Exams in 2 and a bit weeks! Things get serious: Level 2 Group 1 & Group 2 – 4th & 6th January2016 – class notes


  1. What defines your cultural identity?

  2. Practice passing the exam (commenting on presentations)

  3. Practice passing the exam (listening & note taking) link to the sample cambridge exam papers & old papers

    Pre-2015 past papers

  4. Practice passing the exam (responding in discussions)

4. Give me any the homework you haven’t done.

5. Learn more about ideas of cultural identity.

6. Make some appointments for practice in pairs.

What do we have to remember when we are giving a formal presentation? What factors are important? What were we practising before Christmas?

signposting, sequencing, transitions: moreover, however, furthermore, even though, nevertheless

I’m going to talk about … initially, first of all, to start with, secondly, on the other hand, or next I want to discuss…. finally, in conclusion.


today’s words:

Cultural identity is the identity or feeling of belonging to a group. It is part of a person’s self-conception and self-perception and is related to nationality, ethnicity, religion, social class, generation, locality or any kind of social group that has its own distinct culture https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cultural_identity


mores noun [plural]

UK   /ˈmɔː.reɪz/  US   /ˈmɔːr.eɪz/ formal

the ​traditionalcustoms and ​ways of ​behaving that are ​typicalof a ​particular (​part of) ​society:middle-class moresthe mores and ​culture of the ​Japanese

diffusion noun [U] (today we talked about diffusion of cultures – spreading)


science (of ​gases and ​liquids) the ​process of ​spreading into a ​surroundingsubstance biology Diffusion is also the ​method by which ​substances ​pass in and out of ​cells through ​theirmembrane (= ​outsidecovering).

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 ​unilateral​ disarmament.

norm noun [C usually plural] the norm/norms

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