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DO I HAVE TO ? (1B1)

DO YOU KNOW WHO SINGS THIS POPULAR SONG?

YOU DON´T HAVE TO BE RICH TO BE MY GIRL

YOU DON´T NEED TO BE COOL TO RULE MY WORLD…

SO, LET´S TALK ABOUT OBLIGATION AND ABSENCE OF OBLIGATION ….

WHAT MODAL VERBS DO YOU USE FOR ADVICE?

BASIC MODAL VERBS OF OBLIGATION (1B1)

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YOU MUST STOP RIGHT NOW.(OBLIGATION)

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YOU MUSTN´T TAKE PHOTOS INSIDE (PROHIBITION)

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YOU DON´T HAVE TO WORRY. (IT´S NOT NECESSARY = LACK OF OBLIGATION /NEED)

GRAMMAR EXPLANATION IN SPANISH

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GRAMMAR  IN ENGLISH + PRACTICE

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BASIC QUANTIFIERS (REVISION) (A2)

 

THE 17 WORST THINGS ABOUT LIVING IN SPAIN (1B1)

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Graham Hunt is an Englishman who has spent more than half his life living in Spain. Here he takes a cheeky look at what we all hate about living here:

(WARNING: This article is full of sarcasm).

  1. BUREAUCRACY
  2. LONG HOLIDAYS
  3. LACK OF RAIN
  4. TOO MUCH FRUIT & TOO MANY VEGETABLES IN YOUR GARDEN
  5. CHILDREN & FAMILIES IN RESTAURANTS
  6. BEING ENVIED BY PEOPLE FROM YOUR COUNTRY
  7. THE PRICE OF WINE (TOO MANY EXPERTS!!)
  8. NOT BEING ABLE TO USE RAINWEAR
  9. HOME-COOKED RUBBISH
  10. BELLS FROM CHURCHES & FIREWORKS
  11. LONG STRAIGHT MOTORWAYS
  12. CITIES ARE TOO SMALL
  13. OPENING TIMES OF BARS & PUBS (TOO LATE!!)
  14. CHEAP ALCOHOL
  15. ROAST CHICKEN SHOPS
  16. PUT UP WITH THE FAMILY

http://www.thelocal.es/20170220/these-are-the-17-absolute-worst-things-about-living-in-spain

THE BEST BENCH IN THE WORLD (A2)(1B1)

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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

SUPERLATIVE QUIZ

SUPERLATIVE QUIZ

VALENCIA , NEW YORK (1B1)

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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?

LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON (1B1)

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DO YOU KNOW THESE MEN? WHAT DO THEY HAVE IN COMMON?

 

 

HAVE YOU HEARD THIS SONG  BY ENRIQUE IGLESIAS BEFORE?

HOW MUCH DO YOU KNOW ABOUT HIM AND HIS BIOGRAPHY?

HOW WOULD YOU TRANSLATE THE TITLE OF THIS SONG INTO ENGLISH?

FAKEBOOK: CREATING AN IMAGINARY PROFILE & BIOGRAPHY (1B1)

coverWith the rise of social media, more and more teachers engage their students online with projects and assignments. Increasingly, I have seen fake accounts on Facebook and Twitter where students are posting on behalf of a literary character or historical figure.

Thanks to ClassTools, you can engage your students in the creation of fake Facebook profiles  & BIOGRAPHIES without actually using the social media.

ClassTools has developed a program called Fakebook that allows users to easily and quickly create fake Facebook profiles & biographies. It is simple, free, and easy-to-use! Simply plug in information, pictures, friends, and biography data, and then publish with the click of a button. You can also embed the profile into any webpage and download it for offline sharing.

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For more information take a look at these great examples, and check out the screenshot below of an example Fakebook profile for Brigham Young:

Fakebook: Create Fake Facebook Profiles In Your Classroom

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How might we use this in the classroom, you ask? Have students create “Fakebook” profiles and biographies of someone they know who is still alive .  (TASK on page 115/ 125-150 WORDS))

Happy faking, y’all!

PRESENT PERFECT? U2 (1B1)

LISTEN TO THIS  SONG  BY U2  AND FILL IN THE GAPS WITH EXAMPLES OF THE PRESENT PERFECT:

I (1) ________________the highest mountains.
I (2) ________________through the fields
only to be with you,
only to be with you.
I (3) ________________.
I (4) ________________.
I (5) ________________these city walls,
these city walls,
only to be with you.

But I still (6) ________________what I’m looking for.
But I still (7) ________________ what I’m looking for.

I (8) ________________hardened lips.
Felt the healing fingertips.
It burned like fire–
this burning desire.

I (9) ________________with the tongue of angels.
I (10) ________________the hand of a devil,
It was warm in the night.
I was cold as a stone.

But I still (11) ________________what I’m looking for.
But I still (12) ________________what I’m looking for.

I believe in the kingdom come,
then all the colors will bleed into one,
bleed into one.
Well, yes I’m still running.

You broke the bonds
and you loosed the chains,
carried the cross
of my shame,
of my shame.
You know I believed it.

But I still (13) ________________ what I’m looking for.
But I still (14) ________________ what I’m looking for.
But I still (15) ________________ what I’m looking for.

NOW, WATCH THE VIDEO & CHECK YOUR ANSWERS:

WHY DO YOU THINK THE SINGER  REPEATEDLY USES THE PRESENT PERFECT?

HAVE YOU SEEN THIS FILM? (1B1)

HAVE YOU SEEN THIS FILM?

HOW DOES TI 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 …

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