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