21 Apr 2014

Grammar – The Passive Voice Questions

Author: yasmeenshakoor | Filed under: Grammar

Notice a variety of wh-questions in passive on page 90. These are information questions.

Focus on the form and use of passive question forms.

FIGURE IT OUT . . .Complete the grammar rules by filling in the blanks and circling the correct words. (Worksheet).

Complete Grammar Exercises A & B on page 91.

Self Study: Grammar Booster on page 135

20 Apr 2014

Lesson 2 Ask about & describe objects

Author: yasmeenshakoor | Filed under: Vocabulary

images objectsActivity 1: Look at pictures or real art related objects on page 90.  Guess what material the objects are made of.

Read, listen & repeat vocabulary.

Apply new vocabulary to your own life.

Create a list with examples of of art related artifacts that you own/at home with pictures and write what they are made of.

Activity 2: Listen to a model conversation to ask about objects on Pp: 90 (first conversation).

Notice language used to ask about objects and positive adjectives used to describe objects.

Create your own conversations and role-play.

Activity 3: Complete Wbk exercises 8, 9 & 10 on page 67.

For more practice, download documents from PLATO.

19 Apr 2014

Lesson 1 Recommend a museum

Author: yasmeenshakoor | Filed under: Conversation model

imagesCAZGWFWAPair activity: Discuss what you think is happening in the painting on page 89. Share your interpretations with the class.

Activity 1: Read, listen and answer questions.

Activity 2: Now create a conversation to recommend a museum using the information in the pictures using passive voice. (use examples from Pp:89).

Present your role plays to the class.

Activity 3: Groups A, B & C will do a  a web-search activity to locate famous museums in your country/worldwide.

Groups D & E will create a museum tour guide using Garage Band on your iPads.

Activity 4: Complete workbook exercise 7 0n page 66.

Activity 5: Complete Passive voice exercises A & B on page 88.

15 Apr 2014

Unit 8 The Arts

Author: yasmeenshakoor | Filed under: Preview


Lead in: Brainstorm words connected to “Art”. Use an App to organize your ideas.

Complete a survey about your favorite pieces of art.

Read & examine the poster on page 86. Answer comprehension questions:

Group Activity: Create an i-movie. Read the instructions uploaded on PLATO.

Photo Story:  Download the document. read the instructions and carry out the tasks.
11 Mar 2014

Quiz Show

Author: yasmeenshakoor | Filed under: Quiz show

download (2)Dear Students,

As we are approaching EoT2 exams, today we will have a quiz show with some games and puzzles based on Unit 4, 6 and 7.

You will be divided into two teams, Team A and Team B with a captain for each team. One student will be selected to be the referee.

Each team will have to answer questions from 4 categories. You have only 3 minutes to answer.

Before we start the game, you will watch short video clips on each unit. This will help you review vocabulary, grammar, language function and main ideas of the themes.

So get ready to take the challenge and have FUN!!!

9 Mar 2014

Writing – Describing a Person’s Personality

Author: yasmeenshakoor | Filed under: Writing Skills

clip_art_pencil_021 1. PRE-WRITING

A. Think of a person you know well. Complete the survey about that person (worksheet).

B. Look at the results of the survey and answer the questions in the worksheet.


On a separate piece of paper, write a three  paragraphs essay about the personality of someone you know well. Use vocabulary and ideas from Lessons 3 and 4. Use the following questions as a guideline. If appropriate, use verbs and phrases from the lists below. Be careful to use parallel structure.

• Who is the person?

• What is the person’s relation to you?

• Who are the people in the person’s family?

• How many siblings does the person have?

• What kind of personality does the person have?

• What are the person’s likes and dislikes?

• Are there some things the person is excited about, bored with, angry about, or worried about right now?

Words to describe likes / dislikes

  • avoids
  • hates
  • can’t stand
  • doesn’t mind
  • enjoys
  • expects
  • hopes
  • would like
  • is happy about
  • is excited about
  • is bored with
  • is sick and tired of


Meet with a partner. Read each other’s paragraphs. After reading the paragraphs, complete the Peer Feedback Checklist. Then give your partner your feedback.

5 Mar 2014

Lesson 4 Examine the impact of birth order

Author: yasmeenshakoor | Filed under: Listening Skills

Screen-Shot-2014-03-04-at-10_31_24-AM-1m3hc4j-300x170Pre-listening Activity:

Group Discussion:

1. What is birth order?

2. Do you think the order children are born affects their personalities?

3. Find the meaning of the word “siblings”.

Listening Comprehension.

Complete the following tasks on page 82:

1. Listen for main ideas.

2. Listen for specific information.

Synthesize information.

Skim the personality traits on page 83 and underline new vocabulary. Find their meanings and share with class.

Circle the traits that describe you.

Do the exercise in pairs.

Critical thinking. 

In groups, discuss the following question:

Which child do you think has the most difficult place in the birth order? Why?

Complete the checklist for yourself on page 83. Share your findings with the class by using the comment box.

4 Mar 2014

Week 9 HW

Author: yasmeenshakoor | Filed under: HW

1Read the article “Personality: from Nature or Nurture?” on page 80 of the Student’s Book.

List 10 words and their meanings in PADLET, quizlet or any other app and send the link as a comment on this post. Try to include pictures for illustrations.

Your deadline for submission is March 6, 2014.

3 Mar 2014


Author: yasmeenshakoor | Filed under: Reading Strategy

summary1.A summary is a shortened, condensed version.

2.The purpose of a summary is to share the main ideas.

3.Summaries keep the same tone as the original piece and do not contain opinion.

4.Summaries do not require a formal conclusion.

A summary is about 1/3 the length of the original passage.


Use your own words when you write.

Do NOT copy sentences from the text.

Practice: Read the article “Personality: from Nature or Nurture?” on page 80 of the Student’s Book. Then, without looking at the article, summarize each paragraph, using your own words. Use the worksheet emailed to you.

Use the Summary writing Checklist to evaluate your work. summary checklist

26 Feb 2014

Lesson 3 Discuss personality and its origin

Author: yasmeenshakoor | Filed under: Reading Skills

images perPre-reading activity: Look at the picture on page 80 and describe what you see.

- Read the title of the article and answer: Why do you think this picture goes with the reading? 

Pair activity: Find the meaning of extrovert and introvert. Explain in your own words with examples.

Discuss the following questions:

1. In what way does a parent’s behavior affect a child’s development?

2. What is your definition of personality?

3. What kind of personality do you have?

Share your ideas with the class.

Vocabulary: Match the words with their definitions.

While-reading: 1. Answer questions in the worksheet. 

2. Check the statements that are true, according to the article (worksheet).

3. Discuss critical thinking questions (worksheet).

4. Answer comprehension questions (worksheet).

5. Summarize the information from a reading in your own words to help you clarify the main ideas (worksheet).

Post-reading: Complete the survey to find out if you are an introvert or an extrovert or a little of both.

Use the comment box to write your reply. Provide a real example from your life to explain your choices. Use gerunds and infinitives.