You can do the exercises in Units 1-20
In this blog you will find extra material to improve your English.
Unit 1 1.1 1.2 1.3 Exam folder 1
Unit 2 2.1 2.2 2.3 Writing folder 1
Unit 3 3.1 3.2 3.3 Exam folder 2
Unit 4 4.1 4.2 4.3 Writing folder 2 Revision U 1-4
Unit 5 5.1 5.2 5.3 Exam folder 3
Unit 6 6.1 6.2 6.3 Writing folder 3
Unit 7 7.1 7.2 7.3 Exam folder 4
Unit 8 8.1 8.2 8.3 Writing folder 4 Revision U 5-8
Unit 9 9.1 9.2 9.3 Exam folder 5
Unit 10 10.1 10.2 10.3 Writing folder 5
Unit 11 11.1 11.2 11.3 Exam folder 6
Unit 12 12.1 12.2 12.3 Writing folder 6 Revision U 9-12
Unit 13 13.1 13.2 13.3 Exam folder 7
Unit 14 14.1 14.2 14.3 Writing folder 7
Unit 15 15.1 15.2 15.3 Exam folder 8
Unit 16 16.1 16.2 16.3 Writing folder 8 Revision U 13-16
Unit 17 17.1 17.2 17.3 Exam folder 9
Unit 18 18.1 18.2 18.3 Writing folder 9
Unit 19 19.1 19.2 19.3 Exam folder 10
Unit 20 20.1 20.2 20.3 Writing folder 10 Revision U 17-20
Get ready for the speaking exam
English C2 Blog Posts
1. Personal profile (deadline: 14 Oct)
Write a personal profile for your new English class
You will find useful language here.
2. An essay (deadline 4 Nov)
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 also get some ideas on this topic here.
You can get more information on writing essays on pages 22 &23, 56 & 57, here and here. You will find useful language, here, here , here , here and here.
Here you have other ideas for a balanced discussion (discursive essay): "The internet poses one of the greatest threats to our existence"
"The process, the necessity and the inevitability of major political, cultural, and social change". You can also get some ideas on this topic in Unit 1 and on this website
3. A review (deadline 23 Nov)
An international magazine wants readers to contribute writing a review about a musical, opera, concert or music event they 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.
Here you can find useful language for reviews.
4a. An essay (deadline 14 Dec)Write an essay in response to an article on ethical treatment of animals.
This is an excerpt from the article:
- Humans are superior, non-human animals are inferior. Animals were put here as the playthings of humans, for us to do with them what we want. We are able to farm them and control them, we can change their genetics and what they look like, animals have no minds of their own. We eat them, race them and catch them for sport. We even refer to undesirable human behaviour as animal. In this world you either harm or you are harmed. God gave humans the ability to harm, so we do. Animals are here for us to exploit. Maiming and injuring an animal is no different to eating it.
Write your discursive essay. (Objective Proficiency p 56).
You will get more ideas on how to write an essay on pages 22 &23, 56 & 57 and here. You will find useful language, here, here , here , here and here .
You can also get some ideas and vocabulary on this topic here
Other ideas for writing a discursive essay:
"Do we as a society take music as seriously as we should?" You can also get some ideas and vocabulary on this topic here .
4b. A problem-solution essay (deadline 21 Dec): find the details HERE.
5. A proposal (deadline 13 Jan)
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.
More information on writing proposals:
Here you can see examples of how to write proposals.
Finally, you can find useful language for writing here.
Another idea for a proposal: find the details here.
6. An article (deadline: 10 Feb)
An English-language newspaper is inviting readers to contribute to a series of articles about globalisation. You decide to write an article explaining your personal views on this topic.
Get some ideas here:
Objective Proficiency p 84. Languages and Globalisation. Extra Speaking
Objective Proficiency p 17. Living In the Lap of Luxury Vs Living Rough in One Snapshot. Extra Speaking
BBC - GCSE Bitesize: What is globalisation?
How the World Was Won: The Americanization of Everywhere
Simon Anholt interview: ‘There is only one global superpower: public opinion’
To see how to write articles click here and also here. You can also get some ideas on how to write articles on pages 90, 91, 158, 159, 174 & 175. Finally, you can find useful language for writing here.
Another idea for writing an article.
Find the details here.
7. Make a Presentation (deadline: Feb)
Give a 10 minute presentation on one of the curriculum topics
30 Oct: tell your teacher the topic
Feb: give the presentation
8. A report (deadline 24 February)
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. You can get some ideas here.
You can get information on writing reports on pages 106 & 107. Finally, you can find useful language for writing a report here, here and here.
Another idea for writing 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.
9. Write a letter (deadline: 14 March)
You are concerned about the food that is given to children at schools today. You decide to write a letter of complaint to the Department of Education outlining your concerns for school food today and the actions you think need to be taken by governments to ensure our children continue to get the great all round food education they need to feed themselves better in the future and to help reduce the crippling rise in obesity.
You can get more information on writing letters on pages 124 & 125. You will also find a letter writing guide here and here . You can find useful language here, here: Formal letters, here: How to write. and here.
You can get some ideas on the topic here:
Objective Proficiency p 124. Tackling the Obesity Problem. Extra Listening
Objective Proficiency p 123. Sweet Tooth Gone Bad: Why 22 Teaspoons Of Sugar Per Day Is Risky. Extra Listening
Objective Proficiency p 120. Why Calories Count. Extra Listening
Objective Proficiency p 120. Diet and Exercise. Extra Vocabulary
Objective Proficiency p 120.For Mind And Body: Study Finds Mediterranean Diet Boosts Both . Extra Listening
Objective Proficiency p 120. Obesity on the Rise. Extra Listening
Objective Proficiency p 120. Childhood Obesity. Extra Listening
Objective Proficiency p 120. Me and My Shadow. Extra Listening
Objective Proficiency p 120. Weight Bias at Home and School . Extra Listening
Another idea for writing a formal 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, Robert Krulwich, commenting on the views expressed and giving your own opinions. Finally, you can get some ideas for your response in the comments readers have left below the article.
10. Write a review (deadline: April)
Write a review of two books you have read this year. Useful language. You can also find some more useful language on pages 140 and 141. (Deadlines: before 30 Oct tell your teacher the book you are going to read. In April hand in your review). Click here for a list of readers and more instructions for this assignment.
11. Write an article. (deadline: 2 May)
Find the details here: Objective Proficiency p 158. Writing an Article