Here I leave some vocabulary about jobs and occupations, as we have seen in class
I leave you this video we watched in class about the present perfect and past simple, just in case you want to watch it again. Hope you enjoy it!!
Here you have a chart in which I have summarized the use of these particles for the Present Perfect, we will continue working on them in class.
In British English, people use the present perfect to speak about a past action that they consider relevant to the present.
The present perfect can be used in the same way in American English, but people often use the past simple when they consider the action finished. This is especially common with the adverbs already, just and yet.
British English American English
He isn't hungry. He has already had lunch. He isn't hungry. He already had lunch.
- Have you done your homework yet? - Did you do your homework yet?
- Yes, I've just finished it. - Yes, I just finished it.
Here you have the latest vocabulary we've been working on, crime and criminals. If you scroll down, you'll see a game, similar to "pasapalabra", with the vocabulary. Try to play without looking.... don't cheat!!!
This week we have been working on the political topic, learning some vocabulary to end up creating an invented political party. Before that, we have learnt about the differences in this topic in the two main English speaking countries, you have the chart below. Plus, we have learnt quite a lot of vocabulary, we will use it in class during our "class electoral campaign".
To feel strongly about the issue: to defend it
To have a duty to vote in elections: to be an obligation to vote
To experience economic boom / recession
To increase taxes
To make cuts
To be out of yourself
To take part in a political demonstration / strike / protest march: participar en manifestación / huelga / marcha de protesta
To make it to the top: ascender
To get into politics: meterse en política
To take a position: posicionarse
To catch on fast: ponerse al día rápido
To sidestep the issue: evitar la respuesta
Ballot paper: a piece of paper where the voter shows their choice
Candidate: a person competing in an election
Constituency: a geographical area that elects a representative to parliament
Democracy (n) / democrat (n) / democratic (adj)
Elect (v) / Electorate (n)
General / local election
Head of state: jefe de estado
Member of Parliament (MP)
Parliament (n) / parliamentary (adj)
Polling station: a place where people go to put their ballot papers
To stand for: represent
Turnout (n): number of voters in an election
A swing: a sudden change in support
A floating voter: the one who hasn’t decided
Joined – up government: coordination between government departments
To roll out a programme: to launch a programme gradually
A sceptic: a person who doesn’t believe in politics
A hawk: a believer in aggressive foreign policy
A reformer: a supporter of change
An incumbent: the current holder of a political position
A lame-duck: a president or politician who no longer has any power
A left-winger: de izquierdas
A right-winger: de derechas
A backbencher: an MP (not a minister)
A moderate: not hold extreme political beliefs
A hardliner: does not believe in changing their beliefs
The electoral system
An election campaign
A by-election: an election caused by death or resignation of an existing MP
A constituency: an electoral district – in Britain, the area which votes for one MP
Swing states: states which could vote for either party
Past Perfect Simple and Continuous
THE FUTURE AND TECHNOLOGY
THESE TWO WORD CLOUDS ARE THE RESULT OF YOUR WONDERFUL BRAINSTORMING. CHECK THEM ALL BECAUSE WE'LL CONTINUE WORKING ON THEM AT CLASS ;)
These are your predictions about the future and technology. The next day in class we will talk about them, so have a look and think about so as you can give your opinion:
In the future, consumers will demand more privacy
More apps will foster human connection and experiences
People will be living underwater
In ten years time, people will be connected by chips under the skin
In the future, the telephone will disappear and the mobile phone will be the only one remaining
In the future, cars will be driven by a robot
Many more apps will be developed
In the future, all houses will be smart - houses
The sun will be very dangerous for our health
In 50 years, we will go on holiday to the moon
In the XXII century, laptops will be very small
13th March 2020
16th March 2020, 17:45
Hi there! As we cannot do the listening and debate in class, I have recorded myself reading a text about technology and what it was in the past and in the future. Listen to it, and think about the questions below. Send me your opinions about the topic (use the chat) and we can talk. Come, let's talk!
- Are we better now than we were 50 years ago? (technologically speaking) Why?
- Do you think that using mobile phones too much could have bad consequences for our health? Why?
- Do you think that the use of technology is replacing real-life contact? Why?
- "Young people are too hooked on their mobile phones and computers." Do you agree? Why?
- Is not knowing about technology nowadays very negative or it does not matter?
20th March 2020, 15:50
Here you have another two videos to review the future. I hope they are funny and that you understand them well. If any doubt, just ask me!!
20th March, 2020 16:45
Here you have a Kahoot to review the future. You already know how to use it, we have played a lot. Have fun!!
If you have any doubt while playing, you can send me an email or write me on the chat on the bottom right.
20th March 2020, 17:30
Here you have a listening exercise for you to do. If you click on the PDF you will see the exercises, and then, click on the audio to listen to it.
When you have it done, send the answers to me and I'll correct.
Taken from: https://learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org/skills/listening/beginner-a1-listening/online-safety-conversation
What does online safety mean to you? How important is it? What do you do to stay safe when you are online?
You can record yourself talking about this issue, or write an essay, and send it to me (email, chat...).
20th March 2020 18:15
Here you have the last activity for this week. It is a review of the last vocabulary we saw in class. You need to match both columns. Download and edit the document, and then send it back to me.
27th March 2020, 8:50
Good morning! Let's start the day and "your week" with a song, this one has got different forms of the future, so you can revise it in a funnier and different way. Have fun!!
Try not to look for the lyrics on the internet, and complete the gaps (if you download the document, you can edit it because it is a word) and then send it to my email. You have got it on the WhatsApp, however, you can ask for it if you want it again.
27th March 2020, 9:30
Here you have a PDF with a crossword I have created with the vocabulary we have been working on during the course: jobs, history and politics, crime and punishment and technology. As it is in PDF, if you don't have a printer, just write the answers on a piece of paper and take a photo and send it to me
27th March 2020, 11:30
As a last thing this week, I upload here a Kahoot with a review of every grammar point we have seen during the course. Send me photos of your results!! ;)
3rd April 2020, 9:00
This week you have just a reading and some questions to debate the reading and some space for you to give me and your classmates ideas ;)
Read it, it's quite interesting!
It is about some ideas for us to do when we have to be at home and we are a little bit bored or tired
Read it and tell me what you think! ;)
And, as always, send it to my email once you have done it!
8th April 2020
Here I leave two documents:
- one of them is vocabulary review: you have a link to a webpage where I have created an interactive worksheet: you can fill in the worksheet on the webpage, and click on "terminar", then it auto - corrects itself saying what you have wrong or right.
- the other is grammar review: you don't have it online, but as it is a Word document you just fill it in the same document and send it to my mail, I'll happily correct it.
24th April 2020
WATCH THE VIDEO!
In this word, you have got the grammar and some exercises.
30th April 2020
Here you have a WhatsApp conversation, read it, and try to write another one, as if you were speaking ;)
In this video, I have written a conversation at an airport. Next, I give you some other uses in the travelling and transport topic. Write another conversation related to this topic, basing on the video and the expressions.
8th May, 2020
First of all, watch this video:
Now, here you have some exercises and the grammar points (0 - 3 conditionals)
Finally, here you have some online exercises for you to practice: