jueves, 12 de junio de 2014

Assessing your teacher

The work of a teacher is teaching and assessing whether our students have learned the objectives.
Now it's your turn to assess too. You'll assess me! Please, be honest and remember that these questionnaires are totally anonymous.


Thanks for your help! Your opinions are reallly valuable! 

martes, 18 de junio de 2013

martes, 9 de abril de 2013

UNIT 4: At the airport

1. PRONUNCIATION: check the pronunciation of these words and do the online exercises. I'll revise them on the next class.


2. WRITING: write these sentences in correct order.

1. visa before applied flight for I my a

2. scanned baggage security guard The my

3. delayed for the was by Boarding hour flight one

4. when flight my missed I lost I bag my

5. because seats like narrow Many are too class people don't the economy

3. SPEAKING: we'll use these handouts for UNIT 4. This week you will have to do pages 1 to 8, both included.

Airport Bus Hotel

martes, 13 de noviembre de 2012

Classnotes Unit 2: Greeting, Introduction and Goodbyes

Copia de Greeting, Introductions and Goodbyes

Unit 2- Homework: Goodbyes

  1. Goodbyes : listen here and complete the table.

Leaving a place
-OK/ All right / …………/ …………/ Anyway, folks/ ………/ everyone
-it's time to/ let's/ we should…make a ………... /…………/ go / leave you
See you….!
Nice to see you!
……..!    ……….!     tomorrow!       tonight!
……… to see you!
It's been ………………….
It was great ………………!
………………. see you!
Have a lovely…
lovely/ ……….
nice / ……………..
weekend/ evening
afternoon / time
Thanking your host
Thanks very much for
dinner/lunch - it was lovely!
……………….. (if you have stayed overnight)
In a hurry
I'm so ……….,
I'm …………. sorry,
I'm ……………..
I've got to
I'm going to have to
I'm gonna have to (informal)

martes, 30 de octubre de 2012

Project Introduction Unit

Today we have loads of tools to learn English. There are so many that users often feel overwhelmed and don't know what to use to improve their English level.

As the topic of the introduction unit is Learning Languages, the final project you have to do is searching the web or application in smartphones to learn English. Write a comment to this post describing the application that caught your eye. Your comment should have this information.

1. Your name, name of the application and link to that application.
2. What you can do with the application and how to use it.
3. Explain the reason why you chose that application.

Here you have an example of the application I showed in class.

(1)Isabel Sáezhttps://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=me.eigofun.eigomimi2#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDIxMiwibWUuZWlnb2Z1bi5laWdvbWltaTIiXQ..
The name of the application is English Ear 2 and you can download it from Google Play. (2) With this application you can practice the listening of words whose pronunciation seems similar. Once you play it, you have two words (for example, vase and base) and the application reads one aloud. The game is about choosing the correct option in the shortest time. At the end there is a ranking where you can check your score after every game. (3) I liked this game because I'm interested in improving my comprehension and pronunciation skills. 

The deadline to hand this project in is next Tuesday, 6th of November. If you are facing technical projects, do not hesitate to contact me by e-mail. I'll reach you asap. 

martes, 20 de marzo de 2012

Oral Test. 2nd Term

Here you have the sentences you need to pronounce and record. You can either use your mobile phone and send it to my e-mail or use another recording programme in your computer, such as Audicity, and send it to me too. Please, bear in mind two important things: 

  • First, make sure your recording has QUALITY and I can understand what you say. 
  • The project is due Wednesday 20th of March. 
**Those who don't have access to internet at home will have todo it during the break time. 

This is the test. GOOD LUCK and employ the resources available in the net to make sure of the pronunciation!!

  1. Zebras in zoos are like dolphins in pools.
  2. It's best to rest, said the vet to the pet.
  3. The cat can't have a nap close to the car park.
  4. There aren't any bears in these woods.
  5. Did you put the beans in the bin?
  6. His uncle has just rung him for the third time.
  7. Sue knew he had forgotten the cook book.
  8. The girl heard the nurse work but she coulnd't walk.
  9. The boy stopped and passed the ball to another player.
  10. I washed and dried my dad's car last weekend.   

viernes, 16 de marzo de 2012

Pronunciation of -ED! Get it now or never!!!

This post has been designed for you to learn the pronunciation of the ED in regular verbs. First, I'll show you the rules. After, I'll propose some practice.

1. -ed after voiceless sounds like /T/:  /f,  k,  p, s, tʃ, dʒ, θ/
looked (t)             dressed (t)            watched (t)
helped (t)              pushed (t)             pushed (t) 
2. -ed after voiced sounds like /D/:  /b, g, ð,, l, m, n, ŋ, r, , v,  z, vowel/
played (d)            roamed (d)     judged (d) 
sobbed (d)          filled (d) 
3. -ed after /d/ or /t/ sound like /ID/
wanted (id)
needed (id) 


EXERCISE 1: listen to the examples. 
EXERCISE 2: practise and check your answers
EXERCISE 3: further practice. the solutions are in the file. 

martes, 13 de diciembre de 2011

SCHWA: the most common sound in English

SINGLE WORDS: where do we find ə ?                                                                                                         

d  i f f i c u  l t      s u m m e r         l e v e l         p  r o  t  e  c t             s  u  r v i v e         
p u p i l              t h e  a  t r e           m e  a s u r e              w  i z a r d

CONNECTED SPEECH: where do we find ə ?                                                                                            

1 . It ’s  for you
2 . It takes a lot of time
3 . How about a  cup of  tea ?
4 . W hat are y ou doing to night ?
5 . What time will you arrive at Victoria?
6 . I was 
 going to tell you
7 . The leisure centre is closed for a private function
8 . The airport is not far from the capital city
9 . The book is  about pronunciation
1 0 . We need more financial support

If you still seem not to understand the use of schwa, this video may help you  understand it.                        

martes, 4 de octubre de 2011

Unit 1: Listening- Learning Languages

Listening is a crucial skill which is often overlooked in class because every student has different needs. Thanks to the blog, you will be able to listen to the recordings quietly at home and what's more, you can listen to them as many times as you need. Follow these steps.

1st Check the meaning of these words and expressions at the on-line dictionaries ( on the right side bar of this page)
  • come into terms
  • deadline
  • sight
  • thought
  • cockney
  • scrabble
  • lack
  • delivery
  • humilliation (check the pronunication)
  • podcast
  • challenge (check the pronunication)
  • enrol
  • handle a situation
  • polite (check the pronunication)
  • rude (check the pronunication)
2nd Click on the link and listen to the recording first, without looking at the task. A tip: using earphones can help you understand more and be more concentrated.
3rd Copy the answers in your notebook. We will revise it on the next lesson.

Listening Comprehension 1 TASK                                                                                                                          

4th Don't forget to leave your comment about the activity! Did you find the exercise helpful? Was it interesting or boring? Do you find it  too difficult? How many times did you need to play it to finish the exercise? Is there any special difficulty you'd like to point out?