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Write positive statements, negative statements or questions from these prompts.
Example: It’s my wedding anniversary tomorrow (statement + should)
You should buy your partner a fantastic gift and take them out for a meal.
Now try writing these 10 from the prompts:
2. Can you ride a unicycle?
3. May I have a chair, please?
4. You have to come to Mark’s class at 9.15am.
5. I think it will be cloudy.
6. Shall we go to the cinema?
7. No, you don’t need to because it isn’t raining.
8. Could I borrow your pencil?
9. I might have pizza.
10. You mustn’t drink beer in class.
11. Yes, you ought to do lots of homework.
12. Shall we do something easier?
THIS WEEK’S PERSONALITY ADJECTIVES & PHRASES
|a good laugh||pull your weight||ambitious|
|keep yourself to yourself||independent||determined|
Writing task: The Ideal Student
Use the 2nd person and describe the ideal student.
Use at least 8 of the adjectives and phrases.
Write at least one statement using:
must, should, don’t need to, ought to, have to, might, shall
Which of these situations go best with present simple & which go best with present continuous?
|SELDOM||OCCASIONALLY||THESE DAYS, BUT NOT FOR LONG||CLASS TIMES|
|SOMETHING YOU DO ONCE A YEAR||NEVER||AT THE MOMENT||THE WEATHER TODAY|
Repeated actions not around the moment of speaking: present simple.
Repeated actions around the moment of speaking: present continuous.
We use the present simple for events – things that happen one after another.
We use present continuous for background – things that are already happening when the story starts, or that continue through part of the story.
|The world’s population||You||Your English||Prices|
|Pandas||The company Nokia||Teenagers||The political situation in the UK|
|Elderly people||The USA||traffic||Autumn|
Try to make sentences using these words in the present tense:
adjective – English is important. Coming to class on time is important.
adverb – People shouldn’t stay on their phones for too long, more importantly young people shouldn’t even have phones. Ever!
more & most = comparative + superlative
I like ice cream, indeed it’s my favourite food.
British weather is not always amazing, in the case of the recent floods many people’s houses have been ruined.
I like ice cream, similarly I like cake.
I like ice cream, conversely I don’t like cake.
A film about drugs. Who are the intended audience?Is the primary purpose of this film informative or persuasive?
Let’s look at the meaning of ‘to contrast’ first because it’s easier to understand:
does not compare
Half term break:
Half Term: Monday 24 October 2016 – Friday 28 October 2016
Classes Commence: Monday 31 October 2016
The antics of a bright but occasionally disruptive nine-year-old during a reading lesson have been caught on camera.
Each year at least three weeks of teaching time is lost to low-level disruption of lessons by pupils in UK primary schools.
Parents of Year 4 children at a Leicester primary school were able to see how their children behave when cameras were placed in their classroom.
Maisy’s parents, teacher and head teacher reviewed the footage of her making two other pupils laugh during their lesson.
Talk in a group of 3 about examples of bad and good behaviour.
Bullying / Attacks on teachers / Graffiti / Smoking / Drinks and drungs
Stabbings / Gun crime / Vandalism
Indirect questions role-play
work in a group of 3.
Five very expensive paintings by Picasso, Michelangelo, Rembrant and Warhol have been stolen. Two detectives are going to interview the director of the art gallery about the incident.
One of the detectives is a ‘good cop’ and does not want to upset the famous director, the other detective is the ‘bad cop’ and doesn’t care. The bad cop leads the interview and asks direct questions. The good cop will then re-phrase every question as an indirect question.
At the end – the 2 cops decide if they think the director is guilty or not.