Wednesday, 11 April 2018

NI2A (April 3rd-April 12th)

Grammar:
- mini-grammar: have something done https://elt.oup.com/student/solutions/int/grammar/grammar_09_012e?cc=global&selLanguage=en
- the passive voice
active vs. passive https://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/english-grammar/active-and-passive-voice
https://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/passive
- it is said/she is believed...https://www.grammarbank.com/it-is-said-that.html
https://www.englisch-hilfen.de/en/grammar/personal_passive.htm
https://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/passive/exercises?09

Reading and Vocabulary: Crime and punishment
http://www.teachenglish4u.com/Reading/reading8_crime.htm

Listening:
Conversation practice: http://www.elllo.org/english/intermediate-4-low.htm
Listening and speaking: please, have a look at this webpage. Follow the instructions and improve both your listening and speaking:
http://www.talkenglish.com/listening/lessonlisten.aspx?ALID=200
http://www.talkenglish.com/listening/lessonlisten.aspx?ALID=201

Writing: opinion essay, p. 118 (due on April 17th)
Watch the following video and take notes:) There are some interesting ideas!
 http://learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org/skills/writing-skills-practice/opinion-essay


NB1A (April 3rd-April 10th)

Grammar:
- the past tense:
https://www.englishtenses.com/tenses/past-simple
regular verbs
https://www.ef.com/english-resources/english-grammar/simple-past-tense/
http://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/es/english-grammar/verbs/reflexive-and-ergative-verbs
- the past tense: irregular verbs
list: http://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/es/english-grammar/irregular-verbs
https://www.perfect-english-grammar.com/irregular-verbs-exercise-2.html
https://www.perfect-english-grammar.com/irregular-verbs-exercise-1.html

Vocabulary:
- Dates: https://dictionary.cambridge.org/grammar/british-grammar/writing/dates
- Past time expressions: https://quizlet.com/20616534/time-expressions-past-tense-flash-cards/
- Revise: seasons, numbers, the weather

Writing: A memorable night (due on April 17th)

Listening: 
- Dictation using the past: first it's normal speed, then you listen to that really slowly and you can write it down. Good luck! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pc2O4aAoHCk

Speaking: 
- revise the practical English sections in your book
- Pronunciation: ed ending: http://www.grammar.cl/english/pronunciation-ed.htm

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

NI2 (March 12th-22nd)

Grammar:
- Modal verbs: a very thorough summary!!modal verbs (meanings and forms), practice
- Would rather vs. would prefer some practice
- Used to/get used to/be used to theory and activities

Writing: "Giving instructions"
Giving instructions
Read the following instructions and have a look at the samples below and hand in yours when we come back on the 3rd!

Listening
Rasining awareness: listening about grammar
Dictations & grammar: as you see...there are many things you can do! (the second "past habits" and the last two "giving advice" are a must!)
Easter listening story: https://www.esolcourses.com/content/topics/festivals/easter/video/videoquiz.html

Reading: a new book!

NB1A (March 12th-22nd)

Grammar:
- unit 6B:  object-subject pronouns and possessive pronouns (I, me, my/mine)
Have a look at the chart
Typical errors and possession ('s)
more activities

- unit 6C: revise do vs. be: have a look at this video. This may help you:)
be and do (video with subtitles)
another video (be and do)

- unit 7A: was/were (simple past be, questions and negation)
exercises
Was were Quiz

Vocabulary & speaking:
- describe a person: descriptionsmore vocabulary

Listening and writing: dictations "April fool's day" , preferences  (to revise like/love + ing)

And..."meet a challenge": https://www.duolingo.com/welcome

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

NI2 (March 5th-11th)

Grammar:
- to infinitive vs. ing verbs: some more practice
http://www.gingersoftware.com/content/grammar-rules/verbs/gerunds-and-infinitives/
https://www.ecenglish.com/learnenglish/lessons/gerund-vs-infinitive-practice
- purpose vs. contrast clauses:
https://todayschool.es/grammar/grammar-practice-clauses-of-purpose-and-contrast/
https://elt.oup.com/student/englishfile/intplus/a_grammar/file06/nef_int_grammar_6_03?cc=us&selLanguage=en
http://www.myenglishpages.com/site_php_files/grammar-exercise-although.php

Vocabulary: Music vocabulary
A cloze reading activity: Music:
http://arablogs.catedu.es/blog.php?id_blog=1092&id_articulo=48399

Listening
Lyrics

And for March 8th...some special reading!
:

Watch this video: International Women's day history
Watch and read this video: "Why women's day is celebrated?"
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/international-womens-day-2018-explained-what-is-it-needed-a8242346.html

NB1 (March 5th-11th)

Grammar:
- present continuous/present simple: some more practice
https://elt.oup.com/student/solutions/preint/grammar/grammar_01_012e?cc=global&selLanguage=en
https://www.englisch-hilfen.de/en/exercises/tenses/simple_present_progressive2.htm
- pronouns: subject vs. object
http://www.eflnet.com/tutorials/subobjpronouns.php
https://www.ecenglish.com/learnenglish/lessons/personal-pronouns-0
https://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/es/english-grammar/pronouns/personal-pronouns

Listening: listen, answer the questions and then listen again and read the transcript
Describing people
First day at school
Introducing a friend
Getting an ID card

Vocabulary:
Clothes:http://jerome.boulinguez.free.fr/english/file/hotpotatoes/clothesvoc6.htm

Speaking: at a clothes shop
http://lawebdelingles.com/nivel-a1/dialogue-buying-clothes/
http://sfgezone.blogspot.com.es/2012/01/dialogue-at-clothes-shop.html

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

NI2A (Working on your own, Feb 26th-March 2nd)

As you know, next week we won't have class. Some other students are taking the C1-level exam. But...you can work on your own! Here's some help:)

Reading: p. 55 exerc. a-e + p. 59 exerc. a,b,d + mock exam (handout I gave you in class).
Grammar: handout "ing-to-infinitive": read the grammar and do the exercises.
Writing: Read our handout and p.116 (book) and write an article for a school magazine. Choose one of the titles below:
How to change the world.
How to become eco-friendly.

Listening and reading:
Watch the following video "Change the world in five minutes" video and do the following activities https://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/sites/kids/files/attachment/video-zone-change-the-world-in-five-minutes-worksheet-2017.pdf. To check your answers, read the script)

Breaking News related to the Environment:
Choose 2 breaking news (level 3), listen to them, answer the questions and write a mini-summary to tell your partner in class. https://breakingnewsenglish.com/environment.html

P. 52-53: Talking about "waste".
Have a look at the speaking section: prepare your monologue.

And remember, on Wednesday, 28th at 7 p.m. we'll have a talk in English (David Sánchez, Climate Reality Project will tell us about the world! and on Thursday, 1st, at 11.30 a.m. you can watch a film in English (Spanish subtitles). Please join us!!