Monday, December 13, 2010

This Week's News (Amended)

Our programme of work for Tuesday 21st December / Friday 14th January is as follows:
  • Consolidation test of grammar and vocabulary from Unit 3
  • Writing an opinion essay under exam conditions
  • FCE Listening test*
*The listening test may be brought forward to Friday 17th December if there's enough time.

This Week's Homework

Monday / Wednesday class: we have done up to Page 45 in our Student's Book. Do SB Page 45 Mini Grammar and Page 46 Grammar parts a, b, c and d.
Tuesday / Thursday class: we have completed up to Page 45 in our Student's Book. Make sure you have done Page 45 Mini Grammar and Page 46 Grammar 4a, b, c and d. Please also do Section 3A (a) and 3B in our Grammar Handout.
It goes without saying that everyone is working on their Workbooks; you should have completed lesson 3B by now. Don't forget that the deadline for our next reading assignment is 10th / 11th January.

This Week's Grammar

This Week's Strange But True

Motorists getting uptight in a traffic jam
In English, a motorist is someone who drives a car; a motorcyclist is someone who rides a motorbike.

Now you know!

This Week's Science

This is the barreleye fish. The green orbs are its eyes, directed
upwards to detect its prey in silhouette through its transparent head

In the last decade, scientists and explorers have discovered a quarter of a million new plant and animal species around the world. In a celebratory special programme on BBC television, presenter Chris Packham chooses his top 10 most extraordinary discoveries of the past 10 years. Here is a selection.
Source: The Guradian Newspaper

This Week's Art

David Hockney is an English painter, draughtsman, printmaker, stage designer and photographer. He was an important contributor to the Pop art movement of the 1960s. He is considered as one of the most influential figures of British art in the 20th century. Visit his website here.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

This Week's Listening

Wedgewood Teapot
To what extent is drinking tea typically British? What is the historical backdrop behind this beverage? Find out by listening here. Print and read the transcript by clicking here.