Saturday, 24 June 2017

C1.1 INFO AND EXAM STRUCTURE

Materials you need to buy:

1) EF ENGLISH FILE ADVANCED, STUDENT'S BOOK
OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
Buy the book or get the pdf here https://umubox.um.es/index.php/s/SmTBuJjjPUHhJSr
or buy the photocopies of the book At D' Lola Photocopy Shop, Calle Actor Isidoro Máiquez, 2)

2) Extra PHOTOCOPIES https://umubox.um.es/index.php/s/o5Pm8exp61ojvIh
or At D' Lola Photocopy Shop, Calle Actor Isidoro Máiquez, 2)
C1.1 Extra Materials, Chapter 1 to 5 (Cecilia)

LISTENINGS HERE https://umubox.um.es/index.php/s/SmTBuJjjPUHhJSr (Password: my name in capital letters)

SOLUTIONS OF EXERCISES WE WON'T HAVE TO DO IN CLASS HERE:
https://umubox.um.es/index.php/s/EhQ6MZDBqOl0MY6 

EXTRA BOOKS AND GRAMMARS
https://umubox.um.es/index.php/s/RYi60J5d6sXK3xr 
PASSWORD: my name in capital letters


Follow us on FACEBOOK

Class rules
Switch off or silence your phone, NO whatsapping or facebook in class!
Sit with different people everyday
Get the email/ phone number/ whatsapp of a classmate or open your own whatsapp group
(to be able to get your homework if you miss classes)
DO YOUR HOMEWORK! We'll correct them at the beginning of every class.
I won't accept writings handed in past the deadline.

FINAL EXAM
written: 21st JULY
speaking: 18-19-20-21 July before class

REMEMBER YOU NEED TO HAVE 80% ATTENDANCE (you can miss 3 classes / 12 hours) to take the exam.

C1.1. EXAM STRUCTURE (to be confirmed)

Cada parte = 20% de la nota
Hay que sacar un 5/10 mínimo en cada parte, pero la media final tiene que ser 6/10 para aprobar.
Sacando una nota inferior a un 5 en una de las partes se suspende todo el examen.

READING
2 TEXTOS con preguntas tipo A, B, C o matching o true/false (justificando el porque si es falsa si las instrucciones lo requieren) o seleccionar que información se menciona en el texto.

USE OF ENGLISH
30- 50 preguntas de rephrasing, choose the correct option or use the correct word (aquí entran have - auxiliary/main verb, discourse markers - linkers, pronouns, the past, get, discourse markers - adverbs and adverbial expressions, speculation and deduction, adding emphasis, distancing and unreal uses of the past tenses-  todo lo que sale en la parte de gramática p.140-149 y vocabulario p. 160-166 de los temas  1-5 del libro) --- JULY 2017: del tema 5 habrá como mucho un par de preguntas.

LISTENING
2 AUDIOS (cada uno se escucha 2 veces) con preguntas tipo A, B, C o matching o TRUE/FALSE  (justificando el porque si es falsa si las instrucciones lo requieren) o completar con la palabra(s) correcta.

WRITING
A escoger 1 entre 3 opciones:

1) formal letter  - job application (250 palabras) - check p. 112/113
2) article (250 palabras) - check p. 114/115
3) dos writings cortos (125 palabras cada uno) entre las siguientes opciones -
 a) blog entry about an experience you lived (terrible, rewarding, scary ...) - check p. 163, extra photocopies
b) blog entry about some childhood memory --- check p. 143, book (My earliest memory)


NOT JULY 2017
c) a short presentation about  somebody (a person who inspired you, a famous person in your city, a teacher you had) - check p. 167, extra photocopies
d) breaking news story using distancing expressions (check p. 148 grammar)


SPEAKING

1-2 Preguntas individuales sobre temas parecidos a los del libro.
1-2 preguntas en parejas sobre temas parecidos a los del libro.

Check examples here: http://ceciliasclasses.blogspot.com.es/2017/01/c11-speaking.html (not finished, work in progress)



Friday, 23 June 2017

COLLOQUIAL ENGLISH REVIEW




https://padlet.com/sheaven7/colloquialenglishc11

PASSWORD: MY NAME ;-)

TRACKS + SOLUTIONS

On your book
p.12-13
p. 32-33

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

SPEAKING PRACTICE - C1.1

 WORK IN PROGRESS - NOT FINISHED

 Individual

1) Can you remember something you were afraid of when you were a child? Do you have any childhood memory of any special event or celebration? Did you use to get pocket money? What was your favourite place when you were little? Were you part of any organization or youth club? Would you have liked to?

2) Is there some attitude you can't stand and drives you crazy? Is there a person in your family that particularly annoys you? What about at work? Do you prefer music or silence when studying/working/driving/ at the gym? Is there any sound that really bothers you? What about a sound that really relaxes you?

3) What's your favourite book? Why? Is there any book that you started reading and couldn't put down? What about one that you really disliked? Would you like to be a translator? Why? Why not? Do you prefer reading books and watching films in the original language?

4) Were there any favourite places where you used to like going as a child? What did you do there? Who were the people you felt closest to when you were younger? Did you have any chores while you were growing up? How did you feel about them? As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? Did you change your mind afterwards?

5) Do you consider yourself a person who usually gets their own way? Do you know anyone who does? Do you think women are better than men at getting presents for people? Is there someone in your family or group of friends that really gets on your nerves? Do you tend to keep up to date with your studies/work, or do you often get behind?

6) Would you ever go on a blind date? What would be the best place to go for a first date?  Do you have any childhood memories of a nice day out or a special occasion?  How did you use to celebrate your birthday when you were younger? DO you have any good memory of when you were in secondary school?

7) Do you have a favourite historical film? Can you describe a scene of a film that particularly impressed you? Have you ever read a book after seeing a film based on it? Do you watch  TV series based on historical facts?

Pairs - Groups

1) Discuss the following statement:  when children are young it's better for one parent not to work and look after them

2) Discuss the following statement: there should be at least one hour every evening when all members of the family turn off their electronic devices and talk to each other.

3) Discuss the following statement:  marriage should be a 5-year renewable contract.

4) Discuss the following statement: the only way to learn a foreign language is to move to the country where it is spoken.

5) Talk together about what foreigners should do to fully integrate in Spain.

6) Talk together about the dos and don'ts at a first date, in terms of best place/plan, appearance, lying, politeness, first impressions.

7) Discuss the following statement: people get wiser as they get older

8) Discuss the following statement: school doesn't help you to get anywhere in life.





Monday, 19 June 2017

ENTRY TEST C1.1

QUESTION 1:
ADMIT + GERUND
(remember: some verbs require the gerund, some others the infinitive, some others the infinitive without to – there are plenty of lists on the Internet)
QUESTION 2:
With expressions like: this time tomorrow we use the future continuous to indicate longer actions in the future
QUESTION 4:
AFFIRMATIVE : I USED TO BE
NEGATIVE: I DIDN’T USE TO BE (didn’t already contains the ‘past mark’)
QUESTION 6:
YOU WENT TO ICELAND LAST YEAR, DIDN’T YOU?
(BECAUSE THE AUXILIARY FOR THE PAST FOR THE VERB TO GO IS DID)
Compare with:
YOU WERE TRAVELLING TO ICELAND LAST YEAR WHEN WE MET, WEREN’T YOU?
(BECAUSE THE AUXILIARY FOR THE PAST CONTINUOUS IS WAS/WERE)
QUESTION 8:
Should = had better / 'd better
QUESTION 9: You shouldn't HAVE SENT because it refers to the past, so it needs a PAST INFINITIVE
QUESTION 10:
Revise adjective order
QUESTION 11:
Furniture is a collective noun, no plural
QUESTION 12:
Oceans and seas want article THE

QUESTION 13:
PARA EXPRESAR FINALIDAD
TO
-------------------------------------------
SO AS TO
SO AS NOT TO
IN ORDER TO
IN ORDER NOT TO

QUESTION 14:
Indirect questions, reverse the order (do you know, can you tell me, do you remember ...)
What time does the party start?
Do you know what time the party starts?
QUESTION 16:
PROMISE + TO + INFINITIVE --- PROMISE + NOT + TO + INFINITIVE
(remember: some verbs require the gerund, some others the infinitive, some others the infinitive without to – there are plenty of lists on the Internet)
QUESTION 17:
I ARRIVED LATE AND CLASS HAD STARTED
LLEGUÉ TARDE Y LA CLASE HABÍA EMPEZADO
(use the past perfect when something in the past happens before something else in the past)
QUESTION 18:
I’LL TELL YOU AS SOON AS I HAVE TALKED / (TALK) TO MY FATHER
TE LO DIRÉ EN CUANTO HAYA HABLADO / (HABLE) CON MI PADRE
Future time clauses:
After as soon as, after, before, when, until, unless, if etc… we use a present tense while in the other part of the sentence we use a future tense

QUESTION 19:
WE ARE HAVING THE BEDROOM PAINTED
PASSIVE STRUCTURE: TO HAVE SOMETHING DONE
We you pay or ask somebody to do something for you
QUESTION 20:
YOU CAN’T HAVE LEFT YOUR PHONE AT THE HOTEL.
AFTER MODAL VERBS (MUST, CAN, SHOULD, COULD ETC.) WE USE THE INFINITIVE
QUESTION 21:
The woman with whom I worked …
After prepositions you use the relative pronoun WHOM for people
E.g.: We have ten employees, half of whom are carpenters
QUESTION 22:
I WAS SUCH A RAINY DAY (SUCH + A/AN + ADJECTIVE + SINGULAR NOUN)
I WAS SO RAINY (SO + ADJECTIVE)
QUESTION 23:
Although the plane departed late, we arrived in Hawaii on time.
In spite of the fact that / Despite the fact that the plane departed late, we arrived in Hawaii on time
In spite of / Despite / the delay, we arrived in Hawaii on time
QUESTION 24
THE THAIS / THAI PEOPLE
THE CHINESE / CHINESE PEOPLE
THE POLES / POLISH PEOPLE
There are lists on the Internet of nouns and adjectives of nationality.
When you use people with a nationality adjective, don’t use the!
QUESTION 25
NONE OF + GROUP OF PEOPLE / NEITHER + 2 PEOPLE



Friday, 30 September 2016

B2.4 INFO AND EXAM STRUCTURE

FCE RESULT (REVISED) - STUDENT'S BOOK
BOOK
https://umubox.um.es/index.php/s/j2OPx1yU9XXnHKM (contraseña: mi nombre escrito en mayúsculas - en este mismo enlace también encontraréis el libro del profesor con las soluciones)


- or buy the photocopies at D' LOLA photocopy shop, c/Actor Isidoro Máiquez 2)

OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS




















+ more photocopies will be given in class

(+ lots of materials and links published on our FACEBOOK, like us! I run the page, so the main focus is English)

Class rules
Switch off or silence your phone, NO whatsapping or facebook in class!
Sit with different people everyday
Get the email/ phone number/ whatsapp of a classmate or open your own whatsapp group (to be able to get your homework if you miss classes)
DO YOUR HOMEWORK!
I won't accept writings handed in past the deadline.

Holidays GROUP A (Monday-Wednesday)

Last class before Easter: 05/04
First class back after Easter: 24/04

Bank holiday: 01/05

FINAL EXAM 

WRITTEN 12.06.2017 (Monday from 6 to 8)

SPEAKING (to be confirmed) 14.06.2017 (Wednesday from 6 to 8) or any other day after class from May 29th

REMEMBER YOU NEED TO HAVE 80% ATTENDANCE (you can miss 6 classes / 12 hours) to take the exam.


Holidays GROUP B (Tuesday- Thursday)

Last class before Easter: 06/04
First class back after Easter: 25/04 (MY BIRTHDAY!!!)

FINAL EXAM 

WRITTEN 13.06.2017 (Tuesday from 4 to 6)

SPEAKING (to be confirmed) 15.06.2017 (Thursday from 4 to 6) or any other day before class from May 30th

REMEMBER YOU NEED TO HAVE 80% ATTENDANCE (you can miss 6 classes / 12 hours) to take the exam.

Al aprobar este examen tendréis derecho a presentaros GRATIS al examen de ACLES B2 en la convocatoria de junio.



EXAM STRUCTURE

Cada parte = 25% de la nota
(B2.4 Hay que sacar un 5/10 mínimo en cada parte, pero la media final tiene que ser 6/10 para aprobar. Sacando una nota inferior a un 5 en una de las partes se suspende todo el examen).

READING
2 TEXTOS con preguntas tipo A, B, C, matching, true/false (justificando las falsas), o seleccionar que información se menciona en el texto

LISTENING
2 AUDIOS (cada uno se escucha 2 veces) con preguntas tipo A, B, C, matching, rellenar huecos, true/false o seleccionar que información se menciona en el texto

WRITING
2 WRITINGS a escoger entre 3, para cada uno tendréis que escribir 140-150 palabras (no os paséis! No se corrige lo que supera el número de palabras requerido y se quitan puntos si escribís menos)
Puedes ser de todos los tipos que se hayamos practicado en el curso: carta formal, essay/opinion advertisement, notice, article, film review, short story.

SPEAKING
2 partes
Individual: 2-3 preguntas generales sobre temas parecidos a los del libro --- to practice check:
http://ceciliasclasses.blogspot.com.es/2016/09/speaking-practice-b24.html


En parejas: pregunta común con fotos, como las que vayamos practicado (opiniones sobre actividades, viajes, casas, hobbies o ponerse en una situación real de viaje, salir con amigos, cena etc)

Encontraréis ejemplos aquí http://es.padlet.com/sheaven7/ENGLISHB24
(La contraseña es mi nombre escrito en mayúsculas)
Check the photos/speaking prompts labelled: oral exam practice

POSSIBLE FORMATS:
- Activities (for families, for children, for teenagers, for foreigners, for couples etc)
- Activities pleasure/nightmare
- Travelling / Sightseeing/Means of transport
- Imagine meal
- Imagine afternoon/night out

Monday, 26 September 2016

C1.2 INFO AND EXAM STRUCTURE

Materials you need to buy:

1) EF ENGLISH FILE ADVANCED, STUDENT'S BOOK
OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
Buy the book or
Get photocopies (At D' Lola Photocopy Shop, Calle Actor Isidoro Máiquez, 2)
or go to https://padlet.com/sheaven7/ENGLISH-C12 (contraseña: mi nombre en mayúsculas) - DOWNLOAD 2 pdfs from there:
1) COMMUNICATIVE, GRAMMAR, TRANSCRIPTS ETC
2) CHAPTERS 6 - 10

2) Extra PHOTOCOPIES (At D' Lola Photocopy Shop, Calle Actor Isidoro Máiquez, 2)
C1.2 Extra Materials, Chapter 6 to 10 (Cecilia)



















NEW NEW NEW - GRAMMAR BOOKS IN PDF
CLICK HERE (Password: my name in capital letters)


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Class rules
Switch off or silence your phone, NO whatsapping or facebook in class!
Sit with different people everyday
Get the email/ phone number/ whatsapp of a classmate or open your own whatsapp group
(to be able to get your homework if you miss classes)
DO YOUR HOMEWORK!
I won't accept writings handed in past the deadline.

FINAL EXAM 

WRITTEN 13.06.2017 (Tuesday from 11 to 13 or 18 to 20)

SPEAKING (to be confirmed) 15.06.2017 (Thursday from 11 to 13 or from 18 to 20) or any other day after class from May 30th

REMEMBER YOU NEED TO HAVE 80% ATTENDANCE (you can miss 6 classes / 12 hours) to take the exam.

C1.2. EXAM STRUCTURE (to be confirmed)

Cada parte = 20% de la nota
Hay que sacar un 5/10 mínimo en cada parte, pero la media final tiene que ser 6/10 para aprobar.
Sacando una nota inferior a un 5 en una de las partes se suspende todo el examen.

READING
2 TEXTOS con preguntas tipo A, B, C o matching o true/false (justificando el porque si es falsa si las instrucciones lo requieren) o seleccionar que información se menciona en el texto.

USE OF ENGLISH
30- 50 preguntas de rephrasing, choose the correct option or use the correct word (aquí entran verb + object + infinitive/ gerund, conditional sentences, permission/obligation and necessity, verbs of the senses, gerunds and infinitives, expressing future plans and arrangements, ellipsis, nouns: compound and possessive forms, adding emphasis: cleft sentences, relative clauses + phones and technology, prefixes, travel and tourism, animal matters, preparing food, dependent prepositions-  todo lo que sale en la parte de gramática p.150-159 y vocabulario p. 167-172 de los temas 6-10 del libro)

LISTENING
2 AUDIOS (cada uno se escucha 2 veces) con preguntas tipo A, B, C o matching o TRUE/FALSE  (justificando el porque si es falsa si las instrucciones lo requieren) o completar con la palabra(s) correcta.

WRITING
A escoger 1 entre 3 de los formatos que hemos visto en clase:
1) Web post giving tips (p. 54-55)
2) Discursive essay: a balanced argument (p. 118-119)
3) Report (p. 120-121)
4) Discursive essay: taking sides (p. 122-123)
5) Complaint letter (p. 124-125) --- IF WE HAVE TIME TO DO IT

SPEAKING

1-2 Preguntas individuales sobre temas parecidos a los del libro.
1-2 preguntas en parejas sobre temas parecidos a los del libro.

Ejemplos aquí  (work in progress - to be completed)




Saturday, 24 September 2016

C1.4 INFO AND EXAM STRUCTURE

Materials you need to buy:

1) ADVANCED EXPERT COURSEBOOK -  THIRD EDITION
(also at At D' Lola Photocopy Shop, Calle Actor Isidoro Máiquez, 2)

Pincha aquí (contraseña: mi nombre en mayúsculas)

2) Photocopies of listening transcripts (At D' Lola Photocopy Shop, Calle Actor Isidoro Máiquez, 2)

OR Go to your class padlet http://padlet.com/sheaven7/englishC14  password: my name in capital letters ;-) and download the listenings transcript. 

There is a lot of extra vocabulary in the listenings, and they are not easy, so it's worth printing the transcript to take notes.

3) Vocabulary Revision exercises chapter 6-10  (At D' Lola Photocopy Shop, Calle Actor Isidoro Máiquez, 2 or download from padlet)


Follow us on FACEBOOK

Class rules
Switch off or silence your phone, NO whatsapping or facebook in class!
Sit with different people everyday
Get the email/ phone number/ whatsapp of a classmate or open your own whatsapp group
(to be able to get your homework if you miss classes)
DO YOUR HOMEWORK!
I won't accept writings handed in past the deadline.

Holidays
Last class before Easter: 05/04
First class back after Easter: 24/04

Bank holiday: 01/05

FINAL EXAM 

WRITTEN 12.06.2017 (Monday from 4 to 6)

SPEAKING (to be confirmed) 14.06.2017 (Wednesday from 4 to 6) or any other day before class from May 29th

REMEMBER YOU NEED TO HAVE 80% ATTENDANCE (you can miss 6 classes / 12 hours) to take the exam.


C1.4. EXAM STRUCTURE (to be confirmed)

Cada parte = 25% de la nota
NO GRAMMAR/VOCABULARY part in this exam!!!!!
Hay que sacar un 5/10 mínimo en cada parte, pero la media final tiene que ser 6/10 para aprobar.
Sacando una nota inferior a un 5 en una de las partes se suspende todo el examen.

READING
2 TEXTOS - options:
- Preguntas tipo A, B, C
- Matching (e.g: which of the paragraphs fits into the numbered gap
- True/false (justificando el porque si es falsa)

LISTENING
2 AUDIOS (cada uno se escucha 2 veces) - options:
- Preguntas tipo A, B, C
- matching
- TRUE/FALSE  (justificando el porque si es falsa )
-  Completar con la palabra(s) correcta.

WRITING

1 writing a escoger entre 3 opciones, 250 palabras

- ESSAY (check structure, useful vocabulary etc p. 100-101)
- COMPLAINT LETTER (check structure, useful vocabulary etc p. 116-117)
- BOOK REVIEW (check structure, useful vocabulary etc p. 132-133)


ORAL

1-2 Preguntas individuales sobre temas parecidos a los del libro.
1-2 preguntas en parejas sobre temas parecidos a los del libro.

(check: http://ceciliasclasses.blogspot.com.es/2016/01/speaking-practice-c14.html)


Wednesday, 14 September 2016

SPEAKING PRACTICE - B2.4

SPEAKING


INDIVIDUALES 

Monólogo: los candidatos reaccionarán ante un estímulo visual o ante un tema propuesto en la lámina de examen. Durante tres minutos como mínimo, tendrán que realizar descripciones, narraciones, expresar el punto de vista, etc., según la propuesta del tribunal. El entrevistador podrá realizar preguntas para guiar la prueba si lo estima conveniente. (3 – 4 minutos cada candidato)



1)      Would you like to have an identical twin? What advantages and disadvantages might there be?

2)      Would you like to be an only child? What advantages and disadvantages might there be?

3)      Tell us about a person you can’t stand and why.

4)      Do you have any particular good or bad habits? How easy is it to learn new habits or stop bad ones?

5)      Tell us about something strange or unusual that has happened to you.

6)      Tell us about a misunderstanding you have been involved in.

7)      In 5 years’ time, what kind of house will you be living in? clothes will you be wearing?

8)      In 25 years’ time, what kind of hobbies will you be doing? job will you be doing?

9)      Imagine that scientists could develop an ‘immortality pill’ that allowed people to live forever. Would you take it? Why/ Why not?

10)  What therapy or strategy would you use with an out-of-control teenager?

11)  Tell us about a funny thing that happened to you when you were out with your friends.

12)  Imagine you could have any superpower you can think of. What would you choose and how would you use it?

13)  A relative gives you a bag as a present. You don’t like it, so you give it away. The relative then asks you how often you use it. Would you tell a lie?

14)  One of your relatives is dating a person you don’t like. When he/she asks you what you think of this person, would you be sincere?

15)  What would be the advantages of doing a language course in an English-speaking country, rather than in your country? Would there be any disadvantages?

16)  Are zoos a good or bad thing?

17)  What do you think about graffiti? Are they vandalism? What is art for you?

18)  Have you seen any good film lately? Tell us about it.

19)  Tell us about something you were always warned not to do as a child.

20)  What is your learning style? What memory strategies do you use to prepare for an exam?

21)  Do you have any strange obsession? Are you addicted to someone? Do you know anyone who is?

22)  Nowadays people can’t live without their computers and cell phones. How important are new technologies in your life?

23)  Do you like travelling? Why do people travel? What’s your travelling style?

24)  If you could choose to live the life of another person for one week, which life would you most like to try?

25)  Do you judge people by the way they dress?

26)  What are your earliest memories?

27)  What would you do if you found yourself in a survival situation?

28)  Is there anyone your particularly admire? Why?

29)  Talk about things you don’t enjoy but have to put up with.

30)  What social problems are there where you live? How could individuals tackle them?


PAREJAS

Interacción oral: los candidatos dialogan entre sí para alcanzar un objetivo común o contrastar puntos de vista sobre el tema propuesto. Dispondrán de una ficha con la información suficiente para la realización de la tarea (aprox. 7 minutos)

Encontraréis ejemplos aquí http://es.padlet.com/sheaven7/ENGLISHB24
(La contraseña es mi nombre escrito en mayúsculas)
Check the photos/speaking prompts labelled: oral exam practice

Criterios de evaluación
  1. Adecuación.
  2. Interacción: las intervenciones favorecen la cooperación para el cumplimiento de la tarea propuesta.
  3. Pronunciación.
  4. Fluidez.
  5. Competencia gramatical.
  6. Organización discursiva.











Monday, 12 September 2016

SPEAKING PRACTICE - C1.2

INDIVIDUAL

1) When you have a technical problem, e.g. with a smartphone or tablet, do you
ask someone to help you or do you try to sort it out yourself?
2) Who taught you to swim? How quickly did you learn?
3) What three things would you recommend tourists to do if they were visiting
your town for 24 hours?
4) How long does it normally take you to get ready in the morning or before a
night out?
5) How would you try to persuade someone to do you a really big favour?
6) How do you think computer and video games might make young people
behave violently?
7) Is there any aspect of your daily life which involves you speaking English?
8) What do you dislike other people doing when you’re watching a film at the
cinema?
9) What things did your parents let you do as a child that parents probably
wouldn’t allow their children to do nowadays?
10) How do you think local councils could encourage people to recycle more?
11) What apps or websites do you use which help you improve your English
outside the classroom?
12) What kinds of excuses do you give when someone invites you to do
something or go somewhere and you don’t really want to?
13) If a friend asked you to look after their pet while they went on holiday, would
you? Why (not)?
14) Is there anything that sometimes prevents you from sleeping at night? What
do you do when you can’t sleep?
15) If you have to do something you don’t really want to, like homework or
housework, what ‘distractions’ do you find to stop yourself from having to
do it?
16) How could governments encourage citizens to use public transport rather
than cars?
17) Which country or city that you have been to would you recommend
someone to go to for an unforgettable holiday? Why?
18) Think about a bad journey you have had. What happened and how did you feel?
19) If a friend wanted to contact you, would you prefer them to call you or send
you an instant message? Why?
20) Do you prefer shop assistants to help you to choose new clothes or leave
you alone to choose yourself?
21) What gadgets or techniques do you use to help you remember important
dates like birthdays?
22) Think of a disastrous meal out you have had. Why was it so awful?


PAIRS - DISCUSS THE FOLLOWING ISSUES TOGETHER

1) Parents ought to reward their children for passing exams, for example with a cash payment.
2)  Children shouldn’t have to memorize facts like multiplication tables and important historical
dates, as the information is now instantly available on the internet.
3) Secondary school teachers should never be made to teach more than four hours a day.
4) People shouldn't be allowed to keep very aggressive breeds of dogs such as pit bulls.
5) It should be against the law for parents to give fast food to obese children.
6) Which are the pros and cons of living in a country which is not your own?