Friday, 20 December 2013

WISH, HOPE, WAIT, EXPECT, LOOK FORWARD TO - ADVANCED 1


Expect  - means you think or believe that something is probably going to happen for sure,
For example:  I'm expecting an important phone call.

Look forward to – means that you feel excited or very pleased about something that is going to happen,
For example:  I'm looking forward to Jaime's party.

Hope – means that you want something to happen and you have a good reason to think that it might happen,
For example: I hope it doesn't rain.

Wish – means that it is impossible or almost impossible that something happens. You feel sorry or sad about a situation that exists at the moment of speaking.
For example: I wish I were 20 years younger.

Wait – means that you are staying in a place without doing so much, until someone comes or something happens. It is more a physical action.

For example: We waited 20 minutes for the bus.


Exercises to practise:
Quiz 1
Quiz 2
Quiz 3

Sunday, 8 December 2013

SONGS AND ENGLISH - ALL LEVELS



Songs and music on this website. You can complete the exercises while you are listening to your favourite songs. There are different levels of difficulty, choose yours.

Lyrics

Friday, 6 December 2013

REVISION VIDEOS 2 - BASIC 1

20 Questions about you. Answer them.

REVISION VIDEOS - BASIC 1


Where is...? Where are...?

MORNING GROUP - BASIC 1

This is the key to the reading exercises for the morning group of Basic 1, Angel's group.

Reading texts, page 26, from Student's book.

  1. False
  2. False
  3. True
  4. True
  5. True

The Culkins

Read the magazine and complete the Star Factfile for Macaulay Culkin
  • First name:  Mac or Macaulay
  • Surname: Culkin
  • Nationality: American
  • Home Town: New York
  • Job: actor
  • Number of brothers and sisters:  6
  • Favourite animal: his dog
Answer the questions
  1. No, they aren't, only Macaulay.
  2. No, they aren't
  3. No, they aren't
  4. They are from New York
  5. Yes, he is
  6. They have got 7 children
  7. Yes, he has
  8. It is a dog
  9. Yes, he has
  10. Its name is Bishop

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

FOOD AND DRINK - BASIC 1
















For pronunciation you can visit this page:

PRONUNCIATION


JOBS - GRAMMAR AND PRONUNCIATION - BASIC 1

What do you do? / what is your job?
What do they do? / what is their job?
What does she do? /what is her job?
What does he do? / what is his job?
I am a teacher
I am an architect
They are students

He is a teacher
She is an architect

Where   do you work?
Where   do they work?
Where   does she work?
Where   does he work?

I work for Iberia/El Corte Ingles
They work in a hospital/ a shop/ in a school

She works at home
He works in an office / in a restaurant
   



Saturday, 30 November 2013

WANT TO BE HAPPY? BE GRATEFUL - ADVANCED LEVEL

Listen to Brother David Steindl-Rast, a Benedictine monk, saying the one thing all humans have in common is that each of us wants to be happy. And happiness, he suggests, is born from gratitude. An inspiring lesson in slowing down, looking where you’re going, and above all, being grateful. The video has subtitles in English which you have to activate.

Friday, 29 November 2013

PRESENT SIMPLE - HE/SHE/IT - BASIC 1

We use present simple for our routines. One of the problems is the 3rd person singular- he /she / it. Be careful because it is different:

AFFIRMATIVE
NEGATIVE
INTERROGATIVE
He speaks English
     studies
     watches
      goes
He doesn’t speak English
               study
               watch
               go
Does he speak English?
            study
            watch
            go
She speaks English
She doesn’t speak English
Does she speak English?
It speaks English
It doesn’t speak English
Does it speak English?
Here are some examples to use present simple in affirmative:

Present Simple in the negative form:

Present Simple in the interrogative form:

Saturday, 23 November 2013

PRONUNCIATION TIPS - ALL LEVELS

Tips with activities to practise identifying the difference between   æ / e / ʌ.

Video ʌ

Exercises to identify the differences

Saturday, 16 November 2013

PURPOSE CLAUSES - ADVANCED LEVEL

PRONUNCIATION TIPS - ADVANCED LEVEL

There is a system of symbols for writing the sounds of English. We have a guide to these symbols and also videos to show how to pronounce each of the sounds.

There are also activities to practise identifying the difference between certain sounds which may sound similar.

This link will give you access to all the sounds videos - Pronunciation videos

And now the exercises to practise 'long i' and 'short i' - Activities

Thursday, 14 November 2013

ROUTINE VERBS AND TIME EXPRESSIONS - BASIC 1

       
     
ROUTINE VERBS
WAKE UP
GET UP
WASH MY FACE
BRUSH YOUR TEETH
BRUSH YOUR HAIR
HAVE BREAKFAST

HAVE LUNCH
HAVE DINNER
GO TO SCHOOL
GO TO WORK
GO HOME
GET TO SCHOOL
GET TO WORK
GET HOME
HAVE A SHOWER

HAVE A BATH
MAKE BREAKFAST
MAKE DINNER
MAKE LUNCH
LEAVE HOME

LEAVE WORK
LEAVE SCHOOL
MEET FRIENDS
HANG OUT WITH FRIENDS
DO THE HOUSEWORK
GO TO BED
READ
LISTEN TO
STUDY
WORK
LIVE
WATCH
EAT


TIME EXPRESSIONS
EARLY ≠ LATE
ON MONDAY
ON TUESDAY...
IN THE MORNING
IN THE AFTERNOON
IN THE EVENING
AT 7.00
EVERY DAY
EVERY WEEK
AT THE WEEKEND







Wednesday, 13 November 2013

PHONEMIC CHART - ALL LEVELS

Adrian Underhill's Interactive Phonemic Chart on One stop English! This excellent teaching tool can be played full-screen and gives clear audio examples of the English phoneme set.


MIND YOUR LANGUAGE - ADVANCED LEVEL



If you go to Youtube, you'll find other videos of this type. Make sure you choose the ones with subtitles.

LINKERS - ADVANCED LEVEL

ADVANCED STRUCTURES - ADVANCED LEVEL

To help you improve your writing production, a link has been added below. You will be able to practise the use of verbs such as TO WANT with two persons: I want + (I go) = I want to go / I want + (he goes) = I want him to go.

To want him to go



Saturday, 9 November 2013

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

PLURALS - BASIC LEVEL

This information is on      

Plural Spelling Rules

boys     countries   radios    heroes    boxes    ruler  women   children    dogs washes   lorries
Do you know why and when we add -ies-ves-s and -es to plural nouns?

We're going to look at these important plural spelling rules then there's a spelling test so read carefully. 

If you want more information and watch a video about the individual rules click on the links below.


1. Add -s to regular plurals.  Adding an s is all you need to do to form a regular plural:
file/files, centre/centres, girl/girls, book/books, pen/pens, computer/computers.




Words ending in -ch, -s, -sh, -x, -z  add -es to form a plural
wash/washes, box/boxes, match/matches, glass/glasses

There's one exception to this rule. If the -ch ending is pronounced with a 'k' then add -s (stomach/stomachs)




Words ending in -f or -fe change to -ves or -sknife/knives,  life/lives, wife/wives, shelf/shelves

*exceptions add -s - roof/roofs, proof/proofs, chief/chiefs.*These words could be either -ves or -s - scarf/scarves or scarfs,dwarf/dwarves or dwarfs


a. If the word ends in a vowel-a,e,i,o,u, + y then just add -s.
boy/boys, journey/journeys, key/keys, tray/trays.

b. If the word ends in a consonant + y then it changes to -ies country/countries, baby/babies, body/bodies, memory/memories



You can either add an -s or -es to words ending in -O or sometimes they're spelled either way.

a.If a word ends in a vowel-a,e,i,o,u + -O then we sometimes add -s.
radio/radios, stereo/stereos, video/videos

b. If a words ends in consonant + -O then we sometimes add -s or -es.No rules for this - you just have to learn them or use a dictionary.

kilo/kilos, zero/zeros, piano/pianos, photo/photos
but hero/heroes, potato/potatoes, volcano/volcanoes, tomato/tomatoes.

6. Irregular plurals
a woman/some women, a man/5 men, child/children, person/people, tooth/teeth, foot/feet, mouse/mice, penny/pence


7. No change between plural and singular.
There are some words that are the same in the plural as in the singular:
sheep, series, fish, cod, salmon, aircraft, cattle, scissors, deer, trousers




Spelling test

Change the words to plurals

1. man 
2. fox 
3. family
 4. mobile phone 
5. baby 
6. person 
7. radio 
8. dictionary 
9. teacher 
10. watch 
11. bus 
12. scarf 
13. photo 
14. tomato 
15. woman 
16. wife
 17. body 
18. fly 
19. colour 
20. mother-in-law 

Check your answers below.

Thanks to Oxford Dictionaries online


Answers
1. men
2. foxes
3. families
4. mobile phones
5. babies
6. people
7. radios
8. dictionaries
9. teachers
10. watches
11. buses
12. scarfs or scarves
13. photos
14. tomatoes
15. women
16. wives
17. bodies
18. flies
19. colours
20. mothers-in-law


DISCO - SONG - BASIC LEVEL

DISCO - OTTAWAN



HAVE GOT / HAS GOT - BASIC LEVEL

AFFIRMATIVE
NEGATIVE
INTERROGATIVE
I have got a Mercedes
I haven’t got a Mercedes
Have I got a Mercedes?
Yes, you have / No, you haven’t

You have got a Mercedes
You haven’t got a Mercedes
Have you got a Mercedes?
Yes, I have / No, I haven’t

He/she/it has got a friend
He/She/it hasn’t got a friend
Has he/she/it got a friend?
Yes, she has / No, she hasn't

NUMBERS, AGE, DAYS AND DATES - BASIC LEVEL

Some videos to study the pronunciation of numbers, age, days and dates

Real English: numbers, age, days and dates

and here there are exercises for the age

Age

HOW OLD ARE YOU? - BASIC LEVEL

Practice using the “How old are you?” question format to ask about age with this ESL Vocabulary and Grammar Interactive Pirate Waters Board Game for Beginners (I’m one, I’m two, I’m three).