Hi guys,

On Monday we discussed science and how it is taught in schools. We then watched the following TedTalk about how to make science more engaging:

Following on we completed the listening task on page 72.

Homework: exam task and exercise 5 on pages 74-75

In Wednesday’s class we looked at prepositions. Students taught each other a number of dependent prepositions and we also played a Kahoot to practise them. We finished the class with a game of scrabble.


  1. Complete page 76 of the book.
  2. Writing task part 1 (essay)

You have attended a Science Club lecture on how schools could encourage young people to train for careers in science. You have made the notes below.

Ways in which schools could encourage young people to train for careers in science
• enjoyable science lessons.
• careers advice.
• guest lectures from professional scientists.
Some opinions expressed in the discussion:
‘Kids should be able to design their own experiments.’
‘A lot of the careers advice given is already out of date.’
‘A lot of the scientists are too busy to spend time visiting schools.’

Write an essay for your tutor, discussing two of the methods in your notes. You should explain which method you think is more important for governments to consider, 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.