Tag Archives: secondary school

What’s the weather like today?

31 Oct

PRINTABLE WORKSHEETS

Weather flashcards MES-English

Weather flashcards

Draw pictures of the weather (primary school)

Weather Boardgame- MES English

What’s the weather like? Pair-work,speaking

HIGH SCHOOL LEVEL
Vocabulary Weather (advanced)

Weather Activities- Advanced

PLAY THE GAME (Click the picture below!)

Play with the CAT AND THE HAT….it´s a really FUN game!!

Infinitive and Gerund

12 Sep

I like reading….and I like to read.  Did you know that both of these forms are acceptable?  How about…

¨I really don´t feel like doing exercise at the moment.¨  Why can´t I use the infinitive here?

Learning the difference between the infinitive and gerund can be tricky because you have to memorize some expressions and general rules.

Download the explanation and activities below

Gerunds and Infinitives

Once you´ve studied a bit, you can talk with a partner and make sure you use the infinitive and gerund forms correctly!

MORE DOWNLOADS
Gerunds and Infinitive Book with Classroom Activities

GAMES

Play a battleship game and practice!
Gerund and Inf Grammar DUEL

EXERCISES
Grammar Exercise gerunds and infinitives
http://www.grammar-quizzes.com/gerundsum.html

Selectividad 2011-2012 English Exam- Answers (Andalucia)

20 Jun

Word Formation and Grammar Review- Selectividad

10 Jun

Forming Nouns:

http://www.flo-joe.co.uk/fce/students/strategy/wfmation/ex2.htm

Selectividad Practice Exams

1 Jun

Hi, here are some practice exams from the past years in Andalucia,  You can download them!

Andalucia PAU- Year 2010-2011

2010-2011 Option A:  “Children’s popularity directly linked to their size, study finds”
Option B:  “New York”

2010-2011 Children’s Popularity…New York

2010-2011 Option A ¨Asking for help helps meeting people¨
                        Option B ¨Emerging Market Giants¨

2010-2011 Selectividad- asking for help, emerging giants

2010-2011 Option A ¨An original way of meeting people¨
Option B ¨Eating less meat could save lives¨

2010-2011 Original Way of Meeting people-Eating less meat…

2010-2011 Option A ¨The Internet and Safety¨
Option B ¨Zara, a Spanish Success Story¨

2010-2011 Internet safety…Zara, a Spanish Success Story

2010-2011 Option A ¨German Schools to Teach Online Privacy¨
Option B ¨Newly-released UFO files¨

2010-2011 German schools online privacy….Newly-released UFO files

More exams:

2010-2011 Education helps brain against dementia changes
2010-2011 ‘Too posh to push myth’ exposed, say researchers

Andalucia PAU- Year 2009-2010

2009-2010  Option A ¨Green energy industry asks for government help to meet targets¨
Option B ¨Social care for graduates: compassionate embrace¨

2009-2010 “Green energy industry…-Social care for graduates”

2009-2010 Option A “Can Africa be saved?”
Option B “A doctor’s vision of the future of medicine.”

2009-2010 “Can Africa be saved…A doctor’s vision…”

 2009-2010  Option A: “Can humans control the weather?”
Option B:  “Indian woman gives birth at age 70.”

2009-2010 “Can humans control the weather…Indian woman…”

2009-2010 Option A “Affordable, accessible coverage options for all”
                         Option B “Bullying at school”

2009-2010 Affordable coverage…bullying at school

2009-2010 Option A “An atlas of the humand mind”
Option B ” Micro-credits for the poor”

2009-2010 An atlas of the human mind…Micro-credits for the poor

Andalucia PAU- Year 2008-2009

2008-2009 Spain: a migration country

2008-2009 Virtual or Plastic

2008-2009 The high price of low-cost airlines

2008-2009 Graphic Warnings on Cigarette Packets

2008-2009 Global Warming

2008- 2009 Ultra-thin barbie: girls potentially in danger

2008-2009 In Britain, some teachers would support the return of the cane

2008-2009 Natural Disasters

2008-2009 A “zero” waste community

2008-2009 Video Game Addiction

2008-2009 First languages fear second place

Exams from 2006-2007

2007 “The Big Bottle”

2007 “Child Exploitation”

2007 “A New Tax on Rubbish”

2007 “Plastic Surgery Beauty or Beast”

2007 STOP SMOKING OR WE MAY NOT OPERATE ON YOU

2007 “MAXIMISING” CHILDREN

Exams 2005-2006

2005-2006 SMOKING IN PUBS?

2006 “APRIL FOOL’S DAY!”

2006 SEXISM IN LANGUAGE

2006 DON’T FORGET THE CLASSICS

2006 “THE ENGLAND PATIENT”

2006 A LIFE´S AMBITION: TO CROSS THE BORDER

Exams 2004-2005

2004-2005 “Home Alone”

2004-2005 “Spyphones”

2004-2005 “Yellow Journalism”

2004-2005 “The Global Village”

2004-2005 “Married or Single”

2004-2005 “Climate Change”

Use of English Selectivity (selectividad) Practice

14 May

Here are some of the exercises from the “Use of English” part of selectivity exams.  The examples are taken directly from past exams in Andalusia.  Hope it’s helpful.  

For a quick download: use of english selectividad 2

Conditional

26 Apr


Downloadable Practice Worksheets:
Conditional Worksheet (Burlington Books)
Conditional Worksheet #2
Conditional- types 1,2, and 3 
Conditional Speaking Activities:
If statements speaking conditional

PLAY–>

Who wants to be a billionaire- Conditional
http://www.eslgamesworld.com/members/games/ClassroomGames/Billionaire/Conditionals%20Billionaire%20Game/index.html
BBC Conditional Interactive Exercises
http://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/grammar-exercises/conditionals-2
http://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/grammar-exercises/conditionals-1 
Describing an Imaginary Situation-
http://www.englishspace.ort.org/esdemo/startdemo_11.htm
First Conditional
Exercise 1
Exercise 2
Exercise 3
Exercise 4
Need more practice?  Check out…
http://agendaweb.org/verbs/conditional-verbs-exercises.html
http://mbonillo.xavierre.com/gramatica/conditonal3.html
http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/studyzone/330/grammar/1cond1.htm

CAN YOU CLASSIFY THIS CONDITIONAL?  WHICH TYPE IS IT?

Negations

20 Apr

Good practice for Selectivdad!

Nouns and their endings!

19 Apr

Take this quiz on the BBC page to practice the noun endings.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/apps/ifl/worldservice/quiznet/quizengine?ContentType=text/html;quiz=1411_abstract

**This is good for the “root” exercise in USE OF ENGLISH (Selectividad)

 
Nouns in English: classification, rules, forms and exceptions. Their morphology, affixation and special usage.

Let’s figure out what is a noun and what role it plays in the English language. First of all, noun is a part of speech which defines an object. This should not necessarily be an inanimate object (table, house), but could also be a living creature (girl, man). Not to mention that nouns could be not only material, but also abstract.

Love, kindness, knowledge – these are the abstract nouns, those that cannot be touched or put into your pocket.

So we could say that a noun is an object with a variety of its characteristics.

The classification of English nouns.

By meaning the English nouns are divided into Proper Nouns and Common Nouns.

Let’s consider Proper Nouns in detail.

These include:

1. Personal names (Carl Bormann, Michael Standy)
2. Geographical names (Atlantic Ocean, Moscow)
3. Names of the months and days of the week (August, Wednesday)
4. Names of the ships, hotels, clubs (Mayflower, Tropicana, House of Blues)

Notably, many personal nouns became common nouns in the process of word formation (Take a bottle of champagne with you).

Common Nouns

1. A group of people or objects which is regarded as a single unit (family, peasantry).
2. Different materials (steel, iron ore, wood).
3. Abstract notions (kindness, responsibility).

By formation the English nouns are divided into:

1. Simple – nouns without suffixes / prefixes, words are presented only in the base form (mouse, chain, table).
2. Derivatives – nouns formed by adding a suffix / prefix. In turn, there could be productive and unproductive suffixes. Productive suffixes are called this way because they are involved in the word formation in the modern language. Unproductive suffixes are not involved.

Let’s present a small table:

Unproductive suffixes Productive suffixes
er – driver, collector-ist – journalist, accompanist

-ess – mistress, actress

-ness – madness, redness

-ism – socialism, anarchism

-hood – neighborhood, childhood-dom – freedom, boredom

-ship – friendship, ownership

-ment – judgment, development

-ance – importance, appearance

-ence – dependence, difference

-ly – slowly, lively

-ity – curiosity, clarity

3. Compound nouns are made up of two or more simple words.

Ways of forming compound nouns:

• Noun base + noun base (snowball, skyscraper)
• Adjective base + noun base (blackmail, gentleman)
• Verb base + noun base (ringtone, pickpocket)

Countable and uncountable nouns

Also, English nouns are divided into countable and uncountable nouns.

Countable nouns are nouns that we can count

I have two toys. How many toys do you have? – I have five toys (toy – toys)

My friends always help me with my homework. ( friend – friends)

Uncountable nouns are little bit complicated. These may include several categories of words, such as:

• Liquids (water, beer, wine)
• Materials (plastic, glass)
• Sciences (mathematics, history)
• Languages (Japanese, German)
• Illnesses (flu, mumps)

And many other categories.

As usual, uncountable nouns in English could be both in the singular and plural forms.

This news is very depressing. (News – always in the singular)

The police did all they could to arrest the criminal.

I want to buy a new pair of jeans, the old ones are torn. (Police, jeans – always in the plural)

Some words in the context could be both countable and uncountable.

This toy is made of paper. (Uncountable, material)

I want all you papers on my table by lunch time. (Countable, papers here meaning documents)

Possessive Adjectives and Pronouns

17 Apr

Possessive Forms—complete the charts!

Explanation and Exercises:

http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/studyzone/330/grammar/poss.htm

Here are more exercises at the GRAMMAR Aquarium:

http://perso.wanadoo.es/autoenglish/gr.posadpro.i.htm

Check out the possessive adjective mini-book


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