BKSB English diagnostics & individual learning continued ……. 🙂
News: ESOL has organised a trip to the Clothes Show at the Birmingham NEC for Tuesday 8th December 2015
disposable heroes of hiphoprisy, Television the drug of the nation – video clip!
Continue your BKSB diagnosis – boring but important
News about the City & Guilds Level 2 Reading exam
Send me your gallery art photos for tomorrow’s lesson
Enrichment: visiting speakers & visits – who would you like to come and visit you? Where would you like to go?
What is art? What different ways can you think of to express yourself?
Salford City College – City Campus – The Wow Factor ideas
Sarah’s Prezi presentation on coping strategies for stress.
Early finish + Meetings with Mark (part 1 & 2 of 6)
describing art example sentences:
- Watching Titanic was very moving.
- Mark is very charming, he is underrated as a teacher. His manager says he’s no good, but I disagree.
- The Hunger Games is set in a very bleak world.
- Picasso was a very off-beat character he would always do unusual things and have crazy ideas.
- The woman wore a stylish dress for the party.
- Haircuts in North Korea are not very stylish.
- Old photos from wars are poignant and heartbreaking. Photos of my grandma looking happy affect me deeply, they are so poignant, they remind me of happier days.
- Minions is very amusing. My classmates are avery amusing.
- Keeping up with the Kardashians is so amusing and dramatic. They are always doing offbeat crazy things.
- My dog can be very subtle when she wants something, she comes and sits by my feet. That means she wants to be fed. Her clothes are very subtle today, yesterday she was wearing a striking shade of orange but today she’s got a cream scarf on.
- The football match was so exciting. I didn’t know who was going to win, it was really compelling right up until the end.
- Last week when Sylwia sang she was very impressive. Her performance was very well-recieved by everyone in the audience.
- The painting of Van Gogh’s sunflowers is very striking.
- The photo of Afghani girl is very thought provoking.
- The pyramids are very unconventional places to be buried.
- Spain is a very conventional place to go on holiday, but it’s overrated. The Sahara desert is a very unconventional place to go, or maybe we could go to the Arctic Circle.
- Alison’s Lapper’s life is very thought provoking and poignant:
job enrichment noun [U]
Politics – left & right
2 Broadsheet & tabloid newspapers – comparison of today’s main stories
3 Compare the styles of broadsheets & tabloids.
4. Listen to people talking about newspapers. Internet vs newspapers.
news headlines: Dog bites man. Man bites dog.
Happy celebrity goes shopping with his family and buys potatoes.
Celebrity couple at war. She throws him out of the house and swears to take all his money.
British Holidays – Guy Fawkes Day
2. Remembrance Sunday – why do people wear poppies?
3. Used to + would – for completed actions in the past review
4. Writing about your grandparents – used to & would
5. Hamid’s presentation on vitamins (continued!)
6. Opinion essay/presentation – using linking words
7. Discussion roles – disagreeing, being controversial, initiating and changing your opinion
moderate adjective (OPINIONS)
would & used to for repeated past activities:
Would you read under the covers in bed every night when you were a kid?
Would you visit your grandparents regularly when you were young?
5 years ago I would play the guitar all the time, but now I don’t have time.
We would walk the streets of New York all the time when I lived there as a kid.
Or I used to walk around the streets all the time when I was a kid in New York.
10 years ago I would spend most of my time working. I had a very difficult job.
future – would:
1 Would you like to come with me?
2 I would like chips and veggieburger, please.
3I would have been on time if the traffic hadn’t been so busy.
4 I would be very pleased if you would give me a cup of tea.
WOULD & USED TO QUESTIONS:
- When you were a child which programme (WOULD YOU WATCH EVERYDAY?)did you use to watch?Which was your favourite place that (YOU WOULD GO ON HOLIDAY?)you used to go to on holiday?Did you use to like the smell of your mother’s cooking?
What music (WOULD YOU LISTEN TO…?)did you use to listen to in your childhood?
Do you remember the first mobile phone you (WOULD USE?)used to use?
(WOULD YOU HAVE…)Did you use to have arguments with your children?
(WOULD YOU FALL OUT…) Did you use to fall out with your teacher when you were a kid?
Do you remember an item of clothing which you (USED TO WEAR) would wear at Christmas time?
(DID YOU USE TO GO…) Would you go to your special place with your friends when you were 8 years old?
(DID YOU USE TO GET…) Would you get a surprise gift from your husband every week when you first got married?
What (WOULD YOU DO…) did you use to do when you felt sad?
Do you remember the first bike you (WOULD RIDE?) used to ride?
Children and games discussion – what are the potential benefits of computer games?
Used to & would – completed verbs in the past
Hamid’s presentation – vitamins
Discussion: The benefits of playing computer games: maths, language, learning to drive, keeps children busy and quiet.
children can develop computer skills like the TalkTalk hacker
to help people’s memories, problem solving, military applications.
Would & used to review
Opinion essay/presentation – using linking words
Discussion roles – disagreeing, being controversial, initiating and changing your opinion
Mahmoud’s presentation – cyberbullying
- art gallery visit Tuesday 10th November
50 things to do before you die.
meet orangutans in Indonesia
A) firstly, to start with, in the first place
B) furthermore, in addition, moreover
C) to conclude, to sum up, in conclusion
D) in contrast, however, as opposed to, at the same time
E) for example, for instance, as an example
scenery noun [U] (COUNTRYSIDE)
scenery noun [U] (THEATRE)