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

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Fourth year - 4ºD - Tuesday 24 November 2009



Summary of the class:

- Writing test

- Juan Manuel's presentation: The lottery and its odds.

- Speaking practice: What would you do if you won the lottery?

First year - 1ºC - Tuesday 24 November 2009


Summary of the class:

- Writing test.

- Speaking practice: adjectives.

- Page 28. Pronunciation: vowel sounds in adjectives

- Page 29. Listening: Write down six sentences you hear on the CD.

- Page 29. Guess who? Who are the two mysterious characters?

- Page 146, part 2. Common adjectives

- Game: Guess who?

Homework: - Page 127. Part 3A. Do the exercises.

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

First year - 1ºB - Monday 23 November 2009


Summary of the class:

- Writing test.

- Page 23. Pronunciation: consonant sounds.

- Page 27. Listening practice

- Page 24. Hotel words.

Fourth year - 4ºA - Monday 23 November 2009


Summary of the class:

- Page 17. Correct exercises on grammar (infinitives and gerunds)

- Writing test

Friday, 20 November 2009

Fourth year - 4ºD - Thursday 19 November 2009


Summary of the class:

- Page 16. Comprehension questions.

- Page 17. Grammar: infinitives and gerunds

- Speaking practice: Parents and teenagers. What annoyed you about your parents the most when you were a teenager?

- Listening: Listen to three people talking about a special event in their lives.

- Page 21. Speaking practice: What are the problems and good things you might come across when you go to live to England or a foreign country


Note:

Remember that we have a writing test next Tuesday. Good luck!!!

First year - 1ºC - Thursday 19 November 2009


Summary of the class:

- Checking in a hotel: dialogue. Order the dialogue. Click here to see the document.

- Page 24. Social English. Mark and Allie. Listen and complete the chart.

- Page 27. Listening practice

- Warming up activity: USA

- Page 28. USA quiz. Complete the questionnaire by using an adjective and a noun from the selected ones.

- Page 29. Grammar: Adjectives. Position and form

- Page 146. Colour adjectives and other common adjectives. Click here to practise the colours.

- Page 29. Adjective race: Write as many combinations of "adjective + noun" as possible.

- Speaking practice. Possessive 's + adjectives


Note: Remember that we have a writing test next Tuesday. Good luck.

Thursday, 19 November 2009

First year - 1ºB - Wednesday 18 November 2009


Summary of the class:

- Revision of possessive 's. Speaking practice.

- Speaking practice. Possessive 's. Card game.

- Page 23. Listening. Sarah's family

- Page 25. Writing: an informal email/letter

- Speaking practice: Robert's family


Homework:

- Write an email/letter about yourself to a penfriend.

Note:

Remember you have a writing exercise on Monday. Good luck.

Fourth year - 4ºA - Wednesday 18 October 2009


Summary of the class:

- Page 18. Pronunciation: vowel sounds

- Pronunciation. Game: vowel dominoes

- Workbook. Writing: formal and informal emails. Page 15

- Informal language. Copy. Vince's bike

- Reading: page 16. Embarrassing parents.

Homework: - Write a formal and an informal email, following the instructions in your workbook. - Page 17, exercises 1 and 2.

Note: Remember that on Monday you have a writing exercise. Make sure to use the structures and vocabulary that you have learnt during the first term.

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Fourth year - 4ºD - Tuesday 17 November 2009


Summary of the class:

- Listening test.

- Workbook: writing. Informal and formal emails

- Pilar's presentation: Greece

- Page 16. Reading: embarrassing parents.


Homework:

- Write two emails, one formal and one informal, following the instructions of the workbook.

- Page 16. Answer the comprehension questions on the text

- Page 17. Exercise 1 and 2. Infinitives and -ing

First year - 1ºC - Tuesday 17 November 2009


Summary of the class:

- Reading test.

- Revision: possessive 's

- Page 23. Consonant sounds.

- Page 25. An informal e-mail / letter.

- Page 24. Vocabury: hotel words.

- Page 24. Listening practice: Checking in

- Dialogue: Read the following dialogue and rearrange it.


Homework:

- Write an informal e-mail / letter about yourself.

- Finish exercise on the dialogue at the hotel. Click here to see the document.

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

First year - 1ºB - Monday 16 November 2009


Summary of the class:

- Reading test

- Revision: What do you do?

- Family: the British royal family. Vocabulary

- Page 145. Vocabulary: the family. Click here to practise the pronunciation.

- Page 23, 124 and 125. Possessive 's

Fourth year - 4ºA - Monday 16 November 2009


Summary of the class:

- Listening test.

- Page 19. Grammar and vocabulary: Adjectives + preposition. Speaking: answer the questions

- Speaking: April Fools' Day

- Page 18. Vowel sounds.

Saturday, 14 November 2009

Excursiones a Gibraltar y Edimburgo


As I informed you last week, there is an excursion to Gibraltar on December 21. Click here to read the information. There is also a trip to Edinburg in May. Click here to read the price and information about it.

Fourth year- Listening: Remembrance Day


Last week we talked about Remembrance Day. Here's a video on Remembrance Sunday to illustrate what I explained to you. Click here to see the video and answer the questions below:

1. What's a cenotaph?

2. When did the Queen first place her tribute for the dead at the cenotaph?

3. At what time does the two-minute silence start?

4. What do poppies and laurel leaves mean?

5. How old is Prince William? What rank does he have?

6. Who is Harry Patch?


Click here to see the answers.

First year - Listening: Jobs

Watch the video and find out what the people in it do for a living. After the first part of the video finishes, you will see the answers.

Averigua en el siguiente video a qué se dedican las personas en el. Tras la primera parte, verás las respuestas en el mismo video.


Fourth year - Listening practice: Meeting the parents

This is a video of a sitcom called: Dharma and Greg. This is a part of the first episode. After knowing each other for just one day, Greg and Dharma get married. Watch the video and answer the questions:




Vocabulary:

- bar mitzvah: A Jewish religious ceremony when a girl is considered to be an adult

- Tums: Trademark... Tablets for heartburn relief

- Fascist: An insult word to refer to someone who has very right-wing opinions.

1. Why does Greg say they're nuts?

2. What does Dharma say happens at 8.00 a.m?

3. How does Dharma answer the phone?

4. Who's calling?

5. where does Dharma say she and Greg are when she's talking on the phone?

6. Why is Dharma's friend hitting a motorbike with a bat?

7. What does Dharma's friend whisper in Greg's ear?

8. Who's Nunzio?

9. Who's the naked woman in Dharma's flat?

10. Why is Dharma's father naked and has an apple?

11. Why does Dharma's mother tell them they should lie to her father about their marriage?

12. What does Dharma tell Greg's parents about her religion?

13. Why does Greg's father think that his son married Dharma?

14. What is Greg's father's opinion about Dharma?

15. What does Dharma do for a living?


Click here to see the answers to the questions.

Fourth year - 4ºD - Tuesday 12 November 2009


Summary of the class:

- Correct exercises on prepositions and talk about the questions in groups.

- Remembrance day. Click here to see the pictures and read the poem. Pictures and poem.

- Workbook. Unit 2. Writing emails (formal and informal)

- Abbey: Teenagers in the US. Generation gap.


Note: Remember there is a listening exercise on Tuesday in room 32.

First year - 1ºC - Thursday 12 October 2009


Summary of the class:

- Speaking practice: Draw a family tree and explain it to your partner.

- Page 22. Possessive 's . Celebritities and their relatives

- Pages 124 and 125. Grammar: possessive 's

- Speaking practice: complete Robert's family tree.

- Page 23. Listening: Sarah's family.


Homework:

- Do the grammar exercises of the copy I handed out.


Note: Remember that we have a reading exercise on Tuesday.

Thursday, 12 November 2009

First year - 1ºB - Wednesday 11 November 2009


Summary of the class:

- Correct exercises on "have got"

- Page 20. Reading: Annabel.

- Pages 20 and 144. Vocabulary: jobs. Click here to practise the pronunciation.

- Speaking practice: What do you do?

- Page 21. Listening and speaking: guess the job

- Game: Guess the job

- Page 21. Pronunciation: consonant sounds.

Wednesday - 4ºA - 11 November 2009


Summary of the class:

- Abbey: Teenagers in the US, generation gap (speaking)

- Remembrance day: read the poem by John McCrae. Click here to see the documents: pictures and poem .

- Speaking practice: Awkward social situations. Click here to see the document.


Remember that on Monday we have a listening exercise in room 32. Please be on time.

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Fourth year - 4ºD - Tuesday 10 November 2009


Summary of the class:

- Alicia's presentation: children and communication.

- Page 19. Listening: register

- Speaking: roleplay. Play the part of one of the four characters: Sarah, Andy or her parents.

- Listening and speaking: social situations. Click here to read the copy.

- Page 18. Vocabulary: adjectives + prepositions. Speaking: answer the questions in groups or in pairs.


Homework: Complete the exercise on prepositions. Click here to see the document.

Note: Don't forget to bring the workbook on Thursday

First year - 1ºC - Tuesday 10 November 2009


Sumary of the class:

- Speaking practice: review of jobs. Answer the question: What do you do?

- Page 21. Listening and speaking: guess the job

- Game: Guess the job

- Pronunciation: Consonant sounds.

- Vocabulary: Family. The British Royal Family

- Page 145. Vocabulary: family. Click here to practise the pronunciation.

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

4ºD - Test dates: Speaking

Click here to see the schedule of speaking tests.

1ºB - Test dates


Here are the test dates for this term:

Reading: 16 November

Writing: 23 November

Listening: 30 November

First year - 1ºB - Monday 9 November 2009


Summary of the class:

- Page 125. Correct exercises on grammar (2B)

- Song: Something Stupid. Correct.

- Grammar review and speaking: Short forms

- Page 19. Speaking... interview

- Page 19. Pronunciation: Consonant sounds.

- Grammar: Have got. Click here to see the copy and Click here to see the exercises

- Page 20. Warming up. What are the questions to these answers?

I am a teacher
I work in a school
Yes, I do. I like it very much.

Homework: - Have got. Complete the exercises. - Page 20. Read the text.


Note: Remember that you can go to Abbey's conversation class on Wednesday. Recordad que podéis ir al taller de conversación de Abbey el miércoles.