MODAL VERBS FOR DEDUCTION (1B2)

LISTEN TO TWO DIFFERENT SAMPLES OF TWO  VERY POPULAR SONGS WITH A SIMILAR TITLE.

CAN YOU REMEMBER THEIR TITLE? WHO ARE THEY BY?

WHAT´S THE DIFFERENCE IN MEANING BETWEEN THE TWO TITLES?

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   IT MUST  BE   LOVE

         MODAL VERB  +  (SIMPLE) TO INFINITIVE         

         PRESENT    DEDUCTION           (CERTAINTY)   

IT MUST HAVE BEEN LOVE         

      MODAL VERB  +   PERFECT INFINITIVE                       

                                         HAVE + PAST PARTICIPLE                 

            PAST DEDUCTION    (CERTAINTY)

THIS KIND OF LANGUAGE IS VERY USEFUL BECAUSE WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT A PHOTO  IN ORAL INTERVIEWS, YOU´RE SPECULATING ALL THE TIME….

 

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WHAT  LOGICAL DEDUCTIONS CAN YOU MAKE ON THE PHOTOS BELOW?

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SUSPENDEN PRIMEROS ACTOS FALLEROS A CAUSA DE LA LLUVIA Y EL VIENTO

HAVE YOU EVER…? (1B2)

  • …PAINTED A WALL OR A ROOM?
  • …CHANGED A WHEEL ON A CAR  / A TYRE ON A BIKE?
  • …ASSEMBLED FLAT-PACK FURNITURE?
  • …SET UP A HOME CINEMA SYSTEM / A WI-FI NETWORK?
  • …FIXED SOMETHING IN YOUR HOME?

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  • When and where did you do it?
  • Why did you have to do it?
  • Did anyone help you?
  • How long did it take?
  • What problems did you have?
  • How successful were you in the end? Did you manage to do it?

“JOOMAG” A TOOL TO CREATE INTERACTIVE MAGAZINES

JOOMAG, INC.
Joomag is a free, sophisticated and professional digital magazine creation tool that allows users (students and teachers)  to create beautiful magazines from PDFs or templates provided by the site.

This is an example of a magazine created by a teacher:

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https://www.joomag.com/magazine/inspirational-english-march-2017/0258537001488874097

GENERAL STRIKE IN EDUCATION (ALL LEVELS)

Parents, students and unions call for a general strike in education for March 9th

The State Platform in the Defence of Public Schooling has set the date for numerous demonstrations across Spain from infancy to university.

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A total stoppage of teaching, in protest that the Lomce continues unaltered and the need for wide agreement to be reached in Congress which cannot be ‘only political and ignoring the social’

This is Spain’s third teaching general strike with widespread participation since the PP came to power. All the unions (CEAPA, STES, CCOO, UGT, MRP, CGT and FAEST led from the front by the Students Front and Students Union) which coincide ‘these protests must be on the streets’ given it is the only way ‘which is effective’ in the defence of public schooling and warn the pact ‘is not an end in itself’. In fact, for Mar 9th  Spanish streets will be awash with protestors.

Another reason why this strike has been called at all educational levels is the appeal by the Government in the Constitutional Court for the voting in Congress to halt the Lomce, a decision considered as ‘unacceptable’. They are on guard regarding the massive State deficit Spain has in Brussels, which in the worst case scenario see a cut in spending on education of as much as 1 billion €’

Their anger has been aggravated by the new Education, Culture and Sports minister, Íñigo Méndez de Vigo, who said last JAN any strike action was ‘senseless’ at the moment when talks are continuing on the new Political and Social Pact for Education and called for the State Platform for Public Schooling to cancel the stoppage and join the debate in the Sub-Commission in Congress.

‘At this time, this strike is senseless, I request those who are arranging it to think again. The current situation does not need any disruption, as it would not make any long-lasting effect’, he affirmed.

http://www.typicallyspanish.com/news-spain/national/Parents_students_and_unions_call_for_a_general_strike_in_education_for_March_9.shtml

QUANTIFIERS (1B1)

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LISTEN TO ONE OF MY FAVOURITE SONGS FROM THE SOUNDTRACK OF THE FILM ABOVE
“ENOUGH” IS A QUANTIFIER, BUT YOU CAN FIND IT IN DIFFERENT POSITIONS; YOU SAY “ THIS MOUNTAIN IS NOT HIGH ENOUGH” BUT…. THERE AREN´T ENOUGH TEACHERS“. WHY?

(GO TO PAGE 134 UNIT 5C AND STUDY QUANTIFIERS)

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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN´S DAY: BE BOLD FOR CHANGE (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.

Five reasons why Spain is still failing on women’s rights (THE LOCAL)

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Spain’s come a long way since the dark days of Gen Francisco Franco when a woman’s role was firmly in the home and she needed permission from her husband to get a job, open a bank account, own property or even travel away from home.
But women still don’t enjoy parity with men in Spain and there is a way to go to bridge the gender gap. READ MORE…..

BASIC QUANTIFIERS (REVISION) (A2)

 

MODAL VERBS IN SONGS (LOW B2)

 

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CLICK ON THE PICTURES ABOVE TO LISTEN TO THE SONGS.

 

WHICH MODAL VERBS CAN YOU SPOT?

WHAT DIFFERENT MEANINGS CONVEY THE DIFFERENT MODAL VERBS?

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ATTENTION INFOYOU CAN READ THE GRAMMAR REFERENCE ON PAGES 142-143 

Read more at http://www.englishgrammar.org/talking-possibility/#oRuHdKDHPM5f4kUS.99

DO IY YOURSELF (1B2)

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Ikea UK think that “everyone can improve their sleeping performance” with a little preparation, the right bed, and the right kit and this is why they have released a new advert, inviting you to “win at sleeping”.

The 60-second spot, part of the Wonderful Every night campaign, features several persons of all ages doing their bedtime routine and jumping into their beds just like athletes. “The moment has come. I can feel no hesitation. You’re gonna go do what you’re prepared to do. There will be those that try and stop you (a small dog is featured running towards the bed and two little boys looking inquisitive). Let them try. This is your home. Now take it. Because tonight you’re gonna fight until you can’t fight no more. To Win at Sleeping” – says the voiceover using a tone specific for battle speeches, as if he tried to motivate people to actually fight and win at sleeping.

The advert ends with the people falling asleep in their beds and with the voiceover saying the brand’s new campaign tagline, “The Wonderful Every night”.

  • HAVE YOU EVER BEEN TO IKEA?
  • DID YOU BUY ANYTHING THERE? WHAT?
  • WHAT WAS YOUR EXPERIENCE LIKE?

TRY THE VOCABULARY FOR DIY AND REPAIRS (PAGE 160)

PARAPHRASING   :   DESCRIBING EVERYDAY OBJECTS

Saying you don’t know/ remember the name of something

  • I’m sorry, I’ve forgotten what it’s called
  • It´s on the tip of my tongue
  • I totally blanked
  • I´m really sorry but my mind went blank

 

  • I don’t know what it’s called in English
  • I can’t remember what they’re called
  • I’m sorry, I don’t know the word for them

Describing what something is used for

  • It’s a thing for makING…
  • It’s stuff for doING…
  • You use them to DO / for DOing something
  • You use it when you do something

 

Describing what something looks like

  • It’s a type of [liquid]
  • It’s some/a kind/ sort of… [material/substance…]
  • They are made of [metal/plastic/glass/…]
  • They’ve got…[a hole in the end/…)
  • They look like… [headphones/…]

 

 Checking something is the right thing

  • Is this what you are looking for?
  • Do you mean… [a blender/…]?
  • Oh, you mean… [stain remover/…]

“LAVA” by ANA PALOMARES (1B2)

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