NI1 CLOZE

27 May

Hi everyone, you can find in the following link the document with the cloze tests and the missing keys.  Cloze number 9 has been edited, as I had not taken the words out.

CLOZE NI1 16-17

For the first group, here’s the key for the activities handed out in class.

Feeding creativity

1.  raise, 2 themselves,  3 helps, 4  every , 5  sure , 6 up,  7  on, 8 across, 9  everyone, 10  time

allaboutbooks  1 F , 2 B, 3 D and 4 C

 

CLOZE TEST FOR NI1

14 May

Hi,

I include some of the cloze tests you’ve brought to class. Since you can already find them online, there’s no need to print them. Don’t you think??

cloze-tests-intermediate

REPORTED SPEECH KEY AND PRACTICE

28 Apr

Hi, here you have the key to the activities for the reported speech.

RS KEY

Here are some basic changes you need to remember.

cambios reported tenses reported

I also include some links that might be useful.

REPORTED SPEECH THEORY 1ECH THEORY 2

 

REPORTED SPEECH PRACTICE 1

REPORTED SPEECH PRACTICE 2

REPORTED SPEECH PRACTICE 3

REPORTED SPEECH PRACTICE 4

REPORTED SPEECH PRACTICE 5

REPORTED SPEECH PRACTICE 6

REPORTED SPEECH

31 Mar

Here is the worksheet to work with reported speech.

REPORTED SPEECH

FOR AND AGAINST ESSAY KEY

7 Jan

Paragraphs

P1 – Present topic

P2 – Arguments for

P3 – Arguments against

P4 – Conclusion and opinion

 

Arguments and justifications

FOR

1. More comfortable than other forms of transport   – you can go for a walk, eat in a restaurant, go walking

2. Cheaper – costs less than a plane ticket

3. Safe alternative – less accidents at sea than in the air or a road

AGAINST

1. More tiring – takes much longer

2. Uncomfortable, frightening  – because of bad weather

 

The writer is in favour of travelling by boat. 

CONNECTORS

Activity 1

  • list/add points: to begin with, furthermore, for example, finally, in addition
  • introduce reasons/results: as a result, 
  • show contrast: however, 
  • introduce conclusion: all things considered

Activity 2

1. besides   2. argue that   3. in favour of   4. even though    5. for instance

NI2 UNIT 2 COMPLEMENTARY MATERIALS

8 Dec

We talked about this in class, but just as a reminder, here are some activities in your book which can be done at home to complement what we have seen in class.

ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT

  • PAGE 43- What can YOU do tho help? Top ten tips  This is just some interesting extra reading and vocabulary
  • PAGE 150 Weather Vocabulary – You don’t have to memorize all this vocabulary but it is a good idea to be familiary with it. Here’s the answer key.

1. What’s the weather like?

Activity A

  1. cool
  2. chilly
  3. freezing
  4. below zero
  5. mild
  6. warm
  7. scorching

Activity B

  1. mist
  2. fog
  3. smog
  4. damp
  5. drizzling
  6. showers
  7. pouring (with rain)
  8. breeze
  9. gale-force

2. Extreme Weather

  1. heatwave
  2. drought
  3. hailstorm
  4. lightning
  5. thunder
  6. blizzard
  7. flood
  8. hurricane
  9. tornado
  10. monsoon

3. Adjectives to describe weather

  1. strong
  2. heavy
  3. thick
  4. icy
  5. clear
  6. bright
  7. changeable
  8. sunny
  9. settled

4. Adjectives and verbs connected with weather

1C   2 F   3 E   4 G   5 D   6 B   7 A

  • slippery: difficult to stand or walk on because it is wet or icy
  • shivering: shaking a little because you’re cold
  • sweating: losing water through your skin when you are hot, ill or afraid
  • got soaked: got very very wet
  • humid: warm and damp
  • melt: (of snow) become water
  • get sunburnt: get red skin because of having spent too long in the sun

 

ABOUT CRIME

PAGES 38  Passive activity

  1. is believed to be
  2. is said to be
  3. is thought that he has robbed
  4. is reported to be

PAGE 39  READING

Activity C

  1. She had to spend the night in the same forest.
  2. They have to choose between having their licence suspended for 90 days or for less time and working for a day as a school crossing guard.
  3. He had to go to a mortuary to view dead bodies.
  4. They had to organize a picnic for primary school children.
  5. They had to spend a day of silence in the woods or listen to classical music instead of rock.

ABOUT OPINION ESSAYS

Page 49 Activity B

  1. nowadays
  2. in most cases
  3. firstly
  4. whereas
  5. secondly
  6. in addition
  7. finally
  8. so
  9. in conclusion

Keep in mind that…

  • ‘firstly’ and ‘secondly’ are used to introduce main arguments, ‘finally’ is used to introduce the final main argument (not conclusion)
  • ‘in addition’ (or ‘also’)  can be used to add an extra point to an argument
  • ‘whereas’ is used to contrast two ideas
  • ‘so’ used to introduce a consequence or result (e.g. I was tired so I went to bed)
  • ‘in conclusion/ to sum up’ are used to introduce your final paragraph where you summarize your opinion.
  • ‘personally/ in my opinion’ are both used to emphasize what you think.
  • ‘for example/for instance’ cam be used at the beginning or middle of a sentence
  • ‘such as’ can only be used in the middle of a sentence

 

 

NI1 WRITING KEY

10 Nov

Here is the answer key to the activities on page 113.

Activity A

1. Because she is looking for an au pair and Sofia’s friend told Angela she might be interested in working in England as an au pair.

2. Yes, she does.

Activity B

interested    responsible    photography    independent    forgetful

Activity C

1. intelligent, hard-working, friendly, responsible, independent

2. She likes going to the cinema, listening to music, and taking photos.

3. She’s quite shy, a bit forgetful, and her English isn’t very good

4. Yes, she does.

Activity D

incredibly

really

very

quite

a bit