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Friday, November 17, 2017

November 18th

Finally!
This week we've finished unit 1. We learnt how to react to news. How useful!

We have also revised basic concepts about the past simple: irregular verbs (try this exercise, too) and the pronunciation of regular -ed past tenses.

Homework: exercises 4 - 10 here.

And don't forget this before Friday.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Pronunciation of regular -ed endings

Learn how to pronounce -ed past endings correctly.

First, you need to know the difference between voiced and voiceless sounds in English. Watch this video:


Now, you´re ready for this:



And now practise!

Exercise 1
Exercise 2
Exercise 3
Exercise 4
Exercise 5
Exercise 6
Exercise 7
Exercise 8

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Irregular verbs



Forget the future! It's all about the past now! You can start by revising and practising irregular verbs here. Don't forget to learn the pronunciation, too. It's just as important as the spelling.

You can download the exercise we did in class here.

Writing: description of a person

She's a bit forgetful.

Write a description of a person you know well. You have a model text and instructions on page 113 of your book.

Remember:

  • Plan your paragraphs carefully (see your book)
  • Use a variety of personality adjectives.
  • When you say something negative, use a bit + negative adjective (a bit messy) or not very + positive adjective (not very organized)
Deadline for this is November 24th.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Reacting to news

Click here to learn how to respond to news with the BBC.













Remeber how to respond using HOW or WHAT (A)

And now practise HOW + ADJ and WHAT (A) + NOUN here  and

here

Friday, November 10, 2017

November 10th

This week we've been learning adjectives of personality and practising the future. I've added a video and more exercises about the future here.

Homework: do these exercises and finish the exercises in the future handout (I have found them here, but don't look at the answers!) I'd also like you to contribute to this.

And now listen to Michael Buble. He's IRRESPONSIBLE and UNRELIABLE! 😱




More about the future

Watch this BBC video and see how to use will, going to and the present continuous in a natural way.



If you need more practice, here you have plenty of exercises and you'll find a video, explanation and exercises here. Are you GOING TO (plan) try them? I think you WILL find them useful (prediction 😉)