sábado, 18 de diciembre de 2010

Auld lang syne

"Auld Lang Syne” is a Scots poem written by Robert Burns in 1788 and is well known in many English-speaking (and other) countries as a folk song to celebrate the start of the New Year at the stroke of midnight. By extension, its use has also become common at funerals, graduations, and as a farewell or ending to other occasions.
The song's Scots title may be translated into English as "old long since", "long long ago", "days gone by" or "old times". Singing the song on Hogmanay or New Year's Eve very quickly became a Scots custom that soon spread to other parts of the British Isles. As Scots (and other Britons) emigrated around the world, they took the song with them.
"Auld Lang Syne" is traditionally sung at the conclusion of New Year gatherings in Scotland and around the world, especially in English speaking countries.
It is common practice that everyone joins hands with the person next to them to form a great circle around the dance floor.

And now it is time for you to practise the lyrics we followed last day in class. Enjoy the song in karaoke version!!

martes, 14 de diciembre de 2010

I wish you a merry Christmas

"Feliz Navidad" by Boney M is a good chance for beginners learning English. Let's sing along in class or at home!!

Lyrics | Boney M. lyrics - Feliz Navidad lyrics
Here are the two original verses: Would you dare(te atreverías)to sing it like this?

I want to wish you a merry christmas
With lots of presents to make you happy
I want to wish you a merry christmas
From the bottom of my heart

I want to wish you a merry christmas
With mistletoe and lots of cheer
With lots of laughter throughout the years
From the bottom of my heart

Time for Christmas

Some vocabulary you should(deberíais)know at Christmas time.

And now, let's listen and repeat the Jingle Bells song:

martes, 23 de noviembre de 2010

Grammar review for the 1st term

A presentation to help you revise the rules on the points of grammar we have studied in class during these weeks. From page 20 to 25 the present continuous and the verb "can" are introduced and clearly explained. Don't worry about that, we will learn and practise in class!!. Also, notice there are some spelling errors but they are not important now!!

lunes, 22 de noviembre de 2010

miércoles, 17 de noviembre de 2010

martes, 16 de noviembre de 2010

Vocabulary revision: family and nationalities

Click on the photo to practise the vocabulary of the family and other relatives .Check that you understand the use of the genitive case we studied last day.
Then click on the picture below to revise the pronunciation and vocabulary of countries and nationalities.

martes, 9 de noviembre de 2010

Making questions

Click on the picture to practise question making. Notice that some of the questions are not in present simple form but in past simple. But remember the word order  follows the same pattern:

(Wh-word)+ Auxiliary verb + Subject + Verb +...

jueves, 4 de noviembre de 2010

Vocabulary revision and adverbs of frequency

  • Do you remember the vocabulary we have studied up to now? Weeks ago you could practise the pronunciation of these words, now you  can practise the correct spelling of numbers and days of the week . These online exercises are just for fun but you can revise these words to write them properly.  

  • After this, you can practise the adverbs of frequency with this exercise. You have to log in by writing an e-mail address and a name. (Tienes que registrarte con un nombre y dirección de correo).

miércoles, 27 de octubre de 2010


Although I am not very keen on this festivity I would like you to know the song everybody sings at this time in the USA: The Monster Mash. Also, you should study the new vocabulary and do the homework for next week.Enjoy the song and have a nice long weekend!!

Plural of nouns. Listening practice

Last week we studied how we write the plural form of nouns. Practise the exercises below for revision. Remember that the spelling rules we learnt are the same as for the 3rd person singular of the simple present we are studying now.
After that you can practise the personal information questions we have learnt with this listening exercise

martes, 19 de octubre de 2010

Short and long vowel U

Today you will practise the pronunciation of the long and short vowel /U/ or /u:/. Take your time!! It is just the first time you are studying the sounds of English.

Some and any

Last Monday we studied the use of some/any for plural and uncountable nouns. With this exercise you can work on that on your own.

lunes, 18 de octubre de 2010

Pronouncing short and long vowels

Here you are a game to practise the pronunciation of the long and short vowels. Click on the photo to play the game. Take your time!! You can practise by clicking as many times as necessary.

domingo, 10 de octubre de 2010

Vocabulary: numbers,days of the week. English sounds

Para que practiquéis y estudiéis en casa todo el nuevo vocabulario de los días de la semana y números que aprendimos la semana pasada pinchad en los siguientes enlaces.Se trata de ejercicios de comprensión y expresión oral. Listen and repeat . Notice the American accent of the speaker.
Next day we are going to study the English sounds. There are 44 different sounds and 26 letters (the alphabet). Click here to see and listen to these sounds.

miércoles, 29 de septiembre de 2010

The English Alphabet

Here you are a video to practise the English Alphabet. I think it is funny to use it with your children at school.

lunes, 27 de septiembre de 2010

Nice to meet you!!

Hoy lunes día 27 hemos comenzado las clases y, como es costumbre, nos hemos presentado y hemos aprendido entre otras cosas, expresiones que nos permiten saludar a los demás. Espero que todo os haya resultado asequible y pronto ganéis confianza para utilizar esta segunda lengua en clase. Click on the photo and practise with the audio. (Se requiere Real Player para la reproducción)

See you next Wednesday.

sábado, 11 de septiembre de 2010

Welcome!! Bienvenid@s

Bienvenid@s al 1º del Curso Actualización Lingüística para el idioma inglés en el IES San José de la Rinconada. Éste es uno de los centros "satélites" de la Escuela Oficial de Idiomas de Sevilla. Desde aquí podéis acceder a la programación del curso pasado y a los libros de texto del presente.

Sólo presentarme: Mi nombre es Carmen y soy profesora de inglés en este centro desde el año 2004/05.
Espero facilitaros el aprendizaje de esta lengua y orientarlo al mundo de la enseñanza al que pertenecemos. Hasta pronto.
Ahora en inglés:

Some lines to introduce myself: My name is Carmen and I've been an English teacher in this school since 2004/05. I hope I can help you to learn this language and guide you through the world of learning which we all belong to. See you soon.