Thursday, 19 October 2017

More grammar...

Infinitives (with and without to) after verbs and adjectives
Gerunds (-ing form) after verbs and prepositions
Gerunds as subjects and objects

infinitive vs gerund
explanation and exercises
list of verbs followed by infinitive
list of verbs followed by gerund

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Lesson 1 (Refresh course)

Universit√† di Venezia

Registrarsi come "Utenti non rientranti in altre categorie". 
Si riceve una mail con numero di matricola e password.
Entrare su "Practice area" e selezionare "B1 Mock Test - docenti scuola primaria". 
Ci sono vari contenuti tra cui una simulazione al computer.
Questo test è ripetibile.

Speaking test: Introduce yourself

Creato con Padlet

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Steve Jobs' life

Let's start with the amazing Steve Jobs 
commencement address at Stanford University

Open the link and if you are using Chrome browser use Readlang app to help you understand every single word.

Study the second 30 verbs

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Journey into the past

Some Key Words:

Camunnian roses from Paspardo.

This symbol has been interpreted as a lucky charm dedicated to the warriors, probably used during the initiation rites.

Hunting scene from Capo di Ponte.

A dog with curly tail is attacking a deer. The deer hunt was part of the initiation trials, made by the Camunnian youth.

Copper Age menhir from Ossimo.

The solar anthropomorph was intended as a divinity, the most important of the 3rd millennium BC. The God was engraved with two other human figures (a male and a female) and by two copper axes.

Duel scene from Capo di Ponte.

During the initiation proof the young warriors were obliged to fight with companions. They used small shields and clubs or short swords.

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Effect of music

Dancing 'n' prancing
keep on _____________
Stop you_________
while you're cruising
Music is the__________
To your_______
Keep on moving
then you can_________them
if you feel that you can take no__________
and you feel I headed forced the__________


Test your knowledge of music

Musical shows: find out the top ten!

Billy Elliot

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Les Miserables

Mamma Mia

The Book of Mormon

The Commitments

The Lion King

The Phantom of the Opera



WH- questions

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

A growing union

Do you feel a European citizen? Why and why not?

How many of the European countries have you been to and which one did you like the most?
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom

What do you know about Europe?
  • number of state members
  • the European capital
  • number of members of European Parliament
  • European anthem
  • European motto
  • number of stars on the European flag
  • date of Europe Day
What do you think of the Brexit?


Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Survival guide in Japan

Would you like to visit Japan? 
Visit the following site and find some useful information

Before leaving for Japan get ready. In this post you have found some advice and suggestions.

What's better doing when you are in Japan?
The best thing to do is...

Revise comparatives and superlatives

Buying online

Read an article about:

Online versus in store shopping: Pros and cons of buying products in store and on the net

Do a listening exercise about the video here

And if you prefer going shopping in town, maybe you need to revise directions