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Monday, 24 April 2017

Writing: An Article

The last writing type we are looking at is THE ARTICLE.
Remember an ARTICLE...

  • is a piece of writing usually intended for publication in a newspaper, magazine or journal

•  is written for a wide audience, so it is essential to attract and retain the readers’ attention
may include amusing stories, reported speech and descriptions
can be formal or informal, depending on the target audience
should be written in an interesting or entertaining manner
should give opinions and thoughts, as well as facts
is in a less formal style than a report
An article can
describe an experience, event, person or place
present an opinion or balanced argument
compare and contrast
provide information
offer suggestions
offer advice 

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

It's all relative

Hello,


In unit 10A we are having a look at Icons and the relative clauses.
Enjoy your revision here.




 Now ... You can visit the following sites for further practice:
WATCH: An interesting video about Nelson Mandela.

Have a nice weekend! :-)

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Answers to homework- Reading Practice




Text 1  Q&A  NATURAL DISASTERS
A volcano, an earthquaque, a landslide, a tornado, a drought, a flood

ANSWERS

     a)  
          PREVENT: to keep from occurring; stop
MELT: to (cause to) become liquid by heat
DEEP adj.  extending far down from the top or surface
 ERUPT to burst forth, come out
 EVAPORATE: (cause to) change from a liquid or solid state into vapor or gas

     b)      and c)
 1D (No, they can’t, but they can predict which places are going to be hit sometime in the future)
2B (We can plant more trees)
3A (They can be caused by earthquakes under the ocean, a landslide or a volcano erupting)
4E (Yes, it is)
5C (The sea level will rise around the world and a lot of towns and cities round the world will be flooded)

d) 
  1 Because the ocean is less deep there. 2 Because the water isn’t held in the ground, so it evaporates. 3  Over 50%4 The Caribbean, Chile, Indonesia, Japan and North America.   5 On average the world’s temperature has increased by 1.5ºC in the last 150 years and eight of the ten hottest years have been recorded in the last two decades.


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Text 2  
Join up... The campaign against waste starts today!
ANSWERS
         1.       1 environment   2 recycling    3 over-consumption    
                 4 waste    5 amusing    6 landfill site    7 solution      
                 8 retailer
      
        2.      1F  2T   3T   4T  5F  6T  7F  8T  9F

Thursday, 2 March 2017

This Week: Becoming Greener


Have you ever heard about  'Ecological footprints'?
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Do you know what yours is?
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How many planets would we need if everyone lived like you?
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 An ecological footprint measures the total amount of land and resources used, It includes your carbon footprint but it goes further. 


  • Find out what your ecological footprint is by answering questions about your lifestyle. See how your choices affect the environment and whether you are living beyond the capacity of the planet!

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> Go and FIND OUT HERE! <




Source >  Bestfootforward 

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Monday, 23 January 2017

REPORTED SPEECH

REPORTED SPEECH
Three days ago....

MARY: What are you going to do this evening?

JANE: I’m going to the new pub.

MARY: Where is that pub?

JANE: It is near here.

MARY: Do you like it?

JANE: I love it. I went yesterday too. …

MARY: What’s so special about it?

JANE: I’ve met a nice guy

MARY: And?

JANE: And I think I’ll go tomorrow again.


A few days later...


Last Friday, I talked to Jane and I asked her what she was going to do that evening.
She told me that she was going to the new pub. So I asked where that pub was and she said it was near there…
I asked her if she liked it and she told me she loved it and that she had been there the day before too!

Then I asked her what was so special about it and she said she had met a nice guy and that she thought she would go the following day again… and ....she didn’t even invite ME!


In NI2 we are studying the  Indirect or reported Speech. Click on the activities below to do some practice:

Go and visit other sites to improve further :-)



Reported Speech
1. ONE
2. TWO
3. THREE
4. FOUR


Visit  THE PAGE and practice as much as you LIKE!

Enjoy your week!

Monday, 12 December 2016

Functional Language

When we speak we also need to use FUNCTIONAL LANGUAGE:

Functional language is language that we use to perform various "functions" such as giving advice or apologizing.

 Functional language typically uses fixed expressions for each function–for example "if I were you" or "my suggestion is" in giving advice, and "it was my fault" or "please forgive me" in apologizing.

The following  pages list common expressions for each function, graded by level. You should focus on INTERMEDIATE EXPRESSIONS Have a look!

SOURCE:  www.englishclub.com


OTHER USEFUL EXPRESSIONS:

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

-ING or Infinitive?

Doing little is fun. 
I love lounging...


Remember the general rules:


WE use the -ing form

After certain Verbs
After prepositions
When the verb is the subject of the sentece

We use the infinitive:

After certain verbs
After adjectives
For reason or purpose

See the following links
FOR:

Verbs followed by INFINITIVE
Verbs followed by -ING
Verbs Followed by Gerunds OR Infinitives (Different Meaning)*


FURTHER PRACTICE

1. Do they enjoy_____ (read) ?
2. Sorry for ______(be) so late. I overslept!
3. I don't mind _____ (help) in the house.
4. It was stupid _________(run): the train had left.
5. She's always dreamt of ________(have) a house by the seaside .
6. ___________(not/have) a mobile phone nowadays is old-fashioned.
7. What about________ (ask) our teacher?
8. We stopped_________ (talk) when the teacher entered the room.
9. Please, keep__________ (tell) us what happened yesterday.
10. She promised_________ (help) me with the essay.
11. They would prefer ________(fly) to England.
12. Will you be able________ (speak) English fluently next year?
13. She left without _________(say) good-bye.
14. He persuaded her________ (buy) another washing-machine.
15. Susan bought the car _________(give) it to her daughter for her birthday.

Answers  in Comment 1 :-)

What do you do? I'm an artist



General vocabulary
What do you do?
I'm a model
She works as a lawyer
o   a regular job
o   commuter
o   employee
o   employer
o   He took a job as a waiter.
o   occupation
o   profession
o   to earn one's living
o   to run a firm
o   trade
o   What do you do for a living?
o   Worker
o   Temporary/ part-time job
Application
o   application
o   application form
o   apprentice, trainee
o   apprenticeship
o   CV (curriculum vitae)/ resume
o   job interview
o   skilled worker
o   to apply for a job
o   training
o   training course
o   vacancy

 


Unemployment
o   period of notice
o   To be unemployed/ to be out of work/ to be on the dole
o   to fire/ to sack /to dismiss somebody
o   to resign, to quit
o   to retire
o   unemployment
o   unemployment benefit, dole money

 

Working hours, Pay
o   a full-time job
o   a part-time job
o   wages
o   flexitime
o   payslip
o   salary
o   to get a rise, to get a raise
o   to work shifts
o   to work overtime
o   wage cut

 


 NOTICE:

Generally, people who get paid a "salary" get their money monthly, and get the same amount each month. A salary usually doesn't change based on the number of hours you work.  If you get paid a "salary", you usually say things like "I make $30,000 a year."
If you get paid a wage, it usually means that you get a certain amount per hour. The more hours you work, the more money you will make.

  • vacancy ·  the state or condition of being vacant or unoccupied; emptiness ·  an unoccupied post or office: we have a vacancy in the accounts department
o   flexitime a system that allows an employee to choose the hours for starting and leaving work.
o   Payslip ‘nómina’
o   to get a rise, to get a raise (In American English, a person receives a raise in salary. In British English it is a rise.)

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