Category Archives: grammar

3rd and 4th Prepositions

These are the best prepositions songs. Have a great time:

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4thers

I’m walking down the street…

5th Grade Simple Past

Use these activities as an amusing way to practice your grammar in Unit 6.

Enjoy!

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21-Days Challenge made easier!

Hello, boys and girls in 6th grade!

Today I’ve got great news for you. I’ve prepared the 21-Days Challenge in a more convenient way for you to complete it. Come on, go for it!

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40 years ago…

Once upon a time there was a 14 year-old girl whose one of her favorite subjects was English. She had a fantastic teacher, Ms. Butiñà, who used music to teach one of the tougher parts of language for a teen -that is, grammar.

The LP -I mean, real long algo- was by The Solid British Hat Band and it included some black pearls, like Present Continuous Baby to teach the fore mentioned verbal tense to EFL students.

As you have probably already guessed, that girl is behind these lines nowadays – and has found this absolute treasure in the shape of a lyrics video, which is sharing with her 5th graders right now 🙂

Prepositions fun

Hello there! Now that you’re learning new prepositions you can have a good time while improving your reading skills. Have a look at these games:

prepbillionaire preptidybedroom prephowfast prepseveral

Have fun!!!

The Solid British Hat Band and my own learning English memories

I just couldn’t believe it when I came across this song my 1st BUP EFL teacher, Mrs. Àngels Bogunyà, used to play in class: I’m walking down the street (Present Continuous), by The Solid British Hat Band. It really made my day 🙂

And what about this other song, Mr. Monday (Simple Present)?

[Wherever you are now, Àngels, you’ll never know how many times I’ve fondly thought of you. I’m still so grateful for your patience and hard work!]

Do you know Duolingo?

Some months ago, actually last summer, I came across an app called Duolingo and I installed it in my iPad as I was looking for a free app to learn another language without the fuss of having to buy course books etc. Then life happened and I absolutely forgot about it.

Last week I saw it in my Resources folder by chance and I decided to give it a go. The results are very satisfying; you only get the exact grammar concept required to have you reading, writing, speaking, repeating and listening from the very first minute you start to play.

And yes, I really meant to say ‘play’ because as you learn you go unlocking levels and earning sort of red thingy prizes, and the point is that you must try to complete each level with all the four lives you were initially given.

It’s a very rewarding game and I plan to use it in the classroom with fast finishers and/or kids in need of extra support from this upcoming second term on.

If you want to give it a try you can sign up here:

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What about you? Have you tried it already? Do you know other free and fun apps to learn languages?

Prepositions in English

Look at these two posters for an easy way to learn some important prepositions in English:

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Why, your first English lesson this year! ^^

My Christmas presents: Aprende inglés Sila and Forvo

It’s only three days for Christmas holidays and I want to give you not a present, but two! It’s about two sites on the internet that you can use to  improve your English a lot.

The first one, Aprende Inglés Sila, blog para aprender inglés fácil y gratis, is a blog by a Spanish young lady who lived in London for more than five years and now she blogs free and easy English lessons. You can even follow her on Facebook!

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The second present I want to give you is Forvo, a webpage where you can hear people from different countries pronouncing words in English (or in other languages). Just click on the blue arrow on the left of the word you want to hear and presto!

So, can you tell me how many different pronunciations of ‘backstage’ are there? What about ‘cheerio’? And how many for ‘door’? Leave a comment below and let me know 🙂