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VOCABULARY

COME ON!! LET´S GO TO THE MARKET! (1B2)

  • LISTEN FOR THE MAIN IDEA . WHAT IS THE SONG ABOUT?
  • WHAT´S THE LINK BETWEEN PENNY LANE AND THE BEATLES? READ ABOUT IT…
  • THERE WAS A BARBER´S SHOP IN PENNY LANE ….. WHAT OTHER VOCABULARY FOR SHOPS AND SERVICES CAN YOU REMEMBER?

THESE TWO PHOTOS  APPEARED LAST YEAR IN SPANISH NEWSPAPERS.

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  • DO YOU KNOW WHY? WHAT´S THE STORY BEHIND THE PHOTOS?

 

  • ARE THERE ANY MARKETS NEAR YOU? DO YOU EVER GO TO THEM? DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE STALL)

          VOCABULARY BANK FOR SHOPS AND SERVICES (PAGE 154)

 

 

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“COLOR VERBS” A GOOD APP TO LEARN IRREGULAR VERBS (1B1)

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AS YOU KNOW, YOU HAVE TO REVIEW IRREGULAR VERBS FOR OUR NEXT LESSON. LAST YEAR ONE OF MY STUDENTS, CALLED  FRAN,  RECOMMENDED ME THIS APP THAT COULD BE VERY USEFUL FOR YOU.

The application “Color Verbs” for ANDROID provides a list of 200 irregular verbs of the English language. Each verb contains examples (e.g. definitions, sentences, pictures, audio pronunciation and phonetic transcriptions). There is a possibility to highlight the verbs that you consider as more difficult, which means that you can identify them easily later on.

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HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE THIS PIECE OF LUGGAGE? (1B2)

HAS AN AIRLINE EVER LOST A PIECE OF YOUR LUGGAGE? WHAT HAPPENED?

Wanna smile? Read this amusing story my colleague CRISTINA CABAL found on the Internet

♥Describing your Suitcase.I was flying into Boston last week and when I went to find my luggage, it seemed to be missing. So I went to the airlines customer service center to find out how to locate it. So the clerk asks me “Sir, can you describe your suitcase?” So I tell her, “it’s a hot pink suitcase shaped like a star”. She looks up and asks “Okay, and is there anything distinctive about your bag?”:)

Now , let’s learn how to claim your baggage if you unfortunately lose it .

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THANKS CRISTINA FOR YOUR USEFUL POST.

WHAT DOES THIS PIECE OF LUGGAGE LOOK LIKE?

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REMEMBER THE USEFUL LANGUAGE BOX YOU HAVE ON PAGE 12.

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IN A BEDROOM……(1B2)

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DO YOU WANT A GOOD NIGHT´ SLEEP? WHICH COLOURS SHOULD YOU USE AND / OR AVOID IN A BEDROOM?

Feeling blue may not be all bad when it comes to enjoying a good night’s sleep.
Those with bedrooms this colour tend to get the best rest – nearly eight hours a night – and wake feeling happy and positive.
According to a survey, it is linked to calm, soothing feelings and is thought to slow the heart rate and even reduce blood pressure.

Green and yellow are also winners, with those choosing these colours clocking up roughly seven hours and 40 minutes of sleep.
However, it’s best to avoid purple, which is too stimulating and can cut nightly hours of rest to less than six. Grey and brown get the thumbs-down for being too dreary and depressing.
The study, carried out by Travelodge, looked into 2,000 homes across the country to investigate the influence of colour on quality of sleep.
They found that people sleeping in rooms decorated in calm colours, such as yellow, blue or green, received the best night’s sleep.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2325476/Want-good-nights-sleep-Find-colours-use-bedroom-avoid-decent-kip.html#ixzz4OenFYExC
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WHAT ABOUT FURNITURE IN A BEDROOM?

THE VIDEO ABOVE IS ENOUGH BUT IF YOU WANT TO IMPROVE YOUR VOCABULARY YOU CAN ALSO WATCH THE VIDEOS BELOW

 

LET´S TALK ABOUT ART (I)…. (1B1)

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HAVE A CAREFUL LOOK AT THIS PAINTING.

  • DO YOU LIKE IT?
  • WHERE CAN YOU SEE IT?
  • WHO PAINTED IT?
  • WHAT CAN YOU SEE IN IT?

TO BE HONEST THIS IS THE PICTURE I HAVE ON THE WALL IN MY BEDROOM.

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HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE A PICTURE, A PAINTING OR A PHOTO?

new-purple-animationWHY DON´T YOU RECORD THE DESCRIPTION OF YOUR FAVOURITE  PAINTING?

 

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CLOTHES VOCABULARY (1B1)

DO YOU KNOW THE TITLE OF THIS SONG BY “LANA DEL REY”?

WHAT OTHER CLOTHES CAN YOU REMEMBER FROM PREVIOUS YEARS?

HAVE A LOOK AT THIS WEBSITE TO REVISE VOCABULARY http://www.learningchocolate.com

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WHEN YOU CLICK ON ONE OF THE ITEMS, A NEW SCREEN IS DISPLAYED WITH PRONUNCIATION IN AMERICAN ENGLISH

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YOU ALSO HAVE A FANTASTIC VOCABULARY BANK FOR CLOTHES AT THE BACK OF YOUR BOOK: THINGS YOU WEAR (page 151)

DESCRIBING PEOPLE (1B1)

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WHAT DO THEY LOOK LIKE? WHAT ARE THEY  LIKE?

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I HAVE TO THANK CRISTINA CABAL FOR THESE WONDERFUL IDEAS!!

Look at the mosaic above with the faces of some well-known celebrities and, bearing in mind what you know about them ,write a description based on their physical description / personalities. Make sure you use suitable adjectives. Do not mention the name of the celebrity you are describing as your classmates aim will be to find out who you are describing.Please, don’t be too flattering or too hard on people. Remember that “not all that glitters is  gold”  (REMEMBER TO USE  ADJECTIVES ON vocabulary bank pages 150/151))

WHAT DO THEY LOOK LIKE ? (PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION)

WHAT ARE THEY LIKE? (PERSONALITY)

Let’s have some fun. How would you fancy converting text to music? This funny programme allows you to type any words and it sings them back to you. Try typing some personality adjectives and listen to them sung by different people. The site is called Text to sing.

 

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DESCRIBING A PICTURE (1B2)

IF YOU HAD TO DESCRIBE A PHOTO ON YOUR MOBILE IN DETAIL, WHAT KIND OF LANGUAGE WOULD YOU NEED?

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CLICK ON THIS PICTURE IF YOU WANT TO VISIT A WEBSITE WITH USEFUL LANFUAGE ON HOW TO DESCRIBE A PICTURE / PHOTO.

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YOU CAN ALSO TRY TO SEE THIS DOCUMENT ON DESCRIBING PICTURES AND PHOTOSDESCRIBING PICTURES

AND NOW GET READY TO DESCRIBE YOURS……

THE “BIKINI” CHALLENGE (1B2) (OPTIONAL)

THIS IS AN OPTIONAL ACTIVITY I DEVISED FOR YOU TO TRY DURING THE HOLIDAY OR AT ANY OTHER TIME…..

AS WE SHOULD HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT “LIVE ENTERTAINMENT” LAST  WEDNESDAY……DO YOU KNOW THIS MAN?

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HE´S A BRITISH CHART-TOPPING STAR CALLED ED SHEERAN. HE PERFORMED IN MADRID AND BARCELONA LAST WEEKEND AS PART OF A TOUR AROUND EUROPE. ALL THE TICKETS HAD BEEN SOLD OUT.

HIS LATEST HIT IS CALLED “SHAPE OF YOU” AND IT REMINDED ME OF THE “BIKINI” CHALLENGE, THAT IS TO SAY, THE TIME WHEN YOU WANT TO GET IN SHAPE BEFORE THE SUMMER BATHING SUIT SEASON STARTS…. MANY  PEOPLE GET OBSESSED WITH LOSING WEIGHT, START GOING TO THE GYM AND GO ON DIETS BACAUSE SUMMER IS ALMOST THERE AND THEY WANT TO LOOK GOOD IN THEIR BIKINIS.

WATCH THE VIDEO, WHICH STARTS IN A GYM…. WHAT DO YOU THINK THE STORY IS ABOUT?

WATCH IT AGAIN. What equipment or exercises to keep fit can you spot?

EQUIPMENT

  • (USE) AN EXERCISE BIKE
  • (GO ON) A RUNNING MACHINE (TREADMILL)
  • (DO) (LIFT) WEIGHTS
  • (PUNCH) HEAVY BAGS)
  • (JUMP) THE ROPE
  • (USE) A CROSS-TRAINER
  • (USE) A YOGA MAT
  • (USE) BOXING GLOVES
  • (WEAR) HAND WRAPS

EXERCISES

  • DO SIT-UPS
  • DO PRESS-UPS = (PUSH-UPS)
  • DO PULL-UPS
  • STRETCH
  • DO AEROBICS
  • DO SPINNING
  • DO PILATES (OR YOGA)

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO IMPROVE YOUR VOCABULARY ON “KEEPING FIT” (book page 163).  YOU COULD ALSO WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW (EXERCISING AT THE GYM)

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LISTEN TO THE SONG AGAIN & DO THIS EXERCISE WITH THE LYRICS

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CHECK YOUR ANSWERS:

ED SHEERAN´S PERFORMANCES IN SPAIN  WERE SOLD OUT MONTHS AGO

SELL OUT= ALL BE SOLD  : THIS IS A PHRASAL VERB

IN YOUR BOOK THERE´S A REVISION  OF PHRASAL VERBS (page 144)

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WHICH TYPE IS “SELL OUT”? TYPE 1, TYPE 2 OR TYPE 3? WHY?

WOULD YOU LIKE TO DO THE ACTIVITY ON LYRICS TRAINING JUST FOR FUN?

I HOPE YOU ENJOY THE ACTIVITY

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UNFORGETTABLE…. (1B2)

THIS SONG IS REALLY UNFORGETTABLE…..

CAN YOU THINK ABOUT AN UNFORGETTABLE MOMENT IN YOUR LIFE?

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SPEAKING ABOUT MEMORY….WHY NOT REVIEWING SOME IDIOMS RELATED TO MEMORY?

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/flatmates/episode171/languagepoint.shtml

AN UNFORGETTABLE EVENING

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