Thursday, 22 December 2011

CHRISTMAS IN FILMS - ALL LEVELS















These are segments of films that show what Christmas is about.


What Christmas is All About







Mashups



— MOVIECLIPS.com



SHORT STORIES - ALL LEVELS

As I know you love reading in English, I thought you could enjoy these websites which I took from another teacher. I hope you can have fun reading these short stories.
http://www.short-stories.co.uk/
http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/britlit

Sunday, 18 December 2011

DICTATION - INTERMEDIATE AND BASIC

A fellow teacher of English posted this link on his Facebook account and I thought it could be really useful to help you recognise English sounds.
http://www.dictationsonline.com/

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

ADJECTIVES - INTERMEDIATE

How many adjectives do you know? Test your knowledge with these interactive quizzes. Move the adjectives on the right to match the words with the oposite meaning on the left.

Opposites Quiz 1
Opposites Quiz 2
Opposites Quiz 3
Opposites Quiz 4
Opposites Quiz 5


PEOPLE AND PLACES - BASIC

This is another video which you can find in Speakout. People speak about their houses, families, friends, etc. It is a good practice to revise structures we have studied these last months. Try to answer the questions and use the vocabulary you can hear in the videos.



This is a video about places where people live.

DAILY ROUTINES - BASIC

Listen and watch this video from Speakout in which you can hear people talking about their daily routines.

CHRISTMAS VOCABULARY - BASIC LEVEL

Learn these English words for Christmas.
http://www.esolcourses.com/content/topics/christmas/beginner-christmas-vocabulary.html

These are words related to Christmas shopping. Do you buy them for Christmas as presents?
http://www.esolcourses.com/content/topics/christmas/christmas-shopping-picture-quiz.html

Now, do this matching exercise. You have to match pictures and words. Click on the word and drag it to the picture.
http://www.esolcourses.com/content/topics/christmas/beginner-christmas-picture-quiz.html

Here is a short reading about Christmas traditions
http://www.esolcourses.com/content/topics/christmas/elementary-christmas-reading.html

This is a bit longer but you can try reading it too. It also has got questions to answer.
http://www.esolcourses.com/content/topics/christmas/intermediate-christmas-shopping-reading.html

Finally, this is a famous carol for you to sing along.
We wish you a merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 


Monday, 12 December 2011

CHRISTMAS - ALL LEVELS

If you love Christmas and want to know a bit more about Christmas in the UK or the USA or you want to learn more vocabulary or even sing along Christmas carols, this is your website: http://www.esolcourses.com/topics/christmas.html


Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Saturday, 3 December 2011

DEALING WITH WORK - INTERMEDIATE 2

Do you know anything about working in the UK? Here there is a quiz to test you what you really know about UK employment law.
UK Employment Law

This short information video about fair treatment at work will help you to practise your listening skills.

Click on the play button to the bottom left of the screen to watch the video. You can pause the video, or rewind it and watch it over again as many times as you feel you need to.
When you have watched the video, scroll down the page and do the quiz to test how much you have understood. If you get stuck on any of the questions, you can watch the video again to help you with the answers.
Your Rights at Work

These is useful information about English Law relating to fair treatment at work
Rules and Regulations

If you are interested in some other lessons on work, you will find plenty of them here.
English for work

Thursday, 1 December 2011

USED TO / GET USED TO / BE USED TO

This is the powerpoint presentation that explains how to use them and what they mean.

MODAL VERBS - INTERMEDIATE

English modal verbs are special verbs that are used to show possibility, ability, permission, and so forth. Really Learn English! provides you with excellent explanation to help you understand them better.

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

CAN / CAN'T - BASIC LEVEL

How well do you remember this modal verb that expresses ability? Can you remember everything or can't you remember anything? Try this exercise to find out! In each sentence choose which answer is needed to make correct sentences.

Learn English - can or can't

Note: Sometimes we replace 'can't' with 'cannot'. They have exactly the same meaning but can't is much more common.

Sunday, 27 November 2011

CHARACTER TRAITS - INTERMEDIATE 2

As we have been dealing with adjectives related to the character traits, I thought you might need some help to review those adjectives and look up their pronunciation. On the links below, you are going to find a lot of those adjectives. Open up those pages and try out pronouncing them.

Characte traits - A-B
Character traits - C
Character traits - D-E
Character traits - F-G
Character traits - H-I
Character traits - J-M
Character traits - M-P
Character traits - P-R
Character traits - R-S
Character traits - S-T

WINTER CLOTHES - BASIC 2

Vocabulary for elementary learner. These pages have exercises about winter clothes and weather.
Esol courses - winter

IRREGULAR VERBS GAMES

Do you want to play and learn the irregular verbs? I found this game on a website called letshavefunwithenglish.com. This game is only for past tenses.

This game is for past participles

ADJECTIVES AND JOBS - INTERMEDIATE 2

Feelings Adjectives:

Who’s that outside the school?

Lots of adjectives to do with feelings are highlighted throughout the article and there is a glossary to help you understand them below the article.

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Sunday, 13 November 2011

LISTENING PRACTICE FOR BASIC 2

This website has got a lot of short listening texts. The audio goes slowly and there is also a transcription of the audio. It can be good to get better at English. The link is Super Easy Reading for Beginners. There are 100 different texts.

INTERNET ADDICTION - INTERMEDIATE

We have dealt with the topic in class but now you can continue your practice from home. Listen and do some of the activities designed for this topic.

South Korea's internet addicts

And now, after watching the video, would you say you are a web junkie?

PHONETICS - INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

This is a pronunciation quiz to see how well you can do it in phonetics.

Pronunciation quiz

MEANS OF TRANSPORT - BASIC LEVEL

Activities to remember the means of transports. It is fun.

Means of transport 1
There are two exercises. When you finish the first exercise, you have to click where it says 'exercise 2', at the top of the page on the right.

ADJECTIVES - BASIC 2

These are games to find the pairs. You can learn and play at the same time. Click on the links.
Opposites
Opposite game 1
Opposite game 2
Opposite game 3
Opposite game 4

Synonyms
Synonym game 1
Synonym game 2
Synonym game 3
Synonym game 4

Saturday, 12 November 2011

NARRATION - INTERMEDIATE 2

For those of you who have not come to school lately, here is the notes on how to write a narration.

LISTENING FOR INTERMEDIATE

Click on the link and enjoy a wide range of exercises.

Mosaic

The Mosaic project is designed for the EOI second level students (A2 or Pre-Intermediate) to practice, expand and consolidate the contents seen in the classroom. With the new curriculum for EOIs sometimes there is no time to do in class all the listening activities we would like to since they can be too time-consuming but essential to the student. Therefore the aim of this project is to fill this gap.

LISTENING FOR BASIC 2

Click on the links below to listen and answer the questions.

Family
A bad day
Reading preferences
coffe in heaven
At the tourist office
What city would you like to see?

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

PREPOSITIONS - ALL LEVELS

This Sesame Street video shows the prepositions to children. I thought it could help you understand them better.

Thursday, 27 October 2011

JOBS AND OCCUPATIONS - BASIC LEVEL

For those of you that do not remember how to pronounce the jobs and occupations, you can practise these activities.

Jobs and occupations
Occupations 1
Occupations 2
Occupations 3

PHONETICS - / ǝu / - / o: / - BASIC LEVEL

This is the link from BBC learning English to practise the pronunciation of these two sounds. The activities are fun. There are a lot of examples to do.

Door and coat

Friday, 21 October 2011

ADJECTIVE ORDER - INTERMEDIATE

Here you can practise the order of adjectives in sentences. Remember that when you have some adjectives the order is: size, old, colour, origin, made of. Example:

a big old red Turkish wool carpet

Now PRACTISE.

Monday, 17 October 2011

HOME - MICHAEL BUBLÉ - BASIC 2

Here is the tune. Sing it along and become a singer for a day.



Another summer day
Has come and gone away
In Paris and Rome
But I wanna go home
Mmmmmmmm

May be surrounded by
A million people I
Still feel all alone
I just wanna go home
Oh, I miss you, you know

And I’ve been keeping all the letters that I wrote to you
Each one a line or two
“I’m fine baby, how are you?”
Well I would send them but I know that it’s just not enough
My words were cold and flat
And you deserve more than that

Another aeroplane
Another sunny place
I’m lucky, I know
But I wanna go home
Mmmm, I’ve got to go home

Let me go home
I’m just too far from where you are
I wanna come home

And I feel just like I’m living someone else’s life
It’s like I just stepped outside
When everything was going right
And I know just why you could not
Come along with me
'Cause this was not your dream
But you always believed in me

Another winter day has come
And gone away
In even Paris and Rome
And I wanna go home
Let me go home

And I’m surrounded by
A million people I
Still feel all alone
Oh, let me go home
Oh, I miss you, you know

Let me go home
I’ve had my run
Baby, I’m done
I gotta go home
Let me go home
It will all be all right
I’ll be home tonight
I’m coming back home

Friday, 14 October 2011

JOBS - BASIC 2

These are exercises with lists of jobs. The activities will help you pronounce and write the different jobs and occupations. Each page has got tabs (pestañas)with matching, completing or dictation activities.

Entertainers
Jobs and occupations
Occupations 1
Occupations 2
Occupations 3
People in food industry
Technical workers

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

PHONETICS - BASIC LEVEL

This picking FUN phonics video will help students remember the pronunciation of some sounds.

IRREGULAR PLURALS - BASIC LEVEL

This is a video with some plurals and their pronunciation. Repeat after the words



Games to remember how to form the irregular plurals.

Irregular Plurals 1 Find the singular and plural form and you make a pair.

Irregular Plurals 2 Move the words on the right to their singular form on the left.

Irregular Plural 3 Similar to exercise 2.

Irregular Plurals 4 Click on the letters and form the plural. You must be quick because you don't have much time to answer.

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

WEDDING PLANNING - INTERMEDIATE

Incorporating two families to the wedding. How to help both families get on well with each other when the wedding comes up.

Monday, 10 October 2011

AIRPORT VOCABULARY - BASIC

Revise the airport vocabulary.

FAMILY MEMBERS - BASIC LEVEL

We are all of us part of a family. Family members have various names in English. This video shows how the members of an extended family are related to each other. This video gives you all the words you need to describe your own family in English.



And now a bit of music to have some fun

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Saturday, 8 October 2011

IT WILL RAIN - BY BRUNO MARS

It can be done as a Karaoke or filling the gaps. You can try more singers if you go to 'home'.

Lyricsgaps.com - English exercises - Mode KARAOKE - Fill in the gaps It Will Rain by Bruno Mars

WORK / LIFE BALANCE QUIZ - INTERMEDIATE

Are you in balance? Take this quiz to find out if you are in balance

Mind and Body fitness

When you do it, check out what your score means.

PRESENT SIMPLE - BASIC 2

Elementary video-activities for students of English practicing the present simple for habitual actions.







This one with frequency adverbs

THE LAZY SONG - BRUNO MARS

Here is the song you couldn't enjoy in class. So sorry. I hope you can enjoy it here. The lyrics is in the comments.

Friday, 7 October 2011

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

VOCABULARY - BASIC LEVEL


Do you need help with pronunciation and vocabulary? Did you forget how to say your routine, the classroom objects or the housework? No problem. I found this site that can help you remember all that. Choose the part that is more interesting to you. Each activity has different tags (pestañas) above (encima) the pictures.

Activities
Classroom 1
Classroom 2
Continents and oceans
Days
Housework
Months
Stationery 1
Stationery 2

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

OFFICE VOCABULARY - BASIC LEVEL

These are links to revise office vocabulary and stationery vocabulary.

Office stationery

office furniture

Office equipment

Vocabulary for meetings and presentations

POSSESSIVE ADJECTIVES - BASIC 2

As I promised you, here is the segment of the film 'Sunshine Barry and the Worm'. It was taken from an excellent blog run by Claudio Azevedo, a Brazilian teacher.

CULTURE - BASIC LEVEL

Do you know anything about the UK and USA flags? Here is a link to learn new things about those flags:
The UK flag is called 'The Union Jack'
The nickname for the American flag is 'the Stars and Stripes'

Do you know anything about the British and American culture? If not, do the quizzes below:
British quiz
American quiz

Monday, 26 September 2011

EMAILS FOR HOMEWORK

For those of you who havent bought the coursebooks yet, here are the situations for the emails you have to write for next week:

Situation 1

Next week you start a new job as Project Manager for a publishing company. Your job is to start new book projects and organise teams to work on the projects. Write to your new colleagues. Introduce yourself.

Situation 2.

You are going to Sydney for the first time. Your brother's friend, Tom, lives there. You have never met Tom. You want him to show you around the city. Write to Tom. Introduce yourself, and say when you are coming and what you want to do.

RELATIONSHIP PHRASAL VERBS - INTERMEDIATE

These are some phrasals related to the topic we are dealing with in unit 1, relationships.











Saturday, 24 September 2011

FACE MATCH - BASIC LEVEL

Do you remember how to describe faces? This is a game to choose the right person. Read the instructions and then the description. If you know who the person is, click on the face. This is great fun.
British Council - Learn English Kids - Face Match

THE WEATHER - BASIC AND INTERMEDIATE

Can you spell the words for the weather? This is a hangman activity to revise the vocabulary related to the weather. It is a very entertaining game that can help you with vocabulary.
British Council -Learn English Kids - Weather

STORY MAKER - BASIC AND INTERMEDIATE

Do you like writing? You can create your own stories here. The story maker makes three different types of stories: fairy, horror and science-fiction stories. What's your favourite? It can be fun because a machine makes up the story. You only choose the characters. Try it out because it can be nice to discover what is up.

British Council - Learn English Kids

MINE - TAYLOR SWIFT - SONG

This is a song taken from a wonderful website, called 'Daily elessons'. It goes with activities thought for the students who study English as a second language.

FAMILY FEUD

Family Feud is an American television game show created by Mark Goodson and Bill Todman. Two families compete against each other in a contest to name the most popular responses to a survey-type question posed to 100 people.

MEN'S AND WOMEN'S BRAIN - INTERMEDIATE

Watch these two videos on men's and women's brain in order to work out how the brain works. I am sure you won't get bored with this theoretical approach, on the contrary, you will get surprised at the original way of introducing the facts to the audience.

Two brains - part 1
Two brains - part 2

Monday, 19 September 2011

ALPHABET GAME - BASIC LEVEL

This game is called Alphabet Antics and helps you with the alphabet. You only have to say what letter of the alphabet it is. Click on the right letter but watch out for the snake!

Sunday, 18 September 2011

GREAT WEBSITE TO IMPROVE PRONUNCIATION

A student at EOI Ingenio sent me this incredible website to help you with your pronunciation. It allows you to create your own talking character and for free. If you do not remember how to pronounce a word or expression, you only have to type the word(s) and the character will say it for you. Sitepal

Friday, 16 September 2011

INTERMEDIATE - GREETINGS

Hello there,
Welcome to a new school year in the EOI Ingenio. To start with you have this nice video about different ways of saying hello & goodbye, that is, greetings.

Thursday, 15 September 2011

LIVING ENGLISH - BASIC LEVEL

This is an Australian series to help you with your English at a basic level. This first episode is about greetings, introductions, simple sentences, personal pronouns, that and this and adjectives. It is very easy because the characters speak very slowly and clearly.
Living English - episode 1

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Monday, 15 August 2011

GOOD MANNERS, BAD MANNERS

Good manners, bad manners
“Manners” means the way that you behave to other people, particularly in public. If you have good manners you are polite and courteous. You remember to say “please” and “thank you”. You make people feel welcome and at ease. And if you have bad manners you are rude and discourteous. You say unpleasant things to people. You make them feel unwelcome and upset.

PRETTY IN PINK - INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

6min: Pretty in pink?: 20 May 2011: "Yvonne and Rob talk about the colour pink. A recent radio programme investigated why young girls like pink so much."

SUPERSTITIONS - INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

6min: Superstitions 12 Aug 2011: "Rob and Alice discuss superstitions connected with nature. These are events that some people believe will bring them good or bad luck."

Saturday, 13 August 2011

BASIC REAL ENGLISH - BASIC LEVEL

This entry provides you with a lot of revision units for Basic level before the new school year begins. Click on this link and remember all the things you studied last year as well as the new things you can learn this coming year.

MUZZY IN GONDOLAND - BASIC LEVEL

This cartoon movie is for Basic students. It is slow and easy to understand.


Muzzy 4/5 por fufek

Sunday, 7 August 2011

CHILDREN'S RHYMES AND SONGS - BASIC LEVEL

These are traditional children's nursery rhymes and songs. Are they familiar to you? You can sing them along. It can help you with your English pronunciation.

Nursery Rhymes & Kids Songs

Old MacDonald


Over the mountains


People work


The Hokey Cokey


And now Children's stories

Dark, dark wood


The Princess and the dragon

Sunday, 10 July 2011

NEWSPAPERS AND MAGAZINES

All the newspapers and magazines in any language can be found on this site. I will post it on the menu so that you can all have access to the site more easily.
www.youkioske.com

WRITE YOUR OWN COMIC


With this tool you can create your own comic strip. It is as simple as ABC. Come on, give it a try and have fun. www.writecomics.com

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

RADIOSTATIONS

I know that some of you would be really keen on listening to real English on the radio so I thought these links to British radiostations could be of great help to you. I have thought that every time I come across an interesting English language radio station, I could add it to the right menu. So Check out the menu from time to time so as to see whether there is a new link.

These are the first radiostations on this blog:
KissCanaries is a local English language radio station broadcasting from Puerto de Mogan (99.4) to Maspalomas, Playa del Ingles and San Agustin (102.5) and along the entire south coast of Gran Canaria. You can always listen online at KissCanaries.com
LBC radio station broadcasts from London. It is talk radio for London on current affairs and news affecting London. Besides,not only do listeners hear about current issues but it also offers the chance to read them. It can be listened on www.lbc.co.ukThese are the first stations you could start listening to.

Monday, 4 July 2011

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

PHONEMIC CHART -

This is one of the things basic 1 students have to learn for the next school year. You can practise the sounds of the different phonemes in English.
Phonemic chart

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

VOCABULARY FOR THE SUMMER - BASIC 1

Welcome to Learning Chocolate! This web site aims to help students to memorize vocabulary in an easy and efficient way, by using pictures, sounds and games. Try our games and enjoy learning, like eating chocolate.

Learning Chocolate

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

CHAPTER 11 - SOAP - HOLIDAY TIME

It is decided that a holiday is needed, so the foursome head for Spain. Hector can speak the language, so acts as a guide, although they don't need him when they find a traditional English Teashop. Bridget finds a good-looking Spanish boyfriend and the boys are a hit with the waitress.

Chapter 11 - Holiday Time

NIGHT OUT SCENE 2 - LISTENING FOR INTERMEDIATE

Ashlie and Stephen go to a night club in search of a great night out. Will they find the perfect place to enjoy themselves?



After watching the video, try the exercises you can find below the video here.

SUMMER ACTIVITIES FOR BASIC 1 - WHERE ARE YOU FROM?

This is the first summer class for basic students. Follow the instructions to do the activities. Click on the website www.real-english.com for the second unit. On the right, you have how to use Real English. First you watch the video and then you click on
exercises
. There are seven different pages with exercises for this unit.
Una vez entras en los ejercicios de la lección, la etiqueta para el resto de los ejercicios viene en la parte superior de la página debajo de donde pone qué lección es.

But if you want to continue doing English this summer, there are many more units that you can find here, as many as eighty lessons.

Monday, 23 May 2011

PRESENT CONTINUOUS - BASIC 1

More activities for basic 1. These are for present continuous. Remember these things: click on the link, then listen to the videos and finally open the exercises. When you finish one exercise you can continue with the following one.

What are you wearing? For the exercises, click on 'lesson 38 - exercises'.

What are they doing? For the exercises, click on 'lesson 37 - exercises'.

What are you doing?

CAN / CAN'T - BASIC 1

This is another video. This time you can practise can/can't


15-can-cc por realdogswimming

REVISION OF PRONUNCIATION - BASIC 1

These are videos meant to be for children but you can use them to practise your pronunciation. I hope you like them.


Sunday, 22 May 2011

WHAT DID YOU DO YESTERDAY? - BASIC 1

This is a listening activity on simple past. You can do the exercises at the same time you are listening to the video. Click on the link. There are different exercises. Remember to continue with exercise 2 when you finish exercise 1.


What did you do yesterday? A Real English Classic por realdogswimming

Sunday, 15 May 2011

THE LECTURER's EFL Smartblog: Question forms (Beginners > Elementary)

THE LECTURER's EFL Smartblog: Question forms (Beginners > Elementary): "Some activities to check you know how to make questions.  1) For beginner or elementary EFL students. Ask the questions Look at the a..."

This will help you in your upcoming exams. Some revision is always useful.

THE LECTURER's EFL Smartblog: Job Interviews: Body Language - Making A Good Firs...

THE LECTURER's EFL Smartblog: Job Interviews: Body Language - Making A Good Firs...: "Watch a clip about how to create a good impression in a job interview   Watch a clip with ..."

Something important you should know is that the answer to the questions is always in black so you are not able to see it unless you select the whole sentence and change the letter colour.

Friday, 6 May 2011

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas -

This is one of the most touching stories about the Holocaust. It is based on a book, also called 'The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas'. It tells the friendship between these two boys. It is worth reading it. I highly recommend it.
Click here to watch

MR BEAN AND PRESENT CONTINUOUS - BASIC 1

Watch this and answer the questions.


This was taken from THE LECTURE'S EFL SMARTBLOG

PRESENT CONTINUOUS - BASIC 1

Look at the actions and say what they are doing. The answer is in black. You can see the answer when you pass the mouse over the black letters.
This is the blog

PAST SIMPLE - BASIC 1

These are two videos to practise the past simple. The first video is to help you remember the past forms



And the second to help you use past simple in a sentence

LISTENING AND PRONUNCIATION - INTERMEDIATE

I know that some of you have been very worried about your listening skill results. I came across this website which provides you with the chance of listening while you are reading the text. You can follow the text very easily and I am sure that, in a short period of time, both your understanding and pronunciation will improve in a natural way. Unfortunately, the texts are mostly American English but I think you can understand them quite well.
www.manythings.org

Thursday, 5 May 2011

PRESENT CONTINUOUS - BASIC 1

Watch and say the sentences in English

PRESENT CONTINUOUS AND PRESENT SIMPLE

This first exercise has got two activities. The first activity is about present continuos and in the second one, you have to decide between present simple or continuous:
Present Continuous and Present Simple, by Paula :)
More about present continuos and present simple:
Present Continuous and Present Simple, by baiba
Present Simple versus Present Continuous, by kawyte
Simple Present vs Present Continuous, by sandra cunha


These are only about present continuous. Some have got animated pictures.
Grammar practice - present continuous, by elisasilva
What are they doing? (animated), by Elvira
PRESENT CONTINUOUS, by Carlos Reis
What are they doing?, by Francesca
What´s happening in front of Harrods?, by Cristina

LISTENING FOR BASIC LEVEL - SERIES 1 - EPISODE 4 - BRITISH COUNCIL

Listen to the podcast on your computer. While you are listening, read through the questions. Read the questions and instructions carefully. Check your answers when you have finished.
SERIES 1 - EPISODE 4

SOAP - CHAPTER 10 - ANNIE PROTESTS

Annie is protesting about cruelty to animals and wants Nick to look after some rescued guinea pigs, which then manage to escape. Hector is sent to interview Annie on her demostration and it all ends in tears..
Annie protests - chapter 10

Monday, 2 May 2011

PASSIVE VOICE - INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

This is a lesson in a blog to learn English on your own. Read the notes and do the activities.
El Blog para Aprender Inglés

TESTS - INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

These are different activities which provide you with exercises to practise the four English skills and some grammar before your upcoming Dominio tests.

Written English test

The written English Test is made up of 25 multiple choice questions on general English terms and phrases and is a great way to review your grammar level.
Shafston Online English Test

Grammar test

There are 20 sentences each with a word missing, you need to select from the available options which word best fits in the sentence.
Shafston Online Grammar Test

Reading test

Read a short 500 word article then answer 10 True/False/Information Not Provided questions, 5 Multiple Choice questions and finally 4 paragraph completion questions.
Shafston Online Reading Comprehension test

Transformation test

A partial sentence is given and you need to change the given word to fit that sentence
Shafston Online Word Transformation Test

Sentence Completion Test

A short essay is written, from the options available select the missing word which fits into the sentence and can affect the entire paragraph
Shafston Online Sentence Completion Test

MORE LISTENING FOR BASIC 1

Listen to these new extracts. These are some hints (sugerencias) before you listen. First, listen twice without looking at the text. Then, listen and complete the text. Finally, listen and follow up (sigue) the text.
Now, click on the title and listen up. These extracts are from OM AUDIO:
She is good at languages
I am staying in bed
What about your weekend?
We had a great time
At the hairdresser's

Thursday, 28 April 2011

LISTENING FOR INTERMEDIATE 2

Watch a couple as they make their way to the top of the mountain. Below the video, there is a link which will take you to the activities.



Snowdon Scene 2

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

LISTENING - BASIC 1

Listen to the conversations by pressing the "Play" button and answer the questions. Press the "Final Score" button to check your quiz. After you answer the questions, you can listen to the conversation again and read the script at the same time.
Escucha las conversaciones dándoles al Play y respondiendo las preguntas. Dale al botón "Final Score" para revisar las respuestas. Luego, puedes seguir la conversación, leyendo el texto a la misma vez. Para ello, tienes que picar en Quiz Script.
When you finish, there are activities to review the key vocabulary from the conversation. That is in the section Vocabulary Activities.
Cuando termines, hay actividades para repasar el vocabulario clave de la conversation.
Listening 1 - FAmily Activities
Listening 2 - A Fun DAy
Listening 3 - Train Tickets
Listening 4 - Where are you from?
Listening 5 - Travel on Sky Airlines
Listening 6 - What a Busy Day!
Listening 7 - Directions through Town

SIMPLE PAST - BASIC 1

I found these activities on past simple. They are on a blog created by Carmen Luisa Pérez Amaro at EOI Puerto de la Cruz. Click on the link and you can visit her page and do her activities.
Carmen Luisa's Website

PAST SIMPLE - BASIC 1

Here are exercises for you to practise the past simple.
Exercise 1
Exercise 2
Exercise 3
Exercise 4
Exercise 5

THE BODY - BASIC 1

This is a video with the parts of the body. Listen to the different parts and repeat.


And now a song to teach your kids.

Thursday, 14 April 2011

LISTENING FOR BASIC LEVEL - SERIES 1 -EPISODE 3 - BRITISH COUNCIL

SERIES 1 - EPISODE 3
It can be a little difficult for basic 1. There are a lot of listening extracts with exercises. To the right of the image, you can see the different audios. Scroll down to choose one. Below the audios, there are many activities to do.

LEISURE - INTERMEDIATE 2

Learn a bit about British culture and leisure. Apart from the video, you can also try the activities as well as learn new vocabulary.

Leisure

Monday, 11 April 2011

LISTENING FOR BASIC 1

More listening activities for students of Basic 1
Daily Schedule
After the listening you can do these exercises:
Multiple choice for vocabulary
Mixed-up Sentence Exercises
Matching exercise

PHONEMIC CHART - ALL LEVELS

This is the new British Council phonemic chart. Help you hear the sounds of English by clicking on the symbols. Click on the top right hand corner of each symbol to hear sample words including the sounds.
PHONEMIC CHART

LISTENING - INTERMEDIATE 2

SELF-ACCESS.COM provides you with listening activities to help you improve your listening skill. By clicking on the menu, there are up to three other activities for the same audio.

WRITING EXERCISES - INTERMEDIATE 2

SELF-ACCESS.COM allows you to check your writing skills. On the menu, at the top of the page, there are up to 7 other exercises.

Sunday, 10 April 2011

MORE PAST SIMPLE - BASIC 1

Listen to the following videos and learn more things about the past.
First, how to pronounce irregular verbs



Sing along and do karaoke



What did you do yesterday?

Saturday, 9 April 2011

FIRST 50 DATES - INTERMEDIATE 2

Here is another trailer to enjoy and practise your comprehension. I hope you enjoy watching it as much as I did.


Now click on the title to answer the comprehension questions - First 50 dates

PHONETICS - BASIC AND INTERMEDIATE

These are the phonetic exercises that we did in class:
BBC Unit 3: Door and Coat
BBC Unit 5: Sock and Coat

In the videos you can learn how to pronounce the vowels.
Pronunciation Tips: Sock
Pronunciation Tips: Door

SOAP - CHAPTER 9 - JOBS FOR THE BOYS

Bridget has got Hector an interview at the television station where she works. They are looking for a reporter. With Nick's help Hector gets the job, but it may have something to do with the fact the editor is the landlady's cousin.
Jobs for the Boys - chapter 9

TWO PINTS OF LAGER - INTERMEDIATE 2

Watch another short scene from this hilarious series on BBC.

PASSIVE VOICE - INTERMEDIATE 2

This is the way passive voice is formed. Listen to Jennifer's explanation carefully.

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

The Italian Man Who Went To Malta [FULL VERSION]

For the intermediate students this is an example of the confusion you might cause if you don't pronounce words properly. It is not the same whether you pronounce one sound or the other. So next time you say something, think twice before saying whatever sound comes to your mouth first.

Thursday, 31 March 2011

SCHOOL LIFE - BASIC LEVEL

Como les prometí aquí tienen el primer listening con su transcripción y a la derecha, picando sobre Comprehension Quiz, pueden responder a las preguntas.
AS I promised you, here is your first listening with transcription for your practice. It has got comprehension questions on the right menu too.
School Life - Elllo

REPORTED SPEECH - INTERMEDIATE 2

Time now for grammar. Not everything is fun. Here I leave for you some sites I have found where you can review the reported speech.
Transform the sentences into Reported Speech
Mix and match
Multiple choice
Reported questions
Multiple choice 2
Reported commands
Multiple choice 3

A video to keep on practising

IRREGULAR VERBS - BASIC LEVEL

More activities to learn the irregular verbs:
Matching verbs
Matching verbs 2
Matching verbs 3
Matching verbs 4
Now put the sentences in order. Exercise 5
These exercises are more grammatical:
Complete the sentences with the correct verb form - Exercise 6
Complete the sentences - Exercise 7
Complete the sentences - Exercise 8

IRREGULAR PAST FORMS - BASIC 1

It is a game to remember the past forms of the verbs in English. Click on the number to see the verbs.
IRREGULAR PAST FORMS CROSSWORD

CRIME - INTERMEDIATE 2

These are links to practise vocabulary on crime.
This first exercise is called CARELESS CRIMINALS. Read the criminal's definition and choose the right word.
In the second exercise, CRIMINAL IDENTIFICATION, you have to match the criminals with their names.

Friday, 25 March 2011

FUNNY CHAPTER - INTERMEDIATE 2

Listen to this and hope to raise you all a smile.

SOAP - CHAPTER 8 - THE LANDLADY COUSIN

When the existing landlady goes to holiday, she leaves her cousin in charge. Nick discovers that the cousin is unexpectedly glamorous and that she has taken a shine to him.

The landlady cousin - chapter 8

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF? - BASIC 1

What do you prefer? What do you think of?

PRESENT SIMPLE - BASIC 1

This is a list of exercises to do online. They are about present simple, in affirmative, interrogative or negative form.
Simple present 1
Simple present 2
Simple Present 3
Simple present 4
Simple present 5
Simple present 5
Simple present 6

Thursday, 24 March 2011

AFTER EVENTS OF A QUAKE

Listening activity on Japan's tsunami. After watching the video, answer the questions below.



AFTER EVENTS OF A QUAKE

What does she feel?
a The building is still shaking fiercely
b The building is slightly shaking
c The building sometimes shakes but not often.

How should people behave?
a They should stay at home
b They should stay calm
c They should stay on the streets

Do Japanese know what to do in case of an earthquake?
a Yes
b No
c Don’t know

Where is she speaking from?
a From the ground floor of an office building
b From the ninth floor of an office building
c From the top floor of an office building

Was she in her office at the time of the earthquake?
a Yes, she is showing her own office
b Yes, but that is not her own office
c No, she was at the television station in another city.

What are they trying to have right now?
a Internet access
b Water supply
c Electric power

Japanese are very worried about
a How they are getting their homes
b How to sort out all the mess
c Their jobs

If you want to carry on watching more news, here I leave this website for you all: CNN

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

LISTENING - INTERMEDIATE 2

Here is another exercise to keep on improving your listening skills. Click on the link and go ahead: www.instant-practice.com

LISTENING THROUGH VIDEOS - INTERMEDIATE


Watch many more video clips and do the online activities. They will help you understand spoken English much better.
www.learnenglishfeelgood.com

LISTENING THROUGH FILM CLIPS

Watch the video clip and check the answers in the comments.



1. They parents are moving to Antwerp in _______________________.
A)July
B)January
C)June

2. Why is the young man upset?:
A)Because the parents will leave before the baby is born
B)Because the parents will still be around when the baby is born
C)Because he doesn't think Antwerp is an exciting city

3. How long had the parents been talking about moving before they finally decided to do it?:
A)5 years
B)10 years
C)15 years

4. How far will the parents be from their grandchild?:
A)3,000 miles
B)More than 3,000 miles
C)A little less than 3,000 miles

5. How does the father refer to Antwerp?:
A)He's excited
B)The city of light
C)In June

Monday, 21 March 2011

SIMILES - INTERMEDIATE 2

This website tries to help students understand similes better and teaches them how to make their own
Similes, by midoforever
Find this and other Other printables exercises in English Exercises .org

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

SAINT PATRICK'S DAY - INTERMEDIATE 2



Boston is one of the best places in the U.S. to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Try these tips to do more than swill green beer in honor of the occasion.

You Will Need.
Dancing abilities
Map
Desire to learn about Irish culture
Green clothes (optional)

...Don’t drink unless you’re of legal age. Drink responsibly, and never drink and drive.

Step 1: Visit a museum
Visit a museum. You can go to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum to honor the first president of Irish heritage.

Step 2: Watch the parade
Watch the parade. On the Sunday before the holiday, Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day parade takes place in South Boston.

Don’t stop at one parade! There are several in the Boston area in the week leading up to and following March 17. Saintpatricksdayparade.com has a listing of all the parades going on in Boston.

Step 3: Go dancing
Go dancing at The Beehive. This bar puts on an annual celebration of traditional Irish music and dancing — not to mention authentic Irish food.

If you think you have the best green attire, head to the Dublin House to compete in their costume contest.

Step 4: Take a tour
Take a tour of the Irish Heritage Trail through Boston. Maps are available, so you can go on a self-guided walking tour of the rich Irish history in Boston.
Step 5: Sit down at a pub

Sit down at a pub. Boston is loaded with Irish pubs that offer everything from Irish food to Irish sing-alongs. And it might not hurt to have a Guinness while you’re there.

Sunday, 13 March 2011

REVISING VOCABULARY - INTERMEDIATE 2

Have a look at the following and choose one of the words so as to write a short paragraph on it. Send it to me by using the comments below.
Wordle: REVISING

Friday, 11 March 2011

BEWARE - INTERMEDIATE 2

Listen and do the quiz at the bottom of the text.
Beware

THE GHOST VILLAGE - INTERMEDIATE 2

This is a listening activity taken from LISTEN TO ENGLISH. You can also follow the text while you are listening. It is about a tiny coastal community which was 'temporarily' evacuated as part of the war effort - but it's now 65 years since anyone lived there. Click below and enjoy it.
The Ghost Village.

ZODIAC SIGN - INTERMEDIATE 2

Learn a bit about zodiac signs. Do you agree with the way people see them?


This is a song by Beyoncé which deals with the zodiac signs

IRREGULAR VERBS - PAST FORMS - BASIC 1

Here is a list of verbs with their past forms. Listen and repeat the pronunciation.

Sunday, 6 March 2011

WHAT DO THEY LOOK LIKE?

This video is for basic students. They can listen and remember the vocabulary and the expressions in physical descriptions.
FOLLOW ME - UNIT 12

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

HOUSE AND FURNITURE - BASIC

Here are more exercises on HOUSE AND FURNITURE. Click on SABER INGLES - LEARNING ENGLISH ON THE WEB

SOAP - CHAPTER 7

Bridget has an identical twin sister who unexpectedly comes to visit. She may look the same but she behaves very differently, which causes a lot of confusion, especially when it seems that the twin fancies Nick..
TELEVEO - THE TWIN - CHAPTER 7

ENGLISH COURSE FOR BEGINNERS - LESSON 1

Vamos a repasar los contenidos de básico desde el principio con este apoyo del curso de FOLLOW ME - Beginners.

WRITING

If you still have problems to write essays, this text organizer might assist you with the writing process. This website explains to you how to write any type of writing. Give it a try. WRITING FUN

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

PREPOSITIONS OF PLACE - BASIC LEVEL 1

Flashcards with sound for learning the prepositions of place.

HOME (English with subtitles) - ENVIRONMENT

We are living in exceptional times. Scientists tell us that we have 10 years to change the way we live, avert the depletion of natural resources and the catastrophic evolution of the Earth's climate.

Everyone should take part in the effort, and HOME has been conceived to take a message of mobilization out to every human being.

FURNITURE WITH SOUND

Some of you told me to upload videos with sound to know how to pronounce the different pieces of furniture. Here are some:





PODCAST - SERIES 1 EPISODE 2

Here is another listening for you to practise.
British Council Learn English

And now answer the following questions (the key is included):

Monday, 21 February 2011

ANIMALS

Watch this funny video

PODCASTS - SERIES 1 EPISODE 1 - BASIC 2 AND INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

Practise your English language listening skills with the Elementary Podcasts. Listen to them on your computer, or download and save them on your mp3 player.

Each episode is accompanied by a range of activities to help you learn new vocabulary and focus on the language you hear.

You can also download the support packs which contain the tape scripts and extra learning activities.

It could be really helpful to do the activities.

If you like the website, you can subscribe to this podcast and automatically receive the latest episodes.

This is the first episode of series 1 - British Council - Learn English

WHAT IS THE WEATHER LIKE?

Listen to the vocabulary connected with weather.

Sunday, 20 February 2011

THERE IS / THERE ARE

Read the sentence, decide on the answer, then click the answer button to see the correct answer. Activities for ESL Students

There is or There are, by Elvira
Find this and other prepositions exercises in English Exercises .org

Type There is or There are in the boxes. Adele's ESL Corner

There is / are - Brays Inglés

Saturday, 19 February 2011

SUPERSTITIONS - INTERMEDIATE 2

Does the phrase "Oh no, it's Friday the 13th!" mean anything to you? Does this date fill you with fear, anxiety and foreboding - or is it simply another day on the calendar? Whether you're superstitious or not, join us as we try to find out why Friday the 13th is such an infamous date. Click on the Weekener to listen to the audio. Besides, you can see the vocabulary used and at the bottom of the page, you have a quiz as well as the script.
BBC World Service
Learn about other superstitions in the UK. Click on this website:
Woodlands Junio School
Woodlands Junior School 2

WISHES - INTERMEDIATE 2

Sentences to practise the use of wish. By clicking on the button you will see whether you were right or not. www.better-english.com.

CONDITIONAL SENTENCES / IF CLAUSES

Conditional Sentences are used to express that the action in the main clause (without if) can only take place if a certain condition (in the clause with if) is fulfilled. There are three types of Conditional Sentences. Click on the link below and you will be taken to www.ego4u.com where you will be able to practise the conditional sentences.

Sunday, 6 February 2011

TIME AND DAILY ROUTINE - BASIC 1

Use the inteactive book to learn the time and to use the daily routines. Click on the coloured tags that you can see on the right side of the page (pica sobre las pestañas de colores en la parte derecha de la página)
Time and daily Routines

HOW TO SUPPORT THE PLANET WITHOUT LIFTING A FINGER - INTERMEDIATE 2



Feel exhausted just thinking about the environment? If the energy you want to save is primarily your own, try these close to effortless actions.
You Will Need

* Webcam
* Microwave
* Dishwasher

How to Support the Planet Without Lifting a Finger: Have a videoconference

Step 1: Have a videoconference

It’s bad enough going to work, but having to take a business trip? Good grief! Get a webcam for your computer and videoconference instead from your office or, even better, your home. You’ll save the energy that would have been expended on the flight, rental car, and hotel stay while saving yourself the hassle of having to put on pants.
How to Support the Planet Without Lifting a Finger: Use the microwave

Step 2: Use the microwave

Cooking a meal? Forget gas and electric ovens and make it in a microwave; it uses up to 9.5 percent less electricity, produces fewer indoor pollutants, and decreases temperature changes that affect your thermostat. Plus, you’ll have lots of extra time for your favorite activity — doing nothing.
How to Support the Planet Without Lifting a Finger: Wait to shave

Step 3: Wait to shave

Shaving’s so annoying and it uses a gallon of water on average. So, men, grow a beard; ladies, wear pants or proudly sport hairy legs. If you don’t like the wild look, fill the sink halfway and rinse your razor, rather than running it under the tap; it doesn’t take that much effort to turn off the faucet.
How to Support the Planet Without Lifting a Finger: Turn to the dishwasher

Step 4: Turn to the dishwasher

When it’s time to wash the dishes, don’t. Leave them in the sink until you have a full load; then, use a dishwasher rather than washing them by hand — you’ll save yourself a lot of work along with an average of 5,000 gallons of water per year.

No need to unload either — just take clean dishes out of the dishwasher until the sink is full; then, load it up again.
How to Support the Planet Without Lifting a Finger: Leave the clippings

Step 5: Leave the clippings

When you finally get around to mowing the lawn, don’t bother picking up the clippings; they add nutrients to the soil and won’t take up space in landfills. Plus, you can stop doing yard work sooner and get back where you really belong — the couch.

HOW TO PREVENT GLOBAL WARMING - READING FOR INTERMEDIATE 2

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions is essential to prevent global warming, part of the broader environmental concern of climate change. Here are some ways to help that may surprise you. Click on the link or just read the tips. On the website you may leave your say too.
How to Help Prevent Global Warming

Step 1: Live in a city

Live in a city: Urbanites own fewer cars, tend to live in energy-efficient apartment buildings, and don’t have much need for powered lawn mowers, a major contributor to greenhouse gases.

Painting a roof white reduces the energy needed to both heat and cool a building.

Step 2: Don’t assume local is better

Don’t assume that buying local is always better. Food miles — the distance food travels from farm to table — isn’t the only factor to consider: 80 percent of the carbon emissions from food production occur before shipping, and industrial farms tend to be more energy-efficient than smaller ones.

Step 3: Eat less meat

Eat less meat. The average American carnivore contributes 1.5 more tons of greenhouse gases per year than the average vegetarian. If you can’t keep away from beef, organic may be better for your body but not necessarily help prevent global warming: An organically raised cow emits 16 percent more greenhouse gases than a standard one.

Producing red meat generates 4 times the greenhouse gas emissions as an equal amount of chicken or fish.

Step 4: Support nuclear power

Don’t discount nuclear power if you want to help prevent global warming. Yes, there are safety and security concerns. But when it comes to large-scale energy sources, nuclear power is more climate-friendly than coal, gas, and even wind.

Step 5: Practice the three R’s

Practice the three R’s — Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. And don’t give recyclables more than a quick rinse: For each ton of recycled plastic, consumers waste about 10 tons of water cleaning it.