Wednesday, 15 November 2017

USED TO AND WOULD

Hi 3rd graders, please copy this into your notebooks. Then, do Ex. 6 and 8 on p.22 in your book. And ex.9 on p.22 IN YOUR NOTEBOOK.

When we talk about past routines and habits, we can use PAST SIMPLE as in this example:
When I was a child, I spent my summers in India.

But we can also use two other forms to express the same. 

USED TO
  • past routines and habits that happened regularly
I used to spend my summers in India when I was a child.
I didn’t use to spend my summers in England.
  • past states and situations
I used to have long hair when I was a child.
I used to live in Miami.  

WOULD
  • past routines and habits that happened regularly
I would play football when I was a child.
BUT NOT past states and situations
I would have long hair when I was a child.  
I would live in Miami.

BEWARE! (ojo!)
be used to - estar acostumbrado
get used to - estar acostumbrándose

Explain the difference in these sentences IN YOUR NOTEBOOK:
I'm used to waking up at 5am.
I'm getting used to waking up at 5am.
I used to wake up at 5am.




Thursday, 9 November 2017

PAST SIMPLE and PAST CONTINUOUS

Hi 3rd graders, watch the video and copy the explanation into your notebooks. This is your HOMEWORK for Tuesday, 14th of November.




PAST SIMPLE and PAST CONTINUOUS


PAST SIMPLE
1.Mary visited her sister yesterday.
completed action that took place at a specific time in the past


2. He woke up late, ate breakfast in a hurry and arrived late for school.
sequence of actions that happened in the past one after another


3. When I was a child, I spent my summers in India.
past routines or habits


TIME EXPRESSIONS
yesterday, two days ago, last Monday, last night in 2010, in 1982,  the other day, when I was a child, when I was younger, when I lived in Japan….


PAST CONTINUOUS
1.At midnight I was listening to music,
action in progress at a specific time in the past


2.While I was preparing dinner, John was watching TV.
two, or more, unfinished actions in progress at the same time in the past


3.It was a beautiful day. The Sun was shining, the birds were singing and I was feeling happy again.
background information in a story


TIME EXPRESSIONS
as, while, at 9 am, at 10pm, yesterday



Past Simple vs Past Continuous
I was walking to school when I saw Billy.
She was driving when she called me.

unfinished action in progress (Past Continuous) interrupted by a shorter action (Past Simple)

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Bizarre World

Unit 2 presentation -

bizarre world

  1. Work in pairs
  2. Topic - find strange/unusual/bizarre ____ around the world
  3. Prepare minimum of 4 things (each from different country). Explain in details. Which country is it from. Origins. Meaning etc.
  4. 3 lessons to prepare it
  5. Google Drive (share it with me)
  6. Present it to the class
  7. Two marks - one for presentation and one for speaking

Irregular Verbs

Hi 3rd graders,

This is your homework for Monday. Copy the verbs and fill the gaps with Past Simple, Past Participle and translate it. You have to bring it on a separate piece of paper.

Good luck,
Alexandra


Monday, 16 October 2017

3ºESO - 17th October

Hi 3 graders,

I'm still unwell, so today you also have to work on your own. Please, don't forget we have Unit 1 test on Thursday 19th, so use your time wisely to  revise for the exam. I hope to be back on Wednesday.

3ºA - Please do Reading on p.136. Answer the questions in your notebook. There are two listening exercise (4 and 5). You can listen to it here https://soundcloud.com/alexandra-marcinkiewicz/unit-1-listening



3ºB and 3ºC please do the handout in your notebooks. Please copy, not only the answers, but the whole examples. Once you finish, you can revise for the test. We will correct it tomorrow.











Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Writing Task

Write the story on the SEPARATE piece of paper and give it to the teacher at the end of the class (it's part of your initial assignment)
Question:
Your English teacher has asked you to write a short story for the school magazine beginning with the words:
I had never felt so happy in my life before…
Write your story for the magazine (around 120-180 words).