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

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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!!!)


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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

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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!






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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

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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

stella :-)