martes, 31 de mayo de 2011

more about present perfect

Complete the following sentences with the tense present perfect
This exercise is for my students of third course of ESO,they are studying the present perfect and their different usages.

Example: Snoopy / climb / onto his house. Snoopy has climbed onto his house.

1. Brian / play / football

2. Susan / read / her new book

3. I / find / some money in the street

4. Mr and Mrs Baker / have / an accident

5. Tom Davis / win / the volleyball match

6. Alison Brown / lose / the swimming match

7. Mr Martin / make / breakfast for the boys

8. The girls / bring / some wood for the fire

9. The Snows / buy / a van for their holidays
10. Mrs Black / wash / the dishes


present perfect

Complete the following sentences with the tense-present perfect

do you know all the past participle of the following verbs?

1. Mrs Snow a fantastic cake. (make)

2. Debbie
a new bike. (buy)

3. I
my little dog yet. (not feed)

4. Sally and Jenny
a new CD player. (get)

5. Chris
wood for a raft. (not find)

6. The pupils
their homework. (not do)

7. Nick can't play football today. He
an accident with his bike. (have)

8. Liz
her homework yet. (not finish)

Julia to school today? (be)

10. What
you for lunch today, Mum? (make)

11. Bill
his cage, but he the dishes yet. (tidy up, not wash)

12. Sandra
a lot of things for her birthday party, but she the cakes yet. (buy,

for and since

More sentences about the time expressions for and since.

1. Nobody has seen him last Friday.

2. It has been foggy some days.

3. He has been fishing six o'clock.

4. They've been living in France eight years.

5. The pilots have been on strike two months.

6. We've had terrible weather Saturday.

7. I've known Tom 1990.

8. We have been waiting for the bus half an hour.

9. She hasn't lost a match April.

10. Things have changed she's become headmaster.

11. The police have been looking for him a month.

12. Our dog has been ill two days.

13. I've been looking for this book a long time.

14. I've been working I got up.

15. The kettle has been boiling ten minutes.

present perfect-for and since

Remember the use of time expressions with the present perfect

since-with a specific period of time-since May

for-with a non -specific period of time-for two days

1. I haven't been to Italy July 2005.

2. She has lived in Paris

3. Jim has studied
three hours. Now he is tired.

4. My friend has been ill
a long time.

5. It has been raining
more than four days.

6. I haven't seen him

7. He hasn't had a holiday
last summer.

8. He hasn't done any work
a month.

9. We have had this car

10. We have been here
two hours.

11. She hasn't written

12. Carol hasn't eaten meat

13. We have been working in his office
three years.

14. It has been snowing
yesterday morning.

15. I haven't spoken to her
our quarrel.

an exam for second course of bachillerato.

This is a help for students of second course of bachillerato.Read the text carefully and answer the questions.

Young Britons shy away from learning languages

Two out of three teenagers in Britain are keen to work abroad but most of them don't speak foreign languages. Government figures show that 58% of 11-18 year olds in the UK have no foreign language skills, and this has a negative effect on the economy.
Fact or fiction? Most British people are lazy when it comes to learning a foreign language.

- Fact.
- Why do you say that?
- 'Cos we don't need to. 'Cos everybody else speaks English.
- Fact. Foreigners make it too easy for you because they speak English when you're abroad.

Those views on the streets of London are backed up by figures out this week. The British Government found that 58 percent of 11-18 year olds in the UK do NOT speak a second language. However two thirds of teenagers in Britain want to work abroad when they're older - the countries of choice being Italy, Spain, France or China. The British Government admits there is a problem - that not enough young people continue learning a second language when they leave school. Teresa Tinley from the country's national centre of languages says it has big implications for the economy:

We are in a competitive global market and we need to be able to speak to our customers and our potential customers. Our trade is very much geared towards English-speaking countries. Our research shows that our exports are suffering.

The research is seen as further evidence that most young people assume they can get by in a foreign country by speaking English - something the authorities in London want to change.

Part A. Reading Comprehension.
I. Answer the following questions using your own words but taking into account the information in the text (2 points: 1 point each)

a) Why don’t young British people need to learn a second language?

b) According to the British Government, what problem exists when young people leave school?

II. Are the following statements true (T) or false (F)? Identify the part of the text that supports your answer. (1.5 point: 0.5 each)

a)     The economy suffers because many 11 – 18 year olds do not have any foreign language skills.
b)     Even though 58% of young English people do not wish to learn a second language, they still want to work abroad.
c)     The British Government admits that young people start learning a second language when they leave school .

III. Find a synonym for each of the four words below from these six options: (1 point: 0.25 each)

    fiction       backed up         out         geared towards          assume       get by

a) believe sth is true without question or proof
b) survive
c) aimed/directed at
d) published

IV. Choose a, b, or c, in each question below. Only one choice is correct. (1.5 points: 0.5 each)

1. Two out of three young people in Britain …
a) are keen to speak foreign languages.
b) are interested in working abroad.
c) do not wish to work in a foreign country.

2. Not enough young English people continue learning a foreign language and …
a) this could affect the economy negatively.
b) this could affect the economy positively.
c) so they will only find jobs in Italy, Spain, France and China.

3. British trade…
a) is mainly aimed at countries whose mother tongue is English
b) is directed towards potential customers
c) is very competitive in the global market

Part B. Composition (130-150 words approximately). Choose one of the following topics. (4 points)

a)     What are the advantages of learning a second language?

b)     Do you think young English people should learn a second language?

c)     What suggestions would you make to a young English teenager to learn Spanish?

domingo, 29 de mayo de 2011

what can you see

I can see an apple,a fish, you know the right questions?

What can you see and what can't you see?.Play with your teacher and classmates and learn new vocabulary.

This activity  is one of a group of activities of summer holidays.

Hot and cold

It's summer and it's hot  and sunny-The summer holidays are near,enjoy the activity

jueves, 19 de mayo de 2011

a game for children:learning the opposites

Its a funny and entertaining game for childrem.You must cut and glue the right pair of opposites

The right pairs are:




lunes, 16 de mayo de 2011


What are you predictions for the year 2020?

we use the future will when we talk about predictions and something that it isn't sure.

Complete the following sentences in affirmative or negative and compare with your partner

When I’m older I will .....

buy - have - watch - buy - go - stay - go

 When I'm older I---------------------------out late.

When I’m older I--------------------------- TV as long as I like.

When I'm older I--------------------------- to parties.

When I'm older I---------------------------- two children.

When I'm older I ----------------------------a car.

When I'm older I-----------------------------to the cinema.

When I'm older I---------------------------- a lot of sweets.

future will

Use the right form of the future will and remember we use this type of future when we talk about predictions and something that it isn't sure.

Fill in the will - future of the words below.

have – go – meet – visit – walk – have – buy – not be – have

Tomorrow I
my friend George. We to the movies and then we our dinner at the new fast – food place. In the afternoon we George’s uncle and play table tennis in his garden. Then we around in the shopping mall where we a look at the shops. Maybe I new jeans. We back before 6 o’clock. I think we a great day.

future going to

Complete the following sentences with the rught form of the future-going to.

Remember we use this type of future when we talk about plans or promises.

1. I him tomorrow. (meet)

2. They
to Dublin. (drive)

3. He
to the football match. (go)

4. She
her aunt. (visit)

5. We
a test. (write)

6. They
them tea. (offer)

7. My friends
their holidays in Wales. (spend)

8. My uncle
a birthday present for Harry. (buy)

9. I
the rabbits. (feed)

10. My father
his car. (wash)

11. Tom
you with the homework. (help)

12. There
a meeting at our school. (be)

13. Winter holidays
in the first week of February. (be)

14. I it for you. (repair)

15. They Japanese. (learn)

martes, 10 de mayo de 2011


look the picture and say the names of the animals.

What of the following names are included in the photo?


activities for children:what are they doing?

look the picture and describe what are the children doing.

lunes, 9 de mayo de 2011

past simple-regular and irregular verbs.Affirmative and negative form

Fill in the past form.

1. Mammoths
big animals, bigger than elephants. (be)

2. Mammoths
100 years ago. (not live)

3. Mammoths
a long time ago. (live)

4. Mammoths
meat. They grass. (not eat / eat)

5. They
two large tusks about three metres long. (have)

6. Some dinosaurs
in the air and some in the sea. (fly / swim)

7. He
some milk. He any water. (drink / not drink)

8. She only
a pound. She 3 pounds. (spend / not spend)

9. I
some elephants. I any lions. (see / not see)

10. They
in the sea, but in the lake. (swim / not swim)

past simple-regular verbs

Complete these sentences. Use the verbs below.

clean . . . die . . . enjoy . . . end . . . happen . . . live . . . open . . . play . . . rain . . . repair . . . start . . . stay . . . want . . . watch

1. Yesterday evening I TV.

2. I only
my teeth four times last week.

3. Bruce
his mountain bike yesterday evening.

4. The concert last night
at 7.30 and at 10 o’clock.

5. The accident
last Sunday afternoon.

6. When I was a child I
to be a doctor.

7. Mozart
from 1756 to 1791.

8. We
our holiday last week.

9. Today the weather is nice, but yesterday it

10. It was hot in the room, so I
the window.

11. The weather was good yesterday afternoon, so we

12. William Shakespeare
in 1616.

sábado, 7 de mayo de 2011

it's a funny game for children

Can you say in english the names of the different members of the family?

match and join the right answers

papá                                         mother

mamá                                        brother

abuela                                      grandfather

abuela                                      sister

hermano                                  father

hermana                                  grandmother

martes, 3 de mayo de 2011

learn the colours

colour word search:You have to do two tasks;first,read and learn the colours and later search the different colours in the word search.

Learn English is also a funny activity

colourful food:read and colour

This is an activity for students of first courses of primary.Have a funny time learning the colours and the names of different vegetables and food

domingo, 1 de mayo de 2011

happy mother's day

This is a special present for all the mums of the world.Sing this fantastic and funny song to your mum.

Happy day,mum!!!!!!