jueves, 8 de diciembre de 2011

How much do you know about Christmas?

Christmas time is about to come,on this kind of webquest you'll find out about traditions in Britain and the USA.

domingo, 27 de noviembre de 2011

How to cope with future tenses

Depending on what we want to say we can use a variety of future tenses  (you can find a tutorial here).
We can choose among:Will, be going to, present continuous, present simple, future continuous or future perfect.
When you think you understand them, try this test on the different uses of the future and then practice the future perfect and the future perfect continuous

domingo, 20 de noviembre de 2011

This is for my 4ºB students,have a look at this glogster on Hamlet.

Educational posters are a very visual and useful tool for learning English, click here to see this glogster on Hamlet. I hope you like it.

viernes, 11 de noviembre de 2011

Thanksgiving day

Thanksgiving is a traditional American festival. Click on the link, follow the instructions and discover interesting facts about one of the most important celebrations in the States.

domingo, 9 de octubre de 2011

Back to school

Hello again,
We're back to school now. Click here for quizzes,games and amusing activities to learn and enjoy at the same time.

sábado, 18 de junio de 2011

Some proverbs related to Rome.

After having so much fun during our trip, now it's time to learn something.

All roads lead to Rome. Todos los caminos conducen a Roma

Prov. There are many different routes to the same goal. Mary was criticizing the way that Jane was planting the flowers. John said, "Never mind, Mary, all roads lead to Rome." Some people learn by doing. Others have to be taught. In the long run, all roads lead to Rome.

fiddle while Rome burns. Quedarse sin hacer nada mientras que algo desatroso está ocurriendo
Fig. to do nothing or something trivial while knowing that something disastrous is happening. (From a legend that the Roman emperor Nero played the lyre while Rome was burning.) The lobbyists don't seem to be doing anything to stop this tax bill. They're fiddling while Rome burns.

Rome was not built in a day. Roma no se construyó en un día.
Prov. It takes a lot of time to achieve something important. Professor: When will you finish your research project? Student: It'll take me a while. Rome wasn't built in a day, you know.

When in Rome(, do as the Romans do). En donde fueres, haz lo que vieres.
Prov. Behave however the people around you behave. Adapt yourself to the customs of the places you visit. Jill: Everyone in my new office dresses so casually. Should I dress that way, too? Jane: By all means. When in Rome, do as the Romans do.

miércoles, 11 de mayo de 2011

Have I ever told you about Glogster?

I think I have. In this glogster on dictionaries you can find a wide variety of them. You just have to look for the one you need and have a look.

Idioms

An idiom isa group of words established by usage as having a meaning not deducible from those of the individual words (e.g. to put one's foot in one's mouth: meter la pata)  
 You can learn all about idioms if you look them up in this idiom dictionary. I'm sure you'll find it funny and useful.

sábado, 23 de abril de 2011

Reported Speech.

 When you tell someone what another person said or what happened, you use reported or indirect speech, learn when and how to use it in this link.

If you report questions you must follow these rules.

Have a look at this excellent glogster on the reported speech, and do some practice.

lunes, 28 de marzo de 2011

Talking about Glogs, this is an excellent one if you want to learn all about passives.

All about passives, go through this excellent glog by englishtips. Play the games, watch the explanations, do the exercises. After doing everything, you'll be able to do any kind of passive sentence. 

domingo, 27 de marzo de 2011

Do you know what a Glog is? Have a look at this one on the past and practise it!

Have a look at this Glog and have a good time practising the past tense form

miércoles, 23 de marzo de 2011

Passive Voice

Passive Voice is used when you are more interested in the action than in the person who did it.
It is very easy, just follow these tips.
ACTIVE:  Gaudi designed La Sagrada Familia

 PASSIVE: La Sagrada Familia was designed by Gaudi

1. Active subject becomes agent preceeded by the preposition by
2. Active object becomes passive subject
3. Auxiliary Be is used  in the same tense as the main verb
4. Main verb always in past participle

This link will help you to understand all the changes in passive much better.
Once you have read the chart you can practice passives here, thanks to Caroline and Pearson Brown.

jueves, 3 de marzo de 2011

This is a model of a CV for somebody with no working experience

Write your CV, use this model to help you. After looking at the model, you can write your own curriculum on line,click here.

Europass format

Curriculum Vitae

Personal information

First name(s) / Surname(s)
Address       street ,     ,      Madrid (Spain)

Telephone(s)          Mobile
E-mail(s)
Nationality
Date of birth
Gender  Male /Female


Desired employment / Occupational field      Sale Assistant

Education and training

Dates 09/2010 - 06/2011

Title of qualification awarded  Techinician on Sales and Purchasing. I am currently studying to get my diploma.

Principal subjects / occupational skills covered  ICT, English, Sales Operations, Administration of a Retail Rhop, Storage Operations, Working Guidance and Counseling, Sales Point Animation, Relationships in the Workplace Environment.

Name and type of organisation providing education and training  IES Valle Inclán Secondary School

14 Juncal street, 28850 Madrid (Spain)



Dates 09/2005 - 06/2010

Title of qualification awarded  General Certificale of Compulsory Secondary Education

Name and type of organisation providing education and training IES ...................
........................   street, 28.........             ...........................      Madrid (Spain)

Personal skills and competences

Mother tongue(s) Spanish / Castilian

Other language(s)

Self-assessment Understanding Speaking W r i t i n g

European level (*) Listening Reading Spoken interaction Spoken production

English B2 Independent user B2 Independent user B1 Independent user B1 Independent user B2 Independent user

(*) Common European Framework of Reference (CEF) level

Social skills and competences I am an friendly, outgoing, enthusiatic person. I like dealing with people and recommending products to customers based on their needs and interests.

Computer skills and competences I have intermediate level of experience using Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook. I have intermediate level of experience using Internet Explorer or other web browsers.

Other skills and competences General knowledge of how to use a calculator, scanner, copy machine, fax machine, printer, telephone and various standard office equipment.

miércoles, 2 de marzo de 2011

If you want to be the perfect sales assistant you should know all this.

 Read this description of the perfect sales assistant and use it to describe your skills in your CV.

martes, 1 de marzo de 2011

When you are giving a presentation you should use this vocabulary.

Thanks to Caroline Brown again here you have some exercises on how to improve your presentations.

sábado, 26 de febrero de 2011

Another excellent way of learning business vocabulary.

In this Spanish-English business dictionary you'll find most vocabulary you need related to business, if you click on the left side of the word you will be able to hear how it is pronounced

An excellent dictionary when you need help.

Whenever you don't know a word use this Cambridge Dictionary Online: Free English Dictionary and Thesaurus, you can even listen to the word and improve your pronuntiation.

Comercio: CV Europass online.

Follow these steps to do your CV  Europass online.

jueves, 24 de febrero de 2011

Practise your vocabulary thanks to Caroline Brown

These are some useful activities to work on your vocabulary

miércoles, 16 de febrero de 2011

domingo, 13 de febrero de 2011

Match the love song to the film

Let's play this game, can you match the song to the film.
1 Grease                                                A My Heart will Go on
2 Titanic                                                B  Stand by Me 
3 Aladdin                                              C  I Will always Love You
4 Stand by Me                                       D Everything I do I do it for You
5 Robin Hood: Prince of  Thieves        E  Hopelessly Devoted to You
6 The Lion King                                    F  A Whole New World
7 Up,Close and Personal                      G Can You Feel the Love Tonight
8 My Best Friend's Wedding                H  Because you Loved me
9 The Bodyguard                                  I  The Way you Look Tonight 
10 Ghost                                               J  Unchained Melody 

Love is all around

Today is Saint Valentine's day, can you feel it? Click here and sing along

Love is all around!

Watch these scenes from the film Love Actually and answer the following questions:
How many different couples appear in these scenes?
How many parts of the body did you hear?
Which message did the boy show the girl?
Do you know who sings this song?
How many songs can you name containing the word love in its title?

jueves, 10 de febrero de 2011

Getting to know people.

How would you start a conversation when you talk to a stranger?


Do you know this film: Working Girl!

Watch the trailer of Working Girl and answer these questions:


Where does the film take place?

Which famous landmark can you see at the beginning of the film?

What jobs do the girls do in their company?

What happened to the boss?

If you are interested in the whole story why don't you try and watch the rest of the film but... try it in English

Let's eat out!

Now we are going to learn how we can manage in a restaurant, learn this vocabulary and practise it with your partner.


Boking a hotel room.



We're going to work with vocabulary related to accomodation click here finding a room and practise what we have learnt.



Can you tell me the way to....?

Now we are going to practise different dialogues dealing with giving directions

This is my business!

Imagine you have your own business and you have to talk about it, learn these useful expressions for presentations.

Travelling by...!

These useful expressions will help you whenever you travel abroad.

domingo, 6 de febrero de 2011

Weddings

Let's practise some listening relatad to weddings thanks to Caroline Brown , who gave me this exercise.

domingo, 30 de enero de 2011

Go to this site to check for mistakes in your written work.

After writing and essay you should have a look at the most common mistakes made by students.

Comercio

Read this information and do the following exercises.

Learn irregular verbs easily

Watch this video, listen and repeat the verbs.

Learn irregular verbs easily

Watch this video,listen and repeat the verbs at the same time.

Weddings

4ºA In Scotland the bride's relatives kidnap her when she gets to church so that the bridegroom and his family have to run after her and chase.It is said that the one to catch her will get married in a year. Watch this trailer What would you do if your girlfriend ran away on the most important day of your life? Write a short comment on what you would do if that happened.(5 or 6 lines)

viernes, 28 de enero de 2011

Let's practise our speaking!

Today we are going to practise different dialogues dealing with the world of work.

martes, 4 de enero de 2011

Work on your computer with your partner

Click here this is today's classwork unit 4.3 workbook.

Expressions with To Be

Use these link  Expressions with to be read them and do some practice .

sábado, 1 de enero de 2011

Happy New Year!

Hi dear students,
I hope you are enjoying you holidays, let me wish you all the best for the new year.

More Hamlet activities.

Hamlet c Pearson Education Limited 2008
Activity worksheets LEVEL 3 PENGUIN READERS


9 Tell the story. Which sentence comes first? Write numbers 1–11 next to the sentences.

a Ophelia is afraid of Hamlet’s crazy eyes and words.c
b Polonius tells the King and the Queen why he thinks Hamlet has acted strangely. c
c Rosencrantz and Guildenstern arrive at Hamlet’s castle. c
d Polonius, Gertrude and Claudius decide to hide and watch Hamlet and Ophelia talk.c
e Hamlet decides to think of a plan. c
f Hamlet does not know if the ghost is telling him the truth. c
g Hamlet decides to ask the actors to play a story similar to the murder of his own father. c
h Hamlet remembers that a good play can show the wicked secrets in men. c
i Hamlet thinks that he is the least brave of all men. c
j Rosencrantz and Guildenstern tell Hamlet that a group of actors are coming to act for him. c
k Gertrude asks Rosencrantz and Guildenstern to help her son. c

10 Match the following questions a–f to the answers 1-6.

a Who are the very good old friends of Prince Hamlet? …..
b What news is there from Norway? ….
c What does Polonius read to Claudius and Gertrude? ….
d In Polonius’s opinion, why did Hamlet stop eating and sleeping? …..
e Who is a ‘stupid old man’ to Hamlet? …..
f Who are coming to Elsinore to please Prince Hamlet? …..

1) Because he is madly in love with Ophelia.
2) Rosencrantz and Guildenstern.
3) Polonius.
4) Hamlet’s love letters to Ophelia.
5) There will be no war for the moment.
6) A groups of actors.

Act III

11 Are these sentences about Hamlet right (3) or wrong (7)?

a He is afraid of death. c

b He wants to marry Ophelia. c

c He sits next to Ophelia during the play. c

d He is excited after the play. c

e He is very angry with Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. c

f He decides to forgive Claudius. c

Act IV

12 Who talks about these things, and why?

a worms ………………………………………

b flowers ………………………………………

c a letter ………………………………………

d revenge ………………………………………

e swords ………………………………………

13 Are these people angry with Hamlet?  Why/Why not?

a Gertrude …………………………………….
b Claudius …………………………………….
c Rosencrantz …………………………………
d Ophelia ……………………………………..
e Laertes ………………………………………
Act V

14 Who are these sentences about?

a He talks to a skull …………………………..

b They fight near a grave ……………………..

c They die in England ………………………..

d They ask for forgiveness …………………….