Thursday, February 23, 2017

B1.1 University employees (23.02.17)

Today we revised the new vocabulary of the reading text on p. 10 in SB and used the new words in sentences of our own. We then read and discussed the new words and expressions of the reading text about the Qus family on p. 11 in SB. Moreover, we completed ex 6 on the same page. Then we listened to an interview with a young man called Xabier who talked about his family. The end of the lesson today was dedicated to vocabulary work (ex. 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 on p. 12-13 in SB). HW: learn the new words of the text on p. 11 in SB; WB p. 8 ex. 11, 12 and 13; write (10 sentences) about yourself and your family (I will collect the stories).

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

B2.1 University employees (22.02.17)

Today, after checking home assignments, we proceeded with practising the use of tenses both in active and passive. We completed ex. 5.1 p. 6 and ex. 5.2 and 6 on p. 7 in WB. We then had an extra listening task and a language structure task about Machu Picchu: (22.02.17).pdf HW: read the Expat tales on p. 10-12 in SB and complete the T/F/NI + vocabulary task (tasks and texts available here:) (22.02.17).pdf

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

B1.1 University employees (21.02.17)

Today's lesson began with forming as many questions as possible in 3 minutes (pairwork) and continued with an extra task about numbers: numbers.pdf We then discussed the homework tasks and completed ex. 8 on p. 7 in WB.Moreover, we read the text "Welcome to Our World: the Kamaus from Kenya" on p. 10 in SB and discussed the new vocabulary. We also did Vocabulary work ex. 6 (The Kamaus) on p. 11 in SB. HW: Read the text about Queen Elizabeth II (see the link below) and form 10 questions about the text + learn the new words/expressions of the text on p. 10 in SB. Elizabeth II.pdf

Friday, February 17, 2017

B2.1 University employees (17.02.17)

We started today by checking the multiple choice task "An Australian Mystery" and then had a quick oral round of forming questions that one might ask from a foreigner. Then we discussed Passive tenses (SB p. 8 ex.1) and completed ex. 3 and SPOKEN ENGLISH section on the same page. Most of the lesson was dedicated to practicing grammar, i.e. we did ex. 1 on p. 4 in WB and ex. 2 on p.5 in WB. The lesson ended with an extra listening task. HW: WB p. 5 ex. 3, p. 6 ex. 4.1 and 4.2. Should you need some help in Active and Passive tenses, here is some help material: and Passive.pdf

Thursday, February 16, 2017

B1.1 University employees (16.02.17)

Today we practised forming questions (orally) that we could ask a foreigner. We then discussed what the reasons for living in a foreign country could be. The same topic was continued by listening to an extra text about a man working in another country. We also practised grammar. We completed the dialogue in ex. 1 on p. 8 in SB and did SPOKEN ENGLISH tasks on the same page. We then did PRACTICE ex. 1 and 6 on p. 9 in SB. HW: WB p. 6 ex. 5 (form the questions), 6 and 7.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

B2.1 University employees (15.02.17)

Our lesson began with a discussion on the differences between hand-written letters and emails. We had an extra language structure task "Is Letter Writing a Lost Art?" The task (+ home assignment for the next class) is here: (15.02.17).pdf Then we practiced using time expressions and adverbs of frequency by producing sentences of our own. Theory on adverbs can be found here: Moreover, we read the email on p. 7 in SB and completed ex. 4 (forming questions about the text) on the same page. We also managed to fill the chart of ACTIVE TENSES on p. 8 in SB. HW: Complete the chart of PASSIVE TENSES (SB p. 8 ex. PRACTICE 1); ex. 4 p. 8 (finish the sentences in writing; send to me); language structure task "An Australian Mystery" (see the first link)

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

B1.1 University employees (14.02.17)

We started today's lesson by practicing translating the questions (STARTER, SB p. 6) orally from Estonian into English. We then checked the homework and proceeded with One World Quiz in SB p. 7. We discussed the tenses in each question and listened to the correct answers and extra information. We also did PRACTICE ex. 1, 3 and 5 on p. 7 in SB. We finished the lesson with groupwork on Countries Challenge (we couldn't end the task, hence, finish it at home) - the text can be found here: challenge.pdf HW: WB p. 5 ex. 2, 3 and 4. + finish Countries Challenge.