Thursday, 30 October 2014

A1. Describing people

Watch the following video to practise the adjectives you can use to describe people:


A1. Vocabulary: adjectives

Watch the following video to practise the pronunciation of the different adjectives:


A1. Vocabulary: Family

Watch the following video to practise the vocabulary of family:


First year - 1ºC - Wednesday 29 October 2014

Summary of the class:

- Tests (review)

- Grammar: plurals / a-an

- Grammar: demonstratives

- Vocabulary: family

- Speaking: my family



Homework:

Complete activities on page 152 (adjectives and appearance)

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

B2. Fifth year : Listening - Jeffrey Sachs

Jeffrey Sachs is the man who we read the text about yesterday. Watch him in the following video and complete the sentences below:





  1. When I first began the Millennium Villages project four years ago by going to __________places in Africa, I was quite ____________that if we helped with agriculture, education, health, and so fort, these places could find a way out of poverty.
  2. If every village had _______________      ________________ and it had computers in the schools, in the clinics, in the community centres, in the farmer cooperatives… there would be no such thing as ______________anymore.
  3. Now any village where I go, someone’s got a cell phone, somebody can make an ______________    ________, someone can find out the _________    ____    ______    __________, someone can start a ____________empowered by the fact that they can reach a customer or a ___________, someone can drive a taxi or a truck.
  4. What worries me is that we’re so close to the edge and _______________   _________ and ____________    _____________ and a ________________    ______________.
  5. By 2025 we could live in a world in which extreme ____________is eliminated.
  6. What does that mean? Everybody would have __________________to eat, everybody would have access to _______________, everybody would have access to ________________        ________________    _____________ , everybody would live in a ______________________where there’s a school and a clinic.
  7. We could be the generation to end ________________poverty on the planet. No other generation before us could make that _____________

Click here to check your answers.

Fifth year - Tuesday 28 October 2014

Summary of the class:

- Opinion essays: connectors

- Different kinds of essays


  1. Opinion Essay
    1. Introduction (state the topic + your opinion)
    2. Body (Paragraphs developing your opinion + a paragraph explaining the opposite viewpoint)
    3. Conclusion (restate your opinion, using other words)
  2. Argumentative essay (e.g. advantages and disadvantages)
    1. Introduction (state the topic)
    2. Body (Paragraphs about advantages + paragraphs about disadvantages)
    3. Conclusion (Balanced consideration + your opinion)
  3. Discursive essay (Analysis of a topic)
    1. Introduction (state the topic)
    2. Body (Viewpoints + opposite viewpoints)
    3. Conclusion (summary + your opinion)




- Speaking: charity. Click here to read the questions

- Reading: Common Wealth Economics For a Crowded Planet

- Speaking: create your own charity


Homework:

- Write an opinion essay about one of the topics suggested in the handout

- Read the grammar reference on page 141 (the... the + comparatives) and complete the activities


First year - 1ºB - Tuesday 28 October 2014

Summary of the class:

- Tests

- Review of adjectives: colours and other adjectives

- Pronunciation: long and short vowels

- Vocabulary: appearance

- Reading: descriptions



Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Pronunciation: this - these

Watch the following video to practise the pronunciation of "this" and "these"





Don't worry about the vocabulary and focus on the pronunciation of "this" and "these"

No os preocupeis por el vocabulario usado en el video y centraros en la pronunciation de "this" y "these"

First year - 1ºC - Monday 27 October 2014

Summary of the class:

- Tests (Reading + writing + listening)

- Review: objects

- Grammar: This / these / that / those


- Speaking: What is this? What is that? What are these? What are those?

- Pronunciation: th

Homework:

Complete activities on page 127 (2A)

Monday, 27 October 2014

First year - Adjectives

Watch the video below to practise the following adjectives and their pronunciation:


First year - Adjectives: colours

Watch the video below to practise the pronunciation of colours:


Fifth year - Thursday 23 October 2014

Summary of the class:

- Vocabulary: elections

- Grammar: purpose

- Speaking: responding to complaints

- Listening: News

- Speaking: family size, CCTV cameras

- Listening: commenting on a piece of news

- Writing: An opinion essay. Click here to read the handout


Homework:

- Complete activities in the handout (Opinion essay)

- Read the text on page 30


First year - 1ºB - Thursday 23rd October 2014

Summary of the class:

- Speaking: your family

- Vocabulary: colours

- Vocabulary: adjectives

- Speaking: adjectives

- Grammar: adjectives



Thursday, 23 October 2014

First year - Pronunciation: plural nouns

Watch the following video to practise the rules of plural nouns and the pronunciation:


First year - 1ºC - Wednesday 23rd October 2014

Summary of the class:

- Review: Hotel check-in

- Vocabulary: objects

- Grammar: a / an ---- Plural nouns

- Pronunciation: Plural nouns.... /s/, /z/, /iz/

- Listening: What is on the table?

- Speaking: On my table I have...




Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Fifth year - Tuesday 21st October 2014

Summary of the class:

- Activities: elections - infinitives of purpose

- Pronunciation: weak and strong forms (workbook)

- Listening: Talking about the government

- Grammar: so / such


- Speaking: Controversial issues in the media


Homework:

- Complete the activities on page 141 (so / such)

First year - 1ºB - Tuesday 21st October 2014

Summary of the class:

- Review: objects

- Pronunciation: /s/, /z/, /iz/ (plural nouns)

- Listening: What's on my desk?

- Grammar: demonstratives. This - these - that - those

- Pronunciation: th

- Vocabulary: family




Tuesday, 21 October 2014

First year - Listening: A hotel reservation

Watch the following video and answer the questions below:


1. The man would like a single room/double room.

2. Where is he from?

3. What's the room number?


Click here to check your answers.

First year - 1ºC - Monday 20th October 2014

Summary of the class:

- Writing: capital letters

- Vocabulary: in a hotel

- Listening: Rob and Jenny

- Listening: Checking into a hotel

- Vocabulary: Can I have...? Can you...?

- Listening: Jenny talks to Rob

- Vocabulary: would you like...?

- Social phrases



Homework:

- Complete activities 1C in your workbook

- Write a text about yourself, similar to the text on page 111

- Review lesson 1

Friday, 17 October 2014

Fifth year - Thursday 16 October 2014

Summary of the class:

- Entry test: review of mistakes (Grammar + vocabulary + listening + writing)

- Speaking: social problems


Homework:

Complete the activity on purpose on the powerpoint presentation

First year - 1ºB - Thursday 16 October 2014

Summary of the class:

- Review: questions / hotel check-in

- Speaking. Can I...? Can you...?

- Listening: Jenny talks to Rob

- Speaking: Would you like...?

- Social English phrases

- Vocabulary: Objects

- Grammar: a / an ---- plural nouns



Homework:

Review lesson 1

Complete the activities of the workbook of lesson 1

Important:

Exam: Thursday 23 October

Thursday, 16 October 2014

First year - Listening: Personal information

Watch the video below and complete the form:




First name: ___________________________________

Surname: ____________________________________

Age: ________________________________________

Phone number: _______________________________

Address: _____________________________________

Postcode: ___________________________________



Click here to check your answers

First year - 1ºC - Wednesday 15 October 2014

Summary of the class:

- Listening and speaking: questions (personal details)

- Grammar: Possessive adjectives

- Listening: Mario Benedetti

- Speaking: What's his/her real name?


- Writing: complete a form

Homework:

Review today's lesson: personal questions, possessive adjectives

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Fifth year - Tuesday 14 October 2014

Summary of the class:

- Speaking: Graffiti

- Speaking: politics. Click here to read the questions

- Vocabulary: the government, economics, and society

- Vocabulary/speaking: Political system in Great Britain


Homework:

Complete the vocabulary activity on the powerpoint.

First year - Grammar: Possessive Adjectives

Click on the links below to practise the use of possessive adjectives:

- Activity 1

- Activity 2

- Activity 3


First year: Vocabulary: Hotel

Watch the following video to practise and learn more words you can use in a hotel:


First year - 1ºB - Tuesday 14 October 2014

Summary of the class:

- Speaking: Questions.

- Listening: Mario Benedetti


- Speaking: What's his/her real name?

- Writing: Completing a form

- Writing: Capital letters

- Vocabulary: In a hotel

- Listening: Rob and Jenny

- Listening and speaking: Checking in a hotel


Homework:

- Review today's lesson: Questions about personal details, capital letters, vocabulary (hotel), checking in a hotel

- Complete activities in the workbook (File 1C)

- Write a text similar to the text on page 111 (1.c)

Friday, 10 October 2014

Fifth year - Thursday 9 October 2014

Summary of the class:

- Grammar: Adjectives and adverbs

- Writing: Book and film review. Click here to see the handout we worked on in class. You can also check the activities on page 7 of your workbook about a concert review

- Reading: Heard it all before



Homework:

Write a book or film review

Complete activities C and D on page 12 (Reading Part 2)

Note:

On Tuesday we'll be doing an activity on pronunciation you can find in your workbook. Bring your workbooks to class then.

First year - 1ºB - Thursday 9 October 2014

Summary of the class:

- Review: Classroom vocabulary + Classroom instructions

- Pronunciation boot /u:/ - car /a:/ - phone


- Listening: Complete the form

- Listening and speaking: Personal questions (name, surname, country, city, age, address, email address, postcode, phone number)

- Grammar: possessive adjectives


Homework:

Review today's lesson: classroom language, personal questions, and possessive adjectives

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Listening: Classroom language

Watch the following video to practise the vocabulary we learnt in class:


First year - 1ºC - Wednesday 8 October 2014


Summary of the class:
- Speaking. Where is he/she from?

- Speaking. Numbers: Bingo

- Vocabulary: Classroom objects

- Vocabulary: Classroom language. The teacher says // You say
- Listening: Personal details (complete the form)

- Listening and speaking: Questions (name, country, age, address...)

Homework:

Review numbers and the vocabulary (classroom objects / classroom language)

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

First year - 1ºB - Tuesday 7 October 2014

Summary of the class:

- Speaking: Where is he/she/it from? Where are they from? (cards)


- Speaking. Numbers: Bingo

- Vocabulary: Classroom objects

- Vocabulary: Classroom language. The teacher says // You say

Homework:

Review numbers and the vocabulary (classroom objects / classroom language)

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

First year - 1ºC - Monday 6 October 2014

Summary of the class:

- Grammar: verb to be (-) (?) (Short forms)

- Speaking: Where are you from?

- Speaking: Where is he/she/it from? Where are they from?


- Pronunciation: the schwa, ch, sh, g/j

- Numbers: 21-100

- Listening: Identifying numbers


Homework:

Review what we have seen in today's lesson: Verb to be, nationalities, numbers

Monday, 6 October 2014

Fifth year - Listening. The Arnolfini Portrait

Watch the first five minutes of the following video and answer the questions below:



Vocabulary:

- Nicked: stolen
- War booty: Stolen goods in the war
- Unravel a mystery: To solve a mystery
- Flaunt one's wealth: To show off/ to display ostentatiously 
- Poppycock: Nonsense
- Window sill: 


  1. Where is the Arnolfini portrait on display?
  2. How did the museum acquire the painting?
  3. Who did the painting originally belong to?
  4. What does the gallery’s catalogue say about the mystery of the painting?
  5. How does the catalogue interpret the fruit on the windows?
  6. What does the man on the video say about the fruit?
  7. What did cherries represent?
Click here to see the answer to your questions.

Watch the rest of the video to learn more about the portrait.

Fifth year - Thursday 2 October 2014

Summary of the class:

- Speaking: Art

- Vocabulary: Talking about pictures

- Listening: description of a painting


- Vocabulary: Description of pictures

- Speaking: Describe a painting

- Grammar: Adjectives and adverbs

Homework:

Read the grammar notes and complete the exercises on page 137 on adjectives and adverbs


Important:

Remember that on Tuesday 7 October we're doing a start-of-the-year test

Grammar: Verb to Be



Click on the links below to practise the form and use of verb to be:

- Short forms

- Negative

- Interrogative

- Mix


Numbers: 20 - 100

Watch the video below to practise the pronunciation of numbers:


First year - 1ºB - Thursday 2 October 2014

Summary of the class:

- Grammar: Verb to be (Negative, interrogative, and short forms): Activities

- Speaking: nationalities

- Communication: Where are they from?


- Pronunciation: the schwa sound + sh, ch, g/j

- Numbers: 21 - 100

- Listening: Identifying numbers in context

Homework:

- Review what we have learnt: Verb to be, nationalities, numbers

Thursday, 2 October 2014

First year - 1ºC - Wednesday 1 October 201

Summary of the class:
- Vocabulary: nationalities and countries
- Speaking: Where are you from? I'm from... I'm + nationality

- Quiz: countries


- Speaking: Where is he/she/it from? Where are they from?

- Grammar: Verb to be - // ? // short forms



Homework:

Review what we have learnt (countries and nationalities + verb to be in the negative and interrogative)

Complete the activities on verb to be (Page 125, section 1B)

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

First year: Nationalities

Watch the following video to practise the use of nationalities:


Fifth year - Tuesday 30 September 2014

Summary of the class:

- Speaking: developing conversation... politely disagreements

- Speaking: Discuss the films, music, and books you like, using the expressions from the book:

   I'm not that keen on...
   I'm not really interested in...
   I prefer...
   I certainly can't be bothered to...
   It didn't really do anything for me
   It's not my kind of (humour)
   It left me cold
   I found it (boring)


   It's the kind...

- Speaking:  Interaction: Agreement and disagreement. Click here to read the document we worked on

- Speaking: art.

Important:

On Tuesday 7 October there will be an exam to test your knowledge and skills.