MORE FUTURE FORMS (1 B2)

 

 

new-2YOU CAN REVIEW THE MOST COMMON FUTURE FORMS IN YOUR BOOK (PAGE 138) BUT LET´S GO A STEP FURTHER AND NOW LET´S FOCUS ON TWO TENSES THAT MIGHT BE NEW FOR UPPER-INTERMEDIATE STUDENTS: FUTURE CONTINUOUS (or PROGRESSIVE)  AND FUTURE PERFECT

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TRY THIS EXERCISE

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PARAPHRASING: TO PRACTISE DEFINING RELATIVE CLAUSES (1B1) by CRISTINA CABAL

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What do you normally do when you are talking to a person in English and you don’t know the word? I guess you don’t tell the person ” OK, right, hold on! I am going to look it up on my mobile phone”. You might be tempted to do it, but know that the person you are talking to might lose interest in what you are saying.
So, the thing to do would be Paraphrasing.

How do we paraphrase?? There are some expressions you can use
It’s A KIND OF house
It’s THE OPPOSITE OF lazy
It’s LIKE cleaning but… trying to explain what you want to say but using other words you know.
It’s SIMILAR TO book but..
FOR EXAMPLE, you do this when
It’s A SYNONYM OF..
It’s A PERSON/SOMEBODY WHO
It’s a THING/SOMETHING WHICH
It’s SOMEWHERE/A PLACE WHERE

It can also help to say “ It’s a noun, or an adjective…. “ If it’s an expression, you can also say “ It’s an expression and there are three words in it”

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Right, now we are ready to play the game. It’s called WHAT’S THE WORD?

How we play the game:

  • Divide the class into two teams
  • Ask a member of Team A to sit on chair with his back to the whiteboard.
  • Display the first word on the screen
  • The members of the team have two minutes to describe the word but they cannot use any parts of the words on the screen. For example if it is “teacher” they cannot use the word “teach”.The aim is for the student to guess as many words as possible in one minute.
  • Every word in black scores one point , the ones in red score two points.
  • Then, it is the other team’s turn to choose someone to take the hot seat.
  • Needless to say, you keep the score on the board for everybody to see. Have fun!!!

THANKS TO CRISTINA CABAL FOR SHARING…..

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JUST, ALREADY, YET (PRESENT PERFECT) (A2)(1B1)

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arrow4_e0 GRAMMAR EXPLANATION

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HAVE A LOOT AT THIS PICTURE:

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Mr Hill is quite busy with the housework.Can you describe the picture (using : already, not yet, just..) ?

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(picture from NEW ENGLISH FILE Pre-intermediate OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS)

FLIPGRID: AN OPEN DEBATE ON VIDEO (1B2)

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HAVE YOU HEARD OF FLIPGRID? IT is  A NEW WEBSITE AND MOBILE APP TO OPEN UP DEBATES AMONG STUDENTS.  IT CAN BE USED TO FURTHER CLASSROOM CONVERSATIONS BY ASSIGNING QUESTIONS AS HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS

SO, LET´S HAVE A TRY!

  • I POSED A QUESTION ON VIDEO.
  • CLICK ON THE PICTURE BELOW OR ON THE LINK TO WATCH MY VIDEO QUESTION

https://flipgrid.com/51be7b

  • CLICK ON THE GREEN PLUS BUTTON TO RECORD YOUR ARGUMENT FOR OR YOUR ARGUMENT AGAINST. (90 seconds long)
  • YOU CAN ALSO WATCH WHAT OTHER STUDENTS RECORDED

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I´LL BE WAITING FOR YOUR VIDEO RECORDINGS

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CRANBERRIES SINGER DIES SUDDENLY AGED 46 (1B2)

ACCORDING TO THE BBC NEWS TODAY….

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The Cranberries lead singer Dolores O’Riordan has died suddenly at the age of 46, her publicist has confirmed.

The Irish musician, originally from Limerick, led the band to international success in the 90s with singles including Linger and Zombie.

A statement from her publicist said: “The lead singer with the Irish band The Cranberries was in London for a short recording session.

“No further details are available at this time.”

It added: “Family members are devastated to hear the news and have requested privacy at this very difficult time.”

The Cranberries shot to international fame with their 1993 debut album Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We? and went on to sell over 40 million records worldwide.

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THIS IS MY PERSONAL TRIBUTE TO THIS SINGER. IN THE NEAR FUTURE WE´LL BE DOING SOME WORK WITH ONE OF HER SONGS CALLED “ANIMAL INSTINCT”. IT´S AN ACTIVITY I DESIGNED 4 YEARS AGO TO WORK ON NARRATIVES.

THE FUTURE: REVISION (1B2)

 

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WHAT´S THE HIDDEN MESSAGE?

HERE´S A CLUE: LISTEN TO THIS SONG

new-purple-animationYOU CAN ALSO REVIEW THE MOST COMMON FUTURE FORMS IN YOUR BOOK (PAGE 138)

GETTING READY FOR SPEAKING: THE ENVIRONMENT (ORAL SKILLS 1B2)

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ARE THERE ANY ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS IN YOUR COUNTRY?

DO YOU TAKE AN INTEREST IN NATURE?

DO YOU OR YOUR FAMILY TAKE STEPS TO HELP THE ENVIRONMENT?

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  • RECORD YOURSELF TALKING ABOUT  AN ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEM THAT HAS BEEN IN THE NEWS
  • GO TO PADLET (BY CLICKING ON THE GREENISH BOARD WALL BELOW)
  • Click on the board, a box will pop-up, please add your name.
  • UPLOAD  your contribution.
  • ADD  an image to accompany your talk.

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WRITING A COLLABORATIVE FOR & AGAINST ARTICLE (1B2)

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THIS WEEK WE HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT THE PROS & CONS OF “FREEGANISM” BUT HOW DO YOU WRITE A “FOR & AGAINST” ARTICLE FOR A MAGAZINE?

USEFUL LANGUAGE

Introduction

We can find both advantages and disadvantages …
Nowadays…

ARGUMENTS For

On the one hand, there are many reasons why …

On the one hand, those who are in favour of (tend) to claim that …

On the one hand, those who believe that … say that …

People who prefer … say that …

There are several arguments in support of …

There are many advantages to + gerund

Some people argue that …

Those in favour of …

ARGUMENTS Against

On the other hand, there are many reasons why …

On the other hand, those who are against (tend) to say that …

A major disadvantage is that …

On the other hand, those who believe that … say that …

On the other hand, the arguments against … are convincing

On the other hand, there are some/many disadvantages.

Conclusion

It is clear that there are both advantages and disadvantages to …

In conclusion…

To sum up…

All in all…

Although there strong arguments in favour of/ against, I think that … It is obvious that …

On balance, I think that …

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NOW, WE ARE READY TO START A COLLABORATIVE  FOR & AGAINST ARTICLE: “SHOULD CHILDREN UNDER 13 OWN THEIR OWN MOBILE PHONE?”

  • GO TO PADLET (BY CLICKING ON THE BROWNISH BOARD WALL BELOW)
  • Click on the board, a box will pop-up, please add your name.
  • Start typing your contribution. It should be an argument for or an argument against.

FOR:

AGAINST:

  • You can add an image or a link to a video or sound clip to accompany your argument.

Made with Padlet

 

POST ONE ARGUMENT FOR OR ONE ARGUMENT AGAINST THE TOPIC ABOVE
DO THE EXERCISE ON FOR & AGAINST ARTICLES ON THE HANDOUT

PACKAGING (1B2)

HAVE A CLOSE LOOK AT THIS PICTURE

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WHAT DO YOU CALL THESE FOOD CONTAINERS?

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REMEMBER TO DO THE RUBBISH & RECYCLING VOABULARY (on page 156) YOU CAN CHECK YOUR ANSWERS ON YOUR CD ROM

ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS (1B2)& SOLUTIONS

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Madrid activates temporary car ban as pollution levels grow

APART FROM AIR POLLUTION, WHAT OTHER ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS CAN YOU THINK OF?

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HOW GREEN ARE YOU? WHAT DO YOU DO TO HELP THE PLANET? WHAT CAN BE DONE?

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Smart Up Your English

LEARN NEW WORDS, EXPRESSIONS, PHRASES...

Helendipity Weblog

learn English and share your experiences (SERENDIPITY= the accidental discovery of something pleasant and useful!)

Adrian Underhill's Pronunciation Site

Practical Discovery of English Pronunciation