Friday, 30 September 2011

Homework 2011-2012

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

Here you will find all the entries related to Ready for CAE unit 1
Here you will find all the entries related to Ready for CAE unit 2
Here you will find all the entries related to Ready for CAE unit 3 
Here you will find all the entries related to Ready for CAE unit 4
Here you will find all the entries related to Ready for CAE unit 5
Here you will find all the entries related to Ready for CAE unit 6
Here you will find all the entries related to Ready for CAE unit 7
Here you will find all the entries related to Ready for CAE unit 8
Here you will find all the entries related to Ready for CAE unit 9 
Here you will find all the entries related to Ready for CAE unit 10
Here you will find all the entries related to Ready for CAE unit 11 
Here you will find all the entries related to Ready for CAE unit 12
Here you will find all the entries related to Ready for CAE unit 13
Here you will find all the entries related to Ready for CAE unit 14
Compositions
1. My English and Me (deadline: 19 Oct)
2. 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 (deadline: 9 Nov) 
3. Write a report about some different types of TV advertising. Get the details here. (deadline: 28 Nov) 
4. Writing: Character Reference. (deadline: 21 Dec)
One of your classmates sees this advert on the British Council website: www.britishcouncil.org/languageassistants-fla.htm

Have you ever wanted to teach abroad and improve your English? Can you think of classroom activities that would help students in the UK to improve their language skills? If so, the Foreign Language Assistants programme might be for you.
Your role will be to work with the teacher in the classroom or on your own with small groups of students in order to help them gain confidence in your language. It is also a good chance for them to learn more about the culture in your country.
If you are a language assistant wishing to teach Spanish in the UK, you must apply to the office in your home country:

Ms Conchita Hernandez
Ministerio de Educación
Subdireccion General de Cooperacion Internacional
Paseo del Prado 28-2
28014 Madrid
Spain

You will need to send the application form and at least one character reference letter.

Your task:

Your classmate asks you to write the character reference letter for him. Use 230-260 words.
 
Find useful language here.

5. Write a scrapbook this Christmas with the activities you do together with family and friends. (deadline: 16 Jan)

6. Ready for CAE p 69. Choose one of these statements and write an essay (deadline 29 Feb):
  • Young people no longer respect their elders
  • It is better to live alone than in the parental home
  • The over-sixties have nothing to learn from the under-twenties.
  • Marriage is no longer relevant in modern society.
  • Parents should be punished for offences committed by their children.
  • We have more means of communication, but we communicate less effectively.
7.  Write a review of a book or film encouraging others to read or see it: Useful language . (deadline: 28 March)
8. Write a balanced discussion ( essay ) on the following theme: "New fashions in diet and exercise are more concerned with commercial profit than with health and fitness." (deadline: 18th April).
9. Write an essay on the following theme: "Is Social Networking Bad for You?" (deadline 30th April).
10. Write a descriptive essay: My Dream House. Try to use the vocabulary on page 214. You can also find models here and here (Deadline 9th May)
11. Essay: The Current Education System is Flawed. You can get some ideas in this video and in this one.(Deadline: 16 May) 
 
Presentations
 Readers (deadlines: 31 Oct and Feb)

Workbook
You can do the exercises in: Unit 1  , Units 2-14

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