BCL English Conversation 2 Homework 2021-2022

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:  

 

September 28, 2021 (Class 1)

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

In-Class Work (please prepare in advance)

ArticleNone

October 5, 2021 (Class 2)

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

In-Class Work (please prepare in advance) 

ArticleNone

 

October 12, 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 19, 2021 - Class Cancelled

 

November 9, 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

English Grammar in Use, Intermediate level

  • Unit 32, 'Must, mustn't, needn't'

    • Exercises: 32.1, 32.3

  • Unit 33, 'Should 1'

    • Exercises: 33.1, 33.2, 33.3

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

November 16, 2021 (Class 5)

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 23, 2021 (Class 6)

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'Roald Dahl short story collection' (click to open)

November 30, 2021 (Class 7)

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 7, 2021 (Class 8)

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 14, 2021 (Class 9)

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)

December 21, 2021 (Class 10) Make up class

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 4, 2022 (Class 11)

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 11, 2022 (Class 12)

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 18, 2022 (Class 13)

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)

January 25, 2022 (Class 14)

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 1, 2022 (Class 15)

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)

 

February 8, 2022 (Class 16)

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)

February 15, 2022 (Class 17)

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)

 

March 8, 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)