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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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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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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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Reading picture – CC0 Public Domain


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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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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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Test your English level!

If you are not sure about your English level, why not take a free placement test online? Perhaps taking one will help you ascertain your knowledge or it will make you realize you need some more practice. Whichever your reasons are, it can serve as a review or as a reminder that we need to keep learning.

You will find the following descritptions for different levels in the tests:
Basic Speaker
A1  beginner
A2  elementary

Independent Speaker
B1  intermediate
B2 upper intermediate

Proficient Speaker
C1 Effective Operational Proficiency or advanced
C2 Mastery or proficiency

 

I. 15 questions to check how well you understand English that you read. You obtain a percentage at then end and you can check your level:

https://www.englishclub.com/esl-exams/levels-test-wc.htm

II.Oxford University Press –  Diagnostic Test: A diagnostic test is a test that helps the teacher and learners identify problems that they have with the language.

Questions by level: https://elt.oup.com/student/practicegrammar/test?cc=pe&selLanguage=en

III. 25 multiple-choice questions. Without time limit:

http://www.cambridgeenglish.org/test-your-english/

IV. Check your level with these two level tests: Grammar & vocabulary level test and Listening level test. Questions get easier or harder according to how well you do. If your English is very good you will answer more difficult questions than someone whose English is not as good.

http://www.examenglish.com/leveltest/

V. The number of questions displayed on the following test depends on your level:

http://www.learn4good.com/languages/english_level.htm

Test picture by Geralt retrieved from www.pixabay.com


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Intermediate 5 – forget, remember, stop with infinitive and gerund

Gerund or infinitive after “forget”, “remember” and “stop”
Gap-fill exercise: http://www.bnv-bamberg.de/home/ba4613/flg/englischinteraktiv/gerundinfinitive4.htm

Explanation and exercises with more verbs:

http://www.perfect-english-grammar.com/gerunds-and-infinitives-verbs-4.html regret

http://www.englishexercises.org/makeagame/viewgame.asp?id=5401

Write your answers on a separate sheet of paper and then check:

http://www.fiestaesl.com/gerinf4_different_meaning_remember_stop_try.html

Choose the correct answer:

http://www.usingenglish.com/quizzes/268.html

Listen to Shakira’s song, Can’t remember to forget you. Complete the following statements:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GRWiy9UFL4
What I tend ____ when it comes to you
I can’t remember _____ you
I keep ____ I should let you go
I never seemed ______ so stupid
The only memory is us ______ in the moonlight (o
What I’m trying ______ is not to forget

Read the lyrics, check your answers and sing!

http://www.metrolyrics.com/cant-remember-to-forget-lyrics-shakira.html

Lyrics on the screen:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6lyJMr0pQw

 


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Basic 10 – Unit 4, past continuous

 

 

 

 


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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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Tongue twisters – vowel sounds

Some of my students wanted to read the tongue twisters I presented in class. So I am posting them here with some links where you can also listen to others.

  1. Don’t wait there in wet clothes, and don’t sell sails when it is raining.
  2. The rain in Wales in April and May makes people stay away!
  3. The fat cat had an *uncanny way of catching rats.
    *Strange and mysterious
  4. These pieces of cheese are big.

You can copy these tongue twisters and paste them here: http://text-to-speech.imtranslator.net/ and then if you click on Say it! you can listen to them. In addition, you can change the speed and you can choose between female or male voice.

Here are other tongue twisters if you are interested.

Read and listen

http://www.starfall.com/n/level-b/twisters/load.htm?f

http://english-tonight.com/12-tongue-twisters-in-english-with-audio/

http://www.download-esl.com/tonguetwisters/easy/easytongue.html