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)

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:





Sports and Competition Vocabulary


In today’s lesson we are going to review through some vocabulary that  is related to sports and sport competitions

Lets use the following Quizlet link to review through the vocabulary:

Now that we have reviewed through the vocabulary lets work in pairs to write sentences showing an understanding of the vocabulary that has been introduced. Use the padlet link below to share your completed sentences. Make sure that your sentences start with a capital letter and end of with a full stop

Palet link:

Post Vocabulary Exercise: 

In pairs use keynote and choose 8 vocabulary words from the list you have been provided with and create a presentation with the words.

Your presentation must include the following

  1. A picture
  2. A definition (using your own words)
  3. A new sentence
  4. Be Creative

Once you have created your presentation please let me know so that i can review through your completed work



Vocabulary that can be used to describe graphs and comparatives and superlatives


In today’s lesson we will be learning about vocabulary that can be used to describe line graphs and also the grammar points of superlatives and comparatives which can be used to compare different things. To start the lesson off lets review through some useful vocabulary that can be used to describe graphs:

Now lets complete the following exercises from your reading and writing book pg. 225-228 ex1 to ex. 5 Once you have finished the exercises compare your answers with your friends

Supplementary Exercises: 


Comparative and Superlatives 

As well as using the vocabulary above you will also need to be able to make comparisons lets review through superlatives and comparatives

Now complete the attached grammar worksheet which can be downloaded using the links shown below:



Complete the following exercises in your reading and writing book pg. 237 ex. 2

Core Vocabulary: Wildlife; transitive and intransitive verbs

Welcome back,

In today’s class we will be looking at the core vocabulary based on this unit as well looking at transitive and intransitive verbs. Please remember that it is important for you to be fully aware of vocabulary that is based on the unit as this may appear in future exams.

Task 1: 

Complete the following exercises:

Vocabulary- Wildlife

** Please note that you will be having a vocabulary test based on the vocabulary covered in these exercises 


Task 2: 

In the first part of Task 2 you will need to identify words in the following task match their definitions and decide what form the word takes. The reading is shown below:

Polar Bear Reading

After completing the first part of Task 2 you will need to identify Transitive and  Intransitive verbs

In order to help you understand the second part of Task 2 here is an explanation of transitive and Intransitive verbs

Study the following sentences carefully: 

  • She no longer feeds and instead lives off her stored fat through out the winter. 
  • Then the family leaves and makes its way to the sea ice, where the mother feeds and protects her cubs. 

As you can see from the two sentences feed is used in two ways. In the first sentence, feed means the same as “eat”. In the second sentence feed  means “give food to”.

The word is used intransitively in the first sentence and transitively in the second sentence. A transitive verb must be followed by a noun or noun phrase but an intransitive verb isn’t.  A few words like feed can be used in both ways, however most can only be used in one way

form and mean Transitive and intransitive verbs (exercise)

Task 3: 

Please complete the following vocabulary tasks

IELTS Vocabulary Builder Unit 6


Vocabulary: Work

Reading text for exercises: 

Coral Reefs

Exercise 1: 

Scan the text above for the words and phrases connected with work in the left hand column below  and underline them.Without using    a dictionary match the words in the left hand column with the meanings in the right-hand column

1. Occupation a) money earned from working
2. livelihoods b)job(s)
3. income  c)a way of earning money to live
4. workforce d) gain money by working 
5. earn  e) a group of workers 

Exercise 2: 

Using the following link create a mind map for words that are connected to the word occupation


Exercise 3 

Complete the following vocabulary exercise: Work Vocabulary exercise