Thursday, 19 April 2018

DESCRIBING AND COMPARING PHOTOS

Steps: follow these steps in order to organise your description.
1. Introduction: mention what both photos are about (there is always one common theme in all the pairs of photos you´ll be describing)
2. Compare: explain similarities and differences between the photos. 
3. Speculate about the photos (you may also relate them to your own personal experience)
4. Answer the examiner´s question about the photos. 

Videos. Watch these videos to get some ideas:

Slideshare Presentation: describing and comparing photos




Rubric. 


Here are some useful phrases to use when comparing photos. Make sure you use a variety of different expressions.
The top picture shows...
The bottom picture shows...
In one photo there are...
In the other photo there are...
In the picture above it looks as if...
In the one below it looks like...
Both pictures show...
In both pictures there are...
They're both quite similar because they both show...

There are... in both photographs.
This picture shows... but that one...
In one respect the pictures are quite similar because...
One difference between the pictures is that...
The biggest difference between them is that this one... but the other one...
This one looks more ... than that.
Doing ... isn't so ... as...
In my opinion...
I'd say that...
I think...
It seems to me...
My view is that...
Another thing that's different is...
Something else that's different is...
They're alike in another way, too.








Monday, 9 April 2018

IRREGULAR VERBS IN ENGLISH

Click the link below for a list of 60 commonly used irregular verbs in English. You will also find helpful tips on how To learn them.
IRREGULAR VERBS

Monday, 19 March 2018

FOR AND AGAINST ESSAYS

"for and against" essay is a formal piece of writing in which a topic is considered from opposing points of view. You should present both sides in a fair way by discussing them objectively and in equal detail. A good essay of this type should consist of:
a) an introductory paragraph in which you clearly state the topic to be discussed, without giving your opinion;
b) a main body in which the points for and against along with your justifications, examples or reasons are presented in separate paragraphs; and
c) a closing paragraph in which you state your opinion or give a balanced consid¬eration of the topic.
Note: Opinion words (I think, I believe, In my opinion, etc.) can only be used in the closing paragraph where you give your opinion on the topic.

USEFUL EXPRESSIONS:
• To list points:
Firstly, First of all, In the first place, To begin/start with, Secondly, Thirdly, Finally
• To list advantages:
One/Another/A further/An additional (major) advantage of… is … The main/greatest/first advantage of… is …
• To list disadvantages:
One/Another/ A further/An additional (major) disadvantage/drawback of. The main/greatest/most serious/first disadvantage /drawback of… Another negative aspect of…
• To introduce points/arguments for or against:
One (very convincing) point/argument in favour of… / against, A further common criticism of… / It could be argued that…..
often claimed/suggested
It is widely argued maintained that…..
generally felt/believed/held
Some/many/most people/experts/scientist/skeptics/critics
claim/suggest/argue/feel that…
maintain/believe/point out/agree/hold that…
advocate (+ing/noun)/support the view that…
oppose the view that…
are in favour of/against…
are of the opinion that/convinced that…
are opposed to…
• To add more points to the same topic:
in addition (to this), furthermore, moreover, besides, apart from, what is more, as well as, not to mention (the fact) that, also, not only … but also/as well, both … and, There is another side to the issue/question/argument of…
• To make contrasting points:
on the other hand, however, still, yet, but, nonetheless, nevertheless, even so,
it may be said/argued/claimed that,…
others/many people oppose this viewpoint/strongly disagree…, claim/feel/believe this argument is incorrect/misguided
although, though, even though, while, whilst, whereas, despite/in spite of (the fact that), regardless of the fact that
Opponents of … argue/believe/claim that…
The fact that… contradicts the belief/idea that…
While it is true to say that…, in fact…
While/Although …, it cannot be denied that…
Useful expressions and linking words/phrases
• To introduce examples:
for example, for instance, such as, like, in particular, particularly, especially, This is (clearly) illustrated/shown by the fact that… One/A clear/striking/ typical example of (this)… The fact that…. shows/illustrates that…
• To emphasise a point:
clearly, obviously, it is obvious, naturally, of course, needless to say, indeed
• To express reality:
In fact, the fact (of the matter) is, actually, in practice, it is a fact that, in effect
• To make general statements:
as a (general) rule, generally, in general, on the whole, by and large, in most cases
• To make partially correct statements:
to a certain extent/degree, to some extent/degree, in a way/sense, this is partly true (but), to a limited extent, there is some truth in (this), in some cases, up to a point
• To explain/clarify a point:
in other words, that is to say, this/which means that
• To express cause: owing to, due to (the fact that), on account of, on the grounds that, given that, because, as, since
• To express effect: therefore, thus, as a result/consequence, consequently, so, for this reason, if… were to happen, … the effect/result would be…
• To express intention: to, so as to, in order to, so that, with the intention of (+ing)
Useful expressions and linking words/phrases: Conclusion expressing balanced considerations/opinion indirectly
In conclusion,
On balance,
All things considered,
Taking everything into account/consideration,
To conclude,
To sum up,
All in all,
Finally/Lastly,
……………………. it can be said/claimed that …
……………………. it seems/appears that…
……………………. it would seem that…
……………………. it is likely/unlikely/possible/foreseeable that …
……………………. it is clear/obvious that…
…………………….. there is no/little doubt that …
…………………….. it is true to say that …
…………………….. although it must be said that …
……………………. it may be concluded/said that …
Useful expressions and linking words/phrases: Conclusion expressing opinion directly
In conclusion,
On balance,
All things considered,
Taking everything into account/consideration,
To conclude,
To sum up,
All in all,
…………………………… it is my belief/opinion that …
………………………….. I (firmly) believe/feel/think that …
…………………………… I am convinced that …
…………………………… I am inclined to believe that …
…………………………… I (do not) agree that/with …

ESSAY TOPICS

  1. Are school uniforms beneficial?
  2. Should animals be used for research?
  3. Are cell phones dangerous?
  4. Are law enforcement cameras an invasion of privacy?
  5. Is child behavior better or worse than it was years ago?
  6. Do violent video games cause behavior problems?
  7. Should the alcohol drinking age be increased or decreased?
  8. Is it okay for prisoners to vote?
  9. Are there benefits to attending a single-sex school? 
  10. Is homework harmful or helpful?
  11. Should euthanasia be illegal?
  12. Should marijuana be legal?
  13. Do rich people need to pay more taxes?
  14. Is public prayer okay in state/ public schools?
  15. Are schools and teachers responsible for low test scores?
  16. Is greater gun control a good idea?

Friday, 9 March 2018

POETIC DEVICES

TAKE A LOOK AT THESE DEFINITIONS:
NOW WATCH THIS VIDEO TO HELP YOU IDENTIFY POETIC DEVICES IN A POEM:


Wednesday, 7 March 2018

MACBETH

Watch the video we saw in class again , and complete the 2 games below the video.

Macbeth



Complete this quiz and check how much you know about Shakespeare´s play.

REVISION EXERCISES. UNITS 5,6

RELATIVE CLAUSES
Relatives 1
Relatives 2
Relatives 3

CONDITIONAL SENTENCES
Conditionals 1
Conditionals 2

GERUNDS OR INFINITIVES
Gerunds / Infinitives

Monday, 26 February 2018

E-TWINNING: MEDITERRANEAN RECIPES


PROJECT: MEDITERRANEAN MEALS!!


The project for this term is "Cooking a Mediterranean meal".
These are the instructions:
- Groups of 2 or 3 people
- You have to write a script before you record the video and the teacher has to correct it. The script should include: Name of the dish, ingredientes, preparation time and the dialogues that will appear on the video.
Deadline: Script: 6th of March 2018
- You have to record yourselves cooking
- You MUST edit the video: Include writing (the ingredients) and music
Deadline:Finished video: 14th of March 2018
SAMPLE RECIPE




DON´T KNOW WHAT TO COOK? HERE ARE SOME EASY RECIPES YOU CAN DO!



PHOTO DESCRIPTION

Take a look at this photo and describe everything you can see.
Don´t forget to describe actions using the PRESENT CONTINUOUS tense.


Sunday, 11 February 2018

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

PROJECT: COOKING TIME!

PROJECT: Cooking time!!


The project for this term is "Cooking a Recipe".
These are the instructions:
- Groups of 2 or 3 people
- You have to write a script before you record the video and the teacher has to correct it. The script should include:
1.Name of the dish.
2. Ingredients
3. Cooking steps and the dialogues that will appear on the video.
Deadline: Script: 19th of February 2018
- You have to record yourselves cooking
- You MUST edit the video: Include writing (the ingredients) and music
Deadline:Finished video: 26th of february 2018