We started this snowy Tuesday with a song we listened to. But it wasn’t an English song so we didn’t have to listen to the text; it was more important to write down what kind of thoughts and impressions the song evokes.
In this lesson, there were two main points to be looked at in detail:
- reading part 3
- English in use part 3
The reading text (copy) was about a special museum in Edinburgh. Firstly, we practised our reading skills; above all, we should get used to skim the text. We skimmed it within two minutes. After that, we discussed the following questions without looking at the text any more: Who? What? When? Why? … Secondly, we read only the questions and marked the appropriate sections accordingly. Lastly, we answered the questions. After finishing that we compared our answers. And we found out, that it was very important to read carefully and between the lines to find the correct answers.
For practising the English in use we also got a copy. Before completing it we resumed what kind of errors can be found in the text:
- capitalization (an american writer ==> an American writer)
- quotation marks
- commas (after relative clauses / linking words like ‘however,’ )
- apostrophes (it’s ==> its / student’s ==> students)
- double letters (jewelery ==> jewellery)
- vowels (correspondance ==> correspondence)
Afterwards, we searched for the errors and corrected them. We got two additional exercises to practise. Before doing the listening in the course book (p. 135) we discussed about our dream house and our relation to our neighbours.
- copy (English in use part 3); the solutions will be on the blog
- exam book: exam 3, reading part 3, English in use part 3
- course book: 135 – 137 and 139
- optional: create a grid (e.g. to occur / occurrence / … ) and complete it
Enjoy the rest of the week and the snow ;-)!