Thursday, March 29, 2012

First Conditional & Time Clauses

Dear Students,
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Thursday, March 15, 2012


Dear class,
I'd like you to know that I was very proud of your performance in the speech class. It was great to see your engagement in this project as you shared your stories with your classmates. Congratulations! Now it is time to get a new book in the resource center to start preparing for the next speech class. Go for it!!! Do your best!

I was also happy to see your participation in the role-play between Evie and her poor dad. I specially liked Geivis and Cristina's solution to problem. It was a good idea to convince the father to move to New York!

Have a lovely weekend and don't forget to check your workbook. Feed your brain with motivating English exercises!

Did you know that studying a foreign language is great exercise for the brain?? It even reduces the chances one has to develop Alzeimer!! That is really true according to medical studies!!!

Don't forget to finish the letter activity on page 105!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Speech Class - MARCH 12

Are you ready for our first speech class tomorrow? You will have 2 minutes to present your book or article orally.You can take notes to use as reference, but you won't be allowed to read through them.
Procedures of the Speech class:
- Students sit in groups of 3 or 4.
- They choose who is going to be 1, 2, etc. in each group.
- When tHe teacher says: "Start", number 1 from each group starts speaking to their small group. After two minutes, the teacher says, "Stop". Everybody has to stop talking, even if he or she is in the middle of a sentence.
- The teacher repeats "Start" and "Stop" until all the students have spoken.
- After you are all finished, each group chooses one student to present the book or article to the whole class, with no time limit.

To enrich your presentation, you may use pictures. To feel better prepared, you can practice at home. Have you tried talking about your book for two minutes? Go for it!Set your timer and start talking!
I am looking forward to your presentations tomorrow! Good luck!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Unit 8 - Dos and don'ts

Last class we started unit 8, which deals with modal verbs (HAVE TO, SHOULD AND MUST. We talked about things we have to do and things we don't have to do at work. We reviewed vocabulary related to professions and discussed our obligations at work.
So don't forget: To talk about obligations, we use HAVE TO.
EX: Teachers have to assign homework.
Vets have to be patient.
My son has to wake up at 6 o'clock.
I had to study very hard last week.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

End of Unit 7

Last class was dedicated to "word endings" and pronunciation. We covered page 56 and part of page 57.
Don't forget that to sound polite in English, don't just answer "Yes" or "No". Use short answers. And it is also good to add more information
If you just say, "Yes", it's not the same, right?
Homework: extra exercises 7D and 7E.

Here are the links to the exercises:
I hope you all have a lovely weekend.