Category Archives: WORDS, DON´T COME EASY! (VOCABULARY)

VOCABULARY

NEW DICTIONARY: WORDS USED IN SENTENCES (B2.2) (C.1)

IF YOU REALLY WANT TO IMPROVE YOUR WRITING SKILLS, YOU MIGHT FIND A POST WRITTEN BY MY COLLEAGUE, CRISTINA CABAL INCREDIBLY USEFUL. IT’ S ABOUT A NEW DICTIONARY ONLINE CALLED SENTENCE.DICT WHERE THEY USE WORDS YOU NEED IN SENTENCES (IN CONTEXT) FOR YOU TO SEE THE WAY THEY REALLY COLLOCATE IN ENGLISH. YOU HAVE A SCREENSHOT OF THE WORDS “FAKE” AS WE ARE TALKING ABOUT FAKE NEWS, BUT IF YOU´RE INTERESTED, I DO RECOMMEND READING CRISTINA´S POST.

COMMON PHOBIAS? (B1.1)

HAVE YOU SEEN THIS FILM?

WHO IS IT BY?

HOW DOES IT MAKE YOU FEEL?

HAVE YOU HEARD OF NOMOPHOBIA?

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I  HAVE A PHOBIA           OF…

I´M        AFRAID                OF…

I´M        FRIGHTENED      OF…

I´M        SCARED               OF…

I´M       TERRIFIED            OF …

WHAT ARE YOU AFRAID OF?

HOW LONG HAVE YOU HAD THIS PHOBIA?

http://www.fearof.net/top-10-phobias-of-all-time/

“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?

CRIME VOCABULARY IN THE NEWS (B2.2)

Pablo Hasél was taken to prison to serve a nine-month sentence for glorifying terrorism and insulting the Crown in a case that has reignited debate on freedom of expression

Catalan police on Tuesday arrested a rapper for failing to report to prison by the deadline set by a court that found him guilty of glorifying terrorism and insulting the Spanish Crown in messages on social media.

Hasél, the rapper, did not resist arrest, and as he was being led to a patrol car, he yelled out at the television cameras: “They will never silence us! Death to the fascist state!”

His case has reignited a public debate about crimes involving freedom of expression. The Spanish government on Monday announced that it is planning a reform of the criminal code that would eliminate prison terms for these kinds of crimes.

Hasél was found guilty by Spain’s central High Court over a series of Twitter messages that expressed support for terrorist organizations such as the Basque group ETA and the Marxist GRAPO. He also accused King Felipe VI and his father of several crimes, including homicide and embezzlement…… READ MORE…

CAN YOU FIND ANY MORE HEADLINES OR PIECES OF NEWS RELATED TO CRIME DURING YOUR EASTER HOLIDAY?

LOVE IN THE FIRST DEGREE (B2.2)

LISTEN TO THIS OLD SONG BY BANANARAMA

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REMEMBER TO DO THE VOCABULARY FOR CRIME IN YOUR BOOK AND YOU CAN ALSO RE-READ THE POST “CRIME IN THE NEWS” THAT I PUBLISHED SOME TIME AGO.

UNFORTUNATELY YOU CAN LEARN NEW VOCABULARY ABOUT CRIME IN THE NEWS EVERY SINGLE DAY.

YOU CAN ALSO WATCH THIS VIDEO

HAVE YOU EVER COMMITTED A CRIME OR BEEN A VICTIM OF A CRIME? TELL US ABOUT IT!!

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VERBS EASILY CONFUSED (B2.2)

THIS WEEK WE´VE BEEN DISCUSSING ABOUT HOW TO ARGUE, AND IT´S ADVISABLE NOT TO RAISE OUR VOICE WHEN WE ARGUE….BUT WHAT´S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THESE VERBS?

WHAT ABOUT STEAL AND ROB?

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WHAT ABOUT PREVENT & AVOID?

IF YOU WANT TO FIND OUT, DO THE EXERCISES ON PAGE 230

“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.

WHAT DID YOU DO LAST WEEKEND? (B1.1)

WATCH THIS BASIC VIDEO WHERE THEY REVIEW SOME OF THE MOST TYPICAL WEEKEND ACTIVITIES

IF YOU CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW, YOU HAVE SOME ACTIVITIES LINKED TO THE VIDEO ABOVE

https://en.islcollective.com/video-lessons/what-did-you-do-last-weekend

RISK/EXTREME SPORTS (B2.2)

HOW MANY RISK SPORTS CAN YOU NAME?

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A FAMOUS SPANISH MOUNTAIN CLIMBER DIED RECENTLY AFTER SUFFERING A FALL. HOW MUCH HAVE YOU HEARD ABOUT IT?

WHY ARE DEADLY EXTREME SPORTS MORE POPULAR THAN EVER?

HAVE YOU EVER DONE AN EXTREME SPORT? DID YOU ENJOY IT? WHY (NOT)?

WHICH EXTREME SPORT WOULD YOU MOST/ LEAST LIKE TO TAKE UP?

“TAKE”: USEFUL EXPRESSIONS (B2.2)

IN THIS UNIT WE´VE BEEN DEALING WITH “TAKING RISKS” SUCH AS TAKING UP EXTREME SPORTS SUCH AS PARAGLIDING OR BUNGEE-JUMPING… WOULD YOU LIKE TO REVIEW SOME COMMON EXPRESSIONS WITH “TAKE”?

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