Monday, January 14, 2008


Your homework was checked (see previous entry) and then we had an oral activity in pairs: Sally spent her holidays in Rome last summer and she´s advising Sarah about what to do there. The activity is focussed on the structures:remember doing/todo, don´t forget to do , I´ll never forget doing, try to do/doing, that is, verbs followed by both infinitive and -ing form with change of meaning.For example: I´ll never forget visiting the Colosseum, it was magnificent;don´t forget to wear comfortable shoes, you end up walking a lot.

We went on to do a listening activity, the same one we did last Thursday , with the aim of analysing present and past habits: used to do , would and will. We read and listenened to the CD and underlined these forms.Then, rules were inferred in your book, Close Up, page 47 number 1 and did exercise number 2 and workbook ,page 27 number 5, to make sure the difference was understood. This grammar item means knowing the difference between static and dynamic verbs,so we went thorugh it in Grammar ,chapter 1, page 10. All this was put into oral practice with exercise number 3, book page 48: when I was at primary school , I used to /would ..., as a kid in summer I used to do/would....

For homework , a handout with exercises about verbs followed by infinitive and -ing forms to do during the week.

Isn´t it a beautiful picture? Lovely, indeed. It was taken in one of the dives in the Red Sea last July.A coral wall with many varieties and the fish called Anthias , the most typical reef fish .Small and peaceful , they are orange and yellow, eat zooplankton and live in schools of thousands with smaller groups . In each group there´s a dominant male with 2 to 12 females . The are all born female, however if the dominant male dies, the largest female turns into a male. Very practical.