Monday, 30 December 2013


What is a Bucket List is?

Guess what kinds of things you think would be in the book.

Now, using these verbs from the book... finish the sentences


Remember as many as you can, 90 seconds
Then in groups, write as many up on the board as possible

Write your own bucket List

Unit 4

  1. Modal Verbs of Obligation Review (4-1)
  2. Student one
  3. Student two
  4. Modals and Permission (4-2)
  5. UVic practice
  6. Speaking 4-7

Friday, 13 December 2013


I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas!! 
Be good! If not, be careful :-)

Homework for Monday 16th of December

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Unit 2:3

Check 'Gymnast' paragraph 
State Verbs Vocabulary exercise
Real-Estate Agent Blog
Speaking 2-7


End of the world

1. Past simple practice
Fill in the gaps with these verbs, in the past simple.

burst, buy, dig
draw, hide, shake
slide, slit, spread
stick, swear, win

1. All of the witnesses ________ to tell the truth in the court of law. 
2. Mike was so cold that his body _______________
3. Using only a pen with blue ink, Sue ______________ a beautiful picture of a bird. 
4. When the balloon __________, everyone was startled by the sudden noise. 
5. Paul ___________ his money because he was afraid it would get stolen while he was away. 
6. Emily accidentally ______ her finger with a needle while she was sewing.
7. Janice ________ the top of the envelope with a knife instead of ripping it open.

8. I lost control of my car, and it _________ across the ice. 
9. Mary __________ butter all over her piece of toast with her knife. 
10. Our team finally _________ the soccer game by one goal. 

Conversation Questions

Where were you born?
How did you get your name?
What does your name mean?
What can you remember about elementary school?
What sports did you do?
Did you study hard at high school?
Do you still have friends from your school days?
Did you study again after you left high school?
Do you remember your first boyfriend or girlfriend?
What is your best memory of childhood?
What was your first job?
Have you lived in many different places?
What would you change about your life if you could?
What's the best thing that happened to you recently?

Monday, 9 December 2013

Unit 2-1 + 2-2

2 truths and 1 lie
House Vocabulary 
Present Simple Vs Present Continuous
Reading 2-1
Listening 2-2

  1. Finish M/F/P for Unit 2 Vocabulary (The document will be in your Drive)
  2. Do Vocabulary Exercise (The 20 questions are at the bottom of the document) 
  3. Finish the exercise from the grammar today. 

Documents from Tuesday 

Complete the sentences using the present continuous or present simple of the verbs in brackets.
1)    Where is Danny? - He ........................ tennis. (play)
2)    Danny ................... tennis nearly every Saturday afternoon. (play)
3)    I the cinema most weekends. (go)
4)    I .............. home now. Goodbye! (go
5)    Look! That woman .............. your jacket. (take)
6)    Ted ..................sugar in tea. (not take)
7)    The bank ten o’clock every morning. (open)
8)    Look! The door.................. . (open)


Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Monday, 2 December 2013

Unit 1:1

Speaking 1-1
Finish Vocabulary 
Parts of Speech 
Parts of Speech 2
Grammar 1-1 (Ex: 1,2 and 3)
Present Simple questions (do, does) Groups

Vocabulary Exercise 1-1
Ex 1 and 2 (Grammar 1-1)

+ Sentences from Monday


About Time - Watch the trailer.
In groups, discuss what you understood.
Watch and again and fill in the gaps. 


Sunday, 1 December 2013

Unit 1:1

Passive Scavenger Hunt
General Speaking (10 questions)
Speaking 1-2
Grammar 1-0


Write a sentence in + - ? for every tense in Grammar 1-0, Ex 3

Past Continuous

I am studying English.
I’m not studying English.
Are you studying English?
Present Simple Passive
Past Simple
Past Simple Passive
Present Continuous
Present Perfect Continuous
Present Simple
Present Perfect Simple

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Unit 11:3

Youtube videos
Check homework exercises
Speaking 12-5
Speaking 12-8 (In pairs as a class)
Phrasal Verbs Part 2
Ex2 (As a class)

Monday, 25 November 2013

Unit 12:2

1. Vocabulary 
2. Reading + Questions 
3. Grammar 12-1 (Review)
4. Speaking 12-3
5. Ask you partner 3 questions, and then report the answers to the class.

Joe: What is your favourite kind of music?
Laura: My favourite kind of music is R&B.  
Joe: Laura said that her favourite kind of music was R&B. 
Grammar 11-2 (Commands and Requests) 

5. 12-1 Ex 1 
6. 12-2 Ex 2 / 3
7. Structure 12-1


Sunday, 24 November 2013

Unit 11 quiz + Unit 12:1

Check Grammar Review
Unit 11 Review
Unit 11 Quiz
Unit 12:1 Reported speech
Ex 1 and 3
Ask you partner 3 questions, and then report back to the class.

Shoko - How old are you?

Leanne - I am 25 years old.

Shoko - Leanne said that she was 25 years old.

Friday, 22 November 2013


Plans for the weekend
Check homework
Question Tag Quiz
Phrasal Verb questions + Speaking
Speaking 11-1

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Monday, 18 November 2013


Unit 11:1

When to tie the Knot
Speaking 11-2
Listening 11-2
Grammar 11-1
Ex 1 and 2
Indirection questions and Statements 
Speaking 11-3


Vocabulary Charts - (Everyone writes down a simple noun, give it to the person next to you, 2 minutes to write as many related words, pass on 20 seconds to add) At the end we can read the vocabulary - write a small story but only 1st line and then pass it on, read the stories at the end)

Conversation - Write a question and put it in the middle of the group. 

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Unit 8:2

Check Ex 2 and 3
Finish Exercises from Practice
Grammar 8-2
Practice 1
Already and Yet + Speaking 8-3
Reading 8-1 + Write about your country/city and how the people care or don't care about the environment.


  1. Ex 1 and 2
  2. Make your Youtube Video 
Natural Disaster listening
911 call Reviews
Passives and Environment 

1. According to scientific studies, what effects can the weather have on people?
2. What causes changes in the weather in the British Isles?
3. According to some researchers, what effect has human activity in Europe and
North America had on Africa?
4. How can pine cones and seaweed help us predict the weather?
5. How reliable is technology in predicting the weather?
6. What did a recent study by an Australian psychologist suggest?
7. What’s the connection between weather and disease?
8. What are storm-chasers

Monday, 28 October 2013

Unit 8:1

Natural Disasters 
Grammar 8-1 + Examples
Ex 1 and 2


1. Vocabulary Ex 1
2. Choose 10 words from Unit 8 vocabulary (the 10 most difficult for you) and write 10 sentences OR one paragraph
3. Grammar 8:1 Ex 3

*** Only share your sentences (Homework 2)


Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Unit 6:2

Check Homework (Ex 3/4)
Check Sentences
Infinitive 6:2
Gerund or Infinitive 
Speaking 6-7
Boxing Listening 


  1. Unit 6 Vocabulary Exercise (Complete all 20 questions) 
  2. Boxing Listening  - Write meanings for the vocabulary words. 

You do NOT need to share these documents with me today. 


1st and 2nd Conditional 
Jeopardy Game
Making funny sentences

Unit 6:1

  1. Finish Vocabulary 
  2. Gerunds (Grammar 6-1)
  3. Exercise 1, 2 and 3
  4. Speaking 6-4
  5. Speaking 6-6
  6. Listening 6-2 


  1. Write 3 sentences with Gerunds as objects of prepositions
  2. Write 3 sentences with Gerunds  as objects of verbs
  3. Ex  4 and 3

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

News stories

A story

  • Find an interesting story that is happening in the world
  • Read and understand it
  • Write the story again in note form (most important information)
  • Present in small groups (you will be in 2 different groups)
CNN News
CBC News
Google News
Yahoo News
World News Network 

Or any other news site (In ENGLISH)

Monday, 14 October 2013

Unit 5 quiz

Grammar 5-5
Quiz 5
Adverb sentences (corrections and finishing)
Vocabulary Unit 6
Questions with Vocabulary


  1. Finish Unit 6 vocabulary notes
  2. Read 6:1 Notes 

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Unit 5:2

Check h/w
Future Tense practice 
Ex 5:2
Make your own predictions
Speaking 5:3
Listening 5-2
Some Any No

1. Finish your writing "My plans in the next 5 years."
2. Try to write 8-10 facts from the "25 Mind Boggling facts video"


Money Quiz
You and Money questionnaire 

Coca Cola Advert 

"The grandfather ate less than his grandson."

Unit 4

Listening and Speaking (Prepositions)