1.en.6 Revision of comparatives to help you compare cities: size, population, wealth, density

Now, we’ll have a closer look at grammar and see how to compare adjectives. There are some rules you must bear in mind.

Look at this excellent power point from grup14  and check if you understand how comparing adjectives works. Take notes in your workbook. Label your notes: grammar, comparatives and also make a reference to the post (1.en.6.) this way you will always know where your notes come from.

Did you find the presentation useful?

We shall do more practice in class and you must have the rules at hand, but now some homework. Before Tuesday the 27th

Go to  Vicent Viel’s first post: Principals aglomeracions urbanes and click on the link he gave you:

http://www.citypopulation.de/world/Agglomerations.html

Homework: Tuesday 27th September. Make 3 sentences comparing the cities that appear in the chart and post them to the blog. Copy the sentences you post in your notebook too.

Rules for doing this exercise.

  • You cannot repeat a sentence that has previously been posted.
  • When you mention a city, you must know where the city  is a you must also be able to locate the city in a map.

It will be easier for the first ones to post the comments to the blog, so Hurry up!

Useful terms.

more populated than

most heavily populated

more densely populated than

less populated

the most populated in .. /the least populated in …..

You can compare cities at world level, within a continent or within a country. You can also compare continents.

No excuses for lack of data. If you run out of information to make your three sentences check this other site:

http://www.citymayors.com/statistics/largest-cities-mayors-intro.html

3.en.105 Objective:learning by heart this list of 50 irregular verbs before June

You know we hardly ever memorize lists of things. However, irregular verbs are quite hard to learn; there are many and  you need to put some effort until you used them without even thinking. It’s one of those things we have to MEMORIZE. So, let’s get started

MEMORIZE = LEARN BY HEART 50 Common  irregular verbs

Here follows a list of 50 very common verbs. Some of them you already know, but I’m sure not all of them. I’ve taken this document from http://www.perfect-english-grammar.com. You can follow the link and listen to these verbs being pronounced. I really recommend you to download the list and keep it in your English notebook. If any new irregular verbs appear, add them to the list. Also write the translation in Catalan and/or Spanish.

This is the link for the site

Do not forget to scroll to the very bottom of the page. You will find out a set of 4 exercises to practise the irregular verbs. Maybe for Monday you’ll have learnt the whole list.

3.en.80 Sing along with English verbs and remember the tricky third person “s”

Verbs in English are quite easy. However, you keep forgetting to add  an “s” in the present simple for the third person singular: He/she/it. He lives, she likes, it rains… and so on. I have just corrected the paragraph you wrote about Toni’s students and discovered that you insist on forgetting that tricky “s”.

You are learning verbs  in Spanish with Emili, so we’ll revise a list of very common English verbs you all should know. Next post will be about irregular verbs, which are not tricky but need some extra work.

Watch this video and answer the questions:

Here follow some of the verbs that are mentioned in the video, Did you hear all of them?

  • be
  • see
  • feel
  • climb
  • sing
  • work
  • live
  • love
  • run
  • go
  • give
  • write
  • sing
  • dance
  • swim
  • rest
  • sleep
  1. Are there any irregular verbs in the list? Which ones?
  2. Write the simple past and the past participle.
  3. Can you add any more verbs to the list ?
  4. What are the verbs  mentioned in the video associated with using your imagination?
  5. In the video you will see some nouns that are turned into verbs? The first one is bat. Can you add three more?
  6. What are the examples given of transitive verbs. Verbs with an object?
  7. What is the verb used in the video to define what a subject is?

Copy your anwers in your notebook and post them to the blog. There is no need to repeat answers unless you have something new to say or want to correct errors from your classmates.

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1.en.25 Make interesting, brainy comments in the blog: unpack your adjectives

All the language teachers in the blog want to help you ….make clever comments. No more dull, childish comments, Please!

In order to make smashing comments, you need to put more adjectives in your bag and unpack them .Now you all know and use very well the adjective “inspiring”, let’s see if we can add some more.

Remember that adjectives in English have no plural, no gender and they precede the noun

HOMEWORK: Thursday the 4th November. Watch this video and choose 5 new adjectives. Then, try to use them. Some will be very helpful when you need to describe a person, a book, a landscape, your city, or just the way you feel.

Make five sentences with your 5 new adjectives. Copy them in the notebook and post them to the blog. let’s see which ones are most imaginative!

Remember, if you sing along, you’ll memorize words  more easily.

Give it a try,  start in the shower if you are too shy, we can try together during the English lesson.

I know there are great musicians among you and that you are making a band with Paquita, so no excuses!

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