Wednesday, 1 February 2023

1 NB 1 Topic 7 Shops & Shopping

I am not a shopaholic. I am helping the economy. (Anonymous)

Grammar

    Personal pronouns        

Language Function

        Expressing likes          

Listening

        Shopping for clothes : audio    

Reading

         A shopping centre           

Speaking  

        Shopping habits          

Vocabulary

          Containers/quantities             

Writing

            Shopping               

Wednesday, 25 January 2023

Book 2 2023 The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman

Donna has always been headstrong, always acted quickly and decisively. Which is a fine quality when you are right, but a liability when you are wrong. It's great to be the fastest runner, but not when you're running in the wrong direction.   

My recommendation for our second book of the year is: The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman. Set in a quaint British retirement village, a group of septuagenarians look into more than one murder as the author deals humorously and thoughtfully with the themes of ageing, grief, and dementia. This is more than just your typical genre mystery. Here is the worksheet.

Sunday, 22 January 2023

7 C1 2 Topic 6 House, Home & Entertainment

 The best time to buy a home is always five years ago. (Ray Brown)

Grammar

Active & passive voice

Language Function

Interpreting information

Listening

 Wonders of the world  + audio

Reading 

 High ideals    

Speaking

 The perfect city     

Vocabulary

 Dwellings  

Writing

 Renting a property     

Saturday, 21 January 2023

6 C1 1 Topic 6 House & Home

Where we love is home, home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.  (Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.)

Grammar

 Active & passive voice    

Language Function

 Interpreting information   

Listening

  Favourite buildings audio 

Reading 

 Architecture & feelings     

Speaking

 Renting or buying property     

Vocabulary

Living with words   

Writing

Living in a commuter town    

 

Friday, 20 January 2023

5 NI B2 2 Topic 6 Dwelling & Residing

Home is where one starts from. (T.S. Eliot). 

Grammar

Pets    

Language Function

Asking for confirmation    

Listening

  Home improvements + audio 

Reading  

Neighbours    

Speaking

Dialogue    

Vocabulary 

Tools  

Writing

An appropriate apartment  

 

Thursday, 19 January 2023

4 NI B2 1 Topic 6 House & Home

 A man's house is his castle. (James Otis)

Grammar 

Adjectives   

Language Function

Describing things   

Listening

Renting audio 

Reading

Plans    

Speaking

Accommodation 

Vocabulary

Places to live 

Writing 

Living in a village 

Wednesday, 18 January 2023

3 NI B1 Topic 6 Home

 There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort. (Jane Austen)

Grammar

Compounds some, any, every, no 

Language Function

Criticising  

Listening

Dream house audio 

Reading

Living alone    

Speaking  

Your town/city   

Vocabulary

Soft furnishings     

Writing

Apartment to rent     

Tuesday, 17 January 2023

2 NB 2 Topic 6 A Life

Every man dies. Not every man really lives. (William Wallace)

Grammar

The past 

Language Function

Interpreting information 

Listening

Life changes audio

Reading

Nelson Mandela  

Speaking

Life story   

Vocabulary    

A footballer's life   

Writing

A biography  

 

Monday, 16 January 2023

1 NB 1 Topic 6 Food & Eating Out

If you want to eat well in England, eat three breakfasts. (W. Somerset Maugham)

Grammar

   much, many, a lot       

Language Function

       Expressing likes         

Listening

      Ordering food in a café : audio   

Reading

        School meals          

Speaking  

       Food poem         

Vocabulary

         Food & drink            

Writing

          My favourite meal