In today’s class we are continuing with the theme of films. Today we will look at how to write a review (and more specifically a film review) which may be a question in part 2 of the exam. We will look at the structure of this writing, and the type of language you are expected to use. We will use a photocopy from the CAE compact to see a model answer, and then discuss it.

Homework: Please complete the writing exam task given out in class.

In class two we studied inverted conditionals. To begin we revised the conditional structures and when we use them, and then looked at the changes we make to create inverted conditional sentences. We then took part in a debate discussing the most influential people in history. 


You have read an online article about changes in the types of subjects taught at secondary schools. The article says that some traditional subjects may no longer be taught at school. The three subjects discussed are mentioned below, along with some of the readers’ comments.

Which subjects may no longer be taught at secondary school?

  • Geography 
  • History
  • Art

‘Art lessons allow kids to explore their creativity.’

‘It’s all about the past. At schools, we need to be focussing on the future.’

‘Why do we need to know the names of rivers and mountains around the world?’

Write an essay discussing TWO of the subjects mentioned above. You should explain whether you think these subjects should continue to be taught at secondary schools, giving reasons to support your answer.

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