Saturday, 31 March 2012

Thursday 29th March

We started a new section from the book. We studied the simple past of some irregular verbs in English.
We have to learn their form because, normally, there is an important difference between the present and the past spelling.

We started matching the present and the past of a list of verbs and then we read a text about the artist "Jackson Pollock". The students had to macth some pictures with the description of them and finally complete a text with the verbs into the past form.

After that, we review some common expressions with the verbs "go,have,do". But now in the past.

We finish the session studying the months of the year and the ordinal numbers: first,second third, forth...

Homework: Unit 9, ex.10,11,12.

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Tuesday 27th March

We continue studying the past tense of the verb to be: was/were. To start with, the students have to ask questions to their classmates about their age, the date and place of birth.

Then, we listen to Magalie talking about her family and the students have to note down the year when they were born, besides, they need to pay attention to the family relationships. (t.9.6). After that, they ask and answer questions about Magalie's family. To finish with this topic, the students receive an incomplete photocopy with pictures of famous people on it. They need to complete it asking basic questions in the past form, like:
-Who was he/she?
-When was he/she born?
-Where was he/she born?
-What was his/her job?
In the next section, we focus on some pictures of famous people and match the professions and the names, then we listen to their dates of birth and complete the gaps with the information.

We finish the class writing the negative form of the verb to be in the past wasn't/weren't. We have to correct some incorrect information about the people from the book and then we talk about today and yesterday, and we can compare the use of the present/past form of the verb to be.

Homework, Unit 9, ex.1-9

Friday, 23 March 2012

Tuesday 22nd March

We finish lesson 8 studying how to ask for and give directions. We learn some basic structures like: "turn right/left; go straight on".
We listen to some directions and the students have to follow the instructions to find a place on the map (t.8.12).
Then we practise in class with some speaking activities. We try to locate some points in the map from the book and to do so, we use a quesrion to ask our classmates:
-Excuse me, is the a museum,theatre,park...near here?
Then we ask about places in Guardo and use another question:
-How do I get to...the bus station,the supermarket...?
To finish this topic we do a role-play activity, in which the students receive an incomplete map, they need to ask their partners about some missing places on the map so they can complete it.

Then, we move to a new unit in the book, unit 9.In this unit we see the past form of the verb "to be": was/were, but we mainly work how to day the years in English.
We learn that they can be said two by two: for example, 1996= nineteen(19), ninety-six(96) or as a complete figure of 4 digits, for ex., 2005=two thousand and five.
Finally, we focus on the photos of Jane Austen and Luciano Pavarotti. We listen and complete the year when they were born.

Homework:WB Unit 8 ex.10-12;14-18
           Unit 8- Test; Skills test

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Tuesday 20th March

During this lesson we read and talk about Vancouver, a city in south-west Canada.The students after the text, they put the headings at the beginning of each paragraph. Then we answer some comprehension questions and complete a chart with the adjectives that describe some pleces in Vancouver.
We continue the session listening to Steve talking about his city (t.810, t.8.11), and the students have to answer some questions about where he lives, what he likes,etc...
We finish the class asking questions about our home town and for homework, The students have to write a composition about a town they know. They need to use the guide on p.62, ex.5 (50 words).

Homework: workbook, Unit 8, ex.9,13.

Friday, 16 March 2012

Semana Cultural

Gracias a todos por la fiesta de ayer...espero que hayáis disfrutado y volvamos a repetirlo muy pronto...las fotos...en la columna de la derecha tenéis acceso al album de la fiesta. Have a nice weekend!!!

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Tuesday 13th March

During this lesson we continue studying the prepositions of place. The students have to pay attention to Robert's room and say where the things are. They need to complete some sentences with the correct preposition: in, on, under and next to. Then, they have to ask their classmates about other things in the room. We can practise the questions form:

1.Where is the CD player?
2.Where are the trainers?

And the answers:

1.It's oon the desk
2.They're under the bed.

In the practice section we review questions and answers. The students have to reorder some words to form a question. When they finish they have to answer those questions.
We continue with a "find the difference" activity. Students work in pairs, they have to describe two pictures and find differences. Then we listen to a description of one of the room and they have to say which room it is.(T8.8)
To finish the class and consolidate the prepositions of place, they play hide and seek and they do a crossword.

-For next Tuesday 20th March: Read the text on p.61 about Vancouver and do the exercise 3 on p.60.
-WB Unit 8, ex.8

Saturday, 10 March 2012

Tea Party

  Tea party

   15th March-18:00 hrs (Bring your own food)

                         Enjoy the party!

We’ll play board games, we’ll sing along and taste the delicious cakes cooked in our workshop.

Book crossing!!

We’ll start collecting your old English books and you’ll receive a voucher to get another one.

Semana Cultural- Guardo

Semana cultural EOI PALENCIA sección Guardo
13, 14 y 15 marzo
Programa de actividades

13 Marzo

16.30- Proyección  de cortometrajes- Festival de Cine de Palencia.  (Primer pase en Aula A28)
18:45- Proyección  de cortometrajes- Festival de Cine de Palencia  (Segundo pase en Aula A28).

14 Marzo

16.30- Proyección  de cortometrajes- Festival de Cine de Palencia. (Tercer pase en Aula A28)
17.30- Board  Games  Competition
18.15- Proyección  de cortometrajes- Festival de Cine de Palencia  (Último pase en Aula A28).
19:00- Board  Games  Competition

15 Marzo

16:30- Charla en inglés con Jared  “British Culture”
16.30- Cookery workshop- 1st group             
17.15- Cookery workshop- 2nd group      
18.00- Tea Party (bring  your  own  food)
             *  Karaoke
             *  Book crossing
             *  Board  Games  Competition

Friday, 9 March 2012

Thursday 8th March

We start the lesson studying the negative, interrogative and short answer  form for the new structure: there is/there are.
Negative: There isn't any paper/There aren't any books in class
Interrogative: Is there any paper?/Are there any books in class?
Short answers: Yes, there is/ No, there aren't

We also learn the differences between between some and any. They are both the plural form of the article a/an, but we use any in the interrogative and negative structures.
We consolidate the new vocabulary and grammar with a card game. The students practice the request (Can I have...?) and also There is/There are.

We go back to the book and continue asking and answering questions about Robert's living room and then, we listen to a conversation between his mother and him and the students have to answer some comprehension questions.(T.8.5)

We finally introduce a new grammar point: prepositions of place and we learn the differences between in/on, under/next to...

Wednesday, 7 March 2012


Publicadas fechas de exámenes en junio : 1NB- 12 junio, 16.30hrs.

Tuesday 6th March March

We start the lesson doing a speaking activity to revise the expressions of request: Can I...? And a listening comprehension exercise in which the students have to guess the place the tourists are and what they buy.(audios requests 1/2)

Then we continue with a new unit from the book, unit 8. In this unit we will study the vocabulary of the house, prepositions of place, there is/are and how to give directions.
To introduce the topic, we ask our classmates about the place where they live, and ask: Do you live in a house or a flat? Do you have a garden or a balcony?

After that, we look at some pictures and identify the rooms in a house and the furniture (things in the house).We complete our wordlist with a complete photocopy.
To finish the lesson, we read and listen to Robert talking about his living room. We complete a text and talk about it.(T.8.3)

Saturday, 3 March 2012

Thursday 1st March

We start the lesson completing and singing the song form Roy Orbison "Pretty Woman".

We finish unit 7 in the coursebook. We study the section "Everyday English" and we learn to make requests in English:
Can I...?

We first focus attention to some photos of a girl in different places and situations. Then we match the names of those places and the activities to the photos.

We continue listening to some conversations of the girl in different places in town. SS have to guess where is she and what she wants.(T7.9)

Then we complete 5 coversation with the partner and listen to the CD to check if we are right.(T7.10)
We finish the session working with our clkassmate. We have to right a dialogue in which students have to practise requests with CAn I...? and possible answers.

Homework: WB unit 7, ex.11
 Don't forget! (ex.12-14
 Wordlist (student's book)
 Unit test 7- skills test.