Saturday, 30 July 2016
This romantic song by Shawn Mendes, Treat you Better, tries to get our attention saying he can love her better than her current boyfriend.
Let's watch the video:
Now click HERE and let's work with it!!
And now... continue working with the song and Lyrics Training! Click HERE
Can't Stop the Feeling was released on May 2016. Justin Timberlake, the singer, put on his dancing shoes to pen this good tune with Max Martin.
The song is the soundtrack of the animated movie Trolls. Timberlake also provides the voice of a grumpy-looking grey-blue troll called Branch in the Dreamworks film.
We'll get fun and work with his song to revise some vocabulary. First, watch the catchy video:
And now click HERE to start working with the song!!
Let's do it with Lyrics Training! Click HERE and get fun!!!
Let's watch at the official Dreamwork's Trolls Trailer! The two main characters in the movie are just like Shrek and Donkey. Branch is like Shrek: he is grumpy, short tempered, and likes being alone. Poppy is like Donkey: she is possitive, talkative, and annoying! Both Poppy and Branch are polar opposites who go on a journey together and probably will become good friends in the end. So this movie is like Shrek but with trolls and no princesses or fairytale characters!
What do you think?
Monday, 18 July 2016
What are famous people doing right now? Choose ten famous people doing unexpecting things and report them in your project. Guided directions:
- Cut out 10 pictures of famous people doing some unusual activity.
- Stick them into a sheet of paper.
- Write what they are doing. Don't write more than 140 characters for each picture.
- Design a cover for the project "This is happening on Twitter". Write your full name and class.
- Put it in a plastic file to hand in to your teacher.
See this example:
Brad Pitt is eating pizza at the Oscars Nominations.
We use the Present Continuous Tense to talk about things that are happening now, at this moment.
The boy is riding his bike now.
It is very easy to form: we need the present simple of the verb "to be" (is /are /am) + the action with -ing.
|Positive||Positive Short Form|
|I am sleeping||I'm sleeping|
|you are sleeping||you're sleeping|
|he is sleeping||he's sleeping|
|she is sleeping||she's sleeping|
|it is sleeping||it's sleeping|
|we are sleeping||we're sleeping|
|they are sleeping||they're sleeping|
|Negative||Negative Short Form|
|I am not sleeping||I'm not sleeping|
|you are not playing||you aren't playing|
|he is not reading||he isn't reading|
|she is not working||she isn't working|
|it is not raining||it isn't raining|
|we are not cooking||we aren't cooking|
|they are not listening||they aren't listening|
|Yes / No Questions:|
|am I eating chocolate ?|
|are you studying now ?|
|is he working ?|
|is she doing her homework ?|
|is it raining ?|
|are we meeting at six ?|
|are they coming ?|
|Why am I eating chocolate ?|
|What are you studying now ?|
|When is he working ?|
|What is she doing ?|
|Why is it raining ?|
|Who are we meeting ?|
|How are they travelling ?|
Spelling of the -ing form: Pay attention!
* Most verbs only add -ing:
- eat - eating
- speak - speaking
- cook - cooking
- start - starting
- do - doing
- stay - staying
- fix - fixing
- try - trying
* Verbs ending in -e: drop the -e and add -ing
- hope - hoping
- ride - riding
- make - making
- write - writing
- celebrate - celebrating
- dictate - dictating
* Verbs ending in -ee: just add -ing
- agree - agreeing
- flee - fleeing
- see - seeing
- free - freeing
- spree - spreeing
* Verbs ending in -ie: change -ie to -y and add -ing
- die - dying
- tie - tying
- lie -lying
- vie - vying
* Verbs ending in one vowel and one consonant: one syllable verbs double the consonant and add -ing
- jog - jogging
- sit - sitting
- run - running
- stop - stopping
- shop - shopping
- rob - robbing
Click on each exercise and practise Present Continuous Tense!