Thursday, 31 May 2012

Thursday 31st May

Ya teneis colgado el último repaso a la gramática del libro con las respuestas, además de la clave a los unit tests, skills tests y stop and check.

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Tuesday 29th May

En la página de audios tenéis cargados los de la unidad 14 de nuevo, había un error pero ahora si son los buenos.

Saturday, 26 May 2012

Thursday 24th May

We started a new unit, unit 14. This is the last unit from the book and here we will study the future and we will revise the grammar and the vocabulary we studied during the course.
First we identified different forms of transport and elicit that the preposition we use before them is "by".

I travel by car
I like travelling by train

We read a text about Bill and Gloria Bigelow. They travelled around Europe and they visited 7 countries in 7 days.
We revised the vocabulary related to countries and 2 different ways of talkiing about the future plans:

Present continous: They're flying to Europe tomorrow
Going to: They're going on a bus tour

After reading we completed some sentences with the missing information and studied how to make questions with these two new verbal structures.
Then, we revised the wh-questions. We read a conversation on p.106 and completed it with the question words given, to consolidate this topic, we practice asking questions about the text.

We finished the class reading 3 texts in the present,past and future forms, p.108. The students compared the different tenses studied this year: how to make positive sentences, questions, and negations.

Present simple:  
                 I study English
                 She doesn't like English
                 Does he play tennis?

Present continuous:
                   I'm studying English
                   She isn't studying English
                   Are they studying English?

Going to:   
                   I'm going to study English next year
                  She isn't going to study English next year
                  Are you study English next year?

Past simple:   
                  I studied English at the school
                  He didn't study English at the school
                  Did you study English at the school?

For next day do the pronunciation exercise on p.107 (ex.4,5)

Homework: Finish WB Unit 13
          Unit test 13, skills test 13.
          Start WB unit 14 

Friday, 18 May 2012

Thursday 17th May

During this class we reviewed the meaning and use of the present simple and present continuous. We learnt that we mainly use the present simple tense to talk about habits and routines, but when something changes in our normal life, we talk about these changes using the present continuous tense.

I often go to the gym after English classes, but  today I'm staying at home.

We completed a text from p.98 with the present simple forms and then we read another one written in the present continuous. We compared both texts and check that the first made reference to Nigel's working life (routine) and the second to Nigel on holiday (extraordinay).
To comsolidate these two verb froms we completed some pairs of sentences with the correct tense(ex.5, p.99).

We finished the class studying new vocabulary. First, opposite verbs (p.102) and then, some common expressions used to explain how we feel and what the problem is (EVERYDAY ENGLISH p.103).

Homework: WB Unit 13 ex.8,9,10.
                   Read the text on p.105

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Tuesday 15th May

We finished unit 12 revising the vocabulary related to food. The students had to tell the rest of the class about a text they read at home (p.92-93) and then discuss about healthy diets.

Then, we started a new unit. In unit 13 we revised the colours and learnt the vocabulary of clothes. We practised the new vocabulary describing someone in the class and guessing who s/he was.
After that, we read the description of some people at a picture and the students had to complete it with words of colours and clothes and point to them.

We studied a new grammar point: the present continuous. We use the present continuous to describe what is happening now.
He's reading a newspaper
She's phoning her friends

We make the present continuous with the present simple of the verb to be : am/is/are + verb + -ing.

I+am + dance + -ing = I'm dancing
She + is + play + -ing = She's playing

We practised the new tense asking questions like: What are you wearing today? What are you doing?
We finished the class asking questions about some pictures on p.98. The students were asked "What is s/he doing?", and they had to describe the action in the picture: He's cooking, He's driving...

For next day read the text on p.101.

Homework: Unit 12, ex.8-15
                    Unit test 12, skills test 12.
                    Unit 13, ex.1-5

Saturday, 12 May 2012

Thursday 10th May

We continued studying the new grammar struture "would like".
First we listened to Adam in 2 different conversations: the students had to guess where he was and what he wanted (ex.2,p.89), T12.3, and then complete 2 different dialogues (ex.3,p.89),T.12.4.

We learnt to distingish like/would like.
Like refers to always and it's followed by a verb in -ing

I like going to the cinema

Would like refers to now or soon and it's followed by to+verb

I'd like to go to the cinema tonight.

We listened to a conversation and the students had to complete the dialogue with these 2 structures (ex.2,p.90),T.12.5, and complete a chart with people's wishes(ex.3,p.90), T12.6.
We finished this topic taolking about us. The students had to work with a partner and make questions with would like/like.

Would you like to go to the cimea? Yes,I would/No, I wouldn't.
Do you like going to the cinema? Yes, I do/ No,I don't.

Finally, we studied some vocabulary related to food. We matched food with some pictures and then we read a menu and chose our favourite dish. We finished the class listening to a conversation in a restaurant and wrote the names of the people who talked(ex.2,p.94), T.12.9.

Homework: Photocopy food
          WB Unit 12, ex.1-10.

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Tuesday 8th May

We started the session correcting the pending exercises from the photocopy, the students had to complete them with the correct form of the adverbs. Then we corrected the exercises from the book p.86 (adjectives+nouns) and watched a video to consolidate the vocabulary related to (can/can't)
Go to videos section on the blog to watch it again.

The students have to work at home the reading text about "the Internet".

Here's the solution to ex.2,p.84
listen to-the radio
pay-a bill
read-a newspaper
chat to-friends
send-an email
book-a hotel
...and the solution to ex. 5, p.86
1false  2false  3true  4true  5true

You can also work out the listening exercises, you have to download T.11.8,T.11.9.

We continued the class talking about everyday problems. Students pay attention to some photos on p.87, first they said where there people were and explained what the problem was and finally matched some sentences to those photos. Then we listen to 6 different conversations and completed the dialogues (t.11.11).

We started a new unit, unit12. We learnt that the expression I would like (I'd like) is the polite form of "I want" and also the uses of some/any with countable and uncountable nouns.
To practice the new grammar we did ex.1,2 from pp.88,89 and completed the missing information.

Practise online some/any

Homework: WB Unit 11,ex12-16
                    Word list 
                    Unit Test 11
                    Skills test 11

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Thursday 3rd May

We started this session revising the grammar related to can/can't. In this case, we talked about permission and prohibition. We listened to some conversations and the students had to match signs with the situations. Then we watched some photographs and real signs and had to make sentences to describe them (t.12.10).

Then, we tried to distinguished between can/can't. The students listened to some sentences and had to underline the correct verb (t.11.5). We continued the lesson listening to Jenni talking about the things she can/can't do. The students listened and ticked the correct activities and completed some sentences with adverbs of manner.(t.11.6).
We studied how to use and form adverbs in English: We have some irregular adverbs which need to be learnt, like "well, fast, hard", and the regular which are formed from adjectives adding -ly at the end, for example, "happily, carefully".

We finished the class revising another possible meaning of the verb can/can't : a request. We use it to ask for things. Can I have a coffee,please?
First they had to reorder some words to make sentences and then, they had to match those questions to possible answers (t.11.7).

Homework: Photocopy- adverbs (8D), ex.a,b
                   Check it!,p.83
                   p.86, ex.2,3 (adjectives+noun)
WB Unit 11, ex.5-8

Practise nline:
questions with can