Wednesday 15 May 2024

Book 6 2024 The Shell House Detectives by Emylia Hall

'Is it alright to bring the dog in?' asks Ally, tentatively. Her face is small, pale, worried. 

'I prefer dogs to some people.' Saffron grins brightening at the sight of the little red-furred mongrel. 'Does he want a biscuit?'  


For our sixth book of the year I recommend The Shell House Detectives by Emylia Hall. This is a really engaging mystery story with characters and a plot that are so intriguing you could read the book in two sittings, which is exactly what I did! Here is the worksheet.

Wednesday 8 May 2024

8 NA C2 Topic 12 Free Time & the Summer

Never, ever underestimate the importance of having fun. (Randy Pausch)


Grammar

      Family shots      

Language Function

      Holiday complaint      

Listening

        Australian visas + audio    

Reading 

       Gamification          

Speaking

       The travel bug         

Vocabulary

         Great expectations       

Writing

            Close to nature       

Tuesday 7 May 2024

7 NA C1 2 Topic 12 Free Time & the Summer

Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability. (Sam Keen)


Grammar

     Television     

Language Function

      Evaluating      

Listening

       Reality shows + audio 

Reading 

      Reality TV        

Speaking

          Planning a trip           

Vocabulary

      Travelling      

Writing

           TV shows           

 

Monday 6 May 2024

6 NA C1 1 Topic 12 Free Time & the Summer

Aaah, summer - that long anticipated stretch of lazy, lingering days, free of responsibility and rife with possibility. It's a time to hunt for insects, master handstands, practise swimming strokes, conquer trees, explore nooks and crannies, and make new friends. (Darell Hammond)

Grammar

       Reporting verbs         

Language Function

  Explaining  

Listening

       Holidays audio

Reading 

       A letter of protest          

Speaking

       Silent retreat        

Vocabulary

      Television        

Writing

       Leisure time          

Sunday 5 May 2024

5 NI B2 2 Topic 12 Free Time & the Summer

The summer night is like a perfection of thought . (Wallace Stevens). 

Grammar

      The Longest Day        

Language Function

   Relating Past Events    

Listening

       Singapore + audio

Reading  

      Summer 2021          

Speaking

      On the move          

Vocabulary 

    Driving       

Writing

     A complaint    

Saturday 4 May 2024

4 NI B2 1 Topic 12 Free Time & the Summer

Summer break: the time when parents realise teachers are grossly underpaid. (Unknown)

Grammar 

        Sentence transfer        

Language Function

       Making arrangements  

Listening

     Flying + audio  

Reading

      Fun in Spain        

Speaking

      Travelling   

Vocabulary

      Holidays    

Writing 

      A letter    

Friday 3 May 2024

3 NI B1 Topic 12 Free Time & the Summer

Do what we can, summer will have its flies. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Grammar

  Say & tell   

Language Function

      Reporting       

Listening

      Bad service + audio 

Reading

      Travelling by train      

Speaking  

      Travelling        

Vocabulary

      Travelling by plane        

Writing

       An interesting trip          

Thursday 2 May 2024

2 NB 2 Topic 12 Home or Away

I love holidays. It's such a wonderful time for the whole family to be together and not have to worry about schedules and that kind of thing.  (Toni Collette)

Grammar

   For & since       

Language Function

      Describing actions     

Listening

       Travel complaint + audio 

Reading

     A trip to England  

Speaking

    Summer holiday     

Vocabulary    

     In the kitchen   

Writing

    Staycation