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TURN OFF YOUR BRAIN FOR TRASH TV (PART 1) (1B2)

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WHAT KIND OF PROGRAMME IS THIS?

WHAT OTHER KINDS OF PROGRAMMES DO YOU KNOW?

REMEMBER TO DO THE VOCABULARY ON TELEVISION IN YOUR BOOK ON PAGE 158

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CLICK ON  THE PICTURE ABOVE

WHY IS THERE SUCH A LOAD OF CRAP ON TV THESE DAYS?

IF IT´S SO, WHY DON´T YOU SWITCH IT OFF?

IS IT POSSIBLE TO SAY “SWITCH OFF IT” IN ENGLISH? WHY? WHY NOT?

 

 

HAVE YOU EVER…? (A2)(B1)

have you ever

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MAYBE YOU KNOW THIS POPULAR SONG BY ROD STEWART.

IF IT´S TOO DIFFICULT, WHY DON´T YOU CLICK ON THIS LINK AND TRY A SONG WITH “HAVE YOU EVER…? FOR ELEMENTARY STUDENTS?

TRY TO ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS (CLICK ON THE DOCUMENT CALLED  “HAVE YOU EVER?”)

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HAVE YOU EVER…?

REGRETS (1B2)

REGRET: “to feel sorrow or remorse for (an act, fault, event, etc.)

MANY AMERICAN THOUGHT DONALD TRUMP WOULD NEVER WIN AND NOW REGRET NOT HAVING VOTED IN THE LAST GENERAL ELECTION ….

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“IF THEY HAD VOTED, DONALD TRUMP WOULDN´T HAVE WON THE GENERAL ELECTIONS”

“IF NON-VOTERS HADN´T STAYED AT HOME, MANY OF THEM WOULD HAVE VOTED FOR HILLARY CLINTON”

“IF TRUMP HADN´T COME TO POWER, THE SPANISH VERSION OF THE WHITE HOUSE WEBSITE WOULDN´T HAVE BEEN DELETED

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THE THIRD CONDITIONAL CAN BE USED TO EXPRESS REGRETS.

 

DO YOU KNOW ANY OTHER WAYS TO EXPRESS REGRET IN ENGLISH?

IF IT HADN´T BEEN FOR LOVE…. (1B2)

LISTEN CAREFULLY TO THIS SONG BY ADELE . THE THIRD CONDITIONAL IS USED REPEATEDLY. DO YOU REMEMBER HOW IT´S USED?

 

Adele            If It Hadn’t Been For Love

Never would have 1) _____________ to Birmingham
If it hadn’t been for love
Never woulda 2 ____________ the train to Louisiana
If it hadn’t been for love

Never woulda 3) __________ through the blindin’ rain
Without one dollar to my name
If it hadn’t been, if it hadn’t been for love

Never woulda 4)__________ the trouble that I’m in
If it hadn’t been for love
Woulda been 5) ___________ like a wayward wind
If it hadn’t been for love

Nobody knows it better than me
I wouldn’t be wishing I was free
If it hadn’t been, if it hadn’t been for love

Four cold walls against my will
At least I know he’s lying still
Four cold walls without parole
Lord have mercy on my soul

Never woulda 6) ___________ to that side of town
If it hadn’t been for love
Never woulda 7) __________ a mind to track him down
If it hadn’t been for love

Never woulda 8) ____________ up a forty four
Put myself behind a jail house door
If it hadn’t been, if it hadn’t been for love

Four cold walls against my will
At least I know he’s lying still
Four cold walls without parole
Lord have mercy on my soul

Never woulda 9) __________________ to Birmingham
If it hadn’t been for love
Never woulda 10) __________ the train to Louisian’
If it hadn’t been for love

Never woulda 11) _____________ up a forty four
Put myself behind a jail house door
If it hadn’t been, if it hadn’t been for love
If it hadn’t been, if it hadn’t been for love
If it hadn’t been, if it hadn’t been for love

(ORIGINAL IDEA BY BUSYTEACHER)

  • WHAT DID SHE DO FOR LOVE?
  • WHAT´S “WOULDA”?
  • EXPLAIN THE IDEA OF REGRET USED BY MEANS OF THE THIRD CONDITIONAL

THIRD CONDITIONAL (1B2)

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IF THE TITANIC HAD CARRIED ENOUGH LIFEBOATS……

CLICK ON THIS LINK TO DO SOME ACTIVITIES WITH SOME SCENES FROM THE FILM.

The story of the Titanic – Transcribed | Dotsub.

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THE THIRD CONDITIONAL WITH SONGS (1B2)

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AFTER A HOLIDAY BREAK WE USUALLY REGRET DOING OR NOT DOING CERTAIN THINGS. IN THIS CONTEXT WE USUALLY USE THE THIRD CONDITIONAL

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WHY DON´T YOU REVIEW THE THIRD CONDITIONAL WITH SONGS?

LET´S DO SOME PRACTICE!!

TRY THIS QUIZ

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

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arrow4_e0 GRAMMAR EXPLANATION

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already

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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)

WHAT IF…..? (1B2)

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TODAY WR HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT SUGGESTIONS AND ADVICE.THIS IS A SECOND CONDITIONAL STRUCTURE TO INTRODUCE A PIECE OF ADVICE. conditional-sentences-grammar-11-728 HA VE ALOOK AT THE GRAMMAR PAGE IN YOUR BOOK ds Dibujo

DO YOU KNOW THIS SONG? “IF I HAD A MILLION DOLLARS…..”

WATCH THIS VIDEO AND COMPLETE THE LYRICS WITH SUITABLE SECOND CONDITIONAL FORMS

BARENAKED LADIES IF I HAD $1.000.000

If I had $ 1,000,000 (If I had $ 1,000,000) I´D ____________________ (1) ( I WOULD ______________________ (2))

If I had $ 1,000,000 (If I had $ 1,000,000) I´D ________________________FOR YOUR HOUSE

(3) ( maybe a nice chesterfield or an ottoman)

If I had $ 1,000,000 (If I had a 1,000,000) I´D ___________________________ (4)( a nice reliant automobile)

If I had $ 1,000,000, I´D _________________ (5)

If I had $ 1,000,000 I´D __________________________(6) fort in our yard

If I had $ 1,000,000, YOU _______________________ (7) it wouldn’t be that hard

If I had $ 1,000,000 Maybe we COULD______________________________ (8) in there somewhere Wouldn’t that be fabulous! If I had $ 1,000,000 (If I had $ 1,000,000) I´D ___________________________ (9)( but not _____________________ that’s cruel) If I had $ 1,000,000 (If I had $ 1,000,000) I´D ______________________________ (10) (like a llama or an emu)

If I had $ 1,000,000 (If I had $ 1,000,000) I´D BUY YOU (11) John Merrick’s _________________(All them crazy elephant bones)

If I had $ 1,000,000 , I´D ______________________(12)

If I had $ 1,000,000, WE ________________________________ (13) to the store

If I had $ 1,000,000 WE´D _____________________________ (14) ,´cause it costs more

If I had $ 1,000,000 , WE __________________________________ (15) Kraft dinner

If I had $ 1,000,000 (If I had $ 1,000,000)

I´D _________________________________ (16)( but not a real __________________ that’s cruel)

If I had $ 1,000,000 (If I had $ 1,000,000) I´D ___________________________ (17)( A Picasso or a Garfunkel)

If I had $ 1,000,000 (If I had $ 1,000,000) I´D ______________________________ (18) (haven’t you always wanted a monkey?) If I had $ 1,000,000, I´D _________________________( 19)

If I had $ 1,000,000 If I had $ 1,000,000 If I had $ 1,000,000 . I´D ___________________ (20)

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WORK (VOCABULARY REVISION) (1B2)

LISTEN TO THIS OLD SONG. WHAT DOES 9 TO 5 MEAN?

nine-to-five job (level: upper intermediate)
a typical 8-hour job
She found her nine-to-five job too monotonous and boring, so she is self-employed now.

TRY TO SEE IF YOU REMEMBER THIS VOCABULARY TO TALK ABOUT JOBS.

1. Do you have a job?
If so:
– What do you do in your current job?
– What kind of job is it?
– How did you get this job?  What does your job involve doing?
– Is your job competitive ?
– What opportunities does your job give?
– Do you like your job?
– Do you like your boss?
– Do you like your colleagues ?
– Do you like the atmosphere in your workplace?
– Is your job stressful?
– Would you like to change anything in your job?
– Do you have to work overtime ? How often? Does your boss pay you more for overtime work?
If not:
– What was your last job?
– What kind of job was it?
– How did you get this job?
– Was your job competitive?
– What opportunities did your job give?
– Did you like your job?
– Did you like your boss?
– Did you like your colleagues?
– Was your job stressful?
– Why don’t you work there anymore?
– Are you looking for a new job?

2. At what age do people (in your country) normally begin to work? At what age do they usually retire?
3. At what age would you like to retire? What would you like to do after the retirement?
4. What was your first job? Did you like it?
5. When you were a child, what was your dream job?
6. What is your dream job now?
7. What do you think is the worst job?
8. Do people usually get jobs related to their educational background? How about you?
9. Does a university degree guarantee success in the future career?
10. What is the most important in your job?
11. Would you like to run your own business?
12. Is it better to work for someone else or be self-employed?
13. Should women and men be paid the same?
14. Is/was your boss a man or a woman?
15. Who do you think make better bosses, men or women?

 

SHE´S NOT JUST A PRETTY FACE (1B2)

LISTEN TO THIS SONG BY SHANIA TWAIN Shania-Twain-Shes-Not-Just-A-P-315059

HOW MANY DIFFERENT JOBS ARE MENTIONED?

WHAT DO YOU THINK THIS SONG IS ABOUT? CLICK ON THE PICTURE TO GO OVER SOME WORK AND EMPLOYMENT VOCABULARY

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DISCUSS:

  • Men & women: equality in the job market
  • The job market: compare past and present
  • Unemployment: your country in comparison with others
  • Being self employed/ working for others
  • Most important aspects for job satisfaction
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