Thursday, July 31, 2008
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This post has been written to show you what it might be like to listen to a lecture in English. First, you will need to do some reading to prepare for the lecture. Then, you will go to the lecture, listen and take notes. Finally, you will put all your information together and reflect on what you have learnt.
Start by visiting this website to learn about nutrition.
What are carbohydrates?
What is fat?
What is protein?
Which ones are good and which ones are bad for you?
Visit this website to learn about the Atkins diet.
What is the main idea behind the Atkins diet?
How is the Atkins diet different to you current diet?
You will now listen to the lecture. It is a long lecture. Try to listen for about 15 minutes then take a break. Do this a few times until you have finished the lecture. While you are listening take lots of notes. Try to answer the following questions;
What does the lecturer think about diets like the Atkins diet?
What evidence does he have to support his opinion?
What does he think we should eat instead?
You will find the lecture here.
After you have listened to the lecture use your notes to write a summary.
Finally write a paragraph about this question: “Is the Atkins diet a good way to lose weight?”
This test is in two parts, one of eight questions, the other of five. For the first part you have to read the text, and then match the paragraph headings A - H with the paragraphs 1-8. Write the letter in front of each heading into the box next to the number of the paragraph it belongs to. When you have finished the whole test press 'Answers' to see if you were right.
Monday, July 28, 2008
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"Better Speaking is all about how you can become a fluent, confident speaker of English. In the programmes we hear from learners of English from around the world and also from someone who specialises in teaching speaking, trainer Richard Hallows. Better Speaking is presented by Callum Robertson".
You can stream the interviews off the internet or download them. You will need a pair of headphones or some speakers to listen to the interviews.
Monday, July 21, 2008
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- Choose a unit which focuses on sounds that you have trouble with (e.g. Unit 5 Sock and Coat).
- Follow the instructions on the website.
- Don't forget to say the sound aloud if the website tells you to.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008