What is the toughest job in the world?
This video is intended to be used in class with your students. The idea is to promote speaking and interaction.
Ok, that’s right, it’s St Valentine’s Day and we should do something special for this day… Well, how about listening to a song and filling the gaps?
Thanks to eoslcourses.com for this excellent post.
Watch the video first, then click o the link and follow the instructions.
This is the video I asked my 2 bachillerato students to watch before we start the first lesson.
Here you can find some very traditional and easy recipes.1. Battered Fish Recipe (from http://britishfood.about.com/od/adrecipes/r/batteredfish.htm)
Fresh Cooked Battered Fish
Photo © Elaine Lemm
Fish and chips are one of Britain’s favourite foods, we eat them at the seaside, for dinner from the fish and chip shop. Making battered fish at home is simple, quick and easy as you can see in this battered fish recipe.
Choose the freshest fish you can find, frozen is also fine but make sure it is thoroughly defrosted first. Prepare the batter and only dip the fish at the last moment before plunging into hot oil to fry. This way you will always have a light and crisp snap to the batter.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Batter resting: 30 minutes
Total Time: 58 minutes
Yield: 4 Servings
- 2 oz/55g all purpose – plain flour
- 2 oz/55g corn starch / cornflour
- Sea salt and pepper
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/3 cup/75ml dark beer
- 1/3 cup/75ml sparkling water
- 1 lb/450g white fish fillet preferably sustainable cod, pollock or haddock
- ¼ gallon/1 litre vegetable oil or other frying oil
2. Scotch Eggs
- READY IN 30 mins
- In a medium bowl, mix together the pork sausage and Worcestershire sauce. Combine the flour, salt and pepper; mix into the sausage.
- Divide the sausage into four equal parts. Mold each part around one of the hard-cooked eggs, rolling between your hands to shape. Place the beaten egg and bread crumbs into separate dishes. Dip the balls into the egg, then roll in the bread crumbs until coated. Shake off any excess.
- Heat the oil in a large saucepan or deep fryer to 365 degrees F (180 degrees C), or until a cube of bread dropped into the oil turns brown in 1 minute. Lower the eggs carefully into the hot oil. Fry for 5 minutes, or until deep golden brown.
3. SCRAMBLED EGGS
One of the easiest recipes ever.
4. ROAST POTATOES
This is the story of Bridget and Annie, who share a flat in London. They have a neighbour, Nick. Nick fancies Bridget. But Annie fancies Nick. That’s the way it is until Bridget gets a letter from Argentina. Stand by for Extra.
Download the activitites EXTR@ – episode 1
Here you can find some very good posts to learn and revise about Past Tenses in English.
5. More activities
Tutorial on Past Simple and Progressive:
Tutorial on the Past Perfect:
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?
Watch the first episode of this hilarious sitcom. Ask your teacher the things you don’t understand.