Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Practise Reported Speech with Videos

VIDEO 1: A romantic scene from the film Love Actually.
                 Pause the video and report what the characters said.



Someone knocked on the door and Julie wet to open. Then, ...

1. Peter asked Julie who it was.
2. Mark told Julie to ....
3.
4.
5.
6.

VIDEO 2: Scene from the film The Notebook.





VIDEO 3: Kids say the funniest things ...

  

 

Some grammar tips:

1) REPORTED REQUESTS:

Ask someone to do something

Ex., `Can I see your tickets, please?´  ------   The inspector asked me to see my ticket.

        `Please, don´t wear those boots in the house` ---- I asked them not to wear the boots
                                                                                       in the house.
        `Please, mum, let me stay a bit later.` ---- The girl asked / begged her mum to stay a bit longer.


2) REPORTED OFFERS, PROMISES, ETC:

a.- Offer to do something

b.-Promise to do something

c.-Agree to do something

d. Refuse, threaten, to do something

Examples:

a.- `We´ll pay for the damage`, he said. -----  He offered to pay for the damage.

     `Shall I help you, madam?, I asked. -----  I offered to help the woman.

b.-  `I´ll definitely finish it by tomorrow`----- She promised to finish it by the next day.
                                                               (Also: She promised that she would finish .... )

c.- `Ok, I´ll meet you at the station`, I said to them. ---- I agreed to meet them at the station.

d.-  `I won´t see you anymore` she said. ------  Ellen refused to see him again.


3) REPORTED SUGGESTIONS

Suggest + -ING

Suggest that + Subj+ (should) + infinitive

Examples:

`Let´s go window-shopping!`, Nina suggested. ------ Nina suggested going window-shopping.
                                                                                     (=Nina is included in the suggestion)

`Why don´t you ask for a second opinion, Sean? ----

   My mother suggested that I (should) ask for a second opinion.
 ( the main subject is not included in the suggestion)

`How about organising/ Shall we organise a concert to raise money?  ----
      They  suggested organising  a concert to raise money.

`Why don´t you take up aerobics, ?` I said. ----- I suggested that she (should) take up aerobics.

                           

4) There are many other reporting verbs such as invite,advise, remind, warn + to- infinitive

Others are followed by an -ING form, for example admit, apologize for, insisted on ...

Examples:

`If I were you, I would take a taxi`   ------     Mark advised us to take a taxi.

`I really must have a rest`      ------               Trevor insisted on having a rest.



FURTHER REVISION

Mixed Tense Reported Statements

Reported Yes/No Questions
Reported Wh Questions

Mixed Reported Questions

Reported Requests and Orders

Reported Speech Mixed Exercise 1

Reported Speech Mixed Exercise 2




Thursday, 18 May 2017

1º ESO Learning with songs



Hi guys, Thanks God it´s Friday! Let´s have some fun today with this
beautiful old song by Passenger, Let her Go.

Passenger   Let her go

1. Fill in the gaps with verbs in the Present Continuous
Well you only need the light when it'¨________________ low
Only miss the sun when it starts to snow
Only know you love her when you let her go

Only know you've been high when you ____________________ low
Only hate the road when you' _____________________' home
Only know you love her when you let her go
And you let her go

Staring at the bottom of your glass
Hoping one day you'll make a dream last
But dreams come slow and they go so fast

You see her when you close your eyes
Maybe one day you'll understand why
Everything you touch surely dies

Chorus (2)
2. Now find the adjectives.
Staring at the ceiling in the dark
Same old _____________feeling in your heart
'Cause love comes ____________and it goes so ____________

Well you see her when you fall ________________
But never to touch and never to keep
'Cause you loved her too much
And you dived too ___________
Well you only need the light when it's burning ________
Only miss the sun when it starts to snow
Only know you love her when you let her go

Well you only need the light when it'¨________________ low
Only miss the sun when it starts to snow
Only know you love her when you let her go

Only know you've been high when you ____________________ low
Only hate the road when you' _____________________' home
Only know you love her when you let her go
And you let her go
And you let her go oh ooh ooh
And you let her go oh ooh ooh
Well you let her go

'Cause you only need the light when it´____________________ low
Only miss the sun when it starts to snow
Only know you love her when you let her go

Only know you've been high when you'__________________ low
Only hate the road when you'_________________' home
Only know you love her when you let her go

'Cause you only need the light when it´_______________________ low
Only miss the sun when it starts to snow
Only know you love her when you let her go

Only know you've been high when you'___________________ low
Only hate the road when you'_________________' home
Only know you love her when you let her go

And you let her go

3. Circle the IRREGULAR VERBS and write them below

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

REPORTED SPEECH 1º BTO

Watch this presentation on Reported Speech in case you want to revise what we
 studied in class. The you can do some practice,
 


                                             Bored of the same old exercises?
Let´s listen to some cool music while we are revising Reported Statements,
                                       Questions,  Requests, and Suggestions.


REPORTED SPEECH WITH SHAWN MENDES
Mercy
 


 Rewrite the underlined sentences into Indirect Speecch:

"Mercy"
You've got a hold of me
Don't even know your power
1) I stand a hundred feet
But I fall when I'm around you


2) Show me an open door
Then you go and slam it on me
I can't take anymore
I'm saying baby

3) Please have mercy on me
Take it easy on my heart
Even though you don't mean to hurt me
You keep tearing me apart
Would you please have mercy, mercy on my heart
Would you please have mercy, mercy on my heart

I'd drive through the night
Just to be near you baby
Heart open, testify
4) Tell me that I'm not crazy

5) I'm not asking for a lot
Just that you're honest with me

My pride is all I got
I'm saying baby

Please have mercy on me
Take it easy on my heart
Even though you don't mean to hurt me
You keep tearing me apart
Would you please have mercy on me
I'm a puppet on your strings
And even though you got good intentions
I need you to set me free
Would you please have mercy, mercy on my heart
Would you please have mercy, mercy on my heart

Consuming all the air inside my lungs
Ripping all the skin from off my bones
I'm prepared to sacrifice my life
I would gladly do it twice
Consuming all the air inside my lungs
Ripping all the skin from off my bones
I'm prepared to sacrifice my life
I would gladly do it twice

 Chorus
 

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

1º ESO REVISION: UNIT 6



MOCK TEST to revise for the exam. Do these exercises. Then,
check your answers with THE KEYS at the end of this document.
 
REVISION  1º ESO
1   PRESENT SIMPLE  or  PRESENT CONTINUOUS? 
  1. Susan _____________ (always/ watch) TV in the afternoon.
  2. My friend and I _____________(not play) computer games now.
  3. _________________ (Monica/ study) at the moment? No, ______
  4. Fred and Tom never_____________ (arrive) home at 3.00.
  5. Look! He _____________ (swim) in the sea now.
  6. They ____________ (not walk) home every day.
  7. _____________ (you/ usually /listen) to the teacher in class? Yes, _____
  8. The woman ________ ( not/ get up) at 7 o’clock every morning.
 
 2. COMPLETE THE SENTENCES. USE A COMPARATIVE FORM:
1. Peter is ______________________ (old) his brothers.
2. A Mercedes is _________________ (comfortable) a Seat.
3. The ticket for the theatre is ___________ (cheap) the ticket for the opera.
4. Do you think English is __________________ (easy) French?
5. Anthony is ___________________ (clever) than his sister.
6.  A wolf is  _____________ (big) than a fox.
7. Which is ___________________ (bad)? An exam or a medical test?
8.  The weather in Spain is _____________ (good) the weather in France.
9. “First Dates” is ___________________ (funny) than “La que se avecina”.
10. A panda bear is ________________(beautiful) than a brown bear.
 
3. Use the SUPERLATIVE:
1. For me, Justin Bieber is the ___________ (good/ bad) singer in the world.
2. Jake is the _______________ (intelligent) boy in the class.
3. Which is the ____________________ (fat) animal: a  panda , a bull or a cow?
4. The dugong is one of the ____________ (unusual) animals that I have ever seen.
5. Linda is the ___________________ (happy) girl in the class.
 
4. Complete with IS/IS NOT AS … AS.
1. A giraffe is tall. A gorilla is less tall.
_  A gorilla …
2. Rhinos are heavier than zebras.
    …….
3. “Pandita” weighs 2 kilos. “Boltie” weighs 2 kilos too.
    ……..
4. A dog is intelligent. A dolphin is more intelligent.
    A dog …

5. Write sentences with the words below. Use the correct form of :

   TO BE, HAVE GOTTHERE IS / there are, the Present Simple or the Present Continuous 

      1.      elephants / drink / water / every day / .
         
      2.      worms / teeth / .
         
      3.      what / those chickens / eat / at the moment / ?
         
      4.      any snakes / in Ireland / .
         
      5.      when / a dolphin / sleep / ?
         
      6.      a butterfly / an insect .
         
      7.      Max / hike / near the waterfall / now / .
         
      8.      any food / for the mice /?
         

6   Complete the sentences with one or two words.

    There can be more than one correct answer.  

      1.My scarf is new, but my gloves aren’t.
         My gloves are …………………… than my scarf.
      2. Miss Angelo …………………….......................... maths on Mondays.
      3. A turtle can swim …………………… .
      4. Have you got …………………… food for your lizard?
       5. Jerry’s dog is tiny. Kate’s dog is medium size. Elaine’s dog is huge.
          Elaine’s dog is…….................................... dog.
      6. Many pigs have got long ears and …………................………… tails are curly.
      7. Shhh! You ………………..............…… talk loudly. Mum is sleeping.
      8. I …………….............……… online with my friend at the moment.
      9.  A kitten is …............………………… dangerous as a tiger.
      10.   Jane is wearing my coat because she can’t find …………..............………… .
                        
                                                      ANSWER KEYS
1.                                                            2.
1. always watches                                                     1. older than                              
2. aren´t playing                                                        2. more comfortable than     
3. Is Monica studying ...? / ...she isn´t                   3. cheaper than                               
4. never arrive                                                            4. easier than
5. is swimming                                                            5. cleverer
6. don´t walk                                                               6. bigger
7. Do you usually listen...?/ ... I do                          7. worse
8. doesn´t get up.                                                       8. better than
                                                                              9. funnier
                                                                              10. more beautiful
3.                                                      4.
1. best / worst                                1. A gorilla IS NOT AS tall AS a giraffe.
2. most intelligent                          2. Zebras ARE NOT AS heavy AS rhinos.
3. fattest                                         3. Pandita IS AS fat AS Boltie.
4. most unusual                              4. A dog IS NOT AS intelligent AS a dolphin.
5. happiest

5.                                                                6.
1. Elephants drink wáter everyday.                                               1. older
2. Worms haven´t got teeth.                                                          2. teaches
3. What are those chickens eating at the moment?                       3. slowly/ well
4. There aren´t any snakes in Ireland.                                           4. any
5. When does a dolphin sleep?                                              5. the biggest
6. A butterfly is an insect.                                                     6. their
7. Max is hiking near the waterfall now.                              7. mustn´t
8. Is there any food for the mice?                                         8. am chatting
                                                                                              9. not as
                                                                                             10. hers
 
 


 


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.