HOW FAR IS FROM VALENCIA TO NEW YORK? 6.048 km
HOW CAN YOU COMPARE THESE TWO CITIES?
THINK ABOUT THE SCENERY, THE WEATHER, THE PEOPLE, THE COST OF LIVING, THE LIFESTYLE, THE CUSTOMS, POLLUTION, CARS AND TRAFFIC, TRANSPORT, SHOPPING, FESTIVALS, GENERAL ATMOSPHERE…..
USE WORDS SUCH AS….
BIG MODERN COSMOPOLITAN FRIENDLY LIVELY HOT CROWDED SAFE COLD POPULAR NOISY UNFRIENDLY CALM DIRTY STRESSFUL EXCITING FAMOUS DANGEROUS POPULATED TRADITIONAL CHEAP EXCITING PEACEFUL GOOD
WHICH OF THESE TWO SONGS ABOUT NEW YORK IS BETTER?
HOW CAN YOU COMPARE?
If you’re a complete beginner to “The Archers”, this instant introduction is for you.
First of all, what exactly is The Archers? Well, it’s a radio soap opera set in the fictional English village of Ambridge. It aims to provide essential drama from the heart of the country.
So what does that mean you’ll be hearing? Ambridge is a twenty-first century village, with all the pressures of modern rural life. You’ll become involved in the characters’ personal and business struggles, their love affairs and all sorts of village activities from saving the local shop to the annual fete. There are plenty of lighter moments too.
The Archers has been specially recognised at the BBC Audio Drama Awards for the impact of its ground-breaking Helen and Rob storyline.
The programme received the award for Outstanding Contribution to Radio Drama. The BBC said the continuing drama, which is now in its 67th year, received the prize for “raising significant social awareness of the problem of domestic abuse and coercive control whilst telling a compelling dramatic story over three years”.
IF YOU´RE INTERESTED IN LISTENING TO ONE EPISODE, CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW:
NEXT WEEK WE WILL BE DOING SOME ORAL WORK ON THE CITY & THE COUNTRY. REMEMBER TO :
- REVIEW THE VOCABULARY IN THE UNIT
- REVIEW HOW TO DESCRIBE A PHOTO
- DO SOME WORK ON HOW TO KEEP A CONVERATION GOING (with the help of the extra handout)
HOWEVER, BEFORE MONDAY YOU CAN CONTRIBUTE ON THE PADLET BELOW WITH INTERESTING IDEAS TO BE USED IN YOUR CONVERSATIONS.
GO TO PADLET (BY CLICKING ON THe WALL BELOW)
- Click on the GREEN BOARD below,
- A box will pop-up,
- Please add your name.
- Start typing your contribution. It should be an argument based on what you would miss the most about the country or the city if you had to move from one of the places.
- You can add an image or a link to a video or sound clip to accompany your argument.
- WHAT DO YOU FIND DIFFICULT WHEN HAVING A CONVERSATION IN ENGLISH?
- WHAT STRATEGIES DO YOU USE TO KEEP A CONVERSATION GOING?
You don’t have to say much to keep the other person talking. In fact, in many cases, you can reply using three words or less.
Here are some ways of doing that:
Make a comment
Show surprise at what the other person is saying with “No!” or “Wow!” Show sympathy at someone’s bad news with “How awful” or “How terrible”. Show you’re interested with a comment like “That’s incredible” or “Amazing” or “Unbelievable”.
Encourage the other person
If the other person stops talking for a second or so, you can encourage them to keep talking with a phrase like “Go on” or “Oh yeah” or “So what happened next?”
Ask a question
In all the questions below, make sure your voice goes up at the end to show it’s a question.
“Really?” – to show surprise.
“Did you?” – Echo or reply questions can be used to encourage someone to tell their story.
For example, “I heard from Pete yesterday.” “Did you?” “Yes, he’s been ill for a couple of weeks.”
Over to you Listen and practise examples of these tips here:
(from ENGLISH SPEAKING ONLINE)
HAVE A LOOK AT THE HANDOUT I GAVE YOU IN CLASS. YOU CAN ALSO DOWNLOAD THE DOCUMENT FROM DROPBOX.
HOW CAN YOU COMPARE?
NOW YOU CAN TRY THIS QUIZ ONLINE.
“I’ve been watching, I’ve been waiting
In the shadows for my time
I’ve been searching, I’ve been living
For tomorrows all my life……
PRESENT PERFECT CONTINUOUS OR PRESENT PERFECT SIMPLE?
HAVE A LOOK AT THIS LINK.
YOU CAN LASO HAVE A LOOK ON PAGE 141 AND DO THE EXERCISES
TRY THESE EXERCISES (OPTIONAL)
With the rise of social media, more and more teachers engage their students online with projects and assignments. Increasingly, I have seen fake accounts on Facebook and Twitter where students are posting on behalf of a literary character or historical figure.
Thanks to ClassTools, you can engage your students in the creation of fake Facebook profiles & BIOGRAPHIES without actually using the social media.
ClassTools has developed a program called Fakebook that allows users to easily and quickly create fake Facebook profiles & biographies. It is simple, free, and easy-to-use! Simply plug in information, pictures, friends, and biography data, and then publish with the click of a button. You can also embed the profile into any webpage and download it for offline sharing.
For more information take a look at these great examples, and check out the screenshot below of an example Fakebook profile for Brigham Young:
How might we use this in the classroom, you ask? Have students create “Fakebook” profiles and biographies of someone they know who is still alive . (TASK on page 115/ 125-150 WORDS))
Happy faking, y’all!