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Gymi English with J

Here's the post with homework and useful links. Bring your homework to the following lesson, normally a week later.


Winter term (from October to December)

Do 2 pieces of writing from the back of your book

Start writing a diary in English

See the tips from the autumn term

Writing an informal email - page 113 (write the email for homework)


Grammar topics discussed this term

Adjective + prepositions

There is (rather than it has)



Autumn term

Learn vocabulary in the course book. Underline any words that you don't know, find out the German translation and write sentences using the word. You can also do a search for images e.g. geek

Practice grammar by using the extra exercises on the English File website.

Consider buying the English File workbook to go with your course book.

Watch the videos from Unit 1 and read the transcripts.

Improve your pronunciation by using the sound bank.

Read the grammar posts on this website.

Continue to listen to episodes of 6-minute English or watch other English language videos.


Grammar topics discussed this term

Active and passive

Conditionals

Talking about the future - going to, will, present continuous and more


Vocabulary from this term

boasting, insists on, geek, foolproof, breath, breathe


20 September

Watch the Unit 1 videos and answer the questions on it (see online practice exercises for colloquial English)


21 June and 28 June

Listen to an episode of 6-minute English and write some key words so that you can tell me about it in the next lesson. Start watching a television programme in English.


14 June

Continue learning the vocabulary in Headway. Choose 10 tricky words from units 10 - 12 and write sentences including the word.

Listen to an episode of 6-minute English.


31 May

Continue learning the vocabulary in Headway using the methods we discussed (word transformation, pictures, writing the words down and so on). Choose 10 tricky words from units 10 - 12 and write sentences including the word.

Listen to an episode of 6-minute English.


24 May

Do the homework I set (modal verbs, present perfect and passive). Listen to some English such as an episode of 6-minute English.


17 May

Send me a piece of writing to correct. Continue to practice the passive (see worksheets) and to learn vocabulary.


10 May

Do some more mind maps for learning the vocabulary you need for the next test.


Choose 10 words to learn and write separate sentences including the target word. Try to write sentences which helps you to understand what the word means. You can add the German translation, if you want. Write the sentence in your own words. You may add a second sentence including the target word from Skell or a good dictionary.


Also have a go at the Kahoot quiz again if you have time.


3 May

You need to learn vocabulary for the next test. Read this post about learning vocabulary and consider using Quizlet or vocabulary cards.


Choose 10 words to learn and write separate sentences including the target word. Try to write sentences which helps you to understand what the word means. You can add the German translation, if you want. Write the sentence in your own words. You may add a second sentence including the target word from Skell or a good dictionary.


Example

ankle

The ankle is a joint which connects the foot to the leg.



Tips from class

Check the following when doing homework or a test:

  • spelling

  • apostrophes - it's or its, can't, he's and so on

  • 3rd person s

  • singular/ plural

  • word order

  • remember to include the auxiliary have

  • negating modal verbs (can't, won't and so on)


Read the blog posts on my website, especially the ones about grammar, learning tips, resources.