Thursday, 31 March 2011

Fourth year - Wednesday 30 March 2011

Summary of the class:

- Listening: video games

- Vocabulary: masculine, feminine and masculine words

- Reading: a new man

- Alex: song. I'm a Woman (Bette Midler) Watch the video below.

Second year - 2ºA - Wednesday 30 March 2011


Summary of the class:


- Listening practice


- Vocabulary: education in Britain


- Speaking: education in Spain


- Alex: education in America. Future

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Fourth year - Have / get something done

Click on the following link to practise this structure:


Second year - 2ºB - Tuesday 29 March 2011


Summary of the class:


- Alex: stages in American education. Future


- Correction of tests

Second year - Workshop


Conversation: Ecology and the environment


Click here to check the questions we worked on.

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Fourth year - Monday 28 March 2011


Summary of the class:


Oral presentations: Ireland


Correction of exams


Speaking: have something done, get somebody to do something, do something yourself

Second year - 2ºA - Monday 28 March 2011



Summary of the class:


- Correction of exams: mistakes and oral tests


- Workbook: letter writing



Homework:


Write a letter, following the instructions in the workbook

Second year - 2ºB - Thursday 24 March 2011


Summary of the class:


Correction of exercises: future


Grammar: dynamic / stative verbs


Useful phrases: phone conversation


Workbook: letter


Stages of education



Homework:


Write a letter, answering the advertisement in the workbook

Fourth year - Workshop


Conversation.


Click here to read the questions we worked on


Thursday, 24 March 2011

Fourth year - Wednesday 23 March 2011


Summary of the class:



- Oral presentations: festivities in Australia / traditions in Scotland




- Oral practice: have something done. Click here to see the document.


- Oral tests



- Alex: descriptions

Second year - 2ºA - Wednesday 23 March 2011





Summary of the class:




- Exercises on future (going to / present continuous)




- Listening: useful phrases



- Grammar: state verbs / dynamic verbs


- Oral tests

- Alex: interview / free speaking
Homework:
- Grammar exercises on page 62

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Second year - 2ºB - Tuesday 22 March 2011


Summary of the class:

- Oral tests


- Alex: an interview


- Reading and listening: volunteer work



- Future: going to and present continuous.


- Oral practice: a diary



Homework:


- Exercises on page 139, part 2

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Fourth year - Monday 21 March 2011



Summary of the class:




- Oral presentations: Landmarks in Canada/ Cuisine in Wales and Scotland




- Exercise on mistakes




- Vocabulary: household jobs




- Listening: four women




- Grammar: causative

Second year - 2ºA - Monday 21 March 2011


Summary of the class:


-Speaking: attitudes to ecology


- Reading/grammar: quantifiers



- Reading / listening: volunteers


- Grammar: present continuous and going to for future reference


- Speaking: diaries


Homework:

- Write a text about the survey in class about ecology. Use quantifiers


- Grammar exercises, page 139, part 2

Fourth year - Workshop

Conversation about different topics. Click here to read the documents we worked on.


Thursday, 17 March 2011

St Patrick's Day

Watch the following video to learn about St Patrick and the different traditions related to this day.






Vocabulary:

- Lent: Forty days before Easter

- to waive: not to apply something

- reveler: a person who enjoys having fun

- dye: to colour sth

- cranky: angry

- features: characteristics

- fiddle: similar to a violin

- Irish jig: traditional Irish dance

- mind: to look after

- priest/bishop: religious people

- banish: to send away

Fourth year : Listening: St Patrick


Today is St Patrick's Day. This is a listening exercise I prepared for my students last year. Go to the link and practise your listening skills and learn about St Patrick at the same time.


http://englishayamonte.blogspot.com/2010/03/fourth-year-listening-st-patricks-day.html



Second year - 2ºA - Wednesday 16 March 2011



Summary of the class:


- Reading: Climate Change




- Listening: Climate change


- Grammar: questions (subject/object)


- Speaking practice: quiz


- Oral tests




- Speaking: present perfect, talk about a minute

Fourth year - Wednesday 16 March 2011


Summary of the class:


- Tests: writing



- Oral tests


- Film: Holes

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Second year - 2ºB - Tuesday 15 March 2011



Summary of the class:




- Oral tests




- Speaking: survey on ecology




- Reading: How green are you?




- Quantifiers




Homework:




Write a text similar to the one we read in class about the data in the class, using quantifiers

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Fourth year - Monday 14 March 2011



Summary of the class:




- Tests: reading and listening






- Oral presentation: cuisine in Australia

Second year - 2ºA - Monday 14 March 2011



Summary of the class:


- Tests: writing, listening, and reading




- Reading: protests against climate change






Homework:




- Complete the exercises on reading comprehension.

Saturday, 12 March 2011

Fourth year - Vocabulary: household jobs

Watch the following video to review the vocabulary we worked on in class last Thursday:

Second year - 2ºB - Thursday 10 March 2011






Summary of the class:



- Vocabulary: ecology



- Grammar: have / have got



- Reading: climate change



- Listening: attitude to ecology


- Grammar: subject / object questions


- Oral practice: quiz/questions

Fourth year - Wednesday 9 March 2011



Summary of the class:




- Pancake Day




- Listening: talking about films




- Grammar: as, like, such, so




- Oral presentation: cuisine in South Africa




- Vocabulary: Household jobs

Second year - 2ºA - Wednesday 9 March 2011



Summary of the class:




- Grammar: Have / have got




- Writing: comparisons. Connectors: both, whereas, on the other hand, however




- Alex: Pancake Day. Conversation on comparisons and story telling



Homework:


Write a text, comparing yourself and a member of your family

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Second year - 2ºB - Tuesday 8 March 2011



Summary of the class:




- Correction of exams. Mistakes




- Writing: comparison. Connectors: but, on the other hand, whereas, however, both




- Alex: Shrove Tuesday and Pancake Day



Homework:


Write a text, comparing yourself to a member of your family.

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Fourth year - Monday 7 March 2011



Summary of the class:


- Correction of mistakes in written exams


- Passive voice: exercise



- Passive voice: game


- Vocabulary: words of entertainment.


- Speaking practice: crossword

Second year - Carbon Footprint

Yesterday we learned a new word: carbon footprint. I am not an expert in ecology, so here's a document and a graph that show what a carbon footprint is.


Click here to read the web site that explains a little about what a carbon footprint is.

Second year - 2ºA - Monday 7 March 2011



Summary of the class:




- Vocabulary: Job - Work




- Correction of exams.




- Writing: an application letter. Click here to see the document we worked on.




- Vocabulary: ecology






Homework:




- Write a letter of application to one of the advertisements on the copy I handed out




- Exercises on have - have got

Monday, 7 March 2011

Second year - 2ºB - Thursday 3 March 2011



Summary of the class:




- Tests: writing and listening.




- Reading and writing: comparing two people