Thursday, 6 December 2018

New BBC app

I've just come across this interesting app which can help you improve your English wherever you are. You can download it here.
I highly recommend you to have a look at  Tim’s Pronunciation Workshop It is more fun than the section The sounds of English but both of them will help you pronounce better.

Make/do collocations. Listening "Exclusive tour inside Harrods"

Make vs. Do

What other collocations do you know with make and do? Try this exercise.
And this is a betting game.

Only for the brave: try these ones. They are difficult. Be careful, you have to type the words and choose the correct verb form.
Exercise1             Exercise 2             Exercise 3             Exercise 4

Listening: Harrods

It was difficult, I know. You can play it again with subtitles. And for those who couldn't do it, watch the video and answer the questions below:





1) COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING STATEMENTS:

- Harrod’s is one of ____________________________________________.

- You can buy something from __________ up to __________.

- They can get you anything you want, from an __________________________.

- Harrod’s is not only a shop, it is also a _______________.

- The shop has __________ floors.

- A small transaction can be a ___________________.

- The Toy Kingdom is the _____________________________ in the world.

- The store has a thirty-million dollar ________________, which travels at the speed of _______________.


2) WHAT DO THE FOLLOWING NUMBERS REFER TO?

5,000:

300,000:

$12,000:

1.5 billion pounds:

Saturday, 1 December 2018

Intermedio 1- Present perfect/past simple/past continuous. Charities and money

Games

Use this game to revise the difference between past simple and past continuous.
I think this is a bit more difficult.

Listening

Money and charity
The Charity show
Animal charity

Present perfect

Do you like THE PINK PANTHER? Watch this video and predict what has happened to the different characters (pay attention to the way verb tenses are used).



We learnt about the present perfect and the past simple in Básico 2. You can use these posts to revise a bit: Post 1 and post 2





Here you are two extra exercises (exercise 1, exercise 2). If you use contractions, remember to use the apostrophe (the same key as ? -> en la misma tecla que la interrogación, al lado del 0).
Below the exercise you have a list of common mistakes and the reason why these senteences are incorrect.
Exercise 3
Exercise 4

Revise the vocabulary for money and watch this video. You can download the worksheet and the answer key.



Haven't you had enough? If so, you can do this listening exercise on this topic. Take it easy, it might be difficult. Do it, check answers and listen to it a last time at the same time as you read the tapescript. I hope you like it.

Use this presentation to make monologues. The questions will guide you to organize your speech.
For example: Slide 2. "I have sung in public several times./ I have never sung in public because I'm very shy and I sing really badly so I get embarrassed easily".


Wednesday, 21 November 2018

B1- Past tenses and extra listening

You'll find some extra exercises in these links:

  • englishtenses.com: they are more difficult. You can choose what tenses you want to work with.
Present tenses
Past tenses

Listening

Monday, 5 November 2018

B1: Past simple and past continuous



If you want to learn more, try this site. The exercises are fairly difficult.

Choose the correct pronunciation of past simple regular verbs.

There are more pronunciation activities here. Some of them are a bit difficult.

Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Halloween

Do you know how Holloween is celebrated in the UK? Just watch these videos. You can subtitle them if you find them difficult.






You can find some listening and vocabulary activities about Halloween here. Task 2 is usually very demanding, so use a pen and paper to answer it.

This one is a bit more serious.

And this is a quiz. Are you an expert on Halloween? Good luck!

Monday, 15 October 2018

B1- Age of Communication. Present simple vs continuous

I hope you enjoy these cartoons. Which do you like best?

 


I`m pretty sure you know most of the grammar points in these slides. Just below you'll find links to some extra exercises.




An easy exercise
Exercise 1
Exercise 2
This is more demanding

And if you have problems with verb tenses you can find lots of exercises here.