CLASS JOURNAL (B1.1)

TO KEEP-UP-TO DATE TO WHAT WE HAVE BEEN DOING IN CLASS AND WHAT YOU´RE SUPPOSED TO BE DOING AT HOME

WEEK 13th OCTOBER  2020 AHEAD:

  • FORMAL 45-MINUTE COURSE PRESENTATION
  • ALL THE DOCUMENTS CAN BE DOWNLOADED FROM MY DROPBOX   FOLDER B1.1 2020-21
  • Writing task in AULES :WRITE AN EMAIL TO YOUR TEACHER ABOUT YOU & YOUR EXPERIENCE LEARNING ENGLISH LAST YEAR (120 words).  DEADLINE= THURSDAY 15th October. Remember that you can also use my email: mcargobeeoival@gmail.com
  • GETTING TO KNOW YOUR TEACHER (SPEAKING) + PREZI PRESENTATION
  • ORAL MEDIATION (INTERVIEW YOUR PARTNER & INTRODUCE HIM/HER TO THE CLASS) + ERROR CORRECTION
  • KAHOOT GAME (to review content of the previous year)
  • INTRODUCING ENGLISH FILE ONLINE PRACTICE
  • HOMEWORK: You should be working in unit 1 (all the information & guidelines are on AULES)

WEEK 19th OCTOBER  2020 AHEAD:

  • ASK ME SOME QUESTIONS (BOARD GAME) extra handout + FEEDBACK
  • PRONUNCIATION (page 11)
  • BLIND DATES (BLOG)
  • LISTENING (page 11)
  • HOMEWORK: (VOCABULARY ON DESCRIPTIONS & THINGS YOU WEAR, ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY FOR NEXT THURSDAY)

WEEK 26th OCTOBER  2020 AHEAD:

  • PRONUNCIATION (THIRD PERSON SINGULAR) (extra handout)

          PRONUNCIATION (3rd person singular)

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  • DESCRIBING PEOPLE (APPEARANCE & PERSONALITY): SPEAKING (FIND THE DIFFERENCES)

          DESCRIBING PEOPLE

  • SPEAKING (page 11) + TEACHER’S FEEDBACK
  • WRITING: (FEEDBACK ON WRITING EMAILS) (extra handout)

        useful-phrases-for-informal-emails-and-letters

  • WRITING (page 199)
  • HOMEWORK: WRITE YOUR PROFILE FOLLOWING THE GUIDELINES ON PAGE 199 (5 paragraphs etc…) (125 words) DEADLINE:THURSDAY 5th NOVEMBER

WEEK 5th NOVEMBER AHEAD

  • MASKED SINGER: STUDENTS DESCRIBE FAMOUS SINGERS (fedback)
  • CLOTHES: SPEAKING page 12 (ex. d) (PRESENT SIMPLE FOR ROUTINES)
  • GRAMMAR 3a:THE PRESENT CONTINUOUS (USES)
  • LISTENING (page 13)
  • VOCABULARY : PREPOSITIONS OF PLACE
  • USING ENGLISH FILE ONLINE PRACTICE: DICTATION, LISTENING, VOCABULARY etc…
  • SPEAKING: AT AN ART GALLERY (Students describe a similar picture & try to find 10 differences) + feedback

        AT AN ART GALLERY

  • HOMEWORK: FINISH UNIT 1 
  • TASK:
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    GO ONLINE AND CHOOSE A PAINTING OF A PERSON DOING SOMETHING. BE READY TO TALK ABOUT IT IN CLASS.

    • WHO IS THE PERSON? WHO ARE THE PEOPLE?  WHAT ARE THEY  DOING?
    •  WHAT DO THEY LOOK LIKE?
    • WHAT DO YOU THINK THEY ARE LIKE?
    •  HOW DO YOU THINK THEY FEEL?

WEEK 12th NOVEMBER AHEAD

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  • MIMING THE PRESENT CONTINUOUS (PRACTICE)
  • PAINTINGS (ORAL EXPRESSION PRACTICE)+ feedback
  • ERROR CORRECTION from your PROFILES (extra handout)
  • LISTENING TEST
  • HOMEWORK: DO THE ACTIVITIES SUGGESTED BOTH IN AULES & IN MY BLOG FOR UNIT 2A (pages 24-25), especially VOCABULARY BANK (page 238) + REVISION OF REGULAR & IRREGULAR VERBS

ERROR CORRECTION

WEEK 19th NOVEMBER AHEAD

  • HOLIDAYS (VOCABULARY BRAINSTORMING ABOUT TYPICAL ACTIVITIES)
  • TALK IN PAIRS (page 238)
  • HOW MUCH DO YOU REMEMBER ABOUT MARTA´STORY? (LISTENING page 24) You need both regular & irregular verbs
  • GRAMMAR (page 25)
  • PRONUNCIATION OF -ED ENDINGS + EXTRA HANDOUT (-ed sounds)(CONVERSATION TO FILL IN, WORK ON PRONUNCIATION & READ ALOUD)
  • IRREGULAR VERBS (page 250) + activities in my blog
  • USEFUL LANGUAGE FOR SHOWING INTEREST (page 25)
  • SPEAKING: INTERVIEW YOUR PARTNER ABOUT HIS/HER LAST HOLIDAY USING THE QUESTIONS on page 25
  • HOMEWORK: REMEMBER TO BRING A PHOTO ON YOUR MOBILE TAKEN ON ONE OF YOUR LAST HOLIDAYS (FOR SPEAKING PAIRWORK) + DO THE ACTIVITIES SUGGESTED BOTH IN AULES & IN MY BLOG FOR UNIT 2B (pages 26-27),
  • PRONUNCIATION OF -ED ENDINGS (1B1) (OPTIONAL)

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WEEK 26th NOVEMBER AHEADSaveSave

  • QUESTIONS ABOUT MY LAST HOLIDAY (using mentimeter.com )
  • PHOTOS ON YOUR MOBILE (INTERVIEW YOUR PARTNER) (SPEAKING)
  • THAT´S ME IN THE PICTURE (BOOK) (PHOTO on page 26)
  • PAST CONTINUOUS & PAST SIMPLE (DIFFERENCES)
  • LISTEN TO THE SOUNDS & WRITE A SENTENCE USING THESE TENSES (page 27 exercise c)
  • LISTENING (page 27) try to give me as many details as possible
  • SPEAKING (page 27)
  • DESCRIBING A PHOTO (page 200)
  • HOMEWORK: WRITING TASK Nº 3: DESCRIBING YOUR FAVOURITE PHOTO (page 200) FOLLOWING THE GUIDELINES OF PAGE 200 ( 3 paragraphs, & answering the questions in exercise b, 125 words) DEADLINE = 1st December (Thursday sub-groups) & 3rd December for (Tuesday sub-groups)
  • DO THE ACTIVITIES SUGGESTED BOTH IN AULES & IN MY BLOG FOR UNIT 2C (pages 28-29)

WEEK 3rd DECEMBER AHEAD

  • TELLING PERSONAL ANECDOTES ( SPEAKING) (extra handout)
  • ONE DARK OCTOBER EVENING (TELL ME THE STORY) (page 28)
  • TIME SEQUENCERS & CONNECTORS (BLOG)
  • CONNECTORS PRACTICE: SENTENCE RACE (extra handout)
  • VIDEO LISTENING (page 29) WATCH THE VIDEO & TELL ME WHAT HAPPENED
  • HOMEWORK: HAVE A LOOK AT AULES OR MY BLOG (B1.1) WHERE I ASSIGNED WORK FOR TWO DAYS IN DECEMBER: UNITS 3A & 3B + THE TASKS (ORAL & WRITTEN)
  • REMEMBER YOU HAVE YOUR 1st BOOK PRESENTATION IN JANUARY, SO HAVE A LOOK AT THE MATERIAL ON MY BLOG

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WEEK 7th JANUARY AHEAD

  • WARM-UP (SPEAKING BRIEFLY ABOUT YOUR CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY) giving definitions of words related to Christmas
  • WORD GAMES (EXERCISE d+ e)
  • GRAMMAR: DEFINING RELATIVE CLAUSES : WHO/ WHICH / THAT / WHERE/ WHEN (page 43) + exercises on page 217
  • VOCABULARY & SPEAKING: PARAPHRASING (page 43) (a+b+c+d+e)
  • PRONUNCIATION (SILENT “e”) (page 43)
  • SPLIT CROSSWORD (pages 189+ 195)
  • HOUSEWORK: VOCABULARY on page 240
  • HOMEWORK: WORK IN UNIT 4A (pages 54/ 55)

WEEK 14th JANUARY AHEAD

  • PASS THE WORD (REVISION GAME DEFINING WORDS) (blog)
  • HOUSEWORK QUESTIONNAIRE (page 54) SPEAKING
  • THE PRESENT PERFECT (FORM & USES WITH ADVERBS YET, JUST & ALREADY)
  • GRAMMAR (page 54-55)
  • ORAL PRACTICE WITH ACTIVITIES YOU HAVE ALREADY DONE THIS MORNING, ACTIVITIES YOU HAVEN DONE YET)
  • LISTEN TO SOME SOUNDS & SAY WHAT HAS JUST HAPPENED.(page 55)
  • HOMEWORK: FINISH ALL THE WORK IN UNIT 4A
  • SHOPPING VOCABULARY (page 241)

WEEK 21st JANUARY AHEAD

  • SEVERAL ACTIVITIES TO PRACTISE PRESENT PERFECT WIH ALREADY, JUST & YET
  • HAS HE DONE IT YET? (page 190) Practise ALREADY / YET
  • WHAT HAS JUST HAPPENED? PRACTISE JUST (material below)
  • REVIEW THE “SHOPPING” VOCABULARY (page 241)
  • LISTENING TEST. OR FIRST BOOK (depending on the groups) + feedback
  • HOMEWORK: UNIT 4B WORK & DO THE EXERCISES ASSIGNED ON AULES & IN MY BLOG

WHAT HAS JUST HAPPENED_

WEEK 28th JANUARY AHEADSaveSavSaveSave

  • LISTENING TEST. OR FIRST BOOK (depending on the groups) + feedback
  • SHOPPING & CHAIN STORES (SPEAKING (on page. )
  • EXTRA VIDEO LISTENING (not in the book) SHOPPING IN THE UK (extra handout)
  • “HAVE YOU EVER BOUGHT ANYTHING ONLINE?” DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE PRESENT PERFECT & THE SIMPLE PAST
  • SPEAKING PRACTICE: HAVE YOU EVER…? YES, I HAVE. or I HAVE NEVER……
  • HOMEWORK: UNIT 4C WORK & DO THE EXERCISES ASSIGNED ON AULES & IN MY BLOG

SHOPPING IN THE UK

WEEK 4th FEBRUARY AHEADSaveSave

  • “HAVE YOU EVER …?” (SPEAKING PRACTICE ACTIVITY FOR REVISION)
  • WEEKENDS (page 58)
  • ADJECTIVES ENDING IN-ED & -ING
  • SOMEBODY, ANYBODY, NOBODY ETC…. (GRAMMAR & SPEAKING PRACTICE)
  • WRITTEN EXPRESSION TEST
  • HOMEWORK: WHAT DID YOU DO LAST WEEKEND? + START WORKING IN UNIT 5A

WEEK 11th FEBRUARY AHEAD

  • “DID YOU HAVE A GOOD WEEKEND?” (SPEAKING (page 59)
  • What did you do last weekend? Did you go out or stay in? (Blog/ talking photos)
  • I WANT IT NOW!! (page 68) HOW FAST IS YOUR LIFE?
  • NUMBERS IN STATISTICS (page 68-69)
  • DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ADJECTIVES & ADVERBS (page 69(
  • COMPARISONS: GRAMMAR BANK+ EXTRA PRACTICE: “HOW CAN YOU COMPARE?”
  • LISTENING PRACTICE (page 69)
  • HOMEWORK: UNIT 5 B / ESPECIALLY THE VOCABULARY ON DESCRIBING A TOWN & CITY (page 70)

WEEK 18th FEBRUARY AHEAD

  • PRACTICE WITH COMPARATIVES: COMPARING VALENCIA & NEW YORK(blog)
  • INTRODUCING THE SUPERLATIVE & PRACTICE IN UNIT 5B (pages 70-71)LISTENING & SPEAKING
  • SUPERLATIVE TRIVIAL (extra handout)
  • HOMEWORK: DESCRIBE THE CITY OR TOWN WHERE YOU LIVE (following the guidelines of page 202) (5 paragraphs & 125-150 words). DEADLINE (TUESDAY 23rd FEBRUARY for THURSDAY GROUPS) & Thusrday 25th FEBRUARY for TUESDAY GROUPS + UNIT 5C

WEEK 25th FEBRUARY AHEAD

  • SUPERLATIVE FORTUNES (BLOG)
  • PRACTICE : COMPARATIVE OR SUPERLATIVE? (extra handout) GRAMMAR + SPEAKING
  • THE BEST & WORST IN TOWN (extra handout) SPEAKING
  • ERROR CORRECTION FROM THE WRITING “THE PLACE WHERE I LIVE” (extra handout)
  • VIDEO LISTENING: CHICAGO (extra handout)
  • HOW MUCH? HOW MANY ? GENERAL REVISION OF THE CONCEPT OF COUNTABLE & UNCOUNTABLE & QUANTIFIERS (BLOG+ UNIT 5C
  • HOMEWORK: REVIEW QUANTIFIERS & FINISH ALL THE ACTIVITIES ASSIGNED FOR UNIT 5B + STUDY OPPOSITE VERBS (on page 243)

WEEK 4th MARCH AHEAD

  • SHOPPING LIST (COUNTABLE & UNCOUNTABLE NOUNS) (extra handout)
  • HOW MUCH? HOW MANY? (SPEAKING ACTIVITY (extra handout)
  • TOO MUCH/ TOO MANY / NOT ENOUGH/ ETC… (MAKING EXCUSES)(extra handout)
  • LISTENING TO DOCTORS & HEALTH MYTHS (extra handout)
  • HOMEWORK: DO THE EXERCISES ASSIGNED IN UNIT 6C

WEEK 11th & 23 rd MARCH AHEAD

  • ALL I HAVE TO DO IS DREAM (BLOG)
  • SPEAKING page 88 + WHAT DO DREAMS MEAN?
  • REVIEW OF GRAMMAR FORMS (page 89)
  • THE FUTURE: WILL +GOING TO + PRESENT CONTINUOUS (differences)
  • PRACTICE OF THE DIFFERENT FUTURE FORMS (extra handouts)
  • SPEAKING WITH A VARIETY OF TENSES (PRESENT, PAST & FUTURE)
  • HOMEWORK: VERB FORMS (page 244) + SOME ACTIVITIES UNITS 7A & 7B

WEEK 26th MARCH AHEAD

  • TALK ABOUT IT (extra handout) SPEAKING PRACTICE
  • MUSIC THAT I LIKE / DON´T LIKE…”I WANT TO BREAK FREE”
  • PRESENTATION ABOUT THE USE OF THE INFINITIVE & GERUND (BLOG)
  • FULL INFINITIVE (PRACTICE + extra handout) “I´M GOING TO TELL YOU ABOUT…”
  • QUESTIONS WITH GERUNDS (extra handout)
  • FORMAL LANGUAGE & FORMAL EMAILS (page 203)
  • LISTENING COMPREHENSION
  • HOMEWORK: WRITE A FORMAL EMAIL (activity on page 203) 125-150 words DEADLINE 1st APRIL (THURSDAY SUBGROUPS) 6th APRIL (TUESDAY SUBGROUPS)+ DO UNIT 8A (EASTER HOMEWORK)

WEEK 13th APRIL AHEAD

ERROR CORRECTION (EMAILS OF COMPLAINT)

UNIT 8A: SHOULD I STAY OR SHOULD I GO?

EXTRA LISTENING COMPREHENSION

EXPRESSIONS TO GIVE ADVICE

  1. SHOULD … I think you should…..drink less coffee SHOULDN´T…  you shouldn´t…. drink coffee
  2. Why don’t you …?       (drink less coffee?)
  3. I think it ´s  a good idea to … (drink less coffee)
  4. I think it isn´t a good idea to… // I don´t think it´s a good idea to…
  5. IMPERATIVE FORMS   Drink less coffee! // Don´t drink  coffee!
  6. What about…  + -ING?
  7. How about… +-ING?
  8. You could ….
  9. Have you tried…+ -ING?
  10. If I were you, I´d…

ORAL PRACTICE: GIVING ADVICE

HOMEWORK: WRITTEN TASK: “A friend of yours has written to you asking for advice. He/she has his/her final English exams in May and thinks he/ she won’t pass. What can he /she do to improve his/her English? Write an email cheering him/her up and giving him/her suitable advice.” USE A VARIETY OF PHRASES TO INTRODUCE ADVICE (125-150 words) DEADLINE: 20th APRIL

UNIT 7C

WEEK 20th APRIL AHEAD

  • HAVE YOU EVER…? SPEAKING PRACTICE (page 102)
  • SPEAKING ABOUT THE EXPERIMENT (READING)
  • GRAMMAR: page 103 (exercises a+b+c+d)
  • BOARD SUMMARY; MODAL VERBS OF OBLIGATION, PROHIBITION & LACK OF OBLIGATION
  • BLOG PRESENTATION
  • SPEAKING PRACTICE: e.g.. “Tell me 3 things you must do if you want to improve your English
  • COMMUNICATION (pages 191 & 196)
  • WRITING PRODUCTION (your 2nd book)
  • HOMEWORK: Study the grammar of the FIRST CONDITIONAL (UNIT 8B) & DO THE EXERCISES THAT GO WITH IT

WEEK 27th APRIL AHEAD

  • ERROR CORRECTION BASED ON WRITTEN SENTENCES FROM YOUR 2nd BOOK (extra handout)
  • SPEAKING ABOUT THE EXPERIMENT IN THE CLASS BEFORE(READING)
  • HOW WELL DO YOU THINK YOU COULD DO THIS EXPERIMENT IN ENGLISH?
  • VIDEO LISTENING (LEARNING A LANGUAGE) (extra handout)
  • EXAMPLES OF THE 1st CONDITIONAL
  • BLOG PRACTICE What will happen if…?”
  • 1st CONDITIONAL RACE (extra handout)
  • THE CONDITIONAL IN SONGS: INTRODUCING THE 2nd CONDITIONAL
  • HOMEWORK: Study the grammar of the 2nd CONDITIONAL (UNIT 9A (page 228) & VOCABULARY BANK: ANIMALS (page 247)

WEEK 4th MAY AHEAD

  • ANIMAL QUIZ
  • SECOND CONDITIONAL (BLOG PRESENTATION)
  • FIRST & SECOND CONDITIONAL BOARD GAME
  • READING & USE OF ENGLISH TEST
  • HOMEWORK: Study the grammar of UNIT 9B(page 228): THE PRESENT PERFECT WITH “FOR” & “SINCE”

WEEK 11th MAY AHEAD

  • WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF…? (SPEAKING EXERCISE on page 129)
  • COMMON PHOBIAS (BLOG)
  • FEAROF. UNIT 9B (page 130)
  • FOR & SINCE & THE PRESENT PERFECT (page 131)
  • EXTRA PRACTICE FOR & SINCE & THE PRESENT PERFECT (extra handout)
  • CONTINUOUS ASSESSMENT & RESULTS
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