dijous, 12 març de 2015

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 in the following exercises:


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.



dijous, 19 febrer de 2015

INVENTIONS

Search this website about inventions and find the answers to the questions. Click on 'next' to find more answers. You don't need to understand all the words. When you finish send the questionnaire with the answers to mceide@xtec.cat with inventions in the subject of the message. Do it before your next class in the computer room.
  1. What did Thomas Edison invent?
  2. How are microwaves better than ovens?
  3. What should you never put in a microwave?
  4. In the past, what did people used to use as an alarm clock?
  5. How much money will be spent on computer games this year?
  6. When was the first games console made?
  7. Why is the pencil in the picture clever?
  8. When was the radio invented?
  9. We can use ____ ________ to speak to people without actually talking to them!
  10. Which invention here do you use the most? How often?

diumenge, 11 gener de 2015

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!

    You have to send your letter to mceide@xtec.cat with FORMAL LETTER in the subject of the message. Do it before your next class in the computer room.

    3. CROSSING CULTURES

    PRESENT PERFECT AND ADVERBS

    Study carefully the following mind maps and do the exercises you have after them (open the exercises in a different window so you can look at the diagrams while you are doing the exercises).





    If you want to download a mind map with all the information about present perfect and adverbs click on PRESENT PERFECT AND ADVERBS.

    EXERCISES:

    dimecres, 3 desembre de 2014

    ANIMATED CHRISTMAS STORY

    You have to create your own animated story and share it with your teacher and friends. You can do it at goanimate (you need to register). You have to watch the tutorial before you start working, it will help you with your video.

    Once you finish you have to share the link of your story with your teacher, sending her a message to mceide@xtec.cat.

    Wishing with Santa by AirRider3 on GoAnimate

    dimecres, 19 novembre de 2014

    KARAOKE



    We are going to subtitle music videos. The first thing you have to do is choose a video from www.youtube.com and find the lyrics using www.google.com.

    We are using an application called OVERSTREAM. You need to register for an account if you want to use this application.

    Once you are logged in, you can start with the subtitles, but it is a good idea to click the help button and have a look at the tutorial and the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions).



    The Overstream Editor Tutorial Part 1: Basic Operation is very simple and will show you how to use this application.
    Now you are ready to create your Overstream videos, clicking in Create Overstream.



    The first thing you have to do is copy the youtube video URL and enter it:


    Now you can start working with the subtitles. It is very easy if you have watched the tutorial and follow the instructions. Remember you have to save all the changes and you can go back to your video as many times as you want to.

    ONCE YOU HAVE FINISHED YOUR VIDEOS SEND THE LINK TO YOUR TEACHER (mceide@xtec.cat)  IN A MESSAGE AND I WILL PUBLISH THEM IN THIS SITE, SO THE REST OF STUDENTS CAN WATCH THEM. WRITE “VIDEO" IN THE SUBJECT OF THE MESSAGE AND MAKE IT PUBLIC BEFORE SENDING IT.

    dimecres, 5 novembre de 2014

    2. GREAT ESCAPES

    Let’s start working! This week we are going to practice the contents in UNIT 2 – GREAT ESCAPES. First of all we are going to practice with IRREGULAR VERBS. Remember you have to know the list of irregular verbs you have in your workbook, in page 160. In the following links you will find exercises to practice them. Follow the instructions of the teacher in order to get a good mark:

    Now we are ready for some LISTENING. Listen to this song by Gloria Gaynor and go to I Will Survive – exercises. There you will find the lyrics of the song and four exercises, you have to do all of them and send the answers to mceide@xtec.cat. Copy and paste them in a word document with your answers with “survive” in the subject of your message.