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WORKING IN TIMES OF CRISIS (B2.2)

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¨The world of work is being profoundly affected by the global virus pandemic. In addition to the threat to public health, the economic and social disruption threatens the long-term livelihoods and wellbeing of millions. Governments, workers and employers will play a crucial role in combating the outbreak, ensuring the safety of individuals and the sustainability of businesses and jobs.Its impact could cause millions of job losses….“No matter where in the world or in which sector, the crisis is having a dramatic impact on the world’s workforce” READ MORE…

SPEAKING

  • WHAT KIND OF WORKERS HAVE TO CARRY ON WORKING ON THE FRONTLINE (THE ESSENTIAL WORKFORCE)?
  • WHICH SECTORS HAVE EXPERIENCED THE MOST DRASTIC EFFECTS OF THE DISEASE?
  • ARE YOU OR ANYONE IN YOUR FAMILY WORKING FROM HOME( TELEWORKING or TELECOMMUTING?
  • HOW IS THE CRISIS AFFECTING  WORKERS?
  • HOW HAVE YOU BEEN AFFECTED BY THE SITUATION?
  • IS THIS HEALTH CRISIS GOING TO HAVE ANY LASTING EFFECT ON THE JOB MARKET? OR THE WAY WORK IS ORGANIZED?

BASED ON AN ORIGINAL IDEA BY https://natalialzam.wordpress.com/

IF YOU CLICK ON THE PHOTO ABOVE, YOU HAVE EXTRA DISCUSSIONS QUESTIONS TO TALK ABOUT WORK

LISTENING

WATCH A VIDEO ABOUT WORK IN GOOGLE´S OFFICES IN SILLICON VALLEY

LISTENING B2

YOU CAN TRY MANY OTHERS BEFORE EXAMS

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SPEAKING

YOU CAN  RECORD A FLIPGRID https://flipgrid.com/1a5d58d3

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https://www.thelocal.es/20200330/which-jobs-are-considered-essential-under-spains-lockdown-restrictions

https://www.thelocal.es/20200408/wanted-foreigners-and-unemployed-to-work-on-spains-farms

SOME COMMON PHRASAL VERBS (B2.2)

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Image by Annalise Batista on Pixabay

 

UNFORTUNATELY, THESE DAYS AS WE READ NEWSPAPERS AND LISTEN TO THE NEWS WE ARE GETTING USED TO HEARING A LOT OF WAR-LIKE METAPHORS AND EXPRESSIONS : to be at war with the virus, to win the battle, to defeat the invisible enemy, to fight on the frontline, to combat the pandemic, the “blitz spirit”…..

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IN TIMES OF WAR BOMBS CAN GO OFF….. BUT WHAT DOES IT MEAN?

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HOWEVER, BOMBS  DON´T ALWAYS GO OFF CAUSING A LOT OF CASUALTIES, THEY CAN ALSO INSPIRE TV PROGRAMMES SUCH AS “BOOM” AND AWESOME VOCABULARY GAMES AS THE ONE GENIALLY DESIGNED BY TERE COTS , AN EOI COLLEAGUE, TO REVISE PHRASAL VERBS. THANKS, TERE, FOR SHARING.

WHY DON´T YOU HAVE A GO? CLICK ON THE BOMB TO START THE GAME.

SOCIAL DISTANCING ON THE BEACH (B2.2)

HAVE A LOOK AT THE PICTURE BELOW.

“AN Italian company believes it has come up with a way to ensure its country’s beaches can open for the summer season. 

Nuova Neon Group is developing several products which can be installed and used in the tourism sector to bring a new level of safety in the age of COVID-19.

Among them are transparent Plexiglas cubicles which can be installed around sunbeds and parasols on the beaches…..

If approved, the cubicles would be used alongside other strict measures, including the use of face masks, social distancing and sanitising gels…..”

READ MORE

  • DO YOU THINK SOCIAL DISTANCING WILL BE LIKELY TO HAPPEN ON THE BEACH NEXT SUMMER?

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CLICK on the picture above  or the link below and leave a voice  (microphone) or a video (camera) message having your say about the question.

https://voicethread.com/share/14185457/

ONLINE MEETINGS COMMUNICATION : THE LANGUAGE (B2.2)

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LISTENING & VOCABULARY

DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS LOCKDOWN WE´VE BEEN HAVING VIRTUAL CLASSES OR ONLINE MEETINGS ON DIFFERENT PLATFORMS, SUCH AS 8X8 AND ZOOM.

AS YOU COULD SEE, MANY PROBLEMS MIGHT HAPPEN DURING THE SESSION BUT ARE YOU FAMILIAR WITH THIS FUNCTIONAL LANGUAGE?

WATCH THIS FUNNY VIDEO AND HAVE A LAUGH. IS THE SITUATION FAMILIAR?

LOOK AT THESE PHRASES AND SENTENCES.WHO DO YOU THINK IS MORE LIKELY TO USE THEM: THE HOST (TEACHER) OR THE PARTICIPANTS (STUDENTS)?

  1. Can you hear me?

  2. I have a sound issue.

  3. Did you get the nine-digit passcode?

  4. I¨m gonna assign you to a breakout room.

  5. What platform are you on?

  6. I´m gonna join in.

  7. I had a hard time connecting

  8. Adjust your output settings (mic and camera)

  9. There´s  a lot of interference. Can you mute your mics?

  10. It´s your mic, I´m afraid.

  11. Sounds like someone´s just joined.

  12. We lost you.

  13. Am I frozen?

  14. There seems to be a bit of a lag.

  15. I didn´t get that, I´m sorry.

  16. Are you with us?

  17. He´s cut out.

  18. Please, join the main meeting room.

 

WATCH THE VIDEO AGAIN. THERE ARE 5 EXPRESSIONS THAT DON´T APPEAR IN THE FUNNY SKETCH. WHICH ONES?

SPEAKING

DISCUSS THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS

  • WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT ONLINE MEETINGS? ARE THEY EFFECTIVE?
  • WHAT ASPECTS MIGHT BE ANNOYING ABOUT THEM? PROS AND CONS
  • “ZOOM” HAS BEEN IN THE NEWS THIS WEEK. DO YOU KNOW WHY?
  • WHAT WOULD YOU THINK IF WE HAD TO CHANGE TO A DIFFERENT PLATFORM LIKE “WEBEX”?

SYMBALOO :RESOURCES FOR B2 STUDENTS.EOI VALLADOLID (B2.2)

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SYMBALOO  is a visual bookmarking tool that makes it simple and fun to organize the best of the web. You have all your favorite websites at your fingertips. With an account you can access your bookmarks from everywhere with any device and share your online resources with others.

THANKS TO THE EOI VALLADOLID. THEY DID A WONDERFUL JOB BY SHARING THIS SYMBALOO. B2 STUDENTS HAVE LOTS OF RESOURCES JUST AT THE CLICK OF A BUTTON.

CLICK ON THE PICTURE BELOW

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B1.2 WEEK 23rd-25th (WORKING ONLINE) (B1.2) UPDATE

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HI THERE

ALL THE PLANNING FOR THIS WEEK (23rd -25th MARCH) IS ON AULES. HOWEVER, I´VE BEEN TOLD IT WON´T BE WORKING ON MONDAY, THAT´S WHY I´VE JUST WRITTEN THIS POST FOR YOU TO BE ABLE TO START WORKING WITHOUT DELAYS.

ALL THE KEYS TO THE EXERCISES WILL BE THERE. AS SOON AS THE PLATFORM WORKS, ALL YOUR WORK WILL BE ON “AULES BUT I WILL ALSO USE MY BLOG TO PUBLISH COMPLEMENTARY MATERIAL IF YOU HAVE ANY PROBLEMS YOU CAN ALWAYS CONTACT ME ON MY EMAIL.

HOPE THAT YOU CAN MANAGE

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FALLAS HOMEWORK (FILM REVIEWS)

YOU CAN HAND IN YOUR WRITINGS ON CLASSROOMhttps://mcargobe.wordpress.com/2020/03/18/working-online-b1-2/

Miguel Angel has already done it. Maybe you can use WhatsApp to solve technical problems among classmates

THE BODY

LISTEN TO THE SONGS AS A WARM-UP TO REVIEW VOCABULARY ON “THE BODY”

VOCABULARY BANK: THE BODY

Vocabulary work  (page 232) (KEY BY LISTENING TO YOUR CD ROM)

PRONUNCIATION: DIPHTHONGS REVIEW

    REVIEW OF THE ENGLISH DIPHTHONGS ON PAGE 100

READING + LISTENING+ VIDEO LISTENING (pages 100-101) script at the back of your book

TASKS on pages 100-101

KEY READING d (page 100)

KEY reading d (PAGE 100)

KEY READING f( page 101)

KEY readinf f (page 101)

KEY listening G (page 101)

KEY LISTENING g (page 101)

KEY VIDEO LISTENING  c (page 101)

KEY video listening c (page 101)

KEY VIDEO LISTENING d (page 101)

KEY video LISTENING d (page 101)

MONOLOGUE: JUDGING BY APPEARANCES

TRY THE MONOLOGUE AT HOME. RECORD IT AND LISTEN TO YOURSELF. THEN,  EXCHANGE IT WITH YOUR PARTNERS TO GET FEEDBACK YOU CAN ALSO EMAIL THEM OR DO A FLIPGRID IF YOU WANT MY FEEDBACK ON YOUR PERFORMANCE.

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THE FLIPCODE ( IF YOU USE YOUR MOBILE PHONE) IS ef07fe70

 

REVIEW OF UNITS 5-6 (OPTIONAL) pages 103-103

KEY

1rev- 56

2rev- 563rev- 56

 

Made with Padlet

YOU JUST HAVE TO “SAY SOMETHING” + YOUR NAME AND CLICK ON THE PINK BUTTON “POST”

REVISION OF UNITS 5-6

STUDENTS REVIEW UNITS 5 & 6 (pages 102+ 103)

Check your answers with the key

 

VIDEOCONFERENCES

READ THIS POST TO GET READY FOR A VIDEOCONFERENCE NEXT WEEK .

I´ll MEET YOU ONLINE (8X8 vc) ON MONDAY 30th MARCH AT 11.00 AND/ OR AT 13.00

DEPENDING ON YOUR GROUP . THE NAME OF THE MEETING AS A GUEST WILL BE

B1CARMEN

https://mcargobe.wordpress.com/2020/03/20/videoconferences-speaking-online-all-levels/

MEGACITIES (B2.2)

HAVE A LOOK AT THIS PHOTO

  • WHERE WAS IT TAKEN?
  • HAVE YOU EVER BEEN THERE?
  • IS THERE ANYTHING STRANGE ABOUT IT?
  • WHAT IS IT?

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WHAT DO YOU THINK A MEGACITY IS?

DO THE READING ON PAGES 88 / 89 TO FIND OUT AND DO EXERCISE d

 

LISTENING COMPREHENSION OPTIONAL)

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  • GO TO edpuzzle and REGISTER AS A STUDENT /with your computer or mobile app)
  • JIOIN THE CLASSROOM BY  ENTERING THE CLASS CODE ricamez  OR USING THIS LINK: https://edpuzzle.com/join/ricamez
  • HAVE A LOOK AT THE ASSIGNMENT & DO THE ACTIVITY

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WATCH THE VIDEO WITH SUBTITLES IN ENGLISH TO CHECK THE OPEN-ENDED QUESTIONS

 

 

 

 

 

HOW TO SUBMIT A VIDEO TO FLIPGRID (ALL LEVELS)

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How to submit a video to the Grid:

After ENTERING THE FLIP CODE  (I´ve given you ) and selecting the green plus, BUTTON complete these 4 easy steps to submit!

  1.  mceclip0.png  Tap to record
    Tap the record button on the bottom to start. Add fun stickers, filters, text, and more. Tap the arrow on the bottom right to advance.
  2. mceclip1.png Review your video.
    Trim, rearrange, or add more. Tap the arrow in the bottom right to advance.
  3. mceclip2.png  Take a selfie!
    The selfie will be the cover image for your video (in case you don´t want your face to be recognized) Tap the arrow in the bottom right to advance.
  4. mceclip3.png  Submit your video!
    Edit your name, add a tiltle, or attach a link. Then SUBMIT YOUR VIDEO!

 https://vimeo.com/398016659

IF YOU DO IT WITH YOUR COMPUTER, NOT WITH YOUR MOB ILE, IT WORKS JUST BY CLICKING ON THE IMAGE BELOW THAT IS LINKED TO FLIPGRID AND YOU CAN START RECORDING BY CLICKING ON THE GREEN PLUS BUTTON

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https://flipgrid.com/61f04487

 

GOOD LUCK!!

PLAN “MULAN” & AULES (ACCESO)(ALL LEVELS)

HI THERE

ESPERO QUE ESTÉIS TODOS BIEN DE SALUD Y EL CONFINAMIENTO NO OS HAYA MATADO DE ABURRIMIENTO. HACE UNOS DÍAS OS HABLÉ DEL PLAN “MULAN” DE LA CONSELLERÍA DE EDUCACIÓN  Y , COMO SEGUIMOS CONFINADOS (A “TEMPORARY LOCKDOWN”), ESTOY TRABAJANDO EN ELLO CON LA INFORMACIÓN DE LA QUE DISPONGO. NO HAY QUE AGOBIARSE, YA QUE SON TIEMPOS DIFÍCILES Y TODOS VAMOS A TENER PACIENCIA Y HACER LO QUE PODAMOS….

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“AULES” ES UN SITIO WEB DESTINADO AL E-LEARNING DESARROLLADO POR Y PARA DOCENTES QUE ES ACCESIBLE DESDE CUALQUIER DISPOSITIVO. EL ACCESO SE REALIZA MEDIANTE LA DIRECCIÓN:  http://aules.edu.gva.es AULES  ESTÁ BASADO EN MOODLE, UNA PLATAFORMA DE GESTIÓN DEL APRENDIZAJE

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PERSONALMENTE, A TRAVÉS DEL BLOG TENDRÍA BASTANTE PARA SEGUIR TEMPORALMENTE CON LA DOCENCIA PERO NO SÉ SI TENDREMOS QUE UTILIZAR “AULES” POR OBLIGACIÓN. EN ESTE SENTIDO ESTOY  CREANDO MIS PRIMERAS CLASES VIRTUALES EN “AULES” PARA QUE PODÁIS IR TRABAJANDO DE MANERA AUTÓNOMA.

SIMULTÁNEAMENTE SEGUIRÉ UTILIZANDO EL BLOG ASÍ COMO OTRAS HERRAMIENTAS QUE NOS PERMITAN UN TRABAJO EFECTIVO A DISTANCIA: GOOGLE CLASSROOM (WRITINGS), 8X8 vc (VIDEOCONFERENCIAS  ALGÚN DÍA A LA HORA DE CLASE PARA EL “SPEAKING”) VOCAROO PARA ENVIAR AUDIOS CON CORRECCIONES, YOUTUBE PARA GRABAR ALGÚN VIDEO EXPLICATIVO, ETC…

SÉ QUE ES UN GRAN RETO PARA VOSOTROS PERO TAMBIÉN LO ES PARA MÍ…. ASÍ QUE PACIENCIA Y MANOS A LA OBRA. EN ESTOS MOMENTOS DE CRISIS ESTOY APRENDIENDO UNA BARBARIDAD A MARCHAS FORZADAS PERO ES LOABLE VER LA CANTIDAD DE BUENOS DOCENTES QUE HE ENCONTRADO EN TWITTER DISPUESTOS A ECHARME UNA MANO ANTE CUALQUIER DUDA QUE VA SURGIENDO EN EL CAMINO….

SI EL LUNES RECIBO INSTRUCCIONES , OS MANTENDRÉ INFORMADOS PERO DE MOMENTO YA HAY TRABAJO ALMACENADO PARA EL LUNES 23.

TAKE CARE

CARMEN

VIDEOCONFERENCES: SPEAKING ONLINE (ALL LEVELS)

RECENTLY AND THANKS TO THE AWESOME WORK OF SOME OF MY COLLEAGUES LIKE CRISTINA CABAL AND INGRID MOSQUERA, AMONG OTHERS WHO ARE ALWAYS ON TREND, I LEARNED ABOUT A VERY USEFUL  ONLINE TOOL THAT CAN BE USED FOR US OR YOU TO MEET ONLINE TO SPEAK. IT´S CALLED 8X8 vc

animated_arrow_11YOU DON´T NEED TO REGISTER OR CREATE AN ACCOUNT (IF YOU DO IT ONLINE)

OPEN THE FILE BELOW FOR STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS

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INSTRUCTIONS FOR STUDENTS

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  • DOWNLOAD
  • JOIN / START A MEETING AS GUEST
  • ENTER NAME OF THE MEETING (I´LL TELL YOU THAT)
  • CONTINUE & YOU ARE THERE
  • MAKE SURE THE MICROPHONE AND CAMERA ARE WORKING

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 I RECOMMEND YOU TO VISIT  THE SITE OR DOWNLOAD THE APP ON YOUR MOBILE AS WE´LL HAVE TO USE IT SHORTLY TO DO SOME SPEAKING ONLINE.

LET´S GIVE IT A TRY!!

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