Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Friday, 4 June 2010

LYRICS TRAINING

Listen to this song. First time, just listen:

Now, click the link below and listen to the song again while typing the lyrics. It´s great fun!
 www.lyricstraining.com


Monday, 24 May 2010

FAVOURITE RESTAURANTS

Post comments about your favourite restaurant: These are a couple of examples of my students´favourite restaurant:
View MY FAVOURITE RESTAURANT (By Jose) and other presentations by virginia.
View My favourite restaurant by Antonella.ppt and other presentations by virginia.

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

PASSIVE VOICE

Have a look at this video. In my opinion, it is a very easy way so as to understand passive voice in English:


For further practice, visit the following webpages:
http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/passive
http://www.englisch-hilfen.de/en/exercises_list/passiv.htm

And enjoy singing this song that deals with passive voice:

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

GERUND OR INFINITIVE

This list will make you not to allow you to use To + infinitve or - ing in a proper way:
http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/verblist.htm

CONDITIONAL CLAUSES

A conditional chart for my unconditional students:
Conditional Clauses

MODALITY

The most difficult thing when dealing with modal verbs is not the form but the use. Check the document below so as to find out the meanings of the different modal verbs:

Modality These posters below will help you when dealing with modality:

Monday, 12 April 2010

MY LAST HOLIDAY

Here you can read a brief report about my last holiday:

Last Easter, I went to Sardinia. It is an island in the
Mediterranean. We spent six days there. The type of holiday we chose was fly and
drive. We flew to Cagliari, which is the capital of Sardinia, and rented a car
at the airport. We went to a hotel we had previously booked and we spent the
first three days in the south of the island. The first day we visited Cagliari
and enjoyed its nightlife. The second day we went to the south west and visited
Carbonia and its ruins; on day three, we went to the south west coast to a place
called Saint Antioco and we had lunch in a little village called Calasetta. On the fourth day, we drove north and visited the centre
of the island, Barumini and Tuilli, enjoying spectacular views. We spent the
rest of the nights at a different hotel in Alghero, in the north-east. Alghero
worths a visit as well as Bosa Marina. On day five, we drove north, stopping at
Castelsardo, one of my favourite places in Sardinia, until we reached Saint
Teresa de Gallura. From there, we could see the island of Corsica. Finally, on
our last day, we visited Sassari and Ozieri and we flew back home from Alghero.
Sardinia is a highly recommended tourist destination.

Now, post a comment about your last holiday destinations. Do not forget:
  • To use past tenses.
  • To mention the type of holiday, means of transportation used, type of accommodation and places you visited.

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

IN THE KITCHEN

This OHT on cooking verbs is for you to practise in the kitchen...but do not forget that:
TOO MANY COOKS SPOIL THE BROTH!


This OHT and PPP present vocabulary on kitchen utensils:




Monday, 22 February 2010

Monday, 15 February 2010

PICTURE DESCRIPTION CATERING SERVICES

Look at the PPP and describe the different pictures. The questions below will help you so as to practise for the oral examination.
1.- Who are the people shown in the pictures?
2.- What are their responsibilities?
3.- What are they wearing?
4.- What can you see on the restaurant tables?
5.- How do you normally lay tables in the restaurant?
6.- How do you usually clear tables away in the restaurant?
7.- Which ingredients can you see in the pictures?
8.- Which of these ingredients do you like/dislike? Why?
9.- Can you name any ingredients of the same category/ies as the ones in the pictures?

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

COMPARATIVES & SUPERLATIVES

This is a grammar lesson on comparative adjectives



...and this is a grammar lesson on superlative adjectives



Finally, do not forget:

GOOD, BETTER, THE BEST
NEVER LET IT REST
UNTIL THE GOOD IS BETTER
AND THE BETTER IS THE BEST

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

WORD ORDER OF THE ADJECTIVES

If you did not attend the lesson when this grammar point was explained, it would be a good idea if you did this exercise to practise the order of the adjectives in English:
Word Order of Adjectives.


 But, as you will see on the board below, there is no clear agreement on this topic:

Monday, 25 January 2010

BURNS NIGHT

25th January is Burns Night. As we are currently dealing with English-speaking countries, this reading would help you improve your knowledge of Scotland and its people.

Burns Night

A. Read about Robert Burns and complete the fact file.

Date of birth:
Place of birth:
Nickname:
Age at death:

Robert Burns was born in Alloway, a small village in southern Scotland, on 25th January 1759. He was the son of a farmer, and was called the Ploughman Poet because he had been a farm worker. The small cottage in Alloway where he lived is now a museum. He died in 1796 from rheumatic fever, at the age of 37.

B. Read about Burns night and match the words related to Scotland (in bold) with the definitions.

1. a large group of families
2. a pattern of lines and squares
3. a Scottish musical instrument
4. people from Scotland
5. traditional Scottish clothing
6. two examples of traditional Scottish food

On Burns Night, Scots all over the world commemorate the birthday of Robert Burns. A traditional Burns Night celebration consists of a large formal dinner. The men wear kilts - "skirts" in the tartan of their clan - and old songs are sung, there is Scottish dancing and, of course, Burns' poetry.

At the dinner they eat the traditional Scottish dish haggis. A haggis is made from a sheep's stomach stuffed with minced heart, liver, suet (animal fat) and oatmeal (a cereal that is also used to make porridge, another famous Scottish food). It doesn't sound very nice, but in fact it's delicious! It is called "The king of the feast", and is carried in to the sound of bagpipes. Burns' poem "Ode to a haggis" is often recited to the haggis.

C. Read the extract from the poem "Ode to a haggis" and then match each line with the modern translation.

Fair fa' your honest sonsie face
Great chieftan o' the puddin' race!
Aboon them a' ye tak your place
Painch, tripe or thairm:
Weel are ye worthy o' a grace
As lang's my arm.

a. Above them all you take your place
b. Well are you worthy of a grace ('grace' is a prayer spoken before a meal)
c. A blessing on your honest friendly face
d. As long as my arm
e. (these are all names for very cheap parts of an animal!)
f. Great leader of the pudding race




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Tuesday, 19 January 2010

DAIRY PRODUCTS

Do you know all these dairy products? Could you add any more to the category? If you, post a comment on the blog entry. Thank you for cooperating with I love teaching & I love learning!

DAIRY PRODUCTS

More presentations from Virginia Espinosa
Some pins on dairy products:

Friday, 15 January 2010