April 11, 2013
Here’s the Powerpoint we looked at in class to practise the vocabulary for the house.
You can also practise the vocabulary by doing the crossword and wordsearch on the Oxford Elementary English File website.
Do you know how expensive it is to rent or buy a house or flat in London? Look at the website www.rightmove.co.uk. Can you see the words from course? I like the flat next to Hyde Park. The hall is 50 metres!!! That is almost as big as my flat!
February 7, 2013
As you already know, there’s no lesson next week. So I guess you might find time to revise the contents we’ve seen so far. As you know, the book New English File has a website which contains activities for all the aspects seen in each file. Below you can see what I’m talking about. Just click on the image and do the online activities. Remember that we’ve seen Files 1-3. Enjoy your carnival.
January 20, 2013
Don’t forget to use the English File website for interactive exercises. Here is the link to unit 4 grammar (present simple and adverbs of frequency for routine etc. And here is the link to the exercises for MORE verb phrases from unit 5A.
I recommend you save the website on your computer in your favourites. Here is the link:
November 13, 2012
Today I’ve found a resource that I find especially appropriate for Nivel Básico. English Project is a website developed by CEP Icod de Los Vinos which contains different topics of everyday situations including a video and a visual dictionary with pronunciation of the words. Take a look at this video, isn’t it useful?
Click here to see more lessons.
If you want to know more about this site, we invite you to read what the authors of the site say about it:
This Project arises with the idea of showing different communicative learning
situations (shopping at the supermarket, eating at a restaurant, buying a house…),
which could be used as a reference not only for ESL teachers but also ESL pupils.
It is a model devoted to be of use at the different educational stages: Infant, Primary,
Secondary, Adult Education Teachers and Official Language Schools.
The Project has been divided into two general levels (one and two) which are not
intended for any specific stage, as they can both be used at any of them. Each
communicative context can be adapted to the cycle / level which is being taught,
either in Primary, Secondary or even Infants. The aspect that always changes is the
degree of difficulty.
The project consists of:
• Three videos: the first one contains picture and sound, the second one has the
addition of subtitles and the third one is a Karaoke version (right margin).
• Each video is accompanied by the exact dialogue (in PDF and Word formats)
• A practice dialogue (in PDF and Word formats) which contains various
examples of the subject with alternative vocabulary, expressions … (right
• A sample vocabulary list (in PDF and Word formats) for each of the
communicative situations contained in this Project. (right margin)
• An Interactive visual dictionary, showing the word written and accompanied by
its picture and pronunciation.
This Project will serve as a two part tool: on the one hand, teachers can make use of
the project as a methodological resource and on the other hand, pupils can benefit by
making use of their own recordings of communicative situations in which the
fundamental elements of the language for each situation can be practised and studied.
Pupils are going to be more motivated when re-‐creating these situations. They are
going to have more of an understanding, amongst other things, for the linguistic,
grammatical and phonetic points. Even though, in the classroom , they are carried out
by means of acting/role-‐playing, they are going to find a meaning to use the language
learnt in a real and necessary context (what for and why).
We hope that this Project may be of use to both teachers and students alike.
Juana J. Rodríguez García, Foreign Language Adviser at Icod CEP 2011-‐2012
November 8, 2012
Here’s the Powerpoint from the class to practise the verb phrases from Unit 3A.
It is important to study the new vocabulary but it is more important to use it. Can you say what you do and don’t do. For example, I do exercise in a gym and I don’t eat fast food. Think of someone you know… what does she or he do and what doesn’t he or she do? For example, my sister speaks English but she doesn’t speak Spanish.
If you want extra practice, click here to do interactive exercises on the present simple on the Elementary Oxford English File website.