Saturday, 29 May 2010

Fourth year: Internet

Listen and complete the text below.




Most of the world’s Internet users believe Internet ___________is a basic human right. This is according to a new ____________ conducted for the BBC. A survey of more than 27,000 adults in 26 different countries found four ____________ of five people believed access to the World Wide Web was a right everyone in the world needs and should have. The ____________ of the International Telecommunication Union, Dr. Hamadoun Toure, told the BBC World Service: "The right to communicate cannot be ____________. The Internet is the most powerful potential ____________ of enlightenment ever created." Dr. Toure believes online access should be available everywhere, ____________ like roads and water. In some countries, this has already happened. Finland and Estonia have laws ____________ access is a human right.




The survey also showed how the Internet is ____________ becoming a vital part of our life, all ____________ the world. Over 75 per cent of Japanese, Mexican and Russian people said they could not live without it. It is easy to see ____________. Almost everything we do in our life today, from communication, study, work and ____________, needs the Internet. Without access to the Web, many people would feel ____________ and powerless. Almost 80 per cent of those who took the survey believe the Web had a ____________ impact, with nearly four fifths saying they have greater freedom. Other people were worried about the ____________ of using the Internet. One big surprise was that the majority of Germans felt it was not safe for them to ____________ their opinions online.


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Fourth year: Chocolate


Listen to the following piece of news and say whether the statements below are TRUE or FALSE






a.The article says German chocolate is the healthiest in the world.

b.A study looked at 20,000 people over an eight-year period

c.Researchers followed people who were on a chocolate diet.

d.Researchers found white chocolate helped reduce heart attacks.

e.Chocolate cut the chances of strokes more than heart attacks.


f.Chemicals in chocolate called flavonols are not found in nature.

g.The lead researcher warned people not to eat too much chocolate.

h.The researcher suggested replacing sweets with chocolate.



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First year - 1ºC - Thursday 27 May 2010



Summary of the class:


- Grammar test.



- Comparatives: practice


- Listening: cars and personality
- Vocabulary: weather.


- Revision: questions




Homework:


Write a description, using physical and personality features.

Fourth year - 4ºD - Tuesday 27 May 2010


Summary of the class:


- Speaking: useful expression



- Listening: French, British and Japanese cuisines


- Speaking and reading: teaching and technology.

- Abbey: story telling

First year - 1ºB - Wednesday 26 May 2010



Summary of the class:


- Grammar test.


- Comparatives. Practice.


- Revision: past tense.

Fourth year - 4ºA - Wednesday 26 May 2010



Summary of the class:

- Abbey: story telling and debate
- Listening: French, British and Japanese cuisines.

- Speaking: useful expressions.

- Technology: pros and cons of the Internet.
Homework:
Write an essay on the pros and cons of the Internet.

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Fourth year. Listening: chicken and pork pie

Watch the following video and complete the gaps.



Firstly -------- off the ends of the leeks. Then -------- them into small round slices. ----------the olive oil in a large frying-pan, then ---------- the sliced leeks and --------- until soft. Put these to one side and while they’re cooling you can get going with the pastry. -------- out the flour into a large mixing bowl. Then add the butter by ---------- into small pieces, and then do the same with the vegetable fat. Now ---------- it together with the pastry blender or just use your hands. When it falls through your fingers in coarse crumbs add the cold water, a little at a time, and until the mixture begins to come together. Then ---------- it and when it pulls into a single piece of dough, allow to --------- for about thirty minutes. Once chilled, ---------- some flour onto your work surface. Then ---------- off the third of the pastry and ----------- it into a circular shape of about twenty centimetres across. This will be used to make the pie lid. Check it extends just beyond the edges of your baking tin. Now ---------- out he remaining pastry into a form of a bigger circular shape about thirty-five centimetres in diameter. The pastry needs to completely lie in the tin, and the easiest way to do this to ---------- it in half and half again. This makes it easy to ------------- and stops it splitting as you --------------it around the tin. -------------- it gently into the edges to make it fit. Now put it aside to chill further while you’ll continue making the pie filling.

------------- the sausage meat from the skin and into a large bowl. Then ------------------onto the chicken. Cut across the breast fillets and add to the sausage meat. Next ----------------- the bacon into small pieces and put into the bowl. Next add the cooked leeks, ----------------- them into the mix and follow up by ------------ in a zest of a whole lemon. It’s time for the breadcrumbs now, so place the bread in the blender and ------------- it into the bowl. ---------------- an egg and pour about half into the mixture to --------------- it and set the rest aside. Finally -------------- with salt and pepper and give it a really good mix. When it’s thoroughly blended bring back the chilled pastry and -----------------the meat into it. Now brush the edges with the remaining beaten egg and place the pastry lid on top. ----------------- the edges tight to seal the pie. Then --------------- off the excess pastry by running a knife along the backing-tin top. It’s the finishing touches now, so make a small hole in the centre of the pie and the top with egg. It’s now ready to go into the preheated oven and for ninety minutes. When that’s done allow it to -------------- before turning it out, cutting a generous slice and serving cold with a simple salad.

First year: Comparative adjectives

Watch the following video to practise comparative adjectives.

Fourth year - 4ºD - Tuesday 25 May 2010


Summary of the class:

- Vocabulary: cooking

- Writing: a recipe

- Listening: Eastern cuisine

- Vocabulary: technology




- Speaking: pros and cons of the Internet.



Homework:




Write a recipe, using the vocabulary you have learnt in class.




Write an essay about the advantages and disadvantages of the Internet.

First year - 1ºC - Tuesday 25 May 2010



Summary of the class:

- Writing: Recipes

- Listening: review (file 7)

- Speaking and listening: the True and False show
Homework: Write a recipe following the instructions in the book.




- Comparatives: formation




- Past simple: revision




Homework:


Write a recipe, following the instructions in the book.


Do exercises on comparative adjectives in the book

First year - 1ºB - Monday 24 May 2010


Summary of the class:


- Writing: Recipes



- Listening: review (file 7)


- Speaking and listening: the True and False show
Homework: Write a recipe following the instructions in the book.

Fourth year - 4ºA - Monday 24 May 2010


Summary of the class:


- Vocabulary: cooking


- Writing: a recipe


- Listening: Eastern cuisine


- Vocabulary: technology
Homework: Write a recipe, using the vocabulary you have learnt in class.

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Fourth year - 4ºD - Tuesday 18 May 2010



Summary of the class:

- Speaking: ecological issues.

- Vocabulary: rubbish

- Listening: recycling


- Reading and speaking: wasted food

First year - 1ºC - Tuesday 18 May 2010


Summary of the class:

- Exercises: much - many - a lot

- Speaking: directions.

- Listening: changing holidays

- Speaking: Holidays


Note: Study this year's grammar. The test will take place next Thursday (27 May)

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

First year: Revision of questions


Click here to do an exercise on questions. It is important for you to know how to make questions in English

First year: going to

Watch the following video to practise 'going to'

First year - 1ºB - Monday 17 May 2010


Summary of the class:


- Exercises: much - many - a lot



- Speaking: directions.


- Reading and listening: changing holidays


- Grammar: going to


Fourth year - 4ºA - Monday 17 May 2010

Summary of the class:

- Speaking: ecological issues.



- Vocabulary: rubbish



- Listening: recycling


- Reading and speaking: wasted food

Saturday, 15 May 2010

Fourth year - 4ºD - Thursday 13 May 2010



Summary of the class:




- Linkers and connectors




- Writing: opinion essay: reasons for and against




- Abbey: American food
Homework: Write an opinion essay, following the instructions in the workbook

First year - 1ºC - Thursday 13 March 2010


Summary of the class:

- Listening: can men cook?




- Revision of past tenses: holidays


- Listening: changing holidays.


- Grammar: be going to.

Thursday, 13 May 2010

First year - 1ºB - Wednesday 12 May 2010




Summary of the class:


- Correct exercises: present simple - present continuous - some - any



- Questionnaire: water





- Grammar: how much? how many? a lot - much - many


- Reading: facts and myths about water


- Past: holidays

Fourth year - 4ºA - Wednesday 12 May 2010



Summary of the class:


- Abbey: American food


- Writing: linkers and connectors



Homework: Write a essay on 'fast food at schools' and follow the instructions in the workbook

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Fourth year - 4ºD - Tuesday 11 May 2010



Summary of the class:

- British elections: reading and speaking.

- Listening: a restaurant critic

- Grammar: present perfect


- Speaking: Have you ever...?

First year - 1ºC - Tuesday 11 May 2010


Summary of the class:


- Correct exercises: present simple - present continuous - some - any


- Listening: can men cook?


- Speaking: a dish and its ingredients


- Questionnaire: how much water do you drink?


- Grammar: how much - how many - much - many - a lot (of) - any - none

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

First year - 1ºB - Monday 10 May 2010


Fourth year - 4ºA - Monday 10 May 2010



Summary of the class:

- British elections: reading and speaking.

- Grammar: present perfect

- Game: definitions. What have I been doing?

- Speaking: Have you ever...?

Saturday, 8 May 2010

First year. Directions

Watch the following videos to practise giving and asking for directions.





First year - 1ºB - Wednesday 5 May 2010


Summary of the class:

- Directions.


- Writing: a postcard


- Revision: listening


- Revision: present continuous



Homework:


- Write a postcard, following the instructions in the book


- Page 153. Vocabulary: food

Fourth year - 4ºA - Wednesday 5 May 2010



Summary of the class:



- Reading and vocabulary: expressions with parts of the body



- Listening: some recipes



- Speaking: food and textures


- Listening: a restaurant critic

- Speaking: My favourite restaurant

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Fourth year - 4ºD - Tuesday 4 May 2010


Summary of the class:

- Reading and vocabulary: expressions with parts of the body


- Listening: some recipes


- Speaking: food and textures


- Speaking: restaurants.
Important note: Remember there is no class on Thursday.

First year - 1ºC- Tuesday 4 May 2010


Summary of the class:


- Listening: revision


- Game: present continuous and vocabulary


- Grammar: some / any


- Your food list

- Pronunciation: ea
Homework:
Complete the copy with present simple, present continuous and some/any
Important note: Remember there is no class on Thursday. Have a nice weekend!!!

Saturday, 1 May 2010

First year: Present Continuous

Review the present continuous with this amusing video.


Fourth year - 4ºD - Thursday 29 April 2010



Summary of the class:

- Listening, writing and speaking: Complaints and letters of complaint.

- Vocabulary: food and entertainment

- Abbey: Country Music
Homework:
Write a letter of complaint about the topic suggested in the workbook or one of the topics on the copy