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

Second year - 2ºA - Monday 15 November 2010



Summary of the class:

- Presentation: Remembrance Day

- Listening: Because You Loved Me by Celine Dion. Click here to read the exercise.







- Oral practice: Questions in the past simple tense

- Listening: getting personal

- Grammar: Past continuous
Note:
Tests for next week...
22 November: reading
24 November listening

Saturday, 13 November 2010

Second year - Past continuous

Watch this video to practise past continuous:

Fourth year - Listening: Students' protest

Watch the video below and answer the questions:





Vocabulary:

- rocket through the roof: To increase beyond all expectations

- hike: to increase

- hijack: to seize (usually a vehicle) by force.

- thrash: to use violent, to deliver blows.

- mob: a disorderly crowd of people

Questions:

1. What is the place shown at the beginning of the video?

2. Why did university students and lecturers protest?

3. Was the students' union happy with what happened?

4. Was the police able to control the violent mob easily?

5. Why does the government say the increase of fees in necessary?

Click here to check your answers.

Second year - 2ºB - Thursday 10 November 2010


Summary of the class:

- Presentation: remembrance day


- Listening: Getting personal


- Grammar: past continuous

- Speaking: What were you doing...?

- Reading: two love stories


Homework:

Grammarway


- Pages 14, 15


-Page 16, exercises 5, 6, 7, and 8


- Pages 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25

New Inside Out: page 24, reading

Fourth year - Conversation

Summary:



- Converation questions: Living abroad, past habits and customs. Click here to read the questions.

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Fourth year - Wednesday 10 November 2010


Summary of the class:


- Word building: suffixes


- Workbook: letters to the newspaper


- Speaking: food habits and children


- Alex: going to the US.




Homework: Write an opinion letter about one of the topics in the workbook

Second year - 2ºA - Wednesday 10 November 2010



Summary of the class:

- Listening: Edna and Fred


- Grammar: past tenses



- Pronunciation: irregular verbs. Click here to practise the pronunciation of irregular verbs.


- Alex: love stories.

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Second year - Past tense

If you want some practice with the simple past tense, here are some links to some exercises. Click on each of them.












Second year - 2ºB - Tuesday 9th November 2010



Summary of the class:


- Alex: Vocabulary on love and love stories


- Pronunciation: past tenses... irregular verbs. Click here to practise the pronunciation of irregular verbs.


- Writing and speaking practice: a love story

Second year - 2ºB - Workshop

Summary:

- Guess who?


- Description: a wedding.


- What are you going to do at the weekend?

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Fouth year - Monday 8th November 2010


Summary of the class:

- Grammar: be used to / get used to

- Speaking practice: questions

- Oral practice: adjectives + prepositions

- Reading: timely tips


- Listening: Nancy and Jake


- Pronunciation: linking 'r'



Homework: Wordbuilding.... suffixes

Second year - 2ºA - Monday 8th November 2010



Summary of the class:


- Speaking: what do you know about London?

- Listening: a video - A day in London


- Useful phrases. Where are you from?


- Vocabulary: Adjectives to describe towns / cities

- Uses of 'like'

- Guy Fawkes

- Brainstorming: love
- Vocabulary: love

Saturday, 6 November 2010

Fourth year. Listening: Bonfire Night and Guy Fakwes

Watch the following video and answer the questions below:



1. What was one of the most important deeds that Queen Elizabeth made during her reign?
2. What did Catholics hope when James I was made King of England?
3. What was Robert Catesby angry at the kind?
4. What did Robert decide to do?
5. What did the letter one of the men sent say?
6. What did the king's men find when they stormed into the cellar?
7. Why do people in England make bonfires on November 5th?
8. What is the guy?
9. What do children often do for the celebration?

Click here to check your answers.

Second year - 2ºB - Thursday 4 November 2010


Summary of the class:

- Presentation: Guy Fawkes and Bonfire Night


- Listening: Useful phrases... Where are the people from?


- Vocabulary: adjectives to describe towns/cities


- Grammar: different uses of 'like'


- Vocabulary: relationships and love


- Listening: Fred and Edna


- Grammar: past simple tense.

Fourth year - Thursday 4 November 2010 - Workshop

Summary:


Conversation about food habits. Click here to read the questions.




Thursday, 4 November 2010

Fourth year - Wednesday 3 November 2010



Summary of the class:


- Listening: a haunted flat



- Presentation: Guy Fawkes - Bonfire night



- Reading: Letter from abroad


- Speaking: traffic in a city


- Alex: on vacation in America