Discover facts

Discover facts

My English 4 class

lunes, 31 de marzo de 2008

Questions based on videoclips

Dear students
We are going to finish our course soon. So let´s we have a review of some of the topics covered in class.

Please watch the 9 video clips indicated below from the English bites website .
Write the answers and have them ready for next Monday April 7th (group 413) and Tuesday April 8th (group 403).

1. Read the questions you have to answer.
2. Watch the video clips completely at least 2 times.
3. Watch the clips again and take notes to answer the questions.

Write 4 possible answers mentioned in the video clips to the following questions
1. Do you like the weather?
2. What do you like about the market?
3. What do you study?
4. What is your name? Where do you live?
5. What do you like?

6.a. How do you get to uni (university)?
6.b. How long does it take to get to uni?

7. What is Emma´s occupation?
8. How much is that?
9.What are you doing?

Give me a surprise and show at leat two of the video clips in your cell phone.
Have lots of fun.

miércoles, 26 de marzo de 2008

Past tense verbs

Dear students,
After having looked at the cartoon you will continue practising the past tense.
This time you will use the game
Blast the Rocket.

Also, during the weekend I will post the tutorial for dowloading podcasts . If you already know how to download a podcast go to the main page of

English bites
and look for the download video now in the section "Video to take away and play"

Start you video library.
have fun

martes, 18 de marzo de 2008

Practise the past tense

Dear students
I hope you enjoy the activity.
Please answer the questions shown in the following clip.
Write the questions and the answers in your notebooks.
We will check them on the first week of April.

domingo, 9 de marzo de 2008

Exam cards, computer tutor and your schedule

Dear students,
This week you will have exam with your cards on each unit of the textbook.
Some will be taking the exam and others will got to the self access center (mediateca) to do the following activities:

1. Complete your daily schedule in Study guides and Strategies and print the page when you finish.
2. Then do your weekly schedule and print it too.

3, Solve the activities in Daily Schedule (Activity II, and III)

4. Finally use the tutorial Computer tutor.
Activate the subtitles to read the and listen to the instructions.

Have fun

lunes, 3 de marzo de 2008

Compare your descriptions.

Dear students,
A friend of mine from the USA ( Hank) described the same pictures you saw in the previous posting. He has a great sense of humor. Please read his descriptions . I hope you enjoy them.

2 of 14: This appears to be a a young girl who has lost her head while performing the floor exercise. Hope she is alright.
3 or 14: A picture of a shirtless man, and someone is holding up some money in front of his face so that the face on the money matches the size of his head, giving the illusion that it is part of his face. Someone has too much time on their hands.
4 of 14: Clever picture of the Leaning Tower of Pisa, with a man posed in front of it. It looks like he's making it lean, but guess what?
5 of 14: A man washing his left foot. Optical illusion makes it appear like it's a third leg. No jokes please!
6 of 14: A statue of former Russion leader, Lenin, appearing to "shoot the rock". Nothin' but net!
7 of 14: Either this cat has a long neck , or this is two cats.
8 of 14: A girl holds a magazine in front of her face, and the picture on the magazine just happens to be the same size and proportion to her face.
9 of 14: Very impressive "stream". The guy obviously had not prostate problems. Maybe he shouldn't wait so long next time?
10 of 14: Big mouth and a long arm! Maybe he should be playing basketball instead of soccer.
11 of 14: Very interesting picture, with the reflection making it appear that you can see the left arm through the "glass" and at the same time the head is gone. The glass is actually not glass and not translucent. Picture appears to be very old.
12 of 14: Oriental girl getting acquainted with the locals. Neat picture from Egypt involving the Sphinx. Looks like the Sphinx still gets around.
13 of 14: I can't tell if the white stuff is ice or salt. The kid is mimicking the snorting of cocaine. He seems to have some knowledge of the technique, making me wonder if he has had actual experience. It has nothing to do with this, but it reminds me of something (when we were kids) we used to say to one another; "up your nose with a rubber hose". This is a one of many variations of the "up yours" insults.
14 of 14: Somebody has had way too much chili and beans.

martes, 26 de febrero de 2008

fun pictures

Just for fun

Choose one of the pictures above and describe it.

Datos personales

Mi foto

I am an English language teacher in k-12 in Mexico.
I believe in the power of technology to better education.
I love playing tennis and outdoor activities.