Friday, 15 June 2018

EXAMS - FINAL RESULTS


The lists with the provisional results of your final exams can be found on the noticeboard of Room 14. 

Friday, 1 June 2018

QUESTION BANKS FOR YOUR ORAL EXAM


In this link you will find blocks of questions about the topics we´ve seen this year to help you prepare for your individual oral exam. I hope you find it useful.
You can also click on the Speaking tag on the right-hand side bar to see other speaking activities you´ve done throughout the course.

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)

IMPROVE YOUR LISTENING SKILLS


To practise your listening skills further. There have been plenty of sites listed on the right-hand side bar of the blog all year long, but anyway... 
  • Saberingles Listening comprehension exercises in American English in three levels (your level is probably "Medium").
  • Rong-chang short stories for intermediate students to listen to and answer questions. Click on the exercises at the bottom, so that you can listen and practise your comprehension. To finish the exercise, you can listen and read the script at the same time 
  • Esl-lab Choose your level (medium), click on a story and answer multiple choice comprehension questions. To finish the exercise, you can listen and read the script at the same time
  • Elllo Most activities include images, an interactive quiz, transcript of the audio and downloadable MP3. Just browse and look for something your level.
  • Podcastsinenglish listenings for Intermediate level to listen to online or to download. Disadvantage: if you want to have access to the transcripts and the exercises you have to register.
  • BBC podcasts A variety of podcasts on different topics for extensive listening (no exercises). 

IMPROVE YOUR PRONUNCIATION

If you want to brush up on your pronunciation before the exam, this is the pronunciation channel of Vaughan System, where you´re going to find lots of videos about the pronunciation of chunks which can be tricky for Spanish students (it´s a..., shouldn´t have..., etc). Highly advisable.

This is the blog of an American teacher who´s been teaching in Spain for many years, so he knows well the mistakes that native Spanish speakers make when pronouncing English. Here you can find some of his most popular posts (with audio). They´re written in Spanish and he´s got a great sense of humour:

EXAMS - IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Information about dates, times and rooms. Make sure you check this information again the day before the exam in case something has changed:

-WRITTEN EXAM: 6th June, 16:30, Room 2 Group B and Room 9 Group C (invigilator: Cristina):
  1. Reading comprehension: 60 minutes (16:30-17:30)
  2. Listening: 30 minutes (17:30-18:00)
  3. Break: 15 minutes (18.00-18:15)
  4. Writing: 60 minutes (18:30-19:30)
-ORAL EXAM:
  1. 7th June, Room 14, starting at 9:30. Group B. Approx. 15 minutes including preparation, individual speech and interaction.
  2. 8th June, Room 14, starting at 9:30. Group C.
-PROVISIONAL RESULTS:
  •  Tuesday, 19th June, 16:30, Notice board Room 14 (next to the door on the left).
-EXAM REVISION:
  • Wednesday, 20th June, PROBABLY (not sure) Room 14, 10:00-11:00 (the exams CAN´T be copied, photographed, taken out of the classroom or revised by any person other than the student).
-FINAL RESULTS:
  • 22nd June in the morning.

UNIT 9B - REPORTED SPEECH



UNIT 8B - PASSIVE VOICE

Monday, 28 May 2018

UNIT 8A - EXTRA LISTENINGS BEAUTY AND KEEPING FIT


- A man goes to the hairdresser´s (multiple choice questions).
- Beauty pageants in Venezuela (click on the quiz button to see the multiple choice questions).
- Nathan talking about going to the gym (click on the quiz button to see the multiple choice questions).
- Listen to the speakers and decide what sport they´re talking about (multiple choice questions).
-Two different sports centres (two exercises: "which gym?" and "check your understanding").

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

UNIT 8A - HAVE STH DONE



SHE´S HAVING HER HAIR CUT