Day 5 (Term 3): Regrets

We started with a listening lesson from Beyond Unit 4: a programme in which members of the public ask well-known people questions. The theme is regrets, and the lesson includes a focus on abstract nouns like honesty, freedom, fame, youth. It lead to some good opportunities for speaking. I said that maybe the students were too young to have regrets, but one wisely pointed out that "Everyone has regrets." So they talked in groups about their regrets, and we also talked about issues related to the abstract nouns with questions like: Which are seen as positive qualities in advertising? Which can be positive and negative?

The Beyond phase of the class ended with a writing lesson from the same unit which looks at how Trip Advisor-style reviews of a place are written. Their homework is to write a review of a place they've visited.

After a short break we spent some time discussing the Owl Hall chapters they'd read at home. It's becoming clear that there's more to the story than meets the eye. Things happen that don't seem to make sense, and students are starting to realise that something in the past is driving events. I asked them not to read more at home because I want them to focus on their writing, but also because I want to use Chapters 6 and 7 in the next class.

We ended with a little more of the episode of Black Mirror we've been watching. We'll finish that next week and I'll post the completed worksheet.