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Super Monday

To celebrate the end of the school year, here are some songs to enjoy English.

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Oral test

This is the end of the year and we are going to show how much we have learnt.

This is a worksheet to practise questions in past, present and future.

Oral test

Here are some examples of the possible questions:

  1. How often do you go to the cinema? I go to the cinema …
  2. When do you go to bed? I go to bed at …
  3. Who do you usually play football with? I usually play football with …
  4. When did you go to bed yesterday? Yesterday I went to bed at …
  5. Who did you talk to yesterday? Yesterday I talked to …
  6. Where did you go last weekend? I went to …
  7. Where are you going to go next summer? Next summer I am going to go to …
  8. How are you going to travel? I am going to travel by …
  9. Who are you going to see? I am going to see …
  10. What clothes are you going to wear? I am going to wear …
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Super Thursday

Today we will celebrate another super Thursday with three songs.

“Mirrors” by Justin Timberlake

Before the video:
  1. Do you believe in the eternal love?
  2. Do you think couples lose the love during the years, or this love increases?
  3. What would you do If your parents die?
After the video:
  1. Do you think that the old couples of the future will be equals thaan the old couples of today?
  2. Do you believe that lose a member of your family is the worst experience of the world?
  3. Would you like to get married in the future?

Here is the game about the song in Lyricstraining

“Apologize”  by Timbaland ft. One Republic

Before the song:

  1. How do you think the singer feels?
  2. Why is the song called Apologize?
  3. What do you think the message of the song is?

Game: Now it’s you turn.You must sing the song and the lyrics and the best team is the winner.

By: Julian Pavon. Miguel Hinojosa and Leonardo Lopez

“Love The Way You Lie” Eminem ft Rihanna 

Question after the video:

  1. Why do you think a person abuse his/her partner?
  2. What are the behavior of a abuser?
  3. What is the behavior of a battered women?
  4. What advice would you recommend to these women?
  5. Do you think that society can do something else?

And now another video to motivate!

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Plan de lectura: Egyptian and Greek Myths

On this post we will read short stories about Egyptian and Greek mythology. A myth is a story based on tradition or legend, which has a symbolic meaning.

Myth 1: Egyptian creation

Myth 2: How the Gods began

Greek Myth: The Wooden Horse

This is a short story about the legend of the wooden horse at the Troyan war.

Other Greek Myths: Finally, here is the link to other short stories of Greek myths including an easy version of the Minotaur.

Greek MythDaedalus and Icarus

This is the story of one young man who did not listen to his father’s warning. Play the story to find out what happened.

Here is the link to the story text of Daedalus and Icarus (This story has not an easy read version)

Greek Myth: Pandora’s Box

It was just a simple box. What was in it? Could it be gold, or silver, even precious stones? Surely just taking a very quick look inside couldn’t do any harm – could it?

Here is the link to the story text and an easy read version of Pandora’s Box

Third Greek Myth: Theseus and the Minotaur

A long time ago, in a dark Labyrinth, lived a terrifying monster. A monster that ate humans. Could the brave Theseus defeat the beast? Why not read the story and find out.

Here is the story text and an easy read version of Theseus and the Minotaur

Greek Myth: Arachne the Spinner

Arachne was a very talented spinner and weaver but also arrogant, so arrogant she challenged the goddess Athena to a contest. Find out what happened when the goddess accepted the challenge.

This is the link to the story text and an easy read version of Arachne the Spinner

Project: In groups of three, choose one of these myths and memorize it. In class you will tell the story to all your classmates. You can create a presentation with images to help you. You can also use marionettes or puppets or wear a costume to illustrate your story and record a video. The presentation will be NEXT FRIDAY 19th JUNE.

EVALUATION CRITERIA

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Here is the link to include your presentation if you choose to create a pdf document. Digital board about myths

Send a comment to this post telling us your favourite myth and your opinion about this project.

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Predictions and obligations

On this post we will learn how to make predictions and talk about obligations using the structures: GOING TO (ir a) / MUST (deber) / MUSTN’T (no deber).

Activity 1: First, talk about the weather using the verbs: IS, WAS and IS GOING TO.

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Activity 2: Now listen to these children talking about their future professions when they grow up.

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Activity 3: Complete these activities on-line.

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Complete with MUST (deber)  or MUSTN’T (no deber).

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Talking about clothes

On this post we will learn about clothes and accesories.

Activity 1: Listen to a story about favourite clothes. Can you write all the items of clothes mentioned?Pantallazo-1

Activity 2: Now listen to the words and write them in your notebook. clothes

Activity 3: Learn the vocabulary and complete the following activities on-line.Pantallazo

Activity 4: Now complete these interactive activity.clothes3

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Public transports in London

On this post we will learn about the public transport in the capital city of the UK.

Activity: Pay attention to this video about the public transport in London.

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Talking about the past

Practise with these activities to learn how to talk about the past simple.

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Activity 2: Watch this video about Mr Morton.

Activity 3: Now practise the past simple with a chant.

Activity 4: Watch another video to learn the irregular verbs.

Activity 5: Finally, watch another video to learn the irregular verbs.

Activity 6: Here is a song by One Republic

Send a comment! Do you know any other songs to practise the past in English?

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Writing a story

In this post you will learn how to write a story.

Activity 1: Write about a trip with this interactive game. virtual

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Songs of the week

Today we will listen to two songs to practise our English.

FIRST SONG OF THE WEEK

Now answer the questions related to the song:

  1. Why do you think homophobia exists?
  2. Do you think it is possible to change the homophobic behaviour? How?
  3. Is it morally correct for a religion to judge people by their sexual orientation or private life?
  4. Are humans being more tolerant and respectful with all aspects of other people, or not?
  5. Do you think God and Church are the same thing? What do you think about both of them?

SECOND SONG OF THE WEEK

Answer the questions before listening to the song:

  1. If you knew that the world will end tomorrow, what would you do?
  2. Who is the most important person in your life? Why?
  3. What “friendship” means to you?

Now watch the lyrics video:

Now let’s play a game about the song:

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Now fill in the blanks on the lyricstraining website.

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