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 

Wednesday, 13 October 2021

3 NI B1 Topic 3 Food

So long as you have food in your mouth, you have solved all questions for the time being. (Franz Kafka)

Grammar

How much/many? 

Language Function

Making a complaint  

Listening

Eating & drinking audio

Reading

The great British Sunday  

Speaking  

Food for thought 

Vocabulary

Cooking   

Writing

Sharing a review  

Tuesday, 12 October 2021

2 NB 2 Topic 3 Questions

I never learn anything talking. I only learn things when I ask questions. (Lou Holtz)


Grammar

Questions 

Language Function

Asking about the subject & object 

Listening

An interview audio 1  2 &  3

Reading

The life of Sean Connery  

Speaking

An interview 

Vocabulary    

Film reviews  

Writing

A film review 

Thursday, 7 October 2021

7 NA C1 2 Topic 2 Education & Knowledge

We are drowning in information but starved for knowledge. (John Naisbitt)

Grammar

Adjectives and adverbs 

Language Function

Making suggestions 

Listening

Learning audio

Reading

Exams and grading 

Speaking

Parents' concerns 

Vocabulary

People in education 

Writing

Further education  

Wednesday, 6 October 2021

6 NA C1 1 Topic 2 Education & Knowledge

The aim of education is the knowledge, not of facts, but of values. (Kofi Annan)

Grammar

Grammar antics 

Language Function

Comprehending text or speech 

Listening

Jamie Oliver & dyslexia  + audio 

Reading 

Philip Beadle interview 

Speaking

Public or private education 

Vocabulary

A crossword 

Writing

Verb patterns 

Tuesday, 5 October 2021

Monday, 4 October 2021

4 NI B2 1 Topic 2 Education & Work

Your character is much more than your looks. (Scott Sanford).


Grammar 

Reported questions 

Language Function

Reporting speech 

Listening

Job interviewsaudio

Reading

Education systems 

Speaking

School memories 

Vocabulary

Education 

Writing 

Education & learning