Monthly Archives: August 2011

Writing Task #4

Writing Paper: Part 2
Task type: Story

Question
Your school where you are studying English is holding a short story competition:

Write a short story with the title

‘The holiday of a lifetime’.

The best story will be published in the school magazine.

Write your story for the magazine (around 120-180 words).

Writing Task #3

Writing Paper: Part 2
Task type: Letter of Application

Question
You have seen the following job advertisement in your local youth centre.

ACTIVITY CO-ORDINATOR WANTED!
(Weekends only)

  • Would you like to work with young children aged 5-11?
  • Do you have lots of energy?
  • Are you an excellent swimmer?

If the answer to these questions is ‘yes’ then we want to hear from you. Our Children’s Club is looking for someone to be in charge of a group of 10 children to teach them swimming and to do a range of other activities. Please send a letter to Mrs Sykes saying why you are suitable for the job.

Write your letter of application to Mrs Sykes. (around 120-180 words)

 

LYCA VI Calendar

Course Plan – Anglo-Saxon Language & Culture VI
Ms. Susana Yáñez Balagué
Schedule:
Mondays 16:00-17:50 hrs   Room: B105

Week

Date

Activities

Writing Task

3

22-08

  • Speaking: Collaborated task (discussion)
  • Computer lab:

Listening and Speaking Activities
http://www.mansioningles.com/first/first_cert11.htm

http://www.britishcouncil.org/professionals-exams-fce-speaking-1.htm

WT #1

4

29-08

  • Speaking: Long turn (picture description)
  • Computer lab:

Listening Activities
http://www.examenglish.com/FCE/fce_listening_part1.htm

http://www.examenglish.com/FCE/fce_listening_part2.htm

http://www.examenglish.com/FCE/fce_listening3.htm

http://www.examenglish.com/FCE/fce_listening4.html

http://www.examenglish.com/FCE/fcelistening.htm

WT #2

5

05-09

  • Speaking: Collaborated task (decision-making)
  • Computer lab:

Listening Activities
http://www.britishcouncil.org/professionals-exams-fce-listening-1.htm

http://www.britishcouncil.org/professionals-exams-fce-listening-2a.htm

http://www.britishcouncil.org/professionals-exams-fce-listening-2b.htm

http://www.britishcouncil.org/professionals-exams-fce-listening-3.htm

http://www.britishcouncil.org/professionals-exams-fce-listening-4.htm

WT #3

6

12-09

*Mid-Term 1 Listening

WT #4

7

19-09

HOLIDAY

8

26-09

  • Speaking: Interview
  • Computer lab:

Use of English Activities
http://www.flo-joe.co.uk/fce/students/tests/mchtst1.htm

http://www.flo-joe.co.uk/fce/students/tests/oclts1.htm

http://www.flo-joe.co.uk/fce/students/tests/wfmtst1.htm

http://www.flo-joe.co.uk/fce/students/tests/strtest1.htm

WT#5

9

03-10

  • Speaking: Long turn
  • Computer lab:

Use of English Activities
http://www.flo-joe.co.uk/fce/students/tests/mchtst2.htm

http://www.flo-joe.co.uk/fce/students/tests/oclts2.htm

http://www.flo-joe.co.uk/fce/students/tests/wfmtst2.htm

http://www.flo-joe.co.uk/fce/students/tests/strtest2.htm

Speaking Activity:
Listen to PART 2 and do the activity. Record yourself and send the .wav file to me by next monday.
http://www.mansioningles.com/first/first_cert11.htm

WT #6

10

10-10

HOLIDAY

WT #7

11

17-10

  • Speaking: Collaborated Task
  • Computer lab:

Use of English Activities
http://www.flo-joe.co.uk/fce/students/tests/mchtst3.htm

http://www.flo-joe.co.uk/fce/students/tests/2_oclts3.htm

http://www.flo-joe.co.uk/fce/students/tests/2_wfmtst4.htm

http://www.flo-joe.co.uk/fce/students/tests/2_strtest3.htm

Speaking Task #2:
Task: Presentation (1-2 minutes) Send the .wav file today by the end of class.
http://www.splendid-speaking.com/products/task_sheets/latest_task.pdf

12

24-10

*LYCA VI Oral Exam (16:00 hrs)

WT #8

13

31-10

HOLIDAY

14

07-11

* Use of English Mid-Term

WT #9

15

14-11

Extensive Reading Oral Evaluation (Rapa Nui)
  • Homework: MUST BE TYPED Arial, 12-pt, double spaced, 2-cm margins. 150 words min, 180 words max. Turn it in the next class. All writing tasks will be posted in my blog https://missyanez.wordpress.com

Writing Guidelines (Checklist):  http://www.flo-joe.co.uk/fce/students/writing/criteria.htm

Writing Task #2

Writing Paper: Part 2
Task type: Letter

Question
You have received the following letter from your English-speaking friend.

………….Thanks for inviting me to stay with you when I visit your country next month.

I’m not sure how to get to your apartment from the airport. Could you write back giving me some basic instructions? What would be the best method of transport for me? I’d prefer one that isn’t too expensive!

Just one other thing – what will the weather be like when I get there? (Just so I’ll know what clothes to pack!) ………

Write your letter of reply to your friend (around 120-180 words).

3rd Conditional Practice

http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/studyzone/490/grammar/third-conditional1.htm

http://www.better-english.com/grammar/con31.htm

http://perso.wanadoo.es/autoenglish/gr.con3.i.htm

http://speakspeak.com/a/html/d3b10_exercise_english_grammar_third_conditional.htm

http://www.learnenglishfeelgood.com/g-grammar-thirdconditional1.html

http://www.englisch-hilfen.de/en/exercises/if_clauses/type_3_statements.htm

http://www.englisch-hilfen.de/en/exercises/if_clauses/type_3_negation.htm

http://www.englisch-hilfen.de/en/exercises/if_clauses/type_3_mix3.htm

http://www.englisch-hilfen.de/en/exercises/if_clauses/type_3_mix4.htm

http://www.englisch-hilfen.de/en/exercises/if_clauses/type_3_mix.htm

http://www.englisch-hilfen.de/en/exercises/if_clauses/type_3_mix2.htm

http://www.englisch-hilfen.de/en/exercises/if_clauses/conditions.htm

http://www.englisch-hilfen.de/en/exercises/if_clauses/conditions2.htm

http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/studyzone/410/grammar/allcnd1.htm

http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/studyzone/410/grammar/3cond1.htm

Writing Task #1

Writing Task (go to Checklist)

Writing Paper Part 2. Task Type: Discursive Composition

Question
In your English class you have been discussing different ways of studying English. Your teacher has asked you to write a composition with the following title:

The advantages and disadvantages of learning English abroad compared to learning in your own country.

Write your composition for your teacher (around 120-180 words).

What you need to do to pass
Use our checklist first to understand what the examiner wants you to do.

Ideas for writing
Ask yourself the following questions to help you get started:

  • What are the advantages of learning English abroad, especially in an English-speaking country?
  • What are the disadvantages? (E.g. Cost? Being homesick?)
  • What are the advantages of learning English in your own country? (E.g. Being with friends and/or people who have similar language problems to you?)
  • What are the disadvantages?
  • What is your final conclusion?

Drafting and proofreading your work
You should look at your first draft of the task and decide:

  • Have you answered the question?
  • Is the composition organised in a clear and logical way?
  • Is the language correct with a good range of structures?
  • Will the reader enjoy reading your composition?
  • Is the style OK?

If the answer to any of these questions is ‘no’ you will need to do some more drafting!

Unit 8 Practice

**A list of jobs in English and Spanish**
http://www.lingolex.com/job.htm

  1. Careers
    http://www.learnenglish.de/Games/MatchIt/MatchItJobs.htm
  2. Careers Word Search
    http://www.learnenglish.de/Games/SeekAWord/WORDSEARCH8.htm
  3. Jobs Crossword Puzzle
    http://www.learnenglish.de/Games/Crossword8/jobs.htm
  4. Professions and Occupations Vocabulary Game
    http://www.vocabulary.cl/Games/Professions.htm

Reported Speech Practice

  1. http://www.englishgrammarsecrets.com/reportedspeech/exercise3.swf
  2. http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/reported-speech/exercises?03
  3. http://www.englishgrammarsecrets.com/reportedspeech/exercise4.swf
  4. http://www.englisch-hilfen.de/en/exercises/reported_speech/statements.htm
  5. http://esl.about.com/library/quiz/blgrquiz_reported1.htm

Pronouns Practice

  1. http://www.englisch-hilfen.de/en/exercises/pronouns/personal_pronouns.htm
  2. http://www.englisch-hilfen.de/en/exercises/pronouns/personal_pronouns3.htm
  3. http://www.englisch-hilfen.de/en/exercises/pronouns/possessive_determiners.htm