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VOCABULARY

LET´S TALK ABOUT TECHNOLOGY (LESSON PLAN)(B2.2)

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  • IN  ORDER TO  MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR SPEAKING TIME / PRACTICE  YOU MIGHT PREPARE IT AT HOME IN ADVANCE WITH THE HELP OF THE  WORKSHEETS BELOW: LANGUAGE & FINALLY THE TASK (SPEAKING TASK) THAT WE´LL DO TOGETHER IN A VIDEO CALL
  • TAKE AS MUCH TIME AS YOU NEED TO READ CAREFULLY THROUGH  ALL THE SECTIONS UNDERSTANDING THE EXAMPLES AND LOOKING UP THE WORDS YOU DO NOT KNOW
  • YOU COULD REFLECT  ON HOW YOU COULD USE THE CONTENTS  PRESENTED IN A CONVERSATION WITH ONE OR MORE PEOPLE  ABOUT THE TOPIC

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IF YOU NEED TO DOWNLOAD THE PDF DOCUMENT TECHNOLOGY B2

TECHNOLOGY VOCABULARY (B2.2)

IT MIGHT BE A GOOD IDEA TO GO OVER SOME BASIC VOCABULARY TO TALK ABOUT TECHNOLOGY

 

 

FOMO or JOMO? (B2.2)

Captura de pantalla 2020-05-07 a las 19.18.27INSTEAD OF “FOMO” COVID 19 DEMANDS WE EMBRACE “JOMO”, ACCORDING TO THE WASHINGTON POST…BUT WHAT DO THESE ACRONYMS MEAN? WHAT DO THEY HAVE TO DO WITH TECHNOLOGY?

IF YOU WANT TO FIND OUT, WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW & DO THE LISTENING COMPREHENSION ACTIVITIES created by ESLbrains.com http://bit.ly/EmbraceJOMO

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COMPLETE THE SENTENCES  WITH THE CORRECT FORM OF THE WORDS IN BRACKETS

• Nowadays, it’s sometimes difficult to decide what things in life give us a real ………. . [PLEASED]

• He might seem a bit rude, but he has very good ………. . [INTEND]

• What are my ………. to the community I am a part of? [OBLIGE]

• Some people say that life is ………. and you can do anything you want. [LIMIT]

• Julius Caesar was the most ………. man in ancient Rome. [POWER]

• A life without limits is ………. and we shouldn’t strive for it. [MEANING]

• Oscar Wilde said he could resist everything except ………. . [TEMPT]

KEY

WATCH THE VIDEO AGAIN AND FIND OUT WHAT “FOMO” &“JOMO”MEAN.

THEN TRY TO ANSWER THE QUESTIONS BELOW

a) What are 2 factors that make us feel FOMO?

b) What should we do to experience JOMO?

c) What does ‘moderate life’ mean according to Aristotle?

d) What does it mean to be human according to the speaker?

e) How does the example of Nero show that limitless life is life of despair?

KEY

DOWNLOAD THE COMPLETE DOCUMENT: Do-you-feel-FOMO-SV

HAVING TROUBLE WITH TRAVEL & HOLIDAY VOCABULARY?( QUIZ) B2.2

YOU CAN TRY THIS QUIZ : CLICK ON THE PICTURE BELOW

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ELECTRONIC DEVICES (B1.2)

HAVE A LOOK AT THE PICTURE BELOW.

  • WHICH DEVICE DO YOU USE THE MOST?
  • WHAT FOR?

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DO YOU THINK YOU NEED TO BREAK FREE OF YOUR ELECTRONIC DEVICES AND GO ON A DIGITAL DETOX ?

DIGITAL DETOX  a period of time during which you do not use mobile phones, computers, etc., because you usually use these devices too much. It´s usually regarded as an opportunity to reduce stress and focus on social interaction in the physical world

WORK (VOCABULARY REVISION) (B2.2)

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LAST THURSDAY WE TALKED ABOUT IMPORTANT WORDS IN THE NEWS THESE DAYS AS YOU COULD SEE IN MY WORD CLOUD. SOME OF THEM ARE RELATED TO THE FIELD OF JOBS, WORK & EMPL0YMENT OR UNEMPLOYMENT. REMEMBER?

  • temporary layoff(s)
  • unemployment benefit
  • to be on the dole

BEFORE TUESDAY IT WOULD BE PERFECT IF YOU COULD REVISE SOME OF THE VOCABULARY YOU LEARNT LAST YEAR ABOUT THIS TOPIC.

LISTEN TO THIS OLD SONG. WHAT DOES 9 TO 5 MEAN?

nine-to-five job (level: upper intermediate)
a typical 8-hour job
She found her nine-to-five job too monotonous and boring, so she is self-employed now.

CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO DOWNLOAD SOME USEFUL EXPRESSIONS TO TALK ABOUT JOBS (B2 LEVEL). DO YOU KNOW MANY OF THEM?

WORK B2 useful expressions

BY my colleague Cristina Cabal

 

LET´S TALK ABOUT JOBS (B1.2)

LISTEN TO THIS SONG.

IT´S ABOUT A PIANO MAN, A PIANIST, A MUSICIAN. WHAT OTHER JOBS CAN YOU NAME IN ENGLISH?

TRY THIS LINK

YOU CAN START REVIEWING THE VOCABULARY ABOUT WORK  ON PAGE 235

THE LIFE-CHANGING POWER OF WORDS (B2.2)

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PICTURE Gerd Altmann on  Pixabay

“Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to humiliate, and to humble.” -Yehuda Berg

WORDS ARE POWERFUL AS THEY CAN HAVE A S THEY CAN LEAVE A HUGE IMPACT AND CREATE A LASTING MEMORY -EITHER GOOD OR BAD-  SO IT´S REALLY IMPORTANT TO CHOOSE THEM WISELY… LISTEN TO  THE QUEEN´S PEECH…

TRANSCRIPT

5 FAMOUS SPEECHES

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MChUv5Zpfww

DISCUSS

  • THINK OF SITUATIONS WHEN “WORDS DON´T COME EASY”
  • CAN YOU THINK OF ANY SPEECH / WORDS THAT LEFT A MARK ON YOU?
  • HOW DO YOU THINK POLITICIANS USE WORDS NOWADAYS TO SAY ABSOLUTELY NOTHING? CAN YOU THINK OF AN EXAMPLE WHERE THEY PLAY ON WORDS?
  • HAVE “WORDS” EVER FAILED YOU?
  • HAVE YOU EVER HAD TO EAT YOUR WORDS // GIVE A SPEECH or A PRESENTATION?
  • HOW DO YOU LEARN WORDS IN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE?WHAT DO YOU DO TO REMEMBER THEM?
  • THINK OS SOME OF THE MOST DIFFICULT WORDS IN ENGLISH FOR YOU.
  • WHICH 10 ENGLISH WORDS HAVE YOU LEARNT DURING THE LOCKDOWN?

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READING: THE GOVERNMENT & SURGICAL FACE MASKS….

SOME COMMON PHRASAL VERBS (B2.2)

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Image by Annalise Batista on Pixabay

 

UNFORTUNATELY, THESE DAYS AS WE READ NEWSPAPERS AND LISTEN TO THE NEWS WE ARE GETTING USED TO HEARING A LOT OF WAR-LIKE METAPHORS AND EXPRESSIONS : to be at war with the virus, to win the battle, to defeat the invisible enemy, to fight on the frontline, to combat the pandemic, the “blitz spirit”…..

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IN TIMES OF WAR BOMBS CAN GO OFF….. BUT WHAT DOES IT MEAN?

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HOWEVER, BOMBS  DON´T ALWAYS GO OFF CAUSING A LOT OF CASUALTIES, THEY CAN ALSO INSPIRE TV PROGRAMMES SUCH AS “BOOM” AND AWESOME VOCABULARY GAMES AS THE ONE GENIALLY DESIGNED BY TERE COTS , AN EOI COLLEAGUE, TO REVISE PHRASAL VERBS. THANKS, TERE, FOR SHARING.

WHY DON´T YOU HAVE A GO? CLICK ON THE BOMB TO START THE GAME.

ONLINE MEETINGS COMMUNICATION : THE LANGUAGE (B2.2)

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LISTENING & VOCABULARY

DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS LOCKDOWN WE´VE BEEN HAVING VIRTUAL CLASSES OR ONLINE MEETINGS ON DIFFERENT PLATFORMS, SUCH AS 8X8 AND ZOOM.

AS YOU COULD SEE, MANY PROBLEMS MIGHT HAPPEN DURING THE SESSION BUT ARE YOU FAMILIAR WITH THIS FUNCTIONAL LANGUAGE?

WATCH THIS FUNNY VIDEO AND HAVE A LAUGH. IS THE SITUATION FAMILIAR?

LOOK AT THESE PHRASES AND SENTENCES.WHO DO YOU THINK IS MORE LIKELY TO USE THEM: THE HOST (TEACHER) OR THE PARTICIPANTS (STUDENTS)?

  1. Can you hear me?

  2. I have a sound issue.

  3. Did you get the nine-digit passcode?

  4. I¨m gonna assign you to a breakout room.

  5. What platform are you on?

  6. I´m gonna join in.

  7. I had a hard time connecting

  8. Adjust your output settings (mic and camera)

  9. There´s  a lot of interference. Can you mute your mics?

  10. It´s your mic, I´m afraid.

  11. Sounds like someone´s just joined.

  12. We lost you.

  13. Am I frozen?

  14. There seems to be a bit of a lag.

  15. I didn´t get that, I´m sorry.

  16. Are you with us?

  17. He´s cut out.

  18. Please, join the main meeting room.

 

WATCH THE VIDEO AGAIN. THERE ARE 5 EXPRESSIONS THAT DON´T APPEAR IN THE FUNNY SKETCH. WHICH ONES?

SPEAKING

DISCUSS THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS

  • WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT ONLINE MEETINGS? ARE THEY EFFECTIVE?
  • WHAT ASPECTS MIGHT BE ANNOYING ABOUT THEM? PROS AND CONS
  • “ZOOM” HAS BEEN IN THE NEWS THIS WEEK. DO YOU KNOW WHY?
  • WHAT WOULD YOU THINK IF WE HAD TO CHANGE TO A DIFFERENT PLATFORM LIKE “WEBEX”?
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