Thursday, December 17, 2009

Writing assessment: Cultural elements.

Grade: 8th grade.
Topic: Holidays and celebrations.
Communicative function: Express opinions about a topic, answer questions, simple present, simple past.

Presentation stage:

Let's talk about different holidays ans celebrations around the world.

Do you celebrate Christmas?

Do you believe in Santa Claus? Why?

Do you know what kind of activities we can do in Halloween?

Did you wear any costume in the last Halloween?

Do you know what we celebrate in our National Holidays?

What is Chile's national dance?

Do you know how to dance our national dance?

Practice stage 1:

Let's read a conversation about holidays and celebrations.

Kelly: So, tell me Mike, what is your favorite celebration?

Mike: Well, my favorite celebration is Halloween.

Kelly: Why Halloween?

Mike: Cause we wear costumes and go trick-or- treating; I love playing tricks! It's wicked!

Kelly: And you, Ana?

Ana: I like all celebrations in Brazil but my favorite one is the Carnival.

Kelly: What do you like about the Carnival?

Ana: I love the parades, dancing samba and playing with water in the street all night long! I never miss the celebration!

Kelly: Do you have a favorite celebration, Elizabeth?

Elizabeth: Oh, yes! Christmas is my favorite. It is the day when families get together for big parties.

Kelly: And what do you like most about it?
Elizabeth: I love the food, the tree and of course, receiving presents!

Kelly: Francisco, can you tell us about your country?

Francisco: The most important celebration in my country is Independence Day. It's great that we have two days off, 18 and 19th September.

Kelly: And what do you do in those days?

Francisco: People usually go to the "fondas" to listen to national music and eat traditional food. Children often fly kites this time of the year. Sometimes it rains but we love this holiday anyway!

Now complete the chart with the missing information.

Let's complete the sentences with the missing words.

  1. In our National Holidays people usually go to________________.
  2. In the Carnival we can dance_____________.
  3. In Halloween we wear a_________________.
  4. In Christmas we receive ______________.
  5. Our National Dance is _____________.

Practice stage 2:

Answer the questions about celebrations and holidays.

What is your favorite celebration or holiday?




What holidays and celebrations name in the reading before, are celebrated in your country?


Do you know another holidays or celebrations? Which one?


What is the most important celebration in our country?


Production stage:

Write about your favorite celebration and tell us about the most important details of that celebration. Follow the example.

"My favorite celebration is Christmas. It is celebrated on December 25th. In that day we celebrate the Birthday of Jesus Christ. On December 24th in the Christmas Eve at night, we have dinner with our family. At 12 pm. Santa Claus visite us and send us presents. It is a lovely holiday and is my favorite because I spend time with my grandfathers, aunts, uncles, siblings, etc."

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Listening assessment: The city.

Grade: 7th grade.
Topic: A trip to Tokio.
Communicative function: ask for help, wh questions, have to.

Presentation stage:

Let's talk about the city and trips.

  • Do you know where is Tokio?
  • What is a train?
  • Did you ever get on a train?
  • Where did you go?
  • What places did you visit?
  • How much is the train fare?

Practice stage 1:
Let's listen the dialog between two people in Tokio, Japan.

Listen to the recording again and choose the correct answer for each question.

Who is talking?

a. Two boys.
b. Two girls.
c. A man with his baby.
d. A man and a woman.

The man will go to Tokio Tower by

a. Taxi.
b. Train.
c. Bus.
d. Subway.

Practice stage 2:

Listen to the recording again and complete the sentences with the missing information.

a. The man want to go to _________ Tower.

b. The train come every _________ minutes.

c. The train fare is ____________ yen.

d. The man will get on the train at platform number ________.

Production stage:

Listen to the dialog and complete the conversation with the missing words.

Man: Let me see now. Which train do I ______________to get on?

Woman: Excuse me. Do you ___________any help?

Man: Yes, I want to ______________ to Tokyo Tower, but I'm really lost. This is my first __________ to Japan, so I have no idea on how to ride the trains.

Woman: First, you need to buy a ticket to ____________destination. [Um-HUH] From here, it's a hundred and thirty yen.

Man: A hundred thirty yen. Okay.

Woman: Then, get on the Hibiya Subway Line at platform number 4.

Man: Number 4,____________.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Reading assessment: Socialising.

Grade: 6th grade.

Topic: Places to go out.

Communicative function: invitations, would you like...?

Presentation stage:

Listen to me and follow the reading.

Practice stage 1:

Let's choose the best title for the comic.

a. "The mysterious ride".

b. "Let's go to the park".

c. "Me and my friend".

Practice stage 2:

Write T if is true or F if is false.

_____Anita and Jen go out to the mall.

_____The singer name is Elliot.

_____ They meet Eminem in the park.

_____ Anita, Jen and Eminem eat an icecream.

_____ Eminem invited Anita and Jen to his house.

_____ Eminem invited Anita and Jen to his concert.

Production stage:

Read the scenes and put them in the correct order.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Speaking assessment, topic 1: Personal identification and identifying others.

Grade: 5th grade.
Topic: personal identification and identifying others.
Communicative function: Possesive adjectives (my, your, his, her, their)

Presentation stage:

"I would like to introduce my family. My name is Susan. I am 12 years old. My hair is long and brown. My favourite color is pink. This is my mother Peggy. She is very nice and pretty. Her hair is long and brown. She loves going out with me and my father. She always wears her favourite color is yellow. My father's name is John. He is very active and athletic. He enjoys outdoor sports. He is tall, slim and his hair is short and brown.

Talk about your mother or your father.

Practice stage 1: Practice the following dialogue

Student A: Hello, what is your name?

Student B: Hello, my name is................................

Student A: Who is your favourite friend?

Student B: My best friend is...........................

Student A: See you soon, bye.

Student B: Bye.

Practice stage 2:

Listen and sing the song.


hat, it has three corners.
Three corners has my hat.
And had it not three corners,
It would not be my hat.

Your hat, it has three corners.

Three corners has your hat.

And had it not three corners,

It would not be your hat.

His hat, it has three corners.
Three corners has his hat.
And had it not three corners,
It would not be his hat.

Her hat, it has three corners.
Three corners has her hat.
And had it not three corners,
It would not be her hat.

Click the following link to hear the song:

Production stage:

Choose one of your classmate and present him/her in front of the class.


Hello, he is my friend Lukas. He is 11 years old. His favourite colours are black and blue. His hair is brown and straight. He loves sports and video games.

Monday, November 23, 2009


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