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2A & 2B "Just good friends" class

JUST GOOD FRIENDS


1. Listen (and pay a lot of attention) to the plot of the play we are going to watch tomorrow.

to; when; doesn’t; him; more; goes; come; can’t; but; is; to; who

Polly is a schoolgirl who 1.................. to the local comprehensive school. She 2....................really like it. She’d prefer to spend time with her friends, or go shopping, or go 3......................the cinema, or listen to music. What she’d really like 4.........................to become famous, be a pop star or a famous actress. That and make Peter notice her. Peter’s in her class and he’s a brilliant student 5...................... is good at everything. Peter likes school. He actually likes studying. Polly 6..................... understand this but she likes Peter anyway. But, the thing is, he is so shy. What can Polly do to make 7......................notice her and to make her school a bit 8........................exciting?

Well, we don’t want to give away all the story 9...................Polly does find a way. Something happens to change her school completely 10.........................she meets Stanley, her guardian angel. Her school becomes really strange. And what happens 11.......................... Peter? Well, he changes too, but to see how you will have to 12................to the performance.


2.Matching activity:

-After having listened to the story of “Just good friends” we will learn more about the characters.

-We are going to divide the class in three groups and we will give you a sheet of paper each.

-Try to match these two groups of sentences.





3. DREAM ON!

Polly is always dreaming but now it is your turn. Imagine the details about your perfect style of living.

Write a letter to a friend explaining your perfect life. Use these sentences to structure your writing:

Where are you?
In what country?
What is the weather like?
What’s your house like? Describe it.
What can you see from your window? What is around you?
What do you do? Your job, occupation?
What is a typical routine for you?
What are you doing today?
What did you do yesterday?
What will you do tomorrow? What would you like to happen tomorrow?
Who lives with you?
Who is with you at the moment?
What plans do you have for the future in general?


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ADG March 30th class

Good morning!

Before focussing on our book, now we are going to work on the play we will see next Tuesday.


Name of the play: WILLIAM B

1. Have a look at these words and try to write them in the appropriate blank.
a. who
b. always
c. wonderful
d. stealing
e. wants
f. he
g. isn’t
h. or
i. not
j. the
k. at
l. everything
m. all
n. closer
o. only
p. can
q. to
r. other
s. are
t. if


William B is the story of William B. (for Brian) Goode. William, 1.................... Billy, is a
normal, average schoolboy 2............................. is always in some kind of trouble or 3........................... . Billy is okay at
school – he’s 4 ................................ great but he isn’t terrible either but Billy is 5....................... having problems with
his teachers. It 6 .........................his fault really. What can he do if Dennis, another bigger, older boy, is
always 7........................ his homework? Billy’s life 8 ...........................home isn’t great either. His parents 9.................................
always telling him what to do, what not to do. They never seem happy with him.

So Billy’s life is not exactly 10...................... – except for one thing. Billy is average in 11.......................
except his imagination. Billy has one big escape in his life – he dreams, almost 12.................................. the
time.
In his dreams Billy becomes anything and anyone he 13....................... to be. He can have
perfect parents; he can be 14......................... perfect student. He can be a major rock star sensation; a
superhero; a master spy.

In his dreams Billy 15............................ get anything he wants. Or cannot 16 ..........................? There is a girl in
school, Beth, who Billy likes but Beth doesn’t seem 17...................... notice him at all. Worse still
none of his dream fantasies seem to make any impression on Beth at all. After all they are
18 .........................dreams. Watch William B to see 19................................. Billy can somehow make his real life a little
better as he tries to bring his real life a little bit 20........................ to his dream life.


2. Listen to the following fragment and correct exercise 1.

3. Read the text again and answer the following questions:

a) Who are William and Billy?

b) Is William a good student?

c) Who is Dennis?

d) How is the relationship between William and his parents?

e) Explain the relationship between Beth and William?


WORK FOR ADVANCED STUDENTS

A) Dennis is another character in William B. Rearrange the following sentences to find out something about him.

1. he Dennis wonderful is a at school who Billy’s thinks boy is.
2. likes He Beth also.
3. He’s always a bit him than Billy and he older bullies.
4. homework Billy him makes do Dennis his for.
5. even money takes He from Billy sometimes.

B) This is an extract from Bill’s fantasy diary. Read it and fill in the gaps with the words given below:

new , another , about, asking, after, everything, the, than, can, to, same, his, no, that, has, to, the

Dear Me,

Today’s been 1 ..........................typical day. My father the world famous racing driver came back home 2........................... another amazingly successful day at the track. He became 3.......................... first person to win three races on the 4 ..........................day. He won the 250 cc motorcycle followed by the 500 cc in the morning.

In the afternoon, now in 5.............................. car, he won the Formula 1 race by a record 22 laps. My mother is away at the moment. She’s shooting the 6........................... Spielberg movie in Antarctica. People are already saying 7............................. she is sure to win the Oscar again this year. That will make seven Oscars she 8............................... won in the last three years. Where are we going to put them all? She has just phoned me from the South Pole 9......................... thank me for my suggestions 10................................ how she should play her character. She said that Steven was very impressed and is thinking of 11............................ me to direct a film for him when I am older. I probably will. I 12............................. always do it during my school holidays.

Talking of school, everything is as fine as always here. I got 125% for 13.................................. essay on the economic history of post war Germany. Mr Higgins, 14 ....................................history teacher, said it was the best work he had ever read on the subject – far better 15 ................................all the other history books. So, 16 ............................is normal here. I am going to stop now. I’m going 17 .................................cook a seven course international meal for my father. A genius has 18.................................. time for himself it seems.

More later,

William B.

C) Billy’s fantasy parents are, of course, perfect. His mother is a world famous triple Oscar winning actress while his father is a world champion sportsman. What about you? What would your perfect parents be like? If you prefer, you can write about the perfect daughter or the perfect son! Think of qualities they should keep and try to write a small composition abour it.


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ADG March 28th class: Revising numbers

Hi everybody!

Here you have some help to remember the numbers in Englis
h:




A) Remember the numbers by clicking HERE , HERE (more difficult ones) and
HERE (more examples about difficult numbers)

B) Practice HERE and we will go on practicing with exercises from our class book.

Ready? Let's go then!

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2A & 2B: March 26th class

Hi! How are you?

I hope you had two nice terms and are plenty of energy for this last term.

Well, after having checked the homework let's start with our class.

In this unit we are revising the Modal verbs so let's remember some of them!





CAN - CAN'T
COULD - COULDN'T
MUST
MUSTN'T
SHOULD - SHOULDN'T

THEORY:

Remember when to use them HERE.

You also have to remember that Modals are different from normal verbs:

1: They don't use an 's' for the third person singular. (She can speak German)
2: They make questions by inversion ('she can go' becomes 'Can she go?')3: They are followed by verb without 'to' (They can swim for one hour/ They want to swim)

Short summary:

CAN - ability
COULD - past (podia) and conditional (podria) of "can"
MUST - obligation
MUSTN'T - prohibition
SHOULD - recommending

PRACTISE:

A) Which one would you use for each picture?



1 year ago








B) Let's mime to practise these modal verbs.


VOCABULARY

In this unit we are also studying food. Let's learn some meat vocabulary.
Let's match all together the type of meat witht the appropriate animal (I'll ask it in the exam):

beef - lamb - pork - chicken ............................................................... hen - sheep - cow - pig


OK. GOOD JOB GUYS! SEE YOU NEXT CLASS!

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ADG March 26th class.

Hi guys!

I hope you had a nice course and still have energy for this third (and last) term.

Well, after having checked the Reading exercises for today we are going to focus on Grammar.

As Marina told me we are going to go on with the Passive voice (Past tense).


THEORY
We will have a look to this presentation which illustrates how to change the active voice into passive. Pay attention to the P.V in Past.






EXERCISES:

In order to form the passive voice you need to know the Irregular verbs. In case you don't remember a verb HERE you have the list.

A) Practise Passive voise in Past Simple HERE, HERE and HERE.


B) Read these active sentences and change them into the passive voice in your notebook. Then, we will correct them. If you have any doubt while doing the exercise please do not hesitate asking me:

1. Paul and Peter watched the football match.

2. Shakespeare wrote Hamlet.

3. Christopher Columbus discovered America in 1492.

4. Anna painted the Wilsons' house.

5. The American team won the cup.

6. Philip took a picture of the sea.

7. My mother saw Mike.

8. Freddy Mercury sang 'We Will Rock You'.

9. My parents read 'Da Vinci Code'.

10. My brother found a purse.

11. A dog bit my sister.

12. Alan broke a vase.

14. My uncle drew a beautiful landscape.

15. My father ate a big pizza.

16. The children heard a terrible noise last night.

(If you have finished earlier, tell me and we will do some more work!)


THAT'S ALL FOR TODAY! SEE YOU ON WEDNESDAY!

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Daily Phrasal verb


A phrasal verb is a combination of a verb and a preposition, a verb and an adverb, or a verb with both an adverb and a preposition.




1. Rat on - delatar
2. Read up on - investigar, estudiar qualque cosa

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Daily Idioms



Idiom is an expression, word or phrase that has a figurative meaning.


1. It's no use crying over spilt milk
- De nada sirve llorar sobre leche derramada, el que està fet, fet està
2. to come apart at the seams - derrumbar-se
3. to come to roost - pagar les conseqüències


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