Monday, September 19, 2016

English Verb tenses- a summary

This is a link to a short summary of English verb tenses

English Verb Tenses

Technology and Kids answers

Answers for technology and kids listening



Here are the answers for the ENIAC listening


Tuesday, July 5, 2016

EFS 3 Listening Life Straw

Listening files for the Listening activity Lifestraw, page 66 in the EFS 3 booklet are here.





Thursday, June 30, 2016

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Links for writing practice

University of Sydney

Flinders University.
  Introduction to the report for EFS4


-Background to the topic.
- This report will discuss/investigate/compare/……

1. Introduction ( Purpose of the report)

The cuisine of France and Australia is very different. French food has been described as the most delicious food in the world by Food magazine. In contrast Australian food does not have a long history. It is a product of Anglo and Asian influences.  This report will discuss the differences between Australian and French food in respect of history, culture and ingredients.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Cause and effect essay example.

What are the causes and effects of binge drinking on teenagers?
Binge drinking is very popular with teenagers. It has many causes and effects. Some causes are social pressure and broken relationships. Some effects are hangovers, liver cancer and violence. This essay will discuss the causes and effects of binge drinking.

There are many reasons for binge drinking for teenagers. Some teenagers may have difficulty with relationships and this causes them to drink alcohol without thinking of the consequences. In addition, some teenagers binge drink because of social pressure. Their friends encourage them to drink because they think it is fashionable.

Furthermore, there are many effects of binge drinking. There are some long term and short term consequences of binge drinking. Short term consequences include hangovers, loss of property, loss of consciousness or possible violence. Some long term consequences include, liver cancer, death, or permanent injury.

In conclusion many teenagers binge drink. However, there should be education campaigns which concentrate on informing them of the dangers rather than prohibition. This approach will probably help reduce binge drinking. 

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

More Listening Practice EFS 1

Here is some more listening practice. This is an old listening activity, so if the links don't work, please let me know...

Here are the questions and answers

Here is the listening.

First Day of School Listening- EFS 1

Here is the listening for First Day of School from pages 56-58 in the book.

Here are the answers.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

How to use the word 'As'

There are three common ways to use the word 'as'

1. Conjunction- To join two clauses

 a. To join two clauses when two things are happening at the same time.
for example
I was singing as I was waiting for the train.
b . To state the reason for an action ( it can be used like 'because or since')
I was late as I slept in.

2. Comparative adverb
for example
 He was as hairy as a dog.
(He was like a dog he was so hairy.)

3. Preposition
To show the function of something or someone
He used the pen as a knife

(He used the pen like a knife)

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

EFS 1 Famous people Listening

This is the listening for  Famous People, pages 40-41 of the booklet.

EFS 1 Essay example

This is a copy of the example essay that I showed in class today.

Some things to note.

1. There are several paragraphs
2. The language is formal
3. Past tense verbs are used throughout the essay, except for the first and last paragraphs. Johnny Depp is still alive, so the first and last paragraphs are in present tense. If the essay was about somebody who is no longer alive, the first and last paragraphs would be in past tense.
4. You can see how the notes I have made are used to make sentences.

Here is a link to the document