Level 2 Group 1 Class Notes 29th September 2015 & Level 2 Group 2 30th September

Objectives

  1. Homework review

  2. Informal Email writing feedback

  3. Using & understanding correction code

  4. memory, meaning & spelling test – how much do you remember about the last 3 weeks of class?

  5. Collaborative writing game – help each other write a story

    Polite English example

Idioms

  • 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.

http://www.engames.eu/indirect%20questions/indirect%20questions_quiz%20(Web)/index.html

Informal Email writing feedback – it’s my turn to be like Simon Cowell – DIRECT

Writing in the Level 2 class

test your writing: https://sat.ilexir.co.uk/

CEFR diagram

today’s new words

host noun

UK   /həʊst/  US   /hoʊst/

host noun (PERSON WITH GUESTS)

B2 [C] (female also hostess) someone who has ​guests:We ​thankedour hosts for a very ​enjoyableevening.The ​locallanguageschool is ​advertising for host families (= ​familiespeoplestay with when they are ​visiting another ​country).

More examples

host noun (ON TELEVISION)

C2 [C] (female also hostess) a ​person who ​introducesguests and ​performers, ​especially on ​television or ​radio:Our host for tonight’s show is Jimmy Fallon.

More examples

host noun (FOR AN EVENT)

[C] a ​place or ​organization that ​provides the ​space and other ​necessary things for a ​specialevent:Japan is playing host to the next ​internationalconference.the host nation for the next World Cup

trivial adjective

UK   US   /ˈtrɪv.i.əl/

B2 having little ​value or ​importance:I don’t ​know why he gets so ​upset about something so trivial.Sexual ​harassment in the ​workplace is not a trivial matter. A trivial ​problem is ​easy to ​solve:Getting ​computers to ​understandhumanlanguage is not a trivial ​problem.

mundane adjective

UK   US   /mʌnˈdeɪn/

C1 very ​ordinary and ​therefore not ​interesting:Mundane ​matters such as ​payingbills and ​shopping for ​food do not ​interest her.

persuade verb [T]

UK   /pəˈsweɪd/  US   /pɚ-/

B1 to make someone do or ​believe something by giving them a good ​reason to do it or by ​talking to that ​person and making them ​believe it:If she doesn’t ​want to go, nothing you can say will persuade her.[+ (that)] It’s no use ​trying to persuade him (that) you’re ​innocent.[+ to infinitive] He is ​trying to persuade ​local and ​foreignbusinesses toinvest in the ​project.Using a ​bunch of ​bananas, the zoo-keeper persuaded the ​monkeyback into ​itscage.

B2 [U] actionrather than ​thought or ​ideas:How do you ​intend to put these ​proposals into practice, Mohamed?

colleague noun [C]

UK   /ˈkɒl.iːɡ/  US   /ˈkɑː.liːɡ/

A2 one of a ​group of ​people who ​work together:We’re ​entertaining some colleagues of Carol’s ​tonight.

decent adjective

UK   US   /ˈdiː.sənt/

B2 sociallyacceptable or good:Everyone should be ​entitled to a decent ​wage/​standard of ​living.I ​thought he was a decent ​person.It was very decent (= ​kind) of you tohelp.It made ​quite a decent-sized (= ​large)hole.After the ​recentscandal, the ​priest is ​expected to do the decentthing and ​resign from his ​position. informal dressed or ​wearingclothes:Are you decent ​yet?You can come in now, I’m decent.

gig noun [C]

UK   US   /ɡɪɡ/

gig noun [C] (PERFORMANCE)

informal a ​singleperformance by a ​musician or ​group of ​musicians, ​especiallyplayingmodern or ​popmusic:The ​band is going to Atlanta to play a gig at the Fox Theatre.

biology noun [U]

UK   /baɪˈɒl.ə.dʒi/  US   /-ˈɑː.lə-/

A2 the ​scientificstudy of the ​naturalprocesses of ​living things:human biologymarine biologymolecular biology

geology noun [U]

UK   /dʒiˈɒl.ə.dʒi/  US   /-ˈɑː.lə-/

C1 the ​study of the ​rocks and ​similarsubstances that make up the earth’s ​surface:a geology ​professor/​student/​class/​departmentthe geology of somewhere the ​particularrocks and ​similarsubstances that ​form an ​areaof the ​earth, and ​theirarrangement

secret noun

UK   US   /ˈsiː.krət/

B1 [C] a ​piece of ​information that is only ​known by one ​person or a few ​people and should not be told to ​others:Why did you have to go and ​tellBob about my ​illness? You just can’t keep a secret, can you?A ​closecouple should have no secrets from each other.

Level 2 Group 1 Class Notes 28th September 2015

tweet and cityObjectives

  1. Indirect questions introduction
  2. Jigsaw reading exercise & writing summaries
  3. Student presentation number 1!!!!!
  4. Guess the emotion

 Indirect vs Direct questions

Here is a Prezi presentation on the subject

http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/flatmates/episode46/languagepoint.shtml



http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/flatmates/episode46/languagepoint.shtml

http://www.espressoenglish.net/direct-and-indirect-questions-in-english/ 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/flatmates/episode46/languagepoint.shtml

http://www.espressoenglish.net/direct-and-indirect-questions-in-english/ Indirect questions quizzes

  1. http://www.usingenglish.com/quizzes/312.html
  2. http://www.eltbase.com/vtr_refs.php?id=61
  3. http://esl.about.com/library/quiz/bl_indirect.htm
  4. http://www.english-test.net/esl/learn/english/grammar/ii251/esl-test.php
  5. general grammar revision: New English File Advanced Online – grammar games & tests
  6. Memory test + text builder
  7. general grammar revision: Headway Upper-Intermediate Online

Indirect questions role-play

work in a group of 3.

Five very expensive paintings by Picasso, Michelangelo, Rembrant and Warhol have been stolen. Two detectives are going to interview the director of the art gallery about the incident.

One of the detectives is a ‘good cop’ and does not want to upset the famous director, the other detective is the ‘bad cop’ and doesn’t care. The bad cop leads the interview and asks direct questions. The good cop will then re-phrase every question as an indirect question.

At the end – the 2 cops decide if they think the director is guilty or not.

Level 2 Group 2 Class notes 23rd September 2015

Objectives

  1. Vocabulary – definitions & spellings of words used previously in class

  2. Dictionary work – ‘How to Learn English in 6 months’ TEDx Talk

  3. Finding a new flatmate listening

  4. writing an informal email about where you live

How to learn any language in six months – questions about the video:

  1. What is hypnopaedia? Does it work?
  2. What is Rapid Language Acquisition? Can it work?
  3. What is social dislocation?
  4. What does the speaker mean by a) principles and b) modelling?
  5. How have the limits of flight been expanded by watching the behaviour of animals?
  6. What does the speaker mean by ‘immersion’?
  7. “When you (first) learn a language you are like a baby” What do you think about this statement?
  8. What does the phrase, “acquire unconsciously” mean?
  9. What is a spouse?
  10. Do you have a language parent?

Answers:

hypnopaedia

ˌhɪpnəʊˈpiːdɪə/

noun

 learning by hearing while asleep or under hypnosis.

hypno therapynoun [U]

UK   /ˌhɪp.nəˈθer.ə.pi/  US   /-noʊ-/

the use of ​hypnosis to ​treatemotionalproblems

acquisition noun

UK   US   /ˌæk.wɪˈzɪʃ.ən/

[U] the ​process of getting something:The acquisition of ​hugeamounts of ​data has ​helpedourresearchenormously.

dislocation noun [C or U]

/ˌdɪs.ləʊˈkeɪˌʃən/  US /-loʊ-/

dislocation noun [C or U] (MEDICAL)

specialized medical an ​injury in which the ​ends of two ​connectedbonesseparate:dislocation of the ​ankle/​knee/​wrist

dislocation noun [C or U] (NEGATIVE EFFECT)

a ​negativeeffect on how something ​works:

Rapid Language Acquisition is

principle noun (IDEA)

C1 [C] a ​basicidea or ​rule that ​explains or ​controls how something ​happens or ​works:the principles of the ​criminaljusticesystemThe ​country is ​run onsocialist principles.The ​machineworksaccording to the principle ofelectromagneticconduction.The ​organizationworks on the principle that all ​members have the same ​rights.

principal adjective [before noun]

UK   US   /ˈprɪn.sɪ.pəl/

principal noun

UK   US   /ˈprɪn.sɪ.pəl/

principal noun (PERSON)

A2 US (UK headteacher, head) [C] the ​person in ​charge of a ​school

immerse verb

UK   /ɪˈmɜːs/  US   /-ˈmɝːs/

immerse yourself in sth to ​becomecompletelyinvolved in something:She got some ​books out of the ​library and immersed herself in ​Jewishhistory and ​culture. [T] formal to put something or someone ​completely under the ​surface of a ​liquid:The ​shells should be immersed inboilingwater for two ​minutes

acquire verb [T]

UK   /əˈkwaɪər/  US   /-ˈkwaɪɚ/

B2 to get something:He acquired the ​firm in 2008.I was ​wearing a newly/​recently acquired ​jacket.I seem to have acquired (= have got ​although I don’t ​know how)two ​copies of this ​book.He has acquired a ​reputation for being ​difficult to ​work with.

unconscious adjective

UK   /ʌnˈkɒn.ʃəs/  US   /-ˈkɑːn-/

B2 in the ​state of not being ​awake, ​especially as the ​result of a ​headinjury:She was ​hit on the ​head by a ​stone and knocked unconscious.C2 An unconscious ​thought or ​feeling is one that you do not ​know you have:my unconscious ​desire to ​impress him

spouse noun [C]

UK   US   /spaʊs/ formal or specialized

C2 a person’s ​husband or ​wife:In 60 ​percent of the ​householdssurveyed both spouses went out to ​work.

Words we have previously defined in class. You need to spell and define these words using a paper dictionary

  1. diversity
  2. octopus
  3. superstition
  4. notify
  5. collaborate
  6. harassment
  7. radicalise
  8. trend
  9. stunning
  10. punctual

Today’s words:

flatmate noun [C]

UK   US   /ˈflæt.meɪt/ UK

a ​person who ​shares an ​apartment with another ​person

lodger noun [C]

UK   /ˈlɒdʒ.ər/  US   /ˈlɑː.dʒɚ/ (US also roomer)

someone who ​pays for a ​place to ​sleep, and usually for ​meals, in someone else’s ​house:

landlord noun [C]

UK   /ˈlænd.lɔːd/  US   /-lɔːrd/

landlord noun [C] (OWNER)

B2 a ​person or ​organization that ​owns a ​building or an ​area of ​land and is ​paid by other ​people for the use of it:The landlord had ​promised to ​redecorate the ​bedrooms before we ​moved in.Housing ​associations are the ​biggest landlords in this ​area.

landlord noun [C] (BAR MANAGER)

UK a man who is in ​charge of a ​pub or ​bar
speed dating

budget noun

UK   US   /ˈbʌdʒ.ɪt/

B2 [C or U] a ​plan to show how much ​money a ​person or ​organization will ​earn and how much they will need or be ​able to ​spend:The ​firm has drawn up a budget for the coming ​financialyear.Libraries are ​finding it ​increasinglydifficult to ​remain within (​their) budget.B2 [C] the ​amount of ​money you have ​available to ​spend:an ​annual budget of £40 million

fortnight noun [C usually singular]

UK   /ˈfɔːt.naɪt/  US   /ˈfɔːrt-/ UK

B1 a ​period of two ​weeks:a fortnight’s ​holiday

few determiner, pronoun (SOME)

a few

More examples

A2 some, or a ​smallnumber of something:I need to get a few things in ​town.There are a few ​slices of ​cakeleft over from the ​party.

several determiner, pronoun

UK   /ˈsev.ər.əl/  US   /-ɚ-/

A2 some; an ​amount that is not ​exact but is fewer than many:I’ve ​seen “Gone with the Wind” several ​times.Several ​people have ​complained about the ​plans.Several of my ​friends are ​learningEnglish.

handy adjective (USEFUL)

C2 useful or ​convenient:a handy ​container/​toolFirst-time ​visitors to France will ​find this ​guideparticularly handy.It’s a ​nicehouse and it’s handy for (= near) the ​trainstation.informal Don’t ​throw those ​bottles away – they’ll come in handy (= be ​useful) for the ​picnic next ​Sunday.

handy adjective (SKILFUL)

[after verb] able to use something ​skilfully:Jonathan’s good at putting up ​wallpaper, but he’s not so handywith a ​paintbrush.Susannah’s very handy (= good at doing things that need ​skilleduse of the ​hands) about the ​house.

convenient adjective

UK   US   /kənˈviː.ni.ənt/

B1 suitable for ​yourpurposes and ​needs and ​causing the least ​difficulty:Our ​localshop has very convenient ​openinghours.A bike’s a very convenient way of getting around.[+ that] It‘s very convenient that you ​live near the ​office.[+ to infinitive] I ​find it convenient to be ​able to do my ​bankingonline.What ​time would it be convenient for me to come over?

Opposite

B1 near or ​easy to get to or use:a very convenient ​busserviceOur new ​house is very convenient for (= near to) the ​kids‘ ​school.

Writing exercise

write an email to another student in class describing your current living situation. Include information about:

  • the place where you live
  • who you live with
  • how you found it
  • how you feel about it

Level 2 Group 1 Class notes 22nd September 2015

Objectives:

  1. Vocabulary – personality words

  2. How to ask polite questions

  3. Listening – direct and indirect questions (difficult!)

  4. writing an informal email about where you live

idioms dictionary:        http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/

Cambridge dictionary   http://dictionary.cambridge.org/

more idioms: http://english-the-easy-way.com/Idioms/Night_Owl_Early_Bird.html

words

handy adjective

UK   US   /ˈhæn.di/

handy adjective (USEFUL)

C2 useful or ​convenient:a handy ​container/​toolFirst-time ​visitors to France will ​find this ​guideparticularly handy.It’s a ​nicehouse and it’s handy for (= near) the ​trainstation.informal Don’t ​throw those ​bottles away – they’ll come in handy (= be ​useful) for the ​picnic next ​Sunday.

handy adjective (SKILFUL)

[after verb] able to use something ​skilfully:Jonathan’s good at putting up ​wallpaper, but he’s not so handywith a ​paintbrush.

convenient adjective

UK   US   /kənˈviː.ni.ənt/

B1 suitable for ​yourpurposes and ​needs and ​causing the least ​difficulty:Our ​localshop has very convenient ​openinghours.A bike’s a very convenient way of getting around.
Opposite

salutation noun [C or U]

UK   US   /ˌsæl.jʊˈteɪ.ʃən/ formal

a ​greeting in words or ​actions, or the words used at the ​beginning of a ​letter or ​speech

compatible adjective

UK   /kəmˈpæt.ɪ.bl̩/  US   /-ˈpæt̬-/

C1 able to ​exist, ​live together, or ​worksuccessfully with something or someone ​else:It was when we ​startedliving together that we ​found we just weren’t compatible.

fortnight noun [C usually singular]

UK   /ˈfɔːt.naɪt/  US   /ˈfɔːrt-/ UK

B1 a ​period of two ​weeks:a fortnight’s ​holiday

lodger noun [C]

UK   /ˈlɒdʒ.ər/  US   /ˈlɑː.dʒɚ/ (US also roomer)

someone who ​pays for a ​place to ​sleep, and usually for ​meals, in someone else’s ​house:She takes in lodgers to make some ​extramoney.

principle noun

UK   US   /ˈprɪn.sɪ.pl̩/

C1 [C] a ​basicidea or ​rule that ​explains or ​controls how something ​happens or ​works:the principles of the ​criminaljusticesystemThe ​country is ​run onsocialist principles.The ​machineworksaccording to the principle ofelectromagneticconduction.

particular adjective

UK   /pəˈtɪk.jə.lər/  US   /pɚˈtɪk.jə.lɚ/

particular adjective (SPECIAL)

B2 [before noun] special, or this and not any other:She ​wanted a particular ​type of ​cactus.He wouldn’t take just any ​book – he had to have this particular one!“Why did you ​ask?” “Oh, no particular ​reason, just making ​conversation.”in particularB1 especially:What in particular did you like about the last ​apartment that we ​saw?Are you ​looking for anything in particular?

down-to-earth adjective

UK   /ˌdaʊn.tuːˈɜːθ/  US   /-ˈɝːθ/ approving

C1 practical, ​reasonable, and ​friendly:She’s a down-to-earth woman with no ​pretensions.

pull your weight

C2 to ​work as hard as other ​people in a ​group:The ​others had ​complained that Sarah wasn’t ​pulling her ​weight.

penny-pinching adjective [before noun]

UK   US   /ˈpen.iˌpɪn.tʃɪŋ/

unwilling to ​spendmoney:I ​becametired of his penny-pinching ​friends.

tight-fisted adjective

UK   US   /ˌtaɪtˈfɪs.tɪd/ (also tight) informaldisapproving

unwilling to ​spendmoney:Don’t ​wait for Gillian to ​buy you a ​drink – she’s too tight-fisted.

extrovert noun [C]

(also extravert) UK   /ˈek.strə.vɜːt/  US   /-vɝːt/

C1 an ​energetichappyperson who ​enjoys being with other ​people:Most ​salespeople are extroverts.

Compare

geek noun [C]

UK   US   /ɡiːk/ informal

a ​person, ​especially a man, who is ​boring and not ​fashionable:He’s such a geek.

Entry 3 Reading group – class notes – 21st September 2015

Objectives

Viv Nicholson – reading to identify paragraph topics

Understanding when we use paragraphs

Paragraph matching game

Plan an essay about a friend

example:

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.

words:

soft toys

paragraph noun [C]

UK   /ˈpær.ə.ɡrɑːf/  US   /ˈper.ə.ɡræf/ (written abbreviationpara)

B1 a ​shortpart of a ​text, consisting of at least one ​sentence and ​beginning on a new ​line. It usually ​deals with a ​singleevent, ​description, ​idea, etc.

Level 2 Group 1 Class Notes 21st September 2015 – Prezi & adjectives

Objectives

  1. Adjective order revision

  2. Vocabulary stretching game

  3. Life in Level 2 psychology & grammar exercise

  4. Presentations ideas

  5. Using Prezi

  1. Opinion: beautiful, ugly, nice, etc.
  2. Size: big, small, medium, etc.
  3. Age: old, new, young, etc.
  4. Shape: round, square, etc.
  5. Colour: black, blue, white, etc.
  6. Origin: French, Chinese, etc.
  7. Material: leather, wooden, plastic, etc.
  8. 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.
General opinion:
attractive, awful, bad, beautiful, good, excellent, lovely, nice, strange, cute, best, big
Specific opinion:
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.

class notes

jot verb [T usually + adv/prep]

UK   /dʒɒt/  US   /dʒɑːt/ (-tt-)

to make a ​quickshortnote of something:Could you jot ​youraddress and ​phonenumber in my ​addressbook?
Phrasal verbs

fluent adjective

UK   US   /ˈfluː.ənt/

B2 When a ​person is fluent, they can ​speak a ​languageeasily, well, and ​quickly:She’s fluent inFrench.He’s a fluent ​Russianspeaker.B2 When a ​language is fluent, it is ​spokeneasily and without many ​pauses:He ​speaks fluent ​Chinese.

dismantle verb

UK   /dɪˈsmæn.tl̩/  US   /-t̬l̩/

[I or T] to take a ​machineapart or to come ​apart into ​separatepieces:She dismantled the ​washingmachine to ​see what the ​problemwas, but couldn’t put it back together again.The good thing about the ​bike is that it dismantles if you ​want to put it in the back of the ​car. [T] to get ​rid of a ​system or ​organization, usually over a ​period of ​time:Over the next three ​years, we will be ​gradually dismantling the ​company and ​selling off the ​profitableunits.Unions ​accuse the ​government of dismantling the National Health Service.

cosmopolitan adjective

UK   /ˌkɒz.məˈpɒl.ɪ.tən/  US  /ˌkɑːz.məˈpɑː.lɪ.t̬ən/ usually approving

C1 containing or having ​experience of ​people and things from many different ​parts of the ​world:New York is a ​highly cosmopolitan ​city.

insular adjective

UK   /ˈɪn.sjə.lər/  US   /-lɚ/ disapproving

interested only in ​your own ​country or ​group and not ​willingto ​accept different or ​foreignideas
insularity

noun [U] UK   /ˌɪn.sjəˈlær.ə.ti/  US   /-t̬i/

cosmopolitan

Different words for colours:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shades_of_blue

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shades_of_red

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shades_of_orange

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shades_of_green

3 minute presentations

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Family holidays should be paid for on the National Health
For Against
Better mental health Holidays are stressful
People are happy Too expensive
Save people money Expensive for the govt
New experiences

Level 2 Group 2 Class Notes Thursday 17th September 2015

Everybody should have:

  1. completed initial assessment

  2. ID card

  3. Diagnostic  – writing, reading & listening

  4. Grammar diagnostic

  5. Level 2 Pre course task

  6. 2 copies of your I.L.P. – your Individual Learning Plan – one for you and one for me.

    trend noun [C]

    UK   US   /trend/

    B1 a ​generaldevelopment or ​change in a ​situation or in the way that ​people are ​behaving:Surveys show a trend away from home-ownership and toward ​rentedaccommodation.There’s been a downward/​upward trend in ​sales in the last few ​years. a new ​development in ​clothing, ​make-up, etc.:Whatever the ​latest fashion trend, you can be ​sure Nicki will be ​wearing it.The trend at the ​moment is for a more ​natural and less ​made-uplook.on trend fashionable:

    stun verb [T]

    UK   US   /stʌn/ (-nn-)

    stun verb [T] (SHOCK)

    to ​shock or ​surprise someone very much:News of the ​disaster stunned ​peoplethroughout the ​world.She was stunned by the ​amount of ​support she ​received from well-wishers.

    stun verb [T] (MAKE UNCONSCIOUS)

    to make a ​person or ​animalunconscious or ​unable to ​thinknormally, ​especially by ​hittingtheirhead hard:Stunned by the ​impact, he ​lay on the ​groundwondering what had ​happened.

    stunning adjective

    UK   US   /ˈstʌn.ɪŋ/

    stunning adjective (BEAUTIFUL)

    B2 extremelybeautiful or ​attractive:a stunning ​dressa stunning ​view over the ​bay of Saint Tropez

    More examples

    stunning adjective (SHOCKING)

    shocking or very ​impressive:All the ​ideas have a stunning ​simplicity.
    stunningly

    adverb UK   US   /-li/

Level 2 Group 1 Class Notes 14th September 2015

Class objectives

  1. Getting to know you
  2. Booking one-to-one meetings with Mark – setting your targets for the term
  3. Online ILPs
  4. Online Maths & English tests
  5. Sylwia is in charge of all online tests
  6. Sarah is in charge of all online ILPs.
  7. Deciding who will do the first presentations in class.

What are the ingredients for a a good class?

ingredient noun [C]

UK   US   /ɪnˈɡriː.di.ənt/

B1 a ​food that is used with other ​foods in the ​preparation of a ​particulardish:The list of ingredients ​included 250 g of ​almonds.B2 one of the ​parts of something ​successful:Trust is a ​vital ingredient in a ​successfulmarriage.
1. good classroom
2. prepare for the exams – including homework
3. respect and tolerance
4. being helpful

Level 2 Group 2 Class Notes 10th September 2015

This is what is going to happen today:

Part one 9.00am-9.30am: 

  1. Complete your writing diagnosis OR ->

  2. Go to the library and check that you have applied for bus fare money (check your college email)

  3. 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.

notify  verb [T]

UK   /ˈnəʊ.tɪ.faɪ/  US   /ˈnoʊ.t̬ə-/

C1 to ​tell someone ​officially about something:The ​school is ​required to notify ​parents if ​theirchildrenfail to come to ​school.Has everyone been notified of the ​decision?[+ that] We notified the ​police that the ​bicycle had been ​stolen.

collaborate verb [I]

UK   US   /kəˈlæb.ə.reɪt/

collaborate verb [I] (WORK WITH)

C1 to ​work with someone ​else for a ​specialpurpose:Two ​writers collaborated on the ​script for the ​film.A ​Germancompany collaborated with a ​Swissfirm todevelop the ​product.The British and ​Italianpolice collaborated incatching the ​terrorists.

What do having a job and coming to college have in common:

  1. You will get sent home if you come in drunk or on drugs.
  2. You have to wear an ID card.
  3. Don’t bully people. Don’t call people names.
  4. Respect and be nice to people.
  5. Be punctual – timekeeping is important – don’t take too long for break and come on time.
  6. Put your phone on silent.
  7. Collaborate with your classmates.
  8. Get involved. Speak to people.
  9. Be organised.
  10. Be positive and focus on your learning.
  11. Try and keep trying. Be passionate with your learning.
  12. Be tidy and clean.

Be ready:

How can you be ready to learn?

Have a pen & paper. Have a folder. Be on time. Do your homework.

harassment noun [U]

UK   US   /ˈhær.əs.mənt/

C1 behaviour that ​annoys or ​upsets someone:sexual harassment

radicalize verb [T]

(UK usually radicalise) /ˈræd.ɪ.kəl.aɪz/

to make someone ​become more radical (= ​extreme) in ​theirpolitical or ​religiousbeliefs:The ​movie has ​clearly radicalized some ​voters.The ​bomber was ​thought to have been radicalized while in ​prison.Many ​youngpeople were radicalized by the ​war.

Level 2 Group 2 Class Notes 9th September 2015

class notes will be at: esolmark.wordpress.com we will use this online dictionary:

dictionary.cambridge.org

to practice pronunciation, synonyms and to learn new vocabulary.

Level 2 Group 2

Objectives

  1. Meet your new classmates

  2. Start induction

  3. Diagnostic tests

diversity noun [S or U]

UK   /daɪˈvɜː.sɪ.ti/  US   /dɪˈvɝː.sə.t̬i/

C1 the ​fact of many different ​types of things or ​people being ​included in something; a ​range of different things or ​people:Does ​televisionadequatelyreflect the ethnic and cultural diversity of the ​country? the ​fact that there are many different ​ideas or ​opinions about something:There is awide diversity ofopinion on the ​question of ​unilateraldisarmament.

Find out 2 interesting facts about your partner.

for example:

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]

UK   /ˌsuː.pəˈstɪʃ.ən/  US   /-pɚ-/

a city you think is beautiful: