Thursday, 25 March 2010

Firsty year - 1ºB - Wednesday 24 March 2010


Summary of the class:


- Page 59. Listening practice: Murder in a country house.


- Speaking practice: What did you do yesterday?


- Speaking and reading practice: A lottery story. Click here to read the documents.



- Vocabulary: Easter

Fourth year - 4ºA - Wednesday 24 March 2010

Summary of the class:


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


- Speaking practice: Brain Teasers.

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Fourth year - 4ºD - Tuesday 23 March 2010


Today we practised speaking, answering some questions in the group which contained phrasal verbs. Click here to read the questions.

First year - 1ºC - Tuesday 23 March 2010


Summary of the class:


- Speaking: trivia questions.


- Listening practice: revision of past simple tense.


- Speaking: What did you do yesterday?


- Page 60. Vocabulary: shopping


- Page 60. Buying a present


- Page 60. Social English


- Page 61. Writing: a holiday report.


Homework:


Write about a report of your holiday, following the instructions and tips in the book.

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

First year - 1ºB - Monday 22 March 2010



Summary of the class:




- Speaking practice: What did you do last weekend?


- Page 57. Listening: A girl's night out. Silvia


- Page 57. Speaking: A night out


- Speaking practice: A boys' night out


- Pages 58 and 59. Reading and listening: Murder in a Country House


- Page 59. Pronunciation: irregular verbs. Click here to practise the pronunciation of irregular verbs. In the video there are more verbs than you now know. Keep this video for reference.

- Speaking practice. A Manchester United football player

Fourth year - 4ºA - Monday 22 March 2010



Today we did some speaking practice about different topics:


- education and university


- smoking and health


- justice

- the environment

- poverty

Saturday, 20 March 2010

Fourth year. Listening: St Patrick's Day.


Click here to watch a video on the history of St. Patrick's Day and and answer the questions below.


1- How did Patrick come to live in Ireland when he was 16?


2- What did the two visions tell Patrick to do?


3- What did Patrick do in Ireland?


4- What does the myth of driving the snakes out of Ireland mean?


5- What did Patrick use the shamrock for?


6-Why does the holiday fall on March 17?


7- When and where was St Patrick's Day first celebrated in Colonial America?


8- Who is the most famous, largest and rowdiest St Patrick's Day tradition in America?


9- Why did the Irish have to emigrate in the 19th century?


10- What was the traditional Irish meal for St Patrick's Day?

Click here to check your answers.

Fourth year - 4ºD - Thursday 18 March 2010



Summary of the class:

- Phrasal verbs: correction.


- Listening and speaking: dieting. Click here to see the activities.


- Abbey: St. Patrick's Day and Easter

Important:
27 April: Exam on the book (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time) and those who did not pass the first book can also take that part

First year - 1ºC - Thursday 18 March 2010


Summary of the class:

- Listening practice: Lottery winners.




- Vocabulary: weddings


- Listening practice: A wedding and a thief. Click here to see the document.

- Reading and speaking. Urban myths. Click here to read the stories.

- Listening: trivia questions. Click here to read the document.






Thursday, 18 March 2010

First year - 1ºB - Wednesday 17 March 2010



Summary of the class:

- Page 150. Vocabulary: go, have and get.

- Irregular past tense. Page 130

- Speaking practice: Did you go anywhere last weekend? What did you have for dinner last night?

- Pages 56 and 57. Reading: Girls' Night Out

- Page 57. Past simple irregular tenses.

- Song: Dancing Queen. Click here to read the lyrics.





Homework:

Page 131, exercises in 5C

Fourth year - 4ºA - Wednesday 17 March 2010



Summary of the class:


- Abbey: St. Patrick's Day and Easter




- Listening and vocabulary: body expressions. Click here to see the document.


- Listening and speaking: dieting. Click here to see the activities.


- Phrasal verbs: correction.
Important:
26 April: Exam on the book (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time) and those who did not pass the first book can also take that part

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Fourth year: phrasal verbs

If you want to practise phrasal verbs, the BBC website has a very interesting section called "Funky Phrasal Verbs" where you can learn common phrasal verbs divided into different themes, and you can practise them by listening to the dialogues and reading them. Here's the link:


http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/radio/specials/148_phrasalverbs/index.shtml
That is the main site where you can find the index. The different topics are on the left.


Fourth year - 4ºD - Thursday 16 April 2010


Summary of the class:


- Page 41. Listening: reasons for not doing exercise.


- Phrasal verbs: crossword.


- Page 42: Can't stop smoking.



- Page 43. Phrasal verbs.

- Speaking practice. Game: infinitives and -ing

Homework:



- Page 43: grammar exercises.


- Page 45. Phrasal verbs.

First year - 1ºC - Tuesday 16 March 2010



Summary of the class:


- Speaking practice: What did you do last weekend?


- Page 59. Irregular past tense: pronunciation. Click here to practice the pronunciation of irregular verbs. In the video there are more verbs but you can always refer to it as you learn new ones.


- Page 59. Listening: Murder in a country house.


- Speaking and reading. A lottery winner: order the pictures and tell the story. Click here to see the document


- Pronunciation: -ed tenses.

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Fourth year: vocabulary and listening

This year we have been bombarded by a flood of scary news about swine flu. Watch the following video focused on ordinary flu and its symptoms, and learn the vocabulary there.


First year - 1ºB - Monday 15 March 2010



Summary of the class:



- Page 54. Go through the story "A tale of two Sydneys"




- Page 54. Listening: Where were Emma and Raoul?



- Page 112. Reading: what happened to Emma and Raoul in the end?






- Page 55. Grammar, exercise c


- Page 55. Pronunciation: -ed endings. Click here to practise the pronunciation.


- Speaking practice: questions.


- Speaking: travelling to Santiago.


- Page 55. Vocabulary: expressions of time


- Page 55. Speaking: conversation



Homework:


Vocabulary: page 150

Fourth year - 4ºA - Monday 15 March 2010



Summary of the class:


- Page 41. Listening and speaking: reasons for not doing exercise.



- Phrasal verbs: crossword.


- Manuel's presentation: Mathemagic


- Page 42: Can't stop smoking.


- Page 43. Phrasal verbs.


Homework:


- Page 43: speaking, exercise 1

- Page 45. Phrasal verbs.

Saturday, 13 March 2010

First year - Listening: was - were

Listening: Were you good at school? Watch the following video and practise the pronunciation.


Fourth year - 4ºD - Thursday 11 March 2010



Summary of the class:




- Page 41. Future continuous and future perfect.



- Speaking practice: predictions.


- Carmen's presentation: Homeopathy



- Listening: alternative medicine.

First year - 1ºC - Thursday 11 March 2010



Summary of the class:

- Speaking: past tense.

- Page 57. Listening: Silvia.

- Speaking practice: Boys' Night Out

- Song: Dancing Queen. Click here to read the lyrics.








- Page 58. Reading: Murder in a Country House.

Thursday, 11 March 2010

First year - 1ºB - Wednesday 10 March 2010


Summary of the class:


- Speaking practice: Who was...? Where was he/she born?


- Speaking practice: cards with details.



- Page 54. Reading: A Tale of Two Sydneys.


- Pages 130 and 131. Regular past tense.

- Page 54. Retell the story using the pictures.

Fourth year - 4ºA - Wednesday 10 March 2010


Summary of the class:


- Speaking practice. Health. Click here to read the questions.


- Listening: alternative medicine.


- Page 40. Reading: A race for charity


- Grammar: Future continuous and future perfect.


- Speaking practice. In twenty years' time...

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Fourth year - 4ºD - Tuesday 9 March 2010


Summary of the class:


- Correction of tests.



- Writing: mistakes. Click here to see the document.



- Vocabulary: good - bad - thing. Click here to see the exercises.




- Speaking practice.

First year - 1ºC - Tuesday 9 March 2010



Summary of the class:


- Correction of exams.



- Speaking practice: Did you go anywhere last weekend?


- Page 56. Reading: Girls' Night Out


- Grammar: Past simple irregular verbs. (Pages 130 and 131)

- Page 57. Speaking: A Night Out

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

First year - 1ºB - Monday 8 March 2010


Summary of the class:


- Correction of exams.


- Speaking practice: revision


- Page 53. Speaking practice: Top people in Spain.


- Speaking practice: Sylvia and James.

Fourth year - 4ºA - Monday 8 March 2010



Summary of the class:


- Correction of tests.



- Common mistakes. Correct the mistakes in the sentences taken from your written exercises. Click here to see the document.




- Vocabulary: good - bad - thing. Click here to see the exercises.

Sunday, 7 March 2010

Fourth year - Listening: Acupuncture


Listen to the following article and say whether the statements below are TRUE or FALSE.






1. William Osler is a medical doctor.
2. He thinks drugs are the best way to treat illness.
3. Reflexology is an alternative medical treatment.
4. The author is scared of needles.
5. The author's experience of acupuncture was a good one.
6. An acupuncturist inserts needles in body organs.
7. Henry Kissinger had his appendix removed in China.
8. A lot of doctors believed that acupuncture doesn't work.
9. Acupuncture does work for some medical problems.
10. Acupuncture is only used to treat people who are ill.
11. Tony Blair uses acupuncture to relieve stress.
12. The Queen of England uses alternative medicine.


Click here to read the script and check your answers.

First year - Listening

Watch the following videos. They review some dialogues in the present simple tense and you can practise the pronunciation, using the subtitles.








Saturday, 6 March 2010

Fourth year - 4ºD - Thursday 4 March 2010


Summary of the class:

- Speaking practice: health

- Page 40. Reading. Personal challenges.

- Speaking practice: have you ever done anything to raise money for a good cause?

- Page 41. Speaking: How much sport do you do? What stops you from doing exercise?

- Abbey: health system


Homework:

- Page 40, exercise 2 (comprehension questions)

- Page 41. Grammar: exercises 1, 2 and 3

First year - 1ºC - Thursday 4 March 2010


Summary of the class:

- Page 55. -ed pronunciation /d/ /t/ /id/. Click here to see a video about the pronunciation of regular past tense.

- Page 55. Vocabulary: expressions of time. Speaking practice

- Speaking practice: story in cards.

- Page 50. Vocabulary and expressions with go, get and have

- Speaking practice: go, get and have

- Irregular past: go - went; get - got ; have - had