Hi guys,

This week we only have one class. We concentrate on listening part 2, which will be photocopied from the exam booklet. We will start by talking about space travel and specifically missions to Mars. We will watch a short video about a current project to send men to Mars and talk about how feasible it is and what a person would need to do to prepare for the mission.

Then we will move onto the listening task which is all about a mission simulation. After checking the answers we will watch a short Ted talk about what happens to body in space.



Your class has been involved in a discussion on whether a dress code should be introduced at the college where you are studying. You have made the notes below.

Advantages of proposed dress code
• image of college.
• health and safety.
• discipline.
Some opinions expressed in the discussion:
‘Wearing more formal clothes will prepare students for the workplace.’
‘College isn’t work or school, so students should be free to wear what they want.’
‘Students are turning up to college in inappropriate clothes more frequently, so it’s time for a dress code.’

Write an essay for your tutor, discussing two of the advantages in your notes. You should explain which of the advantages you think would be most important for the college to consider in deciding whether to introduce a dress code, giving reasons to support your opinion.

You may, if you wish, make use of the opinions expressed during the discussion but you should use your own words as far as possible.

Write your essay in 220-260 words in an appropriate style.