Thursday, 26 February 2015

Language snippets - Agreeing and disagreeing


There is a mistake in this illustration: The sentence "That's just I was thinking" should be "That's just what I was thinking"

First year - A1. Listening: What do you like doing in your free time?

WAtch the following video and copy the sentences the woman says about activities she likes doing in her free time. There are a few activities that are new for you, so you can learn new vocabulary as well:





Complete the sentences:

1. I like ____________________ in my free time.
2. I like _______________________________
3. _____________________________________
4. _____________________________________
5. _____________________________________
6. _____________________________________
7. _____________________________________
8. _____________________________________
9. _____________________________________
10. ____________________________________
11. ____________________________________
12. ____________________________________
13. ____________________________________
14. ____________________________________
15. ____________________________________
16. ____________________________________
17. _____________________________________
18. _____________________________________


Click here to check your answers.

Watch the video again and repeat the sentences.

First year - A1. Vocabulary: Hobbies

Watch the following video to learn new words about hobbies and practise the vocabulary you already know:


First year - 1ºC - Wednesday 25 February 2015

Summary of the class:

- Vocabulary and speaking: making plans on the phone. Click here to read the worksheet.

- Listening test

- Reading: The National Portrait Gallery

- Grammar: was / were

- Listening: Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson

- Speaking: was / were

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

B2. Listening: The Oscars

The ceremony of this year's Oscars took place last Sunday. Click on the link below to do some activities on the topic. The videos are on the bottom of the worksheet.





Language snippets - Commonly confused words


Fifth year - Song: Love In the first degree

This is an old song sung by Bananarama, which includes vocabulary on crime. Listen to the song and complete the lyrics.




Last night I was dreaming

I was locked in a _________________        _____________________
When I woke up I was screaming
Calling out your name


Whoa and the _________________and the _______________________
They all put the ________________________on me
They wouldn't go for my story
They wouldn't hear my _____________________________


Only you can______________________    _______________________     ______________________

'Cos I'm _____________________
_______________________________as a girl can be
Come on baby can't you see
I stand _________________________ of love in the first degree
Of love in the first degree


Someday I believe it
You will come to my rescue
_________________________my heart you're keeping
And let me start anew, ooh
The hours pass so slowly
Since they've _________________   __________________ the key
Can't you see that I'm lonely
Won't you help me please


.....



Click here to check your answers


Fifth year - Tuesday 24 February 2015

Summary of the class:

- Grammar: modals of deduction + present and perfect infinitives

- Punishment: advantages and disadvantages

- Listening: punishment

- Vocabulary: agreeing and disagreeing

- Speaking: punishment. Click here to read the questions


- Listening: household saving tips

Homework:

Complete activities on page 147 (nouns + prepositions)

Language snippets - Describing appearance


First year - 1ºB - Tuesday 24 February 2015

Summary of the class:

- Speaking: shopping for clothes

- Listening: Jenny is on the phone.

- Writing: description of a friend. Click here to see the document.

- Vocabulary: adjectives of personality


- Speaking: making plans on the phone. Click here to see the worksheet.


Homework: 

Write a description of a friend or relative, using the guidelines of the worksheet.

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Language snippets - Adjectives describing personality


First year - 1ºC - Monday 23 February 2015

Summary of the class:

- Speaking: shopping

- Listening: Jenny is on the phone

- Writing: description of a friend. Click here to see the worksheet.

- Vocabulary: adjectives of personality

- Speaking: Find somebody who...


Homework:

Write a description of a friend or a relative, using the guidelines in the worksheet we worked on yesterday.



Monday, 23 February 2015

B2. Grammar: Modals + present or perfect infinitive

Click on the links below to practise this grammar point:

- Activity 1

- Activity 2

- Activity 3

Language snippets - Modals + perfect infinitives


B2. Vocabulary: law and order

Click on the links below to practise the vocabulary on crime:

- Activity 1

- Worksheets  (group of activities on crime and law - the key is on the last pages of this PDF document)



Friday, 20 February 2015

Fifth year - Thursday 18 December 2015

Summary of the class:

- Listening: Exam practice. Click here to see the worksheet

- Grammar: modals (should/must/can't/might/could) + present and perfect infinitives


- Vocabulary + speaking: punishment and crimes. Click here to see the document.

- Listening: punishment


Homework:

- Complete the activities on modal verbs on page 146

First year - 1ºB - Thursday 18 December 2015

Summary of the class:

- Speaking: favourite times

- Speaking: Like / hate / love / don't mind

- Vocabulary: clothes


- Listening: meeting in the street

- Listening: shopping for clothes



Homework:

Write a text about your favourite times and another one about your partner's favourite times.

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Language snippets - Shopping


A1. First year - Vocabulary: clothes

Watch the following video to review the vocabulary on clothes:


First year - 1ºC - Wednesday 18 February 2015

Summary of the class:

- Review dates + years

- Listening: Times we love

- Vocabulary: verbs in -ing

- Speaking: Do you like....?

- Speaking: favourite times

- Vocabulary: clothes

- Listening: Meeting in the street

- Listening: buying clothes



Homework:

Write a text about your favourite times and your partner's favourite times.

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

B2 - Vocabulary: crimes

Watch the following video to review the vocabulary on crimes:


Fifth year - Tuesday 17 February 2015

Summary of the class:

- Grammar: participle clauses

- Pronunciation: linking

- Vocabulary: crime (powerpoint)

- Vocabulary: crime (sentences)

- Speaking: crime. Click here to see the questions

- Listening: crimes

Language snippets - -ing verbs


A1 - First year - Listening: Likes and dislikes

Watch the following video. There are several conversations in which people express their likes and dislikes.


First year - 1ºB - Tuesday 17 February 2015

Summary of the class:

- Review: dates



- Listening: Times we love

- Grammar: like/love/don't mind/don't like/hate + - ing

- Vocabulary: verbs

- Speaking: Do you like...?

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Language snippets - Birds


B2 - Listening: Pancake Day

Today is Pancake Day, so here's the recipe to make delicious pancakes. Listen to the podcast, and complete the sentences below:




  1. Pancake Days is also known as _________________________
  2. Ingredients:
    1. 110 grams of ______________ flour
    2. A _______________ of salt
    3. Two eggs
    4. 200 mil of milk
    5. 75 mil of water
    6. Half a __________________ of butter
  3. Instructions:
    1. Make a ________________ in the flour
    2. Break the two eggs into the _______________ in the flour
    3. ________________ the eggs very gently, collecting a bit of flour as you go
    4. Add a bit of milk slowly to the eggs and keep ____________________
    5. Keep ____________________ until it’s ____________________
    6. The secret of making pancakes is to have the _____________________ really, really hot
    7. Turn the ________________________ on
    8. Put a ________________________ of batter
    9. As soon as you put the batter in the pan, _____________________ it around so that it’s flat
    10. Wait for the pancake to cook
    11. To cook the other side of the pancake, you need to __________________ the pancake
    12. _____________________ a bit of sugar on and ______________________ some lemon juice
    13. Richard likes it with a few _____________________ of banana

Click here to check your answers.

Language snippets - Months of the year


First year - 1ºC - Monday 16 February 2015

Summary of the class:

- Vocabulary: the date

- Speaking: What's the date?

- Speaking: When's your birthday?

- Vocabulary: years

- Speaking: What's the year?

- Reading: favourite times

- Listening: favourite times

- Grammar: like/hate/don't mind/ don't like/hate + -ing

Monday, 16 February 2015

Language snippets - plants


B2. Names of trees

The following video shows the pronunciation of different trees:


B2 - Vocabulary: flowers

Watch the following video about the different names of flowers:


Language snippets - More animals


B2 - Listening: Trees

Watch the following video about trees:




 After watching the video, match the following words and the definitions below:


1. Wash away: 
2. Bark:  
3. Smooth: 
4. Twig: 
5.Bough: 
6. Prune:  
7. Snap off: 
8. Evolve:
 9. Broad: 
10. Frond: 
11 Evergreen: 
12. Deciduous: 
13. Shed:
14. Buds: 
15. Sprout: 
16. Sapling: 
17.Vantage point: 
18. Timber: 
19. Abound: 
20.Barren: 





A. a large or main branch
B. a position that affords a wide perspective
C. a small branch
D. a small tree
E. great in number or quantity
F. begin to grow
G. break a piece from a whole
H.  cast off leaves
I. cut off  dead or living parts or branches of trees or plants
J.  develop
K. immature leaves or petals
L. incapable of producing fruit
M. lacking roughness
N. losing foliage at the end of the season
O. remove by the application of water 
P. perennially fresh
Q. the compound leaf of a palm tree
R. The tough outer covering of  trees
S. wood used as a building material
T. wide


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B2 - The Eastland

On Thursday we did a listening activity on the sinking of the Eastland. Here's a video in which you can read more about this event:


Fifth year - Thursday 12 February 2015

Summary of the class:

- Listening: exam practice

- Grammar: participle clauses

- Vocabulary: flowers, trees, and herbs (brainstorming)

- Vocabulary: plants and trees

- Listening: plants

- Pronunciation: linking

Language Snippets - the date


First year - 1ºB - Thursday 12 February 2015

Summary of the class:

- Listening test

- Review: the date

- Speaking: When's your birthday?

- Speaking: When is Christmas Day/ Christmas Eve...?

- Reading: Favourite times

- Listening: favourite times

- Speaking: object pronouns

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Language Snippets - Some animals


A1. First year - Pronunciation: /i/ and /i:/

Watch the following video and practise the pronunciation of long and short /i/


First year - 1ºC - Wednesday 11 February 2015

Summary of the class:

- Reading + Listening: Sally's phone

- Vocabulary: phone calls

- Pronunciation: /i/, /i:/, /ai/

- Vocabulary: months

- Vocabulary: Ordinal numbers

- Vocabulary: the date




Wednesday, 11 February 2015

B2 - Vocabulary + listening: birds

Watch the following video to learn more nouns related to birds:




And the following video explains some interesting facts about birds:

B2 - Vocabulary: sea animals and fish

Watch the following video to practise the vocabulary of these nouns and their pronunciation. Some of the fish are not very common or you may not know them like 'narwhal' or 'halibut'.


B2. Vocabulary: jungle animals

Watch the following video about jungle animals and some sentences related to them:


Fifth year - Tuesday 10 February 2015

Summary of the class:

- Vocabulary: animals

- Speaking: animal testing


- Reading + speaking: articles on animals

- Listening: exam practice


Homework: 

- Write an essay on the following topic: Are you for or against animal testing?

A1 - First year - Object pronouns

Watch the following video to review object pronouns:


A1 - First year - Ordinal numbers

Watch the following video to practise the pronunciation and form of ordinal numbers in English:



A1. First year - Vocabulary: days and months

Watch the following video to review the pronunciation of days of the week and months.



First year - 1ºB - Tuesday 10 February 2014

Summary of the class:

- Tests

- Vocabulary: months

- Vocabulary: ordinal numbers

- Vocabulary: the date

- Speaking: What's the date?

Language Snippets - Adjectives


First year - 1ºC - Monday 9 February 2015

Summary of the class:

- Tests

- Vocabulary: love

- Writing: love is...