Monday, January 16, 2017

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

American Indians

Smoke Signals

MOVIE INFO

The unavoidable synopsis -- two young American Indians leave the reservation to resolve their problems and to find themselves -- belies the poetry of this well-acted, well-directed and largehearted movie.
Rotten Tomatoes (www.rottentomatoes.com)
It was shocking to realize that as late as 1998, this was still one of the few movies made by insiders, written, directed, and acted by Native Americans. The father-son narrative is conventional but it has humor and is well acted.
Emanuel Levy


According to this part of the film Tom must change some aspects of his appearance to  be a real Indian.
  1. Indians are not supposed to ___________
  2. You must look _________ and look like a ___________
  3. You should look like you’ve just been _________________________
  4. You have to know how to____________________. An Indian man is nothing________________.
  5. You have to ________________ that suit.

REEL INJUN

Cree filmmaker Neil Diamond takes an entertaining and insightful look at the Hollywood Indian, exploring the portrayal of North American Natives through a century of cinema.

Key prefixes and suffixes

Click here to se the key.


Sunday, December 18, 2016

Common phrasal verbs

Thanks to Learn English Like Me.com

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

The Return Journey

These are the stories you must read.

The Return Journey
The Wrong Suitcase
Miss Vogel’s Vacation
The Home Setter
Package Tour
The Apprenticeship
The Business Trip
The Crossing
The Women in Hats
Excitement
Holiday Weather
Victor and St. Valentine
Cross Lines
A Holiday with Your Father




Monday, December 12, 2016

Key tenses

Click here to get the key of the exercises on the tenses.

EOI trip to London


If you are interested in the trip you just have to

Monday, November 7, 2016

Correction Key

This is the correction key I use to mark your compositions.

WW         Wrong Word
WO          Wrong Order
GR            Grammar
SP             Spelling
P               Punctuation
ST             Style
V              Word(s) missing
T               Verb Tense

A classic: verb+ed pronunciation

Regular past tenses in English can have three different pronunciations:

  • /id/ verbs ending in sound t or d
  • /d/ (no extra syllable!!!!)
  • /t/ (no extra syllable!!!!)
The pronunciation /ed/ is NEVER used.
Take a look at this websites to get more information
Site 1
Site 2 (with sound)
Site 3 (pdf with exercise+key)
If you'd like to have the chart click here

Irregular verbs grouped by sound or spelling

List 1 (just click on the numbers)
List 2 (extensive)