Sunday, 20 September 2015

Homework 2014-2015

You can do the exercises in Units 1-10

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

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
pictures & questions

Unit 1: Personal profile: My English and Me (deadline: 16 Oct) More ideas on how to write personal profiles on page 10.
Unit 2: Discursive essay: write a balanced discussion (discursive essay) on the following theme: E-books: the end of the word as we know it. You will get more ideas on how to write an essay on p 25, here and here. You will find useful language, here, here , here , here  and here  (deadline: 6 Nov). 
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.
Unit 3: Proposal: write a proposal for improving tourism in your area: the town council intends to spend money improving tourism in the 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. (Deadline 25 Nov) 

Unit 4: A problem-solution essay: write a problem-solution essay: Economic inequality: the gap between rich and poor. You will get more ideas on how to write a problem-solution essay on p 49 and here. You will find useful language, here, here , here , here  and here  (deadline: 16 Dec).

Here you have other ideas for a problem-solution essay:
  • Human rights
  • Child labour
  • Economic development
  • Intellectual Property
  • Capital punishment
  • Religious freedom
  • Environmental awareness
  • Illegal immigration
  • Civil liberties
  • Free trade
  • Freedom of speech
  • Gun control
Unit 5: A narrative.  Choose one of the two options below and write a narrative. You will get more ideas on how to write narratives on p 58. You will also find useful language   here
A) Identify a significant experience in your life and write about it.
B) Write a scrapbook after Christmas with the activities you did together with family and friends. (deadline: 13 Jan) 

Unit 6: Write a report about the housing situation for young people. Find the details here. (Deadline: 3 Feb)

Unit 7: 
Make a presentation. Give a 10 minute presentation 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.

Write a story which ends as follows: "He picked up the unopened envelope and set light to it with a match. With a faint smile on his face, he watched the remains crumble in the ashtray".(Deadline: 16 Feb)
  Unit 8: Article. A series of articles is being published in a magazine you read under the title Tell Me What It's All About. The articles are all attempts to explain something that is currently popular to people who have never heard of it and know nothing whatsoever about it. Readers have been invited to send in their own articles under this title. Write your article, remembering that it must assume no knowledge of its subject on the part of the reader. To see how to write articles click here and also here. On page 97 you can also read some guidelines to improve descriptive writing. Finally, you can find useful language for writing here. (Deadline: 10 March)

Unit 9: Write a review of two books you have read this year.   Useful language .  (Deadlines: before 30 Oct tell your teacher the books you are going to read. In April hand in your review) Click here for a list of readers and more instructions for this assignment.

Unit 10: Character Reference. (deadline: 9 May). Find the details here.
More ideas on how to write letters: 
You will find a letter writing guide here and here . You can find useful language here. 
Formal letters.
How to write. 

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