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Telling a story – key

11 Dec

Hi everyone!

Here is the answer key to the handout about narratives

TELLING A STORY key

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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

 

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

EDUCATION IN BRITAIN AND THE USA

20 Feb

Have a look at the video and the slideshare to learn a little bit more about how English-speaking children learn at school in Britain and the USA

 

 

THEIR FIRST SHOW

13 Feb

Hi everybody,

You know that today we have a great show coming. The students who are participating in the drama club are acting today at the Nazarenas school at 19.30.

The show is free of charge and I think we should all try to go to enjoy ourselves and to support the actors who will do a great job.

They are going to perform and act out a beautiful poem by William Wordsworth and though it may not seem so, it’s going to be a lot of fun. Here you can read the poem and, since we are short of time, I have also included a translation.

I hope to see you this evening!!

I WANDERED LONELY AS A CLOUD (DAFFODILS)

I wandered lonely as a Cloud
That floats on high o’er vales and Hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden Daffodils;
Beside the Lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the milky way,
They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.

The waves beside them danced; but they
Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:
A Poet could not but be gay,
In such a jocund company:
I gazed–and gazed–but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought:

For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the Daffodils.

ERRABA SOLITARIO COMO UNA NUBE

Vagué solitario como una nube
Que flota en lo alto sobre valles y colinas,
Cuando de repente vi una multitud,
Una gran cantidad, de narcisos de oro;
Al lado del lago, bajo los árboles,
Ondeando y bailando en la brisa.

Ininterrumpida como las estrellas que brillan
Y el brillo de la Vía Láctea,
Se extendían en una línea sin fín
A lo largo del margen de una bahía:
Diez mil vi a simple vista,
Sacudir la cabeza en alegre danza .

Las olas junto a ellos bailaban, pero ellos
superaban a las espumosas olas en regocijo:
Un poeta no podría sino estar feliz,
En tan jocosa compañía:
Miré – y miré -, pero ni siquiera se me pasó por la cabeza
La riqueza que el espectáculo me había traído:

A menudo, cuando en mi sofá me acuesto
En estado de ánimo ausente o pensativo,
Ellos centellean ante ese ojo interior
Que es la dicha de la soledad;
Y entonces mi corazón se llena de placer,
Y danza con los narcisos.


FIRST CONDITIONAL AND FUTURE TIME CLAUSES

29 Jan

Further information on the topic can be found here

FIRST CONDITIONAL

FUTURE TIME CLAUSES

FUTURE TIME CLAUSES 2

PRACTICE 1

PRACTICE 2

NI 1 HOMEWORK

3 Feb

As I told you, I include the composition topic for unit 3. There is also some vocabulary you have to complete for next class

NI1 COMPO 3

WORK VOCAB