Wednesday, 7 December 2022

7 NA C2 2 Topic 5 Free Time I

The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals. (Melody Beattie)

Grammar

Prepositions    

Language Function

Agreeing & contradicting    

Listening

Jean-Michel Basquiat + audio  

Reading 

Vinyl revival     

Speaking

Streaming leisure    

Vocabulary

Music 

Writing

Free time    

 

Tuesday, 6 December 2022

6 NA C1 1 Topic 5 Free Time 1

T'was the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. (Clement Clarke Moore)

Grammar

Prepositions   

Language Function

Agreeing & contradicting  

Listening

Digital camera basics + audio  

Reading 

Golden years    

Speaking

Entertainment    

Vocabulary

The arts & entertainment  

Writing

TV programmes   

Monday, 5 December 2022

5 NI B2 2 Topic 5 Free Time & Christmas

I once wanted to become an atheist, but I gave up - they have no holidays. (Henry Youngman)

Grammar

Leisure & pleasure   

Language Function

Drawing conclusions  

Listening

Christmas traditions audio  

Reading  

Eating & partying  

Speaking

Cultural activities    

Vocabulary 

Crossword 

Writing

Leisure time   

Sunday, 4 December 2022

Saturday, 3 December 2022

3 NI B1 Topic 5 Free Time & Christmas

Spend your free time the way you like, not the way you think you're supposed to. (Susan Cain)

Grammar

Yet, still, already  

Language Function

Describing a film 

Listening

Keira Knightly audio 

Reading

Go Spanish this Christmas    

Speaking  

A New Year's Eve anecdote  

Vocabulary

Participle adjectives    

Writing

Getting to a party    

 

Friday, 2 December 2022

2 NB 2 Topic 5 Christmas

At Christmas play and make good cheer, for Christmas comes but once a year. (Thomas Tusser)

Grammar

So, neither & auxiliaries 

Language Function

Agreeing

Listening

Changing plans audio

Reading

Christmas plans    

Speaking

Speaking  

Vocabulary    

Advent calendar   

Writing

Informal email 

 

Thursday, 1 December 2022

1 Topic 5 Holiday 1 - Christmas

There's nothing better than curling up with a good book and sitting in front of the fire on winter evenings. (Leo Sayer)

Grammar

   Adverbs of frequency       

Language Function

      Expressing likes        

Listening

     Hobbies : audio   

Reading

      University sports club         

Speaking  

      Christmas        

Vocabulary

        Christmas           

Writing

           Christmas              

Wednesday, 23 November 2022

Book 12 The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

You don't have to understand life. You just have to live it.   

 

My recommendation for our last book of the year is: The Midnight Library by Matt Haig. This is quite a unique book about weighing regret over the choices we make and missed opportunities against gratitude for the life we have. Here is the worksheet

Tuesday, 22 November 2022

7 NA C2 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   

Monday, 21 November 2022

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