viernes, 30 de junio de 2017

EXTRA PRACTICE FOR THIS SEMESTER!

Resultado de imagen para practice makes perfect

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

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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 :-)

READING.

Resultado de imagen para short stories gifSHORT STORIES seen so far:

  1. "A Serious Case" by Chris Rose.
  2. "The Interesting Most Boring Man in the World" by Chris Rose.
  3. "Mr Monroe Outwits a Bat" by James Thurber
  4. "The Kid Across the River" by William McFee. (analysis: Tuesday 23)


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

DEADLINE: May 12

stella :-)

lunes, 1 de mayo de 2017

TRANSITIVE OR INTRANSITIVE VERBS.

transitive and intransitive verbs

  • Transitive Verbs require an object

want candy.
He carried the bag.
Jose thanked Wayne.

  • Intransitive Verbs don't take an object.

He ran.
The dog barked.
Clarissa winked.

  • Some verbs  can be Transitive and Intransitive

They cheered.
They cheered the band.
Adapted from:  Grammar Girl


PORTFOLIO: 

  • Draw a similar chart (with TRANSITIVE, INTRANSITIVE & TRANSITIVE or INTRANSITIVE VERBS)
  • complete it with NEW examples
  • upload everything to your Portfolio

DEADLINE: MAY 16

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martes, 18 de abril de 2017

GAME TIME!

If you click on the picture, you'll have access to a GAME to practise verb tenses. Go ahead! It's GAME TIME!!
Source: British Council
LINK: https://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/games/verb-machine
REMEMBER TO REGISTER /LOG IN!

PORTFOLIO:

  • Once you've played the game, paste a set of sentences (4 or 5) onto your portfolio; just to have as a sample.
  • Include a short reflection on the game, learning with these kinds of games, your ability in front of the computer, etc, etc. 
DEADLINE: MAY 16

stella:-)

Writing practice.

APRIL 25


Imagen relacionada

Land of my Birth

Poem
by Gilbert Kuma


Another  bright  morning,
The  birds  welcome  the  day  melodiously,
My  radio  talks.

Another  grant  for  poor  Africa,
Poor  Africa,
Wait  a  minute  newsman,
Come  with  me,
To  smell  gold  in  South  Africa,
To  drill  oil  in  Nigeria,
To  touch  ivory  in  Ivory Coast,
To  taste  cocoa  in  Ghana,
To  chew  groundnuts  in  Senegal,
To  trek  with animals  in  Kenya,
To  pilgrimage  to  the  pyramids  in  Egypt,
To  buy  diamonds  in  Zambia,
Africa  poor,

I  don’t  get  it.

BRING THIS PICTURE AND POEM TO CLASS NEXT TUESDAY(You need NOT print it>>copy it, bring it in your cell phone, netbook or other mobile device)


PORTFOLIO

  • paste the poem, map and your analisis (if possible the improved/corrected version onto your portfolio.


DEADLINE: May 9

stella :-)