mixture to the chocolate dough and mix everything thoroughly. Take 50 g of chocolate pieces and add mix them into the dough. Mix dough only till everything is combined.

Cover up the bowl with stretch film. Refrigerate it in the fridge for 2 hours or more.

After that, you can start forming the cookies. At first take a table spoon of the dough, make a ball out of it with your hands, after that press to flatten it a little bit (don’t make it completely flat, it has to remain at least 1 cm thick), then insert remaining little pieces of chocolate on top of each cookie. Place 3 cm apart on a baking sheet lined with baking paper. Bake the cookies for 8-9 minutes in 190 degrees of temperature. Do not overcook them or they will become hard!

And here you have them! I think I’m going to try to make them again sometime because they were VEEERY delicious and soft!


You need: 2 eggs, 4 or 5 spoons of sugar, 20 g fresh yeast, pinch of salt,

350 g of flour, 400 ml of milk and 300 g of butter.

Stir up fresh yeast and 2 spoons of sugar in the bowl pour half glass of worm milk (milk should not be hot) mix up it well and add 200 ml milk, and

glass of flour. Keep the bowl in worm place cowered with a towel for 15 minutes.Then take the bowl and pour the rest flour, milk, eggs and sugar and mix everything very well. Then melt butter, pour to the mixture and stir.

Leave it for 30 minutes at worm place, after dough rises you can start making pancakes.

Sausage Shashlik By Deimantas Baliūnas

For this recipe you need only two ingredients:

  • Sausages
  • Puff Pastry


  1. Cut the sausages into 0,5 cm slices.
  2. Do the same with the Puff Pastry.
  3. Put the sliced sausages and Puff Pastry, one by one, on the wooden skewer.
  4. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees and put the appetizer in the oven to bake for 15 minutes.

Then grab yourself a warm snack and enjoy. 😀

Homemade Lamingtons By Ugnė Urbonaitė

Celebrate Christmas with homemade Lamingtons!

Here what you need:

For the cake

  1. 4 eggs
  2. 200g (1 cup) granulated sugar
  3. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  4. 200g (1 ⅓cups) all-purpose (plain) flour
  5. 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  6. 110g butter, melted and cooled

For the icing

  1. 75g unsalted butter
  2. 250ml (1 cup) milk
  3. 65g (1/2 cup) cocoa powder
  4. 435g (3 cups) icing sugar

To assemble
Around 6 cups desiccated coconut

How to make it:

Method for sponge:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180˚C
  2. Prepare a pan with parchment paper
  3. Beat the eggs, sugar and vanilla in a large bowl with and mix it with hand mixer until pale and thick.
  4. Sift the flour and baking powder over the egg and sugar mixture and mix it.
  5. Add the melted butter, gently mixing with a rubber spatula until completely combined, then pour the mixture into the prepared pan.
  6. Bake for 25 minutes.
  7. Cut cake into even pieces and leave it overnight in a fridge.

Method for the icing:

  1. Sift the icing sugar and the cocoa powder into two different bowls.
  2. In a large saucepan, melt the butter and then mix in the milk.
  3. Next, using a whisk to stir, start to add the cocoa powder. Add it slowly.
  4. Once the cocoa powder is completely dissolved, add the icing sugar.
  5. Using a fork, dip the cake cubes into the chocolate mix and roll them around with the tines of the fork to completely coat.
  6. Drain any excess mixture off the cakes then drop them in the coconut and roll them around lightly to coat evenly with coconut.
  7. Leave it in the fridge for a night.

And here’s the final result:

Australian traditional food By Medeina Viluma

Chicken Parmigiana


  • ½ cup plain flour
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, trimmed and pounded flat
  • 455g thin linguine
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsps butter
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 whole medium onion, chopped
  • ¾ cups chickenstock
  • Three 410g cans crushed tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley, plus more for serving
  • 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan, plus more if needed
  • Basil chiffonade, for serving


Mix the flour and some salt and pepper together on a large plate. Dredge the flattened chicken breasts in the flour mixture. Set aside.

Cook the linguine until al dente.

Heat the olive oil and butter together in a large skillet over medium heat. When the butter is melted and the oil/butter mixture is hot, fry the chicken breasts until nice and golden brown on each side, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Remove the chicken breasts from the skillet and set aside.

Without cleaning the skillet, add the garlic and onions and gently stir for 2 minutes. Pour in the stock and scrape the bottom of the pan, getting all the flavorful bits off the bottom. Allow the stock to cook down until reduced by half, about 2 minutes.

Pour in the crushed tomatoes and stir to combine. Add the sugar and more salt and pepper to taste. Allow to cook for 30 minutes.

Toward the end of the cooking time, add the chopped parsley and give the sauce a final stir.

Carefully lay the chicken breasts on top of the sauce and completely cover them in the grated Parmesan. Place the lid on the skillet and reduce the heat to low. Allow to simmer until the cheese is melted and the chicken is thoroughly heated. Add more cheese to taste.

Place the cooked noodles on a plate and cover with the sauce. Place the chicken breasts on top and sprinkle with more parsley and the basil chiffonade. Serve immediately.

And here is my result:

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Mexican Tortilla By Gustas Tolvaišas


  1. Minced pork and minced beef
  2. Tortilla
  3. Beans
  4. Tomatoes
  5. Salad
  6. Cheese „Džiugas“
  7. Hot sauce


Cook the minced pork and beef, add spices, add beans. Cook the tortilla in the oven. Place the lettuce and other vegetables on one side of the tortilla with the minced meat, then cover the minced meat in grated cheese. Pour a little bit of hot sauce and bend the corners.

Bon appétit!


Chakalaka is a dish that originates from South Africa (as you probably know, English is one of South Africa’s languages). It’s a little bit spicy, crunchy vegetable stew with baked beans.

Legend has it that this dish was developedby men working in the goldmines. They put together vegetables with canned beans to form a great relish to go well with rice or any other starchy side.


  • 1/4cupcooking oil
  • 1medium onion diced
  • 1-2teaspooncurry powder
  • 2teaspoonsgarlic minced
  • ½teaspoonthyme
  • ½teaspoonsmoked paprika
  • 1teaspooncayenne pepper
  • ½teaspoonginger minced
  • 1-2tomatoes
  • 3-4cupssliced cabbage
  • 1 -2Chili peppers diced seeds removed for less heat
  • 1large carrot grated on the large side or sliced thinly
  • 1medium green pepperdiced
  • 1medium red pepperdiced
  • 1 14ouncebaked beans
  • 1teaspoonsbouillon powderoptional


  1. In a large saucepan heat oil over medium heat.
  2. Add onion, give it a minute or two.
  3. Stir in all the spices; garlic, ginger, smoked paprika,curry, cayenne pepper, thyme and continue stirring for about a minute to let the flavors bloom. Then add tomatoes, bell peppers, carrots and cabbage.
  4. Simmer for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent burns.
  5. Finally add baked beans, bouillon powder and stir. Continue cooking for about 2-3 minutes.
  6. Adjust for seasonings. Serve warm.

This is how Chakalaka made by Migle looks like:


By Šarūnas Gineitas

Christmas pudding by Donata J.


You’ll need:

  • ½ cup orange juice
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla sugar
  • 2/3 cup cooked rice
  • ¼ cup raisins
  • ¼ cup walnuts
  • 3 whites of the egg
  • 1 spoon oil


  • Mix orange juice, egg’s yolk, honey and vanilla sugar in a big bowl.
  • Pour in rice, add raisins, walnuts and stir them with a big spoon.
  • In another bowl whip up whites of the eggs and then carefully pour it in the first mixture.
  • Pour this final stuff into four little bowls or forms.
  • Put bowls/forms on the baking tray filled with boiling water (level of water should reach a half of bowl/form)
  • Put pudding into preheated till 170°C degrees oven and bake it for 30-35 minutes.

Enjoy the meal!

Cupcakes By Rugilė

Makes 9 cupcakes


110g butter or margarine
110g caster sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
110g self-raising flour
1/4 cup milk.

How to make:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C.
  2. Melt the butter and stir with sugar. Beat in the eggs a little at a time and stir in the vanilla extract.
  3. Fold in the flour using a large metal spoon, adding a little milk until the mixture is of a dropping consistency. Put consistency in to the cases until they are half full.
  4. Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes. Set aside to cool for 10 minutes.

RECIPE By Urtė Gimžauskaitė


  • 200 g quality dark chocolate (70%)
  • 250 g unsalted butter
  • 75 g dried sour cherries , optional
  • 50 g chopped nuts , optional
  • 80 g quality cocoa powder
  • 65 g plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 360 g caster sugar
  • 4 large free-range eggs
  • Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/gas 4. Line a 24cm square baking tin with greaseproof paper.
  • Snap the chocolate into a large bowl, add the butter and place over a pan of simmering water, until melted, stirring regularly. Stir through the cherries and nuts (if using).
  • Sift the cocoa powder and flour into a separate bowl, add the baking powder and sugar, then mix together.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the chocolate, cherry and nut mixture and stir together well. Beat the eggs, then mix in until you have a silky consistency.
  • Pour the brownie mix into the baking tin, and place in the oven for around 25 minutes. You don’t want to overcook them so, unlike cakes, you don’t want a skewer to come out clean – the brownies should be slightly springy on the outside but still gooey in the middle.
  • Allow to cool in the tray, then carefully transfer to a large chopping board and cut into chunky squares.

Cake By Ieva Betkytė


3 Eggs

Flour 30 g

Starch 30 g

Sugar 50 g

Baking powder 1 teaspoon

Mascarpone cheese 500 g

Cream 400 ml 35% greasy

Yogurt 200 ml natural

Vanilla sugar 1 teaspoon

Powdered sugar 200 g

Gelatin 30 g

Lemon 1 pc one lemon juice

Strawberries 10 pcs


  1. Separate the egg yolks and proteins. Shake the protein to rigid foam, continue to whisk together sugar, add egg yolks. Mix the flour with starch and baking powder, add to the egg mass, mix. Dip the dough into a 25 cm diameter paper cake shape, cook in a 190 ° C oven for about 15 minutes. Cool down
  2. Add gelatin to 100 ml of water and let it bake. Mix yogurt, masked cream cheese, powdered sugar, lemon juice and vanilla sugar in a bowl. Heat the gelatin on low heat to melt, cool somewhat, stirring constantly with a thin stream, pour into the cream. Place the cream in the refrigerator to slightly stop. Stir cream, stir in cream.
  3. Place a biscuit plate on the bottom of the cake, scrape the strawberries with the edges of the shape, shake the cream, spread evenly. 4-6 hours hold in the refrigerator to stop. Remove the cake from the shape, decorate it with strawberries.


p style=”text-align: center;”>Christmas Recipe By Liepa Laputė

4 tablespoons brandy
½ teaspoon cinnamon

800g dried fruits and nuts

175g (6oz) self-raising flour, sifted

175g soft-dark brown sugar
175g butter, softened
4 medium eggs

The day before you intend to bake the cake, measure out the brandy, into a large saucepan.

Then add the cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, dried fruits and nuts. Now stir and leave it in a cool place overnight.

When you are ready to bake the cake, pre-heat the oven to 140°C.

All you do is measure out the flour, sugar and softened butter into a very large mixing bowl then add the eggs and with an electric whisk, beat until everything is evenly blended. Now use a large metal spoon to gradually fold in the fruit mixture until it’s all evenly distributed. Then spoon the mixture into the prepared tin, leveling the surface with the back of the spoon.

Finally cover the top of the cake with a double square of parchment paper.

Bake the cake in the centre of the oven for 4 hours until it feels springy in the centre when lightly touched. Cool the cake for 45 minutes in the tin, then remove it to a wire rack to finish cooling. When it’s wrap in double grease proof paper and then foil and store in an airtight tin or polythene box.

You can ‘feed’ it with brandy at weekly intervals until you eat it as it is or ice it.

Chocolate Pie By Gotautė
Ingredients: 200 g of chocolate, 250 g of butter,3 eggs , 20 g of sugar 150g flour,
2 tablespoons of cocoa, half a teaspoon baking powder,100 g condensed milk .


1) Melt chocolate and butter
2) Mix eggs with sugar in the other bowl
3) Mix the flour with cocoa and baking powder
4) Pour out melted chocolate and butter into the whole mass
5) Put the dough into the baking dish
6) Bake for 25 minutes in the heated oven of 170 degrees

Enjoy your dessert! 🙂

Lazy Pie By Monika and Austėja Mačiunskaitė

500g cookies
1 can of condensed milk (~400g)
200g butter
5 spoons of cacao
1. Crumble cookies in big bowl
2. Melt butter and mix it with condensed milk and cacao
3. The obtained mass pour over cookies and mix it well
4. Leave it to cool down little bit
5. Put it in plastic bag, make a form and leave it in fridge for some hours to freeze.
Christmas ginger biscuits By Junda Bugvilionytė
▪ 400 grams
▪ 150 grams honey
▪️ Thousands of 100 grams of butter
▪ 50 grams
brown sugar
▪ 1 egg
▪ 1 teaspoon
baking powder
▪ 1 teaspoon
minced ginger
▪ 1 teaspoon
▪ 1 teaspoon
▪ half a teaspoon
ground nutmeg
▪ Pinch of
For decorating:
• 200 grams
sugar powders
▪ 2 spoons of
lemon juice
▪ Food coloring
1. Stir in a soft room temperature butter with sugar. You should get a purer mass. Smash the egg and scrape everything again.
2.In the butter, sugar and egg mass, pour honey, a pinch of salt, grated ginger, cinnamon, ground nutmeg, cocoa powder and mix well. Put the transported flour and baking powder into this mixture. Dip the dough.
3. Roll the roasted dough into a polyethylene film and leave it in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
4. Remove the dough from the refrigerator and rolled it over a floured surface to a sheet of 0.5 cm thick. Cut the biscuits and place the baking pan on the baking sheet.
5. Cook in a 180 ° C degree oven in the middle oven shelf for about 10 to 12 minutes.
6.Do make thick dense glaze and decorate the lemon juice and sugar puddings.
Bon Apetit!

Announcement examples 2018

Traditionally, our pupils had a project: “Writing an Announcement 2018”. Here are some of the announcements, enjoy and learn from good examples 😉

My Beloved Pet 2018

This year, traditionally, we are going to choose the prettiest, cutest and the funniest animals 😉

Special thanks to our friends from VGTI licėjus and their English teacher Sandra Jasionavičienė for a wonderful friendship and collaboration.

Check out our pets – contestants below 💡

Halloween Party at Jonas Basanavičius Pre -Gymnazium By Lėja Tubinytė 8C

It’s the spookiest season of the year… October! While every school in the United States celebrates this festival, Lithuania doesn’t, or didn’t until recently. This year our school also had something planned for Halloween. Almost all of the kids dressed up and put on make up. Everyone came to school looking spooky. The classrooms were decorated and there was music playing in the halls. Everyone looked very happy. Although, there are some changes happening in our school, and some entrances are still blocked, due to the construction work, everyone ignored that and had fun! Later, as the day went on, costume competition took place, the spookiest one won. Almost all of the kids participated in this event. I hope the school will organize something as fun as this for Christmas 🙂

Project “Family Tree 2018” By 5th-6th Graders

Family trees can have many themes. The image of the tree probably originated with one in medieval art of the Tree of Jesse. Our students drew their family trees 🙂

Art Project “My Favorite Teacher 2018” By our students:)

Teachers change lives. Being the right person at the right time may be enough to change a person’s life forever. Human beings are constantly changing. Whether for the good or for the bad, we do not stay the same. Having a positive influence in the form of a teacher can make or break a human being. Years after we are out of school, we remember the teachers that changed our lives. In most cases these may have been the first people that believed in us. That experience of having an authority figure believe that we could succeed carries us forever.

Update on Project – Recipes 2018. English Language Integration into Crafts and Technology

Greetings, dear readers and followers 😉 This time we are happy to present series of videos – tutorials that our students have made to honor the 100 years anniversary of the Restoration of the State of Lithuania.

Three schools have united for this:

Vilnius Gedimino Technikos Universiteto Inžinerijos Licėjus

Vilnius Jonas Basanavičius Gymnasium

Vilnius Jonas Basanavičius Pre-gymnasium 💡

Happy Mother’s Day! Our Pupils Have Made an Art Project for their Moms

“Mother’s Day comes once a year. Some think that if they buy their mother flowers and a card that they have fulfilled their obligation for the rest of the year. If we only comprehended a 10th of what our mothers did for us as children, and how they would literally die for us if needed, we would realize that one day is not sufficient. Mothers Day should be a time to remind us that we have been neglecting our duties as sons and daughters. This relationship is sacred let us honor our mothers”.

Health Evaluation Interview, Jonas Basanavičius Pre-gymnasium, 5th graders

Our 5th graders have decided to find out who’s healthy and according to what criteria 😉 Here are some of the Health Questionnaire examples and exemplary video tutorials: “Health Evaluation Interview” 💡

To be continued…

We Love Lithuania. The 4th Graders’ Art Project 2018

To honor the 100 years anniversary of the Restoration of the State of Lithuania, our 4th graders have decided to make this beautiful art project 💡

Project – Cooking Is Fun. Sharing the Recipes. The grand party of the students from Jonas Basanavičius pre-gymnasium’s class 5A on December 15th.

The day of the grand party was December 15th, Friday. We were celebrating special Christmas Eve with our classmates and parents. According to the plan, families were to make and bring their traditional dishes to the party, also some gifts and a good mood were included 😀 . When the party started we presented our dishes, shared the recipes and explained the process of cooking (preparation of the dishes). After this activity we gave the presents to our class teacher, she’s the best. Later, we tried out each other’s food and shared the thoughts about the taste and the variety of ingredients as the dishes were beautifully presented and very tasty 😉 . For example: the fish, a traditional drink called “kisielius” and many more delicious dishes, by the way, you may see them in the pictures below. Yummy, right? 💡

Later that evening we played games, the whole bunch of us divided into teams: yellow, green, purple, orange and red. In those teams, we were playing the games and we were guessing the future. Finishing the evening, we gathered in a big circle and began eating sweets.​

If you like what you see in the pictures and want to find out the recipes, we are going to share them quite soon! 😉

PS You may even expect to see videos of the cooking process and the instructions on how to prepare a few of the dishes 💡



300g Herring fillet.



100 g cranberry.

150g walnuts.

Table spoon of oil.


Slice the onion in 3 mm-thick half-circle slices put it in to pan. Add oil in to pan. INthepan heat the oil on medium high heat. Add onion. Cook until the onion is translucent, about3minutes. Peel and shre the apples using large holes of box shredder or a food processor. Add in to the pan. Chop walnuts and add in to pan. Bake them a little bit. Until sauce gets worm not hot -Remove the skin and thin bones from herring filetsSlice filets into 5 mm-wide slices. Mix sauce and herring= Royal herring. Enjoy! 😉

Cakes with vegetables by Roberta Petrauskaite

Beetle layered dough,
Beetle layered dough cut in two pieces. Cut all vegetables in small pieces and cook on the hot pan till it gets soft. Then put mixed vegetables on dough piece and do desired form of a cake. All the cakes put in to a hot oven for fifteen or twenty minutes at 180 degrees heat. Bon appetite!

Pankakes with pork by Deimantė Runaitė

If you want to make delicious pancakes with pork, then you’ll need these ingredients:

  • Wheat powder – 450g
  • Butter or margarine – 200g
  • Sour cream – 150g
  • 3 eggs
  • Pork – 500g
  • 4 onions
  • 2 broth cubes
  • Boiled water – 100ml
  • Some pepper

Project Writing an Announcement 2017

Our students made a project: “Writing an Announcement 2017”. Here are a few of them, enjoy and learn from good examples 😉

Project Integrating English into Arts. An Update on Christmas Postcards and Gift Boxes.

Christmas is coming and The New Year is almost here as well. We present to you some creative ideas which you could use for making gifts to your loved ones 😉 Our students are brilliant at this kind of thing 💡

The contestants of 2016 Gift Cards

My Cute and Awesome Pet. Photo Contest.

Congratulations, dear pet owners 😉

The winners of the Cute and the Awesome Pet Contest were chosen:

Elzė and her doggy

Glorija and her chinchilla

Roberta and her kitty

The contest of the cutest and the most lovely pet is here! Send us photos and a short description of your pets. Let’s share our love for animals and let the emotions flow freely in the comment section 😉

“Most people have pets. Some have dogs, cats, birds or maybe rodents. All of them are cute and lovable, bring us joy and laughter. So why don’t you send us your pets photo with a short description about it? We will nominate three most amazing pets in cat, dog and rodent category! Enjoy!

Emilija Virbickaitė


I have a pet guinea pig. Her name is Čipa and she is super adorable.🙂 Her fur is white, brown and black. One of her paw is black too. Čipa loves lettuce and doesn’t eat anything sweet like fruit! My guinea pig is three years old and i hope she will live a long and tasty life.😏 I love Čipa very very very much.❤ I hope you like her too!☺

Owner: Woolfgirl

Everyone likes animals, they like dogs, cats, parrots, hamsters, guinea pigs and other animals. Maybe you have a pet? I have two hamsters, their names are Sprite and Beeps. Sprite is the lighter one and Beeps is the darker one. Here are some pictures of my cute little hamsters ( • ω • ) I tried my best to make the BEST quality pictures ( ఠ ͟ʖ ఠ).

Owner: Augustė Pavilonytė 5B

Since two years I have a cat .We decided to give him the name of Egyptian sun god Ra. He’s nine year old. He always sleeps at this summer our cat Ra disappeared for one month. We had a lot of trouble finding him. Then our neighbors find him and kept him for few days until we come back from summer vocations he was a half of his weight and very week. I’m very happy he looks like normal cat.

Owner: Juras

My little 5 months dog JUTA. I really like dogs and we have one I love my dog she’s very sweet, my dog loves bees she is playing with them, it’s very funny.

Owner: Adomas

Hello it is my cat Vincas. He is nine years old.He is always waiting for me after school. I love him very much.
Owner: Rasa
Hi this is my cat Mika she is very fluffy cute friendly and lovely she really likes to play with her ball toy she sleeps with me in my bed I got her when I was 5 years old now shes 6 years old her birthday is at July 7 I really love my cat and I hope that you like her to 😉 BYE.😍😀😄😽😺😸😻
She is the best cat in the world.

This is my turtle Dile. She likes to eat meat and turtle food: she can only eat bird meat. Dile lives in our house in her own aquarium. She lives in an aquarium because she is a water turtle. She doesn’t do that much she just wanders from rock to rock. She’s around 20 years old. Before I was born my sister took care of this turtle.

Owner: Simonas

This is my cats. They’re so adorable and cute they funny too and always happy. I have deers too, And a lama, they’re nice too and always happy. I hope you enjoy these photos.

Owner: Viktorija B. 5a

Hello. My family has got a pet at home. It is a cat and its name is Seva. It is twelve years old. It is very friendly and nice. Seva is the ours best family friend. We play a lot with Seva. The cat likes to sleep and to eat. Seva always sleeps with my sister Miglė. Seva also likes to play with balls and limpakojai. He is a member of our family.

Owner: Marius Kraujalis

This is my degu. Her name is Siuzė, she is 6 years old. Usually degu lives about 8 years, so she is old. Siuzė’s favorite food is boiled vegetables, she just love them! In free time she sleep, eat and looks what I do!

Owner: Saulė Šaduikytė

They are baby squirrels. They are 8 months old, and we have them since March. They like eating cabbage, grass, sunflower seeds and nuts. Their names are Emas and Bob. They really like to grind everything (including their cage). Sometimes they bite and it’s really hurts.

Owner: Rokas

This is my chinchilla.She is very beautiful .Her name is Čilė. She has a grey colored body. She eats apples and lots devilish fruits. She has big eyes an long tail . I love her because she is very cute and because she is my parents birthday present.

Owner: Glorija 5a

I have an awesome Abyssinian cat! It’s a boy, he’s super cute and his name is Hobby. Hobby is the most beautiful cat I’ve ever seen. He has an orange body, but his head and his back have black ticking. And Hobby’s tail is black. Here are some cute photos of him! Enjoy!

Owner: Gabija 5a

I have a cat, her name is Kroshka and she is 5 years old. My cat’s fur is brown, black and her tummy is white and yellow. Her tail is very short, similar to rabbit’s and Kroshka often plays with it. Kitty’s whiskers are long, eyes are green and very big. My cat likes playing with ball of yarn. She doesn’t like to walk with leash. My kitty is very shy and lazy. When I come back from school, Kroshka always meets me and when I finish homework, we play. I love Kroshka very much, and I can’t imagine my life without her.

Owner: Kotryna 6p

I have a fish tank. Colors of my fish are yellow and black stripes, brown, blue, skin color and more. Fish are from Cichlids’ family. Many fish are smart. They play together. I love fish!

Owner: Rusnė Bielinskaitė 5b

I have a great animal, a puppy and his name is Hitas. His fur is black and white. And his fur is so soft and he is a great friend! He is three years old. His paws are black. And his eyes are also black. He really really likes to sleep. He doesn’t like to play with my family but I still love him.

Owner: Rūta Karilė Šapranauskaitė

This is my cat . His name is Tabis. He is 2 years old. He likes to eat, sleep and play.

Owner: Rusnė Nagielaitė

I love animals very much, but I do not have a pet in my house. But my grandmother has a dog. His name is Meškis. He is very very cute, I really like playing with him. He is able to perform various commands. He is a very beautiful and very cute puppy. Here is his picture.I hope you like his too!!!

Owner: Dovydas Šamatovič 5b

I have a pet cat🐈. His name is Mikis. His eyes are orange and his body is all grey. He likes to sleep and be playful at night🌛. He sleeps all day probably, sometimes he hides and then jumps on your feet😀. When we go to our village he goes to the forest🌲. His favorite toy is a ball shaped like a fish🐟. I love him very very much💝. I hope he will never run away from us🐱.
Owner: Viltautė 6p

My dogs name is Brukne. We took this pupy from Kaunas. She is bitch. Brukne is two years and half old now. Her breed – Short coated Hungarian Vizsla. This bitch is friendly, cute and not angry. She eats special dogs food, drink water. Brukne run very fast, how and everyone Vizsla does. By the way she run 5 km. distance a day. Brukne likes play in water, and especially with ball. She easy give up training, because of this she got first place in puppy competition. Brukne bites only playfully. She affiliate to my mother and her husband most of all. Brukne‘s barking scare off robbers, though she is not watch dog.

Owner: Adelė Kavoliūnaitė 6p

My cute , awesome , nice, lovely and best pet. Her name is Muna it means moon. Her fur is white, black and a little light grey. She is the best kitty.

Owner: Nojus Sakalauskas 5a

I have a dog, her name is Perla. She is one year old S he is my best friend. She’s very cute and funny. She really likes to play with other dogs and people.

Owner: Gotautė

Since two years I have a cat .We decided to give him the name of Egyptian sun god Ra. He’s nine year old. He always sleeps at this summer our cat Ra disappeared for one month. We had a lot of trouble finding him. Then our neighbors find him and kept him for few days until we come back from summer vocations he was a half of his weight and very week. I’m very happy he looks like normal cat.

Owner: Rasa 5b

There she is! My cutest, bellowed puppy Ruby! Cavalier King Charles Spaniel 😍😍. She is awesome! Her most lovable toy is rubber donuts 🍩🍩 She is 3 years old. We spent a lot of time together. On our first Christmas she barked on the Christmas tree 😂🎄She likes swimming, running in the yard and catching butterflies and birds (she never catches none of them😃).

Owner: Elze Kazlauskaite

This is my pet.😺 Her name is Bella. She likes to play with her toys. Bella is very friendly. She likes to be brushed😸. I always say to her that she is my best friend. When im sad she always whats to cheer me.👧 Shes my warm, cute, beautiful, young, friendly kitty that I love💖

Owner: Gabrielė

Hi! This is my dog Hugh. He is 2 and a half years old. He has a lot of nick names. They are all hilarious! He’s champagne color and has big, brown and emotional eyes. He has got very cute spiral tale. He has got a flat nose and wrinkles above it. He has got small, black ears. Hugo is very funny, friendly and active dog. He is always by my side and follows me everywhere I go. My pug is the best and I cannot imagine my life without him! 🙂

Owner: Karolina Vitkutė 6d

This is my pet Brukne. Shes my big black dog. She’s really cute and its really much fun with her.

Owner: Domantas

This is my best friend! His name is BOSAS . He is 6 years old. He is very big and fat and he weighs about 9 kilograms! His hobby is sleeping all day!😴But he is waiting for me every evening.🤑😇😸
Owner: Simas Sakalauskas 6d