domingo, 7 de mayo de 2017

Unit 3.1. Job interview

By Jocelin Torres
Best regard
This is my aport. 
A) Objetives: 
  • Use vocabulary and expressions to talk about previous working experience.
  • Use get with different meaning and in colloquial experssions 
  • Use gerunds after prepositions 
B) Short reading about  the topic 
Daniel is a man who is looking for a job, he reads an ad what did say the hours were flexible and this interested to Daniel.
He goes to an interview job where knows to Mr Nuthall who ask him why is interested in work outdoors. 
Mr Nuthall ask to Daniel if he have any experience in landscaping and Daniel said him, he sometimes mowings lawns and weeding people´s gardens at weekends, Mr Nuthall tells more information about of job, like, for this job we need fit people because the job is hard and the working hours are flexible but he must work at least 30 hours for week after signing on with they. after talking some more things they say good bye. 
C) Definition and short Descriptios 
This is one of the few rules in English with no exceptions: 
after a prepositions, if we use a verb it is always a gerund. It is imposible to use an infinitive or any other verb form after prepositions. 
  • You´re interested in working for us 
  • I make for extra money by mowing lawns 
  • How about going to the movies tonight?
  • You should eat before going to school 

D) Practice with at least 5 excercises:


viernes, 5 de mayo de 2017

Unit 3.2. At the supermarket

By Diego Fernando Moreno

The supermarket
Objective: this is a very important topic since it is very functional and useful because we could apply it to a real life situation. At getting familiarized with all the things related to the supermarket, we are actually preparing for the day in which we might need to go to this place by our own and face all the procedures that take place in there.  The following activities should help on the process of getting to know a little better such a fundamental topic.
Definition:  the supermarket is actually the place in which people go to buy their groceries in order to prepare food. The supermarket is usually bigger than a normal shop and it is divided in many sections and each section has products similar or of the same nature. When people are done gathering the groceries they want to acquire, they go and pay them at the cashier, which is often situated right next to the main entrance of the place.
ESL Supermarket Reading
A supermarket is a large, mainly self-service retail store selling food and other household goods. This was originally an American idea that was introduced into Britain after the Second World War at the end of the 1950's.
The biggest outlets are Tesco, Sainsbury, Morrisons and Asda. The Co-Operative, Aldi and Lidl are also large retailers. There is a lot of competition between stores to encourage customers to keep coming back. To encourage loyalty, they offer loyalty cards. With each visit points are added to the customer’s account, and when a certain number of points have been collected, rewards are given. They may take the form of money vouchers to spend in the shop or reduced prices off certain items in the store. These cannot be used in the other supermarkets.
At the entrance to the supermarket there are hand held baskets or trolley baskets on wheels. If a lot of shopping is required, it is easier to put it in the trolley and push it along. Usually the first display in the shop is the fruit and vegetable produce. Not far from the entrance is a separate counter that sells tobacco, cigarettes and cigars. An assistant will serve you at this counter. Near-by newspapers and magazines are displayed. There is a service point space where customers with problems regarding purchases can get refunds.
To aid customers to find the goods they need the aisles are numbered. Also large signs hang overhead to tell the shopper where items can be found. Originally supermarkets traded in edible goods. They could buy these in large quantities, and so sell them at a cheaper price than small local shops that did not have the space to buy in bulk.
As well as fresh foods that are displayed unwrapped, for example, cheese, fish and cuts of meat, food is sold in sealed packs. There is important information on the outside of the wrapping. It gives lists of the contents, food values and allergy advice. Sell by and consume by dates are also on packets and tins.
Supermarkets sell products from factories with famous brand names but they also sell similar items under the store name. Often the Tesco or Sainsbury brand is cheaper than Heinz or Kenco brand. The displays on the shelf units are cleverly set out to direct the eyes towards the product that the store hopes you will buy.
In a store, goods are sold fresh, frozen, in tins, jars and packets, while drinks are in bottles and boxes. In a large shop customers can also buy electrical goods, kitchen goods, soft furnishings and pharmacy products. After collecting everything the customers pays at one of the numerous checkouts.
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1. ESL Supermarket Reading Comprehension
Reading comprehension questions that go with the above reading passage.
1) When did supermarkets first open in Britain?
    A) It was 20 years ago.
    B) They opened in the 1950's.
    C) It was after the 1st World War.
    D) They opened 40 years ago.
2) Why do stores give loyalty cards?
    A) It is instead of a credit card.
    B) They are identity cards.
    C) To encourage return visits to a chosen chain.
    D) So you can get to the front of the queue at the check-out.
3) Why are aisles numbered?
    A) So you can find the exit.
    B) So you do not get lost.
    C) It is a way of telling you how big the store is.
    D) Aisles are numbered to make it easier to find products.
4) What do customers take at the entrance, if they need a lot of shopping?
    A) A trolley basket on wheels.
    B) A wheel-barrow.
    C) A customer will take a skate-board.
    D) A hand-held basket.
5) What information on a product tells you how fresh it is?
    A) The color of the wrapping.
    B) The nutrition information.
    C) The sell-by date.
    D) The allergy information.

2. ESL Supermarket Vocabulary Definitions
Choose the correct definition for the supermarket vocabulary in this quiz.
1) What is the definition of Basket?
    A) Intoxicating liquids that people consume.
    B) The meat from cows.
    C) A container for holding goods.
    D) An area for leaving cars and other vehicles.
2) What is the definition of Carrier bag?
    A) A transparent wrapping sheet for covering food.
    B) The products made especially for cats to eat.
    C) Items to cover the body.
    D) A plastic container used to carry shopping home.
3) What is the definition of dried spices?
    A) Plants that enhance the flavor of food.
    B) A sweet made from the cocoa bean.
    C) Small soft pillows.
    D) A warm bed covering.
4) What is the definition of Freezers?
    A) A sour citrus fruit.
    B) Large display areas that keep food below 0oC.
    C) A green plant that has its leaves used in salads.
    D) The cooked meat of pigs.
5) What is the definition of Shelf stacker?
    A) The means of paying to send a letter to someone.
    B) A person who places the products on to the shelves of the supermarket so customers can buy them.
    C) An edible fungus.
    D) A liquid made from vegetables that are eaten.

3. ESL Supermarket Vocabulary Picture Descriptions
For the final ESL supermarket vocabulary task you need to look at the pictures and then decide which option (A-D) in each question has the word that matches the picture. Then you can see the correct answers by using the get score button.

Identify the best description for each of the images (A-E) given above that correspond to the five questions in this quiz.

1) Which description best describes picture A given above?
    A) Automatic doors
    B) Cafe
    C) Bedding
    D) Bunch
2) Which description best describes picture B given above?
    A) Carrot
    B) Butter
    C) Cheese
    D) Fruit
3) Which description best describes picture C given above?
    A) Diesel
    B) Citrus fruit
    C) Duvet
    D) Cutlery
4) Which description best describes picture D given above?
    A) Battery
    B) Hair spray
    C) Manager
    D) Fruit juice
5) Which description best describes picture E given above?
    A) Fish
    B) Coupon
    C) Prawn
    D) Salt

4. Writing activity
Write about the following topics:
Describe the different types of food that a supermarket sells.
Describe what it is like to go shopping at a supermarket.
Explain why it is good to go shopping in a supermarket.

5. Describing a Picture
For this ESL supermarket writing task you need to look at the following picture and then write something about it. Describe what is happening in the picture, and you can also say what you think might happen next or what has just finished happening. Use full sentences and write as much as you can.


jueves, 4 de mayo de 2017

Unit 2.1 Going on a trip

By Zulay osorio
First part of the work

Topic: Going on a trip


This subject will be of great importance for all my training, since I will be able to know how to describe my different daily life activities.
 It will help me to tell the different leisure activities that I have liked to do, such as playing guitar and practicing skating for a long time, I will also learn how to tell about short trips and some events I have had with friends, The family and study, the truth will be very enriching for my training.

Definition: This topic is very essential to know and do a good depth in it since we are in constant communication of other people, which we must know how we interact with samples of activities that we have done through this language that is very necessary and important To learn it for our work as well as personal performance, so in this way we also know that with this theme we are going to distinguish and use past forms of regular / irregular verbs in an affirmative form.

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domingo, 30 de abril de 2017

Unit 3.4. What's on the news?

 By Yaneth Valencia

A. Objectives about this topic

-       Use the expression there is – there are to show that objects, people, events, exist in the present.
-       Use there was – there were to show that objects, people, events existed in the past.
-       Use vocabulary and idiomatic expressions related to the news and to uneventful everyday 


B. (Peter and Gina are in their living room after dinner) 

PETER: Whats on the news?
GINA: Nothing good, you can be sure.
PETER: Well, lets see what the bad news is, then. (Turns on the TV)

the police said the individual was about 5 feet 10 inches tall and wore a mask.
There were reports he was seen driving away in a blue Monza.
Now on to some lighter news. In Medellin, Colombia, ten schoolchildren squeezed into a Renault 4 car and broke a Guinness Record.
In Rainham, England a bank robber was arrested after trying to escape ON A BICYCLE. I guess he wasnt in a hurry.
In Motown Kentucky a 25-year old woman wants to strengthen her tummy muscles. She drinks only fruit juices and lies down with two cinder blocks on her tummy for five hours every day. I think shes on a crush diet.
And theres a man in Wellington, New Zealand who is completing 25 continuous days at the top of a 40-foot pole. You might say thats one way of getting away from it all.
On to weather. Tomorrow should be fine with about 75 degrees��.
(Gina switches off the TV)
GINA: Man, people sure do stupid things to get into the Guinness Records Book.
PETER: And to get their name in the news, too, apparently. What a lot of nonsense! By the way, I got a letter from Aunt Agatha today and she says��
 C. Definition and description
The phrases there is - there are indicate that something or a group of things exist or do not exist, example:
There is a fly in my soup
There are several mistakes in this report
Using the pronoun there as a subject in these examples sentences stresses the fact the “the fly or “the mistakes” exist.
By using #there in the sentences, the speaker makes a clear declarative statement, drawing more attention to his.
Verb to be simple past tense
Was – were
The past forms of the verbs to be are was and were and the conjugation of the verbs is as follows:
I – he – she – it / was                                      You – we – they/ were
The forms was and were are used to describe a situations in the past that no longer exist, example:
There were two men on that corner, but they are gone now.
Terry was thin when he was young.

The concert last night was fabulous!

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Unit 3.3. At the restaurant

By Piedad Romo Sanabria

My topic is: Unit 3.3. At the restaurant
This is my activity

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a. Objectives

Use superlatives to discuss options
Use expressions with go to indicate destination and activities
Use vocabulary related to eating at ordering food at a restaurant

This theme has as its object the appropriation of the grammar, pronunciation and relation of the implements that compose a restaurant with the association of superlatives or comparative that compose the prayers within the dialogues.

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b. Short Reading about the topic.

The main topic is The Cousins ​​Restaurant
Daniel and Marisol are two friends who go to the restaurant to celebrate his new job.
When they enter the place are marveled at the decor and reasonable prices, also has a variety of menus and tables elegant, the waiter is attentive.
The table has: knife, fork, spoon, plate, glasses, pepper, salt, napkins.
We also compare two restaurants: La Carreta restaurant and El Charro restaurant.
The Carreta is more expensive than the Charro, but the food at the Charro is better. However, the service at El Charro is worse than at La Carreta.
More expensive, better, worse are the comparative adjectives.
Now, when we compare these restaurants with a third restaurant, and this restaurant is much better than the others, we use a superlative adjective to describe it: As you can see, the Cousins ​​is much better than the other two restaurants. It's the top choice!
The prices are the least expensive.
Their food is the most delicious.
It has the best service.

These adjectives that indicate that something is the best (or worst) are called superlatives. This is how we form them:

1. Completion in e:

very good

2. Other short adjectives:

Add: est

3. Ending in y:

Cozy          drop the y and add: iest
Longer adjectives simple take the Expensive     the most expensive
Delicious       the most delicious
Inexpensive   the most inexpensive
Reasonable    the most reasonable

Irregular adjectives:

Good                   the best
Bad                     the worst
Far (physical)     the farthest
Far (concepts)    the furthest

c. Definition and short description.

Restaurant Los Primos - Fine Venezuelan Cuisine

It is a new Venezuelan food restaurant.

It has different menus and the food is very rich, the decor of the place is very nice and the prices are very reasonable.

d. Practice with at least 5 exercises. 

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