Monday, 13 May 2013

AN ELECTRIC MOTOR-CAR

READ THE FISRT PART OF THE STORY     
     A man was trying to build an electric motor-car. He worked in an office in the town during most of the week, but on Saturdays and Sundays he stayed at home in the country and worked on his electric car. Every Monday he told his friends at the office about his work on the car, but his news about it was never very good. Then at last one Monday morning...

1.- Answer these questions.
  • What was the man in this story trying to do?
  • What did he do most of the week?
  • What did he do on Saturdays and Sundays?
  • What did he do every Monday?
  • What was his news about the car like?
  • What do you think  happened at last one Monday morning?
2.- Choose the correct form of the verb in brakets in past continuous tense.
  • I [was biking / were biking] to school last semester.
  • He [was making / were making] a model airplane.
  • We [was caring / were caring] for the sick children in March.
  • You [was buying / were buying] donuts for breakfast at nine o'clock.
  • She [was looking / were looking] at the sign.
3.- Fill in the spaces with the correct form of the verb in brackets in past continuous tense.
  • The child (play) _______  _________ a game with his friend when his mother called him.
  • She (think) _______  _______ of traveling to Spain, but her mother became ill, so she stayed home to care for her.
  • I (swim) _______  _______ a lot during the summer.
  • He (stop) _______  _______ often to tie his shoe.
  • We (plant) _______  _______ the garden on May 15th.
LISTEN TO THE SECOND PART OF THE STORY.



4.- Answer these questions.
  • What did the man say to his friends one Monday morning?
  • What did his friends ask him?
  • How much did it cost to get to the office?
  • Why was it so expensive?
  • Do you think it's a good idea to build a car like this one?
 

Monday, 29 April 2013

A NEW HOUSE

1.- Read the story.

     Jimmy lived in the country, and he loved playing in a very shallow river near his house; but then his father got a job in a big city, and he moved there with his family.
     Their new house had a garden, but the garden was very small. Jimmy wasn't very happy.
     "Is there a river near here?" he asked his mother on the first morning.
His mother answered, "No, there isn't, but there's a beautiful park near here, Jimmy, and there's a pool in it. We'll go there this aftenoon." Then Jimmy was happy.
    After lunch, Jimmy and his mother went to the park. Jimmy wanted to walk near the pool, but there was a sign in front of it. His mother read it to him: "WARNING: This pool is dangerous. 367 people have fallen into it." Jimmy looked into the pool carefully. Then he said; "I can't see them."

2.- Answer these questions.
  • Where did Jimmy play in the country?
  • Why wasn't he happy in the city?
  • What did he ask his mother?
  • What did she answer?
  • What did the sign in front of the pool say?
  • What did Jimmy say when his mother read him the sign?

3.- Write the sentences. Put one set of words in each blank space.

it was / they were / there was / there were
  • _____ a park in Jimmy's city. _____ not far from his house.
  • _____ a pool in the park, but _____ dangerous, so _____ a sign in front of it.
  • _____ a lot of fish in the pool. _____ not very big, but _____ beautiful, so _____ always a lot of people there, looking at them.
  • _____ a very nice place for children.

4.- Clasify the regular verbs in the text.

/t/
/d/
/id/








Monday, 15 April 2013

I'M NOT A BEAR

1.- Listen to the story and complete the text with the words below.

after / bears (2) / hat / joke / letters / off (2) / out / paper (3) / people / piece (2) / saw / shooting / went (3) / were (2) / word / wrote / young

     Old Mr. Black loved (1)_____  (2)_____, but his eyes (3)_____ not good any more. Several times he nearly shot (4)_____ instead of (5)_____, so his friends (6)_____ always very careful when they (7)_____  (8)_____ shooting with him.

     One day a young friend of his wanted to have a (9)_____, so he got a big (10)_____ of white (11)_____ and (12)_____ on it in very big (13)_____ "I AM NOT A BEAR". Then he tied it to his back and (14)_____  (15)_____. His friends (16)_____ it and laughed a lot.
     But it did not save him. (17)_____ a few minutes Mr. Black shot at him and knocked his (18)_____  (19)_____.
     The (20)_____ man was frightened and angry. "Didn't you see this (21)_____ of (22)_____?" he shouted to Mr Black. "Yes, I did," said Mr Black. Then he (23)_____ nearer, looked carefully at the (24)_____ and said, "Oh, I am very sorry. I did not see the (25)_____ NOT."

2.- How are the highlighted verbs pronounced? Complete the table.

/t/
/d/
/id/








 3.- Answer these questions.
  • What did Mr Black love?
  • What happened several times?
  • What did his friends do when they went out shooting with him?
  • What did one of his friends want to do one day?
  • What did he write on the piece of paper?
  • Did the paper save the young man?
  • Why not?
  • Did Mr Black see the piece of paper?
  • Why did he shoot at him then?
 4.- Personal Pronouns.
 
 5.- Translate these sentences.
  • Esta chaqueta no es de él.
  • Él se lo dijo.
  • Ella se regaló esos zapatos.
  • Ese vestido es de ella.
  • ¿Es tuya esa falda?

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

TWINS

LISTEN TO THE STORY.


1.- Answer these questions
  • How old were they?
  • What did they like very much?
  • Did they always want different ones?
  • What was their mother going to buy them?
  • Where did their mother take them?
  • What did their mother ask them?
2.- Listen to the story again and underline the verbs which are said.
buy, heard, liked, left, said, sang, threw, took, wanted, were,
3.- Listen to the story and complete.
     Annie and Julie ____ ____ and ____ ____ ____ ____ ____. They ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ and they ____ ____ the ____ ____.
     Last ____ ____ ____ ____ "____ I'm going to ____ ____ some ____ ____" and the ____ ____ very ____. Their ____ ____ ____ to a ____ in ____ and ____ to ____ "____ ____ do you ____ ____ ____?"
4.- Regular verbs pronounce.


5.- Remember the past simple tense and complete these sentences.
  • I (begin) _______ a new project last week.
  • You (push) _______ the cart too hard and it crashed.
  • Jim and I (move) _______ the furniture in July.
  • Maggie (leave) _______ the party early.
  • Our teacher (send) _______ the box to Oregon a week ago.
  • The bad weather (surprise) _______ us in July.
  • The lion (spend) _______ the night hunting.
  • The girl (stand) _______ in the rain for five minutes.
  • Callie (act) _______ in the play last month.
  • Steven (give) _______ a donation five years ago.

READ THE SECOND PART OF THE STORY.
........
     "Blue!" both of them answered together, and then they all laughed.
     A woman brought them some pretty blue dresses, and the twins put them on.
     The shop assistant said to them, "There's a mirror on that wall. Look at yourselves in it."
     Their mother laughed again and said "They don't need a mirror. They always look at each other in their new clothes."

6.- Answer these questions?
  • What colour did they want their new dresses?
  • What did the shop assitant offer them a mirror for?
  • Why didn't they need a mirror?

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

BILLY AND BOBBY

READ THE FIRST PART OF THE STORY
     Billy and Bobby were small boys. They were brothers, and they often had fights with each other.
     Last Saturday their mother said to them, "I'm going to cook our lunch now. Go out and play in the garden - and be good."
     "Yes, Mummy," the two boys answered, and they went out.
    They played in the garden for half an hour, and then their mother heard something. She said to herself...
1.- Are these sentences true (T) or false (F)?
  • Billy and Bobby got on well.
  • They were alone because their mother was sewing.
  • They were playing for an hour and half.
  • Their mother listened to a noise.
2.- Look for in the story...
  • An affirmative sentence in past tense with a regular verb.
  • An affirmative sentence in past tense with an irregular verb.
  • Two sentences in imperative tense.
  • An affirmative sentence in future tense
3.- How many irregular verbs can you find in the story? Write them in a table. And regular ones? Invent a sentence in past simple tense with each verb.
  • ________________________________________________
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  • ________________________________________________
4.- "fight" can be a noun and a verb. In the text it's a noun. Look for the verb in the dictionary and write a sentence in past simple tense.
  • ________________________________________________
5.-  What does "They fought with each other" mean?
  • Se llevaban bien el uno con el otro.
  • Se peleaban entre ellos.
  • Jugaban tranquilamente.

NOW, LISTEN TO THE STORY.

5.- Choose the correct answers.
  1. Billy was...
    • younger than Bobby.
    • older than Bobby
  2.  Billy told his mother...
    • Bobby broke a window.
    • Bobby threw a stone.
    • Bobby hit him.
  3. Who was Mrs. Allen?
    • She was a friend.
    • She was the postwoman.
    • She was one of their neighbours.
  4. Did Bobby's mother believe him?
    • Yes, she did.
    • No, she didn't
  5. What really happened?
    • Billy threw a stone at Bobby and this one ducked.
    • Bobby kicked a football.
    • They were fighting and Bobby hit a window in Mrs. Allen's house.
6.- Listen and complete the sentences with the correct verbs in past simple tense.

duck / run / throw  
  • Then Billy  ________ into the kitchen.
  • I ________ a stone at him.
  • He ________.
7.- Some new irregular verbs. Match. (Click on the picture)

8.- You know if we combinate a verb + a particle (preposition or adverb), the result is a new word with a new meaning. These are called "Phrasal verbs". Match the pictures with their ones. (Click on the picture)

9.- Find these verbs in past simple tense. (Click on the picture)


Monday, 25 February 2013

SAM

READ THE FIRST PART OF THE STORY
     Sam left his school last June. "You don't like working very much, Sam," his friend Paul said. "What are you going to do now?"
     "I'm going to study music," Sam answered. "I'm going to go to a music college."
     Sam went to the music college, but he didn't study at all. He played games and went to dances. But he never had much money.
     ..........
1.- Choose the correct answers.
  • What did Sam do last June?
    • He started working.
    • He stopped studying.
    • He left his school.
  • Why did Sam do that?
    • Because he wanted to work.
    • Because he was lazy.
    • Because he didn't get on well with a teacher.
  • What did Sam do then?
    • He went to the music college.
    • He went to the high school.
    • He stayed at home.
  • Did he study very much?
    • Yes, he did.
    • No, he didn't.
  • What was his greatest problem?
    • He didn't study at all.
    • He didn't have much money.
    • He didn't have any problem.
2.- There are two sentences in bold in the reading. Both are negative sentences, but why are they different? Take a look this Power Point.
3.- Write the highlighted verbs in the reading in the right column and complete the chart.
 
LISTEN TO THE SECOND PART OF THE STORY

4.- Are these sentences true (T) or false (F)?
  • Sam saw his friend Paul when he had some holidays.
  • Paul was angry with his father.
  • Sam asked his father for 500 pounds.
  • Sam told his father he wanted to buy a violin.
  • His father sent him the money.
  • Now Sam has a violin.
5.-Listen and complete the gaps. Use the verbs below.
 
 answer / ask / go / have / see / send (2) / write
  1. He __________ some holidays.
  2. He __________ home and __________ his friend Paul again.
  3. “Quite well” Sam __________.
  4. I __________ to him and __________ him for 500 pounds.
  5. He __________  __________ me the money.
  6. He __________ me a violin.
6.- Complete the crossword and order the yellow squares. What verb is it? (Clic on the picture)


7.- Now, a new power point. REGULAR VERBS: SOME RULES.

NOW, REVIEW THE STORY. 
8.- Listen and write the dictation.

9.- Put the story in order.
  • He went to dances and played games.
  • He asked his father for 500 pounds for a new violin.
  • He didn't want to work because he didn't like it.
  • He sent him the violin.
  • He had a problem: he didn't have much money.
  • Sam left school.
  • He wanted to study music so he went to a music college.
  • He didn't study at all.
  • He told his friend Paul his father wasn't very nice.
  • His father didn't send him the money.