Tuesday, 28 February 2017


An unknown alien life form lands on earth and has to learn English to get by in a range of social situations. Players of Academy Island have to progress through different difficulty levels by helping the alien use English in a range of situations such as shopping in a bakery and visiting places such as an art gallery and library. Our game is designed to help learners improve their English language ability, in a fun way.

Thursday, 23 February 2017


We can use the Third Conditional to talk about 'impossible' conditions, impossible because they are in the past and we cannot change what has happened: If I had worked harder at school, I would have got better grades.

Notice that the main clause can contain 'would', 'could' or 'might: If I had seen him at the meeting, I would have asked him. (But he wasn't there so I didn't.)

Also notice that sometimes the 'if clause' is implied rather than spoken:
I'd have done it. ("if you had asked me but you didn't.")
I wouldn't have said that. ("if I'd been there.")

To download the class power point: All conditional forms
For tutorial and online practice: English Page conditionals tutorial


English grammar practice exercise, for pre-intermediate and intermediate level. In this exercise you will practise the difference between first conditional and second conditional sentences.

To download the class Power Point: All conditionals Power Point

See the common mistakes when building First and Second conditionals and practice it with some exercises online: speakspeak 

For  more sites: AgendaWeb 
Tutorial fof conditionals + online exercises: English Page Conditionals


A modal is a type of auxiliary (helping) verb that is used to express: ability, possibility, permission or obligation. Modal phrases (or semi-modals) are used to express the same things as modals, but are a combination of auxiliary verbs and the preposition to.
Modals are special verbs which behave very irregularly in English. In this post you will find the modal explanations and complete the associated exercises and take another step toward English fluency. 
If you want to practice Modal Verbs online Click Here .

For more online practice go to the following link: Modal Verbs or AgendaWeb

If you want to check the modal verb list and their different use, download this document: modals summary chart
To review exercises on the Power Point we have gone through in class, see this link: Modal Verbs Power Point


We use the zero conditional when the result of the condition is always true, like a scientific fact.
Notice that we are thinking about a result that is always true for this condition. The result of the condition is an absolute certainty. We are not thinking about the future or the past, or even the present. We are thinking about a simple fact. We use the Present Simple tense to talk about the condition. We also use the Present Simple tense to talk about the result. The important thing about the zero conditional is that the condition always has the same result.

If you want to practice this conditional, click on the following exercises:

There are more activities in the following site: Agendaweb

Wednesday, 22 February 2017


There are several different ways in English that you can talk about the future. This page is an introduction to the most important ones.

Simple Future has two different forms in English: "will" and "be going to." Although the two forms can sometimes be used interchangeably, they often express two very different meanings. These different meanings might seem too abstract at first, but with time and practice, the differences will become clear. Both "will" and "be going to" refer to a specific time in the future.

As I stated in class, in this post you can find the activities you have to do for homework. The first with the sentences you have to make up and the second a fill-in-the-gaps exercise.

To download the photocopy future uses
To download the photocopy fill-in-the-gaps
To download the Power Point seen in class: Future tenses Power Point

For being directed to a future website with exercises, try the following link: English page
For other sites with GOING TO & WILL online activities: agendaweb; englishgrammarsecrets

Saturday, 18 February 2017


This is the homework you couldn't do because your book is faulty. As we agreed I leave the page you don't have in your books so that you can do it for Tuesday. Remember your homework: check vocabulary in the text you don't understand and activities 2, 3, 4 on the same page and 7 on the opposite page. If you want to make the photo bigger click on it or if you want to download it, clcik on the following link: Reading activities UNIT 6

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