jueves, 14 de marzo de 2013

May / Might and So / Such

We have seen in class the difference between these forms but here you have some exercises to practise:

Hsere you have the short video shown in class; click here

jueves, 7 de marzo de 2013

Present perfect+ FOR and SINCE

In lesson 6.1 we're wroking with present perfect and the use of FOR and SINCE connected to this tense. Here you have some activities to practise:
  • FOR/SINCE: click here    or   here
  • Present perfect: grammar explanation here
  • Present perfect continuous: explanation and exercise
  • Present perfect simple/present perfect continuous: explanation and exercises at the end. Other exercises are here  and here

martes, 5 de marzo de 2013

Starting with the Final Exam-Writing

Here you have some tips for the writing part:

  • Be careful with the topic and the number of words; read the taks several times and think of what you are expected to do
  • Take notes to organise your writing but don't write it twice; you'll waste time
  • Leave a couple of minutes at the end to revise the final writing
  • Mind these typical mistakes:
  1. every verb must have a subject; be careful if it's 3rd person in singular of habitual present: Is a beautiful place; it have a cathedral
  2. mind modals without to+infinitive; don't write I can't to go or I must to do it
  3. no plural for adjectives (things are differentsand remember to use adjectives before nouns (they are children very intelligent)
  4. revise the correct form between singular and plural: that people, she work, this cars, the childrens are, our lifes, the children is
  5. be careful with possessives and personal pronouns: his husband, ours children, he's Sylvia, it's my, I work with she
Remember you have to be accurate and varied, not original or creative. Try to show what you can not what you can't or what you would like to do.

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...