martes, 29 de noviembre de 2016

BBC Verb to be, present and past




BBC Verb to be, present and past 



The form of the verb to be is am (contracted to 'm),  is ('s) and are ('re) in the present tense and was/were in the past. To beis used as an auxiliary verb, to form continuous tenses and the passive, and as a main verb. Here we are looking at it as a main verb.
After the verb to be we use an adjective phrase, a noun phrase, a preposition phrase or an adverb phrase.

lunes, 28 de noviembre de 2016

40 Mind Blowing Posters against Human Rights Violation

40 Mind Blowing Posters against Human Rights Violation


Inside Looking Out


Behind the blindfold, everything looks the same. Stop terrorism in all forms






Fresh Memory

This is one of 10,000 articles you'll never read


Terrorism

Ice Cream/ I Scream

1 May



Honor Human Rights When Judging Terrorism

US. Force/d

War on Terrorism is not an Excuse





Capital Punishment is really not that complicated. Ending it is.


Human Rights in the Third World

I See. I Talk

Elimination of Violence against Women

Protect It

Spiderman



More Danger

We cannot fight terrorism using state terror

Zionism and Children

Terrorism cant be defeated with Human Rights Violation

We are one

Don't lose your head

Human Rights

THERE IS/ARE, QUANTIFIERS AND DETERMINERS

domingo, 27 de noviembre de 2016

IRREGULAR VERBS

irregular verbs

bbc


http://learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org/grammar-vocabulary/grammar-videos/past-simple-irregular-verbs




The past simple – irregular verbs

 


Sophie has just arrived home after a work trip to the United States which turned into a nightmare.
Some verbs are irregular. Their past forms do not end in -ed.
So how do I know which verbs are regular and which are irregular?
You have to learn them!
Learn them from the list? Oh no!
It's not so bad. There aren't really so many verbs to learn and remember that English is much easier than many languages. The past forms don't change.
took a taxi to the airport. (take → took)
That was when we spoke(speak → spoke)
One person gave me his last bar of chocolate. (give → gave)
I see what you mean. I made, you made, he made, she made, it made, we made, they made!
Exactly! They're all the same. And the negatives are all formed with did + not + the infinitive without to. The question forms are very similar: did + subject pronoun + the infinitive without to.
What did you do all day in the airport?
Did you have enough food?
We didn't think you would get home in time for your birthday.
OK, you're right, that's not too bad. Are there any exceptions?
Yes the verb to be. The past form is was for I, he, she and it, but were for you, we and they.
It was horrible not being able to phone you two!
There wasn't any food. I was so hungry!
We were stuck in the airport.
So what about this verb list?
Right, here it is!
PresentPast SimplePresentPast Simple
bewas / werebeginbegan
breakbrokebringbrought
buildbuiltbuybought
catchcaughtchoosechose
comecamecostcost
cutcutdodid
drawdrewdrinkdrank
drivedroveeatate
fallfellfeelfelt
fightfoughtfindfound
flyflewforgetforgot
freezefrozegetgot
givegavegowent
havehadhearheard
holdheldhithit
keepkeptknowknew
learnlearntleaveleft
leadledletlet
lielayloselost
makemademeanmeant
meetmetpaypaid
putputreadread
rideroderunran
saysaidseesaw
sellsoldsendsent
setsetshutshut
singsangsitsat
sleepsleptspeakspoke
spendspentstandstood
stealstoleswimswam
taketookteachtaught
telltoldthinkthought
understandunderstoodwakewoke
wearworewinwon
writewrote  
Wow! OK, so how do I learn these verbs?
There are lots of things you can try:
  • Make cards to test yourself – put the infinitive on one side and the past on the other.
  • Write sentences with different verbs in them. Include some negatives.
  • Make up stories and record yourself. The story could just be about what you did last weekend.
  • Do practice activities online. You can start by doing the ones below on this page!
OK, I'm going to start learning them now!

lunes, 21 de noviembre de 2016

English Grammar: Past Perfect & Past Simple to Show Sequence

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

More Past Perfect Examples from Songs!

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

Education Vocabulary

Education Vocabulary


USEFUL VOCABULARY

General furniture and equipment

desk(s)chair(s)computer(s)
desk(s)chair(s)PC(s)
personal computer(s)
chalkboard(s)book(s)shelf (shelves)
chalkboard(s)book(s)shelf (shelves)
overhead projector(s) (OHP)projector(s)television(s) (TV)
OHP(s)
overhead projector(s)
projector(s)
beamer(s)
TV(s)
television(s)
photocopier(s)holepunch(es)stapler(s)
copier(s)
photocopier(s)
hole punch(es)stapler(s)
scissorssellotapedrawing pin(s)
scissorssellotapedrawing pin(s)
 paperclip(s) 
 paper clip(s) 

General writing equipment

pen(s)biro(s)piece(s) of paper
pen(s)biro(s)paper
exercise book(s)ruler(s) 
exercise book(s)ruler(s) 

Special art equipment

paintbrush(es)palette(s)paint(s)
paint brush(es)palette(s)paint
crayon(s)pencil(s)sharpener(s)
crayon(s)pencil(s)pencil sharpener(s)
rubber(s)gluecraftknife(knives)
rubber(s)
eraser(s)
gluecraft knife(knives)

Special geography equipment

globe(s)map(s)
globe(s)map(s)

Special math equipment

calculator(s)set square(s)protractor(s)
calculator(es)set square(s)protractor(s)
 compass(es) 
 compass(es) 

Special science equipment

bunsen burner(s)beaker(s)flask(s)
bunsen burner(s)beaker(s)flask(s)
funnel(s)test tube(s) 
funnel(s)test tube(s) 

BUILD UP

Things you learn/study at school - subjects

1 + 1 = 2

Aa Bb Cc

book(s)
Maths / NumeracyEnglish / LiteracyHistory
globe(s)test tube(s)

Je suis
Ich bin

GeographyScienceLanguages
businessmusicpalette(s)
Business StudiesMusicArt
dramacomputer(s)sport
DramaIT
Information Technology
Sport

The Stages of British Education and Exams

Age / School
2-5 years old
Kindergarten / Play school
pupil(s)
5 -7 years old
Primary school
7-11 years old
Junior school
pupil(s)
11-16 years old
Secondary school / 
Comprehensive school/
Grammar school
pupil(s)
Subjects taughtPlayArt
English 
Geography
History
Modern Languages (French/German)
Literacy
Numeracy
PSHE - (Personal Social and Health Education)
Science
Art & Design
Biology
Business Studies
Chemistry 
Citizenship 
Design & Technology 
Drama 
English 
Geography
History 
ICT (Information and Communications Technology)
Modern Languages 
Maths 
Music 
PE (Physical Education)
Physics 
PSHE (Personal Social and Health Education)
RE (Religious Education)
Terminology
Pre School
Primary Education
Secondary Education

After 16

16+
Sixth form/
College
student(s)
18+
University
student(s)
Tertiary Education
Further Education

BRITISH QUALIFICATIONS

GCSE
A Levels
Degrees
PhD
GCSEs (General Certificate of Secondary Education) are taken by secondary school students, at the age of 14-16 in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Gibraltar (in Scotland, the equivalent is the Standard Grade).
GCSE courses are taken in a variety of subjects, which are usually decided by the students themselves between the ages of 13 and 14 (in Year 9). Study of chosen subjects normally begins at age 14 (Year 10), and final examinations are then taken at age 16 (Year 11).
At the end of the two-year GCSE course, each student receives a grade for each subject. These grades, from best to worst, are:
  • A*
    (pronounced 'A-star')
  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D
  • E
  • F
  • G

A-levels (Advanced Level) are taken by students in the final two years of secondary education (commonly called the Sixth Form), after they have completed GCSEs. It is a non-compulsory qualification taken by students in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. In Scotland, students usually take Highers and Advanced Highers of the Scottish Qualifications Certificate. However, schools may choose to offer the A-Level as an alternative.

A-levels are graded from A to E, along with a fail grade, U (Unclassified or Ungraded).
In England, Wales and Northern Ireland there are two different types of degree: Honours degrees and Ordinary degrees. The degrees awarded carry a designation related to the broad subject area such as B.A. (Bachelor of arts), B.Sc (Bachelor of Science), B.Eng (Bachelor of Engineering) etc. Most degrees are honours degrees, with an option not to take honours. The standard length of a Honours bachelor's degree is 3 years.
On successful graduation from a bachelor's degree, it is possible to extend your studies in the United Kingdom to study for a degree of Master of Arts (MA) or Master of Science (MSc) etc.

doctorate is an academic degree of the highest level. Traditionally, the award of a doctorate implies recognition of the candidate as an equal by the university faculty under which he or she studied.

Naturally Speaking

ASKING ABOUT SOMEONE'S EDUCATION
Where did you go to school?
What university did you go to?
What did you study?
What qualifications have you got?
What year did you graduate?
What made you decide to study that?
Have you done any vocational training?

Dialogue

HERE IS A CONVERSATION BETWEEN MR SMITH (A MATHS TEACHER) AND SAM (HIS STUDENT).
WHERE'S YOUR HOMEWORK?
Mr Smith:Hello Sam. Have you got your Maths homework?
Sam:No, I'm sorry Mr Smith. I forgot it.
Mr Smith:That's not good enough Sam. It was due last week.
Sam:I know. I've been very busy at home.
Mr Smith:Well, maybe I should come and speak to your parents.
Sam:Oh, please don't Mr Smith. I'm really sorry. I promise I'll bring it tomorrow.
Mr Smith:Ok. But make sure you do. Or I will have to speak to the head.

Games and Tests for this Vocabulary Unit

All these games and tests open in a new window.
CROSSWORD
DICTATION AND SPELLING TEST
NAME IT
VOCABULARY
WORD SEARCH
- See more at: http://www.learnenglish.de/vocabulary/education.html#sthash.YBgoo5Uq.dpuf