Introductions; Education vocabulary.
Assignment for Week 2: Do the moodle activities and quizzes. Get a copy of the textbook (electronic or real): Brook-Hart, G., Jakeman, V. Complete IELTS Bands 5-6.5 (Students' Book), CUP, 2012.
Textbook activity: Read the text on culture shock on pp. 10-11 and prepare your answers to questions 1-13 in exercises 5+6. Get ready for an in-class discussion of culture shock.
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Topic: English II online sessions Every week on Tue, 12:30 PM until December, 22
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Take this test to see whether you are ready to enrol in this course. If your grade is lower than 6 points, you should re-consider enrolment in this course or revise extensively from the following textbook: Brook-Hart, G., Jakeman, V. Complete IELTS Bands 4 -5 (Students' Book), CUP, 2012
Practice the most frequent academic vocabulary through these interactive online exercises
Match the collocations 1-9 with their meaning (a-i)
Read the following article and answer the related questions
Answer these statements based on the text on the differences between distance or face-to-face learning.
Answer the following questions. Do not write more than 250 words.
Q: How has teaching and learning transformed over the past six months? Describe your personal experience. Is there anything positive the forced lockdown and distance learning has brought to higher education? Should any of the changes be implemented even after the global pandemic will have been called off?
Before you write, read the following article
and listen to the podcast here (optional)
Do the vocabulary exercises on p. 12 in our textbooks. Then complete these questions with problem or trouble.
Do the vocabulary exercises on p. 12 in our textbooks. Then complete these questions with affect or effect.
Read the article on pp. 18 and 19 and answer the questions in exercise 7 on p. 19. Do not write more than 250 words. Deadline: October 19, 11 p.m. After you publish your ideas, choose 1 of your colleagues' answers and react to it (again, no more than 250 words). 2nd deadline: October 26, 11 p.m.
Study the rules for making comparisons on p. 16 and p. 100. Prepare your answers for our next session (Week 3: October 20).
Interactive quiz deadline prolonged: October 27, 12:15 p.m.
Unit 1 - Listening: Look at exercises 1-5 on pp. 8-9 and complete your answers to the listening comprehension tasks. Check your answers with the key.
Please make sure you check the word-formation rules on p.100 as well as the key grammar of this unit, countable and uncountable nouns, on p. 102. Do exercise 4 on p.25 and check with the key. Do Unit 1 and 2 review on pp.26-27 and check with the key.
Study the rules for word formation on pp. 100-101. Do exercise 4 on p.21 and then complete the sentences in this quiz using the correct form of the word in the brackets.
Choose the correct option.
Read through this material before you write your essay. It contains a summary of most problematic points we have come across in essays written for our courses. I originally intended to record a commentary, but I have to ask you for your patience until we next "see" each other.
This website offers brilliant tools for essay writing and generally Ielts preparation.
Write an essay of 220-250 words. You can choose either the topic on p. 25, exercise 8 or the following topic:
Some people say that in the modern world it is very difficult for people to have a healthy lifestyle. Others, however, say that it is easy for people to be healthy and fit if they want to be.
Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.
Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your knowledge and experience.
Deadline: October 26, 11 p.m.
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.
Unit 2 - Listening on p. 20, ex. 3. Check your answers with the key.
NO IN-CLASS SESSION ON OCTOBER 27!
Revision of Units 1+2.
Textbook activity for November 2nd: Unit 3:
Listening (p. 28-29)
Reading: Read the article on pp. 30+31 and prepare your answers to questions 1-14. Check your answers with the key and get ready for an in-class discussion of the article.
Please take this test after you have completed the revision tasks on pp. 26-27.
Look at the vocabulary section on p. 34. Study the dictionary definitions of these easily confused verbs and do the quiz. Don't forget to put the verb in the correct tense!
Unit 3 - Listening, p. 29, ex. 2. Before you do the listening exercise, study the vocabulary in ex. 1 on p.28. Check your answers with the key.
Unit 3 - Listening, p. 29, ex. 4-5
Unit 3 - Completion. Study the rules of present perfect (vs past simple) on p. 34 (first see Language reference on p. 103) and through the inserted links. Prepositions in time expressions and in phrases expressing trends (Language reference on p. 103). Exercises 8+9 on p. 36.
Writing: Practice the present perfect tense in a short text.
Unit 4 - New Media.
Reading: Read the text on p. 38 and answer questions 1-13. Check with the key.
Listening: Do the listening comprehension exercises on pp. 40-41 and answer questions 1-10.
Vocabulary: Cause, factor and reason. Study the words on p. 41 by completing exercises 1-3.
Watch this contribution to our discussion from November 3rd.
This is a 6-minute grammar topic created for you by BBC Learning English.
Take this quiz by November 9 to practice this week's grammar! Have fun!
Study the vocabulary section on p. 41. Do the related exercises and check them with the key. Then take this short quiz.
Listen to the recordings and fill in questions 1-10 on pp. 40-41. Check your answers with the key.
How has your life changed since March 2020? Write a short text of about 220-250 words. Don't forget to use the present perfect tense. Upload by November 9, 11 p.m.
GET READY FOR A SHORT (5-10 MINUTE) PRESENTATION OF A TEXT/LECTURE/VIDEO/TED TALK RELATED TO YOUR FIELD OF STUDY. PREPARE A VISUAL PRESENTATION AS WELL. DON'T FORGET TO PROOFREAD YOUR SLIDES FOR POSSIBLE SPELLING MISTAKES (RUN THE TEXT THROUGH WORD OR SOME GRAMMAR APP, E.G. GRAMMARLY).
Unit 4. The main grammar topic of this unit is: articles. Please study the rules on p.104 and the attached presentation and other useful links. Practice on p.45 and check with the key. Do the Moodle article quiz and the other attached 'quizziz'.
In the essay-writing exercise on p. 44, the following linking words are practised: However, On the other hand, even though and although. Their use is explained on p. 103-104. I also attach a Moodle quiz to practice the use of these words.
For November 16 do the Vocabulary and Grammar revision on pp. 46-47 and check with the key. Get ready for Unit 3-4 progress test which will be available from November 17.
Please do this quiz to boost your articles usage.
Read the attached text on the effect that new media have on us. Do the interactive reading comprehension quiz. Summarize the text you have read. Write no more than 250 words.
Deadline: November 20, 11 p.m.
No contact session this week means a little more autonomous study on your part:)
Revision Test Units 3+4
Unit 5 - The World in Our Hands
If possible, watch this movie by David Attenborough in order to explore the topic of this unit to a greater depth.
Reading: Read the text on pp. 50-51 and answer questions 1-13. Prepare for an in-class discussion of this topic on November 24.
Grammar: The passive - please check the rules of the passive voice in English on p. 104 and do ex. 5 on p. 55. Do the exercises in the attached files. Check them with the key.
Do the vocabulary and grammar review on pp. 46-47 and check with the key. Then take this revision test.
Watch this video and practice your use of passive voice
Take this quiz to practice this week's grammar. It is opened until December 1.
Practice the passive voice vs active voice as well as the use of tenses in English in general.
Reading: p. 57 - Do exercise 1 to practice some useful shopping vocabulary. Read the text on p. 58 and answer questions 1-13 on pp. 59-60. Check your answers with the key. Get ready for an in-class discussion of the text.
Listening: p. 60-61 - Prepare for the listening exercise by studying the vocabulary definitions in ex.1 on p. 60 and then answer questions 1-10. Check your answers with the key.
Vocabulary: p. 105 - verbs+ infinitive; verbs+ -ing. Study the verb patterns and practice on p. 61, ex.1+2 and p. 62, ex.3. Check your answers with the key. Practice via quizziz.
Writing: Answer questions 1-3 in exercise 4 on p. 62.
In English, the verb "suggest" is never followed by the infinitive form. See the examples of the correct usage of this verb.
Take this quiz to see your progress.
One more fun quiz to practice verb patterns.
Answer questions 1-3 in ex. 4 on p. 62. By November 30, 11 p.m.