Friday, 27 February 2009

First year - 26th February 2009 (1C)


Summary of the class:

- Page 49. Writing. Describing a friend.

- Use of English (test)

- Page 51. Listening review file 4.

- Speaking practice. Physical descriptions.

- Page 52. Listening. Mount Rushmore and four American presidents

- Page 52. Grammar. Was / Were


Homework:

- Page 49. Write a description

- Page 50-51. Revise and check.

Fourth year - Thursday 26th February 2009




Summary of the class:

- Use of English (test)

- Page 136. Correct vocabulary on houses and decoration.

- Page 65. Listening. Two rooms

- Page 65. Speaking practice. Decoration and furniture.

- Page 67. Prepositions of place and movement


Homework.

- Page 66. Countability and plural nouns

Thursday, 26 February 2009

First year - Wednesday 25 February 2009 (1C-2)


Summary of the class:


-Use of English (test)

- Listening practice

- Page 43. Speaking and vocabulary. Do you like...?

- Page 43. Pronunciation /ŋ/


- Page 44. Grammar. Object pronouns.



Homework: Page 45. Read the text. Love films

Wednesday, 25 February 2009

First year - Tuesday 24 February 2009 (1C)

Summary of the class:

- Speaking practice. What do you think of...?

- Page 47. Song: Unchained Melody







Click here to read the song lyrics.

- Page 48. Vocabulary: Clothes

- Page 48. Video: Buying clothes

- Page 48. Social English

- Page 49. Writing: describing a friend

4th year - Tuesday 24th February 2009

Summary of the class:

- Song: That Don't Impress Me Much






Click here to read the lyrics.

- Page 64. Speaking practice. Furniture and decoration

- Page 64. Quiz: Houses

- Speaking practice: wish

- Page 64. Pronunciation: /ǝ/

- Page 65. Description of two rooms


Homework: Page 136: vocabulary on houses and decoration
IMPORTANT NOTICE:
-Some exams dates have been changed. Check the changes in 4th year dates

Friday, 20 February 2009

First year - Thursday 19 February 2009


Summary of the class:


- Speaking practice: likes and dislikes




- Reading exercise

- Page 45. Pronunciation: /i/ /i:/

- Speaking practice: object pronouns


- Page 46. Music: listening to different kinds of music



- Page 46. Music: do the quiz




- Page 47. Grammar: possessive pronouns

4th year - Thursday 19th February 2009



Summary of the class:

- Correction of exercises ("good, bad, thing"; Vocabulary on men and women; wish)

- Page 62. Listening and speaking practice: wish

- Speaking practice. Men and women: humour

- Page 63. Listening: Should women tenis players be paid the same as men?


Homework:

- Page 63. Write an email: "Men should do 50% of the housework"

Thursday, 19 February 2009

4th year - Listening: Men and Women

Listen to Katia talking about being a woman.



Complete the following table:

Difficulties: 1. ..................................................
2. .................................................

Good things: 1. ..............................................
2. .............................................

Favourite thing about being a woman: ..............................................................



Listen to Paul talking about being a man and complete the table:



Difficulties: 1. ................................................................
2. ...............................................................

Good things: 1. .............................................................
2. ..........................................................


Click here to see the solutions to the exercise

First year - Wednesday 18th February 2009


Summary of the class:

- Reading exercise


- Page 41. Grammar and listening: can / can't. Three uses


- Page 42. Shopping. Do you like shopping? What do you like buying?


- Page 42. Listening. Shopping. Match the pictures


- Page 42. Grammar: like / love / hate + -ing


- Page 43. Reading. Shopping: Men and Women Are Different


Homework:

- Page 129. Exercises. 4B, a, b

Wednesday, 18 February 2009

First year - Tuesday 17th February 2009 (1C)




Summary of the class:


- Page 43. Vocabulary and speaking. Do you like...? What's your favourite activity?



- Page 43. Pronunciation. Velar nasal and sentence stress


- Speaking practice. What kind of films do you like?




- Page 44. Grammar: object pronouns. Reading a text on the film "Ghost"


- Page 44. Speaking practice. Likes and dislikes. Actors, actresses, TV programmes and pop groups



- Page 45. Reading: romantic films.

4th year - Tuesday 17 February 2009




Summary of the class:



- Correct mistakes of sentences taken from the writing exercises.



- Page 58. Grammar: the ... the + comparative






-Page 58: Review of the definite article


- Speaking practice: Gender roles


- Page 59. Speaking practice: The male and female brain.


- Page 62. Grammar: wish. Men and women



Homework:


- Copy: exercises on "bad, good, thing"


- Page 58. The... the + comparatives. Blue box (exercise c)



- Page 135: Vocabulary on men and women


- Page 60: Reading

- Page 62. Wish: Blue box

Test dates - 4th year


This is the calendar for the following tests:


- Use of English (grammar and vocabulary): 26th February


- Writing: 5th March


- Listening: 12th March


- Reading (The Talented Mr. Ripley): 19th March

Tuesday, 17 February 2009

Test dates - 1C-2


This is the calendar for the following tests:


- Reading: 19 February


- Use of English (grammar and vocabulary): 26 February


- Listening: 5 March


- Writing: 12 March

Test dates - 1C


This is the calendar for the following tests:


- Reading: 19th February


- Use of English (grammar and vocabulary): 26 February


- Listening: 5 March


- Writing: 12 March

First year - Monday 16 February 2009 (1C-2)



Summary of the class:


- Page 40. Grammar: can / can't. I can play the guitar. I can dance. I can't sing.




- Oral practice: can / can't



- Pronunciation: can / can't



- Page 149. Vocabulary: verb phrases




- Page 40. Speaking practice: are you physical, creative or practical?

Thursday, 12 February 2009

First year (1C) - Thursday 12th February 2009

Summary of the class:

- Speaking practise: can / can't.

- Page 41. Listening and grammar: can / can't

-Page 42. Speaking. Do you like shopping? What do you like buying?

- Page 42. Listening: shopping

-Page 42. Grammar. Like + -ing



- page 42. Reading. Shopping: men and women

Fourth year - Thursday 12th February 2009


Summary of the class:


- Writing exercise


- Pages 55 - 56: Correct exercises on adjectives.


- Speaking practice: Guess the drawing.


- Page 58. Speaking practice. Topics


Homework.


-Pages 56-57. Reading text. Do the exercises

First year - Wednesday 11th February 2009



Summary of the class:

- Page 35: Listening: Times we love. Listen and write down the reasons.

- Page 35: Speaking practice. Times we love. Answer the same questions as Cristina and Udom.

- Page 36: Practical English. Vocabulary: coffee and snacks. How to buy a coffee.

- Page 37: Writing. A magazine article: My favourite day. Connectors.

- Page 39. Listening: review file 3


Homework:

- Page 37. Write a similar article about the same topic: My favourite day.

- Pages 38-39: Review exercises.

-Page 149. Vocabulary: More verb phrases.

Wednesday, 11 February 2009

4th year - listening



Listen to six people talking about the clothes they are wearing. Match the speakers with the garments below. Complete the following exercise. One item for each speaker.

Speaker 1 ...................
Speaker 2 ..................
Speaker 3 ..................
Speaker 4 ..................
Speaker 5 ..................
Speaker 6 ..................

Items: Baseball shirt / black clothes / T-shirt / dirty clothes / basketball shirt / red sweater / casual clothes / soccer shirt / black jeans / casual clothes


Click here to read the solutions and the script

First year - Tuesday 10th February 2009 (1C)



Summary of the class:



- Page 39: Listening. Review file 3


- Page 40: listening and grammar. Can and can´t. What can these three young people do?


- Page 40: Pronunciation. Sentence stress and pronunciation of 'can' and 'can't'.


- Page 149: Verb phrases


- Page 41: Speaking practice. Do the questionnaire. Are you physical, creative or practical?


- Page 41: Listening: can and can't.

4th year - 10th February 2009


Summary of the class:



- Page 134: correct voculary exercises on clothes and fashion.



- Speaking practice: Describing clothes and accesories.




- Page 54: speaking practice: you and your clothes




- Page 55: Pronunciation /s/, /z/ and /ʃ/ and rules of spelling.




Homework:


- Writing: choose a picture of somebody from the internet or a magazine. Attach it to a piece of paper and write a physical description of the person (features and clothes) on the paper below. Use the expressions you have learned in class. Reference page: 56



- Pages 55 and 56: Adjectives . Complete the exercises

Tuesday, 10 February 2009

First year - Monday 9th February 2009


Summary of the class:


- Page 35, page 126 and page 127: Prepositions of time: in, on, at

- Speaking practice: Dates and times

- Page 108 and 111: Speaking practice: When...?

- Page 35: Reading: Times you love





- Page 35: Listening: Times you love



Homework:

- Pag 127: Exercise 3D, b.

1st year (1C) - Thursday 5th February 2009

Summary of the class:


- Speaking practice: Times and dates.



- Reading and writing exercise


- Page 36: Social English. Mark spills his coffee and spoils Ally's blouse.


- Page 37: Writing: A magazine article: My Favourite Day.


- Page 37: Connectors (and, or, but, because) and sequencers (then, before, after)


Homework:

- Page 37: Write an article for a magazine: my favourite day

4th year - Thursday 5th February 2009



Summary of the class:

- Reading exercise

- Page 50: Correct exercises on "Must", "Can't" and "Might"

We have finished file 3D and start file 4A

- Page 54: Tito Lombardo and Princess Mary Sapieha. Describe pictures in detail.

- Page 54: listening and comprenhension. Fashion


Homework:

- Page 134: Vocabulary on fashion

Thursday, 5 February 2009

First year - Listening: A Survey

Listen to the woman's answers. Complete the chart below:




First name: .................................
Surname: ...................................
Address: ......., ................ Road, Liverpool
Telephone: .............................
Nationality: ..............................
Date of birth: ............................
Marital status: ..........................
Job: ..........................................

Click here to see the correct answers.

1st year (1C-2) - Wednesday 4 February 2009



Summary of the class:




- Reading and writing test

- Page 148: Vocabulary practice: Times and dates


What date is it today?


What's the date?


When is your birthday?


- Speaking practice: ordinal numbers and dates


- Page 34: Festivals in your country. Where is it? When is it?

- Page 34. Pronunciation: months, dates and "th"

Wednesday, 4 February 2009

1st year (1C) - Tuesday 3 February 2009

Summary of the class:



- Review dates





- Page 35: prepositions of time: in, on, at




- Page 35: Reading and listening: Times you love





-Page 35: Speaking practice: Times you love


-Page 36: Vocabulary: Coffee and snacks

-Page 36: Listening: Practical English: Buyin a coffee













Homework:

- Page 38: Revise and check

4th year - Tuesday 3 February 2009

Summary of the class:

- Page 133: Vocabulary on history and politics.


- Page 49. Grammar: Must - Might - Can't.


- Page 52. Listening: Henry VIII and his six wives





- Speaking practice: a political debate.








Homework:

- Page 50. Practice on Must - Might - Can´t


- Page 50-1: Reading: A Rose Without a Thorn



-Page 53: Check your progress



Important: Let me remind you that on Thursday we will have a reading exercise.