Friday Adult Class September 21st 2018

Today we were studying too, too many, too much, enough and not enough to express opinions.

Here are some examples:

TV shows are too violent for children.

(the shows have more violence then I like especially for children)

There is too much violence on TV.

(Same as above)

There are too many variety shows on TV in Japan.

(There are more variety shows then necessary)

There are not enough documentaries on TV.

(there are some documentaries but I want to watch more)

There are enough movies to fill a cargo tanker.

(there are so many movies that if i put them all in one place I would fill a cargo tanker)

Do you agree with any of these sentences? What’s your opinion?

What’s the difference between the words after too, too much and too many?

What do you think?

Make a too and enough sentence for each one. They can be positive opinions too.

For example:

I like uniforms, I think they are fashionable enough and they aren’t too expensive.

fast food

vegetarianism

household pets

school uniforms

public transportation

online dating

video games

 

 

Reading between the lines

What follows is a short conversation between two people.

What can you tell about the two speakers just from this excerpt:

How long have they known each other?

Do they live in the same town?

Where are they?

What information did you use to answer these questions?

 

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Now create a persona chart for each one:

What gender are they?

How old are they?

What’s their relationship to each other?

Why did you give those answers? Explain your reasoning.

Could there be other answers?

Upper Adult Class Week 3 August 2018

Today’s lesson was a viewing lesson from Stretch 3 unit 2 tilted A Young Mayor.

Before viewing we looked at the following vocabulary:

mayor (noun) the person elected as the head of a town.

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concentrate (verb)  focus all your attention on an activity

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campaign

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(noun) 1. (political) a series of actions taken by a politician to win an election

2. (military) a series of actions taken in one area of a war to gain an advantage.

(verb) work in an organised way towards a goal

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Make a comparison between similar things. For example how do the phones stack up against each other?

cat litter (noun)

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The stuff you put in the cat tray.

garbage (noun)

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Stuff you throw away, don’t want anymore.

UK English tends to use the word rubbish while US English tends to use garbage or trash

When watching a video, take special note of time markers to understand when things are occurring in a story.

Some common time markers are:

now, soon, next, when, while

Now watch the video and answer these questions:

Has he been elected as mayor?

Has he finished high school?

Is he mayor now?

Does he have an office in his house?

Does he play a musical instrument?

 

Watch again and answer the following questions:

How many people voted?

How much will he be paid?

What does he want to study?

Upper Adult English Class August 17th 2018

Can you match the following words with the following pictures?

taxi (verb) arrive (verb) odd (adjective)
crawl (verb) during (preposition) take off (verb)
airline (noun) settle in (phrasal verb) realise (verb) [realize]

Can you match it to the meaning?

  1. when a plane is going up into the air
  2. when a plane is driving on the ground
  3. the opposite of even, when something doesn’t match the others, strange
  4. a company that specialises in transporting people by plane to other places
  5. babies do this to move around
  6. refers to doing something in a period of time
  7. when you suddenly know or understand something you didn’t a moment ago
  8. when you get to a place
  9. make yourself comfortable

We are about to do a reading, what do you think the topic is about?

Making a timeline can be a good way to understand the events of a story you are reading or to help tell a story. Read the following story and put the events on a timeline.

timleine

 

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Now it’s your turn.

Think of something that happened to you and make notes on a timeline.

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Once you are finished you can write the story out. Use words like when, while and during to talk about things happening at the same time. Use past simple and past continuous to make the story more interesting to read.