Thursday, 30 September 2010

Fourth year - Wednesday 29 September 2010


Summary of the class:


- Speaking practice: echo questions.



- Speaking practice: So / neither.


- Pronunciation: contractions


- Listening practice: video on university and work.

Second year - 2ºA - 29 September 2010


Summary of the class:

- Listening: Ben and Marie.




- Speaking practice: names. Click here to see the questions.


- Writing: a description


- Reading: Who knows you better, your family or your friends? Click here to read the text.


- Revision: present tense


Homework: Write an email, describing yourself. Write four paragraphs, following the plan in the copy we worked on.

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Fourth year - Question tags

Here is a video about the formation of question tags. Have a look and practise.

Second year - Family and days of the week

This is a video in which you can review the different members of a family and the pronunciation. There is also a section to practise time expressions like days of the week.



Fourth year - Monday 27 September 2010


Summary of the class:



- Speaking: education in Britain and USA


- Speaking practice: What is your opinion about the education system in Spain? What do you think about home schooling?


- Listening: my first week at university


- Grammar: auxiliary verbs


- Speaking practice: Question tags

Second year - 2ºA - Monday 27 September 2010



Summary of the class:

- Vocabulary: family and relationships.

- Speaking practice: your family

- Reading: What's in a name?

- Pronunciation: -ed sounds

Sunday, 26 September 2010

Second year. Irregular verbs

This is a video about irregular verbs in English. Practise their spelling and pronunciation.


Fourth year. Listening: Oxford University

Watch the video below and answer the questions:







Where do you find the resources at Oxford University?

How does Stephan Chambers define Oxford University?

What impresses Ernest Darkoh most?

If you are student at Oxford University, you become a member of a(n)…

Number of colleges at Oxford University

Institutions each college has…

Other elements mentioned about colleges

Distance from Oxford to London and Heathrow Airport



Click here to check your answers.

Saturday, 25 September 2010

Second year. Listening: past simple

Watch the following video and answer the questions below.





Scene 1

1. Why was John late?
2. What did the girl do?
3. Why did nobody answer the phone when John called?


Scene 2

1. Was there a lot of traffic?
2. Was the weather nice?
3. What happened to the chicken?

Scene 3

1. Did the man play well today?
2. Was the man in the tennis team at university?

Click here to check your answers.

Second year - 2ºB - Thursday 23 September 2010



Summary of the class:

- Revision: Find somebody who...


- Revision: ladders and snakes.



- Past tense: what did you do yesterday? (cards)



- Questions and answers in the past. Click here to read the document.



- Pronunciation: -ed forms

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Fourth year - Wednesday 22 September 2010


Summary of the class:

- Reading: Who owns English?

- Speaking practice:


Why is it so important to learn English in Spain?


Positive and negativ effects of the global spread of English?


Do you think English will always be the world's most important language? Why?


Do you think accuracy in grammar and pronunciation is important when learning a foreign language? Why?




- The English verb system


- Vocabulary: education

Second year (2ºA) - Wednesday 22 September 2010



Summary of the class:


- Revision: ladders and snakes.


- Past tense: what did you do yesterday? (cards)


- Questions and answers in the past. Click here to read the document.


- Vocabulary: family


Homework:


- Page 11, exercise 1.

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Second year (2ºB) - Tuesday 21 September 2010



Summary of the class:

- Oral practice: Introductions.

- Oral practice: Questions and short answers


- Oral practice: Questions and answers. Click here to see the documents



- Game: grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary and speaking

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Second year: short answers


Yesterday we practised short answers in English. The following links contain exercises with which you can have extra practice.


http://club.telepolis.com/englishweb/shortanswernumbers.html

http://a4esl.org/q/h/9801/cg-shortans.html

http://www.grammar.cl/Games/Short_Answers_Present.htm

Fourth year - Monday 20 September 2010



Summary of the class:




- Introductions: three mysterious details.




- Oral practice: general questions. Click here to see the document.




- Oral practice: prove or disprove the statements




- Oral practice: general topics.

Second year (2ºA) - Monday 20 September 2010



Summary of the class:

- Oral practice: Introductions.

- Oral practice: Questions and short answers



- Oral practice: Questions and answers. Click on the number to see the documents: 1

- Game: grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary and speaking




Thursday, 16 September 2010

Hello, Lebrija

I would like to say hello to my new students in Lebrija and I hope we have a very fruitful and intense year. As I told you in the induction session, assessment will be carried out in three terms and you will have to succeed in the four language skills: writing, reading, speaking and listening skills.

The books for this year are:

Second year: New Inside Out. Pre-Intermediate. Sue Kay and Vaughan Jones. MacMillan. Student's book + Workbook

Grammar for second year. Grammarway2. Student's Book with answers. Jenny Dooley. Express Publishing

Fourth year: Face2Face. Upper Intermediate. Chris Redston and Gillie Cunningham. Cambridge. Student's Book + Workbook

Grammar for fourth year. MacMillan English grammar in Context Advanced. Michael Vince. MacMillan.

To start with, I'd like to add a humorous touch. Watch this video and I hope you don't have so many problems with English as this poor man.


Thursday, 9 September 2010

See ya!!!

This is just a quick note to say goodbye to all my students from San Fernando this year. I have enjoyed the classes very much and I'm sorry I have to leave San Fernando, but that's life. Thank you for everything and I hope you learn a lot and improve your English in this new academic year you are about to start.



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Saturday, 4 September 2010

Exam results


The exam results will be ready on Monday. You can come to the school and pick up your report at 6 o'clock in the afternoon. Thank you!