CONTRAST ESSAY VIDEO

Hi 9 grade,

Here’s the video to guide you step by step in the construction of your contrast essay.

Watch it in HD.

PASSIVE VOICE TEST PREPARATION

Hi grade 9B

Here are the questions we worked with 9A. As we didn’t have the time with you, you should answer them and prepare them. I will give the oral exam to 5 people based on these questions.

Decide whether the following statements are TRUE or FALSE. Explain your choice.

1. “The criminal was sentenced to life imprisonment” is in Present perfect.

2. “She has worried his parents” is a passive sentence.

3. “She is sitting next to us.” can’t be changed to passive voice.

4. “The photos were taken by a photographer” the agent  is not needed

5. “A virus infected the population” is in passive “The population has infected by the virus.”

This is also useful.

And another short video for you to see the transformation from active to passive.

EXERCISES

https://juanpablovanegas.wordpress.com/2011/10/26/extra-practice-passive-voice/

Questions about the Sorcerer’s Apprentice

Hi grade 9,

Here are the questions we answered in class. Copy them and answer them in your notebooks. After you do, write in your notebooks using a Venn Diagram or a chart all the differences and similarities you could find between The Sorcerer’s Apprentice and Life on the Mississippi.

THE SORCERER’S APPRENTICE

  1. Who are the three sorcerers Merlin entrusted his secrets?
  2. Who was Merlin’s most deadly enemy?
  3. What did Morgana want?
  4. How does Balthazar save Veronica´s life?
  5. What did Balthazar look for centuries?
  6. How does David meet Balthazar?
  7. What does David do when he is given the ring?
  8. How long has Horvath been in the Grim Hold? Is this a hyperbole? Why?
  9. Bennet tells David an extended metaphor, what is it?
  10. What is the metaphor David makes about the urn?
  11. Why does David decide to learn magic?
  12. When Balthazar and David are eating in the park bench, David sees Becky. Why does Balthazar say, “Why was I even concerned?” Why is that ironic?
  13. Why does David give up being the Prime Merlinean? How is this similar to the apprentice of Life on the Mississippi?
  14. Who insults who at the end of the movie and why?

 

LIFE ON THE MISSISSIPPI GLOSSARY 9B

Hi grade 9B,

As promised, here’s the glossary you will prepare for the test on “Life on the Mississippi”.

You must comment this way:

The sentence where the word is found.

AT the end of what seemed a tedious while, I had managed to pack my head full of islands, towns, bars, “points,” and bends

The definition and the grammar category it belongs to

tedious (adj.) Tiresome by reason of length, slowness, or dullness; boring.

Your participation in the blog is worth 20 points of the test.

The text is HERE!

You can use THIS dictionary to find the definitions.

Here are the words and the people responsible for each.

Complacency ÁLVAREZ ARBOLEDA, MARÍA PAULA
Trifle AMADOR CUENCA, JULIANA
Fetch ARENAS BUSTOS, VALENTINA
Breach BEDOYA MALAGÓN, ANA MARÍA
Appalled BURGOS PAVAJEAU, MARIANELLA
Sliver CADAVID FORERO, VALENTINA
Knotty CORREDOR JARAMILLO, SOFIA
Eddy ESPARZA INFANTE, VALENTINA ANDREA
Astounded HARB JARAMILLO, SOPHIA
Uttered HERNANDEZ CARDOZO, MELISSA ANDREA
Reperusal HERNANDEZ TORRES, INGRID VANESSA
Dimple LIZCANO LÓPEZ, NATALIA
Wreck MARIN ARAGON, SOFIA
Hideous MIRANDA AREVALO, LAURA SOFIA
Hue MORALES NARVAEZ, ISABELLA
Ruddy MORENO DIAZ, ALEJANDRA
Bough MORENO ROMERO, MARIA JOSE
Wrought RIVEROS SIERRA, LAURA GABRIELA
Slick TRIANA BRIGANTE, VALENTINA

LIFE ON THE MISSISSIPPI GLOSSARY 9A

Hi grade 9A,

 

As promised, here’s the glossary you will prepare for the test on “Life on the Mississippi”.

You must comment this way:

The sentence where the word is found.

AT the end of what seemed a tedious while, I had managed to pack my head full of islands, towns, bars, “points,” and bends

 

The definition and the grammar category it belongs to

tedious (adj.) Tiresome by reason of length, slowness, or dullness; boring.

Your participation in the blog is worth 20 points of the test.

The text is HERE!

Here are the words and the people responsible for each.

Complacency CAMARGO GONZÁLEZ, DULCE ANA MARÍA
Trifle CURREA ALONSO, KATIA PATRICIA
Fetch FLOREZ ORREGO, JULIANA
Breach GAMA GUTIERREZ, VALENTINA
Appalled GAMBOA MAHECHA, LAURA ALEJANDRA
Sliver GOMEZ ACOSTA, MARIA JOSE
Knotty GUERRERO LEÓN, SARA JULIANA
Eddy JIMENEZ MONSALVE, MARIA DE LA O
Astounded LÓPEZ FARFÁN, LUISA DANIELA
Uttered LÓPEZ PÉREZ, PAOLA ALEJANDRA
Reperusal MACALLISTER ORTIZ, MARÍA ANDREA
Dimple NEIRA LOPEZ, MARIANA
Wreck PARADA GARCÍA, VALERIA
Hideous PLASCENCIA VILLABONA, DANIELA
Hue RINCON BERNARD, VALENTINA
Ruddy SALCEDO MARENTES, VALENTINA
Bough SALCEDO TORRES, MARIA CAMILA
Drifted SILVA ARIZA, ANA VALENTINA
Wrought VARGAS SUÁREZ, MARÍA JOSÉ
Slick VELASCO BORDA, JULIANA MARGARITA

 

PHRASAL VERBS

Hi there,

Here is the material to prepare for the test on Phrasal Verbs.

GRAMMAR NOTES

VERBS LIST

EXERCISES

“THE DESTRUCTORS” GLOSSARY

Hi grade 11A,

 

As promised, here’s the glossary you will prepare for the test on “The Destructors”.

 

You must comment this way:

 

After that Mike had kept his teeth tightly clamped except when the surprise was too great.

 

(The sentence where the word is found)

 

Clamp (v.) To fasten, grip, or support with or as if with a clamp.

 

(In this case, as the definition is not clear enough, you will need to complete it)

 

Clamp (n.) Any of various devices used to join, grip, support, or compress mechanical or structural parts

 

(So the final definition should be like this:)

 

Clamp (v.) To fasten, grip, or support with or as if with a device used to join, grip, support, or compress mechanical or structural parts

The text is HERE!

Here are the words and the people responsible for each.

 

Gaze ALVARADO PERDOMO, LAURA CAROLINA
Mockery ARENAS BUSTOS, ISABELLA
Ignoble BORDA PEÑA, MARIA JOSE
Blitz GALEANO HOYOS, MARÍA FERNANDA
Crippled GÓMEZ CUBILLOS, JULIANA
Common GOMEZ SALGADO, CAMILA
Pinched LASSO MUÑOZ, LAURA LORENA
Funk LÓPEZ PÉREZ, MARIA PAULA
Strolled MEDINA PARDO, MANUELA
Parodied MENDOZA DÍAZ, MARÍA ALEJANDRA
Hoot NEMPEQUE BENITEZ, NATALIA
Flicker OCHOA CALDERÓN, CAROLINA
Mudguard ORTIZ GÓMEZ, CAROLINA
Fickleness PARDO SALAZAR, VALENTINA
Chisel PEREA SILVA, VALENTINA
Strayed RODRÍGUEZ UCRÓS, ANGELA MARÍA
Lumbered ROJAS POLO, LAURA MARIA
Heaving SERRANO GUARÍN, MARÍA PAULA
Squatted VELOSA ZAMBRANO, VALENTINA
Hooey VILLARREAL HERNANDEZ, VALENTINA
Retched ZAFRA ZAMBRANO, MARIA FERNANDA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FCE PREPARATION

WRITING

ESSAY

http://www.rubenvalero.com/english/content/fce-essay

ARTICLE 

http://www.rubenvalero.com/english/content/fce-article

LETTER/EMAIL

http://www.rubenvalero.com/english/content/fce-informal-letter-or-email

REPORT

http://www.rubenvalero.com/english/content/fce-report

REVIEW 

http://www.rubenvalero.com/english/content/fce-review

LISTENING

PART 1

http://www.englishaula.com/en/listening-part-1-exercise-exam-3-fce-cambridge-first-certificate-english.html

PART 2

http://www.englishaula.com/en/listening-part-2-exercise-exam-3-fce-cambridge-first-certificate-english.html

PART 3

http://www.englishaula.com/en/listening-part-3-exercise-exam-3-fce-cambridge-first-certificate-english.html

PART 4

http://www.englishaula.com/en/listening-part-4-exercise-exam-3-fce-cambridge-first-certificate-english.html