SIO1 2022/23

Monday, October 3rd

Reading Tartan, a short-story by George Mackay Brown.

Visualizing the scene by drawing elements. The scene takes place in the north of Scotland, near Durness and it looks like this when the weather is good!

Tuesday, September 29th

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.

Monday, September 26th

Build sentences using the proper tense

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 :

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.

Vocab from video 3 from Sept. 22nd

  1. manage
  2. 0.
  3. accurate
  4. a cut
  5. merchandise
  6. snippet
  7. launch
  8. earnings
  9. assuming
  10. position // staff
  11. income tax   NJ
  12. yearly
  13. average
  14. wondering

Thursday, September 22nd GrA&B

a listening exercise: DJI Mavic

Monday, September 19th 14h-15h

about MKBHD

Monday, September 19th 9h-10h

Translate focusing on the proper tenses

Take some notes while doing the exercise, don’t write EVERYTHING but write SOMETHING!

Thursday, September 15th GrA&B

  1. Word formation
  2. Compound adjectives
  3. Compound nouns
  4. False friends

Monday, September 12th 9h-10h & 14h-15h

==> Use the 8 forms of DRINK to complete the following sentences.

  1. He…………………… on Saturday night with his friends Bill and James.
  2. He ……………………  whisky now, that’s really not like him.
  3. He …………………… at the time his wife left him.
  4. He …………………… before he finally left the pub.
  5. He…………………… . He is an alcoholic.
  6. He ……………………. Look at him, he is in such a state!
  7. He …………………… before he drove home!
  8. He …………………… three pints of Guinness.
  1. He DRANK on Saturday night with his friends Bill and James.
  2. He IS DRINKING whisky now, that’s really not like him.
  3. He WAS DRINKING at the time his wife left him.
  4. He HAD DRUNK before he finally left the pub.
  5. He DRINKS . He is an alcoholic.
  6. He HAS BEEN DRINKING. Look at him, he is in such a state!
  7. He HAD BEEN DRINKING before he drove home!
  8. He HAS DRUNK three pints of Guinness.

Thursday, September 8th Gr A&B

Basics

  1. Howlers – most common mistakes to avoid
  2. numbers and figures (to train yourself at home use this)
  3. comparatives and superlatives
  4. useful vocabulary
  5. Hardware? Keyboard? On-screen? Action?

Monday, September 5th 9h-10h & 14h-15h

General introduction and a short history of the English Language.

=> homework: watch the video