4th lesson on 9th March, 2020
Hello dear classmates,
Today it’s my turn again to summarize what we dealt with in our last English lesson.
Right now after entering the classroom our teacher started with a small talk on the traffic situation in our area. In this connection he told us a little bit about his traffic violations and the charges.
The next subject concerned flat hunting in Schmalkalden and how difficult it is to find an appropriate new flat.
Other subjects were the starting of the garden season and bike activities.
As there were three „birthday children“ last week, Beate, Günter und Ursula Sch., we listened to their report on their birthday parties. Of course we continued or rather will continue these parties in our course. I started with sparkling wine and small cakes. Next Monday it’ll be Beate’s turn and one week later Günter’s. You can be sure that we won’t forget anybody’s birthday in this group!
Other popular subjects were sports and the last „Tatort“ thriller from Sunday.
It was also interesting to learn how long the TV time a week of some of our students on average is.
And then we came to the point: logbook entry by Ursula H.-M. There were only some little mistakes to correct. Thomas said:“Super!“ And so did we all!
We continued the lesson with the homework check on the worksheet 106. As there were some exercices about comparative on the worksheet left we did them.
We kept on working with our textbook on page 21. There was a story about a man that spent one night in a five-star hotel in London without paying for it. Don’t copy – it’s risky doing it!
First we listened to this text on a tape then we read and translated it. After that we compared this accomodation with that one in a chicken hotel. Surely you agree to prefer the Plaza!
And now our homework: Please do exercises no 1 and 2 on page 24 of our textbook.
Have a nice week!
See you next Monday at 4.15 pm.
Yours Ursula Sch.
3nd lesson on 2th March2020
Here is my report on our last English lesson.
As always, Thomas started with a little small talk.
Who saw the soccer game in TV last week?
What was happend in the football arena?
How was the weather like?
What kind of heating do you have-gas or öel?
Is the temperature in our living room 20 or 24 degree?
Then we talked about siblings, nephews and nieces.
We had something to celebrate too – Udos birthday. There was sparkling wine and cake. It was delicious.
Thank you, Udo
After that we checked Günters logbook entry.
And now we compared our homework in the book page 19 / 4c and on worksheet unit 105 comparison 1.
At the end of our lessonwe read and translated on worksheet unit 106.
Our homework is on worksheet unit 106 1 / 3 / 5
To seeing you next Monday at 16.15.
Have a nice week.
2nd Lesson on 24th February 2020
In this lesson we were only five students. Where the others k.o. after the carnivalparties? I think no. There are many reasons not to go to the lesson.
First we read Waltraud’s logbook entry. Thomas said you can see that Waltraud is a jounalist. And we could see:
Once a journalist, always a journalist (according to the proverb: Once a liar, always a liar)
Then we compared our homework.
The topping in this lesson was „Couch surfing“. We spoke about advantages and disadvantages from this form to spent one night or more in an other town.
In the gammarpart we worked with the worksheet 105 „Comparison“.
Our homeworks are in the book on page 19 no. 4c and on worksheet unit 105 no. 2 and 3.
1st lesson on 17th February
Hello dear reader,
welcome to my logbook entry. It’s the same procedure as every week and I’ll do my best.
So let’s have a look to our last lesson on 16th February. Our group was complete – the first time for month. Seven women, two men and our teacher. And we could also welcome a new member. Her name is Gabi. She’s retired like all others in the team. She used to be a teacher for German language and sports and now she is teaching foreign students in German language – but only some hours a week.
Back to our lesson. First we were going to practice smalltalk. Thomas ask Evelin to tell us something about the bakery “Hess” – about the quality of rolls and bread and about opening times at the local branch in Schmalkalden. Evelin told us there’s a young baker in the third or fourth generation of this craft producer with a great obligation (engagement?), but – may be – there ar some problems to find the right shop assistants.
Another subject we told were hotlines and the different – mostly bad – experience we gained.
Last but not least Thomas touched on the subject carnival. Udo had to tell what’s going up there in Wasungen. Udo is sure there will be some crazy days again. But most of us aren’t very interested in carnival parties. Some people like to watch the parade in Wasungen or the carnival speech on TV.
The logbook entry written by Rita was very good. Thomas found only one or two little mistakes.
All students did their homework. We compared the results at the end of our lesson.
And here ist the new homework: textbook page 18 number 2b and Page 20 number 4.
Please print des worksheet 105, 106 and 107 and bring them to the next lesson on monday 24th February at 4.15 pm.
I can’t be there, sorry. But I wish you much fun and success.
Last lesson on 10th February
Let me give a short overview of our last lesson in this course.
We started with the logbook entry written by Udo. He did a great job and hided only tiny mistakes in his text.
Then Günther was asked to summarize his memories about the video-clip ( Guggenheim museum) we watched one week ago. In addition we did small talk about our weekend experiences and the topical subjekt: BREXIT.
After a short break we fell on to practise grammar. We repeated the different tenses of Passive by using the worksheets 42/ 43/ 44. Some of us already solved this exercises month ago. The other ones can do it on their own way if they want.
At the end of our lesson we looked in our textbook, page 18 and solved task 1a.
No lesson without homework, here it is: textbook page 20 no 1/ 2/ 3.
We are going to start our new course next Monday at 16.15 o’clock.
I’m looking forward to seeing you all again!
16th lesson on Monday 3rd February 2020
The good news first:
Almost all course participants could come this time, despite the flu epidemic!
What did we do in the last lesson?
First we talked about the events of the previous week, as always.
The next point was a look at Evelin’s logbook entry.
As She did a good job it was quickly done.
Everybody loves and uses shortcuts!
Because of that our teacher explained us the important ones.
Then we compared the homework.
After that there was a little discussion of the last worksheed because a few ambiguities.
Finally we watched a video on the subject of „how to use passiv constructions“.
The new homework is:
textbook on page 16 no A,B,C and on the next page no 5 and 6
Bye for now.
See you next Monday at nine o’clock in the morning!!!
15th lesson on 27.01.2020
It’s already Wednesday and I have to write our weekly report. We were a little group on Monday – only four students and the teacher. But we worked hard. First we analized the football results from the weekend. Then we heard the homework-riddle by Udo and Günther. The third thing that we have done was the correction of the logbook entry by Ursula. Nobody expected many mistakes and it turned out to be true.
After that we took care of the homework on page 14 no. 1b and on page 17 no. 1,2,3.
You ask yourself what about grammar.
Of course we repeated some problems, particularly the passive on page 15 (no. 2a,b,c,3).
Last but not least we got a worksheet and solved task 1, 2 and 3. Thomas is going to send you this as an email.
Our homework is no. 4a on page 15 and no. 4 on the worksheet.
I’m looking forward on next Monday.
See you then.
14th lesson on Monday, January 21st , 2020
Here’s my report on our last English lesson on Monday.
As often Thomas started with a questioning about the sports results of the last weekend. But unfortunately some of the interviewees had no idea about that. In this connection vocabulary was repeated.
The new football place in Steinbach – Hallenberg and its sponsors and if it made sense to name a place, a street or building after a living person were other themes to talk on. Furthermore we spoke about brunch in the Nougat Restaurant.
Evelin should tell about the highlights in Wernshausen but there weren’t any.
Then we reckoned the distance between Breitungen and Schmalkalden and between the market place and the Aldi-Shop in our town.
Beate’s logbook entry about our last lesson was the next subject. Beate can be proud of it because there were only some little things to correct.
And now finally grammar again! First we checked our homework on worksheet 49, no. 3 and 4. It dealt with the word order in questions.
On worksheet no. 57 we trained the correct use of the words „make“ and „do“ in exercises 1, 2 and 3.
Then we continued our lesson with step 2 of unit 1 in our textbook on page 14. The first task was to tell about our last holiday. Some of the group did it.
From this part we went over to reading a crazy story about a chicken hotel. Unbelievable what ideas people can have! But it seems to be a market gap.
And now there’s only the homework left to tell you.
Please, do exercise no.1b on page 14 and exercises no. 1, 2 and 3 on page 17. And don’t forget to read the text of Step 2:“ Pets“ on page 25.
It was a nice lesson again with a lot of reasons to laugh.
That’s all for today! See you next Monday at 4.15 p.m.
13th lesson on 13th January
Today it’s my turn to summarize our last Englisch lesson.
First we spoke about winter sports events last weekend. Thomas asked Ursula H.-N. how many guests she had in connection with the Biathlon World Cup in Oberhof. He also want to know which food and what sorts of beer she offered.
Then we talked how each of us spent the weekend.
After that we checked Ursula’s logbook entry. Thomas found only few mistakes.
And then the invitable came:
„Grammar exercises“ .
We dealt with the use of get ( unit 56) and subjekt and other questions (unit 49) on our worksheets.
The homework ist nr. 49.3 and nr. 49.4 .
I hope I forgot nothing.
Best regards until next week
12th lesson on 6th January 2020
Hello dear classmates,
Here is my logbook entry of our last lesson.
It is the first logbook entry in 2020.
At the beginning , Thomas greeted us with a glas of
sparking wine and wished everyone a happy New Year.
And usual Thomas started with a short small talk.
How each of us had spent the christmas time.
Some went to church Service. Other were eating with
their family or visited their children and family members.
At the end we compared our homework
„Translate the sentence into Good English“
Attention, please to bring worksheets 56 / 57 to the next lesson on Monday 13th January at 16.15 pm.
A good start to the New Year wish you
11th lesson on 16th December 2019
Hello dear classmates,
It was the last lesson before Christmas so some of us had appointments and couldn´t come. We were only 5 classmates.
Udo surprised us with a homemade boot make of cookies. We were very happy and praised your great work.
After checking Günthers logbook entry we compered our homework.
In the lesson we solved all of tasks on page 11 to 13.
Our homework is on page 12 no. B2 and on page 11 no.4b.
Note at 4b!
As in task 4a we should describe the city with a riddle.
Udo sending you a worksheet. Please print it and bring it next time.
I wish for you that all your Christmas wishes come true. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
See you on 6th January at 16.15.
10th lesson on 9th December 2019
We read Waltraud’s logbook and found the hidden mistakes. And we had a reason to laugh.
Then we spoke about our level of education. Thomas asked, if we had a plan B in our education. But all of us carried out the plan A.
We started unit 1 in the new textbook „Network Now A2.2“.
About the question „What kind of places do you like going to on holiday?“ we could choose between the sea, the landscape, the modern city and the medieval town.
I prefere holiday at the beach.
The main topic in step 1 was a story about the Britsh unspectacular town it was a twin town to Walt Disney World of Florida, USA.
Our homework is on page 10 no. 1b and page 13 no. 1, 2, 3.
I remind you of: the lesson at 16th December begins at 16.30.
Have a nice 3rd Sunday of Advent.
9th lesson on December 2nd 2019
Now it’s my turn to entertain you at the beginning of our lesson. I’m sure you’ll find some funny mistakes in my text. I’ll do my very best to give you a reason to laugh. You know: Laughing is healthy.
And a glass of alcoholic (or non-alcoholic) drink every monday is good for health too. So we had sparkling wine at first sponsored by our „freshly baked“ grandma Evelin. She sent us such a nice foto from her granddoughter Sophia some days before. We wished all the best for the little girl, her parents and the grandparents.
Then we talked about the last weekend and the chrismas-time. Who was already visiting a chrismas-market, who bought which chrismas-gifts or what is the traditional chrismas-meal – that were the questions Thomas asked the classmates.
As usual we had a look at the current logbook entry. Rita did a very good job. There were only one or two little mistakes.
After that we compared our homework. We had to solve some tasks on a worksheet, but we did some mistakes. Thomas explained patiently the use of „have“ as verb and as helping verb.
In our text book we read about old wives‘ tales and talked about our experiences with some advises from our mothers and grandmothers. Another point were agony aunts in newspapers.
So we get at the end (or: we reached the end?) of our textbook. Our last homework in this book is at page 100 „What would you advise the newspaper readers with their problems?“
In our next lesson we start with the textbook „Refresh Now A 2.2“. There is a text about Micky Mouse on the first pages. Please do that as a homework too.
The next lesson is on Monday December 9th 2019. And don’t forget – it begins at 4.15 pm.
Have a nice time!
8th lesson on 25th November 2019
Let me give you a short summary on our todays lesson. If I didn’t write it today,I might forget most of the details!
Remember: „If“ sentences of the first and second class/ category was the main topic this Monday.
But first things first.
As usual Thomas started with a short small talk. We exchanged our opinions about Olympic Winter Games 2030 in the middle and south of Germany. In addition we spoke about our own sporting activities.
Then we had a look on the logbook entry of Udo and compared our homework in textbook page 97.
Now we reached the main topic of our lesson: “ if“ centences with: will/ would/ could/ might . For this we used worksheet no.38 where we solved several exercises.
Furthermore we had to solve some other tasks our teacher gave us on worksheet: “ Network Refresher A2″.
You find the first part of our homework on its rear side.
Please complete the sections D/E/F/ there.
The second part you’ll find in our textbook on page 99, section A.
That’s all for today.See you next week at the same place and time.
7th lesson on Monday 18th Novembers , 2019
Good afternoon dear classmates
What did we work last lesson?
First we spoke about the current topics of the previous week.
After that we had a look at Ursula’s logbook entry.
As always there were constructive suggestions for improvements.
But Ursula did a good job.
Than we checked the homework.
There were no problems.
The textbook is our constant companion every lesson.
In chapter 11 there were still a few tasks to solve.
That was done quickly.
We also dealt with a news article that Tomas had brought along.
The story describes one working day in Rodger Black’s life.
He works as a fitter and welder in a local brewery in Brisbane Queensland.
A really infomative report but lots of unspeakable technical vokabulary as well.
Then it got easier again.
We continued with chapter 12 in our textbook were you also can find the new homework.
It’s on page 95 number2 and page 97, ex. 1,2 and 3
Bye for now!
Have a nice week.
See you soon yours Udo
6th lesson on Monday, 11th November 2019
Hello, dear classmates
This is my report on your last lesson.
First our teacher wanted to know, how each of us had spend the weekend.
The most of us prepared their garden for the winter.
When does baking of the Stollen and biscuits, was the next question.
Then we checked Evelins logbook entry. All was OK.
The next part was the grammar on the worksheet 21 with will and shall. We read and solved the
The new homework will be on page 89 4 / 5 / 6.
I wish you a nice week
See you on Monday at 9 o’clock
5th lesson on Monday, 4th November 2019
Hello, dear slassmates
Here is my report on our last English lesson. The first topic was the logbook entry of Beate. It was written very well. But Thomas found some mistakes as always. Next we read the text on page 84 and compared task „B“, our homework. Then Udo read the words on page 85. The 3. subject was the usage of „going to“ on page 79 and on the worksheet Unit 20. We managed to finish all four tasks and changed to page 80 „How to make an appointment“ exercises 4a and b.
After that we dealt with „How you can keep in touch“ on page 86. We practised what we had learned with the exercises 1, 2, 3 on page 89. On page 91 A, B, C we read interesting things about „English then and now“ and about Shakespeare . Furthermore we found out how to predict the future on page 92 A and C. Since we worked so much, we didn’t get a homework.
Thomas is going to send us the worksheet 21 and you should print it and bring it to the next lesson.
Have a nice week
4th lesson on Monday, 28th October , 2019
Hello dear students,
Let me summarize our last lesson. As usual we started with the logbook entry of the lesson
in the week before. Elfi did it and she did only some little mistakes.
Some students had an other appointment last week. So we repeated , what we dealt with, in
the third lesson.
Then we checked our homework. The highlight was a report of Talitha Linehan about lard.
This old food is making a comeback in the modern cuisine.
And what would be a lesson without grammar? The topic was the „ Future with going to“ on the pages 82 and 83 of our textbook. Please bring with you the worksheets unit 20 about this theme next week!
The sections A and B on page 84 are our homework.
The next lesson will be on Monday, 4th November at 9.00 a.m.!!!
I hope I’ll meet you all healthy again then.
3rd lesson on Monday,21th October,2019
Hello, dear classmates,
We started the lesson with a glass of sparkling wine. It was sponsored by Evelin ,because she had birthday.
Because some students were not there in the second lessen we repeated Unit 117 and also the exercises on page 235. Then we checked our homework- worksheet “Part 5” no.3b.
Ursula´s logbook entry was perfect as always.
We were told by Thomas the application of the question words “ when, who, what, which “. When we have to use “to do” in the question? This is what we practice whith exercise 4 no. 1-6.
To do the exercise 7-18 Thomas once again explained how to use “ some-, any-, no- “.
The exercise 19 -25 from page 31 are our homework. In addition we should also read the text “ Lovely lard” from the worksheet.
I wish you some sunny autumn days and see you on Monday
Second lesson on Monday, 14th October, 2019
As our teacher Thomas has been on holiday in South Tyrol for two weeks we postponed our second lesson after summer break to the 14th October. Let me summarize what we dealt with in that lesson.
It’s clear: first we spoke about holidays. Who has ever been in South Tyrol? Almost all of us have been there during the last 30 years. It’s a wonderful region for hiking as well as for skiing.
After our excursion to South Tyrol we checked our homework – questions on the story “Just another day“. In this connection we repeated grammar constructions of verbs and adverbs. It`s always amazing how quickly we forget!
Thomas handed out another story to us in order to consolidate the use of verbs and adverbs. The title was “Over the border“. Besides we had to correct some statements to this text.
Another subject of our lesson was the difference in using the words „like“ and „as“ that we practiced with the help of another worksheet (Unit 117). Sometimes it is good to use these words by feeling.
Exercise no. 117.2 is one part of our homework. The other part is to do on the worksheet „Part 5“, no. 3b.
Our third lesson will be on next Monday, 21st October. But attention: We’ll start at 4.15 p.m.
Have a nice week yet!
1st lesson on 23.09.2019
I was glade to see you again to our new English course. It’s a pitty Edith left the course. But we got a new student. Her name is Eva. We introduced each other.
At the beginning of the lesson we drank a glass of sparkling wine. It was sponsered by Efli becauce she had birthday in July.
We translated an article about Francis and Carole. It was a mysterious story. But it was Carole’s birthday surprise to her husband Francis.
Our next lesson will be on 14. October 9:00 am.
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