I left this blog aside quite a long ago for a number of reasons. However, using different, course-specific blogs and maintaining them has been very time-consuming and I’ve decided to use this one for ALL of my courses and present information which my students may use.
So, without further ado, here’s some presentations:
Expressing the future
Although I said that Aula Virtual was functional, apparently not all my students have access to it.
Since we are revising basic aspects -tenses, word order, spelling rules…- I’ll use this blog as a launcher for online activities.
Click here and look for exercises labelled Simple Present, Present Progressive, Simple Past and Past Progressive.
If you want to practise conditional clauses, then look for Conditional sentences (if-clauses and main clauses).
Finally, if you are looking for exercises to practise word order, look for Word order.
Hint: When using a web browser, if you want to find something on a website quickly, press Cmd+F on Mac OS X or Ctrl+F 🙂
I hope this gives you plenty of practice before we go on to the next topic.
To my students out there: Aula Virtual seems to be working. It allowed me to create and manage my courses. I’ve added some materials and as far as I can judge, it seems fully functional. What I don’t know is whether you can access the courses with last year’s user name and password… We’ll have to wait until Tuesday to be sure. Also, I seem to have very few students in my Grado Superior course (?????).
Maybe your weekend was as busy as mine. I’ll see you at school…
An updated theme and some bold and italics details for last year’s Relative Clauses slide-show. I hope this is a bit clearer.
Edit: Had some difficulties to see this full-screen mode, so here goes another try…
And another one…
One more handout for non-native speakers of English. It may come in handy.
New grammar point to deal with in the classroom. Some day I will have the time to prepare a nice handout or an outstanding presentation. Until that day arrives, I can as well refer my student to this website where they can have a clear explanation and a variety of online exercises. I hope it helps…
Conditional Sentences / If-Clauses Type I, II and III
We non-native speakers of English are sometimes puzzled by different spellings for the same words. More often than not, we teachers of the language tend to “explain” things in a way which leaves our students non-plussed, which is why I think this forum discussion is a good place to learn the difference between spellings such as analyze and analyse. I hope this helps. Please read at least as far as thiefinni, Junior Member‘s contribution 🙂