Saturday, 29 January 2011

Second year. Listening: comparatives and superlatives

Watch the following video in which some people answer questions, using comparatives and superlatives. Answer the questions below.



Comparatives

1. Which twin sister is older, Adele or Keavy? How much older is she?

2. What do the following people answer: Which is bigger, New York or San Francisco?

- Deboarh:
- Neil:
- Shannon:
- Kelly:
- Randee:

3. Who can cook better?

- Maureen or Raphael:
- Deboarh or Neil:
- Debra or Laura:
- Mia or Shauna:
- Archie or Helen:

Superlatives:

Watch the second part of the video and complete the sentences with a superlative:

1. Michael thinks that the ________________ city in the USA is New York.

2. Mary thinks that Greece is the _____________ country in the world.

3. Patty says that the ___________ country in the world is Antarctica.

4. Kevin says that Glasgow is the ___________ city in Scotland.

5. June thinks that Perth is the __________ part in Scotland.

6. Eoin says that Dublin is the __________ city in Ireland

7. Eoin says that Galway is the __________ city in Ireland.

8. Dermot says that the River Shannon is the ________ river in Ireland.

9. Mary Louise says that the ___________ place for them to visit is England because there's no language barrier.

10. Ken likes France the _________

11. Hayles thinks that the French are delightful people, the ___________ in the world.


The Most Beautiful Language

Watch the third part of the video and answer the question:

What is the most beautiful language for...?

- Adam
- Laura
- Keesha, Celeste and Mary:
- Cheryl:
- Robert:
- Deboarh:
- Neil:
- Jim:
- Robin:
- Rebecca:
- Maureen:
- Richard:
- Sheri:
- Yale:
- Alexander:
- Debra:
- Kelly:


Click here to check your answers.

Second year - 2ºB - Thursday 27 January 2011


Summary of the class:


- Mistakes



- Oral questions


- Listening: two exercises

- Grammar and speaking practice: superlatives

Fourth year - Workbook

Conversation:


- Questions about humour and television

Thursday, 27 January 2011

Fourth year - Grammar: relative clauses

Click on the following links for further practice on relative clauses:

- relative clauses 1

- relative clauses 2

- relative clauses 3

- relative clauses 4

Second year. Comparisons and similes as... as

This is an exercise to learn a few more similes. A simile is a comparison that often use the structure 'as...as'. Click here to get to the worksheet.

Fourth year - Wednesday 26 January 2011



Summary of the class:

- Mistakes in written exams



- Useful language: connectors to express reason and contrast.



- Alex: Best selling authors in the United States

Important note:

- Exam on Slam: 23 February

- This term you will need to make an oral presentation about a topic on anglosaxon culture. Here's the list of topics, the dates and those people who have already signed up for a topic. Click here to see the list.

Homework:

- Write a summary of a book or a film you have read or seen, using connectors of reason and contrast as well as relative pronouns

Second year - 2ºA - Wednesday 26 January 2011


Summary of the class:


- Written mistakes in exams


- Oral practice: questions and answers


- Alex: comparatives and superlatives
Important note:
Monday 31 January 11: We'll have a session about the book 'Dead Man's Island'. So bring it along and be ready to ask any questions about it.

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Second year - Pronunciaton: schwa

Watch the video below to practise the sound we saw in class, the shwa:

Second year - 2ºB - Tuesday 25 January 2011


Summary of the class:


- Alex. Comparatives


- Pronunciation and vocabulary: expressions with as... as


- Numbers: decimals and fractions


- Game: numbers

Second year - 2ºB - Workshop


Conversation:


- Questions about sport. Click here to read the questions.


- Question formation

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Fourth year - April Fools' Day: Hoaxes

Watch the video to listen and watch the hoaxes we read about in class:

Spaghetti harvest (Click on the link)

I could only find the one about the spaghetti harvest, but I think it's quite interesting.

First year - Numbers

Watch the following video to practise the pronunciation of the numbers we learnt in class:


Fourth year - Monday 24 January 2011


Summary of the class:


- Grammar: relative clauses


- Speaking: humour and comedy

- Reading: April Fools



Homework:


- Grammar in context: relative clauses... pages 160 and 161


Second year - 2ºA - Monday 24 January 2011



Summary of the class:


- Speaking: your experiences with sport at school.
- Pronunciation: as... as



- Grammar: superlatives


- Speaking: superlatives


- Numbers: fractions, decimals ...


- Speaking: game on numbers

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Second year - 2ºB - Tuesday 18 January 2011



Summary of the class:


- Oral tests

- Listening: sports celebrities


- Grammar: comparison


- Oral practice: comparatives

Second year - Workshop



- Conversation about sports and comparison

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Second year - Grammar: comparative adjectives

Watch the following video to practise comparisons:

Fourth year - Monday 17 January 2010

Summary of the class:

- Writing test

- Listening: Fawlty Towers. Click here to see the exercises

Second year - 2ºA - Monday 17 January 2011


Summary of the class:

- Writing, reading and listening tests.



- Grammar: comparison

Sunday, 16 January 2011

Second year - 2ºB - Thursday 13 January 2010


Summary of the class:

- Vocabulary: sports


- Reading: questionnaire on sports.

- Questions formed by how + adjective

- Listening and speaking: anecdote (sports at school)


- Dates.

Fourth year (Workshop) - Thursday 13 January 2011


Summary:


- Conversation about books and reading. Click here to read the questions.


- Questions on the conditional sentences. Click here to read the document.

Thursday, 13 January 2011

Fourth year - Wednesday 12 January 2011


Summary of the class:

- Grammar: narrative tenses.



- Speaking practice: books and reading.


- Reading: Two South-American books


- Alex: story telling


- Oral tests

Second year - 2ºA - Wednesday 12 January 2011



Summary of the class:


- Vocabulary: sports


- Revision of dates


- Listening: sports celebrities



- Grammar: comparison
- Oral tests
- Alex: sports in America

Second year - 2ºB - Tuesday 11 January 2011



Summary of the class:


- Oral tests

- Alex: sports

- Reading and listening tests.

- Brainstorming: sports

Workshop - 2ºB


Conversation: shopping and looks. Click here to read the questions we worked on class.

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Second year - Vocabulary: sports

Watch the following video to practise the vocabulary and pronunciation of sports:


Fourth year - Monday 10 January 2011





Summary of the class:


- Reading and listening tests


- Speaking: do you like reading




- Vocabulary: books and reading

Second year - 2ºA - Monday 10 January 2011




Summary of the class:

- Reading and listening tests.

- Vocabulary: sports.

- Questionnaire: how fit are you?

- Speaking: famous sports people.... Dates of birth. When were you born? When was David Bekham born?

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Thursday, 6 January 2011

Oral tests - Schedule

These are the lists for the oral tests. Click on the link for your group to learn when you will have your test:

- Oral tests 2ºA

- Oral tests 2ºB

- Oral tests Fourth year