Sunday, 23 December 2012

Intermedio- Christmas homework

I hope you are doing the units in your workbook and also in Practical English grammar. For those who have lots of free time these days or who want to revise, these are the worksheets I handed in just before the holidays.

  • Page 1 contains a listening that we've done or we'll do in class.
  • Page 2: do the reading about "The Simpsons". We'll do the listenings in class next year.
  • Page 3: do exercises 5 and 6. The audio for the listening "Amazing Hotels" can be downloaded by clicking here.
  • Page 4 is a revision of verb tenses.
  • There's an extra listening activity (to revise numbers) here.

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Pronunciation

Pronunciation is difficult, isn't it? Enjoy this video.
La pronunciación es difícil, ¿verdad? Disfrutad de este vídeo.



You can do it much better than him. Try.
Podéis hacerlo mucho mejor que él. Intentadlo.

Watch these videos to practise pronunciation (easy).
These are minimal pairs. Listen and repeat (a bit more difficult).
You can download more worksheets and audio files for extra practice if you click here.
You can download audacity to record your exercises and listen to them later. It's free.
Quizzes on the BBC website.
Pronunciation games (intermediate)

Saturday, 15 December 2012

Básico 1-

¿Es muy difícil el presente simple?
A continuación tenéis un enlace para practicar.
Cuando  veáis "to+verbo", ese es el infinitivo, por lo que no tenéis que escribir "to", sólo la forma que corresponda.
Example: He (to love) New York. -> He loves New York.
En las que tenéis que teclear, os dará error si no ponéis el punto, la interrogación o mayúsculas (en el mensaje veréis la palabra capitalization) o si para escribir el apóstrofo usáis el acento y no la tecla al lado del "0".
No hagáis el último ejercicio.
Aquí tenéis muchísimos más, elegid alguna frase.
Se me había olvidado hacer el enlace de la canción de The Christians. I hope you enjoy it. (espero que la disfrutéis).




Y ahí va una cancioncilla con más "jobs".

Intermedio 1-2

This is the PowerPoint presentation about the comparison. And if you need more practise on the comparison, download this worksheet and the key.
And if you click here, you can do a quiz online. There are some questions which contain exceptions which I haven't told you about,
The (soon) you get there the better... -> Cuanto antes llegues mejor
This boo is the (good) of the two -> The superlative for two things is made with the comparative.
These structures are not part of the curriculum in Intermedio 1, so you don't have to learn them.
And on this site there are loads of exercises for you to practise English. Some of them might be a bit difficult. Have a look.
Here you can answer questions about "degree" (very, absolutely, really). But first you might like to revise them by clicking here.

This is the worksheet for the song below.



Saturday, 8 December 2012

Intermedio 1

This worksheet contains your homework for next week.
This is one of the videos we watched in class and these are the questions and answers.



This is the video about the first ten years of the euro banknotes and coins.


This is the presentation about the present perfect continuous.






Click here to download the worksheet (contains key)

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Básico 1-The imperative

Here you are some links to practise the imperative. There is a lot of vocabulary. Don't worry, just think of the form you need.
Aquí tenéis algunos enlaces para practicar el imperativo. Hay mucho vocabulario. No os preocupeis, pensad solo en la forma que necesitáis.

¡Cuidado! Si para escribir el apóstrofo en "don't" usáis el acento, lo dará como incorrecto. Tenéis que usar la tecla que está al lado del cero.

On this page you have explanations and an exercise.
En esta página tenéis explicaciones y un ejercicio.

More exercises: Exercise 1       Exercise 2         These are more difficult

And just below you can watch a video where another teacher explains this grammar point to a student  in English!. Enjoy it.
Y a continuación podéis ver un vídeo donde otra profesora explica este punto gramatical a una alumna ¡en inglés!. Disfrutadlo.

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Intermediate- BBC videos

These are the videos I couldn't play in class yesterday (group 2, at 12). You can download the worksheet where you'll find the links to the BBC website and the answer key.
Introduction
Sounds of English

Friday, 16 November 2012

Básico 1

En la carpeta correspondiente a básico 1, unidad 2, he dejado unos cuantos ejercicios de listening y 2 para revisar los adjetivos posesivos, uno de ellos ("I-My") es muy difícil.
También están las soluciones a un ejercicio que os di en fotocopia hace tiempo para hacer frases con el verbo "to be" en afirmativa, negativa e interrogativa y a otro que os envié por correo para los adjetivos posesivo.
He subido un impreso de una agencia matrimonial REAL, no está adaptado. No es necesario que completéis todos los campos ni que deis información real.
Demasiado trabajo, me temo.
Y en esta canción sólo tenéis que completar con los números del 1 al 12. Tenéis la copia, pero también podéis descargarla desde aquí. Disfrutad de la música, pero no os preocupéis si no entendéis más que un par de números, va muy rápido.

Monday, 12 November 2012

Intermedio1

Write a composition using the questions in this worksheet as a guide. You don't have to answer all the questions and you can change the order, omit some or add extra information.
You can email it or hand it in in class next week or when you can.
There are more worksheets in this folder for you to practise grammar, vocabulary and also the listening activity we did in class about a boy who was raising money for a charity.
And you can listen to this song and do this activity.


Saturday, 27 October 2012

Clase el lunes y martes

El próximo lunes y martes no habrá clase por un asunto personal. Por favor, llamad a la escuela para confirmar si estaré a partir del miércoles.
Lo siento.

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Básico 1

En este enlace podéis repasar los pronombres personales (I, you, he, she...). Si pincháis en el triangulito oiréis la pronunciación. Fijaos únicamente en el primer cuadro.
Más enlaces para practicar:

En esta página hay muchos ejercicios para escuchar. Para dar la solución, escuchad pinchando en el altavod y trazad una línea con el ratón de una columna a otra.
Aquí podéis practicar spelling, pero es dificilillo. Suerte, y si no os sale muy bien, ...

Don't worry, be happy!

Disfrutad de la canción. La letra está debajo.




Here is a little song I wrote 
You might want to sing it note for note 
Don't worry be happy 
In every life we have some trouble 
When you worry you make it double 
Don't worry, be happy...... 

Ain't got no place to lay your head 
Somebody came and took your bed 
Don't worry, be happy 
The land lord say your rent is late 
He may have to litigate 
Don't worry, be happy 
Look at me I am happy 
Don't worry, be happy 
Here I give you my phone number 
When you worry call me 
I make you happy 
Don't worry, be happy 
Ain't got no cash, ain't got no style 
Ain't got not girl to make you smile 
But don't worry be happy 
Cause when you worry 
Your face will frown 
And that will bring everybody down 
So don't worry, be happy (now)..... 

Put a smile on your face 
Don't bring everybody down like this 
Don't worry, it will soon past 
Whatever it is 
Don't worry, be happy 

source: http://www.lyricsondemand.com/


Sunday, 21 October 2012

Intermedio 1- Homework

Do Unit 1A in your workbook by the end of next week and units 2 and 3 in your grammar book for the 29th or 30th of October. Correct them yourselves and if you have problems, ask me in class.

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Intermedio 1- Entry Checker Answerkey

I'm afraid the answer key I've uploaded corresponds to Básico 2. I'll try and get the key you need and upload it. Sorry for the mistake.

If you click here you can download a list of words in phonetics and the corresponding words in English so that you match them. Read the phonetics aloud, or if you prefer, listen to the English pronunciation in these dictionaries:
In short, I'll e-mail a couple of listening activities for you to practise at home.

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Básico 1. Homework and nations

Do exercise 1B on this worksheet for Monday.
Haced el ejercicio 1B de esta copia para el lunes.

You can have a look at unit 1 in "Essential Grammar in Use" and do exercise 1. The rest of the exercises are a bit difficult.
Echad un vistazo a la unidad 1 de la gramática (el libro rojo) y haced el ejercicio 1. El resto de los ejercicios son un poco difíciles.

And this video is to practise names of countries. I hope you like it.You don't have to learn all of them ;-)
Y este vídeo es para practicar nombres de países. Espero que os guste. No tenéis que aprenderlos todo ;-)


Intermedio. What's fooding?

Watch the video and complete the information below:

Fooding comes from the words ______________ and ______________.  This concept first appeared in ______________    ______________ years ago.

In David Chang’s opinion fooding means enjoying ______________, ______________, ______________ and ______________ ideas.
The six chefs are from ______________ and ______________.
If the chefs want the event to be successful, they have to know what to do with ______________, the most popular food.
The most important “ingredient” to make fooding successful is ______________ .
All the money they get will go to ______________.





You can download the worksheet, the answer key and the tapescript if you click here.
If you can't see the video, you can click here to download it.

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Básico 1. Homework

Download the worksheet and do the two conversations on top of the first page.
Descarga la copia y haz las dos conversaciones en la parte superior de la primera página.
Do Unit 1A in your workbook. You can correct them yourself. The answers are at the back of the book.
Haz la unidad 1A del libro de ejercicios. Puedes corregirlos tú mismo. Las respuestas están al final del libro.

Intermedio- Homework for 15th/16th October

We will finish unit 1A this week, I hope, so you can start doing the exercises in your workbook and the grammar book. Click here to download the table of contents of "New English File" and "Language Practice in Use".
Do the reading activity "In search of good English food" which you can download from this link.

Monday, 8 October 2012

Homework Intermedio 1-2

Do the vocabulary bank exercises for food and restaurants at the end of the book.

Friday, 13 July 2012

Libros de texto para este curso

¿Qué tal las vacaciones? ¿Preparados ya para este curso? Espero que esta información sea de vuestro interés. Ya se ha publicado el listado de libros de texto para el próximo curso. Los libros de básico 1 y básico 2 son una nueva edición. Los de intermedio 1 son los mismos de hace dos años, así que mirad el tablón de anuncios de la primera planta. Tampoco han cambiado los de intermedio 2.

 ¡Feliz curso!

 

Monday, 28 May 2012

Básico 1- Revision tests

Desde este enlace podéis descargar actividades de repaso de las distintas unidades que hemos visto este curso. Hay ejercicios de listening que podéis hacer, con soluciones.
Hay también una carpeta con actividades de reading y listening para que sigáis trabajando.

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Básico 1-1 e Intermedio 1-2

Con el fin de recuperar la clase que no di el pasado martes 22, os veo la próxima semana.
Recuperaré la clase de:

  • Básico 1-1 el lunes 28 de 10 a 12.
  • Intermedio 1-2 el miércoles 30 de 12 a 2.



Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Básico 1- Homework

Escribid una biografía similar a la que aparece en la página 67 del Global, student's book y describid un gadget (artilugio), antiguo o moderno, siguiendo las pautas de la actividad de la página 87. Añadid más información (por ejemplo cuánto tiempo tiene, donde/cuándo/cómo lo conseguísteis...).
Os meteré en la carpeta de la unidad 13 algún ejercicio de reading y listening para que practiquéis.

Friday, 4 May 2012

Básico 1- Travel

Here you are some conversations that can be useful (útil) when you travel. Just click on the links.

Buying a plane ticket
At the airport, simple conversation.
At the airport 2 (more difficult).
Getting through customs (aduana)
In a hotel
In a hotel 2
At a restaurant. You can watch a video with lots of vocabulary (it's a bit difficult).
In a shop.

Monday, 23 April 2012

Intermedio 1

Here you are the listening activities from Friday.
Your homework for tomorrow (sorry for not having posted it before) is:
Student's book, page 100: reading, language focus. Page 101: grammar and vocabulary.
Health, Feeling ill: exercises 1, 2 and 4.

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Básico 1-3- Pronunciation and listening

You can download the exercises we did in the language lab if you click here.
Watch the video and download the exercise.
And you can have more practise  if you use these links:


Pronunciation:

Listening:
Dictado y otros ejercicios sobre la casa pinchando en el menú de la izquierda. 
Confirming a flight (vuelo): http://www.mansioningles.com/listening55.htm

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Mercadillo de libros

¿Hay muchos libros que ya no queréis? Podéis "venderlos" en el mercadillo de libros de la EOI. Y también podéis practicar vuestro inglés actuando como "shop assistants".
¡Os esperamos!
 

Intermedio 1- Speech

Here is the information about the chat on Monday. I hope you can go and enjoy it.

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Easter homework

Básico: Repasad los verbos irregulares e id haciendo las actividades del pasado de "Essential Grammar in Use" (unidades 11, 12 y 13). Corregidlo con las soluciones que aparecen al final del libro.
En la pestaña "Básico 1" he dejado unas presentaciones sobre el pasados, una copia de la tarea para vacaciones y una actividad titulada "Girl's night out". En la segunda página hay un ejercicio para hacer un listening en pasado sobre un viaje. Usad las preguntas del cuestionario para organizar la redacción.

Intermedio: Click on the tab "Files intermedio 1" and download the Powerpoint presentations about transport and conditional sentences and two worksheets about connectors, the one I gave you in class and another one called "linkers-study and writing skills".
Do units 12 and 13 in your grammar book and if you have problems, please, ask me.

Have great holidays!

Monday, 26 March 2012

Básico 1-3. Homework 21st March

Essential Grammar in Use, unit 12, exercise 1, and also finish the exercises in unit 11.
Global Beginner, exercises page 115.

Intermedio 1- 22nd March

Homework:
Global pre-intermediate, all the exercises on page 145 and exercise 1, page 147.
Speaking: Shopping conversations.
Powerpoing presentation: Passive voice.

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Intermedio 1- Homework 20th March

Write an essay giving your opinion on one of these topics:
  • Money
  • Shopping
  • Leisure
  • A topic of your choice
To help you with your writing, download this worksheet and use it to organise your ideas in paragraphs and don't forget to employ the expressions on it.

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Básico 1-3- Friday activities

El viernes hemos hablado del tiempo "The weather". Usamos esta copia de la que hicimos todas las actividades de la primera página. El reading de la segunda es vuestra tarea para la próxima semana.

También usamos esta presentación para hablar del tiempo. Contiene un listening. Si pincháis en los altavoces podréis escuchar la actividad. Es un poco difícil, así que repetidla tantas veces como lo necesitéis.

Como también hay que relajarse, aquí tenéis la letra de la canción "Let It Be" de los Beatles, pero hay algunos huecos que tenéis que completar. ¡No miréis las soluciones antes de intentarlo!

Saturday, 17 March 2012

Intermedio 1- Extra practice

As promised, you can download the presentation about money. Click here.
And these are the answers to the exercises.


And this is one of the songs you will be able to listen if you go to the concert on 2nd or 3rd of April. I hope you like it. Download the worksheet from here.



If you didn't have time to do the pronunciation exercises you can download a zip-file fom the tab (pestaña) "Files intermedio 1", folder "Unit 7".
And for those who need further practice on "already, yet, still", here you are extra work.

Monday, 12 March 2012

Intermedio 1 - Reading: Getty

There must have been a problem with the scanner I have at home and the resolution was really bad.
I've uploaded a new version and this is the link to the worksheet.
I apologize for the "inconvenience caused".

Saturday, 10 March 2012

Básico 1-3. Homework 7th March

Here you are the presentation "Before they were famous", to practise the past form of the verb "to be".
Your homework for Monday is

  • Global Beginner:exercise 1 on page 115 
  • Essential English Grammar, page 23, exercise 1. (Sólo he explicado la forma afirmativa).
 And this is the song we tried (intentamos) to do in class. It was very difficult, I'm sorry. If you didn't come to school, you can give it a try (puedes intentarlo). This is the worksheet and the answer key (soluciones)

Intermedio 1- Homework 8th March

As promised, here you are a reading, Getty.
We'll correct it next week.

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Básico 1-3 Homework 5, March

Haced una redacción sobre un lugar que os guste, similar al texto sobre Vancouver de vuestro libro te texto. Incluid imperativos (órdenes: Go to Altamira, Visit a museum...) y también adjetivos para describir los lugares. No es necesario que sea muy extensa, y cuidad la ortografía, la puntuación y el orden de las palabras.
 Podéis mandármela por email.

Intermedio 1- Homework 6th March

This is the dominoes we played yesterday. I hope it helps you revise vocabulary.
Homework for Thursday: Global English pre-intermediate, reading activity on page 63 and the grammar and vocabulary exercises on page 64.

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Intermedio 1- Modal verbs, infinitive and gerund

Download the presentation about infinitive and -ing form and the worksheet to practise be able / be allowed and have to.
The writing activity for next week is "My dream job" or "My nightmare job".
Remember that at the end of each unit in your e-workbook there is a writing activity. You can do them and hand them in in class or email them to me.

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Intermedio 1. The best job in the world and homework

Listening
Listen to this piece of news and answer the questions below. The answers are at the bottom of the post.


Decide if the following sentences are true or false. Correct the false information.
1- The position is for a lifeguard.
2- You'll just have to clean the pool and write a weekly blog about the experience.
3- You'll live in a hut.
4- Candidates have to be over 21 and be able to swim.
5- Candidates need a university degree.
6- On the opening day, there were few visits to the website.
7- Applicants have to send a CV with a photo.
8- If you're interested, you have to apply before 23rd April.
(Activity created by Yolanda Sánchez, EOI Torrelavega)

Reading



Answers:
1- False. It's for a caretaker.
2- True.
3- False. You'll live in a three-bedroom luxury villa.
4- False. They have to be over 18.
5- False. It is open to anybody.
6- False. The website was flooded.
7- False. They have to submit a one-minute video explaining why they are the perfect candidate for the position.
8- False. You have to apply before February 22nd.

Friday, 17 February 2012

Intermedio 1- Homework

We worked with modal verbs. Your homework for Thursday is the file called "modal verbs".
We did "modal verbs (2)" in class.
Do also the exercises on modal verbs on page 56 in your classbook.
Make your guesses. The answer is below. Don't cheat.

If you have problems to open the files, send me an e-mail at yolanda.cabezas@educantabria.es


Answer to "modal verbs (2)": 3, 5, 16, 19.

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Básico 1-1. Homework 14th February

Do the activities at the end of unit 7 in the Students' book (the page on the right = página de la derecha).

Intermedio 1- Homework 14th February

How much vocabulary related to work do you know? Use this presentation to check.
Your homework for next lesson is on page 141, student's book, the exercise on top "HAVE".

Monday, 13 February 2012

Básico 1-3. Homework 13th February

Essential Grammar in Use. Unit 60, page 121.
Do exercises 1, 2 and 3.
Bring your grammar on Wednesday.
You can also download some extra practise from here:

Use this presentation to practise talking about "likes and hobbies".


Intermedio 1- Homework

Extra exercises to practise the future. Download the worksheet (with answers).

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Básico 1- Food Listening

http://www.eslvideo.com/esl_video_quiz_beginning.php?id=10045

Intermedio 1- Homework 7th January

Do the exercises on this worksheet. It deals with adjectives (-ed versus -ing) and also strong adjectives versus normal ones (big vs. enormous)

Básico 1- 1, 7th February

Homework for Thursday, 9th.
Read this text and answer the questions in exercises 1 and 2.
Las palabras resaltadas en amarillo son adverbios de frecuencia. Las que están en negrita también expresan frecuencia pero no son adverbios. Fijaos bien en la posición de ambas. 

Haced también el segundo ejercicio de esta copia (I / always / late / Mondays. I'm always late on Mondays).


Homework for next week.
En la gramática "Essential Grammar in Use", id haciendo los siguientes ejercicios de la unidad 95 y la próxima semana me preguntáis las dudas. Recordad que tenéis las soluciones al final de libro.

  • ejercicio 1 completo, 
  • ejercicio 2 no hacer frases 4, 8, 9, 19, 13,15 
  • ejercicio 3  y 4- no los hagáis
  • ejercicio 5, traducid sólo las frases 1, 2 ("alguna vez" en preguntas se dice "ever"), 3 y 4 (mucho cuidado con el orden, tiene trampa).
Too much homework, I'm afraid!
¡Demasiada tarea, me temo!

Intermedio 1- time clauses and Carbon footprint

Would you like to know what's your carbon footprint and how you can reduce your impact on this planet? Try one of these calculators:
http://footprint.wwf.org.uk/questionnaires/show/1/2/11


Time clauses.



Simple exercises:
Fill in the gaps with the correct verb tense:
The future.
Here you are another

Friday, 3 February 2012

The logical song

Listen to the song and complete the gaps in this worksheet. The answers are on the second page. DON'T CHEAT!.

Casablanca

The following sentences all appear in the film trailer. Number them 1-8 according to the order you hear them.
a) _____ Isn’t it about time we play it again?
b) _____ Ingrid Bergman is Ilsa, the last woman he ever expected to see.
c) _____ If you knew how much I loved you, how much I still love you.
d) _____ He’s travelling with a lady.
e) _____ You have to think for both of us. For all of us.
f) _____ I stick my neck out for nobody.
g) _____ There is a man arrived in Casablanca on his way to America.
h) _____ That’s my least vulnerable spot.



  Answers:     a-8      b- 4      c-5      d-3    e-6      f-1      g-2      h-7

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Básico 1-3- Food and song

This is the PowerPoint presentation about FOOD.
You can also download the exercise for this song. I hope you like it (espero que os guste).

Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Intermedio 1- Homework 31st January

Have a look at unit 8 in your grammar book and do the exercises. Ask me your doubts in class next week.
And you have some extra activities related to films and cinema here.
Remember there is class on Friday.

Basico 1-3- Homework. 30th January

Homework for next week: Haced los siguientes ejercicios de la gramática (Essential Grammar in Use):
unidad 95,

  • ejercicio 1 completo, 
  • ejercicio 2 no hacer frases 4, 8, 9, 19, 13,15 
  • ejercicio 3 no hacer frase 4 
  • ejercicio 4- no lo hagáis
  • ejercicio 5, traducid sólo las frases 1, 2 ("alguna vez" en preguntas se dice "ever"), 3 y 4 (mucho cuidado con el orden, tiene trampa).
And this is the video about daily routines.

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Básico 1. Speaking

Read the questions and answer them aloud. You can record your answers only or questions and answers, as you prefer. Have a good time! Lee las preguntas y contesta en voz alta. Puedes grabar sólo las respuestas o preguntas y respuestas. ¡Pásatelo bien

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Básico 1. A day in the life of Dennis Cook

Here you are the video we watched today. At the back of the page you have the script. You can watch and read it at the same time.
Or you can listen to it again and answer the following questions:
  1. How old is Dennis?
  2. And his wife, Tricia?
  3. At what time does Dennis wake up?
  4. What does he do after he gets up?
  5. What do they have for breakfast?
  6. What does he always do before he leaves the house?
  7. At what time does he leave the house?
  8. At what time does he have lunch?
  9. What does he do in the afternoon?
  10. What time does he finish work?
  11. What do they do in the evenings?
  12. What time do they go to bed?


Thursday, 19 January 2012

Básico 1-1 and 1-3. Homework 19 January

Homework for Monday 23rd  / Tuesday 24th:  Global English, page 111, exercises 5, 6 and 7.
Homework for Wednesday 25th / Thurday 26th: Global English, page 111, exercises 1, 2 and 8.

A partir de la próxima semana recogeré alguna de las actividades que hagamos en clase para puntuarlas. Revisad un poco el vocabulario, el verbo "to be"  y el presente simple en laforma afirmativa, negativa e interrogativa.
Si queréis practicar podéis usar el dibujo del post del viernes 13 para hacer una pequeña redacción en presente simple.

Saturday, 14 January 2012

Intermedio 1- Homework, 12th January

Do the vocabulary activities about vocabulary related to the cinema and  personality adjectives. Download the worksheet from this link.

Friday, 13 January 2012

Tell the Time in English

Telling the time in English. Do you need more practice? Watch this video. You can also download this worksheet and send me your answers.


But if you prefer to practise the present tense, you can describe the life of an English teacher using the pictures below. (Taken from New English File Elementary - OUP)
 

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Básico 1-3. Homework,11th January

Global beginner.
  • Page 37. Grammar, exercise 1.
  • Page 111, Present simple, exercises 3 and 4.
Remember there is class on Friday. Bring your grammar book, please.

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Record your voice

If you liked AUDACITY, the programme we used this morning, you can download it from this link.
You can practise more at home using the tracks in this folder.