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What did she say?

dog

In English there are two different ways of expressing the words of another person: Direct and Indirect Speech. Indirect or Reported Speech is different to Direct Speech because it does not phrase the statement or question in the same way as the original speaker. Direct speech is very simple as the exact words of the original speaker are reported in quotation marks.

Direct Speech Reported Speech
She said, “You look good in that.” She said that I looked good in this.

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May 5, 2017 Posted by | 1st INT, 2nd INT, GRAMMAR | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Would your life be the same if…?

Would your life be the same if you had been born in a different country? The answer to the question is pretty obvious, but just thinking about it can make us understand life outside our home. We can imagine what our life would be like in another country by comparing living conditions, and ifitweremyhome.com provides a tool to compare country conditions.

philippines_vs_sweden

Conditional sentences links:

 

 

 

May 1, 2017 Posted by | 1st INT, 2nd INT | , , | Leave a comment

Modals of obligation, prohibition, possibility and certainty, and advice.

fair test

A student’s life: Modal verbs (listening and grammar_introduction)

There is a good choice of listening podcasts on modals from Paul’s English Podcasts. The podcast on strange UK laws is really amusing; you’ve got to listen to it!

Dictation: using modals

Modals of obligation presentation by David Manwood:

animals

Modals of possibility and certainty by David Manwood:

Modals game

April 28, 2017 Posted by | 1st INT, 2nd INT, GRAMMAR | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Nothing compares to you?

comparison

superlativebasket

 

  • Below you can read about the most interesting,  funniest or  wierdest records in the world. What is your favourite World record?

    The Guinness World Records

April 8, 2016 Posted by | 1st INT, 2nd INT, GRAMMAR | , | Leave a comment

“Remember, remember, the fifth of November,…”

Last week people all over Britain celebrated ‘Guy Fawkes Night’ attending public fireworks displays and gathering around huge bonfires. In the past many families used to buy their own fireworks and lit them in their back yards but this has become less and less common nowadays and although it is fun to see sky rockets and throw crackers or hold sparklers, tough health and safety regulations have made private fireworks displays more and more scarse.

Guy Fawkes

fireworks

‘Guy Fawkes Day’ also known as ‘Bonfire Night’ or ‘Fireworks Night’ celebrates the failure of a plot to blow up the Houses of Parliament by Guy Fawkes and his fellow Catholic conspirators on November 5, 1605. They attempted to kill Protestant King James I and the Members of Parliament. However, the so-called ‘Gunpowder plot’ failed when the authorities were warned, and Fawkes, the man responsible for getting barrels of gunpowder into the basement of the Houses of Parliament, was captured, tortured and executed.

Although originally English, this festival is also celebrated in former British colonies. Here you can watch a video about this celebration.

November 10, 2015 Posted by | 1st INT, 2nd INT, VIDEOS | , , | Leave a comment

Gerunds and Infinitives

gerunds and infinitives If you want to learn more about using gerunds (-ing form) and infinitives, click on the links below:

May 24, 2015 Posted by | 1st INT, 2nd INT, GRAMMAR | Leave a comment

Prefixes, suffixes and roots

Here you can listen to a rap song about prefixes, suffixes and roots, done by http://www.educationalrap.com.

The Logical Song, by Roger Hodgson/Supertramp, has a lot of examples of adjectives and adverbs made from nouns:

The Logical Song Lyrics

When I was young, it seemed that life was so wonderful,
A miracle, oh it was beautiful, magical.
And all the birds in the trees, well they’d be singing so happily,
Joyfully, playfully watching me.
But then they send me away to teach me how to be sensible,
Logical, responsible, practical.
And they showed me a world where I could be so dependable,
Clinical, intellectual, cynical.

There are times when all the world’s asleep,
The questions run too deep
For such a simple man.
Won’t you please, please tell me what we’ve learned
I know it sounds absurd
But please tell me who I am.

Now watch what you say or they’ll be calling you a radical,
Liberal, fanatical, criminal.
Won’t you sign up your name, we’d like to feel you’re
Acceptable, respectable, presentable, a vegetable!

At night, when all the world’s asleep,
The questions run so deep
For such a simple man.
Won’t you please, please tell me what we’ve learned
I know it sounds absurd
But please tell me who I am.

May 6, 2015 Posted by | 1st INT, 2nd INT, MUSIC, VOCABULARY | , , | Leave a comment

2nd INT (2ºD) 3rd term tests

2ºD (17:00h)

  • Monday 18th May: Listening+Writing

  • Wednesday 20th May: Reading+Oral / Friday 22nd May: Reading+Oral

April 24, 2015 Posted by | 2nd INT, BLOG BOARD | | Leave a comment

Exámenes de Certificación 2015

Frases Chistosas Para Facebook Días De Exámentes En Los Que No Sabes

Convocatoria Pruebas 2015

Calendario de las pruebas

Impreso de inscripción

Modelos de exámenes 2011-2014        Modelos de exámenes 2007-2010

Guía del aspirante 2015

Podéis leer los consejos e ideas que propone Cristina en su blog; os resultarán realmente útiles.

February 6, 2015 Posted by | 2nd INT, BLOG BOARD | , , | Leave a comment

Transport and travel in London

This is a very good selection of activities about transport and travel taken from the British Council Learn English. Get around London with Stephen, Alice and Jazz and enjoy the trip!

London Big Ben

 

 

 

January 21, 2015 Posted by | 1st INT, 2nd INT, GRAMMAR, Listening, VIDEOS | , , | Leave a comment