AVF English Conversation 2 Homework 2020-2021

On this page, you will find homework assignments for the class.   You will also find links to the workbooks we use in class as well as the audio files that go along with the assignments.

Date Quick Links

Touchstone Unit Audio Files 

Unit 1 Audio TrackTouchstone
00:00 / 02:04
Unit 4 Audio TrackTouchstone
00:00 / 02:00
Unit 7 Audio TrackTouchstone
00:00 / 02:17
Unit 2 Audio TrackTouchstone
00:00 / 02:10
Unit 5 Audio TrackTouchstone
00:00 / 02:07
Unit 3 Audio TrackTouchstone
00:00 / 03:13
Unit 6 Audio TrackTouchstone
00:00 / 01:43

For students who wish to work on assignments without purchasing the books, you can find .pdf versions of the books on these links:  

Homework Assignments

 

October 1, 2021 (Class 1)

Theme:  Let's get back to learning!  Getting reacquainted

In-Class Work (please prepare in advance) 

ArticleNone

October 8, 2021 (Class 2)

Theme:  Let's get back to learning!  Getting reacquainted

In-Class Work (please prepare in advance) 

ArticleNone

 

October 15, 2021 (Class 3)

Grammar Focus:  'wish' + 'would' or 'could'

In-Class Work (please prepare in advance) 

Touchstone Level 3 Student book

  • Unit 8, Lesson A 'Wishes' (pages 76-77)

    • Exercises: 1B, 1C, 2A, 3A, 3B

  • Unit 8, Lesson A Extra Practice (page 147)

    • Exercise A

English Grammar in Use, Intermediate level

  • Unit 26, 'an, could and (be) able to'

    • Exercises: 26.3, 26.5

  • Unit 27, 'Could (do) and could have (done)'

    • Exercises: 27.2, 27.3, 27.4

Article'The Reign of Queen Elizabeth II' (click to open)

October 22, 2021 (Class 4)

Grammar Focus:  Modal 'would' + verb & verbs + prepositions

In-Class Work (please prepare in advance) 

Touchstone Level 3 Student book

  • Unit 8, Lesson B 'Life's Little Dilemmas' (pages 78-79)

    • Exercises: 1A, 1B, 3A

  • Unit 8, Lesson B Extra Practice (page 147)

    • Exercise A (Optional)

  • Unit 8, Vocabulary Notebook

    • Exercise 1

Article'The Reign of Queen Elizabeth II' (click to open)

 

November 12, 2021 (Class 5)

Grammar Focus:  Modal 'would' + verb & verbs + prepositions

In-Class Work (please prepare in advance) 

English Grammar in Use, Intermediate level

  • Unit 28: Must and Can't

    • Exercises: 28.1, 28.2, 28.3

  • Unit 29: May and Might (1)

    • Exercises: 29.2, 29.3, 29.4

  • Unit 30: May and Might (2)

    • Exercises: 30.1, 30.3, 30.5

Article'The Origins of the word 'dude'' (click to open)

November 19, 2021 (Class 6)

Grammar Focus:  modal 'would' + 'be'

In-Class Work (please prepare in advance) 

Touchstone Level 3 Student book

  • ​Unit 8, Lesson C 'If I were you,...' (pages 80-81)

    • Exercises: 1B, 2A, 3A, 3B

English Grammar in Use, Intermediate level

  • Unit 36, 'Would'

    • Exercises: 36.1, 36.2, 36.3, 36.4, 36.6

Article'Conspiracy theories' (click to open)

 

November 26, 2021 (Class 7)

Grammar Focus:  Adverbs of certainty

In-Class Work (please prepare in advance) 

Touchstone Level 3 Student book

  • Unit 8, Lesson D 'Any regrets?' (pages 82-83)

    • Exercises: 1B, 1C, 2A

    • Read 'Help Note'

English Grammar in Use, Intermediate level

  • Unit 37, 'Can / Could / Would you...?'

    • Exercises: 37.1, 37.2, 37.3

Article'Conspiracy theories: A cultural phenomenal' (part 1 - first two pages) (click to open)

December 3, 2021 (Class 8)

Grammar Focus:  Questions within sentences

In-Class Work (please prepare in advance) 

Touchstone Level 3 Student book

  • Unit 9, Lesson A 'Tech Support' (pages 86-87)

    • Exercises: 1B, 1C, 2A

  • Unit 9, Lesson A, Extra Practice (page 148)

    • Exercise A

English Grammar in Use, Intermediate level

  • Unit 51, 'Auxiliary verbs (have/do/can, etc.), I think so / I hope so..., etc.'

    • Exercises: 51.1, 51.2, 51.3, 51.4

Article'Conspiracy theories: A cultural phenomenal' (part 1 - first two pages) (click to open)

 

December 10, 2021 (Class 9)

Grammar Focus:  'Separable phrasal verbs: how to, etc.'

In-Class Work (please prepare in advance) 

Touchstone Level 3 Student book

  • Unit 9, Lesson B 'How things work' (pages 88-89)

    • Exercises: 1A, 1B, 2A, 4A, 4B

  • Unit 9, Extra Practice (page 148)

English Grammar in Use, Intermediate level

  • Unit 37, 'Can / Could / Would you...?'

    • Exercises: 37.1, 37.2, 37.3

Article: 'Conspiracy theories: A cultural phenomenal' (part 2 - first two pages) (click to open)

December 17, 2021 (Class 10)

Lesson Focus:  Christmas games

In-Class Work (please prepare in advance) 

Nothing to prepare in advance

 

January 7, 2021 (Class 11)

Grammar Focus:  Conversation Strategies

In-Class Work (please prepare in advance) 

Touchstone Level 3 Student book

  • Unit 9, Lesson C 'On the other hand...' (pages 90-91)

    • Exercises: 1B, 2, 3A

English Grammar in Use, Intermediate level

  • Unit 137, 'Phrasal. Verbs 1- General Points'

    • Exercises: 137.1, 137.2, 137.3, 137.4

Article'Guiseppe Tamburella, head chef at Rustico Bistro Italiano in Bath,  England, UK' (click to open)

January 14, 2022 (Class 12)

Grammar Focus:  Identity theft

In-Class Work (please prepare in advance) 

Touchstone Level 3 Student book

  • Unit 9, Lesson D 'Identity Theft' (pages 92-93)

    • Exercises: 1B, 1C, 2A

English Grammar in Use, Intermediate level

  • Unit 138, 'Phrasal Verbs 2 - 'in/out'

    • Exercises: 138.1, 138.2, 138.3

Article'The World's Largest Money Manager' (click to open)

 

January 21, 2022 (Class 13)

Grammar Focus: Review Touchstone Units 7-9

In-Class Work (please prepare in advance) 

Touchstone Level 3 Student book

  • Checkpoint, Units 7-9 (pages 95-96)

    • Exercises: 1AA, 2, 4A, 5A, 6A

English Grammar in Use, Intermediate level

  • Unit 139, 'Phrasal Verbs 3 - 'out'

    • Exercises: 139.1, 139.2, 139.3

Article'Tradwives: Modern women with traditional values' (click to open)

January 28, 2022 (Class cancelled - Covid)

February 4, 2022 (Class 14)

Grammar Focus:  Phrasal Verbs

In-Class Work (please prepare in advance) 

English Grammar in Use, Intermediate level

  • Unit 140, 'Phrasal Verbs 4 - on/off (1)'

    • Exercises: 140.1, 140.2, 140.3

  • Unit 141, 'Phrasal Verbs 5 - on/off (2)'

  • Exercises: 141.1, 141.2, 141.3

Article'What's Up?' (click to open)

 

February 11, 2022 (Class 15)

Grammar Focus: Phrasal Verbs

In-Class Work (please prepare in advance)

English Grammar in Use, Intermediate level

  • Unit 142, 'Phrasal Verbs 6 - 'up/down'

    • Exercises: 142.1, 142.2, 142.3

Article'Lawless and the Epidemiologist' (part 1 - first two pages) (click to open)

February 18, 2022 (Class 16)

Grammar Focus:  Phrasal Verbs

In-Class Work (please prepare in advance) 

English Grammar in Use, Intermediate level

  • Unit 143, 'Phrasal Verbs 7 - up (1)'

    • Exercises: 143.1, 143.2, 143.3

  • Unit 144, 'Phrasal Verbs 8 - up (2)'

    • Exercises: 144.1, 144.2, 144.3, 144.4

Article'Lawless and the Epidemiologist' (part 2 - last two pages) (click to open)

 

March 11, 2022 (Class 17)

Grammar Focus: Phrasal Verbs

In-Class Work (please prepare in advance)

English Grammar in Use, Intermediate level

  • Unit 145, 'Phrasal Verbs 8 - 'away/back'

    • Exercises: 145.1, 145.2, 145.3, 145.4

Article'In the News' (click to open)

March 18, 2022 (Class 18)

Grammar Focus:  Present perfect continuous vs. present perfect

In-Class Work (please prepare in advance) 

Touchstone Level 3 Student book

  • Unit 10, Lesson A 'Catching Up' (pages 98-99)

    • Exercises: 1B, 1C,2A

  • Unit 10, Extra Practice (page 149)

    • Exercises: A & B​

English Grammar in Use, Intermediate level

  • Additional exercises, 'Past and present', pages 305-306

    • Exercise 6

Article'How the Ever Given Stopped World Trade' (click to open)

 

May 13, 2022

Grammar Focus:  Modal verb 'must'

In-Class Work (please prepare in advance) 

Touchstone Level 3 Student book

  • Unit 11, Lesson C 'That must be fun' (pages 112-113)

    • Exercises: 1B, 1D, 2, 3A, 3B

    • Extra Practice: Exercise A, p. 150

English Grammar in Use, Intermediate level

  • Unit 32: Must / mustn't / needn't, pages 64-65

    • Exercises 32.1, 32.2, 32.3, 32.4

Article:  'Good Manners for Children' (click to open)

May 20, 2022

Grammar Focus:  Adjectives ending in -ed & -ing

In-Class Work (please prepare in advance) 

Touchstone Level 3 Student book

  • Unit 11, Lesson D 'Making an impression' (pages 114-115)

    • Exercises: 1B, 1C, 2A, 2B, 3A

Article'The Rise of the Ecovillage​' (pages 1-2) (click to open)

June 3, 2022

Grammar Focus:  Simple past passive verb tense

In-Class Work (please prepare in advance) 

Touchstone Level 3 Student book

  • Unit 12, Lesson A 'Local news' (pages 118-119)

    • Exercises: 1B, 1C, 2A, 3A

    • Extra Practice: Exercise A, p. 151

English Grammar in Use, Intermediate level

  • Unit 42: Passive 1 (is done / was done), pages 84-85

    • Exercises 42.1, 42.2, 42.3, 42.4

Article'The Rise of the Ecovillage​' (pages 3-4) (click to open)

June 10, 2022

Grammar Focus:  Simple past passive + by + agent

In-Class Work (please prepare in advance) 

Touchstone Level 3 Student book

  • Unit 12, Lesson B 'Natural Disasters' (pages 119-120)

    • Exercises: 1A, 1B, 1C, 2A

    • Extra Practice: Exercise B, page 151

    • Vocabulary Notebook: Exercises 1, 2 & 3 (page 126)

Article: 'Amy Stross - permaculture designer & writer' (click to open)

April 1, 2022 (Class 20)

Grammar Focus: Already, still, and yet with present perfect

In-Class Work (please prepare in advance)  

Touchstone Level 3 Student book

  • Unit 10, Lesson B 'Movies' (pages 100-101)

    • Exercises: 1B, 1C, 2A, 2B, 3A

  • Unit 10, Extra Practice (page 149)

    • Exercises: A & B​

English Grammar in Use, Intermediate level

  • Additional exercises, 'Prepositions (time)', pages 321

    • Exercise 33

Article'How to Speak in a Posh Accent' (part 1 - first two pages) (click to open)

March 25, 2022 (Class 19)

Grammar Focus:  Present perfect continuous vs. present perfect

In-Class Work (please prepare in advance) 

Class discussion

June 17, 2022

Grammar Focus:  Simple past passive verb tense

In-Class Work (please prepare in advance) 

Touchstone Level 3 Student book

  • Unit 12, Lesson C 'Did you hear about...?' (pages 122-123)

    • Exercises: 1B, 1C, 1D, 2A, 3A, 4A, 4B

English Grammar in Use, Intermediate level

  • Unit 43: Passive 2 (be done / been done / being done), pages 86-87

    • Exercises 43.1, 43.2, 43.3, 43.4

Article: 'Greenwashing' (pages 1-2) (click to open)

June 24, 2022

Grammar Focus:  Simple past passive

In-Class Work (please prepare in advance) 

Touchstone Level 3 Student book

  • Unit 12, Lesson D 'Reporting the news' (pages 124-125)

    • Exercises: 1A, 1B, 1C, 2A

English Grammar in Use, Intermediate Level

  • Unit 44: Passive 3

    • Exercises: 44.1, 44.2, 44.3, 44.4​

Article: 'Greenwashing' (pages 2-3) (click to open)

April 22, 2022

Grammar Focus:  Adjectives ending in -ed & -ing

In-Class Work (please prepare in advance) 

Touchstone Level 3 Student book

  • Unit 11, Lesson B 'Ups and downs' (pages 110-111)

    • Exercises: 1A, 1B, 1C, 2A

    • Extra Practice

      • Exercise B, page 150​

    • Vocabulary Notebook, page 116

      • Exercises 1 & 2​

Article:  'Permaculture: Mollison & Holmgren's gift for the future' (click to open)

 

April 8, 2022 

Grammar Focus:  Contrasting ideas

In-Class Work (please prepare in advance) 

Touchstone Level 3 Student book

  • Unit 10, Lesson D 'Reviews' (pages 104-105)

    • Exercises: 1B, 1C, 2A, 3A

English Grammar in Use, Intermediate level

  • Unit 113: Although / though /even through, In spite of / despite, pages 226-227

    • Exercises 111.1, 111.2, 111.3

Article: movie review - to be handed out in class.

April 15, 2022

Grammar Focus:  Modal Verbs

In-Class Work (please prepare in advance) 

Touchstone Level 3 Student book

  • Unit 11, Lesson A 'Speculating' (pages 108-109)

    • Exercises: 1A, 1C, 2A, 3A

    • Extra Practice: Exercise A, p. 150

English Grammar in Use, Intermediate level

  • Unit 32: Must / mustn't / needn't, pages 64-65

    • Exercises 32.1, 32.2, 32.3, 32.4

Article: movie review