Monday, May 18, 2015

SCHOOL

Dear students,

 

I'm writing this post not as your teacher but as a desperate mother

 

My daughter is due to start going to school in September 2015. Unfortunately, she has not been accepted into the school where we wanted her to go.

 

In our opinion, should she not be able to go to our preferred school, this could have serious implications on our daughter's well-being; we only want her to go to the same school her friends will attend. Last year some other children, who were in exactly the same situation as her, were finally accepted. I would be grateful for your support and would ask that you add your signature to this plea.

 

I will know whether my daughter has finally been accepted on the 25th May, which is her birthday. What a wonderful birthday present it could be!

 

Thanks so much for your kind assistance, I appreciate your help from the bottom of my heart!


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Thursday, May 7, 2015

SPORT


 

LET'S SUPPORT SPAIN

Watch the following advertisement broadcast by Sky Sports in which football fans of Great Britain and Ireland were encouraged to support the Spanish national football team for the Euro Cup.




EXERCISES

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Monday, April 13, 2015

COMPARATIVES AND SUPERLATIVES


Two-syllable adjectives ending in -y have -ier and -iest as their comparative and superlative. For example:
pretty prettier prettiest
happy happier happiest
dirty dirtier dirtiest
messy messier messiest
  • Yours is the messiest room I have ever seen.
  • She was the prettiest and happiest girl at the party.
Note that other common two-syllable adjectives ending in an unstressed vowel normally take the -er/-est patterns:
simple simpler simplest
clever cleverer cleverest
  • The cleverest solution to any problem is usually the simplest one.

Others, particularly participial adjectives formed with -ing and -ed and those ending in -ious and -ful form their comparatives and superlatives with more and most:
boring more boring most boring
worried more worried most worried
anxious more anxious most anxious
careful more careful most careful
  • Watching cricket is even more boring than playing it.
  • My wife was certainly more anxious than I was when
    Penny failed to return.
  • I bought the wrong type of hair shampoo for Joan. Next
    time I was more careful.

With some two-syllable adjectives, er/est and more/most are both possible:
  • The commonest /most common alcoholic drink in Poland is vodka.
  • He is more pleasant /pleasanter to talk to when he has
    not been drinking.

Three or more syllable adjectives take more or most in the comparative and superlative except for two-syllable adjectives ending in -y and prefixed with un-:
reasonable more reasonable most reasonable
beautiful more beautiful most beautiful
untidy untidier untidiest
unhealthy unhealthier unheathiest
  • John is the unhealthiest person I know, but one of the most successful.




(c) Adapted from http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/grammar/learnit/learnitv140.shtml

EXERCISES:





A good song to revise comparatives is the following one:
 Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger by Daft Punk



If you want to revise superlatives, 
listen to The Hardest Part by Coldplay

 



Watch the following video in which lots of comparatives and superlatives are used.



FILMS



Guess the movie from eoi.soraya

Do you remember when Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem won the Academy Awards for best supporting actress and actor respectively?








Click on the following link to revise some FILM VOCABULARY