Monday, 30 September 2013

Homework 2012-2013

In this blog you will find extra material to improve your English.

Here you will find all the entries related to Objective Proficiency unit 1
Here you will find all the entries related to Objective Proficiency unit 2
Here you will find all the entries related to Objective Proficiency unit 3 
Here you will find all the entries related to Objective Proficiency unit 4
Here you will find all the entries related to Objective Proficiency unit 5
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Here you will find all the entries related to Objective Proficiency unit 9
Here you will find all the entries related to Objective Proficiency unit 10 
Here you will find all the entries related to Objective Proficiency unit 11
Here you will find all the entries related to Objective Proficiency unit 12 
Here you will find all the entries related to Objective Proficiency unit 13
Here you will find all the entries related to Objective Proficiency unit 14
Here you will find all the entries related to Objective Proficiency unit 15
Here you will find all the entries related to Objective Proficiency unit 16
Here you will find all the entries related to Objective Proficiency unit 17
Here you will find all the entries related to Objective Proficiency unit 18
Here you will find all the entries related to Objective Proficiency unit 19
Here you will find all the entries related to Objective Proficiency unit 20


Compositions
1. Write a report. You work for a company that needs to adapt to the current market needs and trends. Your manager has asked you to write a report about how the Millennial generation is fundamentally changing our culture of consumption and what the company can do to meet their needs and be highly profitable. (deadline 17 Oct). You can get some ideas here.

2. Write an essay. Write a balanced discussion ( essay ) on the following theme: "Do people always live up to our expectations? What is the right thing to do? And is it what is right always fair?" You can get more information on writing essays on pages 56 & 57. You can also get some ideas on this topic here. (Deadline 7 Nov)

3. Write a letter. You have read an article that appeared on the NPR website entitled "Will We 'Fix' The Weather? Yes. Should We Fix The Weather? Hmmm". You decide to write a letter to the writer of the article, , commenting on the views expressed and giving your own opinions. You can get more information on writing letters on pages 22 & 23. You will also find a letter writing guide here and here . Finally, you can get some ideas for your response in the comments readers have left below the article. (Deadline: 28 Nov)

4. Write a proposal. Find the details here. (Deadline 19 Dec) 

5. Write an article. Find the details here. (Deadline 9 Jan) 

6. Write a review. Write a review about a musical, opera, concert or music event you have recently been to. You can get information on writing reviews on pages 38 & 39. You can find some useful vocabulary about the topic of music here. Finally, you can find useful language for writing here. (Deadline 13 Feb)

7. Write a report. You work for the tourist office in your area. Your manager has asked you to write a report in English on the places that are popular with tourists who are interested in art. You should briefly describe the most popular places. Your report should also recommend two or three improvements that would enhance the tourists' experience and explain why these would attract even more visitors. You can find useful vocabulary to talk about art here. You can get information on writing reports on pages 108 & 109. Finally, you can find useful language for writing a report here and here. (Deadline 6 March)

8. Write a proposal. Your local English radio has started a campaign to try to improve your town. It has invited listeners to send in formal proposals on ways of improving it; these will be considered in a panel discussion on air, voted on by listeners, and the best one sent to the council.
Write your proposal identifying the main problems in your town and making formal recommendations for improving it, with reasons. You can find useful vocabulary to talk about cities here.
You can get more information on writing proposals on pages 72 & 73. Here you can see examples of how to write proposals. 
Finally, you can find useful language for writing here. (Deadline 27 March) 


9. Write an article. An English-language newspaper is inviting readers to contribute to a series of articles about clothing. You decide to write an article about wearing the right clothes for the right occasion. You can find useful vocabulary to talk about clothing here. You can get some ideas on how to write articles on pages 90 &91. Finally, you can find useful language for writing here. 
(Deadline 22 April)  
Presentations
 Readers (deadlines: 31 Oct and Feb)

Workbook
You can do the exercises in Units 1-20

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Bibliography

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Bibliography:

Textbook:

Objective Proficiency 2013 Student's book with answers Cambridge
Objective Proficiency 2013 Workbook with Answers Cambridge


Recommended Grammar books:

Destinations C1&C2 Grammar and Vocabulary. Macmillan.
Cambridge Grammar for CAE and Proficiency. Cambridge
Macmillan English Grammar in Context. Macmillan.
Advanced Language Practice. Macmillan.
Oxford Practice Grammar. Advanced. Oxford.
Advanced Grammar in Use. Cambridge.
Practical English Usage. Oxford

Recommended dictionaries:

Bilingual:
Oxford Study. Oxford

Monolingual:
Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary, Seventh Edition

Readers

Presentation:
Give a 10 minute presentation on one of the curriculum topics
Deadlines:
30 Oct tell your teacher the topic
Feb give the presentation