Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Pronunciation of the past simple: -ed





Writing the past simple of regular verbs in English is quite easy, but... 
do you know how to pronounce <-ed>?


There are some rules:


RULE 1. If the verb ends in the sounds / t / or / d /: <-ed> is pronounced ɪd /
        Examples:
               to visit : visited     ɪd /                                       to decide: decided    ɪd /
                                                                                            

RULE 2. If the verb ends in the sounds / p, k, s, ʃ , f /: <-ed> is pronounced / t / 
        Examples:
                to stop: stopped  / t /                                       to watch: watched   / t /
                                                                                                    / t /

                to walk: walked  / t /                                        to finish: finished   / t /
                                  
       
                to kiss: kissed   / t /                                          to laugh: laughed   / t /
                             

RULE 3.If the verb ends in a sound which is not in rule 1 o rule 2:  <-ed> is pronounced / d /
             Examples:
                to travel: travelled   / d /                                     to play: played     / d /
                                                                                          

                to discover: discovered     / d /                           to live: lived     / d /
                                          

                to open: opened    / d /                                       to rob: robbed     / d /
                                  
Listen to a native speaker pronouncing <-ed>






Here you have a video with some common regular verbs in English in the past simple. pay attention to pronunciation:










Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Peter Pan





There once was a boy that never grew up. His name was
Peter Pan. He wore a green suit, had a dagger and he had a
beautiful hat, too! He liked getting into trouble, going on adventures in Neverland. There, he was with his friend Johnny, the captain of the Lost Boys, and with the small fairy Tinker Bell. But in Neverland, he had enemies, too. They were the pirates! Their leader, Captain Hook, was always fighting Peter Pan because he cut off his hand.

But this time, Captain Hook is looking for revenge and wants
to defeat Peter Pan for good. Will you help The Lost Boys?
Or will you help the pirates?



Hey! My name is Peter Pan! I love fighting and going on  adventures and all kinds of exciting things! I like the colour  green so much everything I wear is green! I have a small  sword because I want to move fast. Oh, and I can fly!  Can’t you? Haha! You can’t fly and I can!









Arrr! We are Pirates! My name is Captain Hook, and I’m a fearful
pirate. I like to destroy everything and rob everyone I can. I have
an eyepatch and a big hat, but I don’t have my right hand. I have
a hook instead because of that stupid Peter Pan! I always fight him and he always defeats me, and last time he cut off my hand! I’m going to get my revenge and destroy him!


We Are The Lost Boys! Ohh Prrt! My name is Johnny and I’m the leader of the Lost Boys! We live in Neverland, the place where dreams come from, and we always help Peter Pan when he goes on adventures. But some day, we’ll grow up and will have to leave Neverland forever. That makes me very sad, but I want to enjoy the time I have with Peter Pan as much as I can!








Welcome to Neverland! Match the words 


Wendy        Tinkerbell       The Lost Boys       Pirate      Teacher 

Now complete the following sentences with the same words:

1. “My name is Mr. Pan and I’m going to be your ________ today.


2. ______ lives on the eight floor of the building. Maybe it’ll be useful to fly!

3. In Neverland, everyone is fearful of the ________.

4. When you meet ________, you will always have a lot of fun. They are very cheerful!





The battle between Peter Pan and Captain Hook has started? Who’s going to win? Match the adjectives that belong to each one of them. 
Brave     Adventurous     Fearful     Childish     Coward     Innocent      Arrogant     Smart     Reckless



PETER PAN is ...                       


CAPTAIN HOOK is...









Answer the following questions: 

What’s Peter Pan favourite color?
Why does he have a small sword instead of a big one? What does Peter Pan like the most?
Why Captain Hook doesn’t have one of his hands? What does Captain Hook want from Peter Pan?
Where do the Lost Boys live?
What happens to the Lost Boys when they grow up? 



EXTRA!
Split in couples and pretend to be Peter Pan, Captain Hook or The Lost Boys, then, do your special greeting and say to each other:
1. Do you like me? Why?
2. What weapon do you fight with? 3. Do you care about Neverland? Why? 


Sunday, 30 March 2014

Plural Nouns



Here you have an amazing website to learn and practise plural nouns:





Here you have a video with some common irregular plural nouns



Here you have a link to a game to practise how to form plural nouns in English


http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/game/en16plur-game-plural-fishing


Another interesting website for more practice :


Thursday, 27 March 2014

Animal Kingdom

Here you have some amazing information about animals and their classification


You can also find the information: here

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Culture Quiz

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Spelling -ing Forms

Here you have a game to practise the spelling of -ing forms!
Enjoy yourselves!






Thursday, 5 December 2013

Jingle Bells

Here you have the Christmas carol we are singing on 20th December so that you can practise and learn it



If the video doesn't work: click here

LYRICS:
Dashing through the snow 
In a one-horse open sleigh 
Over the fields we go 
Laughing all the way; 
Bells on bob-tail ring 
They make our spirits bright 
What fun it is to ride and sing 
A sleighing song tonight 

Jingle bells, jingle bells 
Jingle all the way! 
Oh what fun it is to ride 
In a one-horse open sleigh 

A day or two ago 
I thought I'd take a ride 
And soon Miss Fanny Bright 
Was seated by my side; 
The horse was lean and lank; 
Misfortune seemed his lot; 
He got into a drifted bank 
And we, we got upsot 


CHORUS

Now the ground is white 
Go it while you're young 
Take the girls tonight 
And sing this sleighing song; 
Just get a bob-tailed bay 
two-forty for his speed 
Then hitch him to an open sleigh 
And crack! you'll take the lead 

CHORUS

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Numbers!!







Here you have a chart with numbers to review.... from 1 to 100!!!


If you don't remember them you must study. First from 1 to 50 and when you learn them, study the numbers from 51 to 100





1
one
2
two
3
three
4
four
5
five
6
six
7
seven
8
eight
9
nine
10
ten
11
eleven
12
twelve
13
thirteen
14
fourteen
15
fifteen
16
sixteen
17
seventeen
18
eighteen
19
nineteen
20
twenty
21
twenty-
one
22
twenty-
two
23
twenty-
three
24
twenty-
four
25
twenty-
five
26
twenty-
six
27
twenty-
seven
28
twenty-
eight
29
twenty-
nine
30
thirty
31
thirty-
one
32
thirty-
two
33
thirty-
three
34
thirty-
four
35
thirty-
five
36
thirty-
six
37
thirty-
seven
38
thirty-
eight
39
thirty-
nine
40
forty
41
forty-
one
42
forty-
two
43
forty-
three
44
forty-
four
45
forty-
five
46
forty-
six
47
forty-
seven
48
forty-
eight
49
forty-
nine
50
fifty
51
fifty-
one
52
fifty-
two
53
fifty-
three
54
fifty-
four
55
fifty-
five
56
fifty-
six
57
fifty-
seven
58
fifty-
eight
59
fifty-
nine
60
sixty
61
sixty-
one
62
sixty-
two
63
sixty-
three
64
sixty-
four
65
sixty-
five
66
sixty-
six
67
sixty-
seven
68
sixty-
eight
69
sixty-
nine
70
seventy
71
seventy-
one
72
seventy-
two
73
seventy-
three
74
seventy-
four
75
seventy-
five
76
seventy-
six
77
seventy-
seven
78
seventy-
eight
79
seventy-
nine
80
eighty
81
eighty-
one
82
eighty-
two
83
eighty-
three
84
eighty-
four
85
eighty-
five
86
eighty-
six
87
eighty-
seven
88
eighty-
eight
89
eighty-
nine
90
ninety
91
ninety-
one
92
ninety-
two
93
ninety-
three
94
ninety-
four
95
ninety-
five
96
ninety-
six
97
ninety-
seven
98
ninety-
eight
99
ninety-
nine
100
one hundred

Here you have a song to review numbers! 


Here you have the link for a game: 


Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Happy Halloween!

      



We celebrate Halloween on 31st October.  It is thought to be a night when ghosts, witches and fairies are very active.







Jack-o-lanterns
They are hollowed out pumpkins with a face cut in one side and a candle put inside.  Jack-o-lanterns are supposed to frighten away bad spirits, ghosts and witches.

Dressing up
On Halloween, when it was believed that bad spirits came back to the earthly world, people thought they would meet ghosts if they left their homes. To avoid being recognized by ghosts people would wear masks when they left homes after dark so that the ghosts would mistake them for fellow spirits. That’s why Halloween costumes are traditionally monsters such as vampires, ghosts, witches and devils.

Trick or Treat
Children in costumes go from house to house in their neighbourhood, often in small groups, in order to ask for treats such as sweets, lollipops, chocolates or money. When someone answers the door, the children say: ’Trick or treat?’ The "trick" is a threat to perform mischief on the homeowners or their property if no treat is given. 




Here you have some links! Have fun!
Some vocabulary related to Halloween: click here  and here

A vocabulary game: click here 

A Halloween interactive activity: click here

 Interactive games:
 Haunted house! click here 
 Carve a pumpkin! Click here

A short story: click here

A Disney video: click here


A Halloween song with lyrics: Monster Mash click here