B2 · writing

B2 Writing a letter of complaint

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Only two days to go before my  Advanced students sit their written tests. Here’s a letter of complaint activity related to the topic of Homes and Work to help cover this type of assignment.

Good luck!!

B2 · Vocabulary

B2 Vocabulary on Homes & Houses

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B1 Listening activity ‘Tiny homes’

The building of ‘tiny homes’ is becoming more and more popular in places such as USA, and the UK. Some people even buy themselves an old bus and reconvert it into the most incredible home you could possibly imagine. Can you imagine getting out of bed and driving to work without so much as putting your foot out of your door? Sounds incredible, doesn’t it? Well, with the recession going on and on, we may have to start thinking about a similar solution because, I really don’t know what buying a property may be like in some countries but in mine, getting on the ‘property ladder’ is becoming almost impossible. Anyway, here’s a listening activity on a beautiful holiday spot in Quebec whose owner  has set up some tiny homes for holiday makers. Wow! I wish I could fly over there for a break! It looks SO lovely and relaxing. Don’t you agree?

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B1 · speaking

B1 Speaking about homes

 

home is where my heart is.jpgWhere do you live? Do you like your home? Would you change anything? Maybe you have some nice and friendly neighbours or maybe they are not so nice and spend uncountable evenings shouting at each other not letting you have your rest in peace. Do you have a cosy, snug corner ‘all to yourself’ or do you feel your home is a bit too cramped with people and furniture? Have you ever heard the saying’ my home is where I lay my cap’? What do you think that means?

Here’a presentation to help you have a nice chat with your classmates (and me too!) about your home.

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B1 · Listening

B1 Listening ‘Changing the toilet roll’

Do you help at home? Do you do your share of housework? Have you ever had a problem or more than one with a flatmate or an untidy brother/sister of yours?

This dad surely had a little domestic problem and decided to get it sorted out using a very innovative strategy.  What would you think if a relative of yours uploaded a video of this type?

Watch the video and choose the best option.

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