exercises to review UNIT 1


  1. http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/grammar-practice/adverbs-frequency                                                                                                                        HOUSEHOLD ACTIVITIES
  2. http://www.letshavefunwithenglish.com/vocabulary/chores/pictures_words1.htm
  3. http://www.letshavefunwithenglish.com/vocabulary/chores/crossword.htm             QUESTION WORDS
  4.  http://www.eslgamesplus.com/question-words-what-where-who-why-when-which-how-grammar-activity/
  5. PLAY IN PAIS OR SINGLE: http://www.eslgamesplus.com/question-words-game/

BRITISH CELEBRATIONS: Remember remember the 5th of November

British people celebrate Bonfire Night every year on 5 November in memory of a famous event in British history, the Gunpowder Plot. On 5 November 1605 a group of Roman Catholics planned to blow up the Houses of Parliament while King James I was inside. On the evening before, one of them, Guy Fawkes, was caught in the cellars with gunpowder, and the plot was discovered. He and all the other conspirators were put to death. Bonfire Night is also called Guy Fawkes Night.

In celebration of his survival, King James ordered that the people of England should have a great bonfire on the night on 5th November. The event is still commemorated annually in England on 5th November by fireworks and burning ‘guys’ (effigies) on bonfires.

further reading : http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/customs/guy/history.htm

Practice oral skills for your exam

Have a look at this website where you can find different topics for your speaking exam. Learn IELTS topic vocabulary the easy way, presented as you might use the words and expressions in an IELTS Speaking exam.

IELTS Vocabulary

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Headmistress bans parents wearing pyjamas to school — My That’s English!

A primary school headmistress bans parents from wearing pyjamas to school.Self-study activity:Watch the video and complete the gaps in the sentences below. Pyjamas, not the most obviously offensive item of clothing but the (1) … of this school in Darlington has taken offense of the nightwear being worn during the day. The (1) … ……

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Reading test: How many Brits live in the rest of the EU? — My That’s English!

In this week’s reading test we are going to use the BBC article Reality Check: How many Brits live in the rest of the EU? to practice the grammar and vocabulary multiple choice task.Read the article and choose the option A, B or C which best completes each gap. 0 is an example. Reality Check:…

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Note: this text was written by the students on their own in order to commemorate 400 years since the death of William Shakespeare. It is not edited to show their real writing skills so it may contain some mistakes.
(by Laura Pardo, Jorge Puente, Mario Ferrer and Sergio Fernandez)
Shakespeare was born in 1564 and died in 1616. He became famous because he wrote poems and plays, also in 1603 when James I was coronated, he became a kingsman.
(by Silvia Egea, Mapi Lafuente, David Búciu, Anthony Ibarra and Jorge Meléndez)
He was christened, he was baptised on 26th April 1564, and his birthday was on 23rd April. He left school at 16, he worked as a teacher and he helped his father. In 1582 he got married to Anne Hathaway and they had a daughter, Susana, and twins.
(by Blanca Sanz, Fátima Dehhab, Violeta Martinez, Miguel Molina and Isabel Abad)
Some of his life is a mystery, but we know that he went to London in 1590 because it had theaters and a lot of markets. In 1592 he was already being talked about, reason for which a jealous writer named Robert Greene wrote ride things about him.
(by Violeta Lalaguna, Lizara Oliván, Iván Aparicio, Samuel Fondevila and Daniel Monné)
William Shakespeare was a member of a company of actors called the Lord Chamberlain’s Men. In 1997 the New Globe Theatre was built, a copy of Shakespeare’s Globe. Over the stage there was a roof to keep off the rain. There was a tramp door in the stage too, so actors could pop up to surprise the audience. There were ghost, witches, loud sounds… He wrote comedy plays with happy ending and people falling in love with disguises (Midsummer Night’s Dream with fairies and humans) tragedies, stories with sad ending ( Romeo and Juliet), and history plays with real people like Julius Caesar, or English kings.
(by Alba Utrilla, Rita Torres, Raúl Stioponi and Jorge Lizandra, )
Shakespeare was a rich and famous writer who wrote some important plays (like Hamlet). He also wrote poems: sonnets and others. He invented expressions, but the English language has changed since Shakespeare’s time. He died on 23rd April 1616.