Saturday, 1 September 2018

Homework 2017-2018

Workbook:
You can do the exercises in Units 1-10

Blog: 
In this blog you will find extra material to improve your English.
 

Fire Drill Procedure
General School Information
Bibliography Advanced 2
Speakout LEAD-IN
Unit 1: Speakout 1.1  Speakout 1.2  Speakout 1.3  Speakout 1.4 & 1.5
Unit 2 : Speakout 2.1: p 20  p 21 & 22  Speakout 2.2  Speakout 2.3 Speakout 2.4 & 2.5
Unit 3 : Speakout 3.1  Speakout 3.2  Speakout 3.3  Speakout 3.4 & 3.5
Unit 4 : Speakout 4.1  Speakout 4.2  Speakout 4.3  Speakout 4.4 & 4.5
Unit 5 : Speakout 5.1  Speakout 5.2  Speakout 5.3  Speakout 5.4 & 5.5
Unit 6 : Speakout 6.1  Speakout 6.2  Speakout 6.3  Speakout 6.4 & 6.5
Unit 7 : Speakout 7.1  Speakout 7.2  Speakout 7.3  Speakout 7.4 & 7.5
Unit 8 : Speakout 8.1  Speakout 8.2  Speakout 8.3  Speakout 8.4 & 8.5
Unit 9 : Speakout 9.1  Speakout 9.2  Speakout 9.3  Speakout 9.4 & 9.5
Unit 10 : Speakout 10.1  Speakout 10.2  Speakout 10.3  Speakout 10.4 & 10.5



Get ready for the speaking exam
Guide
pictures & questions




Assignments
Unit 1: 
A) Writing: 
Personal profile: write a personal profile for your new English class  (150 words) (deadline: 11 Oct) More ideas on how to write personal profiles on page 10. You will find useful language here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here.

B) Speaking: write a three-minute presentation (150 words) entitled My Life in 3 Minutes. Use this Guide. (deadline: 18 Oct).
Topic: personal identification and experiences. Get your ideas here:

Speakout Advanced p 63. Monologue. Speaking

Speakout Advanced p 13. Personality. Extra Speaking

Speakout Advanced p 13. Personality. Extra Speaking

Speakout Advanced p 10. Challenges and Motivation. Extra Speaking

Speakout Advanced p 11. Intelligence and Ability. Extra Speaking

Unit 2: 
A) Writing: 
Discursive essay: write a balanced discussion (discursive essay) on the following theme: Technology is replacing personal interaction. You will get more ideas on how to write an essay on pages 25 & 121, here and here. You will find useful language here, here , here , here  and here  (150 words) (deadline: 30 Oct). 
Here you have other ideas for a discursive essay:

  • Medical advances will soon mean that people will live until they are 200 years old.
  • Individual countries do not have the right to interfere with the affairs of another country.
  • Students, not the state, should pay university tuition fees.
  • Women should be promoted to top jobs in business and politics before men.
  • E-books: the end of the word as we know it
B) Speaking: write a three-minute presentation (150 words). Use this Guide. (deadline: 6 Nov)
Topic: work. Get your ideas here:

Speakout Advanced p 63. Monologue. Speaking

Speakout Advanced p 26. Work. Extra Speaking

Speakout Advanced p 26. Work. Extra Speaking.

Unit 3: 
A) Writing:
Proposal: write a proposal for improving the area where you live: the town council intends to spend money improving your area, and invites residents to send in proposals. In your proposal you should outline any problems there are, and make recommendations for improving the current situation. You can find more ideas for writing proposals on page 41. Here you can see examples of how to write proposals. Finally, you can find useful language for writing proposals on pages 39 and 132 (3.3) and  here. (150 words) (Deadline 15 Nov)

B) Writing:
A 100-Word Short Story (100 words) (deadline 15 Nov)
Not a word more, not a word less: Can YOU write a 100-word short story? Enter this competition where the winner will receive £250 in book tokens.

HOW TO ENTER 

TO ENTER, send your work to shortstory@mailonsunday.co.uk. Entries must be received by midnight on Friday, November 17, 2017. Entries must run to exactly 100 words, excluding the title. The top ten stories will be published in The Mail on Sunday and the winner will receive £250 in book tokens. 
Find out more here


C) Speaking: write a three-minute presentation (150 words). Use this Guide. (deadline: 22 Nov) Topics: holidays, travel, housing and services. Get your ideas here:

Speakout Advanced p 63. Monologue. Speaking

Speakout Advanced p 32. Holidays. Extra Speaking

Speakout Advanced p 32. Holidays and Travel. Extra Speaking

Speakout Advanced p 35. Homes and housing. Extra Speaking

Speakout Advanced p 35. Houses and Home. Extra Speaking

Speakout Advanced p 35. Housework. Extra Speaking

Speakout Advanced p 35. Neighbours. Extra Speaking

Speakout Advanced p 39. Services. Extra Speaking

 

C) Writing:
Narrative: write a narrative for a school contest entitled The Story behind the Picture. Choose a photo and write a story related to the photo. The winners of this contest will win a prize (book voucher). (Calibri 12. 100 words). Photo size: 10 x 15 cm. (Deadline 29 Nov)

Unit 4:  

A) Writing:

A problem-solution essay: tens of thousands of people are fleeing civil war and unrest to find new homes in Europe—sometimes with tragic consequences. The U.N. estimates that more people have been displaced than at any time since World War II. Write a problem-solution essay for your local newspaper about this social issue entitled: The Global Refugee Crisis.  You will get more ideas on how to write a problem-solution essay on p 49 and here. You will find useful language for this topic here, here and here. You will find useful language for writing here, here , here , here  and here  (150 words) (deadline: 11 Dec).
Here you have other ideas for a problem-solution essay:



  • Human rights
  • Child labour
  • Economic development 
  • Economic inequality: the gap between rich and poor
  • Intellectual Property
  • Capital punishment
  • Religious freedom
  • Environmental awareness
  • Illegal immigration
  • Civil liberties
  • Free trade
  • Freedom of speech
  • Gun control
  • Forced evictions: Global Crisis, Global Solutions.
B) Speaking: write a three-minute presentation (150 words). Use this Guide. (deadline: 18 Dec) Topics: Crime and Punishment, the Environment and Immigration. Get your ideas here:

Speakout Advanced p 63. Monologue. Speaking

Speakout Advanced p 44. Crime and Punishment. Extra Speaking

Speakout Advanced p 44. Crime and Punishment. Extra Speaking 2

Speakout Advanced p 47. The Environment. Extra Speaking 

Speakout Advanced p 47. The Natural World. Extra Speaking

Speakout Advanced p 49. Immigration. Extra Speaking

Unit 5: 

A) Writing:

A narrative.  Choose at least one of the options below and write one or more narratives. You will get more ideas on how to write narratives on p 58. You will also find useful language   here (150 words) (Deadline: 10 Jan)
a) Identify a significant experience in the life of a family member or a friend and write about it. You can find useful language here.
b) Write a narrative which starts with the following sentence:
"I opened the only Christmas present that was left and realized that from then on my life would take a turn".
c) Write a scrapbook after Christmas with the activities you did together with family and friends. 


B) Speaking: write a three-minute presentation (150 words). Use this Guide. (deadline: 22 Jan)
Topic: Relationships. Get your ideas here:

Speakout Advanced p 63. Monologue. Speaking

Speakout Advanced p 56. Relationships. Extra Speaking

Speakout Advanced p 56. Relationships. Extra Speaking 2

Speakout Advanced p 57. Family Matters. Extra Speaking

Speakout Advanced p 58. Marriage. Extra Speaking

Unit 6:

A) Writing:
A report: your school would like to know how much the students practise their English both inside and outside the school with the aim of encouraging more students to use it as much as possibleYou will get more ideas on how to write reports on p 73 and here. (150 words) (Deadline: 7 Feb)


B) Speaking: write a three-minute presentation (150 words). Use this Guide. (deadline: 14 Feb)
Topic: Language and Communication; Shopping and Consumerism; Science and Technology. Get your ideas here:

Speakout Advanced p 63. Monologue. Speaking

Speakout Advanced p 71. Languages. Speaking

Speakout Advanced p 75. Shopping. Extra Speaking

Speakout Advanced p 75. Shopping and Consumerism. Extra Speaking

Speakout Advanced p 77. Science and Technology. Extra Speaking

Speakout Advanced p 77. Science and Technology. Extra Speaking 2

 Unit 7:

A) Writing:Write a formal letter: Read this article and write a formal letter to the newspaper, giving your version of what life is like on the island and asking them to print another article. Use the comments below the article to get some ideas of what to say. You will find a letter writing guide here and here. You can find useful language here, here: Formal letters, here:  How to write.  and here (150 words) (deadline: 21 Feb) 

B) Speaking:

1) Make a presentation. Give a five- minute presentation to your class on one of the curriculum topics. You can find some tips here. Deadlines: before 30 Oct tell your teacher the topic. In February give the presentation.    

2) Speaking: write a three-minute presentation (150 words). Use this Guide. (deadline: 7 Mar)
Topic: Work and Leisure; Sport; Health and Diet, Education. Get your ideas here:

Speakout Advanced p 63. Monologue. Speaking

Speakout Advanced p 83. Work and Leisure. Extra Speaking 

Speakout Advanced p 84. Sport. Extra Speaking

Speakout Advanced p 85. Health. Extra Speaking

Speakout Advanced p 85. Sport, Health and Diet Activities. Extra Speaking

Speakout Advanced p 85. Sport, Health and Diet. Extra Speaking

Speakout Advanced p 86. Rewarding Children. Extra Speaking

Speakout Advanced p 86. Education. Extra Speaking

Speakout Advanced p 86. Education. Extra Speaking 2

Unit 8: 
A) Writing:
An Article. 
Your English teacher would like you to share your ideas and experiences on how to succeed in exams and for this purpose you have been asked to write a contribution for the class blog.
Write an article suggesting the best ways of preparing for exams, saying what you should or should not do, not only to prepare for them, but also on the day of the exam.
To see how to write articles click here and also here. Finally, you can find useful language for writing here. (150 words) (Deadline: 14 March)

B) Speaking: write a three-minute presentation (150 words). Use this Guide. (deadline: 21 March)
Topic: Food. get your ideas here:

Speakout Advanced p 63. Monologue. Speaking

Speakout Advanced p 94. Food. Extra Speaking  

Unit 9: 

A) Writing:
Write a review of a book you have read this year and compare it to its film adaptation. Useful language. (150 words) (Deadlines: before 31 Oct tell your teacher the book you are going to read. On 11 April hand in your review) Click here for a list of readers and more instructions for this assignment.

Other ideas for reviews:

Write a review of two books/ two hotels / two art galleries / two museums/ two films / two concerts... and compare them.


B) Speaking: write a three-minute presentation (150 words). Use this Guide. (deadline: 18 April)
Topic: Art and Entertainment. Get your ideas here:

Speakout Advanced p 63. Monologue. Speaking

Speakout Advanced p 104. Art and Entertainment. Extra Speaking

Speakout Advanced p 104. Art and Entertainment. Extra Speaking 2

Unit 10: 
A) Writing:
Letter of application (deadline: 25 April) (150 words) Find the details here.

B) Speaking: write a three-minute presentation (150 words). Use this Guide. (deadline: 2 May)
Topic: Holidays and Travel. Get your ideas here:

Speakout Advanced p 63. Monologue. Speaking

Speakout Advanced p 117. Holidays and Travel. Extra Speaking

Last assignment:
Writing:

Reflection:
write a letter to your teacher (150 words) (deadline: 14 May)
We are approaching the end of the academic year. You decide to write a letter to your teacher giving him some feedback about the course. In your reflection you can include aspects of the course that you loved or loathed; what you found useful or useless; suggestions for the future and any other aspect you may consider worth pointing out in order to improve the teaching and learning process of this course.

You will find a letter writing guide here and here . You can find useful language here.
Formal letters.
How to write. 

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

First term exam



PART FOUR. TRANSFORMATIONS. For questions 1-5, complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence, using the word given. Do not change the word given. You must use between three and six words, including the word given. (5 points)

Example:
0 The emergency chute hasn’t been working for a week.
ORDER
The emergency chute HAS BEEN OUT OF ORDER for a week.

1. By closing down the second warehouse we can save money and save jobs.
ENABLE
Closing down the second warehouse _________________________ costs and save jobs.

2. We would like you to pay for the delivery of this special order before you receive it.
IF
We would appreciate _____________________________ advance for the delivery of this special order.

3. Scientists think that there is nothing on that planet to suggest there is any life there.
SIGN
According to scientists, there appears _______________________________________ life on that planet

4. It is now 24 hours since Mr  Williams's boat sank and people think that there is little likelihood he will survive.
CHANCES
It is now 24 hours since Mr Williams's boat sank and his ________________________________ to be slim.

5. I regret not having the feeling of achieving anything after reaching the summit but I was too exhausted.
SENSE
I wish I ______________________________________ after reaching the summit summit but I was too exhausted.





ESCOLA OFICIAL D'IDIOMES                                                 CERTIFICAT DE NIVELL AVANÇAT
ILLES BALEARS                                                                                                                             MOCK EXAM
DEPARTAMENT D'ANGLÈS                                                                   USE OF ENGLISH TIME            75’

Please write all your answers on the ANSWER SHEET provided.

PART ONE. MULTIPLE CHOICE CLOZE. Read the text below. For questions 1-15, decide which word (A, B, C, or D) best fits each blank space.  Write the letter only of your choice on the ANSWER SHEET. An example (0) has been done for you. (15 points)
                                              
Peer Pressure

One of the ---(0)--- influences on children today is that of their peers.  What their classmates think, how they dress, and how they act in class and out of it ---(1)--- the behaviour of nearly every child at school. In their ---(2)--- not to be different, some children go so ---(3)--- as to hide their intelligence and ability in case they are made ---(4)--- of.  Generally, children do not want to stand out from the ---(5)---.  They want to ---(6)--- in, to be accepted.  In psychological ---(7)---, the importance of peer pressure cannot be overemphasized.  There is a lot of evidence that it has great ---(8)--- on all aspects of children’s lives, from the clothes they wear, the music they listen to, and their ---(9)--- to schooling to their ---(10)--- of self-worth. However, as children grow up into adolescents, individuality becomes more acceptable, ---(11)--- even, and in their ---(12)--- for their own personal style, the teenager and young adult will begin to experiment and be more willing to ---(13)--- the risk of rejection by the group.  Concern about intellectual prowess and ---(14)--- good exam results can dominate as the atmosphere of competition develops and worries about the future ---(15)--- any fears if appearing to be too brainy.

 0         A   hardest                B   strongest           C   heaviest              D   fattest
 1         A   affect                    B   result                    C   impress               D   vary
 2         A   actions                 B   steps                    C   measures            D   efforts
 3         A   long                     B   distant                 C   far                         D   much
 4         A   joke                      B   laugh                   C   fun                                   D   ridicule
 5         A   party                     B   crowd                   C   circle                    D   band
 6         A   set                        B   fall                                    C   get                                    D   fit
 7         A   terms                    B   words                   C   points                  D   means
 8         A   running               B   bearing                C   meaning             D   standing
 9         A   opinion                B   consideration     C   attitude                D   view
10       A   reaction               B   sense                  C   impression          D   awareness
11       A   desirable             B   bearable              C   tolerable              D   likeable
12       A   hunt                     B   chase                  C   course                 D   search
13       A   carry                     B   run                       C   bring                    D   cope
14       A   succeeding         B   achieving                       C   earning               D   winning
15       A   overthrow                        B   overflow              C   overbalance       D   override













PART TWO. OPEN CLOZE.  Read the text below. For each blank space 1-10, decide which ONE word best completes the text. Write your answers on the ANSWER SHEET. An example (0) has been done for you. (10 points).

                                               Shakespeare’s Legacy

Today, --(0)-- a whole industry out ---(1)--- prove he didn’t pen all his works, Shakespeare’s poetry and plays remain the most read and studied in the world. His seemingly inexhaustible stream of words have infiltrated every dictionary, he has inspired generations of writers, and there is a theatre (The Globe) as well as  a theatre company (The Royal Shakespeare Company) devoted ---(2)--- putting on his plays year after year.  A more unlikely tribute is that Shakespeare is the ---(3)--- filmed author ever.  A massive 309 films are based on his masterpieces, and top actors consider playing such mighty roles ---(4)--- honour. But Shakespeare’s legacy is not as much revealed in his big productions as in the ---(5)--- he spoke to the masses. ---(6)--- the surface, he wrote for the working classes, while  ensuring that ---(7)--- intelligent parodies and controversial political statements were included that ---(8)--- touch the upper classes.  He questioned society’s wrongs and his messages were clear.  Perhaps the main reason ---(9)--- Shakespeare lives on is that the subjects he tackled, ---(10)--- class warfare, prejudice and male chauvinism, remain relevant.

PART THREE. WORD BUILDING.  For each blank space you are given words in their basic form. Decide on the correct form of each word and write it in the corresponding space on the ANSWER SHEET.  Make sure your spelling on the answer sheet is clear and unambiguous. An example (0) has been done for you. (10 points)

Little Moments, Big Magic

     Big Brothers Big Sisters is the nation’s most (0) __________ (EFFECT) youth-service organization and has been in operation for nearly a century.  Our service is (1)___________ (DEPEND) on our many valuable volunteers.  We have a proven track record for creating relationships that are (2)___________ (BENEFIT) for both adults and children.
       Youth (3)____________ (DEVELOP) experts agree that, parents aside, children need additional caring adults in their lives.  BBBS works (4)_________ (CLOSE) with parents to match every child with a compatible and (5)____________ (SUPPORT) Big Brother or Big Sister.
       Although potential ‘Bigs’ are screened and supervised to (6)________ (SURE) that all relationships are safe and (7)___________ (REWARD), the only real (8)__________(REQUIRE) is a willingness to make and share in some fun with a new friend.  Our volunteers (9)______________ (CONSISTENT) say that being a participant in BBBS is as (10)____________ (ENJOY) for them as for the ‘Littles’.
PART FOUR. KEY WORD TRANSFORMATIONS. You will find part IV on the back of the answer sheet.
ESCOLA OFICIAL D'IDIOMES                                                           CERTIFICAT DE NIVELL AVANÇAT
ILLES BALEARS                                                                                                                                  MOCK EXAM DEPARTAMENT D'ANGLÈS                                                                            USE OF ENGLISH TIME         75’
KEY

PLEASE WRITE YOUR ANSWERS HERE.  DO NOT WRITE ON THE SHADED AREA.
NAME: ___________________________________  MARK: __________ / 40
PART ONE.  MULTIPLE CHOICE.  Peer Pressure

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  PART TWO.  OPEN CLOZE.  Shakespeare’s Legacy


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despite
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2.
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way/manner

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  PART THREE.  WORD BUILDING.  Little Moments, Big Magic


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effective
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dependent

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ensure

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beneficial

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rewarding

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development

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requirement

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closely

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consistently

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supportive

10.
enjoyable

PART FOUR. TRANSFORMATIONS. For questions 1-5, complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence, using the word given. Do not change the word given. You must use between three and six words, including the word given. (5 points)

Example:
0 The emergency chute hasn’t been working for a week.
ORDER
The emergency chute HAS BEEN OUT OF ORDER for a week.

1. By closing down the second warehouse we can save money and save jobs.
ENABLE
Closing down the second warehouse ___will enable us to cut_____ costs and save jobs.

2. We would like you to pay for the delivery of this special order before you receive it.
IF
We would appreciate ______it if you paid in OR it if you would/could pay in ________ advance for the delivery of this special order.

3. Scientists think that there is nothing on that planet to suggest there is any life there.
SIGN
According to scientists, there appears _____to be no sign of_______ life on that planet

4. It is now 24 hours since Mr  Williams's boat sank and people think that there is little likelihood he will survive.
CHANCES
It is now 24 hours since Mr Williams's boat sank and his ___chances of survival/surviving are thought____ to be slim.

5. I regret not having the feeling of achieving anything after reaching the summit but I was too exhausted.
SENSE
I wish I __had felt/had a sense of achievement____ after reaching the summit summit but I was too exhausted.