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GRAMMAR PRACTICE

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

THIS IS AN OPTIONAL ACTIVITY I DEVISED LAST YEAR FOR YOU TO TRY AT ANY  TIME…..THIS MORNING WE´VE BEEN PLAYING “KAHOOT” WITH PHRASAL VERBS. DO YOU REMEMBER THE LAST QUESTION?

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CAN YOU RECOGNISE THE MAN IN THE PICTURE? AS WE  HAVE ALSO BEEN TALKING ABOUT “LIVE ENTERTAINMENT” ……WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THIS MAN?

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

HIS LATEST HIT THEN WAS 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 BECAUSE 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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YOU CAN ALSO TRY THE ACTIVITIES ON MULTIMEDIA-ENGLISH:

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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) THAT WE DID THIS MORNING

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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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“KAHOOT” AND PHRASAL VERBS (1B2)

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AS YOU CAN REMEMBER WE PLAYED KAHOOT AT THE END OF UNIT 1. WE CAN PRACTISE WITH A TEST ON PHRASAL VERB AT THE END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR, TOO.

DO YOU REMEMBER HOW TO PLAY?

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This is how I  SUGGEST you work on the quiz:

  • Do the quiz KAHOOT (PHRASAL VERBS END-OF-YEAR ACTIVITY)
  • 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.

I DO HOPE YOU ENJOY IT!

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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 PHRASAL 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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http://www.espressoenglish.net/phrasal-verbs-in-english/

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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QUESTIONS WITH & WITHOUT AUXILIARIES (1B1)

I LOVE MUSIC!! I CAN´T LIVE WITHOUT MUSIC…. I GUESS IT´S IN MY GENES.

LET´S TEST YOUR MEMORY! LISTEN TO THIS SONG AND ANSWER THE QUESTIONS.

  1. WHO SANG THIS HIT?
  2. WHEN DID FREDDY MERCURY RECORD THIS SONG FOR THE FIRST TIME?

     

WHY CAN´T WE USE AUXILIARIES IN THE FIRST QUESTION?

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BUILDING THE PASSIVE (B1)

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“Carles Puigdemont  was arrested  by German police”

THIS SENTENCE IS IN THE PASSIVE, BUT… HOW DO YOU KNOW?

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WHEEL OF FORTUNE WITH VERB FORMS/PATTERNS (1B1)

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SPIN THE WHEEL AND TELL ME WHETHER THE VERB IS FOLLOWED BY INFINITIVE OR GERUND TO PRACTISE

IN CLASS WE CAN ALSO PLAY…. THANKS TO CRISTINA CABAL´S WONDERFUL POST

  • Go to wheeldecide.com. Ask students to tell you verbs followed by gerund first, and then verbs followed by the “to” infinitive. Feed the wheel with these verbs.
  • Explain that in this activity they will need to seat in a circle in groups of 4.
  • Explain that you will write on the board the beginning of a story and then, in their groups, they will need to continue it.
  • Write on the board the beginning of a story. You can use this Short Story Generator.
  • Spin the wheel.
  • To make sure students will use the verb in the correct way, ask them to tell you whether the verb displayed in the wheel is followed by infinitive or gerund.
  • The oldest person in the group will start telling the story using the target verb in the wheel.
  • Give the student one minute to continue the story and then spin the wheel again for the next student.
  • If a student cannot come up with an idea to continue the story, he’s eliminated.
  • Continue until there is only one student left. This student will be the winner if he manages to give the story in his group a suitable ending.

Source: Wheel Decide | VERB FORMS/PATTERNS 1B1

VERB PATTERNS 1B2 (1B2)

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  • 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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YOU CAN ALSO TRY WITH MUSIC AND SONGS:

Gerunds or infinitives – songs

REPORTED SPEECH (1B2)

THESE PEOPLE  AND THEIR FAMOUS QUOTES WILL ALSO BE REMEMBERED BY FUTURE GENERATIONS.

HOW DO WE USE REPORTED SPEECH IN ENGLISH?

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THIS IS ALL ABOUT REPORTING STATEMENTS BUT HOW DIFFERENT IT IS TO REPORT QUESTIONS AND / OR ORDERS AND COMMANDS?

 

MARK ZUCKERBERG´S HEARING OVER DATA MISUSE (1B2)

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“Imagine if all the data used by the Sorting Hat — every photo you loved, every opinion you agreed with, every famous person’s quote you didn’t like — could be bought, sold, and even stolen. If someone got their hands on that information, they’d know a lot about you. And they’d know a lot about your friends, too. Online personality quizzes work their magic in much the same way. If you’ve ever downloaded a personality quiz through Facebook, you may be one of the thousands of people who unwittingly supplied information about yourself and your friends for use in highly targeted psychological profiles exploited in the 2016 presidential campaign…”

MARK ZUCKERBERG, FOUNDER, CHAIRMAN AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF “FACEBOOK” TESTIFIED BEFORE THE AMERICAN CONGRESS LAST WEDNESDAY OVER THE “CAMBRIDGE ANALYTICA” SCANDAL.

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HE ANSWERED QUESTIONS FROM MORE THAN 40 DIFFERENT SENATORS…QUESTIONS LIKE SENATOR NELSON ´S:

“How can American consumers trust folks like your company?”

ZUCKERBERG, HOWEVER, MADE DIFFERENT STATEMENTS ON THE MATTER:

  • “This is a complex issue that deserves more than a one-word answer,” Zuckerberg said.
  • “We face a number of important issues around privacy, safety and democracy”
  • “You will have some hard questions for me to answer”

THESE ARE QUOTES FROM THE HEARING (DIRECT SPEECH), BUT WHAT DID ZUCKERBERG SAY LAST WEDNESDAY?

He said that…….. (INDIRECT OR REPORTED SPEECH)

HOW MANY CHANGES WOULD YOU NEED TO MAKE TO THE SENTENCES ABOVE TO REPORT HIS WORDS?

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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 mustn’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

Smart Up Your English

LEARN NEW WORDS, EXPRESSIONS, PHRASES...

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Adrian Underhill's Pronunciation Site

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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