MY HOUSE


Vocabulary 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

My family's House 1, 2, 3, 4




 GAMES









THERE WAS / THERE WERE - 2º ESO



There was / were: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

PAST SIMPLE - REGULAR VERBS (Listen, read and do the activities)

PAST SIMPLE - IRREGULAR VERBS (Listen, rean and do the activities)

THE PAST - REGULAR AND IRREGULAR VERBS - 2º ESO






SIMPLE PAST:

Pronouncing the -ED ending. Read, listen and practise: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Affirmative Form:
Regular verbs: 1, 2, 3, 4
Irregular:  2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
Regular and Irregular: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 67
Negative Form: 1, 2

KITTY'S SCHOOL DAY

1º ESO: UNIT 1


- To Be: 1, 2, 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 , 8 , 9 ,


- Personal Pronouns: 1, 2,

- Countries & Nationalities List and Practice: 13, 4, 5,
and you can also click the Label "Countries"
(on the right hand side of this blog).

- Possesive Adjectives:1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,

- Question Words: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 , 8 , 9 , 10

- Have Got: 1 , 2 , 3, 45, 6, 7, 8

- Be or Have got?: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Complete this paragraph. It's easy!



1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13






WELCOME TO HIGH SCHOOL 1º ESO


Let's take a look at some useful Classroom vocabulary



Classroom Vocabulary:

- A List. Do you understand all the phrases?


Classroom Objects and Practice 1 and 2.
 


GREENWICH TIME


On 13 October 1884 Greenwich, in London was established as the Universal Time meridian of longitude - from which all World time zones are based. The Royal Observatory Greenwich is where East meets West at the Greenwich Meridian Line (0° longitude).




What is longitude?
Longitude is the location of a place east or west of a north-south line called the prime meridian.
The Prime Meridian divides the Earth into the eastern and western hemisphere.

Why was Greenwich chosen?
There are an infinite number of possible meridians, each stretching from the North to the South Pole, and any one of these could have been chosen. However, the Greenwich Meridian was pre-eminent because it had already been adopted by both the UK and USA and was therefore being used by 72% of the world's shipping.

 

UNIT 7 - 1º ESO


Welcome to "Grammar for Kids", our new website where you can refresh your English grammar with lots of games, quizzes, interactive books and fun tutorials.
(English Exercises)
 (Choose the Best Answer)
Adele´s ESL Corner:


MORE EXERCISES

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

There was/were 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

English Grammar Lessons
 



"To Be" Practice with John Lennon's "Imagine"

WHAT ARE THEY WEARING?



GAMES 1, 2, 345


VOCABULARY 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 78, 910, 11,12, 13,14, 151617,

Listen to the conversation between a customer and a shop assistant and do the exercises to practise and improve your listening skills.

SHOPPING FOR CLOTHES



STREET FASHION

Check the Sartorialtwist, a randon fashion generator that, every time you click the Refresh Button,  generates three slides to make a fashionable model. It's like a mix-up book!


You might also like Web Tools for Kids/ Clothes & Accessories


MOTHER'S DAY - 1st MAY - SPAIN

Free ClipartOne of the favourite holidays in Spain is "el día de la madre" or Mother’s day.
Every year, this special holiday is celebrated on the first Sunday in May. This is a day to pay a tribute to mothers all over Spain who in return usually receive gifts from their children.

All over the world, Mother's Day is a time of commemoration and celebration for Mom. It is a time of breakfast in bed, family gatherings, and little "I Love You" notes. Although the exact history of this special day is unknown, it is claimed that it emerged from a custom of mother worship in ancient Greece. In those days, however, it was Rhea, the Mother of the gods that was given honour. In Spain, Mother’s day is celebrated on the first Sunday in May and is a very special family holiday. It provides children and adults throughout Spain with the opportunity to make their mother the centre of attention, and give her gifts and treats. It’s not surprising that this celebration takes place in May as it is the month dedicated to the Virgin Mary, Jesus´ Mother.
Traditionally, children in Spain spend days drawing a card and practising a poem as a surprise for their mothers. Shops also sell chocolates, flowers and other Mother's Day presents, but many children make their own presents to show their mothers how much they appreciate everything they do for them. It is treated more like a family birthday. Everyone in the family gathers for a special meal either at home or in a restaurant. Sometimes the best way to celebrate Mother's Day is to spend some time just with her.
Remember to wish your mom a Happy Mother's Day in Spanish on the first Sunday in May and say, "Feliz día de la Madre!"
x_3bfa6ee9

MAY DAY

The first day of the month of May is known as May Day. It is the time of year when warmer weather begins and flowers and trees start to blossom. It is said to be a time of love and romance. It is when people celebrate the coming of summer with lots of different customs that are expressions of joy and hope after a long winter.
Traditional English May Day celebrations include Morris dancing, crowning a May Queen and dancing around a Maypole.
The beginning of Summer
Although summer does not officially begin until June, May Day marks its beginning. May Day celebrations have their origins in the Roman festival of Flora, goddess of fruit and flowers, which marked the beginning of summer. It was held annually from April 28th to May 3rd.
May Day Bank Holiday
The month of May has many traditions and celebrations. For the convenience of the general public, many May Day activities have now been moved to the new May Day holiday (from 1978) on the first Monday of the month. This Monday is a bank holiday, a day off school and work.
Many of the May Day celebrations take place at the weekend as well as on the 'May Day' Monday. The weekend is know as bank holiday weekend because it comes with the extra day holiday on the Monday.

St GEORGE'S DAY 23rd APRIL



St George's Day (Patron Saint of England)

It is the church festival of St. George, regarded as England’s national day (although not an official bank holiday). On this day some patriotic English people wear a rose pinned to their jackets.

St George's Day History

St George's Flag

St George's Day Celebration

The Legend of St George and the Dragon

Only in Britain

WORLD BOOK DAY - 23rd APRIL 2019

World Book and Copyright Day - April 23



By celebrating this Day throughout the world, UNESCO seeks to promote reading, publishing and the protection of intellectual property through copyright.

 A symbolic date for world literature for on this date and in the same year of 1616, Cervantes and Shakespeare all died. It was a natural choice for UNESCO's General Conference to pay a world-wide tribute to books and authors on this date, encouraging everyone, and in particular young people, to discover the pleasure of reading and gain a renewed respect for the irreplaceable contributions of those who have furthered the social and cultural progress of humanity.

23 April
The idea for this celebration originated in Catalonia where on 23 April, Saint George's Day, a rose is traditionally given as a gift for each book sold. St. George's day is celebrated in and around Catalonia and has been celebrated since 1436. He is the patron Saint of Catalonia.
In Catalonia St. George's day coincides with the Fair of the Book and the Rose. On this day every man offers a rose to his loved one (wife or fiancée), and in return she gives him a book. The book is in memory of Cervantes. This custom was started in 1926, to commemorate Cervantes death (author of "Don Quixote").

x_3bfa6ee9

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE






Some of his memorable Quotes and other curiosities
His plays, sonnets and poems 
7 famous Shakespeare Sonnets
Surely you know the tragic story of Romeo and Juliet:


Try these quizzes
Everything about Romeo & Juliet

x_3bfa6ee9

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

Do you know how many plays Shakespeare wrote?


ROMEO AND JULIET

In the Italian city of Verona, two families hate each other. Romeo is from the Montague family and Juliet is a Capulet, but they fall in love at first sight. This is their tragic love story. 


MACBETH

Scotland is at war, and the hero of the battle is Macbeth. This is the story of Macbeth's rise to power, and the terrible consequences of his ambition. 


HAMLET

We are in Denmark, and Hamlet's father, the king, is now dead. Hamlet's uncle has married Hamlet’s mother, and become the new king. A ghost appears, saying he is the dead king, and tells Hamlet he must take revenge. 



x_3bfa6ee9

EASTER IN BRITAIN


In the UK, schools close for two weeks at Easter time. Read on to find out more about how Easter is celebrated in Britain.



What does it mean?

Easter is a spring festival of new life. As a pagan tradition it is the beginning of growth and new life after the cold, winter months. The name comes from the Anglo-Saxon goddess of the dawn and spring - Eostre. For Christians, Easter celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ and practising Christians attend special church services at Easter time. Easter celebrates life and rebirth, which is why we see lots of symbols of new life and fertility at Easter, like eggs, chicks and rabbits.

When is it?

Unlike Christmas, Easter isn’t on the same date each year. It takes place on the first Sunday after the first full moon of spring. Schoolchildren and students in the UK have a two-week holiday at Easter time which is almost as long as the Christmas holiday. It’s also the first public holiday after Christmas and everyone looks forward to their Easter break as a moment to relax, have a short holiday or visit family and friends.

Chocolate eggs

For most British children Easter means chocolate Easter eggs. The shops are full of bright Easter displays decorated with chicks, rabbits and flowers, all with the objective of selling chocolate eggs in huge numbers. And it works! Ninety million chocolate eggs are sold in the UK each year, and each child receives on average eight chocolate eggs. The eggs are sold in cardboard boxes and sometimes there’s more packaging than chocolate!  Some people believe that too much chocolate is eaten at Easter time and most doctors and dentists would advise people to eat Easter eggs in moderation.

Other “egg-straordinary” traditions

In the UK, chocolate is definitely the most popular way to enjoy eggs at Easter. But there are some less sugary traditions, too. Chickens’ eggs are painted and decorated to give as presents, and eggs are also hidden for children to find as part of an “egg hunt”. Some places even hold competitions to see who can roll an egg down a hill without it breaking! Hot cross buns are typical cakes that are made at Easter time. They are like spiced bread rolls with raisins and they always have a cross shape on top. They are delicious served hot with butter.

UNIT 6 - CAN-CAN'T / MUST-MUSTN'T/ COUNTABLE AND UNCOUNTABLE - 1º ESO




                                                   
                                                                         CAN


- What can you do? 1234


MUST

     Must/Mustn't: 12345678

COUNTABLE AND UNCOUNTABLE

 12345678910

Much / Many... : Learn
Practise: 123456 (2 Games)
How much / many...?: 1, 2


Some/Any: 123456
A, an, some, any:12345678910

    AT THE RESTAURANT


Listen to:
 3 short conversations
 Restaurant Guide
Do you eat junk food?

Watch these videos:12 (+ Worksheet), 34
  




WORK AND PLAY




ACTIVITIES  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16


                                     
                                  Remember the Present Perfect with film clips





Image

SPRING EQUINOX - 20th MARCH

As the Earth travels around the Sun in its orbit, the north to south position of the Sun changes over the course of the year due to the changing orientation of the Earth's tilted rotation axes. The dates of zero tilt of the Earth's equator correspond to the Spring Equinox and Autumn Equinox.

What are Equinoxes?
Equinoxes occur when the axis of rotation of the earth (i.e. the line form the N to S poles) is exactly parallel to the direction of motion of the earth around the sun. This happens on just two days of the year, the spring and autumn equinoxes. This means that day length is exactly the same (12 hours) at all points on the earth's surface on these days (except right at each pole, where it will be about to change from permanent light to dark, or vice versa).


Where does the name Equinox come from?
The name is derived from the Latin aequus (equal) and nox (night), because at the equinox the night and day are nearly equally long.

How many times a year does a Equinox occur?
Equinoxes occur twice a year.

The Spring Equinox
The Spring Equinox is the first day of spring season and occurs when the sun passes the equator moving from the southern to the northern hemisphere. The North Pole begins to lean toward the sun again.
Day and night have approximately the same length.
Spring Equinox is near 20 March.
The posh name for Spring Equinox is Vernal Equinox.

Did you know?
Equinoxes do not always occur on the same day each year, and generally will occur about 6 hours later each year, with a jump of a day (backwards) on leap years.

Why do the equinoxes not always occur on the same day each year?
The reason is due to the time the Earth takes to go around the Sun and our calendar.
The Earth takes approximately 365.25 days to go around the Sun, yet our year is 365 days. Every 4 years, we have a leap year where another day is added to our calendar to make up for the 4 missing quarters. It is important to do this so that there is not a gradual drift of date through the seasons.

For the same reason the precise time of the equinoxes are not the same each year.

ST PATRICK'S DAY -17th MARCH

HAPPY  ST PATRICKS DAY...









Find out more about St Patrick's and Ireland while doing activities:

12345

Vocabulary: 123456, 7, 8, 9, 10

Jumbled sentences: 1234 , 5