Monthly Archives: April 2008

EXAM PRACTICE: CLOZE (B1)

EXAM PRACTICE

CLOZE 1

 

READ THE TEXT BELOW AND THINK OF THE WORD WHICH BEST FITS EACH SPACE.

USE ONLY ONE  WORD IN EACH SPACE. CONTRACTIONS COUNT AS ONE WORD.

 

SHOPPING AND THE INTERNET

 

In Baltimore we have just got a new shopping mall and it´s __________(1) huge! It´s one of the __________(2) shopping complexes __________(3) the USA. It has a movie theatre with more __________(4) 20 screens; there are enormous entertainment areas and __________(5) 7000 parking spaces.

 

During __________(6) opening weekend two weeks ago, the place was crowded with __________(7) and it was impossible __________(8) avoid the huge traffic queues __________(9)  get into the mall. And since thet opening weekend people __________(10) just come to look. They´re buying, __________(11). They´ve  already __________(12) several million dollars  on all kind of stuff and this is just the beginning…..

__________(13) on the Internet isn´t a success like that, _____________(14). You can´t deny it´s growing, but very __________(15). People __________(16) seem to prefer the real offline experience to buying things from the comfort of their __________(17) home. But why?

 

One recent report shows that people only start buying __________(18) the web when they´ve been Internet users for some time. So people in Sweden, _________(19) have had the Internet for quite a few years, are better customers than people from France, as  they haven´t had the Internet for as long. You __________(20) to feel safe and comfortable  before you shop online!!

 

I HOPE YOU FIND THIS CLOZE EASIER! WE´LL DISCUSS THE POSSIBLE RIGHT ANSWERS ON TUESDAY. HAPPY BANK HOLIDAY!!

PRESENT SIMPLE VS PRESENT CONTINOUS (A1)

TRY THESE EXERCISES:

http://esl.about.com/library/beginner/bl_bgpresorcont.htm

http://www.isabelperez.com/happy/tenses/present_cont.htm

http://www.zozanga.com/unit/lesson14.htm

MORE ABOUT THE PRESENT CONTINOUS (A1)

NEIGHBOURS (A1)

CAN YOU ADD ANY OTHER PIECE OF ADVICE?

TELL HIM (B1)

LISTEN TO THE SONG. “SAY” AND “TELL”   ARE THE TWO MOST COMMON REPORTING VERBS IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE.

WHAT´S THE DIFFERENCE IN USE BETWEEN THEM?


IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THE SONG THERE ARE SOME VERY GOOD EXERCISES   DEVISED BY Palacios Cobos & Mª Isabel Pérez Torres. HAVE A LOOK AT THE LINK BELOW.

http://www.isabelperez.com/songs/tellhim.htm

 

 

MORE PREPOSITIONS OF PLACE (A1)

“APRIL SHOWERS BRING MAY FLOWERS” (A1)

DO YOU UNDERSTAND THE POPULAR SAYING”?

WHAT DO WE SAY IN SPANISH?

LET´S TALK ABOUT THE WEATHER! LOOK AT THE PICTURES .

WHAT´S THE WEATHER LIKE?

http://www.learnenglish.org.uk/kids/quizzes/weatherquiz1.htm

 

FURNITURE AND OTHER BITS AND PIECES… (A1)

WHAT DO YOU CALL THESE IN ENGLISH?

WHERE CAN YOU FIND THEM IN YOUR HOUSE / FLAT?

 

WOMEN , MEN AND WORK ….(B1)

LOOK AT THE FRONT COVER OF THESE BOOKS. WHAT DO THE TITLES SUGGEST TO YOU?

DO YOU AGREE WITH ANY OF THE STATEMENTS?

ARE WOMEN SUITABLE FOR ANY JOB? CAN YOU THINK OF ANY JOB UNSUITABLE FOR FEMALES?

http://www.learnenglish.de/vocabulary/jobs.htm

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