Thursday, 27 October 2016

NIC - Thursday 27 October 2016

Summary of the class:

- Listening: activities (Meeting the parents)

- Grammar: present perfect and past simple

- Speaking: Present perfect

- Speaking: rich people

- Reading: The Millionaire with a Secret

- Listening: review



Homework:


Do activity c on page 17

Language snippets: The more... the more



NA2 - Grammar: Double comparative

Click on the following link to do some more practice on this grammar point:

- Activity 1

- Activity 2


NA2 - Wednesday 26 October 2016

Summary of the class:

- Reading: Jeffrey Sachs and global problems

- Speaking: Social issues. Click here to read the questions


- Grammar: Double comparative

- Writing: Essays


Homework:

Complete activities on page 141

Write an essay on one of the topics of the powerpoint

Language Snippets - Phrasal Verbs and family


NIC - Grammar: Past Simple and Present Perfect

Click on the following links to practise the use of past simple and present perfect in English:

- Irregular verbs in past

- Irregular verbs in past 2

- For and since

- Already, just and yet

- Past simple or present perfect

- Past simple or present perfect 2


NIC - Pronunciation: Irregular verbs

Watch the following video to practise the pronunciation of irregular verbs in English:


NIC - Pronunciation: Regular verbs

Watch the following video to practise the pronunciation of -ed in regular verbs:


NIC - Tuesday 25 October 2016

Summary of the class:

- Listening: Saver or Spender

- Pronunciation: the letter o

- Grammar: Present Perfect and Past simple

- Pronunciation: Past simple (irregular and regular verbs)



Homework:


Activities on pages 12 and 13

Activities on page 134

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Language snippets - Sue


NA2 - Listening: Social Issues

Click on the following links to do some further listening practice:

- Discrimination

- Managing diversity

- Homeless in California

- The year I was homeless

- Family Size

- Domestic violence

- Bullying

- Alcoholism

- Drug addiction

- Measures

- Alcohol drinking


NA2 - Monday 24 October 2016

Summary of the class:


- Grammar: so and such

- Brainstorming: Social issues

- Speaking: Social issues

- Vocabulary: Social issues

- Speaking: Questions about social issues. Click here to read the questions

- Listening: News

- Listening: Reacting to news

- Listening: review


Homework: 

Read the text on page 30 and complete the activities

Language Snippets - Definite Article "the"


Thursday, 20 October 2016

NIC. Listening: Money

Click on the links to do some more listening practice:

- Allowance

- Are you good at saving money?

- Cash or Credit?

- American money

- Wasting money

- A student credit card


NIC. Vocabulary: money

Click on the links for the worksheets on the topic we saw in class.

- Reading about money

- Verbs

- Fill in the blanks


NIC - Thursday 20 October 2016

Summary of the class:

- Writing: a description

- Speaking: describe a relative


- Listening: family history

- Vocabulary: money

- Song and vocabulary: money

- Reading: Are you a spender or a saver?


Homework:

Complete activities on pages 12 and 13

Write a description of a relative or a person you know well. 

NA2 - Listening: Politics

Click on the links below to do some further practice on listening:


- Campaign speech

- Democracy in action


NA2 - Grammar: So and Such

Click on the following links to do some more practice on so and such:

- Activity 1

- Activity 2


Language Snippets - Boost and generate


NA2 - Wednesday 19 October 2016

Summary of the class:

- Vocabulary: politics


- Speaking: British politics

- Speaking: Elections in America




 - Vocabulary: Politics, Society, and Economics

- Listening: Talking about the government

- Grammar: So and Such

- Listening: review


Homework:

Complete the activities on so and such on page 141

Language Snippets - Asking for Repetition


Tuesday, 18 October 2016

NIC - Tuesday 18 October 2016

Summary of the class:

- Grammar: future tenses

- Speaking: Advantages and disadvantages of being an only child or having brothers and sisters

- Reading + speaking: An only child or having brothers and sisters?

- Speaking: a relative


Homework:



Activities on pages 12 and 13 

NA2 - Reading: The British Parliament


NA2. Vocabulary: politics

Watch the following video to learn and practise vocabulary on politics:


Language Snippets: At Ease


NA2 - Monday 17 November 2016

Summary of the class:

- Reading: Heard of it all Before

- Grammar: Adverbs and adjectives


- Speaking: Graffiti

- Listening: review

- Vocabulary: politics


Homework:

Complete the following vocabulary activity: politics

Monday, 17 October 2016

Language Snippets - Use of will


NA2. Reading: The Arnolifini Portrait

A couple of weeks ago we talked about a painting: The Arnolfini Portrait. I have found an article in "The Guardian" about this painting. For those of you who want to find out more about this work of art, you can read the article. Click on the link below to access the article.




Thursday, 13 October 2016

NIC. B1- Listening: Talking about your personality

Watch the following videos and learn some other expressions to talk about personality:




NIC. B1 - Grammar: Future tenses

Click on the links below to do some more practice on the future tenses:

- Will and going to

- Present continuous and going to

- Mixed tenses


NIC - Thursday 13 October 2016

Summary of the class:

- Grammar: Future forms (Will, going to, present continuous)

- Pronunciation: Intonation

- Speaking: Your Family

- Vocabulary: Adjectives of personality


- Speaking: Guess the celebrity

- Listening: Birth order


Homework:

- Complete the activities on page 133

- Complete activity 2 (oposites) and 3 (negative prefixes)on page 153

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

NIC- B1: Listening: Family

Click on the following links to have some more listening practice:

- Family description

- Family roots

- Meet the family

- Lupe's family

- Family wedding

- Jeannie's family

- Brothers

- Sisters


Language Snippets - For, since, during


NI-C. Tuesday 11 October 2016

Summary of the class:

- Exam review

- Vocabulary: family

- Speaking. family

- Vocabulary: types of family

- Song: Our House


Tuesday, 11 October 2016

B2. Listening: Leisure and entertainment

Click on the following links to have some further listening practice:

- Leisure

- Alfred Hitchcock

- Movie review

- UK museums and galleries


NA2 - Monday 10 October 2016

Summary of the class:

- Review (Entry Test)

- Speaking: Art


- Writing: A review (book review, film review, music review)


Homework:

- Write two reviews: One (either a book or a film review) and two (a music review)

- Read the powerpoint on adjectives and adverbs and do the activities on page 137.

- Read the texts on pages 13, 156, 161, and 159 and complete the activities on page 12 (c and d)

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

NI- C: Tuesday 4 October 2016

Summary of the class:

- Grammar: Present Simple and Present Continuous

- Writing: Restaurant review

- Speaking: Interaction


- Listening: Review

- Speaking: Differences


Homework:

Write a restaurant review, using the examples in the worksheet as models

B2. Listening: The Third of May by Francisco de Goya


Watch the video and answer the questions:



  1. How big is the painting?
  2. What does the painting depict?
  3. How does the narrator describe the following elements in the painting?
    1. The soldiers:
    2. The central figure:
    3. The other men:
    4. The line of men:
    5. The monk:
    6. The woman:
    7. The setting:
Click here to check your answers

Now watch the video about the painting's analysis and answer the questions:




What is the mood according to the narrator?

What does she say about the colours?

What is chiaroscuro? Where can it be seen?

Complete the sentences:

The central figure is the ___________________

The implied lines of the rifles __________________ to the central figure

The line is reiterated in the __________________ and the pants of the man. 

There is a line in the sand o_____________ and _______________

The French soldiers almost look like ____________________

The French soldiers turn away from the viewer. We don’t know what they __________________

We can see into the faces of the Spanish countrymen. We can see ____________, we can see _____________, we can see __________________

What does she say about the texture of the French soldiers and the Spanish    countrymen?

Click here to check your answers

Language Snippets - Arts and Crafts


NA2 - Monday 3rd October 2016

Summary of the class:

- Speaking: Interaction


- Speaking: Art

- Vocabulary: Art and painting

- Speaking: Description of paintings

- Listening: Mr and Mrs Clark