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BÁSICO 2

Dear Students,

I would like you to use this website as a complement to your student's book.

I hope you enjoy it!!!


Este sitio web comenzó a construirse el día 08/01/2012 y sigue en construcción.
Mª Ángeles A.

Si quieres conocer a personas online interesadas como tú en practicar inglés y hablar con ellos a través del ordenador puedes darte de alta en:
http://www.busuu.com/es (va por niveles de conocimiento de inglés)


CONTENTS:




GRAMMAR
VOCABULARY
PRONUNCIATION

Unit 1A

word order in questions
common verb phrases, classroom language
vowel sounds, the alphabet
Unit 1B
present simple
family, personality adjectives
third person and plural -s
Unit 1C
present continuous
the body, prepositions of place (behind,
between, in, in front of, in the middle,
next to, on, on the left,
on the right, opposite, under)
vowel sounds
Unit 1D
defining relative clauses (a person who ...,
a thing which ...)
expressions for paraphrasing: like,
for example, etc. / to be like & to look like
pronunciation in a dictionary
Practical English
At the airport


Writing
Describing yourself


Revise & Check
What do you remember? What can you do?, Basico 1: connectors - and, but, or, so, because




Unit 2A

past simple regular and irregular verbs
holidays, the weather
-ed endings, irregular verbs
Unit 2B
past continuous
prepositions of time and place: at, in, on
/ə/
Unit 2C
questions with and without auxiliaries
question words, pop music
/w/ and /h/
Unit 2D
so, because, but, although
verb phrases
the letter a
Practical English
At the conference hotel
Writing
The story behind a photo
Revise & Check
What do you remember? What can you do? / British vs. American English




Unit 3A

going to,
present continuous (future arrangements)
look (after, for, etc.)
sentence stress
Unit 3B
will / won't (predictions)
opposite verbs
contractions (will / won't), /ɒ/ and /əʊ/
Unit 3C
will / won't (promises, offers, decisions)
verb + back
word stress: two-syllable words
Unit 3D
review of tenses: present, past, and future
verbs + prepositions
sentence stress
Practical English
Restaurant problems
Writing
An informal letter
Revise & Check
What do you remember? What can you do? / Cooking




Unit 4A

present perfect (experience) + ever, never;
present perfect or past simple?
clothes
vowel sounds /ɜ:/, /əʊ/, /u:/, /aʊ/, /ɑ:/, /e/
Unit 4B
present perfect simple + yet, just, already
verb phrases, housework
/h/, /j/ and /dʒ/
Unit 4C
comparatives (as ... as / less ... than)
time expresions: spend time, waste time, etc
sentence stress
Unit 4D
superlatives (+ ever + present perfect)
oppositive adjectives
word stress
Practical English
Lost in San Francisco: directions, asking for information


Writing
Describing where you live


Revise & Check
The wedding / parts of the house






Unit 5A

uses of the infinitive (with "to")
verbs + infinitive
word stress
Unit 5B
verb + -ing
verbs followed by -ing
-ing
Unit 5C
have to, don't have to, must, mustn't
modifiers: a bit, really, etc., (Poland).
sentence stress
Unit 5D
expressing movement
prepositions of movement, sport
prepositions
Practical English
At a department store


Writing



Revise & Check







Unit 6A

if + present; will + infinitive (first conditional)
confusing verbs (carry, wear, win, earn,
know, meet, borrow, lend, make, do)
long and short answers
Unit 6B
if + past; would + infinitive (second conditional)
animals
stress and rhythm
Unit 6C
may / might (possibility)
word building: noun formation
(-ion, -sion, -ation)
sentences stress, -ion endings
Unit 6D
should / shouldn't
get
/ʊ/, sentence stress
Practical English
At the pharmacy


Writing
Writing to a friend


Revise & Check
Watch a video!!!






Unit 7A

present perfect + for and since
words related to fear
/i/ and /ai/, sentence stress
Unit 7B
present perfect or past simple?
biographies
word stress
Unit 7C
used to
school subjects:
history, geography, etc.
sentence stress;
used to / didn't use to
Unit 7D
passive
verbs: invent, discover, etc.
-ed, sentences
Practical English



Writing



Revise & Check







Unit 8A

something, anything, nothing, etc.
adjectives ending in -ed and -ing
/e/, /əʊ/ and /ʌ/
Unit 8B



Unit 8C



Unit 8D



Practical English



Writing



Revise & Check







GRAMMAR SUMMARY:
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OTHER RESOURCES:

Dictionary
Cambridge / Collins / Wordreference (to look for words, sentences or definitions in English).
Enjoy Videos!
Watch different videos to improve your listening skills.



Exams:

School calendar
Review the most important instructions you should know to do your exams.

E-mail
Get in touch with your teacher by e-mail.

Exam Instructions
Check what the instructions are for this [[#|school]] year.

Writings
Cómo y en qué formato entregar los "writings" en clase a la profesora para que los corrija.
Plantilla para escribir un writing.JPG


Holidays:

Halloween
(October 31st)
Guy Fawkes
(November 5th)
International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
(November 25th) Día de la violencia de género
Thanksgiving / Black Friday
(the 4th Thursday in November)
Christmas
December 22nd - January 7th
New Year
(January 1st)
International Women's Day
(March 8th)
St. Patrick's Day
(March 17th)
World Book and Copyright Day
(April 23rd) Día del libro y los derechos de autor.
Mother's Day
(2nd Sunday in May)
Memorial Day
(last Monday in May, USA)


Reading:

Cloze texts
Do these clozes to get ready for the exams.
Hollidays (A2)
Read some interesting facts about different hollidays.
Jokes 1
Practise your reading skills and laugh.
Jokes 2
Practise your reading skills and laugh.
Library
Go to the library in the EOI and take a book home.
Multiple Choice Texts
Do these multiple choice activities to get ready for the exams (a, b or c).
Thoughts 1
Practise your reading and think about these thoughts.
Thoughts 2
Practise your reading and think about these thoughts.
Reading Books
Look at an example of exam you may do for your reading book (Skyjack / A Morbid Taste for Bones /...).
Read and listen
Read and listen to these stories.
Reading Comprehension
Practise your reading skill working with different texts taken from Vaughan World.
Reading Comprehension (USA schools)
Practise your reading skill working with different texts taken from a real English source.

Listening:

About London
Watch and listen to some videos to learn more about London.
British History
Watch and listen to some videos about the History of Great Britain.
English TV and films
Click here: http://trabajoeninglaterra.org/video-ver-la-television-britanica-desde-espana-en-dos-pasos
http://trabajoeninglaterra.org/ver-peliculas-en-ingles-con-subtitulos-en-ingles
Enjoy Videos!
Watch different videos to improve your listening skills.
La Mansión del Inglés
Listen to these audios on this web site.
Let's talk in English!
Watch and listen to some videos from the TV show Let's Talk in English!
Listening Practice
Listen to different stories while you read.
Listen to these videos
It is the story about some friends (it is from the Elementary level).
London
Some videos about London.
Monica's blog
Listen to some recordings in Monica's web.
Muzzy's Videos
Enjoy Muzzy's videos.
On the phone
Listen to some dialogues about people talking on the phone.
School Library
Go to the school library and take these books home to practise your listening skill.
Songs
Listen to these songs and sing.
Talk English
Listen to these audios and do the comprehension activities.
Vaughan Radio
Listen to a radio programme where you can learn and improve your English.
Vaughan TV
Listen and watch a TV programme where you can learn and improve your English.

Writing:

Connectors
Remember to use connectors in your writtings.
Writing Essays
Practise your writing skill to get the best results in the writing exam.

Speaking:

Se os recuerda que en básico 2 se os puede pedir que en el oral habléis de cualquier tema y utilicéis cualquiera del vocabulario visto a lo largo del curso. Ya no nos limitamos sólo al Practical English, como hicimos en básico 1.
Pronunciation in context
Work on your pronunciation with sentences or texts.
Review-Phonetics
Work on your pronunciation with isolated sounds.
Speaking-Describ. Picture
Practise your speaking skill to get the best results in the first part of your oral exam.
Speaking-Role Plays
Practise your speaking skill to get the best results in the second part of your oral exam.




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