Thursday, 1 December 2016

NA2 - Listening: Returning items

Click on the following links to do some more listening activities:

- Store returns

- Returning a faulty product

- Returning an item


NA2 - Wednesday 30 November 2016

Summary of the class:

- Reading: Culture shock

- Listening: Culture shock

- Speaking: Culture shock

- Speaking: Returning items

- Listening: Returning items to the shop

- Grammar: Indirect questions

- Vocabulary: problems

- Speaking: dialogues.

NIC - Vocabulary: holidays

Click on the following links to practise the vocabulary on holidays and travel:

- Travel

- At the airport

- At the hotel

- Checking in



NIC - Listening: holidays

Click on the links to do some listening practice on this topic:

- Home Vacation

- Vacation Plans

- Travelling abroad

- Holidays


NIC - Tuesday 29 November 2016

Summary of the class:

- Monologues: Transport

- Vocabulary: Holidays

- Speaking: Holidays. Click here to read the worksheet.

- Reading: Holidays. Click here to read the document

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Language snippets - Complaining


NA2 - Language for complaints

Watch/listen the following videos to practice the language used for complaints:




NA2 - Calling the plumber

Watch the following videos to practise some of the vocabulary we learnt in class:






NA2 - Monday 28 November 2016


Summary of the class:

- Grammar: causative

- Vocabulary: Idioms

- Writing: Letters of complaint. Click here to see the document


- Vocabulary: domestic problems

- Reading: Ridiculous complaints. Click here to read the document.

- Speaking: Culture shock, moving to another country

- Reading: Moving to Hong Kong


Homework:

Write a letter of complaint

Thursday, 24 November 2016

NIC - Listening: Means of Transport

Click on the following links for more listening activities:

- Transport and Travel 1

- Transport and Travel 2

- The city of London

- Transport in London


NIC - Thursday 24 November 2016

Summary of the class:

- Vocabulary/listening/speaking: Thanksgiving (Origins and Traditions)

- Speaking: Dialogues


- Writing: An article


Homework:

Write an article about the means of transport in your town or a city near where you live. 

NA2 - Tuesday 22 November 2016

Summary of the class:

- Listening: Thanksgiving's Day: Origins


- Thanksgiving's Day: Dinner and other traditions

- Speaking: Family conflicts


Homework:


Read the worksheet on letters of complaint. Click here to see the document

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

NIC - Listening: Driving

Click on the links below for some extra listening practice:

- Driver Education

- Driver's Licence

- Vehicles


NIC - Tuesday 22 November 2016

Summary of the class:

- Grammar: Comparatives and superlatives

- Speaking: Comparatives and superlatives

- Pronunciation: Linking

- Speaking: Dangers while driving

- Listening: Dangers while driving

- Speaking: Discussion questions.

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

NA2 - Listening: Complaints

Click on the following links for some extra listening activities:

- Housing Complaints

- Complaining

- Hotel Check-in

- Apartments for rent

- Apartment problems

- Home Repairs

- Mrs Mason's apartment


Language Snippets - Holidays


NA2 - Monday 21 November 2016


Summary of the class:

- Speaking: problems with accommodation

- Listening: problems with accommodation

- Speaking and Vocabulary: Complaining. Click here to see the worksheet.

- Grammar: Causative Structures

- Grammar and listening: Causative. How clean is your house! Say sentences about the video using the causative.





- Listening: Review


Homework:

Do the activities on causative on page 144

Language Snippets - Rain


Thursday, 17 November 2016

NIC - Grammar: Comparatives and Superlatives

Click on the following links to do some extra practice on comparatives and superlatives:

- Comparatives

- Superlatives

- Comparatives and superlatives


NIC - Thursday 18 November 2016

Summary of the class:

- Reading: Top Gear

- Listening: Top Gear



- Grammar: Comparatives and Superlatives

- Game: Geography (Comparatives and superlatives)

- Speaking: Questions with comparatives and superlatives


Homework:

Do the activities on page 136 (Comparatives and superlatives)

NA2. Apartment versus Hotel

Watch this commercial about serviced/self-catering apartments and learn some more vocabulary:


NA2. Listening: Accommodation

Click on the links below for extra listening practice:

- The Hotel

- Hotel Check-in

- At Cambodia Hotel


Language Snippets - Other, the other, another


NA2 - Wednesday 17 November 2016

Summary of the class:

- Writing: Letter of advice. Click here to see the document.

- Vocabulary: Accommodation

- Speaking: Advantages and disadvantages of different types of accommodation

- Vocabulary: Describing accommodation

- Listening: Accommodation

- Listening: Fawlty Towers--- Complaints




Homework:

Write a letter of advice

Language Snippets - Car Journey Expressions


Wednesday, 16 November 2016

NIC - Listening: Transport

Watch the video and fill in the gaps in the text:





  1. The car is probably the most ______________means of transport in the world. It is _______________because you can use it at any time and you can go anywhere. However, the fact that a lot of people use cars lead to traffic jams. Another problem with cars are the exhaust fumes because the exhaust fumes _______________the atmosphere and they cause the greenhouse effect.
  2. The train is more ________________than a car. However, many people think that the train is out of ____________________and that it is not as _________________because it is ____________________. When you have to go by train, you have to go to a train station, find the right platform, and then __________________ ________ the train. Once you get inside a carriage, you can see that the inside is very comfortable and you can ________________there. When the train leaves, we say that it _____________________. It is the departure.
  3. The plane is much more __________________nowadays because it is fast and a lot of _________________people use it. When you want to buy a ticket you use the Internet and the ________________ _______________. Then you have to go to the airport. At the airport you check in your __________________and then you receive your ________________ ____________. Then you have to go through the security. Nowadays the security is pretty tough because a lot of people are afraid of the ___________________ ____________________. Then you get into a departure lounge. You can go _______________________ shopping, but most of the people just relax. Then they call the number of your departure gate and you get on the plane. When your plane lands at the airport where you want to finish your journey, you usually have to go through the _____________________ ____________________into the area which is called baggage reclaim. The baggage reclaim area is the place where you collect your ___________________ and then you can go wherever you want.
  4. In the past travelling by ship used to be very popular for ______________ ___________________. Today it is used mainly for going on holidays or on some adventurous ________________. Ferries are different types of ships. These are used daily by some people and they travel for __________________ ___________________. These are for example in New York, or between England and France.
  5. This is the subway or underground in British English. It is used in big cities and it is pretty _____________and a lot of people use it.
  6. Here are buses. Buses are not as _______________________ as trains, but they are still better than cars. And here comes the _____________double-decker. Double-deckers are typical for London.
  7. And here we can see a taxi. Taxis are very _________________in cities with you don’t know because the taxi driver will take you wherever you need to go, but you have to be __________________. Some of them cheat.
  8. And here are trams. Trams are very _______________ in big cities, but they are _______________to go by for people who aren’t _______________because the systems of tram _____________are very old and complicated.
  9. And this is not a tram. It’s a cable car. Cable cars are used in San Francisco. They are pulled by rope built in the _____________.

Click here to check your answers.

NIC - Vocabulary: Transportation

Watch the following video to practise the vocabulary and pronunciation of words related to transport:


Language Snippets - For and Since


Tuesday, 15 November 2016

NIC - Tuesday 16 November 2016

Summary of the class:

- Speaking: questions and answers

- Listening: review

- Vocabulary: transport

- Speaking: Which means of transport do you prefer?

- Pronunciation




Language Snippets - Should


Vocabulary: Theme Parks

Click on the video to practise the vocabulary on theme/amusement parks:


NA2 - Monday 14 November 2016

Summary of the class:

- Reading: Carnival in Venice

- Speaking: Festivals


- Vocabulary: Attractions and Rides

- Listening: Attractions

- Grammar: Future

Homework:


Read the worksheet on writing a letter of advice. Click here to see the document.

Language Snippets - Internet Language


Language Snippets - Punctuation


Thursday, 10 November 2016

NIC - Thursday 10 November 2016

Summary of the class:

- Listening: Amazon Challenge

- Vocabulary: strong adjectives

- Writing: an informal email


- Speaking: Charities and donations

- Speaking: Questions


Homework:

- Write an email to a friend, thanking them for the weekend you spent with him/her

- Complete the activities on pages 22 and 23

NA2 - Listening: Festivals

Click on the following links for some listening activities:

- German Christmas Markets

- The Edinburgh Festival

- Groundhog Day

- Independence Day

- The Notting Hill Carnival

- The Summer Solstice

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NA2 - Wednesday 9 November 2016

Summary of the class:

- Grammar: Relative clauses

- Speaking: Childhood holiday


- Vocabulary: festivals

- Speaking/vocabulary: festivals in the UK and USA

- Listening: Review. Click here to see the document

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Grammar: Present Perfect Simple, Present Perfect Continuous, and Past Simple

Click on the links below to do some grammar practice:

- Present Perfect and Past Simple

Present Perfect and Past Simple 2

- Present Perfect Simple and Present Perfect Continuous

-  Present Perfect Simple and Present Perfect Continuous 2


NIC - Tuesday 8 November 2016

Summary of the class:

- Grammar: Present Perfect Simple and Present Perfect Continuous

- Pronunciation: Intonation


- Speaking: How long...?

- Reading: Amazon Challenge

- Listening: Amazon Challenge


Homework:

Do the activity on vocabulary (Strong Adjectives) on page 21

Grammar: Relative Clauses

Click on the following links to do some more practice on relative clauses:

- Defining Relative Clauses

- Defining and non-defining Relative Clauses

- More Relative Clauses


Listening: City Tours

Click on the following links to practise your listening skills.

- Edinburgh

- London

- Las Vegas

- Dublin's Pubs

- The History of Cardiff

- New York

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NA2 - Monday 7 November 2016

Summary of the class:

- Vocabulary: sightseeing. Click here to see the worksheet.


- Listening: Belgrade

- Listening: Footloose in London

- Speaking: A city that has made an impression on you. Click here to see the worksheet.

- Grammar: Relative clauses

- Reading: A day by the Sea. Click here to read the text.


Homework:

Complete the activities on relative clauses on pages 15 and 138

Language Snippets - Money