Hi guys,

In class one we are going to look at part 1 of the listening exam on page 24. Students will discuss the topics of each extract, to uncover the vocabulary likely to come up in the listening extracts before listening to each extract. We will also look at each of the sets of questions identifying what is being asked and drawing attention to typical questions (e.g. what they both agree on, what do they disagree about?). We will repeat this twice to cover all three of the extracts. The main topics are arguing, lying, and flat-sharing.

Homework: Please complete the reading and use of english task on page 26 and 27.+

In class two 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: