Level 2 Group 1 – 15th December 2015 – class notes



  1. Reading about Lisbon, Portugal. Using colourful language to describe a city. (This is your homework! Don’t use wikipedia!)

  2. Sandra’s presentation,  “Pole dancing is a great exercise”.

  3. Duelling with concession clauses

  4. American & British English quiz

  5. Jigsaw reading – read and summarise for another group:

  6. A Benjamin Zephaniah poem & interview

  7. Polish IT consultant’s account of his experiences of life in the UK: random stuff that baffles me as an immigrant reddit.com post

  8.  Migrants views on Britain (The Daily Telegraph website)

  9. British quiz

Today’s words:



Catholic monks:

Gothic architecture:

revel verb [I]

UK   US   /ˈrev.əl/ (-ll- or US usually -l-) literary

to ​dance, ​drink, ​sing, etc. at a ​party or in ​public, ​especially in a ​noisy way

noun [C] UK (US reveler) UK   /r/  US   //

On New Year’s ​Eve, thousands of revellers ​fill Trafalgar Square.

quaint adjective

UK   US   /kweɪnt/

C2 attractive because of being ​unusual and ​especiallyold-fashioned:a quaint ​oldcottage Quaint can also be used to show that you do not ​approve of something, ​especially an ​opinion, ​belief, or way of ​behaving, because it is ​strange or ​old-fashioned:“What a quaint ​idea!” she said, ​laughing at him.

incidentally adverb

UK   /ˌɪn.sɪˈden.təl.i/  US   /-t̬əl-/

C1 used before saying something that is not as ​important as the ​mainsubject of ​conversation, but is ​connected to it in some way:We had a ​marvellousmeal at that ​restaurant you ​recommended – incidentally, I must give you the ​number of a ​similar one I ​know. used when ​mentioning a ​subject that has not been ​discussedbefore, often making it ​seem less ​important than it really is:Incidentally, I ​wanted to have a word with you about ​yourtravelexpenses.

subsequent adjective

UK   US   /ˈsʌb.sɪ.kwənt/

C1 happening after something ​else:The ​bookdiscusses his ​illness and subsequent ​resignation from ​politics.Those ​explosions must have been subsequent toourdeparture, because we didn’t ​hear anything.

More examples
subsequently adverb






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