Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Modal verbs

(Thanks to R. Alejandro for this chart)
Modal verbs Presentations:
 Previous: 1, 2, new ones: 3, 4
Revise Modals on this entry and on these: 1, 2, 3
Some more practice: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10,
http://www.eslgamesplus.com/modal-verbs-can-could-might-must-should-would-catapult/
Modal Perfects:
New practice: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Monday, October 27, 2014

Halloween 2014

Resources from Previous Halloweens 
What comes to your mind when you think of Halloween?
Read, learn and practise on EL Civics
Watch "The surprising history of Halloween"
Do you know the basic vocabulary? 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10:
http://www.marks-english-school.com/games/halloween.html
Intermediate Reading Test: Halloween in Britain
Listen: Adrienne and Mike talk about Trick-or-treating
Watch: Halloween in The USA
Arrange the words into correct sentences
 Write a scary story
Let's talk about Halloween (via Heads up English):
How about singing "This is Halloween"?
Fancy a scary book?
or will you be watching a scary movie on Halloween? 
Maybe "The Shining"?
Original scene or this parody?:


Planning to dress up for Halloween?:
16 ideas for a horrifying (or terrific?) Halloween makeup
Girl-empowering Halloween costumes for all ages
Halloween humour:

Game time...Play...if you dare:
Halloween Pumpkin Room Game:
http://www.123bee.com/play/halloween_pumpkin_room/4902.html
 Gatuno in Halloween:
http://www.esklavos.com/gatuno/
Ghost motel:
http://www.ampgames.com/game/60/Ghost-Motel-1.html#.VE5WLxb5ma4
 Kidnapped by ghosts:
http://www.flonga.com/play/kidnapped-by-ghosts.htm

Terrified enough?
Well, have a 

Thursday, October 23, 2014

We or Our?

Some of you have some confusion between 
the Subject Pronoun and the Possessive adjective.
Here's some new practice: 1, 2, 3, 4,
http://www.authorstream.com/Presentation/aurora_sah-1100466-possessive-adjectives-game-1-of-2/
and after such hard work...
a song with some of these pronouns and possessives:



Wednesday, October 22, 2014

ESL Beginners' Practice

Thanks to Jenny and her excellent website 
"The English student"  for this great pic :)
(Happy Bday, by the way!)

How well do you know The Simpsons family?

And it's Revision time, 1st. ESO...
Click on these:
Want more?:
Search for the Grammar and Vocabulary labels 
to practise, for example: 
ETC!
Do you like mummies?
Then visit this National Geographic Interactive
"Tut's family tree":
http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2010/09/tut-dna/tut-family-tree

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Revising in 2nd. Bac

Here are some links to activities for you to revise:
Verb Tenses- Lots of previous practice:
Labels: "Verb Tenses" , "Present Tenses", "Past Tenses", "Future Tenses"
Gerund vs. Infinitive
Suffixes (and prefixes): Label "Affixation"
Rewriting: Label "Rephrasing"
New Practice:
Suffixes: 1, 2
Verb Tenses Revision (Form)
Mixed Verb Tenses: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Gerund / Infinitive: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Rewrite: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6,
(Thanks to Busy Teacher for this exercise)

If you have time, here are some videos for you on Transformations 
(also called Rephrasing or Rewriting) -
Remember, you'll have these type of Questions
in most English exams (FCE, CAE; etc)
1) How to do them
2) Practise (3 parts)
3) Examples:

Monday, October 13, 2014

Are you boring or bored?

Learn more and practise in this previous entry
Watch:

Ful vs. less:
Practise -ful /-less and other adjective suffixes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Remember this game? Choose the suffixes and make words:
http://www.bigbrownbear.co.uk/demo/suffix.htm
If you want to become experts, keep practising on the label "affixation"
Do you find all this tiring? Are you tired?
Then try this quiz:
Which successful person will you be in 5 years?

Friday, October 10, 2014

Congrats, Malala Yousafzai

Congratulations on your well deserved Nobel Peace Prize.
Here are some bits and pieces about this extraordinary young woman:
"Why is my daughter so strong?” Yousafzai asks.
 “Because I didn’t clip her wings." 

Thanks for making this world a better place 
by fighting for equality and the power of education

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Let's (not) get serious!

Some links for you today:
Practise Suffixes (and Prefixes too)
by clicking the label "Affixation"
Some videos:
Do you remember the famous (or notorious?) "Demolition Man"?
More serious stuff...
Sesame Street meets popular TV series and this is what happens:

Too naive for you? What about this one?
What do you think of this class?:

By the way,...:

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

A trip to the USA

Watch the videos from The British Council
about Regular and Irregular Verbs
and do the activities:
http://learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org/grammar-vocabulary/grammar-videos/past-simple-irregular-verbs
Do you need more practice on the Simple past?
Go here or click on the "Past Tense" label
Revise Irregular verbs:
 1, 2, 3 (hangman), 4, 5, 6
 How many Past Tenses can you understand in this song?:
Check here 
And a word or two about your SPEAKING task:
You can take a Speaking test or prepare a video
Speaking 1: Circle of friends

Monday, October 6, 2014

Has she got her school bag?

(Board game to practise "Have got")
 but first:
 Revise The Present Tense of BE
Previous practice here
HAVE GOT - Form:

(Thanks to Marta Ojero for these excellent PPTs)

Previous Practice: 1, 2
 Learn and more practice:
http://learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org/grammar-vocabulary/grammar-videos/have-got
and remember..."You've got a friend"

Saturday, October 4, 2014

The countries of the world

After the fast video
let's watch the slow one:

Learn countries and nationalities: 
Videos: 1, 2
Presentations: 1, 2, 3, 4
Practise:
 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 (Countries hangman)
How well do you know the world?
Take the quiz 
The top 10 greatest landmarks in the world?


Thursday, October 2, 2014

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Homework ahead, 1st. BAC!

Next homework for you:
- In a week:
Find a short video clip, 
prepare from 3 to 5 questions about it,
post it on your blog
and add these labels:
Your full name,video activity
See examples from last year's students
- For October 16th
Workbook pages 5, 7, 10, 11
- By December, 12th:
1st. Term Speaking Activity
Once it's done...
how about a pillow fight? ;)

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