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Thursday, January 12, 2017

The narrative tenses

Practise narrative tenses:

Do some exercises here and  here.

You'll find lots of exercises here

If you want to practise the different verbal tenses separately, click on the links below:

Simple past
Past continuous
Past perfect
Past perfect continuous
Mixed past tenses

Revolting Rhymes - Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf

Listen to the story of Little Red Riding Hood, again, in Roald Dahl's version:



Download the text with a gap-filling exercise here. You'll also find the story of the Three Little Pigs!

Have a look at Roald Dahl´s official webpage. You won't regret it!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Buying furniture - know your consumer rights

Watch the video and try the exercises again:



Join words to make collocations. Watch the video again and check.
an item of
cash
fit for
described
flat
purpose
satisfactory
rights
as
at the seams
legal
packed
built
furniture
hard earned
to last
falling apart
quality


Listen again and fill in the gaps with the words you hear:

You know what it's like when you buy a new sofa. The shop assistant tells you it's a 'Manager's Special'. Yes, it comes with a footstool. Yes, it's  A. _______________. Yes, it can easily be B.______________ to fit through your front door. But as soon as it arrives, things start to go wrong… The footstool is invisible. The sofa's falling apart C. _______________________. And you'll need to take the window out, just to get it in! Well, here's some good news. You may have parted with your D. _________________________ , but as soon as you've entered into a E. _______________________ with the seller you have rights. The Sale of Goods Act states that any item you buy from a trader must be:
• Of satisfactory F. ___________________________
• Fit for G. ___________________________
• And as described

 If it isn't, the item is H. ________________________ and you should contact the trader as soon as I. ______________________ , because you can usually get a repair, replacement or J.________________. So, next time you buy any K. ______________________ of furniture, get any agreements in writing and make sure you ask all the right questions… What's included in the price? When will it be L. __________________? If it needs dismantling, will they put it back together again? Does it come flat M. ________________ or preassembled?


Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Big Brother is watching you

Watch the video about surveillance again and do the exercises:


Watch the video and answer the questions:
1.      What’s the current situation of surveillance in the UK?
2.      What’s the UK government trying to do now?
3.      What sort of information will the government look into?
4.      What are some of the points privacy campaigners make against this new law?


Watch again and complete the sentences below with passive forms:
1.       Soon you ______________________ everywhere you go in the UK.
2.      All your emails, texts and phone calls _____________________
3.      No matter who you are, all your personal data _________________________ for a year.
4.      The number of CCTV cameras ___________________ at nearly 2 million.
5.      Just what you say in calls and messages ________________
6.      It _______________________ by broadband and mobile companies.
7.      It’s the ones ____________________ who are paying for it too.
8.      Security experts predict it will cost taxpayers over a billion dollars ___________________________ .
9.      If you are dealing with intimation which ________________ at short notice by law enforcement, that means that quite a lot of people need ___________________.

10.   The greater fear this time, _______________, is a threat to national security.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Malala Yousafzai

Watch again the video about Malala Yousafzai. The extract you need starts at minute 5:00.


Click here to download the exercises.

Click here for more videos