Informal Email writing feedback
Using & understanding correction code
memory, meaning & spelling test – how much do you remember about the last 3 weeks of class?
Collaborative writing game – help each other write a story
Polite English example
Last night I was out until the early hours dancing with friends.
My friend always keeps herself to herself, for example she always sits alone at lunch time in the cafe.
I’m really a people person, I find it easy to be sociable with people.
My auntie is a geek because she is always speaking about politics.
I really get into music, I like to listen to music for 4 hours a day.
Generally I like those people who are fun and who are a good laugh.
My friend is down-to-earth because he likes to be realistic and enjoys ordinary things.
My friend is a tight-fisted man he never spends money on me.
All countries should pull their weight to protect the environment.
Informal Email writing feedback – it’s my turn to be like Simon Cowell – DIRECT
Writing in the Level 2 class
today’s new words
Vocabulary – definitions & spellings of words used previously in class
Dictionary work – ‘How to Learn English in 6 months’ TEDx Talk
Finding a new flatmate listening
writing an informal email about where you live
How to learn any language in six months – questions about the video:
- What is hypnopaedia? Does it work?
- What is Rapid Language Acquisition? Can it work?
- What is social dislocation?
- What does the speaker mean by a) principles and b) modelling?
- How have the limits of flight been expanded by watching the behaviour of animals?
- What does the speaker mean by ‘immersion’?
- “When you (first) learn a language you are like a baby” What do you think about this statement?
- What does the phrase, “acquire unconsciously” mean?
- What is a spouse?
- Do you have a language parent?
learning by hearing while asleep or under hypnosis.
Rapid Language Acquisition is
Words we have previously defined in class. You need to spell and define these words using a paper dictionary
Vocabulary – personality words
How to ask polite questions
Listening – direct and indirect questions (difficult!)
writing an informal email about where you live
more idioms: http://english-the-easy-way.com/Idioms/Night_Owl_Early_Bird.html
Viv Nicholson – reading to identify paragraph topics
Understanding when we use paragraphs
Paragraph matching game
Plan an essay about a friend
Shokhan is a very good student. She never comes to class late, she is clever and always speaks English in class. She has very neat handwriting.
Adjective order revision
Vocabulary stretching game
Life in Level 2 psychology & grammar exercise
- Opinion: beautiful, ugly, nice, etc.
- Size: big, small, medium, etc.
- Age: old, new, young, etc.
- Shape: round, square, etc.
- Colour: black, blue, white, etc.
- Origin: French, Chinese, etc.
- Material: leather, wooden, plastic, etc.
- Purpose: planting, fishing, riding, etc.
GENERAL opinions are adjectives that can be used to describe almost any noun while SPECIFIC opinions are adjectives that can only describe certain nouns.
attractive, awful, bad, beautiful, good, excellent, lovely, nice, strange, cute, best, big
brilliant, delicious, comfortable, intelligent, mean, dedicated, polite, confident
In addition, there are some adjectives that can only be used in front of a noun. Some examples are:
Adjectives of direction: north, south, east, west
+ indoor, outdoor, countless, occasional, eventful
#She lives in the affluent western part of the city.
There are occasional problems with the computer system.
- Getting to know you
- Booking one-to-one meetings with Mark – setting your targets for the term
- Online ILPs
- Online Maths & English tests
- Sylwia is in charge of all online tests
- Sarah is in charge of all online ILPs.
- Deciding who will do the first presentations in class.
What are the ingredients for a a good class?
1. good classroom
2. prepare for the exams – including homework
3. respect and tolerance
4. being helpful
This is what is going to happen today:
Part one 9.00am-9.30am:
Complete your writing diagnosis OR ->
Go to the library and check that you have applied for bus fare money (check your college email)
Get a book out of the library. You are going to read it and write a review for next thursday.
9.30 – 9.45:
Part two – splitting the two Level 2 classes
Part three – quick grammar test
Part four – back to the library (the LRC) to complete your online Individual Learning Plan & Maths assessment
Part five – go home.
What do having a job and coming to college have in common:
- You will get sent home if you come in drunk or on drugs.
- You have to wear an ID card.
- Don’t bully people. Don’t call people names.
- Respect and be nice to people.
- Be punctual – timekeeping is important – don’t take too long for break and come on time.
- Put your phone on silent.
- Collaborate with your classmates.
- Get involved. Speak to people.
- Be organised.
- Be positive and focus on your learning.
- Try and keep trying. Be passionate with your learning.
- Be tidy and clean.
How can you be ready to learn?
Have a pen & paper. Have a folder. Be on time. Do your homework.
class notes will be at: esolmark.wordpress.com we will use this online dictionary:
to practice pronunciation, synonyms and to learn new vocabulary.
Level 2 Group 2
Meet your new classmates
Find out 2 interesting facts about your partner.
Francis thinks that sweets and chocolates are the easiest to give up, because they are not healthy.
He loves fruit.
Abdel is afraid to become ill, because if he is ill he can’t do anything.
He can’t live without his mobile, because he can’t communicate with his friends, however, I never make a call in Mark’s class because I am an excellent student.
What do we have in common?
a type of food we both dislike: octopus
an actor or actress we both admire: Rowan Atkinson (Mr Bean)
something very expensive we would both like to have: a Ferrari
something you find very difficult about learning English:
slang, accents, grammar, listening, writing, EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
a famous person from the past:
a superstition you have both heard of: something you are afraid of:
superstition noun [C or U]
a city you think is beautiful: