Friday, 12 April 2019
Thursday, 11 April 2019
The last lap is always the hardest. But all athletes will tell you, this is when you give it all you've got, always finish with a sprint. (unknown)
Check out some more homework activities here. Try this reading activity on free time and here is some vocabulary to describe freetime activities. Compare the classroom notes B, C and D with your own. You might also find listening to these conversations on crimes useful. Have a good Easter and enjoy the break.
Friday, 5 April 2019
Here are the last of the classroom notes for Topic 10 and here is the presentation for Topic 9. Read these tips on how to write about and how to speak about your last holiday. Then try this test. Now practise making plans with the video and exercises. There is also a lot of interesting vocabulary for planning a holiday here. Have a good weekend!
Thursday, 4 April 2019
I am a great admirer of mystery and magic. Look at this life - all mystery and magic. (Harry Houdini)
Here is another mystery story. Check out how to tell an anecdote and look at some more advice on telling a story or personal anecdote. Topic 9 and audios 9.8.1 and 9.8.2 should be done before Monday. You can check out more on question tags and all, every and each. Compare the classroom notes for groups B, C and D and then check the answers to the homework. Don't forget to keep reading.
Friday, 29 March 2019
Thursday, 28 March 2019
Here are the audios for 10.14 part one and part two and the audio for 10.17 and some more answers. For excellent pre-exam practice, try these interactive readings from National Geographic Learning. You can read all about UK national newspapers here. You can check out the form of the passive visually here. Have a look at the description of grammar in English newspaper headlines here. Read about three famous crimes and do the activities. Check out different kinds of crime and then listen to the perfect crime.
Friday, 22 March 2019
Thursday, 21 March 2019
You can check out some more homework exercises here. You can find out more about general and first conditionals and the third conditional. Here is Topic 10. Try the activities with this news report on Brexit from 2016!! As always, we need to keep an eye on those verb patterns. Compare the classroom notes for groups B, C and D with your own. Then read a book and have a good weekend!
Friday, 15 March 2019
The future depends entirely on what each of us does every day; a movement is only people moving. (Gloria Steinem)
Listen to these everyday dialogues and read the scripts. Try this exercise on the past simple and past progressive. Look at how to describe movement in English. Check out come and go and bring and take. Then listen to Anne describe her journey to work. Don't forget to have a very good weekend. Here are the audios for 8.18 parts one, two and three.
Thursday, 14 March 2019
Here is audio 8.15 and some more information on the past perfect. Watch the video where someone talks about their idea of a perfect day and then practise your grammar by answering the questions on using the second conditional. All you need to know about conditional sentences is here on this page. Check the answers to some of the homework activities. Final exam dates and timetable.
Friday, 8 March 2019
Thursday, 7 March 2019
Have a look at the classroom notes for Topic 7, groups B, C and D. Here is The Goat Story, the riddle about crossing the river. Watch this video about Murphy's Law, which includes plenty of revision too. Listening 8.11 and more answers here. Find out about the difference between can and be able to here. Have a good weekend, but don't forget to read in English.
Sunday, 3 March 2019
Wednesday, 27 February 2019
You don't learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over. (Richard Branson)
|R's work of art!|
I've known them for about 15 years. I met them at school when I was thirteen. How would you translate the verbs in red? And in I'll meet you outside the cinema at seven? Just in case you get too enthusiastic about translating, have a look at the drawing of the red letter box, which is a very good copy of the one in the classroom. Listen to audios 7.23 and 7.24 and complete the worksheets.
Saturday, 16 February 2019
Friday, 15 February 2019
You can check the conversations between George and Brenda here. Look at the menu and do the exercises to practise and improve your reading skills. Then do the listening activities to practise and improve your listening skills. Check out how to express preferences here or here. Then spend the rest of the weekend revising and reading, reading and revising. Have a good one!
Thursday, 14 February 2019
Here is the audio script of Carol and Alex talking about their experience with Friends Reunited [7.14]. You can now listen to the audio about the British Royal Family [7.12]. You can check some more answers here. Read this interesting article on the trouble with modern marriage today. Look at the different types of family in the UK today and how family life has changed over the last few years. Topic 8 coming up!
Friday, 8 February 2019
Men and women are like right and left hands; it doesn't make sense not to use both. (Jeannette Rankin)
Here is the audio for 7.10. Men, Women and Housework. Check out these top tips for talking about yourself. What love looks like before and after the age of thirty! How to talk about your past here. Compare the classroom notes for Topic 7 with your own. Listen to Singing in the Rain. Then spend the rest of the weekend reading an English book. Topic 8 coming up!
Thursday, 7 February 2019
Compare the classroom notes B, C and D from Topic 6 with your own. Check your dictation with the dialogues in 6.12. You will find more answers here. Try this reading exercise about online dating and listen to some conversations about romance. Then read about the difference between defining and non-defining relative clauses. You might find this information on relative clauses interesting too. Listen to Carol and Alex talking about what happened after reuniting with their friends (7.14) and three people talking about friendship (7.15).
Friday, 1 February 2019
Here are the conversations between George and Brenda for the dictation. You can check out the classrom notes for Topic 6 here. Listen to Charlotte talking about Alexander and Oscar for the questions in 7.5.D and then practise more listening with this conversation between two people describing two sisters. Then read at least two books over the weekend. Have a good one! Audio 7.8 here.
Thursday, 31 January 2019
Here are some more examples with too much, too many and not enough. Then check out this page which will take you to plenty of practice of the same. You might want to look at the presentation of Topic 7 and some answers. You may also find the text on city life versus country life interesting. How to speak English without a speaking partner here.
Friday, 25 January 2019
Thursday, 24 January 2019
This is the audio for the dictations. Don't forget to send them to me (subject: 6.12.5+your group) before midnight 31st January. You can listen to the dialogues from 6.9.C here and check your answers here. Check out these special uses of some, any and no. Houdini and life after death and modals of speculation.
Find out about extra activities to participate in the life of the school and its extracurricular programme.
Find out about extra activities to participate in the life of the school and its extracurricular programme.
Friday, 18 January 2019
Thursday, 17 January 2019
Why would I want a place of my own? Then I would have to worry about things like doing laundry and having food in the fridge. (Rafael Nadal)
Friday, 11 January 2019
Thursday, 10 January 2019
Here is the presentation for Topic 6 and the audio for 6.1. You can revise the comparative and superlative forms of adjectives here. Read about how to tell a story here. Check out how to describe your home here - I highly recommend it! Last but not least, read this essay comparing and contrasting the advantages of buying and renting a home.
Friday, 21 December 2018
Thursday, 20 December 2018
|I have already booked my tickets!|
Friday, 14 December 2018
Listen to someone inviting a friend to a birthday party and do the activities. Here are audios 5.8 B, 5.8 C and 5.8 D. Check out the vocabulary to talk about Christmas. Have a look at this worksheet which practises discussing future plans and New Year's Resolutions. Here is the clip of people making resolutions so you can answer the last questions on the worksheet.
Thursday, 13 December 2018
Watching TV is the most popular leisure activity in Britain. I find that very depressing. (Jeremy Paxman)
Here is the audio script for the dictation, recordings 4.17 and 4.18, and the presentation and classroom notes, groups B, C and D, for Topic 4. See if you can work out the difference between present perfect simple and continuous. Listen to audios 5.9.1 and 5.9.2 and answer the questions on the worksheet. Check out talking about the future here in anticipation of next week's classes. Think about your plans for Christmas. How are you going to spend the time? Meanwhile, make the most of the weekend!
Thursday, 6 December 2018
Wednesday, 5 December 2018
I absolutely love to relax and have fun. I like socializing; I like chatting. I like dancing, mixing with friends. (Gwendoline Christie)
Friday, 30 November 2018
Here is the audio on A Long and Healthy Life? (National Geographic Learning), the presentation for Topic 4 and classroom notes. Try this reading comprehension quiz on the topic of Television Shows. Do this listening activity on talking about films. Here is another one with people talking about what film they want to see. Enjoy studying English and enjoy the weekend!
Thursday, 29 November 2018
Here is the audio for worksheet 4.13. Don't forget to identify the reflexive verb in each dialogue. Then write down the first two dialogues as a dictation and send them to me. Include your group letter, please. Check out the four benefits of sleeping well. Then try this reading activity on health. You can find five simple ways to give advice here. Enjoy the rest of the week and the weekend!
Friday, 23 November 2018
Look at this magazine article and do the exercises to practise and improve your reading skills. Here is the presentation for Topic 3. Compare the classroom notes to your own. Here is the recording for worksheet 4.4. Do this listening activity about a man at the doctor's. Then try these three vocabulary exercises to help you learn words to talk about health. Enjoy good health, enjoy the weekend!
Thursday, 22 November 2018
Here is the recording for worksheet 4.4 and worksheet 4.10. Do this listening activity about a man at the doctor's. You will find interesting information on present perfect simple and continuous here. You will also find this extract, which I have taken from Practical English Usage (Oxford), very useful. Last but not least, here are the audio scripts for 3.19. Enjoy your English, enjoy the weekend!
Friday, 16 November 2018
What is the Union Jack? What do you know about films? Have a go at this quiz on film genres. Then try this interactive English language quiz to practise using adjectives for describing films. Have a look at this worksheet for writing a biography where the questions serve as a guide. Then read the three books you have borrowed from the library and enjoy the weekend!
Thursday, 15 November 2018
Here are the worksheets for Topic 3, and the recordings for task one and task two. This is the audio-script for 3.11. Compare the classroom notes for group B, group C and group D to your own and have a look at the presentation. Check out the pronunciation of because with this song. The Guardian's podcast: Let's eat ... Sunday roast. The changing face of British mealtimes is well worth listening to before moving on to the topic of health and welfare. Enjoy the rest of the week and the weekend!
Friday, 9 November 2018
I wasn't good with authority, went to lots of schools, didn't like the fact that there was no autonomy. (Nigella Lawson)
Here are the classroom notes for the rest of Topic 2, and this is the presentation. Here are the audios for worksheet 10, part one, part two and part three. Quickly check much, many and a lot (of) again. Try this reading comprehension which gives you practice with questions. Then finish those three books you borrowed from the library and have a good weekend!
Thursday, 8 November 2018
Monday, 5 November 2018
Thursday, 1 November 2018
Wednesday, 31 October 2018
Sometimes I look up a recipe for chicken and tomatoes and end up cooking pork. The insiration gets lost in translation. (Alex Guarnaschelli)
Have a look at the classroom notes for group B, group C and group D. Here is the presentation for Topic 2 and listening 3.3. Here is the audioscript for the job interview. Quantifiers - much, many, some, any, (a) little, (a) few, English Grammar Exercises here. My favourite meal: a very short text with exercises. Enjoy the rest of the week and the weekend!
Friday, 26 October 2018
Here is some more information on stative and dynamic verbs; and some more here. You have more practice on present simple and continuous here. This is the listening for Worksheet 2.11. Do this listening activity on reading habits and this one on learning English. Read this book review and do the exercises that follow. If you have time, do this one too. Enjoy the weekend studying English!
Thursday, 25 October 2018
Here is audio 2.19 and here is audio 2.20. Here is the last worksheet for Topic 2. Check out this page from one of the language schools in Madrid, which has a wealth of listening material for you. You will find plenty of useful vocabulary and expressions for jobs and work here. This instructional video on using online dictionaries is well worth watching. Enjoy the weekend and studying English!