Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Final exams in January

This is the schedule for the final exams in January. I'll send an email to those of you who haven't chosen the time to do the oral exam.

Segundo Curso de Nivel Básico

Grupo A
Miércoles 12 y 19 enero: Expresión e interacción oral (A partir de las 17.00)
Lunes 17 enero: Expresión escrita, comprensión lectora y comprensión oral (16.00)

Grupo B
Martes 11 y 18 enero: Expresión e interacción oral (A partir de las 18.15)
Jueves 20 enero: Expresión escrita, comprensión lectora y comprensión oral (18.15)


Primer Curso de Nivel Avanzado

Grupo B
Miércoles 12 y 19 enero: Expresión e interacción oral (A partir de las 19.45)
Lunes 17 enero: Expresión escrita (18.15)
Miércoles 19: Comprensión lectora y Comprensión oral (18.15)

Second year - 2ºB - Tuesday 21 December 2010

Summary of the class:

- Alex: New Year

- Presentation: Christmas in England and Spain.

- Christmas song: Mariah Carey. Click here to see the activity.




- Christmas carols: Read the lyrics here and listen to the Christmas carols










Second year - 2ºA - Workshop

Conversation about questions. Click here to read the questions.





Fourth year - Monday 20 December 2010



Summary of the class:

- Writing: a leaflet

- Phrasal verbs



- Speaking practice: questions with phrasal verbs


- Reading and speaking: urban legends


- Listening: urban legends.



Important: Monday 10 January 2010.... Reading and listening test

Second year - 2ºA - Monday 20 December 2010




Summary of the class:



- Order of adjectives



- Oral practice: Describe the pictures and find the differences


- Reading: the real price of fashion


- Grammar: present simple and present continuous



- Useful language: in a shop


- Vocabulario: verbs used with clothes

Monday, 20 December 2010

Second year - 2ºB - Thursday 16 December 2010



Summary of the class:

- Adjectives / clothes

- Oral practice: Find the differences between the people

- Reading: the real price of fashion

- Grammar: present simple and present continuous

- Useful language: at a shop

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Second year - 2ºB - Tuesday 14 December 2010


Summary of the class:

- Alex: Christmas in the US

- Grammar / vocabulary: verb patterns.... verbs with two objects


- Vocabulary: clothes. Click here to practise the vocabulary and its pronunciation.

Important note:

- Reading and listening tests: Tuesday 11 January 2011.

Second year - Workshop


Conversation on different questions. Click here to see the document.


Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Fourth year - Monday 13 December 2010


Summary of the class:

- Listening: a conversation on the phone

- Useful language: offering

- Reading: restorative justice

- Listening: stories about crime


- Pronunciation: stress

Second year - 2ºA - Monday 13 December 2010



Summary of the class:



- Reading: presents for men and women



- Vocabulary: containers



- Grammar: adverbs of frequency



- Listening and speaking: anecdote.



- Verb patters: two objects



- Speaking: questions.


Important note:

Reading and listening test: Monday 10 January 2011 (evaluación continua)

Sunday, 12 December 2010

Second year - 2ºB - Thursday 9 December 2010



Summary of the class:


- Pronunciation: plural forms


- Grammar: adverbs of frequency


- Speaking: shopping for men and women




- Grammar and vocabulary: gerunds and infinitives




- Speaking: game with questions containing gerunds and infinitives

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Fourth year - Wednesday 1 December 2010


Summary of the class:

- Listening: Bonnie and her problems

- Grammar and speaking practice: Verbs + prepositions


- Game: Snakes and ladders


- Pronunciation: Weak forms

- Alex: music

Homework:

- Page 32: Reading

- Grammar in Context: Lesson 10

Second year - 2ºA - Tuesday 1 December 2010


Summary of the class:

- Writing test

- Alex: Black Friday


- Speaking practice: agreement and disagreement; revision of vocabulary on shopping


Homework:

- Page 32: Reading, exercises 1 and 2

- Page 33: vocabulary

- Grammarway 2: Pages 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 (revision of present simple and continuous)

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Second year - 2ºB - Tuesday 30 November 2010



Summary of the class:


- Alex: shopping and Black Friday


- Revision: agreement and disagreement


- Listening: Jessica and her boyfriend



- Writing: describe a friend


- Vocabulary: shops and shopping




Homework:


Write a description of your best friend, following the model from the book

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Fourth year - Monday 29 November 2010


Summary of the class:

- Conditionals: revision


- Pronunciation of 'have' and 'had' in conditional sentences
- Speaking practice: identity theft.
- Reading: Identity theft.
- Listening: A case of identity theft.

Homework:

Pages 28 and 29: Verbs and prepositions, exercises 4 and 5

Second year - 2ºA - Monday 29 November 2010


Summary of the class:


- Vocabulary: uses of 'get'


- Listening and grammar: agreement and disagreement


- Listening: Jessica's boyfriend


- Writing: My best friend.

- Vocabulary: shopping and shops


Homework:

- Revision exercises: pages 28 and 29. Page 30: reading.

- Write a text about your best friend, following the model on page 31

Saturday, 27 November 2010

Second year - Adjectives in -ed / -ing

These are some exercises to practise the adjectives that end in -ed and -ing. Click on the following links


ADJECTIVE ENDINGS -

Adjectives

Second year - 2ºB - Thursday 25 November 2010




Summary of the class:


- Vocabulary: adjectives ending in -ing / -ed


- Vocabulary: meanings of get

- Listening: On a train


- Grammar: Agreement and disagreement


- Listening test

- Oral practice: agreement and disagreement.

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Just for fun

I found these videos about Thanksgiving and I think they are very funny. So if you want to have a look, here they are.






Fourth year - Wednesday 24 November 2010


Summary of the class:

- Listening: people and guns

- Listening test


- Grammar: third conditional sentence


- Alex: Thanksgiving's Day. Click here to see the video about squanto.

Macy's parade: Click on the following links to watch the videos.
- Rockettes


Second year - 2ºA - Wednesday 24 November 2010


Summary of the class:


- Listening: Hannah and Jamie


- Adjectives in -ed / -ing

- Listening test.

- Alex: Thanksgiving's Day. Click here to see the video about squanto.
Macy's parade: Click on the following links to watch the videos.





Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Second year - 2ºB - Tuesday 23 November 2010



Summary of the class:




- Alex: Thanksgiving's Day. Click here to read the story about Squanto.


Watch the following videos about the parades:












- Reading test


- Listening: Jamie and Hannah


- Oral practice: past continuous


Note:

Writing test: Thursday 2 December.


Fourth year - Law

Watch the following video to review some of the vocabulary about law and justice:





Click on the following links to see some websites or exercises on the topic:

- Crime vocabulary exercise

- Crossword

- Vocabulary

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Fourth year - Monday 22 November 2010


Summary of the class:


- Reading test

- Game: if you were

- Speaking practice: questions with conditionals. Click here to read the questions.



- Song: If I were a boy... Click here to read the lyrics



- Vocabulary: crime and punishment.

Second year - 2ºA - Monday 22 November 2010



Summary of the class:


- Reading test


- Connectors and time linkers



- Workbook. Bonny and Clyde: before and after



- Grammar: adverbs of manner



- Reading and listening: Jamie and Hannah. Click on the following linkers to read the text and the exercises: text and exercises



Homework:

Write a story about Ted and Carol, using connectors.


Note:

Writing exam: Wednesday 1 December

Saturday, 20 November 2010

Fourth year - Second conditional

Watch the following video and answer the questions below:




What would the following people do if they won ten million dollars?

- Deborah

- Richard

- Karen

- Sybill

- Sheri

- Ada

- Cheryl

- Michael

- Preston

What would the following people do if they had ten million pounds?

- Jed

- Daina

- Jim and Robin

And finally, what would Elizabeth do if she won ten million dollars?


Click here to check your answers

Fourth year - First conditional sentence

Watch the following video to practise the first type of conditional sentences:



And here are some exercises for you to practise:

1. the first conditional, by Nuria Ortiz
Find this and other conditionals exercises in English Exercises .org

2. FIRST CONDITIONAL, by annapf
Find this and other conditionals exercises in English Exercises .org

Second year - 2ºB - Thursday 18 November 2010


Summary of the class:

- Reading: connectors





- Workbook. Reading and writing: Bonnie and Clyde.... before and after



- Grammar: adverbs of manner


- Reading and listening: Jamie and Hannah. Click on the following links to read the text and the exercises: Text and Exercises.



Homework:


- Page 25. Adverbs of manner... order the sentences


- Write a story, using the copy I gave you in class.

Fourth year - Conversation

Summary of the class:


- Conversation about different topics to practise the language and structures learnt in class this week.

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Fourth year - Wednesday 17 November 2010



Summary of the class:


- Revision of vocabulary on crime


- Speaking: Crimes


- Questionnaire: How honest are you?


- Grammar: Second conditional


- Alex: famous criminals in the US. If you want to watch the videos that Alex played in class click on the following links:

- Bonnie and Clyde



Homework:

English Grammar in Context: pages 56 and 57

Second year - 2ºA - Tueday 17 November 2010


Summary of the class:


- Revision of previous class: past continuous


- Speaking: What were you doing at...?


- Writing and speaking: Fiona and Jake


- Reading and listening: A native American and the weather


- Reading: two love stories


- Alex: Games shows in the States. Click on the following links to see the videos Alex played in class:
- The Bachelorette
- American Idol
- So you think you can dance?

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Second year - 2ºB - Tuesday 16 November 2010


Summary of the class:

- Alex: Game shows. Click here to watch some of the clips Alex wanted to play in class:


- Listening: Song by Celine Dion. Complete with the past tenses. Click here to read the exercise.







- Speaking: questions in the past.
Note:
Tests for next week:
Reading: 23 November (Tuesday)
Listening: 25 November (Thursday)

Second year - 2ºA - Workshop

Conversation:

- Description of pictures: too, too much, too many, not enough

- Conversation questions. Click here to read the questions.

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

War Memorials

WAtch the video and answer the question. Take into account that this video is from the year 2009.




1. What's the problem with war memorials nowadays?

2.What is the most famous war memorial in Britain?

3. What is terribly sad according to the lady on the video?

4. Why does Raymond Ashby say that war memorials are as important today as they ever were?

5. What is the government going to do about the names on war memorials?

6. What is going to happen in five years' time?


Click here to check your answers

Fourth year - Monday 15 November 2010


Summary of the class:


- Remembrance Day


- Listening: children and food habits


- Discussion language

- Speaking practice: topics


- Vocabulary: crime and justice


Note:


Tests for next week...

Reading: 22 November

Listening: 24 November