Sunday, 24 March 2013

Easter cake pops

21st March

During this class, the students talked about their favourite kind of holiday, the things they like doing and not.
We asked our partners about their last holiday.
Then, we learnt some structures we can use at a tourist office. First, we listened to 3 different conversations, completed the gaps and finally, we role-played a similar dialogue with our classmates.(t.10.11)

Homework:Writing a composition talking about your last holiday (p.78, ex.4). 80 words
                  WB Unit 10, ex.15-18
                  Progress test 2, Unit test 10, skills test 10,stop and check 3

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

19th March

During this session, we talked about our last weekend. the students read a questionnaire about different activities and they needed to tick those they did last weekend. Then, we explained it to the rest of the class.
We also learnt how to make conversation going, showing interest. Using expressions like: "Oh,really?", "Oh, good!"...
Finally, we studied the vocabulary related to sports and the verbs we use to talk about those activities: play,go and do.
We finished the class, comparing the present and the past. We listened to a couple talking about the place they usually go on holiday and where they went last winter.(T.10.9)

Homework: p.77, ex.5
                    WB unit 10, ex.9-14

Friday, 15 March 2013

14th March

We continued working with the past simple of the regular/irregular verbs.
During this class, we studied how to ask questions and how to negate in the past simple tense. We use the auxiliary verb "do" and we apply the same rules as for the present simple.

We have to remember that the main verb is in the infinitive form without to.

Then, we listened to Angie and Rick talking about their weekend (T10.3). The students listened and complete the dialogue. After that, we practise some questions in the past to talk about our last weekend and yesterday. Then, we completed some questions and checked the information and finally they told what Angie didn't do.
To finish the class, we completed a gapped text with the correct form of the verbs in the past and did an oral activity to practise thew new grammatical structures.
Homework: Workbook Unit 10, ex.1-8
                     Photocopy- past simple, questions and negatives, ex.1,2

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

12th March

Yesterday, we continued working with the past simple. We corrected some pending exercises from the photocopies and we did an activity in which the students had to review the past simple of the irregular verbs and some common expressions which go with these verbs.

Then, we started the new lesson, unit 10. During this lesson, the students will study the past simple of the regular verbs.
First, we listened to Angie talking about her weekend. The students had to tick the actions she mentioned and then, report the information to their classmates.(T.10.1)

We learnt that the past regular tense is formed adding "-ed" at the end of the infinitive form. What is peculiar about these verbs is their pronunciation.
We can pronounce the past tense in 3 different forms /t/,/d/ or /Id/. Everything depends on the pronunciation of the final letter in the infinitive form.
watched= /t/
needed= /Id/

Homework: Photocopy- Past simple, affirmative (ex.1,2)
                   Unit test 9, Skills test 9

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

7th March

During this session we work the past simple of the irregular verbs. On page 127 we have a list of those verb we need to study.
To practise these in the affirmative form, we do an activity which consists of matching some pictures with some sentences which describe them.
Then, in pairs, the students have to complete the gaps in a text with the correct verb in the past form.
We finish the class, studying 3 of the most common verbs in English "have, do and go". We learn some frequent expressions but in the past.

Homework: p. 70, ex.5 (Talking about you)
                  WB unit 9, ex.10,11,12, 16-20
                  Photocopy Past simple (affirmative),ex.3,4

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

5th March

We continue working with the past simple of the verb to be. We start the session asking personal questions about famous people using was/were.
Who was s/he?
When was s/he born?
Where was s/he born?
What was his/her job?
Then we corrected some exercises from the cousebook, p.67, ex.5. The students listen and check if their answer are right (T.9.10) and finally we do the check it exercise to close this grammar point.

Then, we study in one of the photocopies (be-past), some expressions in the past time, like last night, yesterday, a week ago.

Finally, we review the months of the year and the students learn how to say dates.
We write: 10April;April 10;10/4/09 but we say: the tenth of April.

Homework: WB Unit 9, ex.5-9, 13-15.
                     Photocopy "be- past", ex.3,4

Friday, 1 March 2013

28th February

We start a new unit in the coursebook, unit 9. During this unit we'll learn about the past simple.
To introduce the topic, we review the numbers from 1-1000, then we study how to say the dates. We listen and underline the years he hear (T.9.1).
Then, we study some expressions in the past form to practice the past simple of the verb to be. One of these phrases is the question: When were you born?
The students listen and write the years when Jane Austen and Luciano Pavarotti were born.
Then, the have to practise in pairs but using this question with the different persons :
When were you born?
When was he born?
When was she born?
When were they born? 
After that, we listen to Magalie talking about her family. The students have to note down the years they hear and also the relationship they have with Magalie (T.9.6). After listening, they work in pairs and ask and asnwer question about Magalie's family.
To consolidate this topic, the students write the names of two people and their classmates need to ask questions to know more about them.
To finish the class, we match some photographs with the professions and then listen and write the years we hear( 9.7).
We learn how to make questions in the past simple form of the verb to be and how to negate.
Who was Shakespeare?
He wasn't a singer. He was a writer.

Homework: WB Unit 9, ex.1-4
                    Exercise 1-2 from photocopy PAst simple (be)
                    Exercise 5, coursebook,p.67