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):