Big Ben and the English Parliament (London)

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Frequency Adverbs




  • You have a worksheet about Daily Routines and Frequency Adverbs HERE.
  • And you can do some online exercises, too.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

15 Interesting Facts About Halloween


1 Black and orange are typically associated with Halloween: orange, along with brown and gold, stands for the harvest and autumn. Black is typically a symbol of death and darkness and reminds us that Halloween was once a festival that marked the boundaries between life and death.
2 More candy is sold on October 28th than any other day of the year.

3 In Arkansas it's illegal to dress up as a priest.

4 The Village Halloween parade in New York City is the largest Halloween parade in the United States. It includes 50.000 participants and draws over 2.000.000 spectators.
5 According to legend, if you see a spider on Halloween it's actually the spirit of a loved one watching over you.



6 October 30th is National Candy Corn day.

7 It's actually very rare for a full moon to occur on Halloween.

8 Pumpkins are typically orange, but they can also be green, white, red and grey.
9 Ireland is believed to be the birthplace of Halloween.

10 The word "witch" comes from the Old English "wicce", meaning "wise woman". In fact, witches were highly respected people at one time.
11 Magician Harry Houdini died on Halloween.

12 In the UK white cats are thought to bring bad luck.
13 Hard candy lasts for a year, while chocolate can last up to two.

14 Thousands of people suffer from Samhainophobia, which is an irrational fear of Halloween.

15 Many shelters don't allow black cats to be adopted around Halloween, for fear that they may be tortured or sacrificed.

(source: thechive.com)

  • Read the information above about Halloween and find the FALSE fact.
  • Then click on the picture and check if you were right.
  • Explain in your own words: the origin of the word "Halloween" / fancy dress / trick-or-treating / pumpkin carving / jack-o'lantern / ducking for apples.
  • You can also see this VIDEO on Halloween and answer the questions.


Wednesday, October 23, 2013

How Quickly Do You Do It?

 
- Look at these routines, decide how quickly or slowly you do them:
  • buy new clothes
  • choose what to wear in the morning
  • have lunch 
  • have a shower or bath
  • tidy up your room/home
  • clean your teeth
  • do homework
  • buy a present for someone
  • have breakfast
  • get ready for bed
- You can use these expressions:
  • QUICKLY: (I do it) as quickly as possible / in a rush / in a hurry
  • SLOWLY: I spend a lot of time / I spend ages / I like to take my time (doing it)

Sunday, October 20, 2013

I Say a Little Prayer

  • Watch the video and find 5 daily routines (things that people usually do everyday)


  • Read the lyrics HERE and find if you were right.
  • Did you like the song?

Parts of a Computer



SOFTWARE - programs which can be used on a particular computer system.

PERIPHERALS - input devices attached to the CPU.

MAIN MEMORY - section that holds programs and data while they are executed or processed.

HARD DRIVE (HARD DISK) - magnetic device used to store information.

HARDWARE - physical parts that make up a computer system.

INPUT - the information which is presented to the computer.

PORTS - sockets into which an external device may be connected.

OUTPUT - results produced by a computer.

CENTRAL PROCESSING UNIT (CPU) - the brain of the computer.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Looking for a job!

CV/Résumé

  • It is highly recommended that you include your personal profile in your CV. HERE you have some tips.
  • Click on this link for more information on CV format and examples.


A Job Interview
 
  • Look at the interview tips. Decide if it's Do or Don't next to each one.
 _____ appear interested only in the salary and benefits.
 
_____ appear over-confident or superior.
 
_____ arrive punctually.
 
_____ criticize your current employer or colleagues.
 
_____ dress smartly.
 
_____ look at the wall or floor when you talk.
 
_____ mumble or fail to finish sentences.
 
_____ research the company beforehand.
 
_____ show enthusiasm.
 
_____ tailor your CV to fit the job.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Present Perfect Revision

  • HERE you can find some explanations about the form and uses of Present Perfect.
  • Do the online EXERCISES.


  • The Present Perfect is normally used with these particles: ever, never, yet, already, just. Click HERE to see a detailed explanation about them. Next, do these online EXERCISES.
  • Download the WORKSHEET and do the exercises.