miércoles, 25 de marzo de 2015

Lady Gaga - Yoü And I KARAOKE CONTEST

You learn something every day if you pay attention. ~Ray LeBlond

Viva La Vida by Coldplay KARAOKE CONTEST

You learn something every day if you pay attention. ~Ray LeBlond



Viva la Vida Coldplay WORKSHEET 1

Listen to the song and fill in the blanks; then listen again and choose the correct alternative



I used to rule the world
____ would rise when I gave the
word/worldNow in the morning I sweep alone
_______ the streets I used to own
I used to roll the dice
Feel the fear in my enemy's eyes
Listen as the crowd would sing:
"Now the old king is dead! Long live the
queen/king!"
One minute I held the key
Next the walls were closed on me
And I discovered that my castles
stand/ mend
Upon ______ of salt, ______ of sand

I hear Jerusalem bells are ringing
Roman Cavalry choirs are singing
Be my mirror my sword and shield
My missionaries in a foreign field
For some reason I can't explain
Once you know there was never, never an honest word
That was when I ruled the world
(Ohhh)

It was the wicked and wild wind
Blew down the doors to let me in.
________ windows and the sound of drums
People couldn't believe what I'd become
Revolutionaries Wait
For my head on a silver plate
Just a puppet on a lonely
bring/string
Oh who would ever want to be king?

I hear Jerusalem bells are ringing
Roman Cavalry ________ are singing
Be my mirror my sword and shield
My missionaries in a foreign field
For some reason I can not
complain/explain
I know Saint Peter will call my name
Never an _______ word
But that was when I ruled the
road/world
(Ohhhhh Ohhh Ohhh)

Hear Jerusalem bells are ringings
Roman Cavalry choirs are singing
Be my mirror my sword and shield
My missionaries in a foreign field
For some reason I can not explain
I know Saint Peter will call my
name/fameNever an honest word
But that was when I ruled the world
(Oooooh Oooooh Oooooh)

Blur - Tender KARAOKE CONTEST

You learn something every day if you pay attention. ~Ray LeBlond

Oasis-Wonderwall KARAOKE CONTEST

You learn something every day if you pay attention. ~Ray LeBlond

martes, 24 de marzo de 2015

Micro-stories

Flash fiction include sudden fiction, microfiction, micro-story, postcard fiction, prosetry and short short story. WRITE a micro-story that could be published on twitter.

















jueves, 19 de marzo de 2015

Common Collocations

Common Collocations

On this page you can find a few short lists of common collocations to give you more of an idea about them. Many good learner's dictionaries show collocations associated with specific words. There are also dictionaries of collocations, though these are more difficult to find.

Verb collocations

have do make
have a bath
have a drink
have a good time
have a haircut
have a holiday
have a problem
have a relationship
have a rest
have lunch
have sympathy
do business
do nothing
do someone a favour
do the cooking
do the housework
do the shopping
do the washing up
do your best
do your hair
do your homework
make a difference
make a mess
make a mistake
make a noise
make an effort
make furniture
make money
make progress
make room
make trouble
take break catch
take a break
take a chance
take a look
take a rest
take a seat
take a taxi
take an exam
take notes
take someone's place
take someone's temperature
break a habit
break a leg
break a promise
break a record
break a window
break someone's heart
break the ice
break the law
break the news to someone
break the rules
catch a ball
catch a bus
catch a chill
catch a cold
catch a thief
catch fire
catch sight of
catch someone's attention
catch someone's eye
catch the flu
pay save keep
pay a fine
pay attention
pay by credit card
pay cash
pay interest
pay someone a compliment
pay someone a visit
pay the bill
pay the price
pay your respects
save electricity
save energy
save money
save one's strength
save someone a seat
save someone's life
save something to a disk
save space
save time
save yourself the trouble
keep a diary
keep a promise
keep a secret
keep an appointment
keep calm
keep control
keep in touch
keep quiet
keep someone's place
keep the change
come go get
come close
come complete with
come direct
come early
come first
come into view
come last
come late
come on time
come prepared
come right back
come second
come to a compromise
come to a decision
come to an agreement
come to an end
come to a standstill
come to terms with
come to a total of
come under attack
go abroad
go astray
go bad
go bald
go bankrupt
go blind
go crazy
go dark
go deaf
go fishing
go mad
go missing
go on foot
go online
go out of business
go overseas
go quiet
go sailing
go to war
go yellow
get a job
get a shock
get angry
get divorced
get drunk
get frightened
get home
get lost
get married
get nowhere
get permission
get pregnant
get ready
get started
get the impression
get the message
get the sack
get upset
get wet
get worried

Miscellaneous collocations

Time Business English Classifiers
bang on time
dead on time
early 12th century
free time
from dawn till dusk
great deal of time
late 20th century
make time for
next few days
past few weeks
right on time
run out of time
save time
spare time
spend some time
take your time
tell someone the time
time goes by
time passes
waste time
annual turnover
bear in mind
break off negotiations
cease trading
chair a meeting
close a deal
close a meeting
come to the point
dismiss an offer
draw a conclusion
draw your attention to
launch a new product
lay off staff
go bankrupt
go into partnership
make a loss
make a profit
market forces
sales figures
take on staff
a ball of string

a bar of chocolate

a bottle of water

a bunch of carrots

a cube of sugar

a pack of cards

a pad of paper

used to, be used to, get used to

Do the exercises below on used to, be used to, get used to and click on the button to check your answers.

(Before doing the exercises you may want to read the lesson on used to, be used to, get used to)

Choose the correct word.

  1. He used to fat but now he's thin
  2. He isn't used to in these bad conditions.
  3. How did you get used to in the middle of this mess
  4. Did you write poems when you were young?
  5. I need some time to get used to in this town.
  6. Sting used to a teacher before he became a famous singer.
  7. I'm not used to linen by hand.
  8. She'll get used to  in the extremely cold winter of Siberia.
  9. My mother didn't drink much coffee. But now she has become addicted to it
  10. There used to a lot of trees in this court yard. They have all been cut down.

Related material:

Used to, be used to, get used to.

ACTIVITIES 

PAST HABITS: used to + infinitive


PAST HABITS: used to + infinitive
Rewrite these sentences using USED TO
Example:
My father was such a selfish man at times!
My father used to be very selfish at times.

  1. Andrew could be very selfish when she was young.
______________________________________________________________________.
  1. My sister was so untidy when she was young.
______________________________________________________________________.
  1. My mother’s big passion was walking.
______________________________________________________________________.
  1. When he was younger, he was so spoilt.
______________________________________________________________________.
  1. My parents were very interested in amateur theatricals.
______________________________________________________________________.

miércoles, 18 de marzo de 2015

WRITING/SPEAKING Second, third and mixed conditionals discussion questions


Second, third and mixed conditionals discussion questions

Student A
1. What would you have done if you had been the leader of the country during…?
2. What would your second choice for a university or degree subject have been? How would your life be different now if you had done that instead?
3. What would you have done in your last holiday if time, money etc had been no limit? How could that have changed your life?
4. How would your life have been different if you had been born a girl/ boy?
5. How would your country be different if someone different had won the last election?
6. If you could change one thing about your body or personality, what would it be?
7. What would you do if you knew that the world was going to be hit by a comet and destroyed in one week?
8. How would you have made … a success rather than a failure?
9. What things could make you emigrate?
10. What would you do if you saw a UFO?
11. If you could change three things about the world today, what would you change?
12. How would you have designed your city/ your office building/ this building differently?
13. What object would you choose to be buried with (if practical things like size weren’t important)?
14. If your house was on fire and you could only take one object, which would it be?

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Second, third and mixed conditionals discussion questions
Student B
1. Would you have done the same if you had been… during the time of…?
2. Would you have invested in the moon landings, or would you have saved the money for things down here on earth? What might you have spent it on, and what would the results have been?
3. What university or degree subject would you have chosen if you could have done absolutely anything? How would that have changed your life?
4. How would your life have been different if your parents had given you a different name?
5. How would the world be different if nuclear weapons had never been invented?
6. If you could know the exact time and date of your death, would you want to?
7. If you could have any super power – for example, the ability to fly, or to be very strong, or to become invisible – which super power would you choose? Why? What would you do with this power?
8. If you could go back in time and kill Hitler, would you?
9. If someone offered you $1,000,000 to take naked pictures of you and put them on the Internet, would you do it?
10. If you could save one hundred monkeys by killing one person, would you do it?
11. If you had a time machine and could travel to three times in history, which times would you want to visit, and why?
12. If you had $50000 and you had to spend it within 24 hours, what would you do?
13. If you could buy anything in the world (but just one thing), what would it be?
14. If you could choose which three objects to take with you to a desert island, what would you take?

martes, 17 de marzo de 2015

directions (BBC)

A woman asking for directions

 
Directions

In this programme, we look at language you can use when asking for and giving directions.

We listen to our reporter Helen as she tries to find her way around London and the office and we look at different expressions she hears on her journeys

When you've listened to the programme, don't forget to practise what you've learned with the quizzes below!


Language for asking directions
Can you tell me

Do you know
the way to

how to get to
the(nearest)post office

bus stop

toilet 
Covent Garden

Trafalgar Square

Bush House


Language for giving directions
Leftgo left
turn left
it's on the left
take a left
take the second (turning) on the left
left
Rightgo right
turn right
it's on the right
take a right
take the second (turning) on the right
left
Aheadgo ahead
go straight ahead
go straight on
left



WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNT?
Now it's time for you to have a go at practising the language we've looked at in this programme. Part A is a short listening activity and part B is a multiple choice quiz. Good luck! 

A. LISTENING ACTIVITY

Listen to the conversation. Which building in our strangely square town is the nearest Post Office to your location?

map

B. READING ACTIVITY
Five multiple-choice questions on directions. How well will you do?

domingo, 15 de marzo de 2015

Do or Make

Future Continuous: Use and examples

Past Continuous: Use and examples

Present Continuous: Use and examples

Future Perfect: Use and examples

Past Perfect: Use and examples

Present Perfect: Use and examples

Future Simple: Use and examples

Past Simple: Use and examples

Present Simple: Use and examples

viernes, 13 de marzo de 2015

ABA Film. Modal verbs

You learn something every day if you pay attention. ~Ray LeBlond

Modals of deduction

You learn something every day if you pay attention. ~Ray LeBlond

Modal Verbs of Obligation in Films

You learn something every day if you pay attention. ~Ray LeBlond

MODALS


1. Choose the most appropriate modal
1. I think your thumb is broken. You …………go to the emergency room.
       a. might                b. could              c. ought to          d. can

2. If you are interested in losing weight, you ........ try this new diet.
       a. could                b. mustn't            c. had to              d. have got to

3. Johnnie's fallen down the stairs! ............ I call an ambulance?
       a. Should              b. Can                 c. May                  d. Ought

4. I can feel the heat, we ………….. be near the fire.
        a. can                  b. would              c. must                 d. have to

5.You ................... come too early. We won't leave until nine o'clock.
       a. has to               b. must                c. needn't            d. can't

6. The train was badly damaged in the crash, but the passengers …………. get out through a broken window.
       a. can                   b. had to             c. ought to          d. were able to

7. Children ……………………. Be accompanied by an adult at the zoo.
          a. ought           b. must      c. would              d. mustn’t

8. You …………………….. talk during the exam. It’s forbidden
            a. don’t have to       b. mustn’t      c. couldn’t     d. ought to

9. They …………… hear him because he was whispering.
            a. wouldn’t    b. mustn’t      c. shouldn’t              d. couldn’t

10. ………….. you like to have dinner with me tonight?
            a. could         b. may           c. should        d. would

11. You ……………. let him hear about the party tomorrow. It’s a surprise!
            a. mustn’t      b. wouldn’t    c. couldn’t     d. can’t

12. …………. I speak to the Chief of Police, please?
            a. Must           b. may           c. would         d. am

13. I crashed into a wall, but luckily I ……….. force open the car door and escape.
            a. had to        b. can            c. was able to           d. would

miércoles, 11 de marzo de 2015

past continuous/progressive tense

You learn something every day if you pay attention. ~Ray LeBlond

past continuous movie

You learn something every day if you pay attention. ~Ray LeBlond

Mr Bean( Present Continuous ) YouTube

You learn something every day if you pay attention. ~Ray LeBlond

PRESENT CONTINUOUS PINK PANTHER

You learn something every day if you pay attention. ~Ray LeBlond

Present continuous tense

You learn something every day if you pay attention. ~Ray LeBlond

Learn PRESENT CONTINUOUS TENSE through Movies and TV

You learn something every day if you pay attention. ~Ray LeBlond

Practice the Present Perfect with scenes from TV shows

You learn something every day if you pay attention. ~Ray LeBlond

Present Perfect tense - Movies and TV series

You learn something every day if you pay attention. ~Ray LeBlond

ACTIVITIES: past simple or past continuous?

You learn something every day if you pay attention. ~Ray LeBlond

love quotes


lunes, 9 de marzo de 2015

PLACES AND ACTIVITIES AROUND TOWN

PLACES AND ACTIVITIES AROUND TOWN


There are many places in a town and many different activities to do. Let's learn some common ones!



PLACES




ACTIVITIES YOU CAN DO AROUND TOWN


EXERCISES


Exercise 1: Match the places and the activities you can do. Use the vocabulary section in your notebook.
Exercise 2: Write sentences of your own including the places and the activities you can do in those places. 
                Example: I usually have dinner at a restaurant on Saturdays.


Note: If you need further practice try the worksheets you'll find attached

lunes, 2 de marzo de 2015

Second Year of Bachillerato. GRAMMAR MIX.


– Idioms.
– Reading books: REPORT ON READING