Tuesday, 22 December 2015

NA1 - Listening: How to Host a Christmas Dinner

Click on the link below. You will watch a video about how to host a Christmas dinner and then answer the questions below the video.





NA1 - Christmas in London

Watch the video on the following link:



Friday, 18 December 2015

NA1 - 'Twas the Night Before Christmas

On the following video there is a very popular poem about Christmas and a visit of Santa Claus.



And this is the written poem:


NA1 - Christmas carols

These are the Christmas carols of yesterday's activity:


Jingle Bells




NA1 - Thursday 17 December 2015

Summary of the class:

- Grammar / Vocabulary: adverbs

- Speaking / vocabulary: Christmas in England and Spain

- Game: Christmas

- Christmas carols

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Language snippets: sleep on it




NA1 - Pronunciation: Adverbs

Watch the videos below to practise the pronunciation of adverbs:








NA1 - Tuesday 15 December 2015

Summary of the class:

- Grammar: adverbs

- Vocabulary: adverbs

- Speaking: story telling


- Pronunciation: adverbs

- Vocabulary: books and reading

- Speaking: books and reading


Homework:

- Complete activities on page 155

- Write the story, using the pictures from the last class.

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Language snippets - Plane


Listening: stories

The stories you read in your books yesterday are genuine. Here is a dramatization of the first story you read:




I haven't been able to find a video for the second story but you can find articles about it:

Woman saved by 15 doctors

NA1 - Tuesday 1 December 2015

Summary of the class:

- Speaking: stories about planes

- Speaking: telling a story

- Reading: mini sagas

- Grammar: adverbs


- Listening: practice

Homework:

Complete activities on page 137

Monday, 30 November 2015

Language snippets - Interaction


NA1 - Thursday 26 November 2015

Summary of the class:

- Grammar: so and such

- Grammar: narrative tenses

- Listening and reading: revolting rhymes. Click here to see the document.

- Pronunciation: irregular verbs

- Listening: extra practice

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Listening: Transport

Click on the following links for further practice:






Language snippets: At the airport


NA1. Grammar: so and such

The following links contain activities to practise so and such.

- Activity 1

- Activity 2


NA1 - Tuesday 24 November 2015

Summary of the class:

- Grammar: so / such

- Speaking: monologues


  1. Advantages and disadvantages of travelling by air
  2. Which means of transport do you prefer, the plane or the train?


- Listening: exam practice

- Grammar: narrative tenses


Homework:

- Activities on so and such on page 25

- Activities on narrative tenses on page 136

- Write a story using one of the prompts on page 29

Monday, 23 November 2015

Listening: Come Fly with Me

These are a few more videos of the programme we saw a few examples on last Thursday. Enjoy and answer the questions below:

1. Tommy's new job

 1. What does the narrator say about Tommy?
 2. What does Tommy want to become? What is the problem and what does he decide to do?
 3. What does his first customer order?
 4. What does Tommy say about his new job?

2. Melody and Keeley



1. What does Melody offer the lady?
 2. what does the offer involve?
 3. Why does Melody call Keeley?
 4. What does the lady ask and what does Melody say in the end?

  Click here to check your answers

Language snippets: At the Airport


Listening: Air Travel

Watch the following video to practise the vocabulary on air travel and the pronunciation:


NA1 - Thursday 19 November 2015

Summary of the class:

- Vocabulary: air travel

- Reading: Air travel

- Listening: a pilot and a traffic air controller

- Speaking. Travelling by plane

- Listening: Come Fly with Me.

Thursday, 19 November 2015

Language Snippets - Air Travel


NA1 - Tuesday 17 November 2015

Summary of the class:

- Speaking: clothes and fashion

- Pronunciation: vowel sounds


- Listening: exam practice

- Brainstorming: transportation

- Listening + vocabulary: air travel

Homework:

Complete File 2 activities in the workbook

Complete activities on pages 22 and 23

Complete vocabulary activities on air travel on page 154

Monday, 16 November 2015

Vocabulary: Clothes

Watch the following videos to practise the vocabulary on clothes and its pronunciation:








NA1 - Thursday 12 November 2015

Summary of the class:

- Brainstorming: clothing and jewellery

- Vocabulary: Describing clothes and the way people dress

- Speaking: find the differences

- Listening: Fashion and age

- Vocabulary: Agreeing and disagreeing. Click here to see the document

- Speaking: dialogues

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Language snipppets: work vocabulary


NA1. British Stereotypes

Watch the following video and name the different stereotypes that the man in the video lists:


1. All British people....
2. All British people do is ....
3. British people are...
4. British people have...
5. There's always...
6. All British people have...

Click here to check your answers

NA1 - Tuesday 10 November 2015

Summary of the class:

- Grammar: Adjectives (adjectives as nouns, order)

- Speaking: stereotypes. Click here to see the worksheet.

- Listening: Natalie Hardcastle. Click here to see the document


- Speaking: monologues


Homework:

Complete the vocabulary activities (clothes and fashion) on page 135

Monday, 9 November 2015

NA1 - Remembrance Sunday.

Do you know what this is?















It is a poppy, a symbol many Brits wear on their lapels in the first weeks of November. The poppy is the symbol of those that died in the great wars, and it comes from the poem "In Flanders' fields." in which the poet talks about the poppies growing between the thousands of graves of those who died in the war.


On November 11, 1918 the First World War finished, and to remember those who died in the wars, people keep silent for a minute at 11.00. It is on the eleventh day of the eleventh month and at the eleventh hour when hostilities finished. A special ceremony takes place on the Sunday closest to this date, and that was yesterday. So here's a video of the ceremony at the cenotaph in London.




Listening: Trading Ages

Last Thursday we read a text about a documentary called Trading Ages. A man and a woman pass themselves off as elderly people. Here's a part of the documentary. Watch the first five minutes and answer the questions.:




  1. What is Karoline’s reaction to her reflection in the mirror?
  2. What does she say about elderly people?
  3. What is her current lifestyle like?
  4. What does the TV experiment involve?
  5. What does she think about her new flat?
  6. What does she say about the workers?


Click here to check your answers

NA1 - Thursday 5 November 2015

Summary of the class:

- Speaking and listening: Bonfire Night and Guy Fawkes

- Vocabulary: adjectives of personality

- Reading: Trading Ages

- Vocabulary: ages

- Reading and speaking. stereotypes

- Listening: practice


Homework:


Grammar activities on page 135

Thursday, 5 November 2015

NA1 - Bonfire Night

Today 5th of November people in Britain celebrate Guy Fawkes Night or Bonfire Night. Watch the video to learn more about the history behind the celebration:




And now watch how people celebrate Bonfire Night today.

NA1 - Listening: Health

Click the links below to have some listening practice:


- Vaccination

- Cosmetic surgery

- More cosmetic surgery


Wednesday, 4 November 2015

NA1 - Thursdday 29 October 2015

Summary of the class:

- Grammar: present perfect simple and continuous

- Speaking: alternative therapies


- Writing: an informal email

- Reading: cyberchondria

- Listening: cyberchondria

- Vocabulary: plastic surgery + the process of ageing

- Speaking: Plastic surgery


Homework:

Write an email, following the instructions of the book

Complete activity a on page 18

Read the text on pages 18 and 19 and complete the activities

Thursday, 29 October 2015

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

NA1 - Listening: Sicko

Michael Moore is a film director that a few years ago produced a film/documentary about health care in the United States. You know that the system in the US is quite different from our system, and citizens have to get insurance to cover their health needs.

Watch the first five minutes of the following video and answer the questions below.



  1. First scene: Why were the people rejected when they applied for health insurance?
  2. Second scene: Why did Michael Moore ask for emails?
  3. Doug Noe. What was the little girl’s problem? What did the insurance company tell the family? What did Doug do? What happened in the end?
  4. Becky Malke. What is her job? When can you be non-eligible for health insurance? Why does Becky become emotional in the video?

Click here to check your answers.


NA1 - Vocabulary and Pronunciation: Alternative treatments

These are the words related to alternative medicine we learnt in class yesterday:


Grammar: Present Perfect Simple and Continuous

Click on the following links for further practice on present perfect:

- Worksheet 1

- Worksheet 2

- Worksheet 3




NA1 - Tuesday 27 October 2015

Summary of the class:

- Pronunciation: Stress and sounds

- Speaking: questions on health and health care

- Grammar: present perfect simple and present perfect continuous

- Vocabulary: alternative therapies



Homework:

- Complete activities on present perfect on page 134

- Read the text on page 16 and do the activity on vocabulary (c)

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

NA1 - Vocabulary: Health

Watch the following videos to practise the health-related vocabulary and its pronunciation:






Language Snippets - Minor Conditions


Language Snippets - Health Vocabulary


NA1 - Thursday 22 October 2015

Summary:

- Speaking: work

- Quizz: first aid

- Vocabulary: health and diseases


- Vocabulary: health. Click here to see the document we worked on