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NEWS & FAKE NEWS : THE FIGHT AGAINST DISINFORMATION (B2.2)

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  • Where do you get your news? Which sources do you use? Are they reliable (reputable = trustworthy)?

  • What do you think about this sentence? ‘It must be true because I read it on the internet.’

  • What do you understand by ‘fake news’? Brainstorm some keywords you associate with it.

  • What stories are in the news at the moment?

  • How can you spot fake websites? Have you spot any lately?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/beyondfakenews/how-to-spot-fake-news-online

https://en.islcollective.com/video-lessons/real-or-fake-news-how-do-you-know

WHAT ARE THE FACTS AND MYTHS ABOUT “CORONAVIRUS”?

  • THE CORONAVIRUS IS A NEW VIRUS
  • SNAKES ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR IT
  • BAT SOUP EATERS ARE TO BLAME FOR THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS
  • PETS CAN TRANSMIT IT
  • IT ONLY AFFECTS OLDER PEOPLE
  • GARLIC CAN PREVENT THE INFECTION WITH THE NEW VIRUS, ETC…

WHAT ABOUT COVID-19 VACCINES MYTHS?

 

 

WOULD YOU LIKE TO PLAY “FACTITIOUS” TO SPOT REAL & FAKE NEWS?

GOING VIRAL (B2.2)

HI, DEAR STUDENTS

I´M SURE YOU´VE ALREADY SEEN THIS SHORT VIDEO BECAUSE IT WENT VIRAL IN A MATTER OF MINUTES….

WHAT ABOUT HIS ONE? WOULD YOU BE ABLE TO DUB IT IN ENGLISH?

BUT WHY DO VIDEOS GO VIRAL?

HAVE YOU REACHED ANY CONCLUSION AFTER WATCHING THESE VIDEOS?ANY COMMENT TO MAKE?

I´LL BE WAITING FOR YOUR COMMENTS

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.

“THE SERPENT”, A NEW BBC “CRIME” DRAMA (B2.2)

HAVE YOU HEARD OF “THE SERPENT”?, THE NEW BBC SERIES ON NETFLIX & ORORO TV?

French-Algerian actor Tahar Rahim first learned about serial killer Charles Sobhraj as a teenager in the 1990s. He picked up the book On the Trail of the Serpent from his older brother’s nightstand, and read about a manipulative murderer who drugged, stole from and killed a series of mostly backpacking victims along South Asia’s “hippie trail” in the 1970s. Two decades later, Rahim would be cast as Sobhraj in true crime drama The Serpent, an eight part series now on Netflix. READ MORE…

WATCH THE INTRODUCTION TO THE SERIES ON ORORO TV (REMEMBER YOU CAN DO IT FOR FREE)

DID HE COMMIT MURDER?

THE COURTS HAVE DECIDED, HE SAYS…

HE HAS FACED TRIALS AND ALLEGATIONS… BUT… DID HE GET AWAY WITH IT?

AS YOU SHOULD BE STUDYING THE VOCABULARY FOR CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS, WHAT DOES “GET AWAY WITH SOMETHING “ MEAN?

WHO IS AMANDA GORMAN? (B2.2) (C1) (C2)

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POEM

When day comes, we ask ourselves where can we find light in this never-ending shade?
The loss we carry, a sea we must wade.
We’ve braved the belly of the beast.
We’ve learned that quiet isn’t always peace,
and the norms and notions of what “just” is isn’t always justice.
And yet, the dawn is ours before we knew it.
Somehow we do it.
Somehow we’ve weathered and witnessed a nation that isn’t broken,
but simply unfinished.
We, the successors of a country and a time where a skinny Black girl descended from slaves and raised by a single mother can dream of becoming president, only to find herself reciting for one.

And yes, we are far from polished, far from pristine,
but that doesn’t mean we are striving to form a union that is perfect.
We are striving to forge our union with purpose.
To compose a country committed to all cultures, colors, characters, and conditions of man.
And so we lift our gazes not to what stands between us, but what stands before us.
We close the divide because we know, to put our future first, we must first put our differences aside.
We lay down our arms so we can reach out our arms to one another.
We seek harm to none and harmony for all.
Let the globe, if nothing else, say this is true:
That even as we grieved, we grew.
That even as we hurt, we hoped.
That even as we tired, we tried.
That we’ll forever be tied together, victorious.
Not because we will never again know defeat, but because we will never again sow division.Advertisement

Scripture tells us to envision that everyone shall sit under their own vine and fig tree and no one shall make them afraid.
If we’re to live up to our own time, then victory won’t lie in the blade, but in all the bridges we’ve made.
That is the promise to glade, the hill we climb, if only we dare.
It’s because being American is more than a pride we inherit.
It’s the past we step into and how we repair it.
We’ve seen a force that would shatter our nation rather than share it.
Would destroy our country if it meant delaying democracy.
This effort very nearly succeeded.
But while democracy can be periodically delayed,
it can never be permanently defeated.
In this truth, in this faith, we trust,
for while we have our eyes on the future, history has its eyes on us.
This is the era of just redemption.
We feared it at its inception.
We did not feel prepared to be the heirs of such a terrifying hour,
but within it, we found the power to author a new chapter, to offer hope and laughter to ourselves.
So while once we asked, ‘How could we possibly prevail over catastrophe?’ now we assert, ‘How could catastrophe possibly prevail over us?’

We will not march back to what was, but move to what shall be:
A country that is bruised but whole, benevolent but bold, fierce and free.
We will not be turned around or interrupted by intimidation because we know our inaction and inertia will be the inheritance of the next generation.
Our blunders become their burdens.
But one thing is certain:
If we merge mercy with might, and might with right, then love becomes our legacy and change, our children’s birthright.

So let us leave behind a country better than the one we were left.
With every breath from my bronze-pounded chest, we will raise this wounded world into a wondrous one.
We will rise from the golden hills of the west.
We will rise from the wind-swept north-east where our forefathers first realized revolution.
We will rise from the lake-rimmed cities of the midwestern states.
We will rise from the sun-baked south.
We will rebuild, reconcile, and recover.
In every known nook of our nation, in every corner called our country,
our people, diverse and beautiful, will emerge, battered and beautiful.
When day comes, we step out of the shade, aflame and unafraid.
The new dawn blooms as we free it.
For there is always light,
if only we’re brave enough to see it.
If only we’re brave enough to be it.

INTERVIEWED BY MICHELLE OBAMA

FORMAL LANGUAGE: A QUESTION OF REGISTER (B2.2)

TODAY WE´VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN FORMAL & INFORMAL LANGUAGE.

WATCH THIS VIDEO

WHAT TO AVOID IN “FORMAL” TEXTS

 DO NOT USE THESE FORMS

CONTRACTIONS Use I am writing this email instead of I’ m writing

PHRASAL VERBS ( whenever possible) use one word verbs like tolerate instead of put up with

DIRECT QUESTIONS Use indirect questions when possible: (Could you possibly tell me…..? I would be very grateful if you could tell me….)

COMMON EVERYDAY WORDS ( things, stuff, guy, etc…)More formal vocabulary commonly involves longer words or words with origins in Latin and Greek. More informal vocabulary commonly involves shorter words, or words with origins in Anglo-Saxon. Most dictionaries indicate very informal and/or formal words. So use various instead of lots of, several instead of many, commence instead of start or terminate instead of end….

IDIOMS. Use “I wish you the best of luck” instead of “Break a leg!”

ABBREVIATIONS – use approximately instead of approx.

EXCLAMATION MARKS – don’t use!!!!

INCOMPLETE SENTENCES – (I will) see you soon

SOME CONNECTORSbut, however, therefore… Try to use nevertheless, whereas, thus, etc.

PERSONAL TONE USE the passive (whenever possible)

IMPOLITE TONE Use I would be very grateful if you could tell me…” instead of “I want to know….”

SHORTER & VERY SIMPLE SENTENCES Use “I am not only hard-working but also work well in a team” instead of “I work hard and I’m friendly”

HAVE A LOOK AT THIS CONTROVERSIAL QUEEN STATEMENT IN RESPONSE TO MEGHAN & HARRY INTERVIEW. HOW MANY FEATURES OF FORMAL LANGUAGE CAN YOU SPOT?

YOU CAN IMPROVE YOUR VOCABULARY IF YOU´RE INTERESTED IN THIS TOPIC (OPTIONAL)

“BEHIND HER EYES”, NIGHT TERRORS & OTHER SLEEPING DISORDERS (B2.2)

THIS BRITISH TV MINISERIES HAS JUST BEEN RELEASED ON NETFLIX, BUT YOU CAN ALSO WATCH IT ON ORORO TV FOR FREE WITH SUBTITLES.

IT FOLLOWS THE STORY OF A DIVORCED MOTHER, LOUISE, WHO´S LIVING HER QUITE LIFE -SAVE FOR HER NIGHT TERRORS- WITH HER SON. SHE RUNS INTO DAVID, HER NEW BOSS, AT A BAR AND STARTS AN AFFAIR WITH HIM. LOUISE´S LIFE TURNS UPSIDE DOWN WHEN DAVID´S WIFE, ADELE, ENTERS THE PICTURE…..BUT WHAT KIND OF NIGHT TERRORS IS LOUISE SUFFERING? REMEMBER THAT UNIT 6A IS ABOUT SLEEP AND SLEEPING PROBLEMS.

WATCH EPISODE 1. FROM 37.01 TO 39.40 & TRY TO DESCRIBE HER NIGHT TERRORS.

SHE ALSO TALKS ABOUT THEM IN EPISODE 2 FROM 30.02 TO 32.02

HOW DO YOU SLEEP? HAVE YOU EVER SUFFERED FROM NIGHT TERRORS OR NIGHTMARES? DO YOU TALK IN YOUR SLEEP? DO YOU TOSS AND TURN AT NIGHT?  OR  DO YOU SLEEP LIKE A LOG? HAVE YOU EVER SLEEPWALKED?

The sleep set is literally the foundation of your sleep. But beyond your investment in the mattress, it’s important to make an overall commitment to sleep. Here are some tips for maintaining a healthy sleep cycle and ensuring the best night’s rest:

  1. Maintain a regular bed and wake time schedule, including weekends.
  2. Establish a relaxing bedtime routine, such as soaking in a hot bath or hot tub and then reading a book or listening to soothing music.
  3. Create a sleep-conducive environment that is dark, quiet, comfortable and cool.
  4. Sleep on a comfortable mattress and pillow.
  5. Use your bedroom only for sleep and sex. It is best to take work materials, computers and televisions out of the sleeping environment.
  6. Finish eating at least two to three hours before your regular bedtime.
  7. Exercise regularly. It is ideal to complete your workout at least a few hours before bedtime.
  8. Avoid alcohol, nicotine (e.g., cigarettes, tobacco products), and caffeine (e.g., coffee, tea, soft drinks, chocolate) close to bedtime. These can lead to poor sleep, keep you awake or disrupt sleep later in the night.

CAN YOU THINK OF ANY OTHER USEFUL PIECE OF ADVICE?

Visit www.sleepfoundation.org for more information.

USUALLY, USED TO, BE USED TO, GET USED TO or WOULD? (B2.2)

THIS WEEK WE´VE READ A COLDPLAY CONCERT REVIEW WHRE THEY MENTIONED ONE OF THEIR HITS: “VIVA LA VIDA”.

IF YOU PAY ATTENTION TO THE LYRICS YOU CAN READ :

“I USED TO RULE THE WORLD

SEAS WOULD RISE….”

WHAT´S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THESE TWO FORMS WHEN WE ARE TALKING ABOUT PAST HABITS?

“CHOOSE TO CHALLENGE” (ALL LEVELS)

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International Women’s Day (IWD) 2021 is coming up on 8th March. While circumstances are different this year and safe distancing should still be practised, it is still a day to celebrate women around the world, their achievements, raise awareness about women’s equality, and more.  Every year we celebrate IWD to call for change for the rights, equality, hope, opportunity, empower, diversity and dreams of each and every female present on the globe.

International women’s day (IWD) has been celebrated since 1910. We all are an eyewitness for the achievements and success females achieved on Social, Economic, Cultural and Political Platforms.

The International Women’s Day 2021’s theme is ‘Choose to challenge’.

WISH STRUCTURES (B2.2)

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  • I WISH THE PANDEMIC WAS OVER

  • IF ONLY THERE WERE ENOUGH VACCINES FOR EVERYBODY

  • I WISH PEOPLE WOULD FOLLOW THE RULES

  • IF ONLY POLITICIANS WOULDN’T LIE ABOUT THE PANDEMIC

  • I WISH I HAD BEEN ABLE TO FLY TO NEW YORK LAST SUMMER

  • IF ONLY I HAD BEEN MORE CAREFUL

LISTEN TO THESE SONGS & TO THE DIFFERENT PATTERNS OF “WISH”

I WISH YOU WOULD +INFINITIVE   (I wish you would…. )

I WISH + SIMPLE PAST                 (I wish I could fly / I wish you were here)

https://www.goconqr.com/es/flashcard/5227489/I-wish-I–

I WISH + PAST PERFECT            (I wish I’d known)

HAVE A LOOK on page 213

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