21 April

Giovedi, 20 Aprile 2017, 14:50
Hi Students
I hope you all had a very nice Easter. This is to let you know that the lesson tomorrow will be held in Aula E in the Padiglione.
See you tomorrow.


Mercoledi, 12 Aprile 2017, 23:24
Hi Students

The lesson on 21 April is confirmed. The lesson will be in two parts. 9-11 Revision, 11-1pm Exam preview.

The next lesson after that will be on 5 May.

I will post homework on this site during the break.

For now please do the ONLINE exercises on Grammarlab.
Please also complete pages 18, 19, 20, 21, 30 and 31 of the GrammmarLab book.

If you were NOT at the lab lesson on 10 April please look at unit 8A, p.60 and 61 and do the writing exercises 6, p.61

EVERYBODY should also complete the exercises at the back of your coursebook up to and including unit 8B

Happy Easter everyone!

grammar Lab

Sabato, 01 Aprile 2017, 16:35
Hi students
Only 15 out of 29 students have logged onto GrammarLab. The class writing of Monday 20 March will not be registered for those who have not signed up.

Of the 15 people that have signed up, only five people have done the exercises set for today. I have extended the deadline by four days. Please do the exercises.



Giovedi, 23 Marzo 2017, 09:03
Hi students
Please remember to study the verb patterns on page 158. You should also do ALL the exercises on page 139. In your grammar lab book please do page 124 exercise 3 and page 125 exercises 4 and 5.

Note that there are also ONLINE exercises to do for Grammar Lab for Friday 31 March.

The next Writing in Class will be held on Monday 27 March at 2.15pm.

I have attached a revised calendar.

Remember: 20 minutes a day takes exam stress away.


Mercoledi, 22 Marzo 2017, 08:18
I have noticed that only FIVE students have signed in to Grammar Lab. Please make sure you do so before Monday 27 March. Any student who is not signed in to grammar lab by Monday will not have their writing counted towards their final mark.


Giovedi, 09 Marzo 2017, 16:43
There will be no ricevimento on 10 March. This will instead be on Monday 13 March from 1pm-2pm


Martedi, 07 Marzo 2017, 12:22
Here is the code for entry to our course. I've copy and pasted so it should be correct


Lunedi, 27 Febbraio 2017, 09:57
Hi students
I hope you all did well in your exams.

Our lessons start again next Friday. Attached is the calendar for next term. Room 447.

Please note that from Monday 6 March we will be using the grammar book My Grammarlab as stipulated.

Mygrammarlab B1/B2 No Key + Online

Students’ Book w/ MyGrammarLab (no key)

Diane Hall - Mark Foley

Looking forward to seeing you on Friday


Sabato, 21 Gennaio 2017, 19:23
On Monday we will have our last lessons of the term. There will be no lesson on Friday.


Martedi, 10 Gennaio 2017, 16:33
On Monday we studied the grammar relating to pages 37 and 38. Please also do exercises on page 134.

As regards the IN-CLASS WRITING ASSIGNMENT next Monday PLEASE NOTE that the lesson will begin at 2pm AS USUAL. At 3pm we will start the writing assignment.

Those of you not present on Monday should study the Formal Letter on page 115.


Martedi, 10 Gennaio 2017, 16:28
As promised....


The Ballad of Lucy Jordan

The morning sun touched lightly on
The eyes of Lucy Jordan
In a white suburban bedroom
In a white suburban town
And she lay there 'neath the covers
Dreaming of a thousand lovers
'Til the world turned to orange
And the room went spinning round

At the age of 37
She realized she'd never ride
Through Paris in a sports car
With the warm wind in her hair
So she let the phone keep ringing
As she sat there softly singing
Pretty nursery rhymes she'd memorized
In her Daddy's easy chair

Her husband he's off to work
And the kids are off to school
And there were oh so many ways
For her to spend her days
She could clean the house for hours
Or rearrange the flowers
Or run naked through the shady street
Screaming all the way

At the age of 37
She realized she'd never ride
Through Paris in a sports car
With the warm wind in her hair
So she let the phone keep ringing
As she sat there softly singing
Pretty nursery rhymes she'd memorized
In her Daddy's easy chair

The evening sun touched gently on
The eyes of Lucy Jordan
On the rooftop where she climbed
When all the laughter grew too loud
And she bowed and curtsied to the man
Who reached and offered her his hand
And he led her down to the long white car
that waited past the crowd

At the age of 37
She knew she'd found forever
As she rode along through Paris
With the warm wind in her hair


Sabato, 07 Gennaio 2017, 18:27
Please note that there has been a change in the calendar.

Modified calendar:

Monday 16 January 3pm-3.50pm In-class Writing assignment.
Monday 23 January 2pm Written test
Monday 23 January 4pm Speaking test
Friday 27 January 11am-1pm Test results


Sabato, 07 Gennaio 2017, 18:24
Hi students
Wishing you all a very happy New Year. I hope 2017 will be full of happiness, health and exam success!

This is just a reminder that you should complete unit 4c and also di Revise and Check 3 and 4 before Monday. Also, make sure that you are up to date with the exercises at the back of the book. You should complete them ALL up to the end of Unit 4.


The second in-class writing assignment will be on Monday 16 January at 3pm. The CLASS TEST will be at 2pm on 23 January. The speaking test will be 1t 4pm.

The last lesson of the first term will be on 27 January. You do NOT have an English language exam in February.

See you on Monday


Domenica, 18 Dicembre 2016, 14:57
Just a reminder that tomorrow after our lessons we'll be offering some panetone in the language lab. Our first lesson will start at 2.15.

For those of you unable to attend, during our last lesson we began lesson 4C. For homework: the Reading on page 32, No. 4 and exercise 6 on page 33.
We may not be able to correct this tomorrow, in which case please make sure the homework is completed for our first lesson in 2017 on 9 January.


Mercoledi, 07 Dicembre 2016, 14:40
Hi students
Here are the dates for the next three lessons.

There is NO lesson on Friday 9 December. The University is closed.
Lessons as normal on Monday 12, Friday 16 and Monday 19 December.

There is NO lesson on Tuesday 13 as proposed. We will do the make-up lesson in January.
Have a nice long weekend.


Domenica, 27 Novembre 2016, 23:20
Hi students,

For Friday please do:

3C p.130 + 3C p.131
3B p.187+189 and ex. 4a 190.


Mercoledi, 23 Novembre 2016, 21:52
Hi students
There will be a lesson as normal this Friday, but there will be no ricevimento.

There will be no lessons on Monday 28 November. Both cancelled lessons will be made up (recuperate) at a later date.


Martedi, 22 Novembre 2016, 18:48
Hi students
On Monday we studied pages 22,23 and 24.

Please read an article from the website of the BBC or The Guardian newspaper.




Venerdi, 18 Novembre 2016, 17:57
Hi students
If you were not present at the lesson on Friday please make sure you study the grammar for Unit 3A in your book. You should also do the corresponding exercises at the back of the book.

Have a nice weekend!


Martedi, 15 Novembre 2016, 17:07
Hi students
We will be checking this homework on Friday:

P. 128 2C, p. 129 2C exercises a and b

P. 183

For those who did not attend the Lab on Monday, please do writing exercises a b and c on page 112


Lunedi, 31 Ottobre 2016, 18:19
For the Writing in Class please revise page 12 and 13 of the text book. You should also do page 179 and 180 (all exercises except listening).

See you on Friday.


Lunedi, 31 Ottobre 2016, 18:17
Hi students
As agreed with the students who were present at our lesson last Friday, we will have lessons this Friday 4 November from 9am to 1pm. At 12.10 we will begin our Writing in Class.

On Monday 7 November there will be no English lessons.

For the Writing in Class please revise page 12 and 13 of the text book.


Mercoledi, 26 Ottobre 2016, 16:57
Hi students

This is your homework for Friday 28 October.

Those who did not attend the lab session on Monday should do the attached homework sheet, exercises 4 and 5.

For everybody: Please do the following writing task.

You have received a letter from your friend in Scotland, which says "...I hear you have started university. What's it like? What are you studying? How do you spend your days? Have you made any new friends? What are they like?"

In your letter you should use two expressions from exercise 4 and two expressions from exercise 5. Write about 120-150 words.
File Allegato, letter.pdf


Lunedi, 17 Ottobre 2016, 20:45
The English File book is now available at Feltrinelli. Please have your own book by Friday 21 October as I won't be making any more copies.


Lunedi, 17 Ottobre 2016, 20:40
For those who don't have the book, please read the grammar pages 1A and 1B and do the exercises.
File Allegato, exercises.pdf
File Allegato, grammar.pdf


Martedi, 11 Ottobre 2016, 08:45
Welcome to our course.

We meet from 2-6pm on Mondays and from 11am-1pm on Fridays.

You can contact me at helen.glave@gmail.com

My office hours are 1-2pm on Fridays in the self-access lab.

The books we will be using are English File Pre-Intermediate (third edition) and MyGrammarLab Intermediate (without key)

Please try to get the books by Friday 14 October.

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