Homework – Draw my life

Hi! This message is just to tell you that homework has been postponed for next Friday (May 3rd) So you will have plenty of time to do it.

Homework’s description: You need to narrate your life, to do that you will bring to class at least 3 drawings and a list of sentences to support your speech (All written in Simple Past Tense) . You need to talk about your life at least 5 minutes.

It is mandatory for next Friday opening an account in VoiceThread and exploring how to use this tool. Good luck!

Simple Past

SimplePastTimeLineUses:

The Simple Past is used to talk about actions or situations in the past. It is also called Past Simple.

Have a look at the following examples:

1) action finished in the past (single or repeated)

I visited Berlin last week.
Andrew watched TV yesterday.


2) series of completed actions in the past

First I got up, then I had breakfast.


3) together with the Past Progressive/Continuous – The Simple Past interrupted an action which was in progress in the past.

They were playing cards when the telephone rang.
1st action: Past Progressive were playing
2nd action: Simple Past rang

Information taken from: Englisch-hilfen.de

Form:

Affirmative Negative Interrogative
I drew my life I did not/didn’t draw my life Did I draw my life?
She said her idea She did not/didn’t say her idea Did she say her idea?

Please check this Prezi presentation to understand this topic a little bit better 🙂

Exercises:

Before going over thousands of exercises about this structure I will recommend you to learn the verbs and its pronunciation, to do that here you have these links:

Learn verbs in simple past: This is the list you need to study and here you have exercises 0, 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 (All irregular verbs)

After those exercises I would recommend you to practise with the structure itself

Chicago’s exercise

Oxford’s exercise

Mixed Exercise in Simple Past

Test: Simple Past: Level 1Level 2Level 3

 

 

Congratulations to:

These students got a A as a finale grade in this first period, however I would like you to work harder and give everything you’ve got in this semester 🙂

Laura Daniela
Daniel Esteban
Santiago Garcia
Juan Pablo
Matheo
Camilo
Oscar
Nicolás

I also want to say to the others that I believe in you and that I know you can achieve better things (like improving your English level, I think that’s beter than any S)

2º period – Contents

This period starts on April 24th and it finishes on June 21th

We will have three terms along the semester:

  • First term: Friday, May 10th
  • Second term: Friday, May 31st
  • Third term: Friday, June 21th

Contents:

  • Simple Past (20 verbs)
  • Present Progressive
  • Contrast between present progressive and simple present
  • Expressing likes and dislikes
  • Zero conditional
  • Modals
  • Most/Some/ A few
  • Phrasal Verbs (20 verbs)

This period I will be extra strict with protocols, dictionaries, notebooks and folders.

Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.
Anthony J. D’Angelo 

False Friends (Spanish – English list)

False Friends Do you remember that I told you about false friends? False friends: Words that look familiar to us and we think we know its meaning but it is not that way. Those words have a different meaning and we may be using the wrong word to express our ideas. Here you have a list that could help you with false friends in Spanish – English. I borrow this image from Cork English-Teacher

Friday’s text!!! Please read!!!!!

This is the text that we are going to work on Friday. So please read it and look up the unknown vocabulary, bold words are a must!

3.2.   Read the following text about Women’s Right carefully. Look up for unknown words in the dictionary, underlined words are a must but you can add more words if you want. Write this vocabulary and its meaning in your notebook. 
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