To start we began by checking the homework on page 22. The main focus of today’s class was on listening part 4, found on page 8 of the book. Students looked at each of the options in task one and brainstormed words related to this events, including sights, sounds and feelings. We then looked at task two of the exam, in which students came up with various ways of expressing the feeling of being surprised. We then completed the exam task and checked answered.
Homework: Page 9 exercises 1, 2, 3.
Today we will start class by correcting the homework on page 9. Then our focus will shift to part 7 of the Reading and Use of English exam, in which students must complete a text by adding paragraphs. The aim today is to look at the various techniques students need in order to connect the paragraphs. We’ll start by looking at basic examples together as a class, before pairing off and examining a sample exam paper.
Exam task on page 10 and 11
Writing part 1 – essay:
Your class has had a discussion about the importance of the Internet in our lives. You have made the notes below:
Reasons why the Internet has become so important:
- the opportunity it offers to buy and sell online.
- the ease with which we can keep in contact with friends or relations.
- its use as a study tool.
Some opinions expressed in the discussion:
“Social media allows me to stay in contact with family members all over the country.”
“You can shop around, read reviews and get good bargains on the web.”
“The Internet offers me an enormous library to help with my studies.”
Write an essay discussing TWO of the reasons given for the importance of the Internet. You should explain which reason is most important, giving reasons in support of your answer.
You may, if you wish, make use of the opinions expressed in the discussion, but you should use your own words as far as possible.
Write your answer in 220-260 words in an appropriate style.