Thursday, 26 September 2019

Homework 2018-2019

Workbook
You can do the exercises in Units 1-20

Blog  

In this blog you will find extra material to improve your English. 
 

Fire Drill Procedure
General School Information
Bibliography C2
Unit 1         1.1        1.2         1.3       Exam folder 1
Unit 2         2.1        2.2         2.3       Writing folder 1
Unit 3         3.1        3.2         3.3       Exam folder 2
Unit 4         4.1        4.2         4.3       Writing folder 2     Revision U 1-4
Unit 5         5.1        5.2         5.3       Exam folder 3 
Unit 6         6.1        6.2         6.3       Writing folder 3
Unit 7         7.1        7.2         7.3       Exam folder 4
Unit 8         8.1        8.2         8.3       Writing folder 4     Revision U 5-8
Unit 9         9.1        9.2         9.3       Exam folder 5
Unit 10       10.1      10.2      10.3       Writing folder 5
Unit 11       11.1      11.2      11.3       Exam folder 6
Unit 12       12.1      12.2      12.3       Writing folder 6     Revision U 9-12
Unit 13       13.1      13.2      13.3       Exam folder 7
Unit 14       14.1      14.2      14.3       Writing folder 7
Unit 15       15.1      15.2      15.3       Exam folder 8
Unit 16       16.1      16.2      16.3       Writing folder 8     Revision U 13-16
Unit 17       17.1      17.2      17.3       Exam folder 9
Unit 18       18.1      18.2      18.3       Writing folder 9
Unit 19       19.1      19.2      19.3       Exam folder 10
Unit 20       20.1      20.2      20.3       Writing folder 10   Revision U 17-20

Get ready for the speaking exam
Guide 

English C2 Blog Posts  




Written assignments

1. Personal profile: 
We have a new language assistant this year. Write an email  to her with your personal profile. (deadline: 16 Oct)  
You will find useful language here here  and here  

2. An essay:
Write a balanced discussion (discursive essay ) about the process, the necessity and the inevitability of major political, cultural, and social change. You can get more information on writing essays on pages 22 &23, 56 & 57, here and here. You will find useful language, here, here , here , here  and here. You can also get some ideas on this topic in Unit 1 and on this website (Deadline 30 Oct) 
Here you have another idea for a balanced discussion (discursive essay):
"The internet poses one of the greatest threats to our existence"
 
3. A review:
An international magazine wants readers to contribute writing a review. (Objective Proficiency p 39 Ex 6). Here you can find useful language for reviews. You can get more information on writing reviews on pages 38 & 39. Finally, you can find useful language for writing here. (Deadline 20 Nov)
 

4. An essay:
Write a discursive essay. (Objective Proficiency p 56). Do we as a society take music as seriously as we should? You will get more ideas on how to write an essay on pages 22 &23, 56 & 57  and here. You will find useful language, here, here , here , here  and here . You can also get some ideas and vocabulary on this topic here . (deadline: 11 Dec)
 

5. Write a scrapbook after Christmas with the activities you did together with family and friends. (Deadline 10 Jan)
 
6. A proposal
Write a proposal. Find the details here. (Deadline 17 Jan) 


7. An article
Write an article. Find the details here. (Deadline 22 Jan) 
 
8. A report
You work for the tourist office in your area. Your manager has asked you to write a report in English on the places that are popular with tourists who are interested in art. You should briefly describe the most popular places. Your report should also recommend two or three improvements that would enhance the tourists' experience and explain why these would attract even more visitors. You can find useful vocabulary to talk about art here. You can get information on writing reports on pages 106 & 107. Finally, you can find useful language for writing a report here, here and here. (Deadline 19 February)
 

9. Write a letter. You have read an article that appeared on the NPR website entitled "Will We 'Fix' The Weather? Yes. Should We Fix The Weather? Hmmm". You decide to write a letter to the writer of the article, , commenting on the views expressed and giving your own opinions. You can get more information on writing letters on pages 124 & 125. You will also find a letter writing guide here and here . You can find useful language here, here: Formal letters, here: How to write. and here.  (Deadline: 12 March)


10. (to be done in class) mediation (mediate between speakers): formal email. 22 March. 

You will have to adapt information given (summarise, paraphrase, extract the important information...)
You will find a letter writing guide here and here. You can find useful language here, here: Formal letters, and here:  How to write.   



 

11. Write a review of two books you have read this year.   Useful language .  (Deadlines: before 31 Oct tell your teacher the book you are going to read. On 30 April hand in your review) Click here for a list of readers and more instructions for this assignment. 
 

12. Write an article. An English-language newspaper is inviting readers to contribute to a series of articles about clothing. You decide to write an article about wearing the right clothes for the right occasion. You can find useful vocabulary to talk about clothing here. To see how to write articles click here and also here. You can also get some ideas on how to write articles on pages 90, 91, 158, 159, 174 & 175. Finally, you can find useful language for writing here. (Deadline: 7 May)


13. Last written assignment:
Reflection: write a letter to your teacher (deadline 16 May)


We are approaching the end of the academic year. You decide to write a letter to your teacher giving him some feedback about the course. In your reflection you can include aspects of the course that you loved or loathed; what you found useful or useless; suggestions for the future and any other aspect you may consider worth pointing out in order to improve the teaching and learning process of this course.
You will find a letter writing guide here and here . You can find useful language here.
Formal letters.
How to write. 


Assignments to prepare for the speaking part of the exam
1. Speaking: write a five-minute presentation (200 words). Use this Guide. (deadline: 23 Oct).
Topic: Changes and Expectations . Get your ideas here:


Speakout Advanced p 63. Monologue. Speaking

Objective Proficiency p.12. Changes. Speaking 

Objective Proficiency p 16. Expectations. Extra Speaking

2. Speaking: write a five-minute presentation (200 words). Use this Guide. (deadline: 6 Nov).
Topic: Travel and Work. Get your ideas here:

Speakout Advanced p 63. Monologue. Speaking


Objective Proficiency p 16. Travel. Extra Speaking


Objective Proficiency p 17. Living In the Lap of Luxury Vs Living Rough in One Snapshot. Extra Speaking 


Objective Proficiency p 157. Immigration. Extra Speaking


Objective Proficiency p 21. Work. Extra Speaking


Objective Proficiency p 128. Work. Extra Speaking 

3. Speaking: write a five-minute presentation (200 words). Use this Guide. (deadline: 22 Nov).
Topic: Anecdotes, the animal world, and the weather and climate change. Get your ideas here:

Speakout Advanced p 63. Monologue. Speaking


Objective Proficiency p 24. Guess What! Extra Speaking


Objective Proficiency p 28. Feel Hard Done By


Objective Proficiency p 24. Animals. Speaking


Objective Proficiency p 24. The Weather and Climate Change. Extra Speaking


Objective Proficiency p 26. How Does the Weather Affect Your Mood? Speaking 


Objective Proficiency p 112. The Environment. Extra Speaking

4. Speaking: write a five-minute presentation (200 words). Use this Guide. (deadline: 18 Dec).
Topic: Crime and Punishment, feelings and emotions. Get your ideas here:

Speakout Advanced p 63. Monologue. Speaking


Objective Proficiency p 26. Crime and Punishment. Extra Speaking


Objective Proficiency p 28. Feelings and Emotions. Extra Speaking

5. Speaking: write a five-minute presentation (200 words). Use this Guide. (deadline: 22 Jan).
Topic: Food and health, shopping and consumerism . Get your ideas here:

Speakout Advanced p 63. Monologue. Speaking


Objective Proficiency p 36. Food. Extra Vocabulary


Objective Proficiency p 36. Food. Extra Speaking


Objective Proficiency p 36. Can We Eat Our Way Out Of Climate Change? Extra Listening


Objective Proficiency p 120. Health. Extra Speaking


Objective Proficiency p 43. Just For the Lulz. Extra Speaking


Objective Proficiency p 47. Advertising and Shopping. Extra Speaking


Objective Proficiency p 76. Clothes. Extra Speaking


Objective Proficiency p 128. The Economy. Extra Speaking


6. Speaking: write a five-minute presentation (200 words). Use this Guide. (deadline: 14 Feb).
Topic: Music, art and entertainment. Get your ideas here:

Speakout Advanced p 63. Monologue. Speaking


Objective Proficiency p 55. Music. Extra Speaking


Objective Proficiency p 59. Art or Not Art. Extra Speaking


Objective Proficiency p 63. Art and Sight. Extra Speaking 

7. Speaking:
Make a Presentation (200 words) (deadline: Feb)  
Give a 5 minute presentation on one of the curriculum topics
Deadlines:  

30 Oct: tell your teacher the topic
Feb: give the presentation  

Useful language:

Speakout Advanced p 63. Monologue. Speaking

8. Speaking: write a five-minute presentation (200 words). Use this Guide. (deadline: 14 Mar).
Topic: Housing. Get your ideas here:

Speakout Advanced p 63. Monologue. Speaking


Objective Proficiency p 70. Digital Human: Home. Extra Speaking


Objective Proficiency p 70. Homes. Extra Speaking


Objective Proficiency p 71. City Living. Extra Speaking 

9. Speaking: write a five-minute presentation (200 words). Use this Guide. (deadline: 11 Apr).
Topic:  Education; languages and globalization; science and technology. Get your ideas here:

Speakout Advanced p 63. Monologue. Speaking


Objective Proficiency p 79.The Educators: Daisy Christodoulou. Extra Listening and Speaking


Objective Proficiency p 79. Education. Speaking 


Objective Proficiency p 84. Languages and Globalisation. Extra Speaking 


Objective Proficiency p 90. Science and Technology. Extra Speaking.


Objective Proficiency p 109. Travel. Extra Speaking

10. Speaking: write a five-minute presentation (200 words). Use this Guide. (deadline: 25 Apr).
Topic: Relationships, politics . Get your ideas here:

Speakout Advanced p 63. Monologue. Speaking


Objective Proficiency p 92. Relationships. Extra Speaking


Objective Proficiency p 96. Living Alone. Extra Speaking


Objective Proficiency p 156. Politics. Extra Speaking


Objective Proficiency p 152. Major Events and the Most Relevant People. Extra Speaking