domingo, 23 de septiembre de 2012

MY FAVOURITE PLACE

  •  Look at these pictures and choose the one you prefer

 

  • Make a group with the students that have chosen the same picture

  • Say/ write why you have chosen it. Try to convince the other groups

lunes, 19 de marzo de 2012

PRAGUE






  • WRITE A SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

ST. PATRICK'S DAY

  • MARCH 17TH IS A GREAT DAY FOR THE IRISH. YOU ARE GOING TO FIND OUT WHY, BUT FIRST WATCH THE FOLLOWING VIDEO AND LEARN THE WORDS.

video

  • NOW WATCH THE FOLLOWING VIDEO ABOUT THE HISTORY OF ST. PATRICK'S DAY AND COMPLETE THE QUIZ


  • Limerick is a city in Ireland, but it is also a humorous poem. These poems have got five lines rhyming A A B B A. They start introducing a person and a place. Listen to two examples





Animation réalisée sur le site http://www.komcitiz.com

There was an old man from Peru
who dreamed he was eating his shoe.
He awoke in the night
with a terrible fright,
and found out that it was quite true.




There was a young lady of Spain
Who was terribly sick in a train,
Not once, but again
And again and again,
And again and again and again

  •  Now it's your turn to create your own limericks

JAMES BOND


  • Listen to the song "Diamonds are Forever" sung by Shirley Bassey and fill in the gaps


Animation réalisée sur le site http://www.komcitiz.com


  • This is a dialogue between James Bond and his boss Q
Q: Look Bond, I've got a new gadget for you
007: Yes, Q, it's a radio, what of it?
Q: Ah yes, Bond, but it's no ordinary radio
  • Go on with the dialogue 


  • Now draw the radio and label it

  • Write a paragraph related to the dialogue between Q and Bond. Here is a possible beginning for your paragraph, but you can choose your own.

    • Yesterday very early in the morning, even before dawn, James Bond and Q held a secret meeting in Q's office. Q wanted to show Bond the new gadget he had for the secret agent. It looked like an ordinary radio, but...

THIS IS JUST TO SAY


  • William Carlos Williams was an American poet. Read his biography and answer the questions
    1. Where and when was he born?
    2. What university did he go to?
    3. What did he study?
    4. What literary movement did he belong to?
    5. Name two other poets that appear in the text
    6. Where and when did he die?

  • This is a very famous poem written by the American poet William Carlos Williams. Listen to him reading his poem
 
 
This is just to say
by William Carlos Williams

I have eaten
the plums
that were in 
the icebox
and which
you were probably
saving
for breakfast
Forgive me
they were delicious
so sweet and 
so cold


  • Now it's your turn to create a poem with the same structure

 

viernes, 9 de marzo de 2012

ENGLISH ON THE LONDON UNDERGROUND

 



THIS ACTIVITY IS DIVIDED IN FOUR STEPS:

1. Watch the video and write down all the signs and instructions that appear in it

2. Using modal verbs like "have to/ must/ mustn't", say how you use the London underground

3. Write a commentary about how to use the London underground. Do it as a sequence of events, for example: "When you get into the underground, you... Then you.... Next...."

4. VOICE-OVER COMMENTARY: As the video runs, read your commentary

jueves, 16 de febrero de 2012

BE MY VALENTINE

We're going to celebrate St. Valentine's Day. Be ready for love
 
  • Watch the following video and do the matching exercise. Make sure you know all characters before going ahead.


  •  Matching exercise
  • Watch the video again and answer the questions
    • Before the Valentine dance (0'00- 3'05)
      1. What is Charlie doing by the mail box?
      2. How many Valentine cards does he get?
      3. Who is Charlie in  love with?
      4. What does Linus suggest?
      5. Why does Charlie dial the information number?
      6. Who does Charlie phone in the end?
    • At the Valentine dance (3'07- 5'35)
      1.  Is Charlie dating the girl he likes? Why (not)?
      2. How does Snoopy manage to get into the dance?
      3. How does Charlie feel when he decides to ask the girl to dance?
      4. Why doesn't he dance with the little red-haired girl?
      5. Who dances with the little red-haired girl?
      6. How do Marcy and Peppermint Patty feel after the dance?
    • After the dance (5'35-7'05)
      1. Describe the relationship between the boy at the piano and the dark-haired girl
      2. Describe the relationship between Charlie's sister and Linus
      3. Does Charlie finally get a Valentine card?
  • Complete this crossword about feelings. Match the adjectives to the characters
  • Writing a Valentine card in haikus. A haiku is a Japanese poem with 17 syllables. Here is an example for you. Can you make up one?

Be my Valentine
not just February 14th
but for all my life
  • Did you know that there are more than 100 ways to say "I love you" in English. Here is the evidence. Of course you can use them to write your haiku

IF YOU WERE ...

In the following activities you will practise the second conditional



A DAY IN LONDON

This is your first contact with the capital of the UK, London. Follow the instructions to find the requested information



a)     Follow these steps:
Travel ►Airports
1.    Name the five airports

2.    Choose one of the airports and explain how you can get to the centre of London.
 
Travel ►Travel with Oyster
3.    What is an “Oyster card” ?  How much is it for zones 1and2?

Go to the Home Page. Look for “Sightseeing pass”
4.    What is a “London pass” ?  How much is it for 1 and 2 days?

2- Go  to:  www.londonnet.co.uk

a)     Follow these steps:
City info ► general info ►getting around London

     b)  Read these questions and answer them:
          - How many people live in London?

          - What did they use to be proud of?

- What time do the tubes stop?
  
3- Go to    www.explore-london.co.uk    Choose five places and complete this table. -Locate them in the underground map http://www.tfl.gov.uk/gettingaround/1106.aspx

PLACE

WHERE IS IT?

Address and nearest underground station

WHAT IS IT?








          

miércoles, 15 de febrero de 2012

BIENVENIDOS A HI TO ENGLISH

Bienvenidos a este blog en construcción, en realidad aún en los cimientos. Es la primera vez que utilizo esta herramienta, así que los primeros pasos son bastante inseguros. Eso sí , este blog pretende convertirse (con el tiempo) en una herramienta para la práctica del inglés.
Va dirigido a todos mis alumnos de ESO y Bachillerato que podrán trabajar las actividades de su nivel pinchando en las etiquetas adecuadas. Los objetivos a alcanzar son los siguientes
- aumentar el interés por el aprendizaje del inglés a través del uso de las nuevas tecnologías
- proporcionar material de apoyo para la práctica del inglés con enlaces a videos, podcasts y páginas web.
- animar a los alumnos ( y cómo no, a otros compañeros) a praticipar, compartir y crear materiales que aumenten la interacción y la comunicación en inglés, tanto en el aula como fuera de ella.
En cuanto a los contenidos, además de la inclusión de los ya mencionados anteriormente (videos, podcasts, páginas web), se abrirá un apartado para curiosidades o información que pueda resultar de interés.