CLASS JOURNAL (B2.2)

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THIS PAGE IS MEANT TO KEEP-UP-TO DATE TO WHAT WE HAVE BEEN DOING IN CLASS AND WHAT YOU´RE SUPPOSED TO BE DOING AT HOME

WEEK 14th OCTOBER  2020 AHEAD:

  • FORMAL 45-minute COURSE PRESENTATION: ALL THE DOCUMENTS CAN BE DOWNLOADED FROM MY DROPBOX    002013241_dropbox   FOLDER B2.2  2020-21 or AULES
  • TOUR MY BLOG AND GET FAMILIAR WITH IT. READ MY LATEST POSTS.
  • WRITING TASK:   Write an email to your teacher telling her about you and your experience learning English last year during the lockdown. (200 words)     DEADLINE: Monday 19th .
    Remember you can also use my email:    mcargobeeoival@gmail.com

WEEK 19th OCTOBER 2020 AHEAD

  • LET´S MEET THE TEACHER (PREZI PRESENTATION) (QUESTION FORMS) mcargobe.wordpress.com/2020/10/19/lets-talk-about-me/
  • LET´S MEET YOUR NEW CLASSMATES (INTERVIEW+ ORAL MEDIATION EXERCISE + FEEDBACK)
  • KAHOOT: GAMIFICATION TO REVIEW LAST YEAR CONTENT(mcargobe.wordpress.com/2020/10/19/gamification-to-review-content-kahoot-1b2/)
  • ENGLISH FILE ONLINE PRACTICE (INSTRUCTIONS)
  • HOMEWORK: YOU SHOULD BE WORKING IN UNIT 1 FOLLOWING THE GUIDELINES PUBLISHED ON AULES (1A finished for your next class)

WEEK 26th OCTOBER 2020 AHEAD

  • BLENDED-LEARNING (vocabulary brainstorm+ arguments for & against (+ TEACHER´S FEEDBACK) (extra handout))
  • QUESTIONS & ANSWERS (QUESTION FORMS) (extra handout) + SPEAKING & TEACHER´S FEEDBACK
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  • INFORMAL EMAIL WRITING (FEDDBACK) + (extra handout)
  • WRITING MEDIATION: WHAT´S ALL ABOUT? SOME TIPS
  • HOMEWORK: YOU SHOULD BE WORKING IN UNIT 1B FOLLOWING THE GUIDELINES PUBLISHED BOTH ON MY BLOG & ON AULES (grammar finished for your next class)

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WEEK 2nd NOVEMBER 2020 AHEAD

  • PARANORMAL HAPPENINGS (BLOG) It will be visible on Wednesday
  • SPEAKING: THE MYSTERY OF THE 3 LIGHTHOUSE KEEPERS (Students tell the story that they listened as part of their homework)
  • EXTRA LISTENING (the theories)
  • SPEAKING (page 13): TALK IN SMALL GROUPS (feedback)
  • GRAMMAR: AUXILIARY VERBS (presentation & practice)
  • EXTRA GRAMMAR PRACTICE (OPTIONAL)

      QUESTION TAGS

      ECHO-QUESTIONS

1B AUXILIARY VERBS (EXTRA HANDOUT)

KEY:

1B Auxiliary verbs

a 2 do 3 isn’t 4 Have 5 aren’t 6 do 7 Is 8 will

b 2 am 3 are 4 do / did 5 Did 6 did 7 Couldn’t

8 do 9 can’t

  • HOMEWORK: FINISH OFF UNIT 1 & DO THE VOCABULARY ON ILLNESSES & INJURIES (page 224)

WEEK 9th NOVEMBER 2020 AHEAD

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HOMEWORK: YOU SHOULD BE WORKING IN UNIT 2A (HAVE A LOOK AT THE PLANNING B2.2 ON MY BLOG OR ON AULES)

WEEK 16th NOVEMBER 2020 AHEAD

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HOMEWORK: THERE ARE DIFFERENCES DEPENDING ON THE GROUPS)

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KEY TO 2A HANDOUT

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PREPARE A MONOLOGUE: HEALTH & ILLNESS)

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START WORKING IN UNIT 2B

WEEK 23rd NOVEMBER 2020 AHEAD

  • GO OVER PRESENT PERFECT/ SIMPLE & CONTINUOUS (COMMON MISTAKES)
  • MONOLOGUE: STAYING HEALTHY (feedback)
  • USEFUL LANGUAGE FOR MONOLOGUES (extra handout)
  • ACT YOUR AGE… CLEAR SYMPTOMS OF AGEING (GETTING OLD)
  • INTERGENERATIONAL FRIENDSHIP (BLOG). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-S-5EfwpFOk&feature=emb_logo
  • DAVE & JOHN : ORAL MEDIATION (pages 179 & 183)
  • DISCUSSION (exercise c page 31)
  • LANGUAGE OF AGREEMENT & DISAGREEMENT (EXTRA HANDOUT)
  • HOW TO WRITE A FORUM COMMENT (extra handout)
  • HOMEWORK: WRITE A FORUM COMMENT (125-150 words) on 1 of the statements  we discussed today  on page 31 ( except the 1st one, which is the example on the photocopy) DEADLINE (25th November = Monday subgroups) (30th November = Wednesday subgroups)
  • HOMEWORK: CARRY ON WORKING ON UNIT 2B (pages 22-23)

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Expressing OPINIONS, AGREEMENT & DISAGREEMENT

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WEEK 30th NOVEMBER 2020 AHEAD

  • CROSSWORD TO REVIEW VOCABULARY: CLOTHES & FASHION (extra handout)
  • PRONUNCIATION (page 32)
  • SPOT THE DIFFERENCE. WHAT ARE THEY WEARING? (SPEAKING + PAIRWORK)(extra handout)

          SPOT THE DIFFERENCE (key)

  • VIDEO LISTENING (page 33)
  • SPEAKING: FAST FASHION & SLOW FASHION (extra handout)

          FAST FASHION (B2.2) DISCUSS          

  • HOMEWORK: PREPARE 1 or 2 MONOLOGUES TO PERFORM IN CLASS ON MONDAY 7th DECEMBER. (extra handout))       the-elderly-appearances-model-monologues-b2
  • HOMEWORK: CARRY ON WORKING ON UNIT 3A (pages 42-44) & THE VOCABULARY FOR AIR TRAVEL (page 226)

WEEK 7th DECEMBER 2020 AHEAD

  • COMING HOME FOR XMAS (VIDEO) ELICITING VOCABULARY FOR AIR TRAVELLING
  • PASS THE WORD (GAME) AIR TRAVELLING VOCABULARY
  • SPEAKING page 43+ FEEDBACK
  • LISTENING COMPREHENSION (A TRAVELLING ANECDOTE)
  • SPEAKING: TELLING AN ANECDOTE (page 45) FLIPGRID (DEADLINE 16th DECEMBER)
YOU CAN WATCH THE VIDEO WITH OR WITHOUT SUBTITLES ON MY BLOG
  • THE USE OF NARRATIVE TENSES TO TELL STORIES & PERSONAL ANECDOTES (BLOG)
  • SPEAKING: TELL A PERSONAL ANECDOTE BY CHOOSING 1 FROM THE HANDOUT
  • HOMEWORK: SPEAKING: TELLING AN ANECDOTE (page 45) FLIPGRID (DEADLINE 16th /17th DECEMBER)IF YOU DO IT WITH YOUR MOBILE (DOWNLOADING THE APP) THE CODE IS =71c8368c

https://flipgrid.com/71c8368c

  • HOW TO WRITE A GOOD NARRATIVE (STORY) EXTRA HANDOUT (STORY WRITING B2)
  • WRITING A STORY : Write a story based on one of these 9 topics (photocopy) 180-210 WORDS, divided into 3 paragraphs at least. DOWNLOAD THE PHOTOCOPY WITH USEFUL LANGUAGE). DEADLINE 21st/ 22nd DECEMBER

AFTER DOING THESE ACTIVITIES WE WOULD BE READY TO START UNIT 4 AFTER THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY. SO, IT WOULD BE A GOOD IDEA TO WORK ON THE VOCABULARY ABOUT THE WEATHER ON PAGE 228

WEEK 11th JANUARY 2021 AHEAD

  • EXTREME WEATHER IN SPAIN (FILOMENA SNOWSTORM) & CLIMATE CHANGE (WARM-UP)
  • CLIMATE EMERGENCY (BLOG) SPEAKING ABOUT THE IMPACT OF THE PANDEMIC ON THE ENVIRONMENT
  • HOW ENVIRONMENTALLY-FRIENDLY ARE YOU? (TEST)+ SPEAKING
  • FUTURE CONTINUOUS/ FUTURE PERFECT: HOW WILL WE BE LIVING IN 20 YEARS´TIME? (page 61)
  • IN 20 YEARS´TIME (SPEAKING) HOW LIKELY OR UNLIKELY ARE THESE PREDICTIONS? +FEEDBACK ON COMMON MISTAKES
  • PRONUNCIATION EXERCISE (page 62)
  • EXTRA LISTENING (NOT THE ONE IN THE BOOK) LISTEN TO 3 PEOPLE TALKING ABOUT THEIR EXPERIENCES OF EXTREME WEATHER IN THE UK
  • HOMEWORK: YOU SHOULD BE FINISHING UNIT 4A (THE EXERCISES ASSIGNED ON AULES OR ON MY BLOG)

WEEK 18th JANUARY 2021 AHEAD

  • SPEAKING ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE: EXTRACTING THE MAIN IDEAS (CONSEQUENCES OF CLIMATE CHANGE FROM TEXTS)
  • SPEAKING: PREPARE A MONOLOGUE ON CLIMATE CHANGE & THE ENVIRONMENT (+FEEDBACK)
  • RISK TAKERS (BLOG) LINK BELOW
  • SPEAKING: THINK OF A PERSONAL SITUATION WHEN YOU HAD TO TAKE RISKS (+FEEDBACK)
  • HOMEWORK: YOU SHOULD BE WORKING ON UNIT 4B (page 64 onwards) (THE EXERCISES ASSIGNED ON AULES OR ON MY BLOG)

THE ENVIRONMENT (monnologues)

WEEK 25th JANUARY 2021 AHEAD

  • WATCH CARLSBERG AD AND TELL WHAT HAPPENS . ARE THEY TAKING RISKS?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RS3iB47nQ6E&feature=emb_logo
  • SPEAKING: BUBBLES (page 64-65)
  • PRACTISING THE GRAMMAR: FINISH THE SENTENCES
  • READING & USE OF ENGLISH TEST
  • HOMEWORK: YOU SHOULD BE FINISHING UNIT 4B (page 66-67 ) (THE EXERCISES ASSIGNED ON AULES OR ON MY BLOG) ESPECIALLY THE EXERCISES ON HOW TO WRITE A “FOR & AGAINST” on page 189

WEEK 1st FEBRUARY 2021 AHEAD

  • WARM-UP ABOUT EXTREME SPORTS (BLOG) https://mcargobe.wordpress.com/2021/01/28/risk-extreme-sports-b2-2/
  • A FOR & AGAINST (page 189): DISCUSSING THIS TEXT FORMAT (PARAGRAPHING) & TYPICAL LINKING PHRASES & THEIR GRAMMAR (ON THE BOARD)
  • LINKING PHRASES B2 (document below. I highlighted in yellow what we´ve seen in class today)
  • GATHERING IDEAS: DISCUSSING THE PROS & CONS OF HAVING TO WORK ABROAD
  • WRITING TEST
  • HOMEWORK : WRITE A FOR & AGAINST ARTICLE ON  “GOING TO WORK ABROAD: AN EXCITING OPPORTUNITY OR A SCARY ONE?”(180-210 words)  DEADLINE 8th February 2021. YOU SHOULD ALSO BE WORKING IN UNIT 5A & THE 2nd CONDITIONAL.

WEEK 8th FEBRUARY 2021 AHEAD

  • I´M A SURVIVOR (SPEAKING) page 76 : DISCUSSING SURVIVAL QUESTIONS
  • IT´S AN EMERGENCY: ORAL MEDIATION ACTIVITY (pages 180, 184 & 186 in groups of 3)
  • WATCHING A TRAILER OF “THE ISLAND WITH BEAR GRYLLS” & DISCUSS THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE SPANISH & THE BRITISH PROGRAMME: WOULD YOU SURVIVE? (BLOG)
  • LISTEN TO ONE OF THE CONTESTANTS (page 77) exercises e+f+g
  • GRAMMAR: REVIEW & PRACTICE OF THE 2nd CONDITIONAL
  • HOMEWORK: DO THE LISTENING (on pages 78-79) & BE READY TO EXPLAIN WHAT HAPPENED & WHAT YOU WOULD HAVE DONE IF YOU HAD BEEN IN THE SAME SITUATION. FINISH UNIT 5A

WEEK 15th FEBRUARY 2021 AHEAD

  • THE LOST JUNGLE : SPEAKING ABOUT THE STORY AND SPECULATING PRACTISING THE THIRD & MIXED CONDITIONAL PRACTICE+ SOME PRONUNCIATION DRILLS

 

  • HOW TO …… (BLOG). SPEAKING ABOUT SERIES YOU WATCH IN ENGLISH TO IMPROVE YOUR LISTENING
  • WRITING A BLOG POST (extra handout on AULES + DROPBOX)
  • HOMEWORK: WRITING TASK + WORK IN UNIT 5B (I WISH & IF ONLY…)

  WRITE a safety BLOG POST (180-200 words) by choosing one of these titles:

    1. How to keep safe on a day at the beach

    2. How to keep safe on a long drive

    3. How to keep safe from Covid-19 at school

   DEADLINE  Monday 22nd FEBRUARY

    REMEMBER TO USE THE HANDOUT I GAVE YOU IN CLASS

WEEK 22nd FEBRUARY 2021 AHEAD

  • EXTRA GRAMMAR, LISTENING & SPEAKING MATERIAL TO PRACTISE THE STRUCTURES I WISH & IF ONLY (extra handouts) THE SAME INFORMATION IS CONTAINED IN YOUR BOOK (pages80-83)
  • HOMEWORK: START WORKING IN UNIT 6B, ESPECIALLY VERB PATTERNS (on page 215 & the APPENDIX LIST on page 236

WEEK 1st MARCH 2021 AHEAD

  • BUBBLE CONCERTS (BLOG) (WARM-UP ACTIVITY)
  • CAN YOU IMAGINE A WORLD WITHOUT MUSIC? SPEAKING+ VOCABULARY ABOUT MUSIC (extra handouts) + VIDEO LISTENING https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFckWsYqvnk
  • VERB PATTERNS: GRAMMAR + SPEAKING + FEEDBACK (extra handout)
  • HOMEWORK: EXTRA HANDOUTS +GET READY TO TALK ABOUT A MEMORABLE CONCERT +FINISH WORKING IN UNIT 6B, ESPECIALLY VERB PATTERNS (on page 215 & the APPENDIX LIST on page 236

WEEK 8th MARCH 2021 AHEAD

  • REVIEW OF A CONCERT (WARM-UP ACTIVITY)
  • SPEAKING ABOUT MUSIC CONCERTS & FESTIVALS ( (extra handouts)
  • VIDEO LISTENING + WHAT CAN GO WRONG IN A LIVE CONCERT OR FESTIVAL?
  • FORMAL LETTERS: LETTERS OF COMPLAINT (extra handouts)
  • ERROR CORRECTION (extra handout)
  • HOMEWORK:WRITE A FORMAL EMAIL OF COMPLAINT TO TICKETMASTER ABOUT A CONCERT YOU WENT TO  WHERE SOME THINGS  WENT WRONG(180-210 words) DEADLINE :  10th MARCH (MONDAY SUBGROUPS). 12th MARCH (WEDNESDAY SUBGROUPS)
  • DO THE EXERCISES ASSIGNED ON AULES FOR UNIT 6A

WEEK 15th MARCH 2021 AHEAD

  • “BEHIND YOUR EYES” (WARM-UP ACTIVITY) (BLOG)
  • SLEEP VOCABULARY (BRAINSTORM)
  • USUALLY, USED TO / WOULD, BE USED TO / GET USED TO (GRAMMAR + SPEAKING PRACTICE )
  • EXTRA LISTENING (extra handout)
  • SPEAKING PRACTICE (SLEEP QUESTIONNAIRE)
  • INFOGRAPHICS & ORAL & WRITTEN MEDIATION (extra handouts)
  • HOMEWORK: OPTIONAL ORAL & WRITTEN PRACTICE AT HOME WITH THE INFOGRAPHIC I GAVE YOU IN CLASS (THESE COULD BE EXAMPLES OF TYPICAL MEDIATION TASKS) ORAL MEDIATION: A British friend of yours hasn’t been sleeping well lately and is desperate about it. Use the infographic and your own words to send him an audio message telling him/ her him what to do according to what you read in the infographic (PREPARATION 5 minutes & TALK FOR ABOUT 1.30-2minutes) WRITTEN MEDIATION You are a consultant that has a blog promoting healthy lifestyles. Many people has emailed showing their concern about not being able to sleep well. Write a post in the blog advising them on how to sleep better. To do so, use the relevant information in the infographic (TIME 40 min & number of words = 120-140 words) + STUDY PAST MODALS (UNIT 7A) & START WORKING IN UNIT 7A

WEEK 22nd MARCH 2021 AHEAD

  • “SLEEPING DISORDER?” (WARM-UP ACTIVITY) (BLOG)
  • PAST DEDUCTIONS (WITH PHOTOS & SENTENCES: “GUESS MY VERB”)
  • WEAK PRONUNCIATION OF “HAVE” & PRONUNCIATION DRILLS
  • LOOKS, LOOK LIKE & LOOK AS IF …. (DESCRIBING PHOTOS) unit 7B
  • LISTENING (extra handout)
  • HOMEWORK: GRAMMAR : PAST MODALS (page 217)+ VOCABULARY :THE BODY (page 231) + DESCRIBING A PHOTO (page 191)exercises a+b (don´t do the writing until i tell you so in class)

WEEK 29th MARCH 2021 AHEAD

  • DESCRIBING PHOTOS (PHOTOS IN THE NEWS) (WARM-UP ACTIVITY)
  • DESCRIBING A PHOTO (page 191) (written mediation)
  • USEFUL LANGUAGE FOR DESCRIBING PHOTOS/ PICTURES OR PAINTINGS (extra handout)
  • ORAL MEDIATION PRACTICE: TWO PHOTOS (extra handout) + FEEDBACK
  • DESCRIBE A PHOTO IN THE NEWS (somebody is being arrested)
  • HOMEWORK: VOCABULARY “CRIME & PUNISHMENT (page 232) GRAMMAR: THE PASSIVE (page 218)++ WRITTEN MEDIATION :DESCRIBING A PHOTO 2 (page 191) 120-140 words maximum DEADLINE: 6th APRIL 2021 (Monday subgroups) 8th April (Wednesday subgroups)

WEEK 14th APRIL 2021 AHEAD

  • DESCRIBING PHOTOS (PHOTOS IN THE NEWS) (WARM-UP ACTIVITY)
  • ORAL MEDIATION PRACTICE: TWO PHOTOS (extra handout) + FEEDBACK
  • ERROR CORRECTION (FROM WRITTEN MEDIATION)
  • extra handout

  • DESCRIBE A PHOTO IN THE NEWS (somebody is being arrested)
  • HOMEWORK: VOCABULARY “CRIME & PUNISHMENT (page 232) GRAMMAR: THE PASSIVE
  • (page 218) UNIT 8A

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