Thursday, 25 May 2017

NIC - Listening: Houses

Click on the links for some extra listening practice:

- Homes of the future

- Renting a place of your own

- Apartments

- Apartment problems

- Renting an apartment

- Dream house

NIC - Thursday 25 May 2017

Summary of the class:

- Reading: Living without clocks

- Speaking: Monologues


- Reading: Living at home

- Listening: Dream house

- Speaking: Dream house

- Listening: Review


Homework:

- Do the activities in the handout

- Read the handout on complaining

NA2 - Listening: Money

Click on the following links for some listening practice:

- How do people spend their lottery winnings?

- Black is better than red

- Billionaires

- Haggling. Audio. Script

- Saving Money

- Money

- Personal Finance

- Cash or Credit?

- City Costs

- Kids and Money

- Wasting Money

- What do you waste money on?

- Money and Love

- Crisis

- Bribes

- Taking a Bribe


Language Snippets - Price and cost


NA2 - Wednesday 24 May 2017

Summary of the class:

- Vocabulary: Money

- Listening: Money

- Speaking: Money


- Reading: Millionaires

- Speaking: Getting rich

- Listening: Dollar bill

- Listening: Review

Vocabulary:

Complete the activities of the reading comprehension

Complete the two vocabulary activities in the handout

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

NIC - Tuesday 23 May 2017

Summary of the class:

- Speaking: Work-life balance

- Reading: Time Management

- Speaking: Good and Bad Time Management

- Vocabulary: Rooms and furniture

- Vocabulary: Housing


- Speaking: Housing


Homework:

- Complete the reading from the worksheet

- Prepare a monologue from the worksheet

NA2. Speaking: Housing

Listen to the following people talking about the following topics:

- Dream house




- Living in the countryside versus living in the city

NA2. Vocabulary: Money

Watch the following video to practise vocabulary about money:


Language Snippets - Tools


NA2 - Monday 22 May 2017

Summary of the class:

- Speaking: Monologues about housing

- Speaking: Dialogues about housing. Click here to see the worksheet

- Vocabulary: Money

- Speaking: Money. Click here to access the handout.


Homework:

Complete the vocabulary activities in the handout.

Language Snippets - Describing a film or a book


Thursday, 18 May 2017

NIC - Thursday 18 May 2017

Summary of the class:

- Reading: e-books

- Grammar: Passive voice


- Speaking: Suggestions

- Vocabulary: Time Management. Click here to see the handout.

- Speaking: Time Management

- Listening: Review


Homework:

Complete the two reading activities from the handout.

NA2. Vocabulary: Home Repairs

Watch the following video about the topic:

NA2 - Wednesday 17 May 2017

Summary of the class:

- Reading: Living Underground

- Vocabulary: Home Improvement

- Listening: Problems at home

- Speaking: Home Improvement

- Reading and Listening: Squatters

- Dialogue: Squatters

- Listening: Review

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

NIC - Grammar: Passive Voice

Click on the links below for some extra practice on passive voice:

- Activity 1

- Activity 2

- Activity 3

- Activity 4


NIC - Tuesday 16 May 2017

Summary of the class:

- Speaking: Newspapers

- Vocabulary: newspapers sections

- Listening: sections in the newspaper

- Writing: Book and Film Reviews



- Speaking: Film recommendations

- Grammar: Passive Voice


Homework:

Complete the activities on passive voice on page 142

Write a film and book review

NA2. Listening: Housing

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

- Inheriting a house

- Buying a home

- Housing Complaints

- The Terms of Buying a House

- Home Repairs

- Homes of the Future


Language Snippets. Slang: Bad-mouth


NA2. Vocabulary: Furniture and Appliances

Watch the following video to practise the vocabulary learnt in class:


NA2 - Monday 15 May 2017

Summary of the class:

- Vocabulary: Collocations

- Vocabulary: Furniture and appliances

- Listening: John's and Ann's houses


- Speaking: Finding a place to rent

- Listening: Home safety

- Speaking: Home safety. Is your house childproof?

- Listening. Review


Homework:

Complete the reading activity in the worksheet

Language Snippets: During, For, and While


Thursday, 11 May 2017

NIC - Thursday 11 May 2017

Summary of the class:

- Reading: Television

- Vocabulary: books


- Speaking: Media and books

- Speaking: Printed word versus electronic media

- Reading: ebooks

- Grammar: although/(even though) and in spite of / despite

- Listening: Books and films

- Listening: Review

Homework:

Prepare monologue about ebooks

Complete the reading activity in the handout

NA2 - Vocabulary: Types of Houses

Watch the video below to practise the vocabulary we learnt in class yesterday:


Language Snippets - House vocabulary


NA2 - Wedneday 10 May 2017

Summary of the class:

- Writing: Articles. Click here to see the handout.

- Vocabulary: Types of houses


- Speaking: Types of houses. Click here to see the worksheet

- Speaking: Describing your house


Homework: 

Write an article about one of the tasks in the handout


Complete the spidergrams in the worksheet about housing.

Language Snippets - Transport


Tuesday, 9 May 2017

NIC. Listening: Cinema and Television

Click on the following links to do some extra practice:

- Movie Show Times

- Movies

- Avatar

- Tickets and Concessions

- Best Movie Ever

- Horror Movies

- Movie Fan

- Favourite Movie

- TV shows


NIC - Tuesday 9 May 2017

Summary of the class:

- Speaking: The Cinema

- Listening: Steven Spielberg

- Vocabulary: Films and television programmes


- Listening: Entertainment

- Listening: Review

Homework:


Complete the text from the handout.

Language Snippets - Confusing words: Agenda, diary, schedule and timetable


NA2 - Listening: Transport

Click on the following links for some listening practice:

- Traffic Report

- Air Transport

- Cars and Traffic

- London Travel Guide

- Route 66

- Car Accident

- Car Repairs

- Driving Education

- Towing Services


NA2 - Monday 8 May 2017

Summary of the class:

- Vocabulary: transport

- Vocabulary and listening: Renting a car

- Vocabulary and listening: Car problems

- Speaking: Transport

- Speaking: Banning cars from city centres


- Listening: Review

Language Snippets - Collocations with get and take


Thursday, 4 May 2017

NIC - Thursday 4 May 2017

Summary of the class:

- Writing: Transactional letters

- Vocabulary: Films


- Speaking: The cinema

- Listening: Review

Homework:
Write a transactional email, using the suggestions from the handout.

Language Snippets - Damaged objects


NA2 - Vocabulary: Means of transport

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




NA2 - Listening: Transport

Watch the following video on which someone compares the different means of transportation:


NA2 - Grammar: Conditional Sentences

Click on the following links to do some more practice on conditional sentences:

- Conditional sentences

- Conditional sentences 2

- Conditional sentences 3

- Mixed conditionals

- Inversions

- As long, providing, and unless


NA2 - Wednesday 3 May 2017

Summary of the class:

- Conditional sentences: Inversions, Mixed conditionals, Conjunctions

- Vocabulary: Transport  (Brainstorming)

- Vocabulary: Means of transport. Click here to see the worksheet.


- Vocabulary: By sea, air, and rail

- Vocabulary: differences

- Vocabulary: verbs


Homework:

Complete the two activities in the worksheet about transport

Thursday, 27 April 2017

NIC - Thursday 27 April 2017

Summary of the class:

- Vocabulary: Natural disasters

- Reading: Recycling

- Listening: Recycling

- Speaking: Recycling

- Listening: Pets

- Speaking: Pets


- Listening: Review

Homework:


Read the worksheet on transactional letters

Write a text about the advantages and disadvantages of owning a pet

Language Snippets: Slang - A handful