APRIL 2011


Get ready for the next test! Do these exercises carefully:

A) First of all, can you remember how the Present Continuous works? No? Revise it with the Simpsons, then!



Still any problems? Look at this video: Where are they? What are they doing?



Did you understand? Then try these exercises:

www.englishgrammarsecrets.com/presentcontinuous/exercise4.swf (complete the sentences)
www.englishgrammarsecrets.com/presentcontinuous/exercise3.swf (group the sentences)
www.englishgrammarsecrets.com/presentcontinuous/exercise1.swf (mix and match)
www.englishgrammarsecrets.com/presentcontinuous/exercise2.swf (complete the sentences)


B) Can you remember the difference between the Present simple and the Present continuous? Watch here:



Now do these exercises VERY carefully!

Present simple/continuous 3
Present simple/continuous 1.
Present simple/continuous 2.


C) Finally, revise the Present simple and continuous with these games:

1. Present simple tense Hangman
2. Present progressive tense Hangman
3. Present simple vs. Present progressive - Snake and Ladders
4. Daily routines
5. Daily routines memory game


D) VOCABULARY REVISION

Watch these videos, listen and repeat:

1. Vegetables
2. Fruit
3. Drinks

E) Now revise these grammar points:

A/an, some (1)
A/an, some (2)
Some/any (1)
Some/any (2)
Much/many
Much/many/little/few
Much/many/a little/a few
How much/How many
Countables and uncountables
Too/enough 1
Too/enough 2
Too/enough 3
Too/enough 4
Revision test
Object pronouns
Prepositions

FEBRUARY 2011


LISTENING TESTS


Get ready for the next listening test! For each lesson download and print these text files. Then listen to the audio files and do the exercises.

ex.1 ex. 2-3-4
ex. 1 ex. 2-3
ex. 1-2 ex 3-4

ADDITIONAL EXERCISES WITH AUDIO


Click on the following links. Listen to and read the conversations. Then do the exercises.

Where is the station?
Arriving at a hotel
Asking for directions
Describing a house

DECEMBER 2010


GRAMMAR

- Present simple 1
- Present simple 2
- Present simple 3
- Present simple (third person 'S')
- Select the section Present simple 1 and make your own test
- Listen to the song and match the day and the activity
- Watch the video and play the game

Adverbs of frequency:
http://www.tolearnenglish.com/exercises/exercise-english-2/exercise-english-28491.php
http://www.oup.com/elt/global/products/horizonscee/grammar/hr1g4

- Object pronouns
- Prepositions

More exercises on the Present Simple here:

http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/simple-present/form/exercises
http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/simple-present/form/exercises?02
http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/simple-present/form/exercises?03
http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/simple-present/form/exercises?04
http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/simple-present/form/exercises?05 (scrivere domande)
http://www.oup.com/elt/global/products/horizonscee/grammar/hr1g3
http://www.eflnet.com/grammar/verbtense_index.php (sezione Simple Present)


Revise possessives and family words with The Simpsons!




"Watch" the object pronouns here:



How to use subject and object pronouns:



More on subject pronouns and object pronouns:




LISTENING ACTIVITIES - Listen to the questions then click on the correct answer:

Do or does?: http://www2.cambridge.org/connectarcade/launch.do?activityID=606&sortbytype=a&level=2&unit=3&type=Cup_word_up
Personal questions: http://www2.cambridge.org/connectarcade/launch.do?activityID=600&level=1&unit=2&type=Cup_word_up
What time is it? http://www2.cambridge.org/connectarcade/launch.do?activityID=586&level=1&unit=6&type=Cup_word_up
In or on? http://www2.cambridge.org/connectarcade/launch.do?activityID=605&level=1&unit=7&type=Cup_word_up
Can or can't? http://www2.cambridge.org/connectarcade/launch.do?activityID=587&level=1&unit=8&type=Cup_word_up
Adverbs of frequency: http://www2.cambridge.org/connectarcade/launch.do?activityID=383&level=2&unit=4&type=Cup_word_up
Adverbs of frequency (2): http://www.go4english.com/vg/read.php?unitid=685

Introductions: http://www.eltpodcast.com/archive/bc/introductions.html
Sports: http://www.eltpodcast.com/archive/bc/whatkindof.html
Holidays: http://www.eltpodcast.com/archive/bc/onyourvacation.html
Houses: **http://www.go4english.com/vg/read.php?unitid=1805** (Listen and draw!)

VOCABULARY ACTIVITIES

www.roadtogrammar.com/junior (click on PUZZLES AND GAMES and do these exercises: Countries and Nationalities, Family and Relatives, Hobbies and Interests, Jobs 1, Jobs 2, Physical Appearance, Furniture, Bedroom and Bathroom items)
http://www.oup.com/elt/global/products/horizonscee/vocabulary/hr2v3 (Shops)
http://www.oup.com/elt/global/products/horizonscee/vocabulary/hr1v4 (Daily routines)
http://iteslj.org/v/i/if-house.html (In the House)
http://www.englishlearner.com/tests/house1.html (Parts of a house)
http://www.go4english.com/qg/read.php?unitid=1797 (Types of Houses)
http://www.oup.com/elt/global/products/horizonscee/vocabulary/hr1v8 (Prepositions)
http://www.oup.com/elt/global/products/horizonscee/vocabulary/hr2v8 (Furniture)

Daily activities. Watch and listen.



Daily activities. Now watch and read.


Now get ready about Christmas! How many words and phrases do you know about it? Have a go here:
http://www.go4english.com/vg/read.php?unitid=924


NOVEMBER 2010


Following the results of your second written tests, it seems that many of you need some remedial work. Please do these exercises.

GRAMMAR

1. Possessive case. Per svolgere questo esercizio, clicca su Start e leggi le regole relative al genitivo sassone. Clicca più volte su Next fino ad arrivare alla videata ‘Now it’s your go’ (Ora tocca a te). Clicca su 1 e leggi le istruzioni. Poi clicca su Click here to start. Componi ora frasi con il genitivo sassone, usando le parole date. Scrivile nel campo e clicca su Enter. Al termine dell’esercizio ti appariranno tutte le risposte da te date, con la relativa correzione.

2a. Have or Has?
2b. 's = is or has

3.
Some/any (1)
Some/any (2)
A/an, some (1)

LISTENING ACTIVITIES

1. Download and print the Word file FOR RENT.
Then listen to this audio file and complete the sentences.

2. Open the file external image html.png HOUSING_TR_19.htm. Then listen to the PART A of this audio file and do the exercise.

Now listen to PART B of the previous audio file, download this Word file and do the exercises.

3. Now open the file external image html.png HOME_SWEET_HOME.htm. Click on 'Show all questions'. Then listen to this audio file and do the exercise.



VOCABULARY EXERCISES

In the House: http://iteslj.org/v/i/if-house.html
Parts of a house: http://www.englishlearner.com/tests/house1.html
Types of houses: http://www.go4english.com/qg/read.php?unitid=1797
Prepositions: http://www.oup.com/elt/global/products/horizonscee/vocabulary/hr1v8
Furniture: http://www.oup.com/elt/global/products/horizonscee/vocabulary/hr2v8

OCTOBER 2010


Get ready for the first test! Do these exercises carefully.

1. nationalities
2. family members
3. Family 1
4. Family 2
5. Family 3
6. Family 4
7. Family 5
8. school subjects
9. Game: have, possessive adjectives, possessive case, articles
10. Plural play (two players!)
11. Possessive case. Per svolgere questo esercizio, clicca su Start e leggi le regole relative al genitivo sassone. Clicca più volte su Next fino ad arrivare alla videata ‘Now it’s your go’ (Ora tocca a te). Clicca su 1 e leggi le istruzioni. Poi clicca su Click here to start. Componi ora frasi con il genitivo sassone, usando le parole date. Scrivile nel campo e clicca su Enter. Al termine dell’esercizio ti appariranno tutte le risposte da te date, con la relativa correzione.
12. The alphabet: watch and sing along! Now try this alphabet game: start from 'medium' level!
13. Introducing People
14. Countries
15. watch this video about a "modern" family.

Finally, take all the exercises (Grammar, Vocabulary, Listening, Pronunciation, Test and Games) HERE

APPEARANCE AND PERSONALITY


1. Listen to ex. 14 page 19 in your LiveBook. Here is the transcript and some notes.

2. Now watch this video and practise the function: "What does .... look like?". Learn some zoo animal vocabulary.
3. Finally, play this game (Physical Description).