Saturday, 29 October 2011

First year - Listening: jobs

Watch the video below. What are the people's jobs?




1. Alan is an ...............

2. Charlie is a ....................

3. Dave and Kevin are ..............

4. Helen is a ......................

5. Mark is a .......................

6. Maureen is a .....................

7. Nicola is a ........................

8. Harry is a ....................

9. Eileen is a ................

10. Myra is a ................

11. Paul is a ................

12. Stu is a .................

13. Mary is ................

14. Jeffrey is a .............


Now check your answers by watching the same video with subtitles.

Fifth year - The Legend of Stingy Jack

Watch the following video and complete the sentences below:


1. Stingy Jack invited the devil to have a _______ with him, but true to his name, Stingy Jack didn't want to pay.

2. Somehow he managed to convince the devil to ________ _____ a coin so Jack could use it to buy his ________

3. However, as soon as the devil did so, Jack decided to keep the money for himself and put the coin into his _______ next to a ________ crucifix.

4. This had the effect of ________ the devil from changing back into his original _________ .

5. Jack eventually ________ the devil, but he ________ several conditions beforehand.

6. The first was that athe devil would not _______ Jack for one whole year after that.

7. Should Jack die, he would not be able to _____ his soul. The devil agreed, and Jack let him go.

8. The following year the devil found Jack again, and was determined to see him _________ after the trick that was played on him.

9. However, Jack tricked the devil again, ___________ him into climbing into a tree to ________ a piece of fruit.

10. While he was up in the tree, Jack __________ a sign of the cross into the tree's ______ so the devil was unable to make his way back down again.

11. Once again the devil had to _______ there until he promised Jack that he would never _______ him again for a further ten years.

12. Soon after Jack died and as the legend goes, God refused him ______ into heaven because of his ___________ _______

13. However, neither would the devil allow him into hell as he had already promised not to ___________ hi soul.

14. The devil sent Jack back to the __________, but he was only to appear at night with a piece of burning __________ to light his way.

15. The story goes that Jack put the __________ into a __________ turnip and has roamed the earth with it ever since.

16. The Celts refer to this ___________ figure as Jack of the lantern, but as the centuries passed, it was eventually shortened to Jack-o-lantern.

Click here
to check your answers.

First year - Halloween

Watch the following video to see how some British kids celebrate Halloween in Britain. The video is subtitled, so although there are expressions that you do not know, you can understand everything.

Fifth year - 5ºB/C - Thursday 27 October 2011


Summary of the class:

- Halloween. Crossword and history of halloween. Click on the links to access to the documents.

- Video: Health in Britain



- Speaking: Do you think people pretend to be ill to miss school or work? What diseases are the easiest to fake?

- Vocabulary: calling in sick

- Reading: A heavy cold

Thursday, 27 October 2011

First year - Halloween

Watch the following video to learn the vocabulary on Halloween.

First year - Vocabulary: jobs

Watch the following video to practise the names for jobs and occupations:

First year - 1ºE - Wednesday 26 October 2011


Summary of the class:


- Speaking: meeting people

- Grammar: have got

- Pronunciation: consonants

- Vocabulary: jobs

- Speaking: What do you do?

- Reading: a double life

- Halloween


First year - 1ºD - Wednesday 26 October 2011


Summary of the class:

- Listening: Natasha and Darren

- Speaking: meeting people

- Grammar: have got

- Pronunciation: consonants

- Vocabulary: jobs

- Speaking: What do you do?

- Halloween

Homework: Read the text on page 20, and do the activity.

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Fifth year - Vocabulary: health

Watch the following videos to practise vocabulary and pronunciation on health.



Fifth year - 5ºB/C - Tuesday 25 October 2011


Summary of the class:

- Vocabulary and speaking: nouns and prepositions

- Vocabulary: symptoms

- Speaking: health

- Exercises on vocabulary (copy). Click here to see the copies.

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

First year - Grammar: present simple (questions)

Watch the following video to practise questions in present simple:


First year - 1ºE - Monday 24 October 2011


Summary of the class:

- Pronunciation: -s plurals or 3rd person singular

- Writing: a typical family

- Speaking: Simon and Steve

- Reading: Darren and Natasha

- Listening: Darren and Natasha meet for lunch

- Grammar: present simple (questions)

- Listening: more about Darren and Natasha

- Speaking: Meeting people

First year - 1ºD - Monday 24 October 2011


Summary of the class:

- Pronunciation: consonant sounds / -s plurals or 3rd person singular

- Writing: a typical family

- Speaking: Simon and Steve

- Reading: Darren and Natasha

- Listening: Darren and Natasha meet for lunch

- Grammar: present simple (questions)

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Fifth year - Listening: Martha Stewart's life and career

Watch the following video and answer the questions below:



TRUE or FALSE?


1. When Martha Stewart was 13, she started a very successful modelling career.
2. She won a scholarship to go to university because of her good marks
3. Martha Stewart's "Entertaining" was the best selling book of all times.
4. In 1993 Martha Stewart's programme was eventually shown on TV every day
5. Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia went on the New York Stock Exchange.
6. Martha Stewart was accused of insider trading but all the charges were eventually dismissed.
7. After her problems with justice, Martha Stewart pursued her career even further
8. Martha Steawart has attracted criticism too. Many people think that her ideas are unrealistic and old-fashioned

Click here to check your answers.

Like Tim said in class, Martha Stewart is an icon in the United States, and her popularity is so huge that there is a film based on her life. Here's the trailer:

Fifth year - 5ºC - Thursday 20 October 2011


Summary of the class:

- Tim (Martha Stewart / changes)

- Listening and speaking: changes in the future

- Functional language: giving examples

- Speaking: technological advances

- Vocabulary: nouns + prepositions
Homework: Write an essay on the following topic: Has technology changed our world for the better or for the worse?

Fifth year - 5ºB - Thursday 20 October 2011


Summary of the class:

- Tim (Martha Stewart / changes)

- Listening and speaking: changes in the future

- Functional language: giving examples

Thursday, 20 October 2011

First year - 1ºE - Wednesday 19 October 2011


Summary of the class:


- Listening: social English

- Writing: capital letters

- Listening: can you hear the difference?

- Brainstorming: typically British

- Vocabulary: verb phrases

- Grammar: present simple

- Pronunciation: consonants


Homework: Write a text about your personal details, following the pattern in the book

First year - 1ºD - Wednesday 19 October 2011


Summary of the class:

- Roleplay: asking for a drink

- Listening: social English

- Writing: capital letters

- Listening: can you hear the difference?

- Brainstorming: typically British

- Vocabulary: verb phrases

- Grammar: present simple


Homework: Write a text about your personal details, following the pattern in the book

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Fifth year - 5ºC - Tuesday 18 October 2011


Summary of the class:

- Reading: a life coach

- Speaking: giving up smoking

- Grammar: future perfect and continuous

- Speaking: How do you expect life to change in the next 20 years? What will be the most dramatic change in the world over the same period?

- Listening: changes in the future

Fifth year - 5ºB - Tuesday 18 October 2011


Summary of the class:

- Speaking: What things could a life coach help you with? What special qualities and skills do you think a person needs to work as a life coach?

- Reading: a life coach

- Speaking: giving up smoking

- Grammar: future perfect and continuous

- Speaking: How do you expect life to change in the next 20 years? What will be the most dramatic change in the world over the same period?

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

First year - Grammar: this, these, that, those

Click on the links below to practise demonstratives:

This/These - That/Those, by masai089
Find this and other demonstratives exercises in English Exercises .org

THIS-THAT or THESE-THOSE, by Lena
Find this and other demonstratives exercises in English Exercises .org

Reading books - First year


These are the books that we are going to read this year.

1. Mary, Queen of Scots. Tim Vicary. Oxford Bookworms







2. The Mystery of Allegra. Oxford Bookworms

First year - This / That

Watch the following video to practise the difference between this and that. It is intended for children, but it is a good practice anyway.

First year (1ºD/1ºE) - Monday 17 October 2011


Summary of the class:

- Vocabulary: objects

- Speaking: personal information

- Pronunciation: vowel sounds

- Grammar: plurals

- Speaking/grammar: this / these / that / those

- Vocabulary: drinks

- Practical English: asking for a drink

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Fifth year - 5ºB/C - Book

The book that we are going to read is: Holes by Louis Sachar

Fifth year - 5ºC - Thursday 13 October 2011


Summary of the class:

- Tim: Introductions

- Speaking: changes

- Video: what is a life coach?




- Speaking: What things could a life coach help you with? What special qualities and skills do you think a person needs to work as a life coach?

- Reading: a life coach

Fifth year - 5ºB - Thursday 13 October 2011


Summary of the class:

- Tim: introductions and ecology

- Make: more expressions

- Speaking: Changes

- Video: what is a life coach?

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Fifth year - 5ºC - Tuesday 11 October 2011


Summary of the class:

- Vocabulary: world issues (copies)

- Listening: insulating your home. Click here to watch the video.

- Expressions with make.

- Speaking: do you agree with those statements?

- Exercises on make. Click here to see the document we worked on.

Fifth year - 5ºB - Tuesday 11 October 2011

Summary of the class:

- Reading articles and song. Here's the song by Joni Mitchell we listened to in class:



- Vocabulary: world issues (copies)

- Listening: insulating your home. Click here to watch the video.

- Expressions with make.

Monday, 10 October 2011

First year - Listening: how old are you?

Watch the video and answer the question: How old are the people? Do the exercise. The video is played again at the end of the first part, and you can check your answers with the subtitles. (El video se repite con subtítulos más tarde y así puedes comprobar tus respuestas)

First year - Listening: phone numbers

Watch the video and answer the following questions: What are their telephone numbers?




Now watch the same video with subtitles to check your answers.

Sunday, 9 October 2011

First year - Listening: introductions

Watch the video below to practise introductions in English.


Saturday, 8 October 2011

Fifth year - Listening: a green bedroom.

Watch the video below and answer the questions




Questions:

1. Why do decorators advice to use paint?
2. Why is paint unhealthy?
3. What does VOC stand for?
4. What materials are recommended for rugs?
5. How do traditional bulbs work?
6. What are the advantages of CLFs?
7. What beneficial effect is produced if you buy a mattress made of organic cotton?


Click here to check the answers.

Friday, 7 October 2011

Fifth year - 5ºC - Thursday 6 October 2011


ummary of the class:

- Grammar: future tenses

- Speaking: questions using future tenses

- Speaking and grammar: future continuous and future perfect (copy)

- Speaking: predictions (copy)

- Pronunciation: letter 'o'

- Pronunciation: dominos

- Reading articles and Joni Mitchell's song. Watch the video below with the song.

Fifth year - 5ºB - Thursday 6 October 2011


Summary of the class:

- Grammar: future tenses

- Speaking: questions using future tenses

- Speaking and grammar: future continuous and future perfect (copy)

- Speaking: predictions (copy)

- Pronunciation: letter 'o'

- Pronunciation: dominos

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Grammar: possessive adjectives


These are some exercises on the possessive adjectives. Click the links below:


Possessive adjectives, by Betti Find this and other possessives exercises in English Exercises .org

Possessive adjectives - His, Her or Its ?, by HélèneD Find this and other possessives exercises in English Exercises .org

possessive adjectives, by jim Find this and other possessives exercises in English Exercises .org

Fill in the blanks: Possessive Adjectives, by deinha Find this and other possessives exercises in English Exercises .org

First year - listening: introductions

Watch the video below and complete the information:



- Mia

Age: .............

City: ...........

- Toby

Age: ............

City: ...........

- Amy

Age: ............

City / Country: .........


Click here to check the answers.

First year (1ºD/1ºE) - Wednesday 5 October 2011


Summary of the class:

- Listening: Mario Benedetti - questions about personal details

- Speaking: questionnaire

- Grammar: possessive adjectives

- Speaking: possessive adjectives

- Speaking: Films and actors

- Vocabulary: classroom and common objects


Homework: Do the vocabulary exercise on page 142.

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Fiftth year - Vocabulary: tools

Watch the video below to practise the vocabulary on tools.


Fift year - 5ºC - Tuesday 4 October 2011


Summary of the class:



- Vocabulary: DIY

- Speaking: home improvement. Click here to read the questions

- Listening: turning your house into a greener home

- Grammar: Future (will / going to/present continuous/present simple)

Fifth year - 5ºB - Tuesday 4 October 2011


Summary of the class:

- Writing: connectors and planning an opinion essay

- Vocabulary: DIY

- Speaking: home improvement. Click here to read the questions

- Listening: turning your house into a greener home

- Grammar: Future (will / going to)


Homework: Write an opinion essay following the planning you discussed with your partners in class. For those who weren't in yesterday, these are the topics.

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

English - numbers 20-1000

Watch the following videos to practise numbers and their pronunciation:







First year - 1ºE - Monday 3 October 2011


Summary of the class:

- Revision: short forms

- Speaking: where are they from? Where is it from?

- Pronunciation: vowel sounds

- Numbers. 20-1,000

- Speaking: bingo

- Speaking: studying English abroad

- Listening: Mario Benedetti

- Listening: questions and personal details

First year - 1ºD - Monday 3 October 2011


Summary of the class:

- Revision: short forms

- Speaking: where are they from? Where is it from?

- Pronunciation: vowel sounds

- Numbers. 20-1,000

- Speaking: bingo

- Speaking: studying English abroad