B1 (and B2) Speaking and writing activity (mediation)

Look at the info graph below about travelling solo or in a group and do the following activities.

  • 1. The first activity is ORAL – you need to record your voice and send it to me for feedback. If you like, you can use Vocaroo. DO NOT WRITE ANYTHING BEFORE YOU RECORD YOURSELF.
    • Instructions: Explain to me, in your own words, the infograph below. Focus on the most relevant aspects. Contrast the two ways of travelling.
  • 2. The second activity is a WRITTEN task – send it to my “tutoria” email for correction.
    • Instructions: Karen is a 35-year-old friend of yours who has recently lost her job. She has been working in a very isolated environment and she needs to socialize and enjoy a trip. You know Karen well and you think the perfect way for her to travel would be in a group.
    • Write Alice an email (150-180 words):
    • EXPLAIN why you think she should travel with other people.
    • SUGGEST the most suitable ideas and activities and PERSUADE her to travel in a group/with friends.
    • EXPLAIN why this kind of travel is appropriate for her in her current situation.

B2 – Reading activity – multiple choice

Click on the image to go to a multiple choice activity for B2 level. This is one of the types of exercise you might find in the PUC exam. In this type of activity you will find items to test your knowledge of vocabulary (including phrasal verbs, collocations, etc) and grammar – particularly linking words/discourse markers.

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B1 activity: “JACQUIE LAWSON’S ECARDS” (reading comprehension + written expression/ mediation)

  1. *A friend/family member/colleague has asked you to research some websites selling online ecards to send to people. You find this website. (Download PDF file below.) Scan (click “Scan” for explanation) the text and find the answers to the questions on the Google form: WRITTEN MEDIATION…. (see below).

2. *When you have answered the questions on the GoogleForm, write an email to that friend/family member/colleague recommending Jacquie’s ecards. Include the information from your answers to the questions. USE YOUR OWN WORDS as far as possible: DO NOT COPY SECTIONS from the original text. Write your email in the second Google form.

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BOOKS

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Internet Archive

Internet Archive is a non-profit organization offers free access to eBooks and digital files. In addition to its search feature, Internet Archive categorizes its content into genres. This makes it a great website for finding a new book to read when you aren’t sure what you want to read yet.

Smashwords

If you want free books to read online that aren’t just fiction, this is the website for you. Smashwords is an easy-to-use eBook site with a variety of genres, including poetry, classics, romance, and biographies. Just be sure to click the “free” tab when you search for books, because not all the website’s 478,000 books are free.

Project Gutenberg

Founded in 1971, Project Gutenberg is the oldest eBook collection online. While the website asks for donations, no fees are required for reading the free online books they offer. There are currently more than 56,000 eBooks to choose from, and they are Kindle-compatible and easy to download.

Open Library

Open Library‘s goal is to create a web page for every book ever published. This easy-to-navigate website archive has more than 1 million books on it, which makes it the perfect place to read books for free online. If you’re searching for a specific book to read, use the search bar. When you get your results, make sure the “Ebooks” box is checked so that the results only show you free books to read.

Google Books

The most extensive collection of free books to read online is available on Google Books. If you pick the right book, you may find some of the best book quotes that inspire you in your life. Searching for a book feels exactly like typing a question into Google. Unfortunately, not all books on Google Books are available for free. After you search for your book, click on “Search tools” and change “Any books” to “Free Google eBooks” to make sure that you’re looking at free content.

ManyBooks

This site contains over 30,000 online books available for a free download. While you’re more likely to find older, classic titles available for free than contemporary ones, ManyBooks still has a great selection, and you can access plenty of other eBooks that are available for a discounted price.

ManyBooks

This site contains over 30,000 online books available for a free download. While you’re more likely to find older, classic titles available for free than contemporary ones, ManyBooks still has a great selection, and you can access plenty of other eBooks that are available for a discounted price.

24Symbols

24Symbols follows a subscription model, but it also offers free books to read online. Once you create an account, the website will connect to your Facebook and your device to allow you to read books for free on many platforms. The website lets you browse books by author, by category, by language, and alphabetically.

2B2 – BABY “ZOOMERS”….

CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO OPEN THE TEXT. 

baby zoomers

NOW DO THIS VOCABULARY EXERCISE

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