Thursday, 30 May 2013

30th May

Class review 2
Track 1
Track 2
Track 3

28th May

Class review 1
Listening 1
Listening 2
Listening 3

Friday, 24 May 2013

23rd May

We completed the coursebook revising the grammar and vocabulary points.
We also practised the pronunciation classifying words according to stress (t.14.5-14.7).
Then, we read 3 different texts discribing 3 people's lives and the students had to ask and aswer questions about them.(t.14.8)
Finally, we reviewed tenses and questions in English.

Homework: Write a short text about you: where and when you were born, grew up, studied...where you live, what you like and your plans for the future (80-100 words).
WB, unit 14, ex.4-6, 9-12
Unit test 14, Skills test 14, progress test 3, stop and check 4

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

21st May

During this class we completed the vocabulary section. We studied opposite verbs and how to express feelings.
First, we completed a list with some opposite verbs and completed 7 different situations with the correct verb and tense, then we listened to 6 different conversations and identified the opposing verbs (t.13.10).

After that, we studied how to express feelings: I'm bored, I'm worried... and to give some advice (Why don't you...?)

Then, we started to review the vocabulary learnt throughout the course. In the first exercise, the students had to match verbs and nouns and then create a meaningful sentence:

travel+by train
I'm going to travel by train next week.

Homework: p.107, ex.2,3
                    WB, unit 13, ex.8-16, Unit test 13, skills test 13
                    WB, unit 14, ex.7,8

Friday, 17 May 2013

16th May

We finished the coursebook studying the grammar point "be going to" to express plans and predictions about the future.
We practised asking and answering questions using this new structure and listening and completing a gapped text from p.106 (t14.4)
To finish, we did a series of oral exercises to consolidate the grammar topic.

Homework: Unit 14, WB ex.1-3
                   Read text A,B or C on p,108 and answer the questions in ex.4

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

14th May

During this session we continued working with the text about Nigel'l holiday. We completed the questions on p.99, we asked and asnwered them in pairs. Then, we listened and checked.(t.13.7) We also filled the gaps of a series of sentences with the correct verb form.
Then, we corrected the comprehension exercises from the text on p.100, "The secret millionaire", and listened to 4 different conversations. The students had to identified the speakers and the content of the conversation.
After that, we moved to unit 14 to study the last grammar point of the course : be going to. This verbal form is used to express future plans and predictions. It 's formed by the present simple of the verb to be, followed by going to and the infinitive of the main verb

He's going to pass the exam

Homework: Unit 13, WB ex.6
                     Ex. 2, photocopy going to
                     Coursebook, p.105, ex.3

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

9th May- No hay clase...estaremos apoyando la escuela pública...en especial la enseñanza de idiomas pública y de calidad. Nos vemos el 14Th May. Gracias.

7th May

During this session we studied how to form the present continuous in English and its uses.
This new tense is formed by the verb "to be" in the present tense, followed by the main verb in the -ing form.
I'm wearing
You're wearing
He's wearing

First we read the text in the coursebook, on p.97. We looked at the scene and complete the gaps with the colours and clothes.(t.13.2)
After that, we put into practise the new grammar point describing someone's clothes in the class and then, our own clothes.
We also learnt that to describe what someone is wearing we use the verb "to wear " in present continous: I'm wearing a T-shirt", and to talk about complements like bags or umbrellas we use "to carry": I'm carrying a black handbag".
The main use of the present continuous in English is to describe an action which is happening at the moment of speaking, and it's usually found with expressions of time like: now, right now, at the moment.
To consolidate the use of the present comtinuous, we asked questions about the pictures on p.98. The question to ask was: What are they doing?
After that, we played a miming game. The students read one card and had to act out the action.
We finished the class, comparing the present simple and continuous. The main difference is that we use the present simple to describe routines, daily habits...and the continuous to describe something that is happening now.
We completed one text on p.98 with the correct verbs, and then, we listened and read other text and wrote true sentences about it.

Homework: WB- Unit 13, ex.3-6
                   Read the text on p.101 and complete exercises 3,4

Friday, 3 May 2013

2nd May

During this session we finished unit 12 talking about common signs.
The students first, identidied the places where they could find the signs and then matched them with their meanings.
After that, they listened to some lines of conversation and wrote the letter of the sign they went with (T.12.10)
Then, we studied the differences between countable and uncountsble nouns in English and learnt that we use:
a/an for singular countable nouns, for example, an apple, a bottle...
some for plural coountable nouns, some apples, some bottles in affirmative sentences
         for uncountable nouns, some money, some sugar in affirmative sentences
any, for plural countable nouns, any apples, any bootles,  in interrogative and negative sentences
       for uncountable nouns, any money, any sugar, in interrogative and negative sentences.

And finally we studied the vocabulary related to colours and clothes.

Homework, WB, unit 12, ex.12-15
                   Unit Test 12, Skills test 12

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

30th April

During this session we studied the vocabulary related to food and restaurants.
To start with, we matched the food and pictures on p.92. Then, we answered the comprehension questions about the people from 3 different countries.
Then, we listened to Liam and Mandy ordering at the Café fresco (T.12.9). We matched the sentences to the person who pronounced them and after that, we role-played a similar conversation using a real menu.

Homework: WB Unit 12, ex.8-11
                   Coursebook, p.95, ex.1,2