Category Archives: Listening

New video! Describing My House!

It’s more at the intermediate level, but you are English peacelings and can probably manage! Go for it! ❤ Thanks, Salva! ❤

Dictations! Would you like to take down a dictation?

I have the pleasure to announce a new webpage on talkingpeople.net: María, Irene and Nansi took down a dictation in class, and here are the pics and here is the audio so you can do it too! Enjoy!

http://talkingpeople.net/tp/yourstuff/youractivities/otheractivities_dictations_nB1_01.htm

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! ❤

Listening Log April 7-April 16 + Week April 17-20

Congratulations for your Second Term (Term 2)! Your marks are in class and if you have the PASEN code, you can see them online, too. But you already know, right?

Listening Work from April 7 to April 16

Review all the past simple, and prepare a new monologue in the past simple:

Prepare the dialogue Giving Directions in Practical English (textbook)

Listen to my episode Giving Directions in Fuengirola, and try to learn the first on page 2, called “At the Language School”.

Brief Conversations:

SPEAKING: from all the listening work, the speaking is just: one mon in the past, and two dialogues.

WRITING: Continue with your Writing File (Sandra, you forgot to pick your checked work! 🙂 )

Extras?

You can listen to the last audio in the Practical English section. In class, we checked the Grammar Banks in unit 7 this week, so if you didn’t come to class, do them. In 7C, the story in the past is a perfect example for a Writing Test in 80-100 words! So have a look! 😉

Lessons in Week April 17-20

  • The first lesson will be for the Spring Practice Test I showed you this week + some orals
  • The second lesson will be for the Spring Writing Test and all the pending orals.

Do this wonderful homework if you want to be good at English! Term 3 is short and we have to learn more!

Enjoy your English! ❤

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).

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! ❤

Audio “Giving Directions”!

Dialogues so you can give directions in Fuengirola!

http://www.talkingpeople.net/tppodcast/2017/03/04/elementarypre-intermediate-giving-directions-2/