Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Thursday :-)

1. Reading - "A guide to Vancouver"
Discussion questions

In groups of 2, you will read through the document. We will look at:

 - New vocabulary
 - Give the paragraphs titles
 - Answer the questions

2. Grammar 9-2 + red book exercises.

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Wednesday 29th


Grammar 9-1
9-1 Ex1. #3

We are going to study the verbs, adjectives and adverbs from unit 9.

Guide to Vancouver

Homework - Tuesday 28th of Feb

1. Finish Vocabulary assignment - Friday

2. SMRT website > Unit 9 > Grammar 9-1 > Exercise #2 - Wednesday

3. Study notes and exercises from today

Have a nice evening :-)

Monday, 27 February 2012

Tuesday 28th of February 2012

SMRT 115 =

my email =

my blog =

Introduction (30)

Names - Teach us your name (Meaning, pronunciation and spelling)

4 facts game. 
Write down your birthday, favourite place in the world, favourite food and colour. 

Vocabulary 9 ~ Unit 9 (45)
We are going to look at some vocabulary related to the world and travel.
Open the document, press "File" > "Make a copy" > Rename your document at the top of the page on the left.
We will talk about these words (meaning / form / pronunciation) and you will write your own meaning and example sentence.

Grammar (45)
9-1 ~ "Time clauses"
Unit 9 > Grammar > 9-1 > Exercises > 1 / 2
Group correction
Class correction

In groups of 3/4, discuss the questions. 
To improve speaking - be confident, speak loudly and slowly :-)

Homework - Unit 9 > Grammar > 9-1 > Exercise 2
Share with me by 8.30am 

Tuesday 28th of February 2012

Welcome all new students to CCEL or new to my class.
I hope you will enjoy this class and learn lots of new English. 

Please do not use cell phones, Facebook, or Skype during class. 

Thank you :-)

Pronunciation (Li-an)

Introduction - names / warm up

Unit 9

Weather - Unit 9 - (Vocabulary)

Weather article + questions and discussion

Grammar 9-1
Speaking practice

Friday, 24 February 2012


Phrasal Verb Review

In groups of 3, write a story using your 10 phrasal verbs
Read to the class, and explain your phrasal verbs after. 

  • break down (stop working)
  • bring (sb) up (raise a child)
  • calm down (become calm)
  • carry on (continue)
  • cheer (sb) up (make someone happy)

  • come across (sth) (find accidentally)
  • come along with (sb) (join someone to go somewhere)
  • dress up (wear formal clothes or a costume)
  • eat (sth) up (eat most or completely of something)
  • figure (sth) out (understand, solve something)

  • fill (sth) out (complete a form)
  • get along with (sb) (have a good relationship with someone)
  • get on (sth) (enter a bus, train, etc.)
  • get up (to rise)
  • go without (sth) (live life without something)

  • grow up (become an adult)
  • hear of (sth) (learn about, know)
  • lie down (lie on a bed or sofa)
  • look after (sth) (take care of something or somebody)
  • look forward to (sth) (be excited about something)

  • put (sth) off (postpone something)
  • run out of (sth) (have no more of something)
  • sit down (sit on a chair or seat)
  • stand up  (rise from a chair or seat)
  • take off (leave the ground)

  • try (sth) on (try clothes before buying)
  • try (sth) out (test something) 
  • turn (sth) down (refuse something)
  • use (sth) up (use something completely)
  • turn into (sth) (become a different form)   

Correct together

Unit 8 Quiz

Wednesday, 22 February 2012




Grammar 8-3
Ex # 1 / 2

Group work - In groups, you are going to write a proposal. This proposal will contain a plan to save the planet. it is will similar to the Kyoto Protocol, but from a group of students in Canada. We will share these with the class.

Error correction

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Wednesday 22nd of February 2011

1. Finish preposition presentation. 

2. Grammar 8-3

3. Unit 8 > Grammar > Ex#3

4. Exercises from black Azar book (from the email) 
~ Page 102
~Page 107 Ex: 31

5. Reading and debate "Kyoto Protocol"

6. Vocabulary Fill in blank document + Ex#1

Monday, 20 February 2012

Tuesday 21st of February

Good morning

1. Present preposition sentences to the class. 

2. Grammar 8-1

3. Use Exercise #2 to explain the grammar. 

+ comprehension questions 

5. Mini presentation preparation 

Homework for Tuesday 21st

1) Finish preposition sentences and be ready to present to the class.
Share with me by 8.30am

2) Unit 8 > Structure > 8-1
Share with me by 8.30am

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Check homework 20-30

Put and Take - In groups of 2 , speak and write the correct answers. 20

Unit 7 quiz  30
Correct quiz together. 20

Prepositions  30-45

Thursday, 16 February 2012


Vocabulary review 20

Finish looking for the noun, adjectives and verbs. 20

Grammar review in pairs. 30

Write the second scene of our TV show "The road less travelled" 45
Groups of three (Katie, Sal and Mark)
Write the next scene. 

Watch Modern Family

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

1. Changing words to nouns, adjectives and and verbs. 45
2. Ahmed's brief review of 7-2. 5
"Are you experienced" - worksheet. Change the statements to questions and ask each other. 20

3. Open grammar 7-3 - Go through the notes together. 10
4. Put and Take exercise 15
+ Grammar 7-3 Ex: 1

6. The Road less travelled

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Grammar 7-2   - Present Perfect Experience (10)

Have you ever?
I've never

Ex 1
Blue Azar Page 20 Practice 4

Tell me about some of your best experiences. Describe 5 of them using Present Perfect.


Read for 15 minutes, choose 5 words and teach them to your groups. (30)

Reading 7-1

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Vocabulary quiz

What are you always forgetting to do?
What is something you always remember to do?
What is something that you want to try in your life?

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Wednesday 8th of February

"What makes you?"


  • What annoys you about living where you live now?
  • What annoys you about taking trains to work?
  • What annoys you about driving a car?
  • What annoys you most about living at home with your family?
  • Do you think you have habits that annoy other people?
  • Does it annoy you when people kiss in public?
  • Do you get annoyed when someone cuts in front of you when you are waiting in line?
  • What are some new pet peeves you have as a result of recent technology (i.e. cell phone use)?
  • What annoying habits does your best friend have?
  • Does smoking bother you?
  • Do you get annoyed when other people display bad manners? Give some examples.
  • What is the most annoying thing for you?


Today we are going to create our own blogs. 
Your first blog post will be about your athlete. Add your 6 facts, and any other information that you want, some pictures, maybe a video and anything else you like. 
You will all follow each other's blogs and we will add blogs as the days and weeks pass by. 

6-2 Infinitives
Ex: 1 / 2

"Admirable athletes"

Monday, 6 February 2012

Sports ... and gerunds!!

> Adele song - gap fill

> Explanation of Gerunds ( :-)

> Ex 1 / 2


> Vocabulary 

(Work in groups to come up with an example sentences that conveys the meaning and present to the class)


*necessary picture 

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Monday - Review

Listening - Adelle video

Grammar review 
Future tense explanation

Predictions - 
We use 'be going to' when we have evidence in the present, and 'will' when it is your opinion/hope/assumption

Will - 

  • a spontaneous decision
    example: Wait, I will help you.
  • an opinion, hope, uncertainty or assumption regarding the future
    example: He will probably come back tomorrow.
a promise
example: I will not watch TV tonight.

be going to - 
  • an action in the near future that has already been planned or prepared
    example: I am going to study harder next year.
  • a conclusion regarding the immediate future
    example: The sky is absolutely dark. It is going to rain.

    I'm going to visit my mother, and then I'll maybe see a movie - conversation English
    Written / business English - will

Handouts - working in pairs

Quiz 5
Structure activity (As soon as you finish your test)

Mark the quiz

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Speaking -  9.00

Grammar Review - in pairs :-)  (it's always easier with 2 brains) 9.30

Go through the adverb sentences and group correct. 10.00

Homework - Read essay and record voice, listen for mistakes and pronunciation.


Please write sentences for each of these adverbs, do not copy sentences from the internet.
Share to m by 8.30am Friday.
Thank you

At the end of the class,

Wednesday, 1 February 2012



Ex: 2


Ex: 1

Add 1 more sentence to your introduction, 2 more to your body paragraph and one more to your conclusion.

Structure 1
Structure 2



1. Vocabulary test

1. Informal
2. Casual
3. Plane
4. Plain
5. Flip Flop
6. Silly

- Mini test tomorrow - spelling and meaning.

2. Write an essay
"What does fashion mean in your life?"

Write the 1st sentences of your: Introduction, Main paragraph and Conclusion.

I am from England and there fashion depends on the person. 

Main paragraph:
In my life it is more important to look professional than fashionable. 

In conclusion, it is fashionable to look appropriate to whatever you are doing.


Unit 4

Listening and Speaking (Prepositions)