Posts Tagged ‘videos’

CAE – May 13

Posted: May 13, 2011 in CAE
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Howdy guys,

Here goes a funny reminder of today’s lesson:

Homework:

– Coursebook: pages 71 – 74 (up to exercise 3 – DON’T start Grammar 2)

– Maximiser: pages 49 – 53 (some of you have already done part of this…)

Cheers!

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Senior 2 – November 9

Posted: November 9, 2010 in Senior 2
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Hello there,

What did the teacher ask you to do today? In case you don’t remember, the teacher briefly talked about reported speech as we read through some nice faux pas. Do you remember anything else that you may want to add to the list? What about any of the new words that came up during the lesson? Oh, and I was told not to let you forget about the homework:

  • Student’s book – pages 128 and 129 – Finish what we didn’t finish in class, including reading the language summary.

And here’s the video you asked for:

Senior 2 – October 26th

Posted: October 26, 2010 in Senior 2
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Hi guys,

I hope you found today’s lesson fruitful and that it served at least as food for thought.This is the video we watched in class:

http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/ken_robinson_says_schools_kill_creativity.html

And this is the other video I talked about, the one that shows the importance of collaboration:

We’ve also taken a VAK test, and if you’re looking for something a bit more descriptive in terms of your personality as a whole, this is the website I talked about: http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/JTypes1.htm

Homework for next class:

  • Composition: 2nd draft
  • Think about five regrets you have. These don’t need to be life changing experiences or moments, but just situations in which you think it would hav been better for you to have acted differently.

See you Thursday!

CAE – October 22nd

Posted: October 22, 2010 in CAE
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Hello everybody,

So, today was a pretty busy day, huh?! Do you still remember everything we did? First, we watched the preview for “The Wave”. If you still haven’t watched this movie, I recommend you do so. It’s quite interesting.

 

Then we talked a lot about adjectives to describe people. Do you remember all of them? And finally we talked a bit about modals and some about pronunciation. Phew! Quite a lot, huh?!

Homework:

  • Coursebook – Pages 31 and 32 (Grammar 1 – Modals)
  • Maximiser – Page 28
  • Composition – Coursebook page 28, exercise 4
  • Presentation – Don’t forget to prepare your presentation!
  • Blog posts!!!

Enjoy the weekend!

Senior 2 – September 2

Posted: September 2, 2010 in Senior 2
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Howdy!

So, today we were talking about mysteries and oddities, and we shared a couple of urban legends. How about sharing some of them as comments to this post?

Here’s part of a ghost whisperer episode where they mention Bloody Mary:

Homework:

  • Do the handouts I gave you in class.

CAE – August 27

Posted: August 29, 2010 in CAE
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Hello there,

I hope you enjoyed last class and I really hope you’ve all paid a visit to Christina’s students’ blogs and left comments. I was happy to see some of you had already done that before our class. 🙂

Today’s post will be slightly different. I’ll post the homework before I post other things, so make sure you pay attention:

  • Coursebook – Pages 10 and 11 – Exercises 2, 3, 4, 5, and 7.
  • Coursebook – Pages 13, 14 and 15 (Grammar 2 – exercises 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5)
  • Maximiser – Page 12 (Vocabulary 2 AND Use of English)

The text on pages 10/11 is about buskers. I’ve just remembered a nice video I’d watched a long time ago about a fabulous drummer. This is for you guys to have some fun and relax a bit:

Cheers!!!

Mixing them together

Posted: August 18, 2010 in CAE, CPE
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Hello guys,

I do understand that one of the most complicated things you’ve got to do is juggling your time to study for Sigma (or UnB) and studying for CAE/CPE (or just your regular English class). The way I see it, there are many things you can do regarding your English studies that are not as time consuming as you may think they are. I’ve already suggested podcasts (and I do remember I told you I was going to record a screencast to teach you how to browse and subscribe to them through iTunes – I might have the time to do so this evening) and reading newspaper articles. The beauty of these two tools you can use is that it’s easy for you to find topics that will also help you in your studies for Sigma, UnB, or whatever you might like to learn more about.

Another tool that I’d like to recommend and that makes it easy for you to mix your studies together is documentaries. Yes, I am well aware of the fact that they aren’t the most fun things in the world to watch, but they might be very useful when it comes to learning about something, you’ve got to give me at least that. And the best part of it is that there’s a website with FREE documentary films online. Yes, you heard me, they’re all free.

If you want to at least try to find some interesting topics for your studies, click here or on the image below and start browsing.

I’m sure you’ll find something useful there!