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Tuesday, 27 September 2016

USE OF ARTICLES A(N), THE


A and An =  indefinite articles (not a specific object; not everyone knows what you’re talking about)
  • Eric has a dog.
  • I’d like an apple.
  • She works at a school.
The= definite article (a specific object that both the person speaking AND the listener know)
  • The dog that lives next door is nice.
  • I’d like the apple that is sitting on the table.
  • She works at the school where my children go.
More on the use of article 'THE', HERE.
A few basic rules:
  • The first time you speak of something, use  A or An.  The next time you repeat that object, use The.
I saw a mouse in my house.  The mouse was trying to run behind my refrigerator. 
We saw a movie last night.  We invited my friend to the movie, but she couldn’t join us. 
  • DO NOT use an article with names of countries, states, cities, counties, lakes, sounds, falls, or mountains, EXCEPT when it’s a collection of states (such as the United States) or collection of mountains/lakes (the Cascade Mountains, the Great Lakes)
               I live in Bellevue, near Lake Washington. (NO articles)
               She lives in Issaquah, near the Cascade Mountains, close to Lake Sammamish.
               My son hiked Mt. Rainier last summer. (NO article)
  • DO use a definite article with oceans, seas, and rivers.
               He lives near the Baltic Sea.
               We visited the Snoqualmie River.
  • DO NOT use an article when speaking about things in general.
               I like Turkish tea.
              Jonny likes reading books about whales.
  • When talking about schools or colleges, we generally DO NOT use an article (Bellevue College, Seattle University, Clyde Hill Elementary)  EXCEPT when the word College, University, or School comes FIRST (The University of Washington, The College of Connecticut, The School of Teaching ESL).
  • We generally DO use a definite article for places/building that we generally know, such as the library, the mall, the grocery store, the bank, the post office.
  • DO use a definite article when talking about superlatives (the most delicious cake, the longest road)
Exercise: Check this text for the correct use of articles:

Sunday, 25 September 2016

LOOKING FOR A PENPAL / KEYPAL?


A good way to practice your English is having a penpal. What is a penpal? A friend from another country who you exchange letters, or e-mails with (if it's this one, they are called keypals, because you use the computer's keyboard to write, not a pen). You are able to practice your written English with them apart from learning lots of interesting things from their own country and culture. Internet can help you find one. There are many websites that can get you in touch.
Here's one:
its-penpals
If you would like to find an e-mail penpal (keypal), you can either view the messages that have been posted at its-myworld and contact someone by e-mail, or add a message of your own and wait for someone to contact you. To help protect your privacy your email address will only be visible to its-myworld subscribers. All the penpal messages at its-myworld are divided into two age groups: 12 to 17, and 18+.


Link:
PENPALAND and their blog Penpaland-Blog.

Sunday, 18 September 2016

LONDON TOWERS

From TheLondonist by Mike Hall.
For well over 200 years, the dome of St Paul's Cathedral presided over the skyline of London. Today, it barely registers. This composite image from Mike Hall pulls together the capital's loftiest peaks, all drawn to scale — from the spires of Christopher Wren to the dominant Shard.

Click on TheLondonist web:

Towers Of London: City's Tallest Buildings In One Lofty Drawing

More by Mike Hall:


Saturday, 17 September 2016

HOW LONDON WAS CREATED


Bringing you a video that shows how London was created and developed throughout the years.

Video "HOW LONDON WAS CREATED"


Video "THE LONDON EVOLUTION":

Friday, 16 September 2016

STUDENT PROFILE




In a piece of paper write down this information about you to hand back to the teacher:

- PERSONAL INFO:

YOUR NAME & SURNAME:

AGE (MONTH & YEAR OF BIRTH):

- ABOUT ENGLISH:

LAST COURSE'S FINAL MARKS IN ENGLISH:

IF NOT IN THIS SCHOOL, WHICH SCHOOL?

DO YOU LIKE ENGLISH?

WHAT THINGS OF THE SUBJECT DO YOU LIKE THE MOST? THE LEAST?

IN YOUR OPINION, WHAT'S THE EASIEST ASPECT OF ENGLISH? AND THE MOST DIFFICULT?

GRADE YOURSELF IN READING / LISTENING / WRITING / SPEAKING / GRAMMAR-VOCABULARY & FUNCTIONS.

WHAT DO YOU EXPECT IN ENGLISH THIS COURSE?

- ABOUT YOU AS A STUDENT:

DO YOU HAVE ANY PROBLEM THAT MIGHT INTERFERE WITH YOUR STUDIES/CLASSES?

ANY OTHER THING YOU CONSIDER NECESSARY FOR THE TEACHER TO KNOW?

WHAT ARE YOU EXPECTATIONS FOR THE FUTURE? WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO STUDY/DO/BE IN THE FUTURE?

- ABOUT YOUR LIKES & DISLIKES:

YOUR HOBBIES:

DO YOU PRACTICE ANY SPORTS?

DO YOU LIKE READING? WHAT TYPE OF BOOKS DO YOU LIKE?

DO YOU LIKE MUSIC? WHAT TYPE OF MUSIC DO YOU LIKE?

DO YOU LIKE FILMS? WHAT TYPE OF FILMS DO YOU LIKE?

ANY OTHER THING THAT YOU LIKE DOING IN YOUR FREE TIME?

DO YOU USE COMPUTERS? WHAT FOR? HOW GOOD ARE YOU WITH COMPUTERS?

Thursday, 15 September 2016

BACK TO SCHOOL 2016-17


Starting school one again... Day for new classes, timetables, mates and teachers...
So here we are again to share this new school year with you.
Good luck for everyone.

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

"CLICK ON ENGLISH": 7th ANNIVERSARY


TODAY WE'RE 7 YEARS OLD. ANOTHER SEPTEMBER 13th, STARTING ANOTHER COURSE TOGETHER.

Sunday, 11 September 2016

PASSENGER, "YOUNG AS THE MORNING, OLD AS THE SEA"


Here's some music to begin the course with. One of this year's comebacks is Passenger (Mike Rosenberg), with his new album  "YOUNG AS THE MORNING, OLD AS THE SEA". Here's the video of the song, listen to it carefully to hear the adjectives, nationalities & countries and practice comparison.

Video "YOUNG AS THE MORNING, OLD AS THE SEA", Passenger:



Saturday, 3 September 2016

CONFUSING: "AGENDA", "DIARY", "SCHEDULE" & "TIMETABLE"


Here a chart with a group of confusing words you must distinguish. Now that we're about to start a new course, we'll be having new timetables, starting a new diary and have lots of things in schedule. So if you want to distinguish these words well, look at the chart above.

Blog labels / Tabs

'-ED' '-ING' €vision 1ºBac 1ºESO 2ºBac 2ºESO 3ºESO 4ºESO Abbreviations Accents Adjectives Ads Adverbs Agreeing Alphabet Animals Animation Anniversaries Apologizing AprilFool Art Articles Aux.Verbs Basics BE Behaviour BlackFriday Blog Body BonfireNight BrE/AmE Business Carnival Celebration Christmas Class activity ClassrooManagement ClassroomLanguage Collocations Colours Commitment Communicating Comparatives Competition Conditionals Confusing Connectors Contractions Cooking Coruña Cosmos Countability Culture Curiosities Date Demonstratives Derivation Descriptions Directions DO EllenDGeneres Emails Environment Exclamations FalseFriends Family Feelings Films Food FrequencyAdvs Fun-joke Functions Furniture Future Galicia Geography GET GO Graduation Grammar Greetings Halloween HandwritingHistory HAVE Health Help tips Heritage History Home Homophones HumanRights Hygiene ICT Idioms Infinitive Informal Instruments Internet Ireland IrregularVerbs Jobs Karaoke Language learning Leisure Letterwriting LIKE Link Listening Literature London LoveActually MAKE Maps Maths Media MindMap Mistakes ModalVerbs Money Music MusicProject Natural disasters Nature Negative News Numbers Obit OLA Onomatopoeias Opinions Passive Past Peace Penpals Personality Phoning Photography PhrasalVerbs Pioneers Plurals Poetry Politeness Politics Poll Possessive Practice-exercise Preference Prefix Prepostions Present PresentPerfect Press Projects Pronunciation Punctuation QTags Quantifiers QuestionMaking Questionnaire Quiz Qwords RD25Years Reading Relatives ReportedSpeech Routines Royals School activities Science Senses Shopping Slang Slide Speaking Spelling Sport SportProject St.Patrick Storytelling Student Exchange StudentPics Suffix Suffragette Symbols Synonyms Teaching Technology Terrorism Thanksgiving THE Theatre Time Traditions Translation Travel Tribute TV UK USA USED TO Valentine Vehicles Verbs VerbTenses Video-lesson Videos Vocabulary vs Wales Wearing Weather Women WordOrder Writing

PERFORMANCE-1

PERFORMANCE-1
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FIND OUT YOUR ENGLISH LEVEL

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Click on image to do the test

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PHONEMIC CHART

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Play the English Wizz

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LEARN ENGLISH FROM FILMS

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LONDON NEIGHBOURHOOD GUIDES

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