Sunday, 14 December 2014

Basico 1. Present simple



Exercises
Write sentences in the present simple affirmative
Present simple affirmative (aunque el vocabulario es dififícil, podeis hacerlo si os fijáis en el sujeto para ver si necesitáis 3ª persona del singular o no)
Write negative sentences
Write questions
Complete the text in the present simple (el vocabulario es de la unidad
Simple present tense 1
Simple present tense 2
To be (Present tense) 1
To have (Present tense) 1
TO BE or TO HAVE? 1  TO BE or TO HAVE? 2 (some sentences are difficult / algunas frases son difíciles)

Are the following sentences true or false. Correct the false ones.
1. Sarah don’t eats Italian food.
2. Alex eat a sandwich for breakfast.
3. I listen to the radio after breakfast.
4. Paul and you don’t do homework.
5. Your friend like tea very much.
6. My mother and I go to the cinema at the weekend.
7. Rachel watchs films on her laptop.
8. She doesn’t likes TV.
9. Your book doesn’t have pictures, but it haves good exercises.
10. I like your blond hair.

Listening (not easy)

And how do you spell and pronounce "-s"?

 

This is the video we watched on Thursday. And this is the exercise and the answers.
Answers
Are the following sentences true or false. Correct the false ones.
1. Sarah doesn’t eats Italian food.
2. Alex eats a sandwich for breakfast.
3. I listen to the radio after breakfast.
4. Paul and you don’t do homework.
5. Your friend likes tea very much.
6. My mother and I go to the cinema at the weekend.
7. Rachel watches films on her laptop.
8. She doesn’t likes TV.
9. Your book doesn’t have pictures, but it haves good exercises.
10. I like your blond hair.

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Básico 2- "Be going to"

(Adapted from http://teachers.onlineenglishexpert.com/)
1. Don't watch the video, just listen to it and fill in the gaps. 

My ………. and I are going to have the most amazing weekend together! We are going to see …………………..and eat out on Friday evening. On …………we are going to make some sandwiches and …………………………….. The weather is going to be ………..and warm. I am going to ………………………… and relax. On Sunday, I am going to work out, and ……………… is going to browse the internet.
Now watch the video and check your answers.



2. Match the questions and the answers
  1. Are you going to visit your grandfather on Sunday?
  2. Who is Ann going to invite to her party?
  3. When is it going to stop raining?
  4. Are you going to go camping with Christina?
  5. Who, do you think, is going to win?
  6. What is Manolo going to pack for the trip?
a) I guess next week.
b) No, I visited him last weekend.
c) The Tigers. They are the best.
d) John, Ben, and Mariko.
e) He will bring a tent for sure.
f) Yes, I promised her.


3. Complete the sentences using "be going to".
E.g. I .... (visit) my grandfather on Sunday. = I am going to visit my grandfather on Sunday.
  1. I .... (play) chess with my friend Manolo next Monday.
  2. My father .... (take) my little sister to the doctor tomorrow.
  3. My brother and I .... (travel) to Europe next month.
  4. My friends .... (go) to the dance club without me.
  5. We .... (buy) a new house next year.
  6. My grandmother .... (read) me a bedtime story before I go to bed.
  7. David’s teacher .... (take) the class to the park for a lesson.
  8. Marina .... (paint) a very beautiful picture with flowers.
The answers are at the bottom of the page.



Explanation and exercises.
More exercises: Matching and putting in order.

An old song. Enjoy it.



Answers
Exercise 2: 1b, 2d, 3a, 4f, 5c, 6e
Exercise 3:
1. I am going to play chess with my friend Manolo next Monday.
2. My father is going to take my little sister to the doctor tomorrow.
3. My brother and I are going to travel to Europe next month.
4. My friends are going to go to the dance club without me.
5.We are going to buy a new house next year.
6. My grandmother is going to read me a bedtime story before I go to bed.
7.David's teacher is going to take the class to the park for a lesson.
8. Marina is going to paint a very beautiful picture with flowers

Monday, 24 November 2014

Básico 2- Past simple vs continuous/progressive



Simple reading and grammar exercises to use the past simple and continuous/progressive.
Online exercise from the British Council. Have a look at the "Listen &watch" section. It'll help you with your listening abilities. Remember, don't read the text at the same time as you listen until you have finished the exercises.

Homework: Write  about your favourite photo using the writing activity on page 112. But if you don't like it very much, you can write a text which starts with this sentence:

"It was a beautiful Sunday morning. The sun was shining up in the sky, and although it was hot, it was a very nice day.

You can hand it in (entregarla) next week.

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Thanksgiving Scrabble

Do you like playing scrabble? Join us in this competition. These are the clues until now, have a look and try to find the answer. Wikipedia can help you in English (too difficult?) or in Spanish.
More clues will be added next week. Remember you don't need all the letters to make the word.

Básico 1- Plurals-This that



Lots of exercises and some games to practise. Some are a bit difficult, don't do them.
Muchos ejercicios y algunos juegos para practicar. Algunos son difíciles, no los hagáis.




Explanation in Spanish. The vocabulary in the exercises is a bit difficult.
Explicación en castellano. El vocabulario de los ejercicios es algo difícil.

Choose from  these exercises. Be careful with capital letters!
Elige de entre estos ejercicios. ¡Cuidado con las mayúsculas!

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Básico 1- Wonderful World



And now time for a song: Wonderful World. Worksheet (ejercicio).

Básico 2 - Past simple

You asked me if there is a site where you can practise the pronunciation of irregular verbs. GOOD NEWS! I've been surfing the net and here you are: click here.
You can download an app for your mobile phone (android).

In this post you have a couple of presentations and exercises for this grammar point.

BBC is great to learn English: here you are some videos to revise the past simple. You can read the script at the same time as you listen if you find them difficult (some of them are not very easy). Pay special attention to pronunciation. And answer the comprehension questions.

Pronunciation of regular verbs is a nightmare, isn't it? Try to do these quizzes. (Me parece que hay un problema en la página y no se pueden corregir online pero podéis verlo en las útilmas páginas de esta copia) Don't worry if you make mistakes with "t" and "d", for me that is not important. If you don't make mistakes when you choose "id", that's perfect.

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

BBC pronunciation, prepositions

BBC Learning English Pronunciation


Easy exercise on prepositions

Lots of exercises and some games on prepositions too

Listening 1. Listen and choose the best option. After you finish, you can read the text and listen to it at the same time.
On the right of this page there are links to other listening exercises and also to reading, grammar and vocabulary. Some may be a bit difficult.
In this listening there is some spelling, can you get the name? Don't cheat, Don't read the script. (Debajo de la barra de audio pinchad donde pone Audio script (+/-) para no ver el texto. Los ejercicios están a la derecha, donde pone

Vocabulary Quiz
Comprehension Quiz

And in this post there is a presentation and a song to revise vocabulary.

Monday, 27 October 2014

Básico 2- Describing pictures

Useful structures and vocabulary to describe pictures in English. Click here. Section 4 is not for Básico 2, you don't need to learn that.

Simple listening exercise. Read the questions. Watch the video and answer them. The key is below. Don't cheat.


  1. What are Mark and Betty doing?
  2. When is cousin George coming?
  3. What does George love?
  4. Why is Mark wearing a tie?
  5. Why is Mark cooking vegetables?
  6. How long is George staying?
  7. How long is George finally staying?




  1. They are working on some experiments
  2. He is coming today for a short visit
  3. He loves milk and music.
  4. Because it is a present from George
  5. Because George is a vegetarian
  6. He is staying for dinner
  7. He is staying for a week

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Physical descriptions. Your perfect partner.





Use these slides to practise the vocabulary you learned above.



You can do the song in this worksheet (we won't do it in class). The official  videoclip is at the bottom of this post. I hope you like it.

My favourite holiday destination.

Friday, 10 October 2014

Básico 2- Numbers

I hope you find it useful. The last slide is just for fun.


Your homework is Section 1A- exercise b in the grammar bank (el de la esquina superior derecha).
Remember to bring a photo of a place you like or think is special.
You can do the exercises in your workbook too. Correct them and if you have problems, tell me in class next day.

Monday, 6 October 2014

English File 3rd Edition for Ipad and Android

Para aquellos a los que les guste la tecnología y lleveis vuestros dispositivos a todas partes, puede que os resulte más práctica la versión digital del libro que la tradicional en papel. Podéis ver como funciona en este vídeo (lo siento, está en inglés).



Podéis ver la información de Oxford University Press en este enlace. Hay también demos.
Gracias Daniel por la información.

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Sunday, 30 March 2014

Básico 2 - Will

It's such a long time since I last published a post. I'm really sorry.
Here is a link to a game to practise some, any, no, none
Explanation and simple exercises: exercise 1other simple exercises (have a look at the other grammar points in this blog)
More practice for will
Will and going to: Exercise 1, exercise 2, exercise 3

Listening: 


  • Making plans. You can use it also to practise how to make plans for your oral exam.
  • A variety of exercises. You can also read the transcript. I had problems to see the answers on Chrome, but it works well with Mozilla Firefox.

Time to speak:




Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Reading- Básico 1 y 2

Here you can find varied reading exercises.
Here they are organised by levels and topics:

  • Básico 1 choose form Beginners and/or Elementary
  • Básico 2 choos from Pre-intermediate and/or Intermediate

Cambridge Exam practice. There are reading, listening, speaking and writing examples: