THE AY BLOG: LECTURES

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What do the following have in common?

  1. Music
  2. Photography
  3. Art
  4. Football
  5. Switzerland
  6. Food
  7. Cricket

Yes, they’re all nouns, but they are also the subjects of recent lectures carried out by teachers and students alike, as part of the new Academic Year Programme…

In every second week of the 4-week elective course cycle, two lectures are delivered: one on Tuesday, and one on Thursday. The Tuesday lecture is aimed at higher-level students (intermediate to advanced), while the lecture for lower levels (beginner to pre-intermediate) is delivered on Thursday.

Response to the lectures has been really positive, with many attending students commenting on how interesting and useful the lectures are. As well as being a great way to gain some specialised knowledge, you can also increase your awareness of British culture, learn some new vocabulary and practise your listening and writing skills.

Many students have asked if they can attend the lectures, but it is only available to AY30 students, as part of their Academic Programme. If you really want to come but you’re not AY30, maybe it’s time to extend that visa and sign up for some extra lessons!

The next lectures are on the 28th and 30th of July. As for the subjects, keep an eye open for the posters around the school…

VOCABULARY

The highlighted words in the text above have been placed in the table below. Can you fill in the gaps?

NOUN

VERB

ADJECTIVE

ADVERB

awareness

1.

2.

deliver

3.

available

4.

attend

5.

extend

6.

7.

Make a note of the suffixes used to change one word into another, for example:

-NESS: adjectives into nouns

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