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8 Dec

We talked about this in class, but just as a reminder, here are some activities in your book which can be done at home to complement what we have seen in class.


  • PAGE 43- What can YOU do tho help? Top ten tips  This is just some interesting extra reading and vocabulary
  • PAGE 150 Weather Vocabulary – You don’t have to memorize all this vocabulary but it is a good idea to be familiary with it. Here’s the answer key.

1. What’s the weather like?

Activity A

  1. cool
  2. chilly
  3. freezing
  4. below zero
  5. mild
  6. warm
  7. scorching

Activity B

  1. mist
  2. fog
  3. smog
  4. damp
  5. drizzling
  6. showers
  7. pouring (with rain)
  8. breeze
  9. gale-force

2. Extreme Weather

  1. heatwave
  2. drought
  3. hailstorm
  4. lightning
  5. thunder
  6. blizzard
  7. flood
  8. hurricane
  9. tornado
  10. monsoon

3. Adjectives to describe weather

  1. strong
  2. heavy
  3. thick
  4. icy
  5. clear
  6. bright
  7. changeable
  8. sunny
  9. settled

4. Adjectives and verbs connected with weather

1C   2 F   3 E   4 G   5 D   6 B   7 A

  • slippery: difficult to stand or walk on because it is wet or icy
  • shivering: shaking a little because you’re cold
  • sweating: losing water through your skin when you are hot, ill or afraid
  • got soaked: got very very wet
  • humid: warm and damp
  • melt: (of snow) become water
  • get sunburnt: get red skin because of having spent too long in the sun



PAGES 38  Passive activity

  1. is believed to be
  2. is said to be
  3. is thought that he has robbed
  4. is reported to be


Activity C

  1. She had to spend the night in the same forest.
  2. They have to choose between having their licence suspended for 90 days or for less time and working for a day as a school crossing guard.
  3. He had to go to a mortuary to view dead bodies.
  4. They had to organize a picnic for primary school children.
  5. They had to spend a day of silence in the woods or listen to classical music instead of rock.


Page 49 Activity B

  1. nowadays
  2. in most cases
  3. firstly
  4. whereas
  5. secondly
  6. in addition
  7. finally
  8. so
  9. in conclusion

Keep in mind that…

  • ‘firstly’ and ‘secondly’ are used to introduce main arguments, ‘finally’ is used to introduce the final main argument (not conclusion)
  • ‘in addition’ (or ‘also’)  can be used to add an extra point to an argument
  • ‘whereas’ is used to contrast two ideas
  • ‘so’ used to introduce a consequence or result (e.g. I was tired so I went to bed)
  • ‘in conclusion/ to sum up’ are used to introduce your final paragraph where you summarize your opinion.
  • ‘personally/ in my opinion’ are both used to emphasize what you think.
  • ‘for example/for instance’ cam be used at the beginning or middle of a sentence
  • ‘such as’ can only be used in the middle of a sentence





26 Feb

Here is a little video that complements the reading activity we did in class. Enjoy!


24 Oct

As for the grammar, links for the practice of vocabulary

Relationships 1
Relationships 2
Relationships 3

Adjective opposites
Personality Adjectives 1 Scroll down the page
Personality Adjectives 2

Illness and treatment