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.

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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.

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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?

I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU (B1)

WHEN PEOPLE ARE IN LOVE, THEY MAKE PROMISES; SOMETIMES THEY KEEP THEM, SOMETIMES THEY BREAK THEM…… BUT WHAT ARE THE MOST COMMON PROMISES A MAN GIVES A WOMAN OR A WOMAN GIVES A MAN?

UNIT 6B pages ( 46 / 47)

BY THE WAY….. WHAT´S THE RIGHT POSITION OF ADVERBS OF FREQUENCY IN COMPOUND TENSES?

The position of adverbs of frequency is often very tricky. However, there are several good rules that you can follow.
Let’s divide adverbs of frequency into two groups.

  • Group “a”: always, continually, frequently, occasionally, often, once, twice, periodically, repeatedly, sometimes, usually.
  • Group “b”: ever, hardly ever, never, rarely, scarcely ever, seldom.
  • Adverbs in both groups are normally placed:
    After the simple tenses of “to be”:
    He is always in time for meals.
    Before the simple tenses of all other verbs:
    They sometimes stay up all night.
    With compound tenses, they are placed after the first auxiliary, or—with interrogative verbs—after “auxiliary + subject”:
    He can never understand.
    You have often been told not to do that.
    Have you ever ridden a camel?

OPRAH WINFREY´S GOLDEN GLOBE SPEECH (1B2)

Oprah Winfrey accepted the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement at the Golden Globes on Sunday and delivered a moving speech that brought men and women in the audience to their feet.

Below is a full transcript of Winfrey’s acceptance speech.
In 1964, I was a little girl sitting on the linoleum floor of my mother’s house in Milwaukee watching Anne Bancroft present the Oscar for best actor at the 36th Academy Awards. She opened the envelope and said five words that literally made history: “The winner is Sidney Poitier.” Up to the stage came the most elegant man I had ever seen. I remember his tie was white, and of course, his skin was black, and I had never seen a black man being celebrated like that. I tried many, many times to explain what a moment like that means to a little girl, a kid watching from the cheap seats as my mom came through the door bone tired from cleaning other people’s houses. But all I can do is quote and say that the explanation in Sidney’s performance in “Lilies of the Field”:
“Amen, amen, amen, amen.”
In 1982, Sidney received the Cecil B. DeMille award right here at the Golden Globes and it is not lost on me that at this moment, there are some little girls watching as I become the first black woman to be given this same award. It is an honour — it is an honour and it is a privilege to share the evening with all of them and also with the incredible men and women who have inspired me, who challenged me, who sustained me and made my journey to this stage possible. Dennis Swanson who took a chance on me for “A.M. Chicago.” Quincy Jones who saw me on that show and said to Steven Spielberg, “Yes, she is Sophia in ‘The Color Purple.'” Gayle who has been the definition of what a friend is, and Stedman who has been my rock — just a few to name.
I want to thank the Hollywood Foreign Press Association because we all know the press is under siege these days. We also know it’s the insatiable dedication to uncovering the absolute truth that keeps us from turning a blind eye to corruption and to injustice. To — to tyrants and victims, and secrets and lies. I want to say that I value the press more than ever before as we try to navigate these complicated times, which brings me to this: what I know for sure is that speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have. And I’m especially proud and inspired by all the women who have felt strong enough and empowered enough to speak up and share their personal stories. Each of us in this room is celebrated because of the stories that we tell, and this year we became the story.
But it’s not just a story affecting the entertainment industry. It’s one that transcends any culture, geography, race, religion, politics, or workplace. So I want tonight to express gratitude to all the women who have endured years of abuse and assault because they, like my mother, had children to feed and bills to pay and dreams to pursue. They’re the women whose names we’ll never know. They are domestic workers and farm workers. They are working in factories and they work in restaurants and they’re in academia, engineering, medicine, and science. They’re part of the world of tech and politics and business. They’re our athletes in the Olympics and they’re our soldiers in the military.
And there’s someone else, Recy Taylor, a name I know and I think you should know, too. In 1944, Recy Taylor was a young wife and mother walking home from a church service she’d attended in Abbeville, Alabama, when she was abducted by six armed white men, raped, and left blindfolded by the side of the road coming home from church. They threatened to kill her if she ever told anyone, but her story was reported to the NAACP where a young worker by the name of Rosa Parks became the lead investigator on her case and together they sought justice. But justice wasn’t an option in the era of Jim Crow. The men who tried to destroy her were never persecuted. Recy Taylor died ten days ago, just shy of her 98th birthday. She lived as we all have lived, too many years in a culture broken by brutally powerful men. For too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dare speak the truth to the power of those men. But their time is up. Their time is up.
Their time is up. And I just hope — I just hope that Recy Taylor died knowing that her truth, like the truth of so many other women who were tormented in those years, and even now tormented, goes marching on. It was somewhere in Rosa Parks’ heart almost 11 years later, when she made the decision to stay seated on that bus in Montgomery, and it’s here with every woman who chooses to say, “Me too.” And every man — every man who chooses to listen.
In my career, what I’ve always tried my best to do, whether on television or through film, is to say something about how men and women really behave. To say how we experience shame, how we love and how we rage, how we fail, how we retreat, persevere and how we overcome. I’ve interviewed and portrayed people who’ve withstood some of the ugliest things life can throw at you, but the one quality all of them seem to share is an ability to maintain hope for a brighter morning, even during our darkest nights. So I want all the girls watching here, now, to know that a new day is on the horizon! And when that new day finally dawns, it will be because of a lot of magnificent women, many of whom are right here in this room tonight, and some pretty phenomenal men, fighting hard to make sure that they become the leaders who take us to the time when nobody ever has to say “Me too” again.

FINDING TREASURE IN THE TRASH!! (1B2)

HAVE A CAREFUL LOOK AT THIS PHOTO. WHAT CAN YOU SEE?

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TRASH= RUBBISH

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WAS XMAS DESTROYED BY CONSUMERISM? You see, every year after  Christmas, or that old orgy of consumerism, as I like to call it, around 50 percent of Christmas gifts hit the trash , generating tons of waste, according to one study……

A third of Spain’s Christmas food will end up in the trash…READ MORE…

  • HOW OFTEN DO YOU OR YOUR FAMILY THROW AWAY FOOD? WHAT KIND OF THINGS? HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT IT?

NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS 2018 (1B1)

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THIS YEAR I WILL ….

….. do all my English homework.

……watch a film in English with subtitles.

…..study harder.

We use will to express and talk about PROMISES, DECISIONS, PREDICTIONS and to OFFER help.
Promise = I’ll never leave you darling!

Prediction= It’ll rain later.

Offer= I’ll carry the books for you.

Decisions = I will stop smoking.

Notas del “profe” : El futuro con will es bastante sencillo pues todas las “personas” (yo, tu, ella… etc) van con la misma conjugación, seguido de infinitivo sin”TO”. Lo mas importante de esta lección es que sepáis en que situaciones usar “WILL” Se usa “will” cuando se expresa una promesa, decisiones tomadas en el momento en que se habla, predicciones generales y ofrecimientos.

Promesa: I will always love you

Decisiones: Tomorrow, I will go to the mall and buy a TV.

Ofrecimientos: I will help you with that table.

Predicción: Maria won’t get married.

SO, WHAT ARE YOUR NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS FOR 2018?

Do you make New Year’s resolutions? What is a resolution? A resolution is a promise. It is a promise that you make to yourself! It is a tradition for people to make resolutions at the beginning of a new year. There are different kinds of resolutions.

One sort of resolution has to do only with oneself. You can decide to lose weight, to stop eating candy, to exercise more, or to watch less TV. Other resolutions can involve family or friends. You could resolve to be more patient with your little brother, to be more helpful to your mum, or not to get into fights with your friends. Some resolutions are about school and the outside world, such as getting to class on time, trying for better grades, or not teasing the neighbor’s dog.

If you manage to keep these promises, it will make you feel better about yourself. So, it’s important not to make wild resolutions that are too difficult to follow. Your promises to yourself should not be too hard to keep.

THIS YEAR I WILL…….

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GRAMMAR BANK page 136 (units 6A & 6B)

REMEMBER TO DO YOUR HOMEWORK (WRITING) FOR MONDAY 8th JANUARY!!!

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