Thursday, 30 April 2015

B2. Vocabulary: cooking verbs


B2. Vocabulary: fish and seafood

Watch the following video to learn more nouns referring to fish and seafood





B2. Vocabulary: Meat

Watch the following video to practise nouns related to meat:


Language snippets - The bedroom


B2. Vocabulary: Fruit and nuts

Watch the following video to practise the nouns for fruit and their pronunciation:


First year - A1: Pronunciation: prepositions of place

Watch the video to practise the pronunciation of the prepositions:





Now watch the following video. Somebody wants to know where her things are.


First year - 1ºC - Wednesday 29 April 2015

Summary of the class:

- Reading test

- Writing test

- Listening test

- Speaking: prepositions of place

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Language snippets - Cooking verbs


B2. Vocabulary: Vegetables






Watch the video above and answer the questions:



  1. How are potatoes often used?
  2. How can you cook squash?
  3. How is parsley used?
  4. How is ginger used?
  5. Are yams and sweet potatoes the same?
  6. How is the sweet potato different to the yam?
  7. How can you use broccoli?
  8. How are parsnips cooked?
  9. How is cabbage cooked?
  10. How are bean sprouts used?
  11. How are green onions used?
  12. When are Brussels sprouts used?
  13. Who loves carrots?

Watch the following video and complete the sentences below:





  1. Fennel has a _________________flavour
  2. Avocados have light green ________________and used in a Mexican ____________ called guacamole
  3. Radishes are red and come in different __________________and they’re slightly __________________.
  4. Chinese cabbage is used in ________________________ /// ______________________and coleslaw
  5. __________________ beets are served hot and cold
  6. Kale needs quite a lot of cooking in order to make it ____________________
  7. Garlic is a __________________________of ________________________
  8. Shallots are used in French cooking and have a ____________________flavour than the onion
  9. Hot peppers are used in ___________________, Mexican, and some Chinese cooking
  10. Corn can be eaten cold, hot, or in a ________________
  11. There’s artichoke ___________________which is used in salads and the leaves are _________________
  12. Green beans are _________________and ______________________

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Fifth year - Tuesday 28 April 2015

Summary of the class:

- Writing: articles

- Vocabulary: food

- Vocabulary: nutrition

- Reading: food groups. Click here to see the worksheet..

A1. First year - Listening: there is

Study these words:

- A Teddy Bear











- A scooter













- A lamp













- A wardrobe
















- A bookshelf

















Watch the video and copy the sentences you hear:




Click here to check your answers.


Look at the photograph of the bedroom on the video and say if the sentences are TRUE or FALSE. When FALSE, give the right information. Click here to check your answers.




Language snippets - Collocations with take and get


First year - 1ºB - Tuesday 28 April 2015

Summary of the class:

- Reading exam

- Writing exam

- Grammar: Prepositions of place


- Speaking: Where is / are...? + prepositions

- Grammar: There is / There are

- Speaking: describing Harry's and Harriet's bedroom


Homework:

Write your description of Harry's or Harriet's bedroom

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

A1. First year - Prepositions of place

Watch the following videos to practise the use of some prepositions of place:




Language snippets - Prepositions of place


Language snippets - Review of prepositions of time


Language snippets - There is /// There are


First year - 1ºC - Monday 27 April 2015

Summary of the class:

- Speaking: can / can't (cards)

- Speaking: dates + past simple

- Grammar: prepositions of place

- Speaking: Where is / are...?

- Grammar: there is / are

- Speaking: Description



Homework:

Write a description of Harry's or Harriet's room, using 'there is/are' and prepositions

Friday, 24 April 2015

Fifth year - Thursday 23 April 2015

Summary of the class:

-Listening: exam practice

- Vocabulary: lottery

- Listening: Banning lotteries

- Speaking: monologues



Homework:

- Complete listening activity on page 98

- Do the reading activities on page 101


- Read the worksheets on articles and complete the activity on connectors. Click here to see the document

First year - 1ºB - Thursday 16 April 2015

Summary of the class:

- Grammar: can / can't

- Listening: can/can't

- Pronunciation: can / can't

- Speaking: Can you...?

- Reading: The X Factor winners

- Speaking: can / can't (cards)

- Speaking: a story in the past



Homework:

Write the story we worked on in class in the past simple test

Thursday, 23 April 2015

A1. First year - Pronunciation: can and can't

Watch the following video and try to hear the difference in pronunciation in can and can't:


A1. First year - Directions

Click on the links below to practise directions:

- Activity 1

- Activity 2

- Activity 3

First year - 1ºC - Wednesday 22 April 2015

Summary of the class:

- Speaking: Directions



- Listening: can/can't

- Pronunciation: can / can't

- Speaking: Can you...?

- Reading: The X Factor winners

- Speaking: a story in the past


Homework:

Write the story we worked on in class in the past simple test

B2. Grammar: passive voice

Click on the links below to practise the use of passive voice:

- Activity 1

- Activity 2 (Reporting verbs)

- Activity 3 (Questions)



Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Language snippets - synonyms


Listening / vocabulary: Expressions (Money)

Watch the following video to learn more expressions about money:

Fifth year - Tuesday 21 April 2015

Summary of the class:

- Listening: dollar bill

- Speaking: Money

- Vocabulary: money and banks

- Grammar: Passive voice





Homework:

Write an essay on the following topic: Consumerism: Is it a good or bad thing?

Language snippets - Past simple pronunciation: -ed pronouned /d/

Practise the pronunciation of the following verbs:

A1. First year - Listening: Directions

Watch the video and complete the directions below:


Scene 1

Where’s the bank?
Go _______________this road ______________you come to the intersection of Bradley and Wilson. It’s __________that intersection.

Scene 2

Where’s the bank?
Turn _______________here. ______________that road for about a mile. The bank is in the ________________ ________________. You can’t _______________it.

Scene 3

Where’s the bakery?

Turn _________________ here and go _________________ about 4 blocks, then turn ___________________. That is Warren Road. Go down there and you will see it on the _______________ side of the road.

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British culture - The X factor

In class we talked about "The X Factor", a British television programme which is very famous. Here is a video in which you can see a summary of the auditions:


First year - 1ºB - Tuesday 21 April 2015


Summary of the class:


- Speaking: I think you + past simple

- Listening: Jenny and Rob go sightseeing

- Vocabulary: verb phrases

- Reading + listening: The X-factor

- Grammar: can / can't


Homework:

Complete activities on page 133 (5A) - can/can't

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Language snippets - can / could


Language snippets - Collocations (money)

Grammar/listening: can / can't

Watch the following video to practise the use of can and can't:


First year - 1ºC - Monday 20 April 2015

Summary of the class:

- Speaking: I think you + past simple

- Listening: Jenny and Rob go sightseeing

- Vocabulary: verb phrases

- Reading + listening: The X-factor

- Grammar: can / can't

Friday, 17 April 2015

Fifth year - Thursday 16 April 2015

Summary of the class:

- Listening: exam practice

- Vocabulary: money. Click here to see the document

- Speaking: proverbs about money

- Listening: dollar bill

First year - 1ºB - Thursday 16 April 2015


Summary of the class:

- Vocabulary: directions

- Listening: asking the way

- Vocabulary: buildings and directions

- Speaking: asking the way

- Speaking: past simple---- I think you + past simple

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Language snippets - directions


A1. First year - Directions

Watch the following video to practise giving directions:


Language snippets - Directions


First year - 1ºC - Wednesday 15 April 2015

Summary of the class:

- Vocabulary: directions

- Listening: asking the way

- Vocabulary: buildings and directions

- Speaking: asking the way

- Speaking: past simple---- I think you + past simple