Sunday, December 15, 2013

1st Term REVISION for Upper-Secondary (Bachillerato)

Hi, Guys!,

In this post, you'll find a lot of extra exercises to review everything from the 1st term of Upper-Secondary. Not only you can download activities, click on interesting links, but also, you can check your answers. I hope you'll find this post very useful. 

At last but not least, Merry Christmas and 
my best wishes for 2014!!! 







OXFORD Bachillerato Revision 

Grammar Review 2º bach. BURLINGTON 

Revision Tenses 2º Bachillerato 

Now, I'd like to recommend you the following interesting links, you can click on here and start working!!!

1º Bach. or 1st Upper Secondary:
mbonillo.xavierre.com 
ies1libertas.edu.gva.es/departamentos/ingles 

2º Bach. or 2nd Upper-Secondary:

http://mbonillo.xavierre.com/grammar/2bch.html
 



Sunday, October 6, 2013

SpeaKiNG "OraL ExaM ToPiCs"

Hi, Guys!, 


I hope all of you will learn English everyday! Little by little, but every single day ;) Because of that, I've just selected some questions, they are oral exam topics. Don't be panic, they are quite easy and we're going to practise them in class. Nevertheless, you should download these topics and prepare them. Keep in mind, I just want you to SPEAK UP!!! We'll correct your mistakes and pronunciation, ok? I promise I'll be patient! ;) Sure!!!

Now, let's see ...

ORAL    EXAM   TOPICS

·         What's your name?
·         How old are you?
·         What do you do?
·          Where do you work / study?
·         Where do you live?
·         What do you do in your spare time?
·         Have you got any brother or sister?
·         Have you got any pet?
·         Can you drive?
·         Can you speak any other languages?
·         What do you usually do every afternoon?
·         What do you usually do at the weekends?
·         How many friends have you got?
·         How is your best friend like?
·         Why are you studying ICT (Information Communication and Technologies)?
·         What kinds of movies do you like?
·         What kinds of books do you like?
·         What kind of music do you like?
·         What games do you like?
·         What do you think about computer games?
·         What are your hobbies?
·         What sports do you like?
·         Do you practise any sport? Which one?
·         What magazines do you like?
·         Have computers improved our lives?
·         Can you tell me any positive things about computers? And negative?
·         What do you plan to do during the next holidays?
·         Do you like meeting people?
·         Have you ever travelled abroad? Which countries? Why?
·         What countries would you like to visit? Why?
·         What do you want to be in the future?

Sunday, September 22, 2013

SAT Exams - PAU Andalucia September 2013

Hi, Guys!,

Some students took the following PAU exams last week, and some of you asked me some questions about the text, lexicon, ... Well, here you are the exam papers and answers! Let's see now!!!


OPTION A: "HEARING DOGS"


Possible answers:
I* COMPREHENSION:
1.ll. 4-5
2. ll. 9-10
3. ll. 10-11

4. TRUE l. 3-4 "... trained dogs could improve children's behaviour and lead to better academic performance, ...".
5. TRUE ll.14 "All hearing dogs are retired at 11 years of age but families usually keep them".

II* USE OF ENGLSIH:
6. Strong (adj) - STRENGTH (n)
7. deaf vs. HEARING
8. link = CONNECTION
9. ANSWER
10. Relative:
a) Hearing dogs, which are trained to alert children, also help them to improve behaviour.
b) Hearing dogs are trained to alert children, who / whom they also help to improve behaviour.

11. They didn't pay the plumber when they he finished.
12. Speech therapies ... (improve) considerably since they were originally developed.
      a) have improved      b) have been improved
13. If all deaf children had trained dogs, they could have led a better life. (3rd conditional)


OPTION B: "ARE BUCKET LISTS A GOOD IDEA?"
Possible answers:
I* COMPREHENSION:
1. ll. 9 -10.
2. ll. 11 -13 (showy age).
3. ll. 14 -15
4. FALSE ll. 1 -2
5. FALSE ll. 7 -8.

 II* USE OF ENGLSIH:
6. specify (v) - SPECIFIC (adj)
7. aim = GOAL
8. WORTHWHILE (adj)
9. ASSUME
10. How long have you been waiting for?
11. apologise
12. His grandmother had her portrait painted in the country.
13. What did Mr Dean's secretary tell her?


At last, let me tell you something interesting about "KICK THE BUCKET"
As it was mentioned in the text, the expression "to kick the bucket" was associated to die in the vulgar tone. Since, in the 16th century, people used to hang themselves by standing on a bucket and with a rope around their neck, and then, the bucket was kicked away.   


I HOPE YOU'LL PASS, BEST WISHES

Thursday, September 12, 2013

AcRoNyMs in EnGLisH LaNguAGe TeaCHinG

Hi, Teachers!,

As  English teachers, we should  get familiar and know all the following acronyms. If you sometimes get confused or lost, you can see them now!!! 

I hope you'll refresh your memory!;) GOOD BEGINNING!!!

  • CEFR : Common European Framewok of Reference for Languages
  • CLIL : Content and Language Integrated Learning
  • EFL : English as a Foreign Language
  • ESL : English as a Second Language
  • TEFL : Teaching  English as a Foreign Language
  • TESL :  Teaching English as a Second Language
  • ESOL : English for Speakers of Other Languages
  • TESOL : Teachers of  English for Speakers of Other Languages
  • ESP : English for Specific Purposes
  • ICT : Information and Communication Technology
  • TBL : Task-Based Learning
  • TOEFL : Test of English as a Foreign Language (American origin)
  • TOEFL cBT : (computer-based test)
  • TOEFL iBT : (internet-based test)
  • TOEFL pBT : (paper-based test)
  • IELTS : International English Language Testing System
  • TOEIC : Test of English International Communication (American origin)

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Upper Secondary (Bachillerato) GREAT REVISION

Hi, there!, 

Are you ready to start a new year? I hope so! If it is so, you may need some extra exercises and worksheets for you. Because of that, I recommend you to click on and look at the following links, they are truly intesresting and useful!!!



3. English for all ages (Enrique Alía) (many different worksheets)



Monday, September 9, 2013

Let's go on DeCoRaTiNg OuR EnGLisH ClaSS!!!

Hi, Guys!,

Let's start a new year decorating our English labs, classrooms, ... It's a kind of RENEWAL, isn't it?
This time, I'm going to ask some help..., I'm going to ask my pupils to write some InSpiRatIOnal quotes for them, we'll use these to make posters and we'll decorate our class, corridors, etc. I think it's essential to feel involved and motivated from the very beginning. So, I promise I'll take some pictures when we've done it! SURE;)

I'll give you some examples:
"Ain't no mountain high, ain't no valley low, ain't no river wide enough"
"The future is in your hands"
"Let's try again"

Now, you can click on the following links to get some interesting posters:
3. Writing Activity

I hope You'll like it! If you're more interested, just click on Decorating - Classroom


Sunday, September 8, 2013

CoMinG BacK to ScHooL!!!

Hi, Guys!,

"Without confidence and love, there can be no true education".

"Teaching is a work of Heart".

Here We Go AgaiN!!! Good LucK for EveryOne ;)

Thursday, July 4, 2013

LeaRNinG EnGLisH with FaiRY TaLeS

HI, GUYS!

As you well know, one of the funniest way of learning English is reading a tale, and it's far better when you already know the plot, the characters, it's easier for you to follow it ... but this time, let's read the story in English. So, you can improve your vocabulary and find out that "Cenicienta" is called Cinderella in English, "Blancanieves" is Snow White, and so on.


Now, let me post some tales from learnenglishkids.britishcouncil
(Undoubtedly, it's a great web, you'll find fantastic games ,songs for Kids, and special sites for parents and teachers. Don't waste time and click on there!!!)




Last but not least, do you dare to read these English tales as BEDTIME STORIES to your children? It could be a great chance to practise your English and let your children learn too. What do you think?

Once upon a time ... ;-)

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

SAT Exams - PAU Andalucia June 2013

Hi, Guys!, 


This week, many students are taking SAT exams to come into University. Good Luck! I hope you'll pass!
Now, I want to show you the English exams which they took yesterday. Do you find them difficult or easy? Let's see ...
OPTION A: "Are mobile phones dangerous?"

Possible answers:
1. COMPREHENSION:
1. Yes, ll. 1-3.
2. No, ll. 8-10.
3. Because ll.11-13.
4. False ll 4-5 "... the radio waves in mobile phones are lower than in radio frequency".
5. True ll. 13-14 Many years ago, people smoked ... not aware of the effects of cigarettes ...".

2. USE OF ENGLISH
6. CONCERN (l.6) Noun
7. Healthy, unhealthy
8. scare
9. Device l.10
10. What do some health professionals point out?
11. In spite of being expensive, she bought the car. / In spite of the fact that the car was very expensive, she bought it.
12. ...stopped smoking ...
13. It is believed by scientists that mobile phones are dangerous to our health. / Mobile phones are believed by scientists to be dangerous to our health.

OPTION B: " The day we met"

Possible Answers:

COMPREHENSION:
1. ll. 2-3
2. ll.8-9
3. l.11
4. TRUE l. 4
5. TRUE ll. 14-15

USE OF ENGLISH:
6. SHY (l.8)
7. ... complained ABOUT
8. SET UP
9. Proposal
10. I started playing chess thirty years ago.
11. The Ministry of Farming organised the agricultural camps excellently.
12. I am looking forward to sseing you.
13. If she hadn't written to me, I wouldn't have met her. (3rd Conditional)

Sunday, June 16, 2013

MoViE WorKSheetS

Hi, Guys!!!, 


Summer Is CominG!!!! CHEERS!!! Well, as I told you in class, if you want to get an extra point, you can do a MoViE WorKSheet, it's very simple, just follow these steps:

1. Choose the film and say briefly why you've elected it.

2. Write 10 questions related to the plot and characters of the film. these questions can be answered using your own words or multiple choice.

3. Now 5 questions to answer with TRUE or FALSE to check again if you've understood the film.

4. Choose one of the scenes of the movie, take the whole dialogue of it and write it down with some MISSING words. Then, your classmates will fill in the gaps when they watch it.

5. Make up a matching exercise related to some vocabulary of the film. On one side, you'll write down common expressions of the film whereas on the other side, you'll write the synonyms in English too.

6. Think about and write some SPY questions, such as: "What was the protagonist carrying when she got into the car?". By this way, all your classmates have to be very ATTENTIVE the whole movie.

GOOD LUCK!!! You can find some similar examples if you click on TV WORKSHEETS. They are about an American sitcom, although they're quite replaceable.

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