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GRAMMAR PRACTICE

THE PASSIVE II (1 B2)

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IS THIS ACTIVE OR PASSIVE? HOW DO YOU KNOW?

YOU CAN also HAVE A LOOK IN YOUR BOOK ON PAGE 147

BUT BE CAREFUL!

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DO I HAVE TO ? (1B1)

DO YOU KNOW WHO SINGS THIS POPULAR SONG?

YOU DON´T HAVE TO BE RICH TO BE MY GIRL

YOU DON´T NEED TO BE COOL TO RULE MY WORLD…

SO, LET´S TALK ABOUT OBLIGATION AND ABSENCE OF OBLIGATION ….

WHAT MODAL VERBS DO YOU USE FOR ADVICE?

THE PASSIVE (1B2)

THESE ARE SOME NEWS STORIES I COULD FIND IN NEWSPAPERS LAST YEAR… AS YOU CAN SEE THE PASSIVE IS USED IN A VARIETY OF TENSES…..3297

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TEN people were killed and 15 wounded in a suspected terrorist attack in the main tourist hub of Turkey’s largest city Istanbul.

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Carles Puigdemont was elected with 62 votes from Junts pel Sí and eight from the CUP in an unusually brief session.

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Princess Cristina will be tried   as accomplice in open court in January 2016 for tax fraud.

She could be jailed for up to 6.5 years.

THE PASSIVE IS VERY OFTEN USED IN THE NEWS

WHEN DO WE USE THE PASSIVE?

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GAME 2

GAME 3

REMEMBER TO READ THE GRAMMAR ON PAGE 147 AND DO THE PRACTICE EXERCISES ABOUT THE PASSIVE  FOR NEXT WEDNESDAY.

CAN YOU FIND ANY OTHER NEWS STORIES IN NEWSPAPERS WHERE THE PASSIVE IS USED?

BASIC MODAL VERBS OF OBLIGATION (1B1)

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YOU MUST STOP RIGHT NOW.(OBLIGATION)

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YOU MUSTN´T TAKE PHOTOS INSIDE (PROHIBITION)

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YOU DON´T HAVE TO WORRY. (IT´S NOT NECESSARY = LACK OF OBLIGATION /NEED)

GRAMMAR EXPLANATION IN SPANISH

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GRAMMAR  IN ENGLISH + PRACTICE

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MODAL VERBS FOR DEDUCTION (1B2)

LISTEN TO TWO DIFFERENT SAMPLES OF TWO  VERY POPULAR SONGS WITH A SIMILAR TITLE.

CAN YOU REMEMBER THEIR TITLE? WHO ARE THEY BY?

WHAT´S THE DIFFERENCE IN MEANING BETWEEN THE TWO TITLES?

Post your grammar explanation and we´ll  keep in touch!

   IT MUST  BE   LOVE

         MODAL VERB  +  (SIMPLE) TO INFINITIVE         

         PRESENT    DEDUCTION           (CERTAINTY)   

IT MUST HAVE BEEN LOVE         

      MODAL VERB  +   PERFECT INFINITIVE                       

                                         HAVE + PAST PARTICIPLE                 

            PAST DEDUCTION    (CERTAINTY)

THIS KIND OF LANGUAGE IS VERY USEFUL BECAUSE WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT A PHOTO  IN ORAL INTERVIEWS, YOU´RE SPECULATING ALL THE TIME….

 

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WHAT  LOGICAL DEDUCTIONS CAN YOU MAKE ON THE PHOTOS BELOW?

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SUSPENDEN PRIMEROS ACTOS FALLEROS A CAUSA DE LA LLUVIA Y EL VIENTO

BASIC QUANTIFIERS (REVISION) (A2)

 

MODAL VERBS IN SONGS (LOW B2)

 

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CLICK ON THE PICTURES ABOVE TO LISTEN TO THE SONGS.

 

WHICH MODAL VERBS CAN YOU SPOT?

WHAT DIFFERENT MEANINGS CONVEY THE DIFFERENT MODAL VERBS?

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ATTENTION INFOYOU CAN READ THE GRAMMAR REFERENCE ON PAGES 142-143 

Read more at http://www.englishgrammar.org/talking-possibility/#oRuHdKDHPM5f4kUS.99

THE PAST PERFECT (1B2)

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THE BEST BENCH IN THE WORLD (A2)(1B1)

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DO YOU KNOW THIS BENCH? WHERE IS IT? WHY IS IT FAMOUS?

PEOPLE SAY IT´S THE NICEST BENCH IN THE WORLD AT THE MOMENT. BUT WHY?

FROM THERE YOU CAN GET THE MOST BEAUTIFUL VIEWS OF THE CLIFFS.

THERE YOU HAVE SOME SUPERLATIVE FORMS. LET´S HAVE A LOOK AT THE PRESENTATION BELOW-

YOU CAN ALSO HAVE A LOOK IN YOUR BOOK ON PAGE 134

SUPERLATIVE QUIZ

SUPERLATIVE QUIZ

VALENCIA , NEW YORK (1B1)

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HOW FAR IS FROM VALENCIA TO NEW YORK? 6.048 km

HOW CAN YOU COMPARE THESE TWO CITIES?

THINK ABOUT THE SCENERY, THE WEATHER, THE PEOPLE, THE COST OF LIVING, THE LIFESTYLE, THE CUSTOMS, POLLUTION, CARS AND TRAFFIC, TRANSPORT, SHOPPING, FESTIVALS, GENERAL ATMOSPHERE…..

USE WORDS SUCH AS….

BIG                                        MODERN               COSMOPOLITAN              FRIENDLY                                              LIVELY                                 HOT                        CROWDED                          SAFE                                     COLD                                    POPULAR              NOISY                                  UNFRIENDLY                                                       CALM                                   DIRTY                     STRESSFUL                        EXCITING                            FAMOUS                             DANGEROUS        POPULATED                      TRADITIONAL                                                CHEAP                                 EXCITING              PEACEFUL                         GOOD

 

WHICH OF THESE TWO SONGS ABOUT NEW YORK IS BETTER?

HOW CAN YOU COMPARE?

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