Wednesday, October 18, 2017

B2.2 University employees (18.10.17)

Today Tiia made a presentation on the future of education, which triggered a discussion on children's interpersonal skills and how to foster these. We then expressed the most vivid childhood memories and had an extra multiple choice task about picnics. The task (+ home assignment tasks for the nect class) are here: (18.10.17).pdf Moreover, we listened to an interview with a group leader in the outdoor activity centre. We then commented on LANGUAGE FOCUS on p.79 in SB and did PRACTICE ex. 1 on the same page. The lesson ended with checking the home assignments form the workbook (p. 57 and 58). HW: WB p. 59 ex. 4.1 and 4.2 + extra tasks on character and personality that you can find in the link above.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

B1.2 University employees (17.10.17)

The lesson started today with talking about our most memorable trips in groups of three and reporting briefly to class. We then described our teenage years and pointed out the chacteristics of teenagers. All this led us to the topic of school bullying and the consequences of this behaviour. We completed STARTER, ex. 1,2,3,5, 6 and GRAMMAR SPOT on p. 70-71 in SB. We practised using Second and Third conditional. HW: WB p. 59 ex. 1, 2; p. 60 ex. 2, 3.

Friday, October 13, 2017

B2.2 University employees (13.10.17)

Today we had a lovely presentation and an online quiz to examplify digital learning platform Kahoot ( We then discussed the homework tasks of the reading text on p. 74-75 in SB and had an extra task about the biography of Roman Abramovich, followed by a word formation task about friendship. The tasks are available here: (13.10.17).pdf Moreover, we discussed the makings of a good friend and the biggest hazards to friendship. We also started with Unit 9 in SB and completed TEST YOUR GRAMMAR exercises and ex. 2 (email) on p. 78 in SB. HW: WB p. 57 ex. 1.1; 2.1 and p. 58 ex. 2.2.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

B1.2 University employees (12.10.17)

Today we had a lovely discussion at the beginning of the lesson on how and when we use English in our work.We then had an oral revision of the vocabulary of the reading texts on p. 66 and 67 in SB and checked the phrasal verb homework tasks on p. 56 in WB. The main focus of today's class was on body idioms (SB p. 68 ex. 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5) and numbers (SB p. 69 ex. 1, 2 and 4). Moreover, we had two Unit 8 vocabulary revision tasks, which are available here: (12.10.17).pdf HW: Write a letter about a memorable trip (see the link for prompts).

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

B2.2 University employees (11.10.17)

Today we started with Kersti's presentation on "knolling". If you are not familiar with the phenomenon, here is a hint: We then checked the home assignments (WB p. 54-55) and completed a preposition task (WB ex. 11 on p. 56). Moreover, we discussed our associations with Siberia and had a reading and listening task on the same topic. The reading task as well as the home assignments for the next lesson are here: (11.10.17).pdf HW: read the text "The Coldest Place on Earth" on p. 74-75 in SB and complete the tasks (vocabulary and multiple choice) in the link above.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

B1.2 University employees (10.10.17)

Today we checked the extra homework tasks (F and G) and revised the vocabulary of the text about Hannibal. We then discussed what we know about Mao Zedong and China, and read the text "Mao Zedong and the Long March" on p. 66-67 in SB. Then we had a listening task about a cruise holiday and did two language structure tasks, which are available here: (10.10.17).pdf HW: learn the new words from the text about Mao Zedong; WB p. 56 ex. 8.1 and 8.2 (phrasal verbs).

Friday, October 6, 2017

B2.2 University employees (6.10.17)

Today Rainis started the lesson with a presentation on renewable energy, which lead to an interesting discussion among the audience. Moreover, we completed ex. 4.1 and 4.2 on p. 52 in WB and checked the home work tasks (WB p. 52 ex. 5, p. 53 ex. 6, 7.1 and 7.2). The rest of the lesson focused on exam practice tasks, which are available here: (6.10.17).pdf HW: WB p. 54 ex. 8; p. 55 ex. 9.1, 9.2 and 10.