Thursday, November 27, 2014

The Passive Voice

Revise how to form the Passive voice and the different structures here
Previous entries on the "Passive Voice" Label, 
for instance "Are we being googled?" (Contains songs)

The Passive in pictures: 1, 2, chart:

LearnEnglishTeens has several lessons about it:
and, of course, it's available on Grammar snacks:
Has it been understood?

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving

You can learn a lot about this holiday on these previous entries
What is Thanksgiving?:
Listen and fill in the blanks or try the quiz
Thanksgiving vocabulary: Listen and guess the answer
November words
What words do you recognise in the song "It's Thanksgiving"?
Lyrics here
Interactive Practice:
Thanksgiving on BrainPOP Jr.:
or follow the Pilgrims' adventure
Classic Thanksgiving Games:
Turkey Escape
 Thanksgiving Room Escape

To Watch:
The Chemistry of Thanksgiving
"Mayflower story" by The History Channel
"History of Thanksgiving" by Studies Weekly:
Answer these questions (Thanks to Dogonews):
  1. What was the name of the ship that sailed to America? 
  2. Who were the Pilgrims? Why did they leave England? 
  3.  What year did they arrive in America? Where?
  4. Who was the 1st. President to celebrate Thanksgiving?
  5. What is Sarah Josefa Hale best known for? 
  6. Who was the President that listened to her pleas? 
  7. What began in 1924? 
  8. What sport competition is held on this day?

Many movies, TV series, etc. deal with this date
Can you rememeber any that you particularly enjoyed?
Here's just one little scene Thanksgiving at TBBT

  What is "Turkey Day"? "Black Friday" (video)?
...and "Cyber Monday"? (this never stops!)
Listen and find out

So, what are you most thankful for this year? 

Sunday, November 23, 2014

November, 25 International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

The language of Domestic Violence:
(Go to Menu > 2ºBAT > Issues > D. Violence)

How are women and men portrayed in ads, songs,...?
Domestic abuse in music:
30 songs inspired by domestic violence
 "Every breath you take" + Lyrics
What feelings can you see in this song?
 What's happening in the relationship this song portraits?
How would you feel if someone told you things like these?
Would you tell anyone "you belong to me"? Why (not)?
Would you like to be told so? Why (not)?
Do you agree with this song's messages?
Can you think of other lyrics about a possessive love?
Is there respect in this relationship?...
Classics against Domestic violence:
"You don't own me" + Lyrics and:

Food for thought
Videos to watch and debate:
Antonio Banderas raises his voice against Violence
"One billion rising" flashmobs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

How would you react if you saw Domestic Abuse?
You are going to see a social experiment conducted in Sweden
where 53 people witnessed a violent scene.
How do you think they reacted?
Watch the video
What do you think? Were you surprised? Why (not)?

Dating Violence:

What's a healthy relationship? Quiz, Read
10 things you / men can do to prevent Gender Violence
A Dating-violence Lesson plan
 What do you think about this girl's situation?:

How can you help...:
A friend?

Some cold numbers:

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The article

Do you know when to use A, AN, THE, or the Zero article?
Learn, read:

and practise: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Let's try one of  your Selectividad Listenings -
June 2010
Time to listen to a song like 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Monday, November 17, 2014

Present Perfect Simple

For picture and more info thanks to Talk2Me English 
Present Perfect Revision here
Practise its FORM: 1, 2
Time Expressions that go with it:
How long...?: For vs. Since
Present Perfect or Simple Past?:
New Practice: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Do you know this classic?

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Playing (video) games

First of all, a couple of Irregular Verb Practice games:
PENALTY (for football fans!):
and then, video games:

If you prefer, practise this song or many others
on the awesome Lyrics Training website

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Would you like to be famous?

First, let me take a selfie:
 Thanks to Kieran Donaghy for this great lesson!
So, what do you think of fame now?

What if...? 

Can you imagine a world like this? ;) Would you like it?

Monday, November 10, 2014

The Saxon Genitive

How to use it - Read and play:
Some more practice: 1, 2, 3, 4
More practice on the label "Possessive's"
May introduce to you:

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Describe a photo or a picture
Click on the photo above to learn how to describe a picture
More useful vocabulary in this previous post
Next week's homework for your blog:
Choose a picture and write a description of it, 
in as many words as possible
Can you describe these delicious pictures by Chuck Dillon?:
1, 2, 3, 4, 5 (by?):

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Phrasal Verbs

Phrasal Verbs in pictures:
Head (Video on Engvid)
 Some practice:
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 (multiple meanings)
Choose your game and play!:

Watch and practise...Best mates:

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

The Simple Present Tense

 (3rd. Singular Form)
(Remember these are the same rules as for the Plural of Regular Countable Nouns)
The Simple Present Form, Use & Time expressions:

(Thanks to  Susana Sousa V. for this PPT)
Practise the 3rd. Singular Form: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 (-s and Daily routines)
HOW OFTEN? Practise and Revise

Listen and count the verbs in Simple Present
and Frequency adverbs in this wonderful song:

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Daily routine

What do you do on a typical day?
Learn: 1, 2, 3, 4:

Watch: 1, 2, 3, 4 , 5, and check your understanding:

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10:
 Action verbs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Some vocabulary games: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 (Downloadable Boardgame)
and talk!:


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