25/05/2017

GRAMMAR BANK 8B and 10A KEY



GRAMMAR BANK 8B:

a. 1.to spend   2. Applying   3. not to say   4. to start   5. not to ask   6. working   7. solving 
     8. not going   9. modelling   10. to learn
b. 1. to retire   2. commuting   3. not to worry   4. to lock   5. not to buy   6. leave   7. wear 
    8. not to make   9. doing

GRAMMAR BANK 10A:

a. 1. who   2. where   3. which   4.who   5. whose   6. which   7. which   8. whose   9. where   10. who   11. who   12. where
b. In sentences 3, 4, 6 and 11 that could be used instead of who/which. In sentences 3,6 and 11 which and who could be omitted.
c. 3. Beijing, which is one of the world's biggest cities, hosted the 2008 Olympic Games.
    4. Michael Jackson's Thriller, which was released in 1982, was one of the best-selling albums of the 80s.
    6. Sally and Joe, who got married last year, are expecting their first baby.

ORAL SKILLS








Expressions for Conversation and Personal Comment.

General Conversation Gambits.

ORAL PRESENTATION



ORAL PRESENTATION.

WRITING SKILLS





LINKING WORDS.
WRITING HELP 1.
WRITING HELP 2.
WRITING HELP 3.

SPEAKING TIPS





READING AND LISTENING PRACTICE








READING AND LISTENING TEST.
EXERCISE 1.
EXERCISE 2.
LISTENING TEST.
LISTENING TEST EXERCISE 1.
LISTENING TEST EXERCISE 2.

LISTENING TEST




Listening Test.
Exercise 1.
Exercise 2.
Exercise 3.

LISTENING TEST



Listening Test.
Exercise 1.
Exercise 2.

ORAL PRACTICE







Useful Webpage to Practice Speaking.
To Practise Interaction.
To Practise Pronunciation.

24/05/2017

MAKING SUGGESTIONS


Making suggestions from Saro Rosales


 WAYS OF MAKING SUGGESTIONS IN ENGLISH:

1) WHAT ABOUT/HOW ABOUT ... + Base form + -ING
What about going to the cinema tonight?
How about going to the cinema tonight?

2) WHY + Negative
Why don't we go to the swimming pool tomorrow?

3) IMPERATIVE: Let's + Base form

Let's go to the restaurant now!

4) COULD : 

We could visit Paris next week.

5) SHALL WE + Base form..?
Shall we meet tonight?
Where shall we meet?
What time shall we meet?

 

WRITING PRACTICE

Writing a story.
Writing to a friend about a visit to a place.

TOPICS

LIST OF TOPICS.

LINKING WORDS AND CONNECTORS


16/05/2017

FILE 7 TEST



FILE 7 TEST.
FILE 7 TEST KEY.
LISTENING EXERCISE 1.
LISTENING EXERCISE 2.

THE POLITE ROBBER



The Polite Robber Powerpoint.


The Polite Robber.

FILE 8A READING KEY

STUDENT'S BOOK: FILE 8A READING, on pages 76-77.

c. Clive thinks that the best way to complain is to write a polite letter.
   1. The smell of biscuits: he got some free packs of biscuits.
   2. A friend's faulty car: he got a Volkswagen Golf GTI (for his friend).
   3. His wife's fall during a holiday: he got  2,000 pounds (the cost of the holiday).
   4. Some old strawberries: his daughters were invited to Heathrow Airport to inspect British  Airways'catering facilities.

d.1. Don't lose your temper.                            4. Threaten action.
   2. Write a letter.                                           5. Don't be too specific.
   3. Know who you are writing to.                 6. Use flattery.

SHOPPING

What do you dislike about shopping?

11/05/2017

ONLINE SHOPPING




ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF ONLINE SHOPPING.

AGREEING AND DISAGREEING IN ENGLISH



Agreeing and Disagreeing

AGREEING
That's a good point.
I (completely) agree (with you).
That's true.
That makes sense.
I think so, too.
I couldn't agree more.

DISAGREEING
That's not how I see it.
I don't really agree with you.
I'm afraid I can't agree with you.
I'm not sure I quite agree with you.
Yes, that may be true, but . . . .
Well, you have a point, but . . . .
I can see your point, but . . . .
I see what you mean, but . . . .
Do you see it that way? I think . . . .

HOW TO GIVE YOUR OPINION





LANGUAGE TO GIVE YOUR OPINION

(1) When you start saying something
contributing to a conversation
making a contribution
First of all, I would like to say/state that.............
To begin with, I...................
In the first line, I.............

(2) What you can say instead of "I think"
I would say/think
In my opinion
To my mind
I am of the opinion that
I hold the opinion that

(3) When you want to stress your "personal opinion":
Personally, I think…..
As far as I am concerned ….
As for me…..
As I take it…..
As far as I can see…..
What I mean.....

CITY OR COUNTRY










CITY OR COUNTRY?
KEY.
TAPESCRIPT.

08/05/2017

FILE 7B READING KEY

Here you are the key to the READING exercise on pages 70-71.

4.- READING

        a. Tchaikovsky was from Russia and was a composer of classical music.
        c. The place where he composed: his bedroom (photo 3)
            The place where he wrote letters: the sitting room and study (photo 2)
            His favourite place: the garden (photo 1)
       d. 1. Maidanovo: the village where Tchaikovsky rented a small house after leaving Moscow; it  was full of tourists and visitors and this is why he later moved to the house in Klin.
           2. The Path茅tique symphony: he wrote it in the house in Klin.
           3. Alexei: he was Tchaikovsky's servant and lived on the ground floor of the house.
           4. Lilies of the valley: Tchaikovsky's brother planted thousand of lilies in the garden after Tchaikovsky's death as Tchaikovsky adored flowers, particularly lilies of the valley.
           5. Doroshenko: he was an anrchist who lived in Tchaikovsky's house after the Bolshevik Revolution. People say he shot at a painting in one of the bedrooms.
          6. The International Tchaikovsky Competition:the winner goes to Klin, plays on Tchaikovsky's piano, and plants a tree in his garden.

e. 1. tidy  2. remain  3. overlooking  4. hanging   5. turn into  6. plain  7. property  8. bookcase

WRITING ABOUT YOUR SCHOOL




02/05/2017

YOUR PLACE

 WHAT WOULD YOUR DREAM HOUSE BE  LIKE? WOULD YOU LIKE TO LIVE LIKE A CELEBRITY? HAVE A LOOK AT SOME HUGE HOUSES AND CHOOSE THE ONE YOU LIKE BEST:

HOMES OF THE FUTURE.
FLAT HUNTING.

 DO YOU KNOW VOCABULARY RELATED TO THE HOUSE? YOU CAN LEARN NEW WORDS AND REVISE WHAT YOU KNOW WITH THESE PAGES:
My House and My bedroom Interactive Book.
Rooms in a House.
Furniture and Appliances.
ROOMS AND FURNITURE IN A HOUSE.
THE HOUSE.
THE LIVING ROOM.
THE DINING ROOM.
THE KITCHEN.
THE KITCHEN 2.
THE BEDROOM.
THE BATHROOM.
THE BATHROOM 2.
THE UTILITY ROOM. 
 HERE YOU'VE GOT SOME GAMES TO PRACTISE THE VOCABULARY ABOUT HOUSES.
CROSSWORD 1.

HAVE A LOOK AT SOME LISTENING ACTIVITIES:
Where would you like to live, in the country or in the city?
Renting a place of your own. 
Renting a Flat.
Renting a Flat Key.
 Apartment Rentals.

GRAMMAR ACTIVITIES:

First and Second Conditional.
Second Conditional.



SONGS: 
IF I WERE A BOY.

OUR HOUSE.

19/04/2017

EDUCATION



 EDUCATION SYSTEM IN ENGLAND.
EDUCATION SYSTEM IN THE USA.
 


VOCABULARY EXERCISES
Education Vocabulary 1.
Education Vocabulary 2.
When I was at school...


This activity was created by my colleague teacher Helena Manrubia.

1.What’s the population of Finland?
2. What subjects are Finnish students better at?
3. What’s the dropout rate?
4. Has it always been like this?
5. How many teachers are there per class?
6. How long do students spend with the same teacher?
7. How much money does the Finnish government spend on education in comparison to the USA?
8. What are the three key factors for the success of the Finnish educational system?




LISTENING EXERCISES:
Listen to some conversations about education:
How long should the school day be?
Public or Private Universities?
Teachers.
School Uniforms.
School Subjects.
What school subjects should be taught?
E-learning.


TEACHERS


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 Watch this video about a TEACHER-STUDENT relationship and do the activities. 

Make Let Allowed To




  SONGS:
STAND BY ME.
ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL.
WHAT A WONDERFUL IT WOULD BE.

18/04/2017

HOMEWORK



Please, print the document and do the exercises. Take it to class on Thursday.
THREE SCHOOLS.

PERMISSION AND PROHIBITION


29/03/2017

MODALS OF DEDUCTION

modals of deduction


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MODAL VERBS PRACTICE:
Must, may, might and can't.
Must, may, might and can't 2.

WRITING: A FILM REVIEW


Writing a review from Saro Rosales

HOW TO WRITE A FILM REVEW.

FILE 6 WRITING: A FILM REVIEW 
KEY:
a 1. based  2. directed 3. stars  4. set 5. location  6. recommend  7. action  8. soundtrack  9. sequels
b. Paragraph 1: The name of the film, the director, the stars, and the prizes it won.
    Paragraph 2: Where and when it is set  
                           Where it was filmed
   Paragraph 3: The plot
   Paragraph 4: Why you recommend the film
c. The Present Simple.

 

28/03/2017

TOMORROW'S LESSON

Remember tomorrow the lesson will be in classroom 8, from 9:15-11:15.

CINEMA SPEAKING ACTIVITY

 Here you are the speaking activity you did with Raman in class. Thanks to her for allowing me to post it in the blog .


Talking about Cinema.

24/03/2017

LESSONS NEXT WEEK

As I said in class yesterday, next week I'm going to attend the National Congress of EEOOII from Thursday, so we have to change the lesson to Wednesday. Then the lessons next week will be on Tuesday and Thrusday, from 09:15-11:15.

See you in class.

10/03/2017

READING PRACTICE




Read this text about mobile phones and do the exercises. Check your answers with the KEY provided and take it to class.
Mobiles phones today.

REVISE AND CHECK FILES 3-4 KEY

REVISE AND CHECK 3 AND 4 KEY.
LISTENING EXERCISE.

FILE 4 B READING KEY




STUDENT'S BOOK  FILE 4B

4. READING
a. Possible answers: not bring a present, use your mobile phone at the dinner table, not say please and thank you, use bad language, say that you don't like the food, etc.
b.She told Mrs Bourne food that she liked and disliked; she said she didn't have enough food; she started eating before everyone else; she helped herself to more food before Mrs Bourne had offered her more; she stayed in bed late; and she didn't send a handwritten card after the visit.
c. 1. a fianc茅   2. nasty   3. criticize   4. lack   5. a guest   6. a host   7. forwarded
d. 1. H   2. H   3. C   4. H   5. H/C   6. H   7. C

MODAL VERBS


08/03/2017

GENERAL STRIKE IN EDUCATION


Tomorrow I'm  going to join the general strike in education, so we won't have a lesson.
Keep an eye on the blog for next week's homework.

SEE YOU AT THE DEMONSTRATION!!!


El jueves 9 de marzo hay huelga educativa

Estos son algunos de los motivos:
    馃憠 Derogaci贸n de la LOMCE
    馃憠 Reversi贸n de los recortes (ratios, 20 horas lectivas en secundaria, Descuentos por enfermedad, etc.)
    馃憠 Estabilidad del profesorado interino
    馃憠 Incremento del presupuesto dedicado a educaci贸n
    馃憠 Recuperaci贸n de un sistema de becas que garantice la igualdad de oportunidades
    馃憠 Eliminaci贸n de las contrarreformas universitarias y de las pr谩cticas no remuneradas en FP
    馃憠 Recuperaci贸n de las plantillas
    馃憠 Dignificaci贸n de las condiciones laborales del profesorado
    馃憠 Freno a la privatizaci贸n del sistema educativo

Sobran los motivos #Huelga9M