Wednesday, 18 October 2017

NA2. Vocabulary: Carnival

Watch the following video to practise and learn new vocabulary on this topic:


5ºA - Wednesday 18 October 2017

Summary of the class:

- Review of previous lesson


- Listening:  Review

- Grammar: Relative clauses

- Game: Relative clauses. Guess who/what

- Vocabulary: Festivals and Carnivals

Homework:

- Complete the activities on relative clauses on pages 167 and 168

- Reading: Read the text on page 19 and complete the activities on pages 18 and 19

Language Snippets - Adverbs of certainty







Book Recommendation - Love Virtually by Daniel

If you like romantic novels, this is a sweet story about two strangers that start a 'virtual' relationship through email. The novel is composed of the emails these two people exchange. It is not difficult to understand, and I think it is quite entertaining.

And if you want to find out what happens to the main characters in the end, you can read the sequel, Every Seventh Wave.




5ºC - Tuesday 17 October 2017


Summary of the class:

- Review of previous lesson

- Listening: Review

- Speaking: Changes in your town/city

- Vocabulary: urbanisation

- Listening: The evolution of cities




- Reading: Problems of urbanisation

 - Speaking: Proposal

Language Snippets - Adverbs


5ºB - Tuesday 17 October 201


Summary of the class:

- Review of previous lesson

- Speaking: Changes in your town/city

- Vocabulary: urbanisation

- Listening: The evolution of cities




- Reading: Problems of urbanisation

 - Speaking: Proposal

Monday, 16 October 2017

NA2 - Vocabulary: Urbanisation

Watch the video to practise words related to urbanisation:


Book Recommendation - Little Sister by Isabel Ashdown

This is a thriller about two sisters who are reunited after falling out for many years. Then one of the sister's baby disappears, things become strained. Nothing is what it seems, and as you read the book, there are a few twists and surprises. 


Language Snippets - Forming Adverbs


5ºA - Monday 16 October 2017


Summary of the class:

- Review of previous lesson

- Speaking: Changes in your town/city

- Vocabulary: urbanisation

- Listening: The evolution of cities



- Reading: Problems of urbanisation

 - Speaking: Proposal

Thursday, 12 October 2017

B2. Listening: Sightseeing

Click on the following links if you want to have some extra listening practice:

- New York Tourist Attractions

- Tourism

- Best Foreign City

- Bath

- Green Tourism in London

- Brighton

- Manchester


5º A - Wednesday 11 October 2017


Summary of the class:


- Review of previous lesson

- Grammar: Adverbs and Adjectives

- Speaking: Places and Travelling

- Vocabulary: Buildings and areas

- Listening: Belgrade

- Listening: Footloose in London


Book Recommendation - The Fortune Hunter by Daisy Goodwin

If you like historical novels, this is a very entertaining read. The novel is about the visit of Sisi, the empress of Austria, to England, and the special relationship she had with Captain Middleton. When I was a child, I enjoyed the films about Sisi the Empress and I was fascinated by the character, but this books shows an older, less likeable Sisi to the reader, which is more historically accurate.


Language Snippets - As and Like


5º C - Tuesday 10 October 2017


Summary of the class:


- Review of previous lesson

- Grammar: Adverbs and Adjectives

- Speaking: Places and Travelling

- Vocabulary: Buildings and areas

- Listening: Belgrade

- Listening: Footloose in London




- Listening: Review

Book Recommendation - Us by David Nichols

Us is a very entertaining book. If you like travel books with a pinch of humour, this is for you. Douglas is an ordinary man whose wife tells him she wants a divorce out of the blue. So he decides that what they need is a trip of a lifetime to sort out their problems.





B2. Grammar: Adjectives and Adverbs

Click on the following links for some further practice on this grammar point:

- Adjectives and Adverbs 1

- Adjectives and Adverbs 2

- Adjectives and Adverbs 3

- Adjectives and Adverbs 4

- Adjectives and Adverbs 5


5ºB - Tuesday 10 October 2017


Summary of the class:

- Review of previous lesson

- Grammar: Adverbs and Adjectives

- Speaking: Places and Travelling

- Vocabulary: Buildings and areas

- Listening: Belgrade

- Listening: Footloose in London


Monday, 9 October 2017

Book Recommendation - While My Eyes Were Closed by Linda Green

A powerful thriller about a little girl going missing. If you like suspense, I am sure you can enjoy this one.


Language Snippets - For Example


5ºC - Thursday 5 October 2017


Summary of the class:


- Review: Films and Music

- Listening: Review

- Speaking: Art


- Vocabulary: Talking about Pictures


- Vocabulary: Art and describing Paintings

- Speaking: Describing Paintings

- Listening: Two Paintings


- Listening: Review



Summary:


Write the grammar reference about adjectives and adverbs on page 166 and do the exercises

Book Recommendations - Love ...From Both Sides by Nick Spalding

If you like comedy,  this book by Nick Spalding is definitely for you. "Love From Both Sides" is about Jamie and Laura, two singletons, who are in their quest to find love, but as they try date after date, both of them have their share of disastrous experiences. I found this book hilarious when I read it, and you might enjoy a good laugh too if you try this one.


Language Snippets - Describing a Picture


5ºB - Thursday 5th October 2017

Summary of the class:


- Review: Films and Music

- Speaking: Art


- Vocabulary: Talking about Pictures


- Vocabulary: Art and describing Paintings

- Speaking: Describing Paintings

- Listening: Two Paintings

- Listening: Review



Homework:


Write the grammar reference about adjectives and adverbs on page 166 and do the exercises

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

NA2. Vocabulary: Art

Watch the following videos to practise some vocabulary about art and its pronunciation:






5ºA - Wednesday 4 October 2017

Summary of the class:

- Speaking: Art

- Vocabulary: Talking about Pictures


- Vocabulary: Art and describing Paintings

- Speaking: Describing Paintings

- Listening: Two Paintings


Homework:

Write the grammar reference about adjectives and adverbs on page 166 and do the exercises

Language Snippets. Slang: A Couch Potato


5ºC - Tuesday 3 October 2017

Summary of the class:


- Listening: Review

- Vocabulary: Films and Music

- Speaking: Films and Music

- Writing: Reviews



- Listening: Review



Homework:

Write a review of a book, film, or music

Language Snippets - Film Review


5ºB - Tuesday 3 October 2017

Summary of the class:

- Listening: Review

- Vocabulary: Films and Music

- Speaking: Films and Music

- Writing: Reviews



Homework:

Write a review of a book, film, or music

Monday, 2 October 2017

NA2 - Listening: Books and Films

Click on the following links for some further listening practice:

- A Gripping Read

- Review

- Hollywood Hits

- Video Game

5ºA - Monday 2 October 2017

Summary of the class:

- Vocabulary: Films and Music
 
- Speaking: Films and Music


- Listening: Films

- Writing: Reviews

- Listening: Video games


Homework:


Write a review of a book, a film, and a CD/concert

Language Snippets - Boring


5ºB/C - Thursday 28 September 2017

Summary of the class:

- Listening: Review

- Grammar: Habits (Activities)

- Vocabulary: Describing Books, Films, and Music

- Vocabulary: Books and Reading

- Speaking: Books and Reading



Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Language Snippets - Expressions that mean 'like'


5ºA - Wednesday 27 September 2017

Summary of the class:

- Grammar: Habits

- Listening: Designers

- Listening: Dialogues

- Vocabulary: Describing books, films, and music


- Vocabulary: Books and Reading

- Speaking: Books and Reading

- Listening: Radio programme