Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Listening EFS 2 Communication pp 28-33

This is the listening for pages 28-33 in the EFS 2 booklet.

There 's a lot.

part 8.1

8.2

8.3

8.4

8.5

8.6

8.7

8,8

8.9

8.10


Hopefully these links work. If not please send me an email


Listening EFS 2- Facts and Figures

Here is the listening for page 41 Australia in facts and figures from the EFS 2 Booklet


Sunday, April 19, 2015

Modal Verbs in essays.

It is traditional to use modal verbs in English language essay writing. So it is very useful to be able to use them correctly.

I found this website has a simple, yet easy to understand explanation.

The key point is that after a modal verb, the simple form of the verb is used.

For example,

I can do the washing tomorrow.

After 'can' the verb is 'do' not 'to do'


Another example.

I should work on my assignment tonight.

After 'should' comes 'work' not 'to work.'

Hope that helps.


Friday, April 17, 2015

Speaking practice

A student was asking me about speaking practice and I found this on the SITEC facebook page, which everybody should go and like BTW


Friday, April 10, 2015

Cause and Effect Essay

Some notes from the class on Cause and effect essays yesterday.

There are two possible structures of a cause and effect essay.

Introduction
Cause
Effect
Cause
Effect
Conclusion

OR

Introduction
cause
effect
Conclusion

Yesterday we used the second structure to write an essay .

Below is an example of a cause and effect essay based on the first structure. This essay is about Obesity and you can see it here.

We also talked about linking words for cause and effect. A list of some linking words is here

Thursday, April 2, 2015

A short guide to writing essays.

Hello lovely students, past, present and future...

I have spent the day writing this brief summary of everything you need to know about academic writing.

Please have a look at it and tell me what you think.

Can you understand it? Does it make sense? What else do you need to know?

You can read it as a pdf here.

Formal language

I know most of my students have done this activity. Find better words for the words in this list.


Excellent writing site from the University of Sydney

This website is an overview of what is required for academic writing. The section on grammar is particularly good

http://writesite.elearn.usyd.edu.au/