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Do you have noisy neighbours?  What are they doing now?  Are they arguing?  Are they moving furniture?  Are they listening to loud music?

Do you know Peppa Pig?  They spend the night with a very noisy family. Watch this episode and answer the questions here.  Don’t look at the answers!!!

Can you hear the present continuous in the episode.  What are they doing?

Don’t forget to do extra practice from the English File website.   Click here for  some interactive exercises to practise ‘can‘ and the present continuous.



A good way to remember some adverbs of frequency and their position in the sentence!


Are you ready for your first writing test?  Here is some help for you.

First of all, don’t forget to study the grammar and vocabulary from units 1-4.  You can use the website for the English File coursebook and the CD-ROM that comes with your book.  Use the vocabulary checker too.

The writing test is NOT a grammar test.  You USE grammar and vocabulary to COMMUNICATE in writing.  You have 40 minutes and can write from 90-120 words.  Here is an example of a test to practise.

Good luck!


Did you know that you can use the English File website for extra practice?

Click on the link for your level and put in favourites on your computer so you can find it easily.

Básico 1               Básico 2              Intermedio 1 and 2            Avanzado 1                Avanzado 2


Here is a fantastic website to practise the alphabet.  Touch the letter and listen to the pronunciation.

Now, watch this video and hear people spell their names.  How do you spell your name?  An alternative way to ask is, “Can you spell your name?”

Can you remember numbers in English.  Watch this video and write the phone numbers.  It is very fast!

Now, check you answers here.

Congratulations!  You can now speak in English!  Can you choose one of the topics on the last page of public-speakingthe photocopies for unit 6 and talk about it for 2 minutes?  You need to write notes before you speak but don’t write everything on paper!  This is not speaking, but writing and reading! Don’t choose the category of “Personal information” because it is too simple.  Choose any of the other categories and think of examples to make it more interesting.

You can record your voice using this website Vocaroo, your mobile phone, or an MP3 player.  You need to send the recording to your teacher’s email address and then he can listen to you. Use these extensions so we can listen to them (mp3, m4a, wav, wma).  The extension 3ga is difficult to open so please don’t record in this format.

Here is an example.  I recorded it with Vocaroo, … and it’s almost 2 minutes long!  Here are the notes to help me.   If you practise, why not record it?  Sometimes the best version is the first one.  You can listen and then record it again if you don’t like it (click on ‘Retry’ if you use Vocaroo).   Deadline:  Thursday 27th March.

Here are some websites to practise listening.  They also have other ways to practise English

listeningThe first website is .  This link takes you to the beginner videos.  Click on the options and you can also practise grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation and there are games, puzzles and exercises too. has listening exercises too. Choose an exercise from the ‘Easy’ option.  The language they use is real, so don’t worry if you think ‘easy’ is difficult! is an excellent website.  You can practise listening, vocabulary and grammar.

You can also practise dialogues on the website and listen to podcasts on the website .  This level is for Básico 2 and 1 so some listenings are more difficult.

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