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Updated 28th July 2020

You are required to have the course book for lessons starting C. It can be bought as a PDF copy. You are required to have Cambridge Past Papers Book 2 for lessons starting CX. This is available from online bookshops.

Books: Keynote (Proficient); English Vocabulary in Use (Advanced) (CUP); also highly recommended: Advanced Grammar in Use (CUP). The last two are avalable as if you prefer.




Extra Material used in the Lesson

Homework

30th July

C039CEU A contradiction in terms

p90-1 in Keynote

28th July

C038CEU Mind what you eat

Grammar summary answers are in the file I sent via chat, right hand column, first page.

3rd July

C008WEU I'll try anything once

CX016CEU Reading & speaking

26th June

C047CEU A kinder, gentler philosophy of success



C050CEU Review The meaning of success

19th June

C046CEU The meaning of success

Hedging

CX015CEU Listening Paper Part 2 & Speaking Paper Part 3

12th June

CX014CEU Use of English: Parts 3 & 4

C012WEU To get the best results

Write your Review

8th June

C041CEU Internet Sensation


Watch the video and answer these questions:
  1. How many people do not know what the Internet of Things is?
  2. What does IoT mean exactly?
  3. When were ATMs first introduced?
  4. In which year did the number of objects connected to the Internet exceed the number of people?
  5. What is predicted in 2020?
  6. How far per week do Google’s self-driving cars travel?
  7. By how much did the wearable device market grow in 2015?
  8. What are Google & Samsung investing in?
  9. How much could a connected kitchen save restaurants and hotels
  10. How much will global GDP increase by in the years from 2015-2035?
  11. In 2015 how may connected things will there be?

C040CEU Review Food and Sustainability





Write your summaries
You may find this site interesting for further study of this subject:

5th June

C044CEU Same old (Internet sensation)

CX007WEU Writing Part 2: Letter

1st June

CX006WEU

During the lesson I will focus on material from the writing section of the , downloadable from Cambridge. If you wish to revise this, please download it for yourself.

C039CEU A contradiction in terms

29th May

C011WEU I'll get the hang of it (Writing Skills)

C045CEU Review Internet sensation

25th May

C038CEU Mind what you eat (Food and sustainability)

CX011CEU Speaking Part 1

22nd May

C043CEU Completely lost without it

CX013CEU Listening Paper: Part 1 & Speaking Paper: Part 2

18th May

CX010CEU

Listening parts 3 & 4
Pages 45-46 in the past papers book.

Part 3


Part 4
Extra Tests with transcripts:

C037CEU
How I fell in love with a fish



Vocabulary in Context


Collocations


Speaking Pace

15th May

CX012CEU Use Parts 1 & 2; Speaking part 1

C007WEU Having said that

11th May

C036CEU Food and Sustainability

C006WEU Common Sense: Writing

8th May

C041CEU The Internet of Things


Watch the video and answer these questions:
  1. How many people do not know what the Internet of Things is?
  2. What does IoT mean exactly?
  3. When were ATMs first introduced?
  4. In which year did the number of objects connected to the Internet exceed the number of people?
  5. What is predicted in 2020?
  6. How far per week do Google’s self-driving cars travel?
  7. By how much did the wearable device market grow in 2015?
  8. What are Google & Samsung investing in?
  9. How much could a connected kitchen save restaurants and hotels
  10. How much will global GDP increase by in the years from 2015-2035?
  11. In 2015 how may connected things will there be?

C040CEU





Write your summaries
You may find this site interesting for further study of this subject:

4th May

CX009CEU

Listening for Book 2, which you have.

Part 1



Part 2

Answers and transcripts for book 1 listenings done in class:

C035CEU Review Same but different







27th April

C033CEU No better, no worse

C034CEU Why more is less



24th April

C038CEU Mind what you eat (Food and sustainability)

CX011CEU Speaking Part 1

20th April

CX008CEU

Reading parts 6 &7.
The texts shown on screen at the start of the class, with answers:

C032CEU

The danger of a single story.

17th April

CX010CEU

Listening parts 3 & 4
Pages 45-46 in the past papers book.

Part 3


Part 4
Extra Tests with transcripts:

C037CEU

How I fell in love with a fish

3rd April

CX009CEU

Listening for Book 2, which you have.

Part 1



Part 2

C035CEU







27th March

C033CEU No better, no worse

C034CEU Why more is less

25th March

Food and Sustainability

We will choose who reads each article, depending on how we divide groups:





Read the article with a partner and answer the vocabulary questions. When you have finished, please return to Zoom to see screen sharing.

Now, read the article again and summarize it in approximately 100 words. Write your summary here:


We can see all groups' summaries in the Google Doc. Skim read the others and we will have a group discussion about the topic.

Now can you prepare a 2-minute talk about the content of the article you read and summarized, adding your own view and suggestions. If you do this task individually it will be similar to the CPE speaking test.
You may find this site interesting for further study of this subject:

14th March

School closed; watch this space for further information.

13th March

Reading

Part 6 & 7 of the Reading and Use paper. Practice with 2 of each, then part 7 from the exam past papers bk2; part 6 try for homework.

Ways of increasing vocabulary: read/listen to texts form radio and online publications, use a to find alternative meanings, as many of the answers to reading questions are based on paraphrasing.

The dangers of a single story

TED talk; using anecdotes to illustrate an idea or a lesson learned.
, a BBC programme.

12th March

Listening parts 3 & 4; lesson CX007CEU

During the lesson we did these listenings

zip archive.
Listening tracks for book 2 test 1.

Part 3


Part 4
These are the listenings on the last worksheet I gave you the lesson.

Listening Part 3



Listening Part 4


More Part 4 Listening:

One:



Two:

7th March

What've you been up to? (Creativity)

6th March

Writing

I can well believe that

Same but different

5th March

Listening parts 1 & 2

29th February

Creativity

Mostly about sentence stress & weak forms where vowels degrade to the schwa sound /ə/ Limerick activity to illustrate this.

28th February

Practical Design

Two articles about touch screens and whether they are really a good idea.

Language work in the unit.

Working in groups choose an aspect of life that needs a solution and present your ideas.

Listening parts 3 & 4; lesson CX007CEU

Listening Part 3



Listening Part 4

More Part 4 Listening:

One:



Two:

22nd February

No class today.

14th, 15th & 21st February

I was ill these days.

13th February

Film review

Examples of film reviews



14th February

Magical houses, made of bamboo

Film review

Examples of film reviews

7th February

Economic Resources

Practical Design

25th January

The value of education.

24th January

Energy-Hungry World & Land for All

Activities on pages 56-9 of the course book.

Work book activities

18th January

Learning and Memory

17th January

Expectations

The Magic Washing-Machine p54-5



Listening track:


Writing: Article

10th January

Human Interaction



Complete exercises from Keynote not done in lesson.

Economic resources

4th January

19th December

13th December

Body Language

Human Interaction

6th December

Report Writing

Human Interaction

8th November

Writing: letter

Perception

26th October

A: Completely lost without it

Keynote p100-1.

Prof David Crystal on the effect of the Internet on English.

B: Reading & Use of English, parts 1 & 2

As advertised for the lesson, and nº2 of cloze tests from my site, and parts 1 & 2 from the Cambridge

25th October

A: Optimist or pessimist

pp22-3 Keynote book.

Grammar practice: future predictions.

Look at these pictures


Watch this video about the future
Here are two views of what the world economy will be in 2050:

Think about the future and then write in your predictions

B: Reading & Use of English, parts 1 & 2

to kill time = matar o tempo

19th October

Speaking part 1

Speaking questions and example video.

Writing: an account of an incident

p26-7 Keynote.
Send in final draft of article.

18th October

A: It's not really my thing - writing

p16-17
Write the full report if you like, and post it to this link:

Look up "Marc Hauser dives into the jet stream" to find out about his attempt.

If you wish to work more on nominalisation, look at exs 10a & 10b on p17, & the extras on p141.

B: Why I live in mortal dread of public speaking

p20-21

Listening: The Lonely Cyborg

11th October

A

B Exam Practice

Speaking

4th October

A

Unit 1.3

B

Unit 1.4

Extra material



If you would like more listening practice, this is another ABC programme:

27th September

A

to copy in gapped dialogues.

B: Exam work

Essay writing, looking at examples and assessing them against the exam criteria.

Write the essay from the Cambridge 2 past paper book.

This is a collection of material not directly connected with the course, but which you may find interesting. Please let me know if you find further material that I might add.



This is a collection of material not directly connected with the course, but which you may find interesting. Please let me know if you find further material that I might add.



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