Thursday, 31 January 2013

B2. Listening: Tess of the D'urbervilles

This is the complete uncut scene from the book.


Fifth year - 5ºA - Wednesday 30 January 2013

Summary of the class:

- Correct activities ---- story writing

- Grammar: regrets

- Grammar / speaking: regrets

- Reading: Tess of the D'urbervilles

- DVD view: Tess of the D'urbervilles

- Listening: a favourite scene

- Fawlty towers: problems of communication

- Speaking: a favourite scene



Homework:

- Vocabulary: page 151... verbs to use in stories

- Page 48, activity 3A

- Page 135, activities on regrets.

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

B2. Vocabulary: facial and body expressions

This is a very interesting video on which somebody explains different verbs to express moods and feelings...


Fifth year - 5CAL - Tuesday 29 January 2013


Summary of the class:

- Correct activities: story writing

- Grammar: regrets


- Pronunciation: regrets

- Vocabulary and speaking: reading and books


Homework:


- Activity 3A on page 48 (regrets)

- Activities on regrets (page 135)

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Fifth year - 5ºA - Monday 28 January 2013

Summary of the class:

-  Correct activities on story writing.

- Story writing: vocabulary activities. Click here to read the document.

- Listening and reading: a story in six words

- Grammar: regrets--- I wish / If only

- Speaking: reading and books. Click here to see the questions.



Homework:

Finish the activities on story writing.

Friday, 25 January 2013

B2. Six-word Memoirs

This is a video with examples of stories you can find in the collection of six-word stories the book mentions. Some of them are funny, some sad, and some quite tender. Enjoy them.



It would be nice if you left a six-word story on the comment section, and we could enjoy everybody's creativity.

Fifth year - 5CAL - Thursday 24 January 2013

Summary of the class:

- Story writing: Click here to read the worksheets.

- Listening and reading: a six-word story

- Speaking: reading. Click here to read the questions.



Homework:


Finish the activities on the handout about story writing.

Complete the exercises on page 151 (verbs of motion)

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Fifth year - 5ºA - Wednesday 23 January 2013

Summary of the class:

- Correct activities on the passive

- Grammar: narrative tenses

- Writing and speaking: write a story


- Writing: stories. Click here to see the handout.


Homework:

- Finish the activities on the passive on page 131

- Complete exercise 2 in the handout about story writing.

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Fifth year - 5CAL - Tuesday 22 January 2013

Summary of the class:

- Correct activities on the passive voice

- Reading and writing: stories

- Vocabulary: sayings


- Grammar: narrative tenses

- Writing: stories. Click here to see the handout.


Homework:

- Page 135. Complete the activities on narrative tenses. (4.1)

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

B2- Listening: History of Civil Rights Movement

Yesterday was Martin Luther King Jr's Day. As you know, Martin Luther King is considered a relevant figure in the Civil Rights Movement in America. Here's a video about the history of this movement, and some questions to complete.



Questions:
 1. What did the end of the Civil War bring about?

 2. Why didn't blacks vote in the 1870s?

3. What did the supreme court rule in the case of Plessy v Ferguson?

4. What was the result of applying Jim Crow Laws?

 5. What was the goal of NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People)?

6. What happened in the fall of 1955?

7. What kind of manifestations took place for the Civil Rights Movement?

8. Who were called the Little Rock Nine?

9. What did President Kennedy do in 1963?

 10. What positive and negative results brought the Voting Rights Act in 1965?

 11. What group and leader exemplify the extremist ideology opposite to extremist groups like Ku Klux Klan?


Click here to check your answers.

Fifth year - 5ºA - Monday 21 January 2013

Summary of the class:

- Correct activity on passive voice

- Grammar: passive voice. Click here to read the handout.

- Passive voice practice. Click here to read the activities.

- Reading and writing: stories

- Vocabulary: sayings



Homework:

- Complete the activities on the passive voice from the handout.

Monday, 21 January 2013

B2. Grammar: passive voice


These are some exercises to practise passive voice. Click on the links below:

1. Passive voice: It + passive *** grammar explanation *** 3 tasks


2. PASSIVE VOICE Review 04 (Author-Bouabdellah)



3. Passive voice 3 



4. Passive voice 4



Fifth year - 5CAL - Thursday 17 January 2013

Summary of the class:

- Correct activities --- organizing a text

- Speaking: happiness


- Listening: a happiness survey

- Grammar: passive voice. Click here to read the handout.

- Grammar practice: passive voice. Click here to see the document.

- Speaking: Technology.


Homework:

- Complete the activities on the passive voice

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Fifth year - 5ºA - Wednesday 16 January 2013

Summary of the class:

- Correct activities: organizing a text

- Speaking: happiness

- Vocabulary and listening: DVD view. The formula of happiness

- Speaking: happiness and money

- Listening: happiness

- Passive voice

Homework:
 

- Complete the activies on the passive voice on page 24 (5A) and page 131.

- Read the handout about the passive voice. Click here to read it.

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Fifth year - 5CAL - Tuesday 15 January 2013

Summary of the class:

- Writing: letter of complaint. Click here to access the document.

- Writing: organizing a text.Click here to see the worksheet.

- Speaking: money and happiness

- Listening: DVD... The Happiness Formula


Homework:

- Write a letter of complaint, using one of the topics from the book or the worksheet.

- Complete the activities of the worksheet 'Organizing a text'.

Important note:


Exam dates in this term: March 12 and Thursday 14

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Fifth year - 5ºA - Monday 14 January 2013

Summary of the class:

- Writing: a letter of complaint.Click here to read the worksheet we worked on.

- Organizing a text. Linkers. Click here to see the document.

- Speaking: Myths and facts



Homework:


- Write a letter of complaint, using one of the topics from the worksheet or the ones from the book.

- Complete the activities on the worksheet 'Organizing a text'

Friday, 11 January 2013

Fifth year - 5CAL - Thursday 10 January 2013

Summary of the class:

- Vocabulary: support your opinion

- Vocabulary: opinion adjectives

- Speaking: issues

- Vocabulary: surveillance and technology

- Listening: surveillance society


- Reading: complaints

- Writing: a letter of complaint. Click here to see the handout.


Homework:

- Write an essay about one of the topics from page 27 that you discussed in class

- Read the worksheet about letters of complaint and complete the two exercises.

Thursday, 10 January 2013

Fifth year - 5ºA - Wednesday 9 January 2013

Summary of the class:

- Vocabulary: support your view point

- Vocabulary: opinion adjectives


- Speaking: technology

- Vocabulary: technology and surveillance

- Listening: society of surveillance

- Complaints


Homework:

Write an essay, using the topics from the sheet about technology.

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Fifth year - 5CAL - Tuesday 8 January 2013

Summary of the class:

- Mistakes from exams

- Interaction: listening

- Interaction: language. Click here to see the worksheet we worked on.


- Interaction: speaking