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THE SIMPLE PRESENT (A2)

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EXERCISES ON ASKING QUESTIONS

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PRONUNCIATION 1: VOWELS (ALL LEVELS)

 

LISTEN TO PABLO IGLESIAS SPEAKING IN ENGLISH LAST WEEK. WHAT DO YOU THINK HIS PROBLEM IS?

LOOK AT THIS CHART.

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THESE ARE THE SOUNDS OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE. AS YOU CAN SEE, THE CHART IS DIVIDED INTO THREE PARTS:  VOWELS,DIPHTHONGS AND CONSONANTS.

LET´S CONCENTRATE ON THE REVISION OF ENGLISH VOWELS.

CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW OR THE PICTURE ABOVE TO USE AN INTERACTIVE VERSION OF THE CHART:

http://www.onestopenglish.com/skills/pronunciation/phonemic-chart-and-app/interactive-phonemic-chart-british-english/

 

YOU CAN ALSO WATCH THIS VIDEO:

IF THE LINK DOESN´T WORK, TYPE IN  “IPA VOWELS”  ON YOU TUBE   AND YOU´LL BE ABLE TO WATCH THE VIDEO. OK?

THIS IS ALSO A USEFUL LINK  TO LISTEN TO THE VOWELS BELOW:

www.oup.com/elt/englishfile/beginner

EXTRA PRACTICE

NOWADAYS THERE ARE MANY APPS YOU CAN DOWNLOAD TO PRACTISE PRONUNCIATION:

  • SOUND FOUNDATIONS (there is a free version)

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  • ENGLISH FILE PRONUNCIATION (you have to pay to download)

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FOR INTERMEDIATE STUDENTS AND ABOVE, YOU CAN ALSO VISIT THIS WEBSITE:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/pronunciation/introduction

“THE CROWN”, A BRITISH TV SERIES ON NETFLIX (1B2, B2 C1, C2)

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Netflix‘s ambitious new series The Crown is the most expensive TV series to date, costing the streaming service over $130 million (via Daily Beast). A lavish – and thoroughly British – affair which sees the reunion of the creative team behind 2006’s Oscar-winning biopic The Queen, starring Helen Mirren. Screenwriter Peter Morgan and producer Andy Harries are here joined by Billy Elliot director Stephen Daldry.

Taking its basis from Morgan’s 2013 play The Audience, the series is set to trace the reign of Queen Elizabeth II from her early years to the present day, balanced over the course of six seasons of 10 episodes each. The show promises to tell, “the inside story of two of the most famous addresses in the world – Buckingham Palace and 10 Downing Street – and the intrigues, love lives and machinations behind the great events that shaped the second half of the 20th century.”

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/the-crown-netflix-most-expensive-show-ever-matt-smith-a7392911.html

AS MANY OF THE TEV SERIES ON NETFLIX ARE AMERICAN, THIS MIGHT BE A GOOD CHANCE TO LISTEN TO BRITISH ENGLISH AND KEEP UP YOUR ENGLISH DURING THE SUMMER. SEASON 1 IS ALSO ON ORORO TV WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

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WRITING BASIC FORMAL AND INFORMAL EMAILS (2A2, B1)

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LAST YEAR WE STUDIED THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN WRITING FORMAL AND INFORMAL EMAILS.

  • HAVE A LOOK AT THIS USEFUL HANDOUT TO IMPROVE YOUR EMAILS. 
  • YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THE DOCUMENT ON USEFUL PHRASES FOR INFORMAL EMAILS & LETTERS BEFORE DOING YOUR HOMEWORK (SCROLL DOWN)

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise

USEFUL PHRASES for FORMAL EMAILS and LETTERS

USEFUL PHRASES for INFORMAL EMAILS and LETTERS

BASIC QUANTIFIERS (REVISION) (A2)

 

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?

HAVE YOU EVER…? (A2)(B1)

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MAYBE YOU KNOW THIS POPULAR SONG BY ROD STEWART.

IF IT´S TOO DIFFICULT, WHY DON´T YOU CLICK ON THIS LINK AND TRY A SONG WITH “HAVE YOU EVER…? FOR ELEMENTARY STUDENTS?

TRY TO ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS (CLICK ON THE DOCUMENT CALLED  “HAVE YOU EVER?”)

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HAVE YOU EVER…?

JUST, ALREADY, YET (PRESENT PERFECT) (A2)(1B1)

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HAVE A LOOT AT THIS PICTURE:

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Mr Hill is quite busy with the housework.Can you describe the picture (using : already, not yet, just..) ?

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(picture from NEW ENGLISH FILE Pre-intermediate OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS)

-ed ENDINGS GAME (A2)

PLAY THIS GAME BY CLICKING ON THE PICTURE

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THE EXERCISE IS BASED ON THE VERBS THAT APPEARED IN YOUR BOOK (pages 54-55)

HAVE A GO AT IT AND GOOD LUCK!!

 

PRONUNCIATION OF -ED ENDINGS (A1) (A2)

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DO YOU KNOW THIS SINGER?

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF HER MUSIC?
LISTEN TO THIS SONG. WHAT SONG IS IT?


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Smart Up Your English

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