HALLOWEEN

In order to celebrate Halloween, here you have some activities ( videos, listening exercises, games and songs ). We hope you enjoy the day.










First of all, do this listening activity. Right click on the photo below:


Next, you have three links for games. Right click on the photos:


Game 1:


Game 2:


Game 3: 


And before you finish, two videos:




Halloween

Here is Marta and Alicia's PPT about Halloween. We all hope you like it.

HALLOWEEN

 What do you know about Halloween? Watch the following video by National Geographic and find out .

IRREGULAR VERBS

If you want to learn irregular verbs, you need to do a lot of practice. Start with these activities:


THE HISTORY OF ENGLISH (Part 2)

Watch the second chapter of The History of English and fill in the blanks in the transcript.




1066. True to his name William the Conqueror (1) ... England bringing new concepts from across the Channel, like the French language, the Domesday Book and the duty-free Galuoises (2) ...  .   

French was "de rigueur" for all official business, with words like "judge", "jury", "evidence" and "justice" coming in and giving John Grisham's career a (3) ...   .

Latin was still used "ad nauseam" in (4) ..., but the common man spoke English, able to communicate only by speaking more slowly and (5) ... until the others understood him.   

Words like "cow", "sheep" and "(6) ..." come from the English speaking farmers. While the "a la carte" versions "beef", "mutton" and "(7)..." come from the  French speaking toffs, beginning a long-running trend of restaurants having completely indecipherable menus. 

All in all, the English absorbed about (8) ... new words from the Normans, though they still couldn't (9)... the rules of cheek kissing.  

The "bon" army all ended when the English nation took their new warlike lingo of "armies", "navies" and "soldiers" and began the Hundred Years' War against France. It actually lasted a (10) ... years but by that point no one could count any higher in French and English took over as the language of power.



Note
Domesday Book (pronounced /ˈduːmzdeɪ/ or sometimes /ˈdoʊmzdeɪ/) is the record of the great survey of much of England and parts of Wales completed in 1086. (Wikipedia)
Key:
1 invades 2 multipack 3 kick-start 4 church 5 loudly 6 swine 7 pork 8 ten thousand 9 grasp 10 one hundred and sixteen

READING AND LISTENING PRACTICE

Here you have an interesting article about how Pringles crisps are made. Read the article, look up any words you don't understand and are relevant to understand the content. Then you can watch the video. Has this article put you off eating Pringles?


Listening

Hi all of you,
Here are the links for the listening exercises for Friday's class.

First of all, listen to the recording the teacher will play in class and do the activity: Two people introduce themselves.

Next, click on the link below and do the activity "Six people introduce themselves":
http://www.elllo.org/english/Mixer/17-Introductions.html

Now, click on the link below and do some more listening practice online. Listen to Stephanie and do the activities:

And to finish the lesson, watch this video on how to introduce yourself in English in a business situation:

THE HISTORY OF ENGLISH ( Part 1 )

The History of English in 10 minutes is a collection of ten one-minute videos from The Open University, which provides a funny approach to the history of the English language.

Although the videos are fast-paced and contain a lot of information the cartoons greatly help with comprehension.Watch the first chapter, called "Whatever happened to the Jutes?", and fill in the blanks to complete the transcript of the video. 

To fully understand the video, you will have to do some research on who the Jutes, the Anglos, the Saxons, the Vikings and the Romans were and what relationship they had with the British.









The English language begins with the phrase Up your Caesar, as the Romans (1) ... Britain, and a lot of Germanic tribes start (2) ... in, tribes such as the Saxons and the Anglos, who together gave us the term Anglo-Saxon, and the Jukes, who didn’t.

The Romans left some very (3) ... ... behind, but not much of their Latin language. The Anglo-Saxon vocab was much more useful, as it was mainly words for simple everyday things like ‘house’, ‘woman’, ‘(4) ...’ and ‘werewolf’.

Four of our days of the week were named in honour of Anglo-Saxon gods. They didn’t (5) ... with Saturday, Sunday or Monday as they’d all gone off for a long weekend.

While they were away, Christian missionaries stole in bringing with them with (6) ... about jumble sales and more Latin. Christianity was a (7) ... with the locals and made them much happy to take on funky new words from Latin like ‘martyr’, ‘bishop’ and ‘font’.

Along came the Vikings with their action man words like ‘drag’, ‘ransack’, ‘thrust’ and ‘die’. They made have (8) ... and pillaged but they were also into (9) ... and (10) ... . Two of around two thousand words they gave English, as well as the phrase ‘Watch out for that man with the enormous axe’.

EVERY TEARDROP IS A WATERFALL by Coldplay

Click on the picture and fill in the blanks. Have a nice weekend!!!!!

IRREGULAR VERBS

In order to revise irregular verbs try the following links. Some are a bit difficult, but that's part of the game!!!!!

READING PRACTICE


Click on the link to the English edition from El País, read the article and do the following activities.
Economic crisis taking its toll on population size


1- What are the main reasons for the decrease in population in the next decade?

2- Why are young people leaving Spain?

3- Look up the following expressions in the dictionary and write them down in your vocabulary notebook: property boom, bubble burst and recession.


Key:
1- low birth rate, decrease in immigration and increase in immigration
2- Because they are unemployed and need to look for a job.

COLUMBUS DAY

Columbus Day is celebrated on the second Monday of October to commemmorate the historic landing of Christopher Columbus in America in 1492.

HOW BAD ARE YOUR HABITS?



I'm sure you must be enjoying this break in the lessons, but next Thursday we have to go on working and start unit 2. Try this quiz and think about your bad habits.


HOW BAD ARE YOUR HABITS?

DAILY ROUTINES

Watch these two videos about present simple and daily routines.




And now, let's revise telling the time in English. Place the arrow on the clock and listen to the time.

Festivals Project

FESTIVALS AND CELEBRATIONS PROJECT

Prepare a powerpoint about the festival or celebration you have chosen. You may include the following information:
  •     Origins
  •           Dates
  •       Facts
  •       Customs/traditions
  •       Food
You may use the following links:


Halloween


Bonfire night

http://www.bonfirenight.net/

Halloween Project

Hi students,


Here is the information for your project.


FESTIVALS AND CELEBRATIONS PROJECT

Prepare a powerpoint about the festival or celebration you have chosen . You may include the following information:

·      Origins
·      Dates
·      Facts
·      Customs/traditions
·      Food

You may use the following links:





Halloween