Lesson summaries November




Hello, good morning!
How are you?
Fine thanks / very well thank you/ OK
And you?


What’s your name? 
My name’s ...  
And you?
Pleased to meet you
You too / and you


Where are you from? 
I’m from ... (a small town, a village, a city)
Where’s that?
It’s near.../in the mountains /on the coast / in Spain / in the province of Madrid
It’s famous for its history/cheese / lamb


This is a photo of my family. 
This is my son/daughter/brother/husband.
These are my children / brothers / sisters /friends.


1 IN and ON

 The village is in the mountains.
 The village is on the mountain.

Do you remember the difference?

ON + technology: on the phone, on the computer, on the tablet, on the radio etc


How do you say  X in English/Spanish?
What does X mean?
Can you repeat that, please?
I’m sorry, I don’t understand.


One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten


655170245    six double five, one seven oh, two four five

What’s your telephone number?
My telephone number is ....


What’s your surname?
What’s your address?
And your postcode?


 A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V W  X  Y  Z

How do you spell that?
How do you spell your name?
How do you spell your surname?


1  Introductions

This is my husband/wife
This is my classmate/workmate/schoolmate
This is my student/teacher / good friend

2  Alphabet – pronunciation

/eɪ/    /i:/   /e/     /æɪ/  /əʊ/   /ɪʊ/   /a:/
A       B      F          I       O       Q       R
H       C      L         Y                U
J        D      M                          W
K       E      M
          G      S
          P      X
          T      Z (zed)
          Z (zi:)

Wyatt:   W- Y – A – double T      

3  Conversation at hotel reception

Can you spell your surname, please?
Can you repeat that, please?
Can you spell that, please?
Yes, of course.
Here’s your key.
Have a nice day!

4 Numbers 11 – 20

Eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, sixteen, seventeen, eighteen, nineteen, twenty.

5  His, her, its

This is my friend.  What’s her name?  Her name’s Jane.
This is my friend.  What’s his name?  His name’s George.
This is my school.  What’s its name? Its name’s Active Language.

LESSON 4  November 15

1 Introductions continued

This is …..  . He/she’s my friend.

Alfredo, Christine and Beverly are in a bar

A  Hi, Beverly, how are you?
B  Fine thanks, Alfredo. And you?
A  Very well, thank you. This is Christine, she’s my friend.
B  Hi Christine, nice to meet you.
A  This is Beverly.  She’s my friend too.
C  Hi Beverly. Good to meet you too.

2 Family photos

Family words:

parents                      mother/mum                     father/dad
parents-in-law         mother-in-law                    father-in-law

children/kids           daughter                               son                             only child
children-in-law       daughter-in-law                  son-in-law

                                   sister                                     brother
sister-in-law                                    brother-in-law

grandparents           grandmother/grandma     grandfather/grandpa
grandchildren          granddaughter                    grandson      

                                   aunt                                       uncle
                                   neice                                      nephew

cousins                      cousin                                               cousin

Your mother-in-law is the mother of your husband or wife.
Your nephew is the son of your brother or sister.
Who is your cousin?
Who is your sister-in-law?

3 Can

Can you spell that, please?
Can I help you?
Can you repeat that, please?
Yes, of course!

LESSON 5  November 18

1  Numbers

20                   twenty
30                   thirty
40                   forty
50                   fifty
60                   sixty
70                   seventy
80                   eighty
90                   ninety
100                 one hundred

21 twenty-one, 22 twenty-two, 23 twenty-three, 24 twenty-four, 25 twenty-five…

2  How old are you?

How old are you?   I’m   21  (years old).
How old is she?   She’s 34.
How old are they?  They’re  9 and 11.
How old is your mother?  She’s 92.
How old are your parents?  They’re 75 and 79.

3  Subject pronouns   and possessive adjectives

pronouns                           possessive adjectives
I                      >                     my
you                 >                     your
she                 >                     her
he                   >                     his
we                   >                     our
they                >                     their

What’s the correct answer?
 1 I/my name is Ceri.
2 I/my am 49.
3 These are I/my children.
4 They/their names are Sam and Anna.
5 They/their are 9 and 11.
6 We/our are in Plaza San Antonio, skating.
7  It’s we/our Christmas holiday.
8  Tell me about you/your family!

4 email addresses

lower case     abcde             upper case     ABCDE

at                    @                    dot                  .

LESSON 6   November 20

1   IN/ ON/ AT

                                                                               BUS STOP 

            IN                                                                  AT                              at work
                                                                                                                      at home
                                                                                                                      at school
in a bar / in Cádiz              
in “Port Royal”

2   More family vocabulary

Families are complicated!

Stepfather – the husband of my mother  (my mother/father’s new partner)
Stepmother – the wife of my father  (my mother/father’s new wife)
Stepbrother – the son of my mother/father’s new husband/wife
Stepsister – the daughter of my mother/father’s new husband/wife
Half-sister –my mother/father’s daughter from a different father/mother
Half-brother – the son of  my mother/father from  a different father/mother

Some families are very big!

You can have first cousins, second cousins, third cousins etc
In some families there are four generations with great-grandparents, great-grandchildren and great aunts and uncles

3 the verb have

I have two brothers. I don’t have any sisters.
You have three sisters.   You don’t have any brothers.
He has one older sister.  He doesn’t have any brothers.
She has one younger brother.  She doesn’t have any sisters.
We have two half-sisters.  We don’t have any half-brothers.
You have a big family!  But you don’t have a big house. 
They have twenty grandsons. They don’t have any granddaughters.

4 questions

do/does  + PERSON  + VERB

Do you have any brothers or sisters?
Does your father have any brothers or sisters?
How many grandchildren do your parents have?
How many cousins does Lourdes have?   

Lesson 7  

1 Question time
I have some questions.  I have a question. I have one question.  I have several questions.
I don’t have any questions.   I have no questions.  No more questions.
Do you have any questions?   Any questions?

Question 1: What’s the difference between “haven’t” and “don’t have” ?
A: The two forms are possible.  “Don’t have” is more common in international English.

Question 2:  What’s the difference between “don’t” and “doesn’t”?
A:  I/you/we/they/your parents  don’t live in Cádiz.   He/she/it/Lourdes’s brother doesn’t live in Cádiz.

Remember: You  = subject (tú) .  You don’t live in Cádiz.   Your = possessive adjective (tu). Your brother doesn’t live in Cádiz.

More examples with at and in. Please look at the document in the email. 

2  Listening

Complete the description with the names of the different people in the family:

Anna’s family is a small family. It isn’t very complicated. She has one brother.  His name’s ……  . He’s married. His wife’s name is ……. . They have one son. His name’s ……  .  Anna has three children. Their names are ……… , ……….. and ………. . Her husband’s name is ……..  .

3 possessive ‘s

This is my son’s computer.
This is my daughter’s  phone.

4 new family words

Remember: use “great” with grandmother, grandfather, grandparents, granddaughter, grandson, grandchildren, aunt and unclegreat-grandmother, great-grandson, great-aunt

Next lesson …. no more families!     


The two uses of ‘s
1         the contracted form of is:  His name’s Robert.  (His name is Robert)
2         noun +  possessive ‘s:  His father’s name is Richard.

2 Remembering questions
Here are the questions you remembered. You know a lot of questions from only three weeks of classes!

What is “uncle”?  What’s “classmate”?
What’s your name?  What’s your address? Your phone number? Postcode? Email?

How are you?  How old are you?
How many children/cousins do you have?
How do you spell that?

Where’s your cousin?
Where do you have the car?
Where is the first class?  Where is the classroom? Where is the car?
Where are you from?

3 A new question:  What’s your job?

These are the jobs from the class:
doctor, manager, architect, consultant, carpenter, management coach, mechanic, pilot, taxi driver, ambulance driver, fire officer, teacher, lawyer, nurse, workman, trainer, coach, personal shopper, engineer, police officer, the boss, social worker, banker, bank worker, psychologist
And some more from the video:
musician, librarian, salesman, domestic engineer (housewife), traffic warden

Here is the link for the video if you want to watch it again:

4 Another new question: What do you do?

To ask about jobs we can say:
What’s your job?  What’s his job?  What’s her job? 
What do you do?  What does he do?  What does she do?

In the answer we say:
I’m a/an …  You’re a/an … He’s a/an …. She’s a/an
I’m a teacher, you’re an architect, he’s an actor, she’s a doctor.

Remember  a  + consonant,  an + vowel.

Here are some of your answers:
I’m a social worker. I’m unemployed at the moment.
I’m a painter and decorator.
I’m retired. I was a Science teacher in secondary school.
I’m retired. I worked in a bank. 

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