Covered in the Lesson
Think of a story then draw 6 pictures to make up a storyboard, magazine p6.
FCE Use of English questions.
Watch the videos:
The 4th video will not rotate, so lock phone rotation then turn the phone when you watch it.
The 6th video is unviewable as it is a heic file. Whoever made that, please try to export it as jpeg or m4v and bring it next week.
Announcing a writing competition:
Title: I am an alien
150 to 190 words
First prize €50 and 2 runners up €20 per level
Closing date: Monday, 18th February
We did this during the lesson.
Valentine's Day activities: reading, speaking.
Magazine p5 Nº4.3 Participle clauses. Nº5.
|Magazine p5 Nº6: prepare ideas to share next lesson; make short notes in your notebook.|
2nd FebruaryReturned writing from last lesson.
Call my bluff: phobia definitions.
Magazine p3 Nºs 4-6.
Magazine p4 Nºs 1-4. This included watching a video about making horror films:
You could listen to this again using headphones for better sound quality.
For those of you who are interested:|
26th JanuaryWrite a petition on an issue of your choice: formulate questions using handout then write the letter.
Sample FCE paper word formation activity.
Second Magazine: Fight or Flight.
Lead in then reading tasks 1-3.
Previous magazine: do one of the activities on the last page (use QR codes to go to the resources).
See First Exam information under the "important information" link at the top of this page.
19th JanuaryJigsaw reading:
Magazine p4-5 Nºs 1-5.
Read this information about the pros and cons of being vegetarian:
12th JanuaryYou are what you eat
One-minute speaking from homework.
Magazine pages 2 & 3.
Write 70-100 words about sugar and GMOs in food. What are the benefits and dangers, and what can individuals do to ensure a healthy diet?
Please write on a sheet of A4; this is easier than using a page in a notebook.
5th JanuaryYou are what you eat
Food vocabulary activity
Review a fad diet
Part 1: Discuss:
Part 2: Read:
Predict – look at the section headings. Can you guess about any of the diets – what you can / can't eat, the results they promise, or anything else?
You are going to read a text about fad diets. For questions 1-10, choose from the paragraphs A-F. The paragraphs may be chosen more than once.
Strategy – read the first two questions, look for the answers while getting a general idea of the texts. Once you think you have found an answer, check the other texts then read the next 1-2 questions and repeat. You should quickly get a good idea of the texts this way.
Part 3: Hedging
What are the differences between these two sentences?
“Teenagers use mobile phones too much.”
“There is strong evidence to suggest that teenagers may use mobile phones too much in some situations.”
Write about a diet, working in groups.
Complete writing if not already done.|
Prepare a one-minute talk about the diet you wrote about.
15th DecemberReading 1:
Find words used to describe:
Use conditional tenses to talk about your own campaign about something you think needs to change.
Learn about people’s heroes:
Find out about heroes and heroism:
Working in groups, prepare ideas for a festival. Create a poster showing the proposal, with details of the festival plan.
This will be displayed in the centre.
On the last page of the magazine there are QR code links to two www pages:|
Here are some questions to answer when you have read the and watched the .
What language-learning strategy did the writer have, and why didn't it work?
Do the activities on the video page.
Videos showing cultural differences around the world; things you might not expect, and also things that are offensive.
Where Music Meets Travel: 17 Songs to Celebrate Equality in 2017
Listen to as many of the songs as possible and make a note of what they convey to you.
You can use the following links to help you.
|Choose two of the songs that you listened to and talked about; find the lyrics online and then write 50-100 words about why the song is special and what ideas it puts forward.|
10th NovemberPlease complete the survey
Use of English test from FCE past paper.
Say whether these statments are true or false (T/F):
Share thoughts about the musicians focused on last class.
Class survey on paper for Porto records.
Song: James Taylor: Shower the people.
Magazine p4 lead in and listening task.
|Magazine p5 nos 3 & 4.|
Follow the link to the ghost story.
Musicians in Residence:
|Complete notes made on the 3 musicians. Prepare to talk to different people next lesson about your ideas. For this you need clear notes you can refer to.|
27th OctoberAnswers to homework: reading 1st 2 pages of the magazine.
Reading: article about sport and prejudice; Powerpoint with vocabulary activities.
Agreeing/disagreeing with 5 controversial statements; groups formulate arguments and try to persuade a third group to agree with them.
Note 3 words or phrases that you learnt this lesson.
Star by David Bowie.
|Write 50 words about your favourite music.|
20th OctoberMagazine p6 Presentation:
Ideas for presentations:
Do the language activities on this page as well as choosing a topic.
Prepare presentations then give them.
Start new magazine: read page 2 and do all activities on page 3. We will check answers and give feedback next lesson.
I have been asked to share this Powerpoint with you:
13th Octoberp3 Nº5 individual comments.
Lou Reed - NY telephone conversation gapfill.
p4-5 all activities.
Coaching role play.
Corrections to homework.
Research famous people: Richard Branson, James Dyson & Tim Berners-Lee (Nº10 p 5).
|Writing about a famous person (if not already done).|
6th Octoberabout what influences achievement in school.
Powerpoint about 5 people who have affected the lives of others. collocations.
p2-3 all parts: reading & vocabulary.
Supertramp My kind of lady
p3 no 5: write some more in answer to these questions.
Write 100-150 words about one of the famous people from 1st lesson.
29th SeptemberIntroduction to course.
Famous people - early life: in groups focus on one of them and find out more about them.
Present perfect: who has done various various things, followed by activity: "Have you ever...?" practising use of Present Perfect questions and statementts "S/he has (never) done...".
Gave out magazine - quick look through.
|Writing 150 wds (collaborate if possible) about the famous person you researched in groups.|