Hello dear students!
Welcome to level 9. I am very happy and excited to be your teacher. I am sure we will have a great time together.
Let’s review what we saw in class in regards to evaluation and schedule:
|Participation||10%||5% Class Participation||5% Oral Quiz
|Listening Quiz||10%||Week 3|
|Written Quiz||10%||Week 5|
|Final Test||60%||Week 8|
|Week||Unit||Date||HW Due Date||Quiz|
|1||9 A-D||August 19th||–||–|
|2||10 A-B||August 26th||Homework 1||–|
|3||10 C-D||September 2nd||Homework 2||Listening Quiz|
|4||11 A-B||September 9th||Homework 3||–|
|5||11 C-D||September 16th||Homework 4||Written Quiz|
|6||12 A-B||September 23rd||–||Oral Quiz|
|7||12 C-D||September 30th||Homework 5||–|
Here are the topics seen in class (August 19th) as well as the assignment of your first homework, which is due next Friday August 26th.
***Look for the text in orange to get the instructions for your homework.
Relative pronouns for Relative Clauses
We use who and whom for people, and which for things.
We use that for people or things.
We use where for places and when for time.
We use relative pronouns to introduce relative clauses, which tell us more about people, places and things.
Please complete the exercises on the first practice seen on this link:
Take a screenshot of your results and send it to my e-mail.
Present Perfect Simple Active and Passive
A tense mostly seen in news articles, like the ones presented in class.
Active sentences in the present perfect tense have the following structure:
Subject + has/have + past participle form of the verb + object
Passive sentences in the present perfect tense have the following structure:
Object of the active sentence + has/have + been + past participle form of the verb + by + subject of the active sentence
Comment on a recent important news article on the comments section for this blog post (remember that I have to approve it first, so it will not appear once you publish it).
Connecting words and phrases in English (also called ’linking’ or ‘transition’ words) are used to combine two clauses or sentences presenting contrast, comparison, condition, supposition, purpose, etc. They enable us to establish clear connections between ideas.
Most connecting words can either connect clauses within a sentence, or start a sentence to form a connection with the previous statement.
There are plenty of connecting words (even more so than the ones on your book). To give you an idea and help you practice at the same time, complete the following online practice, take a screenshot of your result and send it to my e-mail.
So, to recap… Your homework is the following:
- Relative Clauses practice.
- Comentary on recent important news.
- Connecting words practice.
Remember, practice makes perfect! Put the SAP option on your TV, try to watch movies in English with English subtitles and try to find some time to do the practice sheets for this unit.
If you have any questions, comments or just want to talk, send me an e-mail!😉
See you next friday!
Prof. Maria J. Chaves
Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica
Vicerrectoría de Docencia
Unidad Ejecutora: Escuela de Ciencias del Lenguaje
Programa CONARE-Fortalecimiento del Inglés (PFI)