Shopping and complaining are the main themes tor this lesson, which revises and extends Sts’ know ledge of reported speech
The context for the presentation of reported speech at the beginning of the lesson is a website (Never Liked it Anywa) here people can sell things they no longer want, e.g. presents, after the break-up of a relationship. Sts then learn vocabulary related to shopping, which thew put into practice in a questionnaire.
In the second halt of the lesson, Sts read about ‘The King of Complainers’, a British man who has written more than 5.000 letters of complaint and who gives readers some advice on how to complain successfully. This is followed bv a pronunciation spot on the different pronunciations of the letters ai. The Vocabulary then focusses on how to make nouns from verbs. In Listening and Speaking Sts listen to some people w ho have complained about bad service and then talk about their own experiences. Finally, in Writing Sts are shown how to write a letter of complaint.
8A 4.32 Grammar
8A 4.33 Grammar Bank
8A 4.34 Grammar Bank
8A 4.35 Grammar Bank
8A 4.36 Pronunciation
8A 4.37 Pronunciation
8A 4.38 Vocabulary Bank
8A 4.39 Vocabulary Bank
8A 4.40 Listening
The topic of this lesson is worrk. ln the first half of the
lesson, Sts learn words and phrases related to work and
these are recycled and practised orally in Pronunciation
and Speaking. The grammar focus is on when Sts have to
use a gerund (or -ing form) or an infinitive and the concext
is a questionnaire which helps people to see what kind
of job would most suit their personality. The grammar is
practised in a Communication activity.
ln the second half of the lesson, Sts read about a British TV
programme called DraBons’ Den in which contestants try
co con vi nee a panel of business people to invest in a product
or service which they want to commercialize.In Listening
they hear about two products which were presented on
Dragons’ Den and how successful they were. In Speaking
Sts take part in a roleplay wherethey present a new product
to the class as if they were appearing on the programme.
In writing Sts learn how to write a covering amail to send
with their CV to apply for a job. The lesson finishes with a
song, Piano Man.
8B 4.41 Vocabulary
8B 4.42 Vocabulary Bank
8B 4.43 Vocabulary Bank
8B 4.44 Vocabulary Bank
8B 4.45 Pronunciation
8B 4.46 Grammar Bank
8B 4.47 Grammar Bank
8B 4.48 Grammar Bank
8B Reading 1
8B Reading 2
8B 4.49 Listening
8B 4.50 Listening
7+8 R&C Reading
Short films Trinity College, Dub
Trinity College, Dublin
Hi, my name is Lisa O’Connor, and I live in Dublin. I love living here. Dublin’s got great museums, brilliant art galleries, and, of course, hundreds of fantastic pubs. But if you only have time to visit one place in Ireland’s capital city, you must see Trinity College.
OK, I am a student here, so maybe I’m biased. But if I were a tourist in Dublin, I’d definitely come here. Of course, Trinity is a lot more than just a tourist attraction. It’s also the oldest and most famous university in Ireland. Trinity was founded in 1592.
It has always had a tradition of excellence and is particularly well-known for producing famous writers. The author of Gulliver’s Travels, Jonathan Swift, obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree here in 1686. The playwright Oscar Wilde also studied at Trinity. Bram Stoker, the author of Dracula, began writing here. And Samuel Beckett, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature, studied here from 1923 to 1927, and taught here in 1930.
When I decided to come here to study, everybody told me it was a great university. But people all said that I wouldn’t get a place here unless I got really good exam results. They were right, but it was worth it. And if you don’t mind working hard, you’ll love studying here. But do other students agree? I decided to ask some students what they enjoyed about studying at Trinity.
‘What are you studying?’
‘I’m doing a Masters in Applied Psychology at the moment.’
‘I’m doing a PhD in English Literature.’
‘Why do you enjoy studying at Trinity?’
‘Trinity is an old College, lots of history, and it’s a very friendly college to be at.’
‘I like studying at Trinity because it’s very well internationally recognized. Umm, It’s just got a good reputation as, you know, a good university, and the campus is really nice as well.’
‘Umm, I like it that it’s such an international place, you meet so many people from all over the world, and that’s really great.’
Of course, going to university isn’t all about studying. There are plenty of other reasons to choose Trinity when picking a university. For me, it’s the 400 years of history. I love the university’s beautiful old buildings and rooms. And visiting places like the Old Library, with its atmospheric Long Room, is always special. I could spend hours admiring the old books and manuscripts here. Especially the Book of Kells. The Book of Kells is a 1,200-year-old manuscript, written and decorated by Celtic monks. They were exceptionally good at illustrating, and the book is beautifully designed.
There are lots of things to do in Trinity. Students can play all kinds of sports here. And they can take part in drama, music, and comedy clubs and societies, too. I asked some students what they did in their free time:
‘I am an editor at the University Times, it is a student paper.’
‘Umm, I like to use the pool and just go for a swim, just to kind of clear my head between lectures. I’m also, umm, thinking of joining a few more societies, but I’ve yet to do that.’
‘Umm, I meet up with friends, go for coffees, go for beer in all the pubs, umm, have fun.’
‘Are you a member of any clubs or societies?’
‘I’m just a member of the university paper and the boxing club.’
‘Actually I’m not, no. But I like going to the sports centre a lot, and take fitness classes there.’
Trinity’s a great place to come to study. And it’s a great place to spend time in, too. If I wasn’t a student, I’d still come here. And even when I graduate, I’ll keep coming back.