Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Noun clauses.


Yes / no question                  =

If / whether clauses
Questions (what, how etc)                                                         

Question word clauses
Statements                             =

That clause

Monday, 19 September 2011


Good morning,

We will start the day with some review that will practice all skills: grammar, speaking, reading, writing, and listening.
Please click in the link below, and work through the exercises.


Friday, 9 September 2011

STRESSSSSS and prepositions

1) Stress

Look at the list of words, mark the stress in the correct place 

Vancouver - VanCOUver.

thank you

- Now listen to Leanne pronounce the list words and write the word with stress in the correct place. 

2) Prepositions 

Choose the preposition:
in, into, on, over

1. Do you take pride  ________ your appearance, or are you just vain?
2. I tripped ____ the cat and fell downstairs. 
3. The movie "The Magnificent Seven" was based ______ a Japanese story about the samurai. 
4. Don't kiss the prince, or he might change _____ a frog. 
5. If you can't finish the report by Friday, please try to get it done _____ the weekend. 
6. Father must be _____ a bad temper, he just shouted at mother. 
10. There has been a considerable improvement _______ the flow of traffic since they opened the extra lanes on the highway. 
11. There's no point getting upset ______ things that are beyond your control. 
12. The only way to prevent children from getting _____ trouble is to keep them locked up until they are 21. 
13. The party's new policy document puts a strong emphasis _____ public ownership of basic utilities like electricity and water. 
14. I am a bit weak _____ science subjects, but I am trying to improve. 
15. If you put as much effort _______ your studies as you do _____ football, you might have a chance. 

Unit 10 quiz "Global Thinking"

Thursday, 8 September 2011


Questions for Italian experience

1. Which cities did they visit?
2. What did they think of Rome?
3. What could they do with the special Trafalgar pass in Rome?
4. Did the mom prefer Rome or Venice?
5. Within how many seconds does the glass harden?
6. What did they do in Florence?
7. Who ‘makes it’?

Conversation questions

  • Have you ever been abroad?
  • Where have you been?
  • Are you planning on going anywhere for your next vacation?
    • If so, where?
    • Who with?
    • How long will you stay?
  • Are you afraid of going abroad alone?
  • Could you live in another country for the rest of your life?
  • Describe the most interesting person you met on one of your travels.
  • What was your best trip.
  • What was your worst trip.
  • What languages can you speak?
  • What place do you want to visit someday?
  • What was the most interesting place you have ever visited?
  • What's the most beautiful place you've ever been to?
  • When was the last time your traveled?

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

c-Write a letter back, providing some criticisms about the situation, and then some advice so she knows what she should do.
-Remember to use structures like: You should have, you could have, you must have been... etc.

Dear Agony Aunt
Should I give up this love

I don’t even know if I want answers or not, but I’ve got to tell someone the idiotic mistakes that I have made before I go crazy. I am a teenager. I hate to say it, cause I don’t fit into the mould, but I’m still 17 and I’m still an idiot. I don’t like parties; I go to church; I like school; I don’t swear all that often.
I’m not sure how well I can cut a long story short…but here goes.
I’m in the choir at my church, along with my mum and my little sister. We’re a very strong family; none of us have ever been any trouble- mum always jokes about that; the fact that she never had to do anything, we just never bothered with the ‘teenage’ years. There aren’t just the three of us. My parents are married, and I’ve got two elder sisters as well as my little sister. There’s an age gap between the pairs of sisters, so although we’re all close, our elder sisters share a bond, and my little sister and I share a bond. Of the elder two, one is married and just become a mum and the other has a boyfriend.
I have a problem that started last year, when a man at choir offered to give me some driving lessons ing cause I was so keen to drive. From there, we hit it off- the lessons dwindled out cause with so little time on my hands, I barely got time with the family as it was, so we just chatted, and became really good friends. This didn’t surprise me; mum got on with him really well, so I knew he’d be a funny guy. Bad news is, he’s 3 times my age.
So the closer we got, the more that people worried; and we did too. Neither of us had done anything like this before, and ignored it for a while, but eventually he came out with it, and we started trying to be together, but we didn’t tell anybody. We very, very rarely got time alone and when we did it would be at church.
I can’t say that I wholly trusted him- I’d be even more of a fool to say that I did. So occasionally, when he’d find ways to meet up in places that I felt uncomfortable with (e.g. when no-one knew where I was) I would make an excuse. One day, very recently, he caught me lying to him, and we stopped and talked. I told him that I couldn’t hide this much longer, so he agreed that we should reveal things a little more and stop worrying my family and friends. So we did- we’ve told my mum first, as she was visibly the most worried. We caught her one evening and said we’d like a chat when we had time. She managed to take him aside and talk to him the next day when I wasn’t there, and he fed a little back to me- not much, cause he said she’d want to talk to me without knowing what she’d said to him. But she wanted to tell the Vicar, cause he’d know much more about what to do.
So I waited for when she and I would have time to talk alone, and we eventually did. Well, when I say talk, she talked at me. She didn’t need to hear my opinion, and in my family, that has never happened. She had also already talked to the Vicar, and I had assumed that she would ask me first before she did that. So basically, I started to get confused. The Vicar said that we hadn’t strictly done anything wrong, among other things like suggesting we all sit down and talk, and said he’d pass the information along to my mother and father.
About 2 weeks later, and I found out that the Vicar had, in fact, done no such thing. I was assuming that he was looking for a time to be alone with mum to talk it over, but was still irritated.
In all this, all the way through, there is one person I did not tell, and that was my younger sister. I was waiting for a chance to tell her gently, because I knew that I would deeply hurt her. If I had told her, and only her, from the start, what sort of burden would that have been on a 14-year-old girl? That she was the only witness to a relationship between the only two people who really shouldn’t be together…
She’s lost all faith in me because we’ve never kept secrets from each other before, and I’ve scarred her so much deeper than anything else I could have done.
The thing that hurts me is that all of this seems to be being arranged without a word from me- I don’t actually seem to have any say in the matter.
The thing that breaks my heart is that I have failed in the one thing that I tried to do the whole way through- protect my own sister, and my family, and be a role-model to the young woman my sister’s turning into. I don’t know how long it will be until any of them can trust me again, or if I can trust them. This is the sort of thing I read in books and joke about how simply stupid you would have to be to make such a horrible mistake. But I don’t even know if I have made a mistake- I don’t even know for sure if I love him, or whether I’m just in love with love.
Please, help me- anything you can think of to help me- I’ve done everything so wrong and I don’t know where to turn.

2. Vocabulary - Using the vocabulary from unit 10. In your groups you’ll receive 10 words and you must write a story/situation using the words. The story must flow well and make sense. You will read to the class.

Photo: A man standing in front of a mural

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Friday 2nd of August 2011

1)What images spring to mind when you hear the word ‘globalization’?
2)What are the good things and bad things about globalization?
3)How long has the term ‘globalization’ been around?
4)Do you think it’s possible to ignore globalization?
5)How has globalization affected your life?
6)Is globalization good for the world?
7)What will globalization look like fifty years from now?
8)Do you think globalization will make us all the same in the future?
9)Which countries do you think like or hate globalization most?


A lightning bolt appears to strike the iconic Eiffel Tower while the Paris landmark is seen illuminated in vibrant blue lights.

Unit 4

Listening and Speaking (Prepositions)