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MODULE 4

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Module 4. Unit 1
Learning languages

GRAMMAR STRUCTURES

LEXIS

PRONUNCIATION

STUDY SKILLS

  • Click here to learn about Dictionary use
  • Inferring vocabulary from context.
  • Organising learning materials

CROSS CULTURE

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Module 4. Unit 2
Who does what at home?

GRAMMAR STRUCTURES

LEXIS

PRONUNCIATION

  • Past tense endings: /t/, /d/, /Id/.
  • Intonation in wh- and yes / no questions
    • Click here to learn more about the falling intonation

STUDY SKILLS

  • Reading for gist.
  • Listening for gist.

CROSS CULTURE

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Module 4. Unit 3
The first date.

GRAMMAR STRUCTURES

  • Past continuous tense. Comparison with past simple
    • Click here form and function of the past continuous
    • Click here more theory about the past progressive or continuous.
    • Click here to learn and practise the past progressive.
    • Click here to practise the past progressive.
    • Click here to practise simple past or past continuous – A dialog
    • Click here to practise simple past and past continuous
    • Click here to practise simple past and past continuous
    • Click here to practise simple past and past continuous
    • Click here to practise simple past and past continuous
  • Ago.
    • Click here to learn the definition and use of ‘ago’
    • Click here to learn the use of ‘before’ or ‘ago’
  • First…, then…, next…, finally…

LEXIS

  • Words related to different types of stories.
  • Time expressions.
  • Story-telling expressions.

PRONUNCIATION

  • -Ing ending en past continuous //
  • Word linking
    • Click here to learn all about word linking
    • Click here to learn about word linking: consonant > vowel and vowel > vowel

STUDY SKILLS

  • Understanding story development.
  • Understanding narrative (character, setting, plot, etc.).
    • Click here to learn and practise time expressions in a narrative
    • Click here to learn and practise analysis of a story
    • Click here to learn and practise writing narrative paragraphs

CROSS CULTURE

  • Traditional festivals and celebrations.
    • Click here to read about Festivals and Special Days in Britain
    • Click here to read and even listen to fairy tales and folktales.
    • Click here to read about wedding anniversary gifts, ideas and suggestions
    • Click here to read about a 50th Wedding Anniversary Party
    • Click here to read about British Customs

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Module 4. Unit 4
Home and away

GRAMMAR STRUCTURES

LEXIS

PRONUNCIATION

STUDY SKILLS

  • Identifying grammatical errors.
  • Listening for specific information.
  • Taking notes.

CROSS CULTURE

  • Comparison between British and Spanish houses.
    • Click here Contrast of the Modern American and British House
    • Click here Google’s directory of buildings: country, town, villas, castle…
    • Click here Some types of properties available in the Levante area of Spain.
    • Click here to learn about buying a house
  • Attitudes to home life.

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Module 4. Unit 5
The right job

GRAMMAR STRUCTURES

LEXIS

PRONUNCIATION

STUDY SKILLS

  • Dictionary abbreviations.
  • How to build a word field.
  • Identifying the most important information.

CROSS CULTURE

  • Contrasting jobs done by men and women in Britain and Spain.
    • Click here to read about jobs about the house
    • Click here wages for housework campaign for a Millennium which values all women’s work…
    • Click here Job attitudes of men and women are similar in many areas
    • Click here to learn about British work culture
    • Click hereto read about Women ‘stuck’ in lower paid jobs
  • Working times and holidays.

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Module 4. Unit 6
The battle of the generations

GRAMMAR STRUCTURES

LEXIS

  • Family relationships

    • Click here to learn vocabulary about family.
    • Click here to learn and listen to vocabulary about family.
    • Click here to practise vocabulary about family members. Scrambled words
    • Click here to practise vocabulary about family
    • Click here to practise vocabulary about family
    • Click here to practise vocabulary about family. English-Spanish. Spanish-English
    • Click here to practise vocabulary about family and kinship. English-Spanish. Spanish-English
    • Click here to practise vocabulary about family
    • Click here to listen to vocabulary about family.
    • Click here to listen to vocabulary about family. Long listening exercise.

PRONUNCIATION

STUDY SKILLS

  • Scanning text for specific information.
  • Dictionaries: finding the right word in the right context.

CROSS CULTURE

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Module 4. Unit 7
What is health?

GRAMMAR STRUCTURES

LEXIS

PRONUNCIATION

STUDY SKILLS

  • Finding words in the dictionary when uncertain of spelling.
  • Analysing and correcting spelling.

CROSS CULTURE

  • Health habits and health care in Britain.

MODULE 5

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Module 5. Unit 1
Sweethearts

GRAMMAR STRUCTURES

  • Use of adjectives
    • Click here to learn about the form of adjectives.
    • Click here to learn about the functions of adjectives.
    • Click here to learn how to use adjectives. Grammar for beginners in English.
    • Click here to learn about the order of adjectives and here to practise
    • Click here to make a matching exercise about the use of adjectives and adverbs.
    • Click here to make an exercise about adjectives with -ing / -ed.
    • Click here to make a matching exercise about the order of adjectives.
    • Click hereto make another matching exercise about the order of adjectives.
  • Be interested in + –ing/noun
  • I like/dislike his/her way of + -ing
  • Look, sound and taste

LEXIS

  • Physical appearance and personality
    • Click here to learn about expressing age, build, complexion, facial features, hair, height…
    • Click here to learn vocabulary to describe people in Spanish and English.
    • Click here to learn vocabulary about personality and feelings in Spanish and English.
    • Click here to learn vocabulary to describe physical appearance and personality
    • Click here to learn and here to practise vocabulary about Appearances + to have
    • Click here to learn and here to practise vocabulary about description of people’s features
    • Click here to practise more.
    • Click here to practise adjectives about personality. English-Spanish.
    • Click here to practise more adjectives about personality. English-Spanish.
    • Click here to practise more adjectives about personality. Spanish-English

PRONUNCIATION

STUDY SKILLS

  • Inferring word order in the description of a person.
    • Click here to listen to a dialogue “What is she like?”
    • Click hereto learn and practise how to describe people and their character.
  • Identifying prefixes with negative meaning

CROSS CULTURE


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Module 5. Unit 2
Ready, steady, go!

GRAMMAR STRUCTURES

LEXIS

  • Sports
    • Click here to learn new words and practise verb forms about Olympics.
    • Click here to learn new words and practise verb forms about the Olympic Games
    • Click here to make a quiz about Soccer.
    • Click here to practise vocabulary about sports: equipment, people, names of sports…
    • Click here to practise vocabulary of various sports- Vocabulary Quiz for ESL EFL
    • Click here to practise a very simple quiz about sports. English Vocabulary Quiz with Images
    • Click here to practise
    • Click here to practise verbs of action. Sports

PRONUNCIATION

  • Comparison of /e/ and /æ/.
  • Pronunciation of weak syllables with / /
    • Click here to listen to the isolated sound.
    • Click here to listen to reduced vowel sounds, which are unstressed, shorter, softer and less clear
    • Click here to learn about sentence stress

STUDY SKILLS

  • Understanding basic ideas in a reading passage.

CROSS CULTURE

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Module 5. Unit 3
Fashion and beauty

GRAMMAR STRUCTURES

LEXIS

PRONUNCIATION

  • Comparison of /æ/, /a:/ and //
  • Signalling approval or disapproval through intonation
  • Click here to listen to several mp3 files about “clothes” with texts.

STUDY SKILLS

  • Using the visual and verbal context for a better understanding of texts.

CROSS CULTURE

  • Attitudes towards fashion in men/women, young/older people.

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Module 5. Unit 4
You and your dreams

GRAMMAR STRUCTURES

LEXIS

  • Vocabulary related to sleeping habits
  • Adverbs of manner

PRONUNCIATION

STUDY SKILLS

  • Connecting words and ideas through linking words.
  • Word formation: adjectives + -ly

CROSS CULTURE

  • What happens when we sleep?.
    • Click here Establishing healthy sleep habits: An age-by-age guide
    • Click here Why do we need so much sleep?
    • Click here Everything you wanted to know about sleep but were too tired to ask
    • Click here National Sleep Foundation

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Module 5. Unit 5
Talking about yourself

GRAMMAR STRUCTURES

  • I think I am..They think I am…
  • I think so / I don’t think so.
  • I agree / I don’t agree
  • But, although, however
    • Click here to learn about conjunctions
    • Click here to learn about Subordinating Conjunctions
    • Click here to learn about however / nevertheless / moreover
    • Click here to learn about ‘despite’, ‘in spite of’, though’, ‘although’ and ‘even though’
    • Click here A short exercise using the contrasting conjuction although
    • Click here Another short exercise using more contrasting link-words .
    • Click here to practise the use of and, but, or.
    • Click here to practise the linking words
    • Click here more practice with although, despite
    • Click here more practice with although, despite, however, whereas, yet
    • Click here more practice with although, despite

LEXIS

  • Adjectives describing personality
    • Click here to learn vocabulary to describe people
    • Click here to learn vocabulary to describe people. Spanish – English.
    • Click here to learn vocabulary about characters and feelings. Spanish – English.
    • Click here to learn your personality according to horoscopes.
    • Click here to learn description according to Chinese horoscopes.
    • Click here to practise vocabulary about people
    • Click here to practise vocabulary about personality

PRONUNCIATION

STUDY SKILLS

  • Understanding word formation: prefixes with negative meaning.

CROSS CULTURE

  • Attitudes towards horoscopes, fortune telling, etc.

UNIT 6

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Module 5. Unit 6
Music in our lives

GRAMMAR STRUCTURES

LEXIS

  • Types of music
    • Click here to learn vocabulary about types of music
    • Click here Music Vocabulary
    • Click here Music Directory (BBC Learning English)
    • Click hereMusic Directory (BBC Learning English). The latest NEWS, REVIEWS, CONCERT LISTINGS, TV/RADIO, FEATURES, and LINKS, for all the main music genres
  • Adjectives to describe different types of music
  • Some musical instruments
    • Click here to practise with scrambled words about musical instruments.
    • Click here to practise English-Spanish vocabulary about musical instruments
    • Click here to read about musical instruments.
    • Click here to read and listen to words about musical instruments.
    • Click on 1, 2, 3, 4to read and listen to words about musical instruments.
  • Moods
  • Music in general.
    • Click here to learn vocabulary about entertainments
    • Click here to look up in a complete directory about music

PRONUNCIATION

  • Signalling appreciation through intonation

STUDY SKILLS

  • Identifying specific information in a reading passage.

CROSS CULTURE

  • Music festivals
    • Click here the latest details on more than 2,500 music festivals in North America
    • Click here to know about festivals news, info, tickets, reviews and photos
    • Click here to know about music festivals in Ireland

UNIT 7


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Module 5. Unit 7
Advertising

GRAMMAR STRUCTURES

LEXIS

PRONUNCIATION

  • Consonant clusters: s + consonant at the beginning of a word.
  • Listening exercise about advertisements.

STUDY SKILLS

  • Understanding word formation.
  • Understanding the main information in a text.

CROSS CULTURE

Attitudes towards stereotypes.

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Module 5. Unit 8
And finally…

GRAMMAR STRUCTURES

  • Relative clauses with that / what.
  • Quantifiers: very, quite, rather, extremely, enough

LEXIS

Look up any word to know its meaning and pronunciation

Exercises and quizzes to practise vocabulary

PRONUNCIATION

CROSS CULTURE

  • Click here to look up any topic in GOOGLE.
  • Click here to look up any topic in GOOGLE by themes and categories
  • Click here to look up any topic in Encarta (USA)
  • Click here to look up the same topics translated into Spanish in Encarta.

5 Responses to NB-2

  1. JESUS says:

    Hello Helen:
    I can´t open MODULE 5 – Unit one. I can’t find “THE BOX ON THE RIGHT OF THIS BLOG”.
    Thanks

  2. Montse says:

    I’m trying to add my email for next notifications.
    Congratulations Helen for your work on this blog

  3. Paula says:

    Where can I send the writings?

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