Tuesday, 28 February 2017

The Environment


Orangutan asks for help in sign language
What do you know about orangutans? 
Decide if the following statements are True or False.
 Discuss your ideas with a partner

1.  Orangutan means ‘person of the forest’ in Malay.
2.  We share 99.4 percent of our genetic makeup with orangutans.
3.  Orangutans are vegetarians.
4.  Orangutans are very caring mothers to their babies. 
5.  100 years ago there were 315,000 orangutans left in the wild. 
      Now there are around 60,000.
6. Orangutans are likely to go extinct unless we help them.

 VIDEO 1:  Watch the video (up to 1.31) of an orang-utan talking to an American girl
 online, using sign language, and answer the following questions




1 What is the girl’s name and what is the orangutan called?
2 What do they both like to play?
3 What does the orangutan like to eat? And the girl?


VIDEO 2



What help do you think the orangutan needs?


Key Answers for the True False Exercise:

1. True
2. False- but it’s 96.4, which still makes them pretty close to us.
3. False – they do eat insects, though nothing larger.
4.True- they look after them until they are six or seven, which is very unusual in the animal kingdom.
5.True
6.True

The voiceover at the end says:
Orangutans can't speak for themselves but if they could they would tell us that much of the
palm oil used in America's snack food is being grown by cutting down rainforest that are
orangutans only home. But we can stop it by telling brands that use palm oil there's a
better way. We'll use our customer power to demand change, before it's too late.
The power is in your palm.

Are you sensitive with this issue? You can watch the film Gorillas in the Mist, with the actress Sigourne Weaver playing the role of  the famous activist Dian Fossey who died in her fight against
gorillas hunting.

Here´s the trailer of the film:

Gorillas in the Mist

Sunday, 19 February 2017

REVISIONS 1º BTO

1.  Complete the sentences. Add a relative pronoun and a suitable ending.
1.  She really likes the boy ...............................................................  .
2.  They’ve opened a new shop .......................................................  .
3.  He was born in a town ................................................................  .
4.  2000 was the year ...................................................................... .

2. Join the sentences. They can be Defining or Non-Defining. Omit the relative when it is possible.

1. J. K. Rowling is now very rich. She is the author of  Harry Potter books.
   
2. The country hotel has closed down. We stayed there last summer.
   
3. Jane´s husband is a TV reporter. She is a newspaper journalist.
   
4. Summer is a wonderful time. I´m hardly at home in summer.
   
5. The actors receive Oscar gift bags before the ceremony. The Oscar gift bags
     are very expensive. (2)
 
6. I visited Marbella. Many people spend their holiday in Marbella.
   
7. Did you watch the horror film?  I told you about the film yesterday.
    
8. My maths teacher studied in Barcelona. His best friend is a famous musician.
  
9. I boght train tickets to London. The tickets cost $25 each.  (2)
  
10. I like Ralph Fiennes a lot. He is starring a new film now.
 
11. I want to be friends with a boy. The boy is talking to Susan right now. (2)
 
---- More Relative Clauses here.
 
3    Correct the sentences. Two sentences are correct.
     1    I think she’s the girl who brother is a film stuntman
           __________________________________________
2    The director I most admire is James Cameron.
      ______________________________________________
3    The festival, that attracts thousands of people, lasts for a week.
      ______________________________________________
4    I remember the day when I went to the cinema for the very first time.
      ______________________________________________
5    Wellington in New Zealand is they make the special effects for a lot
      of films these days.
      ______________________________________________
6    Let’s find a café stays open late.
      ______________________________________________
7    Meryl Streep, whose played the main character in The Iron Lady, won an Oscar.
      ______________________________________________
8    She’s the woman plays the main character in the Twilight films.
      ______________________________________________

4. Rewrite using the words in brackets:
     1. I´ve known Peter for twenty years. (first)
     2. Sue started working here 20 years ago. (for)
     3. Despite the age of the house, they could sell it. (although)
     4. In spite of the high cost of the tickets, we went to Lady Gaga´s concert. (although)
     5. I´ve had this car since 1985. (1985)
5. Verb Tenses: Present and Past Tenses: Present Simple/Continuous/
     Past Simple/Continuous/ Past Perfect/ Present Perfect
NO HUGS ALLOWED
(1) ……………… you ……………… (feel) that the rules at your school are too strict? Well, Shephard Junior High School in Arizona, USA has got rules that are probably stricter. One warm spring day last March, 14-year-old Shephard student Chelsea Braham (2) ……………………… (give) her best friend a big hug when suddenly another friend (3) ……………………… (tap) her on the shoulder. “Be careful,” she said. “The teacher (4) ……………………… (watch) you!” But it was too late. The teacher (5) ……………………… (send) Chelsea to the principal’s office. Her crime? She (6) ……………………… (hug) her friend for too long, breaking a new school rule: hugging in the school for more than two seconds was forbidden.
The following day, 100 students (7) ……………………… (hold) a protest across the street from the school. The entire group (8) ……………………… (hug) each other for 20 minutes. Chelsea, who was one of them, had her mother’s full support. The principal said: “I ………………………………..(seen/never) anything like that!"
 
 
6    Modal Verbs: Rewrite:
                 He ought to do a vocational course.
                He should do a vocational course. (should)

1    We needn’t hand in our maths homework until next week.
      We _________________________ hand in our maths homework until next week. 
2    It was a mistake not to go to the college open day last week.
      We _________________________ to the college open day last week. 
3    Taking mobile phones into the exam room is prohibited.
      You _________________________ your mobile phone into the exam room. 
4    It’s possible that I left my bag on the bus.
      I suppose I _________________________ my bag on the bus. 
1    Circle the modal verb which is not possible.
           Ex., The test must / may / should have been difficult because nobody got good marks.

1    Peter could / has to / should study medicine because he’s excellent at science.
2    Sunday is my favourite day because I don’t have to / mustn’t / needn’t get up early.
3    Simon may not / can’t / mustn’t drive the car because he hasn’t got a driving licence.
4    I haven’t seen her today. She might / should / could be ill.
5    We were sitting at the back, so we couldn’t / weren’t able to / might not hear the speaker.
6    Students must / have to / can be quiet in the library.
7    I didn’t have to / mustn’t / didn’t need to study last night.
 
 
6. Ask questions:
1. The squash club opens five nights a week.
2. It is about 15 kilometres from here to Seville.
3. I´ll be 15 years old next week.
4. Her manners bother me.
5. Her manners bother me.
6. I was sleeping when the alarm went off.
7. Annette´s mother has won an award.
8. We will be waiting for you at the station at six.
9. I wrote to Julie.
10. My brother hasn’t been to Italy for a long time.


7. Phrasal Verbs:    Complete the sentences with the prepositions in the lis

on   out   to   up   with

How do you put up with his bad temper?

1.    I can always count ____________________ my parents to help me when I’ve got a problem.
2 .   We’re really looking forward ____________________ our holidays.
3.    You’ll end ____________________ poor if you keep spending your money like    
4Jack helped me ____________________ with my maths revision.

Friday, 17 February 2017

SHAPE OF YOU by Ed Sheeran

Let´s complete this cool song by Ed Sheeran with the missing words.
There are verbs in the Present Simple
or the Present Continuous.


 
"Shape of You"
The club isn't the best place to find a lover
So the bar is where I (1)_____
Me and my friends at the table 2._________ shots
 3. _________ fast and then we 4._________ slow (mmmm)
You come over and start up a conversation with just me
And trust me I'll give it a chance now
Take my hand, stop
Put Van The Man on the jukebox
And then we start to dance
And now I´5.______   __________ like

Girl, you know I want your love
Your love was handmade for somebody like me
Come on now, follow my lead
I may be crazy, don't mind me
Say, boy, let's not talk too much
Grab on my waist and put that body on me
Come on now, follow my lead
Come, come on now, follow my lead (mmmm)

I'm in love with the shape of you
We push and pull like a magnet do
Although my heart 6.____  ________too
I'm in love with your body
And last night you were in my room
And now my bedsheets smell like you
Every day 7._______________ something brand new
I'm in love with your body
Oh I oh I oh I oh I
I'm in love with your body
Oh I oh I oh I oh I
I'm in love with your body
Oh I oh I oh I oh I
I'm in love with your body
Every day 8.____________ something brand new
I'm in love with the shape of you

One week in we let the story begin
We' 9.___   ____________ on our first date (mmmm)
You and me are thrifty
So go all you can eat
Fill up your bag and I fill up a plate
We talk for hours and hours about the sweet and the sour
And how your family 10.____   _________okay
11. __________and get in a taxi, then 12._______ in the backseat
Tell the driver make the radio play
And I´ 13.________  __________ like

Girl, you know I want your love
Your love was handmade for somebody like me
Come on now, follow my lead
I may be crazy, don't mind me
Say, boy, let's not talk too much
Grab on my waist and put that body on me
Come on now, follow my lead
Come, come on now, follow my lead

I'm in love with the shape of you
We push and pull like a magnet do
Although my heart 14.______   ___________too
I'm in love with your body
And last night you were in my room
And now my bedsheets smell like you
Every day 15.__________g something brand new
I'm in love with your body
Oh I oh I oh I oh I
I'm in love with your body
Oh I oh I oh I oh I
I'm in love with your body
Oh I oh I oh I oh I
I'm in love with your body
Every day 16.____________ something brand new
I'm in love with the shape of you

Come on, be my baby, come on (X 8)

I'm in love with the shape of you
We push and pull like a magnet do
Although my heart 17._____  ____________too
I'm in love with your body
Last night you were in my room
And now my bedsheets smell like you
Every day 18.__________ something brand new
I'm in love with your body
Come on, be my baby, come on
Come on, be my baby, come on
I'm in love with your body
Come on, be my baby, come on
Come on, be my baby, come on
I'm in love with your body
Come on, be my baby, come on
Come on, be my baby, come on
I'm in love with your body
Every day 19.___________g something brand new
I'm in love with the shape of you


 

Friday, 10 February 2017

1º BTO Phrasal Verbs (Units 1-4)

Let´s revise Phrasal Verbs with these flash cards.
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Grammarman: Episode 1: Introducing Grammarman | Onestopenglish



Grammarman: Episode 1: Introducing Grammarman | Onestopenglish: In this first episode, we are introduced to Grammarman and his friends. Help our correction-crusading hero by finding the eight mistakes in the story. The answers can be found in the downloadable worksheet to the right of the page. This episode is free to all onestopenglish users.

Saturday, 7 January 2017

FLUENT - A really additive GAME!


     This game is called Fluent and this is how it works:
  • There are 20 different trivia categories all dealing with grammar and vocabulary.
  • You’ll have to answer each question before you run out of time.
  • You have 3 lives.
  • You’ll need to answer 5 questions correctly to go to the next level.
  • As you level up, you are given less time to answer.
  • You can play it pairs (or 2 teams) and the winner is  the top scorer after 8 questions.
Ready for some fun, a bit of challenge and lots of learning.
Here we go, then!
Click on the picture: