DOUGHERTY Julia Esther

English Year 1 Groups F,H sample answers posted

Pubblicato il 27/05/2019

Dear Students, 

 

I have posted the sample answers to the last two paraphrasing exercises made available last week. You can find them in Moodle. There are clearly many alternative solutions. 

 

I have also posted an exercise in the Grammar and Lexis folder concerning collocations with get, become, turn and go, which is quite useful. 

 

Good luck on your exams! 

 

 

Dear students,

I have posted two new paraphrasing exercises in Moodle (Last Blockbuster, Cycling in Holland). If you care to do one or both of them, you can either bring them to ricevimento on Wednesday (write to me) or wait until I post sample answers next week. 

I have also uploaded the document on cleft sentences which I showed you in class (grammar folder) and included the title of the mock exam essay in the writing folder (new titles for 2019). If you weren't in class the day of the mock exam, you can write to me to arrange for the correction of the essay on current worries about the provenance of food. Write it in 40 minutes without a dictionary. 

See you next week. 

Homework for May 16 

Read or listen to something about memory. Here is a suggestion: https://www.theguardian.com/science/video/2019/mar/14/why-your-memories-cant-be-trusted-video

Navigate p. 107 5, 6

               p. 113  4b

               review p 115 1, 2a, 3a, 4, 5, 6a, 6b (prepare a few sentences about a trip you've taken, using the emphatic forms suggested)

 

p. 164 grammar 

p 117 6 

p. 165  grammar 

For those students who missed the mock test last week, the essay title was  'Many people worry about where their food comes from than in the past. Explain this phenomenon.' 40 min max, no dictionaries. Find the paraphrasing text 'South Korean Grandmother Goes to School' and do it in 30 min max, no dictionaries. 

We will do another mock listening test in class on Thursday. 

 

Homework for May 9 

Find something to read or listen to on the topic of food. 

Navigate: p 105 1, 2, 3a 

p 103 (optional) task 9 (read 7 and 8 for information)

p 163 Grammar Reference

p 164 Grammar Reference 

MyGrammarLab 64

workbook: unit 10.2, 10.3, 11.2, 12.1 

 

Homework for May 2 

Read or listen to something to discuss in class. One suggestion: https://www.ted.com/talks/harald_eia_where_in_the_world_is_it_easiest_to_get_rich

Write an essay (you will find a folder in Moodle with two new titles for 2019) 

Do the Money and Finance exercise in Moodle (grammar and lexis)

Navigate p. 99 5a, 7a

p 161 

 

 

Homework for April 18 

Read or listen to something about money (including how to live without it!) 

Navigate p. 160 exercises 

                  review p 95 

                  ex (b) on p 97

Do the paraphrasing exercise in Moodle titled 'Asymmetrical Commitment' 

MyGrammarLab  exercises from units 58-61 

We will go over p 261 (3), p 263 (2), and p 267 (3) in class. I will bring a few photocopies to class for students who still don't own this useful book! 

 

 

 

Homework for April 11

Using the language for speaking on p 92 and the suggested topics on p 93 (but you can use your own as well, preferably about how to implement a change in public schools), prepare a short talk to present to a small group of your classmates. 

MyGrammarLab unit 70, 71 

 

Homework for April 4 

Read or listen to something to discuss in class. 

Navigate p 159 

workbook 9.2

MyGrammarLab 26, 27, 28 

 

 

 

Homework for March 28

Read or listen to something to discuss in class, preferably on education. 

Navigate: p 158, p 85 (review)

Find C1 Phrasal verb in Moodle (grammar and lexis) and try to complete it. 

Write a few paragraphs about a positive and a negative experience at school (teaching, environment, etc.) 

workbook: finish unit 8, 9.1 

MyGrammarLab 37

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 21

Read or listen to something to discuss in class.  This TED talk is  suggestion. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xUMAqNTxM

Write an essay on one of the topics suggested on p 83 (250 words) 

Moodle (grammar, lexis folder): find exercises on do, make and confusing verbs and complete them 

MyGrammarLab unit 8 

 

 

 

 

 

Homework for March 14

Read or listen to something to discuss. You can watch this video about a zero-waste restaurant in Brighton. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWn4SjwSn3I

Navigate: grammar exercise p 157 

                  p 79 4b 

                  p 79 8a write a few paragraphs about one of the topics 

workbook 8.1, 8.2, 8.4 

MyGrammarLab 31,32

 

 

 

 

Homework for March 7  

Read or listen to something to discuss. 

Navigate p. 156 

workbook unit 8.1

MyGrammarLab units 31, 32 

Essay: Write a 250-word essay on the following topic

Low-cost air transport has changed the way people travel. Explain how the way we travel has changed and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of this form of transport. 

Write in paragraphs, separated by a space, and look over your work before handing it in. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feb 28

MyGrammarLab 38 - 40 

 

 

 

 

Homework for Feb 21

Read or listen to something to discuss. This article (or if you prefer, podcast) about the war on plastic is long but very interesting. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/nov/13/the-plastic-backlash-whats-behind-our-sudden-rage-and-will-it-make-a-difference;  https://www.theguardian.com/news/audio/2018/nov/26/the-plastic-backlash-whats-behind-our-sudden-rage-and-will-it-make-a-difference-podcast

Write two paragraphs on topics from p 129 exercise 8a or p 135 exercise 8a. 

p 73  9a writing task (two paragraphs) 

MyGrammarLab unit 61, QuickCheck p 364 

Group H only: do paraphrase exercise Equal Pay (Moodle, paraphrase folder) 

 

 

 

 

 Read this article to discuss in class. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-athletes-way/201505/t

Navigate: grammar reference p 155

Finish writing the summary you started in class (Group F) 

 

Group F will be meeting in Aula Zattere, Palazzo Coslich, starting at 8.45, whereas the Group H lesson will start at 14.00 in San Basilio 1F. 

 

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Homework

Read or listen to something, such as the following video, to discuss in class: https://www.bbc.com/ideas/videos/the-hidden-history-of-the-christmas-pudding/p06tmlkd

Navigate p 65

My Grammar Lab 38

You can find documents on gerunds and the verbs advise, propose, recommend and suggest in Moodle, grammar folder 

 

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Write a critical overview of an internet source of information you use frequently, 

such as Wikipedia. Highlight its strengths and weaknesses and say how important it  

is to you as a student.         180 to 220 words 

                          

I wiill be available: on Wednesdays in the CEL room, second floor, Palazzo Cosulich, from 14.30 - 15.30; Palazzo Cosulich Auletta lingue, ground floor 15.45 - 16.45: on Thursdays Auletta lingue  or the CEL room 15.45 - 16.45.      

                                             

My groups are F (German and Portuguese M-Z) and H (Spanish, Russian, LIS P-Z). 

Our lessons will be on Thursdays in Rio Novo 5. Group F: 8.45 - 12.00; Group H 12.15 - 15.30 Aula Azzurra, Ca' Bernardo

These are the books that you need to buy for the course. Please pay attention to the ISBN number, as there are many different versions available! 

Navigate C1: SB + WB C/C + eBk + OOSP (online practice)
9780194521864 (Oxford University Press)

MyGrammarLab C1/C2 with key and online 9781408299111 (Pearson)  (this book is optional but highly recommended) 

 

English Year 2 Group E new Moodle documents uploaded

Pubblicato il 27/05/2019

Dear Students, 

I have uploaded the answers to the cloze exercises we did for the mock exam (Alps, Climate Change in NY) and added answers to another text that we didn't have time to do in class (Text A Ireland, attached to Jerusalem Text B). 

I have also included the answers to the review of structures which we did  in class on May 22. You will find it in the grammar folder and for those who were not present, I think it's a useful exercise to complete. 

There are also 40 sentences to translate from Italian into English which provide a good overview of C1 grammar. You can do them on your own, paying attention to oppportunities for inversion..

Good luck! 

 

 

 

 

 

Read or listen to something to discuss in class. 

We will look over the document titled 'False Friends' which you will find in Moodle, grammar folder. 

We will also translate sentences in class which will provide a review of the grammar and some lexis we have studied this year. 

Look forward to seeing you on Wednesday. 

 

 

 

 

 

Homework for May 15

Listen or read something to discuss in class, after the mock test. Here is a suggestion: https://www.bbc.com/ideas/videos/schadenfreude-why-do-we-feel-joy-at-anothers-pain/p06x79s2?playlist=the-story-of-human-emotions

Finish workbook unit 11

MGL units 68 (collocations), 71 (verbs often confused) 

Homework for May 8

Read or listen to something to discuss in class. This article provides food for thought. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-04-10/is-anyone-listening-to-you-on-alexa-a-global-team-reviews-audio

Writing: find Report on international study body in Moodle and write a report for May 8 or May 15, as you wish. Use p 110-111 in Headway for reference. 

workbook unit 11.1, 2, 3, 4, 5

MyGrammarLab 27, 28, 29 

 

 

 

Homework for April 24

Read or listen to something to discuss in class. This BBC video on Florence Nightingale is fascinating. https://www.bbc.com/ideas/videos/what-would-florence-nightingale-make-of-big-data/p075lxkt 

Headway p 85 - finish one or more of the articles, using constructions for distancing (hedging). 

workbook: finish unit 10

MyGrammarLab 63, 78 

 

Homework for April 17 

Read something to discuss in class, paying attention to examples of distancing used by the journalist. 

Write a report on physical activity in European countries (Moodle, writing folder) 

I have posted a cloze exercise, Murdoch 2, in Moodle

workbook: relevant parts of unit 10

MGL unit 63 

 

 

 

 

 

Homework for April 10: 

Read or listen to something to discuss in class, preferably about health. 

Answer the questions to the TED talk by Alexander Macdonald ( science fiction, moon) in Moodle

Complete the Murdoch cloze exercise in Moodle

workbook: unit 12  3, 5, 6, 7, 8 

MyGrammarLab 58, 59, 60 

 

 

 

Homework for April 3: 

Read or listen to something to discuss in class.

Write a balanced essay on one of these topics:

a) Schools should require students to practice an hour of a sport every day. Some argue that this would be a waste of time, others feel that it would help young people learn good habits whille still developing

b) “I don't agree with what you say but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” This line from a biography of Voltaire is often used these days in discussions about how free 'free speech' should be. Is there ever a case for limiting the freedom of speech? Should educational institutions guarantee that opinons across the political spectrum are given space on their campuses? 

 

Finish translating the sentences  in Moodle (translations units 8, 9, 10)  

workbook: finish unit 9, unit 12 1, 2, 4

 

 

 

 

 

 

Homework: 

Read or listen to something to discuss in class.

Answer the questions to the TED talk (Jack Conte, music) in Moodle

Headway:  p 76 (4), p 78 Reading (2, 3, 4)

workbook: unit 9 (6, 8, 9)

MyGrammarLab 16 (gradable and ungradable adjectives), 61 (linking expressions)  

 

 

 

 

 

Homework for March 20 

Look up information about a film with a soundtrack you are fond of and be ready to discuss it in class. 

Headway workbook: unit 9 (1, 2, 3,4, 5)

Do cloze exercise Bangladesh Scotland (Moodle)  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Homework for March 13

Read or listen to something to discuss in class. 

Optional writing homework: p 117 part 7 (write a few paragraphs, using interesting language)

C1 Vocabulary exercise (in Grammar, Lexis folder in Moodle) 

Eeyore Cloze exercise (Cloze exercises in Moodle) 

Workbook unit 8.6, 7, 8, 9 

MyGrammarLab unit 55

 

 

 

 

Homework for March 6

Read or listen to something to discuss in class.

p. 117 1-6 (not 7 yet)

workbook 8: 1, 2, 3, 5

MyGrammarLab   units 53, 54 

Write a 300-word essay on the topic you didn't choose last time.   

  1. “As the meat industry is a major contributor to greenhouse gases, a strict new series of laws have been proposed, including a move to ration meat to three portions per week.” Discuss this proposal, considering both sides of the argument. Is it an infringement on personal choice? Would it be effective? Is it necessary?

 

      2. Learning how to behave: with people socializing much less these days, should social skills, etiquette and good behaviour be taught in school? What kind of behaviour could be taught? Or is this a terrible idea? Discuss each side of the debate in a balanced essay.

 

 

Homework for Feb 20

Read or listen to something to discuss in class. Some interesting suggestions: The Global Gender Gap Report: https://www.weforum.org/reports/the-global-gender-gap-report-2018 (download PDF). Look up a few countries to see what the situation is. 

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2018/12/artificial-intelligence-ai-gender-gap-workplace

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2018/04/ai-has-a-gender-problem-heres-what-to-do-about-it

Write a 350-word essay on one of the following topics: 

  1. “As the meat industry is a major contributor to greenhouse gases, a strict new series of laws have been proposed, including a move to ration meat to three portions per week.” Discuss this proposal, considering both sides of the argument. Is it an infringement on personal choice? Would it be effective? Is it necessary?

 

      2. Learning how to behave: with people socializing much less these days, should social skills, etiquette and good behaviour be taught in school? What kind of behaviour could be taught? Or is this a terrible idea? Discuss each side of the debate in a balanced essay.

 

Cloze exercise: find the one on Marian Anderson in Moodle, cloze folder, and complete it

Find  Advanced Grammar in Use unit 12 'to be to' in Moodle, grammar folder, and complete it 

 

 

 

 

Read or listen to something to discuss in class. This is a suggestion: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2018/oct/27/how-the-world-smiles-secret-to-collective-happiness-helen-russell

Find the exercise 'Orwell Cloze Exercise' in Moodle, Cloze Exercise folder, and complete it for Wednesday. 

Write two paragraphs or so about decisions in your life that you regret (using regret, wish, if only, etc.) or feel good about, specifying the consequences using conditional structures. 

MyGrammarLab   unit 27 p 125 part 5 

 

 

Homework for Dec 19

Read or listen to something to discuss in class

workbook: unit 6 (1,2,3) 

EAP p 81 (in  Moodle grammar folder)

My Grammar Lab 75, 76, 67 

Yiou will find a document on dependent prepositions in Moodle, grammar folder, titled Academic Vocabulary p 111 113 

I wiill be available: on Wednesdays in the CEL room, second floor, Palazzo Cosulich, from 14.30 - 15.30; Palazzo Cosulich Auletta lingue, ground floor 15.45 - 16.45. Thursday 15.45 - 16.45 (auletta lingue or sala CEL) 

    

                                          

 

New Headway Advanced Fourth Edition with workbook and key, Digital by Liz and John Soars, Paul Hancock, Oxford University Press

An optional grammar book which I highly recommend for use in the second and third years is: MyGrammarLab Advanced C1/C2 with key by Mark Foley and Diane Hall, Pearson 

(ISBN 978-1-4082-9911-1)

Another optional reference and exercise book which can be used for self-study in the second year is: Oxford Grammar for EAP, by Ken Paterson with Roberta Wedge, Oxford University Press

 

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