Saturday, 15 November 2014

I WISH- IF ONLY



Wish and ‘If only’ are both used to talk about regrets – things that we would like to change either about the past or the present.

Talking about the present
  • If only I didn’t have so much homework I could go to the concert tonight. She has a lot of homework and she can’t go to the concert.
  • I wish you didn’t live so far away.
  • I wish I knew what to do.
When we talk about present regrets, both wish and if only are followed by the past simple tense. The past tense emphasises that we are talking about something ‘unreal’.

Talking about the past
  • I wish I’d studied harder when I was at school. He didn’t study harder when he was at school.
  • I wish I hadn’t eaten all that chocolate. I feel sick.
  • If only I’d known you were coming.
Both wish and if only are followed by the past perfect tense when we talk about past regrets.

Wish/if only and would

We use wish + would to talk about something in the present that we would like to change – usually something that we find annoying.
  • I wish you wouldn’t borrow my clothes without asking.
  • I wish it would rain. The garden really needs some water.
  • I wish you’d give up smoking. it’s really bad for you.
NB We can only use wish + would to talk about things we can’t change
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I WISH- ONE DIRECTION


WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING......

WATCH THIS VIDEO AND THEN REPORT THESE QUESTIONS AND SENTENCES TAKEN FROM THE MOVIE




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1) Will you marry me? ____________________________

2) Are you okay? _______________________________

3) There’s a train coming and it’s fast. ________________

4) Are you family? ______________________________

5) She’s his fiancee. _____________________________

6) I need to ask you a few questions. _________________

7) He is in a coma. ______________________________

8) He was pushed from the platform at the train station. ___

9) She jumped on the tracks. ______________________

10) She saved his life. _____________________________ 

REPORTED SPEECH

 You can  read some grammar about Reported Speech and then try to match these sentences 


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Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Gerund after Preposition (Verbs)

Gerund after prepositions (verbs)

We use the Gerund after prepositions.

verb + preposition
Exception: to
Here we use the phrase:
looking forward to + Gerund
Example:
I'm looking forward to seeing you soon.
We use the Gerund after the following phrases:
accuse ofThey were accused of breaking into a shop.
agree withagree with playing darts.
apologize forThey apologize for being late.
believe inShe doesn't believe in getting lost in the wood.
blame forThe reporter is blamed for writing bad stories.
complain aboutShe complains about bullying.
concentrate onDo you concentrate on reading or writing?
congratulate sb. onI wanted to congratulate you on making such a good speech.
cope withHe is not sure how to cope with getting older.
decide againstThey decided against stealing the car.
depend onSuccess may depend on becoming more patient.
dream about/ofSue dreams of being a pop star.
feel likeThey feel like going to bed.
get used toYou must get used to working long hours.
insist onThe girls insisted on going out with Mark.
look forward toI'm looking forward to seeing you soon.
prevent sb. from sth.How can I prevent Kate from working in this shop?
rely on sth.He doesn't rely on winning in the casino.
succeed inHow then can I succeed in learning chemistry?
specialize inThe firm specialized in designing websites.
stop sb. fromstopped Andrew from smoking.
talk about/ofThey often talk about travelling to New Zealand.
think ofFrank thinks of playing chess.
warn sb. againstWe warned them against using this computer.
worry aboutThe patient worries about having the check-up.



Friday, 31 October 2014

Work on your Listening!!! Exam practice

It is the last track of the year and exams are coming soon , so if you feel you need to improve your Listening Skill, here there is a link for you to run through it!!! Good Luck!


http://www.examenglish.com/PET/pet_listening_part1.htm


Friday, 24 October 2014

Thursday, 16 October 2014

CRIME UNIT 9

Do you know the words we use for different crimes?

Do you know what type of questions the police may ask a suspected criminal? 


Do you know the words that describe different types of punishment?


REBECCA QUIZ

Answer the following questions. 


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Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Rebecca @ York!

Here we are sharing our opinions about the first four chapters of Rebecca in the Quincho!

Enjoying some mates, juice and cookies!!!!!

Good job girls!!

Twitter #Readrebecca

https://twitter.com/hashtag/Readrebecca?src=hash




Thursday, 2 October 2014

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

UNIT 8- ENVIRONMENT- HOW GREEN ARE YOU?

Are you hurting or helping the environment? Find out if your actions are green or not. Little changes can make a big difference!

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Sunday, 28 September 2014

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

MAKE AND DO-

LEARN SOME DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THESE VERBS WHILE ENJOYING THIS FUNNY VIDEO!!


REBECCA

ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS ABOUT REBECCA.WE WILL TALK ABOUT THE ANSWERS IN CLASS.


Friday, 19 September 2014

A MESSAGE FOR MY STUDENTS!!

LET'S TRY TOGETHER THIS NEW WAY OF COMMUNICATING... 

YOU WILL NEED A  QR READER APP TO BE ABLE TO READ IT, THERE ARE MANY, DEPENDING ON WHAT TYPE OF SMARTPHONE YOU HAVE... 

MOST OF THEM ARE FREE!!!

HOPE YOU LIKE THIS!!

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Unit 8- Have/ get something done

Let's see this video and check some common mistakes that people do when using this structure!




Unit 8- Conditionals ( from type 0 to type 3)

In this video you can go over all the types of conditionals in case you have any doubt!


Unit 7- Prefer, would prefer, would rather!

Coffee or tea? What do you prefer?

Let's listen to this nice video explaining and showing us the difference in meaning!!!!!





Unit 7: make, let, have, get...

Let's learn more about these verbs. Watch this video and listen to Alex's explanation and examples!


Monday, 1 September 2014

MAKE AND LET

TRY THESE EXERCISES TO SEE IF YOU UNDERSTOOD THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MAKE AND LET. YOU CAN CHECK YOUR ANSWERS TOO!!

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Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Happy Anniversary YORK!!!!

Students and teachers wish you a Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Miss Romina and Miss Claudia

Monday, 18 August 2014

Unit 6- Must, mustn't, needn't

You MUST do something = it is necessary that you do it....
  • example: Don't tell anybody what I said. You MUST keep it as a secret
  •  
You MUSTN'T do something = it is necessary that you do not do it (so don't do it)

  • example: It's essential that nobody hears us. We MUSTN'T make any noise 
  •  
You NEEDN'T do something = it is not necessary that you do it, you don't need to do it

  • example:We've got plenty of time. We NEEDN'T to hurry (it is not necessary to hurry)

Notes:

instead of NEEDN'T you can use DON'T /DOESN'T NEED TO

Remember that you can say : don't need to do but needn't do

Now compare this: needn't (do) and needn't have (done)

examples:

a) That shirt isn't dirty. You needn't wash it!

b) Why did you wash that shirt? it wasn't dirty. You needn't have washed it!

Monday, 11 August 2014

You HAVE to See the Hilarious Thing One Woman Is Doing on Her Runs

This might be the most entertaining form of fitspiration yet.




Training for a race, or even just logging some miles to stay fit, can definitely be challenging. Between actually getting yourself to hit the road and then keeping up the pace without calling it quits, sometimes you need a little extra motivation to stay on track.
Take Claire Wyckoff of San Francisco, for example. She creatively came up with the idea of using her Nike + exercise tracker to map her runs
While this is clearly silly and hilarious, we have to say: It's also pretty genius. When you give your run or your workout a super-fun end goal—like finishing a work of art—it makes sweating it out way more enjoyable (and much harder to cut short!).

write your thoughts about! 
a-do you find it funny and logic or the other way around?
b- do you have any own plan to follow and help you with your goals?
c- are you planning any running sign up or do you have any goal plan for this spring time coming?


Thursday, 24 July 2014

VIDEO FOR PRACTISING PRONUNCIATION

Practise this poem "The chaos" and check your performance. Look up the pronunciation of words if you need.


Tuesday, 22 July 2014

During the holidays...don't forget to look up!!!!

Watch this video and think about it!!!! enjoy it....



IF I COULD GO ANYWHERE....

We are already enjoying our Winter Holidays. 
Most of you are probably travelling or having fun with your friends. 

Let's think for a minute and imagine your best place, city, town or anywhere you'd love to be right now. 
Where is that place? 
Is it real or imaginary? 
Is it near or far away? Is it a tourist attraction or an isolated island? 

Leave your comment , please. 
We will talk about this when we come back!!


PARADISE by Coldplay

This is an interesting game to play and practise English. 

You will listen to a song and you will be able to complete the lyrics while you listen. 

If you make a mistake, the song stops so, listen carefully and complete it. 

Today you will practise the song Paradise (which we sang in our last class).



CLICK HERE AND PLAY

I am a great choice.

I am a great choice.

I found this lovely poem!!! 

What are your thoughts?

Little Holiday Jokes!!!

An old man went to the Doctor complaining that his wife could barely hear. The Doctor suggested a test to find out the extent of the problem. 

 “Stand far behind her and ask her a question, then slowly move up and see how far away you are when she first responds.” 

The old man,  excited to finally be working on a solution for the problem, runs home and sees his wife preparing supper. 

"Honey” the man Asks standing around 20 feet away “what's for supper?” After receiving no response he tried it again 15 feet away, and again no response. Then again at 10 feet away and again no response. Finally he was 5 feet away 

 “Honey, what's for supper?” 

She replies “For the fourth time it’s lasagna!”

The teacher asked, "What is actually used as a conductor of electricity Little Johnny?"

Little Johnny stammered, "Why...er?"

The teacher smiled and said, "Wire is right. Very good Little Johnny.

Now tell me, what is the unit of electrical power?"

Little Johnny asked, "The what?"

His teacher was very pleased, saying, "That's absolutely correct-- the Watt!. 

"Now, class, you should all take the time to study as diligently as Little Johnny does."

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!

WE WISH YOU HAVE AN AMAZING TIME!! 

ENJOY AND HAVE FUN!!


MISS ROMINA AND MISS CLAUDIA



Tuesday, 8 July 2014

SONG- I WON'T GIVE UP

Listen to this beautiful song by Jason Mraz.
We will complete some activities about it in class.

Enjoy it !


Friday, 27 June 2014

Unit 4 - Noun and adjective forms


Which is correct?
"He is intelligent" or " he is intelligence"

Let's take a look at the adjective form of nouns.

These words will help you build your vocabulary and will, hopefully, stop you from using the wrong word in the wrong context. It makes your English sound very strange when you use an adjective instead of a noun (or vice-versa).

Take a look at this, mostly complete, A-Z and then answer with the correct word to complete the sentences below.


Noun
Adjective
Anger
Angry
Beauty
Beautiful
Craziness
Crazy
Danger
Dangerous
Ease
Easy
Familiarity
Familiar
Guilt
Guilty
Happiness
Happy
Intelligence
Intelligent
Juice
Juicy
Kindness
Kind
Luck
Lucky
Misery
Miserable
Nature
Natural
Offense
Offensive
Pain
Painful
Question
Questionable
Romance
Romantic
Strength
Strong
Truth
True
Ugliness
Ugly
Violence
Violent
Warmth
Warm
Youth
Young
Zeal
Zealous

Answer:
1- there's no need to get _________ with me. (anger / angry)

2-There is a _______ of him losing his job. (danger / dangerous)

3-He completed the exam with __________ (ease / easy)

4-If you didn't do it, why do you look so __________? (guilty / guilt)

5-I put the _________of my family above all other things. (happy / happiness)

6-She's the most____________person I have ever met. (Intelligence / intelligent)

7-To have _________is important when you gamble. (lucky / luck)

8-It was nice to see the animals in their __________ environment. (nature / natural)

9-I have a ________ in my shoulder. (pain / painful)

10-Not everything you read in the newspaper is ________ (true / truth)

Monday, 2 June 2014

Sunday, 25 May 2014

Similar words!!! Don't get confused!

Like / As / Unlike / Such as

Like
- it is followed by a noun or a pronoun
- it is used to compare things
- it means ' similar to '
She is like her mother.
You speak like a native speaker.
Ann looks like a princess.

As
- it is used to refer to something or someone's appearance or function

Before she became a waitress she worked as a cleaning lady.

- in the same way 

I always drink strong black coffee as they do in my country.

- to refer to the degree of something 

Your son will soon be as tall as his father.

- as  a conjunction ( to connect two clauses )

As they were leaving, Mary called.

Like and As 

 they can both be used to show how things are similar

He runs like a panther.
He runs as a panther does.

Unlike
- not alike, dissimilar, not equal

For twins, the girls are very unlike.
I am unlike my sister in many ways.

- not typical or characteristic for someone or something

It is unlike her to be late.

- when using to contrast somebody or something with another person or thing

Unlike the old generation of computers, the next generation of computers will be more efficient.

Such as
- to introduce an example or series of examples
- it means ' for example ', ' of a kind ' 

Animals such as elephants and lions...

Such as and Like
- they can both be used to introduce examples
- in formal academic writing ' such as ' is better than ' like '

NOW TEST YOURSELF BY CLICKING HERE AND COMPLETE THE SENTENCES