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BÁSICO 2 (A2)

Dear Students,

I would like you to use this website as a complement to your student's book.

I hope you enjoy it!!!


Este sitio web comenzó a construirse el día 25/07/2014 y sigue en construcción.
Mª Ángeles A.



In case you want to review anything you learnt at this school before, please visit these other websites:
A1-
Básico 1
http://basico1eoi.wikispaces.com
· comenzó a construirse el día 08/01/2012.

Básico 1
http://basico1englisheoi.wikispaces.com
· (new book) comenzó a construirse el día 01/07/2013 y sigue en construcción.



Si quieres conocer a personas online interesadas como tú en practicar inglés y hablar con ellos a través del ordenador puedes darte de alta en:
http://www.busuu.com/es (va por niveles de conocimiento de inglés)



Otras páginas que también son interesantes para que puedas practicar inglés son:
https://www.babbel.com
https://www.duolingo.com



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Exams:

School calendar
Review the most important instructions you should know to do your exams.

E-mail
Get in touch with your teacher by e-mail.

Exam Instructions
Check what the instructions are for this school year.

Writings
Cómo y en qué formato entregar los "writings" en clase a la profesora para que los corrija.
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CONTENTS:




GRAMMAR
VOCABULARY
PRONUNCIATION
SPEAKING
LISTENING
READING

Unit 1







Unit 1A
word order in questions
common verb phrases, spelling and numbers
vowel sounds, the alphabet
common verb phrases; home and family, job / studies, free time


Unit 1B
present simple
describing people: appearance and personality
final -s / -es
Looking for a partner
Dates
Who knows you better?
Unit 1C
present continuous
clothes, prepositions of place
/ə/ and /ɜ:/
Describing a picture
Describing a portrait

Practical English
Hotel problems





Unit 2







Unit 2A
past simple: regular and irregular verbs
holidays
regular verbs: -ed endings
Your last holiday
Two people's holidays
Perfect place and weather
Unit 2B
past continuous
prepositions of time and place: at, in, on
sentence stress
Talking about photographs
A girl's story
History
Unit 2C
time sequencers and connectors
verb phrases
word stress
A love story
When they met
Two lovers
Revise and check 1 & 2
Basico 1 / connectors - and, but, or, so, because




Unit 3







Unit 3A
be going to (plans and predictions)
airports
sentence stress and fast speech

Travel plans
Airports
Unit 3B
present continuous (future arrangements)
verbs + prepositions e.g. arrive in
sounding friendly

Facebook friends
Flight details
Unit 3C
defining relative clauses
expressions for paraphrasing: like, for, example, etc.
pronunciation in a dictionary
Guess the word
TV game show
New words
Practical English
Restaurant problems





Unit 4







Unit 4A
present perfect + yet, just, already
housework, make or do?
/j/ and /dʒ/

Teenage carers
Annoying habits
Unit 4B
present perfect or past simple? (1)
shopping
c and ch
Questionnaire
Do you wear everything you have bought?
The style
Unit 4C
something, anything, nothing, etc.
adjectives ending -ed and -ing
/e/, /əʊ/ and /ʌ/
Last weekend
Someone's weekend
A past weekend
Revise and Check 3 & 4





Shoe shops discover matching crimes

Unit 5







Unit 5A
comparative adjectives and adverbs, as...as
time expressions: spend time, etc.
sentence stress
Spending time
Expert advice
Living faster, but better?
Unit 5B
superlatives (+ever+present perfect)
describing a town or city
word and sentence stress
Capital cities
Tests in London
Capital cities
Unit 5C
quantifiers, too, not enough
health and the body
/ʌ/, /u:/, /ai/, and /e/
Diet and lifestyle
Lifestyle
Bad things that we like
Practical English
The wrong shoes (clothes shop)





Unit 6







Unit 6A
will / won't (predictions)
opposite verbs
'll, won't
A positive thinker
Positive thinking
A pessimist
Unit 6B
will / won't (decisions, offers, promises)
verb + back
word stress: two-syllable verbs
Making a promise

A promise
Unit 6C
review of verb forms: present, past and future
adjectives + prepositions
the letters ow
Revision questionnaire
Do you understand your dreams?
Dreams
Revise and Check 5 & 6





Can music really make you run faster?

Unit 7







Unit 7A
uses of the infinitive with to
verbs + infinitive: try to, forget to, etc.
weak form of to, linking

A first meeting
Your partner's parents
Unit 7B
uses of the gerund (verb + -ing)
verbs + gerund
the letter i
Singing
Singing school

Unit 7C
have to, don't have to, must, mustn't
modifiers: a bit, really, etc.
must, musn't
Have you ever ...?
Language tests
I will survive ... or will I?
Practical English
At the pharmacy





Unit 8







Unit 8A
should
get
/ʊ/ and /u:/, sentence stress
What's the problem?
What's the problem?

Unit 8B
if + present, will + infinitive (first conditional)
confusing verbs
linking

Surviving natural disasters

Unit 8C
possessive pronouns
adverbs of manner
sentence rhythm



Revise and Check 7 & 8





Why are the British so bad at learning languages?

Unit 9







Unit 9A
if + past, would + infinitive (second conditional)
animals
word stress
What would you do ...?

Would you know what to do?
Unit 9B
present perfect + for and since
phobias and words related to fear
sentence stress
Questionnaire revising tenses
Three phobias
Scared of spiders. Take this pill.
Unit 9C
present perfect or past simple? (2)
biographies
word stress, /ɔ:/
Talking about an oldere person
//Top Sounds//
Like father like son
Practical English
Getting around (giving directions)





Unit 10







Unit 10A
passive
verbs: invent, discover, etc.
/ʃ/, -ed, sentence stress
Passives quiz
Radio programme - //Inventions//
Did you know...?
Unit 10B
used to
school subjects
used to / didn't use to
Did you use to ...?
Memories of school

Unit 10C
might
word building: noun formation
dipthongs
Are you indecisive?

Is too much choice making us unhappy?
Revise and Check 9 & 10





Dolphins save swimmers from a shark attack


You can work on extra activities here: https://elt.oup.com/student/englishfile/?cc=us&selLanguage=en



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OTHER RESOURCES:

Dictionary
Cambridge / Collins / Wordreference (to look for words, sentences or definitions in English).
Enjoy Videos!
Watch different videos to improve your listening skills.




Holidays:

Halloween
(October 31st)
Guy Fawkes
(November 5th)
The Day of the Dead
(November 12th)
International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
(November 25th) Día de la violencia de género
Thanksgiving / Black Friday
(the 4th Thursday in November)
Christmas
December 22nd - January 7th
New Year
(January 1st)
St. Valentine's Day
(February 14th)
International Women's Day
(March 8th)
St. Patrick's Day
(March 17th)
Easter
12th April 2015, 1st May 2016, 16th April 2017, 8th April 2018, 28 April 2019, 19th April 2020, 2nd May 2021
World Book and Copyright Day
(April 23rd) Día del libro y los derechos de autor.
Mother's Day
(2nd Sunday in May)
Memorial Day
(last Monday in May, USA)


















Use of English:

advice

as vs. like
There are grammar differences between them.
British and American English
differences in vocabulary and grammar
health
health and other vocabulary
holidays

open vs. opened
adjective vs. verb
pronouns
who - whose - whom - that - which - where
sport
sport and other vocabulary
the
uses of the article
Verb tenses
Here you will find all possible tenses for all the different levels you can study at this school.
yes - no
other ways of saying yes and no


Connectors, linking words and time sequencers
however, although, ... / nevertheless, in contrast, ... / after that, then, ...




Si queréis reforzar cualquiera de las cuatro destrezas (reading, listening, writing, speaking), más abajo encontraréis muchas actividades para lograrlo. Os aconsejo que para reforzar el oral tratéis de quedar con un compañero de clase o cualquier otra persona con la que podáis conversar (más abajo os indico una web donde podéis contactar con personas que quieren hablar en otro idioma).


Reading:

· Cloze texts

Do these clozes to get ready for the exams.

· Multiple Choice Texts

Do these multiple choice activities to get ready for the exams (a, b or c).

· Multiple Matching Texts

Do these multiple matching activities to get ready for the exams (choose the right heading).


Hollidays (A2)
Read some interesting facts about different hollidays.
Jokes 1
Practise your reading skills and laugh.
Jokes 2
Practise your reading skills and laugh.
Library
Go to the library in the EOI and take a book home.
Thoughts 1
Practise your reading and think about these thoughts.
Thoughts 2
Practise your reading and think about these thoughts.
Reading Books
Look at an example of exam you may do for your reading book (Skyjack / A Morbid Taste for Bones /...).
Read and listen
Read and listen to these stories.
Reading Comprehension
Practise your reading skill working with different texts: tales and other stories.
Reading Comprehension
Practise your reading skill working with different texts taken from Vaughan World.
Reading Comprehension (USA schools)
Practise your reading skill working with different texts taken from a real English source.

reading books - eng.editorialweeble.com



Look for other books as the ones you have above, here:
Age:
Arts

Biography

Cooking

Discoveries

Explorations

Geography

History

Music

Science

Space




Listening:

· Multiple Choice Listenings

Do these multiple choice listenings to get ready for the exams (a, b or c).

· Multiple Matching Listenings

Do these multiple matching listenings to get ready for the exams (choose the right heading).

· Sentence Completion Listenings

Do these sentence completion listenings to get ready for the exams (write the words you hear).


About London
Watch and listen to some videos to learn more about London.
British English Videos
Watch these videos.
British History
Watch and listen to some videos about the History of Great Britain.
English TV and films
Click here: http://trabajoeninglaterra.org/video-ver-la-television-britanica-desde-espana-en-dos-pasos
http://trabajoeninglaterra.org/ver-peliculas-en-ingles-con-subtitulos-en-ingles
Enjoy Videos!
Watch different videos to improve your listening skills.
La Mansión del Inglés
Listen to these audios on this web site.
Let's talk in English!
Watch and listen to some videos from the TV show Let's Talk in English!
Listening Comprehension
Practise your listening skill working with different texts: tales and other stories.
Listening Practice
Listen to different stories while you read.
Listen to these videos
It is the story about some friends (it is from the Elementary level).
London
Some videos about London.
Monica's blog
Listen to some recordings in Monica's web.
Muzzy's Videos
Enjoy Muzzy's videos.
On the phone
Listen to some dialogues about people talking on the phone.
School Library
Go to the school library and take these books home to practise your listening skill.
Songs
Listen to these songs and sing.
Talk English
Listen to these audios and do the comprehension activities.
Vaughan Radio
Listen to a radio programme where you can learn and improve your English.
Vaughan TV
Listen and watch a TV programme where you can learn and improve your English.




Writing:

Connectors
Remember to use connectors in your writtings.
Writing Essays
Practise your writing skill to get the best results in the writing exam.



Speaking:

Se os recuerda que en básico 2 se os puede pedir que en el oral habléis de cualquier tema y utilicéis cualquiera del vocabulario visto a lo largo del curso. Ya no nos limitamos sólo al Practical English, como hicimos en básico 1.
Pronunciation in context
Work on your pronunciation with sentences or texts.
Review-Phonetics
Work on your pronunciation with isolated sounds.

· Describing Pictures (A2)

Practise your speaking skill to get the best results in the first part of your oral exam.

· Role Plays (A2)

Practise your speaking skill to get the best results in the second part of your oral exam.


Before the exam, try to at least review these topics for the writings or dialogues:
Unit 1B / 1C
Looking for a date

Practical English 1
Hotel problems

Unit 2A / 4C
Holidays / Free time
(past or future)
Practical English 3 / 5C
Restaurant problems / Food

Unit 4A
Housework

Practical English 5
Clothes shop problems

Unit 6A / 6B
Predictions or promises
For a possible short writing
Practical English 7
At the pharmacy

Unit 8A
Giving advice
For a possible short writing
Unit 8B
Natural disasters
For a possible short writing
Practical English 9
Giving directions


Remember that this year you leant some structures for a formal writing: Unit 7C
· Dear Sir/Madam
· Don't use contractions: I am writing / I would like, ...
· I look forward to hearing from you.
· Yours faithfully.


Try to use some of the new structures you have learnt this year when you describe a picture or do the role play:
Unit 3C
relatives
who / which / where
Unit 4A / 4B / 5B / 9B / 9C
present perfect
This art gallery is the most beautiful I have ever seen.
Have you been in this hotel before?
Unit 5B
superlatives
This art gallery is the most beautiful I have ever seen.
Unit 8B
conditionals
If I was there, I would ...
Unit 10A
passive
This picture was taken by ...
That ... was made by ...
Unit 10B
used to
When I was a child I used to ...




Use this chart to practise the pictures and dialogues:
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Si quieres conocer a personas online interesadas como tú en practicar inglés y hablar con ellos a través del ordenador puedes darte de alta en: http://www.busuu.com/es (va por niveles de conocimiento de inglés)




Other videos:
Kids Learning English
Watch some British or American students learning English in class.


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Some main speaking countries:
British Isles - United Kingdom - Great Britain - Ireland:
The United States (states and capitals)
Australia:
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