3 de junio de 2018

First conditional

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In this unit of English we've learnt how to use conditionals.
Conditionals are sentences with two clauses – an "if" clause and a main clause – that express possibility. Depending on the grade of probability of the sentence, we divide them in different categories.
We use the first conditional when we talk about real and possible situations.

  • I’ll go shopping on the way home if I have time.
  • If it’s a nice day tomorrow, we’ll go to the beach.
  • If Arsenal win, they’ll be top of the league.
  • If it rains, I won't go to the park. 
  • If I study today, I'll go to the party tonight.
  • If I have enough money, I'll buy some new shoes. 
  • She'll be late if the train is delayed. 
  • She'll miss the bus if she doesn't leave soon. 
  • If I see her, I'll tell her.

The first conditional describes a particular situation, whereas the zero conditional describes what happens in general. 
For example (zero conditional): if you sit in the sun, you get burned (here I'm talking about every time a person sits in the sun - the burning is a natural consequence of the sitting).
But (first conditional): if you sit in the sun, you'll get burned (here I'm talking about what will happen today, another day might be different)

In first conditional sentences, the structure is usually if + present simple and will + infinitive. It’s not important which clause comes first.

Here you have some exercises to practice and test yourselves:





Bruno Mars' "Count on me" song training to practise the First conditional
I hope you find these useful!
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Zero conditional

Hello, hello!
In this unit of English we've learnt how to use the zero conditional. 
Conditionals are sentences with two clauses – an "if" clause and a main clause – that express possibility.
Depending on the grade of probability of the sentence, we divide them in different categories. The first one being the "Zero Conditional".

We use the zero conditional to talk about things that are always true.

  • If you heat water, it boils. 
  • When the sun goes down, it gets dark. 
  • It lights up if you push that button. 
  • If it rains, tennis lessons are held in the gym. 
  • When John is out of the office, I take his calls.

The present simple is used in both clauses.

Here you have some exercises to practice and test yourselves:




I hope you find these useful!
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1 de junio de 2018

Vocabulary: Nature

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In this unit we're learning about the key vocabulary related to nature and natural disasters.

Word cloud of nature for the B1 exam


This is the B1 list of the vocabulary we're learning about with the definitions:



Word

DEFINITION
bottle bank
a large container in a public place where people can leave their empty bottles so that the glass can be recycled (= used again)
climate
the regular pattern of weather conditions of a particular place
climate change
a  change in the regular pattern of weather conditions on the earth
continent
one of the seven main areas of land on the earth
earth
the world; the planet on which we live
environment
the natural world, for example the land, air and water, in which people, animals and plants live
land
the solid part of the surface of the earth (= not sea)
litter
pieces of paper, rubbish, etc. that are left in a public place
petrol
the liquid that is used as fuel for vehicles such as cars and motorbikes
planet
the world we live in; the earth, especially when talking about the environment
plant
a living thing that grows in the ground and usually has leaves, a stem (= the central part) and roots
plant
to put plants, seeds, etc. in the ground to grow
pollution
the act of making the air, water, etc. dirty and dangerous
rainforest
a thick forest in tropical parts of the world that have a lot of rain
rock
the hard, solid material that forms part of the surface of the earth
sand
a powder consisting of very small grains of rock, found in deserts and on beaches
scenery
the natural beauty that you see around you in the country
sky
the space that you can see when you look up from the earth, and where you can see the sun, moon and stars
soil
the substance that plants, trees, etc. grow in; earth
wild
living or growing in natural conditions, not looked after by people
wildlife
animals, birds, insects, etc. that are wild and live in a natural environment


Here you have some games related to this topic so you can practice spelling, the vocabulary and writing:

In MatchIt Definitions, you match words from their spelling and vocabulary word lists with definitions.

WhichWord? Sentences makes you recognize sentences for each spelling and vocabulary word.

In Word Unscramble, you click and drag letters to rearrange them and correctly spell words from your spelling or vocabulary lists.

Word Search allows you to search for and highlight spelling or vocabulary words within a grid of letters based on the provided clues.

I hope you find these useful!
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Pyramids

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The next polyhedra we're going to learn about is Pyramids.

Definition and parts of a pyramid



Types of Pyramids
Pyramid builder game
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30 de mayo de 2018

Cubes, cuboids and prisms

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In this next section we're going to learn about other polyhedra: Cubes, cuboids and prisms.




Here you have some more information on these solids and some exercises:

Cubes

Cuboids


Prisms



I hope you find these useful!
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