lunes, 12 de diciembre de 2016

Describing a city

Describing a city is really interesting both for writing and for oral presentations.

In order to do this, you should include the following information:
Why not describing New York?

lunes, 19 de septiembre de 2016

CLASSROOM EXPRESSIONS AND VOCABULARY

Communication is essential in the English class, thus, the following presentation can help teachers and students to revise some useful expressions to speak fluently. It can be useful to teach English as well as to communicate in any bilingual class. 

Let's communicate!


viernes, 5 de agosto de 2016

PAST SIMPLE MADE EASY

The simple past tense is basic in order to communicate in English. Why? Because it is used to express finished actions in the past or past habits.

Let's watch the following animated powtoon to find out more



It is the same as the simple present, but IN THE PAST, think about it...

miércoles, 15 de junio de 2016

UN ADIÓS, UN HASTA SIEMPRE

No soy amiga de las despedidas, tampoco de los homenajes, ni tan siquiera de decir adiós. Sin embargo, este año también llega la hora de separar nuestras andaduras, una vez más. 
Si miramos hacia atrás estos tres años hemos cambiado mucho. De ser esos niños miedosos de segundo a ser "los que mandan" en el instituto. Los que negocian los exámenes, las salidas y las pruebas. 
Este año ha sido breve pero intenso. Habéis sido capaces de seguir todas mis locas propuestas, de caminar mis pasos, hasta mi mala pata, claro. Habéis interpretado historias increíbles, sido personajes de televisión, asesinado a Guzmán, hecho espiritismo, ido de vacaciones, y todo ello en apenas tres o cuatro meses de clase conmigo. 
La pasiva se ha interpuesto en nuestro camino, y hasta el estilo indirecto, tan amigo de atragantarse en el último momento, sin embargo, habéis resuelto los problemas con una sonrisa, como futuros hombres y mujeres a punto de emprender una nueva etapa en la vida.

domingo, 10 de abril de 2016

RELATIVE CLAUSES

The girl who I met yesterday lives in Paris

They girl, who lives in Paris, loves reading novels

These sentences are quite similar, both include: 

  • They include a similar subject
  • A relative pronoun: WHO that links both sentences
  • This part is called RELATIVE CLAUSE, a clause which acts as an adjective, describing the subject of the sentence. 

Then, let's focus on the difference between both types of relative clauses. Look at the following mind map:

Relative Clauses 

lunes, 7 de marzo de 2016

TO BE GOING TO. FUTURE PLANS.

One way of talking about the future is using TO BE GOING TO, it is not a verbal tense. Sometimes it can be seen as: "VOY A " in Spanish. Eg. I'm going to read: Voy a leer. 


FORM OF TO BE GOING TO : 

TO BE GOING TO (VOY A...) FORMA Y TRUCOS

As the picture shows, the verb to be is used as an auxiliary verb, and it concords with the subject.


jueves, 3 de marzo de 2016

TO BE

When and how do you use the verb to be? We all know it means ser y estar en español, but here are some other uses which are essential for you to master it. Do the following activity which I published in Educaplay. 


Uses of to be activities in Educaplay

viernes, 26 de febrero de 2016

PRESENT SIMPLE AND CONTINUOUS. USES, ACTIVITIES, VIDEO


Any doubts about the uses of the present simple and present continuous? Watch the following powtoon and learn about them!!



After watching it, a good idea to hammer home is to look at the following mind map to help you:

Present simple vs present continuous uses

martes, 23 de febrero de 2016

PAST SIMPLE AND PAST CONTINUOUS ELT


Past simple and past continous are very important for story telling in the past.
The following story may help you to understand when to use each of them


So, what would you use in the following sentences and why? CLICK HERE:


lunes, 22 de febrero de 2016

IRREGULAR VERBS TESTS AND REVISION

Here, let me present you a series of quizzes on irregular verbs which will be useful for you to revise. Try to do them as fast as you can to check what you know. The first quizz goes from the verb TO BE to the verb GO.




The following test goes from the ver GROW to the verb WRITE.


jueves, 18 de febrero de 2016

PRESENT SIMPLE. REVIEW AND ACTIVITIES

Now, it's time to talk about our routines, for that, let's use the present simple tense. I recommend to read all the presentation and do all the activities, however, it will be good for you to do it in more than one day.

CLICK HERE


lunes, 15 de febrero de 2016

SAINT VALENTINE'S TRUE STORY?



Love is great, but, what do you know about the story and History of Sain Valentine? Let's read the following text and fill in the blanks with the simple past forms below. Remember to look up in the dictionary the words you don't know:


SAINT VALENTINE'S STORY ACTIVITIES IN GOCONQUR.IN THE IMAGE BELOW


domingo, 7 de febrero de 2016

FUTURE TENSES FOR 3º AND 4º

As you know, the future tense in English does not exist like in Spanish. However, there are four basic types to talk about it. I hope the following mind map can help to figure it out. It will be specially profitable for 3rd and 4th ESO




lunes, 11 de enero de 2016

WHAT'S THE WEATHER LIKE TODAY? ELT

What's the weather like? It's a typical question: ¿Qué tiempo hace hoy?


To answer to this question, we have to take into account the following ideas:

  • It: (subject of the answer). Always obligatory at the beginning of the sentence
  • We use the verb TO BE to talk about the weather: It's sunny 
  • Auque en español decimos: Hace frío , hace calor. ESe verbo en inglés es TO BE (iT'S HOT); Aunque en español es impersonal, en inglés el SUJETO ES SIEMPRE OBLIGATORIO.

THe following picture from easypacelearning will help you to improve your vocabulary: