Language Development Adverbs

In today’s lesson we are going to look at the adverbs:

  • Ever
  • Just
  • Already
  • Yet

What do you think is an adverb?


Complete exercises 7,8 & 9 pg. 259-260 L/S

Now that you have finished the exercises in your textbook complete the supplementary exercises in the worksheet: Adverb Supplementary-1mutqqt

Practice Task: 

Answer the questions found in ex. 10 pg. 261 L/S  by yourself. Once you have done this share your responses with your friend. Remember to write down what your friend says (take notes using a note application on your iPad). After you have done this swap partner and repeat (remember to take notes). Share your friend’s responses with the class.


Listening 2 Unit 7

In today’s lesson, we are going to continue looking at different sports.

Using the link below share all the different kinds of sports equipment you can think of:

Sports Equipment

And the different kinds of places in which sport is played:

Places where you can play sports

Now complete exercise 1 on page 264 of your listening and speaking book.


You are now going to listen to a sports science student giving a presentation about a project. Listen to the listening and complete exercises 5 to 7 pg 265. Once you have finished you will need to share your responses with your classmate and check.

Post Listening 

In groups carry out a WebQuest about the following sports

  1. Football (group 1)
  2. tennis  (group 2)
  3. rugby (group 3)
  4. ice-hockey (group 4)
  5. baseball (group 5)
  6. volleyball (group 6)

Your WebQuest must cover the following questions

  • What is this sport?
  • What equipment do you need?
  • Where do you play it?
  • Would you like to play this sport

From the information found in your presentation create a presentation and present it to the class

Complete the supplementary exercises below: 9780521189392_excerpt-2ktwset


Present Perfect Tense Review

In today’s lesson, we will be reviewing through the present perfect tense.

What do you think is the present perfect tense? When do we use it? Use the internet to find out information regarding the present perfect tense then share your ideas on the Padlet link below:

Watch the video below and take notes:

Complete exercises 1,2,5 on pages 255-258 in your listening and speaking book

Lets practice using the “Present Perfect Tense”. First, use a blank piece of paper then write 5 past tense sentences about what you have done during the vacation.  Share your paper with your friend and get your friend to re-write your sentences into the present-perfect form. Share your present-perfect form sentences with the class

Complete the supplementary exercises below:



Cross Curricular (Change over Time)

In today’s lesson we are going to look at a different essay prompt that can appear in your SWQ exam. Have a look at the title below:

How has industrialization changed water purity over time? 

What kind of essay is this ?? What kind of structure would you need??

Share your ideas in the Padlet link below:

What kind of essay is this

Pre Writing:

Using the internet try and find information related to the essay prompt: How has industrialization changed water purity over time? Remember that you need to find information related to changes that have taken place and also the causes for these changes.

Share your ideas on the Padlet link below: Water purity

Now share your ideas to the class.

While Writing: 

Use the following structure to help you with this kind of essay


Sentence 1: General information
Sentence 2: Paraphrase Topic
Thesis statement: This essay will outline the changes in _____and highlight the causes for these changes. 

Body 1: Describe the changes

Topic sentence: Many changes have taken place in _________.



Change 1:

·       First, …..

·       Explain

·       Example (For example ….)

Change 2:

·       A second change is that …..

·       Explain

·       Example (For instance ….)

 Body 2: Causes of the change

Topic sentence: There are various/several reasons why ________ has / have changed.



Cause 1

·       The main reason is that …..

·       Explain

·       Example

Cause 2

·       Another important reason for….. is that …

·       Explain

·       Example




To sum up, …. (summarize the changes)

Future: I believe that these changes will (not) continue in the future because ……

Using the structure above write a response to the following question:

How has industrialization changed water purity over time ? 

Remember to write a minimum of 250 words and to post in the padlet link: Change over time essays

Post Writing: 

Use the check list below to assess your own writing

Essay Check List

  • Do you have an introduction
  • Are there three sentences in your introductory paragraph : General statement; your opinion; thesis statement
  • Do you have two body paragraphs
  • Does each body paragraph have a supporting reason and three examples
  • Do you have a conclusion
  • Does your conclusion include a concluding phrase
  • Have you restated your opinion in your conclusion and summarized your reasons
  • Have you used the past tense
  • Have you re-read what you have written to make sure it makes sense
  • Have you used punctuation
  • Do your sentences have full stops and capital letters
  • Are your paragraphs clear

Extra Grammar Exercises 


Cross Curricular Essays (Water Filtration)

In today’s lesson we are going to be looking at the cross curricular essay which will be coming up in the SWQ exam. Here is a sample of the kind essay that you will be having

Describe the process of water purification

What kind of essay is this ? What kind of structure would you be expected to use?

Share your ideas in the Padlet below:

What kind of essay of this?

Pre Writing Task: 

In order for us to understand the task that we have been set we need to do some research about the process of water purification. Watch the video below and take notes while you are watching, once you have finished taking notes use the internet to find more information about the process of water purification. Remember you are focusing on the different step of the process.

Use the notes that you have taken from the video and also from your web-research to share on the Padlet below the process of water purification

How does water purification work

While Writing: 

When describing a process you should be using a template like the one below

Suitable Structure: 

Paragraph 1 (Introduction) 

  • Introduce the diagram
  • Mention the main steps
  • Thesis statement (What are you going to do)

Paragraph 2 (Body) 

  • Describe the process
  • Use Sequence Words
  • Use the Passive tense

Paragraph 3 (Conclusion) 

  • Concluding statement
  • Mention the first and last cycle
  • Use a sentence like this:  To conclude we can see that the water cycle consists of ________ steps starting with ______________________ and ending with___________________

Use the template above to write a suitable description of the water purification process. You can use the picture below and your notes to help you:

Post Writing: 

Use the check list below too review your writing

  1. Do you have three paragraphs?- Introduction / Body / Conclusion
  2. Have you paraphrased the question in your introduction
  3. Do you mention what the diagram shows you in your introduction?
  4. Do you talk about how many steps there are in your introduction?
  5. Do you have a thesis statement (telling the reader what you will do) in your introduction?
  6. Does your body paragraph mention all the main steps?
  7. Does your body paragraph have sequence words?
  8. Are you using the passive tense in your body paragraph?
  9. In your conclusion do you have a concluding phrase (to sum up, to conclude)
  10. End your conclusion with a sentence like this: To conclude we can see that the water cycle consists of ________ steps starting with ______________________ and ending with___________________

Share your essays in the padlet below:


And read them to the class

Extra Grammar Exercise

Passive Tense Grammar Exercise: passive_present_simple-1s85vr2


Making things interest with “where is Wally?”

One of the hardest things I have found about teaching is making things interesting which are traditionally boring. Naturally when teaching something like quantifiers the easiest thing is to explain and then get your students to practice on worksheets. But this time i decided to step away from the norm and use the famous “where is Wally?” pictures to get them to practice using something  that will just spark a bit of interest… And the best thing of all is that I am swapping the class roles and getting them to use their presentation skills to teach me how to use countable and uncountable nouns… Talk about flipped classrooms.

Thought I would just leave you all with all treat of your own (see below)

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