martes, 18 de noviembre de 2014

NON-FICTION TEXTS

Non-fiction is a type or genre of writing based on facts and real life rather than a made-up or fictional story. Non-fiction includes any kind of text designed to give information. There are a range of forms for non-fiction including:
Information leaflets
Newspaper or magazine articles
Travel writing
Biographies
Company websites
Advertisements and advertorials
Film and book reviews
Once you know what kind of texts you are reading there are two important points to consider:
Audience: who is the text addressing?
and
Purpose: what is the text trying to do? Non-fiction texts can inform, explain, describe, give instructions, persuade, give advice.

Features of non-fiction textshttps://app.box.com/s/4z693gom3ecnhh65vpbd

                          https://app.box.com/s/sgdpjs5n9b2tuf0xxgk3

Information text: https://app.box.com/s/6llrcbjrjfn20a5yrz02

                          https://app.box.com/s/6yuv926ia2pswh19tgag
             
                          

miércoles, 22 de octubre de 2014

SOUNDS SYMBOLS

Chart of sounds symbols



THE ENGLISH SOUNDS

To improve students pronunciation we follow these recordings by the BBC.

Students know that the English alphabet has 26 letters, but there are more than 26 sounds in English, in fact there are over 40 sounds in English and it is not very easy to show this only using the letters of the English alphabet, so there is a system which uses a group of symbols.
Some of these symbols are the same as letter and some are different.
In these videos students will become acquainted with the sounds symbols so that they can learn the pronunciation of new words since most dictionaries have the phonetic transcription of words.

BBC Pronunciation tips:
http://www-sis.bbc.net.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/grammar/pron/sounds/



WORD TYPES CARDS



Definitions of the different word types

https://app.box.com/s/62h3tybfbmr7cfqh7dyn

HALLOWEEN WORD TYPES

Halloween text for the students to colour and underline word types in it.

https://app.box.com/s/r8zwqmgn7nl93cq3n6m5

SNACKS FACTS

In this lesson students will discuss different ways of recording vocabulary.
They will learn how to notice patterns in vocabulary and how to speculate about the meaning of new
vocabulary based on suffixes and word-building patterns.





                                                                     
                                                              Text:  https://app.box.com/s/9jch2bl0bxlea7giqzto

                                                              Exercises:  https://app.box.com/s/olru949kdul0c1oqjndr