Lesson & Homework

Breiner Friday 17:30 - 20:30

Updated 20th October 2018

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




Covered in the Lesson

Homework

19th October

p18 Nº4 idomatic uses of help & give.

Jigsaw reading: 3 articles about different people and places; regroup to tell new group about the article you read and any new language.

Listening:





Reading:


p19 Nºs 1-4.
p20 Nº 5

12th October

Homework answers.

Pollution by Tom Lehrer



Jigsaw reading: Former businessman lives on no money for a year and The man who lives without money.

Paragraph gapfill: How I lived by spending nothing for two years

What would you most miss if you went off grid like Mark Boyle. In groups make a list of the three most essential things you would miss.

What sort of person is Mark?

Environment pt 3 speaking tasks.

Write 4 favourite words and phrases from the lesson so far. [These go in a vocab box for future activities]

p17 Talk about the pictures, then MC Northern Light.

p18 listening.

You have chosen one of these to make notes for a two-minute presentation to the class next lesson.
Nº7 google Lucy Gavaghan.

Write a 300-word article about Mark Boyle's money-free life. What are the pros and cons? What do you think of his ideas?

28th September







Students make recordings of suggestions for a tourist destination.

Reading p12-3.
p.12: 1-4 done. p14: 8 & 9 done.



Pronunciation:

Mahalapye


Mochudi


Obed Ramotswe
Complete activities on p14-15, nos 5, 6, 7; 12-15.



Listening gap fill: interviews with Saoirse Ronan and Colm Tóibín





Listen again to the first part of Saoirse's interview to find out how to pronounce Colm Tóibín.





Literature set texts

January 2018 – December 2019 the set books are:

Colm Tóibín: (any edition)
You may study the film directed by John Crowley (2015) as well as, or instead of, the novel.

M.L. Stedman: (any edition)
You may study the film directed by Derek Cianfrance (2016) as well as, or instead of, the novel.

Please let me know if you are interested in either or both of these books. I will cover these in class if there is sufficient interest, and or organize short meetings for you to come and discuss these books.

Why do this?

It gives you another part 2 question to answer in the Writing paper. As CPE students you need to be reading as much as you can, and these books deal with ideas that you can talk about in small groups, improving your range of vocabulary as well as enjoying the intellectual challenge.

The discussion does not presuppose an extensive knowledge of literary criticism, but expects a similar calibre of writing as if you were answering one of the other part 2 writing questions.

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.



Writing




Materials




Visual Thesaurus




The British National Corpus




British Council Apps

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