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


- 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


Complete File 2 activities in the workbook

Complete activities on pages 22 and 23

Complete vocabulary activities on air travel on page 154

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

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


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

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

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


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


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