Wednesday, April 25, 2012


This is what Montse says about her son:
This is a photo of my son Alvaro.He´s twenty-seven years old . He´s Spanish, from Asturias. He lives in a village near Oviedo and he studies a master at university.
He´s quite tall and slim. He has short brow hair and dark eyes, he has a beard .In the photo he´s wearing a blue navy suit , a white shirt and a blue tie .He´s intelligent, funny and pleasant but sometimes he speaks little.
He likes playing computer games and he loves watching National Geographic channel or films on television. He likes swimmingin the pool and playing tennis with his friends at the weekends.
He´s crazy about animals . He has a German dog and a cat. My son´s girlfriend is Silvia. They often ride their bikes in the mountains when the weather is good.
I like him he´s always there when I need him.

  • Homework: Exercises on relatives and indirect questions. A composition: an opinion essay.
  • Vocabulary: Words with two meanings
  • Voacabulary and speaking: Word building ,pair work. Listen to the sentence your classmate says and  change the words from the box so that the sentence makes sense. eg.
    That´s a                       idea. (wonder) Wonderful.
  • Listening: Song.St.b.p. 75 You´re so vain by Carly Simon. Listen and complete the lyrics.Lyrics and audio.
  • Vocabulary: St.b.p. 81. Prepositions of across, through,along...
  • Listening:St.B.p. 81. Listen to the conversation and tick Caroline´s house on the map. Listen again and write the missing words.
  • Speaking: St.B.p. 81.Asking for and giving directions.Vocabulary and map
  • Unit 6A . Crime and punishment.
  • Speaking:St.b.p. 84. Look at the pictures for a few seconds. close your book ,what can you remember?, are you a good witness?
  • Vocabulary: St.B.p. 155. Murder, assassination, vandalism, kidnapping.
  • Vocabulary: St.B.p. 84.What´s the difference between bribery and blackmail?
  • Homework: Some exercises on relative clauses. Unit 5 ,review. there´s an example of opinion composition first and after that the exercises of  unit 5, review St.B.p..83
  • Homework: Handout, pages 9,10, 11.
  • Listening: Song: a perfect day. Lyrics and
  • Section 5c. It changed my life.
  • Grammar:Read the sentences and match them with the pictures.
  • Phonetics: Pronunciation of regular past tenses.
  • Writing and speaking: Tell your classmate what you did yesterday and write some sentences.
  • Grammar Bank: Regular past tenses ,rules and exercises.
  • Vocabulary: change money, drive a car.
  • Reading and speaking: Read the passage I live, I loves, I cried. Underline the past tenses. Decide whether they are regular or irregular.Listen and repeat.
  • Regular verb list, irregular verb list.
  • Homework: Handout pages 14,15. Dates ,pages 16,17. Study the verbs.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012


This is what Pedro says about his grandchildren:
This is a photo of my grandchildren, Nel and Leo . They´re 7 and 5 and they´re Spanish. They live  near El Molinón,  it´s the Stadium of Sporting de Gijón C.F. It´s the football club of the town and the Spanish Premiere League is playing there.
My grandchildren like playing football and they want to play in the Sporting in the future. Nel plays with his right leg and Leo plays with his left leg, not with the right one. They´re great footballers.
Nel has short black hair and very dark eyes and Leo has curly fair hair and naughty brown eyes . They´re very good students and they know more English than their grandfather. They´re intelligent and lovely and they love their parents and all their family. They´re great sportsmen:they like playing football, they also like martial arts (karate), skating and riding bikes. They like playing computer games.
They say "Can you go to the children´s playground with us?" I answer "O.K." If I´m repairing something, they want to see me.
They are wonderful children and I love them very much. I´m very happy when they´re at home with me.
  • Homework: Grammar, chapters 92...96.
  • Reading: Put sentences together. attention to linking words.
  • Speaking: Photo descrription. Two students described photos chose at random.
  • Vocabulary: Words with more than one meaning. e.g. match, lie,fit. Sr.B.p. 79
  • Phonetics: Silent letters. eg. listen, climber, island,autumn.St.b.p. 79
  • Grammar: Indirect questions. Grammar, chapter 50 and St.b.p. 80
  • Listening. A listening for certificacion. Exercises with answers and audio. Question number 2 is wrong, the right answer is B.
  • Homework: Exercises on relatives, some exercises on indirect questions, grammar chapter 50
  • Homewrok: Workbook, section 5A,handout pages 3,4,5.
  • 5B. A perfect day?
  • Vocabulary: Revision of daily routines. Answer the questions the teacher asks you.
  • Listening: Listen to Ben and his daughter Linda. Tick the places where she was during the day. complete the dialogue and finally, answer the questions.
  • Grammar: Simple past: hve, go, get, do.Complete the chart.Grammar Bank: rules of the past and exercises.
  • Pronunciation and speaking: Listen to the questions in the chart. what two words are missing? Are they stressed?. Write the sentences and interview your classmate. Write a paragraph with your classmate´s answers.
  • Homework: Handout pages 9,10,11.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012



  • Homework: Quantifiers.

  • Writing: Opinion essay.

  • Speaking: Discos and DJs.

  • Listening: DJs. Exercises . Script. Audio.

  • Grammar: Relative clauses. Presentation 1, presentation 2.

  • Homework : An opinion essay about fast food for next Wednesday. Grammar, units 92,93,94,95,96. Reading.

    Many short activities.

  • Homework: Section 4D, workbook section 4D, exercises on possessives.

  • Listening: To be in the past. Handout p.1.James Blunt was a soldier.

  • Speaking: Section 4. speaking .Say sentences in the past.e.g. Morgan Freeman is an actor, yesterday he was in bed. Where were you yesterday at 6.30?

  • Grammar: to be in the past. Handout, p6. eg. Garibaldi was born in Italy

  • Speaking: Handout ,p7. Where was sylvia in 1998?. She was at school.

  • Listening: New English File elementary. Sp52. Match the names of the American presidents to their surnames. Listen and check. Listen to an American tour guide and complete with numbers and dates.

  • Grammar Bank, St.B.p. 130. Rules and exercises.

  • Phonetics: Sentence stress. St.B.p. He wasn´t the second President.

  • Speaking: Ask your classmate. When where you born?, where was your sister born?

  • Vocabulary: Word formation.

  • Reading and listening: St.B.p.53 Four statues

  • Homework: Handout.p. 3,4,5. Workbook, section 5A

Tuesday, April 17, 2012



  • Homework: exercises on quantifiers. Compositons about reviews were given back marked.

  • Speaking and reading: An article about global warming.Specific vocabulary: greenhouse effect, pollutions, fossil fuels, floods.... Slides to develop the topic speaking. Photo description.

  • Listening : A certificacion listening which was fairly easy. Exercises and script and audio.

  • Writing: an opinion composition. We didn´t have time to finish it ,so next Wednesday we´ll carry on.

  • Homework: Get a speaking about climate change ready.


  • Homework: A composition titled "Description of a friend" and the last exercises of the set about can/can´t.

  • Speaking: Possession :Whose? e.g. whose pencil is it? it´s Carlos´s , whose keys are they? they´re Alba´s. Oral practice with objects in the class.

  • Grammar: Possessive Pronouns: St.b.p. 128. rules and exercises Possessive adjectives and pronouns. Essential Grammar in Use chapters 60, 61.

  • Song: Possession. St.b.p. 47

  • Grammar: Simple past: rules and exercises. Audio . We started dealing with the simple past of the verb to be. A handout with activites. "Now they´re famous singer and actors, but what were they before?. complete with a job. Listen and trepeat.

  • Phonetics: was7were, p.44 of the handout.e.g were they famous?,yes, they were/no, they weren´t.

  • Vocabulary: Prepositions: at,in, on for places.,p, 45 of the handout. eg. at home, in a meeting, on a bus.

  • Listening: p.45 (handout) Were was Mike yesterday?. Listen and complete the sentences.

  • Homework: Review unit 4 . Finish unit 60 (possessive adjectives), The other set of exercises (unit 4 with can/can´t, verb -ing) page 155 section 4D about possessive pronouns, and workbook, section 4D

Friday, April 13, 2012


  • Writing: Wednesday, 16th May, 2012
  • Reading: Monday, 21st May, 2012
  • Listening:Monday, 21st May, 2012
  • Speaking:Wednesday, 16th May and Wednesday 23rd May, 2012


  • Writing:Thursday ,17th May, 2012
  • Reading:Tuesday ,22nd May, 2012
  • Listening:Tuesday ,22nd May,2012
  • Speaking:Thursday,17th May and Thursday, 24th May, 2012


  • Homework: Exercises about like doing, object pronouns and can (see previous post with these exercises)
  • Grammar: Subject and object pronouns in the same set
  • Listening and speaking: Video. St.B.p. 48. In a clothes shop. Answer the questions, complete the dialogue, repeat the sentences . Speaking roleplay, customer and shop assistant. Social English.
  • Writing: Description of a friend. St.b.p 49. We did all the exercises and saw how to plan and structure the description of a person.
  • Homework: A composition describing a friend following the instructions of the book and finish the activities of the set of exercises , basically about can/can´t.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012



Unit 4B. Shopping. Men love it! St.B.p.42 Exercises: can/can´t, like doing, object pronouns,possessive pronouns, describing people

  • Listening: St.b.p. 42.Listen and match the dialogues. Listen and complete the sentences

  • Grammar: St.b.p. 42. Like/love/don´t like/hate -ing. e.g.I like watching films .

  • Writing: St.B.p. 42. Write sentences about you using the verbs.

  • Speaking: A set of exercises about unit 4. The first page is a speaking activity to use the verbs: I like/don´t like/hate/love doing something.

  • Grammar: Object pronouns. Grammar Bank, St.B.p. 128. Rules and exercises. More exercises from Essential Grammar in Use on object pronouns.

  • Reading: St.B.p. 45. Five famous films.

  • Homework: From the big set of exercises,first page: write sentences using like-ing,first page on the other side: do the exercises of like-ing following the cartoons also do the exercises on object pronouns.

  • Homework: A composition was collected.

  • Grammar: Quantifiers. St.b.p. 74. Exercise. Grammar Bank, St.b.p. 138. rules and exercises. Eenglish Grammar in Use, units 90 and 91.

  • Speaking: Class survey using quantifiers. St.b.p. 74. e.g.some of us enjoy watching football.

  • Speaking: Can you remember ....a time your parents got furious with you?. St.B.p. 75.

  • Reading: Read and complete with a word. Section 5C. It´s all in the mind.

  • Listening: Telepathy .St.b.p.77. Underline the mistakes you hear , then answer the questions.

  • Homework: English Grammar in Use. Units 86,87,88,89,90,91. They´re all about quantifiers. Remember to check the answers and ask what you don´t understand next Monday.