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