Monday, 30 April 2012

PREPOSITIONS (elementary PICTO DICTATION).


   Listen carefully and locate all the objects, furniture or people that are mentioned. 
                                                         


Click on the start button to listen to the instructions:

 

Click below to download the complete worksheet:








Saturday, 28 April 2012

TALKING BOOKS: The Otters and the Wolf

Read and listen to the story of the greedy otters and the shrewd wolf and answer the questions:
 
       


  1. Where did the wolf and his wife live?
  2. Mrs. Wolf felt like eating some...
  3. Where did the wolf go?
  4. What did he see?
  5. What problem did the otters have?
  6. What did the wolf do?
  7. Were the otters afraid?
  8. How did the wolf settle the problem?
  9. Were the otters satisfied?
  10. Is everyone happy in the end? Why / why not?

You can find more talking books at:
                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GRpiNWqDD0&feature=autoplay&list=PLF259E3EAE15AF924&playnext=1

(Video created by Appu Series: http://appuseries.com/content)

Friday, 27 April 2012

GRAMMAR CAN BE FUN!

Here is an image of what you can find in the following link, where GRAMMAR IS EXPLAINED BY A CARTOON. Of course there is no sound here, but all you have to do is scroll down the site and you'll find a list of grammar points that you can read and also listen to.



As you can see, I chose English Spelling to illustrate this post, but you'll find lots more! 
Here is the link:
                                  http://community.eflclassroom.com/page/grammar-1

(Resource by ENGLISHCentral).


ENGLISH IS A FUNNY LANGUAGE!


Don't you agree?!

(This image was created by BusyTeacher. org)

DESCRIPTION OF PEOPLE: Personality & Appearance (Intermediate)

Download this powerpoint to read some tips about describing people. If you wish, you can see its contents before in the video below.

                      


Click here to download the powerpoint.  
                                                            
                                                             



Monday, 23 April 2012

EARTH DAY

Click on the link and listen...

                                        http://www.breathingearth.net/


Place your cursor over the country of your choice. You'll discover some amazing facts.

Sunday, 22 April 2012

SUCCESS (intermediate worksheet & listening)

Listen to this story and, if it makes you think, read it too and answer some questions about it.

                                 

         

Click on the picture to download the worksheet.
      

Text taken from http://www.ratracetrap.com/the-rat-race-trap/the-investment-banker-and-the-mexican-fisherman.html
 Artwork by Phillip Martin.

Friday, 20 April 2012

SUPERHEROES (lower intermediate, teenagers)

Create your own superhero from head to toes!

Will it be a male or a female, tall or short, good or evil? What superpowers has he got? Dress him, choose a companion for him, give him all kinds of accessories and gadgets and even a name.

 Look at the one I created!


Do you want to try? Enter this site and go through all the options!   

 


You can find some useful information here to make your project even better!

 




TEAM WORK

Here is a funny advertisement of a Belgian bus company. I bet you'll like it!

(the original advert has no words, except for those in the last images).
    
            

And here are some questions for you:

  1. Can you name the animals in the video?
  2. Could you tell the story? What happens in it?
  3. What is the message?
  4. What is your opinion?


Thursday, 19 April 2012

FRIENDSHIP

Watch the video and answer the questions in the quiz.           
                            

WHAT A NOISY CLASSROOM!!

                                                            Is your class similar to this one?


Cartoon by Matt Groening. Source: http://maxweber.hunter.cuny.edu/eres/docs/eres/EDSPC715_MCINTYRE/BehManCartoons.html

Oh, no! Some students should NOT be doing this! Can you find them?

  1. Someone is doing her hair.
  2. Someone has nothing to work with!
  3. Someone is laughing nervously.
  4. Someone is having nasty thoughts about the teacher!
  5. Someome is meowing!
  6. Someone is speaking softly.
  7. Someone imagines to be somewhere else.
  8. Someone has just arrived.
  9. Someone is playing an imaginary instrument!
  10. Someone is snoaring!
  11. WHAT IS THE TEACHER DOING?
  12. What would you do if you were the teacher?


Wednesday, 18 April 2012

PINK DAVINCI

 Poor Leonardo ...  He even thought he was a genius, can you believe it?! He considered his painting of the Mona Lisa a work of art! Silly thing... he didn't know about this special panther.

Fortunately, the greatest artist, the best creator ever appeared and put the enigmatic smile, the awsome touch that did it! Who else could have done it? Only the PINK PANTHER. No wonder Leonardo became soooo angry!

Sit comfortably and see how everything really happened. No history book will tell you the authentic facts!

  

Now it's your turn to do some research:
Find out about Leonardo da Vinci, the Mona Lisa and her smile, the Tower of Pisa and every possible fact you can add to throw some light into history.


PROVERBS & SAYINGS (intermediate WORKSHEET)

Lots of proverbs to enjoy and learn with!
Choose the correct word for each gap to give meaning to each saying. You can check your answers in the KEY sheet provided, but DON'T PEEK!


Just click on the picture to download!    
                                                        

WHAT IF...? (for advanced young adults)

What would happen if your dreams came true?

                              

Imagine:
You find Aladdin's lamp. It allows you to make three wishes.

You could start this way:
  • I wish...
  • If only ...
And ... after that? What could happen? What could the consequences of your dreams be?
How far can your wishes go?
Is there a happy ending?



Tuesday, 17 April 2012

JIGSAW PUZZLE 2

Complete the puzzle.
 Do you know this famous place? Find out its name and as much information as you can about it!

                                        Picture by David Ball (www.davidball.net)

Sunday, 15 April 2012

PROVERBS & SAYINGS (intermediate POWERPOINT)

Find the correct ending for each proverb. Is there a similar one in your language?

                     

View the powerpoint contents in this video. Click below to download the presentation if you like it.
                                                                                          

TABLE MANNERS

  Watch her display of table manners. What do you think?      



Click on dotsub to see the video with subtitles.

Here are some questions for you! Can you answer them?
  1. What is she going to eat?
  2. What is she going to drink?
  3. Do you know the difference between HOLDING and GRABBING? In which of the two ways does she take her glass?
  4. Is it a good idea to make noises while you chew your food?
  5. What can you do with your knife and fork if you don't have as much food on your plate as you want?
  6. What is step number three about?
  7. Are you supposed to mix food and drink in your mouth?
  8. What can you do when you have a lot of food in your mouth and you want to say something?
  9. Now, do you eat like that?

Friday, 13 April 2012

DECORATE YOUR ROOM

Are you a good decorator?
Enter this page and you'll find an empty room: choose the colour of the walls and floors, the furniture, lamps, curtains, rugs, everything you like, even the doors and windows!
Here's what I did:


Click here and give it a try!
                                 http://elouai.com/new-room-maker/index.php

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

THE HISTORY OF ENGLISH IN TEN MINUTES (subtitled, advanced)

Have a good laugh with this brief account of English history!

   

Created by the Open University and voiced by Clive Anderson. 



MEANS OF TRANSPORT (WORD SEARCH)

Can you find the eight words in just ten minutes?

      

Monday, 9 April 2012

A SPOONFUL OF SUGAR. Mary Poppins

Try to sing along! Just look at the subtitles.          

                                 


WHAT'S YOUR NAME? (for beginners, for kids)

  Introduce yourself, make new friends!            


                                


Sunday, 8 April 2012

PHONEMIC CHART

Listen to the sounds of English.
Follow the link and click on each symbol to hear it. Then, if you click on the arrow, you'll hear some examples of words with that sound.


Click here:
                     Phonemic chart

NOTHING TO DO (Part 1). The Berenstain Bears

                                 

NOTHING TO DO (Part 2). The Berenstain Bears

                                 

FASHION, CLOTHES & ACCESSORIES

Choose her appearance, her clothes and accessories. Then describe her  and see if your classmates guess what she looks like.

                               

GREAT BRITAIN for elementary students (video with subtitles)

                              

How much do you know about Britain? Could you answer the following questions?

  1. How many people live there?
  2. What is the capital city?
  3. How many inhabitants has London got?
  4. Where does the Prime Minister live?
  5. Who is the head of state?
  6. What is Buckingham Palace?
  7. Where is Edinburgh?
  8. Who was born in Stratford-upon-Avon?
  9. Which two cities are famous for their universities?
  10. What percentage of the British population are farmers?
  11. What is Stonehenge?
  12. Apart from English, which other language is spoken in Wales?
  13. Where is Waterloo Station?
  14. Where can you go from there?

Saturday, 7 April 2012

TONGUE TWISTER 1

                                            


Whether the weather be fine
or whether the weather be not.
Whether the weather be cold
or whether the weather be hot.
We'll weather the weather
whether we like it or not.



Wednesday, 4 April 2012

CLUELESS CROSSWORD

    This is a crossword puzzle game with a new twist - there are no clues! Here is how it goes:
Select a square by clicking on it: several squares will then turn yellow, which means that THE SAME LETTER GOES IN ALL OF THEM. Now try with the different letters on the right and start the process again after you find the right one. Every time you complete the crossword, the level of difficulty will go up for the next one. 
Have fun!       
                     
      


Tuesday, 3 April 2012

HANGMAN

Can you complete the eight words related to the weather?
Write down your correct answers! Every time you fail you'll have to start anew!


Monday, 2 April 2012

MAKE & DO powerpoint (practice for intermediate students)

                           

View the powerpoint contents in this video and click below if you want to download the presentation.
     
                                                         


                                                         

JIGSAW PUZZLE 1

Do you know this British icon? Drag the pieces and complete the puzzle to find out.

Sunday, 1 April 2012

OSCAR WILDE'S The importance of Being Earnest

Have a good laugh with Wilde's humour and fine irony. Read and listen to an extract from The Importance of Being Earnest.

        (You'll find some exercises on the second page and the keys to check your answers!)



                                                         
                      Click on the green arrow to download this worksheet.                     
                                                         
And listen:




ENGLISHMAN IN NEW YORK. Sting

Here is one of my favourite songs. How do you like it? Can you complete it?
                       
                        

I don't drink _____________ I take tea my dear
I like my toast done on one side
And you can hear it in my _____________ when I talk
I'm an Englishman in New York

See me walking down Fifth Avenue
A walking cane here at my side
I take it ____________ I walk
I'm an Englishman in New York

I'm an ____________ I'm a legal _____________
I'm an Englishman in New York
I'm an ____________ I'm a legal _____________
I'm an Englishman in New York

If, "Manners maketh man" as someone said
Then he's the _________________ of the day
It takes a man to suffer ignorance and ________
Be yourself no matter what they say

I'm an ____________ I'm a legal _____________
I'm an Englishman in New York
I'm an ____________ I'm a legal _____________
I'm an Englishman in New York

Modesty, propriety can lead to notoriety
You could end up as the _________ one
Gentleness, sobriety are rare in this __________
At ___________ a candle's brighter than the sun

Takes more than ________ gear to make a man
Takes more than a _____________ for a gun
Confront your ________, avoid them when you can
A gentleman will walk but never run

If "Manners maketh man" as ____________ said
Then he's the hero of the day
It takes a man to suffer ____________ and smile
Be yourself no matter what they say

I'm an ___________ I'm a legal ______________
I'm an Englishman in New York
I'm an ___________ I'm a legal ______________
I'm an Englishman in New York



You can also hear it, read the complete lyrics AND SING IT ALONG here:

                                       http://www.inglesdivino.com/?l=175

This is a wonderful link with dozens of songs which includes the possibility of adding gaps to fill in and the translation of the lyrics into Spanish. Also, if you click on one of the first words, each one after that will be highlighted as the artist sings it, which makes it so easy to follow!

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION (intermediate worksheet)


In this worksheet you will find some ideas and lots of words that might come in handy when describing someone's physical appearance.


                                                         
                                                            

                               (Artwork by Phillip Martin: http://www.phillipmartin.info/clipart/homepage.htm