Catching up - Mitä kuuluu? B To 17.15

Cancellation of the courses until the 13 April

Dear students!

Due to the notorious virus all the courses in the Adult education center are suspended until the 13 April. This global problem has touched us all and made us reorganize our plans and stay away from our regular activities. That is extremely sorrowful and I wish we will overcome this problem soon.

Let's hope that at least we will be able to meet on the last lesson in the spring term on the 16 April.

I am happy to have met you all and I am thankful for the lessons we have had so far.
Please take care of yourselves and your nearest ones.

In case you have any questions, you may contact me by email: anngevorkova@gmail.com

I wish you a sunny spring ahead with lots of lovely moments!

Best regards,
Anna

19 March 2020

On our previous lesson we did a series of exercises 5A, 5B, 5C, 5D, 5E. In addition we practised using phrasal verbs and looked through the list of the most common ones on p. 221. We also read text 3 p. 44 and did ex. 3A.

Hometask for the next lesson is the following:
- ex. 7A p. 52
- ex. 4 p. 65 and read Minikielioppi p.196
- ex. 5 p.66 and read Mienikielioppi p. 193

Take care!
See you next week!

12 March 2020

On our previous lesson we began Step 3, namely started discussing different types of travelling and accomodation (ex. 1 p. 42) and listened to the dialogue on pp.48-49. Next time we will have a closer look at the words and phrases from the text.

Homework for the next lesson is the following:
- read about "It-subjekti" on p. 50
- do ex. 3, p. 65 and read p. 215-216 "Muodollinen subjekti"
- read the box about phrasal verbs (Yhdisteverbit) p.51 and study the list of phrasal verbs on p. 221

Have a nice weekend!

Anna

5 March 2020

1. Kestomuodot p. 64 ex. 2, read p. 206-207
2. ex. 6 p. 66 Matkasanoja
3. ex. 7B, p.34
4. ex. 8C, 10, 11 pp. 36-37
 Do as much as you feel up to!
Looking forward to seeing you on March 5th.

Have a nice winter break!
Regards,
Anna

6 February 2020

- ex. 11, 12 p. 19
- read grammar section Yleisaikamuodot pp. 205-206
- do ex. 1 A, 1B, 1C p. 62-63

23 January 2020

Hello dear students of the Catching up (Stepping Stones 3) course! It was nice to meet you and start the new book.
On our first lesson we discussed some differences and similarities between English and Finnish (p.8). We did a brief overview of the history of English (p.9) as well as listened and read out loud the dialogue (pp.10-11).

The homework for the next class is the following:
- ex. 4 A, 4B p. 12
- ex. 7-8 pp. 14-15

See you next time! Have a lovely weekend!
Anna

Homework for the 31.10.2019

Hello dear students of the Catching up group! I couldn't attend the lesson on October 17 because my baby daughter got sick the day before our meeting and I had to take care of her.
Next time we will meet on October 31. We will check the previous homework and go on with the new chapter 19 "The Environment". I suggest that you familiarize with the new topic by doing some new homework, which is the following: ex. 2 and 3 on pp. 189-190.

I wish you a lovely autumn holiday!
Regads,
Anna

Homework for the 26.9.2019

- ex. 7, p. 178
- ex. 1, 3 p. 64 in the handout "In the media"
- pronunciation p. 180
- extra activity ex. 8, p. 178

Homework for the 19.9.2019

Hello everybody! It was nice to meet you! Thank you for the active participation during the last lesson, I hope we will carry on the same way in the future.

Please find below your homework for the next lesson:
- look throuhg the phrasal verbs on p. 173
- do ex.3 (do your own lists of TV programmes)
- ex. 6 a, b

Wish you a lovely and sunny autumn.
Regards,
Anna

Homework for the 11th April

- read the text "Have you got what it takes?" and do the psychometric test ex.2, p. 48; read Assessment p.140 (find the task in the attachment Scan 1)
- review grammar Module 9, section "Making predictions A" p. 151 and do ex. 1 and 2 p. 57
scan1.pdf

Homework for the 7th March

21.02.19

- ex. 2 a, b, c p. 155
- ex. 3 a, b p. 156-157
- Voluntary task: write a short (10-15 sentences) essay about your friend/relative/a person you admire. Try to use new words and phrases from the handouts "Personality" and "Work and employment", as well as from the topics "Travel", "Small talk and humour" from the book.

Have a pleasant winter holiday! See you on the 7th of March! Anna

Homework

14.02.2019

- exercises 8, 9 on pages 144-145
- ex. 6, p. 151; ex. 8, p. 153
- ex. 1 (What are they like?) and ex. 2 (Opposites) in the handout "Personality". Try to learn new words by heart!

Catching up Thursday 7 February 2019

Hello students of the Catching up group!

It was exciting to get to know you and share ideas and opinions on various topics. Last Thursday we enriched our vocabulary by learnig/revising words on the topic "Work and employment" (I distributed handouts from the book New English File). Moreover, we discussed the advantages and disadvantages of different types of holidays.

Your homework for the next lesson is the following:

- ex.3 on word building in the handout "Work"
- ex.1 and 2 on pages 146-147

Notice! Next lesson 14.02 is St. Valentine's Day (Friendship day), so you can bring one friend with you to the class!

See you next week! Anna

Catching up Thursday 24 January 2019

Hello everybody!
Last Thursday we started our evening by enjoying some very beautiful music; My heart will go on by Celine Dion. Then we moved on to working through our last week´s listening comprehension exercise "East vs West" by using the manuscript of the text. Thereafter we worked with exercise 3 on page 140.
Our homework for next time is as follows:
- exercise 2 on page 140
- exercise 3a and 4 on page 141
- exercise 5 on page 142

Thank you very much for the very pleasant evening. Take care and see you next Thursday! Sirpa

Catching up Thursday 17 January 2019

Hello everybody! It was such a joy to get the new spring period started with your well-motivated and nice group.
First we did a small oral group exercise as a warm-up into speaking English. Thereafter we moved on to our book Catching up , theme 4, On the go - chapter 13 Travel. We worked through the 1. Warm-up exercise on pages 138-139. Next it was time for listening comprehension exercise East vs West - Some Cultural Differences. 

We will check the correct answers next time and you will also get the manuscript of the exercise as a handout.

Please find below the homework for next Thursday:
- exercise 3a and 3b on pages 140 and 141.
- exercise 4 on page 141.
- exercise 5 on page 152.

We will also take a few minutes to work through the exercise 2 on page 140.

Thank you so much for a pleasant evening, take care and see you next Thursday! Sirpa

Catching up Thursday 22. and 29 November 2018

Dear students of the English Catching Up -goup!
I am so sorry that due to illness I could not attend to the two last meetings of our group. Now I am doing fine again and wish to thank you all very much for the autumn season, for your active contribution and the pleasant lessons with you. And of course thank you for your lovely Christmas present!
I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2019!
Looking forward to seeing you on Thursday, 17. January 2019! With love Sirpa

Catching up Thursday 15.11.2018

Hello everybody, dear friends of the English language!
Today we started by watching a vidoe clip on the theme "5 tips on how to carry on a conversation in English". The clip contained many useful tips which you can use in Finnish conversations as well...

Next we moved on to our book and discussed the exercise 3 on pages 130-131. Exercise 4 on page 131 was our next task. We also had some extra words concerning office equipement. 

Please find here the homework for next week:
- prepare for the exercise 5 on page 132
- prepare for the exercise 6 on page 133
- and prepare for the exercise 7 on page 134

And then one important issue to remember. In case you want to continue working with our grounp in the spring season 2019 as well, plese make your registration as soon as possible, thank you so much!

Thank you for a nice evening. Have a nice week and see you next Thusday! Sirpa

Catching up Thursday 8.11.2018

Hello everybody!
Today we started our evening by compiling an inquiry about the students' wishes, expectations and hopes concerning the contents and schedule of our course. Thank you very much for your valuable feedback which will contribute to providing you all with the various aspects of teaching/learning the English language. After the feedback we continued by listening to "Let's call the whole thing off" and waching a video about the differences in pronunciation between British and American English. Next we checked the idiom exercise "Too many cooks spoil the broth" and then 
moved on to dealing with the exercises 1 and 2 (pages 128, 129) of our book. 
The homework for our next meeting is as follows:
- prepare for working with the exercises 3 and 4 on pages130 and 131.
Thank you for your contribution and the nice lessons. Have a nice week, see you next Thursday! Sirpa

Catching up Thursday 1.11.2018

Hello everybody!
Today we started by checking the exercise "Being polite" and continued then with the exercise 9 and the pronunciation exercise on page 125. Thereafter we moved on to discuss the theme "stress management" on the basis of questions on the subject. Thank you very much for a nice evening and the vivid conversation we had.
The tomework for the next time is as follows:
- Handout "Too many cooks spoil the broth!"
- Chapter 12 In the office: please do exercise 1 on pages 126-127
- please prepare for working with the exercise 2 on page 128
Have a very nice week and see you next Thursday! Sirpa

Catching up - Thursday 1.11.2018

Hello everybody,
Today we started our English studies after the short autumn brake. At first we checked the handout Being polite and then we did the pronunciation exercise on page 125. Then we had a group discussion about the theme 

Catching up Thursday 18.10.2018

Hello everybody!
Today we started our studies with 3 English riddles and then proceeded to the listening comprehension exercise 4a What is your job like on page 118 and 4b on page 119. We also did the exercises 5 Characteristics and 6 Perks and benefits on pages 120 and 121. Finally we dealt with the reading comprehension text "Wrong again". 
Homework for our next meeting on 1.11.2018 after the autumn holiday break next week is as follows:
 - exercise 9 on page 123
- handout "Being polite"
Thank you very much for a pleasant evening. Have a nice week! Sirpa

Catching up Thursday 11.10.2018

Hello everybody!
Today we started by listening to Simon&Garfunkels "Bridge over troubled water". Thereafter we proceeded to the exercise "Proverbs" with their interpretations and group discussion. Our next task was exercise Pronunciation on page 114 and exercise 2 on page 117. We also listened shortly to the listening comprehension text of exercise 4 on page 118. We will continue with this exercise next week.
Homework for our next meeting is as follows:
- exercise 3 on page 118
- exercise 5 on page 120
- reading comprehension text provided as a separete handout.
Have a nice week and see you next Thursday! Sirpa

Catching up Thursday 4.10.2018

Hello everybody!
Today we started our evening together by watching Kansalaisopisto's "Turvallisuusvideo" and by listening to "Another brick in the wall" by Pink Lloyd and discussing its message to us listeners. Thereafter we listened to the text 4 "Careers adviser" and discussed task b) on page 110. We also listened to the texts in exercise 6 on page 112 and discussed the guestions 1-4 on page 113.
Next time we will continue with the remaining guestions 5-7 on page 113 and with the pronunciation exercise on page 114.
Homework for next week:
- please read through the handout "Wisdom in proverbs" and prepare for discussing these proverbs.
- proceed to chapter 11 and do exercise 2 on page 117.
Have a very nice week and see you next Thursday. Sirpa

Catching up - Thursday 27.9.2018

Hello everybody!
Today we started by celebrating the European day of languages and discussing the theme "Why study foreign languages and your favourite/non-favourite English words". Then we moved on to watching a videoclip about the Finnish educational system and to discussing the questions on page 109. Furthermore, we listened to the text 4. Career adviser on page 110. Homework for next week:
- prepare for task 4b) , 5a) and 5b)
- read the texts in 6. Employment on page 112.
Thank you for a nice evening! See you next Thursday! Sirpa

Catching up - Thursday 20.9.2018

Hello everybody!
Today we started our lessons by listening and discussing the lovely song "Morning has broken" by Cat Stevens. Then we moved on to chapter 10 "The journey to work" and discussed the themes in exercise 1 whereafter we ranked the school subjects´ percentages in the curriculum according to exercise 2. A video clip on the school/education system in the UK concluded our lessons. Homework for next Thursday:
- please read through the questions in exercise b) on page 109 as well as
- please read the text in exercise 4a on page 110 and
. study the questions in exercise b) on page 110.
Have a nice week and see you next Thursday! Sirpa

Catching up - Thursday 13.9.2018

Hello dear friends of the English language!
It was so nice to meet you all for the first time today and get the studies started.
At first we went through some practical issues concerning the course and the use ot the Pedane homepage of our group. Then it was time to work with a handout on English proverbs/idioms followed by a Get to know each other discussion, which was very lively and active. Music for myr ears!
Homework for next week: Chapter 10, page105 onwards:
- have a look at exercises 1, 2 and 3 to get prepared for discussion week.

And please, do remember that motivation and a positive attitude are the major keys for learning any language.

Have a nice week, see you next Thursday! Sirpa

YOUR WEEKLY HOMEWORK


Monday group:

16.4. Do the preposition exercise in the handout.

9.4. Have a look at exercises 6-8 as well as Pronunciation on pp. 100-103.


26.3. Have a look at exercises 3-5 on pp. 97-100 in Chapter 9.



19.3. Have a look a exercises 6 and 7 on pp. 90-91 as well as the pronunciation exercise on p. 95 in chapter 8. Also, have a look at exercises 1-3 on pp. 96-97 in Chapter 9.


12.3. We`ll start off with exercise 3 on pp. 85-87. Have a look at exercises 4-6 on pp. 88-91, too. 


5.3. Have a look at exercises 1-3 on pp. 82-87 in Chapter 8.




Thursday group:

19.4.  Do the preposition exercise in the handout.

12.4. Have a look at exercises 6-8 as well as Pronunciation on pp. 100-103.


5.4. Have a look at exercises 1-6 on pp. 96-100 in Chapter 9.


29.3. Maundy Thursday, no classes. Happy Easter!


22.3. Have a look at exercises 3b-6 on pp. 87-90 in chapter 8.



15.3. Have a look at exercises 1-3 on pp. 82-87 in Chapter 8.



8.3. Have a look at exercises 5-7 as well as the pronunciation exercise on pp. 78-81.
























Note: The European Day of Languages is celebrated on September 26th. Have a look at:
http://edl.ecml.at/


Here´s an online grammar quiz:
http://www.plainenglish.co.uk/grammar-quiz.html

NOTE :Here is a link to an excellent English-English dictionary.
http://www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/


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RedFox sisältää laajat sanakirjat sekä kielioppiaineistot.
Palvelun linkki on: www.redfoxsanakirja.fi
RedFoxia voi käyttää kaikilla selaimilla ja laitteilla:
PCllä, tableteilla sekä älypuhelimilla.

http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/contemporary_1

Need to brush up your English grammar, check this out:
http://markkuperala.com/yo-kirjoitukset/englannin-kirjalliseen-ylioppilaskokeeseen-valmistautuminen-ei-heikkohermoisille/

KIELIOPILLISIA TERNEJÄ - GRAMMATICAL TERMS

LAUSEENJÄSENET:
SUBJEKTI on lauseen tekijä: TOM lives in London.
PREDIKAATTI ilmaisee, mitä joku tekee tai mitä tapahtuu: Tom LIVES in London.
OBJEKTI on tekemisen kohde: I eat APPLES every day.
ADVERBIAALI: ilmaisee tapaa, paikkaa, aikaa jne: James OFTEN walks his dog IN THE PARK.
PREDIKATIIVI kertoo lisää lauseen subjektista olla-verbin jälkeen: Jim is very TALL. He is A TEACHER.
ATTRIBUUTTI määrittää substantiivia tarkemmin, ja sen paikka on välittömästi pääsanan yhteydessä: I live in a BIG house.

SANALUOKAT:
VERBI ilmaisee tekemistä tai tapahtumista:
PÄÄVERBI kertoo, mistä tekemisestä on kyse: live, get, sing
APUVERBILLÄ (do, be, have) muodostetaan eri aikamuotoja sekä kielto- ja kysymyslauseita, ja modaalisislla apuverbeillä (can, must, will, may) annetaan pääverbille jokin sävy (pakko, mahdollisesti, tulevaisuudessa jne.)

SUBSTANTIIVI on nimisana, joka viittaa ihmisiin, esineisiin ja asioihin: a boy, a table, love

PRONOMINI on esim. substantiivin tilalla käytetty sana: they, anything, you

PERSOONAPRONOMINI viittaa puheena oleviin ihmisiin tai asioihin: me, I, him
POSSESSIIVIPRONOMINI on edellisen omistusmuoto: my, yours, her, hers
REFLEKSIIVIPRONOMINI on englannin kielen "ITSE": myself, yourself, themselves
DEMONSTRATIIVI osoittelee: this, these, that, those
INTERROGATIIVI kysyy: what, who, whose, when
RELATIIVIPRONOMINI aloittaa sivulauseen, joka määrittää tarkemmin edellä mainittua asiaa: the girl WHOM I met yesterday; in the house in WHICH I live/the house which I live in
INDEFINIITTIPRONOMINI on epämääräinen; se ei ilmaise tarkasti kenestä tai mistä puhutaan: somebody, none

ADJEKTIIVI vastaa kysymykseen millainen: short, lovely

ADVERBI vastaa kysymykseen miten, missä, milloin: slowly, there, now

PREPOSITIO on pikkusana, jolla on usein sama tehtävä kuin sijapäätteillä suomen kielessä: in, at, from, on

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