Wednesday, 17 November 2021

7 NA C1 2 Topic 4 Health & Welfare

It's not stress that kills us, it is our reaction to it. (Hans Selye)

Grammar

Linking devices   

Language Function

Describing symptoms & remedies    

Listening

Stress + audio  

Reading 

Entrepreneurial anxiety    

Speaking

Home remedies   

Vocabulary

Injuries & health  

Writing

Sleep deprivation   

Tuesday, 16 November 2021

6 NA C1 1 Topic 4 Health & Welfare

When you are young and healthy, it never occurs to you that in a single second your whole life could change. (Annette Funicello)

Grammar

Modal auxiliaries  

Language Function

Describing emergency treatments   

Listening

Sports + audio 1  2  3  

Reading 

Exercise   

Speaking

Longevity   

Vocabulary

Physical issues 

Writing

Anti-smoking  

Monday, 15 November 2021

5 NI B2 2 Topic 4 Hurting & Healing

Investing in health will produce enormous benefits. (Gro Harlem Brundtland). 


Grammar

Participles   

Language Function

Expressing likes & dislikes 

Listening

Childhood obesity audio 

Reading  

Sleep   

Speaking

Healthy eating   

Vocabulary 

First aid  

Writing

Medical care   

Sunday, 14 November 2021

4 NI B2 1 Topic 4 Food & Drink

Lord, give me coffee to change the things I can, and wine to accept the things I can't. (unknown)


Grammar 

Cooking and eating   

Language Function

Ordering drinks   

Listening

That sounds delicious audio 1 & 2 

Reading

Tea   

Speaking

Vegetarian food  

Vocabulary

In the kitchen   

Writing 

Eating & drinking  

Saturday, 13 November 2021

3 NI B1 Topic 4 Health

The body is a sacred garment. (Martha Graham)

Grammar

Grammar antics 

Language Function

Describing symptoms  

Listening

Joshua Jones audio 

Reading

The benefits of Earl Grey Tea   

Speaking  

Health & fitness  

Vocabulary

Dictionary worksheet    

Writing

A healthy lifestyle   

Friday, 12 November 2021

2 NB 2 Topic 4 Health

America's health care system is neither healthy, caring, nor a system. (Walter Cronkite)


Grammar

At the doctor's 

Language Function

Describing symptoms 

Listening

Age + audio 

Reading

A long & healthy life   

Speaking

Diet & lifestyle  

Vocabulary    

Your head  

Writing

Lifestyle description 

Wednesday, 27 October 2021

Book 8 2021 A Good Year by Peter Mayle

She had turned her head away, and looked back at him with a sideways, wary glance. He had so far behaved like a civilised man, but one could never tell. The English were not always what they seemed.


Still on track with our reading programme, I now recommend Peter Mayle's A Good YearHere is the worksheet

Sunday, 17 October 2021

7 NA C1 2 Topic 3 (Un)Employment

Long-term unemployment can make any worker progressively less employable, even after the economy strengthens. (Janet Yellen)

Grammar

Business affairs  

Language Function

Describing & explaining yourself 

Listening

A job interview audio

Reading

Why do we work?  

Speaking

Work experience & retirement  

Vocabulary

Work  

Writing

Youth unemployment   

Saturday, 16 October 2021

6 NA C1 1 Topic 3 (Un)Employment

Globalisation creates economic policies where the transnationals lord over us, and the result is misery and unemployment. (Evo Morales)

Grammar

Grammar antics 

Language Function

Explaining  

Listening

Unemployment   + audio 

Reading 

Children & work  

Speaking

Children & women at work  

Vocabulary

Work

Writing

Applying for a job 

Friday, 15 October 2021

5 NI B2 2 Topic 3 Working & Earning

I've learned that making a 'living' is not the same as 'making a life'. (Maya Angelou).


Grammar

Grammar antics  

Language Function

Relating past events  

Listening

Job hunting audio 

Reading  

Women & work  

Speaking

Jobs  

Vocabulary 

Tools of the trade  

Writing

Working abroad  

Thursday, 14 October 2021

4 NI B2 1 Topic 3 Health & Welfare

The body is a sacred garment. (Martha Graham).


Grammar 

At the surgery  

Language Function

Describing sleep patterns  

Listening

Operations audio

Reading

Health  

Speaking

Health 

Vocabulary

The body  

Writing 

Medical care