Wednesday, 30 March 2016

NA1 - B2: Listening: The Media in Britain

Watch the following video and complete the sentences below:




-          British Newspapers

  1. Tabloids
Over 3.5 million people buy the ___________________
Over _______________________million buy the Daily Mirror
Tabloid papers have more gossip, ____________________ stories, and ________________

  1. Broadsheets
Also called ___________________________papers
One million people buy the ______________________________________
About _____________________________ buy the Times
Other broadsheets: The Independent and the _______________________
Broadsheets have more serious ______________________and fewer _________________

  1. Facts about British newspapers
There are ________________________daily and Sunday papers in Britain
There are more than __________________________ magazines in Britain

-          The Radio and Television

The BBC is the ____________________________________
It has 5 national radio stations, ______local stations, and two terrestrial television channels
The BBC is not commercial, which means there’s _________________________________
British people have to buy a _____________________________ every year.
There are other ______________________________channels: ITV, channel 4, and channel 5
There’s also _________________________and ________________________TV too
On average British people watch almost 24 hours of television ___________________________

How often do the speakers watch TV?
-          Speaker 1: _____________________________
-          Speaker 2: _____________________________
-          Speaker 3: _____________________________
-          Speaker 4: _____________________________
-          Speaker 5: _____________________________
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What are the speakers’ favourite programmes?
-          Speaker 1: Neighbours
-          Speaker 2: _________________________
-          Speaker 3: _________________________
-          Speaker 4: ____________________ like Eastenders
-          Speaker 5: Eastenders, _________________________, and ____________________
-          Speaker 6: _____________________and _________________________

What are the speakers going to watch tonight?
-          Speaker 1: __________________and _________________________

-          Speaker 2: Top of the pops
-          Speaker 3: ______________________and ____________________
-          Speaker 4: Top of the Pops and ______________________


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Language snippets - Expressions with 'time'


Language snippets - Some Homophones


NA1 - Tuesday 29 March 2016

Summary of the class:

- Exam review

- Vocabulary: the media


- Writing: an opinion essay. Click here to see the document.

- Listening: the media


Homework:

Write an opinion essay on one of the topics in the worksheet

Friday, 18 March 2016

NA1 - Thursday 17 March 2016

Summary of the class:

- Listening and speaking: St Patrick's Day

- Reading and vocabulary: The media. Click here to see the document

- Speaking: the media

- Speaking and listening: the media



Homework:

- Vocabulary on page 161 (The media)

- Read the handout on essays. Click here to see the document

Friday, 4 March 2016

NA1 - Thursday 3 March 2016

Summary of the class:

- Grammar: Passive voice

- Reading: Judge Cicconeti. Click here to see the worksheet

- Speaking: Punishments

- Listening: review



Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Language Snippets: Idioms


Language Snippets: Shall


Grammar: Passive Voice

Click on the following links for further practice on the passive voice:

- Mixed tenses

- Two objects

- Reporting verbs


NA1 - Thursday 25 February 2016

Summary of the class:

- Speaking: Andalucia

- Grammar: Passive voice--- form, use, agent, double objects, prepositions

- Listening: A crime story

- Grammar. passive voice: It is said //// He is said...

- Listening: review



Homework:

Passive voice--- page 76 / 146