APRIL 2012


Read and watch this sad news which on 14 April 2012 struck the Italian and international foootball's world. Then get ready to talk about it.

JANUARY 2012


Happy New Year and welcome back to school (I know you couldn't wait to...). Hopefully you have worked on (at least) some of the following acitivities I assigned you before Xmas time.

Here are some more exercises to get ready for your next 'recupero' test. Just follow the instructions carefully:

1. access to the website: www.edmodo.com

2. select “I’m a student” button.

3. type in your group code: syfkn0 (the last character is a zero, not the letter 'o'); choose a username, a password, write your real first name and your real last name. You don't need to enter an email address. Remember to write your username and password somewhere, so that you can use it next time.


4. in the page you will find two quizzes to take: New Year's Resolutions and VERB TENSES. First click on the second quiz, TAKE_TEST_VERBS.jpg in the section 'Mr Galimberti to 3A Chimici'. This test is to be taken by Thursday, January 12!

5. click on Start Quiz. To take all the questions, click on Next (top right of the page)

6. once you have answered all the questions, click on SUBMIT QUIZ. Answer 'sì' when you read 'Are you sure you want to end the quiz?'

7. finally, click on View results: if you scored 7/10 (total points), you passed the test. The red buttons show your wrong answers. The green ones show your right answers. Check all your wrong answers carefully!


Remember! There's another quiz to take TAKE_NEW_YEARS.jpg This test is to be taken by Friday, January 13 (read all the instructions carefully)!

The next time you enter the website, just type your username and password and click on Login.


DECEMBER 2011 / JANUARY 2012


Thank God it's Christmas! Watch and listen to the song. Then open the Word file and fill in the missing words while listening.









What is your English language level? Find it out here:

1. www.time4english.com (Username: Time4english - Password: free. Click on Login. On the left side (Tests & Study Guide), click on PLACEMENT TEST. Then click on 'Take the Test NOW'

2. http://www.examenglish.com/leveltest/index.php (grammar and vocabulary)

3. http://www.tolearnenglish.com/test-de-niveau-anglais-grammaire.php

Test your listening level here:
www.time4english.com (Username: Time4english - Password: free. Click on Login. On the left side (Tests & Study Guide), click on LISTENING TEST. Then click on 'Take the Test NOW'

http://www.examenglish.com/leveltest/listening_level_test.htm (listening level test)

Test your vocabulary:

http://www.tolearnenglish.com/exercises/exercise-english-2/exercise-english-43623.php (vocabulary)


Esercizi di recupero:

DIAGNOSTIC TEST: Diagnostic quiz Number: il programma individua gli errori e ti propone esercizi sulle parti grammaticali in cui hai ancora dei dubbi
http://ww2.college-em.qc.ca/prof/epritchard/100/diag100a.htm

GRAMMAR GAMES
http://www.grammaropolis.com/Games/word_sort/Grammaropolis_SortWords_r1.html

WORD GAMES
Hangman: accedi al sito seguente:
http://www.englishclub.com/esl-games/hangman.htm
Poi seleziona, sulla sinistra, nella sezione More Hangman, le categorie: Jobs, Sports, Adjectives e Countries.

LISTEN AND SPOT THE WORDS!
Clicca su questo sito. Poi ascolta ed esegui gli esercizi nella parte 'The Quiet Machine' e 'The Messy Attic' (il terzo simbolo a sinistra, sotto il leone)
http://pbskids.org/lions/games/

GRAMMAR EXERCISES (with videos)
Past simple (to be): http://www.tolearnenglish.com/exercises/exercise-english-2/exercise-english-50082.php
Past simple: http://www.tolearnenglish.com/exercises/exercise-english-2/exercise-english-57005.php
Past simple or continuous? http://www.tolearnenglish.com/exercises/exercise-english-2/exercise-english-86969.php
Past simple v. Present perfect:
http://www.tolearnenglish.com/exercises/exercise-english-2/exercise-english-36666.php
http://www.tolearnenglish.com/exercises/exercise-english-2/exercise-english-35564.php
http://www.tolearnenglish.com/exercises/exercise-english-2/exercise-english-8193.php

LISTENING EXERCISES
Adjectives ending in –ed or –ing:
http://www.tolearnenglish.com/exercises/exercise-english-2/exercise-english-5148.php
“Lost” is found on millions of televisions worldwide:
http://www.tolearnenglish.com/exercises/exercise-english-2/exercise-english-4117.php

Dialogues:
1. Where is the station?
http://www.tolearnenglish.com/exercises/exercise-english-2/exercise-english-6264.php
2. Arriving at a hotel:
http://www.tolearnenglish.com/exercises/exercise-english-2/exercise-english-6271.php
3. Asking for directions:
http://www.tolearnenglish.com/exercises/exercise-english-2/exercise-english-7068.php
4. Describing a house:
http://www.tolearnenglish.com/exercises/exercise-english-2/exercise-english-8316.php
What are they saying?
http://www.tolearnenglish.com/exercises/exercise-english-2/exercise-english-11942.php
http://www.tolearnenglish.com/exercises/exercise-english-2/exercise-english-11975.php
http://www.tolearnenglish.com/exercises/exercise-english-2/exercise-english-16489.php
http://www.tolearnenglish.com/exercises/exercise-english-2/exercise-english-16489.php
http://www.tolearnenglish.com/exercises/exercise-english-2/exercise-english-11949.php
http://www.tolearnenglish.com/exercises/exercise-english-2/exercise-english-17584.php
http://www.tolearnenglish.com/exercises/exercise-english-2/exercise-english-11803.php

OTHER GAMES:
Accedi al sito: http://it.english-attack.com/
Segui le istruzioni e gioca al video booster gratis del giorno. Poi accedi alla sezione Giochi (Learning Games) e scegli il gioco indicato con 'Free Today'.

OCTOBER 2011

FUTURE TENSES


PRESENT PROGRESSIVE, WILL and GOING TO

http://www.english-4u.de/future_ex4.htm (will, going to)
http://www.english-4u.de/future_ex5.htm (will, going to)
http://www.englishpage.com/verbpage/verbs18.htm (will, going to)
http://www.english-4u.de/future_ex6.htm (going to)
http://www.english-4u.de/future_ex3.htm (will, going to, present progressive)
http://www.english-4u.de/future_ex1.htm (will)
http://www.english-4u.de/future_ex2.htm
http://www.englisch-hilfen.de/en/exercises/tenses/going_to_future_statements.htm
http://www.englisch-hilfen.de/en/exercises/tenses/will_future_statements.htm


MIXED FUTURE TENSES
http://www.roadtogrammar.com (click on Quizzes and do these exercises: 112, 113, 255, 352)
http://www.englishclub.com/grammar/verbs-m_future_quiz.htm (mixed tenses)

Listening Exercises

1. Going to: http://www2.cambridge.org/connectarcade/launch.do?activityID=612&sortbytype=a&level=3&unit=6&type=Cup_word_up

2. FUTURE LIFE
Listen to the interview.
Then donwload this Word file, print it and do the exercises.

3. HOROSCOPES
Listen to the horoscope.
Then download this Word file, print it and do the exercises.

4.WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE!


Listen to the text. Then open, print and study the Word file "Water.doc". Get ready to talk about this environamental matter.



SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 2011


Following the results of your placement tests, it seems that each of you needs some remedial work. Look at the mistakes in your test. For each wrong sentence, please take these exercises.

If your sentences 1 and/or 3 and/or 5 and/or 7 are wrong, do these exercises:

1. Introducing People
2. Countries
3. watch this video about a "modern" family.

If your sentences 2 and/or 6 and/or 26 are wrong, do these:

Possessive case. Leggi le regole relative al genitivo sassone, poi svolgi l'esercizio a fondo pagina

Possessive case (with 'whose')

If your sentence 8 is wrong, do this:
Have or Has?

If your sentences 10 and/or 12 and/or 14 are wrong, do this:
Questions with like

If your sentence 21 is wrong, do this:
Would like

If your sentences 9 and/or 11 and/or 17 and/or 24 are wrong, first watch this video:



Then do these exercises:

Prepositions of place (at, on, in)
Time prepositions

If you made one or two mistakes in sentence 13, do this exercise:
Some/any (1)
Some/any (2)
A/an, some (1)

If your sentences 14 and/or 15 and/or 16 and/or 18 and/or 19 and/or 48 and/or 53 are wrong, do these:

Simple present 1.
Simple present 2.


If your sentences 22 and/or 26 and/or 27 and/or 28 are wrong, do these:

Possessive pronouns
Object pronouns
Possessive adjectives and pronouns


If you made mistakes in sentences 32 and/or 46, it seems you have problems with the present simple and present continuous. First watch this explanatory video and then do the exercise.



Try these ones, too:
Present simple/continuous 1.
Present simple/continuous 2.
Present simple/continuous 3

ENTRY TEST - SECOND PART

Past simple:

http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/simple-past/exercises?03 (was/were)
http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/simple-past/exercises (regular/irregular forms)
http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/simple-past/exercises?04 (write positive sentences)
http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/simple-past/exercises?02 (answer questions)
http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/simple-past/exercises?05 (rewrite in the negative)
http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/simple-past/exercises?06 (write questions)
http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/irregular-verbs/exercise?0 (paradigmi 0)
http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/irregular-verbs/exercise?1 (paradigmi 1)
http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/irregular-verbs/exercise?2 (paradigmi 2)
http://www.englishclub.com/grammar/verb-tenses_past_quiz.htm
http://www.roadtogrammar.com (click on Quizzes and do these exercises: 210, 211, 213, 214)

-ed pronunciation


Listen and practise the different pronunciation of regular past simple verbs ending in -ed:
www.autoenglish.org/mp3s/ed.endings1.mp3

Esercizio con l'uso di PowerPoint
external image vnd.ms-powerpoint.png PAST+SIMPLE.ppt