EVALUACIÓN DEL PROFESOR & CURSO 1B1 2017 (ENCUESTA PARA EL ALUMNADO)

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Assessment  (= EVALUATION) is not an easy task, but now the time has come for you to assess the course and my work……I´m aware that the course is quite short (120 hours is not enough )…However, there´s nothing I can do about it. So let´s concentrate on what I can actually do.

I´d be really grateful if you took some minutes of your time  to complete this teacher & course assessment form online. Your feedback is incredibly important to me to  improve future course preparation and my own attitude to the whole teaching process.

It should only take less than 5  minutes of your time. Your answers will be completely anonymous and by filling out the survey you will be actively participating in next year’s course organisation. All survey results will be published on this blog as soon as my 1B1 students’ answers are collected.(by the end of MAY)

The response scale should run 1-5 with 5 being the highest (strongly agree).

(1) Strongly Disagree, (ESTOY EN TOTAL DESACUERDO)
(2) Disagree, (ESTOY EN DESACUERDO)
(3) Neutral, (NEUTRAL)
(4) Agree, (ESTOY DE ACUERDO)
(5) Strongly Agree (ESTOY TOTALMENTE DE ACUERDO)

The teacher´s evaluation survey can be easily accessed by clicking on the link below:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WV3PF8X

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PRACTISE FOR SPEAKING TEST 1B2 (1B2)

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YOU CAN USE THIS MATERIAL TO PRACTISE SPEAKING BEFORE YOUR TEST.

REMEMBER THAT…

  • THE MONOLOGUE IS BASED ON YOUR ACCURATE PICTURE DESCRIPTION
  • THE INTERACTION  (COLLABORATIVE TASK) CAN INVOLVE DISCUSSING A TOPIC OR A ROLE PLAY (BASED ON THE TOPICS) WHERE YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO REACH AN AGREEMENT WITH YOUR PARTNER, IF POSSIBLE…

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Exam Tip: Collaborative task

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  • Look at the instructions and check what you have to do.
  • Talk to your partner, not to the examiner.
  • Give your opinion and try to expand your ideas, give reasons, etc.
  • Take an active part in the discussion, but listen and involve your partner too.
  • Discuss all the options first and then make your final decision
  • Remember you don’t have to agree with your partner!

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ORAL PRACTICE

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SPEAKING TEST 1B1 (1B1)

YOU ARE ASKING ME QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR  1B1 SPEAKING TEST. AS YOU KNOW IT IS  BASED ON PICTURE DESCRIPTION. THIS IS WHAT IT COULD LOOK LIKE.

STUDENT A

Ask your partner questions

PART 1

  • Where / work or study?
  • Who / live with?
  • / have any children?
  • How old / be?
  • What sports / like?

PART 2

Describe the photo below

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PART 3

Talk with your partner about houseworkWhat housework do you usually do? What have you done today? etc…

Ask questions too: (EXAMPLES)

  • Who does the most housework in your family?
  • Do you argue about housework in your family? Give examples
  • What housework do you hate doing? What don’t you mind doing? Is there any housework you like doing?
  • Who does more housework at home, the male or the female members of your family?

STUDENT B

Ask your partner questions

PART 1

  • How / spell your name?
  • What / do?
  • Where/ live?
  • What kind of music/ listen to?
  • /have any brothers /sisters?

PART 2

Describe the photo below.

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PART 3

Talk with your partner about houseworkWhat housework do you usually do? What have you done today? etc…

Ask questions too: (EXAMPLES)

  • Who does the most housework in your family?
  • Do you argue about housework in your family? Give examples
  • What housework do you hate doing? What don’t you mind doing? Is there any housework you like doing?
  • Who does more housework at home, the male or the female members of your family?

REMEMBER TO:

Introduce the photo: This photo shows…. I can see

Location: on the left/right , in the middle, at the front/back

The people (appearance and actions) She looks sad. He is reading

Your opinion: I think…. I like it because…

YOU CAN USE ALL THE MATERIAL I GAVE YOU IN CLASS BUT YOU CAN ALSO USE

http://www.cristinacabal.com/?p=4378

DESCRIBING A PICTURE

RELAX AND ENJOY YOUR WEEKEND!!!

ORAL PRACTICE 1B1

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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 PRASAL 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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GETTING READY FOR ORAL EXAMS (1B2)

ALTHOUGH IN YOUR ORAL EXAM YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO DESCRIBE ONLY ONE PICTURE AND I HAVE GIVEN YOU PLENTY OF MATERIAL TO WORK ON, I THOUGHT THAT THIS POST PUBLISHED RECENTLY BY MY COLLEAGUE CRISTINA CABAL MIGHT BE USEFUL FOR YOU.

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CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW:

http://www.cristinacabal.com/?p=9122

PRACTISE LISTENING FOR EXAMS (1B1)(1B2)

ListeningNow that final exams are around the corner, what do you do to practice LISTENING?

My colleague CRISTINA CABAL has just published an excellent post on it. I hope it´s useful.

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10 Best Free Listening Websites with Quizzes to Practise for Listening Exams

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

THIS IS AN OPTIONAL ACTIVITY I DEVISED FOR YOU TO TRY DURING THE HOLIDAY OR AT ANY OTHER TIME…..

AS WE SHOULD HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT “LIVE ENTERTAINMENT” LAST  WEDNESDAY……DO YOU KNOW THIS MAN?

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

HIS LATEST HIT IS 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 BACAUSE 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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LISTEN TO THE SONG AGAIN & DO THIS EXERCISE WITH THE LYRICS

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CHECK YOUR ANSWERS:

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)

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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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EASTER HOMEWORK 1B2 (1B2)

  • 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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EASTER HOMEWORK 1B1 (1B1)

  • STUDY VERB PATTERNS PAGE 158

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  • HAVE A LOOK AT THIS SUMMARY

    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 must´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?”

  • EXTRA PRACTICE

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URGENT MESSAGE FOR 1B2s (1B2)

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POR MOTIVOS DE FUERZA MAYOR (YA QUE EL LUNES POR LA NOCHE FUE INTERVENIDA MI HIJA MAYOR EN UN HOSPITAL DE CASTELLÓN) MAÑANA MIÉRCOLES 12 ABRIL NO PODRÉ ASISTIR A CLASE. SE ENCUENTRA BIEN, DENTRO DE LO QUE CABE…ESTAD ATENTOS AL BLOG PORQUE EN CUANTO PUEDA OS DEJARÉ AHÍ LOS DEBERES DE PASCUA (ESPECIALMENTE ESTUDIAD VERB PATTERNS (PÁG 145) + LIST (page164)  EN CUANTO SALGAMOS DEL HOSPITAL OS DEJARÉ PUBLICADAS LAS KEYS CON LAS SOLUCIONES POR SI OS QUERÉIS AUTOCORREGIR LA TAREA DEL LUNES.

GRACIAS A TODOS POR VUESTRAS MUESTRAS DE AFECTO Y BUENOS DESEOS.

NOS VEMOS A LA VUELTA

HAPPY EASTER

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