Unit 6
GRAMMAR: Verb complements (gerund / infinitive / root)
Exercise 1
In this worksheet you have to translate from Spanish to English using the gerund, the infinitive or the root of the verb. It is very important to be able to compare the different structures in Spanish and in English to improve your writing.

Gerund / to-infinitive / root of the verb. POWER POINT with aswers. (click to download)

Unit 5
GRAMMAR: Passive voice
Remember the structure of passive sentences and how to transform from passive to active. Then, do the exercises.
Apart from the first document (Basic exercises) that we started doing a few days ago, you have a lot of links to other exercises and grammar explanations. You can start and do all the practice you can. There is never enough. Do and do and do ... 

Passive voice (Download) 
View more PowerPoint from Beatriz Caramés

EXTRA WORK FOR EASTER: especialmente dedicado a los que quieren añadir puntos extra a su calificación final. Deberéis entregar los trabajos que hagáis el Viernes 13 de abril.
  1. Turn the passage to passive (not easy vocabulary). Exercises on phonetics included. 
  2. Active and passive verbs in context (be careful with the choice of verbal tenses)
  3. Reading comprehension: "Dear Juliet". Exercises on phonetics included. 

Unit 4
VOCABULARY: Sport (click to download)
Also remember to review the vocabulary in Unit 3 and the Vocabulary of the 1st term.

GRAMMAR: Relative clauses. Theory (click to download)
LISTENING AND GRAMMAR: Watch this video.Relative Clauses

  • THEORY: Types of conditional clauses and connectors
  1. Rephrasing 1
  2. Rephrasing 2
  3. Rephrasing 3
  • THEORY (and exercises): I wish / If only
  1. Listen to these 2 songs by Pink Floyd: "If" and "Wish you were here".


I recommend this webpage which contains lots and lots of LISTENING PRACTICE for all levels. You can choose the level and the topic. Try doing the exercises. You can also read the tapescripts after listening or while you are listening. (click on Randall's ESL)

You can also try this other site: 
Apart from Listening activities, it also offers other interesting types of exercises to practice grammar.

Vocabulary inUnits 1 and 2. It is a summary to help you study for the exam next Friday.

GRAMMAR: Reported Speech

How to tell somebody what anybody else said.

Here you have the documents you need to review the use of Reported Speech:
  1. General theory notes
  2. Reported questions (PPT)
  3. Reported commands and requests (PPT)
  4. Especial models
Besides, here I leave you a lot of REPHRASING EXERCISES for you to practice Reported Speech.
You can also practise using the ONLINE exercises in the upper part of this blog (PAGES: EDILIM ACTIVITIES for Bachillerato)
And some more links for online exercices:
Reported Speech 1
Reported Speech 2
Reported questions
BBC Quiz 1
BBC Quiz 2

You can read about Some of the best Aprils's Fools hoaxes

Computer sales and repairs. You can do   II. Listening exercises   and   III.Vocabulary activities.

UNIT 2 Modal Verbs
First, here you have a CHART OF MODAL VERBS, with the different uses of each modal verb and the alternative expressions you can use for each meaning.
You can start doing REPHRASING EXERCISES:
Now, practice the use of COMPARATIVES AND SUPERLATIVES. Do the Rephrasing exercises.

You can also practice some rephrasing using TOO / ENOUGH.

Clik on the picture and read the article "Famous ghosts in American history", published by History.com

Or maybe, you can read about "The origin of trick-or-treating"

Now watch the video "Haunted history of Hallowe'en",  also published by History.com

This one, "Make up", to offer you a little help for your parties this weekend.

And this one, "Hallowe'en goes commercial", also taken from History.com

Starter Unit

Links for exercises:
Rephrasing tenses
Yes/no questions
Complement questions
Subject questions
Mistakes and more rephrasing on tenses
Basic grammar: exercises to review VERB TENSES . These are the exercises we are going to do during the next lessons and which are intended to refresh your previous knowledge about the form and use of verbal tenses.
I  know. IT'S ALWAYS THE SAME!! How boring!!!Yes, but it's necessary and important if you don't want to sound as Tarzán when you speak English.

The big problem for Spanhish learners is:
Never, I say, NEVER translate verbs from Spanish to English, because you’re very likely to be wrong. You know the use of verbal tenses is not the same in English and in Spanish. So, it’s much better to think about the situation and the kind of action you’re trying to describe.
Apart from the Grammar Reference in your books, here you have a short guide in order to know WHAT TENSE SHOULD YOU USE TO...? (click here). It includes the tips to choose the correct tense for each situation and also examples for each tense.

  1. To get rid of this terrible September, you can practice some listening from the BBC about 11-S. Don't forget to do the exercises at the end. (click here)
  2. Another link for those who are not eating in  a very healthy way. (click here)
  3. Now, a scientific one, about volcanoes. (click here)
  4. This one is especially intended for those who are interested in studying languages. (click here)

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