Monday, 29 June 2009

Letter generator

Improve your letter-writing skills with the following online activity:

http://readwritethink.org/materials/letter_generator/

Try it and comment about results!

Sunday, 28 June 2009

BLOGGER TUTORIAL

You'll be opening your own blogs this week. I'd like you to watch the following video that'll guide you to do it.
video

You will also find instructions to:
  1. start posting.
  2. publish the post.
  3. add images.
  4. edit your posts.
I hope you find it useful!

IMPORTANT:
If your blog isn't on the blog list, post a comment with its url so that I can include it!

Uploading a video to your blog

And here's another tutorial that'll teach you how to upload a video from your computer to your blog.




You'll also find instructions about how to add a video from YourTube to the blog.

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Introduction to English Academic Writing - Parts of a Paragraph

Here's some homework for the following long holiday weekend:

Watch the following video. Once you've finished, test your understanding by doing the exercise below.




Tuesday, 9 June 2009

MODAL VERBS

Here's a site where you can practise modal verbs:

http://www.usingenglish.com/quizzes/398.html

http://www.usingenglish.com/quizzes/528.html

In the following page, you'll find the different degress of uncertainty expressed by modals (explanation and practise)

http://www.grammar-quizzes.com/modal1.html

Sunday, 7 June 2009

The Mist: Modal Verbs - Possibility, Speculation - MIGHT, COULD, CAN'T


A. Watch the movie segment.

B. In column 1, write YES if you believe it is a possible explanation for the mystery, and NO if you believe it is an impossible explanation.

In column 2, check the items that the characters in the movie believe are possible explanations for what is in the mist.

WHAT IS (IN) THE MIST?

MY OPINION / THE CHARACTERS’ OPINIONS


( ) ( ) A military operation
( ) ( ) A pollution cloud
( ) ( ) A terrorist attack
( ) ( ) Some kind of chemical explosion
( ) ( ) Death
( ) ( ) Just their imagination
( ) ( ) An earthquake
( ) ( ) Aliens
( ) ( ) The end of days
( ) ( ) A poisonous gas cloud
( ) ( ) A nuclear explosion
( ) ( ) A war simulation

C. Now write sentences with might, could or can’t to express possibility or impossibility, speculating about what is in the mist.


Might

1 ………………………………………………………………………………..
2 ……………………………………………………………………………….


Could

1 ………………………………………………………………………………..
2 ………………………………………………………………………………..

Can’t

1.…………………………………………………………………………………..
2 ………………………………………………………………………………....

D. What would you do if you were the woman who needed to go into the mist in order to rescue her eight year-old daughter?


video

The Village: Modal Verbs (Possibility: Might/ Must)


Watch the video segment and come up with 2 possible directions for the story. Write 2 sentences using might/must + verb to say what might happen to the characters in the movie.



Ex:
Part 1: a) He might see a stranger in the village.
b) He might get hurt.

Part 2: a) _____________________________________
b) _____________________________________

Part 3: a) _____________________________________
b) _____________________________________



video

Question tags

Do you need more practise on question tags? Try these activities!

http://www.english-zone.com/grammar/tags01.html

http://a4esl.org/q/h/mc-bd-tagq.html

http://www.autoenglish.org/gr.qutags.i.htm

http://a4esl.org/q/h/fb006-bp.html


Wednesday, 3 June 2009

POSSIBILITY AND PROBABILITY

DIGITAL DIVIDE



  • What's digital divide?
  • Do you think the same is going on in our country?
  • How can the Internet make a difference in people's lives?