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

02/03/2017

MOBILE PHONES AND NEW TECHNOLOGIES



Listen to the following dialogues about mobile phones:
Land phones and Mobile phones.



Useful phases: On the phone.

Try this quiz:
Mobile phones quiz.


TELEPHONE.

28/02/2017

21/02/2017

EXPRESSING CONTRAST



EXPRESSING CONTRAST

ALTHOUGH, THOUGH, EVEN THOUGH
We use them to connect contrasting ideas, introducing a dependent clause.

ALTHOUGH

After although we use a sentence (subject+verb+complements). We can use 'although' at the beginning or in the middle of a sentence.
e.g. Although it rained a lot, we enjoyed our holiday.
                   I didn’t get the job although I had the necessary qualifications.

THOUGH

Sometimes we use though instead of although.
e.g. I didn’t get the job though I had the necessary qualifications.
In spoken English we often use though at the end of a sentence.
e.g. I see them every day. I’ve never spoken to them though (= but I’ve never spoken to them)

EVEN THOUGH

It’s a stonger form of although.
e.g. Even though I was really tired, I couldn’t sleep.

HOWEVER
We can use it to indicate that the second point we wish to make contrasts with the first point.
It introduces or completes a contrasting sentence. However always has punctuation before and after. It’s usually placed in initial position.
e.g. I got up late. However, I got to work on time.


 NOW PRACTISE THE USE OF ALTHOUGH, BUT AND HOWEVER DOING THE FOLLOWING EXERCISE:

 ALTHOUGH, BUT OR HOWEVER?
       

17/02/2017

09/02/2017

06/02/2017

FILE 3 KEYS




EXTRA PHOTOCOPY: DEPENDENT PREPOSITIONS

2.about    3.to    4.with   5.to   6.in   7.about   8.of   9.for   10.on   11.for   12.between                  13.about   14.to/for   15.in   16.to  17.with/about  18.to   19.for   20.of

GRAMMAR BANK 3A
a.
1.easier than   2. more powerful than   3. the most relaxing   4. more slowly than   5.the worst   6. the furthest/the farthest   7. older than   8. the hottest   9. the best
b.
1. as   2. the   3. than   4. ever   5. him   6. most   7. as   8. more   9. as   10. in

GRAMMAR BANK 3B
a.
1. a nurse. The hospital   2. a horrible day, the car   3. love stories, war films
 4. the theatre, once a month   5. dinner, next Friday   6. a chef, the best cook   7. the windows, home
 8. dogs, the dogs   9. school, last week   10. happiness, success
b.
1. the, a, -  2. the, a, the   3. a, the, -   4. the, the, the   5.-, -, the   6. -, -, the      7. a, a, -   8. a, the, -
9.the, the, -

02/02/2017

MAKING SUGGESTIONS IN ENGLISH


 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?

ORAL SKILLS








Expressions for Conversation and Personal Comment.

General Conversation Gambits.

ORAL PRACTICE







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

FILE 3 TEST






FILE 3 TEST.
FILE 3 TEST KEY.
EXERCISE 1.
EXERCISE 2.

25/01/2017

FEBRUARY EXAMS


WRITTEN EXAMS:

- TUESDAY, 7TH FEBRUARY:
         9:15-10:15  WRITING EXAM
         10:15-10:45 LISTENING EXAM
- THURSDAY, 9TH FEBRUARY:
         9:15-10:15   READING EXAM

ORAL EXAMS:

TUESDAY, 14TH AND THURSDAY, 16TH FROM 9:30-11:30. IT'LL BE IN PAIRS AND YOU CAN CHOOSE YOUR PARTNER.


CONTENTS: FILES 1, 2, 3 AND 5.

LINKING








LINKING IN ENGLISH.

FILE 2 TEST

FILE 2 TEST AND KEY.
EXERCISE 1.
EXERCISE 2.

12/01/2017

TRAVELLING

  
Have you ever tried HOME EXCHANGE? Have a look at what that is about.
 

You can practise listening doing the following exercises:
Transport Listening activities.
Travel options
Travel tips to visit New Zealand
Jegong's travelling experiences
Means of transport

VOCABULARY: 


Travel, Trip or Journey?
Phrasal Verbs related to Travelling.
Tourism and Travelling Vocabulary.
Accommodation.
Travelling by Train and by Bus .
Travelling by Plane .
 Travelling by Boat.

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 . . . .