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Unit 1

English I
Do you understand this phrases?
• Capture your memories. Instantly send them to Friends and
• Meet your Friends online. Find new Friends any time. Join
now. It´s free!
• 100% water= 110% energy. Get more for less. Energy is
available at stores and gyms near you at a discount Price for
a limited time only.
• Similar meaning words in English and Spanish.

• International, telephone, nationality, hotel, taxi, airport,

pólice, television, computer, imagine, invent.

• Do you know more words?

False Cognates
• Different meaning words in English and Spanish although
they seem similar
English term Spanish real English term Spanish real
meaning meaning
Actually De hecho Parents Padres
Assist Ayudar
Bigot Intolerante Relatives Parientes
Carpet Alfombra
Contest Contienda Pie Pay
Dormitory Residencia
estudiantil Sane Cuerdo
Fabric Tela
Gang Pandilla
Support Apoyar
Introduce Presentar
Large Grande
Once Una vez
Useful questions
• Can you speak more slowly?
• Can you spell that?
• Can you repeat that?
• What does that mean?
• How do you say that in English?
• Can you help me?
Personal Pronouns and verb to be
• I am
• I am not I´m not
• YOU are • You are not You aren´t
• He is notHe isn´t
• HE is
• She is not She isn´t
• SHE is • We are not We aren´t
• You are not You aren´t
• WE are
• They are not The aren´t
• YOU are • It is not It isn´t

• THEY are
• IT is
Watch out:
Sentence construction You always
need a

Question construction

• Susan is 20 years old

Is Susan 20 years old?

Verb +
• Subject+verb + complement To be Subject + complement

• to be
Only reverse the order of
subject and verb to make a
Questions and short answers
• Are you Yes, I am/No I´m not
• Is he/she/it from Kyoto? Yes, he/she/it is/isn´t
• Are we Yes, we/they are/aren´t
When you say your
• Are they age, use verb to be

• Watch out! The abbreviated forms (I´m, You´re, He´s, She´s, It´s,
We´re and They´re is usually used when speaking. We typically use
the full forms when writing and with short answers.
Short exercise
• Choose the correct option.

• 1. Jack and Madison are/am in Europe.

• 2. Is/Are you a music student?
• 3. John isn´t/aren´t here.
• 4. We are/is university students
• 5. Is/Am she 19 years old?
• 6. Ed and Isabelle isn´t/aren´t from the U.S.
• 7. I are/am 22.
• 8. Is/Are Eva from Spain?
Verb to be conversation
• Masashiko: Hi! I´m Masahiko. I´m from Japan, and I´m 20
years old
• Paige: My name´s Paige. I´m 21, and I´m from New York.
Are you from Tokyo?
• Masahiko: No, I´m not. I´m from Kyoto.
• Paige: Is Kyoto a big city?
• Masahiko: Yes, it is! It´s very big.
Verb to be questions
1. Masahiko ______________from _____________.
2. Paige_______________ years old.
Spelling bee contest! 
• 4 volunteers are gonna write a few words spelled by the
• Note: The volunteers are gonna write the words on the
blackboard with the eyes closed!
Pronunciation: The alphabet
• Listen to the alphabet. Notice that some letters have similar
sounds. Write each letter in the correct category.

/Ei/ /i/ /e/ /ai/ /ju/ /ou/ /ar/

Speaking: Using polite language
• Listen to the conversation below and underline or write the polite language.

• Laura: Excuse me. Can I get your information, please? What´s your name?
• Paula: It´s Paula Lebowski.
• Laura: Can you spell your last name, please? In e-mail
• Paula: It´s L-E-B-O-W-S-K-I address:
@ say at
• Laura: Thanks. Now, what´s your e-mail address? . Say dot

• Paula: It´s

• Laura: And your phone number?
• Paula: It´s (339) 414-2870
• Laura: Thank you very much.
• Paula: You´re welcome.
Ordinal numbers
• 1st first • 9thnineth • 17seventeenth
• 2ndsecond • 10tenth • 18eighteenth
• 3rdthird • 11eleventh • 19nineteenth
• 4thfourth • 12twelfth • 20twentieth
• 5thfifth • 13thirteenth • 30thirtieth
• 6thsixth • 14fourteenth • 40fortieth
• 7thseventh • 15fifteenth • 50, 60, 70, 80, 90
• 8theighth • 16sixteenth • 100hundredth
Grammar: be-information questions

• Listen the conversation and answer true or false.

• 1. Lisa is from a town called Jackson T F

• She is 20 years old T F
• Her birthday is in August T F
• Philip: Excuse me, can you answer some questions for my school Project?
• Lisa: Sure.
• Philip: First of all, what´s your name?
• Lisa: Lisa Jackson
• Philip: And where are you fro?
• Lisa: Denver, Colorado
• Philip: How old are you, Lisa?
• Lisa: I´m 20
• Philip: And when is your birthday?
• Lisa: August 14.
• Philip: Thank you. Now, I have a few more questions. What is your favorite?
Months of the year and Days of the week
• January • August • Monday
• February • September • Tuesday What
day is it?
• March • October • Wednesday
• April • November • Thursday
• May • December • Friday
• June • Saturday
When is your birthday?
• July • Sunday
My birthday is on
September 9th
•Ordinal Numbers
•Song of the week!

•Grammar and

Wh´s questions
• What Qué
• WhereDónde
• WhenCuándo
• WhyPorqué
• How Cómo/Cuánto
Wh´s questions
Question word Use Example
1. Things your name?
2. Places you from?
3. Dates your birthday?
4. Someone´s age you?
5. To know a reason you so mean?
6. To know about specific blouse do you want?
thing The blue one or the red
Question´s Exercise
• Find someone:
• With a birthday in the same month as yours.
• From another town or country
• With a last name beginning with the same letter as yours.

• Questions you´re gonna ask: Possible Answers

• When is your birthday? We were born in September
• Where are you from? We are from Monterrey.
• What´s your last name? We have a last name that begins with H.
•Language use
• Listening to a voicemail message and choose the correct

• 1. The message is from a)Laura b)Paula c)Carla

• 2. Her birthday is on August a)8 b)18 c)28
• 3. Her party is at the…Club a)Clinton b) Klinton c)Clintern
• 4. Her party is at…o´clock a)five b)nine c)seven
• Invite your classmates to you
birthday party, the rest of the
group is going to ask for
information about the party.
•Vocabulary and
Understanding forms
• Where do you complete forms in English?
• Read the forms in you book p. 14. Circle the correct type of
form. Then listen and complete the missing information.
• In the first form, what kind of form is it? And in the second
• When is the date of departure?
• What is the security code?
Understanding forms
• Forms are important, so always ask for help if you don´t
understand. What are some ways to ask for help?
• Excuse me. Can you help me, please?
Do you know what
• What does…mean? familiy name, given
name, surname, Maiden
• What do I put here? name, married name
and middle name
• Can you please tell me what…means? mean?

• I´m sorry, I don´t know

•Homework 
• Answer The Language Wrap in your book and bring it to the
class to check it altogether.