Level 2 Group 1 -Level 2 Group 2 Class Notes 13th October 2015


  1. Review personality adjectives & crossword

  2. Discuss class representatives for student council

  3. Exam video

  4. Presentation techniques using Mark’s spidergram

  5. Sylwia’s Prezi presentation/Ana’s presentation


neither & either – story example:

Did you watch the football or Coronation Street last night?

I watched neither of them. I was out at the pub.

Child – I want an ice cream and a bar of chocolate

Parent – You can’t have both you’ll be sick! Which one do you want?

Child – Ice cream and chocolate! Please!

Parent – No. You can have either chocolate or ice cream. You have to choose.

Child – Ok, chocolate ice cream, please.

1. Pick 8 words from the personality & character traits list to describe you – underline them.

2. Pick 8 words that describe your partner and circle them.

3. Pick 8 words that describe neither of you and put a cross next to it.

4. Explain your decisions to your partner. “I think that you are smart because…. ” “I believe that I am  because …” “I don’t think either of us are …”

5. How accurate are your partner’s guesses? What personality traits do you have in common?

Exam presentation practice:

Student A – “Celebrities are a bad example for young people.”

Student B – “It is schools’ responsibility to teach children respect.”


swot verb [I]

UK   /swɒt/  US   /swɑːt/ (-tt-) UK informal orchild’s word

to ​study hard, usually by ​reading about or ​learningsomething, ​especially before taking an ​exam

Phrasal verbs

swot noun [C]

UK   /swɒt/  US   /swɑːt/ (plural -tt-) UK informalor child’s word

someone, usually a ​child, who ​studies very hard

B2 [U] the ​speed at which someone or something ​moves, or with which something ​happens or ​changes:a ​slow/​fast paceWhen she ​thought she ​heard someone ​following her, shequickened her pace.

cyberbully noun [C]

UK   /ˈsaɪ.bəˌbʊl.i/  US   /-bɚ-/

someone who uses the internet to ​harm or ​frighten another ​person, ​especially by ​sending them ​unpleasantmessages


noun [U]

anorexia nervosa noun [U]

UK   /æn.əˌrek.si.ə.nəˈvəʊ.sə/  US   /-nɚˈvoʊ-/(informal anorexia)

a ​seriousmentalillness in which a ​person does not ​eat, or ​eats too little, often ​resulting in ​dangerousweightloss :Reports of anorexia and other ​eatingdisorders are on the ​increase.


bulimia noun [U]

UK   US   /bʊˌlɪm.i.ə/ /-ˈliː.mi-/

a ​mentalillness in which someone ​eats in an ​uncontrolledway and in ​largeamounts, then ​vomitsintentionally

conceit noun (PRIDE)

[U] the ​state of being too ​proud of yourself and ​youractions:The conceit of that man is ​incredible!

bewildered adjective

US   /bɪˈwɪl·dərd/

confused and ​uncertain:He ​sat up in ​bed, bewildered, ​unsure of where he was.

narcissist noun [C]

UK   /ˈnɑː.sɪ.sɪst/  US   /ˈnɑːr.sə-/

someone who has too much ​admiration for himself or herself
narcissistic adjective

xenophobia noun [U]

UK   /ˌzen.əˈfəʊ.bi.ə/  US   /-ˈfoʊ-/

C2 extremedislike or ​fear of foreigners, ​theircustoms, ​theirreligions, etc.
xenophobic adjective

plagiarize verb [I or T]

(UK usually plagiarise) UK   /ˈpleɪ.dʒər.aɪz/ US   /-dʒə.raɪz/

to use another person’s ​ideas or ​work and ​pretend that it is ​your own:The ​bookcontainsnumerous plagiarized ​passages.If you ​compare the two ​booksside by ​side, it is ​clear that the ​author of the second has plagiarized (from the first).


noun [U] UK   /-dʒər.ɪ.zəm/  US   /-dʒɚ.ɪ.zəm/

She’s been ​accused of plagiarism.


neither determiner, pronoun, conjunction, adverb

UK   /ˈnaɪ.ðər//ˈniː-/  US   /-ðɚ/

B2 not either of two things or ​people:We’ve got two TVs, but neither ​worksproperly.Neither of my ​parentslikes my ​boyfriend.Neither one of us is ​interested in ​gardening.

either adverb

UK   /ˈaɪ.ðər/ /ˈiː-/  US   /-ðɚ/

B1 used in ​negativesentencesinstead of “also” or “too”:I don’t ​eatmeat and my ​husband doesn’t either.“I’ve never been to the States.” “I haven’t either.”They do really good ​food at that ​restaurant and it’s not very ​expensive either.

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