NI-2

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MODULE 8

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Module 8. Unit 1

GRAMMAR STRUCTURES

  • Vocabulary related to consumerism:

PRONUNCIATION

  • Comparison of short and long vowels

STUDY SKILLS

  • Verbal strategies: requesting help (1)

COMMUNICATIVE SKILLS

  • Click here to listen to a text about “housing complaints”

CROSS CULTURE

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Module 8. Unit 2
Earth matters

GRAMMAR STRUCTURES

  • Passive voice
    • Click here to learn the passive tenses and active equivalents.
    • Click here to learn the form of the passive voice.
    • Click here to learn the passive
    • Click here to practise active to passive / Passive Clauses / Clause shortening. Exercises.
    • Click here to distinguish between active and passive sentences.
    • Click here to practise an easy exercise in the passive
    • Click here to practise a more advanced exercise using the passive.
    • Click here to practise one more exercise using the passive.
    • Click here to practise the passive voice.
    • Click here to practise the passive voice.
    • Click hereto practise the passive voice in questions.
  • Prepositions following verbs: I’m interested in…, I’m afraid that/of… I’m worried about…

LEXIS

  • Vocabulary related to ecology and the environment
    • Click here to read a list of terms and definitions
    • Click here to read a list of terms and definitions for environmental educators.
    • Click here to practise environment issues, natural disasters, politics, verbs.
    • Click here to practise with a matching exercise about words used most often in ecology
    • Click here to practise with other ecology games about ecology
    • Click here to practise with another exercise “Biome matching”
    • Click here to practise a quiz about ecological observations: Nature walk

PRONUNCIATION

STUDY SKILLS

  • Verbal strategies: requesting help (2).

CROSS CULTURE

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Module 8. Unit 3

GRAMMAR STRUCTURES

LEXIS

  • Vocabulary related to multiracial societies
    • Click here to learn important concepts and vocabulary words.

PRONUNCIATION

STUDY SKILLS

  • Verbal strategies: using a description instead of an unknown word.

CROSS CULTURE

  • Main racial communities in Britain.

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Module 8. Unit 4
We came to America

GRAMMAR STRUCTURES

  • Must, have to, needn’t, don’t have to, mustn’t, not be allowed to
  • Revision of past tenses.

LEXIS

  • Countries and nationalities
    • Click here to learn vocabulary about European nationalities
    • Click here to practise vocabulary about nationalities and languages
    • Click here to practise vocabulary about nationalities
    • Click here to practise vocabulary about nationalities
    • Click here to practise vocabulary about countries
    • Click here to practise vocabulary about countries and nationalities

PRONUNCIATION

STUDY SKILLS

  • Verbal strategies:explaining unknown words.

CROSS CULTURE

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Module 8. Unit 5
The Great Divide

GRAMMAR STRUCTURES

LEXIS

  • Vocabulary related to the world of the rich and the world of the homeless.(see “cross culture”)
    • Click here The World’s Richest Man (Bill Gates)
    • Click here Conversation Questions. Social Problems. Homeless

PRONUNCIATION

  • Comparison of /v/ and /b/
  • Rising intonation in yes/no questions

STUDY SKILLS

  • Verbal strategies: asking for help, describing and explaining.

CROSS CULTURE

  • Facilities available for the homeless in Britain
    • Click here The Homeless Problem
    • Click here Homeless Link is the membership organisation supporting and representing more than 700 agencies working with homeless.
    • Click here an article “Blair fails to close rich-poor gap”
    • Click here an article “Charity ‘wrong’ over winter homeless crisis”
    • Click here to download “Dealing With Homelessness”

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Module 8. Unit 6
What do the British Read?

GRAMMAR STRUCTURES

LEXIS

PRONUNCIATION

  • Comparison of /d/ and //
  • Falling intonation in wh- questions.
    • Click here to learn more about the falling intonation

STUDY SKILLS

CROSS CULTURE

  • Reading habits in Britain.

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Module 8. Unit 7
Political Correctness

GRAMMAR STRUCTURES

LEXIS

  • Some basic vocabulary related to PC code.
    • Click here to learn gender free vocabulary.
    • Click here to learn non-sexist language .
    • Click here to learn selected national/ethnic stereotype expressions
    • Click here to learn politically correct vocabulary for the 90’s
    • Click hereand do a test reading a Politically Correct Christmas Poem
  • Vocabulary related to qualities

PRONUNCIATION

STUDY SKILLS

  • Verbal strategies: making reference to the function of an object.

CROSS CULTURE

  • Use and abuse of politically correct language.
    • Click here to read Origins and meanings of Politically Correct and related terms: 6 views
    • Click here to read a good article about “The hollow nature of political correctness”
    • Click here to read three commentaries on “politically-correct” language.
    • Click here to read the 1st version of Little Red Riding Hood from Politically Correct Bedtime Stories.
    • Click here to read the 2nd version of Little Red Riding Hood from Politically Correct Bedtime Stories.

UNIT 8 –

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Module 8. Unit 8
And finally…

GRAMMAR STRUCTURES

  • Articles
  • Prepositions following verbs: I’m interested in…, I’m afraid that/of… I’m worried about.

LEXIS

Look up any word to know its meaning and pronunciation

Exercises and quizzes to practise vocabulary

PRONUNCIATION

CROSS CULTURE

  • Click here to look up any topic in GOOGLE.
  • Click here to look up any topic in GOOGLE by themes and categories
  • Click here to look up any topic in Encarta (USA)
  • Click here to look up the same topics translated into Spanish in Encarta.

MODULE 9

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Module 9. Unit 1
A British Sense of Humour

GRAMMAR STRUCTURES

LEXIS

PRONUNCIATION

  • Contrast between //and /j/
  • Suffixes: -able, -age, -ain.
    • Click here look for other words ending in those suffixes in the Rhyming Dictionary
    • Click here to look up words ending with suffixes: tick “Words Ending With”, select “Spanish” and click “Find it”
    • Click here to look up words ending in -able.
  • Click here to listen to several mp3 files about “nationality” with texts.

STUDY SKILLS

  • Analysing spelling mistakes

CROSS CULTURE

  • British versus Spanish sense of humour.
    • Click here to read an article: The British Sense of Humour by Mark Duguid
    • Click here to read a selection of old British jokes
    • Click here to read about the sense of humour in several countries.
    • Click here to read quotes about humour
    • Click here to read more quotes about humour
    • Click here to look up articles in the Scholar Google

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Module 9. Unit 2
What the Papers Say

GRAMMAR STRUCTURES

  • Passsive voice: verbs with two objects.
  • I’m writing to complain…

LEXIS

PRONUNCIATION

  • Contrast between /s/ and /z/
  • Suffixes:-ance, –al, –aneous Click on this picture if you want to listen to the words ending in the mentioned suffixes

STUDY SKILLS

  • Analysing information in newspapers articles.

CROSS CULTURE

  • The press in Britain and in Spain
    • Click here Directory of newspapers in English.
    • Click here Directory of Spanish newspapers in English.
    • Click here to read Top Breaking News Headlines
    • Click here Visit the page about newspapers in “That’s English” web site.
    • Click here to look up articles in the Scholar Google

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Module 9. Unit 3
Life in the Future

GRAMMAR STRUCTURES

LEXIS

  • Vocabulary related to new technologies
    • Click here to learn vocabulary about Internet
    • Click here to practise vocabulary about Internet
    • Click here to practise vocabulary about keyboard symbols and punctuation marks.
    • Click here to practise vocabulary about computers and Internet
    • Click here to practise vocabulary about computers and Internet
    • Click here to practise vocabulary about computers and Internet
    • Click here to practise vocabulary about computers and Internet

PRONUNCIATION

STUDY SKILLS

CROSS CULTURE

  • The impact of new technologies on life in the future.
    • Click here to read about the impact of new technologies on the future threatening to make humans an endangered species.
    • Click here to read about the impact of new technologies on democracy
    • Click here to read a directory of links related with the impact of new technologies in the future.
    • Click here to read how the Internet is improving the lives of Americans with disabilities
    • Click here to read quotes about the future

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Module 9. Unit 4
Does Politics Matter?

GRAMMAR STRUCTURES

  • Reported speech: questions
    • Click here to learn about direct and indirect speech. Introduction
    • Click here to learn about changes of time and place reference
    • Click here to learn about changes of tenses
    • Click here to learn about reported speech with questions
    • Click here to learn and practise reported speech with Wh-questions
    • Click here to learn and practise reported speech with yes-no questions (if / whether)
    • Click here to practise reported speech. Indirect questions.
    • Click here to practise reported speech
    • Click here to practise reported speech
    • Click here to practise reported speech
    • Click here to practise reported speech. Questions
  • Reporting verbs: refused to, announced that, promised (not) to

LEXIS

  • Vocabulary related to political parties and institutions
    • Click here to practise vocabulary about political parties and institutions. The British Council.
    • Click here to learn vocabulary about political parties and institutions in USA.
    • Click here to learn vocabulary used in Parliament.
    • Click here to look up in a dictionary of politics
    • Click here to practise vocabulary drill about political parties and party candidates in USA.

PRONUNCIATION

  • The /r/ sound.
  • Suffixes:-ess, –ness, -ment. Click on this picture to listen to the words ending in the mentioned suffixes

STUDY SKILLS

  • Writing summaries

CROSS CULTURE

  • Politics and political parties in Britain.
    • Click here to browse UK Politics Directory.
    • Click here to browse various political parties and organizations websites.
    • Click here to read about the main features of the political parties and how party politics work in the UK.
    • Click here to browse some links about government and politics.
    • Click here to read an article about Main UK political bodies
    • Click here to read quotes about politicians and here about politics

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Module 9. Unit 5
You’re as Old as you Feel

GRAMMAR STRUCTURES

LEXIS

  • Vocabulary used to refer to older people and their situation.

PRONUNCIATION

  • Homophones and homonyms
  • Suffixes:-ous, –sion, -sure. Click on this picture to listen to the words ending in the mentioned suffixes
  • Listening exercise about aging society

STUDY SKILLS

  • Writing a paragraph from a set of notes.

CROSS CULTURE

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Module 9. Unit 6
Radio and TV: Friend or Foe?

GRAMMAR STRUCTURES

LEXIS

  • Vocabulary related to types of TV and radio programmes
    • Click here to learn and practise vocabulary about TV
    • Click here to practise vocabulary about TV
    • Click here to learn and practise vocabulary about mass media
    • Click here to learn and practise vocabulary about films
    • Click here to practise abbreviations of U.S. television networks and channels
    • Click here to practise vocabulary about TV

PRONUNCIATION

  • Silent consonants
  • Suffixes: -th, -tial, -tion. Click on this picture to listen to the words ending in the mentioned suffixes
  • A listening activity about movies

STUDY SKILLS

  • Writing short notes and messages

CROSS CULTURE

UNIT 7

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Module 9. Unit 7
English beyond That’s English!

GRAMMAR STRUCTURES

LEXIS

  • Vocabulary connected with the experience of learning a language

PRONUNCIATION

  • Silent consonants
  • Suffixes: -tude, -ward. Click on this picture to listen to the words ending in the mentioned suffixes

STUDY SKILLS

  • Organizing ideas in a text

CROSS CULTURE

  • Tips for learners of English.
    • Click here to read Classroom Experiences
    • Click here Tips for Spanish Speakers who are Learning English
    • Click here “How do I improve my English?”
    • Click here English Learning Goals. Quiz Why are You Learning English?
    • Click here Keys to Better Vocabulary
    • Click here How to Be a Good Student. Study Skills from English-Zone.Com
    • Click here to share your experiences of learning English with people all over the world

UNIT 8

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Module 9. Unit 8
And finally…

GRAMMAR STRUCTURES

LEXIS

  • Look up any word to know its meaning and pronunciation
  • Exercises and quizzes to practise vocabulary

PRONUNCIATION

CROSS CULTURE

9 Responses to NI-2

  1. Jésica says:

    Helen no puedo abrir la pagina donde pone “click here” porque??

  2. Jésica – you can only open the units we’ve already seen in class. The post opens on a new tab (nueva pestaña). At the moment, only units 1, 2 and 3 are available. Unit 4 will be published on Friday morning. I hope this helps!
    Helen

    • raquel says:

      Hola Hellen, primero gracias por el trabajo que haces con esta pagina, ahora te comento los problemas que he encontrado en el modulo 9.
      En el listening del tema 1 modulo 9 “Click here to listen to several mp3 files about “nationality” with texts” .Solo va la parte del texto, el listening al clickar en el vinculo dice que la pagina no esta disponible.
      En el listening del tema 5 modulo 9 “Listening exercise about aging society” aunque tiene una duracion de 2:48 se para en 0:38.
      Como estos problemas son ajenos a ti, podrias poner otros listenings como sustitutos?.
      Gracias de antemano

  3. raquel says:

    gracias, lo volveré a intentar

  4. Pilar López says:

    Hello Helen

    I have just discovered your fantastic blog.
    What a fantastic work! Thanks a lot!

    It is really helping me in this last week before the exams, the book is becoming so boring to me.
    Your work is priceless.
    It is like surfing the net by the hand of an English teacher.
    There are so many resources available on the Internet to learn that I feel completely lost among them, thanks a lot for the links that lead me straight to the exercises to learn and practice with more fun.

    I am a student of That’s English! NI 2, but my tutor is Carmen.
    Thanks again.
    Pilar.

    (Corrections will be welcome)

  5. Miryana says:

    Hola Helen!
    He llamado esta mañana para saber si ya podía ir a mi revisión de examen. Soy Miryana, la chica que estuvo enferma e hizo el examen antes de pascua con los del módulo 7. La secretaria me ha comentado que te escribiera en el blog, aún así mañana por la tarde me acercaré. Gracias.
    Miryana.

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