Monday, 28 April 2014

Unit 2- Travel Guide

Which city do you think they are referring to if it it described as....

1) Multicultural
2) Famous for its theatres
3) Having lots of shopping malls
4) An old lady welcomes you
5) Situated on an island
6) Ideal for museum lovers
7) Never sleeping.....

How many cities did you think of? this video and find out if you are right...

Tuesday, 22 April 2014


Last class we played the game "2O QUESTIONS" to guess about some famous stars. Now I want to show you this Genius. You must think about a famous star and he will guess who he or she is. Answer his questions and see how he guesses. Enjoy it!


Monday, 21 April 2014




Play this game to revise the  simple past tense. You have to remember the regular and irregular verbs. Enjoy!!


Friday, 18 April 2014

Happy Easter!

Wishing you all a very happy Easter weekend. May your long weekend be full of smiles and happiness.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Writing for a purpose

If you are studying in a foreign language you will be required to do a large amount of writing, whatever your subject. Some people distinguish between "essays" and "reports", and you may also know some other names for written assignments. However, sometimes the same name is used for very different types of assignments, and different names are used for very similar types of assignment. - 
When you write an assignment you may be expected to demonstrate that you
a. Are knowledgeable about the latest vocabulary or use of the language worked in class
b. Can develop an argument and reason for your opinions
c. Can express  yourself thinking in the foreign language and not by translating literally from your native language
d. Are providing enough description of things so that any person reading can get your thoughts right away ( Writing for oneself and others)
e. Can reflect on how you and other people feel and think.
These are the five Primary Purposes for writing. Although assignments require you to show tidiness, being neat is very important, also to hand your work in on time.

Most student writing is in response to a brief or a question, usually given by a teacher.
Thinking about this brief or question will help you decide the purpose of your writing. 
In addition, a sentence or two about the specific purpose of the assignment is often
found in the introduction section, or in the first paragraph


The purpose of an Essay is to demonstrate or develop the ability to construct a coherent
argument and employ critical thinking skills. - 
Try all the ways to find the one that best helps you to write, one good piece of advice
is to make notes isolated about your idea, then write drafts , as many as you may need,
when you are satisfied write it down neatly and with a clear handwriting.

Don't forget to have your big helper at hand: your dictionary!!!!
Good Luck! 

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Unit 1. Working with prefixes

Word-building: prefixes

Prefixes and opposite meanings

1-The prefixes un-,in-,im-,ir-,il-, and dis- can be added to the beginning of some words to give them a negative meaning. Add the appropriate prefix to these words to give a negative meaning.

example: trained- untrained

 Here you will find some practice, don't forget to leave your comment at the end!

literate - mature- efficiency-approve-legally- dress-responsible- agree- relevant-practical-experienced
2-Think of definition for five of the negative words and test your partner.
 Example:  someone who can't read is.....
3-Complete the rules of use for these three prefixes:

a     il- is used before words which begin with the letter______b     ir- is used before words which begins with the letter______c     im- is generally  used before words which begin with the letter_____

4- Fill in the gaps in these sentences with the correct form of the words in brackets. You will need to add a prefix.
  • Caroline's such a ...................................person. She's always so unpleasant. (agree)
  • The decision was totally .......................We were really surprised by it. (expect)
  • She was .........................dressed for the cold weather and had to borrow a sweater (appropriate)
  • The boy's mother reported his the police . (appear)
  • The ...............of the winning the lottery does not stop people buying a ticket (probable)
  • He writes so .....................that even he can't read what he's written. (legible)
5- Prefixes and other meanings
Match the prefixes from 1 to 7 to the meaning from a to g 
1   over                                            a   many
2   anti                                              b   of, or by oneself
3   multi                                            c   again or back
4   auto                                            d   against
5   re                                                e   not enough
6   mis                                              f    too much
7   under                                          g   badly or wrongly

  • I left the veggies cooking for an hour. So I'm afraid they were overcooked.
  • If you want your car to start in the winter you need to use antifreeze.
  • America is a multiracial society. There are people there from all over the worlds
  • His autobiography , which took him three years to write, will be published soon
  • I'll rewind the tape so that you can listen another time.
  • I thought the meeting was tomorrow, not today. I obviously misunderstood.
  • The strikers demanded more money, saying that they were grossly underpaid.

6- Fill in the gaps in these sentences with one of the prefixed in 1 and answer the questions:

  1. They're going to build another .....................storey car park in the city centre.                               Why are most city car parks like this?
  2. The captain took his hands off the controls and put the plane on .........pilot.                                     At what point in the flight would -wouldn't the pilot do this?
  3. The new ...........................malaria drug is 99 per cent effective against the disease?                             What general name is given to drugs like penicillin which are used to fight particular diseases?
  4. I have frequently had to pay too much in shops but I have never been................charged.                      What do you do if you are asked to pay too much or too little in a shop?
  5. The flight was ..........booked and we had to wait for the next one.                                                        In what other situation can this happen ? and why?
  6. The secretary spilt coffee on the letters and had to ..................type them.                                            What other reasons might there be for doing this?
  7. I haven't lost my glasses.-I've just .......placed them.                                                                            How could you describe people who do this regularly?

Unit 1- What is my favourite colour?

Answer this question now before reading any further.


Now, after writing your comment, read and check your personality!

What does your favorite or personality color say about you?
While you may not exhibit all the character traits of your personality color, you will find yourself somewhere in the description. You may also find you exhibit some of the negative traits, particularly when you are stressed.

If your favorite color is red, you are action oriented with a deep need for physical fulfillment and to experience life through the five senses.
If orange is your favorite color, you have a great need to be with people, to socialize with them, and be accepted and respected as part of a group. You also have a need for challenges in your life, whether it is physical or social challenges.
Choosing yellow as your favorite means you have a deep need for logical order in your everyday life and to be able to express your individuality by using your logical mind to inspire and create new ideas.
If green is your favorite, you have a deep need to belong, to love and be loved, and to feel safe and secure. You need acceptance and acknowledgment for the everyday things you do for others - just a 'thank you' is sufficient.
Lovers of blue have a deep need to find inner peace and truth, to live their life according to their ideals and beliefs without having to change their inflexible viewpoint of life to satisfy others.
Indigo lovers have a need to feel in harmony and at one with the Universe and to be accepted by others as the aware and intuitive spiritual beings that they are.
If purple or violet is your favorite color, you have a deep need for emotional security and to create order and perfection in all areas of your life, including your spiritual life. You also have a deep need to initiate and participate in humanitarian projects, helping others in need.
If your personality color is pink you have a deep need to be accepted and loved unconditionally.
If turquoise is your favorite color your deepest need is to create emotional balance in your life, to be able to express your hopes and dreams no matter how idealistic they may be and to make your own way in the world under your own terms.
If your favorite color is magenta, you are a non-conformist who sees life from a different point of view.
Lovers of brown have a deep need for a safe, secure, simple and comfortable existence with supportive family and friends.
Lovers of black have a need for power and control in order to protect their own emotional insecurities.
If white is your personality color, your deepest need is for simplicity in your own life and to be independent and self-reliant so you do not need to depend on anyone else.
With gray as your favorite color, you are the middle of the road type, cool, conserved, composed and reliable. You tend to conform just to keep the peace.
If silver is your favorite, you are intuitive and insightful and have a strong connection with a higher spiritual guidance.
With a personality color gold, you radiate charisma, personality and individuality, making others feel relaxed and valued in your company.