viernes, 31 de octubre de 2014


You learn something every day if you pay attention. ~Ray LeBlond

English Vocabulary - Halloween

You learn something every day if you pay attention. ~Ray LeBlond

HALLOWEEN (vocabulary)

You learn something every day if you pay attention. ~Ray LeBlond

Fun Halloween English vocabulary ESL lesson

You learn something every day if you pay attention. ~Ray LeBlond

Halloween Idioms

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Halloween History


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jueves, 30 de octubre de 2014

Future perfect tense

We use the future perfect simple to talk about an activity that will be finished by a specific time in the future.
They‘ll have finished building the bridge by
next January.

Future perfect simple: we use will + have/has + past participle.
I’ll have finished my homework in an hour.

Fill in each blank with the correct words to change each present continuous tense sentence into a future perfect tense sentence: 

EX: I am reading a book --> By this time tomorrow, I will have read the book. 


1. I am writing a book.
By this time next month, I  the book.

2. Maria is preparing a report.
By this time tomorrow, Maria  the report.

3. Martha is learning German.
By this time next year, Martha  German.

4. They are inviting all their friends.
By this time tomorrow, they  all their friends.

5. We are bringing our stuff to our new apartment.
By this time tomorrow, we  all our stuff to our new apartment.

6. I am fixing my computer.
By this time next week, I  my computer.

7. My mother is making dinner.
By the time the guests arrive, my mother  dinner.

8. Peter is reading a magazine.
By the time his flight lands, Peter  the magazine.

9. My sister and I are painting our apartment.
By this time tomorrow, my sister and I  our apartment.

10. John is cleaning the house.
By the time his parents arrive, John  the house. 


Complete the sentences with your own ideas.

1 This time tomorrow I’ll be …………………………………………………………………
2 By next weekend I’ll have …………………………………………………………………
3 In six months’ time I’ll be …………………………………………………………………
4 By the end of this year I’ll have ……………………………………………………………
5 In three years’ time I’ll be …………………………………………………………………

You learn something every day if you pay attention. ~Ray LeBlond




Complete the dialogues. Use the past continuous form of the verbs in the box.
drink have rain sit talk use
1 A ________________ to you?
B Yes, she _________ .
2 A ________________ yesterday?
B No, it she _________ .
3 A ________________ on the floor?
B No, they she _________ .
4 A ________________ Cola?
B Yes, he she _________ .
5 A ________________ lunch?
B No, we she _________ .
6 A ________________ the phone?

 B Yes, I she _________ .


Past perfect tense

miércoles, 29 de octubre de 2014

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You learn something every day if you pay attention. ~Ray LeBlond

Countries and nationalities

Countries & Nationality

Look at these example sentences:
She comes from France. She is French. Her nationality is French. She is a Frenchwoman. She drives a French car. She speaks French.
AfghanistanAfghanan Afghan
AlbaniaAlbanianan Albanian
AlgeriaAlgerianan Algerian
AndorraAndorranan Andorran
AngolaAngolanan Angolan
ArgentinaArgentinianan Argentinian
ArmeniaArmenianan Armenian
AustraliaAustralianan Australian
AustriaAustrianan Austrian
AzerbaijanAzerbaijanian Azerbaijani
BahamasBahamiana Bahamian
BahrainBahrainia Bahraini
BangladeshBangladeshia Bangladeshi
BarbadosBarbadiana Barbadian
BelarusBelarusian or Belarusana Belarusian or a Belarusan
BelgiumBelgiana Belgian
BelizeBelizeana Belizean
BeninBeninesea Beninese
BhutanBhutanesea Bhutanese
BoliviaBoliviana Bolivian
Bosnia-HerzegovinaBosniana Bosnian
BotswanaBotswanana Tswana
BrazilBraziliana Brazilian
BritainBritisha Briton
BruneiBruneiana Bruneian
BulgariaBulgariana Bulgarian
BurkinaBurkinesea Burkinese
Burma (official nameMyanmar)Burmesea Burmese
BurundiBurundiana Burundian
CambodiaCambodiana Cambodian
CameroonCamerooniana Cameroonian
CanadaCanadiana Canadian
Cape Verde IslandsCape Verdeana Cape Verdean
ChadChadiana Chadian
ChileChileana Chilean
ChinaChinesea Chinese
ColombiaColombiana Colombian
CongoCongolesea Congolese
Costa RicaCosta Ricana Costa Rican
CroatiaCroat or Croatiana Croat or a Croatian
CubaCubana Cuban
CyprusCypriota Cypriot
Czech RepublicCzecha Czech
DenmarkDanisha Dane
DjiboutiDjiboutiana Djiboutian
DominicaDominicana Dominican
Dominican RepublicDominicana Dominican
EcuadorEcuadoreanan Ecuadorean
EgyptEgyptianan Egyptian
El SalvadorSalvadoreana Salvadorean
EnglandEnglishan Englishman, an Englishwoman
EritreaEritreanan Eritrean
EstoniaEstonianan Estonian
EthiopiaEthiopianan Ethiopian
FijiFijiana Fijian
FinlandFinnisha Finn
FranceFrencha Frenchman, a Frenchwoman
GabonGabonesea Gabonese
Gambia, theGambiana Gambian
GeorgiaGeorgiana Georgian
GermanyGermana German
GhanaGhanaiana Ghanaian
GreeceGreeka Greek
GrenadaGrenadiana Grenadian
GuatemalaGuatemalana Guatemalan
GuineaGuineana Guinean
GuyanaGuyanesea Guyanese
HaitiHaitiana Haitian
Holland (alsoNetherlands)Dutcha Dutchman, a Dutchwoman
HondurasHondurana Honduran
HungaryHungariana Hungarian
IcelandIcelandican Icelander
IndiaIndianan Indian
IndonesiaIndonesianan Indonesian
IranIranianan Iranian
IraqIraqian Iraqi
Ireland, Republic ofIrishan Irishman, an Irishwoman
ItalyItalianan Italian
JamaicaJamaicana Jamaican
JapanJapanesea Japanese
JordanJordaniana Jordanian
KazakhstanKazakha Kazakh
KenyaKenyana Kenyan
KuwaitKuwaitia Kuwaiti
LaosLaotiana Laotian
LatviaLatviana Latvian
LebanonLebanesea Lebanese
LiberiaLiberiana Liberian
LibyaLibyana Libyan
Liechtenstein-a Liechtensteiner
LithuaniaLithuaniana Lithuanian
Luxembourg-a Luxembourger
MacedoniaMacedoniana Macedonian
MadagascarMalagasy or Madagascana Malagasy or a Madagascan
MalawiMalawiana Malawian
MalaysiaMalaysiana Malaysian
MaldivesMaldiviana Maldivian
MaliMaliana Malian
MaltaMaltesea Maltese
MauritaniaMauritaniana Mauritanian
MauritiusMauritiana Mauritian
MexicoMexicana Mexican
MoldovaMoldovana Moldovan
MonacoMonégasque or Monacana Monégasque or a Monacan
MongoliaMongoliana Mongolian
MontenegroMontenegrina Montenegrin
MoroccoMoroccana Moroccan
MozambiqueMozambicana Mozambican
Myanmar see Burma--
NamibiaNamibiana Namibian
NepalNepalesea Nepalese
Netherlands, the (seeHolland)Dutcha Dutchman, a Dutchwoman, or a Netherlander
New ZealandNew Zealand (used attributively only, as inNew Zealand butter but not He is New Zealand)a New Zealander
NicaraguaNicaraguana Nicaraguan
NigerNigeriena Nigerien
NigeriaNigeriana Nigerian
North KoreaNorth Koreana North Korean
NorwayNorwegiana Norwegian
OmanOmanian Omani
PakistanPakistania Pakistani
PanamaPanamaniana Panamanian
Papua New GuineaPapua New Guinean orGuineana Papua New Guinean ora Guinean
ParaguayParaguayana Paraguayan
PeruPeruviana Peruvian
the PhilippinesPhilippinea Filipino
PolandPolisha Pole
PortugalPortuguesea Portuguese
QatarQataria Qatari
RomaniaRomaniana Romanian
RussiaRussiana Russian
RwandaRwandana Rwandan
Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabian or Saudia Saudi Arabian or a Saudi
ScotlandScottisha Scot
SenegalSenegalesea Senegalese
SerbiaSerb or Serbiana Serb or a Serbian
Seychelles, theSeychelloisa Seychellois
Sierra LeoneSierra Leoniana Sierra Leonian
SingaporeSingaporeana Singaporean
SlovakiaSlovaka Slovak
SloveniaSlovene or Sloveniana Slovene or a Slovenian
Solomon Islands-a Solomon Islander
SomaliaSomalia Somali
South AfricaSouth Africana South African
South KoreaSouth Koreana South Korean
SpainSpanisha Spaniard
Sri LankaSri Lankana Sri Lankan
SudanSudanesea Sudanese
SurinameSurinamesea Surinamer or a Surinamese
SwazilandSwazia Swazi
SwedenSwedisha Swede
SwitzerlandSwissa Swiss
SyriaSyriana Syrian
TaiwanTaiwanesea Taiwanese
TajikistanTajik or Tadjika Tajik or a Tadjik
TanzaniaTanzaniana Tanzanian
ThailandThaia Thai
TogoTogolesea Togolese
Trinidad and TobagoTrinidadian
a Trinidadian
a Tobagan/Tobagonian
TunisiaTunisiana Tunisian
TurkeyTurkisha Turk
TurkmenistanTurkmen or Turkomana Turkmen or a Turkoman
TuvaluTuvaluana Tuvaluan
UgandaUgandana Ugandan
UkraineUkrainiana Ukrainian
United Arab Emirates (UAE)UAE or Emirates (used attributively only, as inUAE buildings, Emirates holidays but not He is UAE, I am EmiratesorEmiratian Emirati
United Kingdom (UK)UK (used attributively only, as in UK time but not He is UKor Britisha Briton
United States of America (USA)US (used attributively only, as in US aggression but not He is US)a US citizen
UruguayUruguayana Uruguayan
UzbekistanUzbekan Uzbek
VanuatuVanuatuana Vanuatuan
Vatican City--
VenezuelaVenezuelana Venezuelan
VietnamVietnamesea Vietnamese
WalesWelsha Welshman, a Welshwoman
Western SamoaWestern Samoana Western Samoan
YemenYemenia Yemeni
YugoslaviaYugoslava Yugoslav
ZaireZaïreana Zaïrean
ZambiaZambiana Zambian
ZimbabweZimbabweana Zimbabwean

Bonfire Night.

Every November people in Britain go out and celebrate Bonfire Night. What is it? Watch the video and find out all about it!

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lunes, 27 de octubre de 2014

Halloween Puns

Halloween Jokes






















Shaving cream
/´ʃeɪvɪŋ - krim/




1.1. - WHILE READING: Read the text about Halloween.

Halloween is celebrated on 31st October. It is an exciting event in the United States and in great Britain. Halloween has ancient Celtic origins. At Halloween American children in elementary schools take their costumes and masks to school. Typical Halloween costumes are the witch, ghost, skeleton, monster, vampire or alien. Young people have fun making their own costumes, but some prefer to buy them. In the afternoon the children put on their costumes and have a Halloween party at school. Schools are decorated with pumpkins, ghosts, witches and bats. It is a popular tradition to make jack o’lanterns out of pumpkins. People put them in front of the windows of their homes. The jack o’lantern is of Celtic origin too. There are funny Halloween games such as bobbing for apples.
Favourite Halloween foods are candied apples, nuts, liquorice, popcorn and pumpkin pie. American and British children and teenagers go trick- or- treating on Halloween evening. They go from house to house in their costumes and ring doorbells. When the door opens they shout trick or treat?. People usually give them sweets or money. If not, the children play a trick! They write on windows with soap or spray shaving cream on cars and people!


  1. When is Halloween celebrated?

  1. Which countries do people celebrate Halloween in?

  1. What do children take to school in Halloween?

  1. When do children have a Halloween party at school?

  1. How do they decorate the schools?

  1. What is a jack o´lantern?

  1. Where do people put their jack o´lanterns?

  1. Can you tell a Halloween game?

  1. What are Halloween favourite foods?

  1. Explain what children do when they go “trick or treating”

  1. Explain some of the jokes played during Halloween:

    12) Explain the meaning of “bobbing for apples”

You learn something every day if you pay attention. ~Ray LeBlond

viernes, 24 de octubre de 2014



1. Chooose the correct words:

1. Basketball is more EXCITING/EXCITED than hockey.

2. I was really DISGUSTING/DISGUSTED when I heard the news. It was terrible.

3. That pizza tastes disgusting/disgusted. I'm not eating it.

4. Mark was disappointing/disappointed when he did not pass the exam.

5. It's surpising/surprised how many people went to the concert. The weather was awful.

6. I'm INTERESTED/INTERESTING in having an eyebrow piercing. What do you think.

2. Fill in the blanks

Q1 of 10: Peter thought the marathon was __________ (challenge).
Q2 of 10: I was __________ (annoy) by his attitude.
Q3 of 10: Are you __________ (confuse)? Don't worry, I'll explain.
Q4 of 10: That movie was really __________ (depress).
Q5 of 10: It was an __________ (exhaust) day.
Q6 of 10: The children were __________ (frighten) by the storm.
Q7 of 10: You must be __________ (relieve) not that your exams are finished.
Q8 of 10: The news was __________ (discourage).
Q9 of 10: She is __________ (overwhelm) with work.
Q10 of 10: Could this situation be any more __________ (frustrate).

more practice:

-ED people: -ed

    Adjectives that end ‘-ed’ describe emotions – they tell us how people feel about something.
    things, situations, etc.: -ing

      Adjectives that end ‘-ing’ describe the thing that causes the emotion – a boring lesson makes you feel bored.
      Remember that people can be boring but only if they make other people feel bored.
      • He talks about the weather for hours. He’s so boring.
      • NOT I was very boring at the party so I went home.

      Here are some more adjectives that can have both an ‘-ed’ and an ‘-ing’ form
      • amused 
      • amusing
      • annoyed 
      • annoying
      • confused 
      • confusing
      • disappointed 
      • disappointing
      • excited 
      • exciting
      • exhausted 
      • exhausting
      • frightened 
      • frightening
      • satisfied 
      • satisfying
      • shocked 
      • shocking