Tag Archives: 5A

LoM: Reviews (proofreading, rel. cl., ago/before, tenses, structure)

List of Mistakes and Proofreading. Some people keep missing mistakes they can fix if their proofreading skill improved, like forgetting the -s of the 3rd person singular, or adding an “l” to adjectives ending in “l” like “wonderful”, or not … Continue reading

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More contributions!

And more to come! Sorry for the humongous delay! 😀 http://www.talkingpeople.net/tp/credits/2013-2014.html Writing Assignments – in a humongous rush!!! I used bold for new corrections, people, see what you think! Stories: Jesús’s disastrous trip! (Y3C, 2013-2014) Job-Application Letters: Alicia’s job application as a … Continue reading

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Message for Raquel (Y5A)

Rachel, I sent you an email. I found a book you might want to borrow! 🙂

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Rearranging Lesson Plans Y5’s

Last lesson this week: Small Groups finish checking pending homework: Grammar Bank 2B + 2A Handout, + if time allows, p. 21, p. 25 (vocabulary). Plenary for doublechecking answers and language questions. Orals on childhood and multitasking (Y5A also this … Continue reading

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Your Projects. Y5B has a plan now! One Crazy Summer

As you can see in our schedule for January, we’re having the a lesson for projects at the end of this month. 5CAL has decided they will just do the Audiobook Project, consolidation stage, and then if time allows I’ll … Continue reading

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Info on women & feminism to help you avoid mainstream ignorance

Edited bits in purple It’s been a pleasure to read your work, people, and a special treat to read the compos on Changing Roles and Women. We are changing! Finally! ❤ 🙂 As I’m a veteran feminist thinker and activist, … Continue reading

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Y5: Unit 2 – New Lesson Plans (updating the Draft)

You can replace the day for the One Crazy Summer Project Day with the Audiobook Project, if you like. It depends on how many people want to contribute things and which kind. That’s what depends on your decisions. Lesson 1. … Continue reading

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Reminder Winter Hols & Draft Lesson Plans for January

Over your winter hols you should be listening to English every day (podcasts, videos, textbook audios, last year’s textbook audios – these are especially important to automatize fluent and accurate production). If you find time for more, remember consolidate: practice … Continue reading

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More on the Audiobook project!

Today Luis, in Y5A, told us the complete chapter 1! he had learned/learnt by ear by heart! Congratulations! From tomorrow on, I’ll bring my digital video camera in case people allow me to videoshoot their performances for uploading on a … Continue reading

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charities, NGOs, non-profits, volunteer, grassroots, trade unions, Politics

Remember when I explained that in Britain people used “charity” in the way we use “NGO” — non-governmental organization? Well, today I remembered another word, non-profit! In Spanish, “charity” sounds like an organization which is religious and does not strive … Continue reading

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Y5’s – Dec Writing Assignment

Task Description: (After having a look at the Writing section in unit 2, and other resources to learn to write articles — see bottom page link on Writing File), Write an article (include info on who for and topic) in … Continue reading

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Y5’s – Sample Speaking Cards & Listening Work

Unit 1 – Please, use 1.12 and 1.13 to learn to listen and to speak. You should read as you listen, too, so as to underline Useful Language you can use to tackle those issues in a monologue or conversation. … Continue reading

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About your emails to me

I haven’t been able to reply to everybody yet. But I will. Bear with me. I’m glad I see oral work and other stuff, which I presume it’s for publication… Please, remember to tell me if it’s for publication because … Continue reading

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Y5’s: first December lessons

Monday, Dec 2 / Tuesday Dec 3 (except for Y5CAL — they’ll have the Thursday lesson — there won’t be a lesson on Wednesday and Thursday; plus, next Mon Dec 9 is a holiday, so make sure you use this … Continue reading

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Quintos: first Dec week

Remember to use the two audio interviews in 1C and all the texts to learn to speak and to list topics or questions to discuss in a timed dialogue on language learning and English. Practice explaining your opinion on those … Continue reading

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First course writing published!

I have just uploaded Pedro’s informal email on the October Writing Assignment. It includes his brainstorming on language (thinking) before writing, and then his outline, and the task description, of course! 🙂 Informal email asking an old host family to … Continue reading

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Friday lesson for Y5A

Just a reminder: tomorrow Friday we’ll have our Friday lesson. We’ll listen to people’s monolog(ue)s and we’ll practice dialog(ue)s and I might even explain what’s important about Timed Interactions in Speaking Tests, if you like. Next week we need to … Continue reading

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Y5 Mons: The First Time I Had to Give First Aid

JC, in Y5A, sends his story on life-death experiences! I hope you enjoy it. The First Time I Had to Give First Aid, by JC (Y5)

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Y5 Mons: Doing an exchange

Here is Allegra’s work: a little individual oral presentation on an exchange she did. Notice her tenses — they’re awesome! Doing an Exchange, by Allegra (Y5)

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Special Week for Y5A

This is special week for 5ºA. There’ll be three lessons: on Tuesday, in class, when we’ll be listening to people giving monolog(ue)s, plus discussing Writings and students arranging their outing on Thursday, when we’ll meet at 7.30 PM at the … Continue reading

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About your Writing Assignments

This week we should try to fill in/out the TABLE on the back page of your Welcome Handout. I need you all to have a look at the Writings you did last year, and tell me in class which you … Continue reading

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Activities on Stereotypes

At home people should have listened to audios on stereotypes and collected Useful Language or practiced pronouncing useful chunks of language. Use YouTube too, if you’re curious about what English-speakers think about this. (Read Going through unit 2 if you haven’t! … Continue reading

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Y5’s – Going through unit 2

My proposal this time is that you use the audios in unit 2 (especially those with a transcript) to collect Useful Language for two monologs you can work on next week: (National) Stereotypes and Story-telling (airports, flights… – use the … Continue reading

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Working on Mons in the Classroom

Activity in pairs. 5 min. to think: 1) pick a topic, 2) brainstorm on language to make your range richer, 3) work on an outline (content distribution) considering you just have a maximum of 3 min for the mon. In … Continue reading

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US/UK Englishes – Grammar

Today in Y5 people were surprised to hear that US American English is older or less modern than British English in terms of Grammar (morphosyntax) and Spelling. You might want to have a look at US/UK Englishes on the Talking … Continue reading

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Going Swimming

Listen to the story: http://vocaroo.com/i/s0KJw6fqNh2U Yesterday I was telling stories in 5ºB — like a maniac, I mean. The group turned out to be the most crowded group I have, and it was the last lesson in the day, ending at … Continue reading

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Doing things for people & Asking sb to do you a favor/favour

This language point on Modals and Language Functions came up today in 5ºA, so I’m sharing it here for their Class Diary of what we did and for the other Y5’s (remind me to explain it in your groups, if … Continue reading

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