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Introduction
The main goal of English course in high school is the
students management of the four communicative
language skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing.
This book has been designed to help students grow in
their English knowledge and its proper use for personal
and public reasons. Based on previously learned skills,
learners are moved to develop their social linguistic
communicative competence learning more about basic
grammar, and expanding their vocabulary in social
communication.
In the exercises students are asked to participate
actively whether individually or in groups. Interaction is
emphasized as both, the means and the ultimate goal of
learning a language.
They talk about every day topics in English, and short
talks in family situations using basic conversational
strategies on dialogues.
The dgb Syllabus marks the following topics for this
level:
Block I. Personal information about myself and other
people.
Block II. Describing routines.
Block III. Talking about what it is happening.
Block IV. Doing a supermarket list.
At the end of every block, students have a Self Test
which could be used as acumulative work. Beside there
is a personal evaluation about accomplishments and
attitudes for individual improvement.
The author wants this book be an actual help for
teachers and students, and she is looking forward your
comments and advices for further works. Please contact
me at: emmaguilar_2000@yahoo.com.mx

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BLOQUE

Saberes

Conocimientos

Comprende el uso de los nmeros ordinales


y cardinales en la cultura anglosajona para
indicar informacin personal (direcciones,
telfono, edad, etc.).
Reconoce vocabulario relativo a:
miembros de la familia
principales profesiones
meses
estaciones del ao
pases y nacionalidades.
Reafirma las formas y el uso del presente
simple del verbo to be, utilizando yes no
questions y Wh-questions.
Reafirma el uso de los pronombres personales
y adjetivos posesivos.

Solicita e intercambia informacin


personal de manera oral y escrita,
en situaciones de socializacin y
recreacin o laborales sencillas.

SUGERENCIA DE EVIDENCIAS
DE APRENDIZAJE

UNIDAD DE COMPETENCIA

Redacta documentos breves que contiene datos de informacin personal o


perfiles con carcter social o recreativo. (Solicitud de empleo, una forma
migratoria, solicitud de ingreso a una
institucin educativa, etc.).
Distingue adecuadamente datos clave
simples como el nombre, edad, nacionalidad, domicilio, etc., en un texto auditivo.
Completa cuadros informativos, realiza diagramas, llena formularios con
base en el texto escrito abordado.
Resuelve ejercicios escritos o participa
en conversaciones cortas, dirigidas, relativas a solicitar y proporcionar informacin personal.

Habilidades

Actitudes y valores

Colabora con sus compaeros en las


actividades desarrolladas en binas, tros o
equipos.
Muestra apertura y tolerancia ante las
diferencias culturales que existen entre
nuestro pas y los pases anglosajones.
Valora su identidad y nacionalidad al compararla con las de otras culturas.

Identifica y comprende las ideas principales


en documentos bsicos de informacin
personal, utilizando estrategias bsicas de
comprensin lectora.
Reconoce los datos importantes en una conversacin o segmento auditivo relacionado
con informacin personal bsica.
Solicita e intercambia informacin personal
en conversaciones simples.
Emplea vocabulario relativo a los meses,
estaciones del ao, nacionalidades y pases.
Practica y perfecciona la pronunciacin de
letras del alfabeto, en el deletreo de nombres propios.
Comprende y redacta documentos simples
que contengan su perfil personal.

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INTRODUCCIN
Cualquier persona tiene en un momento dado el compromiso de presentarse a otra
y dar su informacin personal bsica. Esto sucede en todas partes del mundo, sin importar el idioma que se hable. Por eso, en el inicio de este curso nos dedicaremos a
practicar la manera de hacer la presentacin de uno mismo y de otras personas, utilizando diversas formas de acuerdo con una determinada situacin y considerando a los
participantes en la comunicacin.
Este bloque es en realidad un repaso de algunos de los conocimientos adquiridos en
la escuela secundaria, aplicados a contextos de la vida diaria y con suficientes actividades que te proporcionan la oportunidad de recordarlos, afirmarlos o, en caso necesario, aprenderlos en su uso normal.
Recuerda que es indispensable el trabajo tanto en equipo como en pares, ya que la
nica forma de aprender un idioma es utilizndolo en un verdadero intercambio de
comunicacin.
El libro est compuesto por cuatro bloques. Al final de cada bloque, adems de la acostumbrada autoevaluacin de conocimientos, encontrars otra prueba que te permitir
valorar tu desempeo durante el desarrollo de las clases. Contesta con honestidad y
ten en cuenta tus resultados para considerar las medidas oportunas y as lograr un
buen aprovechamiento.

Initial activity
Antes de iniciar el trabajo formal en este libro, es importante que contestes de manera
honesta y segura. Anota lo que recuerdes y no te angusties si no puedes responder.
Slo es una exploracin preliminar.
Fill in your Identity Card.

IDENTITY CARD
First name
Last name
Sex
Address
Telephone

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age

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Translate into Spanish these classroom expressions.


a) Sit dawn.
b) Stand up.

c) Open your book on page.
d) Close the door please.
e) Look at the board.
f) Listen to me.
g) Talk in pairs.
h) Speak in english.
i) Write in your notebook.
j) Do you understand?
Answer with complete sentences in English.
a) What day is today?

b) What month is it?

c) How old are you?

d) What time is it?

PERSONAL INFORMATION
Activity

1. Listen, read and repeat.


Alan
John
Alan
John
Alan
John
Alan
John
Alan
John
Alan

Hello! Im Alan Smith.


Hi Alan. Nice to meet you.
Whats your name?
Im John Curtis.
Nice to meet you John.
What grade are you in?
Im in first semester, and you?
Im in first semester. Im in group A.
Im in group B.
OK, Alan. See you later.
Bye John.

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2. Circle the correct answer according to the dialogue.


a)
b)
c)
d)

Are John and Alan students?


Is John in first semester?
Are John and Alan in the same group?
Is Alan in group A?

Yes, they are / No, they arent.


Yes, he is / No, he isnt.
Yes, they are / No, they arent.
Yes, he is / No, he isnt.

3. Work in pairs. Read and act the dialogue. Simulate you are Alan and your partner is John.
Then say the same dialogue with your own names.

4. Listen
Alan
Paty
Alan
Paty
Alan
Paty
Alan
Paty

Hi! Im Alan.
Hello Alan!
What grade are you in?
Im not a student. Im a secretary.
Oh! Whats your name?
Im Paty Lane.
Glad to meet you Paty.
Nice to meet you too, Alan.

5. Act out the dialogue with your partner.


In oral language we usually say:


Whats your name?


Im Paty.
Im not a student.

But in formal writing we usually use:




What is your name?


I am Paty.
I am not a student.

6. Write in Spanish the following expressions.


a) Whats your name?
b) Im Alan.
c) Im in first semester.
d) What grade are you in?
e)
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Im not a student. Im a secretary.

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7. Introduce yourself to your classmates and ask their names.


8. Read these introductions.

Hello! I am Hillary Hann. I am from the United States.


I am a violinist. I am twenty-five years old. My hometown is Lexington, Virginia. I am single. My address
is 504 Garden Av. Real District, Lexington, Virginia,
USA.

Hi! I am Peter Sullivan. I am a doctor. I work in Mexico City, but I am from Australia. My hometown is
Sydney. I am twenty seven years old. I am married.
My address is 234 Ohio street, Col. Polanco, Mexico
D.F.

9. Circle the words that you dont know and investigate their meaning.
10. Fill in the Identity cards according to Hillary and Peters introductions.

IDENTITY CARD
Name

IDENTITY CARD

Nationality
Name

Occupation
Age

Sex

Nationality

Marital status

Occupation

Place of birth

Age

Address

Marital status

Sex

Place of birth
Address

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11. Write complete sentences with your personal information.


a) I am

(name)

b) I am

(occupation)

c) I am

(age)

d) I am

(nationality)

e) My

(telephone)

f) My

(hometown)

g) My

(address)

12. Read and say the numbers.

0
Zero
(ou)

1
One

2
two

3
three

4
four

5
five

6
six

7
seven

8
eight

9
nine

10
Ten

eleven

twelve

thirteen

fourteen

fifteen

sixteen

seventeen

eighteen

nineteen

20
twenty
30
thirthy
40
forty
50
fifty
60
sixty
70
seventy
80
eighty
90
ninety

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twentytwo
thirthythree
fortyfour
fiftyfive
sixtysix
seventyseven
eightyeight
ninetynine

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13. Look at the box. Write and say these numbers.


34

36

62

69

78

71

47

44

53

55

14. Ask someone what time is it. Tell someone the time.
Fanny
Charles

What time is it?


Its four oclock.

15. Listen, read and repeat.


Geovana
Charles
Geovana
Charles
Geovana
Charles
Geovana
Charles
Geovana
Charles
Geovana
Charles
Geovana
Charles

Excuse me! Are you Charles?


Yes, I am. Who are you?
Im Geovana Kloster.
Nice to meet you, Joana Closer.
My name is not Joana Closer. Its Geovana Kloster.
Sorry! Spell it, please.
G-e-o-v-a-n-a K-l-o-s-t-e-r
Ok. Geovana Kloster. Whats your problem?
No problem. Whats your last name?
Peterson.
Are you a student in this school?
No, Im not. Im a teacher.
Oh! Nice to meet you, Mr. Peterson. Bye.
Bye! See you later!

16. Act out the dialogue with your partner.

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17. Read and say the alphabet with your teacher and your classmates.
A (ei)

B (bi)

C (ci)

D (di)

E (i)

F (ef)

G (yi)

H (eich)

I (ai)

J (yei)

K (kei)

L (al)

M (em)

N (en)

O (ou)

P (pi)

Q (quiu)

R (ar)

S (es)

T (ti)

U (iu)

Z (tzi)

V (vi)

W (dableiu)

X (exs)

Y (uay)

18. Practice with your teamwork the spelling of:


Your first name
Your last name
The name of your hometown
The name of the street where your school is.
19. Read the dialogue:
At a parking lot.
Joseph
What is your car?
Mss. Lane It is a Honda.
Joseph
What color is it?
Mss. Lane It is red.
Joseph
What is the plate?
Mss. Lane It is YDG three, five, one.

20. Practice the same dialogue with these plates.

COLOMBIA

xdg 38-o78
CALI

MXICO
MXICO

409 - nmg
DISTRITO FEDERAL

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ydf 79 - 914
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Muchas veces el cero se lee como ou


Por ejemplo, 20-01 en una placa se lee: twenty, ou, one.

GRAMMAR

PERSONAL PRONOUNS
Singular
I = yo
You = t
He = l
She = ella
It = (se usa para animal o cosa.
No tiene traduccin)

Plural
We = nosotros
You = ustedes
They = ellos, ellas (personas, animales o cosas)

TO BE = ser o estar (present simple)


Affirmative

Contractions

Interrogative

I am = soy, estoy

Im

Am I?

You are = eres, ests

Youre

Are you?

He is = l es, l est

Hes

Is he?

She is = ella es, ella est

Shes

Is she?

It is = es, est

Its

Is it?

We are = somos, estamos

Were

Are we?

You are = ustedes son, ustedes estn

Youre

Are you?

They are = ellos/as son, ellos/as estn

Theyre

Are they?

El verbo to be tiene adems otros usos en los que no significa ser o estar.
Por ejemplo:
How old are you? = Cuntos aos tienes?
I am fifteen years old. = Tengo quince aos.

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21. Complete the chart with the negative forms and the contractions.

Negative

Contractions

I am not

Im not

You are not

You arent

He is not

He isnt

She
It
We
They
22. Draw an arrow from the subject to its pronoun.
a) A plate

they

b) Robert

She

c) you and me

d) Silvia

it

e) some schools

He

f) Silvia and Robert

you

g) Charles and Albert

we

23. Complete with a personal pronoun.


a) My name is Albert.

am a student.

b) Your name is Joe.

are my friend.

c) My hometown is Xalapa.
d) Alice is my classmate.

is the capital city of the state of Veracruz.


is a beautiful girl.

e) Mr. Smith is an English teacher.

is American.

f) Albert and Joe are not teachers.

are students.

g) You and I are not American.


h) My scholar books are not in English.
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are Mexican.
are in Spanish.

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24. Use these words to ask questions. Look at the example.


Example: student are a you?

Are you a student?
a) it a hospital is?
b) Joan are and Tere school the in?
c) mexican Alan is a player?
d) we classmates are?
e) Melisa name your is?
25. Compare your work with your partner and mark honestly the right and the wrong answers
(co-evaluation).

La coevaluacin consiste en la evaluacin mutua, entre compaeros, de una actividad o un


trabajo determinado, sealando tanto los errores como los aspectos positivos de una manera
amable. No es un medio para criticar ni ofender; por lo contario, es para coadyuvar en el mejor
desempeo de los sujetos evaluados.

VOCABULARY
Verbs
Draw................ dibujar
Introduce ......... presentar (a alguien)
Listen .............. escuchar
Remember....... recordar
Say .................. decir
Spell ................ deletrear
Talk .................. hablar
Work................ trabajar
Write................ escribir
Nouns
Arrow .............. flecha
Card ................. tarjeta
Chart ............... tabla, cuadro
Classmate........ compaero de clase, condiscpulo
Friend .............. amigo
Girl................... muchacha, nia, chica
Hometown ...... lugar de nacimiento
Parking lot ....... estacionamiento
Partner ............ compaero, pareja
Teamwork ........equipo, grupo de personas que hacen un trabajo juntas

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INTRODUCING MYSELF
AND ANOTHER PERSON
Activity
1. Listen, read and repeat.
Mr. Peterson
Boys
Mr. Peterson
A boy
Mr. Rios
A boy
A boy
Mr. Rios
A boy
Mr. Peterson
A boy
Mr. Rios
Boys

Figura 9 Dos seores hablanGood morning, kids!


do con dos muchachos que
Good morning, Mr. Peterson.
llevan una pelota de futbol
I want to introduce you Mr. Rios. He is your new football trainer.
How do you do Mr. Rios?
Fine, thanks. Glad to meet you.
Nice to meet you too. Im Fredy and this is Pedro.
Whats your first name?
My first name is Alexander, but call me Alex.
What time is our training?
It is on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at five p.m.
Great.
OK, see you tomorrow.
Till tomorrow, Alex.

2. Practice this conversation with your teamwork.


3. Use the following words with the same dialogue and practice them orally.
a) Tennis

Maximiliano Max

Tuesday and Thursday

b) Baseball

Antonino Anton

Friday and Saturday

c) Karate

Fernando Fer

Wednesday and Sunday

4. Read these registration forms.


REGISTRATION FORM 5094
LANGUAGES INSTITUTE NEW YORK UNIVERSITY
Name: Fernando Cassals
Address: 322 Columbus street
Occupation: Hotel employee

New York, N.Y.
Zip: 10025
Classes: Mon. Wen. Fry.
Place of birth: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Course: English 1
Date of birth: May 15, 1989
Time: 9 p.m.
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REGISTRATION FORM 6706
LANGUAGES INSTITUTE NEW YORK UNIVERSITY
Name: Suzuki Sato
Address: 34 Fifth Avenue
Occupation: Secretary

New York, N.Y.
Zip: 10003
Classes: Tues. Thurs. Sat.
Place of birth: Tokio, Japan
Course: English 1
Date of birth: June 1st. 1978
Time: 9 p.m.

Oralmente se expresa el ao en dos partes. Ejemplo: 1980 se dice nineteen eighty.

5. Complete the introduction according to the registration form.


I want to introduce you Fernando Cassals. ______ is in English course one.
He _____ a _____________ employee. He ______ Brasilian. His _______________ is Sao Paulo.
6. Write a similar introduction for Suzuki (Japanese).


7. Read the text.
I want to introduce you Fernando and Suzuki. They are English students. They are in course one.
Their school is in New York City. Their classes are at night.
Suzuki is a Japanese secretary. Her family is in Tokio. Her birthday is on June 1st. Her address is
34 Fifth Avenue, New York City.
Fernando is a hotel employee. His family is in Brasilia. His birthday is on May fifteenth. His address is 322 Columbus street, New York City.

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8. Circle the bold words in the dialogue and in the text. They are possessive adjectives. Try to
complete the grammar chart.
GRAMMAR
Personal pronoun

Possessive adjective

Spanish

My

Mi, mis

You

Your

He

Su, sus (de l)

She
It

Its

Su, sus (neutro)

Our

Nuestro/a/s

They
We

9. Use possessive adjectives to fill in the blanks. Pay attention to the subject of the sentence.
a) I am a student, ________ favorite subject is English.
b) English language is not difficult, ________ grammar is easy.
c) Garcia Marquez and Isabel Allende are writers, ________ novels are very interesting.
d) We are mexican, _________ flag is green, white and red.
e) Cuauhtemoc is a famous player, __________ last name is Blanco.
f) Alejandra is a singer, ___________ mother is an actress.
10. Write its or It is (its) to complete the idea.
Jose
Juan
Jose

That is my car. ________ plate is XRE 45 67.


_________ not a new car.
_______ a 1990 model, but ________
motor is very good.

11. Listen to the dialogues. Then read and repeat them.


Bob
Lisa
Bob
Lisa
Bob
Lisa
40

Lisa, how old are you?


Im sixteen.
When is your birthday?
Its in June.
What day is it?
Its on June the first.

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Bob
Mary
Bob
Mary

Mary, when is your birthday?


Its in May.
What day is it?
Its on May 4th.

12. Ask the same questions to your friends and make your special Friends book.

Name

Phone

Birthday

Ordinal numbers are used with birthday dates.

13. Listen and repeat with your teacher the names of these ordinal numbers.

First
1st

Sixth
6th

Second
2nd

Seventh
7th

Third
3th

Fourth
4th

Eighth
8th

Fifth
5th

Tenth
10th

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14. Complete the chart.


ORDINAL

NAME

11th
22nd

Twenty-second

23rd
41st

Forty-first

55th

Fifty-fifth

27th
30th
18th
29th
12th
31st
13th
20th

15. Read and say the names of the months.

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January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

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16. Complete the sentences with the name of the appropriate ordinal number and the necessary words.
Look at the example.

Example: December is ________________ month of the _________



December is the twelfth month of the year

a) January is the

month of the year.

b) March is

month of the year.

c) May is the

month

d) July is

e) The

month of the year is November.

f) February is

month

g) April is the

of the year.

h) January 1st is the

day of the year.

i) February 2nd is the

day of the year.

year.

17. Pay attention to these sentences. There is a mistake in everyone.


Rewrite and say the sentence correctly.
a) Independence Day are in September.

b) February are the second month of the year.


c) My birthday is in June 5th.


d) Carlota is my friend. His birthday is in October.


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Lets remember the days of the week.


18. Answer: Yes, it is or No, it isnt.
a) Is today Monday?
b) Is today Tuesday?
c) Is tomorrow Wednesday?
d) Is tomorrow Thursday?
e) Is today Friday?
f) Is today Sunday?

19. Circle the days of the week in the puzzle.

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20. Read the next dialogue.

Reporter

Good afternoon. Welcome to the program Students all over the World. Today
we have some special visitors. They are the winners of the contest A modern tale
for young people. Lets listen to them.
Igor Good afternoon! My name is Igor Kuster. Im from Oslo. Im Norwegian.
Reporter
Good afternoon Igor. How old are you?
Igor Im seventeen years old.
Brigit Hi! Im Brigit Sloan. Im from Vancouver. Im Canadian.
Reporter
How old are you?
Brigit Im twenty.
Cecil Good afternoon! My name is Cecil
Smith. Im British.
Reporter
What is your hometown?
Cecil Its London.
Raul Hello! Im Raul Riva. Im Colombian. My
hometown is Cali.
Carmen Hello! Im Spanish. Im from Granada.
My name is Carmen Cortes.
Reporter
Why are you all here in Mexico?
Carmen Because this is our prize, a travel through Mexico.
Reporter
Welcome to Mexico!
Igor Thank you. We are happy to be here. Your country is really wonderful!
21. Practice the conversation with your teamwork.

22 Make a list of the cities mentioned in the conversation and relate each one with the corresponding
flag.

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23. Ask orally and write questions and answers about the visitors in the dialogue. Look at the
example.
Is Igor american?
No, He isnt. Hes Norwegian.
Where is he from?.
Hes from Oslo.
a) Is Cecil French?



b) Is Carmen German?




c) Is Raul Japanese?0



d) Is Brigit Brazilian?


24. Investigate and write the name of:


a) An australian city.

b) The Chinese modern marvel of the world.

c) A Spanish actor.

d) A very famous Italian sculptor.

e) The Brazilian modern marvel of the world.

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25. Repeat these names with your teacher. Write the numbers in the posible place of the
country in the map.


COUNTRY

NATIONALITY

Argentina

Argentinean

Australia

Australian

Canada

Canadian

China

Chinese

Egypt

Egyptian

England

British

France

French

Germany

German

Italy

Italian

10 India

Indian

11 Japan

Japanese

12 Portugal

Portuguese

13 Spain

Spanish

14 Turkey

Turkish

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26. Investigate a famous thing or person from these countries and write sentences like the example.
Example:
Portugal: Jose Saramago is a writer. He is from Portugal, he is portuguese.

France:
Russia:
Brazil:
England:
27. Write questions for these answers.
a)


Nice to meet you.

b)

Im seventeen years old.

c)

Im from Oaxaca.

d)

Im in first semester of high school.

e)

It is 234 Juarez Avenue.

28. Coevaluate your work with your teamwork.

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VOCABULARY
Verbs
Call........................................... llamar
Fill in......................................... llenar, completar
Look at ..................................... mirar a
Nouns
Birthday.................................... cumpleaos
Date......................................... fecha
Employee................................. empleado
Flag.......................................... bandera
Map.......................................... mapa
Marvel ...................................... maravilla
Mistake .................................... error
Month....................................... mes
Prize......................................... premio
Tale .......................................... cuento
Tomorrow................................. maana
Trainer...................................... entrenador
Training .................................... entrenamiento
Travel........................................ viaje
Week ....................................... semana
Winner...................................... ganador
Writer....................................... escritor
Year ......................................... ao
Others
Easy.......................................... fcil
Happy....................................... feliz
Language.................................. idioma, lenguaje
When........................................ cuando
With......................................... con
Wonderful................................. maravilloso, precioso
Expressions
Welcome .................................. bienvenido/s
What time?............................... a qu hora ?

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TALKING ABOUT MY FAMILY

Activity
1. Look at these people. Repeat the words with your teacher

2. Listen, read and repeat.


Paul
Rose

Paul
Rose
Paul
Rose
Paul
Rose
Paul
Rose

Is your family large or small?


Well, it is a normal family, not
very small, not very large. We
are three children: one son and
two daughters.
What are their names?
My parents are Any and Mario; my grandparents are Susy and Federico; my brother is
Andres, and my sister is Alice.
How old are your grandparents?
My grandmother is seventy, and my grandfather is seventy-two.
How old are your parents?
Well, my father is forty-one.
And your mother?
I dont know. Its her secret. But she is a beautiful lady.

3. Study the dialogue. Practice it with your partner.


4. Write the name of every member of the family in the dialogue.
a) Parents:
father
b)


c)

mother

Grandparents:
grandfather

grandmother

Children:
daughters

son

d) Brother and sisters


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5. Say and write in English.


a) Pap

b) Mam

c) Padres (pap y mam)


d) Hijo
e) Hija

f) Hijos e hijas
g) Hermano
h) Hermana

i) Abuelo
j) Abuela

k) Abuelos (abuelo y abuela)



l) Nieto

m) Nieta

n) Nietos y nietas

6. Make a big drawing of the genealogical tree of your family. Use your imagination.

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7. Listen, read and repeat.


Lili
Rose
Lili
Rose
Lili
Rose
Lili
Rose
Lili
Rose
Lili
Rose

Who are in those photos?


They are my family.
Let me see.
Sure. Look, this is my uncle
Jack and this is his wife Hellen.
He is very handsome. Is he a
soldier?
Yes, and the baby is his child,
my cousin Susy.
And who are these?
This is my aunt Ruth and this is
my cousin Bob.
Is Ruth a teacher?
No, she is a nurse.
Its a pretty family.
Thanks.

8. Practice the dialogue. Then answer these questions.


a) Who is the soldier?
b) Who is the nurse?
c) Who are the cousins?
9. Look at these people. Relate these sentences with people in the picture. Write the
corresponding letter to each one.
A. Im a radiologist. I work at the health clinic.
B. I am a mechanic. I work at a garage.
C. Im a firefighter. I work where it is necessary
to help.
D. I work at a restaurant. I am a cook.

E. I am a nurse. I work in a hospital.


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10. Complete the idea using a word from the box.

Mechanic cook doctor veterinarian (vet) architect masons

a) A person who cures sick people is a


b) A person who makes delicious food is a
c) People who cure sick animals are the
d) Somebody who designs houses is an
e) People who build houses are the
f) People who repair cars are the

figura 19 Una muchacha con un perrito hablando por un celular. Que no sea en la calle
porque est hablando desde el consultorio de un veterinario.

11. Listen and repeat.


Cony
Sam
Cony
Sam
Cony
Sam
Cony
Sam
Cony

Hello!
Hi Cony. Where are you?
I am at the Vet office.
Why are you there?
Because Fido is sick.
Who is Fido?
It is my pet. Its a little dog.
Ok. Ill call you later.
Bye!

12. Practice the dialogue in pairs and answer with complete sentences.
a) Where is Cony?
b) Who is sick?
c) What is her pet?

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13. Rewrite the conversation but talking about a sick person.










14. Write a question word from the box, according to the answer.

Why when where who what what time

a)

are you in the classroom?

Because I am in class.

b)

is your birthday?

It is on May 5th.

c)

are your books?

They are in my schoolbag.

d)

is your tennis trainer?

She is Mss. Williams.

e)

is your English class?

Its at nine.

f)

are you?

I am a student.

15. Write the question word used to ask for information about:
a) A date (day, month, year)
b) An unknown object
Unknown:
desconocido.

c) Location
d) A specific time
e) Age
f) An unknown person

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16. Observe these expressions. Look at the words in bold.


The girls are at the cafeteria.
The girl in blue is my sister.
Cuauhtemoc is not an actor, he is a player.
Helena is not a singer, she is an actress
My father is a carpenter, he is not an architect.

GRAMMAR
ARTICLES
THE = el, la, los, las, lo
A = un, una
AN = un, una
A is used when the following letter is a consonant: a nurse, a girl, a boy.
AN is used when the following letter is a vowel: an actor, an actress, an insect.
Some exceptions are:

a hospital (because the h sounds as j)


a uniform, a university (because the usounds as yu)
an hour (the h does not sound)

17. Complete with an article.


a) Is Cali ______city?

Yes, it is ______ capital city of Colombia.

b) Is Obama _______ important person?


Yes, he is very important. He is ________ president of The United States.

c) Is Shakira _________ american actress?


No, she isnt. She is _______ Colombian singer.

d) Is Alaska ________ country?


No, it isnt. It is one of _________ North american states.

e) Is the word they ______ article?


No, it is _________ personal pronoun.


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18. Number these sentences to form a conversation. Number 1 is already marked. Work in pairs.
One of you say a sentence from column I, and your partner say the answer from column II.

I
II
_____
_____
_____
_____
_____
_____
_____
1

I must go. Bye.


Whats her last name?
Is her grandfather a teacher?
Is she your sister?
How old is she?
Where is her mother from?
When is her birthday?
Who is she?

a) _____ Shes eighteen years old.


b) 1 She is Sue.
c) _____ She is from Mexico City.
d) _____ See you later.
e) _____ No, hes an architect.
f) _____ No, she is my cousin.
g) _____ Mendez.
h) _____ in March.

19. Listen, read and repeat.

Maria
Sara
Maria
Sara
Maria
Sara
Maria
Sara
Maria
Sara

What happens to you Maria?


It is very hot!
Yes, it is.
What season is this?
As we are in September, the season is Summer. It is usually hot.
In my country this time is Winter. It is very cold.
Where are you from?
Im from Argentina.
Yes. Your country is in the southern hemisphere and Mexico is in the northern hemisphere.
Oh yes! You are right.

El verbo To be tambin es usado para expresar sensaciones de fro o calor. To be cold


= Tener fro. It is cold = Hace fro. To be hot = Tener mucho calor. It is very hot= Hace
mucho calor.

20. Practice the conversation with your partner.


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21. Write False or True according to the dialogue.


a)
b)
c)
d)
e)
f)

Maria is from Mexico.


Sara is not mexican.
It is hot because it is Summer.
In Argentina September is in Summer.
In Mexico September is one month of the Summer.
Mexico is in the southern hemisphere.

22. Complete the information with your own knowledge.


a) In this country Spring is from March 21st to
b) Summer is from

to

c) Autumn is

to

d) Winter is

to

e) Today we are in

(season)

f) Christmas time is in

(season)

Knowlege:
conocimiento.

23. Underline the word that is different, and explain the reason. Look at the example:
Example:
Hello Good bye See you later Till tomorrow Bye

Reason: Hello is a greeting and the others are farewells (despedidas)

a) Argentina Egypt Brazil Canadian Peru



b) Summer Spring January Autumn Winter

c) Mechanic Andres Violinist Student Engineer

d) They She You His It

e) Year Sunday Monday Tuesday Saturday

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24. Read the next dialogue.


Mr. Summers meets one of his secretaries and her mother in the street.

Mr. Summers
Mss. Field
Mr. Summers
Mss. Field
Mr. Summers
Mss. Field
Mr. Summers
Mrs. Field
Mss. Field
Mr. Summers
Mss. Field
Mrs. Field
Mr. Summers

Good afternoon, Mss. Field.


Good afternoon, Mr. Summers.
How are you?
Im fine, thanks. And you?
Not too bad.
Mr. Summers, this is my mother. Mom, this
is my boss, Mr. Summers.
How do you do, Mr. Field?
Pleased to meet you, Mr. Summers.
Are you from London?
No, Im from Derby, but I live in London
now.
Well, good bye Mr. Summers. Nice to see
you.
Good bye, Mr. Summers.
Good bye. It was a pleasure.

magen 21: En la calle


una seora grande
y una muchacha
hablando con un
seor de traje.

25. Underline greetings and farewells in the dialogue; then answer.


a) Are people in this conversation friends?

b) Is this conversation formal or informal?


c) Is Mr. Summers a teacher?


d) What is Mss. Field?


Hello and Hi son saludos informales entre amigos, pero para saludar ms formalmente
se utilizan Good morning, Good afternoon y Good evening.
Bye, see you later, so long, Till tomorrow son despedidas informales. Good bye
es ms formal.
Good night es una despedida formal en la noche.
Tambin son formales las expresiones:
Mr. = seor, Mrs. = seora, Mss. = seorita
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VOCABULARY
Verbs
Build.............................. construir
Cook.............................. cocinar (cocinero)
Cure .............................. curar
Design........................... disear
Make.............................. hacer
Meet.............................. encontrar
Play............................... jugar; tocar un instrumento
Work.............................. trabajar
Nouns
Actress.......................... actriz
Date ............................. fecha
Fire................................ fuego
Food.............................. comida
Garage.......................... taller mecnico
Pet ................................ mascota
Player............................ jugador
Week............................ semana
Others
Big................................. grande
Green............................. verde
Large............................. extenso, grande
Northern....................... del norte
Red ............................... rojo
Sick................................ enfermo
Somebody..................... alguien
Someone ....................... alguien
Southern....................... del sur
This................................ este, esta
These............................. estos, estas
Unknown....................... desconocido
Very............................... muy
White............................. blanco

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Self test
I. Underline the option with the correct answer.
1. Its 9 p.m. How do you greet?
a) Good afternoon!
c) Good evening!

b) Good morning!
d) Good night!

2. What is the question for the answer: Its Texas Ave. # 16.
a) How are you?
b) What is it?
c) Whats your address?
d) Where are you from?
3. The question for the answer: Im seventeen is:
c) Who are you?
d) Where are you?
a) How old are you?
b) Whats your last name?
4. The question for Im from Spain is:
a) How are you?
c) Whats your name?

b) What are you?


d) Where are you from?

5. What is the answer for the introduction: Hi! Im Peter.


a) Nice to meet you.
b) Hes my friend.
c) Im in the school.
d) Shes Maria.
II. Tick (X) the option which completes the sentence.
1. Ronaldinho is _____ soccer player. ______ is Brazilian.
a) he an
b) a he
c) an he
d) he a
2. ______ last name _____ De Assis Moreira.
a) is are
b) He his
c) Her his
d) His is
3. Venus and Serena _______ tennis players. They _____ sisters.
a) is are
b) are are
c) her their
d) is is

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4. _____ father is _____ trainer.


a) They her
c) their their

b) his their
d) its they

5. _______ last name _____ Williams.


a) His are
c) She is

b) their is
d) her are

Describo mi perfil y el de otras personas

III. Tick (X) the option which shows the question words in the correct places.
QUESTION

QUESTION WORDS

1.

are you from?

A Who

2.

old are you?

B What

3.

is your birthday?

C How

4.

time is it?

D When

5.

is that man?

E Where


a) 1 D 2 C
3 E 4 A 5 B
b) 1 E 2 B 3 A 4 D 5 C
c) 1 E 2 C
3 D 4 B 5 A
d) 1 B 2 A
3 C 4 D 5 C

IV. Tick (X) the option which shows the correct place of possesive pronouns for the sentences.
1. Is _____ English class at nine? No, it is at eight.
2. Mr. Mendez is my teacher. _____ classes are interesting.
3. Mr. and Mrs. Mendez are American, ____ hometown is Chicago.
4. Mrs. Mendez is a secretary, _____ first name is Betty.
5. My school is very modern, ____ classrooms are large.

a)
b)
c)
d)

1 your 2 her 3 their 4 his 5 its


1 their 2 your 3 his 4 its 5 her
1 its 2 her 3 your 4 his 5 their
1 your 2 his 3 their 4 her 5 its

V. Write the name of the ordinal number to complete the idea.


1. February is the

month of the year.

2. May is the

month of the year.

3. July is the

month of the year.

4. Monday is the

working day of the week.

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DE DESARROLLO PERSONAL
(Adaptado de Nuez C.)

El propsito de esta evaluacin es que t mismo valores las actitudes que has desarrollado en el transcurso de
tus clases. En primer lugar se te plantean indicadores respecto de tu actitud frente al trabajo. Para responder
marca con una X en el nivel de la escala que consideres es lo que representa tu respuesta.
INDICADORES

Siempre No siempre Nunca

Me he comprometido con el trabajo del curso.


Me he esforzado por superar mis dificultades.
He aprovechado las clases para aclarar dudas.
He sido exigente conmigo mismo en los trabajos del curso.
He cumplido oportunamente con mis trabajos.
He escuchado y respetado las intervenciones de los dems.
He asistido regularmente a clases.

Adems, vas a evaluar el nivel del logro de los aprendizajes correspondientes al primer bloque del curso. Para
responder, utiliza la escala que aparece a continuacin y marca con una X en el espacio correspondiente al
nivel que represente mejor tu estado actual de aprendizaje. Si marcas LP o NL, responde a las preguntas que
aparecen al lado derecho

LT= logrado totalmente

LP= logrado parcialmente

NL= an no logrado

Utilizar el idioma Ingls para:


Presentarme a m mismo.
Hacer y comprender la presentacin de otra u otras personas de
manera oral y escrita.
Deletrear algo y comprender lo que alguien est deletreando.
Identificar y utilizar los nmeros cardinales y ordinales en
diferentes casos.
Dialogar en relacin con nacionalidades, profesiones y tiempo.
Identificar los miembros de una familia.
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LT LP NL aprendizaje?
Qu debera hacer para ello?

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Ten en cuenta los resultados de esta autoevaluacin para mejorar tu trabajo en la continuacin
del curso, de tal modo que cada da te sientas ms satisfecho de ti mismo.

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