Here you will find the a summary of each class, a reminder of any homework set and a place you can share useful and interesting things that are relevant to learning English.
Course dates: 3/10/16 – 19/6/17
Class Summary Wednesday 22nd March
Today we did page 55 of the book. We read the articles, did work on the passive and wrote our own movie quiz using the passive.
Write an article about a famous location in Spain used to film.
Use similiar style to the articles on page 54-55
E.g. use past participles and passive voice all…[Read more]
Class Summary Monday 20th March
Today we did the speaking assessment. I will upload the recording for you to listen to and look over the feedback.
On Wednesday, term 3 starts and we will focus on talking about Cinema and Film.
Revise the passive grammar, page 142
Class Summary Wednesday 15th March
Today we focused on practical language, requests, permission and favours. We watched the video about Jenny and Rob.
Then we did the listening assessment.
Next Monday we will do the speaking assessment.
Page 159 Cinema 2 and 3
Class Summary Monday 13th March
Today we started by reviewing social media vocab, then listened to a radio show and 4 speakers being positive or negative about Facebook.
Then we had a discussion about social media and practiced pronunciation of the letter ‘s’.
Revise for listening assessment on Wednesday.
Revise sports and relationships vocab.
Class Summary Wednesday 8th February
Today we reviewed the homework which was to listen to 4 speakers talking about how they met.
Then we did a lesson on social media and Facebook.
We had a new class member, Juliana. Welcome to class!
Pronunciation Page 50 – listen to the words in the list and put them in the right ‘s’…[Read more]
Class Summary Monday 6th March
Today we started with 2 activities to practice ‘used to’ and ‘didn’t used to’.
Then we checked the homework relationship vocab and retold the story from the book using narrative tenses.
Then we did a dictation and learnt some colloquial phrases (mates, crush on etc.) and some phrasal verbs (broke up/split…[Read more]
Class Summary Wednesday 1st March
Today we looked at the grammar ‘used to’ and ‘usually’. We had a discussion about what we used to like/watch/do and then we did an activity called ‘growing up’ where we spoke about our childhood.
Page 158 Relationships vocab complete 1 and 2
Page 47 Writing a story – turn to page 116 and write a story…[Read more]
Class Summary Monday 27th February
Today we started with reviewing the homework. The main message is that we often use the past simple in conjunction with the past continuous and past perfect or both.
Then we moved on to talking about how people usually meet. We used phrases like ‘get to know’ and ‘caught my eye’. You guessed Sonya and Michael’s…[Read more]
Class Summary Wednesday 22nd February
Today we started the class looking at the different ways you can cheat at football, cycling or in an exam. Then we focused on using all the past tenses to tell the story of Lance Armstrong.
Then we had a mini-discussion about cheating and to finish we talked about what we would do in 6 different cheating…[Read more]
Class Summary Monday 20th Feb
Today we started by checking the homework and talking about superstitions. Then we did a pronunciation activity for sports words (horse) and (bird) were the phonetic sounds.
Then you prepared a short presentation about a sport of your choice. This will count as the first speaking assessment! Well done!
To finish we…[Read more]
Class Summary Wednesday 15th February
Today we did a sports quiz, sports idioms, looked at statements about sport and watched a video of athletes. Then we did page 157 section A. We discussed our opinions of sport and did the interview on page 44.
To finish: Do you know anyone who makes a living out of sport?
Which sports are most popular in…[Read more]
Class Summary Monday 13th Feb
Today we checked the answers to the homework grammar 4B. Then we did a grammar modals worksheet, read and replied to agony aunt letters giving advice and then did the communicative activity tell us about…
To finish we did the song by The Supremes – You Can’t Hurry Love.
No homework unless you need to do…[Read more]
Class Summary Wednesday 8th Feb
Today we did an activity about what you would do in an awkward situation. Then we looked at the etiquette of mobile phone use and the grammar must, have to and should.
Grammar Page 139 4B.
Class Summary Wednesday 1st February
Today we started by checking the reading homework about Matthew Youlden.
Then we learnt about reflexive pronouns:
Use it when the object of the verb is the same as the subject e.g. he taught himself Russian – he was his own t…[Read more]
Class Summary Monday 30th January
Today we started with ‘Are you able to…?’ and ‘Ability bingo’ to practice ‘able to’.
Then we checked the answers to the homework and and spoke about:
– Do you know anyone who speaks more than 4 languages?
– What languages do they speak?
– How did they learn?
Then we did Vocab –ed or –ing adj…[Read more]
Class Summary Wednesday 25th January
Today we started with the grammar on page 138 4A A and B.
Then we did the guess the sentence exercise using able to + verb.
Then we did a communicative language learning activity saying our opinion.
To finish we did some work with pronunciation of the sentences using ‘able to’. We will work on this again…[Read more]
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