Today we are going to concentrate on writing:
No Canvas today.
Exam preparation – writing a friendly email to a friend
Grammar revision – imperatives
Adverbs of frequency
Adverbs of frequency:
making a sentence:
Do you usually play football on Saturday?
How often do you go to college?
imperative noun (GRAMMAR)
B2 [S] specialized language the form of a verb that is usually used for giving orders:In the phrase “Leave him alone!”, the verb “leave” is an imperative/is in the imperative.
British Council app for phones QR code:
Imperative signs & symbols – road signs & meanings:
a corner shop:
the difference between a couch & a coach:
a coach (vehicle):
a tennis racket / a tennis raquet:
Loud bursts of thunder and brilliant flashes of lightning were captured by residents on mobile phones on Tuesday night as the humid, sunny weather gave way to violent thunderstorms.
Find a fan to keep the classroom cool!
Why do British people always talk about the weather?
Discuss the most annoying things in Britain today
When was the last time you complained?
Formal letter writing style
Write a complaint letter to a restaurant
What is most annoying for you?
Or traffic jams?
Formal letter format:
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Tests for homework:
- Lots of grammar exercises here
Today – for one day only: two for the price of one. Like at your local supermarket; but today we have 2 classes for the price of one.
Creating an alphabet of Comparatives, Superlatives, Adjectives, Nouns & Adverbs
Salford then and now. Looking at Salford Quays where Group 2 will be visiting The Lowry & The Imperial War Museum North next week
Sanjay Dastoor: A skateboard, with a boost
Create a Kickstarter project
Boosted Boards – TED Talk by Sanjay Dastoor: A skateboard, with a boost
First it was an idea, now it’s a business!
Raising money with Kickstarter
More examples : An easy to adapt Electric Bike: read more here
AiraWear – The World’s First Massaging Hoodie
AiraWear – Kickstarter page here
The first pants that makes sweatpants unnecessary by Christoffer Bak …
Think about what you could create and how you make your first million dollars doing it.
But first you will need to use comparatives, superlatives and adverbs to describe your product.
Introduction and Discussion Discuss the following questions
• Do you think that skateboarding is a good form of transport? Why/why not?
• Can you think of any other types of lightweight, easy to use methods?
• Do you think it is important to create new types of transport? Why/why not?
Review game – articles & superlatives
Review game – part 2 – lots of grammar and vocabulary
Complaining -role play
Composing a complaint letter
Abdulaziz presentation on Charles Darwin
The journey of the Beagle (Charles Darwin’s ship)
Faithfully or Sincerely?
Which do you use to sign off a letter?
This is a very useful mnemonic.
The rule is “Never 2 S’s together”
Dear Sir / Yours Faithfully.
Dear Mr A.N. Other / Yours Sincerely.
Yours faithfully B2 mainly UK
(yours) sincerely B1 (US also Sincerely yours)
Progress review test
Irina’s presentation on Elvis Presley
What do these slang terms for money mean?
dough fiver grand monkey quid score tenner ton
Money quiz answers:
Monopoly in different languages:
The largest ever Banknote:
The world’s most expensive phone:
Somalia coins shaped like guitars:
One trillion dollar Zimbabwe banknote:
smallest ever banknote:
The first ever cash machine (ATM) in Enfield, North London in 1967:
First ever banknote in China:
› informal very old:He’s got an ancient laptop.
What did you use to do as a child?
Used to exercises & talking
Used to Goyte song
Mohammed’s presentation on William Shakespeare and Martin Luther King Jr.
Shakespeare and his plays:
In Salford children used to play hopscotch:
Martin Luther King Jr.:
Gotye – Somebody That I Used To Know (feat. Kimbra) – official video
Ruth used to listen to this music in Ghana:
a suit – matching jacket and trousers:
Life in other countries. Michael Palin’s, ‘Full Circle.’
Past tense verbs: past simple & past continuous
“Used to” for past – The Minions in New York 1968
Used to – your childhood in your country – the things we used to do
Mark’s nana’s life story – dictogloss
Michael Palin’s Full Circle:
(kudos to Movie Segments to Assess Grammar Goals blog)