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MODAL VERBS FOR DEDUCTION (1B2)

LISTEN TO TWO DIFFERENT SAMPLES OF TWO  VERY POPULAR SONGS WITH A SIMILAR TITLE.

CAN YOU REMEMBER THEIR TITLE? WHO ARE THEY BY?

WHAT´S THE DIFFERENCE IN MEANING BETWEEN THE TWO TITLES?

Post your grammar explanation and we´ll  keep in touch!

   IT MUST  BE   LOVE

         MODAL VERB  +  (SIMPLE) TO INFINITIVE         

         PRESENT    DEDUCTION           (CERTAINTY)   

IT MUST HAVE BEEN LOVE         

      MODAL VERB  +   PERFECT INFINITIVE                       

                                         HAVE + PAST PARTICIPLE                 

            PAST DEDUCTION    (CERTAINTY)

THIS KIND OF LANGUAGE IS VERY USEFUL BECAUSE WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT A PHOTO  IN ORAL INTERVIEWS, YOU´RE SPECULATING ALL THE TIME….

 

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WHAT  LOGICAL DEDUCTIONS CAN YOU MAKE ON THE PHOTOS BELOW?

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SUSPENDEN PRIMEROS ACTOS FALLEROS A CAUSA DE LA LLUVIA Y EL VIENTO

MODAL VERBS IN SONGS (LOW B2)

 

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CLICK ON THE PICTURES ABOVE TO LISTEN TO THE SONGS.

 

WHICH MODAL VERBS CAN YOU SPOT?

WHAT DIFFERENT MEANINGS CONVEY THE DIFFERENT MODAL VERBS?

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ATTENTION INFOYOU CAN READ THE GRAMMAR REFERENCE ON PAGES 142-143 

Read more at http://www.englishgrammar.org/talking-possibility/#oRuHdKDHPM5f4kUS.99

VALENCIA , NEW YORK (1B1)

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HOW FAR IS FROM VALENCIA TO NEW YORK? 6.048 km

HOW CAN YOU COMPARE THESE TWO CITIES?

THINK ABOUT THE SCENERY, THE WEATHER, THE PEOPLE, THE COST OF LIVING, THE LIFESTYLE, THE CUSTOMS, POLLUTION, CARS AND TRAFFIC, TRANSPORT, SHOPPING, FESTIVALS, GENERAL ATMOSPHERE…..

USE WORDS SUCH AS….

BIG                                        MODERN               COSMOPOLITAN              FRIENDLY                                              LIVELY                                 HOT                        CROWDED                          SAFE                                     COLD                                    POPULAR              NOISY                                  UNFRIENDLY                                                       CALM                                   DIRTY                     STRESSFUL                        EXCITING                            FAMOUS                             DANGEROUS        POPULATED                      TRADITIONAL                                                CHEAP                                 EXCITING              PEACEFUL                         GOOD

 

WHICH OF THESE TWO SONGS ABOUT NEW YORK IS BETTER?

HOW CAN YOU COMPARE?

PRESENT PERFECT? U2 (1B1)

LISTEN TO THIS  SONG  BY U2  AND FILL IN THE GAPS WITH EXAMPLES OF THE PRESENT PERFECT:

I (1) ________________the highest mountains.
I (2) ________________through the fields
only to be with you,
only to be with you.
I (3) ________________.
I (4) ________________.
I (5) ________________these city walls,
these city walls,
only to be with you.

But I still (6) ________________what I’m looking for.
But I still (7) ________________ what I’m looking for.

I (8) ________________hardened lips.
Felt the healing fingertips.
It burned like fire–
this burning desire.

I (9) ________________with the tongue of angels.
I (10) ________________the hand of a devil,
It was warm in the night.
I was cold as a stone.

But I still (11) ________________what I’m looking for.
But I still (12) ________________what I’m looking for.

I believe in the kingdom come,
then all the colors will bleed into one,
bleed into one.
Well, yes I’m still running.

You broke the bonds
and you loosed the chains,
carried the cross
of my shame,
of my shame.
You know I believed it.

But I still (13) ________________ what I’m looking for.
But I still (14) ________________ what I’m looking for.
But I still (15) ________________ what I’m looking for.

NOW, WATCH THE VIDEO & CHECK YOUR ANSWERS:

WHY DO YOU THINK THE SINGER  REPEATEDLY USES THE PRESENT PERFECT?

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

WHAT IF…..? (1B2)

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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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SHE´S NOT JUST A PRETTY FACE (1B2)

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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

TANGLED UP IN BLUE (1B2)

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“Tangled Up in Blue” is a song by Bob Dylan. It appeared on his album Blood on the Tracks in 1975. Released as a single, it reached #31 on the Billboard Hot 100. Rolling Stone ranked it #68 on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

The Telegraph described the song as “The most dazzling lyric ever written, an abstract narrative of relationships told in an amorphous blend of first and third person, rolling past, present and future together, ….”

  • THE 75-YEAR-OLD AMERICAN SONGWRITER AND SINGER HAS BEEN IN THE NEWS LATELY ABOUT A CONTROVERSIAL ISSUE. DO YOU KNOW WHY?  HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT IT?

 

  • CAN YOU THINK OF ANY OTHER POPULAR SONGS WITH COLOURS IN THEIR TITLES?

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SUMMER HOLIDAY (2A2)

DO YOU HAVE ANY PLANS FOR YOUR SUMMER HOLIDAY?

WHAT ARE THE TYPICAL THINGS TO DO?

WATCH THIS VIDEO

We´re all going on a summer holiday.
No more working for a week or two.
Fun and laughter on a summer holiday.
No more worries for me and you.
For a week or two.

We´re going where the sun shines brightly.
We´re going where the sea is blue.
We´ve seen it in the movies.
Now let´s see if it´s true.

Everybody has a summer holiday
Doing things they always wanted to.
So we´re going on a summer holiday
To make our dreams come true
For me and you.

WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO ON YOUR SUMMER HOLIDAY? WRITE ABOUT YOUR  FUTURE PLANS.

CONTROVERSIAL ISSUES (LOW B2)

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WHAT CONTROVERSIAL ISSUE IS THIS POPULAR SONG ABOUT?

CLICK ON THE PICTURE BELOW AND FIND OUT.

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http://www.multimedia-english.com/videos/music/all-about-that-bass-meghan-trainor-5687

CAN YOU THINK OF ANY OTHER CONTROVERSIAL ISSUES AT THE MOMENT?

LET´S MAKE A LIST. TRY TO BRIEFLY JUSTIFY YOUR CHOICE.

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JUST CLICK ON THE PICTURE ABOVE, WHICH IS LINKED TO MY PADLET

DOUBLE CLICK ON THE SCREEN AND START WRITING

 

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