Please get hold of a copy (paper or electronic) of the core textbook for this course - Complete Ielts Bands 4-5 - as soon as possible. It is available in the Karolinum Bookstore in Celetná.
For our Tuesday class (February 25) please read the text on p.11 and do ex. 2+3
Do exercise 3+4 on p. 14
Homework for March 3: please do the attached grammar exercises.
Read the text on p. 18 in our textbooks. Do the related exercises 5 and 7.
Check the rules for spelling changes in making plurals on p. 120 and do exercises 1 and 2 on p. 16.
Also, have a nice rest of the week:)
Do this for March 3.
Write your answer to the rubric on p.25, ex.7-9. Deadline: March 11, 11.p.m.
Write 220-250 words.
Make sure you answer the question in the rubric: What do you think were the advantages and disadvantages of living in a small community? It means you write about the past, not about the current situation in large cities.
Name your uploaded file like this: essay1_Name
Don't forget to set your document language into English - to prevent spelling mistakes.
Don't forget to organize your ideas in paragraphs (3-5). Indent the first line of each paragraph OR insert a space between the paragraphs.
Reading comprehension practise: Do the Reading 2 exercise on p. 22-23 and check with the key.
Look at page 121 to study some rules of word formation (Some meanings of affixes).
Do the Vocabulary and Grammar Review on pp.26-27 and check it with your key: get ready for Progress test from Units 1+2.
Take the Revision Test Units 1+2.
Take this test after you complete the Vocabulary and Grammar Review on pp.26-27.
THIS TEST CLOSES ON FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 11 P.M.!!!
Do the Reading 2 exercises on pp.32-33. Check your answers with the key.
Vocabulary: a) match the words in ex. 2 on p. 28 with their definitions. Check with the key.
b) make and cause. Read the rules on p. 36 and do ex. 2-4. Check with the key. Then do the interactive exercises in this unit.
Please have a look at the rules for making comparisons on p. 36 and do the related exercises. Check them with the key.
After you complete exercise 2 on p. 28, read the text called The Electric Revolution on p. 29.
Write a contribution to this forum answering question 1+2 in exercise 5 (p.29). Write 150-250 words.
Deadline: March 20, 11 p.m.
Check your colleagues' contributions, choose 1 of them and post a reaction (150-250 words).
Deadline: March 24, 11. P.m.
Watch this video to revise the rules of making comparisons
Complete this test.
Complete the newspaper article with the correct form of make and cause.
Reading: Read the text on p. 38 and answer questions 1-5. Check with the key.
Grammar: Read the rules of present perfect tense on p.124. Do the exercises on p. 42 and check with the key.
Writing: Write a short essay How has my life changed in the past 2 weeks.
Listening: p. 39+40. Listen and answer questions 1-10. Check with the key.
More interactive exercises will be available within a couple of days. Please bear with me.
Also, let me invite you to an online session next week, on Tuesday, March 31st at 11 a.m. Prepare your questions, make a list of issues that you don't understand and, if possible, show up:)
I am looking forward to meeting you at least virtually again.
Write an essay of 200-250 words answering the following question: How has my life changed in the past 2 weeks.
Thank you for sharing. My essay is available in the following unit from March 31, 11 p.m.
Listening p.39-40. Check with the key.
Please ignore if your answers are marked as wrong although you have answered correctly. It's a technical problem on my part.
Correct results: 1) for 2) since 3) since 4) for 5) since
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Textbook work for this week: Unit 5 - selected items (unit 5 is not entirely relevant for the purposes of humanities students. Most of it can be sacrificed.)
Grammar focus: countable and uncountable nouns, p. 56 and 126.
Watch this video for a better understanding!
Do the Vocabulary and Grammar Review on pp. 46-47. Then take this test.
Watch this youtube video and prepare your answers to the worksheet here: https://turnitonenglish.files.wordpress.com/2016/01/graham-hill-less-stuff-more-happiness-ted-com.pdf
Do the comprehension quiz here: http://www.riddle.com/a/45152
Prepare your answers for our online meeting on April 7, 11 a.m.
Thank you all for sharing your recent experience. This is mine if you feel like it.
This week, please do Reading 1 and Reading 2 on pp. 57-60 including the preparatory vocabulary exercises. Check your answers with the key. Note down any unclear points for our live session.
As this unit's topic is "being human", this video is a contribution to the debate. Please watch - we will discuss this video in our live session.
Vocabulary: please study the most common word formation prefixes and suffixes on p.127. Do the related exercises on p. 63 and check with the key. Do the attached online quizzez activities to practice word-formation.
Grammar: Study the examples and rules of zero and first conditionals on p. 65 and 128. Do the exercises on p. 65 and check them with the key. Do the attached online quizzez to practice more.
Unit 5+6 Revision: Do ex.3+4 on p. 66 and all of p.67. Check with the key. Take notes of all points which are not entirely clear. We can discuss all possible problems during our "live" session to get ready for another revision test.
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Take this online quiz and practice word-formation.
More word-formation practice.
Listening: have a look at the vocabulary in the starting off exercise on p.68. Listen to the recording - this time about an online course:) - and answer questions 1-10. Check with the key.
Vocabulary: Study the dictionary definitions of the verbs raise and rise on p. 69 and do exercise 1+2. I also include a link to an online exercise for more practice.
Reading: Read the text on p.70 and answer questions 1-13. Read the text on the SQ3R reading system in moodle and fill in the mind map. Upload your solution.
Grammar: Deriving adverbs from adjectives. have a look at the possible ways/spelling options of forming adverbs in ex.1. Do ex. 2+3 and check with the key.
The key grammar in this unit is related to graph description, with focus on prepositions. This topic is optional. I recommend reading the sentences describing the graph in ex.1. Try filling in ex.2+3 and check with the key. This activity is crucial for students of some disciplines, especially social sciences etc. It will not be tested (neither at the end of this course nor during the B2 exam).
Reading: Do the reading exercise on pp. 78-79 and answer questions 1-12. Check your answers with the key.
Vocabulary - do ex. 4 on p. 82.
Key grammar: relative pronouns - study the rules on p. 85 and 128 and do the exercises on p.85.
Writing: write a short text (100-150 words) about what makes you happy.
Listening: exam practice
Step 1: Publish a short text about what makes you happy. (100-200 words) by May 5, 11 p.m.
Step 2: Choose 1 of your colleagues' texts and compare it with yours. Publish your reaction by May 10, 11 p.m.
Reading: Read the passage The Burden of Thirst on pp. 90-91 and do the reading comprehension exercises.
Vocabulary: Study how the words benefit, advantage, disadvantage and effect collocate. Practice on p.92.
Grammar: Study the rules of forming the passive voice on p.129. Do the exercises in the attached pdf file. We will check your answers during our last session on Tuesday, May 12. Practice present continuous active and passive (extra) in the interactive exercise (quizzez).
Writing: Submit the essay (220-250 words). Study the attached dos and dont's list of important tips. Deadline: May 12. Name your essay like this: essay3_Name
Revision test: There is no Unit 7+8 revision test. Next week, I will prepare a revision of units 7-10.
From May 18, the final credit test will be open for you.
Make sure you have completed all the moodle tasks: essays, their revised versions if required, forums, revision tests. Don't worry about the deadlines but I recommend doing so by June 20 - for your and my convenience. If this is impossible for you, please let me know and we can negotiate an extension.
Choose one of the topics and write an essay of 220-250 words. Name your essay like this: essay2_your name. Upload by May 12.
Topic 1: Happiness is considered very important in life.Why is it difficult to define? What factors are important in achieving happiness?
Topic 2: Although modern life has brought with it improvements in people's standard of living, people are not generally happy with their lives. Discuss.
FINAL CLASS: Unit 10
Reading: Read the text on pp. 98-99 and do the reading comprehension exercises.
Vocabulary: Study the synonym pairs (common vs.formal) in ex. 2+3 on p. 102.
Listening: There is an extra online listening practice test.
Writing: Study the punctuation rules and linkers of contrast and comparison on p. 130. Practice in ex.3 on p.107.
Grammar: Study the rules related to modal verbs on p.130 and practice in the Key Grammar section exercises on p.106.
(careful: I mustn't = nesmím; I don't have to = nemusím)
Do the online quizziz.
FINAL TEST: After revising grammar and vocabulary from units 1-10 take the final test (available from Friday, May 15).
Make sure that your moodle activities and tasks are completed. Once you have taken the test and completed your moodle tasks, please send me an email informing me that you are ready for the "credit inspection".
Do this listening test and check your result with the answers provided after completion of the final section.
Check your answers with the attached key.
Take this test to prepare for the final exam.
Take this progress test as part of your preparation for the final exam.
Passing this moodle test is the last requirement for getting the credit for this course. Unlike in the previous revision tests, the time you get to answer the questions will be slightly limited. The main function of this test is for you to revise all the necessary grammar and vocabulary from units 1-10 in our textbook.