Level A2. (approx. 150 words.)
Target language: The passive voice both in the present and the past tenses. Linking words indicating time like: first, then, after that, next and finally.
A table is a very useful furniture item used for a very wide range of human activities like studying or eating. They are made of many different materials like wood, iron or steel. They usually consist of a board on top and four legs.
If you want to make your own table, the following instructions have to be read carefully:
First, your table is drawn on paper. Be careful, because the room must be masured before the design is made. The table might be too wide or small and it would not fit into the room once it’s finished. It would be a terrible mistake.
Next, the different parts are chosen and bought in the appropriate shops. After that screws, nails and bolts can all be used in the assembly of the components. In order to keep a better balance, some glue is also used; this way, the different parts are tightly fixed.
Finally, our table is decorated and painted with good quality paint. Don’t get frustrated if your goal isn’t reached the first time you try. Practice makes perfect.
Does it sound like passive voice? I still did not have the time to write an example for my four year students, but please have a look onto this first.
Everybody seems to have bought a tablet last Christmas, so it is the golden age of public libraries in Spain. You can borrow many books that would have cost you more than €20 less than one year ago.
I finished reading this book last week. I am quite fond of mystery tv and radio programmes, books and documentaries. I have read a couple of books by Javier Sierra before. I honestly think he is a better jourlanist than an actual writer. However, I definitely had a good time reading this book….. He explains it better than I do.
Today is Natalia’s birthday. She was born ten years ago. It was raining in Malaga, same as today. She lives in London now and I am her godfather. From here I want to ask her to fight a be strong. Life will be hard, I am sure, but she will succeed. She belongs to a family of warriors.
By the way, Happy Birthday to You, is a very old song which is said to have been invented by an American teacher to welcome her students. I can sing the German version and something to remember is my wife and me sang this song in Spanish along with a group of about fifty other Spanish people to a very young girl when we travelled to Ireland.
I have known David Trueba since I watched his film los peores años de nuetra vida. I think he is about my age and so I think we share some other things as well. In his latest award winning film he combines some elements in relation to my own life experiences. The film is about a teacher of English from Almeria. All my students know I spent two years teaching English in Almeria. I strongly recommend everybody to watch the film.