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  • Hello!

    Today in the first part of the class we completed a speaking assessment. In the second part we talked about how to write the Part 1 essay in the Cambridge Advanced exam. Attached are the handouts that I gave out in class, along with the writing task that is your writing assessment!

    Homework:
    -write the online shopping essay from the CAE…[Read more]

  • Hi all,

    Today we talked about politics and developed our language for giving opinions (pg. 34) as well as the listening. We also played a few games to revise vocabulary! There will be a speaking assessment TOMORROW and I will also show you how to write an essay for the CAE exam!

    Homework:
    -pg. 35 on the handout Grammar 6 and 7 (Conditionals)…[Read more]

  • Hello!

    Today was all about cleft sentences! We corrected the homework from yesterday and looked at the structure. Then, we worked on some examples in a handout I gave you (attached). We also played a game and completed a listening assessment in the second half of the class.

    Homework:
    -complete these cleft sentences:
    1) What I couldn’t live w…[Read more]

  • Hi all!

    Good to see you today 🙂

    Today we talked about stereotypes and cultural differences on pg 26-27. We also did a listening activity and a reading assessment.

    Homework:
    -look at the underlined cleft sentences from the listening transcript and answer the questions on pg. 27 part 6 (1-4)

    See you tomorrow!

  • Hi all,

    Today we practiced the CAE exam. We took a practice test in Use of English parts 1-4 as well as Listening parts 1-3 which will count as your listening assessment.

    Hopefully I’ll see you tomorrow, but if not you will have another teacher to cover the class!

    Thank you for your understanding 🙂

  • Hi all!

    Today we continued working with adjectives of personality and also talked about giving impressions. We completed the listening on pg. 17 of the handout I gave you yesterday.

    Homework:
    -watch 2 episodes of a series or 1 film in English with NO subtitles. Write a short summary (about a paragraph) of what you saw.

    Remember, there is NO…[Read more]

  • Hello!
    We continued with the theme of urban legends today and listened to a few interesting stories from the book. Then, we wrote our own. I thoroughly enjoyed hearing each of your distinct takes on the cat in the box story!
    In the second part of the class, we talked about adjectives of personality. We’ll continue with this theme…[Read more]

  • Hello!

    Today we talked about emphasizing and exaggerating when telling stories, and in the second part of the class we talked about urban legends.

    Homework:
    -Search online (in English) for an urban legend and bring it to class tomorrow. Try to decide what the cultural admonition is.

    See you! 🙂

  • Hi all!
    It was nice to meet you all today 🙂
    We talked about ways to practice English outside of class, how we like to learn and our hometowns.

    Homework:
    -sign up for OH Connect and join this group
    -take Howard Gardner’s multiple intelligences test

    [Read more]

  • Hi all!
    Today we read an article about official English exams and watched a TED talk which addressed the role of English on a global scale. It was very interesting and led to some fascinating discussion!

    Homework:
    Fill in the vocabulary gaps on the handout I gave you that accompanies the TED talk.

    See you for the last day tomorrow!

  • Hi all!
    Today we read an article about official English exams and watched a TED talk which addressed the role of English on a global scale. It was very interesting and led to some fascinating discussion!

    Homework:
    Fill in the vocabulary gaps on the handout I gave you that accompanies the TED talk.

    See you for the last day tomorrow!

  • Hi all!

    Today our classed focused on discussing whether or not certain things should be banned (e.g. smoking marijuana, topless sunbathing, even hate groups such as the KKK). It generated a lot of discussion and new language. Well done!

    Homework:
    Finish you writing assessment!!

    See you tomorrow! 🙂

  • Hi all!

    Today our classed focused on discussing whether or not certain things should be banned (e.g. smoking marijuana, topless sunbathing, even hate groups such as the KKK). It generated a lot of discussion and new language. Well done!

    Homework:
    Finish you writing assessment!!

    See you tomorrow! 🙂

  • Hello!

    Today we practiced some more with the wish/if only structure by playing a game about regrets and listening to a song.

    Then, we watched and talked about an interesting short film called “Look Up” about the themes of technology and isolation.

    Homework:
    Work on your writing assessment 🙂

  • Hello!

    Today we practiced some more with the wish/if only structure by doing a speaking activity (Outcomes pg. 53 activity 13) and playing a game about regrets.

    Then, we talked about extended metaphors and held a mini debate. (Outcomes pg. 56-57) Well done!

    Homework:
    Work on your writing assessment 🙂

  • Hello!

    Today we worked with wish/if only structures (grammar pg. 92) and did some activities to practice it. I’m attaching a PDF of these pages if you missed the class. You did great today!

    We also took a listening assessment.

    Homework:
    -pg. 143, exercises 7 and 8 (mandatory) and exercise 9 (optional)

    See you tomorrow!
    Taylor uploaded new f…[Read more]

  • Hello!

    Today we worked with wish/if only structures (grammar pg. 92) and did some activities to practice it. I’m attaching a PDF of these pages if you missed the class. You did great today!

    We also took a listening assessment.

    Homework:
    -pg. 143, exercises 7 and 8 (mandatory) and exercise 9 (optional)

    See you tomorrow!
    Taylor uploaded new…[Read more]

  • Writing Assessment Instructions:
    DUE TUESDAY 29/8/17
    -Write an article about any city with the title “A Hidden Guide to….” in the style of the article we read in class
    -Write a short introduction and choose 5 places to write about
    -Your article should be interesting and catch the readers’ attention
    -Try to use a wide range of grammar and…[Read more]

  • Hello!

    Today we practiced noun phrases and talked about phrases to use in arguments and discussions. Be careful about how and when you use them!

    Homework:
    -pg. 53 Grammar 11 (1-5)

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