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Mai 16 2011

What’s your favorite…?

Posted in A1 (nivell 1), Anglès, Parla |

Idioma: anglès
Nivell: A1 (nivell 1)
Destresa: parla

Communicative objective: How to talk about likes and dislikes.  Learn how to use typical questions and sentences in a first conversation.

Situation: You meet a friend in a park and you two start a conversation.

Task: Work in pairs. Tell your friend about your favorite things: colours, countries, sports, food, cars, movies, etc).  Now try to guess your partner’s favorite things. If you are wrong, ask him/her to know it and say why you thought another thing.

Tip: here you have an example of a conversation with these questions:

I think your favorite music is country.

No. I like pop music. Why did you think I like country?
Because…

And what kind of food do you like?
Pasta.

And what type of pasta do you prefer?
Spaghetti.


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Des 11 2009

Basic prepositions

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Idioma: Anglès
Nivell: A1 (nivell 1)
Destresa:  parla

Communicative objectives:
With this activity you will use the basic prepositions and use them correctly when it comes to speak!

Task:
Describe the following picture using the prepositions above. Please describe it with great detail.

Grammar:

Before you start describing the picture, check out the following prepositions. Do you know any of them?

Behind, Between, In, In front of, In the middle of, Next to, On, On the left, On the right, Opposite, Under.


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Des 11 2009

I’m tired

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Idioma: Anglès
Nivell: A1 / A2 (nivell 1 i 2)
Destresa: parla

Communicative objectives:
With this activity, you will learn how to:

– Talk about an illness
– Talk about a physical or psychological state
– Give advice

Situation:
You met your dance partner a year ago. Your relationship has strengthened and you are good friends. When you have a problem you ring each other to explain it. Yesterday, your dance partner asked you whether you could meet, because s/he has been feeling a bit depressed lately. S/he has got some health problems.

Task:
Work in pairs. Play the roles of the friends when they meet. Ask your friend what is  what is wrong. S/he explains to you how s/he is feeling physically and psychologically. Swap roles.

Grammar:
Modal verbs (should, have to, must)
– Comparatives (e.g.: better than, worse than)
– Adjectives (e.g.: ill, sick, sleepy, annoyed, angry, etc.)
– Verbs that express states of mind or physical states: feel, have (a cold, the flu), have temperature, cough; my foot hurts, etc.
– Verbs: go out, smoke, drink, rest, relax, be good


Vocabulary:

Parts of the body

Tips:
If you need help, you can use Test your vocabulary 1 and 2 (ANG 33 N1/2 Wat- respectively). For grammar references, you can use Practice your modal verbs (ANG 50 N2 Wat) and Essential Grammar in Use (ANG 50 N1 Mur).


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Des 10 2009

At the supermarket

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Idioma: Anglès
Nivell: A1 / A2 / B1
Destresa: parla

Communicative Objective:
This conversation will help you to learn:
– How to use some specific vocabulary in a dialogue
– How to face a delicate situation

Situation:

Your mother isn’t at home and she asked if you could go to the supermarket to buy some things. She wrote a list with the things you have to buy.

Task:
Go to the delicatessen section and ask for the products that are in the list. Then ask where you can find the rest of the products you need. After that, you have to pay in the cash but you’ll notice that you mother didn’t give you enough money, so try to convince the cashier that you are going home to get some more money and you’ll come back to pay the bill.

Vocabulary:

Vocabulary about the supermarket and its sections.


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Des 04 2009

Comparatives and superlatives

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Llengua: anglès
Nivell: A1
Destresa: gramàtica

Communicative Objectives:
To learn how to form and use comparative and superlative adjectives.

Task:
Read this explanation about comparatives and superlatives and try to fill in the gaps in the exercise

Grammar:
Comparatives and superlatives are special forms of adjectives which are used to compare two or more things.

• Comparatives: They are used to compare two things. We use than after comparative adjectives. With short adjectives you have to add –er whereas in long adjectives we have to add more + adjective.

E.g.: Mark is taller than Paul.
Helen is more intelligent than Mary.

• Superlatives: They are used to compare more than two things. It indicates that something has a greater degree than anything. Superlative sentences usually use THE, because there is only one superlative. Short adjectives are formed adding –est and long adjectives using the + most + adjective.

E.g.: George is the tallest in the class.
Mary is the most beautiful girl in the school.


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Nov 27 2009

The best day of my life

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Idioma: anglès
Nivell: A1 / A2 (nivell 1 i 2)
Destresa: parla

Communicative objectives:
The objective of this activity is that you learn how to:
– Talk about actions in the past
– Give the right sequence of the actions

Situation:
You are in a pub with some friends playing cards and watching TV, when the presenter of the talk show you are watching interviews a man who says: “Today is the best day of my life because I’ve found a job!”

Task:
Work in groups. Think about the best day of your life and share those moments with your friends. Ask questions to the other friends to know more details about it.

Grammar:

Past Simple: (e.g. I went to…, I won…, I played…, etc.)
Past Continuous: (e.g. I was going to…, I was eating…, etc.)
Prepositions: (e.g. at night, after having lunch…, etc.)
Questions: (e.g. Why did you…, When did you…, etc.)

Vocabulary:

Positive Adjectives: (e.g. great, fantastic, amazing, etc.)


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Nov 27 2009

At the police station

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Idioma: anglès
Nivell: A1 i A2 (nivell 1 i 2)
Destresa: parla

Communicative objectives:
The objective of this activity is that you learn how to:
– Describe people
– Use the correct adjectives
– Use comparatives and superlatives

Situation:
You saw someone stealing a car yesterday night. You decide to go to the police station in order to report it. They show you 6 pictures of the suspects of the crime.

Task:
Work in groups.
Take two minutes looking at the Pictures. Describe them and compare their faces in order to decide who stole the car.

Grammar:
– Subject pronouns (e.g. I, she, they, etc.)
– Comparatives (e.g. He is taller than, she is younger than, etc.)
– Superlatives (e.g. He is the oldest, she is the shortest, etc.)

Vocabulary:
– Physical appearance: (e.g. short, tall, thin, fat, etc.)
– Parts of the body: (e.g. head, nose, arms, feet, etc.)


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Oct 14 2009

Basic health vocabulary

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Idioma: anglès
Nivell: A1 / A2 / B1 (nivell 1, 2 i 3)
Destresa: vocabulari

Objectives:
With this activity you will learn basic vocabulary related to health (illnesses, treatments, etc…)

Task:
Read the vocabulary and do the exercise of the document attached.


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Oct 14 2009

Comparatives

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Idioma: anglès
Nivell: A1 / A2 / B1 (nivell 1,2 i 3)
Destresa: gramàtica

Objectives:
The objective of this activity is that you learn how to use the comparatives properly

Task:
Read the grammar reference below and then complete the exercise attached.

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Oct 14 2009

Genitive: ‘S or S’?

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Idioma: anglès
Nivell: 1 i 2
Destresa: gramàtica

Objectives:
With this activity you will learn the genitive forms in English.

Task:
Read the explanations below and do the exercises attached.

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Reference:
Sandra J. Brigs, Grammar strategies and practice. Scottforesman, USA: 1994

El·laboració:
Raquel Monrabal, març del 2006


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