Wednesday, 23 May 2018

EXAM VOCABULARY FIELDS

This is the list of exam topics, each with the vocabulary fields included, copied from your course syllabus:

1. Identificación personal 
• Relaciones personales
• Nacionalidades
• Aspecto físico de la persona
• Carácter de la persona
2.Vivienda
• Hogar: mobiliario y objetos comunes
• Tareas domésticas
• Ciudad: lugares habituales (Paso de peatones; centro médico; etc).
 3. Actividades de la vida diaria
• Etapas biográficas: personal, académica y profesional
4. Tiempo libre y ocio
• Tiempo libre
• Actividades de ocio
• Deportes (bicicleta estática; estiramientos; levantar pesas; etc)
5. Viajes y transportes
• Países relevantes en el entorno del idioma.
• Tipos de viajes (organizados; crucero, etc)
• Alojamiento (habitación doble; tienda de campaña; etc)
• Transporte: (autopista; atasco; despegar, etc)
• Objetos relacionados con el viaje (billete; gasolinera, etc) •
6. Relaciones humanas y sociales
• Fórmulas sociales: saludos, presentaciones, despedidas, agradecimientos, felicitaciones, etc.
• Tipos de relaciones (compañero de trabajo; pariente,etc).
• Acciones: (estar saliendo con alguien; pelearse, etc).
7. Salud y cuidados físicos
• Afecciones: (cortarse, quemadura; mareo; etc)
• Asistencia médica (pedir cita; receta médica; análisis de sangre; etc)
• Profesiones: (cirujano; especialista; etc).
• El cuerpo humano y su cuidado: (hacerse la manicura, darse un masaje; etc)
8. Educación
• Objetos (carpeta; apuntes; etc)
• Entornos (instituto; facultad; etc)
• Acciones (matricularse; hacer una pausa; etc)
 9. Compras y ropa
• Entornos generales (grandes almacenes; centro comercial; etc)
• Entornos específicos (probadores; aparcamiento; cajero automático; etc).
• Precios, pesos y medidas (talla mediana, una lata; un tarro; etc).
• Acciones (estar de oferta, devolver a la tienda, alquilar; etc)
• Objetos: (etiqueta; monedero; moneda; etc)
10. Alimentación
• Alimentación: (producto; vitaminas; dieta; comida rápida; etc)
• Ingredientes, alimentos y bebidas: (legumbres; especias; marisco; zumo, etc)
• Utensilios (bandeja; mantel; tenedor; etc)
• Acciones (hervir; cortar; freír; etc)
11. Bienes y servicios
•Acciones (abrir una cuenta; sacar dinero; etc)
• Objetos (tarjeta; cajero automático; etc)
• Seguridad y protección (agente de policía; bombero; comisaría; etc)
•Acciones (robar; llamar a la policía; etc).
• Servicios públicos (urgencias; piscina pública; biblioteca; etc)
•Acciones de servicios públicos: (solicitar una beca/ayuda; sacar en préstamo un libro; rellenar un impreso, etc)
12. Lengua y comunicación
• Medios de comunicación: Personas (presentador; periodista; concursante;etc),  acciones (ver las noticias; participar en un concurso; etc), objetos (pantalla; mando a distancia; etc).
•Tipos de programas; (una serie; un documental; etc)
•Telefonía: Acciones (dejar un mensaje; escribir/mandar un mensaje; etc) u objetos (una llamada; teléfono móvil; etc)
13. Clima y medio ambiente
• Fenómenos medioambientales (hielo; terremoto; tormenta; etc)
• Medio ambiente (contenedor; cambio climático; recursos naturales; etc)
• Animales, vegetación  (oso; pato; bosque; planta; etc).
14. Ciencia y tecnología
• Informática: (teclado; pantalla; ratón; instalar un programa; etc)
• Imagen: (fotografía digital; cámara de video; etc)
• Comercio electrónico (compra on line; contraseña; cuenta; etc)
• Internet y redes sociales (perfil; chatear; descargar; subir una foto, etc)

UNIT 8A - HAVE STH DONE



SHE´S HAVING HER HAIR CUT

Monday, 21 May 2018

UNIT 7B - INFINITIVES AND GERUNDS

In this video there´s a lot of information about the verb patterns we were talking about in class. You can watch until minute 5:11, after that I don´t recommend watching because it´s more advanced and can make you feel confused:


Some exercises to practise the use of infinitives and gerunds:
Exercise 1 Gap-filling (-ing or to)
Exercise 2 Gap-filling (-ing or to)
Exercise 3 Choose the right answer
Exercise 4 Choose the right answer
Exercise 5 Fill in with -ing, to, infinitive without to (my own exercise with its key)

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

UNIT 7B - EXTRA LISTENING ENTERTAINMENT


  • Stuart and Amy are making plans to go out with their friends. A multiple choice exercise, vocabulary exercise and the script.
  • A programme about the Inside Out Festival in London. You have some comprehension questions at the top and can download the script and audio. To listen to the piece, click on "download". 
  • Mel talks about horror movies. The PDF to download includes a vocabulary exercise and the script, but no comprehension questions.
  • Stephen and Ashley meet up for a night out in London. With comprehension and vocab exercises and the script.

UNIT 7B - PRONUNCIATION /ə/, /ɔː/, /ɜː/,

Here´s a video on the pronunciation of  /ə/ with examples to listen and repeat: 

This video is about /ɔː/:


And this is about  /ɜː/: 


A test on the pronunciation of ¨o¨.
A test on the pronunciation of ¨o¨ 2.

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

UNIT 7A - PHRASAL VERBS

This video is the second of a series of lessons on phrasal verbs (also called two-part verbs, particle verbs, or multi-word verbs). In it, Jennifer, a teacher at englishcafe.es, explains how phrasal verbs can be transitive (with an object)  or intransitive (without an object) as well as separable or inseparable:


-For extra practice you can try these multiple choice exercises about phrasal verbs (it´s at the end of the page).

-Here you can download a copy with more exercises:

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

UNIT 6B - EXTRA LISTENING RESTAURANTS


  • Alex talks his favourite French restaurant (click on the quiz tab to close the script and see the multiple choice exercise). 
  • Danny talks about his favourite Japanese restaurant (click on the quiz tab to close the script and see the multiple choice exercise). 
  • A video about food in Britain (click on the tabs "task 1" and "task 2" to see the exercises. Once you´ve done it you can click on thet transcript tab).
  • A video about how to order a drink in a British pub (click on the task tab to see the comprehension exercise. Once you´ve done it you can click on thet transcript tab).

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

UNIT 6B - EXTRA LISTENING SHOPPING AND CUSTOMER SERVICE


Exercise 1. Listen to Todd and Rebecca talking about shopping and customer service.
Exercise 2. Watch the BBC video about shopping at the Camden market and click on Task 1 and Task 2 to do the comprehension exercises about it. Later you can also click on "transcrip" if you want to watch and read at the same time.

UNIT 5B - PRESENT PERFECT SIMPLE AND CONTINUOUS

This is the presentation we saw in class today (thanks a lot to Nilay Kaynakci, from Turkey, from whom I borrowed this presentation): 

   

Several exercises to practise the use of these two tenses:

  1. Gap-filling 1
  2. Gap-filling 2
  3. Gap-filling 3 (conversation)
  4. Gap-filling 4 (conversation)
  5. Choose the right sentence for the situation
  6. Final test