Archive | April, 2012

EXPRESSING PURPOSE ANSWER KEY

25 Apr

Here you can find the answer key for the activities on page 73

10 A

– family man : he mentions the family business and the importance of spending time with kids

-a realist: he knows that he tends to give in to family pressure, he realizes that he’s unlikely to be rich and famous and he mentions the importance of keeping in touch with friends.

10  B

1-c   2-e   3-a   4-d   5-b

11A

1a) in order to, so as to, to

1b) because, so that

1c) for

2 – in order to, so as to

3- in order not to, so as not to

11B

2- I wish I could get a letter back from you because then I might know what to do next

3- I hope you took a year off for a round-the-world trip

4- If you haven’t found a partner yet, try to do so soon, so that you don’t/won’t find yourself alone and lonely in your old age.

5- I imagine you’re still doing sport every day so as to impress people.

6- I guess you have to be optimistic to always dream about being rich and famous in the future.

7- Make sure you read this every day in order to remember how you used to be.

8- If you’re not happy in your job, try something else in order not to regret wasting years of your life doing something you don’t enjoy.

AND REMEMBER THAT HERE IN THE BLOG YOU CAN FIND SOME EXTRA ACTIVITIES TO PRACTICE THIS PART OF THE GRAMMAR.


QUANTIFIERS IN ENGLISH… A LOT OF PRACTICE!

21 Apr

Quantifiers are not so difficult or so complicated as they might seem. Just to make sure you get the hang of it, here you have some further practice

BASIC FORMS

GENERAL REVIEW EASY

GENERAL REVIEW EASY 2

NOUN QUANTIFIERS IN CONTEXT

PLENTY OF FILL IN THE GAP ACTIVITIES

QUIZZES

EXPRESSING PURPOSE

17 Apr

In class we have just had a brief look to how to express purpose in English using the adequate connectors and linking expressions. For further practice have a look at these links  which include some explanation and practice activities.

PURPOSE  1

PURPOSE 2

GRAMMAR REVIEW

16 Apr

For those of you who asked for some grammar practice… here are some interesting links.

GRAMMAR PRACTICE 1

GRAMMAR PRACTICE 2

GRAMMAR PRACTICE 3

GRAMMAR PRACTICE 4

HEALTH AND MEDICINE VOCABULARY

16 Apr

Just in case you don’t come to clase or we don’t have engough time in class, here is the answer key for the health and medicine activities.

MEDICAL TERMS

  1. run down
  2. caught a cold
  3. itchy eyes
  4. feel under the weather
  5. splitting headache
  6. fever
  7. blacked out
  8. bring me around
  9. a turn for the worse
  10. be at death’s door
  11. run some tests
  12. physical
  13. chek-ups
  14. drew my blood
  15. (be) over the worst
  16. contagious
  17. go under the knife
  18. (to be) on the mend
  19. (to be) back on my feet
  20. look like the picture of health

ALTERNATIVE MEDICE GAP FILLING

  1. to
  2. misleading
  3. like
  4. therapies
  5. However
  6. even
  7. for
  8. illness
  9. limitations
  10. widely
  11. orthodox
  12. no
  13. until
  14. were
  15. despite

 

NI 2 UNIT 6.1 ANSWER KEY

16 Apr

Hi everybody,

Since we are running out of time there are some activities for which I will give you the answer key. You have to check them and, if there are any doubts, please ask in class.

PAGE 70 ACTIVITY 6A

  1. won’t be able
  2. couldn’t/ wasn’t able to
  3. let
  4. was supposed to
  5. make you
  6. manage to
  7. will be able to
  8. don’t have to/don’t need to

VOCABULARY PLUS

ACTIVITY 8A

  1. appreciation
  2. achievements
  3. preference
  4. advice

ACTIVITY 8B

-ION: appreciation, reaction, obligation, impression

-MENT: achievement, involvement, judgement, encouragement

-ENCE: pretence, interference, preference

-ICE: advice, practice

ACTITIVY 9 A/B

  1. appreciate, appreciation
  2. oblige, obligation
  3. achieve, achievement
  4. encourage, encouragement
  5. prefer, preference
  6. interfere, interference
  7. advise, advice
  8. practise, practice

ACTIVITY 9C

  1. Nouns ending  -ICE and -MENT have the same stress as the verb.
  2. Nouns ending -ION have the stress on the next to the last syllable.
  3. Nouns ending  -ENCE have no fixed pattern.

ACTIVITY 10 A

  1. impress
  2. obligations
  3. reaction
  4. advice
  5. judge
  6. pretence
  7. practise
  8. interfere
  9. encouragement
  10. preference