Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Oral exam

You will have the oral exam on July 7th. Just get ready for some role-plays, we will include some telephone conversations, discussions and everyday conversations.

Relax!

Punctuation


The power of punctuation is better explained by examples. Then you need some general rules. Above all, you need exercises!
The Purdue University website has a good menu to cover the punctuation you need to know.
If you find that too much, you may wish to do a quick quiz instead.
In the middle of your writing, you may need to consult a guide about specific punctuation marks. This one is quite comprehensive. This one is faster and has exercises.
A quick cheat-sheet to have near you while you write could be this Oxford site.
Last, but not least...
Beware the use of apostrophes and unnecessary quotation marks!

Connectors

Connectors are always useful, aren't they?


Prepositions

Prepositions!!! Not again!

http://www.englisch-hilfen.de/en/exercises_list/prepositions.htm

http://www.education.com/study-help/article/prepositions-prepositional-phrases/
 

PAST, PRESENT OR FUTURE TENSES

If you feel like practising tenses, go to the following page:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/topic/past-present-or-future-tense

Sunday, 15 June 2014

FINAL EXAMS DATES

AND HERE THEY ARE...!!!

June 30th: written exams

July 7th: oral exam and feedback




FINAL COUNTDOWN!


Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Chuck Brown: Still the Go-To Guy for Go-Go Music

Chuck Brown has been called the creator of go-go -- a form of African-American music that developed in Washington. Go-go is part jazz, part rhythm and blues, and part hip-hop. Watch the video and learn more about it:

Thursday, 5 June 2014

PRESENT PERFECT TENSE



Last class we practiced this new tense. In case you need some reinforcement, you'll find some extra explanaition HERE.
At the bottom of the same page, you have some exercises. Just click on the links and do them!

If you find this TOO difficult, there are more exercises HERE or even on this other page.

And last, but not least, a wonderful page where you can watch a video, do exercises and record yourself. Where? HERE!

ENJOY YOURSELVES, WHEREVER YOU ARE!!

Max and Mary - Present Perfect vs Simple Past

A. Read the sentences taken from a letter Max is writing Mary and try to guess whether you should complete the blanks with the simple past or the present perfect tenses of the given verbs.


1. I ____________ (choose) the same numbers for nine years. 3, 5, 6, 9, 11, 12.

2. I _____________ (have) many different jobs during my life.

3. My first job ______ (be) collecting subway tokens in the subway.

4. I __________ (work) at the frisbee printing machine in my third job.

5. In my fourth job, I _____________ (get - neg) paid much but ________ (get) free cookies and coffee.

6. _____________ (you - ever - be) hang gliding?

7. _____________ (you - ever - be) a communist?

8. _____________ (you - ever - be) attacked by a crow or a similar large bird. When I __________ (be) nine, a crow _________ (attack) me on my way to school.

9. I _________________ (teach) myself to read two pages at once.

10. I have to go now. I __________ (tell - neg) you about my 7th job, in a condom factory.

11. I _______________ (eat - never) sweetened condensed milk.

12. I ________________ ( use - never) a condom.



B. Watch the movie segment and check your answers.




1. Have you ever had a pen pal? Why (not)?
2. Is it a good idea to have pen pals? Explain it.
3. What are the advantages and disadvantages of having pen pals?
4. Do pen pals have to like the same things? Why (not)?
5. Are pen pals real friends? Or it just a fantasy?

 http://moviesegmentstoassessgrammargoals.blogspot.com.ar/

Monday, 2 June 2014