Category Archives: Dialogues

New video! Chilling Out at Shisha’s Bar!

In about an hour you’ll be able to see Irene, María & Martina’s performance in their Celebration of Learning Oral (interaction). Thanks, dear women, and sorry for the delay! I had to do some researching! (card at the end), and sorry for the mistake of not including the intro BEFORE the actual performance! But all the bits are there, including Ana’s bit! Hahahah… Enjoy!

My apologies. On the Speaking File Checklist

Dear all,

Sorry for the mistake. I can’t understand what happened. I must have deleted it or something!

You can download the March version of your Speaking File Checklist now. It’s 2 pages, yes, Lorena! ❤

Go to our page for that: Speaking File (checklist)

Have a lovely bilingual weekend! Enjoy your listening to English and practicing speaking! ❤

Plans for the rest of the course! Please, read!

About the Writing File. Remember to write more texts for your Writing File next week!

  • May 15/16 is the deadline. This means it will be the last day I can correct your work, so continue giving me your work now.
  • On May 17/18 I will give you back your checked work.
  • Then on May 22/23, you will bring your Writing File with a copy of the checklist for me. We will take pictures! ❤ It will be the Celebration of Writing! ❤

About next week:

Listening Diary. Hand in your April L.D. Continue listening to the pasts, for consolidation, to Giving Directions (mine), and start listening to My House (and The Park, The Fridge, if you like).

Extra listening: as I corrected the exams, I saw that most people don’t know that the verbs of likes and dislikes are followed by a gerund! (-ing). This was the first question in the last exercise. So PLEASE, LISTEN TO MY MONOLOGUE LIKES AND DISLIKES (and one about a friend, too?).

BIRTHDAY. On Tuesday, everybody IS INVITED to our amazing talk on language (see post below). There are no lessons because we are celebrating in this way our 25th anniversary! Please, join us! It’s in IES Fuengirola 1, behind Bioparc, at 6.00 pm. Teachers will be outside our School at 5.30, to go there, too.

LESSONS. The only lesson for the Tuesday group (next Thursday) and the first lesson for the Monday group (on Monday) is for the last monologues in the past, and dialogues on Giving Directions (mine, if possible: At the Language School).

I’ll give you your Spring Practice Test, too. Most people did really well in the four parts. Then, if time allows, I’ll start explaining There is / There are.

For the Monday group, the second lesson will be about Unit 8. I’ll explain There is and There are. We’ll have a look at that and at 8B, because next week you are going to start listening to my audio “My House”.

The Tuesday group should also start listening to my monologue My House.

Textbook. Everybody can start working on 8A, if you like. You don’t have to. Just if you like!

On May 1/2 we’ll continue with unit 8 (you’ll do the oral My House) and I’ll answer your questions about the Final Orals, the Celebration of Learning Orals.

When we finish unit 8 and something in unit 9 I want to explain, you’ll start sharing your Celebration of Learning Orals. We can videoshoot them, too, if you like. You need to bring your Speaking File checklist, a copy for me, on this day. Remember you need to print the latest /leitest/ version! And you need to tell me if you want to pass to second year (coevaluación).

The course ends at the end of May because June is Exam Month.

Passing (Apto). If you hand in your Writing File and your Speaking File, then you can pass (Evaluación continua). If I think I’m not sure about your level, I’ll ask you to come in June, to one, two, or tree tests: the Reading, the Listening and/or the Writing. It depends. But we’ll talk about it, don’t worry.

Work hard and joyfully!!! We only have one more month together! Come on! Then, I’ll give you a plan for the summer, so you can speak English really well in your holidays, and be well prepared for Básico 2! ❤

Last week Evaluación Continua Second Term

This week:

  • Your listening logs (no possible extension of the deadline)
  • A monologue in the past (e.g. My Day Yesterday)
  • Questions and Answers in the past

See link below for Q&A in the past, and Audioweb for mons.

In 1ºB we’ll also review how to answer reading comprehension questions in exams (your homework in 7A about the bios). 1ºC did this last week.

People who dropout of Evaluación Continua but who have been in Evaluación Continua until now, can catch up after the Spring Holiday, by passing the Practice Test I’ll give.

People who are not in Evaluación Continua can come to class, they can take the Spring Practice Test, but they have to come in June to do their final (two days, one for the oral and another for the listening/reading/writing tests).

Your Attention, Please! (1ºC, 1ºB)

The audio called Winter Holidays is too difficult for you all! It’s more for Básico 2, so I’m going to record this episode this week, look:

Q&APastSimple

Listen to the audio!!! – temporary setting, OK? Click here to listen:
http://vocaroo.com/i/s0gCDXNNtJpt

http://vocaroo.com/player.swf?playMediaID=s0gCDXNNtJpt&autoplay=0
Record and upload audio >>

Today 5 people came to 1ºC! I couldn’t believe it! We had an amazing lesson, anyway! I hope I can create a webpage on talkingpeople.net with the pics!

About unit 7

So many people are missing lessons lately that it’s very difficult to manage /mánich/ the plans! So here is what all of you can do:

Read the stories in 7A and 7B and answer the questions.

And then, listen to all the audios I have on Audioweb multilingüe, but just for listening, OK? To learn to pronounce and understand a bit.

Read my previous /prívies/ post: This week

 

This week

We’re working on the past simple, while developing awareness about the use of tenses, the present and past tenses: present simple, present continuous, past simple, past continuous.

At home you should be:

  • Checking you are OK with unit 6, particularly the grammar banks and the grammar test. We’ll do the Reading and Listening Tests one day in class. Don’t do them!
  • Doing Unit 7A including back pages. We’ll do it in class too.
  • Listening to Winter Holidays (Q&A), to do in class one day as a dialog(ue)
  • Listening to my audios on the past (all, as much as you can)
  • Listening to the textbook audios: unit 6 and what we do in 7
  • Writing File – only if you have extra time!
  • Reading stories in the past: if you have extra time, you can read my audiobook for you! It’s on the navbar.

Enjoy! ❤

Next week

Next week lessons will be in English all the time, so please, listen to Useful Classroom Language. I expect you to speak English in class as much as you can, too!

Have a lovely bilingual weekend! ❤