Friday, 29 November 2013

Third year - 3ºA/B - Thursday 28 November 2013

Summary of the class:

- Grammar practice: going to

- Vocabulary: babies

- Listening review

- Speaking: future

- Speaking: plans for your town


Homework: 

- Vocabulary: Page 33, activity 8A (Communication) and page 150 (Communication)

- Read the last chapters of "The Picture of Dorian Gray"

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

B1. Exams in December

These are the dates for the exams in December:

- Reading test: 12 December

- Listening and writing tests: 17 December

- Speaking test: 12 or 19 December


Third year - 3ºB - Tuesday 26 November 2013


Summary of the class:

- The Picture of Dorian Gray - Chapters 7-11

- Reading: Life on Planet Teen


- Grammar: future (plans)

- Practice: future

Homework:

Read the last chapters of The Picture of Dorian Gray.

Third year - 3ºA - Tuesday 26 November 2013

Summary of the class:

- The Picture of Dorian Gray  (chapters 7-11)

- Grammar: Future for plans


- Pronunciation of 'going to'

- Speaking: your plans

Homework: 

- Complete activity 6 on page 33 (Future)

- Read the last chapters of The Picture of Dorian Gray

Friday, 22 November 2013

Third year - 3ºB - Thursday 21 November 20

Summary of the class:


- Thanksgiving and Black Friday

- Writing stories: clarifications.

    When you write a story, it is not simply an account of an every day event. It should be a narration that contains an element that entertains/amuses. When you chooose a book/story to read, you expect to find something that grabs your attention, not just a series of events in a routine. It can be sad, funny, moving, terrifying... The main even is to capture the reader's attention.

  Before starting to write your story, you need to plan what you want to write. These are some questions you need to ask yourself:

- What characters should I include in the story? If I am one of the characters, the narration should be told in the first person. If you are not in the story, you need to use the third person.

- Setting: Description of place and time

- Events. What are the main events in the story?


You need to include descriptions as you tell the story. Dialogues are also a fundamental part of the story. Remember that the way dialogues are transcribed in English is different from the way it is done in Spanish. Here are some examples:

Peter said, "I need to go now."

"I need to go now," said Peter

"I need to go now," Peter said.

- Speaking: Parents and teenagers


- Reading: Life On Planet Teen



Homework:

- Complete activities on page 30


- Listen to the video podcast on your CD-rom which in your book is on page 30, and complete the activities in the worksheet I gave you in class. You can see the document by clicking here as well.
- Read chapters 7-11 in the book "The Picture of Dorian Gray"


- Page 32, activities 2B, 2C, and 2D

Third year - 3ºA - Thursday 21 November 2013

Summary of the class:

- Writing stories: clarifications.

    When you write a story, it is not simply an account of an every day event. It should be a narration that contains an element that entertains/amuses. When you chooose a book/story to read, you expect to find something that grabs your attention, not just a series of events in a routine. It can be sad, funny, moving, terrifying... The main even is to capture the reader's attention.

  Before starting to write your story, you need to plan what you want to write. These are some questions you need to ask yourself:

- What characters should I include in the story? If I am one of the characters, the narration should be told in the first person. If you are not in the story, you need to use the third person.

- Setting: Description of place and time

- Events. What are the main events in the story?


You need to include descriptions as you tell the story. Dialogues are also a fundamental part of the story. Remember that the way dialogues are transcribed in English is different from the way it is done in Spanish. Here are some examples:

Peter said, "I need to go now."

"I need to go now," said Peter

"I need to go now," Peter said.

- Reading: Life On Planet Teen

- Thanksgiving and Black Friday



Homework:

- Complete activity 4A on page 32

- Read chapters 7-11 in the book "The Picture of Dorian Gray"

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Third year - 3ºB - Tuesday 19 November 2013

Summary of the class:

- Reading: The Picture of Dorian Gray

- Vocabulary: the news


- Speaking: lies

- Reading and vocabulary: say and tell

- Listening: telling a story

- Speaking: telling a story


Homework:

Read chapters 7-11 in the book "The Picture of Dorian Gray"

Third year - 3ºA - Tueday 19 November 2013

Summary of the class:

- Reading: The Picture of Dorian Gray


- Listening: podcast. The media, the truth and lies. Click here to see the document we worked on yesterday.

- Speaking: news and lies

- Speaking: teenagers

Homework:

- Complete the review activities on page 30

- Read chapters 7-11 in the book "The Picture of Dorian Gray" 

- Finish activity 6 on the video podcast.

Friday, 15 November 2013

Third year - 3ºB - Thursday 14 November 2013

Summary of the class:


-Speaking: Fairy tales. The video below is Cinderella by Roald Dahl. Click here to read the whole rhyme






- Reading: The Picture of Dorian Gray

- Grammar: Past perfect

- Vocabulary: the news


Homework:

- Read three more chapters of The Picture of Dorian Gray


- Finish the activity on news on page 149



Third year - 3ºA - Thursday 14 November 2013

Summary of the class:

- Reading: The Picture of Dorian Gray

- Listening: telling a story

- Speaking: retelling a story

-Speaking: Fairy tales. The video below is Cinderella by Roald Dahl. Click here to read the whole rhyme






Homework:

Read three more chapters of The Picture of Dorian Gray


Thursday, 14 November 2013

Third year - 3ºB - Tuesday 12 November 2013

Summary of the cllass:

- Reading: conspiracy theories

- Grammar: narrative tenses


- Writing: story telling. Click here to see the worksheet we worked on.

Homework:

- Complete the last activity on tenses in the worksheet

- Write a story, choosing one of the tasks in the worksheet.

Third year - 3ºA - Tuesday 12 November 2013

Summary of the class:

- Story telling activities: tenses and time connectors

- Vocabulary: the news

- Speaking: telling lies

- Reading, vocabulary: say and tell



Homework:

Write a story, choosing one of the tasks from the worksheet.

Friday, 8 November 2013

B1 - Bonfire Night in Winchester

Watch the following video and answer the questions below:

 1. What festive day is celebrated around the world with fireworks?

 2. How much do you have to pay to join Winchester's Bonfire event?

 3. How many people go to Winchester for the celebration?

 4. What time does the celebration start?

 5. What is the itinerary of the torchlit procession?

 6. What time is the bonfire lit? 

7. Does the first interviewee think that the celebration is about history or fun?

 8. Complete the following sentence: Leo has probably the best job in the world. He lets off fireworks for a ___________

 9. Why do the British public love fireworks so much?

  Click here to check your answers.

Third year - 3ºB - Thursday 7 November 2013

Summary of the class:

- Speaking: present perfect

- Grammar: prepositions


- Listening: a narrative.

- Speaking: news stories


Homework:

Read the text on page 23 and complete the activities 4A and 4B

Third year - 3ºA - Thursday 7 November 2013

Summary of the class:

- Grammar: narrative tenses (past simple, past continuous, past perfect)

- Writing: stories. Click here to see the worksheet we worked on

- Speaking: present perfect


- Speaking/grammar: prepositions


Homework: Complete the activities in the worksheet about writing stories we did not finish in class. 

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Third year - 3ºB - Tuesday 5 November 2013

Summary of the class:

- Grammar: present perfect tense

- Bonfire Night


- Grammar: prepositions: for, by, on. Fixed expressions

- Speaking: fictional detectives and thieves

- DVD view: Hustle


Homework:

Complete activity on prepositions on page 149 

Third year - 3ºA - Tuesday 5 November 2013

Summary of the class:

- Grammar: prepositions of place

- Bonfire Night


- Listening: a narrative

- Reading: news stories



Homework:

Read the section on grammar on page 24 and do the activities (5A and 5B)


Monday, 4 November 2013

Listening - Halloween in Britain

Watch the following video to see how British people celebrate Halloween:





Third year - 3ºA - Thursday 31 October 2013

Summary of the class:

- Present perfect: practice

- Vocabulary: prepositions


- DVD view: Hustle

- Speaking: Halloween


Homework:

Complete activities on prepositions on page 149