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7th June

Magazine p6-7

31st May

24th May

Magazine p4-5

Complete the slide shows to present next lesson.

17th May

Complete task from last week.

Magazine p2-3 Reading and following tasks.

10th May


We will carry on with this next week.

3rd May

Cambridge First Exam practice

Listening 1


Listening 2


Listening 3


Listening 4


26th April

Do the homework from last week

Magazine p7 nº5 write song lyrics from the ideas on your group's Google Doc.

19th April

Student A
Student B


Upload the pictures you collect to Padlet. Keep your notes to use when you speak. At the end send them to me.

29th March

Magazine p2-3

Reports available here. Copy and paste into a new browser tab, replace the xxxxxx with your student number and press return/enter:

15th March

Log on to the and add your reflection to the report.
The title of this magazine is a common saying, the origin of which can be found in Daniel chapter 5.
The new magazine is on the

Look for an interesting book to read and read for 30 minutes.

8th March

Comment on the paragraphs you wrote in the 1st March lesson, which are on the Padlet.
Evaluate the essays we wrote today on the Google Docs.
Complete the writing from last lesson's homework and upload it to Padlet.

1st March

Reading about different charities:

Look at last lesson's material, magazine p6-7. Pay it forward activity.
Study Skills Magazine p9-11

Do the Pay it forward activity.
Write a paragraph (100–120 words) describing an act of kindness that you did for someone, or that someone else did for you.
  • title
  • person / animal in need of help
  • person or people who helped
  • How did they help?  What did they do?
  • How did it end 
  • your opinion: was it emotional? Would you do the same thing? Why/why not?

Remember to use the PEEL method.

22nd February

Different charities in the UK

Magazine p6-7

p8 My choice:
choose one link about gifts in different parts of the world and tell the class about it
story about a secret
Match language to functions in

Look up what two or three of the charities do from

15th February

Magazine p3 nº6 & nº7

Magazine p4 listening

p5 all activities.

Choose ONE of these tasks to write:

p6 nº8: Write a paragraph (100–120 words) describing an act of kindness that you did for someone, or that someone else did for you.
  • title
  • person / animal in need of help
  • person or people who helped
  • How did they help?  What did they do?
  • How did it end 
  • your opinion: was it emotional? Would you do the same thing? Why/why not?

Apply for one of the volunteer jobs we looked at during the lesson.

8th February

Magazine p1-3.

1st February

Magazine p9-11 Study Skills.

Use this as you watch the

Here is another short video showing an extreme sport:

Listen once again to listening 5, and to 5 and 6 (pronunciation). Follow in the

25th January

Presentation of round the world trip.

18th January

Magazine p6-7.

Listening 1

Listening 2

Started planning round the world journey, p7, nºs 6 & 7.
Continue work on the round the world trip. We will finalize this next class and you will make a presentation.
Make sure the journey information is shown clearly in a document to go with your presentation.

What will you see and do in each of the places you visit?

11th January

Magazine p4-5.

Listening 1

Listening 2
Write up the notes that you made in activity 7 & 8. Upload to Padlet.

4th January

See the Padlet for the new magazine download.

Magazine pages 1-3. Reading, vocabulary and group work researching a place.
Write the answers to the use to task and upload to Padlet.

Write 150 words about the place you researched in your group. Upload to Padlet.

7th December

Christmas Activities

30th November

Design a leaflet for a sporting event

Download Canva

23rd November

Magazine pages 6 & 7

Download Canva
Research ideas for the sport you have chosen, so that you can work with your group next lesson.

16th November

Material for Colombian class.

Magazine pages 4 & 5: Language in Action

Do tasks on p4-5. For task 7

Only do this if you are confident about using comparative and superlative:
7. WRITE A SHORT TEXT magazine p5 using the notes you made in class.

Write either this, or the writing from last lesson and upload to Padlet.

9th November

Look up these words in an online dictionary, then read either text A or B on p2 of the magazine. Do page 3 nºs 1-8.

Write a short proposal (150–180 words) for a project in your area using ideas you discussed in activity 7.

2nd November

Connecting Cultures
Our partner class is in Colombia. Let's think of some questions to ask the students in that class about their lives there. Think of things they might like to know about Portugal.

Four Opinions Debate: either Strongly Agree, Agree, Disagree, Strongly Disagree with the following statements. Discuss and debate; justify your view with examples and personal experiences if possible.

Record a video of yourself asking the questions you have prepared for the class in Colombia. Use Padlet for direct recording or upload the file from your device, whichever is easiest.

Learning hub section 5: choose one of tha tasks and upload it to the padlet.

26th October

Learning hub Section 4 nºs 2 & 3.

Hallowe'en Party

This will take place on Saturday 29th October in the Breiner centre in Porto. More details x

19th October

Group work

Learning hub section 2 all tasks. These are self-study exercises. Ask any questions next lesson if you have difficulties.

12th October

Download Mind map
Choose your brain map template:

Crossword Answers
Learning hub section 1, nºs 1-3. These are self-study tasks and the answers show up when you have finished. If you have any questions ask me next class.
Please check your computer sound and video before next lesson. It is important that others in the class can hear and see you clearly. (You can use a smartphone of your computer sound/video is not working well). Make sure your face is in the camera frame. Try calling friend to see that it all works before next lesson.

Please also ensure that you have downloaded Acrobat Reader and Open/Libre Office if you do not have MicroSoft Word. Then you can work on documents during the class.

Paint or another graphic/picture program is also possible. I can make files jpeg, png for example.

28th September

First of all, do this

Magazine pages 1-3: reading and discussion.
Prepare for next lesson.
Look again at Different and write a sentence or two about your own learning style. Upload to Padlet and add your name.