jueves, 30 de mayo de 2019

EXAM INFORMATION (changes!!!)

WRITTEN TESTS: 3rd June (room 4)
  • Writing test: 16:30-18:00 (90 min.)
  • Listening test: 18:05-18:45 (40 min. approx.)
  • break: 15 min.
  • Reading test: 19:00-20:30 (90 min.)
ORAL AND MEDIATION TESTS: 11th and 12th June

RESULTS: 18th June (at 12:00)

REVISION: 19th June (at 10:00 in room 1)

FINAL RESULTS: 24th June (web MIRADOR)

RECLAMACIONES: 24th, 25th, 26th June


Click here to find all the information about the contents, aims, and criteria to be assessed.

Wish you all the best of luck,

Ana

END OF COURSE REVIEW: SPEAKING CARDS & MEDIATION

Hello everybody,

First of all, thanks a million for your beautiful present, and even more for your nice words. I really appreciate it all!

It's time to say finish our course.

To help you revise before your exam I gave you these speaking cards:





I also showed you different infographics for you to prepare your mediation test:

MEDIATION TASKS








martes, 28 de mayo de 2019

FOOD & SPORTS

Food and Sports are key to leading a healthy lifestyle.

Watch these video, "What's wrong with waht we eat?" (it's quite long but very interesting), and complete the activities in this worksheet (the answers are included) created by Isabel Bastida:

 

Click here to find a sample speaking interaction card in which the candidates are asked to discuss about food safety

To help you revise some vocabulary to talk about sports, use these speaking cards:



 Now, click here to listen to some news related to the topics in the cards above.
Complete this activity while you listen:


Check your answers here


Hope it all helps!

UNIT 10: LISTENING & READING COMPREHENSION TESTS

Click on the links below to try some LISTENING & READING COMPREHENSION TESTS:

1. CHILDREN & VITAMIN D (Listening- fill in the gaps) 
2. GM FOODS (Listening- multiple choice)
3. MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE? (Listening- fill in gaps)
4. A BREATH OF FRESH AIR (Reading- Multiple Choice)
 5. CAN VIDEO GAMES FEND OFF MENTAL DISEASE? (Reading- Choose correct sentence to complete the text)

UNIT 10: HEALTH

It's time to finish our lessons. Unfortunately, we haven't had time to go through some topics, for example "HEALTH".

To help you revise what you already know about that topic, have a look at the powerpoint we used last year when dealing with it:





In the powerpoint, there is a listening activity included. Click here to listen to it.

These are the answers to the activities included in the powerpoint presentation.


To revise vocabulary related to health and illness, click on the links below:

BODY SYSTEM:  
digestive    respiratory    circulatory     reproductive           
urinary    nervous      bones     and         muscles

 
BODY MAPS

VOCABULARY QUIZZES (ILLNESS)

VOCABULARY (with sound)

Here you have some videos too:


 
 




UNIT 9: WORK

Yesterday we quickly spoke about "WORK".

We started with a discussion about what jobs will disappear and which one will be more important in 10-15 years time because of new technology.

We also listened to a radio programme, called "The Inquiry", in which some people discussed the idea of robots taking human jobs. Click here to listen to the recording again.

Click on the links below for some more vocabulary and expressions to talk about WORK:
For a Reading Comprehension test click here.

For a Listening Comprehension test click here (to download the activity) and click here to listen to the recording.



Find the answers here.

THE PASSIVE VOICE

This is a powerpoint presentation which includes some basic information for you to revise the "Passive Voice":



Click here to check your answers to the activities I told you to complete on pag.67 and pag.173 in your book.

If you need more practice, click here.  

You can also download this document to revise and practise the use of the Impersonal Passive: "It is said that..../ He's said to...."

jueves, 23 de mayo de 2019

SAMPLE READING TESTS (KEY)

These are the answers to the sample CE tests I gave you last day in class:

THE TOP SEVEN NOTS AT JOB INTERVIEWS:

1. C    2. E    3. I     4. A    5. B    6. F

DANCING WITH DARCEY:

1. C      2. B      3. D     4. B      5. D      6. A      7. B       8. C

UNIT 7: EXTRA LISTENING

When talking about Technology, we refered to some sort of "new illnesses" people are suffering these days due to IT. 

Among others, we spoke about NOMOPHOBIA and PHUBBING.

Click on the links bellow to complete two listening activities realted to the "illnesses" above mentioned:

PHUBBING
  • click here to listen to the recording
                      
  • click here to complete the activity
                          
  • click here to check your answers.


NOMOPHOBIA
This is the video you have to watch to complete the activity:

 


Did you know that hair loss is sometimes assosiated to a person's addiction to new technologies?

Have you ever heard of "Facebook depression" or "3D hangovers"
These are just some of the new technology-related illnesses people are suffering at present due to their dependence on new technology.

Click here to read an article about that interesting issue. 




UNIT 7: CANCER RESEARCH

Click here to listen to the different pieces of news about cancer research we listened to yesterday in class.

Click here to read the script.

 

UNIT 7: SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Hello everybody,

Yesterday we spent our lesson speaking about "SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY":




 This is the video we watched about the "breakthrough" of the year 2018:




martes, 21 de mayo de 2019

UNIT 13: REPORTED SPEECH & REPORTING VERBS

Yesterday we spent part of our lesson revising and working on reported speech and reporting verbs.

To revise the basic information about that I used this powerpoint presentation:




If you think you need more practice, click on this document.

You'll find the key here.

See you tomorrow,
Ana

UNIT 13: BBC TOP NEWS

These are the BBC news headlines we listened to in class:


jueves, 16 de mayo de 2019

UNIT 13: "PAPS, THEY ARE NOT SO BAD" (pag. 118-119)

I told you to read the text on pag. 119, and complete activities 2, 4 and 5 on pag. 118. 
Click here to check your answers

What's your opinion about paparazzi? Do you think there should be some laws to restrict them?
Leave a comment (100-120 words) expressing your opinion.

UNIT 13: THE MEDIA

Hello everybody,

Yesterday we started talking about "The Media".

To start, we discussed some questions and learned a bit about the language of "Headlines":




Click on the links below for some extra material:


martes, 14 de mayo de 2019

VIDEO-ACTIVITY: HOW TO THEFT PROOF YOUR HOUSE

This is the video in which an expert gives some tips on home security and burglary prevention:


LAW AND ORDER

Yesterday we devoted our lesson to speaking about "Law and Order". This is the powerpoint we used in class:




What happens when a criminal commits a crime?
 
The criminal commits a crime
The police investigate
The police arrest the suspect
The police charge the criminal
The criminal is released on bail
The criminal goes to court
The trial starts
The jury listens to the evidence
The jury reaches a verdict
The jury finds the suspect guilty
The judge passes sentence
The criminal goes to prison
The convict is released on parole/probation

The jury finds the defendant not guilty
The defendant is acquitted

Click on the links below for some extra material:

 

lunes, 13 de mayo de 2019

LAW AND ORDER (answers)

These are the answers to the activities I told you to complete on pag. 144-145 in your books:

VOCABULARY: Law and Regulations

4) Match these words to their definitions:

1. an appeal       2.  negligence     3. liability       4. legislation     5. lawsuit

6. non-compliance     7. damages     8. grounds        9. precedent

5) Complete the sentences with the correct form of the verbs:

1. was held      2. was awarded      3. sued      4. was overturned 

5. filed       6. admitted      7. set     8. repealed     9. was dismissed 


These are the answers to the activity I gave you in class:  

1) arrested    2) witnessed    3) suspect   4) trial     5) verdict    6) prosecute

7) accused     8) testified    9) condemned     10) judge     11) guilt    12) victim

13) charged     14) proof    15) searched    16) court    17) sued   18) acquitted

INVERSIONS

This is the powerpoint I told you about when speaking about "Inversions" this morning in class:


This is a video in which different people use inversions:




For further practice click on the links below:

LINK 1 (activities)

LINK 2 (theory and activities)

LINK 3 (theory and activities) 

LINK 4 (rephrasing) 

miércoles, 8 de mayo de 2019

UNIT 8: ORAL MEDIATION "MADRID CENTRAL"

These are the texts we have used to do an oral mediation activity about the new traffic regulation in Madrid:

1. MADRID CENTRAL (taken from web del Ayntamiento de Madrid)

2. DISTINTIVOS MEDIOAMBIENTALES (¿Dónde comprarla?)

3. DISTINTIVOS MEDIAMBIENTALES (¿Cuál me corresponde?)

READING COMPREHENSION TESTS

These are the answers to the sample tests I gave you last day in class:

1. EXTINCTION OF LARGE ANIMALS COULD MAKE CLIMATE CHANGE WORSE (Cloze text):

1. A    2. D   3. D    4. A   5. D    6. D    7. D    8. A      9. B
2. WHY OLD IS THE NEW GREEN:

1. H     2. F    3.K      4. A     5. G      6. E     7. C     8. I      9. J       10. B

UNIT 8: COMPOUND ADJECTIVES

Hi everybody,

Watch this video to better understand compound adjectives in English:




Click on the links below for further practice: 
 I hope it helps!

lunes, 6 de mayo de 2019

THE ENVIRONMENT

"HOW GREEN ARE YOU? Are you a Super-Saver or an Energy-Waster?"

Would you like to know about your carbon footprint? Click here to calculate it.
 
If you discover that you are not that ecologically-conscious, look at this video to help you improve and be "greener":
 

 

Here you also have a powerpoint on "Environmental threats":





Now try these activities:

Activity 1
Activity 2

To finish, here you have a listening activity:
Ana

THE TRUTH ABOUT PLASTIC POLLUTION

These days, everybody is talking about "Plastic Pollution", and how it is destroying the marine environment, among others.

To speak for a while about this issue, we watched this video:


THE ENVIRONMENT: NATURE IS SPEAKING

Hello everybody,

Let's talk about NATURE and THE ENVIRONMENT.

We started the lesson revising some vocabulary to speak about some of the most important environmental issues, such as GLOBAL WARMING, POLLUTION, THE OZONE LAYER, .... To do so, we have read a text dealing with these threats.

To continue, we watched some videos in which the oceans, sky, mountains and forests speak to us: