Saturday, 14 November 2015

DESCRIBING PEOPLE- AN EXAMPLE

A close friend

Jacques has been my close friend for two years. I first met him on a school exchange trip to Calais, France. I asked him the way to the library and we started talking. We've been good friends ever since.

Jacques is quite good-looking. He's tall and slim, with olive skin and curly dark hair. Like many French people, he has a great sense of style , so he always looks well- dressed even in casual clothes.

He is very outgoing. He is always friendly and loves to have fun. He's got a fantastic sense of humour and he always makes me laugh. However, he can be a bit immature at times. For example, when he doesnt get what he wants, he acts childishly and stamps his feet.

Jacques is very keen on on water sports. He likes sailing and he spends a lot of time on his boat. He enjoys scuba diving, too, and loves exploring life under the sea.

All in all, I´m glad to have Jacques as my friend. It´s a pleasure to be with him and I really enjoy his company. I´m sure we´ll always be close friends.

DESCRIBING PEOPLE- USEFUL VOCABULARY

A descriptive essay about a person should consist of:
a) an introduction in which you give general information about the person, saying when, where and how you met them
b) a main body in which you describe their physical appearance, personal qualities and hobbies and interests. You start a new paragraph for each topic.
c) a conclusion in which you write your comments or feelings about that person.


VOCABULARY
APPEARANCE:
olive skin, curly dark hair, wavy hair, pale complexion, shoulder- length hair, tall, slim, attractive, plump, good-looking

PERSONALITY:
fantastic sense of humour, immature,  friendly. rude, lazy, generous, popular, bossy, talkative, impatient, cheerful,energetic

HOBBIES
He is good at painting, sailing, skiing, she likes riding a bike

PHRASES YOU CAN USE

Laura is a tall, slim woman in her early twenties. She has got red hair, green eyes and freckles. She usually wears smart suits.

Wayne is very shy. For example, he finds it difficult to make new friends.

He speaks in a soft voice as if he were whispering

She constantly uses her hands when she speaks

Paul can be rather lazy at times

He is clever and always does well at school. However, he can be bossy at times

Carl is very intelligent and always gets fantastic marks in all tests. He is also creative and likes to write short stories. However, he is rather shy and feels uncomfortable speaking in front of a lot of people


Tuesday, 3 November 2015

"A Tale of Two Cities"

Look at these two social groups.

Aristocrats 
(The King and his noblemen) 



Revolutioners 
(the citizens)


Which characters can you identify 
with each group?

Saturday, 31 October 2015

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

A Tale of Two Cities, chapters 2 and 3

CHAPTER 2: Complete with the missing information.

a.     __________________ owned a wine-shop in Saint-Antoine, where everybody was ___________and ______________.
b.      ____________ and ______________ were the new customers.
c.       Monsieur Defarge took them upstairs to a room that was _______________, because _______________ was afraid if the door was unlocked.
d.      Before she met him, Lucie felt _____________ of her own father.
e.       Dr Manette was a ____________________ man, he was making _______________.
f.       He said his name was ______________________.
g.      Dr Manette didn’t recognise ___________________ but apparently he recognised Lucie’s hair.
h.      They decided to take him out of ____________________.
i.        Dr Manette did everything he was told because ____________________________.
j.        ____________________ was the only person who saw Mr Lorry, Lucie and Dr Manette leave the city.



   CHAPTER 3:

1.      What or who are these?
Old Bailey?
Charles Darnay?
Sydney Carton?
Mr Stryver?
Miss Pross?


2.      Answer:

a.       Why did Charles Darnay go on a trial?
b.      Where had Lucie and Dr Manette met Mr Darnay?
c.       Who helped Mr Darnay in the trial? What did he do?
d.      Five years had passed and Dr Manette had changed. What was different in him?
e.       Mr Darnay and Mr Carton didn’t like each other very much. Why was Mr Carton jealous of Mr Darnay?

 

Sunday, 20 September 2015

A Tale of Two Cities: Map of England and France

Spot the cities where the story takes place.


A Tale of Two Cities, Chapter 1

Answer:

1. Read paragraphs 1 and 2 ... What were the differences and similarities between France and England in 1775? What calls your attention in paragraph 1?

2. Two people worked at Tellson's bank, who? Which message did these people communicate each other?

3. Had Mr Lorry and Miss Manette met before? When?

4. What do we learn about Lucie's parents and her early life?

5. What were the good and the bad news about Lucie's father?

Sunday, 6 September 2015

READER: A TALE OF TWO CITIES by Charles Dickens

Learn more information about the writer of the reader while reading this website and watching a video . We will talk about it in class.



















CLICK HERE AND READ

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CLICK HERE AND PLAY A GAME

Sunday, 16 August 2015

WRITING A REVIEW: USEFUL VOCABULARY

SOME VOCABULARY TO INCLUDE IN YOUR REVIEW

Moving, confusing, original, well-written, thrilling, tragic, highly entertaining, excellent, shocking, poorly-written, unimaginative, well-developed, boring,strong, humorous, realistic, weak, dull, convincing, predictable, unbelievable, frightening

WRITING A REVIEW: SOME TIPS

There are some tips you should consider before writing a review
  1. Type of film: Is it a thriller, a comedy, an adventure story?
  2. Stars : Liam Neeson, Kevin Costner,etc
  3. Story theme
  4. Acting: Is it powerful, poor, excellent?
  5. Plot: Is it dramatic, confusing?
  6. Characters: Are they well-developed, predictable or weak?
  7. Recommendation: Is it a waste of time and money or you can't miss it?
A review is a short description of a film, play, book, etc. It is either formal or informal in style, depending on the readers it is addressed to. Present tenses are normally used in a review. 

Useful language for reviews
 
Background: This well-written/ informative/fascinating book-film..... The film/story is set in ...... 
The film/ book tells the story of...... This work is based on........

Main points of plot: The plot focuses on-..... The story begins........ THe plot has an unexpected twist....... THe film reaches a dramatic climax......

General Comments:  It is rather long/ confusing/ slow/ 
The cast is excellent/ weak/   ..... The script is dull/ clever/ ...... It has a tragic /surprising end... etc

Recommendations:
Don't miss it,, ....... It will change the way you see..... It is well worth seeing .... I wouldn't recommend it because.... 

Friday, 17 July 2015

Happy Holidays!


Enjoy your winter holidays and come back with your bateries recharged!!!!!

Monday, 13 July 2015

HaPpY wInTeR hOlIdAyS!!!


Dorian Gray, Chapters 7, 8 and 9

Find the answers in you book, underline them.

CHAPTER 7: 
1. What was Hallward worried about?
2. When Hallward said he wanted to see Dorian's soul, what did Dorian show him?
3. What did Hallward say about it?
4. What did Dorian do to Hallward?
5. Who was Alan Cmpbell? Why was Dorian looking for him?
6. Did Campbell want to help him? Why did he accept in the end?
7. What was different about the portrait now?
8. What do you think was the green paste Dorian kept in a small Chinese box?

CHAPTER 8:
1. Where did Dorian go? What for?
2. Who was the person who tried o kill Dorian? How did he recognize Dorian?
3. How was Dorian able to escape from the killer?
4. What did the sailor find out? How did he find it out?
5. Why did Dorian faint?

CHAPTER 9:
1.  What two bad memories did Dorian have?
2. What happened at the shooting party?
3. What was Dorian's opinion about shooting?
4. What was Lord Henry's opinion about that tragedy?
5. Who was the man killed? Why was Dorian happy about it?
6. What was ironic bout Dorian's intention to save Hetty, the girl from the village?
7. Lord Henry said on page 108, 'They have a lot to talk about'. What did he refer to?
8. When Dorian asked Lord Henry what if he had killed Hallward, what did Lord Henry say?
9. According to Lord Henry, when did Hallward become a bad artist?
10. 'There is a soul in all of us. I know it', why did Dorian know this?
11. What did Dorian accused Lord Henry of?
12. What did Dorian think of his beauty now?
13. What did Dorian want?
14. Was the portrait the same? Why did Dorian want to destroy it?
15. Who did Dorian accuse of killing Hallward?
16. Why was there a cry when Dorian stabbed the picture?
17. How did the servants recognize Dorian?
18. What's your opinion about the end of the novel? How do you explain Dorian's death?







Sunday, 28 June 2015

COMPETITION!

WORK WITH YOUR PARTNER TO COMPLETE THIS ACTIVITY.
LET'S SEE WHICH PAIR GETS MORE ANSWERS CORRECTLY.





Present perfect simple vs continuous

Have a look at this presentation if you still have doubts about the differences!

The Picture of Dorian Garay, Chapter 6

Read the chapter and answer the following questions. The page number has been given:

1. What was the Book about? page 70
2. Why did Dorian think that the end of the book is tragic? page 70
3. 'He had lost his most dearly valued possession.' Which is his most valued possession? page 70
4. Why did he like looking at the portrait? page 72
5. What did he do to keep his relations with society? page 72
6. Who admired Dorian? page 73
7. What did Dorian like about the Church? page 73
8. What were Dorian's interests? page 74
9. How did he feel when he forgot about the portrait? page 74
10. What was Dorian afraid of? page 75
11. Did everybody like Dorian? page 75
12. 'People told strange stories about him.' Which were these stories?
13. Which chapters from the book did Dorian like most? page 76
14. What were these chapters about? page 76, 77 
15. 'Dorian Gray was poisoned by a book.' What does it mean? page 77

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Monday, 22 June 2015

The Picture of Dorian Gray, Chapter 5

Underline the answers in your book.
1. Why was Basil Hallward surprised?
2. Whose influence was it that changed Dorian's personality?
3. To which famous tragic novel did Dorian compare Sibyl's death? Why is it similar?
4. In chapter 4 Dorian said that Lord Henry was his best friend. What did he say in this chapter?
5. On page 62 it says that Dorian didn't want to hear of his grandfather because he had bad memories of him. Which do you think was the bad memory?
6. Where did Dorian want to put the portrait now?
7. What was Dorian's childhood like? Do you think his life now has changed?
8. Dorian received two things at tea time, what did he get? What were these things about?



Tuesday, 16 June 2015

How much do you know about Argentinian Festivals?

Click on the link below and read about our typical festivals celebrated every year.

Did you know all of them?

Which would you like to see ? Why?






The Picture of Dorian Gray, Chapter 4

Answer:

1. What did Hallward and Lord Henry think about Sybil?
2. What did Dorian think about Sybil's performance that night?
3. Why did she act so badly? 
4. What was Dorian's decision?
5. When Dorian came back home, what did he notice about the portrait?
6. What did he do to the picture? 
7. Which tragic news did Lord Henry brought? How did it happen?
8. How did Dorian call Lord Henry?
9. How much did Dorian worried about the tragic news?

Think: Why did the picture change?


Monday, 8 June 2015

The Picture of Dorian Gray, Chapter 3.

HOMEWORK:

A) Read the chapter and be ready to answer these questions orally.

1. Who appears at the beginning of this chapter? What are they talking about?
2. Who's James? What's he going to do? Why?
3. What does Mrs Vane think about Dorian?
4. What does James think about Dorian?
5. What does James promise if Dorian harms Sibyl?
6. What do we learn about James and Sibyl's father?
7. How does Hallward react when Lord Henry tells him that Dorian is engaged?
8. What type of engagement is it? Why?
9. Now that Dorian is in love, what does he think about Lord Henry's theories and ideas?

B) After reading:

Can you think of what Dorian and Sibyl have in common regarding their parents?


 

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

The Picture of Dorian Gray, Chapter 2

Let's focus on important events in the story. 
Try to answer these questions.

1. Who's Lord Fermor?
2. What do we learn about Dorian's mother?
3. What's Lord Henry's decision after learning more about   
Dorian's life?
4. Who does Lord Henry meet at his aunt's house?
5. When Lord Henry leaves his aunt's house, what's        surprising?
6. Who's Victoria? Why does she know Dorian?
7. What's Dorian's confession to Lord Henry?
8. What does Dorian want for Sybil's future?
9. On page 28, what does Dorian mean for Lord Henry?
10. What's the news at the end of the chapter? 

Sunday, 31 May 2015

LIVE RICH -

WATCH THIS VIDEO AND PAY ATTENTION TO THE PIECE OF ADVICE HE GIVES. WE WILL HAVE A DISCUSSION IN CLASS TO SEE IF YOU AGREE OR NOT. YOU CAN ACTIVATE THE SUBTITLES IF YOU NEED. 


HOW TO ORGANIZE YOUR ROOM!!

IS YOUR ROOM A BIT MESSY? WHY DON'T YOU TRY FOLLOWING THESE IDEAS TO CLEAR OUT THE CLUTTER? IT WILL DEFINITELY WORK!! 


Friday, 24 April 2015

RED WITH EMBARRASSMENT!


Watch and share personal anecdotes!



WHICH SITUATION IS THE FUNNIEST FOR YOU?

HAVE YOU EVER EXPERIENCED ANY OF THESE EMBARRASSING SITUATIONS?

Friday, 3 April 2015

ADJECTIVES- ED OR ING ??

PLAY THIS WONDERFUL GAME AND LEARN HOW TO USE THE ADJECTIVES ENDING IN ED OR ING. HAVE FUN !!
















CLICK HERE AND PLAY

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

QUIZ- 4TH YEAR

TRY THIS QUIZ. YOU HAVE TO COMPLETE THE SENTENCES WITH THE CORRECT TENSE : PRESENT SIMPLE OR CONTINUOUS. 


CLICK HERE AND COMPLETE THE SENTENCES

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Is it 'very difficult'?


What do you think about Tevez's English?
Do you he needs ti improve? Why?
What do you think he needs to improve?


Tuesday, 10 March 2015

SONG "COUNT ON ME" by Bruno Mars

WE SANG THIS SONG DURING OUR FIRST CLASS. YOU CAN LISTEN TO IT AGAIN AND PRACTISE.


Monday, 9 March 2015

Feelings

Think and choose a situation or event in your life and write how you felt during that time.

Sunday, 8 March 2015

UNIT 1- A NEW YOU!

TRY THIS QUIZ AND FIND OUT THE BEST JOB FOR YOUR PERSONALITY. WE'LL TALK ABOUT THE RESULTS IN CLASS.


CLICK HERE AND FIND OUT THE BEST JOB FOR U