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RELATIVE CLAUSES (2B1)

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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN´S DAY (ALL LEVELS)

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International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.

International Women’s Day (IWD) has been observed since in the early 1900’s – a time of great expansion and turbulence in the industrialized world that saw booming population growth and the rise of radical ideologies. International Women’s Day is a collective day of global celebration and a call for gender parity. No one government, NGO, charity, corporation, academic institution, women’s network or media hub is solely responsible for International Women’s Day. Many organizations declare an annual IWD theme that supports their specific agenda or cause, and some of these are adopted more widely with relevance than others.

“The story of women’s struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights,” says world-renowned feminist, journalist and social and political activist Gloria Steinem. International Women’s Day is all about celebration, reflection, advocacy, and action – whatever that looks like globally at a local level. But one thing is for sure, International Women’s Day has been occurring for over a century – and is growing annually from strength to strength.

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Spanish women won international attention with an unprecedented feminist strike on March 8th 2018 hat culminated with hundreds of thousands of people flooding the streets in 120 cities.  Unions, feminist associations and left-wing parties  have called for a work stoppage on March 8th , hoping to recreate the strike and mass protests seen nationwide to mark the same day in 2018. .. Bu things are different this year. FEMINISM SELLS….

 

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WEDDING DISASTERS (1B2)

EVERY MINOR FLAW ON A WEDDING DAY FEELS LIKE A CATASTROPHE TO THE BRIDE AND GROOM…BUT CAN YOU THINK OF IDEAS THAT MIGHT RUIN A WEDDING? I´M SURE YOU HAVE HEARD REAL STORIES ABOUT IT

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PRUEBAS CERTIFICACIÓN 2019 (2B1)

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THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR   2B1 STUDENTS. READ IT ALL  BY CLICKING BELOW  (ON PUC 2019) OR YOU CAN READ ALL THE INFORMATION WE KNOW UP TO NOW… REMEMBER THAT YOU HAVE TO REGISTER FOR THE EXAM FOR THE EXAM IF YOU REALLY WANT TO TAKE IT.

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Matrícula – Pruebas de Certificación 2019

PUC 2019

BODY OF MISSING SPANISH TODDLER FOUND (1B2)

UNFORTUNATELY we  all regret to start this Saturday with bad news from southern Spain…… The search for the 2-year-old toddler trapped in a well  came to an  unfortunate end…..All international media picked up the story.

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According to the BBC:

“Rescuers in Spain have found the body of a two-year-old boy who fell into a borehole near the southern city of Málaga, officials say. The boy, named Julen, disappeared into a narrow well more than 100m (330ft) deep during a family outing on 13 January.

Specialist teams worked day and night in a tunnel that had been dug parallel to the narrow borehole.The body was found in the early hours of Saturday morning.

“At 01:25 , the rescue teams reached the area of the well where they were looking for Julen and they found the lifeless body of the little one,” said Alfonso Rodriguez Gomez de Celis, the central government representative in the region of Andalusia.

The accident happened during a Sunday afternoon excursion in a hilly plantation near the village of Totalán. The hole – only 25cm (10in) in diameter – had apparently been left uncovered, although the businessman who had originally had it dug a month earlier insisted that he had sealed it” READ MORE…

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REGRET: “to feel sorrow or remorse for (an act, fault, event, etc.)

IF SPECIALIST TEAMS HADN´T WORKED DAY AND NIGHT, THEY WOULDN´T HAVE FOUND THE BOY

IF THEY HADN´T DUG A TUNNEL, THEY WOULDN´T HAVE REACHED HIM.

IF THEY HAD SEALED THE WELL PROPERLY, THE BOY WOULDN´T HAVE FALLEN

IF THEY HADN´T LEFT THE WELL UNCOVERED, THE TRAGIC ACCIDENT WOULDN´T HAVE HAPPENED

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THE THIRD CONDITIONAL CAN BE USED TO EXPRESS REGRETS.

DO YOU KNOW ANY OTHER WAYS TO EXPRESS REGRET IN ENGLISH?

THE “AMAZON” EFFECT (1B2)

HAVE YOU SEEN THIS ADVERT? AMAZON HAS RELEASED THEIR BIG TV COMMERCIAL FOR THE 2018 CHRISTMAS AND HOLIDAY SEASON WITH THE RETURN OF SMILING SINGING BOXES…

“This festive ad shows the packages breaking into song here, there and everywhere, from the beginning of their journey at Amazon fulfillment centers, along the delivery routes and on to the Amazon Lockers and homes of those excited customers…“READ MORE…

“It’s no secret that people are spending more and more time online. It’s also no secret that much of that time is spent, well, spending.

However, a lot of the money going to online retailers is money that used to go to brick-and-mortar businesses. Amazon may be the main culprit, but it’s far from alone. As more and more shoppers head to screens instead of stores, brick-and-mortar retailers need to offer better customer experiences if they’re to have a future….” READ MORE…

  • HAVE YOU EVER USED AMAZON? WHAT WAS IT LIKE?
  • WHAT´S THE EFFECT OF AMAZON ON SMALL BUSINESSES? IS IT GOOD OR BAD?
  • HAS AMAZON CHANGED THE WAY WE SHOP? IN WHICH WAY?

THE “XMAS SEASON HAS BEGUN” (ALL LEVELS)

 

According to THE INDEPENDENT: ”

“Following years of heartfelt short films set to covers of classic songs that have been known to bring tears to viewers’ eyes, this year the retail giant has departed from its fictionalised stories and ingénue singers, with a two-minute Christmas campaign film that tells the story of John’s career, set to his first major hit, “Your Song”.

Titled The Boy and the Piano, the advert opens in the present day with a shot of the musician sat at his piano playing the opening notes of “Your Song,” before going back in time to chart his meteoric rise to stardom. Eventually we are shown the origin of his talents: a piano gifted to him for Christmas by his mother and grandmother.

Different actors play the singer throughout, with Freddie Henderson depicting the young Elton, Brandon Stein covering his teenage years, Oliver Marshall doing the Seventies, Simon Burbage covering the Eighties/Nineties years and John himself appearing for the present day scenes.

Each scene sees an array of opulent costumes, designed by Joanna Johnston to be identical replicas of John’s original outfits.

While the entire song is played throughout the advert, it is pieced together using different recordings that John sung throughout his career, adding a subtle but noticeable change of mood with each scene transition.

Additionally, this is the first time that John Lewis has used a repeat song, with Ellie Goulding’s cover of “Your Song” having appeared in the brand’s 2010 Christmas campaign.

By using a celebrity as the focus of the advert, John Lewis has moved away from preceding campaigns, which have seen up and coming artists cover classic songs, with Gabrielle Aplin singing “The Power of Love” and Tom Odell singing “Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want”.

The advert comes just months before Elton John biopic, Rocket Man, comes to cinemas, and ahead of his 2019 farewell tour. Both dates seem more than a happy coincidence, but representatives from John Lewis and Partners insist that the timing of this was not planned in relation to their campaign. ….. READ MORE….

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MONOLOGUES FOR THE WEEKEND (2B1)

IF YOU HAVE EXTRA TIME DURING THE WEEKEND, YOU COULD BE WORKING ON THESE TWO MONOLOGUES:

MONOLOGUE 1: SUPERSTITIONS

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  • ARE YOU SUPERSTITIOUS?
  • DO YOU KNOW ANY  SUPERSTITIONS?
  • WHAT CAN YOU DO TO GET LUCKY?
  • A TIME WHEN YOU WERE LUCKY / UNLUCKY
  • PREDICTING THE FUTURE: EVER VISITED A PSYCHIC? WOULD LIKE TO?
  • SUPERSTITIONS IN DIFFERENT CULTURES

MONOLOGUE 2: MONEY & SHOPPING

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  • SAVER OR SPENDER?
  • YOUR SHOPPING HABITS
  • SHOPPING ONLINE
  • A TIME WHEN YOU WON / FOUND / LOST/ WASTED SOME MONEY
  • EVER BORROWED OR LENT MONEY?

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RAÚL´S THINGLINK (1B2)

bigupdateanimI GOT THE FIRST OF YOUR THINGLINKS THIS YEAR AT LAST!!!

CLICK ON THE PHOTO BELOW IF YOU WANT TO LISTEN TO RAÚL TALKING ABOUT HIS TRICKY PHOTO

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NOW LISTEN TO MY FEEDBACK ON HIS PERFORMANCE.

WORLD FOOD DAY (2B1) (ALL LEVELS)

TODAY WE´VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT FOOD IN CLASS BUT DID YOU KNOW THAT IT´S WORLD FOOD DAY?

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“FAO celebrates World Food Day each year on 16 October to commemorate the founding of the Organization in 1945. Events are organized in over 150 countries across the world, making it one of the most celebrated days of the UN calendar. These events promote worldwide awareness and action for those who suffer from hunger and for the need to ensure food security and nutritious diets for all.

World Food Day is a chance to show our commitment to to achieve Zero Hunger by 2030. THE RIGHT TO FOOD IS A BASIC HUMAN RIGHT”

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