Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Language Snippets - Health


NA2 - Listening7Reading: Cosmetic Surgery

Click on the following links for some extra practice:

- Cosmetic Surgery

- Plastic Surgery

- Reading/listening. Why do so many people want cosmetic procedures?

- Reading: Pros and cons of Cosmetic Surgery. After reading the document, you could write your own essay about it, and hand it in.


NA2 - Listening: Health

Click on the following videos for further listening practice:

- Organ donations

- Addictions

- Healthcare

- Staying healthy

- Long Life

- Medical Advice


NA2 - Monday 30 January 2017

Summary of the class:

- Vocabulary: health. Click here to see the worksheet


- Vocabulary: Alternative medicine

- Speaking: Alternative medicine

- Vocabulary: Cosmetic surgery. Click here to see the document

- Listening: Cosmetic surgery. Click here to listen to the podcast. The parts we listened to can be found in 1'50 and 10'37. -

- Speaking: Cosmetic surgery. Click here to read the questions.


Homework:

Write a love story (175 words)


Thursday, 26 January 2017

NIC - Thursday 26 January 2017

Summary of the class:

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

- Reading: The Memory Men

- Vocabulary: Qualifications

- Speaking: Monologues

- Vocabulary: phone language


- Speaking: phones

- Listening: sports controversies


Homework:

Write a love story.

Write your monologues

Complete the activity on reflexive pronouns on page 37

Read the text on pages 38 and 39

Language snippets - Health and Fitness


NA2 - Wednesday 25 January 2017

Summary of the class:

- Vocabulary: Phrasal verbs (fitness)

- Grammar: Perfect modal verbs


- Reading: Getting ahead

- Vocabulary: Injuries

- Vocabulary: Health problems, symptoms, and treatments. Click here to see the worksheet

- Speaking: Health

- Listening: Golf courses


Homework:

Complete the activities in the worksheet about health

Language Snippets - Ability


NIC - Grammar: -ed / -ing adjectives

Click on the following links for some extra practice:

- Activity 1

- Activity 2

- Activity 3

NIC- Tuesday 24 January 2017

Summary of the class:

- Grammar: Can, Could, be able to

- Vocabulary: -ed/-ing adjectives

- Speaking: questions with ed/ing adjectives

- Reading: learning languages

- Listening. Language learning

- Speaking: Language learning

- Listening: review


Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Language Snippets - Idioms


NA2 - Listening: Fitness

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

- Basketball and fitness

- Exercise Program

- Fitness Plan. Quiz and script

- Health Benefits of Laughter


NA2 - Grammar: Modal Verbs

Click on the following links to practise this grammar point:

- Modal verbs 1

- Modal verbs 2

- Deduction

- Could have / should have


NA2 - Vocabulary: Fitness

Watch the following video to practise vocabulary about fitness and sport:


NA2 - Monday 23 January 2017

Summary of the class:

- Reading: Sport - you gotta love it

- Vocabulary: Health and fitness

- Vocabulary: Phrasal verbs (fitness). Click here to see the document

- Speaking: Fitness

- Grammar: Modal verbs

- Speaking: Getting ahead


- Reading: Getting ahead. Click here to see the worksheet

- Listening: High Heels


Homework:

- Complete the vocabulary activities on fitness (Speech bubble)

- Complete the grammar activities on modal verbs on page 142

Thursday, 19 January 2017

NIC - Listening: Arranged Marriages

Today in class we heard a woman talking about arranged marriages in India. Here are some other listening activities about the same topic:

- Arranged marriages in Bangladesh.  Script

- Divorce in arranged marriages.  Script



Grammar: Can, Could, and Be Able to

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

- Can and Could

- Can, could and be able to



NIC - Thursday 19 January 2017

Summary of the class:

- Grammar: Narrative tenses

- Speaking: Monologues and dialogues (cards)

- Grammar: can / could / be able to

- Reading: I've never been able to...

- Speaking: can / could / be able to


- Listening: review


Homework:

Complete the activities on page 138 (can/could/be able to)

Language Snippets - Winter sports


NA2 - Listening: Sports

Click on the following links for further practice:

- Cycling //// Activity //// Script

- Exercise programme

- American football

- World Cup

- Wimbledon

- Sports round-up.  Script

- Basketball

- The Dream Team




NA2 - Wednesday 18 January 2017

Summary of the class:

- Reading: Sports and money

- Listening: sports and money

- Speaking: debates

- Vocabulary: football and life

- Reading: Sport - You've gotta Love it

- Listening: Book Reviews


Homework:

- Reading comprehension: Sport - You've Gotta Love it

- Vocabulary: Health and Fitness (page 37)

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

NIC - Listening: Short Stories

Click on the links for extra listening practice:

- Scarlett

- The Christmas that went out

- Beginner's Luck

- The Broken Mirror, the Black Cat, and Lots of Good Luck

The following link has different stories with the text and the audio: Stories


Tuesday, 17 January 2017

NIC - Tuesday 17 January 2017

Summary of the class:

- Writing: stories. Click here to see the worksheet

- Narrative tenses: Click here to see the document

- Listening: Story

- Speaking: story



Homework:

Complete the activities on narrative tenses

Write a story, using one of the suggestions in the worksheet.

NA2. Listening: sports

Click here for some listening practice:

- New Olympic sports

- The Great North Run

- Muhammad Ali

- The Tour de France

- FIFA

- Calabash Stadium

- Dancing on Ice


NA2 - Listening: Cybercrime

Click on the following links for extra practice:

- Cybercrime

- Cyber attacks.  Activities

- Online perils. Script

- Social network scams. Script


NA2 - Vocabulary: sports equipment

Watch the following video to practice sports vocabulary:



NA2 - Vocabulary: Do and Make

Click on the following links for some extra practice on the differences between do and make:

- Make and do 1

- Make and do 2

- Make and do 3


NA2 - Monday 16 January 2017

Summary of the class:

- Reading: Artificial Intelligence

- Vocabulary and speaking: Cybercrime. Click here to read the worksheet

- Vocabulary: sports

- Speaking: sports. Click here to see the questions.


- Listening: review. Click here to see the activities


Homework:

Complete the activities in the Cybercrime worksheet. 

Complete the reading activity about sports and money

Thursday, 12 January 2017

NIC - Thursday 12 March 2017

Summary of the class:

- Grammar: Articles

- Listening: Two fathers


- Speaking: Stereotypes about men and women

- Grammar: Verbs and adjectives + prepositions

- Speaking: Questions

- Writing: Stories. Click here to see the worksheet


Homework:

- Complete activities 2, 3, 4, and 5 from the worksheet

- Do the activies from pages 32 and 33 for next Thursday

NA2. Listening: Technology and science

Click on the following links for some extra listening practice:

- Computers

- Computer stuff

- Moon Hoax

- Moon Hoax part 2

- Kids and Technology

- Kids and Technology 2

- Telemedicine

- Cloning (Script)

- Information Technology  (Script)

- GM food (Script)

NA2- Wednesday 11 January 2017

Summary of the class:

- Vocabulary: technology


- Speaking: technology / science questions

- Reading: Artificial Intelligence

- Speaking: Technology


Homework:


Complete the comprehension questions in the reading worksheet.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

NI. Listening Practice

Click on the links below for some extra listening practice:

- A Man's Life

- A Woman's Life

- Gender Roles in Estonia

- Gender Roles in Sri Lanka

- Household Chores

- After the birth

- Having a Baby




NI. Vocabulary: Baby

Watch the following video to learn and practise words and expressions about babies:


NI. Grammar: Articles

Click on the following links for extra activities on English articles:

- Articles 1

- Articles 2

- Articles 3


NIC. Tuesday 10 January 2017

Summary of the class:

- Speaking: Men, women, and communication


- Reading: Stereotypes about women

- Speaking: Men and women

- Grammar: Articles

- Pronunciation: schwa

- Vocabulary: baby things

- Reading: Commando Dad


Homework:

Complete activities on page 137

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

NA2. Vocabulary: computers and the Internet

Watch the following video to learn some vocabulary about the topic:




NA2 - Monday 9 January 2017

Summary of the class:

- Vocabulary: Technology. Click here to see the worksheet


- Speaking: Computers and technology

- Vocabulary: technology downsides

- Speaking and listening: Our changing world. Click here to access the document.

Homework:

- Write an essay on the advantages and disadvantages of computers.

- Complete the vocabulary activities in the worksheet.