Posts Tagged ‘vocabulary’

Mini tests dictated by the teacher

2 March 2019

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

 

MINI TESTS dictated

The teacher dictates 3 or 4 exercises on BASICS, that is, vocabulary essentials, numbers, telling the time, formulaic language, verbs, idioms, conjugations, transformation of short sentences, et cetera) to be done immediately in the classroom by the students.

All the students are to stay sitting separately as if taking an examination, although the activity equals a simple test.

AIMS:

a/ check that your own teacher´s talk (pronunciation, intonation, English language) is clear.

b/ check the students´ s understanding as well as their knowledge of spelling, vocabulary and grammar

c/ check the students´s progress on elementary points, that is, see if they still have problems with any aspects of verbal tenses or vocabulary METHOD

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SAMPLE

  1. Write all months of the year in order. Make 2 sentences of  a minimum of 6 words using “June”, “her” in the present continuous tense negative
  2. Put these numbers in letters: 2nd / 12th / 15th / 20th / 23rd
  3. Conjugate the past simple tense of the verb TO SPELL in the interrogative form. Translate one form into Spanish
  4. Name 4 idioms from the wordlist from lesson 4 (cf. Aula Virtual / @moodle; PPA. Second term. Business English 2)

 

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“DICTATE: to say or read (something) aloud for another person to transcribe or for a machine to record: to dictate some letters to a secretary” (cf. Dictionary.com)

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#PDF via G.Drive

https://tinyurl.com/yyz8klgt

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Revision exercises (skeleton of verbs, conjugation, sentences, vocabulary)

24 February 2019

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

Sample of a pedagogy A4 paper.

METHOD for Business English 2, second term 

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Exercises of revision

Business English 2 (second term)

skeleton of verbs, conjugation, sentences

 

Name and surname:

Group:

Date:

NOTE: All exercises must follow the instructions literally(ad pedem litterae). If you are asked to translate a sentence into Spanish and you let it undone, the exercise will be invalidated.

Read every point carefully. I recommend you to read them twice

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1/write the skeleton of these verbs as in the example below:

comprar-     TO BUY    BOUGHT        BOUGHT

conocer- TO K……

ir-TO G…..

decir-TO SA…..

ver-TO SE…..

oler-TO SM…….

tomar, coger-TO TAK……

 

2/put the past participle form ONLY:

ser-TO BE      

caer-TO FALL

pagar-TO PAY

cerrar-TO SHUT

3/conjugate the past simple tense in the affirmative form of the verb TO FORGIVE (perdonar). Translate one form into Spanish

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https://tinyurl.com/y6ybx7bt 

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Graded Readers (help with vocabulary)

23 February 2019

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

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Reading a Graded Reader in class.

Students work in pairs jotting down unknown words or expressions onto their blocs. They make a note together of about ten expressions. They copy these on the board and the rest of students (or the teacher) writes their meanings in Spanish.

Reading might be easier if students get a little help with vocabulary.

Sample: 

BASSET, Jennifer William Shakespeare Oxford Bookworms.Chapter 6

John and Amanda: lazy, playwright, suddenly, clever, laugh (v), pile, wig …

George and Fran: Falstaff, put (v), playgoers …

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#PDF via G.Drive

https://tinyurl.com/y3vrz5tx

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TAEP.-THE AFTER EXAM PAGE 1.6 (Business English 1)

9 December 2018

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

 

THE AFTER EXAM PAGE

Business English 1

1.6

First term

1.First of all write your name and surname in all papers of the exam. Write the date as well

2.Check that your exam paper is complete, that is, see if you have all the exercises there

3.You will receive an extra A4 paper to write some of the answers. It is not obligatory to use this paper. Anyway you must give all the papers to the teacher

4.If you need space to write an answer put a mark like an asterisk  (*) or a number between brackets (1), (2) and the message SEE NEXT PAGE or SEE PAGE 2

5.Read every exercise slowly. Do not write the answer before reading the question twice. Understand the questions

6.The time. The English tell the time in two different ways. They say: 2:30 p.m (it´s half past two).-analogical way

However, they also say 2:30 p.m (it´s two thirty).-digital way

Remember we use mainly the analogical way. You should learn this way to tell the time

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Read the whole page by clicking on the link below:

https://tinyurl.com/y7hcnw9n

#PDF

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The best foreign languages teacher in my world

15 July 2018

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

[Daniel Day-Lewis, actor]

 

The best foreign languages teacher must

 

1/ be a good reader

2/ be a good radio and podcast listener

3/ use dictionaries almost obsessively

4/ learn culture issues (geography, physics, history, maths, traditions)

5/ be an exquisite fanatic of something singular: literature and poetry, for example

6/ study English language everyday (theory)

7/ understand any kind of written text, video or audio in the foreign language

8/ focus on specific aspects of anything – i.e., Business English, Communication, Language, Journalism

9/ use new tools

10/ master the essentials of language: grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation

 

11/ follow good methods to learn and teach the subject

12/ be honest

13/ move, change, question himself and his strategies on a regular basis

14/ speak good English

 

15/ always explain matters slowly and clear

16/ use old tools

17/ do plenty of exercises on his own (practice)

18/ be a devoted teacher

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Hojas de trabajo de Inglés 1 (worksheets, Business English 1)

3 March 2018

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Worksheet Business English 1. I was short of money (EXTRACT)

Business English 1. Worksheet. Second term

Complete the sentences. Use CAN, CAN´T, COULD, COULDN´T

  1. I was short of money last week. I … …buy that disk
  2. I am afraid I … …come to your party
  3. When my father was a schoolboy, he was a good runner. He … …run very fast
  4. My great grandmother was very clever. She … …speak three foreign languages
  5. Daniel … …swim quite well now. But last summer he … …swim at all
  6. His uncle … …ride a horse when he was seven
  7. My grandfather loved music very much. He … …play the piano and the guitar very well
  8. Something was wrong with my alarm clock. I … ….wake up in time
  9. Max is in a hurry. He … …wait for us
  10. They talked quite loudly. I … …hear everything they said

 

   Write the plural to these nouns

man.m…….       roof.ro…….

tooth.te……..   boy.bo………

knife.kn……….. tomato.tom……..

box.bo…….       wife.wi……..

child.ch……     pencil.pen….

teacher.te…….. woman.wo……

See, download and print the whole worksheet here:

https://tinyurl.com/ybv8feeq

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Business English 1, Worksheet . Write all months of the year in order (EXTRACT)

  1. BASICS: write all months of the year in order.
  2. Conjugate the present simple tense in the affirmative form of the verb TO FINISH.terminar (translate one form into Spanish) + conjugate the present simple tense in the negative form of TO SPEAK.hablar (translate one form into Spanish)
  3. Put the following expressions in letters [for example: 44€:forty-four euros]

33 pp, 105 books, 200 friends, it´s 2:55 pm, 658 pp, year 1896, year 2000

  1. Fill in the missing letters. AV MOODLE. Wordlist

     traducción.tra……… / lector.rea…… / conjugación.conj…….  /patio.play……

    hoja asistencia.att……. p…  / ordenadores.co…………. / Brasil.Br……. /

    China.Ch…… /diseñar(v).de……     /repartir(v).del…….. /quejarse(v).com…..

See, download and print the whole worksheet here:

https://tinyurl.com/yb9bdwzp

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6 ways to improve communication in an interview (English)

10 May 2017

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

  1. Use functional language, that is, say things such as “I don´t think so”, “yes, please”, “if so, let me know”
  2. Make sure of knowledge of basics: the time, the alphabet, formulaic language-say thanks, respond to thanks, introduce someone, spell words-, say numbers
  3. Be good at grammar, namely verbal tenses, conjugations, elements in a phrase, connectors, etcétera
  4. Learn, save and master plenty of vocabulary (words, expressions, verbs, adverbs, pronouns, varied adjectives, demonstratives)
  5. Be curious about idioms, false friends, acronyms, Latin abbreviations, mottoes, Slang expressions and Cockney
  6. Manage an acceptable standard pronunciation

Eugenio Fouz.- 100517

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#PDF

http://tinyurl.com/kdqcedt

Cornell list of Latin words, verbs and notions (8 pages)

10 April 2017

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THE BROWNING VERSION, from left: Ben Silverstone, Albert Finney, 1994, © Paramount

A bilingual pack of words, conjugation of verbs, notions of grammar (Latin / English).-CORNELL. Great idea for memorization of vocabulary in Latin classes.

#PDF Archive.com 

https://document.li/4vf2

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Cornell college website:

http://tinyurl.com/yktnkox

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Ten tips for modern students of English language

20 January 2017

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

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10 tips for modern students

of

English language

1.get used to listen to BBC radio alive, e.g: BBC5live while doing some other tasks

2.select, watch, listen and read two or three pieces of news from euronews twice a week

3.download a couple of BBC podcasts from the learning section at http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts every week

4.pick up some news from The Huffington Post UK, The Independent or The Daily Mail

5.start an account on social links such as twitter, facebook, G+, LinkedIn to practise interaction

6.always study handbooks of grammar and vocabulary

7.try adapted readers (Oxford Bookworms, Burlington, Itaca, Collins, Penguin)

8.get a good bilingual dictionary and use it

9.go to the United Kingdom whenever you have the opportunity

10.make British friends and talk to them very often. Use skype, facebook, twitter or any other social link to keep in touch

E.F.-200117

The After Exam Page (1.4) for Business English 1

16 December 2016

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

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THE AFTER EXAM PAGE

Business English 1

1.4

FIRST TERM- [EXAM 30]

  1. Revise the names of countries: Germany (Alemania), France (Francia), Poland (Polonia), Denmark (Dinamarca), Spain (España) . People who live in those countries are called like these: the Germans (alemanes / los alemanes), the French (franceses / los franceses), the Polish (polacos), the Danish (daneses), the Spanish (españoles)
  2. Do not forget October when you write the months of the year. Remember that there are twelve months. November is written exactly like that: November. Do not confuse foreign languages such as French and English. [foreign.extranjero]
  3. Cardinal numbers are one, two, three, four, … fifteen (fiveteen is not a number. It doesn´t exist) . Ordinal numbers are first, second, third, fourth, fifth
  4. Study, learn, memorize abbreviations from the handouts or packs of papers: @.at (arroba) , COD.cash on delivery (pago contra-reembolso), asap.as soon as possible (tan pronto como sea posible)
  5. Be ready to learn words, verbs and expressions from the PDF linked on @moodle (Aula Virtual)
  6. Basics is a kind of exercise you will have to do perfectly well. Read and reread all the basics: pronouns, vocabulary lists of words and verbs, how to tell the time, numbers, etcetera
  7. You should be able to conjugate verbs in the present tense and the past tense in Spanish and English. Practise conjugations in your notebook. [should.debería] [be able.ser capaz]
  8. Example of conjugation:

I do not understand / you do not understand / he does not understand / we do not            understand / you do not understand / they do not understand (ellas no entienden)

  1. Write clear. Make your letters, words and expressions easy to read.
  2. Do not use extremely small letters in a paper exam, please! **

Be good & good luck!

EF.-121216

 


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