Thursday, 29 December 2011

Thursday 29th

Parts of speech


Sentence practice

Questions for page 90

1. What is a mother tongue?
2. What is an official language?
3. What are the two official languages in Canada?
4. Why did the government decide to make Canada bilingual?

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

First > QUIZ 11

Check Homework answers - 12-1 Ex. 1

Grammar Gerunds 12-2 
Exercise 12-2 Ex. 2
Exercise 12-3 Ex. 1

Famous Movie Scenes 

Unit 11 quiz

  • Writing questions for missing piece of information. 
  • Questions that show personal reaction, surprise, description, asking what for, personal opinion (11-1)
  • Changing direct questions to indirect questions. (11-2)
  • Changing positive statements to negative. (Be aware of gerunds and infinitives). (11-3)

Happy Christmas from Leanne's class :-)

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

The Brain! and Mental Disorders

Gaming - vocabulary

Grammar - 11-2
EX: 1 (11-2)

Listening - ADHD

Review the vocabulary, watch the video, answer the questions, check answers.

Explain left and right side. Which side are you? Write why and share with the class.


Research your topic, prepare some information to discuss with each and every classmate.

Major Depressive disorder
Bipolar disorder
Anxiety disorder
Dissociative identity disorder
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Seasonal Affective disorder

Thursday, 8 December 2011

3. Now tell me some things that you should have done in your life.


I should have studied harder at high school
I shouldn't have given up gymnastics
I should have learned French. 

Ex. 2

5. Group role plays. 
I am going to divide the class into 2 groups. You are going to write a role play with 4/5 people. Your role play can be about one of the following situations. 
You must use at least 4 examples of modals in the past tense and 4 words from unit 10 vocabulary. 
After you have practiced... I am going to film you and then we can watch it!!


Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Global issues!

Discussion questions

How much do you spend each day?
How much do you spend on clothes every month?
Going out for dinner?
Do you ever buy 2nd hand clothes or things?
Do you ever give money to charity.
Do you have more than one credit card?
How important is money to you?
How much do you have to spend to get a really good meal in your country.
In the streets, would you ever give money to a homeless person? Why or why not? What about food?
How much do you tip at a restaurant?

Answer the following questions regarding the video:

1. How much time has Jacqueline dedicated to the problems of poverty?                        


2. How does she define the real issue of poverty?                                                      


3. What is the size of the Mathare Valley slum?                                                                 


4. The Mathare Valley slum is populated by how many people?                                                             


5. Mama Rose has been renting her dwelling in the Mathare Valley slum for how long?                                 


6. In what way does she make money to send her children to school?                                          


7. Jane had two dreams! What were they?                                                          


8. Where was Jane's husband?                                                                                                   


9. What was the worst thing about being a prostitute?                                                         


10. How much was the deposit needed for Jane's house?                                                               


11. How much does Jane have to pay for her monthly mortgage repayment?                 


12. What doesn't poor mean according to Jacqueline?                                                             

4. MAKE ‘EM HISTORY: In pairs / groups, talk about whether the issues below will ever disappear from our world. Rank them in order of most important to be assigned to the history books. Make sure you all agree.
  1. Poverty in Africa.
  2. Nuclear weapons.
  3. AIDS.
  4. Terrorism.
  5. Globalization.
  6. Drugs.
  7. Global warming.
  8. Child labor.

Sunday, 4 December 2011



Indian Crepe exercise 

In groups of 2/3, I am going to give you a country, you are going to create a presentation.

  • Research the typical and traditional food of that country.
  • Create a presentation (2-3) minutes
  • Pictures
  • All must speak equally
  • Use notes from paper not from computer. 

Conditional Practice

Quiz 9

Unit 4

Listening and Speaking (Prepositions)