Category Archives: DOCTOR GRAMMAR

GRAMMAR PRACTICE

THE SIMPLE PRESENT (A2)

TRY THESE EXERCISES

EXERCISES ON ASKING QUESTIONS

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LET´S TALK ABOUT ME (ALL LEVELS)

WHO IS YOUR TEACHER THIS YEAR? WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT ME? WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO KNOW?

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“EVERY PICTURE TELLS A STORY” AND AS “A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS“…..ALL THE PHOTOS BELOW CONTAIN AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION ABOUT ME. WHAT´S  THE LINK IS BETWEEN THE PHOTOS AND MY LIFE? AM I 29 YEARS OLD? DID I MARRY TWICE?…ETC….

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CLICK ON THE PICTURE ABOVE TO HAVE ACCESS TO THIS YEAR´S UPDATED AND INTERACTIVE PREZI PRESENTATION. UNFORTUNATELY I CAN NOT EMBED IT DUE TO TECHNICAL PROBLEMS WITH WORDPRESS.

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1B2 (QUESTIONS & ANSWERS)

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1B1 (QUESTIONS & ANSWERS)

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WOULD YOU LIKE TO WORK WITH QR CODES AS I MENTIONED IN A PREVIOUS POST?

CLICK ON THE LINK ABOVE TO SCAN ALL THE QUESTIONS THAT MATCH THE ANSWERS OF MY PREZI SLIDE

PRESENTATION. (LET´S TALK ABOUT ME 2017-18)

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INTERVIEW A CELEBRITY (1B1)

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AS WE HAVE BEEN GOING OVER QUESTION FORMS. TO PRACTISE IT MIGHT BE A GOOD IDEA TO TRY AND WRITE YOUR OWN QUESTIONS TO INTERVIEW CARLES PUIGDEMONT AFTER YESTERDAY´S SPEECH . CHECK THE GRAMMAR BEFORE POSTING THEM. OR RECORDING THEM. OK?

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PHOTOS ON YOUR MOBILE: LET´S TALK ABOUT YOU( 1B2)

THIS IS A PHOTO WHICH WAS TAKEN WITH MY MOBILE AND I STILL KEEP IT…

WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO KNOW ABOUT THE STORY? BE READY TO POST SUITABLE QUESTIONS SO THAT WE CAN USE THEM NEXT WEEK.

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BE READY TO SHOW YOUR OWN PHOTO TO A CLASSMATE.IT´S TIME TO TALK ABOUT YOU….

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PHRASAL VERBS IN SONG LYRICS (1 B2)

WATCH THIS VIDEO. DO YOU KNOW THE SONG?

CLICK ON THE PICTURE BELOW IF YOU´D LIKE TO DO AN ACTIVITY WITH THE SONG LYRICS.

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  • WHAT DOES SHAKE IT OFF MEAN?

To forget about someone or something, to let go, to get over it, to move on.

According to Taylor Swift  “The message in [‘Shake It Off’] is a problem we all deal with on a daily basis. We don’t live just in a celebrity takedown culture, we live in a takedown culture,” she explained about the insanely catchy track. “People will find anything about you and twist it to where it’s weird or wrong or annoying or strange or bad. You have to not only live your life in spite of people who don’t understand you — you have to have more fun than they do.”

PHRASAL VERBS ARE VERY COMMON IN SONGS. HAVE A LOOK AT THE WORDS BELOW AND TRY TO MATCH THE PRASAL VERBS IN THE SONG LYRICS TO THEIR MEANING AND SINGERS.

1. Breaking up is hard to do                                            A.  collect or gather

2. Hung up                                                                            B. don´t take off your clothes

3. I can´t get you out of  my head                                  C.  stop sleeping

4. I still haven´t found what I’m looking for               D. I’m crazy / mad about him

5. My heart will go on                                                        E. continue

6. Wake up                                                                           F. our relationship is over

7. You can leave your hat  on                                          G. remove something from your mind

8.  Pick me up                                                                      H. search for someone or something

  • IS IT CORRECT TO SAY SHAKE OFF IT? WHY WHY NOT?

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PHRASAL VERBS

ACCORDING TO CRISTINA CABAL “This quiz below is a good example of that. According to Roy Norris, author of Ready for First, Ready for Advanced and Straightforward (advanced) among others, these are the 30 most common phrasal verbs in English.

Do you have any others to add to the list?

This is how SHE SUGGESTS you work with the quiz:

  • Do the quiz
  • Once you have finished doing it, try to remember which phrasal verbs were tested and write them down on a piece of paper together with their meaning.
  • Do the quiz once again and compare your written answers with the ones given in the quiz.
  • Write down the ones you didn’t know. Look them up in a good dictionary and read the example sentences to see how they are used in context.
  • Try the quiz again some other day to consolidate knowledge.

So, CLICK ON THE PICTURE BELOW TO START…

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THE “BIKINI” CHALLENGE (1B2) (OPTIONAL)

THIS IS AN OPTIONAL ACTIVITY I DEVISED FOR YOU TO TRY DURING THE HOLIDAY OR AT ANY OTHER TIME…..

AS WE SHOULD HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT “LIVE ENTERTAINMENT” LAST  WEDNESDAY……DO YOU KNOW THIS MAN?

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HE´S A BRITISH CHART-TOPPING STAR CALLED ED SHEERAN. HE PERFORMED IN MADRID AND BARCELONA LAST WEEKEND AS PART OF A TOUR AROUND EUROPE. ALL THE TICKETS HAD BEEN SOLD OUT.

HIS LATEST HIT IS CALLED “SHAPE OF YOU” AND IT REMINDED ME OF THE “BIKINI” CHALLENGE, THAT IS TO SAY, THE TIME WHEN YOU WANT TO GET IN SHAPE BEFORE THE SUMMER BATHING SUIT SEASON STARTS…. MANY  PEOPLE GET OBSESSED WITH LOSING WEIGHT, START GOING TO THE GYM AND GO ON DIETS BACAUSE SUMMER IS ALMOST THERE AND THEY WANT TO LOOK GOOD IN THEIR BIKINIS.

WATCH THE VIDEO, WHICH STARTS IN A GYM…. WHAT DO YOU THINK THE STORY IS ABOUT?

WATCH IT AGAIN. What equipment or exercises to keep fit can you spot?

EQUIPMENT

  • (USE) AN EXERCISE BIKE
  • (GO ON) A RUNNING MACHINE (TREADMILL)
  • (DO) (LIFT) WEIGHTS
  • (PUNCH) HEAVY BAGS)
  • (JUMP) THE ROPE
  • (USE) A CROSS-TRAINER
  • (USE) A YOGA MAT
  • (USE) BOXING GLOVES
  • (WEAR) HAND WRAPS

EXERCISES

  • DO SIT-UPS
  • DO PRESS-UPS = (PUSH-UPS)
  • DO PULL-UPS
  • STRETCH
  • DO AEROBICS
  • DO SPINNING
  • DO PILATES (OR YOGA)

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO IMPROVE YOUR VOCABULARY ON “KEEPING FIT” (book page 163).  YOU COULD ALSO WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW (EXERCISING AT THE GYM)

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LISTEN TO THE SONG AGAIN & DO THIS EXERCISE WITH THE LYRICS

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CHECK YOUR ANSWERS:

ED SHEERAN´S PERFORMANCES IN SPAIN  WERE SOLD OUT MONTHS AGO

SELL OUT= ALL BE SOLD  : THIS IS A PHRASAL VERB

IN YOUR BOOK THERE´S A REVISION  OF PHRASAL VERBS (page 144)

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WHICH TYPE IS “SELL OUT”? TYPE 1, TYPE 2 OR TYPE 3? WHY?

WOULD YOU LIKE TO DO THE ACTIVITY ON LYRICS TRAINING JUST FOR FUN?

I HOPE YOU ENJOY THE ACTIVITY

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EASTER HOMEWORK 1B2 (1B2)

  • STUDY VERB PATTERNS VERB PATTERNS (PÁG 145) + LIST (page164)  & GO OVER YOUR HOMEWORK WITH THE KEY

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  • DO EXTRA PRACTICE & GET READY FOR THE EXAM

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  • YOU CAN ALSO TEST YOURSELF WITH THE WHEEL OF VERB PATTERNS BY CLICKING ON THE PICTURE BELOW

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EASTER HOMEWORK 1B1 (1B1)

  • STUDY VERB PATTERNS PAGE 158

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  • HAVE A LOOK AT THIS SUMMARY

    TO INFINITIVE

    • AFTER SOME VERBS (page 158 PART 1)

    “I need to practise more”

    “I want to get married soon”, etc…

    • AFTER ADJECTIVES

    “This is difficult to remember”

    • TO EXPRESS PURPOSE (finalidad)

    “I study English to study abroad”

    • AFTER QUESTION WORDS: WHO, WHAT, HOW…..

    “I don´t know what to do”

    -ING (=GERUND)

    • AFTER CERTAIN VERBS (page 158 PART 2)

    “I hate ironing”

    • AFTER PREPOSITIONS

    “I very often dream of moving abroad”

    • AS THE SUBJECT

    “Speaking is the most difficult part of any foreign language”

    INFINITIVE WITHOUT TO

    • AFTER MODAL VERBS (WITH THE EXCEPTION OF “OUGHT TO”

    “I  could swim when I was 5”

    “You must´t use your mobile phone in exams”

    • AFTER “MAKE,”LET” & “”HELP”

    “Peeling onions makes me cry”

    “My mum does´t let me go out at night”

    “Can you help me (to) do this exercise?”

  • EXTRA PRACTICE

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GERUND OR INFINITIVE? (B1)


LISTEN TO THIS GOLDEN OLDIE. WHAT´S IT CALLED?
WHAT DOES THE TITLE TELL YOU ABOUT THE USE OF THE INFINITIVE AND GERUND?

 

 

 

TO INFINITIVE

  • AFTER SOME VERBS (page 158 PART 1)

“I need to practise more”

“I want to get married soon”, etc…

  • AFTER ADJECTIVES

“This is difficult to remember”

  • TO EXPRESS PURPOSE (finalidad)

“I study English to study abroad”

  • AFTER QUESTION WORDS: WHO, WHAT, HOW…..

“I don´t know what to do”

-ING (=GERUND)

  • AFTER CERTAIN VERBS (page 158 PART 2)

“I hate ironing”

  • AFTER PREPOSITIONS

“I very often dream of moving abroad”

  • AS THE SUBJECT

“Speaking is the most difficult part of any foreign language”

INFINITIVE WITHOUT TO

  • AFTER MODAL VERBS (WITH THE EXCEPTION OF “OUGHT TO”

“I  could swim when I was 5”

“You must´t use your mobile phone in exams”

  • AFTER “MAKE,”LET” & “”HELP”

“Peeling onions makes me cry”

“My mum does´t let me go out at night”

“Can you help me (to) do this exercise?”

 

YOU CAN TRY THE BASIC + INTERMEDIATE EXERCISES

GERUND & INFINITIVE QUIZ

SECOND CONDITIONAL (1B1)

LISTEN TO THIS BEAUTIFUL SONG BY ERIC CLAPTON

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HAVE A LOOK AT THIS BRIEF GRAMMAR PRESENTATION

NOW IT´S TIME TO FIND ANSWERS TO THESE QUESTIONS

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Smart Up Your English

LEARN NEW WORDS, EXPRESSIONS, PHRASES...

Helendipity Weblog

learn English and share your experiences (SERENDIPITY= the accidental discovery of something pleasant and useful!)

Adrian Underhill's Pronunciation Site

Practical Discovery of English Pronunciation