Virtual Notepad

- The teacher and student will use the Virtual Notepad to make notes during the lesson.

- The teacher can share the link to this page with the student.

- The document updates immediately in real time.

- Use a new coloured table for each lesson (they are already numbered).

- Use the link at the top of this document to access this Virtual Notepad during each lesson.

- The course last 10 hours in total.

REMEMBER: Teachers will try to be flexible but you should give at least 24 hours notice before canceling or changing a lesson, otherwise you might risk losing the lesson.

Name of student:

Name of teacher:

BEFORE YOU START: Monday, September 16th, 2013 17:00

Lesson number: 1

Lesson length: 60 minutes

THE LESSON:

Notepad (most of the lesson notes will be here):

-WACKY (crazy)

THE WACKIEST TRAVEL ITEMS

-PORTABLE INFRARED SAUNA

If your hotel doesn't have its own spa, but you can't live without your daily “fix”(dose), just bring the sauna with you. The system deploys 600-watt, infrared heaters to make you “work up” a sweat—you just have to be cool with looking like(sembrare/seems like)(assomigliare)you're resting in the world's least comfortable  (com-fort-a-bl) sleeping bag.  skymall.com, $400 ITEM

(phrase/sentence)

Wacky/strambo-Strano)

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www.wordreference.com 

- OSTRICH PILLOW

Napping “on the go” is hard: Lights are too bright, sounds are too loud, the temperature is less-than-ideal. Stick your head (and hands) in the sand with the Ostrich Pillow, which lets you escape all of these distractions for a quick power nap(dormire profondamente) Note: Even though (ivan tho) you might think you're hiding in your own cave of comfort, people can definitely still see you—in fact, you might even be calling attention to yourself—so you can't crawl in there when you want to get out of work meetings. studiobananathings.com, $100; shipments expected to start at the end of January.

(th= soft = 3 three, thursday)

(th= hard = the, this, that, those)

   

New words and expressions:

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Error correction (note the frequent or important mistakes here):

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END OF LESSON ROUNDUP:

Homework

Follow this link to learn and practice comparatives and superlatives:

http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/courses/elc/studyzone/330/grammar/regcom.htm

Then follow the link at the bottom of that page (comparatives-superlatives) to do the exercises to practice the lesson.

Listening Homework:

Go to this link: http://www.englishcentral.com/video/20261/the-meaning-of-love

You  must register (it’s free), to watch videos and learn new vocabulary, while practicing your listening and pronunciation skills.

Next lesson what do you want to do more of? (conversation, vocabulary, grammar, games and activities, role plays and practical English)

If you want to you can complete this short questionnaire at any point | Se vuoi puoi compilare questo questionario in qualsiasi momento http://goo.gl/mIh86 (ok, I can compile it when finished course)

continue today’s lesson and do more speaking listening

How many hours and minutes of lessons does the student have left to finish after this lesson?

9 hours

Time and date of next lesson:

Friday, September 20th, 2013 17:00

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BEFORE YOU START: September, 20th, 2013 17:00

Lesson number: 2

Lesson length: 60 minutes

THE LESSON:

Notepad (most of the lesson notes will be here):

-Do you have any questions from last weeks lesson?

-TUGO CUP HOLDER

You're zooming around the airport with your roll-on suitcase in one hand and your boarding pass in the other—where do you put your coffee? The Tugo cup holder lets you suspend (sospeso)a drink in between the bars of the handle of your suitcase—for a short time, at least, since you definitely have to remove it before trying to get your luggage into the overhead bin,(porta bagahlio a mano aereo) or risk a face full of hot coffee. goodtugo.com, $3 to $13.

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Adjectives

Defn: a word or phrase naming an attribute, added to or grammatically related to a noun to modify or describe it.

Noun

A word (other than a pronoun)used to identify any of a class of people, places, or things (common noun - cat, dog, house), or to name a particular one of these (proper noun - Italy, The Eifel Tower, Juventus, Michael Angelo) (Proper nouns are capitalized e.g. names or places)

Look at this picture and identify nouns and adjectives:

Nouns

Adjectives

Bird

Small  (small-er) (small - est)

Cat

fast

Bike

little

Cat color

white

Bird eyes

tiny  

Bike color

half brown

Nose color

pink

New words and expressions:

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Error correction (note the frequent or important mistakes here):

END OF LESSON ROUNDUP:

Homework

Follow this link to learn and practice comparatives and superlatives:

http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/courses/elc/studyzone/330/grammar/regcom.htm

Then follow the link at the bottom of that page (comparatives-superlatives) to do the exercises to practice the lesson. (

Listening Homework:

Go to this link: http://www.englishcentral.com/video/20261/the-meaning-of-love

You  must register (it’s free), to watch videos and learn new vocabulary, while practicing your listening and pronunciation skills.

Next lesson what do you want to do more of? (conversation, vocabulary, grammar, games and activities, role plays and practical English)

If you want to you can complete this short questionnaire at any point | Se vuoi puoi compilare questo questionario in qualsiasi momento http://goo.gl/mIh86

speaking listening (conversation of social English)

How many hours and minutes of lessons does the student have left to finish after this lesson?

8 hours

Time and date of next lesson:

Monday, September 23rd, 2013 17:00

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BEFORE YOU START: Monday, September 23rd, 2013 17:00

Lesson number: 3

Lesson length: 60 minutes

THE LESSON:

Notepad (most of the lesson notes will be here):

-Do you have any questions?

-Review Homework

Comparatives & Superlatives

Video: the meaning of love

I brought (br o t)= ho portato

www.genkienglish.com

thin

th, ch, sh,

REMEMBER: Comparatives: er + than      OR       more/less + than

                      Superlatives:    the + est      OR       the + most/least

Remember: to make statements you can use a conjunction like “but”, even though, however, still, yet..

Giovanni is tall, Giuseppe is taller, yet/but Maria is the tallest in the class.

www.wordreference.com 

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MAKE THE ADJECTIVES INTO COMPARISONS OR COMPARISON STATEMENTS:

e.g. long (adj) longer/ In the first picture the hair is short, but in the second picture the hair is long.(comparison statement)

John Lennon is better than Paul McCartny.

is dressed in more colourful clothes

has more colourful clothes.

beard (barba)

Paul has more of a beard in the second picturethan in the first pictue/(when he was younger)  .

Hair noun - Hairy adjective (hair - y)  hairiest

John Lennon is hairier in the second picture than in the first picture.

 

good better best

bad worse worst

Compare the two photos using comparisons:

here are some examples of adjectives which can be made into comparisons words:

big

The hamburger on the right/ or on the left

 

                     

cheese (noun) cheesy (adjective)

               

meat (noun) meaty    (adj)

The hamburger on the right is meatier than the hamburger/(the one/the other one) on the left.

               

                 

           

               

New words and expressions:

--Put the following words into sentences.

-planet

1)

-comfort

2)

-sacrifice

3)

-tiny

4)

-wise

5)

Error correction (note the frequent or important mistakes here):

END OF LESSON ROUNDUP:

Homework

Verbs: Negatives and Questions

Present Simple

http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/studyzone/330/grammar/presnq.htm

Present Continuous

http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/studyzone/330/grammar/pcontnq.htm

Past Simple

http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/studyzone/330/grammar/pastnq.htm

If you have time:

Grammar Lesson: Modal Verbs - Polite Requests (Would you, could you…)

http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/studyzone/330/grammar/330-modals-polite.htm

Next lesson what do you want to do more of? (conversation, vocabulary, grammar, games and activities, role plays and practical English)

If you want to you can complete this short questionnaire at any point | Se vuoi puoi compilare questo questionario in qualsiasi momento http://goo.gl/mIh86

speak using the new grammar and vocabulary

How many hours and minutes of lessons does the student have left to finish after this lesson?

7 hours

Time and date of next lesson:

Thusday, September 26th, 2013 16:30

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BEFORE YOU START: Thursday, September 26th, 2013 16:30

Lesson number: 4

Lesson length: 60 minutes

THE LESSON:

Notepad (most of the lesson notes will be here):

DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS?

--Put the following words into sentences.  SVO

-planet

1)My planet’s  name is Earth.

Subject Verb Object.

-comfort

2)The armchair is very comfortable.

 The armchair gives me comfort.

-sacrifice

3)I make many sacrifices  for my family, but it’s very satisfying.

it’s worth it = vale la pena

-tiny

4)Padua is small, but Vicenza is tiny

Milan is a big city but New York is huge!

-wise

5) My grandfather was very  wise, maybe even a genius

New words and expressions:

-kick (kicking in general, not in any direction in particular...just the action)

-pass (kicking the ball to another player)

-shoot (kicking the ball towards the goal)

-save (stopping the ball from entering the goal)

-throw (the same as kicking but with hands)

-head (catch the ball with your head)

-score (get a goal...point….the ball went past the goalie into the net)

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-http://www.genkienglish.net/worldcupsong.htm

Error correction (note the frequent or important mistakes here):

made in notes

END OF LESSON ROUNDUP:

Homework

-Go to the link below and learn the words to the song. (kick,pass,shoot,save,throw,head,score)

-Then listen to the song (it is the last box or the demo video)

-Then practice the song with the lyrics on the left of the page. (you can watch the demo video to see other people doing it first)

http://www.genkienglish.net/worldcupsong.htm

Go to this link: http://www.genkienglish.net/clipart/pr76.swf

You can print the words and practice them with the phrase “Can you…?”

This is the link to a free book to read: http://www.genkienglish.net/picturebooksoccer.htm

Print the book and read together to practice the words in the same theme “Soccer/Football”.

There are other free printables on the page to practice the words in this theme. You can also see other themes to match what your son is doing in school. (e.g. colours, food, jobs, weather, etc.)

IF YOU HAVE TIME….or do next time….go to this link and watch the soccer plays...see if you can identify each of the new words in this video…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2zFqqskFM4

-kick

-pass

-shoot

-save

-pass

-throw

-head

-score

Next lesson what do you want to do more of? (conversation, vocabulary, grammar, games and activities, role plays and practical English)

If you want to you can complete this short questionnaire at any point | Se vuoi puoi compilare questo questionario in qualsiasi momento http://goo.gl/mIh86

speaking and grammar

How many hours and minutes of lessons does the student have left to finish after this lesson?

6 hours

Time and date of next lesson:

Monday, October 7th, 2013 at 17:00

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