miércoles, 9 de diciembre de 2009

Working with the computer

Today I've brought some exercises to work while your mates are taking the oral exam. These are the topics I've thought you could be interested in.
But if you want to practise with listening exercises, here you have some. Choose the ones you like.

viernes, 23 de octubre de 2009

Working with prepositions of place

Prepositions are very difficult no matter the language you are learning. Even in Spanish it's a nightmare (pesadilla) to work with them and they don't know anything about logic; e. g. what's the difference between montar A caballo and montar EN burro. Here you have some exercises to practise with them.

Some exercises for our Friday class

Today is Friday and I want to do something special using the computer and internet. Here we have some exercises to practise vocabulary related to family and adjectives . About this last topic, you can find some more adjective practice about personal descriptions on this video.
To practise a bit with the 3rd person in singular you can find this exercise but remember that the most important thing is to distinguish between /S, Z/ on the one hand and /IZ/ on the other (with the extra syllable). See you in class.

Starting our lessons

Here we are with the new lessons. And here I have new material for you. First of all, have a look at the text book web page in this link.
Some students say they have problems with phonetics because they haven't worked with them before and they don't understand the symbols very well. Don't worry because you'll get used (acostumbrado) to them little by little, but I've found this web page that could help you with them and especially with the pronunciation. You can download this programme to practise.

martes, 13 de octubre de 2009

Coming back to school!

Hello to everybody. Starting classes again but this course we are preparing a higher level: Nivel Básico 2. I hope to help you with this blog so if you have any suggestions or you want me to introduce something else, just tell me and I'll do my best and as soon as possible.
To start with here you have a link to revise verbs. Enjoy the visit!
See you in class

jueves, 14 de mayo de 2009

Prepositions and furniture

If you want to practise with furniture you can use this exercise. It is quite interesting but the solutions aren't there. I'll give you the answers in a couple of days, be patience. Meanwhile (mientras tanto) enjoy the exercise. See you and have a nice weekend!

jueves, 7 de mayo de 2009

More practice with past simple

If you are interested in practising the ending of past have a look this chart and them do this exercise. It's quite clear and interesting. When you have it clear, try to do this practise with pronunciation. It's slow but you can practise with it. To finish with here you have a listening comprehension; it's a bit difficult but the questions aren't difficult. Have a look but don't worry if you can't do it perfect. See you!

jueves, 30 de abril de 2009

Simple past

Hi, everybody! Here you have some exercises to practise past simple tense. I'll try to add some more things for you but remember you can do find a lot of material on internet. Just remember to use ESL and you'll see what happens. For example: simple past+ESL in Google can give you a lot of pages to work with. Have a try!
See you on Monday. Happy holiday and congratulations to all the mums!

Web pages to work with:
grammar explanation and some exercises. Not very long but it works well. If you want something a bit more difficult try this level http://esl.about.com/library/grammar/blpastsimple.htm

http://www.ac-nancy-metz.fr/enseign/anglais/Henry/preterit.htm: a long list of material but it’s a French page. Don’t worry, you don’t have to speak French to do it.

http://www.isabelperez.com/grammar.htm : this is a very easy page (oriented to secondary students) but it has a lot of exercises. Check the section of PAST in this grammar index.

http://a4esl.org/q/f/z/zz17mdf.htm : this is a very easy exercise to practice present and past of the verb to be. Pay attention to the reference of time.

http://a4esl.org/q/h/irv001-ck.html: the classical exercise to learn the list of irregular verbs. In this page you have to use your notebook and write the answer and then you check with the list. Some other lists are in these pages: http://a4esl.org/q/h/irv002-ck.html , http://a4esl.org/q/h/irv003-ck.html and http://a4esl.org/q/h/irv004-ck.html. If you want to practice more or with other tenses here is the index: http://a4esl.org/a/g3.html

http://anasuarezingles.blogspot.com/2009/01/blog-post.html : in this blog you have a karaoke of Yesterday by the Beatles. An amusing way to practice English.

viernes, 24 de abril de 2009

Some extra listening

If you have some time, here you have some practice for listening:

http://www.esl-lab.com/ : you have different levels. Have a look.

http://www.manythings.org/e/listening.html : a typical page for learning English.

http://www.rong-chang.com/listen.htm : this is a page with a lot of links. I haven't seen all of them but you can try.

Some pages to work with present simple and continuous

http://www.isabelperez.com/happy/tenses/present_cont.htm : this web page is for teenagers but it’s very interesting and really funny. You can find a lot of material here.

http://www.eclecticenglish.com/grammar/PresentContinuous1F.html : a page to do exercises on line. There are different kinds of exercises. Not very attractive but useful.

http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/present-progressive : grammar explanation and exercises.

http://www.englisch-hilfen.de/en/complex_tests/simple_present_progressive2/index.php : a short exercise but varied.

http://esl.about.com/od/beginningenglish/ig/Basic-English/Present-Simple-or-Continuous.htm : this is a good explanation to see the difference between simple present and continuous. There is a link for a short practice at the end. There are references on this web site for example: http://esl.about.com/library/beginner/blwhatdoing.htm

http://a4esl.org/q/h/vm/sp_or_pc.html : another exercise. Do it on a piece of paper and then check the answer.

http://www.englishclub.com/esl-quizzes/grammar-1-present-continuous.htm : an exercise with options to practice. Just ten sentences but useful.

Come back again!

A long time without seeing you! I'm sorry but I was really busy and I coouldn't take care of the blog. Here we are again and we're going to work with listening and some grammar exercises. I hope you'll enjoy the blog. Vitist it because I'll give you some extra activities to practise or any help I could give you.
See you soon!.

domingo, 1 de febrero de 2009

Learning English on the internet

How to learn English on the internet
Internet gives us a lot of opportunities to practise your English. Apart from the on line newspapers and dictionaries, you can find many web pages on grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and so on. Even in the web page of our school you can find quite a lot of interesting links to learn and practise your English.Here you have some examples:

General English

http://www.elllo.org/ : very intersting, with a lot of material to practise
http://www.vaughantelevision.com/ : with different levels. There is also a radio station but I think it's much more interesting on tv.

As you probably know, the best way to find the lyrics of a song is using Google and introducing the first line between quotation marks; e.g. “Yesterday, all my troubles seem so far away”. The other possibility is to join the title with the author with the symbol + in between, e.g. Yesterday+The Beatles. Nevertheless, here you have some sites to go through:


Other interesting sites
http://www.free-ed.net/free-ed/: free courses of different topics in American English with documentaries

Your textbook web page
http://www.oup.com/elt/global/products/englishfile/elementary/ : this is the web page for your book of English. Here you have more activities to do.

For children
If you want to learn English with your children and have fun, try these pages:
http://esl.about.com/od/listening/Beginning_Level_English_Listening_Comprehension_Exercises.htm http://www.manythings.org/songs/


This is to start with. If you surf on the net you'll find many interesting things to see and do. Try it!

More tips for the exam

Writing: here you are an exa mple of an email with some tips or this one and this example Listening: again go to this link to practise...