Category Archives: DOCTOR GRAMMAR

GRAMMAR PRACTICE

NOW & THEN… (1B2)

  • HAVE A CAREFUL LOOK AT THE PICTURE & DISCUSS THE DIFFERENCES THEY CAN SEE & THE DIFFERENCES THEY CAN GUESS EXIST BETWEEN THE FAMILY SHOWN IN THE PHOTO AND THEIR OWN FAMILY. (TRY TO USE USED TO, WOULD, PAST SIMPLE….)

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  • WATCH THIS VIDEO ADVERT. IT´S CALLED “GRANDPA” AND IT TRIES TO SHOW THAT THE LIFESTYLE ENJOYED BY OUR GRANDPARENTS CAN BE BENEFICIAL.

  • WATCH THE VIDEO TWICE & WRITE DOWN ANY DIFFERENCES THEY CAN SEE BETWEEN THE MAN TODAY AND HIS GRANDFATHER: healthy eating, stress,working conditions, means of transport, relationships, habits …….

(THANKS TO CRISTINA CABAL FOR THIS WONDERFUL IDEA)

http://www.cristinacabal.com

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THE GENERATION GAP: NOW & THEN (1B2)

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“AS A CHILD I USED TO BE VERY SHY AND PRETTY WELL-BEHAVED AT SCHOOL. HOWEVER, I REMEMBER PLAYING PRANKS AT HOME…. FOR EXAMPLE, I REMEMBER ONCE CUTTING OUR CAT´S WHISKERS…..SHE WENT ABSOLUTELY MAD!!!!!  I USED TO SPEND HOURS READING BECAUSE MY DAD, WHO USED TO BE AWAY FOR LONG PERIODS OF TIME, TAUGHT ME HOW TO READ WHEN I WAS 5, ……..AS YOU CAN SEE IN THE PHOTO ABOVE.

WHEN I WAS A KID I USED TO HAVE LONG HAIR AND I WOULD “PLAY ELASTICS“. HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF IT? I REALLY LOVED IT AND WAS QUITE GOOD AT IT. THIS IS THE SOUNDTRACK OF MY CHILDHOOD…… JUST FOR A LAUGH”

WHAT KIND OF CHILD WERE YOU……?

WHAT DID YOU USE TO DO?

THIS SONG IS CALLED ” SOMEBODY THAT I USED TO KNOW” IS IT POSSIBLE TO SAY “WOULD” IN THIS CONTEXT?

WHAT´S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THESE TWO FORMS WHEN TALKING ABOUT PAST HABITS?

LINKING WORDS (A2, B1)

LOOK AT THESE PICTURES:

I FELT ILL

 I WENT TO THE DOCTOR´S

I DIDN´T GO TO THE DOCTOR´S

HOW  CAN YOU LINK THESE TWO IDEAS?

  AND       (joins two ideas)

  BUT      ALTHOUGH         HOWEVER  (express contrast)

  BECAUSE    (reason)

  SO   (consequence)

HAVE / GET SOMETHING DONE (1B2)

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DO YOU UNDERSTAND THE STRUCTURE? LET´S HAVE A LOOK AT A JOKE…

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TODAY’S JOKE _______________________________________________________

Eye Testing

A man went to the optician’s to have his eyes tested.

The optician showed him a card.

“Can you read that?” he asked.

“No,” said the man.

The optician moved a little closer.

“Can you read it now?” he asked.

“No,” said the man.

So the optician came right next to him and said,

“Surely, you can read it now!”

“No”, said the man.” I can’t read.”

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CAUSATIVE

animated_arrow_11YOU CAN HAVE A LOOK AT THE GRAMMAR ON PAGE 146 (file 8A) 

PAST CONTINUOUS / PAST SIMPLE (1B1)

 

HOLIDAY SNAPS (1B1)

TODAY WE TALKED ABOUT HOLIDAYS. HAVE A LOOK AT THE PHOTO BELOW AND WRITE SUITABLE QUESTIONS IN ENGLISH TO ASK ME ABOUT MY LAST HOLIDAYS. WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO KNOW?

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giphy…….TO BRING A PHOTO ON YOUR MOBILE TAKEN ON YOUR LAST SUMMER HOLIDAY…

THE SIMPLE PAST (A2)(B1)

TRY THIS LINK

REMEMBER THERE´S A LIST OF IRREGULAR VERBS IN YOUR BOOK ON PAGE 164

PRESENT SIMPLE/ PRESENT CONTINUOUS (1B2)

BE CREFUL WITH NON-ACTION (STATIVE VERBS) AS THEY CAN´T USUALLY BE USED IN THE CONTINUOUS FORM

EXERCISES

ON HOLIDAY (1B1)

 

WHEN YOU HEAR THE WORD  “HOLIDAY”, WHAT ENGLISH WORDS CROSS YOUR MIND?

HELP ME MAKE A LIST. new-purple-animation(GO OVER  HOLIDAY VOCABULARY ON PAGE 152)

NOW HAVE A LOOK AT THE PHOTO BELOW TAKEN ON A MEMORABLE SUMMER HOLIDAY. (WELL… TO BE HONEST IT WAS TAKEN 4 YEARS AGO…..)

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I´D LIKE YOU TO FIND OUT AS MUCH INFORMATION AS POSSIBLE  ABOUT THIS MEMORABLE HOLIDAY, SO POST YOUR QUESTIONS.

WHY NOT CREATING A SCRAPBOOK WITH PHOTOS, VIDEO AND MUSIC WITH SMILEBOX:

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THE PRESENT CONTINUOUS (A2, 1B1)

LOOK AT THE PHOTO BELOW. WHAT´S THE GIRL DOING?

SHE´S PAINTING

LET´S HAVE A LOOK AT SOME OF THE RULES FOR THE PRESENT CONTINUOUS

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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