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Taste the World!

In this post you will learn about cooking vocabulary, and how to make recipes.

Activity 1: Learn this cooking vocabulary with these interactive sets of flashcards.

Activity 2: Are you hungry? Visit these three websites and find out an easy international recipe from a country you will be given.

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Project: In pairs you will be given a country to choose a recipe which can be easily prepared at home. Take your own pictures of the process or final dish and insert the recipe in this shared book of recipes. You must include:

  • The ingredients and the number of peope
  • The preparation
  • The photos of the process or final dish
  • The map of the country with the flag

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Deadline: 18th February 2013

Send a comment!  Share with all another recipe you have found on the websites mentioned in this post, youtube or other sites. Include the links.

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Halloween is here!

Halloween is here! As you can see in all supermarkets and shopping centers. Halloween has arrived at our school too.

Activity 1: Let’s learn Halloween vocabulary and the origin of this celebration with this interactive book.

Activity 2: Now learn more about this celebration. Practise the vocabulary.

Activity 3: Here are the Halloween poems that next Wednesday 31st October some first ESO students will present in a spoooky play. Match each poem with the correct image.

Click in HALLOWEEN IS HERE

Activity 4: Here is a video of the song “This is Halloween”, which appears in the film “Nightmare before Christmas”.

Activity 5: Finally, learn this wii choreography of the song “This is Halloween” . Enjoy it!

Send a comment! Give us some advice to celebrate  Halloween night, as for example: Beware of strangers! Enjoy your night without disturbing others!

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The strangest laws around the world

In this post we will learn about the strangest laws around the world. Some of them are so crazy that you can think that they are fake.

Send a comment! Visit the following websites and post a comment with your ten top craziest rules around the world. Include their country, state or city. Use the modals: must / mustn’t / have to. Invent two more laws that are not true. We will have to guess if your rules or laws are true or false.

  1. First website: 101 Strangest Laws from Around the World
  2. Second website: Dumb Laws
  3. Third website: Strange Laws
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Playing with the Modals

In this post we will review the main modals with some interactive activities and videos:

Activity 1: Click on this link to learn about the different verb types. Copy the table in your notebook.

Activity 2: Play this game to review the modals we have learnt. In your notebook write a list with the possible functions for each modal:

Activity 3: Now pay attention to this video to learn the difference between “must” and “have to”:

Send a post! Can you find a video on the Internet about the use of modals? Maybe a song or a funny explanation?

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Form and uses of the Present Perfect

In this unit we will learn how to form and use the present perfect tense in English.

Activity 1: Listen to the explanation about the present perfect and write down the three different uses with an example.

Activity 2: Listen to this interactive explanation about the form of the present perfect and complete the tasks on-line.

Activity 3: Complete this activity about the difference between the simple past and the present perfect tenses.

Activity 4: Now match these sentences.

Activity 5: Now complete with the correct participle BEEN (you have already come back) or GONE (you have gone but have not come back yet).

Activity 6: Complete with HAS or HAVE.

Activity 7: Put the words in order.

Activiy 8: Now complete with the adverbs SINCE (a point in time) or FOR (a period of time).

Activity 9: Now complete with the correct adverbial: FOR, SINCE, ALREADY, YET, EVER, STILL, AGO.

Activity 10: Finally practise the past simple and past participles of irregular verbs with this interesting on-line application.

Don’t forget to send a comment telling us your opinion about these activities!

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More about the Present Perfect …

This “super Friday” we will  revise the present perfect, since it is a verb tense very used in English and it is not used in the same way as in Spanish.

Activity 1: Listen to this explanation on Youtube. Fill in the blanks. At the end of the video check the answers.

listen to some songs to revise the present perfect we have been studying for the last exam.

Activity 2: In the next video we will see the difference between the past simple and the present perfect. Write down the adverbs used for each tense. Then fill in the blanks and chech the answers.

Activity 3: Now it is time for music. Listen to my favourite song using the Present Perfect, “I haven’t met you yet” by Michael Bublé.

Send a comment! Do you know any other songs where the present perfect is used? Send us a comment with the link and write the sentences that appear in the song in this tense.

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More Lyrics Videos

Here are several more lyrics videos by an artist called Christina Perri, who has several videos like the one we are creating on the web. We can get ideas for our own future video.

“Distance”

“A Thousand Years”

“The Lonely”

“Arms”

“Dragedy”

“Penguin”

If you like this artist, here is the link to her official website: www.christinaperri.com

Send a comment! What is your opinion about Christina Perri, her lyrics videos and her music? Have you heard about this artist before? Do you know the song that made her famous? Share what you know about her with us!

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It will rain …

This super Friday we will listen to more songs to practise the future simple.

Activity 1: Listen to “It will rain” by Bruno Mars.

Do you know in which film does this song appear in the soundtrack?

Activity 2: Now complete the activity with this song in Lyricstraining.

Send a comment! Which is your favourite film song or soundtrack? Send the link of the video.

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Another super Friday with Manu

Activity 1: Watch the Toy Story 3 trailer and complete the comprehension test.

ESL Video Quiz Toy Story 3

Activity 2: LIsten to this song by Justin Bieber.

Send a comment! What is your opinion about the new project?

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Invitation to a movie

Today we are going to practise your oral English. Listen to the following conversations about going to the cinema.

Conversation 1:

Conversation 2: 

Conversation 3:

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