Posted in Bachillerato, Grammar

QUESTIONS FOR UNDERLINED ELEMENTS


This is one of the activitities you can sometimes find in a Selectividad test. I do recommend you practise it as it is sometimes tricky. Good luck!!

EASY

1. Online activities

2. Download

3. More

MEDIUM

1. DOWNLOAD1 MEDIUM WITH AK

2. DOWNLOAD 2 MEDIUM WITH AK

3. ADVANCED WITH AK

(FROM Departamento de Inglés IES Ganivet 2º Bachillerato
HIGHLY RECOMMENDABLE SITE)

 

Posted in Bachillerato, Grammar, Videos

PAST TENSE REVISION


Here you can find some very good posts to learn and revise about Past Tenses in English.
1. http://www.grammar-quizzes.com/past-diagnostic.html

2. http://www.englishforeveryone.org/Topics/Verb-Tenses.htm

3. http://www.englishpage.com/verbpage/verbs17.htm

4. Past Simple, Past continuous or Past Perfect: Activities

5. More activities
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Tutorial on Past Simple and Progressive:

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Tutorial on the Past Perfect:

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Watch this video and answer the following questions:
1. What happened last night?
2. What explanation does Mr. Wax give to the reporter?
3. Our Neighbours, Our Lives: What was the man doing last night?
a) Getting out of a taxi.
b) Eating dinner.
c) Cooking dinner.
4. What happened at 151 River Street yesterday afternoon?

Posted in Bachillerato, Exchanges

DIGITAL EXCHANGE WITH USA


This year we are going to take part in a digital exchange with a school from the USA: Colorado Rocky Mountain School from Colorado. This project is addressed to my students of 1º Bach

A. Rules of the program and expectation

1. The participation in the exchange will be compulsory, it will be part of your evaluation and, therefore, it will have a percentage of your final mark (10% writing + 10% speaking)

2. Open an account in Edmodo and set up your profile (in Spanish)

3. Once you were assigned a penpal you must keep a regular correspondence, at least a message per week. (The guidelines for writing will be dealed in class)

4. Once a week you will have to write a report about your penpal relation, interesting information, your thoughts about culture and custom of your American mate, etc.

5. You will be sent also different group tasks like record audios and videos for sharing with the other class in USA

B. How to join to Edmodo

1. Go to http://www.edmodo.com/?language=&auto_selected_lang=true&logout=true

2. Click on estudiante (student)

3. Enter this code tibf6d in the código del grupo box (group code). Type your personal information and pick a password.

4. Once inside go to account > preferences, upload your picture clicking in examinar (browse)

5. Your first publication go to inicio and type in escribe tu mensaje aquí box a short presentation about you. You must talk about:

a. Name:
b. Place of birth and residence:
c. Age:
d. Hobbies:
e. Your favorites:Book, food, sport, film…

choose a user as destinatary and click on enviar (submit).

¡Congratulations you are part of the language exchange between CRMS-NSM-IESSG!

Posted in Bachillerato, General, Grammar

GRAMMAR FOR BACHILLERATO


DOWNLOADABLE ACTIVITIES WITH ANSWER KEY:

VERB TENSES:
1. past perfect vs past simple_AK

2. mixed tenses I_AK

3. mixed tenses II_AK

PASSIVE VOICE:
1. Passive voice_AK

2. passives II_AK

3. Impersonal passives_AK

CONDITIONAL SENTENCES:
1. wish_AK

REPORTED SPEECH:
1. REPORTED SPEECH_AK

2. reporting verbs_AK

RELATIVE CLAUSES:
1. Relative clauses
2. Online actities: http://www.ego4u.com

MODALS
(Deleted)

REVISION WORKSHEETS
1. Grammar revision I_AK

2. Grammar revision II_AK

3. correcting mistakes_AK

Posted in Bachillerato, LISTENING

Listening activity: A Fallen Hero


Download the following activity about a very up-to-date topic in Spain.


DOWNLOAD HERE

More information about the topic:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45816376/ns/world_news-europe/t/spanish-kings-son-in-law-summoned-fraud-case/#.Tw8tV_l17Ss

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/dec/29/spain-europe-news

http://www.elpais.com/articulo/english/King/enormously/concerned/over/son-in-law/s/corruption/case/elpepueng/20111225elpeng_2/Ten

Posted in Bachillerato, Grammar

REPORTED SPEECH


Reported Speech (Indirect Speech)

If we report what another person has said, we usually do not use the speaker’s exact words (direct speech), but reported (indirect) speech. Therefore, you need to learn how to transform direct speech into reported speech. The structure is a little different depending on whether you want to transform a statement, question or request.

A. Statements

When transforming statements, check whether you have to change:

1. pronouns
2. present tense verbs (3rd person singular)
3. place and time expressions
4. tenses (backshift)

Type Example
direct speech “I speak English.”
reported speech
(no backshift) He says that he speaks English.
reported speech
(backshift) He said that he spoke English.

→ more on statements in reported speech HERE

B. Questions

When transforming questions, check whether you have to change:

pronouns
present tense verbs
(3rd person singular)
place and time expressions
tenses
(backshift)

Also note that you have to:

transform the question into an indirect question
use the interrogative or if / whether

Type Example
with interrogative direct speech “Why don’t you speak English?”
reported speech He asked me why I didn’t speak English.
without interrogative direct speech “Do you speak English?”
reported speech He asked me whether / if I spoke English.

→ more on questions in reported speech HERE

C. Requests / Commands

When transforming questions, check whether you have to change:

pronouns
place and time expressions

Type Example
direct speech “Carol, speak English.“
reported speech He told Carol to speak English.

→ more on requests in reported speech HERE

ACTIVITIES.
STATEMENTS:
http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/reported-speech/exercises?03
http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/reported-speech/exercises?04

QUESTIONS:
http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/reported-speech/exercises?05
http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/reported-speech/exercises?06

REQUESTS:
A) AFFIRMATIVE: http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/reported-speech/exercises?07
B) NEGATIVE: http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/reported-speech/exercises?08

MIXED TYPES:
Exercise 1
Exercise 2