Posts Tagged ‘ESL 2’


8 February 2016

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

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ESL 2 (2.3)

ESL 2; second term – TEST 10


First of all, write your last name (e.g, González) and your first name (Gerardo). Then have a look at the blackboard and copy the date. Circle your Class Group in the printed paper (papel impreso).

Please, write clear. If you are doing a fill in exercise such as “complete the following words” or “include a word in the sentences below” try to separate letters and make neat handwriting.

I suggest you do not use pencil in the printed paper or exam paper. (In case you love writing in pencil, use it as a draft. Later on pass the notes in ball pen).

Enter “Aula Virtual” [@moodle] every week. Download the lists of verbs, vocabulary and whatever you find useful for your learning.

Sometimes students make silly mistakes only because of a missing letter.


guets instead of guests or bussines instead of business

Be careful with basics. A good student does not make mistakes when writing or saying: fifteenth, ninth, twentieth (ordinal numbers) or me, you, him (personal pronouns of object). Despite of revision work some students keep on making the same old mistakes.

Personal pronouns:

Subject: I, you, he, she, it, we, you, they

Object: me, you, him, her, it, us, you, them
She loves him (ella le ama)

Possessive adjectives: (adjective+noun)

My, your, his, her, its, our, your, their

Could you give me my wallet, please?

When conjugating a verb read calmly the form you are asked. Maybe you have to conjugate the negative form and you unconsciously do the affirmative form. For example:

Conjugate the present progressive tense in the negative form of the verb TO TYPE.mecanografiar

You start like this: I am typing, you are typing… 

You should have written this: I am not typing, you are not typing

People nowadays write questions in Spanish with the final question mark by the influence of the English language. That is a bad thing. When someone uses Spanish language must follow Spanish rules and when using English language must follow English rules.

I have seen this: **Vas a venir con nosotros al teatro mañana?

¿Vas a venir con nosotros al teatro mañana? (ESPAÑOL)

However, I have also read this in a test: **¿Can you tell me…?

Can you tell me…? (ENGLISH)

Do not write these basics in the wrong way:

**Thanks you!, thank!

Thanks!, thank you!, many thanks! cheers! are RIGHT expressions


Be good & good luck!

Eugenio Fouz



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14 November 2015

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Visit @moodle, download, print and learn the vocabulary lists of every lesson

Learn how to conjugate verbal tenses in English. Revise the Spanish verbal tense forms as well. Check the scanner of a Spanish conjugation of verbs table saved in @moodle pages

A student can´t make the same old mistake test after test. Learn once and for all the correct spelling of specific words (**autum for autumn, **fiveteen for fifteen, **fourty for forty, **january for January, *Tuesday when you refer to Thursday)

There are only 7 days in a week!(Won´t you be able to remember them the right way?)

We use the analogical time. Say 3.30 (half past three). As you should know all months of the year and days of the week are written in capital letters. It is considered a spelling (orthography) mistake to write **march for March. Imagine somebody writing **paula for Paula.

A student of English language knows the correct name of the tools he uses. If he is asked to choose a demonstrative he understands that he must try one of these: this, these, that, those

Learn English topics little by little, that is, learn in the first place the list of personal pronouns of subject (I, you) and learn personal pronouns of object afterwards (me, you, him)

Do not confuse personal pronouns with possessive adjectives. Possessive adjectives always come along with a noun (my book, your sister, his girlfriend, her father, its meal, our teacher)

Definite articles, indefinite articles, numerals (cardinal numbers are one, two, twelve, one hundred) (ordinal numbers are first, second, twenty-third), adverbs (slowly, nearby, happily), linkers (but, however, and, nevertheless), pronouns (I, you, he, she), etcetera

There are certain formulas in language that one must learn by heart (by memoria)

How are you? How do you do! What are you doing? What ´s your last name/surname, please? I don´t understand. I´m afraid I didn´t hear you, could you repeat that, please? Thank you! You´re welcome!/No problem!/ It´s alright!/ Any time! How old are you? I´m 23 Have you got a car? No, I haven´t Do you mind if I smoke in here? No, go ahead!

Try to take part in the class dynamics by asking your questions, voluntareeing to the blackboard, following the chorus repetition of phrases, speaking English, doing the homework.

Making mistakes is a step everybody has to take.

Typical mistakes of insecure students:

buy/sell; before/after; Tuesday/Thursday; actually/currently; easy/essay (comprar/vender; antes/después; martes/jueves; realmente/actualmente; fácil/ensayo)

Write your last name and first name in the examination paper, your class group and date

Write in good calligraphy if possible. If not, try to be clear [Do not forget that a teacher must read your answers]

Once you have finished your examination take one minute to see if everything is right. Check your answers, grammar, vocabulary, spellings. See if you have left any exercise unfinished.

Be good & good luck! 

EF.- 141115

Draft of a schedule for English language (1st term)

17 October 2015

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

irina jogg

Schedule / Planning

1st term

Subject:esl 2

*upload answers to certain exercises on moodle

October 19-23: lesson 3, audios 2, practice file 3, words, notebook, reader, verbs, conjugation, how to download a podcast**, no cell phones**, orals 1-2, exercises, translation, sms, test 10m

October 26-30: lesson 4, audios 3, orals, words, notebook, PPa, reader, flash-cards, verbs, numbers, role-playing: telephoning**, essay, basics, dictation

November 2-6: lesson 5, audios 4, words, notebook, verbs, practice file 3, practice file 4, role-playing:interviewing**, translation, sms, control 20m

November 9-14: lesson 6, audios 5, words, notebook, verbs, reader, role-playing:saying numbers**, PPa, orals, essay, basics, flash-cards, dictation, collect notebooks 5m

November 16-20: lesson 7, audios 6, words, notebook, role-playing:small talk**, numbers, orals, basics, translation, flash-cards

November 23-27: audios 7, words, sms, basics, essay, reader, dictation, PPa, translation, role-playing:spelling names or company names**, control 20m

December 1-4: exam 30m

Key answers to exercises (sample of English language at ESL 2)

17 October 2015

twitter: @eugenio_fouzstuff in the classroom

Key answers

Esl 2 – @moodle

Corrected exercises. –

Business results. Pre-intermediate

Practice file. Lesson 1

Page 102.


Exercise 2.

2 head, 3 operate, 4 subsidiaries, 5 employees, 6 sell, 7 goods, 8 make,

9 competitors


Exercise 1.

2i, 3a, 4e, 5j, 6c,

7g, 8b, 9d, 10f


Exercise 1.

2 is, 3 specialize, 4 starts, 5 works, 6 start, 7 have, 8 specializes, 9 are, 10 work


  1. does 5, c. do you have 7, d. is 2, e. do 10, f. are 9, g. does 1, h. start 6, i. does 4, j. does 8


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