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.
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