Friday, 26 February 2010

Fourth year - 4ºD - Thursday 25 February 2010


Summary of the class:

- Jose's presentation: music

- Page 39. Speaking practice: daunting challenges

- Page 44. Useful phrases.

- Vocabulary: health

- Speaking practice. Questions about health and medicine. Click here to read the questions.

Thursday, 25 February 2010

First year - 1ºC - Wednesday 24 February 2010


Summary of the class:

- Revision: connectors

- Speaking practice: When were you born?

-Pages 52, 130 and 131. Grammar: was / were

- Page 52. Pronunciation: was / were /wasn't / weren't

- Pages 109 and 112. Communication: George Washington, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln.

- Page 53. Reading: Four statues

Homework:
- Write a paragraph about a famous statue or about a dead famous person. When was he/she born? Where was he/she born? Who was he/she in life? What was he/she famous for?

- Page 53, exercise 5

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

First year - 1ºC - Tuesday 23 February 2010


Summary of the class:

- Revision: was /were

- Speaking practice: cards

- Page 54. Reading and listening: A Tale of Two Cities.

- Pages 55, 130 and 131. Grammar: past simple

- Page 54. Pictures and the story.

- Page 54. Listening: what happened to Raoul and Emma?

- Page 112. Reading: Sydney in Nova Scotia.

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Fourth year - 4ºA - Monday 22 February 2010


Summary of the class:

- Page 39. Grammar: narrative tenses.

- Speaking practice: stories

- Page 39. Speaking: anecdote. Daunting challenges.

- Page 44. Useful phrases.

- Vocabulary: health

Saturday, 20 February 2010

Fourth year - 4ºD - Thursday 17 Februay 2010


Summary of the class:

- Grammar: narrative tenses.

- Speaking practice: stories and anecdotes.

- Abbey: broadsheets and tabloids.

First year - 1ºC - Thursday 17 February 2010



Summary of the class:

- Writing: statues of important people

- Revision: was / were

- Speaking practice: What do you do at the weekend? On Saturday ... On Sunday

- Listening practice

- Page 53. Word formation.

- Page 53. Speaking: Top people in your country

- Speaking practice: James and Silvia.

Thursday, 18 February 2010

First year - 1ºB - Wednesday 17 February 2010


Summary of the class:

- Speaking: revision

- Page 49. Writing

- Speaking practice: What do you usually do at the weekend? On Saturday... On Sunday...

- Listening practice.

- Speaking practice: When is your birthday? When were you born? I was born...


Homework:

- Page 49. Write a description, following the instructions from the book.


Note:

- Remember that on Monday we have speaking exams.

Fourth year - 4ºA - Wednesday 17 February 2010


Summary of the class:

- Abbey: the media and advertising.

- Page 38. Listening: Ben Saunders and the polar bear.

- Speaking practice: What things make you afraid? Can you think of a situation in which you were especially scared?


Homework:

- Page 38, exercise 5

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Fourth year - 4ºD - Tuesday 16 February 2010


Summary of the class:

- Pages 36 and 37. Reading and vocabulary

- Speaking practice: The risk questionnaire. Click here to see the questions.

- Page 38. Listening: Ben Saunders and the polar bear.


Homework: - Page 36, exercise 4 - Page 38, exercise 5

First year - 1ºC - Tuesday 16 February 2010


Summary of the class:

- Speaking practice: revision

- Speaking practice: When were you born? I was born on...

- Page 52. Listening: Four American presidents

-Pages 52, 130 and 131. Grammar: was / were

- Page 52. Pronunciation: was / were /wasn't / weren't

- Pages 109 and 112. Communication: George Washington, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln.

- Page 53. Four statues

Homework: Write a paragraph about a famous statue or about a dead famous person. When was he/she born? Where was he/she born? Who was he/she in life? What was he/she famous for?

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Fourth year - 4ºA - Monday 16 February 2010


Summary of the class:

- Speaking. What characteristics would you look for in a job? Click here to read the vocabulary.

- Listening: Two surveys

- Pages 36 and 37. Reading and vocabulary

- Speaking practice: The risk questionnaire. Click here to see the questions.

First year - 1ºB - Monday 15 February 2010


Summary of the class:

- Speaking: revision possessives

- Page 47. Song: Unchained Melody. Listen to the song and click here to read the lyrics.



- Page 48. Vocabulary: clothes.

- Page 48. Listening: buying clothes.

- Page 48. Social English.

- Page 49. Writing: describing a friend.

- Listening practice

Saturday, 13 February 2010

Fourth year: listening

Listen to the following conversation and say whether the statements below are true or false.



1. Anita is a single woman

2. Anita spends a lot of money on buying films.

3. Todd often has to pay a late fee when he rents a movie.

4. If you are American, you can't dowload films legally.

5. There is a system in Anita's country in which you can download a film for 24 hours.

6. Anita spends a lot of money on music and her phone bill.


Click here to read the script and check your answers.

Fourth year. Vocabulary: work

If you want to review the vocabulary we learnt this week, click here and do the quiz.

First year - Clothes

This is a video to review vocabulary on clothes.


Fourth year - 4ºD - Thursday 11 February 2010


Summary of the class:

- Page 32. useful phrases.

- Vocabulary. Jobs: Click here to read the document.

- Listening: 3 Jobs.

- Speaking practice: What things do you consider important in a job? Click here to see the document.

- Listening: Survey. Write down the results.

- Speaking. Questions about work. Click here to read the questions.

First year - 1ºC - Thursday 11 February 2010


Summary of the class:

- Speaking: revision possessives

- Page 48. Vocabulary: clothes.

- Page 48. Listening: buying clothes.

- Page 48. Social English.

- Page 49. Writing: describing a friend.

- Revision of file 4. Listening practice.

- Listening practice

- Revision: snakes and ladders.

Homework:

- Write a description of a good friend following the instructions on page 49.

- Revision: pages 50 and 51

Thursday, 11 February 2010

First year - 1ºB - Wednesday 10 February 2010


Summary of the class:

- Revision: object pronouns

- Page 45. Reading: love stories.

- Brainstorming: Music

- Page 46. Questionnaire: music

- Grammar: possessie pronouns. Revision of possessive adjectives and possessive 's

- Speaking practice: Whose is this?

Fourth year - 4ºA - Wednesday 10 February 2010


Summary of the class:

- Page 32. Listening practice: useful phrases.

- Vocabulary. Jobs: Click here to read the document.

- Listening: 3 Jobs.

- Speaking. Questions about work and education. Click on the following numbers to read the questions: work and education.

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Fourth year - 4ºD - Tuesday 9 February 2010


Summary of the class:

- Game: speaking - conditional sentences

- Page 30. Reading: A life for sale

- Workbook: writing

- Page 32. Listening. Useful phrases.


Homework:

- Write a story, using the pictures in the workbook (Lesson 3)

- Page 32. Exercises 3 and 4

First year - 1ºC - Tuesday 9 February 2010


Summary of the class:

- Revision: object pronouns

- Page 45. Pronunciation.

- Brainstorming: Music

- Page 46. Questionnaire: music

- Grammar: possessie pronouns. Revision of possessive adjectives and possessive 's

- Speaking practice: Whose is this?

- Page 47. Song: Unchained Melody. Click here to read the lyrics.

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

First year - 1ºB - Monday 9 February 2010


Summary of the class:

- Page 129. Exercises on -ing

- Speaking: revision

- Book: Mystery In London

- Page 43. Reading: Men, Women and Shopping

- Pages 44, 128 and 129. Grammar: Object pronouns.

- Page 44. Speaking: What do you think of...?

Fourth year - 4ºA - Monday 9 February 2010


Summary of the class:

- Game: speaking - conditional sentences

- Page 30. Reading: A life for sale

- Workbook: writing

- Vocabulary: revision


Homework: - Write a story, using the pictures in the workbook (Lesson 3)

Saturday, 6 February 2010

Fourth year. Listening: Ian Usher

Next week we are going to read a text about Ian Usher, a man who sold his whole life on ebay. Watch the video below and answer the questions.




Questions:

1- True or false? Ian has become a celebrity in the last few days and many television channels, national and international, are interested in getting his interview.

2. What is the first thing Ian mentioned before talking about the items he intended to sell?

3. What made Ian put his whole life for sale?

4. Apart from the house and the furniture, what other things are for sale?

5. True or false? It took months for his offer to get some publicity.

6. What was the highest bid he got for his stuff?

7. What is the money he expects to get?

8. What do Ian's family and friends think?

9. What does Ian say about the friends he had included in the package on Ebay?

10. When he started this business, who did Ian think would be interested in buying his life?

11. What are Ian's plans for the future?


Click here to check the answers.

First year. Listening: Can

Watch the video below and answer the questions:





Part 1: Can you play...?

1. What instrument can Shirley play?

2. What instrument can Ghia play?

3. Can Robin play any musical instruments?

4. How well can Billy play the guitar?

5. Can Leslie play a musical instrument?

6. Can Helen sing?


Part 2: Can you cook?

1. Can Michael cook?

2. Can Daina cook pasta?

3. What's Loren's best dish?

4. What can Andrew cook?

5. What's Ann's best dish?

6. Can Jonathan cook?

Part 3: What else can you do?

1. What can Bernadette do?

2. Can Marie Noelle play the guitar?

3. What can Daina do?

4. What can Lynn do?

5. What can Alison do?

6. Can Alli play football?

7. What languages can Maria speak?

8. Can Michelle sing?


Watch the video with subtitles to check your answers.


Fourth year - 4ºD - Thursday 4 February 2010


Summary of the class:

- Pronunciation: weak forms in conditional sentences. Click here to read the document.

- Reading and listening: Dear Maxine. Click here to read the text and here to see the script.

- Abbey: Speaking practice.

First year - 1ºC - Thursday 4 February 2010


Summary of the class:

- Page 129, 4B. Exercises on like + -ing

-Speaking practice: revision

- Book: Mystery in London

- Page 44. Ghost: reading and grammar

- Pages 128 and 129. Object pronouns

- Page 44. Speaking: What do you think of...?

- Page 45. Reading: love films

Thursday, 4 February 2010

First year -1ºB - Wednesday 3 February 2010


Summary of the class:

- Speaking practice: Do you like shopping?

- Page 42. Listtening: Shopping.

- Pages 42, 128 and 129. Grammar: like + -ing

- Speaking practice: Imagine you win 3,000 pounds in the lottery. I would like to buy... I wouldn't like to buy...

- Grammar: a / some / any


Homework: Page 129. Exercises 4B

Fourth year - 4ºA - Wednesday 3 February 2010



Summary of the class:

- Abbey: Writing stories and speaking practice.

- Reading and listening: Dear Maxine. Click here to read the text and here to see the script.

- Page 30. Reading: A life on sale.

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Fourth year - 4ºD - Tuesday 2 February 2010


Summary of the class:

- Rafa's presentation: skateboarding

- Speaking practice: My special object.


- Page 33. Writing: description--- use of connectors and adjectives.

- Page 28. Pronunciation: the schwa

Homework:

Write a description using one of the titles in exercise 4 on page 33. Don't forget to use connectors, the structures and vocabulary you have learned in this unit.