Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Homework 2015-2016

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: write a personal profile for your new English class  (deadline: 14 Oct) More ideas on how to write personal profiles on page 10. You will find useful language herehere, here, here, here, here, here and here.
Unit 2: 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  (deadline: 4 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.
  • E-books: the end of the word as we know it
Unit 3: 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. (Deadline 23 Nov) 

Unit 4: 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  (deadline: 14 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
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 the life of a family member or a friend and write about it. You can find useful language here.
B) Write a scrapbook after Christmas with the activities you did together with family and friends. (deadline: 13 Jan) 

Unit 6: 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.  (Deadline: 10 Feb)

Unit 7: 
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 (deadline: 24 Feb) 

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.

  Unit 8: 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. (Deadline: 14 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: Letter of application
(deadline: 2 May) Find the details here.

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