Thursday, 23 February 2017

NIC. Vocabulary: School subjects

Watch the following video to practise the vocabulary and the pronunciation:


NI-C. Thursday 23 February 2017

Summary of the class:

- Monologue: My close friend

- Grammar: Past and present habits


- Speaking: Used to

- Vocabulary: Subjects

- Vocabulary: School and Education

- Listening: Education in the UK


Homework:

Finish the activity on page 161

Language Snippets - The Environment


NA2 - Grammar: Participle clauses and Inversions

Click on the following links for some extra practice:

- Participle clauses 

- Inversions

- Inversions 2



NA2 - Wednesday 22 February 2017

Summary of the class:

- Grammar: Narrative tenses

- Writing: Narratives. Click here to see the document


- Grammar: Participle clauses

- Vocabulary: Similes

- Listening: the environment

- Speaking: Debates (The environment)



Homework:

Write a story, using one of the suggested topics in the worksheet

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

NIC- Tuesday 21 February 2017

Summary of the class:

- Grammar: Infinitives and -ing

- Reading: Love at Exit 19

- Speaking: Friendship


- Pronunciation: -s

- Grammar: used to / past simple

- Listening: review


Homework:

Prepare monologue, describing a friend, using the questions on page 50

Language Snippets - Cold Weather


NA2 - Listening: The Environment

Click on the following links for further listening practice:

- London Air Pollution

- Green Energy in Africa

- The Pacific Trash Vortex

- Sustainable Fishing in Bali

- Green Tourism in London

- A Greener World

- Greenpeace. Audio. Worksheet

- I Love Trees

- Thai Tsunami

- Wild Life

- Saving Energy

- Water Worries

- Changing Weather

- Environmental Issues in Europe

- Green Concerns

- Deforestation


NA2. Grammar: Narrative Tenses

Click on the following links if you want to review this grammar point:

- Narrative tenses 1

- Narrative tenses 2

- Narrative tenses 3



NA2 - Monday 20 February 2017

Summary of the class:



- Grammar: Inversions

- Grammar: Weather and natural disasters

- Vocabulary: Extreme weather

- Listening: Extreme weather


- Grammar: Narrative tenses

- Writing: Stories. Click here to see the document

- Vocabulary: the environment

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


Homework:

- Complete the worksheet on narrative tenses

- Do the activities in the worksheet on narratives

Thursday, 16 February 2017

NI- C: Listening: Work and Jobs /// Love and Relationships

Click on the following links to do some extra practice:

- Finding the right job

- Today's most in-demand jobs

- New Outlook

- Next Step

- Cool Jobs

- Bad Jobs

- Job Options

- A Hair Salon

- Love is in the Air. Audio. Quiz

- Online Dating

- Places to meet girls





NI-C - Thursday 16 February 2017

Summary of the class:

- Speaking: Monologues

- Speaking: A friend's job

- Vocabulary: Love and Relationships


- Speaking: Love stories

- Listening: Friendship and Facebook


Homework: 

Complete activities on page 147


Read the text on page 48 and do the activities

NA2: Listening: Extreme weather and natural disasters

Click on the following links to do some more practice:

- Natural disaster

- Worst Natural Disaster in Australian History. 

- Floods in India

- Emergencies

- Volcanoes


Language Snippets - Snow


NA2 - Vocabulary: Extreme weather and natural disasters

Watch the following videos to practise the vocabulary:





Complete the sentences while watching the second video:

  1. Rainy weather: You can see the _______________ ______________ on the ground
  2. Hurricane: A huge, slow _______________ tropical storm that forms over water
  3. A storm surge is a huge ______________ that can cause a lot of __________
  4. The ___________weather from a hurricane __________this tree over and knocked down the _____________ ________________
  5. Tornado: A small, ____________ storm made of ______________ winds that form over land
  6. A ___________ tornado picked up a truck and ________________ it into the side of this building
  7. The winds from a tornado can ___________ buildings right apart
  8. This ______________ of lightning looks like it is travelling straight across the sky (***** Be careful with the spelling of lightning on the video. It is wrong!!!)
  9. Flood: An event that happens when a body of water ________________ onto dry land

Click here to check your answer.

NA2 - Wednesday 15 February 2017

Summary of the class:

- Speaking: Monologues. Click here to see the topics

- Grammar: Inversion. Click here to see the worksheet

- Vocabulary: Weather and natural disasters. Click here to access the activities.

- Speaking: Natural disasters


- Listening: Review


Homework:

Complete the activities on inversions

Complete the vocabulary activities on weather and natural disasters

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

NIC - Grammar: Gerunds and infinitives

Click on the links below to have some extra practice:


- Gerunds and infinitives 1

- Gerunds or infinitives 2

- Gerunds and infinitives 3

- Gerunds and infinitives 4

- Verb + infinitive + object


NIC - Tuesday 14 February 2017

Summary of the class:

- Vocabulary: work

- Pronunciation: word stress

- Speaking: work

- Vocabulary: work. Click here to see the document

- Speaking: characteristics of a job

- Speaking: my dream job. Advantages and disadvantages

- Grammar: gerunds and infinitives

- Listening: Alek Wek


Homework:



Prepare a monologue. Use the topics in this worksheet.

Language Snippets - Love


NA2 - Listening: Relationships

Click on the following links to practise listening:

- Bad Boys: Audio.  Quiz

- Your Ideal Date:  Audio   Text

- Are you a Romantic? Audio  Text

- Relationships. Audio   Text

- Displays of affection

- The Ideal Woman

- Her Wedding

- His Wedding

- The Break-up

- Divorce


NA2 - Monday 13 February 2017

Summary of the class:

- Reading: How to Burn Fat

- Vocabulary: Love

- Speaking: Videos

- Speaking: Relationship problems








Thursday, 9 February 2017

NIC - Listening: Technology

Click on the following links to do some more practice:

- Internet commercial

- Online Reading

- Video games

- Mobile phones

- Virtual Reality


NIC- Grammar: Quantifiers

Click on the links below to practise the grammar point we saw in class:

- Some, any, and compounds

- Too much and too many

- Too and enough

- Few and little

- Few and little 2


NIC- Thursday 9 February 2017

Summary of the class:

- Grammar: Quantifiers

- Pronunciation: ough /// augh

- Speaking: Monologues


- Vocabulary: What do you do for a living?

- Vocabulary: work

- Listening: Review

Homework:

- Prepare monologue from the list

- Complete activities on page 164

NA2. Vocabulary: Cooking

Watch the following video to practise the pronunciation of words related to cooking:




Language Snippets - Cooking


Language Snippets - Food


NA2 - Listening: Eating Habits

Click on the following links to do some listening practice:

- Diet plan

- Restaurants

- Daily Diet

- Healthy Eating

- Food in America

- Bananas

- Ice-Cream Cones

- Benefits of Fruit and Vegetables

- The History of Sandwich

- Why are we all getting fat?

- Super-Size Me

- Food Pyramid


NA2 - Wednesday 8 February 2017

Summary of the class:

- Reading: Diets

- Listening: Diets

- Vocabulary: Cooking

- Listening: Cooking


- Grammar: Determiners

- Listening: Review

Homework:

Complete the reading activities of the following handout: Nutrition

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

NIC - Tuesday 7 February 2017

Summary of the class:

- Writing: Article / essay (advantages and disadvantages). Click here to see the worksheet

- Speaking: Advantages and disadvantages of Smartphones / Social networking sites /e-readers

- Reading: Information overload

- Speaking: Information overload

- Grammar: Quantifiers

- Listening: review


Homework:

Write an article/essay on the advantages and disadvantages of smartphones // social networking sites /// e-readers

Language Snippets - How meat is done!


Language Snippets - Idiom: I could eat a horse


NA2 - Monday 6 February 2017

Summary of the class:

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


- Grammar: Suggest, recommend, and the subjunctive

- Listening: Health

- Vocabulary: food and eating habits

- Speaking: Eating habits

- Reading: Diets. Click here to see the document


Homework:

- Write a report on one of the topics in the handout

- Complete the reading comprehension about the text on diets.

Thursday, 2 February 2017

NIC - Vocabulary: Computer terms

Watch the following video to practise the vocabulary on computers:


NIC - Thursday 2 February 2017

Summary of the class:

- Modal verbs: Obligation and advice

- Speaking: Modal verbs

- Vocabulary: electronic devices

- Vocabulary and grammar: phrasal verbs


- Speaking: electronic devices

- Listening: The Winter of our Disconnect

- Speaking: Using the Internet

- Writing: A magazine article - advantages and disadvantages

Language Snippets - Talking to the doctor


NA2 - Wednesday 1 February 2017

Summary of the class:

- Speaking: Cosmetic Surgery

- Listening: Controversial Issues. Click here to see the worksheet


- Speaking: Debates (Controversial Issues)

Homework:

Read the worksheets on reports and do the activities. Click here to see the handout.