What’s the logic? – Entry 3 Group 2 classnotes -8th March 2016

Objectives

  1. Picture quiz (last week’s spellings)

  2. What’s the logic quiz

  3. Purpose of text – matching & reading

  4. Yohanne’s fantastic presentation

  5. Talking about and practising for the reading exam.

 Logic quizzes:

The Doctor:

The Car Park:Brain teaser: This logic problem from a Hong Kong elementary school entrance exam has become a viral sensation, leaving many adults stumped. Children, however, can solve it in 20 seconds The Car Park – solution here

The Waiter

Three men in a cafe order a meal the total cost of which is £15. They each contribute £5. The waiter takes the money to the chef who recognizes the three as friends and asks the waiter to return £5 to the men.

The waiter is not only poor at mathematics but dishonest and instead of going to the trouble of splitting the £5 between the three he simply gives them $1 each and pockets the remaining £2 for himself.

Now, each of the men effectively paid £4, the total paid is therefore £12. Add the £2 in the waiters pocket and this comes to £14…..where has the other £1 gone from the original £15?

The Father

A mother is 21 years older than her child. In exactly 6 years from now, the mother will be exactly 5 times as old as the child.

Where’s the father?

Purpose of text quizzes:

Entry 1 & Entry 2

Entry 3 quiz

Today’s words:

 snorkelling:

ice hockey:

polo:

ice skating:

skiing:

rollerskates & rollerblades:

skateboarding:

International Women’s Day – Level 2 Group 1 – 8th March 2016

International Women’s Day jigsaw reading & discussions

I suppose I could have stayed home and baked cookies and had teas, but what I decided to do was to fulfill my profession which I entered before my husband was in public life. - Hillary Clintonread more about International women’s day

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/international-women-s-day-2015-the-shameful-statistics-that-show-why-it-is-still-important-10091504.html#gallery

% women in parliaments around the world here

Equal representation?

EU leaders:

Rwandan parliament:Famous women from different countries:

Iran https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farah_Pahlavi

Marjane Sartrapi – writer and artist:

Body language – discussion & reading:

new words:

Image result for to clam up

illiterate adjective

C2 unable to ​read and write:A ​surprisingpercentage of the ​population is illiterate.

Compare

knowing little or nothing about a ​particularsubject:computer illiterate​ financially/​technologically illiterate

ignorance noun [U]

tolerate verb [T]

B2 to ​acceptbehaviour and ​beliefs that are different from ​yourown, ​although you might not ​agree with or ​approve of them:I will not tolerate that ​kind of ​behaviour in my ​class.[+ -ing verb] I won’t tolerate lying.

behalf noun

on behalf of sb (US also in behalf of sb, on sb’s behalf, US also insb’s behalf)

expend iconexpend iconMore examples

B2 representing:On behalf of the ​entirecompany, I would like to ​thank you for all ​yourwork.

 

Connectors quizzes – Level 2 class notes

About connectors: http://linguistics-elenapoparcea.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/an-introduction-to-sentence-connectors.html

Using while and whereas

Although the conjunctions while and whereas have similar uses, there are some differences too. While, for example, can be used to introduce a time-clause. Whereas cannot be used to introduce a time-clause.

Read more at http://www.englishpractice.com/learning/using-while-and-whereas/#bJHD3juyIPUXbhCD.99

test: http://www.learnenglishfeelgood.com/english-subordinating-conjunctions2.html

Stating Cause and Effect

CAUSE — EFFECT
Consequently (adverb) and as a result (prepositional phrase) are connectives that transition the reader from the idea expressed in one clause to the idea expressed in the next clause. These connectives are followed by a clause expressing the effect of situation stated in the clause before it. A comma separates the adverb from the clause.
EFFECT — CAUSE
Because (since, as, though) and  because of (due to, on account of) are connective prepositions that relate additional, nonessential information to the main clause.  Because is complemented by a clause and because of is complemented by a noun phrase (NP) that states a reason (cause) for the effect stated in the main clause.    – read more here

http://www.esltower.com/GRAMMARQUIZ/GRAMMAR/contrasting%20conjunctions/contrasting%20conjunctions.htmlhttp://www.usingenglish.com/quizzes/89.html

http://www.proprofs.com/quiz-school/quizshow.php?title=subordinating-conjunction-quiz&q=1

Linking Words in English – Reasons and Results

Linking words in English

Linking words help you connect the ideas in a sentence. In this lesson, you’ll learn some common linking words to express reasons and results.

Linking Words: Reasons

Because / Because of – read more here

http://www.grammarbank.com/conjunctions-quiz.html

http://www.grammarbank.com/conjunctions.html

http://www.grammarbank.com/transition-words.html

https://www.espressoenglish.net/linking-words-contrasting-ideas/

You can use the following transitions instead of “So”:

Therefore / Consequently / As a Result / Thus / For this reason

**Note: When you start a sentence with these words, you need to put a comma after them. read more here

http://www.esltower.com/GRAMMARQUIZ/GRAMMAR/contrasting%20conjunctions/contrasting%20conjunctions.html

http://www.learnenglishfeelgood.com/english-subordinating-conjunctions2.html

http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/studyzone/330/grammar/subcon1.htm

http://www.grammar-quizzes.com/9-10.html

http://www.grammar-quizzes.com/conn-diagnostic.html

http://www.esltower.com/GRAMMARQUIZ/GRAMMAR/contrasting%20conjunctions/contrasting%20conjunctions.html

More about despite & in spite of: From Rob’s English blog:

Grammar Tip 9: despite/in spite of/even though

Remember that only one of these phrases uses ‘of’:

Despite the heavy weather, the barbecue went ahead.
In spite of the heavy weather, the barbecue went ahead.

‘Despite’ is much more commonly used, especially at the start of a sentence.
Also possible here is ‘regardless of’ and (for those formal occasions) ‘notwithstanding’ .

Remember that both ‘despite’ and ‘in spite of’ can also be used with a gerund (-ing):

Despite reading the whole night, I did not finish the book.
In spite of reading the whole night, I did not finish the book.

Once again, ‘despite’ is more commonly used.

Do not use a subject pronoun – I, you, he, she – and a verb straight after these words. Instead, switch to ‘even though’:

Even though I read the whole night, I did not finish the book.
Even though the weather was heavy, the barbecue went ahead.

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