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A THANK YOU MESSAGE!(1B1 & 1B2)

 

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 IT. THANK YOU FOR YOUR INVOLVEMENT AND COLLABORATION…. (AS WELL AS THE FANTASTIC BREAKFAST / BRUNCH  WE HAD TODAY…)

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

 

 

 

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 TUESDAY  16th MAY  TO OUR USUAL CLASS. I WILL BE THERE FROM 8.00 TO  11.30. IT DOESN´T MATTER WHICH GROUP YOU BELONG TO…. YOU CAN TURN UP AT ANY TIME

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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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

ORAL PRACTICE 1B1 2

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ORAL PRACTICE 1B1 3

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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

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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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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SECOND CONDITIONAL (1B1)

LISTEN TO THIS BEAUTIFUL SONG BY ERIC CLAPTON

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HAVE A LOOK AT THIS BRIEF GRAMMAR PRESENTATION

NOW IT´S TIME TO FIND ANSWERS TO THESE QUESTIONS

IT´S MY PARTY AND …..(B1)

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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.

CHORUS

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

VERSE 1

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?

VERSE 2

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.

CHORUS

VERSE 3

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!!

CHRORUS

(inside out intermediate)

WATCH THIS MODERN VERSION OF THIS SONG:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5go7Q2L0WgA

WHAT´S THE SONG ABOUT?

CAN YOU FIND EXAMPLES OF THE FIRST CONDITIONAL?

WHAT ABOUT THE SECOND CONDITIONAL?

GIVING ADVICE II (1B1)

What Should I Do - Thinking Person Asks in Thought Bubble

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PROBLEM: “I CAN´T SLEEP AT NIGHT”

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EXPRESSIONS TO GIVE ADVICE

  1. SHOULD …           I think you should…..drink less coffee

    SHOULDN´T…                  you shouldn´t…. drink coffee

  2. Why don’t you …? (drink less coffee?)

  3. I think it´s  a good idea to … (drink less coffee)

  4. I think it isn´t a good idea to… // I don´t think it´s a good idea to…

  5. IMPERATIVE FORMS   Drink less coffee! // Don´t drink  coffee!

  6. What about…  + -ING?

  7. How about… +-ING?

  8. You could ….

  9. Have you tried…+ -ING?

  10. 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?

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Q:My hair’s falling out

Hiyaa !

 My hair is growing really slowly and it keeps falling out a LOT more than usual lately. It’s really annoying… What can I do? I don’t think I’m under stress or have lost much weight lately. Please help, I’m worried, I want long beautiful hair
Mili, 15

Q:I have wrinkles

I’m 12 years old and I have frown lines above my eyebrows. HOW DO I GET RID OF THEM???!!! Please help Dr. Mel! I feel so inadequate!
Sara, 12

THINK OF SUITABLE ADVICE FOR THESE PEOPLE.

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