REVISION

Here's a listening exercise for today's lesson. It's about advertising (the topic in unit 2).

ENGLISH EXAM

Time is running out and you need to revise. Practice makes perfect.
Future continuous/ Future perfect
Future tense with time clauses
Verb tenses 1
Verb tenses 2
Past tense time clauses
Time clauses


If you think you have worked hard, try this vocabulary game.

EXAM PREPARATION

As promised, here you are a couple of exercises to practice verb tenses in context.
Verb tenses 1
Verb tenses 2
In the following link, you will find different Pau Practice exams.
Practice exams
GOOD LUCK!!

THANKSGIVING


Thanksgiving Day in the United States is a holiday on the fourth Thursday of November. It precedes Black Friday, a busy shopping day and a holiday in some states.

Thanksgiving Day is traditionally a day for families and friends to get together for a special meal. The meal often includes a turkey, stuffing, potatoes, cranberry sauce, gravy, pumpkin pie, and vegetables. Thanksgiving Day is a time for many people to give thanks for what they have.
Thanksgiving Day parades are held in some cities and towns on or around Thanksgiving Day. Some parades or festivities also mark the opening of the Christmas shopping season. Some people have a four-day weekend so it is a popular time for trips and to visit family and friends.
So tomorrow is the date that has been set for the 2012 Thanksgiving Celebration. Click on the image below and try the different activities.

Then, look at the infographic; nice, isn't it?
[Infographic provided by Grammar.net]

NUMBERS

You will find numbers everywhere and everyday, learn how to say them with this video.




If you need some more practice, click on the links below.
Cardinal numbers 1
Cardinal numbers 2

STORYBIRD

Here is Sandra's storybird. Enjoy it!

MY FUTURE LIFE by Saand13 on Storybird

THE UNITED KINGDOM, GREAT BRITAIN AND ENGLAND


The terminology of the UK is quite complicated, so it’s no wonder that people get confused. Are Great Britain, the UK and England the same thing? Is Ireland part of the UK?What’s Wales!? 


The difference between the United Kingdom, Great Britain and England
via sa-la.jp

STORYBIRD.

Here's the first of your Storybirds. This one is Alba Segarra's.

My future life by albasegarra on Storybird

HAVE A NICE WEEKEND.

This week's music video is a special one. Special, because the band that sings the song is from our own town. And even more special, because one of the members, the guitarist, is a teacher in our school. In case you don't recognize him, his name is Torrico. Some of you may know him, but you didn't know the band. Anyway, look for him in the school next week and tell him you liked the song!!!
So, here's an occasion to listen to them and see if you like them.
The song is from the album Songs form a Room and it's called (Leaving) the cross. And the band is called The Last Band.
Enjoy the video, the song and the group.


Leaving the cross from The Last Band on Vimeo.

Here below you can follow the lyrics.


THE CROSS, by The Last Band.
From the album
Songs from a Room, 2009.

Heaven in hell, not for a while.
Money to spend, or to feel alive.
Lookin’ at her, it’s how I’m wasting my time.
Writin’ a song, spitting my heart.
Thousands of things, it’s all that we have.
Fire in pockets, fear in the eyes.
Lookin’ at her, it’s how I’m wasting my time.
They know, too, yeah! They know, too.
In this hell, how I miss you, where living is not for all.
Maybe in heaven it’s easier to forget you. (bis)
I’ll go away. (bis)
Heaven in hell, not for a while.
Leaving this cross, what’s on my mind.
In this hell, how I miss you, where living is not for all.
Maybe in heaven it’s easier to forget you.
In this hell, how I miss you, where living is not for all.
Maybe in heaven it’s easier not to love you.
I’ll go away. (bis)



And this is today's link for some reading stuff. Click here.

COMPUTERS WORK



There are lots of things we can try doing today, if the computers allow us to.
You can show me your English speaking countries projects, so that I can help you with them. When finished, click on the link to get some more practice on the PET model exam. 

Revise pronunciation and spelling.


Finished? Do you want to play?


COMPUTERS

Although still Wednesday, let's try to do some work and have some fun. If your projects are nearly finished, I am ready to help you correct them.Then you can send them to my e-mail.
Here you are a couple of activities for you to do and revise what we have been working this week in class too.


And now, I think you need to relax. Check this song, I came across it yesterday and I think it's beautiful.

WORKING WITH THE COMPUTERS

Today you can choose from all the activities that I have prepared for you, as long as the computers work. Keep in mind, you have to show me your first term project by the 21st of this month. 
Some of you are already thinking of going to university, in case you want to travel abroad, watch and listen . 


Click here and learn about Oxford University. After watching the video, there are two tasks for you to do.

And now, why not Paris or Cairo. Click here.

When finished and if you deserve a game, try: 

READING PRACTICE

Here's this weekend's text for you to read. As we are dealing with Economy and Finance in this unit, here's a newspaper article published originally in The Wall Street Journal about Mercadona, Spain's supermarket chain. It has been shortened and abridged for you. Hope you like it.

Click here to view the article.