Wednesday, 23 May 2018

NB1A RESULTS OUT!

Dear students
I've just published your marks.
You can come and check the noticeboard (room 2) any time (8.30 a.m.-9 p.m.).
If you want me to show you your exam, come on the 29th (10.30, room 2).
See you soon!

Friday, 11 May 2018

NI2 "ready, steady, go"

Resultado de imaxes para exams
Sorry about yesterday! It was really hard for me to speak for 5 hours and had to stop for some hours!
I've prepared the following webpages to help you in your last-minute revision. Remember I gave you plenty of copies with their keys and that your workbook also offers you plenty of listening and grammar practice!

GRAMMAR IN TEXTS:
* revise your tenses: present perfect, present perfect continuous, simple past, past continous, past perfect, conditionals (zero, first, second, third), wishes, future perfect, future perfect continuous.
Practice: https://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/tests/bewleys
Theory: http://www.myenglishpages.com/site_php_files/grammar-lesson-tenses.php
Once you've revised the grammar and activities we did in class, have a look at the following texts, and revise them all! that's "grammar-reading" training (key provided at the very end)
http://www.academia.edu/4349276/10_texts_to_revise_mixed_tenses_with_key

VOCABULARY
Revise what you studied throughout the course:
https://elt.oup.com/student/englishfile/upperint/?cc=global&selLanguage=en

LISTENING PRACTICE
You've been given thousands of links in this blog but here are some more!
http://www.esl-lounge.com/student/listening-intermediate.php
http://www.talkenglish.com/listening/listenintermediate.aspx
And remember to listen to REAL English: here are some podcasts:
https://www.podcastsinenglish.com/

SPEAKING PRACTICE
You can here find lists of expressions you may want to use in interactions:
http://www.talkenglish.com/speaking/listregular.aspx
Have a look at the "Conversation and communicative strategies" section and the last part devoted to "discussions":
http://www.talkingpeople.net/tp/usefullanguage/langfunc/langfunc_conversation.htm

Thanks for everything this year. I've enjoyed our classes and I can see that you've all made great progress. Hope you'll pass your exams but what's more important, I hope you enjoyed learning English. I here send you a motivational speech by Steve Jobs. Enjoy it!
https://youtu.be/wySYdhClg2c
Learning is endless and needs to be creative! Here is a video from the short film "Alike".
https://es.video.search.yahoo.com/search/video?



NB1: "ready, steady, go!"

Resultado de imaxes para exams
Sorry to wish you luck online but I couldn't go to class yesterday!
I've prepared some material that can be useful to help you these days before the exam.

You can have a look at the following webpage and revise everything we've seen in class.
https://elt.oup.com/student/englishfile/elementary3/?cc=global&selLanguage=en

* GRAMMAR:
- present tenses (simple vs continuous):
http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/simpre-prepro
http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/simpre-prepro#exercises
http://www.englisch-hilfen.de/en/exercises/tenses/simple_present_progressive2.htm

- past tenses (regular and irregular verbs)
http://www.englishexercises.org/makeagame/viewgame.asp?id=7798
http://www.language-worksheets.com/past-simple-elementary.html
http://mariozanabria.udem.edu.ni/?p=48

- there is/are/was/were:
http://www.englishexercises.org/makeagame/viewgame.asp?id=5211
http://www.englishexercises.org/makeagame/viewgame.asp?id=5211
http://www.agendaweb.org/grammar/there-was-there-were-exercises.html

- the imperative:
http://www.englisch-hilfen.de/en/exercises/various/imperative.htm
http://www.tolearnenglish.com/exercises/exercise-english-2/exercise-english-34457.php

- can/could
http://www.esl-lounge.com/student/grammar/1g102-elementary-can-cant-exercise.php
http://www.esl-lounge.com/student/grammar/1g101-elementary-can-could-gap-fill-exercise.php

- like/love +ing:
 http://www.englishexercises.org/makeagame/viewgame.asp?id=7570
http://www.englishexercises.org/makeagame/viewgame.asp?id=3674

- making questions (theory and practice)
http://www.englishgrammarsecrets.com/questions1/menu.php
http://speakspeak.com/english-grammar-exercises/elementary/present-simple-questions

- going to:
https://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/future-1-going-to
https://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/tests/future-1-going-to-1
https://elt.oup.com/student/solutions/elementary/grammar/grammar_09_012e?cc=global&selLanguage=en

- countable/uncountable:
http://www.englisch-hilfen.de/en/grammar/nouns_uncountables.htm
http://www.myenglishpages.com/site_php_files/grammar-exercise-countable-uncountable-nouns.php#.U3KNu4F_uSo
http://www.englishpage.com/minitutorials/countable-uncountable-nouns.htm

* VOCABULARY:
- numbers while you listen and sing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0dJWfQHF8Y
- numbers: http://www.englishexercises.org/makeagame/viewgame.asp?id=6835
- the time:
revise it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3icBxO6Wjz0
and some practice: http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/vocabulary/time
- giving directions:
http://www.speakenglish.co.uk/phrases/asking_and_giving_directions
http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/radio/specials/1212_how_to_instruct/page2.shtml
- prepositions
http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/prepositions
- revise our vocabulary (New English File)
https://elt.oup.com/student/englishfile/elementary/b_vocabulary/?cc=global&selLanguage=en

* LISTENING/WRITING:
- easy dictations:
http://www.learnenglish.de/dictationpage.html#elem
http://www.dictationsonline.com/
http://www.englishclub.com/listening/dictations-short.htm
- choose the "short dictations": http://www.teacherjoe.us/Dicts.html

* WRITING SKILL:
http://esl.fis.edu/learners/writing/misc/index_color.htm

* SPEAKING
There are plenty of situations (talking about your family, introducing yourself, greetings...). Choose the one you like, read the tapescript, listen and repeat. This will help you revise your vocabulary while you improve your listening and speaking skills :)
http://www.eslgold.com/speaking/low_beginning.html
And you can here see the Practical English sessions (1 to 4)  https://elt.oup.com/student/englishfile/elementary3/d_phrasebank/?cc=global&selLanguage=enz

Thank you very much for everything this year. I really enjoyed our classes.
I hope you discovered and liked English.
Learning is endless and needs to be creative! Here is a video from the short film "Alike".
https://es.video.search.yahoo.com/search/video?fr=mcafee&p=alike#id=1&vid=9662924cbeacd3d69ca0eaf701ba6d79&action=click

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

NI2A (April 3rd-April 12th)

Grammar:
- mini-grammar: have something done https://elt.oup.com/student/solutions/int/grammar/grammar_09_012e?cc=global&selLanguage=en
- the passive voice
active vs. passive https://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/english-grammar/active-and-passive-voice
https://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/passive
- it is said/she is believed...https://www.grammarbank.com/it-is-said-that.html
https://www.englisch-hilfen.de/en/grammar/personal_passive.htm
https://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/passive/exercises?09

Reading and Vocabulary: Crime and punishment
http://www.teachenglish4u.com/Reading/reading8_crime.htm

Listening:
Conversation practice: http://www.elllo.org/english/intermediate-4-low.htm
Listening and speaking: please, have a look at this webpage. Follow the instructions and improve both your listening and speaking:
http://www.talkenglish.com/listening/lessonlisten.aspx?ALID=200
http://www.talkenglish.com/listening/lessonlisten.aspx?ALID=201

Writing: opinion essay, p. 118 (due on April 17th)
Watch the following video and take notes:) There are some interesting ideas!
 http://learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org/skills/writing-skills-practice/opinion-essay


NB1A (April 3rd-April 10th)

Grammar:
- the past tense:
https://www.englishtenses.com/tenses/past-simple
regular verbs
https://www.ef.com/english-resources/english-grammar/simple-past-tense/
http://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/es/english-grammar/verbs/reflexive-and-ergative-verbs
- the past tense: irregular verbs
list: http://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/es/english-grammar/irregular-verbs
https://www.perfect-english-grammar.com/irregular-verbs-exercise-2.html
https://www.perfect-english-grammar.com/irregular-verbs-exercise-1.html

Vocabulary:
- Dates: https://dictionary.cambridge.org/grammar/british-grammar/writing/dates
- Past time expressions: https://quizlet.com/20616534/time-expressions-past-tense-flash-cards/
- Revise: seasons, numbers, the weather

Writing: A memorable night (due on April 17th)

Listening: 
- Dictation using the past: first it's normal speed, then you listen to that really slowly and you can write it down. Good luck! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pc2O4aAoHCk

Speaking: 
- revise the practical English sections in your book
- Pronunciation: ed ending: http://www.grammar.cl/english/pronunciation-ed.htm

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

NI2 (March 12th-22nd)

Grammar:
- Modal verbs: a very thorough summary!!modal verbs (meanings and forms), practice
- Would rather vs. would prefer some practice
- Used to/get used to/be used to theory and activities

Writing: "Giving instructions"
Giving instructions
Read the following instructions and have a look at the samples below and hand in yours when we come back on the 3rd!

Listening
Rasining awareness: listening about grammar
Dictations & grammar: as you see...there are many things you can do! (the second "past habits" and the last two "giving advice" are a must!)
Easter listening story: https://www.esolcourses.com/content/topics/festivals/easter/video/videoquiz.html

Reading: a new book!

NB1A (March 12th-22nd)

Grammar:
- unit 6B:  object-subject pronouns and possessive pronouns (I, me, my/mine)
Have a look at the chart
Typical errors and possession ('s)
more activities

- unit 6C: revise do vs. be: have a look at this video. This may help you:)
be and do (video with subtitles)
another video (be and do)

- unit 7A: was/were (simple past be, questions and negation)
exercises
Was were Quiz

Vocabulary & speaking:
- describe a person: descriptionsmore vocabulary

Listening and writing: dictations "April fool's day" , preferences  (to revise like/love + ing)

And..."meet a challenge": https://www.duolingo.com/welcome