terça-feira, 26 de junho de 2007

Revision Exercises

This is a selection of activities you can do to help you get prepared for the final exams.

Part 2- Final Project: LISTENING SITES

Well students, we've come to the end of semester and I'd like to congratulate you on your progress this semester. You tried very hard to use English in class and were very active throughout the classes. I hope I can be your teacher again in the future, so next semester, remember to use all the opportunity you have to improve your English, not only in the classroom but also watching films in English at home and using the wonderful sites you got to know during the final project.
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My objective with the Listening Sites Project was to give you the chance to see how you can improve your listening. You don't need to rely only on what we cover in class,in fact that's very little, you can take an active role in your learning and go after new knowledge.

These are some pictures taken during your oral presentations this month. I bet some felt nervous as speaking another language in public can be hard, I know, so here is a round of applause to all of you.

Listen to the recorded statements we made in class. Students talked about this semester and next, they mentioned what they liked or didn't like, what they learned and their expectations for next semester. Students, listen to yourselves and try to identify your voices.

segunda-feira, 18 de junho de 2007

Our COMIC story

As we are learning reported speech, I decided to use some of your pictures to make a comic strip. Read it and try to report what each person said.
a comic strip!

segunda-feira, 11 de junho de 2007

A Special treat

A listening exercise: A SONG
Grammar with cartoons: PAST PERFECT

terça-feira, 29 de maio de 2007

Part 1- PROJECT: Listening sites

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We know listening in English can be a challenge to all Brazilian learners. Our objective with this project suggested by Mary Hillis is to show students they can practise listening not only in the classroom but also in their homes. And most of all, by having students visit different sites they can share their discoveries.

Visit one of these sites and write a report saying your name, the name of the site, the date you did the activity, the topic of the listening, a summary of the listening, a list of new vocab + meaning and your reaction to it.

Suggested sites

http://www.elllo.org/english/Mixer.htm Mixer

http://www.elllo.org/english/NewCenter.htm News

http://www.elllo.org/english/Points.htm Talking Points

http://www.elllo.org/english/0701.htm Interviews

http://cla.univ-fcomte.fr/english/dictations/realenglish/realindex.htm Video dictations

http://cla.univ-fcomte.fr/english/tvcoms/index.htm TV commercials (from the 60s)

http://www.manythings.org/listen/ Listen and read along

http://wordchamp.com/lingua2/Drill.do?kind=18&packIDs=167111&fromID=13&demo=true Verb Drill

http://www.lingual.net/lingualproductitems/ Learning English through movies

http://elementary.anglesonline.org/ Grammar activities + music activities

http://elementary.anglesonline.org/ Cinema

http://perso.orange.fr/michel.barbot/hotpot/movies.htm Listening dictation (movies)

http://www.tiu.ac.jp/org/labo/ede/ Listening to different speakers

http://www.dianewallis.podomatic.com Listenings for beginners

http://www.eslvideo.com/view_quiz.php?id=51 Watch the video and do a quiz

Remember, you´ll be presenting a report to your classmates during the month of June. Have a good time.
These are students involved in the LISTENING PROJECT

What do you think of our project? Register your impressions in the cbox on the sidebar. The comments area will be used by students to write down their reports.

quarta-feira, 23 de maio de 2007

Revision Exercises

Click on the link below in order to study a bit more. Remember the test covers UNIT 8. You can practise grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and even play games.

segunda-feira, 21 de maio de 2007

Revision for the second written test

If you want to print it click on the printer button.

terça-feira, 15 de maio de 2007


This week we practised some telephone conversations in class. Here is a video I found in YOUTUBE about a little boy pretending to be talking on the telephone with his dog. Watch the video and try to identify the PURPOSE the telephone call (Why does the dog call the little boy?)
Vocabulary: to RSVP= to give an answer to an invitation, either accepting or refusing it.

If you can´t hear it properly, just click on the link below:

CLICK HERE to read the dialogue of a telephone conversation we´re going to practise in class.

Right below is the recording of a telephone conversation roleplayed in class. Well done, Solange and Diogo!

Listen to the conversation and try to answer the following questions:
* Where are they going together?
* What time are they going to meet?
* Where are they going to meet?

sexta-feira, 4 de maio de 2007

Are you an early bird or a night owl?

In other words: Do you you go to bed early and wake up early? Or are you someone who loves partying ´till late at night? This week we talked about that in class. This is a listening exercise where people from 6 different countries answer the same question. Try the listening and answer the questions. How well did you do?

quarta-feira, 25 de abril de 2007

Study for the Oral Test

Use the slides below to study for the Oral Test.

sexta-feira, 20 de abril de 2007

Talking about FOOD!

What do you eat a lot of? What do you think you don´t eat enough? What do you eat too much of? What´s your favourite food/ dish? Write something about your diet and then record it. Don´t be shy! It´ll be great to hear you. Just click on the record button and use your mic.
If you don´t have a microphone, type your text in the comments area below.
Listen to a text written by Aurélio. CLICK HERE

segunda-feira, 9 de abril de 2007


RockYou FunNote - Get Your Own

What do you normally do at the weekend? Do you prefer the weekend or weekdays? Do you do any sports, go out with friends, go away? Tell us what you enjoy doing at the weekend.

terça-feira, 3 de abril de 2007

I´d like to wish you

RockYou FXText - Get Your Own

quinta-feira, 22 de março de 2007


It was Martha´s (PI3 -Ana Maria) birthday last week on the 19 March. Shall we send her best wishes in the comments area?

Martha, here is a card for you.


quarta-feira, 21 de março de 2007


Study for the first written test doing the following exercises:

terça-feira, 20 de março de 2007

Roleplay: On a boat trip

Students roleplay a dialogue from the book. The two volunteers were helped by their classmates. Well done!

segunda-feira, 12 de março de 2007

terça-feira, 6 de março de 2007


Do this quiz and study the vocabulary we´ve seen in unit 7C. Good luck!

When I was a child ...

  • Where did you use to live/ study?

  • What did you use to do at the weekend?

  • Who used to be your best friend?

  • What sport did you use to play?

  • What singer did you use to like?

  • What used to be your favourite food?

  • And your appearance, did you use to look different?

Talk a little bit about your childhood in the comments area.

domingo, 4 de fevereiro de 2007


Hello PI3 students! This is a blog to be used by all of you to register writings, promote interaction and help studying for oral and written tests. Hope you all enjoy it!