Wednesday, 27 February 2013

26th February

During this session we work how to ask and give directions. The students practise with the map on the coursebook and the photocopies.

Then we listen to a girl talking about her favourite place (photocopy 4.12), answer some comprehension questions and underline the expressions she mentions.

And finallly, we review numbers from 0-1000.

Homework: WB unit 8, ex.14-18
                   Unit test 8, skills test 8
                   Photocopy There is/there are, ex.3,4

Friday, 22 February 2013

21st February

During this class, we review the prepositions of place with a board game called "Where's the dog?".
After the game, we listen to Steve talking about his hometown Vancouver (T.8.10). First we tick the things he mentions and then, we answer some comprehension questions.

After that, we listen to 4 different conversations and the students have to complete a chart with the information about the content oof these conversations and the people he talks to.(T8.11)

Finally, in groups, the students talk about their hometown.

We finish the class, watching a video from the BBC. It's about 50 places to visit before you die. The students watch the video and answer the comprehension questions.

Composition.Choose between ex.5, writing, on p.62 (Write about a town you know)
Or the composition in the photocopy of the video comprehension. (Your favourite   place). 80 words.(before 5th March)

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

19th February

We continue studying the propositions of place. In the book, we pay attention to Robert's room and try to describe it completing the sentences with a proposition. Then , we listen and check (t.8.6). After that, we ask and asnwer questions about Robert's things. We use the following structure:

Where's the ball?  It's...
Where are the keys?   They're...

We have more practice with an exercise in whch the students have to reorder some words to form a question. After checking (t.8.7), the students ask and answer those questions.
To finish with this section, we try to find the differences between two room. The students work in pairs and describe their own photograph. After that, they listen to someone describing one of those rooms and guess which room it is.

We finish the class, reading and correcting the exercises from the text about Vancouver (t.8.9). We write a title to each paragraph, answer some comprehension questions and finally, find adjectives to describe different places.

Homework: Photocopy "Houses", ex.1,2.
                    Workbook, ex. 8-13

Thursday, 14 February 2013

14th February

We start a new unit from the coursebook, unit 8.
In this unit, we study prepositions of place and the verbal structure: there is/are.
To introduce the topic, we talk about our houses, if we live in a house or a flat. Then, we focus on some pictures of parts of a house and we match the numbers with the things in the house.
After that, we revise the structure there is/are.

There is a table=singular
There are some tables= plural
There isn't a table= negative+singular
There aren't any tables= negative+plural
Is there a table?= interrogative+singular
Are there any tables?= interrogative+plural

To consolidate this new structre we do some practical exercises. First, we listen to Robert describing his living room, the students have to complete the text.
Then, we look at the photo of Robert's room. We describe it using the vocabulary from ex.2 and there is/are and ask questions about it, too.
Finally, we listen to Robert's conversation with his mother and the students need to answer some comprehension exercises.
To finish the class, we introduce the new grammar point: prepositions of place. We pay attention to some slides on the board and try to describe a pair of photos using "there is/are"+ prepositions of place.

Homework: Read the text on p.61 about Vancouver and do ex.3,4,5.
                   Workbook. Unit 8, ex.1-7

Sunday, 10 February 2013

Prueba de progreso febrero 2013

Ya podéis consultar las notas del examen de febrero. Para ello, debéis ir a la pagina de la EOI PALENCIA- sección Guardo, pinchar donde dice "aquí", e introducir vuestros datos.(DNI+número matricula).
Cualquier duda, poneros en contacto conmigo.
La revisión la haremos en clase el próximo 14 febrero.

Friday, 1 February 2013

31st January


A typical Thursday
1. always 2. past   4.On   5.a    6.In    7.for

My university friends
1. is   2.from   3.has    4.his    5.uncles   6. aunts    7.English    9brother    10. sister    11. unemployed