jueves, 9 de junio de 2011

Reported speech

Write these sentences in indirect speech, using the words given.

1.        “My name is Tom”, he said. ....................................................................................................................................

2.        “I’m writing a letter”, she said. ................................................................................................................................

3.        “I don’t like the idea”, he said.  ................................................................................................................................

4.        “We are waiting for Julia”, they said. .......................................................................................................................

5.        “The car isn’t at my house”, Tom said.  ...................................................................................................................

6.        “My washing machine is broken”, he told me. .........................................................................................................

7.        “I’m working”, Sara said. ..........................................................................................................................................

8.        “We’re worried about Peter”, John and Mary said.   .................................................................................................

9.        “I don’t smoke”, Paul said.  .......................................................................................................................................

10.     “I’m waiting for my exam results”, Megan said. .......................................................................................................

11.     “I work for an American company”, Mrs. Johnson said. ...........................................................................................

12.     “I feel ill”, the little boy said.  ....................................................................................................................................

13.     “I’m watching television now”, Peter said. ............................................................................................................

14.     “We like the new house”, Sam and Peter said. .......................................................................................................

15.“I will wash the car tomorrow”, Paula said.    .............................................................................................................

16.     “I haven’t got any money”, Peter told me.................................................................................................................

17.     “I work in a hospital”, the man said. .........................................................................................................................

18.     “We’ve never been to Berlin”, they said.  ................................................................................................................

19.     “We can’t come next Tuesday”, they told Mary. .....................................................................................................

20.     “I’m going to visit Canada this year”, the President announced. .............................................................................

21.     “I can’t stand classical music”, Sara told me. ...........................................................................................................

22.     “The plane will take off in half a hour”, the pilot announced....................................................................................

23.     “We stayed in a hotel for a few weeks”, they said .....................................................................................................

24.     “I´ve already met Sara´s parents”, he said. .................................................................................................................

25.     “I must go home to make the dinner”, Peter told her. ................................................................................................

26.     “I spoke to Janet last week”, he said to me. ...............................................................................................................

27.     “I saw her at the cinema yesterday”, he said. .............................................................................................................

28.     “I met her three months ago”, he said. .......................................................................................................................

29.      “My  parents are arriving tomorrow”, he said. ..........................................................................................................

30.   “ We will go to the museum next week”, they said. ...................................................................................

31.   “ I see the children quite often”, Mary said. ...............................................................................................

32.   “I haven´t been waiting long”, she told me. ................................................................................................

33.   “I´m listening to the radio”, the mother said to her son. .............................................................................

34.   “I´ll tell them the news on Saturday”, she said. ..........................................................................................

35.   “I walked home after the party”, he said. ....................................................................................................

36.   “I don´t like this film”, she said. ..................................................................................................................

37.   “Peter and Sue are getting married tomorrow”, she said. ............................................................................

38.   “I´ll see Mary on Sunday”, he told me. .......................................................................................................

39.   “I´m trying to listen to the news”, he said. ..................................................................................................

40.   “I must go out to post a letter”, he told me. .................................................................................................

can,can't

Complete this paper with the modal verb can,in affirmative form and in negative form can't.

what can you do?,what can't you do?

miércoles, 8 de junio de 2011

what's the weather like?

Sing and learn the weather.

Sing and have a nice time.
I hope the weather in your city will be sunny and hot or do you prefer rainy?.Tell me your answers and I want to read the different weather forecast in your contries.

what's the weather like?



Learn the weather and the days of the weeks.

What's the weather like in your city and in your country?

jueves, 2 de junio de 2011

it's summer

.

You can see two  photos about the summer holidays.Where are they,beach,swimming pool,country,lake,farm,river or mountain?

What objects can you see,a beachball,sunglasses,swimsuit,suncream,sunhat,swimming trunks,a towel?

Look these photos carefully and later answer the previous questions.

Happy summer holidays!!!!!!

martes, 31 de mayo de 2011

more about present perfect

Complete the following sentences with the tense present perfect
This exercise is for my students of third course of ESO,they are studying the present perfect and their different usages.


Example: Snoopy / climb / onto his house. Snoopy has climbed onto his house.


1. Brian / play / football
.

2. Susan / read / her new book
.

3. I / find / some money in the street
.

4. Mr and Mrs Baker / have / an accident
.

5. Tom Davis / win / the volleyball match
.

6. Alison Brown / lose / the swimming match
.

7. Mr Martin / make / breakfast for the boys
.

8. The girls / bring / some wood for the fire
.

9. The Snows / buy / a van for their holidays
.
10. Mrs Black / wash / the dishes

.

present perfect

Complete the following sentences with the tense-present perfect

do you know all the past participle of the following verbs?


1. Mrs Snow a fantastic cake. (make)

2. Debbie
a new bike. (buy)

3. I
my little dog yet. (not feed)

4. Sally and Jenny
a new CD player. (get)

5. Chris
wood for a raft. (not find)

6. The pupils
their homework. (not do)

7. Nick can't play football today. He
an accident with his bike. (have)

8. Liz
her homework yet. (not finish)

9.
Julia to school today? (be)

10. What
you for lunch today, Mum? (make)

11. Bill
his cage, but he the dishes yet. (tidy up, not wash)

12. Sandra
a lot of things for her birthday party, but she the cakes yet. (buy,



for and since

More sentences about the time expressions for and since.

1. Nobody has seen him last Friday.

2. It has been foggy some days.

3. He has been fishing six o'clock.

4. They've been living in France eight years.

5. The pilots have been on strike two months.

6. We've had terrible weather Saturday.

7. I've known Tom 1990.

8. We have been waiting for the bus half an hour.

9. She hasn't lost a match April.

10. Things have changed she's become headmaster.

11. The police have been looking for him a month.

12. Our dog has been ill two days.

13. I've been looking for this book a long time.

14. I've been working I got up.

15. The kettle has been boiling ten minutes.
 

present perfect-for and since

Remember the use of time expressions with the present perfect

since-with a specific period of time-since May

for-with a non -specific period of time-for two days



1. I haven't been to Italy July 2005.

2. She has lived in Paris
January.

3. Jim has studied
three hours. Now he is tired.

4. My friend has been ill
a long time.

5. It has been raining
more than four days.

6. I haven't seen him
Eastern.

7. He hasn't had a holiday
last summer.

8. He hasn't done any work
a month.

9. We have had this car
1998.

10. We have been here
two hours.

11. She hasn't written
Christmas.

12. Carol hasn't eaten meat
ages.

13. We have been working in his office
three years.

14. It has been snowing
yesterday morning.

15. I haven't spoken to her
our quarrel.
 

an exam for second course of bachillerato.

This is a help for students of second course of bachillerato.Read the text carefully and answer the questions.


Young Britons shy away from learning languages

Two out of three teenagers in Britain are keen to work abroad but most of them don't speak foreign languages. Government figures show that 58% of 11-18 year olds in the UK have no foreign language skills, and this has a negative effect on the economy.
Fact or fiction? Most British people are lazy when it comes to learning a foreign language.

VOX POPS:
- Fact.
- Why do you say that?
- 'Cos we don't need to. 'Cos everybody else speaks English.
- Fact. Foreigners make it too easy for you because they speak English when you're abroad.

Those views on the streets of London are backed up by figures out this week. The British Government found that 58 percent of 11-18 year olds in the UK do NOT speak a second language. However two thirds of teenagers in Britain want to work abroad when they're older - the countries of choice being Italy, Spain, France or China. The British Government admits there is a problem - that not enough young people continue learning a second language when they leave school. Teresa Tinley from the country's national centre of languages says it has big implications for the economy:

TINLEY:
We are in a competitive global market and we need to be able to speak to our customers and our potential customers. Our trade is very much geared towards English-speaking countries. Our research shows that our exports are suffering.

The research is seen as further evidence that most young people assume they can get by in a foreign country by speaking English - something the authorities in London want to change.


Part A. Reading Comprehension.
I. Answer the following questions using your own words but taking into account the information in the text (2 points: 1 point each)

a) Why don’t young British people need to learn a second language?

b) According to the British Government, what problem exists when young people leave school?


II. Are the following statements true (T) or false (F)? Identify the part of the text that supports your answer. (1.5 point: 0.5 each)

a)     The economy suffers because many 11 – 18 year olds do not have any foreign language skills.
b)     Even though 58% of young English people do not wish to learn a second language, they still want to work abroad.
c)     The British Government admits that young people start learning a second language when they leave school .


III. Find a synonym for each of the four words below from these six options: (1 point: 0.25 each)


    fiction       backed up         out         geared towards          assume       get by

a) believe sth is true without question or proof
b) survive
c) aimed/directed at
d) published


IV. Choose a, b, or c, in each question below. Only one choice is correct. (1.5 points: 0.5 each)

1. Two out of three young people in Britain …
a) are keen to speak foreign languages.
b) are interested in working abroad.
c) do not wish to work in a foreign country.

2. Not enough young English people continue learning a foreign language and …
a) this could affect the economy negatively.
b) this could affect the economy positively.
c) so they will only find jobs in Italy, Spain, France and China.

3. British trade…
a) is mainly aimed at countries whose mother tongue is English
b) is directed towards potential customers
c) is very competitive in the global market


Part B. Composition (130-150 words approximately). Choose one of the following topics. (4 points)

a)     What are the advantages of learning a second language?

b)     Do you think young English people should learn a second language?

c)     What suggestions would you make to a young English teenager to learn Spanish?

domingo, 29 de mayo de 2011

what can you see


I can see an apple,a fish,....do you know the right questions?

What can you see and what can't you see?.Play with your teacher and classmates and learn new vocabulary.

This activity  is one of a group of activities of summer holidays.

Hot and cold

It's summer and it's hot  and sunny-The summer holidays are near,enjoy the activity

jueves, 19 de mayo de 2011

a game for children:learning the opposites

Its a funny and entertaining game for childrem.You must cut and glue the right pair of opposites

The right pairs are:

hot----cold

happy---sad

day---night

lunes, 16 de mayo de 2011

Future-will.Predictions

What are you predictions for the year 2020?

we use the future will when we talk about predictions and something that it isn't sure.

Complete the following sentences in affirmative or negative and compare with your partner



When I’m older I will .....



buy - have - watch - buy - go - stay - go



 When I'm older I---------------------------out late.

When I’m older I--------------------------- TV as long as I like.

When I'm older I--------------------------- to parties.

When I'm older I---------------------------- two children.

When I'm older I ----------------------------a car.

When I'm older I-----------------------------to the cinema.

When I'm older I---------------------------- a lot of sweets.

future will

Use the right form of the future will and remember we use this type of future when we talk about predictions and something that it isn't sure.

Fill in the will - future of the words below.

have – go – meet – visit – walk – have – buy – not be – have

Tomorrow I
my friend George. We to the movies and then we our dinner at the new fast – food place. In the afternoon we George’s uncle and play table tennis in his garden. Then we around in the shopping mall where we a look at the shops. Maybe I new jeans. We back before 6 o’clock. I think we a great day.
 

future going to

Complete the following sentences with the rught form of the future-going to.

Remember we use this type of future when we talk about plans or promises.

1. I him tomorrow. (meet)

2. They
to Dublin. (drive)

3. He
to the football match. (go)

4. She
her aunt. (visit)

5. We
a test. (write)

6. They
them tea. (offer)

7. My friends
their holidays in Wales. (spend)

8. My uncle
a birthday present for Harry. (buy)

9. I
the rabbits. (feed)

10. My father
his car. (wash)

11. Tom
you with the homework. (help)

12. There
a meeting at our school. (be)

13. Winter holidays
in the first week of February. (be)

14. I it for you. (repair)

15. They Japanese. (learn)
 

martes, 10 de mayo de 2011

animals

look the picture and say the names of the animals.

What of the following names are included in the photo?

-mouse,zebra,dolphin,cat,lion,tiger,dog,parrot,bird,tortoise,hamster,rabbit,fish,octopus,camel,horse,elephant.

activities for children:what are they doing?

look the picture and describe what are the children doing.

lunes, 9 de mayo de 2011

past simple-regular and irregular verbs.Affirmative and negative form

Fill in the past form.

1. Mammoths
big animals, bigger than elephants. (be)

2. Mammoths
100 years ago. (not live)

3. Mammoths
a long time ago. (live)

4. Mammoths
meat. They grass. (not eat / eat)

5. They
two large tusks about three metres long. (have)

6. Some dinosaurs
in the air and some in the sea. (fly / swim)

7. He
some milk. He any water. (drink / not drink)

8. She only
a pound. She 3 pounds. (spend / not spend)

9. I
some elephants. I any lions. (see / not see)

10. They
in the sea, but in the lake. (swim / not swim)

past simple-regular verbs

Complete these sentences. Use the verbs below.

clean . . . die . . . enjoy . . . end . . . happen . . . live . . . open . . . play . . . rain . . . repair . . . start . . . stay . . . want . . . watch


1. Yesterday evening I TV.

2. I only
my teeth four times last week.

3. Bruce
his mountain bike yesterday evening.

4. The concert last night
at 7.30 and at 10 o’clock.

5. The accident
last Sunday afternoon.

6. When I was a child I
to be a doctor.

7. Mozart
from 1756 to 1791.

8. We
our holiday last week.

9. Today the weather is nice, but yesterday it
.

10. It was hot in the room, so I
the window.

11. The weather was good yesterday afternoon, so we
tennis.

12. William Shakespeare
in 1616.

sábado, 7 de mayo de 2011

it's a funny game for children

Can you say in english the names of the different members of the family?

match and join the right answers


papá                                         mother

mamá                                        brother

abuela                                      grandfather

abuela                                      sister

hermano                                  father

hermana                                  grandmother

martes, 3 de mayo de 2011

learn the colours

colour word search:You have to do two tasks;first,read and learn the colours and later search the different colours in the word search.

Learn English is also a funny activity

colourful food:read and colour

This is an activity for students of first courses of primary.Have a funny time learning the colours and the names of different vegetables and food

domingo, 1 de mayo de 2011

happy mother's day


This is a special present for all the mums of the world.Sing this fantastic and funny song to your mum.

Happy day,mum!!!!!!

sábado, 30 de abril de 2011

farm animals

This is a special project for children of primary school.At this moment,I am working in a bilingual project for nursery,primary and secondary school.I join different papers and activities for each group of students.

This paper is for primary school,the students can learn the names of farm animals.It's an entertaining and funny activity.

viernes, 22 de abril de 2011

english exam for second course of bachillerato



The McCanns still hope to find their missing daughter

The parents of a missing British girl, Madeleine McCann, are back in Britain more than four months after their daughter disappeared in Portugal.
Madeleine McCann disappeared more than four months ago from an apartment in the small Portuguese resort of Praia de Luz. Kate and Gerry McCann say they returned from eating in a restaurant a short distance away, to find their daughter missing - she's not yet been found.
The McCanns have stayed in Portugal since Madeleine's disappearance, where they have at times been the focus of close media scrutiny. They seemed to use that interest to their advantage, launching an international campaign to keep the story in the public eye. Pictures of Madeleine were posted on a special website, in airports and police stations around the world.
The McCann's have found strength in their own religious faith in the past months, even though admitting times of doubt. Travelling to the Vatican weeks after Madeleine's disappearance, they were given a brief audience with the Pope.
In this and all public appearances, the McCanns have always seemed calm, even after the dramatic turn of events of recent days which saw them being named as official suspects by Portuguese police. In interviews with British newspapers, the McCanns have accused the police of trying to frame them in the case. Officers say Portuguese law prevents them from responding to that accusation.
The McCanns have said they wanted to return to Britain for the sake of their twins. But on Saturday a family friend said, they were determined that the focus of the investigation does not shift away from trying to find Madeleine.
Part A. Reading Comprehension.
I. Answer the following questions using your own words but taking into account the information in the text. (2 points: 1 point each)
a) What do officers say about Portuguese law?
b) Why did he McCanns want to return to Britain?

II. Are the following statements true (T) or false (F)? Identify the part of the text that supports your answer. (1.5 point: 0.5 each)
a. The parents of Madeleine McCann have been back in Britain for more than 4 months.
b. They managed to have a long meeting with the Pope.
c. The McCanns had a meal in a restaurant which was not near the hotel.
III. Find a synonym for each of the four words below from these six options: (1 point: 0.25 each)
shift           strength         suspects          launching       scrutiny          frame
a) move
b) detailed examination
c) beginning
d) make sb feel they are guilty

IV. Choose a, b, or c, in each question below. Only one choice is correct. (1.5 points: 0.5 each)
1. The McCanns have found strength…
a) after visiting the Vatican.
b) because they believe in God according to their faith.
c) because they work out in a gym .
2. The McCanns have accused the police of…
a) killing Madeleine.
b) making them feel guilty of a crime they did not commit.
c) preventing them from responding to the accusations.
3. The McCanns…
a) returned to England when their daughter disappeared.
b) have never wanted to return to Britain.
c) seem to have used media interest to their advantage.

Part B. Composition (130-150 words approximately). Choose one of the following topics. (4 points)
1. What do you think of the McCann case? (OPINION)
2. What can we do to make sure children are safe? (PROBLEM SOLVING)
3. What are the advantages and disadvantages of having children? (ARGUMENTATIVE)



an english exam for second course of bachillerato

16th century royal letter for sale
A letter from the 1500s which tells part of the story of how the Church of England began is expected to sell for a high price. It was written by Catherine of Aragon, the 1st wife of King Henry VIII, while he and the Pope were struggling for power.
It has always been said that British schoolchildren don't know much about British history, but one thing they all know is that Henry VIII had six wives - as the saying goes "divorced, beheaded, died; divorced, beheaded, survived".
Catherine of Aragon was the Spanish first wife who was divorced when she failed to give the King a son. The letter for sale is dated February the 8th 1534, in the middle of this tumultuous and gripping period. King Henry wanted the Pope to annul his marriage to Catherine so that he could have a child with another woman.
This autographed letter, signed 'Katharina', is to the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V. In it she pleads -in Spanish- for Charles to press the Pope to stand up to Henry saying that the [quote] "sufferings, surprises and affronts which every day puts on us, are of universal notoriety". Catherine was successful, the Pope supported her, but of course Henry defied the Pope, divorced Catherine, and set up the Church of England.
The letter is enormously rare and could fetch over 100,000 dollars when it's sold in December. The price reflects an intimate glimpse into a brutal and totalitarian society. (254 words)

Part A. Reading Comprehension.
I. Answer the following questions using your own words but taking into account the information in the text. (2 points: 1 point each)
a) According to the author, what did King Henry want the Pope to do?
b) According to the text, what does the price reflect?

II. Are the following statements true (T) or false (F)? Identify the part of the text that supports your answer. (1.5 point: 0.5 each)
a. Catherine of Aragon’s letter is dated in the 15th century.
b. Catherine wanted Charles V to oppose King Henry.
c. The Pope did not agree with Catherine.

III. Find a synonym for each of the four words below from these six options: (1 point: 0.25 each)
glimpse       defied        pleads        stand up to       affronts      gripping period
a) begs, makes a very strong request
b) offensive words
c) a very quick look
d) refused to respect

IV. Choose a, b, or c, in each question below. Only one choice is correct. (1.5 points: 0.5 each)
1. British school children…
a) know a lot about English history.
b) have studied about King Henry VIII.
c) only know one thing.
2. Catherine was successful because…
a) the Pope agreed with her
b) she was not beheaded.
c) King Henry VIII divorced her.
3. Catherine of Aragon was divorced because…
a) she had the flu
b) she couldn’t have a baby boy
c) she was Spanish

Part B. Composition (130-150 words approximately). Choose one of the following topics. (4 points)
1. What can we do to help Spanish students enjoy history classes?
2. What are the advantages of studying history?

martes, 19 de abril de 2011

passive voice

You can write all the sentences in passive voice.It's very easy,remember you have a lot of time at Easter.This exercise is for all the students of fourth of ESO,but if you are in bachiller you can do it.

1. He usually buys the tickets. .

2. We booked the flights.
.

3. He opened the bottle easily.
.

4. She cleans my shoes.
.

5. They arrested the burglars.
.

6. He wrote the note.
.

7. They washed the car.
.

8. She found the key.
.

9. He sold his coin collection.
.

10. We started a new system.
.

11. Someone stole his car.
.

12. They used the towels.
.

13. We turned on the TV.
.
14. She served tea at 4.
.

15. The rain flooded the camp.
.
 

passive voice

Complete the verbs in brackets in the passive voice but in the correct tense.It's very easy because I help you,I have written the right tense of each sentence between brackets

1. Paul (send) to prison. (Future tense)

2. My brother
(just beat) in the race. (Present perfect)

3. He
(tell) to wait outside. (Past tense)

4. I
(not pay) for the work. (Past tense)

5. Policemen
(often ask) for the way. (Present tense)

6. They lawn
(cut) once a week. (Present tense)

7. We
(ask) by the police. (Future tense)

8. The towels
(not use). (Past tense)

9. He
(not sell) the jewels. (Present perfect)

10. They
(teach) French. (Present tense)

11. The fire brigade
(phone) soon after the fire broke out. (Past perfect)

12. You
(laugh) at if you talk such nonsense. (Future tense)

13. All the fruits
(eat up) by the guests. (Past tense)

14. The letter
(answer) tomorrow. (Future tense)

15. Stamps
(sell) here. (Present tense)