Thursday, February 28, 2013

More Instructions, Directions and Getting Things Done


Listening/Viewing Comprehension - (Level 1&2) VPAU 494, 495, 498, 500,

(i) Watch the video about How to Make the Perfect Bowl of Porridge

(ii) Complete this online exercise about porridge making (from


Introduction : When you go to the hairdresser what do you say ...?

You have been studying instructions this term. 
Let's talk about hair, haircuts and hair styles.

Do you like your hair? Where do you get your hair cut? Would you like a new hairstyle?
Would you like highlights or a new colour? 

VOCABULARY: long, short, medium length, bald, blond, brunette, red head, curly, straight, permed, dye, tint, highlights,shaved, trim, layered, tapered, fringe, side-burns around the sides / on the top / up the back / combed / blow dried / shampooed/

Can you add some more words? Here is a vocabulary list to download (word doc)


Exercise 2 Listen to the story and complete the dictation. (Fold / write / check)


Watch the video below. How does this woman trim her hair. Can you write instructions?



Having / Getting something done ... (Level 2 /3)

Exercise One (Put in Order)

Exercise Two (Mix and Match)

Exercise Three (Complete the sentences)

Other interactive exercises like these are at

SPEAKING Asking the hairdresser or barber for a haircut

Use the video to help you write your dialogue about going to the hairdresser or barber with a friend 


                                                                                                          X You are here

Exercise 1: With your teacher or a classmate, give and ask directions using the map

Exercise 2: Complete these online exercises using the same map (from


(Level 3)- Information Text 2 (VPAU 503)

(i) Watch the video about the Lyre Bird
(ii) Complete this online exercise about the video and complete the webquest about Sir David Attenborough (you can also view the video again on this page) (from

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