Wednesday, 30 January 2013

29th January

In this class, we study how to ask questions politely. In this case we use "Can I...?".
First we look at some photos and identify the place and the activity we can do there, then we listen to a girl in different situations and try to find out where she is and what she wants (T7.9).
Then we try to complete some dialogues, we listen and check (T7.10) and finally we roleplyed those dialogues in pairs.
We finish the class, correcting the vocabulary exercises. They are opposite adjectives. And we read a postcard, look for the adjectives and classify them.

Homework: WB Unit 7, ex.10-14
                   Unit test 7, Skills test 7

Friday, 25 January 2013

24th January

During this session, we continue with the coursebook. We start a new section, and talk about the demonstratives: this/that.

This expresses proximity, things that are near us.
This is my book.
That is used for distant things, they are not near us.
That book is Ana's 

Then, we revise the new grammar point: object pronouns.
We do some practical exercises on p.51, and we also laern how to make questions with "why" and how to answer those questions with "because" (p.51,ex.3). For our next class we have to complete at home the vocabulary exercises on p.52 (adjectives), ex.1,2. Read and listen to a postcard from San Francisco and do ex.3 (T.7.8)

Homework: WB Unit 7 ex,9, ex,2-5

Wednesday, 23 January 2013



ORALES 16.15

22nd January

We start a new lesson, unit 7.

During this unit we'll learn about objective and possessive pronouns, demonstratives and requests (Can I...?).
We start the class asking our partner about his/her favourites, using the question:

What's your

We continue revising the question words:

What/when/where/how/who/how much/how many/why

Remember that these question words come at the beginning of a question. And sometimes they accompany a noun/adjective when we want to know some specific information. For example,

What colour is your car?
What drinks do you like?
How old is your daughter?
How many languages do you speak?

Then, we read and listened about Gina's website (T7.1) and complete some sentences with possessive adjectives and object pronouns.

We study that object pronouns are used in place of a noun, thay come after a verb or a preposition:

I love him!
I'm in love with him!

Subject Object
I        me
you        you
he        him
she          her
it         it
we          us                                                                                                                                                    
you                 you  
they          them

We also correct a short text (p. 49, ex.6) about Gina and we finish the class studying the possessive pronouns: they are used in place of a possessive adjective+noun.

That's my car=That car is mine. It's not yours!

possessive adjective possessive pronoun
my mine
your yours
his his
her hers
our ours
your yours
their theirs

Practise online:
pronouns (solo hacer subject, object, possessivesnadjectives and pronouns) 

Homework: Complete the photocopy about possessive pronouns
             WB Unit 7, ex 1,6,7,8

Sunday, 20 January 2013

17th January

We continue revising English for the exam. In this ocassion, we correct the cloze test about Becky and did the listening and reading comprehension exercises.

We finish the class listening to a song "You're beautiful". And we review the subject pronouns and possessive adjectives.

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

15th January

Today we have a class review. We correct some of the pending exercises. Like those from the photocopy called "Routines".
Then, we go to the book and correct the text about Lois. Here you have the audio to check your answers (T.6.11).And also the exercises 3/5.

To consolidate the structures about the present simple and telling the time, we watch a video. Some people talk about their daily routines (videos section)
Finally, we start a cloze text which will be completed in our next session.

Here you have the key to the reading comprehension from the photocopy "Habits and routines":
Activity 2- 1. life in Britain 2. life in the USA

Activity3- 2. People usually have lunch at 12.30 or 1.00 o'clock in Britain   3. British people often eat a sandwich for lunch.  4-Restaurants usually close at 11.30 in Britain.  5-No, he isn't. He's from Seville          6. Breakfast in the USA is usually big.   7. Spanish people often have lunch in a restaurant.    8. American families usually have dinner at 5.30 or 6 o'clock.

Activity 4- 2.f   3.a   4.e   5.c   6.b

Language study
Activity 1. 2. Tuesday  3. Wednesday   4. Thursday    5.Friday    6.Saturday    7.Sunday

Activity2. 1-1.on   3.on            2. 1.on

Activity3. 2. at eight o'clock 3. in the cafeteria at work 4. don't work 5. morning 6. eat out/meet friends 7.a Chinese 8. read books and listen to music.

Activity4. 2. I don't go to work at 9 o'clock. I go to work at 8 o'clock    3. I don't have lunch at home. I have lunch in the cafeteria at work.   4. I don't work at the weekend. I work Monday to Friday.    5. On Saturday I don't do the housework in the afternoon. I do the housework in the morning.    6. On Saturday evening i don't go to the cinema. I eat out/meet friends.   7. I don''t often eat out at an Indian restaurant. I eat out at a Chinese restaurant.   8. On Sunday, I don't watch TV. I read books and listen to music.

Activity 5. 2. Do you have a shower in the evening?   3. Do you eat out on Friday?    4. Do you work on Saturday?    5. Do you play football on Tuesday?    6. Do you do the housework at the weekend?

Thursday, 10 January 2013

10th January

Today, we study how to make questions and negative sentences in the present simple but in the third person singular.
Does he/she like pizza? 
Yes he does.
No she doesn't
He/she doesn't like pizza.

First, we do an exercise of completing sentences with the information from Elliot's text. Then, we read the grammar point on p. 125 and put into practice the new structures with an oral activity and a grammatical exercise (p. 43, ex. 5,6).
To close the grammar point we finally complete a chart with the present simple forms.
And after that, we listen to a phone conversation between Elliot and his sister Lois (t.6.12). The students write the missing words in the dialogue.

Read the text about Lois on p.44 and complete it with the verb from the box (ex.2).
Write a composition about a friend or a member of your family. (p.45,ex.6).80words. (Deadline 20th January).
Unit test 6, Skills test 6, Stop and check 2.

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

8th January

We start the class revising the days of the week and the prepositions of time. To consolidate the new structures we complete the exercise 5 on page 47 and ask the questions to our classmates and then, we listen to a pop song 'Friday I'm in love'(The Cure) and complete the blanks in the lyrics.
After that, we read about Elliot's day on page 42. Then, we do a comprehension exercise in which the students have to write the times in a series of sentences.
The students learn about the third person singular in English. To form it we need to add an -s at the end of the verb. And they also study the meaning, use and position of the frequency adverbs like 'always, sometimes and never' (before a verb but after the verb to be).
To finish, the class we practise the pronunciation of the -s at the end of the verbs.
In our next class we'll learn how to form questions and negatives in the third person singular.
Unit 6,ex. 5,6.