This blog has been designed to provide information about the activities held at the social studies bilingual sections in CPI Tino Grandío (Guntín,Spain). The English language and Social Studies teachers have elaborated most of the resources you can see but our "auxiliares de conversa" also have their own page and posts. Therefore everyone is invited to have a look .

Thursday, September 22, 2016

ESO-4 Revision of present simple and present continuous

PRESENT SIMPLE





GRAMMAR:

EXERCISES:
READING COMPREHENSION TEXTS:

PRESENT CONTINUOUS




 


EXERCISES:

DIFFERENCE: PRESENT SIMPLE & PRESENT CONTINUOUS



PRESENT SIMPLE
form
  • affirmative: subject + infinitive (+3rd p –(e)s)
  • negative: subject + don’t/doesn’t + infinitive
  • question: do/does + subject + infinitive
Remember that we only add the –(e)s in the 3rd person affirmative form and that be is an exception: am / is / are

use
  • facts and permanent states.
  • habits and routines
  • 1st type conditional sentences
  • stative verbs that are not used in the pres. cont. (see, hear, believe, want, know, understand, think, like, love...)
Key words: how often / always / sometimes / often / never / usually / every day / once a week / twice a month... / if (in conditional sentences)



examples
  • Snow melts at 0ºC.
  • Harry lives in Liverpool.
  • My dog plays football with us.
  • Daniel washes his jacket every week.
  • Wdon’t like football.
  • She doesn’t understand baseball.
  • Do you enjoy dining out?
  • Does Rafael Nadal train in the morning?
  • If you drink too much you’ll have to go to the toilet.

PRESENT CONTINUOUS
form


  • subject + am / is / are + (not) + -ing
  • Remember the rules for -ing



    use
    • actions happening at the moment of speaking
    • Key words: now / at the moment
    examples
    • My sister is watching TV now.
    • They aren’t listening to me.
    •  I’m not sleeping now.
    • He’s setting the washing machine.
    INTERESTING LINKS:
    In this unit we are revising the form and uses of two very common tenses: present simple and present continuous. These links will lead you to useful materials for you:



    ESO-3 Revision of verbs BE and HAVE GOT

    "BE" EXERCISES

    "HAVE GOT" EXERCISES

    Wednesday, September 14, 2016

    English language classes

    This year in our classes:

    You will need:

    • The textbook
    • Something to write with
    • Some paper / notebook / folder / binder
    • (advisable) a USB memory
    • (advisable) to have an email account
    You will:
    • cover the syllabus
    • do one oral class per week: role plays, simulations, debates, conversations, etc.
    • read AT LEAST one book per term
    • have one exam per term
    • be responsible of your work and homework
    • calculate your own mark in your exams
    • (optional) send your book reports and some classroom activities to your teacher by email
    • do many digital activities
    • have many extra digital activities at your disposal
    • often work in pairs and groups
    You won't:
    • have to show or hand your notebook in to the teacher
    • have any "recuperaciones"
    • have any repeated exams = each exam will be a new one
    You mustn't
    • cheat in your exams
    • lie to your teacher 
    • spoil the class material (wether yours or the school's)