Tuesday, June 24, 2014

1st Upper-Secondary - Full Year Review

Hi, Guys!!!,

That's the end of this academic year!!! Though some of you need to go on working if you really want to pass English. Because of that, I've just prepared for you a great variety of exercises, links and worksheets which you can download.  I hope you'll find these useful! 


2nd Upper-Secondary - Full Year Review

Hi, Guys!!!!,

That's the end of this academic year!!! Though some of you need to go on working if you really want to pass English. Because of that, I've just prepared for you a great variety of exercises, links and worksheets which you can download.  I hope you'll find these useful! 


2. TENSES (2)


4. SOME, ANY & NO, Inf., Gerund


6. MODALS (2) 

7. Rephrasing Modals 

8. TENSES (3) 

9. Reported Specch 





14. HAVE + STH + DONE 

15. IT IS SAID THAT (Passive) 

16. TOO and ENOUGH 

17. SO and SUCH 




21. ADJECTIVES (Word Order) 

22. 2nd-term-revision-for-upper-secondary 

Thursday, June 19, 2014

SAT Exams - PAU Andalucia June 2014

Hi, Guys!!!, 

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


Possible answers:
1. Lines 2-4: "Nada Al-Ahal ... posted a video on YouTube explaining why she ran away to a void a forced marriage...I'd rather die than be forced into an arranged marriage".

2. Line 5: "The girl said she would not accept it, and went to live with her unlce, potentially risking her life".

3. Lines 11-13: " I did all I could to prevent that marriage. I called the groom ... Nada was not suitable for him ...".

4. FALSE Lines 5-6 "Some children decided to throw themselves into the sea, and they're dead now".

5. TRUE Lines 7-8 "Nada's uncle ... said it was the second time he protected his niece from being married ...".

6. remain

7. escape, get away

8.  groom

9. prevent from

10. Nada asked if / whether they didn't have any compassion.

11. People / They force children to get marred at an early age all over the world.

12. What did you do to prevent that marriage?

13. Nada, who lives in Yemen, must also have an opportunity to live her own life.


Possible answers:
1.  Lines 7-8 "Lewes police were aware fo the planned event and had sent an officer to the area ...".

2. Lines 9-11: "This bizarre act of kindness came courtesy of a Lewes resident ... had died the year before ... his last will ... money should be dropped from a helicopter flying over the marina ... ".

3. line 11 "Over the marina, which he apparently used to visit at least once a day".

4. TRUE Lines 5-6: "... he saw people swimming to grab the notes that had landed in the water".

5. FALSE 12-13 "Unfortunately, no one got any pictures of the event ...".

6. gift (l.12)

7. flight

8. ran out of

9. crowd (l.3)

10. What did he sprint for with about 50 other people?

11. He may have hidden some of the money.

12. It is useless to wait for the bus.

13. People believe that Leonard Mull was crazy.

 I hope all of you will pass!!! GOOD LUCK


Wednesday, June 4, 2014

All TenSeS ReViSioN for Secondary and Upper-Secondary Students

Hi, Guys!!!, 

Here you are! If you want to review all English tenses, it's very simple, click on the following link: All Tenses Revision to download the worksheet. Then, you have to look at these two images to check your answers, ok? Ready, Steady, GOOO!!!! ;)

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Final Project - RoLe PLaY

Hi, Guys!!!,

Every year, I ask you to make a final Project to get an extra point in your final mark. So, this year, I am going to ask you to write a role play, since it is one of the best ways to learn English, to use the target language in a real context, and it is also a good way to encourage you to speak up and practice your English in real situations. It is very simple, you must follow these steps:

 1st step: You have to work in pairs. By email, you must send your English teacher, me,  your dialogue and your role play cards of your characters. Deadline or final date: 17th June.

2nd step: Choose on the following situations:
1. Taxi driver – passenger.
2. At a hotel: Receptionist – Customer.
3. At a restaurant: waiter – customer.
4. At home: mother – child.
5. At school: teacher – pupil.
6. At the airport: flight attendant – passenger.
7. At the supermarket: shop assistant – customer.
8. At the computer shop: shop assistant – customer.
9. At the disco: two friends (casual talk and using slang words).
10. Telephone conversation: boss – wrong person.
11. Job interview: employer – employee
12. At the hospital: doctor – patient.
13. At a soccer stadium: opponent supporters.
14. A celebrity interview: TV host – famous person.
15. Holidays – two strangers on a train.
16. Finding a roommate: owner – new possible mate.
17. Sport interview: a popular sport man/woman – a TV journalist.

3rd step: Briefly, introduce and describe your two characters in two different cards. Then, add some ideas for the conversation. See the examples below.

A taxi driver (a middle aged man/woman driving a cab in London)
A passenger (a young teenager who is visiting London for the first time)

1. Greet the passenger and ask him / her where he / she wants to go.
2. Say the price. Make some comments on the weather. Ask the passenger if he / she likes this weather.
3. Answer the passenger's questions. Boast that your son has recently travelled to Spain to learn Spanish.
4. Say what places and monuments the passenger should go and see.

1. Greet the taxi driver and say where you want to go. Ask what the price will be.
2. Answer the taxi-driver's question and ask what kind of weather he/she  likes.
3. Say that you like travelling and make some comments about the importance of learning languages.
4. Ask the taxi-driver what places to visit in London.

4th step: Write down a dialogue between these two characters. Underline the most relevant sentences or key words for these different situations.

5th step: Perform the role play in class as best as you can (in 5 -10 min). You must take into account your English pronunciation, you must learn and study your dialogue, you can add some gestures to make your role playing game more believable and funnier. Enjoy it!!!

“All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players".
- William Shakespeare, As You Like It

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