Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Fifth year - Phrasal Verbs

Watch the following video to learn new phrasal verbs and practise them:



Fifth year - 5ºB/C - Tuesday 29 November 2011


Summary of the class:

- Speaking: Animal testing. Click here to read the texts

- Vocabulary: phrasal verbs

- Reading: Stop smoking. Click here to read the text.


Note: Remember that on Thursday we will be working on 'Holes', so bring the book along.

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

First year - The seasons and months

Watch the video below to practise the pronunciation of seasons:




With the following video you can practise the months:

First year - 1ºE - Monday 28 November 2011


Summary of the class:

Summary of the class:

- Speaking: How often?

- Speaking: the Okinawa way

- Pronunciation: h

- Vocabulary: the date

- Speaking: What's the date?

- Speaking: When's your birthday?

- Reading: fascinating festivals

- Writing: a festival

First year - 1ºD - Monday 28 November 2011


Summary of the class:

- Speaking: How often?

- Speaking: the Okinawa way

- Pronunciation: h

- Vocabulary: the date

- Speaking: What's the date?

- Speaking: When's your birthday?

- Reading: fascinating festivals

Monday, 28 November 2011

Fifth year - Thursday 24 November 2011

Summary of the class:

- Listening/reading: Revolting rhymes: Cinderella. Click here to read the text.



- Speaking. Functional language: changing subject.

- Thanksgiving.









First year - Wednesday 23 November 2011


Summary of the class:

- Speaking: Daily routine / clock times

- Pronunciation: the letter 'o'

- Grammar: adverbs of frequency

- Reading: The Mystery of Okinawa

- Vocabulary: time expressions (how often?)

- Speaking: how often

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Fifth year - Grammar: modal verbs


Click on the following links to have extra practice on modal verbs:

Expressing Obligation, by liliana rota


Rules, by jacque38


Obligation: should, must , have to, by liliana rota

Fifth year - Writing/vocabulary: elections

Watch the following video from the film 'The Swing Vote'. The scene has no dialogue, and shows how a girl decides to vote on behalf of her father. If you want to have extra practice, write a text describing the scene on the video, using the vocabulary on elections we learnt in class yesterday.

Fifth year - 5ºB/C - Tuesday 22 November 2011


Summary of the class:

- Vocabulary and speaking: general elections. Click here to read the questions.

- Grammar: modal verbs (permission, obligation, lack of obligation, and prohibition)

- Speaking: role play

- Listening and writing: a woman's experience with alternative therapies

- Listening: back pains

- Functional language: change topic

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

First year - Vocabulary: daily routine

Watch the following videos to practise the vocabulary about routine



These are the verbs on the first video: wake up / wash your face / take a shower (In American English 'take' is more common than 'have') / dry your hair / brush your hair / eat breakfast / brush your teeth / get dressed / go to the bathroom / make your bed / go to school / study / eat lunch / go home / do homework / eat dinner / take a bath / go to bed


First year - 1ºD/E - Monday 21 November 2011


Summary of the class:

- Speaking: clock times

- Listening: Vicky's morning

- Vocabulary: Daily routine

- Reading: Louisa and her stressful day

- Listening: Simon

- Speaking: your daily routine

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Fifth year - 5ºC - Wednesday 17 November 2011

Summary of the class:

- Reading, listening, and speaking: Australian bush






- Brainstorming: alternative medicine

- Speaking: alternative medicine. Click here to read the questions.

- Reading: alternative therapies

- Speaking: What would you change in your workplace?

- Grammar. Modal verbs: permission, obligation

Fifth year - 5ºB - Thursday 17 November 2011


Summary of the class:

- Brainstorming: alternative medicine

- Speaking: alternative medicine. Click here to read the questions.

- Reading: alternative therapies

- Speaking: What would you change at your working place?

- Grammar: permission, obligation

First year - More adjectives

Watch the following video to practise adjectives:

First year - how to tell the time

Here are some videos to complement the information I gave you in class on Wednesday:



- Click here to watch another video

First year - 1ºD/E - Wednesday 16 November 2011


Summary of the class:

- Listening: sentences

- Reading. Photographers and Models

- Vocabulary: physical descriptions

- Speaking: Who are they?

- Vocabulary: adjectives of feelings

- Vocabulary: telling the time

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Fifth year - 5ºC - Tuesday 15 November 2011


Summary of the class:

- Speaking: lawsuits

- Song: Abba... the Day Before You Came



- Grammar: modals of speculation (exercises)

- Pronunciation: weak form 'have'

- Speaking: deductions

Fifth year - 5ºB - Tuesday 15 November 2011

Summary of the class:

- Song: Abba... The Day Before You Came



- Grammar: modals of speculation (exercises)

- Pronunciation: weak form 'have'

- Speaking: deductions

- Reading, listening, and speaking: Australian bush



Tuesday, 15 November 2011

First year - Adjectives

Watch the following videos to practise the pronunciation and vocabulary of the adjectives you learnt in class yesterday:



First year - 1ºD/E - Monday 14 November 2011


Summary of the class:

- Speaking: my family

- Vocabulary: adjectives

- Grammar: adjectives

- Pronunciation: vowels and adjectives

- Vocabulary: adjectives to describe people

- Speaking: The same or different?

- Song: A hand in my pocket. Click here to read the lyrics.


Saturday, 12 November 2011

Fifth year - Listening: Poppy Day in London (2011)

Watch the videos and answer the questions below:



1. What happened to Aaron?
2. Why does Aaron say the Poppy appeal is also important nowadays?
3. What happened to Samantha?
4. What does she say about the legion?
5. How old is the Poppy Appeal? What year did it first start in?
6. What impressed presenter Gethin Jones when he was filming a series in Afghanistan?



1. What does the man say about London Poppy Day six years ago?
2. What are the figures of today's appeal?
.... train tube stations covered
.... collectors
.... uniforms
Target: ....

Friday, 11 November 2011

Fifth year - 5ºC - Thursday 10 November 2011


Summary of the class:

- Speaking: Spanish health care system. Click here to read the questions.

- Poppy Day

- Writing: informal letters. Click here to read the document we worked on.

- Crazy legal claims



Homework: Write an informal letter about one of the topics suggested in the last exercise of the document.

Fifth year - 5ºB - Thursday 10 November 2011


Summary of the class:

- Poppy Day

- Speaking: crazy legal claims

- Writing: informal letters. Click here to read the document we worked on.

- Song: Abba


Homework: Write an informal letter about one of the topics suggested in the last exercise of the document.

First year - 1ºD/E - Wednesday 9 November 2011


Summary of the class:

- Pronunciation: consonant sounds

- Vocabulary: hotel words

- Practical English: checking in

- Social English

- Writing: An informal letter / email

- Listening: review

- Speaking: interview

- Vocabulary: Typically American

- USA quiz

Homework:
- Bring a family picture to the class on Monday, and make a little presentation about the members of your family
- Revise and check: page 26
- Write an email/letter to an imaginary penfriend, using the instructions on page 25

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Fifth year - Guy Fawkes

This is a funny video about the gunpowder plot.


Fifth year - 5ºC - Wednesday 8 November 2011


Summary of the class:

- Bonfire Night: Guy Fawkes

- Health idioms

- Speaking: are you a hypochondriac?

- Speaking: Compensation claims

- Listening: compensation claims

- Speaking: a woman's routine

Fifth year - 5º B - Wednesday 8 November 2011


Summary of the class:

- Bonfire Night: Guy Fawkes

- Speaking: roleplaying

- Health idioms

- Speaking: are you a hypochondriac?

- Speaking: Compensation claims

- Listening: compensation claims

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

First year - Vocabulary: family

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



First year - 1ºD/E - Monday 7 November 2011


Summary of the class:

- Bonfire night - Guy Fawkes

- Grammar: possessive 's

- Speaking: possession. Whose is this? Whose are these?

- Vocabulary: family

- Speaking: Who is who?

- Listening: family

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Fifth year - Listening: Obama's health care reform

Here's the video about Obama's reform, which Tim explained to you last Thursday.



Vocabulary:

- Drop: stop

- Cap: Limit on money

- upfront: paid in advance

- donut hole: read the following link, if you want to know what the donut hole is: http://healthinsurance.about.com/od/medicare/a/understanding_part_d.htm

Friday, 4 November 2011

Fifth year - 5ºC - Thursday 3 November 2011

Summary of the class:

- Tim: American health system


- Listening: Sicko. Click here to see the questions



- Speaking: role play

Fifth year - 5ºB - Thursday 3 November 2011

Summary of the class:

- Tim: American health system

- Listening: Sicko. Click here to see the questions

First year - 1ºD/E - Wednesday 2 November 2011


Summary of the class:

- Reading: a double life

- Listening: guess my job

- Speaking: guess my job

- Listening: review file 1

- Possessive 's : celebrities and their families