miércoles, 19 de diciembre de 2018

A2.1 - The end of the term

This is a summary of the things we've already seen in class in these three months:
  • the verb TO BE and presentations: What's your name? How old are you? Where are you from?
  • habitual present and routines: I live in Alcalá, I usually go to work by car, I never play golf
  • my hobbies and what I like: I love cinema, I often go out with friends, I hate going shopping
  • to speak about people (3rd person in singular with -s): Peter has breakfast at home
  • to tell the time: What time is it? It's quarter to nine (it's 9.45)
  • your family and friends: My sister is a nurse and she works in a hospital in Madrid
  • the food you eat: vocabulary and principal meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • to describe things: A glass is something I use to drink water, wine, milk...
  • prepositions of time: IN - a period of time (in July, in the morning...); ON - with days (on Monday, on holyday...) AT - festivities or times (at Christmas, at half past seven...)
  • prepostions of place: in - on - under - near - next to - far from - behind - in front of - over ...
  • different vocabularies: colours, food, numbers, characteristics (adjectives: big-small), family members, countries, professions, objects in the class and in a shop...
You have learnt a lot! Here you are my presents for you:
  • the song A big, big world: click here
  • a "difficult" grammar course of 4 minutes: click here
  • Another song that I like for you (My name is Luca): click here
  • Some Christmas carol: (Silent Night) click here (We Wish You a Merry Christmas) click here
  • This easy video is about Christmas in the UK: click here
If you want to check your level, go to this link to see what level you have: click here

martes, 18 de diciembre de 2018

There is / there are

This is a lesson in your book (10A) but it's something we're going to do now as a review of the verb TO BE and to start (or continue) with the use of prepositions.

Here you are a very good link to a blog with a drawing and some exercises to practise: click here.

Remember that:
  • THERE IS: singular, so you use A when it's necessary --- there's a car in the street but also you say there's (some) milk in the glass. You can say some to indicate the quantity
  • THERE ARE: plural, so we say the number or a quantity --- there are some chairs or there are 3 children in the room.
About prepositions (taken from this link)

To practise you have some exercises here:




lunes, 19 de noviembre de 2018

Habitual actions - present simple (1)

The typical or habitual actions are with present simple. You need the auxiliary DO/DOES for negative or interrogative sentences. Here you are some examples:
  • I study English  ---   I don't study Japanese   ---  Do you study French? No, I don't / Yes, I do
Here you are some videos with some verbs about daily routines: 
  • these are videos for children and they are very easy: click herehere or here
  • this video is with the 1st person in singular and the 3rd person in singular: click here
  • This is the video we saw in class. Fred talks about his routine: click here
Now do these exercises to practise with present simple or habitual:
  • The Queen's routine: click here
  • A video with grammar explanation: click here
  • a video to practise pronunciation: click here
Grammar exercises:     exercise 1    exercise 2    exercise 3    exercise 4    exercise 5    exercise 6

See you in class!

lunes, 5 de noviembre de 2018

Adjectives - A2

Adjectives are words to describe charcteristics. Let's see the most typical ones:
How to learn vocabulary:
  • Think of one thing to describe and try to say its characteristics: a Mercedes (big, expensive, fast, strong, luxury, German, good...) Do the same with a ring, an elephant, a coffee table, a pencil, a computer...
  • Write a chart with different adjectives: in green the positive and in red the negative or the opposite.
  • Think of an adjective and use it in different contexts: lovely; e.g. a lovely story, a lovely baby, a lovely picture, a lovely sandwich...

miércoles, 31 de octubre de 2018

Possessive Adjectives - A2

On unit 4A we have possessive adjetives. This is a poem and a chart using them: click here.

Here you have an easy video about possessive adjectives: click here

If you like, you can practise with the Simpsons' family tree: click here

Some practice:
See you!


domingo, 28 de octubre de 2018

Halloween: October 31st

I found this information about Halloween, which is on the 31st of October.  I hope you'll enjoy these links:
  • this is a video about the history of Halloween: click here
  • an easy video for kids with useful vocabulary and sentences: click here
  • this video also has subtitles so it's easy to understand: click here
  • here you are some children's jokes for Halloween: click here
  • if you want to read short scary stories, go to this link
Happy Halloween!

lunes, 22 de octubre de 2018

Plural nouns

In our book we have plural for nouns. Here you are some pages to help you:

  • this is a summary of grammar: click here
  • JenniferESL for pronunciation: very easy and pedagogical video - click here

jueves, 4 de octubre de 2018

Starting the school year 2018-2019 (A2.1) and First Lessons

Hello!
Here we are. This is our blog to learn English. You're going to find grammar, vocabulary, videos, exercises and comments about our course. Remember this is a complement to the class.

We started with these topics:
    • The Alphabet: here you have a site with the alphabet, its pronunciation and some words to practise spelling- click here
    • Numbers: here you are a video for the pronunciation or this one. There are 3 groups:
      • from 1 to 12
      • from 13 to 20
      • from 21 to 100 and so on
    • Vocabulary of the class: things you can find in your class. To practise with this vocabulary, click here or here
    • Days of the week: Monday, Tuesday, Wenesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    • The verb TO BE: remember the 3 forms  AM - IS - ARE   You can see this page
    • At the hotel: this video is a bit more difficult but you can use it, especially the first part; clikc here
  • SONGS:
    • I say yes, you say no: click here
    • All toguether now: click here   
  • EXTRA: If you have a higher level of English, here you are a video about how to book a room, just in case you like to see how to do it. 

Use of CAN and CAN'T

I told you in class that CAN is a modal so let's see what that means: A modal verb is a verb used to say something in a particular w...