Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Fourth year. Listening - Swiss Santa


Click here to listen to a conversation and answer the questions below.



1. When does Santa Claus come to Switzerland?

2. What does Santa Claus bring to the Swiss children?

3. Where does Swiss Santa Claus live?

4. What other characters does Anja mention?

5. Does Santa Claus get into the houses through the chimney?

6. Why is Santa Claus a scary person?

7. Who brings the presents on Christmas Day?

Click here to read the script.

Thursday, 24 December 2009

First year - Telling the time

If you want to practise clock times, click here and do the exercises.

Fourth year. Listening: Christmas trees

Watch the following video about Christmas trees and answer the questions below.



1. How long before Christmas was the report recorded?

2. How many different trees are there in the festival?

3. What should you do before buying a Christmas tree?

4. How can you know a Christmas tree is fresh?

5. What is completely fashionable about Christmas trees?

6. What are the decorations Catherine mentions when she describes a traditional Christmas tree?

7. How are the last two trees decorated?


Click here to check the answers.

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Fourth year: listening practice. Boxing Day


Listen to the following conversation and answer the questions:




1. When is Boxing Day?

2. Who were the boxes for?

3. What was in the boxes?

4. What meat does Nicola eat on Boxing Day?

5. What kind of races does she watch?

Click here to check your answers with the script.

Merry Christmas


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Fourth year - 4ºD - Thursday 17 December 2007


Summary of the class:

- Christmas in Britain. Food, drink and traditions. Click here to read a text about the topic.

- Crossword. Revision of Christmas vocabulary. Click here to see the document.

- Speaking practice. Christmas and holidays. Click here to see the questions.

- Reading and speaking practice. Toys and children. We read a text and answered some general questions. These are the documents: Barbie and Toys

- Listening. Song: All I Want for Christmas Is You. Click here to see the lyrics.

First year - 1ºC - Thursday 17 December 2009


Summary of the class:

- Christmas vocabulary and traditions: Food, drink, decorations...

- Reading: Christmas in Britain. Click here to read the text.

- Song. All I Want For Christmas Is You. Click here to read the lyrics.

Thursday, 17 December 2009

Karaoke songs


Here are the songs we are going to sing at the party next Tuesday. Click here to read the lyrics.







First year - 1ºB - Wednesday 16 December 2009


Summary of the class:

- Christmas vocabulary and traditions: Food, drink, decorations...

- Reading: Christmas in Britain. Click here to read the text.

- Song. All I Want For Christmas Is You. Click here to read the lyrics.



- Practice of the songs we are going to sing at the party on 22 December.

Fourth year - 4ºA - Wednesday 16 December 2009


Summary of the class:

- Christmas in Britain. Food, drink and traditions. Click here to read a text about the topic.

- Crossword. Revision of Christmas vocabulary. Click here to see the document.

- Listening. Song: All I Want for Christmas Is You. Click here to see the lyrics.





- Reading. How to have a truly merry Christmas. Click here to read the text.


- Speaking practice: Questions on Christmas. Click here to read the questions.


- Practice of the Christmas carols we are going to sing at the party on 22 December.


Extra: If you want to read more about the topic, click here. This is another text about Christmas.

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Fourth year - 4ºD - Tuesday 15 December 2009


Summary of the class:

- Page 22. Useful phrases: Listening.

- Page 22. Vocabulary: useful phrases

- Speaking practice: describe your picture to your partner and find the differences.

- Speaking practice: board game. Answer and ask questions.


Note: I'll attach the documents this weekend. Sorry for the delay.

First year - 1ºC - Tuesday 15 December 2009


Summary of the class:

- Page 30. Reading: How stressed

- Page 108 and 111. Speaking practice: Answer and ask questions about Louisa's routine

- Page3 31. Listening: Simon and his stressed life

- Page 31. Speaking: Tell your partner about your routine

- Page 31. Pronunciation of the letter "o"

First year - 1ºB - Monday 13 December 2009


Summary of the class:

- Speaking practice: how to tell the time. Click here to practise.

- Page 30. Listening: Vicky's routine. Write the times you hear

- Pages 30 and 147. Vocabulary: routine. Click here to practise the different verbs for routine

- Page 30. Reading: How stressed!

Fourth year (4ºA) - Monday 13 December 2009


Summary of the class:

- Speaking practice: Barbie

- Speaking practice: Toys and violence

- Speaking practice: Board game. Answer and ask questions




Note: I'll attach the material to this post this weekend.

Saturday, 12 December 2009

Food Collection

Do you remember that I told you that the school is collecting food for a charity? I would like to remind you to bring something this coming week. It is for a good cause.


¿Os acordáis que dentro de la campaña de navidad había una recolecta de comida? Os recuerdo que podéis traer algo para ayudar esta semana. Es por una buena causa.

Saturday, 5 December 2009

First year: Oral tests


Let me remind you what you need to know for the oral tests next week:

- Personal details: name, surname, age, telephone number, nationalities, address, email address, marital status, job


- Questions about personal details:

What's your name?
What's your surname/family name?
How old are you?
What's your phone number?
Where are you from?
What's your address?
What's your email address?
Are you married?
Are you single?
What do you do?
What's your job?


- Express those details in the 3rd person singular.

- Asking for a drink

- Talk about activities using the simple present. Remember to use -s in the 3rd person singular

- Ask about somebody's activities:

Where do you live?
Do you have a car?
What languages do you speak?
Do you smoke?
What music do you like?
What TV programmes do you like/watch?
What food do you like?
What sports do you play?

- Talk about your job

- Talk about your family. Remember to use possessive 's

- Check in at a hotel.

Fourth year - 4ºD - Thursday 3 December 2009


Summary of the class:

- Correct the mistakes in the sentences.

- Page 21. Speaking practice: anecdote. Talk about the time when you stayed at somebody's home.

- Speaking and vocabulary: Furniture. Click here to see the copies on the specific vocabulary.

- Speaking. Describe the room which has been decorated by two different people: a man and a woman. Click here to see the pictures.

- Listening practice: Listen to Charles and Lucy talking about the decoration in the room. What do they like or dislike about the other's style?

- Speaking practice. Do you agree with Lucy's opinion about men? Do you think men are hopeless at decoration? Do you think women have better taste than men?

First year - 1ºC - Thursday 3 December 2009


Summary of the class:

- Speaking practice: Telling the time. Click here to watch a video about how to tell the time in English

- Pages 108/111: Speaking practice. What's the time?

- Page 30. Listening practice: Times. Listen to Vicky and note down the different times you hear.

-Pages 30/147. Vocabulary: Daily routine. Click here to practice the pronunciation.

- Song. Pretty Woman. Click here to read the lyrics.




Homework:

Write a text about your daily routine. Try to use different times. Remember to use the preposition "at" for times.

Thursday, 3 December 2009

First year: Practice. Appearance

Watch the video and practice descriptions.


First year - 1ºB - Wednesday 2 December 2009


Summary of the class:

- Listening practice: We listened to the exercise for the test again.

- Descriptions. Click here to read the document we worked in class with.

- Speaking practice. The usual suspects. Describe and identify the people on the paper. Click here to see the document.

- Page 29. Adjectives: feelings.

- Speaking practice. Describe the pictures and find out whether your pictures and your partner's are the same or different. Click here to see the document.


Homework:

Write a letter in which you include a description of yourself or of another person. OR write descriptions of people. Use photos from a magazine.

Note:

We're having the oral test/exercise next Wednesday. Remember that we will be in room 9 where we will see a film.


Los examenes orales tendrán lugar el próximo miércoles. Recordad que estaremos en el aula 9 donde veremos una película.

Fourth year - 4ºA - Wednesday 2 December 2009


Summary of the class:

- Page 22. Useful phrases. Listening.

- Page 22. Speaking practice. Draw a plan of your home and describe it to your partner.

- Speaking practice: Describe the rooms. Click here to see the rooms.

- Listening practice: Listen to Charles and Lucy talking about the way they have described the same room. Explain what they like and dislike.

- Listening practice: Listen to a designer. What should Charles and Lucy have done to make their room look better?

Click here to read both scripts and click here to see the exercises we have been working with.

- Speaking practice: Men / Women and taste

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Fourth year - 4ºD - Tuesday 1 December 2009


Summary of the class:

- Tim Bowley's stories. I hope you enjoyed them.

- Page 21. Listening: Nora and her experience in England.

- Vocabulary: structures with prepositions

- Song: Hey there Delilah! Listen to the song and correct the mistakes. Click here for the document we worked with in class and click here for the correct lyrics.

First year - 1ºC - Tuesday 1 December 2009


Summary of the class:

- Speaking practice. Usual suspects: descriptions. Click here to see the document.

- Page 29. Vocabulary: feelings.

- Listening test.

- Tim Bowley's stories. I hope you enjoyed them.

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

First year - 1ºB - Monday 30 November 2009


Summary of the class:

- Correct exercises: dialogue in a hotel and grammar exercises: page 129

- Listening test

- Speaking practice: revision of adjectives and possessive 's

- Page 29. Listening practice: Copy the sentences you hear and then practice their pronunciation.

- Page 29. Guess who?

Fourth year - 4ºA - Monday 30 November 2009


Summary of the class:

- Page 21. Listening: Nora and her experience in England. Grammar: verb + preposition.

- Page 21. Speaking practice: Tell your partner about a time where you stayed at somebody's place.

- Song: Hey there Delilah! Listen to the song and correct the lyrics. Click here to read the copy and click here to read the correct lyrics.



- Speaking and vocabulary: Houses and furniture.



Additional material:

Click here to read the copies of exercises on vocabulary of houses and furniture.

Sunday, 29 November 2009

First year - Listening: What's your favourite colour?

Watch the video below and find out what the people's colour is.




Note: The spelling of "colour" in American English is "color". Words ending in "our" in British English are written with "or" in American English.

Fijaros que la ortografía de la palabra "colour" en inglés americano es "color". Las palabras que terminan en "our" en inglés británico se escriben con "or" en inglés americano.

B2 - Listening: Black Friday


Click here to watch a video about Black Friday and say whether the statements below are TRUE or FALSE.


1. The day is called Black Friday because many people died in a fire that day many years ago.

2. There were no stampedes to go into the store when shops opened their doors in Springfield.

3. Last year retailers did better than this year.

4. Many people are having it rough this year because of the economic recession.

5. The Daily Hampshire Gazette's campaign aim to get 700,000 dollars this year.


Click here for the answers.

Friday, 27 November 2009

Fourth year - 4ºD - Thursday 26 November 2009


Summary of the class:

- Page 18. Pronunciation: vowel sounds.

- Game: Dominoes with vowel sounds.

- Cockney rhyming slang. Click here to read different slang expressions. Click here to see a video in which three people in the Cockney area mention some expressions in the slang.

- Abbey: Thanksgiving's Day

First year - 1ºC - Thursday 26 November 2009


Summary of the class:

- Speaking practice. Are they different or are they the same? Describe the pictures and find out if your partner's pictures are the same.

- Listening practice.

- Descriptions. Click here to read the sheet I handed out in class. Click here to practise the pronunciation of clothes.

- Page 127. Correct exercises on grammar (3A)

Thursday, 26 November 2009

First year - Colours (Donovan)

Listen to the following song and complete the gaps:




.......... is the colour of my true love's hair,
In the ......., when we rise,
In the ......., when we rise.
That's the time, that's the time,
I love the best.

........'s the colour of the sky,Align Centre
In the ........, when we rise,
In the ........., when we rise.
That's the time, that's the time,
I love the best.

.........'s the colour of the sparkling corn,
In the .........., when we rise,
In the .........., when we rise.
That's the time, that's the time,
I love the best.

Mellow is the feeling that I get,
When I ........... her,
When I ...........her, oh yeah.
That's the time, that's the time,
I love the best.

Freedom is a word I rarely use,
Without thinking, m-hmm,
Without thinking, oh yeah.
Of the time, of the time,
When I've been loved.

Click here
to read the complete lyrics.

First year - 1ºB - Wednesday 25 November 2009


Summary of the class:

- Page 24. Listening: Mark's check-in. Roleplay the dialogue

- Page 24. Social English: Mark and Allie's conversation.

- Brainstorming: USA

- Page 28. Quiz: USA . Grammar: adjectives.... position and form (page 29)

- Page 146. Adjectives: Colours and common adjectives. Click here to practise saying the colours in English.

- Speaking practice: What's this/that? This is...

- Listening practice: Family and work.

- Song: Pretty woman. Listen to the song and click here to read the lyrics.

Fourth year - 4ºA - Wednesday 25 November 2009


Summary of the class:

- Abbey: Thanksgiving's Day

- Page 17. Gerunds and infinitives.

- Listening. Listen to three people talking about three events in their childhood/youth.

- Speaking practice: Living abroad.


Homework:

Page 17. Exercises 3 and 4