segunda-feira, 3 de julho de 2017

Reviewing Pronouns. That's for you, Group 206

Play Ball: A Pronoun Story 

Number a sheet of lined paper from 1 to 25. Identify the noun (person, place, or thing) to which each
underlined pronoun in the story refers.

      Bobby, Angela, and Cindy were so happy to get tickets to the ball game. (1) They had been
looking forward to seeing a game for a long time. (2) “I hope the Tigers win today’s game,” Cindy
said. (3) “They have lost four games in a row, so I hope they win (4) it for (5) me.”

(6) “I hope they win this one for (7) US!” said Angela, before (8) she jumped up to cheer for
the players as (9) they took the field.

The kids watched the pitcher for the Broncos warm up on the mound. (10) They agreed that
(11) he was looking good as the first of the Tigers’ batters stepped up to the plate.

The first pitch was right over the plate. (12) It was a perfect pitch. “Strike one!” shouted the
umpire, adding a big wave of (13) his hand for emphasis. The next pitch – and the (14) one after that
were two more perfect strikes. The Tiger batter dragged (15) his feet as he returned to the dugout.

Two more Tigers batters stepped to the plate and both of (16) them faced the same fate as the
first batter – two more strikeouts. (17) “I’m not sure this is going to be the game I want (18) it to be,”
said Bobby. (19) His two friends nodded in agreement. (20) They saw the writing on the wall: unless
the Tigers quickly turned things around, (21) they faced a continuation of their losing streak. (22) That would be five losses in a row!

Bobby, Angela, and Cindy knew the team had (23) their work cut out for them, but (24) they
refused to leave. They stayed until the final out was made in what ended up being a 5-4 loss for (25)
their team.
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sábado, 1 de julho de 2017


The Poem is in your book.After reading you must answer the follow questions.
Have a nice work an feel the love atmosphere in it.

Annabel Lee
Writing Style: Edgar Allan Poe is known for his chilling poems and short stories. He is
widely considered one of the best horror writers of all time, a talent that is perhaps due
to his own tormented life. Many of his poems carry a musical rhythm, as Poe believed
that music was a powerful form of expression.
Famous Quote: "I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity."
Directions: Answer the questions using the poem. (Use the hints in
parentheses to assist with the correct answer)
1. Who is the author?
2. Who is the assumed speaker
3. What is the setting
4. What lines inform you of Annabel's death? (number)
5. According to the speaker, why did Annabel die? Put the lines that support
this answer
6. What line addresses the young age of the two love
7. What does "coveted" (synonym from poem) mean, and who portrayed this
8. What is a synonym for the word "angel"?
9. In the 4th stanza, what sound device is "chilling and killing" an example o
10. What is a synonym for tomb or crypt? Use a word from the poem.
Poetry Analysis
11. The speaker states that his and Annabel's love is stronger than what two
groups of people? Write the number of the two tines that support this
statement or write the lines
12. What is a synonym for "separate"
13. Where are the angels located? And "Demons" ?
14. Where does the speaker spend most of this time after the death of
15. The speaker seems to have difficulty forgetting his love; what lines support
his inference? Write the number or the lines.
16. What names does the speaker refer Annabel as
17. How did the speaker describe Annabel Lee?

Let's analyse:
1. Find the facts: Mark each one true ( T) or false (F).
a. The poet felt in love with Annabel long before he wrote the poem.
b.  The poet and Annabel lived on an island.
c. Only demons could dissever the souls of the lovers.
d. Annabel Lee is buried far from the sea.
e. Even the angels envied the lovers.
f. The moon reminds the poet of Annabel's smiling face.
g. The poet is always thinking of Annabel Lee.
h. Annabel died by drowning.
2.Go beyond the facts: Which one of the following could you conclude from the poem?
a. The poet means to seek revenge for the death of his love.
b. The poet hates the sea because it reminds him of his love.
c. The poet will never love anvone so deeply again.
d. The poet's love for Annabel is stlll so intense that she seems real to him
 3.Determine the writer's style and technique: Choose two answers.
a. The poet generally analvzes love and its meaning.
b. The poet describes a personal experience.
c. The poet gives a vivid description of Annabel Lee.
d. The poet eommunieates personal feelings.
Words and their meanings: Find the bold word for these definitions from the poem.
2. tomb
3.heavenly beings
10. cut
13. nighttime

terça-feira, 30 de maio de 2017

Hi Students.Here's a simple way to review Simple Future

When to use WILL

We use WILL in the following circumstances:
1. For things that we decide to do now. (Rapid Decisions)
This is when you make a decision at that moment, in a spontaneous way.
  • I'll call a taxi for you.
  • I think we'll go right now. (I just decided this right now)
  • Which one? Um, I will have the chicken sandwich please.
2. When we think or believe something about the future. (Prediction)
This can be based on personal judgement or opinion.
  • The President will not be re-elected at the next election.
  • I think it will rain later so take an umbrella with you.
  • I think you will find the movie interesting.
Notice how you often use "I think..." before the subject + will.
3. To make an offer, a promise or a threat.
  • You look tired. I'll finish the dishes for you.
  • will do my best to help you.
  • If you say anything I will kill you!
  • will have it ready by tomorrow.
  • I'll drive you to work if you want.
  • Don't worry, I won't tell anyone. (won't = will not)
4. For a habit that is a predictable behaviour
  • My daughter will fall asleep as soon as she is put into bed.
  • He will give up if he starts losing. He always does that.
5. You use WON'T when someone refuses to do something.
  • I told him to clean his room but he won't do it.
  • She won't listen to anything I say.
  • Compare Will vs. Going To

    If someone asks: "Are you busy this evening?"
    If I respond: "Yes, I'm going to the movies." I use going to because it is a plan I made earlier (before I was asked the question). - In this case we cannot use Will.
    If I haven't made plans, then you can say either: "I will probably watch TV." OR "I'm probably going to watch TV."
    Both will and going to are possible in this situation because we are predicting what will happen (since we haven't made any plans).

The structure BE GOING TO is normally used to indicate the future in English. We use this structure:
1. When we have already decided or we INTEND to do something in the future. (Prior Plan)
The decision has been made before the moment of speaking.
  • I'm going to India next year.
  • We talked about it yesterday and I'm going to quit my job tomorrow.
2. When there are definite signs that something is going to happen. (Evidence)
Something is likely to happen based on the evidence or experience you have.
  • It's so cold! I think it is going to snow
3. When something is about to happen:
  • Get back! The bomb is going to explode.
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sábado, 22 de abril de 2017

DO or MAKE ?

1- to make: usa-se esse verbo toda vez que se pretende dizer que alguém construiu, criou ou preparou alguma coisa.
2- to do: usa-se esse verbo toda vez que se pretende dizer que alguém está envolvido em alguma atividade, ou ainda quando essa pessoa está executando tal atividade.

segunda-feira, 17 de abril de 2017

302 to 306 Task

Here your next task for the 1st trimester 2017.
Poetry deals with the emotions, just as music. An autobiographical poem is personal—it reveals something about the person writing the poem. It does not have to rhyme. Below is a simple plan to write your own autobiographical poem. Just follow the steps and—before you know it—it’s done.

I am (first name)

Son/Daughter of (I've also used brother/sister of...)
Who needs , , 
Who loves , , 
Who sees , , 
Who hates , , 
Who fears , , 
Who dreams of , , 
Who has found poems of 
Resident of

quarta-feira, 15 de março de 2017

Hellow, my Group

1. I get up ____seven_____ the morning ___ weekdays. I go to work ___ tram.
2. I take care____ my son .My son is similar____ me. He's quite different _____ my
3. China has agreed____participate ___ the global economic forum.
4. My wife spent the milk money_____ cigarettes.
5. There has been a slíght decrease_______gas prices lately.
6. In the beginning, Lillian was not accustomed_____working in such a big company.
7. My favorite Chinese philosopher is Chuang-tzu. Most Westemers have never
heard________ him.
8. John's wife accused him ______cheating. She thinks he is bored __________ her.
9. My boss told me to finish the report _____ 5 pm. Afier that, I could
go _____ vacation.
10. Kate apologized ______ her son's poor behavior.
11. If you've got a problem, then do something ________ it!
12. Everyone ____ the HR department was surprised I_______the news.
13. Paul is very good _____ telling jokes. He reminds me _______ his father.
14. I'm not familiar __________ this neighborhood.
15. If I had to choose _____ going to heaven or hell, I'd choose heaven.
16. Hosni Mubarak was _____ power in Egypt for 30 years.
17. Iam allergic _______cats.
18. He is responsible _______ our branch in China.
19. Alan is a fan ________ Manchester United.
20. NATO stands __________the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
21. Roger's company specializes _______ the management of young musicians.
22. I will go ______ vacation next month.
23. The cake was ______ four pieces.
24.Bratislava is not__________ bigI Budapest


abide by                                                              
find something for someone
fine someone for
forget about
forgive someone for
recover from
refer to
rely on/upon
rescue from
respond to
abstain from
accuse someone of
add something to something
adhere to .
advise someone to
agree on with
aim at l for
allow for
apologize for
apply to/for
approve of
argue with/about
arise from
arrest someone for
arrive in l at
ask for
attend to
beg for
believe in
belong to
beware of
blame someone for
boast about
borrow something from so
brag about
buy something for someone
call for
care about  l for
choose between
comment on
compare to l with
complain about l of
comply with
conceal something from
concentrate on
condemn someone for
conform to
congratulate someone on/f
or something
consist of
contribute to
cook something for someone
count on l upon
cure someone of a disease
deal with
decide about on/upon
depend on/upon
disagree on l with
dlscríminate against
distinguish from
do research on in about
do something for someone
dream of/about

excel in
exchange something for
excuse someone for
expect someone to
face up/to
find something for someone
fine someone for
forget about
forgive someone for
get something for someone
give something to someone

Hide  from
Hope  for
insist on/upon
interfere with/in
introduce to
invite someone to
joke about
laugh at
leave for some place
leave something for someone
lend something to someone
listen to
long for
 make something for someone
mistake someone for
Object to
ofter something to someone
participate in something
pay for something
pay something to someone
persist in
praise someone for
pray for
prepare for
present someone with
prevent someone/something from
prohibit someone from
protect someone/something from
protest about
provide someone/something with
punish someone for
recover from
refer to
rely on/upon
rescue from
respond to

save someone from
sell something to someone
send something to someone
sentence someone to
show something to someone
smile at
stare at
stop from
subscribe to
substitute for
succeed in
suffer from
hide from
hope for
insist on/upon
interfere with/in
introduce to
take advantage/care of
talk with/to someone about something
thank someone for
Think of / about


volunteer to
vote for
wait for
warn someone about
worry about

quinta-feira, 10 de novembro de 2016

Black Friday and Bogof

Here we are again.
This time you have a very interesting task.
Go through it and do it well.

 English activities____ Teacher Valderez____  Reading Comprehension 2016
N°___________ Name_____________________ Group___________
 (            )Funny really but whenever I hear the word 'trolley' I think of those buses that ran on electricity with long poles coming out of the top, which were supposed to link to overhead electrical wires and invariably became disconnected. And by the way there is an expression 'off your trolley' meaning mad or crazy. But back to the supermarket. As you wander up and down the aisles (the pathways between the shelves), it is easy to be seduced into buying more than you want. There are so many offers like - Buy three for the price of two (but you really only want one) Buy two and get a third one half price (but honestly you really only want one). Special offer today only!

(          )I expect you are wondering what on earth is the meaning of the title I've given this newsletter. Well, you'll have to be patient because I'm not going to tell you what it means until the end of the essay. Nowadays we have to rely on advertising to pay for our television programmes.. Every so often there is a break in the programme and up pop what we call the 'commercials' (advertisements), which sponsor any particular show we're watching. Invariably there are products advertised for losing weight... Young women are seen gorging (eating excessively) even stuffing themselves with the sort of food we all hanker after(want). But unlike the rest of us, these waif like (very thin) young women remain ridiculously slim. Of course in the old days you just bought what was available in the shop and there wasn't much choice.

(          ) Special price for all these -when they are gone, they are gone! Well that's obvious, isn't it? Once near where I live a giant sized supermarket opened that had previously been just a big supermarket. The owners thought that people might be confused at the changes ( I certainly was!) and so to help guide the shoppers, they employed extra staff who carried bright blue sashes across their front announcing: 'I am your aisle guide'. Finally the time has come to pay and you go to join a queue for one of the checkouts, carefully examining who has the most items, the biggest basket or who looks the brightest and most nimble (quick) fingered check out operator.

(          )And now I have to explain, as promised, the meaning of BOGOF. It is an acronym whereby the first letter of each word is used to create another word and it means: Buy One and Get One Free.
(           ) Today you go into a supermarket no, it's grander than that, you enter it. Invariably at the entrance you are attacked by a draught of hot air as you see before you the bright lights, the hustle and bustle (people moving this way and that) and hear the noise of people talking and machines buzzing. It's like a world out of Dante's Inferno or Milton's Paradise Lost. Then you are faced with a dilemma. Should you stride in without bag or basket as you only want one or two things? Should you pick up a wire basket and risk that it might get overloaded with things you didn't think you were going to buy and then end up with one arm longer than the other as you stagger round the store? Or should you go for a trolley (the basket on wheels). Then which size trolley? The sports model that is more manoeuvrable or the heavy weight 4 wheel drive variety?

 Questions about the text
1. You must choose a title to the text. – The author is Alan Townend.

2.Find in the text:
2.1. the meaning of the expressions:
a) Off your trolley-
b)  What on Earth

2.2  a sinonym for
Rely on-
From time to time /now and them /once in a while
Support -

3.Answer to the questions:
3.1. What makes a person to be seduced into buying more than what it is needed?
3.2. Why should one rely on ads ?
3.3 What did the owners of a big supermarket do to avoid people to be confused?
3.4 What does PIN stand for? Is it an anacronym or an abbreviation (sigla)?
3.5 Which are the doubts in step into the place?
3.6. Can you give a current  example of a Bogof . It must be your own idea.

4. Now put the text in the correct order