Thursday, 28 May 2015

First year. A1. Listening activities

Click on the following links for further listening practice:

Important!!! 

Para estas actividades intenta escuchar cada pista sin el texto. Habrá palabras y expresiones que no entiendas. Intenta hacer las actividades que encuentras a la derecha 'vocabulary quiz' y 'comprehension quiz'. Y luego una vez realizadas las actividades, vuelve a escuchar el diálogo con el texto.

- Abilities

- The Media

- Music

- Favourites

- House description




Language snippets - In the Bathroom


First year - 1ºC - Wednesday 27 May 2015

Summary of the class:

- Reading test

- Writing test

- Listening test

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Fifth year - Tuesday 26 May 2015

Summary of the class:

- Listening. exam practice

- Speaking: exam practice

- Vocabulary: life events

- Speaking: Life events

First year. A1. Grammar: there is /// there are

Click on the following links to practise the use of there is and there are:

- Activity 1

- Activity 2


First year. A1. Listening: my home

Watch the following video to practise how to describe a house:


Language snippets - inside the bedroom


First year - 1ºB - Tuesday 26 May 2015

Summary of the class:

- Listening: Renting a country house

- Grammar. there is / are //// some and any

- Pronunciation: diphthongs

- Speaking: Is there a...? Are there any...?

- Speaking: your home

Language snippets - The house


First year - 1ºC - Monday 25 May 2015

Summary of the class:

- Grammar: past simple

- Vocabulary: the house

- Listening: Renting a country house

- Grammar. there is / are //// some and any

Monday, 25 May 2015

First year. A1. Vocabulary: the bathroom

Watch the following video on which you can practise the vocabulary about things in a bathroom:



First year. A1. Vocabulary: the bedroom

Watch the following video on which you can practise the vocabulary about things in a bedroom:



First year. A1: Vocabulary: the kitchen

Watch the following video on which you can practise the vocabulary about things in a kitchen:



First year. A1: Vocabulary: the living room

Watch the following video on which you can practise the vocabulary about things in a living room:



First year . A1. Vocabulary: rooms in the house

Watch the following video to practise the vocabulary of the house and its pronunciation:



Friday, 22 May 2015

Fifth year - Thursday 21 May 2015

Summary of the class:

- Speaking: exam practice

- Listening: exam practice

- Grammar: determiners

- Vocabulary: Plastic surgery

First year - 1ºB - Thursday 21 May 2015

Summary of the class:

- Grammar: past simple

- Speaking: questions (be / do)

- Listening test

- Vocabulary: the house

Thursday, 21 May 2015

B2. Health in Britain

Watch the following video and answer the questions:



  1. What is a GP?
  2. How many GPs are there in Britain? How many are women?
  3. What groups of people don’t have to pay for their medicines?
  4. How many prescriptions are prepared by chemists?
  5. When did the NHS start?
  6. What did the NHS provide when it first started?
  7. What is different today?
  8. What diseases have a high level in Britain?
  9. How much does the NHS cost?
  10. What problems are mentioned?
  11. What have new medicines and better diet raised?
  12. How long do British men and women live on average?

Click here to check your answers

Language snippets - At the doctor's


First year - 1ºC - Wednesday 20 May 2015

Summary of the class:



- Vocabulary: high numbers

- Reading: the characters in the story

- Reading: A Murder in a Country House

- Pronunciation: past simple


- Listening: Solving the crime

- Vocabulary: Love and marriage

- Speaking: past simple

Homework:

- Complete the activities on page 138

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Fifth year - Tuesday 19 May 2015

Summary of the class:

- Speaking: exam practice

- Vocabulary: health


- Vocabulary: alternative medicine

- Speaking: alternative medicine

- Listening: exam practice


Homework:

Complete the listening activity on page 82

Complete the activities on determiners on page 86

First year - A1. High numbers

Watch the following video to practise high numbers in English:


First year - 1ºB - Tuesday 19 May 2015

Summary of the class:

- Vocabulary: high numbers

- Reading: the characters in the story

- Reading: A Murder in a Country House

- Pronunciation: past simple


- Listening: Solving the crime

- Vocabulary: Love and marriage

- Speaking: past simple

Homework:

- Complete the activities on page 138

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

First year - 1ºC - Monday 18 May 2015

Summary of the class:

- Speaking: past tense


- Listening test

- Grammar: be and do


- Listening: sentences

- Pronunciation /j/

- Speaking: you and music


- Reading

- Song: Lemon Tree




Homework: 

Complete the activities on pages 50 and 51

Monday, 18 May 2015

Language snippets - first aid

B2. Vocabulary: health

Watch the following videos to practise the pronunciation and vocabulary on health:




Fifth year - Thursdy 14 May 2015

Summary of the class:

- Brainstorming: being healthy / being sick

- Vocabulary: health. Click here to see the document we worked on.



- Listening: Sicko. Click here to see the questions (I haven't been able to find the same cut on youtube, so the first scene is missing from the video you have below)

- Listening: Sicko--- health care in the UK.



- Speaking: health


Homework:

Complete the activities on vocabulary on page 82

First year - A1. Grammar: be and do

Click on the links below for extra practice on the use of 'be' and 'do'

- Activity 1

- Activity 2

- Activity 3


First year - 1ºB - Thursday 14 May 2015

Summary of the class:

- Vocabulary: music

- Speaking: music quiz

- Grammar: be and do


- Listening: sentences

- Pronunciation /j/

- Speaking: you and music

- Reading

- Song: Lemon Tree




Homework: 

Complete the activities on pages 50 and 51

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Language snippets - prepositions


First year - 1ºC - Wednesday 13 May 2015

Summary of the class:

- Listening: visiting London

- Grammar: present simple and present continuous

- Speaking: questions in present simple and present continuous

- Writing: a postcard. Click here to read the worksheet

- Speaking: find the differences. (Present continuous)


- Vocabulary: types of music

- Speaking: quiz on music

- Speaking: past simple


Homework:

Write a postcard

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Language snippets - Stative verbs


Language snippets - Food idioms



Click on the following links for further practice:

- Worksheet 1

- Worksheet 2

First year - A1. Song: Tom's diner

Listen to the song below and fill in the gaps with verbs in the present simple and continuous:


I ________________________In the morning

At the diner

On the corner

I _________________________

At the counter

For the man

To pour the coffee

And he fills it

Only halfway

And before

I even ________________

He _____________________

Out the window

At somebody

Coming in

It is always

Nice to see you

Says the man

Behind the counter

To the woman

Who has come in

She is shaking

Her umbrella

And I _____________________

The other way

As they ______________________

Their hellos

And I'm pretending

Not to see them

And Instead

I pour the milk

I _________________

Up the paper

There's a story

Of an actor

Who had died

While he was drinking

He was no one

I had heard of

And I'm turning

To the horoscope

And looking

For the funnies

When I'm ______________

Someone watching me

And so

I raise my head

There's a woman

On the outside

Looking inside

Does she _________________ me?

No she does not

Really see me

'Cause she sees

Her own reflection

And I'm trying

Not to notice

That she's hitching

Up her skirt

And while she's

Straightening her stockings

Her hair

Is getting wet

Oh, this rain

It will continue

Through the morning

As I'm ________________

To the bells

Of the cathedral

I am _________________

Of your voice

And of the midnight picnic

Once upon a time

Before the rain began

And I ___________________ up my coffee

And it's time to catch the train



Click here to check your answers

B2. Grammar: reported speech

Click on the following links to do some extra practice on reported speech:


- Activity 1

- Activity 2

- Activity 3 (reporting verbs)

- Activity 4 (reporting verbs)


Fifth year - Tuesday 12 May 2015

Summary of the class:

- Listening: food in the news

- Writing: transactional letters. Click here to see the handout.

- Grammar: reported speech + reporting verbs


- Speaking + grammar: reporting verbs


Homework:

Complete activities on reporting verbs in the book (pages 109 and 154)

Write a transactional letter on one of the topics you can find in the handout.

First year. A1. Grammar: present simple and present continuous

Click on the following links for some extra practice on present simple and present continuous:

- Activity 1

- Activity 2

- Activity 3



First year - 1ºB - Tuesday 12 May 2015

Summary of the class:

- Speaking: present continuous + descriptions

- Listening: Visiting London


- Grammar: present simple + present continuous

- Speaking: questions

- Writing: a postcard. Click here to see the handout.

- Speaking: find the differences


Homework:

Write a postcard, following the instructions of the handout. 

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Language snippets - Connectors


Click on the following links to do some practice on connectors:






First year - A1. Listening: Visiting London

Watch the following subtitled video about a family visiting Londong:


First year - A1. Listening - Present continuous

Watch the following video to practise the use of present continuous:


Language snippets - the bedroom


First year - A1. The weather

Watch the following video to practise expressions on the weather:



First year - 1ºC - Monday 11 May 2015


Summary of the class:

- Listening: Switzerland and noise rules

- Speaking: describe your room

- Speaking: descriptions (present continuous)

- Vocabulary: the weather

- Listening: the weather in London

- Reading. what to do in London

- Speaking: your town

Monday, 11 May 2015

Language snippets - Synonyms


B2. Listening: Super Size Me

Watch the following video and complete the sentences below:






  • Nearly ______________________________ Americans are today either overweight or obese. That’s more than ____________________ of all US adults.
  • Since 1980 the total number of overweight and obese Americans has __________________, with ________________as many overweight children and______________________ as many overweight adolescents.
  • One in four people are obese in ___________________________
  • _________________is the third fat state in America
  • People today eat out all the time. Not only are they paying for it with their wallets, but also with their ____________________.
  • Obesity is now second only to smoking as a major cause of ____________________death in America.
  • In 2002 a few Americans got fed up with being obese and ___________________, blaming fast food companies for their obesity and illnesses.
  • People were _____________________ the golden arches for selling them food that most of us know isn’t good for you to begin with. Yet, each day one in four Americans visit a fast food restaurant.
  • This hunger for fast food is happening on a _______________________.
  • McDonald's alone operates 30,000 _________________in over 100 countries in 6 continents and __________________ more than 46 million people worldwide every day.
  • In the United States alone McDonald’s accounts for _______________________ of the total fast food market.
  • Lawyers from McDonald’s call the _________________ frivolous, stating that the dangers of its food is universally known, and these kids can't show that their weight problems in health woes were caused __________________ by McDonald's.
  • However, the judge stated that if the lawyers for the teens can show that McDonald’s intends for people to eat his food for every meal of every day and in doing so, it would be unreasonably dangerous, they may be able to state a ____________________

Click here to check your answers.

Language snippets - in the street


Friday, 8 May 2015

Fifth year - Thursday 7 May 2015

Summary of the class:

- Speaking: monologues (regrets)

- Grammar: linking words


- Vocabulary: food and the media

- Listening


Homework:

Complete the activities on listening on page 104