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viernes, 24 de octubre de 2014

HALLOWEEN IS COMING...

October 31 is Halloween. On Halloween, children wear fancy dress costumes and they knock on doors and say “Trick or treat.” People open the doors and give the children lots of sweets.
Orange and black are the Halloween colours. Orange is the colour of pumpkins and black is the colour of darkness. 
Halloween is a fun holiday!!! You can enjoy playing games about Halloween. Link on the picture and have fun!!!


Let's learn new vocabulary related to Halloween before singing:








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martes, 21 de octubre de 2014

SINGULAR AND PLURAL NOUNS


In general the plural of a noun is formed by adding -S to the noun.
SingularPlural
carcars
househouses
bookbooks
birdbirds
pencilpencils

However:
1. When the noun ends in SS, SH, CH or X, we add -ES to the noun.
SingularPlural
kisskisses
wishwishes
matchmatches
boxboxes
foxfoxes
  • I have a box in my bedroom.
  • I have three boxes in my bedroom.

2. When the noun ends in a VOWEL + Y, we add -S to the noun.
SingularPlural
boyboys
holidayholidays
keykeys
guyguys

3. When the noun ends in a CONSONANT + Y, we remove Y and add -IES to the noun.
SingularPlural
partyparties
ladyladies
storystories
nannynannies
citycities

4. If the noun ends in F or FE, we remove the F/FE and add -VES to the noun.
SingularPlural
lifelives
leafleaves
thiefthieves
wifewives

5. If the noun ends in IS, we change it to ES.
SingularPlural
analysisanalyses
basisbases
crisiscrises

6. There are a number of nouns that don't follow these rules. They are irregular and you need to learn them individually because they don't normally have an S on the end.
SingularPlural
manmen
womanwomen
childchildren
footfeet
toothteeth
goosegeese
mousemice
  • There is a child in the park.
  • There are many children in the park.

7. There are some nouns in English that are the same in the singular and the plural.
SingularPlural
fishfish
sheepsheep
deerdeer
moosemoose
aircraftaircraft
  • I can see a sheep in the field.
  • I can see ten sheep in the field.
Sometimes you will hear the word fishes (especially in songs) though it is grammatically incorrect.

EXERCISES TO PRACTISE:

miércoles, 15 de octubre de 2014

PRESENT SIMPLE_GRAMMAR AND EXERCISES

We use the present simple to talk about repeated actions or events, permanent states or things which are always true. -



http://learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org/grammar-vocabulary/grammar-videos/present-simple


PRESENT SIMPLE: AFFIRMATIVE, NEGATIVE AND QUESTIONS

lunes, 13 de octubre de 2014

GREENWICH TIME


On 13 October 1884 Greenwich, in London was established as the Universal Time meridian of longitude - from which all World time zones are based. The Royal Observatory Greenwich is where East meets West at the Greenwich Meridian Line (0° longitude).

What is longitude? 
Longitude is the location of a place east or west of a north-south line called theprime meridianThe Prime Meridian divides the Earth into the eastern and western hemisphere.

Why was Greenwich chosen?
There are an infinite number of possible meridians, each stretching from the North to the South Pole, and any one of these could have been chosen. However, the Greenwich Meridian was pre-eminent because it had already been adopted by both the UK and USA and was therefore being used by 72% of the world's shipping.



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domingo, 12 de octubre de 2014

HISPANIC DAY OR NATIONAL DAY - 12th OCTOBER


Hispanic Day (Día de la Hispanidad) or National Day (Fiesta Nacional de España) is an annual national public holiday in Spain on October 12. It marks the anniversary of when Christopher Columbus first set foot in the Americas in 1492.













The king of Spain supervises the raising of the Spanish national flag in the center of Madrid on Hispanic Day. He and the prime minister lead a military parade after that. The parade includes representatives from most of Spain's military units and various military vehicles. Armed forces' planes perform aerobatics above the parade route and display yellow and red smoke to represent the Spanish flag. Radio, television and Internet news services broadcast live on these events.

Hispanic Day is a day off work and an opportunity to spend time quietly at home or in the company of family members and close friends. People in the Aragon region in the north-east of Spain also commemorate Our Lady of the Pillar, their patron saint, on October 12.

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viernes, 10 de octubre de 2014

PRESENT SIMPLE EXERCISES

PRESENT SIMPLE: Repeated Actions


Use the Simple Present to express the idea that an action is repeated or usual. The action can be a habit, a hobby, a daily event, a scheduled event or something that often happens. It can also be something a person often forgets or usually does not do.






Link on the photo and revise:



Practice now with the following exercises











Now fill the gaps as you listen the song "In the Ghetto" by Elvis Presley


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PRESENT SIMPLE: GRAMMAR AND EXERCISES

Listen to Mónica and pay attention before doing the exercises:




Let's start with the following interactive book. Open in the page of  daily routine:




Listen to the song "Hello, Goodbye" by the Beatles and then do the exercise:




Warm up:

1) What do you prefer to say: Hello or Goodbye?
2) How do you feel when you say "hello"? (happy, sad, excited, bored...?)
3) How do you feel when you say "goodbye"? (happy, sad, excited, bored, upset...?)


Put these lines in the right order according to the song:

( ) You say GOODBYE and I say HELLO, HELLO, HELLO
( ) You say YES, I say NO.
( ) I don't know why you say GOODBYE I say HELLO.
( ) I say HIGH, you say LOW
( ) Oh, NO!
( ) You say STOP, I say GO, GO, GO.
( ) You say WHY and I say I DON'T KNOW.

Write the lyrics down and sing along.

Follow up:

1) How many people are there involved in the song?
2) What is their problem?




Now you can practice in the following links:

Exercise 1

Exercise 2

Exercise 3

Exercise 4


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DAILY ROUTINES_PRESENT SIMPLE

You can practise the Present Simple with daily routines:
Let's start

Exercise 1
Exercise 2
Exercise 3
Exercise 4

Vocabulary daily routine


Watch the videos about daily activities







And now sing with us!




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GAMES TO LEARN ENGLISH


Games to learn English is a site for students of English as a foreign language. 
A website to practise your English and have fun at the same time.
Enjoy playing games!!!

domingo, 5 de octubre de 2014

WORLD TEACHERS' DAY_ 5TH OCTOBER

On October 5, 1966, the Special Intergovernmental Conference on the Status of Teachers in Paris, France, was closed and the "Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers" was signed by representatives of UNESCO and International Labour Organization. On October 12, 1997, the 29th session of UNESCO's General Conference was opened. During this conference, on November 11, 1997, the "Recommendation concerning the Status of Higher Education Teaching Personnel" was adopted.
On October 5, 1994, the first World Teachers' Day was held. This event has been organized on the same date each year since then. However, local events may be on some other date close to October 5, so that they do not fall during fall (northern hemisphere) or spring (southern hemisphere) school vacations. In 2002, Canada Post issued a postage stamp to commemorate World Teachers' Day.
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viernes, 26 de septiembre de 2014

EUROPEAN DAY OF LANGUAGES 26th September



Throughout Europe, 800 million Europeans represented in the Council of Europe's 47 member states are encouraged to learn more languages, at any age, in and out of school. Being convinced that linguistic diversity is a tool for achieving greater intercultural understanding and a key element in the rich cultural heritage of our continent, the Council of Europe promotes plurilingualism in the whole of Europe.


On the occasion of the day, a range of events are organised across Europe: activities for and with children, television and radio programmes, language classes and conferences. National authorities and the various partners are given a free hand to organise activities. To coordinate the activities organised at national level, the Council of Europe asks participating countries to nominate "National Relay Persons" for the day.


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