domingo, novembro 27

sábado, novembro 26

thanksgiving day - origins

In 1620, the pilgrims sailed from England to America on the Mayflower. The first Winter in America was hard for the pilgrimsThe Native Americans taught the pilgrims to grow corn and catch fish. After the harvest of 1621, the pilgrims and the Native American had a three day celebration with lots of food and games.


Native American

Para o teste...

Tal como já vos tinha alertado, para o teste devem estudar toda a matéria até à Unidade 2 ( inclusive).
O teste tem 1 texto com perguntas de interpretação, exercício de vocabulário, gramática ( verbos to be, to have got, there to be + present continuou + plural) e finalmente uma composição.
Estudem e levem as dúvidas para a próxima aula,
Bjnhs e have a nice weekend

Present Continuous - Games

With this board game, learners will practise the PRESENT CONTINUOUS in an enjoyable way. Every square provides a picture clue (focus on SPORTS and daily routine). Every time a correct answer is given, the game can be used as a communicative activity whereby players ask each follow-up questions.
Let´s make learning fun!
Click on the image, play and learn about the Present Continuous (or Present Progressive).

quarta-feira, novembro 23

Present Continuous - some online activities

Present Continuous Activities

online cloze exercise: at the airport
Here are a few activities for you to practice the present continuous. This one here is a fill-in-the-gap exercise. Use the present simple or the present continuous.Click here to begin.


3 exercises Present Continuous3 exercises to learn Present Continuous Level: elementary

PRESENT CONTINUOUSStudents complete the sentences with the PRESENT CONTINUOUS. Hope it`s useful! Level: intermediate
Author:Rosario Pacheco

The present continuous TenseThese exercises will help to practice the Present Continuous Tense. Level: elementary

Avril Lavigne´s Things I´ll Never SayA popular song for a short listening exercise on present continuous Level: elementary
Present ContinuousThis exercise will help the student to practice the present continuous. It include some exercises with (verbs+ing). Level: elementary
Author:Elizabeth Ruiz

Review -ing form some exercises to review or check if your pupils have acquire the present continuous and the -ing formation Level: elementary

terça-feira, novembro 22

segunda-feira, novembro 7

Different types of houses/rooms/furniture - vocab

Parts of the house

In the…

Attic – sótão;

Bedroom – quarto;

Spare room – quarto de hóspedes;

Bathroom – casa de banho completa;

Kitchen – cozinha;

Pantry – despensa;

Dinning room – sala de jantar;

Sitting room – sala de estar;

Toilet – casa de banho (incompleta)

Study – escritório;

Toys room – quarto de brinquedos;

Storeroom – arrecadação;

Hall – hall de entrada;


On the…

- ground floor – rés-do-chão;

….first floor – 1º andar;

…..second floor – 2º andar;

…. Third floor – 3º andar;


In the….

… garage – garagem;

…garden – jardim;

Upstairs – no andar de cima)

Downstairs – no andar de baixo)

Furniture (mobiliário)


Chest of drawers – cómoda;

Wardrobe – roupeiro;

Bedside table – mesa de cabeceira;

Bed – cama;

Lamp – candeeiro;

Rug – tapete;


Mirror – espelho;

Basin – lavatório;

Toilet bowl – sanita

Shower – chuveiro;

Bath – banheira;


Sik – lava-louça;

Cooker – fogão;

Oven- forno;

Microwave – micro-ondas;

Refrigerator ou fridge – frigorífico;

Washing machine – máquina de lavar roupa;

Dishwasher – máquina de lavar loiça;

Cupboard – armário;

Bin – caixote do lixo;


Sitting room(living room) and dinning room

Sofa – sofa;

Vase – jarra;

Hi-fi/stereo – aparelhagem de som;

Vídeo recorder – vídeo;

DVD player – leitor de DVD;

TV set – televisão;

Armchair – poltrona; cadeirão;

Chair – cadeira;

Table – mesa;

Carpet – carpete; alcatifa;

Picture – quadro;

Curtain – cortina;

Fireplace – lareira;

Sideboard – aparador.



Bookcase – estante;

Desk – secretária.


Types of houses

Bungalow – vivenda 1andar;

Flats – apartamentos;

Block of flats – prédio;

Cottage – casa de campo;

Detached house – moradia isolada (geralmente 2andares)

Semi-detached  house – casa geminada

Teraced houses – conjunto de casas.

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Example – Describe your house.

I’m Nelly and I live in a flat. It’s a small building. It’s light blue. It has got only three floors.

I live on the second floor and my cousin lives on the third floor. It isn’t very high and I like it.

In my flat there are two bedrooms. My bedroom is on the right of the bathroom, near my parents’ bedroom. In front of my bedroom there is a small study. That’s where I study. There is a living room with two big windows, a toilet and a dining room. The Kitchen is on the left of the toilet.

There is no garden but there is a garage for my father’s car.

sexta-feira, novembro 4

Let's celebrate....Guy Fawkes' Day

There are a lot of celebrations in Great Britain. 
One of the most curious ones is Guy Fawkes' Day.

Guy Fawkes Night or Bonfire Night is an annual celebration on the evening of 5 November. It marks the downfall of the Gunpowder Plot of 5 November 1605, in which a number of Catholic conspirators, including Guy Fawkes, attempted to blow up the Houses of Parliament, in London, United Kingdom.

In celebration of his survival, King James ordered that the people of England should have a great bonfire on the night on 5th November.

On 5 November every year, children in Britain get excited because it is Bonfire Night (Guy Fawkes’ Night). We lit bonfires and enjoy fireworks displays. On top of the fire there is a guy (a homemade model of a man, like a scarecrow).

In the following video, Nick Knowles explores the facts and the fiction behind the legendary Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot.
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Now, you know a bit more about Guy Fawkes!

Brown bear, Brown bear, what do you see? - Animals and colours!

 Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?" is one of the most famous questions in children’s literature. The story introduces a series of animals asking the same question, "What do you see?" 

Wild animals - online exercises

Basic Vocabulary.

Online exercise consisting of 3 parts: how to spell animal names (16 animals), where animals live (continents) and what they eat.


Animals - online exercises - writing and reading activities

Wild Animals - 
Vocabulary is the first of a group of activities to practice different vocabulary about wild animals. This exercise let you learn the names of wild animals with writing activities. 
The previous part has got reading activities. 
Following exercises in this series are: 2. Wild Animals - Body Parts, 
3. Wild Animals - Food & Habitat, 
4. Wild Animals - Abilities.


by María Jesús Rodríguez Arenas

Animals + verb to have got

Verbo Have got e diferentes partes do corpo!

quarta-feira, novembro 2

Verb To Have got + animals + plurals + family

Um livro interactivo que te vai ajudar a rever o vocabulário da família e animais domésticos. Excelente para exercitar o verbo To Have Got! :)

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