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At the reception desk at the Plaza Hotel

Homework ESOL level 3 course

When you complained at the reception desk at the Plaza Hotel, you felt that the receptionist was not very helpful. She noted your complaint, but she didn’t apologize or offer any compensation.
You still feel angry about this. After you return home you decide to write a letter to the hotel manager.
 Invent an address for the Plaza Hotel.
 Write this and your own address in the correct places at the top of the page.
 Open with Dear Sir/Madam,
 In the first paragraph, tell the manager what the breakfast was like.
 In the second paragraph, say what happened at the reception desk.
 In the third paragraph, say what you want the manager to do.
 End with Yours faithfully,
 Sign the letter and print your name underneath.
 Write approximately 150 words. Read More

Preposition of place (opposite, next to, behind, on the corner of, between, in the middle)

At the beggining of ESOL level 3 course, our teacher brought us a worksheet to help us to learn preposition of place (opposite, next to, behind, on the corner of, between, in the middle). I prepared a similar one to show you what I learned. Click the picture to make it bigger.

The library is on the corner of Aston Road.

The bank is between car park and dentist.

The park is opposite the library.

The dentist is in the middle.

The supermarket is next to the chemist. Read More

Homework – free-time activity


Think about your favourite free-time activity. Write a description of it. Include:

-how often you do it

-where you do it

-what equipment you need

-what clothes you need

-when the best time to do it is

-why you like it

I didn’t use to like writing when I was younger. I used to read every day that time. Now, my favourite free-time activity is Read More

Future with will

Future with will

I will + verb                      I’ll + verb

I will not + verb               I won’t + verb

If I feel better, I’ll go shopping with my mum.

If the weather is good, I’ll go to the park to play football.

If it rains, I won’t go out.

If I decide to stay in, I’ll ring you. Read More

Homework – a short note

Imagine that you work in a supermarket. You were cleaning when something broke. Your boss has already gone home. Write a short note explaining what happened.

I was cleaning the floor when the bowl broke. I probably touched it with my sweeping brush.

I was throwing the broken bowl in the bin when the supervisor saw me.

I was writing this short note when he asked me to explain what happened.

I was explaining him how the bowl broke when the supervisor touched the coffee cup on your desk.

I was bending under the table to catch the cup when the supervisor’s head hit my head. Read More

Homework – a typical weekend

Write a description of what you do on a typical weekend. Try to include the following linking words: first of all, then, next, after that, after …ing, before …ing, later, finally.

There is no weekends for me because I always work 4 days on, 4 days off. When I’m off, first of all I have a coffee and 2 cigarettes. I usually smoke Romanian Pall Mall superking, but now I got kent 8, so I smoke 3 cigarettes.

Then I go with my dog Bruno for a walk. He often bark to the other dogs. Because of this, I prefer to walk him on places where rarely we meet dogs.

Next I have a shower. I always enjoy the hot water after being outside. I often think the scottish cold weather will kill me one day. Read More

It’s raining cats and dogs

Yesterday, at English class (ESOL level 3), the teacher told us we can say “It’s raining cats and dogs” if it’s raining heavily. She didn’t know why they use this saying here in Scotland, so I checked on internet.

In the 16th Century, houses had thatched roofs. It was the only place for animals to get warm, so all the dogs, cats and other small animals lived in the roof. When it rained heavily it became slippery and sometimes the animals would slip and fall off the roof – hence the saying “It’s raining cats and dogs”.

I don’t know if it’s really true, but I like the explanation. Read More

O carte pentru fiecare de la Libraria Delfin

Probabil te gandesti deja la cadourile pe care le vei face cu ocazia acestui Craciun. Desigur, trebuie sa ii multumesti pe toti si pentru asta este necesar sa alegi, din timp, cele mai frumoase cadouri. Te gandesti la tot felul de lucruri precum haine, bijuterii, gadget-uri, insa parca niciunul din aceste elemente nu iti da siguranta ca ii va bucura pe membrii familiei tale. Te-ai gandit insa ca poti oferi o carte cadou? Cartile sunt daruri binevenite cu orice ocazie.

Cartile nu se demodeaza si pot reprezenta intotdeauna o sursa impresionanta de informatii interesante pentru copii, pariniti si chiar si bunici. Pentru asta, editura Litera, prezenta pe site-ul, a pregatit o selectie uimitoare de carti uimitoare, unele dintre ele chiar substantial reduse, ce pot fi puse cu incredere sub bradul de Craciun. Read More

Homework – write a short e-mail

Homework – Your friend has a bad back. Write a short e-mail to:

-ask how he/she is

offer advice

-ask if he/she needs anything

Hi Elaine

Eva told me you had a backache and that’s why you haven’t been at work the last shift. How are you feeling now? Much better I hope. Are you taking anything for it? I’m going to give you some advice: take some pain killers whenever you have pain (maximum five times daily). Get lots of rest. You should also apply some ointment three times a day. Read More

No, I don’t want to see – having fun at english class

On Friday, at the English class (ESOL level 3), we played in groups – some were doctors and others were patients. The play was intended to help us learn new words and familiarize ourselves with the questions a doctor might ask us and the answers we should give. We have learned how to say in English we have a headache, a stomachache, a back pain and many more. I really enjoyed playing with my colleagues, and even at one point I laughed so hard that everyone stopped talking and waited to tell them why I laugh.

I was the doctor, and Paulina, a nice Polish, was my patient. I asked her what problem she had and she told me she had diarrhea. On the paper I was reading, it was written: I see. Are you allergic to any medication? The moment I said I see, my laugh started and I completed: Read More