Describing People you Admire

Lets start by looking at some vocabulary that can be used to describe someone:

Vocabulary Exercises

reliable patient confident clever
selfish calm lazy talented
kind difficult sensible friendly
intelligent honest stupid shy

Divide the adjective into positive adjectives and negative adjectives

Complete the worksheet below:  Language Development Unit 9 (Reading & writing)-1vwhyrv

Critical thinking (Preparation for writing assignment)

Look at the table below copy it into a word processing app like pages or word. Write the names of three people that you admire in each category

Person 1 Person 2 Person 3
Sports Player
Business People

Remember to save the names because you are going to need it for another exercise

Using the padlet like below try to think of reasons why someone would admire somebody:

Pre-Writing Task 

Using one person from the list that you created previously of people you admire use  word or pages to write a list of reasons why you admire that person. Share your ideas with the rest of the class.

Writing Task : 

Write a 150 word essay describing a person that you admire . Giving reason why you admire this person person and what this person has done.. Remember that your essay should include a body and a conclusion.

Please use the provided line paper and submit your essay to me by the end of the period.


Reading 2 Famous People

In today’s class we are going to be reading an article about some famous people around the world


Before we start reading lets have a look at some vocabulary that will be covered in the reading

former train achieve a dream a charity

Add the words to your vocabulary presentation or to your quizlet that you have started in the previous lessons. Remember to include a sample sentence and definition

While Reading 

Download the reading and work on the comprehension questions

Unit 9 Reading 2 -20axw67

Post Reading: 

Using an app of your choice work independently to create a poster about a famous person from the UAE. Your poster must cover the following points:

  • Who is the person?
  • Where was born?
  • How old is the person
  • Why is this person famous?
  • What has this person done to help society?

Remember to be creative as possible and to include photographs so that your poster can be interesting. This task will be graded and your expected to submit your work as a PDF at the end of the period.

Supplementary Work: 

Once you have submitted your poster please complete the following grammatical worksheets

Plurals: plural-nouns-29lw9of

Subject Pronouns: Pronoun3_Subject_Pronouns-2-wbugwx


Reading 1 (Ben Underwood)

Today we are going to be a reading an article about a remarkable teenage boy called Ben Underwood

Let’s watch a short video together about Ben Underwood while watching the video think about the following question

  1. What is amazing about Ben Underwood?
  2. What can the do

Write your answers in the padlet link below:

Vocabulary Exercises

Before we begin the reading lets have a look at some vocabulary that you will see in the reading:

a talent an operation cancer blind inspire incredible remove

Continue adding the words to your vocabulary presentation or to your quizlet page that you have previously started remember to include a definition, example sentence and a picture

Reading & Reading Comprehension

Read the article and respond to the comprehension questions:Reading 1 Unit 9-1bw77ig

Talking About Famous People 

In the video and reading we talked about a remarkable young man. In this activity I would like you to work in pairs and create a presentation using to talk about remarkable children  or teenagers.

Make sure that you presentation covers the following questions

  • What is his/her name?
  • Why is he/she famous?
  • How are their lives different from other children’s or teenagers’ lives? (think about the following school; hobbies; friends; home

Here is an example for you to follow:

Once you have created your thing link pictures please send them to me so that I can create a post for out class blog. Send your links to the following email address

Each pair must submit one picture

Supplementary Exercises 

Please complete the following supplementary exercises

Plural & Singular: plural-nouns-29lw9of

Subject Pronouns: Pronoun3_Subject_Pronouns-2-wbugwx


Unit 9 Watch and Listen (Rescue Mission)

In today’s lesson we will be watching a video about a mining accident which took place in Chile.

Vocabulary Exercise

Before we begin lets review through some important vocabulary that you will be hearing during today’s  lesson

rescue a note an accident a refuge
a leader a miner trapped

Now that you have a good understanding of the vocabulary lets add these words to your vocabulary presentation that you started on Tuesday. Remember to include a picture, a sentence and a definition. Once you have finished your presentation please show me what you have done so that I can provide you with feedback. You can use an application of your choice

Complete the attached worksheet: Vocabulary Watch and Listen -1tyewi8

Post Video Discussion 

Have  a look at the newspaper headline below:

Chile: Rescue Mission Starts to Save Trapped Miners

What do you think the video is going to be about? Independently share your ideas on the link below:

While Watching: 

We will now be watching a short video about a mining incident that took place in Chile.  While watching the video please complete the comprehension questions which can be downloaded in the link below. After completing the questions compare you answers with your friends

Unit 9 Watch and Listen (Reading & writing)-1w9n2jl

Post Video: 

In the video we learnt that Luis Urzua was the leader of the miners during the accident that took place in Chile.

Why do you think Luis Urzua came out of the mine after the other men?  Would you have done the same? Do you consider him to be an extra-ordinary man? 

Independently write your own response to this question and share your responses on the padlet link below:





Unit 9 Listening 1

In today’s lesson, we will be listening to students talking about an assignment that they have to complete. The exercises can be found in your Listening and Speaking   Book Unit 9 Listening 1 or can be downloaded n the link below 

Before we begin the listening lets have a look at some of the vocabulary that we will be covering:

remarkable funeral homeless
swords emperor fascinating

Working in pars lets create a presentation to show your understanding of the vocabulary that we have discussed. You can use which ever application like but you must cover the following things

  1. a picture illustrating the word
  2. a definition using your own understanding of the word
  3. a sentence showing the meaning of the word

Now that you have finished your vocabulary presentation listen to the listening and complete the comprehension questions in the link below:

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In the listening you listened to two students talk an essay they were writing about two extraordinary men Joseph Conrad and Joshua Abraham Norton  today you are going to create  short presentation about different extraordinary people from history.

The extraordinary people we will be looking at today are as follows:

  1. Albert Einstein
  2. Issac Newton
  3. Blaise Pascal
  4. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  5. Michael Faraday

In your presentation, you must cover the following questions

  1. Who was the person?
  2. Where was the person from and was he born?
  3. What did they do?
  4. Why are they extraordinary?

When presenting please make sure that you look at the audience and that you are not reading a text to the class.

Your presentation groups are as follows:

Group 1 (Albert Einstein) Group 2 (Issac Newton) Group 3 (Blaise Pascal) Group 4 (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart) Group 5 (Michael Faraday)

Saif Shehab

Ahmed Abdulla

Mohammed Saif

Ebrahm Khalil

Saleh Fami


Saeed Mohammed

Suood Abdulaziz

Abdullah Ahmed Alteniji

Salem Mayed

Omran Jasem

Hamad Yasser

Mohammed Jasem

Rashed Ali

Omar Mohammed

Naser Abdulla


Ali Sulaiman

Ali Fahem

Saif Saeed

Saeed Helal

Suod Hussain


Abdulla Mohammed

Hamed Ahmed

Mohammed Khalid

Abdulla Ahmed Alhammadi

Supplementary Exercises

Now that you have finished the listening exercises lets complete the supplementary exercises on prepositions of time and adverbs of frequency

Prepositions of time: Prepositions of Time-wilwz6

Adverbs of frequency: Frequency Adverbs-1miz0yn

Watch & Listen People Unit 9

During today’s lesson we will be watching a video about the internet

Post Video: 

In your groups write down all the websites that you know of. Use the padlet link to share your ideas

Discuss the following questions in your groups

  1. Which websites do you like or dislike?
  2. Who started these websites?
  3. How has social media changed the lives of students?

Share your ideas in the paddle link:

While Watching: 

Lets watch the video together while your watching note down all the different websites that are mentioned. What websites were mentioned in the video ?

Watch the video and complete the following worksheet: Watch and Listen Unit 9 Exercise 7-1ph8qsp

Post Video Exercise

In this exercise you will need to get into the following groups

Group1 (Instagram)

Group  2


Group 3


Group 4


Group 5


Group 6


Jassem Mohammed

Suood Othman

Faisal Ahmed

Zaid Suliman

Ali Abdulnaser

Rashid Humaid

Mohammed Omar

Ahmed Mohammed

Abdulla Abdulrahim

Matar Suliman

Abdulrahman Aadel

Abdulla Aamer

Ismail Ali

Abdulla Ahmed

Mohammed Faisal

Saqr Majed


Abdulla Easa

Saif Omar

Hamad aadel

Saqr Abdulla

Ali Mohammed



Work in your groups and research the following information about the websites you have been given:

  • Who founded the website?
  • When was it founded?
  • What does it do ?
  • The Number of countries and Languages
  • What is special about this website

Once you have researched this information use to create a presentation which you can share with the class.

Supplementary Exercises 

Now that you have finished the “watch & listen” exercises try complete the supplementary exercise below on subject-verb agreement: Subject Verb Agreement Supplementary-10vpclv

STEAM Project Term 3

In term 3 the grade 9 STEAM is based around a Pneumatic Crane. In the English component of the project, you will need to create a catalogue that will highlight the features of your crane. In order to create this brochure, I will suggest that e either utilize pages or

Your brochure should include the following:

  1. A brief description of your pneumatic crane: How does it work?  What is it?  Why is it special?
  2. A list of things that it can do?
  3. Technical details and components? This can be details regarding how tall it is? What are the different parts made of?
  4. A labelled picture of the crane

Before we start planning out our brochure lets spend some time using the internet to research the above questions. Use the internet and pages to do this.

Below is an example of the kind of thing that you are expected to create:

Remember to work in your STEAM Project Groups with each group being expected to submit one brochure for your STEAM Project submission. Below is the rubric that will be used to grade your project: ATHS-2016-2017-T3-G9_STEAM+Project-1dysuuk