28 noviembre, 2008

Mobile phones.KEY

1. rare 2. country 3. Than 4. every 5. While 6. rising 7. About 8. economists 9. Because 10. adults 11. Most 12. friends 13. meet 14. kids 15. would16. social (some)17. each 18. have19. risk 20. much. (Words that should not be used: all, city, teachers, should)

Choose in on or at. Answer Key

1. I like salt ______ soup, but not too much. in
2. John is ______ the hospital. in or at
3. I’m going to my cousin’s house ______ Saturday. on
4. How much sugar do you put ______ your coffee? in
5. We get ______ the bus every morning ______ seven and go to work. On, at
6. The meeting is ______ Tuesday ______ nine ______ the morning. On, at, in
7. We live ______ a small city ______ the northeastern part of the country. In, in
8. They went fishing ______ the lake. at or on
9. There’s a lot of life ______ the bottom of the sea. on or at
10. Where’s Joe? Joe’s ______ the post office. in or at
11. We are sitting ______ a table ______ some comfortable chairs. at – on or in chairs
12. We were ______ a boat when we saw some whales. on or in
13. The whales stayed ______ the surface for a while. on
14. I heard a song I like ______ the radio. on
15. We thought we were going to be late, but we got there just ______ time. in
16. We thought we were going to be late, but we got there ______ time. in or on
17. We were walking ______ the beach when we decided to go ______ the water. On, in
18. I bought a couple of really good shirts. They were ______ sale ______ a good price. On, at
19. Do you like whipped cream ______ your coffee? in or on
20. We were sitting ______ the bed talking for a little while. on
21. I think you should take an umbrella ______ case it rains. in
22. It’s not a good idea to stand up ______ a canoe. in
23. We bought some books ___ a good price. We put the books ___ a box __ the shelf. At, in, on
24. How long have you been working ______ this project? on
25. I started working ______ this quiz ______ seven o’clock. On, at
26. I read about it ______ an article ______ the Internet. In, on
27. He’s been posting messages again ______ ESL/EFL forums ______ the Internet. At, on
28. She hasn’t spoken to him ______ a few days. She said she’d call ______ a couple days. In, in
29. There have to be other forms of intelligent life ______ other planets ______ the universe. On, in
30. We’re going for a ride ______ the country ______ Sunday morning. In, on
31. We’ll be back ______ about nine ______ the evening. At, in
32. We’re leaving early ______ the morning, and we’ll be back late ______ night. In, at
33. I recorded my voice ______ a small cassette player so they could hear it a few times. on
34. ______ the winter we have to be careful not to slip ______ the ice and fall ______ the ground. In, on. on
35. They’re sick ______ the head. in
36. What do you have ______ your mind? Or What do you have ________ mind? in
Some Guidelines and Notes for Using In On At

in - Use "in" for spaces with limitations. Use "in" for enclosed areas.
on - Use "on" for surfaces. Use on for spaces within a larger area.
at - Use "at" for locations.
in - Use "in" for enclosed spaces. This applies to both physical space and time.
on - Use "on" for surfaces. This applies to both physical space and time.
at - Use "at" for locations. This applies to both physical space and time.
Use "on" with: street names, days of the week, dates, specific time frames, holidays
Use "in" with: names of cities, towns, states, provinces, countries; years, months, specific weeks, large comfortable chairs
Use "at" with: street names and numbers, specific times, locations that are not in view when speaking, at a table
note: in the house, at home,
note: at Joe's house - Use "at" for locations that are not in view at the time of speaking.
We can say "in bed" even though "bed" is a surface.
We say "on the bed" when bed is used for something other than sleeping.
They're sitting on the bed. - bed - thought of as surface when used as a seat
Hellen is still in bed. - bed - thought of as an enclosed area when used for sleeping
They are sitting at the table.
table - location
They are sitting on the table.
table - surface

modal verbs: Present and future

4. b) could be dangerous c) can be really... d) I won’t lent you... e) we could go... f) should I turn off the oven,... g) I would not expect Harry to...(certainty Harry’s not going to resign) h) this can’t be the way i) we might as well give up now ( idiomatic expression: Más valdría J) you should turn off...
5. a)A b)B c)B d)B e)A f)B g)B h)A i)A (idiomatic expression: Por más que lo intento)
6. b) don’t have to c) can d) can’t e) wouldn’t be as f) will g) couldn’t be h) can i) must like
J) may/could be
7. b) will give me... c) we may as well call... d) you don’t have to lie... e) in case the burglar comes back, you’d better change all... f) it may be summer, but the temperature is more... g) you had better leave before Jack... h) Helen wouldn’t behave like that i)you couldn’t possibly tell Sally the truth
8. b) can’t/couldn’t c) should d) could be e) may/might as f) won’t g) will h) can i) wouldn’t be J) shall/ may

19 noviembre, 2008

At & In

A 1. at 2. in 3. at 4. at 5. in 6. at 7. in 8. at 9. in 10. at 11. in 12. in 13. at 14. at 15. at 16. in 17. in 18. In.
At Easter
At night
At the end of
At the hospital
At the moment
Bear in mind
In hospital
In the autumn
In the end
In the way

Job & work Key

1. job 2. work 3. job 4. work 5. job 6. job 7. work 8. job 9. job 10. work 11. work 12. job 13. job 14. work 15. job 16. job 17. work 18. jobs 19. work 20. job 21. work 22. job 23. work 24. Job.

17 noviembre, 2008


Hi Intermediates,
Do you want to practice some listening? Here you have a listening exercise on the topic we're working in class. Tell me if you can do it.

16 noviembre, 2008

A discursive article

1. Between B & c.
2. 1 a) 2 b) 3 b) 4 b) 5 c).
3. 2 therefore 3in spite of 4 as well as 5 because of 6 moreover 7 alternatively 8 though.
4. Addition: 2 along with, as well as 3 moreover
Cause/effect: 4 as a result of, because of 5 so, therefore.
Contrast 6 despite, in spite of 7 on the other hand, alternatively 8 although, though..
5. 2 He finds it difficult to get by, despite working ful-time.
3 More women ... in their lives because of their careers.
4 you could put... yourself. Alternatively, you could have it...
5 All the fathers... time. What’s more, many of them...
6 She looked... as well as working full time.

Crimes, criminals and crime verbs

2 stolen; theft 3 a vandalism; vandalise 4 smuggling; smuggle 5 shoplifting; shoplift 6 looting; loot 7 burgled; burglary
3 smuggler 7 terrorist 8 vandal 9 fraudster
1 arsonist 2 mugger 4 kidnapper 5 looter 6 burglar
Crime and punishment
1. 3 took 4 to court 5 found 6 guilty 7 sentenced 8 to 480 hours 9 fined 10 $10,000 11 was arrested 12 vandalising 13 was acquitted 14 the crime 15 sent 16 prison.
Identity theft
1. c), e)
2. 2 for 3 to 4 on 5 to 6 for
3. 3 depend 4 for 5 worry 6 about 7 complained 8 to 9 shouting 10 about
4. 1 Entertainment/watching TV.
2 He thinks Said doesn’t need CCTV because the shop is too small..
3 You don’t need to apply for permission to install a CCTV camera.
4 It makes you feel safer, discourages crime and helps to solve it.
5 There’s no evidence that it stops criminals from committing crimes; problems with personal privacy.
6 images of his suicide attempt were shown on TV.
7 The camera was turned off.

14 noviembre, 2008


'A charismatic figure intent on becoming the President of the United States.
"I'm asking you to believe.""We are the ones we have been waiting for.""Yes, we can!""Change.""Hope."
These words, from Barack Obama, have inspired everything from outrageous videos to the largest campaign fundraising success in history'.
Why don't you watch the video that is sweeping the USA?

07 noviembre, 2008



Key exercise

Lay and Lie exercise Key
1 laid 2 lain 3 lied 4 lain 5 lied 6 laid 7 laid 8 lain 9 lied 10 laid 11 laid 12 lain 13 lied 14 laid.
trip, journey exercise Key
1 journey 2 trip 3 trip 4 journey 5 travel 6 travel 7 journey 8 journey 9 journey 10 journey 11 travel 12 trip 13 trip 14 travel 15 trip 16 trip 17 trip.
Worksheet 9 Answer key
1 since 2 since 3 for 4 since 5 for 6 for 7 since
1 for 2 did 3 entered 4 Did 5 won 6 since 7 swum 8 was
1 She won her first race five years ago.
2 She has been running since she was twelve.
3 When did you start your new job?
4 She has broken lots of records.
5 I’ve dreamt of winning a medal for a long time.
6 I went/was skiing last year.
7 I started learning English a long time ago.

02 noviembre, 2008

New citizens, good citizens. Advanced

1 Key words
1. immigration 2. Immigrant 3. Migrant 4. Indigenous 5. Citizenship 6. Asylum 7. integration
8. diversity
2 What do you think?
anti-social behaviour, civic duty, extremism, council housing, English language skills, a contract, voting, bank holidays, asylum claims, prisoners
3 Comprehension check
1. F 2. F 3. T 4. T 5. 6. T 7. F 8. T 9. T
4 Vocabulary 1: Collocations
instil pride
improve links
accrue credits
critical risk
growing mood
divided society
demonstrate knowledge
shared future
5 Vocabulary 2: Phrases
1. a shock to the system
eligible to vote
float ideas
ignite a row
a way of life
2. a. a way of life b. float ideas c. ignite a row d. eligible to vote e. a shock to the system