Class one

In class one we will start chapter 4 of the book, which is all about jobs and careers. We will focus on part 4 of the exam, and 7 expressions/ phrasal verbs connected to the world of work. To start off we have some work related role plays and then we will look at the target expressions in sentences to understand their meanings. We have a Kahoot to consolidate the expressions. Afterwards students will complete a part 4 exam exam task using the words we learned to finish the sentences. 

Taken Over

A competitor has recently bought the company that Tim founded.

OVER

The company that Tim founded ……………………. a competitor. 

Set up

Brian’s grandfather founded the company over 50 years ago. 

UP

The company ……………………. a century ago. 

Lay off

Due to the economic crisis, we unfortunately have no choice but to make well over 100 employees redundant. 

LAID

Well over 100 employees will have……………………., owing to the economic crisis. 

Given the sack

You’ll be sacked if you don’t get to work on time, 

GIVEN

Unless you get to work on time ……………………..

Cutbacks

If we want to survive the next quarter we must significantly reduce rising costs.

CUTBACKS

Rising costs mean we have ……………………. we want to survive the next quarter.

Back down

The unions are adamant they won’t give in and are threatening to continue strikes well into next year. 

BACK

The unions are refusing ……………………. threatening to continue strikes well into next year. 

Get to the point 

The speaker rambled on for ages before stating what the lecture was about.

POINT

It took ages for the speaker……………………. what the lecture was about.

Homework

Page 42/43 exam task.

Class two

In class we will look at part 2 of the listening exam and some adjective/noun collocations. We will start off with some typical questions from parts 1 and 4 of the exam to introduce the collocations. Next students will complete the activity on page 44 of the book. Following this we will look at the exam task on page 44 and complete it in class.

We will finish the class by looking at some of the more difficult vocabulary from the listening task. This is on page 45 in exercise 4.

Homework:

Complete Vocabulary: dependent prepositions on page 43

Complete the writing exam, task on page 49