Monday, November 21, 2016

1 BAT - PRACTISE PAST TENSES

Unknown author (I'm not lying)

Go to the OXFORD ONLINE LEARNING ZONE.

It's time to do some exercises on PAST TENSES. Look for the section called PRACTISE YOUR ENGLISH and do the following exercises:

Past Simple - Past Continuous: 3-4
Past Simple - Past Perfect: 7-8
Present Perfect - Past Simple: 11-12

You must do the exercises before December 22nd, 2016.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

1 BAT - PRACTISE PRESENT TENSES

Image taken from Pinterest.
Before you start, you need registrate as a user of the OXFORD ONLINE LEARNING ZONE. Follow the instructions you will find HERE.

It's time to do some exercises on PRESENT TENSES, so visit the Oxford Online Learning Zone. Look for the section called PRACTISE YOUR ENGLISH and do the following exercises:

Present simple and present continuous 1 - 2
Present perfect simple 5 - 6

You must do the exercises before October 22nd, 2016.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

YOU KNOW - A card game for Classroom Survival

Image taken from FPLaddicts


Here's the PDF version of my linguistic card game for EFL learning. It is called YOU KNOW! and I have been using it for a long time in my classes. And what's more, my students have learned the expressions and use them regularly in my classes. You can use it in the same Creative Commons conditions I have in the blog.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD.

At the moment I am writing an article where I give instructions of how to use it. Forthcoming soon!

Monday, September 12, 2016

BACK INTO BOOKS



There we go again. The hot summer is heading to an end and we are heading back in to books again. Enjoy the new school year and get the best of it. Enjoy.

Friday, May 6, 2016

BATXILLERAT - Javier Bardem

Here's the actor Javier Bardem answering some questions during an interview by Lynn Hirschberg for the T-magazine of the New York Times. When you watch it you'll realise that the questions are missing. Can you "re-construct" the journalist's part in (at least) four of the anwers? Once you have asked the four questions, report the answer.

Monday, April 11, 2016

1st BATXILLERAT - Handwriting

Here's my presentation just in case you need to have a look at it. If you ever need a copy of the summary handout, you can download it here.

Handwriting Presentation

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

1 BATX - PRACTISE CONDITIONALS

Cartoon by Jim Benton, taken from http://www.jimbenton.com/
If you work hard, you will/can/may succeed. But, what if you work too hard.

Well, it seems it's do some exercises to practise conditional constructions in English; so visit the Oxford Online Leaning Zone.

In the PRACTISE YOUR ENGLISH section you will find some exercises on 1st, 2nd and 3rd conditionals (21-26). Do them as soon as possible or if you prefer a due date, before April 25th 2016.

Monday, February 15, 2016

IS LANGUAGE A VIRUS?

If you are mad about language, you're lucky. If your most serious illness is words here's your website. It is called LANGUAGE IS A VIRUS
You will find very fine resources for writing poetry or, at least, for playing with words.
Have a try!

Monday, February 1, 2016

1 BATX - THIS IS THE STREET WHERE I WANT TO LIVE

Gettin’ Religion, by Archibald J. Motley. Image taken from THE OBSERVER-CULTURE website

Visit the Oxford Online Leaning Zone. In the PRACTISE YOUR ENGLISH section you will find some exercises on RELATIVE CLAUSES (41-42). Do them as soon as possible or if you prefer a due date, before February 12th 2016.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

1 BATX - THE TEN HARDEST JOB INTERVIEW QUESTIONS

#4: Name as many uses as you can for a lemon.
Here's some brain squezzing. Read the article How to Answer the 10 Hardest Job Interview Questions that I found in THE INDEPENDENT. They describe the questions but, unfortunately they do not tell you how to answer them; so, what I want you to do is:

1. Read the article.
2. Choose two of the questions.
3. Say how you would answer them if you were asked.

Your comments are expected to be sent before February 28th, 2016.

Monday, January 11, 2016

1st BAT - GOING APE (i)

Hey, are you a liar? Have you got that instinct to deceive? Here's a new Going Ape video I took from the National Geographic Channel. Do you still think that humans are not so different from apes?


1. Look at these children, aren't they cute? What do they do? Do they help decorate the cake or not?
Tell me, what was your reaction when you saw the video?
2. Do you remember a lie that you told when you were a child?

Please, send your comments to post before February 28th, 2016.

1 BATX - PRACTISE MODAL AUXILIARIES

Image taken from TES.COM
Go to the OXFORD ONLINE LEARNING ZONE and do the exercises about modal auxiliaries. You will find them in the PRACTISE YOUR ENGLISH section. Then go to GRAMMAR LEVEL-1 and do the following exercises:

Modals: must, should, ought to, needn't (31 32)
Modals: can, could, be able to, need (33 34)
Modals: can, could, may, might, must, should (35 36)

I'll check your work on january 31st, 2016.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

1 BATXILLERAT - LET'S WRITE A POEM

Writing a poem from the scratch is a difficult task; only poets can do it and only great poets can do it well. However, some poet's works can be excellent sources of inspiration; so there we go: this time we are going to use some visual poems by the Catalan poet Joan Brossa (1919-1998).

I want to thank the FundaciĆ³ Joan Brossa for letting me use them.



CLICK HERE IF YOU WANT TO READ THE BEAUTIFUL POEMS WRITTEN BY MY STUDENTS. One of them made this beautiful visual poem (click on it to see it full size):


Image by Neus Santiago - The Other One
CLICK HERE to get a full size copy

Visit the FundaciĆ³ Brossa education service blog LABERINTS BROSSIANS.