Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Present and Past Perfect Tenses


Hi 3rd Graders, copy this into your notebooks at home for 11th January (Thursday).


                               TENSE                                                                           TIME EXPRESSIONS



IRREGULAR VERBS 3

HOMEWORK for 12th January (FRIDAY)

Hi 3rd graders. Please, bring you homework on the separate piece of paper.

BASE FORM                 PAST SIMPLE             PAST PARTICIPLE           TRANSLATION

LIGHT
LOSE
MAKE
MEAN
MEET
PAY
PROVE
PUT
READ
RIDE
RING
RISE
RUN
SAY
SEE
SELL
SEND
SET
SEW
SHAKE
SHINE
SHOOT
SHOW
SHUT
SING
SINK

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Story

Write a story that begins with:
I was looking forward to the trip, but it nearly ended in disaster.
Your story must include:
  • a market
  • a purse

150-190 words

1 PARAGRAPH - setting the scene
Where were you? What were you doing? (visiting new city, visiting another country, in the city centre…)
Who was with you? (friends, family, alone...)
How did you feel? (excited, in a good mood, impatient...)

2 PARAGRAPH - what happened first
When did you set off? (early in the morning, when it was still dark, in the afternoon...)
What kind of market it was? (flea market, antique market, fruit market...)
What were you doing there? (browsing, shopping, looking for bargains, looking for something unique, special, unusual…)

3 PARAGRAPH - what happened to change things
Whose purse was it? What happened to it? (it was stolen, lost, swapped…)
How did you feel? (in a panic, scared, annoyed, afraid, frustrated…)
What did you do? (went to the hotel, called the police, searched for it, chased someone…)

4 PARAGRAPH - the end
What happened in the end? How did you feel? (relieved, pleased…)


USEFUL LANGUAGE
1 PARAGRAPH - set the scene
It all began when...  / That day… / When…
2 PARAGRAPH - what happened first

I set off early / While we were walking in the city centre / As I was bargaining….
A moment before… Shortly afterwards…

3 PARAGRAPH - what happened to change things

Suddenly / All of a sudden…
At that moment…
A little later…. / By now…(a estas alturas)
...that’s when I noticed…. I realised
To my horror…
To my surprise…
I started to panic….

4 PARAGRAPH - what happened in the end

Then, as if from nowhere…
Ten minutes later…
In the end, I was relieved that…
To my relief….
Fortunately, it all ended well.
Finally,....

Eventually...

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

IRREGULAR VERBS 2


HOMEWORK for 5th December (Tuesday)

Hi 3rd graders. Please, bring you homework on the separate piece of paper.

BASE FORM                 PAST SIMPLE             PAST PARTICIPLE           TRANSLATION

EAT
FALL
FEED
FEEL
FIGHT
FIND
FLY
FORBIT
FORGET
FORGIVE
FREEZE
GET
GIVE
GO
GROW
HANG
HAVE
HEAR
HIDE
HIT
HOLD
HURT
KEEP
KNOW
LAY
LEAD
LEARN
LEAVE
LEND
LET

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