Archive for the 'Grammar' Category
In lesson 4b you are going to learn how to use modal verbs to make deductions about the past. Carmen Torres, a teacher of English, has created an excellent ppt which will help you revise modal verbs and learn how to use them in the past. Click on the following link to view the presentation.
Last Academic Year I posted the ‘Real English’ lesson on conditionals . If you want to watch the videoclip and do the exercises again, type ‘conditionals’ into the search engine in order to find them.
I’m posting a ppt on conditionals, thanks to an English teacher who has kindly shared his presentation. Thank you very much.
You will also find a clear summary of conditional forms on English Page.
I hope you enjoy the sites and find everything useful.
I promised I would post new activities during this week while you are taking the oral exam.
Since we are going to talk about the weather, I am posting a listening comprehension task on this topic.
- Before you start watching the video, take a piece of paper to take notes.
- First you will see the regular version, then the version with Closed Captions (English subtitles).
- Watch the video clip and write down the names of the people interviewed and the adjectives they use to describe the weather.
- Watch the regular version as many times as necessary before you check your answers.
More links about ‘The Weather’
Report and predict the weather (interactive activity)
Useful vocabulary with a recording of the words (a lesson proposed by Randall S. Davis )
Friday’s weather report (another listening from esl-lab)
See you next week
Thanks to Russell Stannard, I’ve found a fantastic website which provides videos with subtitles and then you can record yourselves saying the same thing and it gives feedback on performance. And… it is FREE!!
I am also posting key to the exercises I gave you in class.
Be good and study hard for the exams
See you on Monday!
If you want to practise your grammar and pronunciation skills, I strongly recommend you visit Jennifer’s site and watch any of the lessons displayed. Lessons 7-16 are devoted to Reported Speech, so you can revise what we have learnt in class. I hope you find it useful.
If you need extra practice, visit Caroline and Pearson Brown’s site, read the language reference and do the exercises.
Remember, practice makes perfect!