Aug 30, 2017

The Beauty and the Beast: Relative Clauses: Quantifiers with Relative Pronouns

Quantifiers with relative pronouns

many of whom - most of whom - one of which - none of whom
some of which - lots of whom - two of which, among others.

We can use them as subject, object or object of a preposition.


She has three brothers, two of whom live in Brazil.
I read three books last week, one of which I really hated.
There were some good songs on the concert's playlist, none of which I listened to.

I. Watch the movie segment and talk to a partner.

1. Describe the scene.
2. What is the prince's personality?
3. What is the curse the old lady put on him?
4. Do you believe in curses? Why (not)?

 II. Complete the blanks with a quantifier and a pronoun, according to the information provided by the segment.

Many/Most/Some/A few/None/Lots/One +  OF + Whom/Which

1. There were many elegant ladies on the ballroom, ____________ were wearing white and ______________ was wearing blue, the singer.

2. The intruder opened the window of the ballroom lit by candles, ______________ went out in the wind.

3. When they saw the old woman's transformation, the guests, _______________  did not witness her putting the curse on the prince, ran away from the ballroom without looking back .

4. The servants used to have memories of the kingdom, _____________  were erased by the enchantress from the minds of the people they loved.

Answer key:

1.  Most of whom /  One of whom
2. Some of which
3. Most of whom
4. All of which



Aug 14, 2017

Batman - The Dark Knight Rises: Simple Past x Past Continuous

This awesome activity was provided by Antonella Amen from a country I love, Argentina. I hope you enjoy it. 

My name is Antonella Alem. I'm from Entre Ríos, Argentina. I've been teaching to students of different ages since 2012. Right now, I am working at a private school of English and I have a group of kids, two groups of teenagers and a group of adults.


A.        Watch the video and answer these questions.


1.         How many robbers were there? _______________________
2.        How did the get to the bank? _________________________
3.        What were they wearing to hide their faces? What type? ____________     
4.        What did one robber put in a man’s hands? ____________________
5.        Where did they put the money? __________________________
6.       How did the Joker leave the bank? ________________________

B.         Watch the video again and complete these sentences using the simple past or past continuous form of the verbs .

1.         A man _____________ (break) a window and then ______________ (shoot) his weapon.
2.        A man _________________ (wait) in the street when a car ______________ (arrive) and he ____________ (get) in it.
3.        Three men ___________________ (travel) by car while they _______________ (talk) and_____________ (load) their guns.
4.        While the three men __________________ (enter) into the bank, one of them _____________ (start) shooting.
5.        One robber _____________ (kill) another one while he __________________ (disconnect) the bank alarm.
6.        While a robber _________________ (try) to open the bank vault door, he _____________ (be) electrocuted.
7.        One robber _________________ (shout) at the people when the bank manager __________ (shoot) him.
8.        The bank manager ______________ (shoot) at the robbers while they ________________ (run) and ____________ (hide).
9.        When a robber __________ (open) the vault, the other one ____________ (kill) him and ___________ (entered) to the room where the money was
10.      While two robbers ________________ (argue), a bus _____________ (hit) one of them.
11.        The Joker ___________ (put) a bomb in the manager’s mouth, ___________ (get) into the bus and _____________ (leave) the bank

  1. Now is your turn to write your own story about a robbery. Use the following questions as a guide and don’t forget to use both past tenses as well as WHEN and WHILE. Write between 80 to 100 words.

ü  Where was the robbery?
ü  When did it take place?
ü  How many robbers were there?
ü  Were they wearing disguises?
ü  Were they armed?
ü  How many robbers were there?
ü  What did the workers and customers do?
ü  Was anybody injured?
ü  What did the robbers take?
ü  How did they get away?
ü  Who called the police?
ü  When did the police arrive?
ü  Have the robbers been caught yet?