Friday, December 18, 2009

Fourteenth week

Hello everyone,

Last week we learnt many things:

- We read about and listened to travelling experiences
- We learnt new comparative structures like "The sooner the better" or "The more money you earn, the more money you need".
- We learnt to stress compound nouns like speed limit, or parking fine(the stress is on the first word)
- We spoke about dangerous things that people usually do while driving.
- We did some vocabulary activities related to transport and travel (although we did not have enough time to check it).
- We wrote a rough draft of a for and against essay about "Online Shopping" to learn how to do it and went through the four sheets of handout 21.

For homework, you have to do the activities in handout 21 and give them to me after Christmas.

You also have handout 22 to practice comparative structures.
You can practice speaking saying your opinion about the statements at the end of unit 2C.

The writing activity in unit 2 in your book is about a Narrative text. It will be a good idea if you do those activities and analyse the structure of the narrative text: introduction, background, problem, resolution (and in this case, there is no conclusion).

You also have two pages of revision at the end of unit two

Don't forget to revise as much as you can for the exams on the 14th and 18th of January.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Thirteenth week

Hello everyone,

Last Thursday Loli was talking about India, explaining the socioeconomic problems in that country. Thanks a lot Loli!

We were revising Present Perfect Continuous and we learnt "strong" adjectives: filty, great, starving... etc. Click here to download a crossword on extreme adjectives.

We were also revising comparatives and superlatives. We did the speaking activity on page 30 (exercise c) and we learnt some new comparative structures, like "The sooner the better", "The more I know her, the more I like her", "Things are getting better and better", etc. Here you have the key to handout 20. This is all new for you, so do not hesitate to ask in class next Tuesday if you have any problem.

For homework, you had to finish handouts 19 and 20 and read the text and do the exercises on pages 28 and 29.

I hope more people give me the formal email to a health magazine next week (or send it by email), and do not forget to complete your workbooks!

This is the program for our Christmas Party on the 21st and 22nd of December. I hope you all come:

Christmas hamper draw: 17.30
Gastronomic contest 17.45-19.00 (Prize to the best recipy will be given at 18.00)
Karaoke 19.00-20.30 (Prize to the best singer at 20.30)

See you in a couple of days!