CLASSWORK (1 B2 )

 

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To be up-to-date with what we´ve been doing in the classroom and homework:

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WEEK 8th OCTOBER  2018 AHEAD:

  • FORMAL COURSE PRESENTATION: ALL THE DOCUMENTS CAN BE DOWNLOADED FROM MY DROPBOX    002013241_dropbox   FOLDER 1B2 2018-19
  • https://mcargobe.wordpress.com
  • TOUR MY BLOG AND GET FAMILIAR WITH IT. READ MY LATEST POSTS.
  • GETTING TO KNOW YOUR TEACHER. DO YOU NEED TO DO ANY REVISION ON QUESTION FORMS? (PREZI PRESENTATION IN CLASS)
  • GETTING TO KNOW MY CLASSMATES (SPEAKING) Feedback on mistakes
  • HOMEWORK:     GRAMMAR: QUESTION FORMS QUESTION FORMS (HANDOUT)
  • LANGUAGE RESEARCH (SPEAKING/ DEBATE) Cards with statements for students to agree or disagree, express their opinion and give reasonsLANGUAGE RESEARCH
  • PLAY KAHOOT (INITIAL REVISION TEAM GAME)https://play.kahoot.it/#/k/639382b5-5865-4adb-bc0a-c9213f56ab22
  • QUESTION FORMS (Go over homework)
  • PHOTOS ON MY MOBILE  (BLOG) (Elicit suitable questions about the photo for the teacher to answer)
  • HOMEWORK:

         BRING ONE OF THE LATEST PHOTOS ON YOUR MOBILE   

        (& BE READY TO ANWER ALL KIND OF QUESTIONS ABOUT IT)  

        DESCRIBING A PICTURE

WEEK 15th OCTOBER AHEAD:
  • RE-ORDER QUESTIONS IN PAIRS AND HAVE A CONVERSATION (feedback from the teacher) KEY A +B

QUESTION FORMS (KEY)

  • PHOTOS ON MY MOBILE (BLOG): ELICIT SUITABLE QUESTIONS ABOUT THE PHOTO FROM STUDENTS) (+TEACHER´S FEEDBACK)
  • DESCRIBING PICTURES
  • “THINGLINK”: CREATING A GET-TO-KNOW INTERACTIVE PHOTO (BLOG)
  • HOMEWORK: READING & VOCABULARY (pages 4 and 5) (compulsory)
  •                            CREATING AN INTERACTIVE PHOTO (optional)
  • WHY DID THEY CALL YOU THAT? (BLOG VIDEO)
  • SPEAKING & LISTENING (page 4)
  • PRONUNCIATION: VOWEL SOUNDS+ QUICK REVIEW OF THE 12 ENGLISH VOWELS
  • READING & VOCABULARY( Pages 4-5)
  • SPEAKING ABOUT THE BENEFITS OF READING ALOUD IN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE

(BLOG) mcargobe.wordpress.com/2018/10/17/reading-aloud-low-b2/

  • USES OF THE STUDENTS´DVD ROM: LISTENING, READING, PRONUNCIATION…)
  • SPEAKING (page 5) PAIRWORK
  • HOMEWORK: GET READY TO ANSWER THE QUESTIONS (SPEAKING page 5)

                                     Do research about the personality traits of your name (optional)

                                     GRAMMAR WORK UNIT 1A (page 132)

WEEK 21st OCTOBER AHEAD:

  • SPEAKING: DISCUSSION ABOUT NAMES (teacher´s feedback)
  • BRAND NAMES: LISTENING & SPEAKING (page 6)
  • BLOG: THE ORIGIN OF SOME SPANISH BRAND NAMES
  • SPEAKING : PAIRWORK “KINDLE & IMAC” (pages 6 & 104)
  • GRAMMAR: PRONOUNS (page 132)
  • TALK FOR A MINUTE (BOARD GAME)

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  • HOMEWORK: CHECK OUT GRAMMAR 1A WITH THE KEY (page 132)

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                                     ADJECTIVE SUFFIXES (page 152) PART 1

  • TALK FOR A MINUTE (SPIN THE WHEEL) BLOG (SPEAKING)+ feedback
  • COLOUR: TRUE COLOURS (page 8 + 104)
  • ADJECTIVE SUFFIXES (PART 1) (page 152)
  • WORD STRESS + SPEAKING (page 8)
  • HOMEWORK: ADJECTIVE SUFFIXES (PART 2,3 & 4) (page 152)

                                    GRAMMAR ADJECTIVES (page 133)

WEEK 29th OCTOBER AHEAD:

  • WARM-UP: ADJECTIVES (ORALLY)

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  • GO OVER HOMEWORK (pages 152 and 133)
  • SPEAKING PRACTICE: “GOOD, BETTER, BEST” (GRAMMAR + SPEAKING) + feedback

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  • LISTENING (page 9): COLOUR ANALYSIS
  • HOMEWORK: LISTEN AGAIN AT HOME (with the tapescript: DVD ROM)

                                    WRITING : Read the writing model text on page 113 (1: a+b+c)

  • COMMENTS ON THE LISTENING SCRIPT
  • TALK TO A PARTNER (page 9) + teacher´s feedback
  • SPEAKING & WRITING ( page 11)
  • WRITING (page 113)
  • PLAY KAHOOT ON THE CONTENTS OF UNIT 1 (to review most of what we´ve done in October)

https://mcargobe.wordpress.com/2018/10/10/gamification-to-review-content-kahoot-1b2/

  • HOMEWORK: VOCABULARY BANK (HOLIDAYS) page 153 for Monday

                                     WRITING (for Wednesday) (200 words)

                                     Describe your favourite room following the guidelines on page 113

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WEEK 5th NOVEMBER AHEAD:

  • HOLIDAY (BLOG POST) REVIEW THE ENGLISH DIPTHONGS

mcargobe.wordpress.com/2018/11/05/diphthongs-b1-revision/

  • VIDEO: PRACTICAL ENGLISH VIDEO (activities on page 12)(CD ROM material)
  • HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE THAT PIECE OF FURNITURE? (BLOG WARM-UP)
  • VOCABULARY 1a (page 14)
  • VOCABULARY BANK : holidays (page 153)
  • 1 e,f,g (page 14) LISTENING & SPEAKING
  • LISTENING (a + b) page 15
  • HAVE YOU EVER HAD A PROBLEM AT THE AIRPORT? (SPEAKING ABOUT A PERSONAL ANECDOTE)
  • HOMEWORK :  GET READY TO TALK ABOUT A PROBLEM YOU´VE EVER HAD AT                               THE AIRPORT (SPEAKING ACTIVITY)
  • VOCABULARY CARD GAME (defining objects & actions related to holidays)

           It´s a thing / object / device / gadget ……   

          It´s made of….   / It can be made of….

          It´s used for…. / It´s used to……

          It´s what you do when……/ It´s an action you do when……

          It´s what can happen to you if / when…..

 

  • SPEAKING: PERSONAL ANECDOTE AT THE AIRPORT + FEEDBACK
  • READING & SPEAKING (page 15) + feedback
  • HOMEWORK: PRESENT SIMPLE / CONTINUOUS (page 134) +SPEAKING page 17 (CONVERSATION STRATEGIES TO KEEP THE CONVERSATION GOING) Choose 2 bubbles to talk about

WEEK 12th NOVEMBER AHEAD:

  • GO OVER HOMEWORK (page 134)
  • COMMUNICATIVE (SPEAKING): ASK ME A QUESTION (extra photocopy)

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  • WRITING : LEARNING MAZE (POSITIVE & NEGATIVE FEEDBACK ((teamwork on error correction)

          LEARNING MAZE NOVEMBER 2018

  • HOMEWORK:  SPEAKING page 17 (CONVERSATION STRATEGIES TO KEEP THE CONVERSATION GOING) Choose 2 bubbles to talk about +VOCABULARY ON SHOPS (PAGE 154) for next Thursday
  • HOW TO WRITE AN INFORMAL EMAIL+  USEFUL LANGUAGE (extra handout)

INFORMAL EMAILS B2

  • HOW TO KEEP THE CONVERSATION GOING: ECHO QUESTIONS + PRACTICE & FEEDBACK (page 17)
  • DESCRIBING HOLIDAY PHOTOS + TEACHER´S FEEDBACK

SPEAKING

DESCRIBING PHOTOS (ORAL SKILLS)

  • HOMEWORK: VOCABULARY ON SHOPS (PAGE 154) for next MONDAY+ WRITE AN INFORMAL EMAIL  considering the task below  (200 words)  (for WEDNESDAY)

You´ve just had an incident at the airport (losing your luggage, forgetting to carry or pack something really important, a problem going though airport security, etc……) Write an email to one of your friends telling him / her:

  • When did it happen? What were you doing at the time? Had you done / been doing anything before that?
  • What happened?
  • How did you feel?

WEEK 19th NOVEMBER AHEAD:

  • PENNY LANE ( BLOG SONG) + WEBSITE TO WORK WITH MUSIC & HAVE /GET SOMETHING DONE (extra handout)

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  • SHOPS: VOCABULARY & EXPRESSIONS (page18 + page 154)
  • SPEAKING + LISTENING (page 19) REVIEW THE SCRIPT ON YOUR DVD
  • HOMEWORK: POSSESSIVE ´S (page 135) + GET YOUR EMAIL READY

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  1. Amparo Muñoz Climent

    Sorry… “who lives”

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  2. Hi Carmen:

    My name is María. I was born in Castellón, but I´m living in Valencia for twenty years. I came here to study Pharmacy sciences when I was eighteen. Later, I knew Javier and we decided to stay here, in Valencia.
    We have two children: Javier and Paula, they are nine and seven years old.

    I started to study English when I was at primary school, but I leaved it when I was at University, because I didn´t have free time enough. It´s a long time since I don´t study it. I remember any things of English grammar, but I have to do an effort to understand people talking to me in English language.

    I hope to learn very much. By the moment, I´m satisfied with the classes.

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  3. Carolina Navarro

    University Street, 5, Valencia
    November, 7th

    Dear Ana:

    How are you? I hope you had a nice weekend.

    I´m just writing you to tell you a few details about myself. I´m a librarian, but I´ve never worked in a library. At least, in a traditional library. My specialty is Internet and human computer interaction. I´m currently doing my PhD in this topic and I just returned from Madeira, where I’ve been making a stay in the university working on this.

    I’m working in a research department of the University of Valencia for eleven years, and I love my work. Usually it´s very hard and stressful, but it´s very interesting for me.

    In my free time I usually go to the cinema, theater, reading (I´m a librarian, so I love books) but my prefer activity is being with my friends, and go out to dinner or travel. Two years ago I went to London for first time and until this moment this is my favorite city on the world. I visited the most famous places in the city, like the Big Ben or the London Eye, and others more important for me like “The globe”, the Shakespeare´s theatre, or the British Library.

    Well, that´s all, for this moment.

    I hope to hear from you soon.

    Best regards,

    Carolina.

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  4. Carolina Navarro

    University Street, 5, Valencia
    November, 7th

    Dear Ana:

    How are you? I hope you had a nice weekend.

    I´m just writing you to tell you a few details about myself. I´m a librarian, but I´ve never worked in a library. At least, in a traditional library. My specialty is Internet and human computer interaction. I´m currently doing my PhD in this topic and I just returned from Madeira, where I’ve been making a stay in the university working on this.

    I’m working in a research department of the University of Valencia for eleven years, and I love my work. Usually it´s very hard and stressful, but it´s very interesting for me.

    In my free time I usually go to the cinema, theater, reading (I´m a librarian, so I love books) but my prefer activity is being with my friends, and go out to dinner or travel. Two years ago I went to London for first time and until this moment this is my favorite city on the world. I visited the most famous places in the city, like the Big Ben or the London Eye, and others more important for me like “The globe”, the Shakespeare´s theatre, or the British Library.

    Well, that´s all, for this moment.

    I hope to hear from you soon.

    Best regards,

    Carolina.

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  5. Hi Carmen,

    May you have the best of Christmas this year and all your dreams come true.

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!

    Clara Andrés ( your ex- student)

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  6. Hi Carmen and everyone!

    I´d like to share with us,that in Antiguo Reino, 15 street, there is a fantastic bookshop where you will find all kind of English books for adults and children for all levels, and a big selection of games like Trivial Pursuit ( in english).
    Also you can enjoy a cup of tea, coffee or beer while you have a conversation classes.

    I think is a great place for everyone who wants learn English and have a good time.

    This is the email-adress: http://www.ranabooks.es

    I hope you like it!

    Best wishes!

    Clara.

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  7. Hello, Carmen! I’m Olga Popova (1B2).
    I missed a lesson, when you did the test.
    So I’d like to ask you, if it’s possible, to do this test at another time. For example, when you have a lesson with the another group, I could come in and do the written part of the test.
    Tell me please, if it’s possible.
    Sorry for troubling.

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    • I´m terribly sorry Olga but as I tried to explain to you the other day in class ( and it´s in the course instructions), I don´t repeat continuous assessment tests.

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  8. Carmen, I coudn´t go to class this week because I´m very bussy. I want to wish you a Merry Cristmas and we will meet in 2017!!

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  9. Joan Ruiz Mestre

    Hello companions and you Carmen, I’m Joan (1B2… I guess) :

    Is the name of Joan helping or hurting me?

    I guess this name haven’t got any problem here, in València (or Catalunya and Illes Balears). But in other area of this wonderful country, nowadays, maybe is a tabu, a sort of dangerous word that sign a guy that is not a fellow.
    Also, most of the time, I can know the ideology of people if they say: ”chuan” or “juan” when they see my written name and call me just like that. So, it’s pretty useful.
    To finish I want to say that is a old name used by many people, common and powerful, nowadays and last centuries. It’s a rife name of this great land.

    c u soon

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