Saturday, March 21, 2009

16th-19th March

Hello everyone,

This week we have been studying comparative forms with adjectives, nouns and adverbs.

We will continue working on that next week and we will start superlatives too.

You have to finish handouts 16, 17 and 18 (not the parts about superlatives, which you will finish next week) as well as the workbook 4C.

Here you have the
keys to handout 16 (only to unit 4C), the keys to handout 17, and to handout 18.

By the way, I have added a new link on the right: "Pronunciation online" where you can type any word and you will listen to the correct pronunciation instantly. You can try with these words: comfortable, butcher, interesting, or even with proper names. How do you pronounce "Lady Di? and Greenwich? I am sure this will be very useful!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Nouns as modifiers


Some questions arose in class about adjective word order and nouns modifying other nouns.
Here you have a link if you want to practice how nouns can modify other nouns.
You can also practice adjective word order here.

I hope you enjoy it! ;-)

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Richard Marsh, a storyteller


Do not forget that next Thursday 26th March Richard Marsh is coming to Granada to tell us wonderful Irish stories. Here is his website in case you want to learn something more about him before Thursday.

It will be in CEP-Granada, at 17.00 for elementary studens and at 19.00 for intermediate and advanced students. You can come whenever you can, even you can attend both sessions!!

I hope to see you all there.

St. Patrick Day


IT WAS ST. PATRICK DAY, a national holiday in Ireland and an important celebration in Canada, United States, New Zealand, Montserrat (a Caribbean island), Great Britain, Uruguay, Germany, Denmark, Moscow...

The symbol is a shamrock because the legend says that St. Patrick used that plant to explain the mystery of the Holy Trinity to people in Ireland. It is also a symbol for good luck all over the world.

It is because of the shamrock that green is the Irish national color, but it is also a very common color on this date. Peope wear green, and they even dye the Chicago river!!

Hee you have a link to some videos about the history of St. Patrik day. There is an advert at first, but it is worth waiting for 10 seconds and then watch the videos.

And here is an interactive book of facts. Click on it, it is really interesting!

If you want to learn about Leprechauns and do an extra writing practice, here you have the activity. If you send it back to me, I can correct it and it could even appear published on this blog!

Monday, March 16, 2009

From the 9th to the 12th of March

Well, this week ...

We HAVE STUDIED the present perfect tense
We have ALREADY learnt to use JUST, ALREADY, YET
We have learnt how to pronounce difficult sounds like in HOUSE, YATCH, JAZZ.

Here you have the key to handout 15, about Just, Already and Yet.