domingo, 19 de noviembre de 2017

FINAL EXAMS

For the EXTRA make up exam (February 2018)
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  • WRITTEN EXAM: narrative based on EVERY/ANY short story & analyses.
  • Syntatic analysis.


For the FINAL EXAM
  • WRITTEN EXAM>>> pass? >>> ORAL EXAM, 
  • WRITTEN EXAM: narrative based on EVERY/ANY text fromTraveller (Modules 1, 2 & 3)
  • ORAL EXAM:
    • Part 1: ANY text from Traveller: retelling + specific vocabulary + structures corresponding to the MODULE
    • Part 2: ANY short story  retelling & analysis.

stella

domingo, 12 de noviembre de 2017

SYNTAXPRACTICESYNTAXPRACTICESYNTAX

PRACTISE with these sentences:

He said something.
He says it seems difficult.
He says it seemed a difficult problem.
He said with difficulty that everything is a problem.
'It is difficult,' he said.
'I know that it is not easy,' he said with difficulty.
'I know that it is not easy,' he said in front of the audience with difficulty.

Hamlet, whose father is dead, is the chief character in the play.

Whoever understands this problem should bring a solution.

I think it intelligent to consider the political leader a hero in the area.

Money cannot make people happy.
'Money cannot make people happy,' she whispered.
The priest always says money cannot make people happy.
The priest always says that money cannot make people happy.

stella


viernes, 13 de octubre de 2017

Around the World in 80 Days.

Reading, reading, and more reading.

AUDIO BOOK: rather long, but you can 
  • divide the listening into different sessions,
  • read and listen at the same time,
  • compare and contrast both versions, 
  • read a part and listen to another part of the book ...


    Thanks Sofía Greco for sharing the audiobook!!

    stella :-)


sábado, 9 de septiembre de 2017

SYNTAX- EXTRA Practice.

Copy these sentences and analyse them:

  1. "I consider it wrong to cheat in exams," the teacher said suddenly but nobody realised it was a joke.
  2. The number and kind of excercises should be similar to the book.
  3. Nobody said that she would give us ten extra credits for spelling correctly.
  4. Well, I think it probable that we have failed the exam again!
  5. It cannot be true that we have to study everything again.
  6. I have already told my parents that I like this school; however, I find it very improbable  to pass all my exams this semester.
  7. There are still so many things to study, and we know it.

We'll check them IN CLASS.

st :-)

REMINDER.

Resultado de imagen para reminderHow are you getting on with your portfolio? Is it COMPLETE? Have you included a COVER (College, student's name, teacher's name, subject, year), LIST OF CONTENTS,..? Have you already completed what was missing?

Get ready to hand it in SOON.

stella ;-)

sábado, 2 de septiembre de 2017

A Brief History of Writing.

Resultado de imagen para A BRIEF HISTORY OF WRITING Would you like to read more about "A Brief History on Writing" ? Go to THIS SITE

  • Go through the PREPARATION stage,
  • Watch the video,
  • Complete the 
    • Check your understanding (T/F)
    • Check your grammar (clauses),
    • Check your vocabulary
    • Check your grammar (Passive Voice)


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PORTFOLIO
Paste all the excercises onto your portfolio

stella

viernes, 30 de junio de 2017

EXTRA PRACTICE FOR THIS SEMESTER!

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Since we still have to practise a lot, to improve our language, I'm uploading EXTRA EXAM PRACTICE. Click on each title. (Answers can be found on the same site.)

  1. Use of English 1: A first time for everybody.
  2. Use of English 2: The Goulburn Valley.
  3. Use of English 3: Agriculture in Australia.
  4. Use of English 4: extra practice.


Adapted from: http://www.examenglish.com/
Portfolio:

  • These exams should be included in your portfolio, too.


DEADLINE: July 9.

stella

sábado, 3 de junio de 2017

Let's practise: verbs ING or TO INFINITIVE?

Click on the picture to go to the excercise (check it with the KEYS) 



NB: you'll need Adobe Flash Player.

PORTFOLIO:
  • Paste the sentences (& correct answers) onto your portfolio.
  • make a TABLE with 2 columns. On the left list the verbs followed by BARE INFINITIVE. On the right, list the verbs followed by -ING forms.
DEADLINE: JUNE 9


stella :-)

jueves, 25 de mayo de 2017

READING

Resultado de imagen para short stories gifSHORT STORIES:
  1. "The Kid across the River" by William McFee.
  2.  "Stolen Friendship" by Alice Maxwell.
PREPARE A RETELLING for next class.

PORTFOLIO:
  • plot
  • characters
  • special comments
  • analyses (plural form of analysis!), if available
  • vocabulary: look up unknown words in monolingual dictionary

DEADLINE: May 30

stella :-)

martes, 16 de mayo de 2017

Direct or Indirect Object?

Let's practise ...

 

Pay attention to the video and see whether you fully understand it! Be careful, our analysis is slightly different from hers (FUNCTIONS & CATEGORIES).

Portfolio:

  • watch the video and copy the sentences.
  • analyse them (OUR WAY!)
DEADLINE: May 22 (we'll be checking them in class!!!)


stella

domingo, 14 de mayo de 2017

Test your ENGLISH.

Go to THIS LINK to CHECK YOUR ENGLISH LEVEL.

PORTFOLIO:

  • write down the WRONG answers and look up theory to justify your mistake,
  • paste everything onto your portfolio,
  • OPTIONAL: paste ALL the sentences and options, and the correct choice,
  • write a SHORT ACCOUNT or REFLECTION on the test, your results, the usefulnes of this kind of exams, the for revision, etc. DO NOT WRITE ISOLATED SENTENCES, write ONE or TWO PARAGRAPHS!!!


DEADLINE: May 20

stella :-)

domingo, 7 de mayo de 2017

TRANSITIVE or INTRANSITIVE VERBS.

REVISION: A verb is a word that expresses action or a state of being and is necessary to make a statement.
A verb expresses time—present, past and future—by using tense forms.
An action verb tells what someone or something does. Action verbs can express either physical or mental action.

  • She painted the picture. (physical action)
  • She likes Miró. (mental action)

A transitive verb is an action verb that is followed by a DO.

  • The chorus sang a new song. 


An intransitive verb is an action verb that is not followed by DO. 

  • The chorus sang loudly. 

Practice:

  1.  Lions pose a scientific enigma.
  2. Male lions possess big manes, sharp teeth, and stong muscles.
  3. Mother lions produce milk for their young.
  4. Only male lions flop their tails.
  5. They live in the African Savanah.
  6. They also feed there.
  7. They sleep in groups near riverbanks.
  8. Male lions usually strike their victims.
  9. Scientists sometimes call lions a “bits-and-pieces animal.”
  10. Researchers still seek answers to the king of the jungle’s mysteries.


PORTFOLIO:

  1. take down study notes (copy the theory above)
  2. paste these sentences in your portfolio.
  3. underline the verbs.
  4. state if they´re transitive (whether they express physical or mental action) or intransitive

DEADLINE: May 17

stella :-)

sábado, 6 de mayo de 2017

On DEADLINES & PORTFOLIO.

Resultado de imagen para DEADLINES GIF Whenever there is a DEADLINE, take into consideration that it is for YOU, to avoid falling behind, to ORGANIZE your work. You need NOT HAND IN the portfolio on the day of the deadline, you simply have to make sure that you've MET THE DEADLINE!!!
Resultado de imagen para DEADLINESSo perhaps, the deadline falls on a Monday, or Sunday... NO PROBLEM, it's just a REMINDER for you to keep your PORTFOLIO UPDATED!!
We will ALWAYS ask you to HAND IN your PORTFOLIO after deadlines!






stella :-)