Monday, 11 December 2017

NA2 - Listening: Politics and other social issues

Click on the links below for some listening practice:

- Campaign speech

- Democracy in action

- American politics

- Senior citizens

- The dole

- Welfare


NA2 - Grammar: so and such

Click on the links below for some extra practice on so and such:

- Worksheet 1

- Worksheet 2

- Worksheet 3

- Worksheet 4


Language Snippets - Do and Make


5ºA - Monday 11 December 2017

Summary of the class:

- Monologues

- Grammar: So and such/// the... the


- Grammar: complex comparative structures

- Vocabulary: Elections

- Vocabulary: British political system

- Listening: American political system


Homework:

Read the text on page 39 and complete activity 3

NA2 - Listening: Elections

Watch the following video about general elections in Britain:






5ºC - Tuesday 5 December 2017

Summary of the class:

- Monologues


- Review: politics

- Vocabulary: Elections

- Vocabulary: British political system

- Listening: American political system
- Vocabulary: politics

- Speaking: Elections

- Listening: politics

- Listening: Review


Homework:

Complete activities on grammar on pages 170 and 171

Language Snippets - Expressing opinions


5ºB - Tuesday 5 December 2017

Summary of the class:

- Monologues

- Review: politics

- Vocabulary: Elections

- Vocabulary: British political system

- Listening: American political system


- Vocabulary: politics

- Speaking: Elections

- Listening: politics

- Listening: Review


Homework:

Complete activities on grammar on pages 170 and 171

Monday, 4 December 2017

Language Snippets - Borrow and Lend


Book Recommendation - A Small Part of Me by Noelle Harrison

Today we have had our first book presentation. The book presented in class is "A Small Part of Me" by Noelle Harrison, which is mainly about family and dark secrets.

Name: A Small Part of Me
Author: Noelle Harrison
Pages: 352


5ºA - Monday 4 December 20

Summary of the class:

- Book presentation: A Small Part of Me by Noelle Harrison


- Review: The Media

- Listening: Phone-in programme

- Speaking: The media and the Internet


- Reading: Twitter

- Listening: Twitter

- Listening: Tabloids and Broadsheets


- Vocabulary: the government, economy and society

- Speaking: Politics

Homework:

Complete the grammar activities in lesson 4 (Pages 170-171) ---- So / Such and Double Comparatives (The...the)

Friday, 1 December 2017

5ºC - Thursday 30 November 2017

Summary of the class:

- Review: The Media

- Listening: Phone-in programme

- Speaking: The media and the Internet


- Reading: Twitter

- Listening: Twitter

- Listening: Tabloids and Broadsheets

- Vocabulary: the government, economy and society

- Speaking: Politics

Language Snippets - Hope, Wait and Expect


5ºB - Thursday 30 November 2017

Summary of the class:

- Review: The Media

- Listening: Phone-in programme

- Speaking: The media and the Internet


- Reading: Twitter

- Listening: Twitter

- Listening: Tabloids and Broadsheets

- Vocabulary: the government, economy and society

- Speaking: Politics

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

NA2 - Listening: The Media

Click on the following links for some listening practice:

- Social Media

- The History of Social Media

- Newscenter

- World News Stories

- Is TV a bad influence?

- The Age Newspaper


5ºA - Wednesday 29 November 2017

Summary of the class:

- Monologues: Travelling - Hobbies

- Review: Social Issues

- Grammar: Should/shouldn't + present and perfect infinitives

- Listening: News stories

- Vocabulary: The Media

- Speaking: The Media






Book Recommendation - The Lost by Claire McGowan


Name of the book: The Lost
Author: Claire McGowan
Number of Pages: 384

If you like mysteries and detective stories, this novel could be the one for you. "The Lost" is about two girls who go missing in a town in Northern Ireland. Paula Maguire returns to her hometown after having been away for years. She is a forensic psychologist and joins a special police unit in charge of missing people. Paula also has her own ghosts to fight against... demons she thought she had left behind, but on her return she has to face up to them.
This book is the first in a series which I'm sure you will enjoy.


5ºC - Tuesday 28 November 2017


Summary of the class:

- Speaking: Social Issues


- Review: Social Issues


- Listening: News stories

- Vocabulary: The Media

- Speaking: The Media

- Listening: Phone-in programme about the media


Language Snippets - Idiom: It's raining cats and dogs


5ºB - Tuesday 28 November 2017

Summary of the class:

- Monologues: English learning


- Review: Social Issues

- Grammar: Should/shouldn't + present and perfect infinitives

- Reading: Mr Trebus

- Listening: News stories

- Vocabulary: The Media

- Speaking: The Media

- Listening: Phone-in programme about the media

Monday, 27 November 2017

Language Snippets - So and Such


NA2 - Listening: Social Issues

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

- Managing Diversity

- Women in the Workplace

- Gender roles in Estonia

- Homelessness

- Homeless in NY

- Bullying

- Drug Addiction

- Alcoholics Anonymous

- What does immigration bring?            Script

- Seeking Asylum


5ºA - Monday 27 November 2017

Summary of the class:

- Grammar. Should/shouldn't + present /perfect infinitive

- Speaking: Should + perfect infinitive


- Speaking: Social issues

- Vocabulary: Social issues

- Speaking: Social issues


Homework

Complete the activities on should/shouldn't on page 170

Friday, 24 November 2017

5ºC - Thursday 23 November 2017

Summary of the class:

- Grammar: Should / shouldn't (Activities)

- Reading: Mr Trebus


- Vocabulary: Social Issues

- Speaking: Social Issues

Language Snippets - Other, another


5ºB - Thursday 23 November 2017

Summary of the class:

- Monologues: Immigration /// Books and reading

- Listening: Customer care


- Speaking: Social Issues

- Vocabulary: Social Issues

- Speaking: Social Issues

Homework:

- Complete the activities on should/shouldn't on page 170

- Read the text on page 27 and do the activies

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

NA2. Grammar: Should + present infinitive or perfect infinitive

Click on the following links to do some extra practice:


- Should have

- Should have 2

- should or should have

5ºA - Wednesday 22 November 2017

Summary of the class:

- Monologue: Books and reading


- Listening: Review (Technology)

- Grammar: either/neither

- Writing: Letters of complaint. Click here to read the worksheet.

- Reading/Listening: Revolting Rhymes: Cinderella. Click here to read the fairy tale.





Homework:

Write a letter of complaint

Book Recommendation - The House of Memories by Monica McInerney


Name of the book: The House of Memories
Author: Monica McInerney
Number of Pages: 473

This books covers topics like grief, forgiveness, and tragedy. The central character is Ella, who flees to London after a tragic event, leaving behind her husband and her half-sister. In London she stays with her uncle Lucas, and the people who she gets to know during her stay teach her how to overcome grief and forgive herself and others.
This is a beautiful, emotional book which I am sure many of you will enjoy.


5ºC - Tuesday 12 November 2017

Summary of the class:

- Review: Returning an item

- Thanksgiving: message


- Grammar: Should/shouldn't + present infinitive/perfect infinitive

- Speaking: Should

- Reading/listening: Revolting Rhymes--- Cinderella. Click here to read the fairy tale.




- Vocabulary: Social issues

- Speaking: Social issues


Homework:

- Complete the activities on should on page 170

- Read the text on page 29 and complete activities 3 and 4

Language Snippets - Either and Neither



Now click on the following links to do some practice:





5ºB - Tuesday 21 November 2017


Summary of the class:

- Review: Returning an item

- Thanksgiving: message

- Writing: A letter of complaint. Click here to read the document.

- Grammar: should/shouldn't + present infinitive and perfect infinitive

- Listening + reading: Revolting rhymes--- Cinderella. Click here to read the fairy tale.



Monday, 20 November 2017

Language Snippets - Expressing Cause




5ºA - Monday 20 November 2017

Summary of the class:

- Reading: Mr Trebus

- Thanksgiving: I am grateful for...

- Grammar/writing/speaking: Common problems

- Vocabulary/Speaking: Complaints. Click here to access the worksheet.

- Listening: Customer Care



Homework:

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