02/25/2015: B2.2

Good morning, and happy hump day!

Fro today’s ipad lesson, you will be working through a series of grammar exercises to test your knowledge of the future passive tense.

1) In pairs (or by yourself), please go to this site and work through Practice 1 and 2. If you complete Practice 2 before the time is up, you may move onto Practice 3.

2) With a partner or a group of three, research an invention that has made a significant impact on the history of innovation. The purpose of this activity is to practice reading, listening to, and using vocabulary and language pertaining to technology and innovation. If you have not already done so, this will also help you brainstorm an idea for your writing assignment due on Friday.

With your group, prepare  a brief (2-3 minute long) presentation on the following to class following this activity: history behind invention; how it changed life for the better; physical description using adjectives in correct order and passive voice. You must also form sentences using the past progressive passive and the future passive (for making predictions about how this invention will continue to impact future generations).

3) Present

02/24/15: B1.1

Good morning, and welcome to ipad class!

This morning we will be reviewing the second conditional tense. Please begin by completing the following quizzes:

1) http://www.learnenglishfeelgood.com/grammar-secondconditional2.html

2) http://www.learnenglish-online.com/grammar/tests/2ndconditional.html

3) With a partner, you are then to research various ways that people have spent lottery rewards when they have won, and discuss whether or not you would have spent money in the same way.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/erincarlyle/2012/03/30/ten-biggest-lottery-winners-ever-how-they-planned-to-spend-the-money/

Now, with a partner, create a plan with what you would do with 30 million euros. Come to agreements on how and where you would spend it, and research prices for each expense to ensure that you don’t go over. Report your plans to class when prompted by the teacher. Be sure to use the second conditional when reporting!