Lesson & Homework

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Updated 26th November 2022

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26th November

Fawlty Towers

This site and the Padlet will remain available for the rest of the academic year.

19th November

Einstein's Riddle

Voting in the UK

The true value of academic research

Send any writing you would like to practise. Also there is the mock exam: good idea to try that.

12th November

5th November

Informal Narrative Letter



Mock exam: see 22nd October

2nd November

Speaking assessment now on Padlet. Password for your file is your student number.

29th October

Exam Booster p52 & 58.


Exam Practice Activities

22nd October

Final day to register for the December exam is Sunday 23rd

Letter of Application

Reading & Use of English
Exam Booster pp16, 22, 28, 34, 40, 46, 52 & 58 next week

During the next 2 weeks, please do this
As you are likely to be taking the paper-based version, it is a good idea to do this by hand, rather than by computer.

The question papers, listening mp3 and the answer sheets are in this zip archive. Print the answer sheets and use ordinary paper for the writing or this for your answers, then scan them and send them to me via Padlet. If you can manage to zip them into one file it will be easier. If you don't know how to do this, Google will have the answer. Please remember to name the zip file.

Make notes before you write, so that you include everthing you want to say and are able to keep to time. Time yourself and keep to the times shown on each paper.
Exam information

15th October

Exam Booster p66-7.
Exam Booster Speaking:

Part 1 p98

Part 2 p104

Part 3 & 4 p110

Write your answer in 220–260 words in an appropriate style.

You see the following announcement on a website, Fantastic films.

Reader comments wanted
An entertainment website is putting together a collection of greatest film moments and has asked readers to comment on the website’s suggestions for clips. You decide to write a review comparing two of the clips: one that you think should form part of the collection and another that you think shouldn’t. Your review should briefly describe each of the clips and should explain why you would recommend one and not the other.

Write your review.

8th October

Opening activity:

Listen to the recording and complete the tasks on this
Download this so that you can work in small groups:

Exam Booster Listening parts 3 & 4, example 1.

Exam Booster p111 speaking part 3.
Your college currently doesn't provide enough support for students planning to spend time studying in another country. You see this notice in the library.

The college is planning to introduce a special course for students planning to spend time studying in another country. The college principal invites students to send a proposal outlining any problems students may face when studying abroad and suggesting ways in which the course could address these problems. A decision can then be made about what to include on the course.

Write your proposal in 220-260 words in an appropriate style.
Listening 2 from each section: pages 76, 82, 88, 94 in Exam Booster

Download this file, then double click on it and it should open into a directory folder which you can then open and access the mp3 files.

1st October

Here is a
model essay
This week's writing:

24th September

  • What do you enjoy most about learning English?
  • What free time activity do you most enjoy? Why?
  • What sort of work would you like to do in the future? Why?
  • Do you think you spend too much time working or studying? Why? Why not?
  • Do you like using the internet to keep in touch with people?
  • Have you celebrated anything recently? How?
  • If you could travel to one country in the world where would you go? Why?
  • How important is it to you to spend time with your family? Why?/Why not?
  • Who do you think has had the greatest influence on your life? Why?

Complete the essay.

Do this for homework too. The answers are on the last page so you can check at the end. Make a note of any questions you need to ask at the start of next lesson.