Happy New Year! I hope you all had a lovely time over the festive period! Today we will start off class with some general discussion about our breaks, and also New Year’s resolutions. This will include how they started, some of the most typical resolutions, and if we have made any. 

We will then revise the future perfect simple and continuous using the following Bamboozle

We will also look at page 66 of the book. This is a new chapter all about the Internet, new technology and artificial intelligence. We will begin by discussing in pairs what we believe have been the biggest technological advances post-internet and what we believe the next big advancement will be. 


We will also complete the listening part 1 training on page 66 and learn the meaning of the phrasal verbs we heard in the third listening extract and complete exercise 4 on page 67


Exam students: Please follow the link and complete EXAM TRAINER 1: TEST 3


  1. Your class has attended a panel discussion on how technology has impacted – both positively and negatively – on our daily lives. You have made the notes below.

Which aspect of our life has been affected most by technology?

– Education

– Technology addictions

– Workplace productivity

Some opinions expressed in the discussion:

  • “Technology has changed the ways of education and learning methods. We were not able in the past to get information so quickly and with such flexibility.”
  • “Most children and teens are addicted to the internet. For them, technology is a toy. This can be a good change, but what about creativity and their brain development?”
  • “Such technological changes in business will reduce production costs and increase profits.”

Write an essay for your tutor, discussing two of the methods in your notes. You should explain which aspect has been impacted on the most, giving reasons to support your opinion.

You may, if you wish, make use of the opinions expressed in the discussion but you should use your own words as far as possible. Write your essay in 220-260 words in an appropriate style.

2. Complete the following part 2 exam task:

3. Put the verbs in brackets in the correct tense (future perfect simple or continuous.) 

  1. By 2034 we (live) in Madrid for 20 years. 
  2. He (write)  a book by the end of the year. 
  3. (finish, you) this novel by next week? 
  4. He (read)  this book for 15 days by the end of this week. 
  5. They (be) married for 40 years by the end of this month. 
  6. (be, she) pregnant for three months this week? 

4. Watch the video on page 68 to help prepare us for next week’s class.