Saturday, 26 February 2011

Second year - 2ºB - Thursday 24 February 2011



Summary of the class:


- Presentations: Andalucia


- Writing: a formal letter. Click here to see the the document we worked on.


- Conversation: should. Click here to see the document

Homework:


Write an application letter using the prompts I handed out.

Fourth year - Workshop


Conversation about the following topics:




Thursday, 24 February 2011

Fourth year - Wednesday 23 February 2011



Summary of the class:


- Slam: Reading and Writing




- Alex: Vocabulary and information on the oscars

Second year - 2ºA - Wednesday 23 February 2011


Summary of the class:


- Andalucia: oral presentations




- Alex: Conversation and review of present perfect. Click on the following links to see the documents: How long and board game.

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Second year - 2ºB - Tuesday 22 February 2011


Summary of the classes:

- Alex: Oral practice. Click on the following links to read the documents: Have you ever...? / An ideal job


- Vocabulary: work

- Grammar: should


- Writing: an application letter


Important:


- Thursday 3 March: Exam (listening and writing)


Final exams:


- 17 March: listening, reading and writing


- 16 and 22 March: Oral exams
Homework:
Grammarway: pages 26 - 31 (present perfect)

Second year - workshop


Conversation:


- Questions about work. Click here to read the questions


- Work and have to

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Fourth year. Grammar: passive voice

Click on the following links to practise passive voice:

Passive voice 1

Passive voice 2

Passive voice 3

Passive voice 4

Passive voice 5

Passive voice 6

Fourth year - Monday 21 February 2011


Summary of the class:


- Vocabulary / speaking: the cinema


- Reading: the Oscars


- Grammar: the passive voice


- Ana: presentation on Scotland and its landmarks


- Listening: stereotypes about Andalucia


Homework:

Page 79, exercises on the passive


Important note:


Listening test: 2 March


Final exams (2nd Term):


Monday 14 March: listening and reading


Wednesday 16 March: writing

Second year - 2ºA - Monday 21 February 2011


Summary of the class:


- Speaking: superlatives and present perfect


- Listening: Mr. Reynold


- Test: Dead Man's Island


- Vocabulary: work



- Grammar: should


- Speaking: should

Homework:

Page 55. Vocabulary

Important note:

Listening and writing exams: 2 March

Final exams (2nd Term): 14 March (Listening, writing and reading)

Sunday, 20 February 2011

Fourth year - Listening: koalas

Watch the following video and answer the questions below. More than one can be correct.




1)How are koalas described?
They are always asleep.
They resemble toys.
They are loved all over the country.
They look very strange.
They destroy forests.
2) Why are the forests destroyed? Because …..
The land is needed for agriculture.
More and more roads and houses are built.
The koala population is growing rapidly.
More and more people move to these areas.
Koalas cannot be moved to zoos.
3)Where does Ms Deborah Tabart work?
National Koala Act
Australian Koala Foundation
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Australian Forestry Agency
4)How much of the original koala habitat has been destroyed in the last 200 years?
20%
50%
80%
90%
5)What effect would the National Koala Act have?
No more eucalyptus trees would be cut down.
Land owners would be forced to plant eucalyptus trees on their farms.
The clearing of forests would be controlled.
Australians would have a vision of the future.
6)How many koalas are there in Australia now?
10 million
1 million
100,000
10,000


Click here to check your answers.

Saturday, 19 February 2011

Second year - 2ºB - Thursday 17 February 2011


Summary of the class:

- Listening: dialogues


- Vocabulary: collocations


- Speaking practice


- Grammar: present perfect


- Past participles: pronunciation


- Speaking practice: have you ever...?


- Listening: Mr. Reynold


Homework:


Page 51, exercises on present perfect

Fourth year - Workshop


Summary:

- Conversation about animals and wildlife. Click here to see the questions.

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Vocabulary: flowers and plants

Watch the following videos to practise vocabulary on flowers, plants and trees.



Second year. Pronunciation: irregular verbs

Watch the following videos to practise the form and pronunciation of irregular verbs in English




Fourth year - Wednesday 16 February 2011



Summary of the class:


- Slam: questions


- Speaking practice: animals. Click here to read the questions.


- Vocabulary: flowers, plants, trees and gardens


- Reading: the Eden Project. Watch the following video to see real images of the Eden Projec:



- Alex. Speaking: crossword on nature


Homework:

- Questions on the Eden Project

Second year - 2ºA - Wednesday 16 February 2011


Summary of the class:

- Exercises on present perfect

- Pronunciation: past participles


- Speaking: have you ever...?


- Alex. Valentine's Day; Speaking: Click on the following links to read the questions we worked on: Have you ever...? / Your ideal job


Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Second year - 2ºB - Tuesday 15 January 2011



Summary of the class:




- Alex: St Valentine's Day. Have to / has to / had to




- Dead Man's Island: test




- Reading: Nightmare jobs




- Listening practice




Second year - Workshop


Conversation about work and job. Click on the following links to read the documents:




Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Fourth year - Monday 14 February 2011



Summary of the class:

- Listening



- Slam: vocabulary and questions to reflect on the plot




Second year - 2ºA - Monday 14 February 2011


Summary of the class:


- Listening and speaking: anecdote


- Reading: Nightmare jobs


- Vocabulary and speaking: collocations



- Speaking: questions on the vocabulary



- Grammar: present perfect


Homework:


Page 51, exercises on present perfect

Note:

There will be an oral presentation on February 23 about Andalucia. If you did not choose a group yesterday, just let me know and I will assign you a group

Sunday, 13 February 2011

Fourth year - Listening and reading: love

Taking St. Valentine's Day as a reference, I leave you here three videos that tell us about history, love and marriage. Most of them are humourous references to quotations of writers adn other relevant people.






Saturday, 12 February 2011

Second year - Grammar: can / can't

Here are some links to practise the structures we worked on this week.

Modal verbs, by Claudia Badarau


CAN/cannot ; COULD/could not - Practice, by Nataly Fedorina



have to, by Elisabeth Weixlbaumer

Fourth year - St Valentine's Day

As you all know, it is Valentine's Day on February 14. Here is a video in which you can practise reading and pronunciation about the origins of the festivity.

Friday, 11 February 2011

Fourth year. Practise: Double comparatives

Watch the following video and practise one of the structures we worked on in class:

Second year - 2ºB - Thursday 10 February 2011


Summary of the class:

- Writing / speaking: description of jobs

- Listening: what did you want to be when you were a child?


- Speaking: questions about job



- Reading: Charlotte Hutton

- Grammar: can / can't / have to / don't have to

- Pronunciation: have to


- Speaking: Do you have to...? Click here to read the document.


- Anecdote: a friend's job


Note:

On February 24 the students are going to make oral presentations about a selected province in Andalucia. The topics which will be analysed are: what to see? what to do? what to eat and drink? Relevant people. If you have not put your name up on the list, you need to join a group because that presentation will be part of the final mark in the second term.




Fourth year - Workshop


Conversation: questions containing phrasal verbs. Click here to see the document.

Thursday, 10 February 2011

Fourth year - Wednesday 9 February 2011



Summary of the class:


- Grammar: comparison


- Speaking: comparison


- Workbook: making an oral presentation


- Alex: comparison


Homework:


Comparatives: Student's book exercise 7


Workbook: Page 79, exercise 3

Second year - 2ºA - Wednesday 9 February 2011


Summary of the class:


- Writing: a sporting event. Practice on 'although'


- Reading: two jobs



- Grammar: can / can't (permission) have to (obligation), don't have to (lack of obligation/ necessity)



- Alex: Speaking practice on jobs and 'have to'



Homework:


Write a text describing a sporting even you've been to

Second year - 2ºB - Tuesday 8 February 2011





Summary of the class:



- Alex: vocabulary on jobs; conversation about work and jobs. Click here to see the document





- Listening practice: two exercises



- Speaking: What do you do?


- Useful phrases: talking about our jobs
















Second year - 2ºB - Workshop

Conversation class:


- Questions on superlatives. Click here to see the document


- Times

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Fourth year - Monday 7 February 2011



Summary of the class:


- Listening practice: sailing around the world




- Grammar: relative clauses


- Vocabulary: animals


- Speaking: animals and pets


- Reading: Koi

Homework:

Do the exercises on the comparatives on page 42

Second year - 2ºA - Monday 7 February 2011



Summary of the class:

- Listening: two exercises


- Listening and vocabulary: talking about jobs


- Listening: What did you want to be when you were a child? Different jobs


- Speaking: Jobs and your opinions


Homework:

Workbook, page 33

Saturday, 5 February 2011

Second year - 2ºB - Thursday 3 February 2011



Summary of the class:

- Phrasal verbs




- Listening and speaking: laughter clubs




- Listening: Listening: sport




Thursday, 3 February 2011

Fourth year - Vocabulary: animals

Watch the following videos to practise the pronunciation of the vocabulary on animals:






Second year - Vocabulary: jobs

Watch the following videos to practise the vocabulary on jobs:




Fourth year - Wednesday 2 February 2011


Summary of the class:


- Listening: talking about everyday situations and reacting to them



- Language: expressing surprise or lack of surprise


- Workbook: a biography


- Vocabulary: animals


- Alex: quiz on relative clauses


Homework:

- Workbook: page 77


- Write a biography about somebody you like, following the model in the workbook

Second year - 2ºA - Wednesday 2 February 2011


Summary of the class:

- Exercises on phrasal verbs

- Listening: laugh clubs


- Listening: useful sentences for sport


- Vocabulary: jobs

- Alex: the superbowl and conversation on jobs

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Fourth year. Phrasal verbs: extra practice

Click on the following links and do the exercises:


exercices about phrasal verbs, by othman

Phrasal verb , by Svetlana

Phrasal Verbs, by Paul D. Gutiérrez Covey

Second year - 2ºB - Tuesday 1 February 2011


Summary of the class:


- Alex: superlatives


- Questions about the book: Dead Man's Island


-Reading: ways to de-stress

- Revision: imperatives

- Grammar: phrasal verbs
Important note:
Exam on Dead Man's Island: Tuesday 15 February