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SEPTEMBER EXAMS 2018 (1B1 & 1B2)

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THE EXAM DATES FOR SEPTEMBER HAVE ALREADY BEEN PUBLISHED. CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW.

Exámenes de Septiembre 2018 para alumnado oficial de primeros cursos (Versión PDF) 

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A THANK YOU MESSAGE! (1B1 & 1B2)

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THIS POST IS TO THANK  ALL MY 1B1 & 1B2  STUDENTS FOR THEIR HELP AND SUPPORT ALL YEAR ROUND. IT´S BEEN  A TOUGH YEAR FOR MOST OF YOU, I KNOW, I KNOW….. BUT I HOPE YOU THINK IT HAS BEEN WORTH THE EFFORT. I´M ALSO AWARE THAT AS A TEACHER YOU CAN´T BE EVERYONE´S CUP OF TEA BUT I DO HOPE TO HAVE MADE THE RIGHT DECISIONS…THANK YOU FOR YOUR INVOLVEMENT AND COLLABORATION, ANYWAY…

IT WAS A PLEASURE TO TEACH YOU! HOPE YOU ENJOY YOUR SUMMER AND DON´T FORGET YOUR ENGLISH!! IN A FEW DAYS I WILL PUBLISH A POST WITH IDEAS ON HOW TO KEEP UP YOUR ENGLISH DURING THE SUMMER. WE´LL MEET AGAIN!

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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/X29LQ2X

 

www_surveymonkey_com

REVISION FINAL EXAM 1B1 (1B1)

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REVISION  ( MAY FINAL EXAM  ) 1B1  // SPEAKING TEST

AS I TOLD YOU IN CLASS (ACCORDING TO THE SCHOOL WEBSITE), IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE YOUR FINAL EXAM, YOU NEED TO COME  ON WEDNESDAY  16th MAY  TO OUR USUAL CLASS. I WILL BE THERE FROM 10.15 TO  13.30. IT DOESN´T MATTER WHICH GROUP YOU BELONG TO…. YOU CAN TURN UP AT ANY TIME

SPIN THE WHEEL & SPEAK FOR 2 MINUTES (1B1)

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http://wheeldecide.com/index.php?id=202589

Source: Wheel Decide

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 !!!

ORAL PRACTICE 1B1

ORAL PRACTICE 1B1 2

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QUESTIONS WITH & WITHOUT AUXILIARIES (1B1)

I LOVE MUSIC!! I CAN´T LIVE WITHOUT MUSIC…. I GUESS IT´S IN MY GENES.

LET´S TEST YOUR MEMORY! LISTEN TO THIS SONG AND ANSWER THE QUESTIONS.

  1. WHO SANG THIS HIT?
  2. WHEN DID FREDDY MERCURY RECORD THIS SONG FOR THE FIRST TIME?

     

WHY CAN´T WE USE AUXILIARIES IN THE FIRST QUESTION?

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WHEEL OF FORTUNE WITH VERB FORMS/PATTERNS (1B1)

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SPIN THE WHEEL AND TELL ME WHETHER THE VERB IS FOLLOWED BY INFINITIVE OR GERUND TO PRACTISE

IN CLASS WE CAN ALSO PLAY…. THANKS TO CRISTINA CABAL´S WONDERFUL POST

  • Go to wheeldecide.com. Ask students to tell you verbs followed by gerund first, and then verbs followed by the “to” infinitive. Feed the wheel with these verbs.
  • Explain that in this activity they will need to seat in a circle in groups of 4.
  • Explain that you will write on the board the beginning of a story and then, in their groups, they will need to continue it.
  • Write on the board the beginning of a story. You can use this Short Story Generator.
  • Spin the wheel.
  • To make sure students will use the verb in the correct way, ask them to tell you whether the verb displayed in the wheel is followed by infinitive or gerund.
  • The oldest person in the group will start telling the story using the target verb in the wheel.
  • Give the student one minute to continue the story and then spin the wheel again for the next student.
  • If a student cannot come up with an idea to continue the story, he’s eliminated.
  • Continue until there is only one student left. This student will be the winner if he manages to give the story in his group a suitable ending.

Source: Wheel Decide | VERB FORMS/PATTERNS 1B1

INFINITIVE OR GERUND?: VERB PATTERNS 1B1 (1B1)

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Sometimes we need to decide whether to use a verb in its:

  • -ing form (breaking, doing, singing…)
    or
  • infinitive form (to break, to do, to sing…)
  • bare infinitive (without to) (break, do, sing…)

For example, only one of the following sentences is correct. Which one?

  • I want breaking free (???)
  • I want to break free. (???)
  • I  want  break free. (???)

BUT WHY????

  • 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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ANIMALS & WILDLIFE (1B1)

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HOW MANY ANIMALS CAN YOU NAME IN ENGLISH? (have look at page 161 in your book)

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https://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/vocabulary-games/animals-matching-game

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!!

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