1. What time did she wake up?
2. What did she do as soon as she woke up?
3. What time did she start working?
4. What did she do to the little girl's hair?
5. When she was feeding the baby, what was the little girl doing?
6. What did she make for dinner?
7. Is your day similar or different to hers?
Please follow the link below to access an article which discusses inclusion in physical education. The questions below are based on the article.
1. According to the article, what are the benefits of team sport and exercise?
2. Do you agree with the benefits mentioned? What would you add?
3. Explain how team sport and exercise help students develop communication skills and improve mental well-being?
4. According to the article, students have various complaints about their experiences with PE. What are they?
5. Do you have fond memories of your physical education lessons?
6. How do you think your physical education lessons could have been better?
7. Which of the teachers’ and experts’ opinions on how to make sure all students feel PE is for them, do you agree with most? Which of the opinions is least convincing?
8. How do you ensure that all students feel PE is for them?
What is a cover letter?
A cover letter (or covering letter) is often sent with a CV when you are applying for a job. The cover letter should highlight key points from your CV. It should be clear and well-written.
What should I include in my cover letter?
1. The job you are applying for should be specified at the beginning of the letter.
2. You should mention any relevant studies or training courses that you have done.
2. You should mention any relevant experience you have.
3. You should also include specific examples that show that you are suitable for the role you are applying for.
Here is an example of a cover letter:
Dear Sir or Madam, (1)
Please find attached my CV in support of my application for the position (2 ) of Retail Assistant. I recently completed my degree in Business Administration and I am keen to gain hands on (3) experience in this area and develop my career.
I have always had an interest in this field (4). I completed several modules on marketing and customer service while studying at university. Additionally, I have been working as a part-time customer service assistant in a supermarket for the past three years. This role has provided me with valuable customer-facing experience (5). I have had the opportunity to develop excellent communication skills. I am a team player (6) who enjoys challenges. and I am keen to gain managerial experience (7) in the future.
Thank you for taking the time to consider this application and I look forward to hearing from you.
Yours faithfully (8)
1- how to start a letter when you do not know the name of the person you are writing to
2-the job you are applying for
3-practical (not theoretical)
4-area of business or activity
5-dealing with customers directly
6- a person who works well with other people
7-experience of managing others
8-how to end a letter when you do not know the name of the person you are writing to
We use the Present Perfect tense to talk about unfinished and finished actions.
Unfinished Actions- Habits or states.
Unfinished states or habits are states or habits that started in the past and continue in the present. We use the present perfect tense to express 'how long' we have had this habit or have been in this state. We use either 'since' or 'for' to express 'how long.'
We have known each other for 5 years.
I have known him since January.
Unfinished Time -Period of time still continuing.
We use 'this month', 'this week', 'this year' and 'today' with the present perfect to express something that has started and is still continuing.
I haven't seen her this month.
He has cried twice today.
They have visited Colombia 3 times this year.
I have eaten pizza two times this week.
Finished Actions- Life experience.
When we want to express events or actions that happened sometime during a person's life, we can use the present perfect tense. When we do, we don't say when the event or action happened. The person we are talking about needs to be alive now.
I have visited Jamaica.
She has taken the test.
We have been to Paris.
Finished Action- With a result in the present (focus on result).
When we want to express something that happened in the recent past, but is still true or important now we use the past simple or present perfect.
I've missed the bus. (so I can't go to work).
They've cancelled our flight. (so she can't travel today).
Finished Action- Something that recently happened
When we want to introduce news of something that recently happened we can use 'just', 'yet' or 'already' with the present perfect tense. We can do this even if there is no clear result in the present.
I've already eaten.
I've just heard her speech.
How do I form the Present Perfect Tense?
To form the Present Perfect tense we use has or have and the past participle of the verb in the sentence.
We have known each other for 5 years.
In the sentence above, 'we' is the subject so we use 'have' and NOT 'has.' The word 'known' is the past participle.
In this video I explain how you can form the present perfect tense.
I really didn’t need to learn Spanish. I really didn’t. I am a native English speaker living in an English-speaking country, so I certainly don’t need Spanish. Even if I had been planning to travel and work in a Spanish speaking country, one could argue that considering that English is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world; it still wouldn’t have been necessary. And no, I don’t have any familial connections with any Spanish speakers.
So, why did I bother? Well, I always thought it would be fun to learn a new language. And when I had my daughter in 2013 this desire became stronger because I wanted her to speak at least 2 languages.
I chose Spanish because it is widely spoken, and some of my favourite music is sung in Spanish. I thought it would be nice to finally understand what Shakira was saying in 'La Tortura.' Additionally, if I could communicate clearly and understand native speakers when travelling around Spanish speaking countries, I would be happy.
By 2016 I had achieved that goal but it wasn’t enough. I wanted to do more. Yes I could communicate with ease when discussing familiar topics and I could understand most of what I heard. Extensive listening practise and my commitment to two to three weekly 30-minute conversation practice sessions with native speakers had helped me to reach this stage. Now I could understand ‘La Tortura’ and I had discovered more music from artists such as Calle 13, learnt much more about Spanish culture and discovered Colombian food.
My 3-year-old was using the language with me at home and she was learning even more at nursery with her teachers who were native Spanish speakers. Additionally, I could read and understand basic texts, but what I couldn’t understand was complex vocabulary, nor could I write confidently in the language. And while I could communicate clearly about familiar topics, I knew that my spoken language was not precise, nor was it sophisticated. I wanted to get better.
When we found out Havanah was accepted into the only Spanish school in London, I had even more reason to get better. She would need help with homework and it is my job to make sure that help is given. My goals changed. Now I was aiming to learn to speak and write more sophisticatedly. Now I was aiming to become fluent.
What is the DELE?
So I decided that I would take one of the DELE examinations. DELE or Diplomas of Spanish as a Foreign Language confirm non-native speakers’ level of listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in the Spanish language. Learners can take the test at levels A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 or C2. After thinking over it and briefly mentioning it to a friend, I finally found a teacher to prepare me for the exam in April 2017. In our first or second class my teacher decided that I should prepare for the B2 DELE.
What is DELE B2?
The level B2 qualification certifies an individual’s ability to communicate competently with a wide variety of lengthy and complex texts, express themselves fluently and spontaneously and produce clear and concrete texts on different topics. This video explains what teachers mean by level B2 www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueqEfWoRyio
I was flattered that she thought my Spanish was good enough for this level, but I was scared. I tried to talk her into us preparing for the lower level B1 DELE www.youtube.com/watch?v=7AihoPpdzEQ , but she dismissed these cries.
5 months later I am still preparing for the exam and having a lot fun doing so. I want to share this experience with you. Over the next 6 weeks I will share a weekly video of me preparing for this examination with my teacher, Isabel.
An example of what to expect from these videos is below. In this video we are correcting a letter I had written for homework. In this class we also did some speaking practice before her confirming that I had correctly answered every question on a reading comprehension practice I had also completed for homework.