Hi guys,

Class one:

Today we have been speaking about robots, computer and machines, and how they have affected our world, and how they will continue to affect it, in relation to jobs. We began by discussing jobs that have been taken over already by machines, and what types of job are under threat.

We then focused specifically on robots in education, and the role they could play. We completed Use of English part 2 about a computerised teaching assistant, and then discussed robots in education in more detail relating to: critical thinking, the teacher job market, factual insight, technological advancement and feedback.

Homework: Please complete the reading part 6 task handed out in class.

Class two:

Today we focused on Use of English part 3: word formation. We began with a word maze, to which students had to find the common rule to escape. Then we completed exercise 1 on page 72, which focuses on spelling. Students then worked in pairs against each other in a game of word formation connect four, in which students created nouns from verbs.

We continued with book work by finishing page 72 (looking at some common spelling mistakes) and then to finish the class we completed a speaking activity whereby students guessed the missing word in its correct form from the sentence.

Homework: Please complete page 73, the exam task and the essay questions handed out in class.