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Basic 8: At the airport videos

Simple videos:

Getting through security:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3nv0JGgoAo

Video with captions: listen to past simple, going to, ideas related to travelling

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cadyeW9CRcU

 

BNET videos

You can turn on the captions and read after you watch a first time to understand.  The captions are very accurate for these videos.

How to Speed Through Airport Security:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0ySxQQeGAw

How to Score the Best Seat on the Plane: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48222aesNFs

 

Howcast video:

How to Get an Airline Upgrade: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=teg4pYuH5PY

 

Movie extract with captions

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOn3xbI6Vyk

 

 

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BASIC 8 – COULD AND SHOULD

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We should hurry or we could be late. Our flight departs in 30 minutes!

 

Match the statements to the advice:

https://elt.oup.com/student/project3rdedition/level3/unit6/grammar/exercise1?cc=us&selLanguage=en

Affirmative, negative and questions:

http://www.eclecticenglish.com/grammar/Should1B.html

Complete the sentences with should or shouldn’t:

http://www.esl-lounge.com/student/grammar/2g18-should-shouldnt-exercise.php

 

Use the words  can  can’t  could  couldn’t to complete the sentences:

http://www.englishexercises.org/makeagame/viewgame.asp?id=7710

http://www.grammarbank.com/can-vs-could-exercise.html

http://www.esl-lounge.com/student/grammar/1g101-elementary-can-could-gap-fill-exercise.php

 

SHOULD vs. COULD

Click on Next Question to begin the exercise and to move from question to question.

http://english-zone.com/members/verbs/should-could.html

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Graded readers – Lecturas simplificadas

 

 

 

1.http://teacher.scholastic.com/commclub/index.htm

Listen and Read activities tell their stories through words, images, and sound.

2. http://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/

With pictures. You can download the audio and pdf.

3. http://english-e-books.net/the-lady-in-the-lake-raymond-chandler/

Find books by level. You can read online and download audiobooks and the ebooks.

 

 

4. http://www.newsinlevels.com/#

New in different levels

5. https://newsela.com/articles/#/rule/latest-library

News in different levels+ Quizzes

You need to sign in to see the articles. It’s free!  (Es necesario registrarse.Es gratis)

 

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Vocabulary to describe pictures – Advanced 7

http://www.englisch-hilfen.de/en/words/describing_pictures.htm

https://magic.piktochart.com/output/5159053-untitled-infographic

https://myvocabulary.com/word-list/photography-vocabulary/

https://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/writing/picture-description

 

Canvas image:  CC0 Public Domain

 

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Alphabear: Word it out!

 

Word games are perhaps not as popular as other bright 3D strategy games flooding Playstore and Istore. Nonetheless, Alphabear is a quite popular app. Basically, you have to spell words by selecting letters on a grid. Not only that, you must also prioritize your letter choices. Leaving letters unused for many turns makes them turn into bricks which take away space from the board which doesn’t let the bears that appear on it expand. The bigger the bears, the higher your score.

The game is free and you can play offline, too. Besides, it has adorable minimalst kawaii-style bears you can win if you score the necessary points. I have read many people (and that includes me) get hooked on it and it gets incredibly challenging as they progress through the game. This might just make you try harder and feel like looking up words.  I definitely think it’s worth giving it a try and checking your vocabulary. You might find new words when  trying to sort them out. Play and learn!

Check out the developer’s website,  Spryfox.com, to watch Alphabear’s trailer!

 

Origen: Alphabear


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Basic 7 – irregular verbs

video and exercises

http://learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org/grammar-vocabulary/grammar-videos/past-simple-irregular-verbs

It’s also important to check the pronunciation of irregular verbs in simple past.

tips and pronunciation

http://www.espressoenglish.net/tips-for-learning-irregular-verbs-in-english/

 

more exercises

https://elt.oup.com/student/solutions/elementary/grammar/grammar_07_012e?cc=pe&selLanguage=en

http://www.englishexercises.org/makeagame/viewgame.asp?id=2550

http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/studyzone/330/grammar/irpast.htm

games

http://www.englisch-hilfen.de/en/exercises/irregular_verbs/crossword_simple_past.htm

http://www.mes-games.com/past1.php

http://www.englishmedialab.com/GrammarGames/New_Snakes_%20Ladders/Past_simple_tense.html

story

http://www.tolearnenglish.com/exercises/exercise-english-2/exercise-english-5183.php


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Niños básico 10

Estimados padres, madre y alumnos:

Aquí les dejo unos links para que puedan repasar la gramática de la primera unidad del ciclo

1.http://www.agendaweb.org/verbs/present-simple/index.html

opción múltiple. escoger la conjugación correcta.

2.http://www.agendaweb.org/exercises/verbs/present-forms.htm

unir el sujeto con la conjugación correcta.

3.http://baladre.info/english/sedaviwebfront/dodontinterview.htm

completar con do o don’t.

4.http://www.english-grammar-lessons.com/presentsimple/exercise2.swf

completar las oraciones y preguntas con el verbo auxiliar: do, does, don’t o doesn’t.

5.http://www.1-language.com/englishcourse/unit4_grammar_exs2.htm

escribir la oración en negativo.

 

6.http://www.montsemorales.com/gramatica/PresSimpShortAns.htm

completar las respuestas

7.http://www.english-area.com/paginas/presentesimplequestionsnegative.htm

escoger la opción correcta para completar las oraciones y preguntas.

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Crafts for storytelling

Upon completion of Aesop’s fables online course I thought it would be a nice idea to use his fables for storytelling and acting out in children classes.  I have had to teach a theatre class for children once and what took me longer was the part of material development.In addition, when taking their masks home, some parents made completely new masks. I would rather have kids use things created completely on their own.  That is why, I am sharing links that can help you as a teacher to have students develop their own materials quickly and in an affordable way.

Printables

Black and white/color:

color:

Simple DIY crafts for a simple lesson:

More fantastic ideas for storytelling crafts:

Featured image: puppet

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Advanced 5 – Participle clauses

 

 

Type the type of participle clause you are asked:

https://english.lingolia.com/en/grammar/sentences/participle-clauses/exercises

Reduced Relative Clauses

http://www.perfect-english-grammar.com/participle-clauses-exercise-1.html

 

Multiple choice

http://www.tolearnenglish.com/exercises/exercise-english-2/exercise-english-89900.php

http://www.kubbu.com/student/?i=1&a=7222_participle_clauses (If you choose the wrong answer an explanation will be provided)

Type using the correct forms

https://elt.oup.com/student/solutions/int/grammar/grammar_10_012e?cc=pe&selLanguage=en

http://www.grammarbank.com/participle-clauses-exercise.html

https://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/participles/exercises?11

 

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Is it free? Is it legal to use?

As you might have noticed I have been making changes in the images and/or adding information in my posts. After a bit of more than a year with this blog I think I have understood which pictures I can legally use here. I will explain what I have found out in a simple way. Now I make an effort to use public domain images.

Public domain pictures are images you can copy, modify, distribute and use even for commercial purposes, all without asking for permission and without paying attribution. However, depicted content may still be protected by trademarks, publicity or privacy rights. Therefore, you should avoid using images where identifiable people, logos and trademarks appear to avoid complaints or legal actions against you.

Read further:

http://www.teachingcopyright.org/handout/public-domain-faq

https://pixabay.com/en/blog/posts/public-domain-images-what-is-allowed-and-what-is-4/

 

Pay attention to the stock photos, the ones that have a watermark. They appear in all the webpages that state they offer free images. These are photos that you can use after making a payment. They are labeled as Royalty Free stock photos but Royalty Free (RF) doesn’t mean you can  download them for free. You can use copyrighted material or intellectual property without the need to pay royalties or license fees for each use or quantity sold, or period of use. In other words, pay just once to the licensor.

The following are some sites where you can download public domain images:

https://pixabay.com/

http://www.publicdomainpictures.net/

http://publicdomainreview.org/

http://es.freeimages.com/

http://www.picturesanimations.com/