Class 1:

We will start of with a role play about buying a house, and then discuss what are the most important things when considering purchasing a property, as well as discussing architecture and its importance in today’s world.

Then we will shift our attention to writing part 2, and how to write a proposal. We will look at the structure of the task, and useful phrases that can be included. We are then going to work through the plan for your proposal in pairs.

Your homework will be to complete the following exam task:

There are plans to demolish an old and unused building in the town where you are a student. You feel that the building should be saved. You decide to write a proposal for the town council explaining why you think the building should be preserved, suggesting what could be done to modernise it and saying how the building could benefit the local people.

Write your proposal in 220-260 words.

Please see this PDF for all the materials we used in class:


Class two:

Since today is Halloween we will be looking at some grammar to frighten the life out of you ; )

Today’s class is all about participle clauses because not knowing this grammar point will affect us in the speaking and writing exam. Having skipped over this part of the book we will revisit chapter two on page 18. We will talk about Halloween in general and the things that we are afraid of, before watching this video:

We will complete a number of activities on the board as a class to practise participle clauses, including a guessing game speaking activity.

Homework:Please complete page 18 of the book