27 mar. 2015

TEST UNIT 4

We finished UNIT 4 so 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!!!!


21 mar. 2015

IT'S OR ITS?

Sometimes you confuse it's with its.

It's is a contraction for it is or it has.

Its is a possessive adjective and a possessive pronoun meaning, more or less, of it or belonging to it.

Watch this one minute video to learn their differences!!!

19 mar. 2015

POSSESSIVE PRONOUNS


Remember that pronouns always take the place of the noun and everything that goes with the noun. The possessive pronouns (mine, yours, his, hers, its, ours, theirs) are used instead of the possessive + noun to indicate possession. Let's see some examples:


          That car is my car -----> that car is mine


          This book is Mary's book -----> this book is hers

And, of course, some exercises for you to practise!!!

Exercise 1 Complete the sentences with a possessive pronoun
Exercise 2 Change the sentences so that they have a possessive pronoun. There is an example.
Exercise 3 Complete the sentences with a possessive pronoun
Exercise 4 Choose the correct answer
Exercise 5 Complete the sentences 
Exercise 6 Complete the sentences according to the person in brackets.

18 mar. 2015

17 mar. 2015

SAINT PATRICK'S DAY

Today March 17, is Saint Patrick's Day. It is celebrated by Irish people around the world. But, who was Saint Patrick? How do people celebrate it? What do people do and wear on Saint Patrick's Day? Let's learn about it with this interactive book. Don't worry if you don't understand all the videos in it, but you can learn!

Click here to open it in a bigger window.

16 mar. 2015

OBJECT PRONOUNS

A pronoun is the word that takes the place of the noun. The subject pronouns are the pronouns that are the subject of a sentence (I, you, he, she, it, we, they)

          Mary has a car ------> She has a car
          Peter and I are happy -----> We are happy

The 'Object Pronouns' or complement pronouns are the pronouns used as a complement of the verb or after a preposition (me, you, him, her, it, us, them)

           Peter buys flowers for Lorraine -----> Peter buys flowers for her
           I like those shoes -----> I like them

Don't confuse them with the possessive adjectives. The possessive adjectives are adjectives, so they come before a noun. The pronoun substitutes the noun, so they come alone.

           Possessive adjective: Tom and Bob live with their parents
           Object pronoun: Tom and Bob live with them

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LET'S COMPARE THEM

Now it's time to practise!

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

14 mar. 2015

LIKES AND DISLIKES

To talk about what we like or we don't like we use the verbs love, enjoy, like and hate. After these verbs we can use a noun

          She loves chocolate
          They don't like football
          Does he hate the beach?

But we can also use a verb. When we use a verb it usually takes the form of the gerund, that is, we add -ing to the verb.

          He loves going to the cinema
          She doesn't like dancing
          Do they enjoy playing chess?

Remember that there are some rules to add -ing:

* most of the times we just add -ing directly to the verb
          
          go ---> going                 work ---> working
          study ---> studying        play--->playing

* but when the verb ends in a silent final e preceded by a consonant, we drop the -e and add -ing

         live ---> living                write ---> writing

* when the verb ends in a consonant and it is a strong one syllable verb then we double the final consonant. Also when the verb has two or more syllables but the stress is on the last syllable.

        stop ---> stopping         begin ---> beginning

This video might help you




And of course, nothing better than some practice!!!

exercise 1
exercise 2
exercise 3

9 mar. 2015

TEST UNIT 3

We finished UNIT 3, 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!!!!


6 mar. 2015

CAN YOU (Pronunciation)

This is a video to help you pronounce 'can you ...?'



And now, why don't you try to record yourself and compare with the original? Come on, don't be shy!!!!!

5 mar. 2015

PRONUNCIATION OF CAN AND CAN'T

Pay attention to the way she pronounces can and can't. Don't worry if you don't understand all what she says, just listen to her to get the pronunciation.


4 mar. 2015

CAN / CAN'T


The verb can is used to express ability to do something and to ask for permission.
             I can sing quite well
             Can we go out on Saturday?

The verb can is special. It doesn't add the '-s' in the third person singular
            She can dance very well 
            *NOT She cans dance very well

It is always followed by another verb in the plain infinitive, that is, in the infinitive without 'to' .
            They can play tennis
            *NOT they can to play tennis

To make the negative we add not to the verb and to make questions we just swap places between subject and verb.

            We can't go out tonight
            Can you play the guitar?

Note that in the negative it is either can't or cannot but NOT can not.

Watch the video and sing with the busy beavers. Remember that songs are good practice to learn. Pay attention to the pronunciation!!






And now time to practise!!!!

Exercise 1
Exercise 2
Exercise 3
Exercise 4
Exercise 5
Exercise 6
Exercise 7
Exercise 8