Thursday, October 18, 2018
Today we started by checking home assignments (extra tasks handed out last lesson) and then moved on to Unit 9 in SB p. 78. We completed TEST YOUR GRAMMAR and discussed the lifestyle of hippies and our first girl/boyfriends. Moreover, we completed an email in ex 2 on p. 78 in SB and looked through LANGUAGE FOCUS on p. 79. Furthermore, we had an extra task about the website Friends Reunited (http://www.tlu.ee/~kivihall/B2.2 (18.10.18).pdf). We also talked about our university memories. HW:SB p. 79 PRACTICE ex. 1; WB p. 57 ex. 1.1 and 2.1; p. 58 ex. 2.2.
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
We discussed what the peak seasons in our jobs were and what were the reasons for being snowed under at that particular time. We continued by looking at what the greatest drawbacks of our jobs were and then listened to the participants overviews of the professions/jobs they would enjoy most. HW: Think on the topic "The Stressors at Work"
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Today we discussed the peculiarities of Chukotka and the changes implemented by Roman Abramovich as well as the strategies how to keep oneself warm in freezing temperatures. We then checked the home assignment tasks and had an extra open cloze task about the life of Roman Abramovich (http://www.tlu.ee/~kivihall/B2.2 (16.10.18).pdf). Moreover, we listened to an interview with a couple embarking on a hazardous motorcycle trip to Siberia. The end of the lesson was dedicated to the educational strategy of Estonia for 2035. HW: A reading, open cloze and key-word transformation task that can be found in the link above and marked as HOMEWORK.
Friday, October 12, 2018
Today we started by discussing what influenced us the most to favour one decision/product to another. Moreover, we looked at the manipulation techniques employed by retailers and what were effective adverstising tricks. We also had a language structure task on product placement (http://www.tlu.ee/~kivihall/B2+ conversation (11.10.18).pdf). The rest of the class was dedicated to our examples of the interventions of life. HW: Think about the topic "The Job/Profession I Would Enjoy the Most"
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Today we had our initial focus on trees and forest. We discussed the importance of trees for Estonians and our favourite trees. Moreover, we had two extra language structure tasks on the topic (http://www.tlu.ee/~kivihall/B2.2 (11.10.18).pdf). Then we checked home assignments (WB p. 54-55) and had a multiple choice task about a historic volcanic eruption (see the link above). HW: Read the text on p. 74-75 in SB and do the two reading tasks that you can find in the link above.
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Today we looked anew at the requirements of the presentation (7 min talk + 3 min responding to questions) as well as discussed participant per participant what the potential topis could be. As it turned out, making a decision on the theme was not that easy. Moreover, we had a language structure task on the process of decision making (http://www.tlu.ee/~kivihall/B2+ conversation (9.10.18).pdf). The majority of the class was dedicated to the decisions that had had a longlasting effect on our lives. HW: Your thoughts on the topic "Interventions of Life"
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Today we discussed what kind of emotions airports evoked in us, depending on the nature of the trip and if it was a departure or arrival flight. We then had a language structure task on the topic of airports (http://www.tlu.ee/~kivihall/B2.2 (9.10.18).pdf). Moreover, we listened to Simone talking about Cairo (SB p. 73 ex. 3) and had an extra reading text + two tasks on a desert in Israel (see the link above). The lesson was ended by checking home assignments (WB p. 52 and 53). HW: WB p. 54 ex. 8, p. 55 ex. 9.1, 9.2 and 10.