Saturday, 24 June 2017

C1.1 INFO AND EXAM STRUCTURE

Materials you need to buy:

1) EF ENGLISH FILE ADVANCED, STUDENT'S BOOK
OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
Buy the book or get the pdf here https://umubox.um.es/index.php/s/SmTBuJjjPUHhJSr
or buy the photocopies of the book At D' Lola Photocopy Shop, Calle Actor Isidoro Máiquez, 2)

2) Extra PHOTOCOPIES https://umubox.um.es/index.php/s/o5Pm8exp61ojvIh
or At D' Lola Photocopy Shop, Calle Actor Isidoro Máiquez, 2)
C1.1 Extra Materials, Chapter 1 to 5 (Cecilia)

LISTENINGS HERE https://umubox.um.es/index.php/s/SmTBuJjjPUHhJSr (Password: my name in capital letters)

SOLUTIONS OF EXERCISES WE WON'T HAVE TO DO IN CLASS HERE:
https://umubox.um.es/index.php/s/EhQ6MZDBqOl0MY6 

EXTRA BOOKS AND GRAMMARS
https://umubox.um.es/index.php/s/RYi60J5d6sXK3xr 
PASSWORD: my name in capital letters


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Class rules
Switch off or silence your phone, NO whatsapping or facebook in class!
Sit with different people everyday
Get the email/ phone number/ whatsapp of a classmate or open your own whatsapp group
(to be able to get your homework if you miss classes)
DO YOUR HOMEWORK! We'll correct them at the beginning of every class.
I won't accept writings handed in past the deadline.

FINAL EXAM
written: 21st JULY
speaking: 18-19-20-21 July before class

REMEMBER YOU NEED TO HAVE 80% ATTENDANCE (you can miss 3 classes / 12 hours) to take the exam.

C1.1. EXAM STRUCTURE (to be confirmed)

Cada parte = 20% de la nota
Hay que sacar un 5/10 mínimo en cada parte, pero la media final tiene que ser 6/10 para aprobar.
Sacando una nota inferior a un 5 en una de las partes se suspende todo el examen.

READING
2 TEXTOS con preguntas tipo A, B, C o matching o true/false (justificando el porque si es falsa si las instrucciones lo requieren) o seleccionar que información se menciona en el texto.

USE OF ENGLISH
30- 50 preguntas de rephrasing, choose the correct option or use the correct word (aquí entran have - auxiliary/main verb, discourse markers - linkers, pronouns, the past, get, discourse markers - adverbs and adverbial expressions, speculation and deduction, adding emphasis, distancing and unreal uses of the past tenses-  todo lo que sale en la parte de gramática p.140-149 y vocabulario p. 160-166 de los temas  1-5 del libro) --- JULY 2017: del tema 5 habrá como mucho un par de preguntas.

LISTENING
2 AUDIOS (cada uno se escucha 2 veces) con preguntas tipo A, B, C o matching o TRUE/FALSE  (justificando el porque si es falsa si las instrucciones lo requieren) o completar con la palabra(s) correcta.

WRITING
A escoger 1 entre 3 opciones:

1) formal letter  - job application (250 palabras) - check p. 112/113
2) article (250 palabras) - check p. 114/115
3) dos writings cortos (125 palabras cada uno) entre las siguientes opciones -
 a) blog entry about an experience you lived (terrible, rewarding, scary ...) - check p. 163, extra photocopies
b) blog entry about some childhood memory --- check p. 143, book (My earliest memory)


NOT JULY 2017
c) a short presentation about  somebody (a person who inspired you, a famous person in your city, a teacher you had) - check p. 167, extra photocopies
d) breaking news story using distancing expressions (check p. 148 grammar)


SPEAKING

1-2 Preguntas individuales sobre temas parecidos a los del libro.
1-2 preguntas en parejas sobre temas parecidos a los del libro.

Check examples here: http://ceciliasclasses.blogspot.com.es/2017/01/c11-speaking.html (not finished, work in progress)



Friday, 23 June 2017

COLLOQUIAL ENGLISH REVIEW




https://padlet.com/sheaven7/colloquialenglishc11

PASSWORD: MY NAME ;-)

TRACKS + SOLUTIONS

On your book
p.12-13
p. 32-33

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

SPEAKING PRACTICE - C1.1

 WORK IN PROGRESS - NOT FINISHED

 Individual

1) Can you remember something you were afraid of when you were a child? Do you have any childhood memory of any special event or celebration? Did you use to get pocket money? What was your favourite place when you were little? Were you part of any organization or youth club? Would you have liked to?

2) Is there some attitude you can't stand and drives you crazy? Is there a person in your family that particularly annoys you? What about at work? Do you prefer music or silence when studying/working/driving/ at the gym? Is there any sound that really bothers you? What about a sound that really relaxes you?

3) What's your favourite book? Why? Is there any book that you started reading and couldn't put down? What about one that you really disliked? Would you like to be a translator? Why? Why not? Do you prefer reading books and watching films in the original language?

4) Were there any favourite places where you used to like going as a child? What did you do there? Who were the people you felt closest to when you were younger? Did you have any chores while you were growing up? How did you feel about them? As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? Did you change your mind afterwards?

5) Do you consider yourself a person who usually gets their own way? Do you know anyone who does? Do you think women are better than men at getting presents for people? Is there someone in your family or group of friends that really gets on your nerves? Do you tend to keep up to date with your studies/work, or do you often get behind?

6) Would you ever go on a blind date? What would be the best place to go for a first date?  Do you have any childhood memories of a nice day out or a special occasion?  How did you use to celebrate your birthday when you were younger? DO you have any good memory of when you were in secondary school?

7) Do you have a favourite historical film? Can you describe a scene of a film that particularly impressed you? Have you ever read a book after seeing a film based on it? Do you watch  TV series based on historical facts?

Pairs - Groups

1) Discuss the following statement:  when children are young it's better for one parent not to work and look after them

2) Discuss the following statement: there should be at least one hour every evening when all members of the family turn off their electronic devices and talk to each other.

3) Discuss the following statement:  marriage should be a 5-year renewable contract.

4) Discuss the following statement: the only way to learn a foreign language is to move to the country where it is spoken.

5) Talk together about what foreigners should do to fully integrate in Spain.

6) Talk together about the dos and don'ts at a first date, in terms of best place/plan, appearance, lying, politeness, first impressions.

7) Discuss the following statement: people get wiser as they get older

8) Discuss the following statement: school doesn't help you to get anywhere in life.





Monday, 19 June 2017

ENTRY TEST C1.1

QUESTION 1:
ADMIT + GERUND
(remember: some verbs require the gerund, some others the infinitive, some others the infinitive without to – there are plenty of lists on the Internet)
QUESTION 2:
With expressions like: this time tomorrow we use the future continuous to indicate longer actions in the future
QUESTION 4:
AFFIRMATIVE : I USED TO BE
NEGATIVE: I DIDN’T USE TO BE (didn’t already contains the ‘past mark’)
QUESTION 6:
YOU WENT TO ICELAND LAST YEAR, DIDN’T YOU?
(BECAUSE THE AUXILIARY FOR THE PAST FOR THE VERB TO GO IS DID)
Compare with:
YOU WERE TRAVELLING TO ICELAND LAST YEAR WHEN WE MET, WEREN’T YOU?
(BECAUSE THE AUXILIARY FOR THE PAST CONTINUOUS IS WAS/WERE)
QUESTION 8:
Should = had better / 'd better
QUESTION 9: You shouldn't HAVE SENT because it refers to the past, so it needs a PAST INFINITIVE
QUESTION 10:
Revise adjective order
QUESTION 11:
Furniture is a collective noun, no plural
QUESTION 12:
Oceans and seas want article THE

QUESTION 13:
PARA EXPRESAR FINALIDAD
TO
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SO AS TO
SO AS NOT TO
IN ORDER TO
IN ORDER NOT TO

QUESTION 14:
Indirect questions, reverse the order (do you know, can you tell me, do you remember ...)
What time does the party start?
Do you know what time the party starts?
QUESTION 16:
PROMISE + TO + INFINITIVE --- PROMISE + NOT + TO + INFINITIVE
(remember: some verbs require the gerund, some others the infinitive, some others the infinitive without to – there are plenty of lists on the Internet)
QUESTION 17:
I ARRIVED LATE AND CLASS HAD STARTED
LLEGUÉ TARDE Y LA CLASE HABÍA EMPEZADO
(use the past perfect when something in the past happens before something else in the past)
QUESTION 18:
I’LL TELL YOU AS SOON AS I HAVE TALKED / (TALK) TO MY FATHER
TE LO DIRÉ EN CUANTO HAYA HABLADO / (HABLE) CON MI PADRE
Future time clauses:
After as soon as, after, before, when, until, unless, if etc… we use a present tense while in the other part of the sentence we use a future tense

QUESTION 19:
WE ARE HAVING THE BEDROOM PAINTED
PASSIVE STRUCTURE: TO HAVE SOMETHING DONE
We you pay or ask somebody to do something for you
QUESTION 20:
YOU CAN’T HAVE LEFT YOUR PHONE AT THE HOTEL.
AFTER MODAL VERBS (MUST, CAN, SHOULD, COULD ETC.) WE USE THE INFINITIVE
QUESTION 21:
The woman with whom I worked …
After prepositions you use the relative pronoun WHOM for people
E.g.: We have ten employees, half of whom are carpenters
QUESTION 22:
I WAS SUCH A RAINY DAY (SUCH + A/AN + ADJECTIVE + SINGULAR NOUN)
I WAS SO RAINY (SO + ADJECTIVE)
QUESTION 23:
Although the plane departed late, we arrived in Hawaii on time.
In spite of the fact that / Despite the fact that the plane departed late, we arrived in Hawaii on time
In spite of / Despite / the delay, we arrived in Hawaii on time
QUESTION 24
THE THAIS / THAI PEOPLE
THE CHINESE / CHINESE PEOPLE
THE POLES / POLISH PEOPLE
There are lists on the Internet of nouns and adjectives of nationality.
When you use people with a nationality adjective, don’t use the!
QUESTION 25
NONE OF + GROUP OF PEOPLE / NEITHER + 2 PEOPLE