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A1/A1 Open Cloze ‘A person I admire’

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I admire many, many people. Some for their bravery, some for their talent, honesty and intelligence… A long list of names comes to my mind when I think of them. It’s so difficult to choose. As I asked my students to write a short composition about a person they admire, here’s an example. Why Chris Cornell? Well…why not? I listen to his music very often; when I drive to work or when I go running… Chris Cornell is no longer among us physically, but his music will always be there.

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A1 Grammar video Past simple for yes/no questions

Here’s a quick video I created with Bitable with some grammar on how to make yes/no questions in the past simple, when we use a verb that is not ‘be’. Remember that ‘be’ does not have an auxiliary and that to make yes/no questions, we use a subeject- verb order inversion.

Here’s an example: She was happy> Was she happy?

But other verbs like: eat, drink, buy, etc. use an auxiliary ‘did’ and for yes/no questions the word order is the same but the verb is in the infinitive.

Example: She worked yesterday > Did she work yesterday?

Watch the video and notice the examples. After, do the activities that will tell you how many correct answers you got.

Good luck and don’t forget to learn a lot of English now that we can’t leave our houses. If you do a bit every day, you will soon improve a lot.

Hugs!!!!

Serena

video made using Bitable
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A1 Activities for past simple

On the buttons below you will find different activities related to the past simple. Word order activities and changing sentences to question, positive and negative forms.

The yellow button is for word order in questions.

The red button is for changing sentences to different forms with ‘be’

The activity below is to practise making sentences in question, positive and negative forms with regular and irregular verbs.

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A1 Asking and answering about the weather present simple

Here are some activities to help you practise vocabulary and structures for speaking about the weather. The first button is for basic vocabulary.

The button below is for basic adjectives like sunny, windy, etc.

The button below is for asking and answering questions for the weather using the present simple.