Wednesday, 29 February 2012
We start a new section from unit 7. We study the adjectives in English. We learn that adjectives come before the noun they qualify and they do not have plural form.
We also study some adjectives and their opposites, the colours and how to qualify adjectives with adverbs, for example: quite, very, not quite and really.
In the book, we do some exercises where we have to match pictures and the adjectives that describe them. Then we listen to some conversations and the students have to complete the sentences with some words and finally to consolidate the new vocabulary we play a "Pictionary" game. Students have to pick up two cards (adjective+noun) and draw a picture. Then, their classmates have to guess what it represents.
We finish the session reading a postcard. Students read and listen to a postcard from Ruben and Pasha. We learn some new vocabulary and answer some comprehension questions about the text. Students have to do the same activity at home. They have to write a postcard: they are on holiday in a city/town. They have to talk about the place, the buildings, the people, the food, etc.
Homework Unit 7, ex.10
Friday, 24 February 2012
We start the lesson studying the possessive pronouns. We read the grammar point and do some practical exercises.
Then we go back to the book and start a new section. In this case we learn about demonstratives this /that.
This indicates proximity and that distance.
This is my book (it's next to me)
That's your book (it's not near to me)
We complete the gaps from the dialogues on p.50, ex.1 and practise the new words with an oral activity.
We continue the lesson revising the object pronouns and we complete some sentences with these pronouns and practise them orally asking questions to our partners:
Do you like football?
No, I hate it
Do you like dogs?
Yes, I adore them.
Then we study why-questions and their answer, (Because...) and finally we match some questions with their possible and logical answers.
To consolidate the new vocabulary and grammatical structures, students do some oral practice exercises, asking and answering personal questions to their classmates.
HOMEWORK UNIT7- ex.2-5.
Click on the topic 238. Practise possessives (adjectives, pronouns and 's)
Sunday, 19 February 2012
Friday, 17 February 2012
We start unit 7 in the book.
Students ask questions to their partners about their favourite food, drink, sports, etc...and they can revise the vocabulary and the structures we studied in class.
Then, we read and listen to a text about Gina Macy, a fashion model(t.7.1). After reading the text, the students have to answer some questions about her favourite things and complete some sentences with question words (what,where, how...). Then, we listen and compare the answers(t.7.2).
We continue the lesson studying the object pronouns. The students receive a photocopy with the grammar of these new pronouns. They learn that they come after the verb and prepositions:
I like her
I go with him
We complete some sentences about the text with possessive adjectives and objects pronouns and correct the information about Gina(t.7.3).
We finish the lesson revising the question words and their possible answers and completing a chart with all the pronouns studied in class.
Homework Unit 7, ex.1, ex.6-8
Wednesday, 15 February 2012
Happy St. Valentine,
We celebrate St. Valentine day listening to a love song, but a very special love song from "The Cure" (Friday I'm in love, ver sección de videos).They also revise the days of the week. In this activity they have to order the song and sing along.
We continue with unit 6 in the book and we finish that lesson watching the episode number 2 from the coursebook video. In this case, Jane wants to make a video film for her sister Ali about her housemates. Students watch the video and they do some comprehension exercises.
Friday, 3 February 2012
We finish unit 6. We revise the prepositions of time: in,on,at. Students do the exercise 4 from the coursebook.
We also review the vocabulary of professions with a matching exercise. Students have to match the name of the job with its definition.
Then we do a listening exercise to practise before the exam, and ,at home, they have to complete 2 texts with some words. Here is the solution:
CLOZE TESTS KEY:
1.AN 2.IN 3.UP 4.A 5.FOR 6.FROM 7.TO 8.AT 9.TO 10.BY 11.HER 12.IN 13.-
14.- 15.TO 16.THE 17.- 18.AT 19.- 20.ON
2. THE SHOPPING HABIT
1.ARE 2.IN 3.HER 4.HE 5.IS 6.BUT 7.HAVE 8.AND 9.DON'T 10.AREN'T 11.LIKE 12.HER
WB UNIT 6, EX.12,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23.
SKILLS TEST 6
UNIT TEST 6 (go to documents)
Wednesday, 1 February 2012
We continue the class talking about Lois and Elliot's day. The students have to correct some sentences about these two people. They practise the contrastive stress in the negative sentences. Notice:
She doesn't live in a flat. She lives in a house
We make emphasis on doesn't, flat and house. They are pronounced with stronger tone of voice. We want to correct the wrong information and clarify which is the correct one.
Then, Students revise the new vocabulary and grammatical structures asking and answering questions about 2 members of their family. We remark a new question word WHY. It's special because its answer has to start with the conjunction because. For example,
Why do you like pizza?
Because it's delicious.
To check what they know about do and does, they have to do a "CHECK IT" exercise on p.45.
We continue the class studying words that go together in English. Students try to match verbs with some words to form what in English we call collocations, and to practise them orally they complete a questionnaire about their partner's lifestyle (p.46).
They revise the frequency adverbs and the 3rd person singular.
To finish the class we study the days of the week and other expressions related to them and the prepositions of time :on, in, at.
at nine o'clock
in the morning
Students have to write sentences about their partner's lifestyle (ex.4, p.46)
WB Unit 6, ex.13