Monthly Archives: April 2010

USEFUL RESPONSES (A1)

 THINK OF POSSIBLE SITUATIONS TO USE THESE COMMON RESPONSES.

            

                                                               

CLIFF RICHARD OR MASSIEL? (A1)

 

 COMPLETE WITH ONE WORD: EXAM PRACTICE 

 Massiel was  the 1968 winner of the competition ahead of Cliff Richard.
A documentary last night on the La Sexta television channel in Spain – claimed that Franco paid money to make sure that the Spanish competitor in the 1968 Eurovision Song Contest, Massiel, would be the winner. That was the year when Cliff Richard was second with ‘Congratulations’. But would you like to know anything else about CLIFF RICHARD?……

Cliff Richard __________(1)  born in India __________(2)  14th October 1940, and came to Britain at the age of eight. In July  1959, he had __________(3)  first number one with The Shadows, Living Doll. Of his 113 singles , 62 __________(4)  Top Ten hits. He had Top ten hits in the 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s, and he __________( 5) still making  hit records now. He´s single and has no children. He loves __________(6)  tennis when he has the time.  He __________(7) enjoys driving; in fact he´s got three cars: a Rolls Royce, a Mercedes and a Range Rover…. He __________(8) speak any foreign languages but he´s a good guitarist.

Each year he __________(9) a lot of money to charity. He´s richer than the Queen. When he retires, he isn´t going to do __________(10)  at all, just relax and take it easy. Now he´d like to have the Eurovision title back to England.

 WRITE A SUITABLE QUESTION FOR THESE ANSWERS:

  1. ________________? In India.
  2. ________________? He´s 68.
  3. ________________? At the age of 8.
  4. ________________? 113.
  5. ________________? He´s single.
  6. ________________? None.
  7. ________________? Tennis and cars.
  8. ________________? He´s got three.
  9. ________________? Yes, he can.
  10. ________________? Nothing at all, just relax.

 

NOW LISTEN TO “CONGRATULATIONS

Congratulations and celebrations
When I tell everyone that you´re in love
With me
Congratulations
And jubilations
I want the world to know I´m happy as can be.

Who would believe that I could be happy and
Contented?
I used to think that happiness hadn´t been
Invented
But that was in the bad old days before
I met you
When I let you
Walk into my heart

Congratulations…

I was afraid that maybe you thought you
Were above me
That I was only fooling myself to think you
Loved me
But then tonight you said you couldn´t live
Without me
That round about me
You wanted to stay

Congratulations…

Congratulations
And jubilations
I want the world to know I’m happy as can be
I want the world to know
I´m happy as can be.

THINK OF SITUATIONS IN ENGLISH WHEN YOU CAN SAY “CONGRATULATIONS”: e.g. when a friend wins a contest etc…

WHAT´S THE WEATHER LIKE? (A1)

WHAT WAS THE WEATHER LIKE LAST WEEKEND?

WHAT´S THE WEATHER LIKE TODAY?

WHAT´S THE WEATHER GOING TO BE LIKE TOMORROW?

SUNNY AD (A1)

GRACE POSTED THE NAME OF THE SONG: “ALWAYS THE SUN”  AND THIS IS THE TV COMMERCIAL YOU CAN WATCH ON SPANISH TV:

There’s always the sun
There’s always the sun
Always, always, always the sun….. 

WHAT OTHER  “WEATHER”  WORDS”  DO YOU KOW APART FROM “SUNNY”?

MAKE A LIST AND POST THEM AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

THE UK (A1)

 

THIS WEEK WE TALKED ABOUT SOME BRITISH CITIES SUH AS LIVERPOOL, MANCHESTER, LONDON, BRISTOL, NOTTINGHAM etc…

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN BRITISH CULTURE, CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW:

http://projectbritain.com/

TV ADS (A1)

LISTEN TO THIS SONG. WHAT´S THE TITLE?  WHO´S IT BY?

IT IS USED IN A TV COMMERCIAL AT THE MOMENT. WHAT DO THEY ADVERTISE?

“AD” = anuncio

A BOOK IS A BOOK…. (B1)

HAVE YOU READ ANY BOOK LATELY THAT YOU´D RECOMMEND OTHER STUDENTS TO READ AND BUY TODAY? IF SO. WHICH ONE?

IF YOU´RE GETTING READY FOR YOUR BOOK PRESENTATIONS THIS IS A VERY USEFUL PAGE WHERE YOU´D BE ABLE TO REHEARSE YOU SPEECH:

http://www.acapela-group.com/text-to-speech-interactive-demo.html

This is an amazing resource to help you with pronunciation . Choose your voice, type the text and you will get a perfectly enunciated version. Repeat and learn.

FUTURE PLANS (A1)

Going to the chapel
And we’re gonna get married
Going to the chapel
And we’re gonna get married

Gee I really love you
And we’re gonna get married
Going to the chapel of love

Spring is here (ooo-ooo-ooo)
The sky is blue (sky is blue)
Birds all sing (oh the birds all sing)
Like they do (yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah)
Today’s the day (wah-hooo-oooo)
We’ll say “I do” (ooo-oooo)
And we’ll never be lonely anymore

Because we’re
Going to the chapel
And we’re gonna get married
Going to the chapel
And we’re gonna get married

Gee I really love you
And we’re gonna get married
Going to the chapel of love

Bells will ring (ri-ii-iing) (bells will ring)
The sun will shine (hey hey hey yeah) (the sun will shine)
I’ll be hers (yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah) (I’ll be hers)
And she’ll be mine (oh oh oh oh oh oh oh) (and she’ll be mine)
We’ll love until (we’ll love until) (hey hey hey) (we’ll love until)
The end of time (ooo hooo) (the end of time)
And we’ll never be lonely anymore

Because we’re
Going to the chapel
And we’re gonna get married
Going (goin’) to the chapel
And we’re gonna get married

WHEN DO WE USE “GOING TO”?

CLICK THE LINK BELOW:

http://www.madridteacher.com/Grammar/going-to.htm

ANIMATED MOVIES (B1)

WHY IS THIS FILM IN THE NEWS TODAY?

ARE YOU FOND OF SEQUELS?

AT THE TRAIN STATION (A1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOOK AT THIS PHOTO. WHERE ARE THE PEOPLE? WHAT ARE THEY DOING?

LOOK AT SOME COMMON QUESTIONS TO USE AT THE TRAIN STATION:

  • How much is a ticket to_______?¿Cuánto cuesta un billete  a_____?
  • Single or return?                                      —¿Sencillo o de ida y vuelta?
  • Is this a non-stop train?¿Es este un tren directo?
  • Are there any additional charges?¿Tengo que pagar recargo?
  • Do I have to change trains? ¿Tendré que cambiar de tren?
  • Is there enough time to make the connection?¿Hay tiempo suficiente para cambiar de tren?
  • Does this train stop at _______?¿Hace este tren parada en ___________?
  • Is there a restaurant car on this train? ¿Hay en este tren un vagón-restaurante?
  • Is there a sleeping car on this train?¿Tiene este tren un coche-cama?
  • Does the train to ___________ leave from this platform?¿Sale de esta plataforma el tren para _________?

CAN YOU THINK OF ANY OTHER QUESTIONS TO USE?

http://www.acapela-group.com/text-to-speech-interactive-demo.html This is a fabulous resource to help you with pronunciation . Choose your voice, type the text and you will get a perfectly enunciated version. Repeat and learn.

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