dimarts, 26 de maig de 2015

What's in the city?

Our cities have many characteristic places we can use for different purposes. 
Most of them are public and you can enter them without any special permission, others are private and you have to pay for them or have permission to enter.




When you are at school, in the gym, at the rail way station, at the airport, at the supermarket, at the cinema, in a café...you do things and activities that fill your spare time or things you need to do for your daily life.


Here you have this useful link to revise vocabulary related to common shops and places in town.

dijous, 16 d’abril de 2015

Sports.

Now, we are going to learn about sports vocabulary. 
How many sports do you know?

How many types of sports can you say?

How many sports do you practice?

How often do you take exercise?

Which sport are you good at?

Which sport do you like most?

Why do you like it so much? Can you tell us something about its features?

How do you play or how do you do some sports?






Depending on the type of activity, we can use do, play and go to express it. Look at here  and here as well.




Here we have some exercises to do.

dimarts, 14 d’abril de 2015

Can and must.

CAN means the ability,  possibility and permission to do something.

MUST means necessity, obligation and certainty that something is true.


CAN´T  stands for lack of ability, lack of permission and the certainty that something is impossible.

MUSN'T stands for prohibition.

In this video and in this chart you can have the information about the modal verbs we are studying.






Pay attention to the pronunciation of CAN and CAN'T.




Here you have a lot of exercises  to practice the use of these two modal verbs; this page and this other

divendres, 9 de gener de 2015

L'accent.

L'accent gràfic és un signe, tancat (') obert (`) que posem sobre la vocal tònica d'una paraula segons les normes d'accentuació.


Les paraules agudes s'accentuen quan acaben en vocal, vocal més -s o -en, -in.
Les paraules planes s'accentuen quan npo acaben en cap de les terminacions anteriors.
Les paraules esdruíxoles s'accentuen sempre.

A més a més, les paraules compostes i les derivades amb afixos mantenen l'accentuació de la paraula primitiva. 

Els monosíl.labs no s'accentuen. Però de vegades s'utilitza un accent que s'anomena diacrític per a diferenciar les paruales homònimes (que s'escriuen igual) amb significats diferents.

Per altra part, la dièresi (") es fica sobre les vocals u, i per assenyalar la inexistència de diftong o la pronuncia de la vocal u en grups sil.làbics en què habitualment no es pronuncia.




En aquestos enllaços podrem practicar les regles d'accentuació.


Regles generals: aquí,
Accent diacrític: aquí,
Dièresi: aquí,

dimarts, 2 de desembre de 2014

Simple Present and adverbs of frequency.


We use the Simple Present to express a repeated or usual action. The action can be a habit, a hobby, a daily event, a scheduled event or something that often happens. It can also be something a person often forgets or usually does not do.


Which adverbs of frequency can we use to express these actions?
  • never
  • hardly ever
  • sometimes
  • from time to time
  • often
  • usually
  • always
An adverb of frequency goes before the main verb.

An adverb of frequency goes after the verb to be.

When we use an auxiliary verb, the adverb of frequency always goes between the auxiliary and the main verb.

We can use these adverbs, usually, normally, often, frequently, sometimes and occasionally, in the beginning of a sentence.





Do this and this online exercises to practise the position of the adverbs.

divendres, 7 de novembre de 2014

What time is it?


In this post we will learn different ways to express time.
To start with, listen to this video. Next, we will speak about it.






Here, we can do some exercises about how to express time:


- in this page.
- in this other page.

dimarts, 4 de novembre de 2014

Formació de paraules: composició.


La composició és un procés de formació de paraules basat en la unió de lexemes ja existents. 
El resultat és una paraula composta que té un significat propi, encara que pot mantenir una certa relació semàntica amb els lexemes que l'han formada.


Hi ha algunes paraules compostes que s'escriuen amb un guionet que separa els dos elements.


Aquí tenim les regles:

1- En aquelles paraules en què apareix un punt cardinal.
2- En alguns numerals compostos.
3- En onomatopeies i repeticions.
4- Quan el primer element acaba en vocal i el segon comença per r, s o x.
5- Quan el primer element té accent gràfic.



Trobaràs més informació i exercicis en aquestes pàgines: en aquesta pàgina, aquí també.


dilluns, 29 de setembre de 2014

Adjectives.


The adjectives give us much information about people and things. They are used to describe things, people, situations and actions.

They never change form: we do not add -s to form the plural.

They come before a noun.

They can be put after these verbs: to be, to look, to feel, to taste, to smell.





What does it/she/he look like?

This question is used to describe people and objects' physical appearance.

What is he/she like?

We are focusing now in describing personality.



Here you have many exercises to use adjectives when describing people and objects:

physical appearance opposite adjectives
adjectives for describing personality: opposite adjectives and more

Use this web site to select adjectives to describe a friend's appearance.


dilluns, 8 de setembre de 2014

The alphabet.


ENGLISH AND VALENCIAN LANGUAGES FOR PQPI. 2014-2015.


WELCOME TO THIS COURSE.
KEEP LEARNING AND KEEP IMPROVING!



Let's revise the English alphabet.







Listen to this song and try to learn it so that you can remember very well the letters of the English alphabet.


divendres, 6 de juny de 2014

17. La Montse ha mort.

 18 de gener.


"La Montse ha mort. Va morir ahir. Aquest matí, a les dotze, l'enterraven. Jo he anat a classe, com cada dia, i després he quedat amb la marea Sancho d'Àvila. Estava com narcotitzada, a classe. Però a l'hora del pati ha vingut la tutora i ens ha dit que si volíem anar tots plegats a l'enterrament de la Montse."


Trau del text dos exemples de paraules amb diftong. No pots repetir els exemples que hagen aportat els teus companys, així que hauràs de revisar la seua resposta.
Què penses sobre el comportament de Raquel respecte a la mort de la seua amiga? Comenta aquesta frase: "Les llàgrimes autèntiques no poden ser l'ornat d'una cerimònia".