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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

 

 

Featured image: 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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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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present simple: to be – Basic 5

We use the verb to be to:

  1. show the position or status of someone: I am a teacher./ She is my boss. /They are my children.
  2. describe the characteristics of something or someone:  He is tall./ It is heavy./ We are 60 years old.
  3. express the location of something or someone: It’s on the left. / I am in front of the bus stop.

 

Affirmative forms and contractions: http://www.eclecticenglish.com/grammar/PresentSimpleToBe1A.html

Negative forms and contractions: http://www.eclecticenglish.com/grammar/PresentSimpleToBe1B.html

Yes/No questions: http://www.eclecticenglish.com/grammar/PresentSimpleToBe1C.html

Information questions: http://www.eclecticenglish.com/grammar/PresentSimpleToBe1D.html

Fill in the blanks: http://www.myenglishpages.com/site_php_files/grammar-exercise-be-present.php

Short answers: http://www.tolearnenglish.com/exercises/exercise-english-2/exercise-english-5801.php

Put the words in order: http://www.esl-lounge.com/student/grammar/1g2-to-be-question-formation.php

Great interactive video exercises by  English Language Club:

Be by johnhain. retreived from pixabay.com

CC0 Public Domain     88x31

 


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Basic 7- Unit 7

Many of you requested listening practice for the past simple ending of regular verbs. Here I have some links with explanations (if you were absent), examples, audios and exercises.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7hi-ipU2n0

http://www.elementalenglish.com/ed-ending-t-d-id-slow-practice-english-pronunciation-lesson/

http://www.espressoenglish.net/105-regular-verbs-with-ed-in-the-past/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/radio/specials/1413_gramchallenge26/

http://www.tolearnenglish.com/exercises/exercise-english-2/exercise-english-66969.php

 http://www.englishmaven.org/Pages/Pronouncing%20ED%20Endings.htm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/radio/specials/1413_gramchallenge26/

Intensifiers:

http://www.elementalenglish.com/very-pretty-so-really/

 


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Can – present ability; could: polite requests – Basic 4

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Made at Canva.com
background picture: mountain retrieved from pixabay.com

Could you please tell me about your abilities? (polite request)

Well, I can speak 3 languages. I can play the piano but not very well. Also, I can ride a bike but not so fast. (expressing present abilities)

 

Englisch-hilfen: Short answers

English grammar secrets:

Mix and match

Put the words in order

What can they do? How well can they do it? – with video

An exercise by Montse Morales for The English Learning Website

Esl Games Plus: Catapult Game

Listening:

Learn American English online

Read the questions, listen and answer by Damien Zellers

Can – Could (ability and requests): made by Carmen Luisa

Many exercises at first-english.org


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Negative Inversion – Advanced 7

Video with explanation and examples thanks to  SMRT English

SMRT English inversion exercise

Learn English Today examples and exercise

More exercises:

Perfect English Grammar

Esl-lounge: multiple choice

Random idea blogspot

Oxford University Press: write the correct words in the blanks

 

 


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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
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CELERY STALKS by dietmaha
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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.