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I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU (B1)

WHEN PEOPLE ARE IN LOVE, THEY MAKE PROMISES; SOMETIMES THEY KEEP THEM, SOMETIMES THEY BREAK THEM…… BUT WHAT ARE THE MOST COMMON PROMISES A MAN GIVES A WOMAN OR A WOMAN GIVES A MAN?

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BY THE WAY….. WHAT´S THE RIGHT POSITION OF ADVERBS OF FREQUENCY IN COMPOUND TENSES?

The position of adverbs of frequency is often very tricky. However, there are several good rules that you can follow.
Let’s divide adverbs of frequency into two groups.

  • Group “a”: always, continually, frequently, occasionally, often, once, twice, periodically, repeatedly, sometimes, usually.
  • Group “b”: ever, hardly ever, never, rarely, scarcely ever, seldom.
  • Adverbs in both groups are normally placed:
    After the simple tenses of “to be”:
    He is always in time for meals.
    Before the simple tenses of all other verbs:
    They sometimes stay up all night.
    With compound tenses, they are placed after the first auxiliary, or—with interrogative verbs—after “auxiliary + subject”:
    He can never understand.
    You have often been told not to do that.
    Have you ever ridden a camel?
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NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS 2018 (1B1)

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THIS YEAR I WILL ….

….. do all my English homework.

……watch a film in English with subtitles.

…..study harder.

We use will to express and talk about PROMISES, DECISIONS, PREDICTIONS and to OFFER help.
Promise = I’ll never leave you darling!

Prediction= It’ll rain later.

Offer= I’ll carry the books for you.

Decisions = I will stop smoking.

Notas del “profe” : El futuro con will es bastante sencillo pues todas las “personas” (yo, tu, ella… etc) van con la misma conjugación, seguido de infinitivo sin”TO”. Lo mas importante de esta lección es que sepáis en que situaciones usar “WILL” Se usa “will” cuando se expresa una promesa, decisiones tomadas en el momento en que se habla, predicciones generales y ofrecimientos.

Promesa: I will always love you

Decisiones: Tomorrow, I will go to the mall and buy a TV.

Ofrecimientos: I will help you with that table.

Predicción: Maria won’t get married.

SO, WHAT ARE YOUR NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS FOR 2018?

Do you make New Year’s resolutions? What is a resolution? A resolution is a promise. It is a promise that you make to yourself! It is a tradition for people to make resolutions at the beginning of a new year. There are different kinds of resolutions.

One sort of resolution has to do only with oneself. You can decide to lose weight, to stop eating candy, to exercise more, or to watch less TV. Other resolutions can involve family or friends. You could resolve to be more patient with your little brother, to be more helpful to your mum, or not to get into fights with your friends. Some resolutions are about school and the outside world, such as getting to class on time, trying for better grades, or not teasing the neighbor’s dog.

If you manage to keep these promises, it will make you feel better about yourself. So, it’s important not to make wild resolutions that are too difficult to follow. Your promises to yourself should not be too hard to keep.

THIS YEAR I WILL…….

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GRAMMAR BANK page 136 (units 6A & 6B)

REMEMBER TO DO YOUR HOMEWORK (WRITING) FOR MONDAY 8th JANUARY!!!

PRESENT CONTINUOUS FOR FUTURE ARRANGEMENTS (1B1)

CLICK ON ANY OF THESE PICTURES TO GO TO THE BBC WEBSITE AND REVIEW WHAT WE DID TODAY IN CLASS.

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AND YOU? WHAT ARE YOU DOING AT CHRISTMAS? LET US KNOW ABOUT YOUR PLANS OR ARRANGEMENTS

WRITING COMPETITION (1B1+ & 1B2)

IN CASE THIS MIGHT BE OF YOUR INTEREST

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“GOING TO” or “GONNA”? (1B1)

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LISTEN TO THIS SONG

 

HOW DO THEY PRONOUNCE “GOING TO”?

Many English learners pronounce each word clearly, to get the pronunciation perfect – but native English speakers don’t do this.

Natural spoken English contains reductions – sounds that change and disappear when spoken at normal speed. This sometimes makes spoken English hard for students to understand.

Doing English pronunciation practice with reductions will help you speak more naturally AND understand spoken English more easily.

Most native English speakers don’t pronounce “to” like the number “2.” Instead, we say it like this:

GOING TO –> “GONNA”

Remember that gonna is only used in speaking. We should never write gonna (with the possible exception of texting between friends).

LET´S PRACTISE!!

  • I’m gonna practice English every day. (Remind students that they will see it written as “I’m going to practice…” because gonna is only used in spoken English.)
  • Are you gonna go out tonight?
  • He’s gonna do his homework.
  • She’s gonna buy a new dress.
  • We’re gonna play our new video game.
  • Are they gonna go to Disneyland next year?

What are you “gonna” do  at Christmas ?   on New Year’s Eve?

COMING HOME FOR XMAS (1B1)

Last year Heathrow airport  joined the battle of the Christmas adverts with  clip featuring two teddy bears returning home. A REAL TEARJERKER!!!!

This year they also used teddy bears….

  • CAN YOU THINK OF COMMON ACTIONS PEOPLE DO AT THE AIRPORT?

i.e. “CATCH A PLANE”……..etc…etc…

  • WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO NEXT CHRISTMAS? HAVE YOU GOT ANY PLANS?

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BEA´ S HOLIDAY (B1)

LISTEN CAREFULLY TO BEA AND WHAT SHE TELLS US ABOUT HER LAST HOLIDAY. MAKE COMMENTS ON IT.

BOOK PRESENTATIONS 1B1 (1B1)

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  • WHAT DO YOU USUALLY READ IN YOUR OWN LANGUAGE?
  • WHAT CAN YOU READ IN ENGLISH?

AS YOU KNOW YOU HAVE TO READ A BOOK BEFORE DECEMBER…..
GRADED READERS   LEVEL 3 (1.000-1200 words)

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  • WHAT ENGLISH WORDS OR PHRASES DO YOU NEED TO TALK ABOUT A BOOK?

Let´s make a list together !!!!

Have a look at BASIC BOOK PRESENTATION-2 and follow the guidelines

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CLICK ON THE PICTURE ABOVE TO LISTEN TO MY VOICE

DO YOU WANT TO FEEL LIKE A TV STAR? USE CUEPROMPTER TO REHEARSE YOUR PRESENTATION

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  • THERE IS A TIME LIMIT ( ABOUT 3.30 MINUTES) .YOU CAN TALK FOR 5 MINUTES BUT NOT FOR 10… IF YOU DO, I WILL HAVE TO STOP YOU. (NOT EVERYBODY WILL HAVE TIME AND I ALSO NEED A REST).
  • YOUR CLASSMATES ARE YOUR AUDIENCE, SO DON´T ABUSE OF NAMES OF CHARACTERS AND COMPLICATED RELATIONSHIPS. IT IS REALLY IMPORTANT THAT THEY CAN FOLLOW YOU.

          IF YOU USE DIFFICULT VOCABULARY, EXPLAIN AT THE BEGINNING.

  • IT´S A SPEAKING TEST. YOU CAN USE YOUR NOTES BUT YOU CAN´T READ.

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PAST CONTINUOUS / PAST SIMPLE (1B1)

 

ONE MOMENT IN TIME (B1)

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IN MY OPINION THIS PHOTO REPRESENTS A VERY IMPORTANT MOMENT IN RECENT HISTORY AS A BUSINESSMAN WITH NO POLITICAL EXPERIENCE  WAS ELECTED PRESIDENT OF THE USA. MANY PEOPLE WONDER HOW HE COULD GET SO FAR INTO THE RACE FOR US PRESIDENCY AND WHAT THE FUTURE WILL BRING…..

COULD YOU POST ME PHOTOS WHICH REPRESENT HISTORIC OR DRAMATIC MOMENTS IN TIME? WHY DID YOU CHOOSE THEM? I POSTED SOME EXAMPLES FROM MY STUDENTS BUT I´LL BE WAITING FOR YOUR PHOTOS…..

THE FIRST BULB (by JOSÉ MOLTÓ)

One historic moment for all the world… the first bulb! by Thomas Edison!
I ‘ve chosen this moment because, for all the people it was one important invention to live.

WHEN EVERYTHING CHANGED (by JOSÉ SEVILLA)

For many Americans, “everything has changed” about what they buy, with people running out and buying gas masks, antibiotics, guns, new home security systems, or anything else that they think might protect them against attacks by demented foreigners who have targeted them personally for sacrifice in the name of evil. For other Americans, “everything has changed” in their recreational habits, because they no longer feel safe taking walks after dark, watching romantic comedies, or even celebrating Halloween. For such Americans, “everything has changed” because of the feeling that terrorist attacks could come at any place, at any time.

THE PILL by LOLA

I think a very important moment was the  diffusion of contraceptive pills. It gave women the possibility of integration into society to compete with men. From that time, women could fight to get their place in the world with some hope of success. The brave  feminists of  XIXs. couldn’t  reach their goals  because they couldn’t get the control of their pregnancies. :-)

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