BTS CG1 20/21

Wednesday, October 14th Gr B

you need to work with 2 windows side-by-side (one for the sound, the other for the exercise, or you may listen to the sound file on your smartphone)

The Bear and The Dragon by Tom Clancy – American accent + extract from a spy novel – you may download the mp3 file or listen to it directly below.

and/or

Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling – British accent – extract from the first chapter of the first volume – you may download the mp3 file or listen to it directly below.

Tuesday, October 13th

Suits, a tv series – episode 1, season 1 (definition of the word “suit”), in the original version with English subtitles.

Monday, October 12th

Watch the two videos below and write a concise presentation for each, you may also collect some vocabulary and phrases (expressions) which you find interesting and useful.

Wednesday, October 7th Gr A

you need to work with 2 windows side-by-side (one for the sound, the other for the exercise, or you may listen to the sound file on your smartphone)

The Bear and The Dragon by Tom Clancy – American accent + extract from a spy novel – you may download the mp3 file or listen to it directly below.

and/or

Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling – British accent – extract from the first chapter of the first volume – you may download the mp3 file or listen to it directly below.

Tuesday, October 6th

Working backwards! Look at these comprehension questions and use them to create a story. Then give your story a title.

  1. Where did Tony first meet Sandra?
  2. How old was he? How old was she?
  3. Did Tony know how to dance?
  4. Who taught him?
  5.  What was Sandra wearing at the dance?
  6. Who was she talking to in a dark corner of the disco?
  7. Who took Sandra home after the dance?
  8. Where did Tony and Sandra meet again two days later?
  9. How often did they see each other?
  10. What was Sandra’s father job?
  11. What was his attitude to Tony?
  12. How long was it before Tony and Sandra saw each other again?
  13. How was their meeting arranged?
  14. Why was Tony surprised when he saw Sandra?
  15. Did Sandra’s father change his mind in the end? Why?

Monday, October 5th Gr.B

Use these handouts as reference : Simple Tense Chart / Complete Tense Chart

  1. https://www.englishclub.com/esl-quizzes/grammar-3-for-since.htm
  2. http://englishmaven.org/HP6/Present%20Tense%20Final%20Exam.htm
  3. http://www.english-grammar.at/online_exercises/tenses/at050-my-piano-lessons.htm
  4. http://www.english-grammar.at/online_exercises/tenses/all-tenses-19.htm
  5. http://www.english-grammar.at/online_exercises/tenses/all-tenses18.htm
  6. http://www.english-grammar.at/online_exercises/tenses/all-tenses17.htm
  7. http://www.english-grammar.at/online_exercises/tenses/all_tenses3.htm
  8. http://www.englishpage.com/verbpage/verbs29practicetest.htm
  9. http://examtimequiz.com/english-aptitude-test-on-tenses/

Wednesday, September 30th Gr.B

Irregular Verbs

Tuesday, September 29th

1.	holidays / on / be / Durrells / the
2. on / be / Corfu / they
3. they /a / large / live / villa/ in
4. receive / they / a / letter
5. a / it / long / be / letter
6. great / be / from / Aunt / Hermione / it
7. and / she / come /want / to / with / stay / them
8. not / she / in / good / be / health
9. advise / a / doctors/ her / climate / warm

1.The Durrells were on holidays.
2.They were on Corfu.
3.They were living in a large villa.
4.They received a letter.
5.It was a long letter.
6.It was from great Aunt Hermione.
7.She wanted to come and stay with them.
8.She was not in good health.
9.Her doctors (had) advised a warm climate.


Make one long sentence out of all these short ones, using:
as / while / because / who and commas.

Possible solution:
While the Durrells were on holidays on Corfu, living in a large villa, they received a letter from great Aunt Hermione who wanted to come and stay with them because her doctors had advised a warm climate as she was not in good health.

Mike's father is a policeman.
Mike overtook on a double yellow line.
It could have cost Mike his driving licence.
Mike told the officer about his father.
Mike's father happened to work at the same police station.
The policeman just gave him a warning.
Mike thanked him.
Mike reflected that being a policeman's son did have some advantages.

Possible solution
Mike, whose father is a policeman, overtook on a double yellow line, which could have cost him his driving licence if he had not told the officer about his father who happened to work at the same police station. Mike thanked the officer for just giving him a warning and reflected that being a policeman's son did have some advantages.

Monday, September 28th Gr.A

Use these handouts as reference : Simple Tense Chart / Complete Tense Chart

  1. https://www.englishclub.com/esl-quizzes/grammar-3-for-since.htm
  2. http://englishmaven.org/HP6/Present%20Tense%20Final%20Exam.htm
  3. http://www.english-grammar.at/online_exercises/tenses/at050-my-piano-lessons.htm
  4. http://www.english-grammar.at/online_exercises/tenses/all-tenses-19.htm
  5. http://www.english-grammar.at/online_exercises/tenses/all-tenses18.htm
  6. http://www.english-grammar.at/online_exercises/tenses/all-tenses17.htm
  7. http://www.english-grammar.at/online_exercises/tenses/all_tenses3.htm
  8. http://www.englishpage.com/verbpage/verbs29practicetest.htm
  9. http://examtimequiz.com/english-aptitude-test-on-tenses/

Wednesday, September 23rd Gr.A

Irregular Verbs

Tuesday, September 22nd

Translate focusing on Tenses

Monday, September 21st Gr.B

from The Telegraph – telegraph.co.uk

Describe the picture using this form.

Wednesday, September 16th Gr.B

  1. Howlers – most common mistakes to avoid
  2. numbers and figures (to train yourself at home use this)
  3. useful vocabulary

Tuesday, September 15th

Monday, September 14th Gr.A

from The Telegraph – telegraph.co.uk

Describe the picture using this form.

Wednesday, September 9th Gr.A

  1. Howlers – most common mistakes to avoid
  2. numbers and figures (to train yourself at home use this)
  3. useful vocabulary

Tuesday, September 8th

Monday, September 7th

Wednesday, September 2nd

General introduction

Text 1 from the 2019 exam session.