Saturday, 31 October 2009

Fourth year - Listening: Halloween and its history

Watch the following video and answer the questions below:




1. What does Samhaim mean?

2. What did the druids try to foretell?

3. Why did the Celts light bonfires and disguise themselves?

4. What did Pope Gregory III establish? Why?

5. What event brought the Irish to America in the mid 19th century?

6. What did the traditional celtic bonfires and demonic disguises turn into in America?

7. What are the origins of trick-or-treating?


Click here to see the answers to the questions.

Friday, 30 October 2009

First year - More about Halloween

Watch this video about Halloween and learn a few more things about this festivity.

Fourth year - 4ºD - Thursday 29 October 2009


Summary of the class:

- Reading: the history of customs of Halloween. Click here to read the text.

- Game: Idioms and definitions. Match the idioms and the definitions. Click on the following links to read the documents: idioms and definitions.

- Abbey: Presention. We listened to Abbey's presentation about her and her country.

First year - 1ºC - 29 October 2009


Summary of the class:

- Revision of vowel sounds.

- Page 17. Consonant sounds /v, d, s, z, l, w/ and pronunciation of 3rd person singular -s

- Page 18. Reading e-mails. Natasha and Darren

- Page 18. Grammar and listening: Present simple ?

- Speaking practice: questions and short answers in present simple.

- Halloween: vocabulary. Click here to practise the pronunciation of words related to this festivity.

- Halloween: Crossword. Click here to see the crossword puzzle on Halloween.

- Page 19. Listening: Natasha and Darren... a successful or a disastrous date?


Homework:

- Page 125: Exercises a and b (2B)

Thursday, 29 October 2009

First year - 1ºB - Wednesday 28 October 2009


Summary of the class:

- Page 25. Correct exercise b (2A)


- Listening practice.


- Revision of present tense: Simon and Steve. Find out the differences and the things they have in common.


- Writing and speaking: A typical Spanish family


- Halloween: vocabulary. Click here to see the words and practise the pronunciation.
- Halloween. Complete the crossword. Click here to see the crossword.


- Revision: vowel sounds

Fourth year - 4ºA - Wednesday 28 October 2007




Summary of the class:

- Abbey's presentation: Houston, American lifestyle and festivities, socializing


- Halloween: Idioms. Click in the following links to see the idioms and their definitions: idioms and definitions



Homework:


- Reading: read the text about the history of Halloween. Click here to see the text.

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Fourth year - 4ºD - Tuesday 27 October 2009


Summary of the class:

- Page 13. Writing: an informal letter.

- Page 11. Grammar: Indirect questions

- Vocabulary: revision of unit 1

- Speaking: birth order. Click here to see the copy and read the questions.


Homework:

- Writing: write an informal letter to an imaginary pen friend and tell him/her about yourself.

First year - 1ºC - Tuesday 27 October 2009


Summary of the class:

- Listening practice: revision file 1

- Revision of verb phrases and present simple (+) (-)

- Page 125: Correct exercise b (2A)

- Page 17. Writing and speaking. A typically Spanish family. Vocabulary: TV programmes, things to read.

- Speaking practice: Steve and Simon.

- Pronunciation: vowel sounds (revision)


Remember: Tuesday 3 November: listening test

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

First year - listening practice

Watch the video and complete the details:





SURNAME: ....................................

FIRST NAME: .................................

ADDRESS: ....................................

PHONE NUMBER: ...............................

E-MAIL: ................... mailme.com


Click here to see the answers.

First year - 1ºB - Monday 26 October 2009


Summary of the class:

- Page 13. Writing: completing a form.

- Page 15. Listening practice.

- Brainstorming: typically British

- Pages 16 and 143: Verb phrases.

- Page 16. Reading: Typically British.

- Grammar. Simple present (+) and (-). Pages 124 and 125


Homework:
- Writing: write a composition about yourself.

- Pages 14 and 15. Revision exercises
- Page 125. Exercise b (2A)

Fourth year - 4ºA - Monday 26 October 2009


Summary of the class:

-Page 12. Listening. Useful sentences

- Page 13. Writing: an informal letter.

- Revision: vocabulary

- Speaking: birth order and family. Click here to read the document and the questions.


Homework:

- Writing: write an informal letter to a penfriend, telling him/her about yourself.

Sunday, 25 October 2009

First year - Listening practice


Watch the following video and answer the questions:






Questions:

1.Mia

How old is Mia?

Where is she from?

2.Toby

How old is Toby?

Where is he from?

3. Amy

How old is Amy?

Where is she from?


Click here to see the answers to the questions.

Saturday, 24 October 2009

Fourth year. Listening: Robots in Japan


Click here to watch a video and say whether the following statements are TRUE or FALSE.


1. The first robot we see acts as a mannequin in a shop window

2. The robot moves in an mechanic way, repeating the same poses over and over again.

3. Hotel rooms in Tokyo are cleaned by robots.

4. Religion is closely linked to the Japanese vision of robots because they believe inanimate objects have a soul.

5. There are robots which could evolve in self-drive cars which can communicate with each other.

6. Home robots are easy to build and inexpensive.

7. You can find a few robot shops in a couple of big cities in Japan.

8. The shop assistant wishes she could build a robot with a heart one day.


Click here to see the correct answers.

Friday, 23 October 2009

Fourth year - 4ºD - Thursday 22 October 2009


Summary of the class:

- Reading. How the English dress. Click here to read the text and see the exercises.

- Speaking practice: nationalities and dressing.

- Page 133. Correct exercises (unit 1)

- Page 11. Vocabulary: idioms on clothes

- Page 12. Listening and useful sentences

First year - 1ºC - Thursday 22 October 2009


Summary of the class:

- Page 123. Correct exercises (1D)

- Page 13. Writing.

- Page 15. Listening practice.

- Brainstorming: Typically British

- Page 16. Speaking practice: verb phrases

- Page 143. Vocabulary: verb phrases.

- Pages 17, 124, 125: Present Simple (+ and -)


Homework:

- Write a text about yourself following the model on page 13.

- Pages 14 and 15. Do the exercises.

- Page 125. Exercise 2 (2A)

Thursday, 22 October 2009

First year - 1ºB - Wednesday 21 October 2009


Summary of the class:



- Page 123. Correct exercises (1D)


- Revision of vocabulary and demonstratives


- Page 11. Classroom language


- Page 10. Pronunciation: vowel sounds



- Page 12. Vocabulary: drinks


- Page 12. Listening: asking for a drink


- Page 12. Social English

Fourth year - 4ºA - 21 October 2009



Summary of the class:


- Speaking practice: Looks and nationalities.



- Reading: How the English dress. Click here to read the text and the exercises.


- Speaking practice: Your nationality and looks


- Page 11: Idioms and clothes


- Page 11. Grammar: indirect questions




Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Fourth year - 4ºD - Tuesday 20th October 2009


Summary of the class:

- Page 5. Grammar: verb tenses. Click here to read a summary of the uses of verb tenses.

- Vocabulary: clothes. Click here to read the copy about vocabulary on clothes.

- Page 10: Speaking practice: appearance and men

- Page 10. Listening. Listen to four men talking about how image-conscious they are.

- Speaking practice: Descriptions. Describe the characters to your partner and find the twelve differences.

- Speaking: appearance and nationalities. Do you think the way somebody dresses reflects their nationality? What do you think of the way the English dress?

Homework:

- Page 133. Exercises on grammar (unit 1)

First year - 1ºC - Tuesday 20th October 2009


Summary of the class:

- Revision: Vocabulary (classroom and common objects)

- Pages 11 and 122: Demonstratives (this, these, that, those)

- Page 11: Classroom language

- Song: Eternal Flame. Listen to the song and click here to read the lyrics.


- Page 10. Pronunciation: vowel sounds

- Page 12. Vocabulary: drinks and snacks

- Page 12. Listening. Asking for a drink

- Page 12. Social English


Homework: Do the exercises on page 123 (1D) and the ones in the copy. Click here to see the document.

Monday, 19 October 2009

First year - 1ºB - Monday 19 October 2009


Summary of the class:

- Page 9. Pronunciation: vowel sounds.

- Pages 10 and 142. Vocabulary: Classroom and common objects.

- Page 11: Grammar: a /an / plurals and demonstratives (this - that - these - those). Click here to see the exercises on plural forms.

- Song: Eternal flame. Listen to the song here. Click here to read the lyrics.





Homework: Grammar: Demonstratives and possessive adjectives. Click here to see the document.

Fourth year - 4ºA - Monday 19 October 2009


Summary of the class:

- Page 7. Speaking practce: anectode: tell about a person that is/has been important in your life.

- Workbook: unit 1. Writing: a biography

- Page 233. Grammar exercises (unit 1). Click here to see the document about the tenses I handed out in class.

- Vocabulary: clothes and appearance. Click here to see the vocabulary document we worked on in class.

- Page 10. Speaking practice: appearance

- Page 10. Listening: men and appearance

- Speaking practice: descriptions. Describe the people on your paper and discover the differences with the characters your partner has.


Homework: Write a biography about a musician, an actor...

Friday, 16 October 2009

Fourth year - 4ºD - Thursday 15 October 2009


Summary of the class:

- Page 8. Vocabulary: preffix re-

- Workbook. A biography

- Page 7. Speaking practice: an anecdote. Talk to your partner about a person who has made a good impression on you.


Homework: Write a biography of an actor/actress/musician...


I hope you enjoyed Rob Marr's concert. Personally, I think he was very good.

First year - 1ºC - Thursday 15 October 2009


Summary of the class:

- Revision: vocabulary (classroom and common objects)

- Page 10. Grammar: indefinite article (a / an) and plurals.

- Grammar: regular and irregular plurals. Click here to see the document.


I hope you enjoyed Rob Marr's concert. Even though your knowledge of English is still quite poor, any contact with the English language is a good opportunity.

Espero que pasarais un buen rato en el concierto de Rob Marr. Aunque vuestro conocimiento de inglés es todavía un poco limitado, cualquier contacto con el idioma es una buena oportunidad.

Thursday, 15 October 2009

First year - Revision verb to be

Hi! Here I leave a couple of videos for you to practise the verb "to be" and its pronunciation.

Os dejo aquí un par de videos para que practiquéis el verbo "to be" y su pronunciación.






Books to read




Here I leave you the list of books that we are going to read this year.




First year (1ºB and 1ºC):

- Mystery In London. Helen Brooke. Oxford University Press




- Mr Bean. Richard Curtis and Robin Driscoll. Penguin Readers.






Fourth year (4ºA and 4ºD):

- From the Cradle to the Grave. Oxford Bookworms Collection. Oxford University Press.








- The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night Time. Mark Haddon. Definitions.

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

First year - 1ºB - Wednesday 14 October 2009


Summary of the class:

- Revision of possesive adjectives and questions about personal details.

- Page 9. Speaking: actors and actresses

- Page 8. Alphabet and sounds.

- Speaking practice: cards with personal pronouns.

Fourth year - 4ºA - Wednesday 14 October 2009


Summary of the class:

- Page 7. Grammar and pronunciation: Question tags

- Speaking practice: music. Your likes and dislikes about music

- Pages 8/9. Reading and comprehension: Madonna

- Page 8. Vocabulary: preffix re-


Homework:

- Page 133. Exercises 1, 2, and 3 (unit 1)

- Page 7: anecdote