lunes, 30 de noviembre de 2015

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PAU Extremadura: NON-SEXIST LANGUAGE Most Common mistakes found

NON-SEXIST LANGUAGE
Most Common mistakes found
(How could we learn a better way of doing things, if we never make mistakes?)



MISTAKE
TYPE
CORRECTION
*The women
* The society
* The men policemen
*The women policemen


(GR.)
-general terms-
women
Society
Policemen
Policewoman
*Same that
Grammar
comparatives
Same as...
*Also is a problem
Grammar: sentence structure
(S+V+C)
It is also a problem



mens
womens are incorrect
men is the plural of man

women is the plural of women
*women is



*womens are
GR.
((subject and verb agreement))


Women are...
A woman is...

women were...
a woman was...






*The writer think
Everybody want
People knows
GR.
((subject and verb agreement))
The writer thinks
Everybody wants
People know
Offering a piece of advice isn quite like giving orders!
Communication /
Expression
You should...
Maybe you could...
If I were you, I WOULD...
*In my opinion, I think
Expression
You are stating your opinion twice: that is redundant. You only need to state it once per sentece.
Example:
In my opinion,...
in my view...
I think that...
*That people
Grammar
Those people

The word “people” is plural per se.
*a problem of actually
Vocabulary
(false friends)
Nowadays, it is a problem.
*All the world
Vocabulary / expression
Everybody
everyone
Incorrect sentence structure
(missing subject)
Sentence structure / GRAMMAR
Correct affirmative sentence structure in English:

S + V + O
Exercise 1.
some of your compositions are too short.

Write the number of words accordingly
Exercise 2.
most of you just copy the words from the text literally.

So as to justify your answer you should use your own words and explanation besides some literal quotes.
Some of your texts, do not follow an organised pattern.

Remember to follow this pattern:

1. introduction

2. body

3. conclusion (do not add extra information in the conclusion)


Come on! Cheer up! This was only your second Selectividad exam! You will make it better soon! It is all about practice; the more you practice, the better: better results, and it will tire you less and less. I believe that we learn by practice and remember: Tomorrow's battle is won during today's practice.

miércoles, 25 de noviembre de 2015

Describing pictures

the following examples can help you describe pictures: 


http://www.writefix.com/pet/petspeak/baby.htm (speaking)
http://www.elllo.org/SwiffStep/PDG01b.swf (listening) 
http://www.elllo.org/english/Games/G041-TwoLovers.html#toppage (listening) 

domingo, 22 de noviembre de 2015

common mistakes: Selectividad Exam. Text 1, 2ºBHB. Women at work.

2nd year of bachillerato
Selectividad Exam. Text 1, 2ºBHB. Women at work.

Most Common mistakes found
(How could we learn a better way of doing things, if we never make mistakes?)



MISTAKE
TYPE
CORRECTION
*The women
* The society
* The men policemen
*The women policemen


(GR.)
-general terms-
women
Society
Policemen
Policewoman
*Same that
Grammar
comparatives
Same as...
*Also is a problem
Grammar: sentence structure
(S+V+C)
It is also a problem

Grammatical category confusion
EXTREME (noun)- EXTREMELY (adverb)
mens
womens are incorrect
men is the plural of man

women is the plural of women
*women is



*womens are
GR.
((subject and verb agreement))


Women are...
A woman is...

women were...
a woman was...



*women job the same hours 
GRAMMAR
(job is a noun, work is a verb)
Women work the same hours.
*The writer think
Everybody want
People knows
GR.
((subject and verb agreement))
The writer thinks
Everybody wants
People know
Offering a piece of advice isn quite like giving orders!
Communication /
Expression
You should...
Maybe you could...
If I were you, I WOULD...
*In my opinion, I think
Expression
You are stating your opinion twice: that is redundant. You only need to state it once per sentece.
Example:
In my opinion,...
in my view...
I think that...
*That people
Grammar
Those people

The word “people” is plural per se.
*a problem of actually
Vocabulary
(false friends)
Nowadays, it is a problem.
*All the world
Vocabulary / expression
Everybody
everyone
Incorrect sentence structure
(missing subject)
Sentence structure / GRAMMAR
Correct affirmative sentence structure in English:

S + V + O
Exercise 1.
some of your compositions are too short.

Write the number of words accordingly
Exercise 2.
most of you just copy the words from the text literally.

So as to justify your answer you should use your own words and explanation besides some literal quotes.
Some of your texts, do not follow an organised pattern.

Remember to follow this pattern:

1. introduction

2. body

3. conclusion (do not add extra information in the conclusion)


Come on! Cheer up! This was only your first Selectividad exam! You will make it better soon! It is all about practice; the more you practice, the better: better results, and it will tire you less and less. I believe that we learn by practice and remember: Tomorrow's battle is won during today's practice.


Let's get back to work!

THE HISTORY OF ENGLISH IN - MORE OR LESS - TEN MINUTES

viernes, 20 de noviembre de 2015

Common mistakes: Selectividad Exam. Text 1. ULTRA-THIN BARBIE: GIRLS POTENTIALLY IN DANGER.

2nd year of bachillerato
Selectividad Exam. Text 1. ULTRA-THIN BARBIE: GIRLS POTENTIALLY IN DANGER.



Most Common mistakes found
(How could we learn a better way of doing things, if we never make mistakes?)




MISTAKE
TYPE
CORRECTION
*The parents
*The young girls
* The society
*The physical appearance

(GR.)
-general terms-
Parents

Girls

Society
Physical appearance
*Same that
Grammar
comparatives
Same as
*Also is a problem
Grammar: sentence structure
(S+V+C)
It is also a problem

Grammatical category confusion
EXTREME (noun)- EXTREMELY (adverb)


Vocabulary
suffixes
ADOLESCENT (Noun, person)

ADOLESCENCE (Abstract noun, stage)
*disorders is



*Adolescents has
GR.
((subject and verb agreement))


Disorders are



Adolescents have
*This disorders
GRAMMAR
(plural + plural)
These disorders
*The writer think
GR.
((subject and verb agreement))
The writer thinks
Offering a piece of advice isn quite like giving orders!
Communication /
Expression
You should...
Maybe you could...
If I were you...
*In my opinion, I think
Expression
You are stating your opinion twice: that is redundant. You only need to state it once per sentece.
Example:
In my opinion,...
in my view...
I think that...
*That people
Grammar
Those people

The word “people” is plural per se.
*a problem of actually
Vocabulary
(false friends)
Nowadays, it is a problem.
*All the world
Vocabulary / expression
Everybody
everyone
Incorrect sentence structure
(missing subject)
Sentence structure / GRAMMAR
Correct affirmative sentence structure in English:

S + V + O
Exercise 1.
some of your compositions are too short.

Write the number of words accordingly
Exercise 2.
most of you just copy the words from the text literally.

So as to justify your answer you should use your own words and explanation besides some literal quotes.
Some of your texts, do not follow an organised pattern.

Remember to follow this pattern:

1. introduction

2. body

3. conclusion (do not add extra information in the conclusion)


Come on! Cheer up! This was only your first Selectividad exam! You will make it better soon! It is all about practice; the more you practice, the better: better results, and it will tire you less and less. I believe that we learn by practice and remember: Tomorrow's battle is won during today's practice.


Let's get back to work!

miércoles, 18 de noviembre de 2015

homophones, synonyms, antonyms

Describing pictures in English

Describing pictures in English

1. Introduction

  • The photo/picture shows ...
  • It was taken by/in ...
  • It's a black-and-white/coloured photo.

2. What is where?

  • In the foreground/background you can see ...
  • In the foreground/background there is ...
  • In the middle/centre there are ...
  • At the top/At the bottom there is ...
  • On the left/right there are ...
  • Behind/In front of ... you can see ...
  • Between ... there is ...

3. Who is doing what?

Here you decribe the persons in the picture or you say what is happening just now. Use the Present Progressive.

4. What I think about the picture

  • It seems as if ...
  • The lady seems to ...
  • Maybe ...
  • I think ...
  • ... might be a symbol of ...
  • The atmosphere is peaceful/depressing ...
  • I (don't) like the picture because ...
  • It makes me think of ...





PLEASE, download this document for further information and techniques.

JOHN LENNON - IMAGINE (Sub. English & Spanish)

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

martes, 17 de noviembre de 2015

LANGUAGE IMMERSION: ENGLISH PROJECT. IES TURGALIUM

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

PAU Practice Examination (Extremadura) - Consejos para realizar un buen examen

PAU Practice Examination (Extremadura)


Consejos de carácter general

Antes de nada, lee con atención las instrucciones que aparecen en la parte superior de la hoja del examen.
Para decidir qué opción vas a escoger, lee las preguntas de cada opción de forma que tengas una idea aproximada de cual de ella te va a ser más fácil de contestar.
Lee con detenimiento todo el texto, tratando de extraer la idea general del mismo. Se pueden ir señalando palabras que no se entienden y procurar darles un sentido lógico con arreglo al contexto donde aparecen.
No tienes por qué seguir el orden en que te dan las preguntas de todo el examen. Puede ser aconsejable que empieces por lo que mejor se te da o por lo que te resulta más familiar y en lo que se sientes más seguro/a. Trabaja por bloques. No mezcles respuestas de diferentes bloques o apartados. Siempre indica el número de la pregunta a la que respondes (suele ocurrir que se os olvida y el corrector se pierda, sin saber a qué corresponde/n a esa/s respuesta/s).


Planifica bien el tiempo de que dispones para el examen.

Escribe con letra clara y legible. Lo que para ti es obvio y crees que se te entiende puede no serlo para quien luego corrige el ejercicio. No amontones las letras, ni los renglones escritos.

Separa por párrafos las diferentes ideas, si se trata de una redacción.

No hagas tachones llamativos. Si tienes que tachar algo traza una línea y ponlo luego entre paréntesis (ej.: esto está tachado).

Un examen lleno de tachones indica varias cosas de quien lo ha realizado:
- inseguridad.
- mala organización mental.
- mal método de trabajo.
- poca limpieza.

Antes de escribir, piensa. No sigas el orden inverso: primero escribes, luego piensas, te das cuenta del error, tachas y vuelves a escribir. Organízate mentalmente.

Utiliza los signos de puntuación adecuados. No abuses de las comas. Conoces los signos de puntuación; utilízalos: . , ; : " ' ? ! —

Subraya aquellas palabras que al leer el texto no has entendido y trata de deducir su significado por medio del contexto en que aparecen. Considera los prefijos o sufijos que formen parte de las palabras y mira si conoces la raíz de la misma. Usa tu capacidad de deducción, así como tu intuición. Te pueden ayudar.

Ej: "She had a harsh way of speaking". ¿Cómo suena la palabra? ¿Cómo puede ser su modo de hablar? (Harsh = duro, severo).

Ej: "His successors enlarged the palace". ¿A qué categoría gramatical pertenece? ¿Te suena el adjetivo 'large'? ¿Si es un verbo, en qué tiempo está? (enlarge = agrandar).

Ten cuidado con los 'falsos amigos' y las traducciones "fáciles" que te pueden conducir a ideas erróneas.


Ej. realize (=darse cuenta de), actually (= de hecho), library (=biblioteca), support (=apoyar), reflection (=reflejo), large (=grande), resignation (=dimisión), statements (=declaraciones, afirmaciones), collar (=cuello), intoxicated (=ebrio), diversion (=desviación), curator (=conservador), bachelor (=soltero), sensible (=sensato), conductor (=cobrador) ...