18 dic. 2014

TEST UNIT 2

We have already finished UNIT 2, now it's time to check how much you know and how much you remember. Click on the link below to take the test. Don't use your coursebook or notebook or dictionary, and don't forget you need a password. Ask your teacher for it. GOOD LUCK!!!!


17 dic. 2014

AN INFORMAL EMAIL (homework)

Read and listen to this email.




FROM: Rosa Velazquez [rosavelazquez@hotmail.com]
TO: Stefan [stefan7541200@gmail.com]
SUBJECT: Hi from Mexico

Hi Stefan,
My name's Rosa. I'm from Mexico, and I live in Monterrey. I am a receptionist at a hotel. I study English in my free time.
I speak Spanish and a little English. I want to learn English for my job and to travel.
I have a big family. I have three brothers and a sister. My father is a builder and my mother doesn't work. My brothers and my sisters are at school. My brothers are 14, 13 and 10 and my sister is six. I'm 19.
I like music, cinema and sport. I watch football on TV with my family every Saturday.
Please, write soon.
Best wishes
Rosa

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Now remember you have to WRITE a smilar email to your teacher.

16 dic. 2014

THE BRITISH ROYAL FAMILY

Prince William, Prince Charles and Pricess Diana's son and Queen Elizabeth's grandson, married Kate Middleton. But who are Prince William’s family? He belongs to the British Royal family, let’s meet them!



Prince William’s father is Prince Charles, the heir to the throne. His mother was Princess Diana. His father is now married to Camilla. Camilla is Prince William’s stepmother, Prince William is her stepson. Prince Harry is Prince William’s brother.


His father’s bothers are Prince Andrew and Prince Edward. They are Prince William’s uncles. Prince Andrew is divorced from Sarah, his daughters' mother. Sophie is Prince Edward’s wife. Queen Elizabeth is her mother-in-law and Prince Philip is her father-in-law. They are her parents-in-law.


His father’s sister is Princess Anna, she is Prince William’s aunt. Timothy Laurence is her husband. He is Prince Charles’s brother-in-law. He is Peter and Zara’s stepfather. They are his stepchildren. Peter and Zara's father is Mark Philips. Princess Anna and Mark Philips are divorced. Mark is Princess Anna's ex-husband, Princess Anna is Mark's ex-wife.


Queen Elizabeth is Prince William’s grandmother, Prince Philip is his grandfather. They are Prince William’s grandparents, he is their grandson.


Queen Elizabeth has more grandsons and granddaughters, they are her grandchildren and Prince William’s cousins. They are Peter and Zara Philips, who are Princess Anna’s children. Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie, who are Prince Andrew’s daughters, and Lady Louise and Viscount Severn, who are Prince Edward’s children. Zara, Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice and Lady Louise are Prince William's father's nieces. Peter and Viscount Severn are Prince William's father's nephews. Peter is married to Autumn Kelly. 


When Kate marries Prince William she will be Prince William's wife, Prince Harry's sister-in-law, and Prince Charles's daughter-in-law.
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Now you can listen to the whole text.

12 dic. 2014

THIS IS MY FAMILY

Let's practise the vocabulary you learned in class.
 
exercise 1 ( put the letters in the correct order)

exercise 2 ( reading comprehension)

exercise 3 ( complete the sentences)

exercise 4 ( listen to Monojo and put the letters in the right order to form the word he says)

exercise 5 ( memory game, listen to the words to make pairs)

exercise 6 ( crossword)

exercise 7 ( wordsearch)

11 dic. 2014

THE POSSESSIVE


To form the possessive for a noun we must add to the noun an apostrophe (') and then the letter “s”.
  • the boy's ball
  • the policeman's wife
  • Mary's house
  • Peter's car

Let's practise the possessive.

exercise 1 (Choose the correct word) 

exercise 2 (Put the words in the correct order) 

exercise 3 (Make correct sentences)

exercise 4 (choose the correct word)

exercise 5 ( click on the words in the correct order)

10 dic. 2014

WHAT'S YOUR JOB?

This is listening practice. There are two parts in the video. In the first part listen to the people saying what their jobs are. In the second part you can read what they say in the subtitles.

Notice that what's your job? = What do you do?

3 dic. 2014

WHAT DO YOU DO? JOBS

With this video you can practise vocabulary related to jobs. How many of them do you already know?




And now, why don't you try these exercises to practise your vocabulary?

Exercise 1 (Crossword)
Exercise 2 (another crossword with definitions)
Exercise 3 (Crossword, complete the word)
Exercise 4 (Wordsearch)
Exercise 5 (What's the job?)
Exercise 6 (Hangman) (el juego del ahorcado)
Exercise 7 (match the pictures with the jobs)

1 dic. 2014

DOUBLE LIFE

Listen to the interview. Read the text while you are listening. Then record yourself and compare your recording with the original. This will improve your reading, writing, listening and speaking skills!!


1 What do you do?
I’m an artist. I draw and paint pictures for magazines, books, CD covers – all kinds of things.

 
2 Where do you work?
I work at home. I have a room just for working in.

 
3 How many hours do you work?
I normally work about eight hours a day, from 9.30 to 5.30. Sometimes I work again in the evenings or at weekends, when I’m in a hurry to finish a picture.

 
4 Do you earn a lot of money?
It depends. I earn from about £250 to £3,000 for a picture. Sometimes I have a lot of work but sometimes I don’t. That’s a problem. And I don’t have paid holidays.

 
5 Do you like your job? Why?
Yes. I love it, because every day is different, and I like using my imagination.



6 What don’t you like about your job?
It’s stressful when I need to work fast and the ideas don’t come. And sometimes it’s lonely when you don’t work with other people.

 
7 How do you relax after work?
I play the bass in a band called International Airport. We play at weekends in pubs and clubs.

26 nov. 2014

TEST UNIT 1

We have already finished UNIT 1, now it's time to check how much you know and how much you remember. Click on the link below to take the test. Don't use your coursebook or notebook or dictionary, and don't forget you need a password. Ask your teacher for it.


THANKSGIVING DAY

Thanksgiving is a harvest festival and family holiday.
People in the USA celebrate Thanksgiving every year.
Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November in the USA.
This year, Thanksgiving is on November 27th.

ABOUT THANKSGIVING

Thanksgiving is a big family celebration.
People travel from all over the USA to be with their family for the holiday.
Roads and airports get very busy over Thanksgiving weekend.
Many big cities hold parades and other special events.


THE THANKSGIVING DINNER

Thanksgiving was originally a Christian religious festival.
Christian families often say a prayer (called grace) before eating their Thanksgiving dinner.
Many non-Christians also enjoy celebrating Thanksgiving.
Traditional Thanksgiving food include turkey with stuffing and cranberry sauce, sweetcorn and sweet potatoes. A sweet dessert called pumpkin pie is also eaten.

You can try this wordsearch to learn vocabulary and for some fun too, CLICK HERE

25 nov. 2014

PRESENT SIMPLE (+) (-) (?)

How do we form a sentence in the present simple? When do we use it? Watch the video and do the activities below.


exercise 1  Complete the sentence with one word.
exercise 2
Click on the words in the right order.
exercise 3
exercise 4

exercise 5
Is there a mistake in the sentence?
exercise 6
Choose the correct answer.
exercise 7
Word order in questions.
exercise 8 Put the words in the correct order.

15 nov. 2014

TYPICALLY BRITISH?

Four foreigners in Britain talk about the people and the country...

Listen to what they say. Read the text while you are listening. Then record yourself and compare your recording with the original. This will improve your reading, writing, listening and speaking skills!!
 
Nicolae from Romania works in a pub in Manchester


‘British people like children but not in restaurants or pubs. In my pub we have a rule: ‘No children under 12’. People in Britain drink a lot of coffee – cappuccino and espresso are really popular. They drink a lot of beer too – men and women.’


Alexandra from Russia is a student at Bristol university


‘This is not a good country for smokers! Many coffee bars and restaurants are ‘no smoking’. I live with three British students and they don’t smoke. When I want a cigarette I go into the garden.’


Carlos is a tourist from Spain


‘People read the newspaper everywhere – on the train, on the bus, at the bus stop. And the newspapers are really big! Cars stop in Britain when you stand on the zebra crossing – it’s incredible! Cars don’t stop for you in Madrid.’


Marília from Brazil works as an ‘au pair’ in Cambridge


‘I think my British family is typical. The woman doesn’t cook – she just puts a pizza in the microwave. But she watches cooking programmes on TV every day! The man cooks at the weekend – he makes fantastic Indian curries. Their child has a terrible diet. She eats ‘fish fingers’ and chips and she goes to Burger King every week.’

12 nov. 2014

100 MOST COMMON WORDS IN ENGLISH

Remember that with a bit of grammar and a lot of vocabulary we can say many things! According to Wikipedia these are the 100 most common words in English in order from 1 to 100. How many of them do you already know?


11 nov. 2014

WH- QUESTION WORDS

We use question words to ask certain types of questions. We refer to them as WH words because they inlcude the letter WH. This is the presentation we saw in class, I hope it helps you remember the question words in English.


5 nov. 2014

WHERE ARE ENGLISH WORDS FROM?

 Read the text while you listen to it.

 

Where are English words from?

From Old English
Many basic English words come from Old English, e.g. England, house, woman, man, child, bird, water. They sometimes have irregular pronunciation.

From Latin
Other English words come from Latin, e.g. family, wine, number, school, educate.

From French
Some English words come from French, e.g. royal, hotel, menu, beef.

From other languages
Today English is an international language. Thousands of English words come from other languages, e.g. siesta (Spanish), judo (Japanese).

New words
Every year hundreds of words come into English from new technology, e.g. Internet, text message, e-mail, modem.

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And now, why don't you read the text and record yourself? Then compare your recording with the original. Go ahead!!!!


4 nov. 2014

CLASSROOM LANGUAGE

Here you have a list of classroom language that can be useful for you to use in class. You can just see it or if you want you can download and print. Remember we are going to use it in class!!!!!

3 nov. 2014

HOW TO FORM THE PLURAL

Are you good at forming the plural of the nouns? In case you need some extra help this is a presentation for you to review how to make singular nouns plural. If you download it to your computer you will see it better.


And this is a video where a teacher shows some of the rules. Very instructive.



Now it's time to practise! Look up the words you don't understand in the dictionary and you will learn more vocabulary.
In these exercises each time you load them you will get new words, do them more than once. Remember, the more times you do the exercises the more words you will learn!
Exercise 1
Exercise 2
Exercise 3
Exercise 4 (Singular or plural?)
And this is a game to practise the plurals. Go fishing with the gnomes. Let's see how many fish you can get!
Game by the BBC

31 oct. 2014

IT'S HALLOWEEN TIME!

Halloween is an ancient tradition celebrated on the night of october 31. The children dress in customes and go door-to-door collecting sweets, fruit, and other things. The cities, towns and villages are decorated and many houses too. But how much do you know about halloween?



30 oct. 2014

USING A/AN, THE

Would you like to practise a bit more the article in English? Why don't you try these exercises?

Exercise 1
Exercise 2
Exercise 3

29 oct. 2014

THIS - THAT - THESE - THOSE

There are 4 demonstratives that, this, these and those. They are used to state the distance from the speaker.

    * "This" is used for singular nouns that are close to the speaker.

    * "That" is used for singular nouns that are far from the speaker.

    * "These" is used for plural nouns that are close to the speaker.

    * "Those" is used for plural nouns that are far from the speaker.

How good are you at using them? You can test yourself now. Take your notebook and a pen or pencil and go ahead!



28 oct. 2014

POSSESSIVE ADJECTIVES

My, your, his, her, its, our and their are the possessive adjectives in English. They are used before a noun to show possession.

Examples:
This is my book
Her name is Jane
He is happy with his family
They like their house very much

This powerpoint will help you understand them.



And now, time to practise. Do the exercises below.
Exercise 1
Exercise 2
Exercise 3

24 oct. 2014

THE ABC

Do you still have problems with the ABCs? Not a problem, here you can sing the song with Sesame Street.



Why don't we put it into practice now? Watch the video and write down the names they say. In the second part of the video you can ckeck your answers. Good luck!!!



In case you still want one more exercise:
exercise 1

HOW OLD ARE YOU?

To say how old you are you have to use verb TO BE!
The question is How old are you?
Possible answers:
- I'm 24 years old
- I'm 24
- 24
Wrong answers:
- I have 24
- I have 24 years
- I'm 24 years

Now watch the video and listen to the people. The second part of the video is the same but with subtitles.

23 oct. 2014

WRITING NUMBERS

You know the numbers but, are you good at writing them? You can practise by typing in the box the numbers Fernando shows you. Good luck!!

WRITING NUMBERS

22 oct. 2014

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Time for you to speak!!!! Listen to the audio and at the same time read the sentences. When you feel confident record yourself by pressing the red button. Use your own personal information and copy the entonation. When you have finished you can listen to yourself by clicking on the play button. If you are not satisfied with your recording you can record yourself again as many times as you want. Good luck!!!!



1. What's your name ?
My name is Jenny.
2. Where do you come from?
I come from China.
3. Where do you live?
I live in Parramatta.
4. What's your address?
My address is 54 Pine Street, Annandale.
5. What's your telephone number?
My telephone number is 9723 4444.
6. How old are you?
I'm 28 years old.
7. What's your nationality?
I'm Indonesian.
8. Are you married?
No, I'm not. I'm single.
9. Have you got any children?
Yes, I have.
10. What's your occupation?
I'm a doctor.



17 oct. 2014

NUMBERS

Review the numbers with these videos.

Numbers 1-30




Numbers 1-100





In this exercise you can practise your listening.
Good luck!

13 oct. 2014

VERB TO BE (present)


And now, would you like to practise verb to be in the present? If the answer is 'YES!' these are some pages where you can do it.
exercise 1 (only verb to be)
exercise 2 (the basics)
exercise 3 (introducing yourselves)
exercise 4 (make it negative)

10 oct. 2014

COUNTRIES, LANGUAGES AND NATIONALITIES

Remember the saying 'Practice makes perfect', so listen to talkingpeople.net talk about countries, languages and nationalities. This is really good practice!

Listen to the audio. You can downlod it from here




You can read and/or download the script from here

 

8 oct. 2014

COUNTRIES AND NATIONALITIES

These are the countries we learned in class. How many of them do you remember?



And this is a video where you can listen and learn a lot more, though it's an old video and nowadays some of the countries have changed their names, but it's worth watching.



Here you can practise hangman!
And this is a crossword
Enjoy!

6 oct. 2014

DAYS OF THE WEEK

Why don't you watch this video to review the days of the week?



And now, why don't you do these exercises? it's good practice!
exercise 1 (what's the correct spelling?)
exercise 2 (put the days in the correct order and give Tom one of his bed bits each time you are right, then another exercise will show).
exercise 3 (this time you have to put the letters in order to get the correct day of the week)
exercise 4 (here you can play hangman, it might not work with firefox, sorry)

16 abr. 2014

WHAT ARE YOU WEARING?

Let's pratise clothes and accessories with this book. Also you can revise the present simple and continuous. Good practice!! Click here to open it in a bigger window.

9 abr. 2014

THERE IS / ARE

There is/There are  is a common phrase in English, it is used to indicate that something "exists" or is in a certain location. The main subject follows the verb when there is/are is used.

         There is an apple on the desk
         There are two cats on the car.

There is is used for singular or non countable nouns.
There are is used for plural nouns.

Since the main verb is the verb to be when we have to use a negative sentence we just add NOT to the verb
          There isn't a lamp behind the sofa.
          There aren't any chairs in the room.

and when the sentence is a question we just swap places
           Is there a restaurant near here?
           Are there any parks?

Time to practise!!!

Exercise 1
Exercise 2
Exercise 3
Exercise 4
Exercise 5
Exercise 6
Exercise 7

8 abr. 2014

WHAT IS THERE IN A HOUSE?

What is your house like? What is there in a house? Let's pratise it with this book. Click here to open it in a bigger window.

19 ene. 2014

BANG ON TIME!

This is a game, you have to read the time in words and then stop the clock when the hands are in the matching position. You have ten turns. Will you score high? Good luck!