English8blog

Hello! I’m happy to see you again.teach3

This year we’ll learn a lot of new things about the English-speaking countries.

Some of them are these here. Look at the map:

United Kingdom, Great Britain or England?

Sometimes it’s a bit confusing, but the maps can help you:

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Geographically, we are in the British Isles.

Politically, we have the United Kingdom with

4 different nations.

Their citizens all speak English, but some have their own language and all of them have their own flag.

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The union of these flags has a very curious name –  the Union Jack.

 

 

 

As for the name Great Britain, it refers tobrit

the 3 nations in the largest island.

 

 

Fashion & Style

Maybe you like fashion or maybe you don’t , but each one of us has a different style. Which one is yours? How would you describe your style?

Look at the picture below and which of the styles do you identify with?

If you’re a girl, look at this one:

fashionstyle

If you’re a boy, look at this one.

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To describe your style you need to know the name of clothes. See if you can complete this list and identify the clothes in the picture below:

clothes21. R _ _ C _ _ T
2. S H _ R T

3. C _ _ T

4. S W _ _ T _ R

5. O V _ R C _ _ T

6. T _ _

7. B _ L T
8. S C  _ R F
9. B _ _ N _ _

10. G L _ V _ S

11. WELLINGTONS

12. S H _ _ S

13. H_GH- H_ _ L _ D  SH _ E S

14. B _ _ T S

15. T R _ _ N _ RS

16. TR _ CK_N G   S _ _ T

17. P _ J _ M _ S

18. S K _ R T

19. D R _ S S

20. J _ _ N S

21. T- S H _ R T

22. W _ _ S T C _ _ T

23. R _ B _

24. S _ N D _ _S

Here you have some exercises:

CLOTHES, by lucak (F)
Find this and other clothes

Imagine someone gave you the 7002334-nino-pequeno-durmiendo-en-la-cama-y-sonar-con-el-avion-cute-nino-pequeno-durmiendo-en-la-cama-con-elchance to visit another country, where would you go?

 
If I had the chance to choose, I would visit Australia.
 
If I was allowed to choose another one, I would also visit Canada.

To start a conditional sentence, we always use  IF and the sentences follow a special pattern (padrão)

If it’s a probable condition, we use Type 1.

  • If you go to Australia, you will have to travel for 18 hours.
  • If you choose Canada, you will fly for 6 hours.

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If it’s an improbable condition, we use Type 2.

  • If I had enough money, I would stay there for 6 months.
  • If I could, I would visit both countries.

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Look at these images. What type of conditional are they using?

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Let’s try a few exercises. Click below.

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  • What kind of teenager are you?

  • a sporty teen?
  • a nerd?
  • a rebellious youngster?
  • a hard working student?teenclipart

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  • Which adjectives would you use to describe yourself? And your classmates?

  • Guess the adjective below by inserting the missing vowels (a,e,i,o,u).

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  • _ D _ R _ B L _
  • G L _ M _ R _ _ S0153
  • L _ Z Y
  • _ T T R _ C T _ V _
  • F _ N N Y
  • C R _ Z Y
  • _ C T _ V _551510_865575133_untitled_H103342_L
  • N _ _ S Y
  • S _ C _ _ B L _get.php
  • S_ N S _ T _ V _

We can create new words by adding a suffix to a noun or a verb. Look at the examples below:

invent + ive  =  inventive (adjective)

or

invent + ion  =  invention (noun)                                                                                                             

Here you can see more examples:

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Using the suffixes below create new adjectives, using the words in blue.

– y – ous -ive -ful -able
ex: sporty
danger like brain beauty respect
 success  agree  fame  sense  courage
  • To learn more about adjectives play an interactive GAME. Click here!

What do these sentences have in common?

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  • Newspapers are published every day.
  • TV was invented in the 1920s.
  • The concert was cancelled.

They are all in PASSIVE VOICE and you can see that, because they have  a common characteristic:     

BE  + PAST PARTICIPLE

Why do we use Passive Voice?

Because sometimes actions are more important than the people who do them.

Look at these examples:

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How do you make this change?

Look at the picture below:

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  • Still any doubts? Check the presentation the teacher showed you in the class.
  • Click here: passive_voice_8ºano
  • You can also try this interactive exercise below.

PRESENT AND PAST SIMPLE PASSIVE, by Esther Martinez

tv

Are you a TV fan?

See if you can identify these TV programmes.

Which one is …

  • a talent show ?
  • a wildlife documentary ?
  • a cartoon / animation film ?
  • a commercial ?
  • a reality show ?
  • the weather forecast ?
  • a music programme ?
  • a quiz show ?
  • an adventure film ?
  • a sports programme ?
  • a talk show ?

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What about TV jobs?  

Would you like to be a … ?

Find out what they are by adding the vowels.

N _ W S R _  _ D _ RPresenter

C _ M _ R _ M _ N

_ C T _ R

C _ S  T _ M _     D _ S _ G N _ R

D_ R _ C  T _ Rcameraman_actor

P R _ S  _ N T _ R

J _ _ R N _ L _ S T

News_reader             COSTUME DESIGNER           director

What are your TV viewing habits?

How many hours a day do you usually watch TV?

Are you a TV addict?

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Click here to take a test!

valentines-day-balloon

St Valentine’s Day – 14th February

Well, well, dear ones, are you ready for Cupid’s shot? St Valentine’s Day is approaching and we should start preparing our celebrations.

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Are there any suggestions?

  • Why not write a St Valentine’s letter or a romantic message? Look at these rhymes. It’s quite easy!!
Roses are red,
Violets are blue;
Sugar is sweet
…and so are you.

They can be sweet or funny like these two:

Roses are red,boy-holding-red-valentine-heart
Violets are blue;
Please don’t kiss me
Because I have the flu.

Roses are red
School is out
I need a vacation
There is no doubt.

So let’s start writing! I’m waiting for your rhymes or messages.

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