Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Writing part 2 final exam

Write an answer to one of the questions 2 - 4 in this part. Write your answer in 120 - 180 words in an appropriate style.

2. You have seen the following advertisement in an international magazine:

THE IDEAL JOB What job would you most like to do?

We would like readers to write an article for our magazine telling others about your ideal job and why you would like to do it.

The writers of the three most interesting articles will each receive a year's free subscription to this magazine.

Write your article.

3. You have decided to enter a short story competition. The competition rules say that the story must begin or end with the following words:

He knew she wouldn't be pleased but he just had to tell her.
Write your story.

4. You have had a class discussion on the following statement:

Cars and lorries should be banned from city centres.
Your teacher has asked you to write a composition giving your views on the statement.

Write your composition.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Speaking Exam schedule

14 December Room 445

9:30 - 9:50

Carolina E.

9:50 - 10:10

10:10 - 10:30
Francisco O.

10:30 - 10:50

10:50 - 11:10
Carolina V.

11:10 - 11:30
Paulina F.

11:30 - 11:50
Paulina B.

11:50 - 12:10

12:10 - 12:30
Paula M.
Carolina C.

If you are not on the list contact me ASAP

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Writing assignment 7: A Report

This will be our last writing assignment of the year.

Today in class we looked at the features of a report. Here are some tips and an example

The director of the place where you study English wants to set up a new common room for student to use when they are not in class. You have been asked to write a report saying which room in the school should be chosen for the common room, and make suggestions for how it could be made comfortable and attractive.

Write your report in 120 - 180 words.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Final Exams & Answers Unit 11 Review

Final Exam schedule:

Listening - 02 December 11:00 room 431
Reading - 03 December 8:00 room 423
Writing - 03 December 9:30 Lab 3 (this will be a handwritten paper exam)
Use of English - 09 December 9:30 room 461
Speaking - 14 December 9:30 - 12:20 room 445 (I will send round a sign up sheet)

Answers Unit 11 Review

A. Weather
1. light rain/wind/showers
2. heavy rain/storm/showers
3. strong wind

1. gentle breeze
2. angry-looking clouds
3. rough sea
4. torrential rain
5. scattered showers
6. brilliant sunshine
7. overcast sky
8. tidal wave
9. violent storm
10. gale-force wind

B. Put
1. down
2. out
3. up
4. on
5. in
6. off

Conditional sentences
1. stays, 'll probably
2. had known, could have prepared
3. wouldn't do, paid
4. had taken, wouldn't be
5. do, 'll make
6. would have done, hadn't helped
7. am, always watch
8. would go, had

1. if it wasn't/was not/weren't/were not so/too
2. if I hadn't/had not spoken
3. I would not have written
4. not help you unless you
5. I had/'d remembered to take
6. give up smoking you put
7. to put up with
8. is being put at
9. provided it is
10. as long as you give

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Crime and Environment review

As a review I've set up some links where you can read more about the two topics.

Here's a link for the yahoo directory of crime and click on some of the links for information. Comment on your blog about what you found out and your opinions about some of the crimes.

Have a look at National Geographic's environment website. Check out their galleries, videos, interactive stuff and articles.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Catch up

Today in class we are going to finish up unit 11, so in the lab class I'm going to give you an opportunity to catch up.

Have a look at this video of the speaking exam Do you think the students in the video got a good grade? Let me know if you have any questions about this.

Also, go ahead and do the unit 11 review on pages 144 & 145. We will go over it during class later.