22 ene. 2015

EXAM

This is only a kind reminder:

GROUP BASIC 1 B (Mondays and Wednesdays)

23 and 28 January - Speaking
26 January - Reading, Listening and Writing


GROUP BASIC 1 D (Tuesdays and Thursdays)

27 January - Reading, Listening and Writing
29 and 30 January - Speaking

ADVERBS OF FREQUENCY

We not always say just what we do but we also say how often we do things and that's when we use 'adverbs of frequency'. The most used frequency adverbs are always, usually, often, sometimes, hardly ever (or seldom) and never.

Example: I usually go to the cinema

Remember that they are placed immediately before the verb:

Example: She often plays tennis.

But they come after the verb to be:

Example: They are never happy with the results.

This graphic will help you learn their degree of frequency:

And now you can practise. Good luck!!!!

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

21 ene. 2015

20 ene. 2015

DAILY ROUTINES (Present Simple)

This is a presentation for you to see how we can use the present simple for daily routines, what we usually do every day. More examples and exercises still to come!!!


19 ene. 2015

LORRAINE'S DAY

Professor Parker, a stress expert from the University of London, looks at Lorraine's typical day and tries to help…

Lorraine, a single mother, works as a guide at the National Gallery in London and she lives with her son George, aged 9.



6.30
I get up and I make George’s sandwiches. Then I do some housework. Then I wake up George and make his breakfast. I’m always in a hurry and I don’t have time for breakfast at home.

8.00
We cycle to school because the bus is expensive. Then I cycle six miles to work.

9.00
I have a sandwich for breakfast in the canteen, and then I start work. My first tour is usually at 9.30. I like my job but I don’t earn much money and I stand all day.

5.00
I finish work and I go to pick up George at 5.30. We go shopping.

6.30
I cook dinner and help George with his homework. After dinner I do more housework or answer e-mails. I don’t go out in the evening because a babysitter is very expensive.

9.00
George goes to bed and I read him a story. Then I go to bed – I’m really tired!

Professor Parker’s advice:
Have breakfast with your son. Do all the housework in the evening. Don’t cycle, get the bus. It’s important to see other people. Invite a friend for a drink once a week.
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*6 miles = 9.8 kilometres
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18 ene. 2015

17 ene. 2015

TELLING THE TIME

Knowing how to tell the time is very important. Sometimes we have a meeting, or an appointment, or we want to get on time for that film we want to see or just to get to work .... I hope this presentation helps you learn how to tell the time in English and, of course, the extra exercises will give you extra practice. Enjoy!!!






Exercise 1 (Match the times)
Exercise 2 (Match the clocks with the times)
Exercise 3 (Very interesting exercise to review not only the time but also the numbers!!!, with audio)
Exercise 4 (Choose the correct answer by listening to the sentences)
Exercise 5 (Write the time you hear)

16 ene. 2015

COLOURS, OBJECTS AND VERB TO BE

This is a video from MadridTeacher.com to learn not only daily objects and colours but also to review verb to be.

NOTE: colour is the British English spelling while color is the American English spelling.

15 ene. 2015

COLOURS

Do you know the colours? First watch this video.




And now do this listening activity, and go to the comments section to check your answers.



13 ene. 2015

ADJECTIVES

An adjective describes how something 'is'. For this reason, we usually use the verb 'to be' when using adjectives. Adjectives are used to describe nouns.
Examples: 
- He is a good doctor. 
- Beautiful trees.
- They are happy.

Be careful!


    * Adjectives don't have a singular and plural form OR a masculine, femine and neuter form.

    * Adjectives are always the same! Never add a final -s to an adjective.

Example: these are difficult books.

NOT!!: difficults books

Rule: Adjectives are placed before the noun.


Example: 
- a wonderful book 
- very interesting people

Be careful!

    * Don't place an adjective after the noun

NOT!!: an apple red

LET'S PUT THEM IN PRACTICE

Exercise 1 (Put the words in the correct order)
Exercise 2 (A crossword)
Exercise 3 (Choose the correct answer)
Exercise 4 (Put the words in the correct order)
Exercise 5 (Choose the correct answer)
Exercise 6 (Crossword, opposites)
Exercise 7 (Wordsearch, colours)
Exercise 8 (Which picture best describes the adjective given? two exercises)
Exercise 9 (Match the adjective and the correct picture)

11 ene. 2015

CEILIDG

Remember this week the school is hosting a CEILIDG on

THURSDAY 15

From these videos you can get an idea of what it is like. Come on, be brave and participate, it's fun!