Tuesday, 25 May 2010

The Golf Balls

Read the story entitled The Golf Balls in Your Life on pages 122-123 in your coursebook and then in about 30 words comment on the golf balls in your own life.


Money means different things to different people.
It can buy a bed but not sleep.
It can buy a clock but not time.
It can buy you a book but not knowledge.
It can buy you a position but not class and respect.
It can buy you medicine but not health.
It can buy you blood but not life.

What does money mean to you? In up to 30 words, express your opinion about money.

Friday, 7 May 2010

What have you done today/this morning?

Listen to the following interview. Different people answer the question What have you done this morning? versus what did you do yesterday.

Now it's your turn to speak.
Go to the following Voxopop discussion and record your answer.


In this comment you are supposed to write a sentence beginning: I've learnt... It should be an example of what you have learnt from your own experience. Then explain how you came to this conclusion by giving a few details. Keep it short, don't write more than 50 words.

My example:
I have learnt painfully that even the most precise plans can be ruined by adverse circumstances.
Explanation: My trip to England had been planned in detail two months in advance. However, it was cancelled in the last minute due to volcanic eruption in Iceland. Therefore, I had to travel by coach for a day and two nights instead of two and a half hours to attend the courses in Oxford.

Now, what have you learnt?