Intermediate, Term 3, 2005

Friday, September 16, 2005

Vocabulary for Modules 10,11 and 12

Vocabulary
Task: Write the word form next to each word. Think of a synonym or collocation that can help you remember these words. Try and use them at least once a week.

Module 10
connection
demonstrate
evidence
extraordinary
fashionable
gradually
insurance
minor
prefer
previous
realize
search
sentence (v)
socialise


Module 11
compulsary
fair
impress
law
lonely
government
manners
nowadays
oppose
permission
punish
reduce
rights
supposed
warning


Module 12
advice
convince
cope
disaster
get on well with
guide
horror
ignore
insist
miracle
pleasant
remain
sort (s/thing) out
wonder

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Vocabulary Module 9

Task: Write the word form next to each word. Now think of a synonym or collocation that can help you remember these words (check your dictionary if you need to). Try and use them at least once a week.

arrest
currently
economic
financial
generation
indicate
major
media
optimistic
pessimistic
prediction
quality
remote
technology

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Vocabulary: modules 7 and 8

Write the word form next to each word. Now think of a synonym or collocation that can help you remember these words. (check the dictionary if you need to). Try and use them at least once a week.

Module 7
acceptable
apparently
attitude
behaviour
culture
custom
equally
individual
influence
international
normal
rude
strict
tend
treat

Module 8
abandoned
commercial
complicated
design
electronic
enormous
equipment
exchange
information
instructions
instrument
patient
professional
public

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

2 websites to check out!

Kia ora tatou!

Recently in class you have all been working on making recommendations and giving advice. Why don't you put it into practice and send a postcard from www.thenewzealandsite.com recommending NZ as a fabulous place to visit! There are some great photos on this website. It makes you appreciate how beautiful NZ really is.

Another site that may be of interest with exams coming up is www.edict.com.hk/vlc/ . This is a "virtual learning centre". I suppose it's like our Language Learning Centre but on the internet! You can have a browse around and look at areas that you have personal difficulties with. What a great tool just before exams.

Happy surfing!

Monday, August 08, 2005

Hobbies, Interests and Habits

Tell me about one of your hobbies, interests or habits. How long have you been doing it? When did you first start?

For example, I have been swimming to keep fit for about 12 years. I learnt to swim when I was 8 years old but I lived a long way from a pool so I didn't go often. When I came back to new Zealand after travelling overseas, I decided to take some lessons. I really improved my breathing and strength and was able to swim for ages without stopping. That year I swam from Rangitoto Island to St Heliers in a race that is held every summer. It's about four and a half kilometers and took me almost 2 hours! Since then I have done that swim about 5 times. the fastest I have done it was one and a half hours. The longest swim I have ever done was eight kilometres!

Friday, August 05, 2005

Vocabulary - Module 6

Task: Use these words in a sentence that will help you to remember them. Think about the word form.

accused
annoyed
crash
disappointed
explosion
floods
politicians
prisoner
programme
repair
rescue
shocking
survive
terrifying
violence

Vocabulary - Module 5

Task: Use your dictionary to check what words collocate with the words below.

advertisement
ambitious
arrangement
attending
challenge
definitely
intend
opportunities
organised
qualification
responsibility
retire
stressful
talented
variety

Thursday, August 04, 2005

What do you think?

Well, this week you've been looking at comparing and contrasting different places and things. You've also had the chance to review some of the language that we use when recommending something to other people and some of the language that we use when giving advice.
I'd love to know what you think the differences and similarities are between your country (or hometown) and New Zealand (or Auckland). I'd also be interested in finding out what you would recommend I did if I were to visit your country (or hometown) for a holiday. So over the weekend blog your thoughts!

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Comments please

What would you like to write about on your blog?

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Vocabulary - Module 4

Task:
Write the word form next to each word. Now think of a synonym or collocation that can help you to remember these words (check the dictionary if you need to). Try and use them at least once this week.

bring up
capable
childhood
communicate
emphasise
engaged
entirely
extreme
identical
personality
research
separate
similarities
temporary
unemployed

Monday, August 01, 2005

Vocabulary - Module 3

Task:
Use the words below in a sentence about you or someone you know. Don't forget to check the other word forms and learn them too.

afford
approximately
area
atmosphere
ban
destination
developed
efficient
industrial
luxuries
obvious
polluted
population
regularly
typical

Thursday, July 28, 2005

Now it's your turn!


Blogs are a great way to practice your English. You can use your own personal blog to write about basically anything that comes to mind. For example you can write about:
  • what you did on the weekend,
  • a movie you've just seem,
  • how you think your English learning is going,
  • something you discussed in class ...

In fact, you can write about anything you want to! This is a fantastic opportunity for you to use some of the grammar and vocabulary that you have learnt in class. It is also a good way for you to get to know your classmates and other students in the level by reading and responding to what they have written.

You can personalise your blog by adding colour, photos, music and links. If you are not sure how to do something, just ask! So now it is your turn to create your own blog and help us all get to know you. Don't forget to let your teacher know the URL so that we can add it to the list of links of this blog. Happy blogging!

Saturday, July 23, 2005

Vocabulary - Module 2

When you learn a new word it is important to also learn how that word fits into a sentence. One way to do this is by learning about different word forms. So, for example, if you learn a new verb find out how to change the verb into a noun. I have done some for you below. The key word is in bold use a dictionary to work out the word forms for the other words.

complain (v) a complaint (n)
confusing (adj)
direct (adj) direct (v) directly (adv)
embarrassed (adj)
especially (adv)
eventually (adv)
imagining (v) imagination (n) imaginary (adj)
improve (v)
include (v)
invent (v) inventor (n) invention (n)
memory (n) memorise (v)
pretend (v)
recognise (v)
remind (v)
suggest (v)

Vocabulary - Module 1

Below are a list of key words that you will need to learn. In brackets I have put some related words. Look at the other words in the list and can you think of any others? Check your dictionary to see what words relate to them. You need to learn these too.

Key words
average (on average, an average of)
career
colleague
continuing
double
entertain (entertainment; entertaining)
increase (decrease)
partner
pattern
popular (unpopular; popularity)
rate
relationship
relative
rising
separated (~ from; separation)
traditional

Friday, July 22, 2005

Welcome to Intermediate!

Hi everyone!

This is a space created especially for students studying the Intermediate level CIE at Unitec NZ. Please feel free to make suggestions as to how you want us to use this space. Every week you will find vocabulary, tasks and things to do so make sure you keep and eye on what is happening on the level blog but also what is happening on your classmates blogs.

Good luck this term and happy studying!