NI-2

arrow_animated-GREENSCHOOL YEAR 2013-2014

THIS IS WHERE YOU’LL FIND BASIC INFORMATION FOR THE COURSE AND EXTRA LINKS FOR WORKING ON DIFFERENT ASPECTS OF LANGUAGE.

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THESE ARE THE BOOKS YOU NEED FOR THIS YEAR

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SPEAK OUT INTERMEDIATE STUDENT’S PACK and MY GRAMMAR LAB B1/B2

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HERE IS A LIST OF SUITABLE BOOKS FOR THIS LEVEL. REMEMBER, YOU CAN ALSO PAY A VISIT TO YOUR BOOK SHOP. BUT PLEASE CHOOSE AN UNABRIDGED PUBLICATION (NOT A SIMPLIFIED BOOK).

  • Lois Lowry, Number the Stars – people from Denmark help rescue Jews from the Nazis during World War II.
  • Mildred Taylor, The Land; Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry; Let the Circle be Unbroken; The Road to Memphis – these four books tell the story of a black family in Mississippi from the time they were slaves in the 1800s until World War II.
  • Linda Sue Park – A Single Shard; When My Name Was Keoko – wonderful stories from a Korean-American writer.
  • Paul Fleischman, Seedfolks – people from an apartment building in Cleveland get to know each other when they share a community garden started by a young Vietnamese girl.
  • Karen Hesse, Letters from Rifka – a Jewish family escapes from the Ukraine after World War I; also Phoenix Rising
  • Helen Fielding,Bridget Jones Diary etc
  • Najaf Mazari and Robert Hillman The Rugmaker of Mazar-E-Sharif The autobiography of a Afghan refugee
  • Waris Dirie and Cathleen Miller Desert Flower – autobiography of a Somalian girl, victim of genital mutilation and her fight to erradicate this practice. Waris has been a special UN Ambassador.
  • Gerald Durrell My Family and Other Animals or any other book by this author
  • Roald Dahl The Witches or any other book by this authorbookworm

You will find a long list of American authors here: http://www.ccsf.edu/Library/instruct/eslintermed.pdf

LINKS5UNIT ONE

QUESTION FORMS

Intermediate Level

COLLOCATIONS – LIST OF TYPICAL COLLOCATIONS WITH BASIC VERBS

INTERVIEWS – VIDEOS HERE – MANYTHINGS.ORG

Stative verbs:

Grammar and exercises     ECLECTIC ENGLISH WEB2

Exercises:          OUP FILE ENGLISH TEST ENGLISH ZONE LLAS

Vocabulary: Food and restaurants:  Quiz 1 Quiz 2 – fast food General vocabulary Meat Vegetables Fruit Drinks Sweets Cereals Dairy products Fish and seafood At the restaurant – list Vocabulary and conversations in a restaurant

UNIT 2  Present perfect v. past simple:

Grammar and explanations: 1. In English 2 Explanations and exercises 3   4   5   6   7   8    9 Explanations in Spanish 0. In Spanish 1 In Spanish

SILLY MONTY PYTHON INTERVIEW

Imagine the situation. You’ve sent your cover letter and CV and have been invited to a job interview. You’re closer to getting your dream job! Now you ask yourself how to handle a possibly difficult interview. How should you respond to tricky questions? Check out this skit by Monty Python!

Narrative tenses:

EXERCISE 1    EXERCISE 2    EXERCISE 3    EXERCISE 4    EXERCISE 5

EXERCISE 6   EXERCISE 7    EXERCISE 8    EXERCISE 9

UNIT 3 – FUTURE TENSES

Grammar and explanations:    1 2 3 

Exercises:  1 English File 2 Various exercises 3 Quite a difficult quiz! 4 Simpler quiz! 5  Another quiz 6  Quiz 7  Quiz 8 Going to 9 10 questions 10  Will v. going to11 Future with time clauses     ESL ABOUT     ENGLISH CLUB

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28 Responses

  1. Hi Helen,
    I’m Paz Cerveró and I’d like to follow your blog. My teacher this year is Paz Segura, I’m in NI2. You were my teacher a few years ago.
    Thanks a lot

  2. Hi Helen,
    My name is Raúl Colomer i talk with you the first day of NI2,, I’m trying to make the swap, because I can not attend classes on Mondays and Wednesdays for labor issues.
    I am attending Paz Segura classes and she has no problem in that I Attend his class as long as you’re report and agree.
    I haven´t found your personal email, so I’m writing the blog, I hope you do not mind.
    Cheers!!;
    Raul.

  3. Hello Helen

    I’m Raquel Solera. I was at class te first day. I’m so sorry but I can’t go at class this month because I’m working in the morning. I think I’ll can go next week.

    I’m in NI2, 10:00-12:00

    Thanks

    Raquel

  4. Hello Helen
    The last English class on Wednesday, I understood you that the notes we took about the vocabulary sHould be better to include always them into ALWAYS BE LEARNT IN a practical sentence. IT means that whether we write down a word isolated with only its meaning, then, it’s possible that we employe USE it with a mistake.
    Is it all right ?. Thanks

    PS.: Maybe, you can think may commentaries are very simples; sorry, but they’re like my current English. ButI I think is very important for me to practice a little writting English everyday.
    Thanks again.

    • Exactly, Rafa. It’s best to use vocabulary in context for both reasons: to make it meaningful to us and this helps us to add it to our active vocabulary. The second reason is that we are less likely to use it incorrectly, as a translation can often be misleading. Please feel free to ask as many questions and write as many comments as you wish. That’s exactly the idea!

  5. Hello Helen,
    I’m Amparo Cepa. I’m in your class NI2 (10-12). I work normally in the afternoon but next Monday I have to work in the morning, so I couldn’t attend your class.

    See you next Wednesday,

    Thank you.

  6. Hola Helen,
    Soy Alba Burruchaga de tu clase de NI2 los lunes y miércoles de 12 a 14h. Ahora estoy en periodo de prácticas de la universidad y no podré asistir a muchas de las clases. ¿Hay algún problema con la asistencia?
    Gracias

  7. Hola helen,
    Soy Lorena Osorio de NI2 ya no estoy viviendo en Valencia, ahora vivo en un pueblo de castilla la mancha y no hay escuela de idiomas aqui, quiero seguir el curso, estudiar desde casa y seguir tu blog, te enviare los trabajos por aqui y asistire al dia del examen, no quiero dejar de seguir aprendiendo contigo así sea a distancia. Un saludo.
    Lorena.

    • What a pity! I miss you in class and I was wondering what had happened. Thank you for contacting me to let me know. I would be delighted for you to contribute on the blog. Good luck and I hope to see you in the final exam.

  8. Buenas Helen, el otro día en clase creo que te entendí mal acerca del blog, ya que pensé que me habías preguntado sobre si lo había hecho y no sobre si lo había expuesto, tal vez por eso no encontrabas mi informe. Un saludo, David.

    • Yes, you’re right. I realised after you had left. I only gave a grade to students who had actually done the oral presentation!

  9. Last Friday I wrote my oral examn, but now… Where are my questions????????? I can’t find it!!!!

    • Don’t worry, Lidia, I have them. I’m making a document with all the questions. Then I’ll give it to you all!

  10. Hi Helen. I miss you. I hope everything on you is well.

    • Thank you, Silvia. I miss all of you, too! Things are going slowly but surely. Please give my best wishes to the whole class and I hope you all do well in the exam!!!

      Helen

  11. Hi, Helen, I hope you are well. We miss you. A big hug.

    • Thanks, Lola. I’m missing you all too. My best wishes to everyone and keep working hard – you’re almost at the finishing post!

  12. Hello Helen, I hope you’re well. You’re the first person that I want to say that I’ve passed my exam and I wish you’d be my teacher next year. See you soon.

  13. Hello Helen! I’m missing you this year because I enjoyed a lot your classes and we learned a lot with you. I hope you’re well and see you soon 😉

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