ACCORDING TO THE BBC NEWS TODAY….
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.
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.
WHAT´S THE HIDDEN MESSAGE?
HERE´S A CLUE: LISTEN TO THIS SONG
YOU CAN ALSO REVIEW THE MOST COMMON FUTURE FORMS IN YOUR BOOK (PAGE 138)
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?
- 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.
THIS WEEK WE HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT THE PROS & CONS OF “FREEGANISM” BUT HOW DO YOU WRITE A “FOR & AGAINST” ARTICLE FOR A MAGAZINE?
We can find both advantages and disadvantages …
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 …
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.
It is clear that there are both advantages and disadvantages to …
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 …
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.
- You can add an image or a link to a video or sound clip to accompany your argument.
POST ONE ARGUMENT FOR OR ONE ARGUMENT AGAINST THE TOPIC ABOVE
DO THE EXERCISE ON FOR & AGAINST ARTICLES ON THE HANDOUT
HAVE A CLOSE LOOK AT THIS PICTURE
WHAT DO YOU CALL THESE FOOD CONTAINERS?
REMEMBER TO DO THE RUBBISH & RECYCLING VOABULARY (on page 156) YOU CAN CHECK YOUR ANSWERS ON YOUR CD ROM
APART FROM AIR POLLUTION, WHAT OTHER ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS CAN YOU THINK OF?
HOW GREEN ARE YOU? WHAT DO YOU DO TO HELP THE PLANET? WHAT CAN BE DONE?
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 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.
“Amen, amen, amen, amen.”
HAVE A CAREFUL LOOK AT THIS PHOTO. WHAT CAN YOU SEE?
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?
THIS YEAR I WILL ….
….. do all my English homework.
……watch a film in English with subtitles.
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…….
GRAMMAR BANK page 136 (units 6A & 6B)
REMEMBER TO DO YOUR HOMEWORK (WRITING) FOR MONDAY 8th JANUARY!!!