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GRAMMAR PRACTICE

FOR & SINCE (B1.1)

FOR-OR-SINCE

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For and Since for Time

TRY THE EXERCISES BELOW TO SEE IF YOU HAVE UNDERSTOOD THE USE.

FOR AND SINCE

FOR AND SINCE

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SECOND CONDITIONAL (B1.1)(B1.2)

LISTEN TO THIS BEAUTIFUL SONG BY ERIC CLAPTON

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HAVE A LOOK AT THIS BRIEF GRAMMAR PRESENTATION

NOW IT´S TIME TO FIND ANSWERS TO THESE QUESTIONS

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IT´S MY PARTY AND …..(B1.1)(B1.2)

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THESE WOMEN ARE  AS DIFFERENT AS CHALK AND CHEESE. CAN YOU IMAGINE THEM SINGING THE SAME SONG?

LISTEN TO THIS SONG AND READ THE LYRICS. IN EACH LINE OF THE 3 VERSES THERE IS AN EXTRA WORD. FIND THE WORD AND CROSS IT OUT.

CHORUS

It´s my party and I´ll cry if I want to

cry if Iwant to, cry if I want to,

you would cry too if it happened to you

VERSE 1

Nobody really knows where my Johny has gone

but Judy left at the same time.

Why was he still holding her hand

when he´s supposed to be all mine?

VERSE 2

Play all of my records, keep dancing all night,

But just leave me alone for a while

´Til Johny´s back dancing with me

I´ve got no more reason to smile.

CHORUS

VERSE 3

Judy and Johny just walked in through the door,

like a queen walking with her king.

Oh, what a birthday party surprise,

Judy´s wearing his  ear-ring!!

CHRORUS

(inside out intermediate)

WATCH THIS MODERN VERSION OF THIS SONG:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5go7Q2L0WgA

WHAT´S THE SONG ABOUT?

CAN YOU FIND EXAMPLES OF THE FIRST CONDITIONAL?

WHAT ABOUT THE SECOND CONDITIONAL?

THE 1st CONDITIONAL (B1.1)

A SERIAL KILLER…? (B2.2)

THIS MORNING WE TALKED IN CLASS ABOUT THE BIGGEST CRIME STORIES IN OUR CITY/ COUNTRY IN THE LAST FEW WEEKS AND DIFFERENT PEOPLE FROM DIFFERENT GROUPS TOLD US ABOUT A “SERIAL KILLER” IN VALENCIA . WAST IT FAKE NEWS? I PROMISED TO LOOK INTO THE MATTER AND THAT IS WHAT I FOUND…

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WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN WHAT WE WERE TOLD AND THE STRY PRINTED ON THE OLIVE PRESS?

BY THE WAY, YOU CAN ALSO READ ABOUT THE POLICE OFFICER WHO HAS BEEN FOUND GUILTY OF MURDER IN THE USA

Derek Chauvin found guilty of murder of George Floyd

DO I HAVE TO… ? (B1.1)

DO YOU KNOW WHO SINGS THIS POPULAR SONG?

YOU DON´T HAVE TO BE RICH TO BE MY GIRL

YOU DON´T NEED TO BE COOL TO RULE MY WORLD…

SO, LET´S TALK ABOUT OBLIGATION AND ABSENCE OF OBLIGATION ….

WHAT MODAL VERBS DO YOU USE FOR ADVICE?

BASIC MODAL VERBS OF OBLIGATION & NO OBLIGATION (B1.1)

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BUT WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT “MUST”?

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YOU MUST STOP RIGHT NOW.(OBLIGATION)

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YOU MUSTN´T TAKE PHOTOS INSIDE (PROHIBITION)

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YOU DON´T HAVE TO WORRY. (IT´S NOT NECESSARY = LACK OF OBLIGATION /NEED)

GRAMMAR EXPLANATION IN SPANISH

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GRAMMAR  IN ENGLISH + PRACTICE

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THE PASSIVE: PERSONAL & IMPERSONAL I (B2.2)

WHO IS THIS MAN  (HARVEY WEINSTEIN) AND WHY WAS HE IN THE NEWS LAST YEAR?

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FROM #METOO  TO   TRIAL

Jury deliberations have begun in Harvey Weinstein’s rape trial in New York. Weinstein, 67, is charged with first-degree criminal sexual act, two counts of rape and two counts of predatory sexual assault. The charges are based on Miriam Haley’s testimony that Weinstein forced oral sex on her in 2006 and Jessica Mann’s testimony that he raped her in 2013 during what she described as an abusive relationship.

POLICE BELIEVE WEINSTEIN RAPED SEVERAL WOMEN (A)

IT IS BELIEVED THAT WEINSTEIN RAPED SEVERAL WOMEN (P)

WEINSTEIN IS BELIEVED TO HAVE RAPED SEVERAL WOMEN (P)

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IF YOU NEED EXTRA PRACTICE ON PASSIVE FORMS

Harvey Weinstein has been found guilty of sexual assault, capping a stunning downfall for the former Hollywood star and a victory for the #MeToo movement against harassment.

Weinstein, 67, was convicted in New York City of third-degree rape and first-degree criminal sexual act.

But he was cleared of the most serious count of predatory sexual assault. He faces up to 25 years in prison.

GIVING ADVICE (B1.1)

What Should I Do - Thinking Person Asks in Thought Bubble

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PROBLEM: “I CAN´T SLEEP AT NIGHT”

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EXPRESSIONS TO GIVE ADVICE

  1. SHOULD …           I think you should…..drink less coffee

    SHOULDN´T…                  you shouldn´t…. drink coffee

  2. Why don’t you …?       (drink less coffee?)

  3. I think it ´s  a good idea to … (drink less coffee)

  4. I think it isn´t a good idea to… // I don´t think it´s a good idea to…

  5. IMPERATIVE FORMS   Drink less coffee! // Don´t drink  coffee!

  6. What about…  + -ING?

  7. How about… +-ING?

  8. You could ….

  9. Have you tried…+ -ING?

  10. If I was/ were you, I´d…

 

WHAT´S GOING ON IN THE CARTOON?

HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF AN “AGONY AUNT”? WHERE CAN YOU FIND THEM?

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Q:My hair’s falling out

Hiyaa !

 My hair is growing really slowly and it keeps falling out a LOT more than usual lately. It’s really annoying… What can I do? I don’t think I’m under stress or have lost much weight lately. Please help, I’m worried, I want long beautiful hair
Mili, 15

Q:I have wrinkles

I’m 12 years old and I have frown lines above my eyebrows. HOW DO I GET RID OF THEM???!!! Please help Dr. Mel! I feel so inadequate!
Sara, 12

THINK OF SUITABLE ADVICE FOR THESE PEOPLE.

SHOULD I STAY OR SHOULD I GO? (B1.1)

HAVE YOU EVER HEARD THIS SONG?

IT´S THE TITLE OF YOUR NEXT UNIT AND THEY USE IT TO INTRODUCE THE MODAL VER SHOULD, TO GIVE ADVICE… BUT DO YOU KNOW ANY OTHER PHRASES TO GIVE ADVICE? (“DAR CONSEJO”, “ACONSEJAR”)

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