Basically, your Christmas homework is to finish unit 2. In this presentation I will give indications about the exercises you can do, answers to these, alternative and additional exercises as well as writing and speaking suggestions.
Page 26 Ex 4 - Pronunciation
A- flew / knew
B- built / written
C- thought / caught / saw
D- heard / hurt / weren`t
E- become / won
F- flown / chosen
G- read / fell / dreamt
H- paid / taken
Check your pronunciation here: http://www.howjsay.com/index.php?word=written&submit=Submit
Page 27 Ex 5 - Listening
You'll have to convert this into a reading activity. You'll find the scripts on pages 122 (2.6) and 123 (2.7)
Note and try to learn the vocabulary referring to flying.
Exercise (f) could be done as a writing activity.
Alternatively, you could try doing it orally. Record your voice and listen to yourself speaking. Try to improve your pronunciation and voice modulation.
You may want to try an online voice recording service like: techbuzz
musicmorpher or download a free sound editor like audacity (very easy to use)
If you look at the handouts, you will see 2B Grammar - "Narrative Tenses". Key to Ex b) on next slide.
Handout 2B - Grammar "Narrative Tenses" Ex (b) KEY
4 had been looking
5 (had) accused
6 (had) searched
8 had said
9 jumped up
11 had never seen
14 had taken place
17 had never stolen
20 had stopped
21 were watching
Page 27 Ex 6 - Speaking
Once more, you could do this activity as a writing assignment or record your voice and bring the recording to class in a pendrive (WAV or MP3 format) so we could all listen to you!!!
ONLY FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE VERY DARING
The New English File handouts also have a Communicative Activity for Unit 2B "Did it really happen to you?" which you could use to extend the activity. The idea is that you write/record (!) some true anecdotes and others will be invented. Any writing can be uploaded to our Yahoo! page, as usual.
2C - Pages 28-29 Incredibly Short Stories
Work through exercises 1,2,3,4 and accompanying handouts for unit 2C.
The communicative activity in the handouts has 2 parts: A and B. To do the activity alone, fold back the page and try to guess which adverb has been used in each sentence of section A. The answer will be in the part you have folded back (section B).
KEY Page 29 - Ex 1d and 1f
The adverbs are placed at the end of sentences 1 and 5.
Sentence 2 - I hardly ever have...
Sentence 3 - ...but fortunately he wasn't hurt.
Sentence 4 - It's often extremely hot...
INVENT YOUR OWN ANSWERS
KEY - Page 29 Ex 2 Vocabulary and Ex 3 Pronunciation
Ex 2 1a/b hardly / hard
2a/b late / lately
3a/b At the end / In the end
4a/b especially / specially
5a/b actually / at the moment
6a/b nearly / near
7a/b yet / still
8a/b ever / even
Ex 3 GO TO http://www.howjsay.com/index.php?word=written&submit=Submit
And finally... Page 33
Write a short story following the indications and upload to Yahoo!
Don't forget the workbook and the grammar book too! (See Blog, Advanced 1 tab for corresponding Grammar book sections and extra links for Narrative Tenses and Adverbs/Adverbial Phrases.)