Thursday, 22 November 2012

Year 3: The Passive

Would you like to revise some of the grammar points we've seen recently? Watch the following video and then do the exercises.

Passive Voice: The Flatmates (listening activity with exercises)
Grammar Challenge (another listening activity)
Passive (various tenses)
Active or passive

Saturday, 29 September 2012

Irregular Verb Wheel Game

It's always a good idea to revise irregular verbs. Why not try the Irregular Verb Wheel Game?
Good luck!

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

European Day of Languages 2012

At the initiative of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, the European Day of Languages has been celebrated every year since 2001 on 26 September, but why celebrate a European Day of Languages?

Europe is rich in languages - there are over 200 European languages and many more spoken by citizens whose family origin is from other continents. This is an important resource to be recognised, used and cherished.

Language learning brings benefits to young and old. Even if you only know a few words of the language of the country that you visit (for example on holiday), this enables you to make new friends and contacts. Learning other peoples' languages is a way of helping us to understand each other better and overcome our cultural differences.
If you want to learn more about the European Day of Languages, click here.

Languages facts and fun

Self-evaluate your language skills

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Passive / Reported Speech / Relative Clauses

Try to find examples of passive sentences in the song Amazing, by George Michael.

Now read the rules and do the exercises.

Passive voice:Theory
Passive (various tenses)
Active or passive

Revise your relative sentences with the following exercises:
Exercise 1
Reported speech: Rules
More rules
Exercise 1
Exercise 2
Exercise 3

Here's a revision of all the grammar points of lesson 6.

Good luck!

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Year 2: Comparatives and Superlatives

If you want to find out more about comparative and superlative adjectives, click here.

Now you can practise what you have learned.

Year 2: Present Perfect - Yet, Already, Just

Would you like to do some more exercises on the Present Perfect? Below you will find some interesting websites with plenty of exercises on this new tense.

Present Perfect
Exceptions in Spelling when adding ‘ed’
Have or has
Positive Sentences in Present Perfect Simple
Negative Sentences in Present Perfect Simple
Sentences with ‘never’ in Present Perfect Simple
Questions in Present Perfect Simple
Questions with Interrogative Particles in Present Perfect Simple
Mixed Exercise on Present Perfect Simple
Exercise on the text “Loch Ness”
Irregular Verbs

Present Perfect or Past Simple?
Exercise 1
Exercise 2
Exercise 3
Exercise 4

Use of the Present Perfect with Yet, Already, Just
Theory and exercises
Exercise 1
Exercise 2

Check what you have learned
Test 1
Test 2
Test 3

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Anti-Valentine's Day

If you don't feel like celebrating Valentine's Day this year, why not throw an Anti-Valentine's Day Party? To get in the Anti-Valentine mood, here are a few websites you might find interesting.
  • Original date excuses (To use in case that "special" someone asks you out and you don't know how to say no.) 
  • Anti-Valentine's Quotes (My personal favourite: "I don't understand why Cupid was chosen to represent Valentine's Day. When I think about romance, the last thing on my mind is a short, chubby toddler coming at me with a weapon.") 
Have you got any other suggestions to celebrate Anti-Valentine's Day? What about other original excuses or quotes? Please, feel free to leave a comment.


Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Year 3: Mobile phones

Photo by Annie Mole
CC BY 2.0
In Britain we call it a mobile phone. In Canada and the United States they call it a different name. Which of these names is not a name for a mobile phone?

a) cell phone
b) cellular phone
c) c phone

Click on the link below and listen to the programme for the answer!

6 Minute English

Programme Script

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Year 3: Text messages

Hi everyone,

If you want to know more about text messages, why not watch the following video?

After that, you can take the quiz.

Now, we can revise some of the grammar points we've seen in class this week.

View more presentations from laurajim21.

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Martin Luther King

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a United States federal holiday marking the birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It is observed on the third Monday of January each year, which is around the time of King’s birthday, January 15.

King was the chief spokesman for nonviolent activism in the civil rights movement, which successfully protested racial discrimination in federal and state law. The campaign for a federal holiday in King’s honor began soon after his assassination in 1968. At first, some states resisted observing the holiday as such, giving it alternative names or combining it with other holidays. It was officially observed in all 50 states for the first time in 2000. If you want to read more about Martin Luther King, click here.

Now, after reading a little bit about MLK, you can have a look at this video. This is his most famous speech.

Have a look at part of Martin Luther King’s speech. Try to fill in the gaps with the words in the box. Here you have the keys.