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“THE CROWN”, A BRITISH TV SERIES ON NETFLIX (1B2, B2 C1, C2)

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Netflix‘s ambitious new series The Crown is the most expensive TV series to date, costing the streaming service over $130 million (via Daily Beast). A lavish – and thoroughly British – affair which sees the reunion of the creative team behind 2006’s Oscar-winning biopic The Queen, starring Helen Mirren. Screenwriter Peter Morgan and producer Andy Harries are here joined by Billy Elliot director Stephen Daldry.

Taking its basis from Morgan’s 2013 play The Audience, the series is set to trace the reign of Queen Elizabeth II from her early years to the present day, balanced over the course of six seasons of 10 episodes each. The show promises to tell, “the inside story of two of the most famous addresses in the world – Buckingham Palace and 10 Downing Street – and the intrigues, love lives and machinations behind the great events that shaped the second half of the 20th century.”

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/the-crown-netflix-most-expensive-show-ever-matt-smith-a7392911.html

AS MANY OF THE TEV SERIES ON NETFLIX ARE AMERICAN, THIS MIGHT BE A GOOD CHANCE TO LISTEN TO BRITISH ENGLISH AND KEEP UP YOUR ENGLISH DURING THE SUMMER. SEASON 1 IS ALSO ON ORORO TV WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

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BASIC QUANTIFIERS (REVISION) (A2)

 

“LAVA” by ANA PALOMARES (1B2)

THIS IS A RECOMMENDATION POSTED BY YOUR CLASSMATE TO TELL A STORY. I HOPE YOU ENJOY IT.

STORY WRITING (COLLABORATIVELY) (1B2)

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“Suddenly something has happened to me As I was having my cup of tea Suddenly I was feeling depressed I was utterly and totally stressed Do you know you made me cry? Do you know you made me die?”

THIS IS THE NICE BEGINNING FOR A STORY. WATCH THE SONG CLIP AND TELL US THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG… SHE IS UTTERLY AND TOTALLY STRESSED………WHAT HAPPENED TO HER?

 

FUNNY MISHAPS (1B2)

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MISHAPS ARE MINOR  UNFORTUNATE ACCIDENTS MAINLY BECAUSE OF BAD LUCK,……. UNPREDICTABLE ACCIDENTS THAT ARE UNFORTUNATE. SOMETIMES THEY CAN OCCUR AROUND THE HOUSE AND MIGHT INVOLVE SOME CLEANING OR EVEN SOME REPAIRS…

LOOK AT THIS ADVERT. IT CAME ON BRITISH TV…….. IS IT SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN? ‘Mum doesn’t let us watch wrestling on TV, but she seemed quite good at it with daddy’ was the line that got me and really made me giggle. WHAT´S IT ALL ABOUT? CAN YOU THINK OF ANY OTHER COMMON MISHAPS? DO YOU HAVE ANY PERSONAL MISHAP TO SHARE WITH US? LISTEN TO THIS CONVERSATION: http://www.esl-lab.com/night/nightrd1.htm logo2007

OSCARS 2017 (ALL LEVELS)

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The 89th annual Academy Awards is around the corner, taking place next Sunday, 26th February at the Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood and Highland Center in Los Angeles….

 

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“Every year there’s that one movie that wins all the acclaim, all the awards, all the notices, and seems to suck the air out of the room for everyone else. This year, La La Land is that movie, pulling off a clean sweep of top honors at the Golden Globes, the SAG Awards, the Critics Choice Awards, and the BAFTAs. Next stop: the Oscars, where it’s nominated for a record 14 nominations (tying the record set by All About Eve and Titanic) and is the odds-on favorite for Best Picture, among a whole host of other awards. If and when it wins, it will be the culmination of one big fat La La Land lovefest.

The Damien Chazelle–directed, Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone–starring homage to classic Hollywood movie-musicals has been hailed as returning the bygone genre to its golden-era glory—“at a time when musicals seldom grace the big screen, La La Land is practically a miracle,” one review gushed—and enchanting audiences in that pure, old-fashioned kinda way. “During one musical number, when fireworks start going off in the sky,” swooned the Miami Herald, “you can feel them going off in your head, too.”

But does the movie really deserve all of this hype?”

http://www.vogue.com/article/la-la-land-oscars-hype-emma-stone-ryan-gosling

  • SHOULD “LA, LA, LAND” WIN THE BEST PICTURE OSCAR AWARD?
  • DOES THE MOVIE REALLY DESERVE ALL OF THIS HYPE?

HAVE YOUR SAY

ALPHABETICAL OR PASS THE WORD?? (1B2)

THIS WEEK WE HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT DIFFERENT KINDS OF TV PROGRAMMES. HAVE A LOOK AT THIS….

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ALPHABETICAL is a fast-paced quiz show, which sees three contestants compete against a returning champion in series of games based around the alphabet. Over the course of four rounds the aim is to accrue as much time as possible in preparation for the final round. However, two contestants will be eliminated leaving just the reigning champion and their challenger to go head-to- head in an effort to win the jackpot.

The tense ALPHABETICAL final requires the remaining two contestants to make their way around the entire alphabet by answering a question based on each letter. They are racing against the clock with just 100 seconds, plus the time they have accrued. By successfully completing the alphabet the winner walks away with the jackpot. Or, if both contestants fail to achieve this, the jackpot remains unclaimed with the prize money accumulating with every day it rolls over.

DOES IT RING A BELL?

WRITING A COLLABORATIVE FOR & AGAINST ARTICLE (1B2)

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A “FOR & AGAINST” ARTICLE FOR A MAGAZINE

USEFUL LANGUAGE

Introduction

We can find both advantages and disadvantages …
Nowadays…

ARGUMENTS For

On the one hand, there are many reasons why …

On the one hand, those who are in favour of (tend) to claim that …

On the one hand, those who believe that … say that …

People who prefer … say that …

There are several arguments in support of …

There are many advantages to + gerund

Some people argue that …

Those in favour of …

ARGUMENTS Against

On the other hand, there are many reasons why …

On the other hand, those who are against (tend) to say that …

A major disadvantage is that …

On the other hand, those who believe that … say that …

On the other hand, the arguments against … are convincing

On the other hand, there are some/many disadvantages.

Conclusion

It is clear that there are both advantages and disadvantages to …

In conclusion…

To sum up…

All in all…

Although there strong arguments in favour of/ against, I think that … It is obvious that …

On balance, I think that …

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NOW, WE ARE READY TO START A COLLABORATIVE  FOR & AGAINST ARTICLE: “SHOULD CHILDREN UNDER 13 OWN THEIR OWN MOBILE PHONE?”

  • GO TO PADLET (BY CLICKING ON THE GREEN BLACKBOARD WALL BELOW)
  • Click on the green board, a box will pop-up, please add your name.
  • Start typing your contribution. It should be an argument for or an argument against.

FOR:

AGAINST:

  • You can add an image or a link to a video or sound clip to accompany your argument.

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POST ONE ARGUMENT FOR OR ONE ARGUMENT AGAINST THE TOPIC ABOVE
DO THE EXERCISE ON FOR & AGAINST ARTICLES ON THE HANDOUT

ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS (1B2)& SOLUTIONS

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Madrid activates temporary car ban as pollution levels grow

APART FROM AIR POLLUTION, WHAT OTHER ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS CAN YOU THINK OF?

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HOW GREEN ARE YOU? WHAT DO YOU DO TO HELP THE PLANET? WHAT CAN BE DONE?

I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU (B1)

WHEN PEOPLE ARE IN LOVE, THEY MAKE PROMISES; SOMETIMES THEY KEEP THEM, SOMETIMES THEY BREAK THEM…… BUT WHAT ARE THE MOST COMMON PROMISES A MAN GIVES A WOMAN OR A WOMAN GIVES A MAN?

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BY THE WAY….. WHAT´S THE RIGHT POSITION OF ADVERBS OF FREQUENCY IN COMPOUND TENSES?

The position of adverbs of frequency is often very tricky. However, there are several good rules that you can follow.
Let’s divide adverbs of frequency into two groups.

  • Group “a”: always, continually, frequently, occasionally, often, once, twice, periodically, repeatedly, sometimes, usually.
  • Group “b”: ever, hardly ever, never, rarely, scarcely ever, seldom.
  • Adverbs in both groups are normally placed:
    After the simple tenses of “to be”:
    He is always in time for meals.
    Before the simple tenses of all other verbs:
    They sometimes stay up all night.
    With compound tenses, they are placed after the first auxiliary, or—with interrogative verbs—after “auxiliary + subject”:
    He can never understand.
    You have often been told not to do that.
    Have you ever ridden a camel?
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