This blog has been designed to provide information about the activities held at the social studies bilingual sections in CPI Tino Grandío (Guntín,Spain). The English language and Social Studies teachers have elaborated most of the resources you can see but our "auxiliares de conversa" also have their own page and posts. Therefore everyone is invited to have a look .

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Today's eTwinning session

In this classroom we are going to these things:

  1. Log into the project
  2. Vote for your favourite logo for the project:
    1. Choose one and write its number on a piece of paper
    2.  Give it to your teacher who will proclaim and upload the result
  3. Write and describe your favourite healthy, unhealthy, favourite, etc. breakfast recipes here. You can use photos to illustrate your recipe.
  4. Which activities would you like to have as our next for January? Write them down as comments here.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Past perfect tense

FORM AND USE:


It is used for actions that start in the past and continue up to a given time in the past:
  • I had finished the article when they said it was dinner time.
  • Yesterday evening at nine o'clock I had already finished the videogame.
  • She hadn't arrived when we phoned.
Also in 3rd type conditional sentences:
  • If you had asked me, I wouldn't have let you go.
  • We wouldn't have solved the quiz if they hadn't helped us.

EXERCISES:
PAST PERFECT:
PAST PERFECT OR PAST SIMPLE:

Used to & didn't use to

USED TO 

The expression "used to" refers to a habit that people had in the past, a longing action which is now over:
  • He used to work in Madrid.
  • When I was a child I used to watch television in the afternoons.
The negative form is "didn't use to":
  • didn't use to do much sport in the mornings.
  • When she was a teenager, she didn't use to go out at night.
And questions take "Did ______ use to______?":
  • Did you use to have long hair?
  • Did your parents use to go to the cinema at the weekend?
EXERCISES

Present perfect and past simple

PRESENT PERFECT: FORM AND USE:



  1. Present Perfect is used for actions in the past which have a connection to the present. The time when these actions happened is not relevant so there is often no time complement.

  2. Present Perfect is used for recently completed actions. Actions that take place in a recent past. 
  3. Present Perfect is also used for actions beginning in the past that continue up to the present.

EXERCISES
PAST SIMPLE: FORM AND USE:
  • Positive sentence → Subject + verb+ ed or irregular form (played with her.- She came with us.)
  • Questions  Auxiliary verb + subject +verb (Did they read the story?)
  • Negative sentence → Subject + auxiliary verb + verb ( didn’t like it.) 



USE:
  • For completed action in the past (We saw your sister yesterday.)
  • For a series of completed actions (I woke up, had a shower, had breakfast and went to school.)
  • For longer actions that start and stop in the past; time expressions usually go with it (My sister lived in London for years.)
  • For talking about habits which stopped in the past (She studied Japanese when she was in high school.)
  • For past facts or generalizations (Old people never played football.)
CONTRAST:


PAST SIMPLE & PRESENT PERFECT - CONTRAST