Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Module 5

Hello participants!

Here we are with new tasks in our blog. This post is a bit challenging and it will take you a little more time to fulfill it.  

Remember that the activities in the blog are not to do completely at the school computer room. You may start the activity/ies in class and continue or finish it/them at home. The purpose of the blog is to expand your exposure to the English language. 

  •  Online self-check exercises
Please, revise your notes on Future plans and intentions on page 147. Then, click on the links which will take you to different online exercises. Read the instructions carefully , do them and finally check your answers. If you don´t pass the exercise, revise your notes again. Do the exercise again and if you keep on making the same mistakes, take notes of your mistakes and ask your teacher for further explanation.

Click on the following links (IMPORTANT: Once you finish with the activity click on the button "backwards" to return to our blog):

  1. I imagine you are revising the grammar section  about future plans and intentions on page 147 of your book as I suggested. So, let's see what mark you get after doing this questionaire.                            http://www.englishtenseswithcartoons.com/test/future_tenses_quiz
  2. Will or be going to? Complete the text boxes that appear in this exercise with the appropriate tenses, then click the "Check" button to check your answers.   http://www.englishpage.com/verbpage/verbs20.htm
  3. Shall or will? Once you finish ticking the option you consider the suitable one, click on "grade me" and the results will appear.                                                          http://www.1-language.com/englishcoursenew/unit29_grammar_exs.htm
  4. Now let's revise word order and jobs. In this exercise you should click the words in order to build correct questions/answers. Once you finished, click on "check" and then on "next".                                                   http://pagesperso-orange.fr/michel.barbot/cap/voc/jobs/mix1.htm
  5. Writing: Write in comments which activity of the ones above you found most helpful and which one, the most difficult. Remember to sign your comment with your name and course.
  6. DEADLINE: April 30th
That's all for now!
See you, Nelba

Monday, 5 April 2010

Feedback to comments in Welcome Post

Hello, Adults 5 students. 

I hope you have had a Happy Easter. This post will give you some feedback on your comments.

First of all I would like to tell you that I am very pleased with your participation. Most of you have written very good comments. 
  • The most common mistakes I have found are spelling ones :=(   Examples:
Maria has a facebook adress
Juan is a cyber pirata
I use all the sistems in English
I chat whith friends 
I weast the time

I am almost sure you know how to write these words properly (address, pirate, curious, systems, with, waste) , but when you are carried by inspiration you may forget the right spelling. 

In order to avoid this problem, here is a TIP I would like you to put into practice: open  a Word document, customize your document in English  language.  

How? go to the tool bar, click on TOOLS-> Language->select language.->American English. Once you have finished writing, check spelling and grammar by clicking on F7 and make the necessary corrections. Spelling mistakes appear in red and grammar mistakes appear in green.  

MIND YOU, the grammar checker is not perfect and some phrases may be underlined in green but they are OK. So, if you are not sure about the suggestion, ask your teacher!!

  • Another thing I would like to point out is the following. Do not use capital letter in all your writing because it means "shouting". Example:


  • Do not forget capital letters in :
I am ( some of you wrote "i" )
English not english
  • Write your comments in English, not in Spanish
Well, that is all for now.  

I am preparing a new post with activities. Meanwhile, you can read your classmates comments to the Welcome post in order to know each other better. Some of you are Facebook fans, for example. 

Please, vote in the poll that appears on the right of the window by clicking on one option.
See you soon, Nelba