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Advanced 5 – unit 11: speaking

Compare/Contrast Vocabulary

http://efllecturer.blogspot.pe/2011/09/describing-photos-comparing-contrasting.html

http://eldstrategies.com/functions1.html

http://www.esl-lounge.com/student/grammar/4g2-the-the-comparatives.php

Language of comparison and contrast

http://library.bcu.ac.uk/learner/writingguides/1.18.htm

Comparisons with Nouns

https://www.seattlecentral.edu/faculty/dloos/Grammar/comparisons/comparisons_with_nouns_introduction.htm

 

CAE tips

https://www.caeexamtips.com/speaking/#speaking1

 

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Trillium erectum comparing red and white color varieties.jpg

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Basic 6 -Unit: 5, electronics and appliances

Listening and speaking:

http://www.languageguide.org/english/vocabulary/electronics/

Exercise on appliances:

http://a4esl.org/q/h/vc-household-lb.html

http://www.elllo.org/english/Games/G038-Appliances.html

http://www.english-test.net/esl/learn/english/grammar/ei155/esl-test.php

Electronics:

http://www.englishexercises.org/makeagame/viewgame.asp?id=9630

More vocabulary:

http://www.blairenglish.com/exercises/technology_web/exercises/computer_problems/computer_problems.html

http://www.tested.com/tech/584-how-to-spot-5-common-defects-in-your-lcd-warning-cannot-unsee/

http://www.myenglishpages.com/site_php_files/vocabulary-lesson-household-appliances.php

 

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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

 

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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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Exploring English – Free MOOC

Futurelearn is offering a free MOOC (massive open online course)  from British Council (“UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities”) for people interested in learning more about the  British culture and improving their English language skills. The date hasn’t been announced yet, but I will inform you through my blog or you can register in Futurelearn and register you interest so they can  send you an email when the course opens.

This course is suggested for people with an intermediate or higher level of English. You will be able to watch videos and download them. Moreover, you will find quizzes and discussions to evaluate your understanding. The course also involves writing about your feelings and experiences about each week’s topic. However, it’s up to you to participate actively or to take the course and just watch and read other people’s comments.

The course lasts 6 weeks and it takes about 2 hours per week to cover each week’s tasks. You can get a cerftificate from Futuelearn at the end of the course or buy a Statement of Participation.

Don’t miss the chance to learn more!

Read more here:

EXPLORING ENGLISH: LANGUAGE AND CULTURE

union-jack-flat-isolated picture by Karen Arnold, retrieved from www.publicdomainpictures.net


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Basic 10, Unit car parts and driving vocabulary

 

Car parts

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

Picture dictionary with listening exercises

http://www.languageguide.org/english/vocabulary/car/

Exterior parts

http://www.learningchocolate.com/content/car-0?st_lang=en

http://grammarist.com/spelling/tire-tyre/

Interior parts

http://www.learningchocolate.com/content/car-interior?st_lang=en

On the road vocabulary:

http://www.learningchocolate.com/content/road?st_lang=en

Driving vocabulary:

http://www.learnenglishfeelgood.com/vocabulary/esl-lesson-driving2.html

Listening and reading practice:

http://www.elllo.org/english/Games/G042-Vehicles.html

 


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Health problems – Basic 4

Doctor by DarkoStojanovic  - picture retrieved from pixabay

Doctor by DarkoStojanovic – picture retrieved from pixabay

VOCABULARY:

  1. AILMENT: a bodily disorder or chronic disease.
  2. REMEDY: a medicine or treatment that relieves pain or cures a usually minor illness. *relieve:  to make (a problem) less serious.
  3. INJURY: harm or damage.

 

Free online Picture Dictionary for Kids:  At the hospital

*orderly: a person who works in a hospital and does various jobs (such as moving patients or cleaning)

 

LINKS TO EXERCISES:

  1. Marshall Adult Education: Look at the pictures and choose the correct option
  2. Jerome Bluingez: Look and match
  3. Learning apps: Drag and match
  4. Web ESL.com: Listen and complete

 

HEALTH PROBLEMS AND TREATMENTS

various exercises

  1. http://www.englishexercises.org/makeagame/viewgame.asp?id=2640
  2. http://www.learningchocolate.com/content/whats-wrong

 


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Body parts – Basic 4

 

Listening

Body Parts Game

Look and select the correct answer

http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/vocabulary/body-parts/exercises?03

Look and write the correct name

http://www.tolearnenglish.com/exercises/exercise-english-2/exercise-english-3673.php

Memory game

88x31Jump – picture retreived from pixabay


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Count and non-count nouns Basic 6

 

 

Watch and revise:

much or many video

Language Planet Toluca :

count and non count noun food video

by OpenClips  retrieved from pixabay.com
EGG CARTON by OpenClips
retrieved from pixabay.com
by dietmaha  retrieved from pixabay.com
CELERY STALKS by dietmaha
retrieved from pixabay.com

88x31

 

 

Watch and answer (answers below. scroll down)

Segment one:

  1. How many tomatoes are there?
  2. How much cheese is there?
  3. How many eggs are there?
  4. How much milk is there?
  5. How much celery is there?
  6. Are there any peas?
  7. Is there any pepper?

Segment 2:

  1. Which dessert do they want?
  2. What is the problem?

Segment 3:

  1. What do they want for lunch?
  2. What is the problem?

Segement 4:

  1. Are there any lemons?
  2. Are there any oranges?
  3. Is there any milk?
  4. How much water will Jimmy drink?
  5. How much water is there in the fridge?

 

English media lab:

How many? How much? ESL Question Answer Matching Quiz

Esl Games World :

How many? Sentences Exercise Game

All English.org:

Restaurant conversation: choose the correct word in parentheses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Answers to video activity:

Segment one:

  1. There is a bag.
  2. There is a piece.
  3. There is a carton.
  4. There is a carton.
  5. There is a stalk.
  6. No, there aren’t any.
  7. Yes, there is.

Segment 2:

  1. Apple pie.
  2. There aren’t any apples.

Segment 3:

  1. Sandwiches.
  2. There isn’t any bread.

Segement 4:

  1. No, there aren’t any.
  2. No, there aren’t any.
  3. No, there isn’t.
  4.  A glass.
  5. A bottle.

 


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WARM GREETINGS!

-Christmas is a season for kindling the

December is a time for celebrations around the world. Independantly from your beliefs, this holiday season is a great time to share with family and friends.  Moreover, we can learn a bit about culture.

iteslj.org Chistmas activities

Learnenglishfeelgood.com vocabulary exercise

Esl Lab Listening actvity

About.com Christmas Quiz

READ ABOUT CELEBRATIONS AROUND THE WORLD:

Winter celebrations – National Geographic Kids

Winter Solstice Celebrations – Britannica

From Christmas to Diwali – United Planet

Some recipes for the holidays!

http://veganrecipeclub.org.uk/christmas

http://ohsheglows.com/categories/recipes-2/holiday/food-christmas/

http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/collection/vegan-christmas

VEG(ETARIAN)AN FOOD IN LIMA:

Delivery:

http://limadelivery.info/Comida-Vegetariana

https://es-es.facebook.com/LimaVegetariana

http://www.pacchamama.com/

Vegetarian Chifa

5 vegan friendly restaurants

My husband usually does the cooking and we sometimes go out to eat. When looking for options to link in this post I also discovered more places to try!

ENJOY THE HOLIDAYS!