- Mums-to-be could be in for a big discount at IKEA- but they have to pee on an ad first to reveal the promotional code
- The Swedish furniture giant has launched a new offer in its latest advert to attract soon-to-be parents.
- All mums need to do to unlock the code to get a discount code for a new crib is pee on it.
- WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE ADVERT?
- 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/…]
Tucked at the end of a narrow, crooked street in the Mediterranean city of Valencia, you may be surprised to come upon an ancient public bathhouse, a surprising relic from another time. The Admiral’s Baths have stood sentry here for 700 years, through wars, reconstruction, epidemics and the Inquisition—and still stand today. If only these walls could talk, you might think. What stories lie beneath those star-carved ceilings, across these tiled floors…
With this novel The Admiral’s Baths, author Dana Gynther offers us one possibility. Told from the perspective of four women of different times and circumstances, we witness the unfolding history of the ancient bathhouse through the struggles, desires, tragedies, and triumphs of Fatima, Angels, Clara, and Rachel. Though these characters are separated by hundreds of years, we find that what connects them is more powerful than the passage of time, and we celebrate the enduring human spirit, which stands strong like the Admiral’s Bath’s themselves. READ MORE
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)
LAST WEEK WE WERE TELLING PERSONAL ANECDOTES. TO IMPROVE YOUR STORIES YOU CAN CLICK ON THE PICTURE BELOW TO WATCH THE VIDEO
Here are THE BRITISH COUNCIL top tips for telling a good story or anecdote.
- Take time to think about the question and the story before you start talking.
- Use narrative tenses – past simple, past continuous and past perfect.
- Use adjectives and adverbs to make the story interesting.
- Use sequencing words: first of all, then, after that, later on, finally, in the end …
- Give your story an introduction. Say briefly what your story is about.
- Give the background to your story. Say when and where it took place and what you were doing at that time.
- Say what happened step by step. Use words like so, because and although to connect the actions until you reach the end of the story.
- Keep the action moving!
- Finish your story or anecdote by saying why it is important to you or why you remember it.
- Look at your listeners.
- Take too long telling the story or your listeners will get bored.
- Use a flat or bored voice.
- Look down or look around the room.
Put the phrases in the correct part of the anecdote:
- WRAPPING UP (finishing)
After all this, I learnt that …
I’m going to tell you about something unforgettable that happened to me.
This made me realise something important …
This is a story about …
Later on, …
I’d like to talk about the time when I …
This took place a few years ago.I was living in the city at that time.
At that time, I was …
When I look back on that story now, I feel …
What happened next was …
CHECK YOUR ANSWERS
Write down some notes about an anecdote based on something that happened to you. Practise telling it and try to use some of the phrases listed above. After you have told it a few times to yourself, try recording it and sharing it with us….
“Suddenly something has happened to me As I was having my cup of tea Suddenly I was feeling depressed I was utterly and totally stressed Do you know you made me cry? Do you know you made me die?”
THIS IS THE NICE BEGINNING FOR A STORY. WATCH THE SONG CLIP AND TELL US THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG… SHE IS UTTERLY AND TOTALLY STRESSED………WHAT HAPPENED TO HER?
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
GO TO PADLET (BY CLICKING ON THE CONFETTI WALL BELOW)
- Click on the CONFETTI BOARD below,
- A box will pop-up,
- Please add your name.
- Start typing your contribution. (WHAT MIGHT RUIN A WEDDING?)
- You can add an image or a link to a video or sound clip to accompany your argument.
DO YOU KNOW THIS BENCH? WHERE IS IT? WHY IS IT FAMOUS?
PEOPLE SAY IT´S THE NICEST BENCH IN THE WORLD AT THE MOMENT. BUT WHY?
FROM THERE YOU CAN GET THE MOST BEAUTIFUL VIEWS OF THE CLIFFS.
THERE YOU HAVE SOME SUPERLATIVE FORMS. LET´S HAVE A LOOK AT THE PRESENTATION BELOW-
YOU CAN ALSO HAVE A LOOK IN YOUR BOOK ON PAGE 134
THE PHOTOS ABOVE WERE IN THE NEWS AND IN MANY GLOSSY MAGAZINES IN THE UK AND WORLDWIDE LAST YEAR. BUT DO YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENED?
THIS MUSIC BELONGS TO THE SOUNDTRACK OF A VERY POPULAR FILM.
BRAINSTORM VOCABULARY FOR WEDDINGS AND FUNERALS
YOU COULD DO SOME VOCABULARY WORK ON WEDDINGS ON PAGE 90 (exercise 4)
HOW FAR IS FROM VALENCIA TO NEW YORK? 6.048 km
HOW CAN YOU COMPARE THESE TWO CITIES?
THINK ABOUT THE SCENERY, THE WEATHER, THE PEOPLE, THE COST OF LIVING, THE LIFESTYLE, THE CUSTOMS, POLLUTION, CARS AND TRAFFIC, TRANSPORT, SHOPPING, FESTIVALS, GENERAL ATMOSPHERE…..
USE WORDS SUCH AS….
BIG MODERN COSMOPOLITAN FRIENDLY LIVELY HOT CROWDED SAFE COLD POPULAR NOISY UNFRIENDLY CALM DIRTY STRESSFUL EXCITING FAMOUS DANGEROUS POPULATED TRADITIONAL CHEAP EXCITING PEACEFUL GOOD
WHICH OF THESE TWO SONGS ABOUT NEW YORK IS BETTER?
HOW CAN YOU COMPARE?