dilluns, 4 maig de 2009

UNIT 5 - OUR CHANGING WORLD


FIRST AND SECOND CONDITIONAL
Conditional sentences are usually divided into two parts (called clauses): the if part and the main clause. Here you have some information about the form, uses and examples of these types of sentences. Thre is also information at Conditionalsentences. If you want to make a diagram and send it to mceide@xtec.cat you'll have an extra mark.

Now you are ready to do the following exercises about conditionals.
If you need more practice you will find more exercises at agendaweb.

NOUN SUFFIXES 

SUFFIX
VERB – NOUN
VERB – NOUN
VERB – NOUN
-AL    condition, quality arrive –arrival
approve – approval
deny –denial
propose –proposal
refuse – refusal
dismiss – dismissal
-ANCE / ENCE     action, state, condition or quality attend –attendance
accept –acceptance
prefer – preference
insure – insurance
refer – reference
exist –existence
-ATION / TION  action or resulting state educate – education
inform – information
eliminate – elimination
declare – declaration
combine – combination
immigrate – immigration
-SION  action or resulting state  confuse – confusion
decide – decision
divide –division
revise – revision
impress – impression
profess–profession
-URE   action or resulting state depart – departure
erase – erasure
fail – failure
enclose – enclosure
press – pressure
legislate – legislature
-MENT  state, act, condition agree– agreement
pay – payment
employ – employment
argue – argument
punish – punishment
govern – government
-AGE  action, state, process break – breakage
post – postage
pack – package
pass – passage
bag– baggage
marry – marriage
-ING action, state, process bless – blessing
land – landing
write – writing
feed – feeding
end –ending
seat – seating
-ERY location, collective, behavior condition cream – creamery
slave (n.) – slavery
bake –bakery
brave (adj.) – bravery
brew – brewery
machine (n.) – machinery

You can practice noun suffixes clicking here.



EARTHQUAKE IN HAITI (optional activity)

earthquake
A massive 7.0-magnitude earthquake has struck the Caribbean nation of Haiti. The extent of the devastation is still unclear but there are fears thousands of people may have died. If you want more information about this natural disaster you can have a look at the CNN or the BBC news.
In STOP DISASTERS! you can play a disaster simulation game from the UN/ISDR and learn how you can help to prevent this. Click on PLAY GAME and start your plan to reconstruct a safer environment for your population. You must assess the disaster risk and try to limit the damage when natural hazzards strike.



dilluns, 23 febrer de 2009

UNIT 4 - WHAT NEXT?

This week we are going to practice the contents in UNIT 4 – WHAT NEXT?

FUTURE TENSES

We need to understand different forms to express the future in English. Study carefully this mind map before doing some exercises to practise these verb tenses.

In the following links you will find exercises to practice the future:


    If you want more practise with the future go to agendaweb - future. There you'll find lot's of exercises.

    GERUNDS AND INFINITIVES
      WRITING FORMAL LETTERS
    In this unit you are also going to learn to write formal letters. Click on the picture and you'll enter a website with information about writing this type of letters. If you need more information about writing sentences or paragraphs you can go to the following links:

    Now you've read the information carefully, you're ready to write your own formal letter. Compose a letter applying for admission to a school abroad. Say what you would like to study and why you have chosen that particular school. Include your qualifications. Remember you want to convince them to accept you!

    EXAM QUESTIONS

    You can download the questions of unit 4 exam. They will be useful for you to prepare it.