Now 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.
CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW
- STUDY VERB PATTERNS PAGE 158
- HAVE A LOOK AT THIS SUMMARY
- 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”
- 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
HOW MANY ANIMALS CAN YOU NAME IN ENGLISH? (have look at page 161 in your book)
THIS VIDEO IS VERY GOOD BUT MAYBE IT´S TOO MUCH FOR YOU…. JUST CHECK THE NAMES OF THE ANIMALS ON PAGE 1161. THIS IS ENOUGH!!
LISTEN TO THIS BEAUTIFUL SONG BY ERIC CLAPTON
HAVE A LOOK AT THIS BRIEF GRAMMAR PRESENTATION
NOW IT´S TIME TO FIND ANSWERS TO THESE QUESTIONS
THESE WOMEN ARE AS DIFFERENT AS CHALK AND CHEESE. CAN YOU IMAGINE THEM SINGING THE SAME SONG?
LISTEN TO THIS SONG AND READ THE LYRICS. IN EACH LINE OF THE 3 VERSES THERE IS AN EXTRA WORD. FIND THE WORD AND CROSS IT OUT.
It´s my party and I´ll cry if I want to
cry if Iwant to, cry if I want to,
you would cry too if it happened to you
Nobody really knows where my Johny has gone
but Judy left at the same time.
Why was he still holding her hand
when he´s supposed to be all mine?
Play all of my records, keep dancing all night,
But just leave me alone for a while
´Til Johny´s back dancing with me
I´ve got no more reason to smile.
Judy and Johny just walked in through the door,
like a queen walking with her king.
Oh, what a birthday party surprise,
Judy´s wearing his ear-ring!!
(inside out intermediate)
WATCH THIS MODERN VERSION OF THIS SONG:
WHAT´S THE SONG ABOUT?
CAN YOU FIND EXAMPLES OF THE FIRST CONDITIONAL?
WHAT ABOUT THE SECOND CONDITIONAL?
PROBLEM: “I CAN´T SLEEP AT NIGHT”
EXPRESSIONS TO GIVE ADVICE
SHOULD … I think you should…..drink less coffee
SHOULDN´T… you shouldn´t…. drink coffee
Why don’t you …? (drink less coffee?)
I think it´s a good idea to … (drink less coffee)
I think it isn´t a good idea to… // I don´t think it´s a good idea to…
IMPERATIVE FORMS Drink less coffee! // Don´t drink coffee!
What about… + -ING?
How about… +-ING?
You could ….
Have you tried…+ -ING?
If I was/ were you, I´d…
WHAT´S GOING ON IN THE CARTOON?
HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF AN “AGONY AUNT”? WHERE CAN YOU FIND THEM?
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)
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?