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2020 NEW YEAR´S RESOLUTIONS (1 B2)

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2019 is about to wave goodbye and the New Year is a time, not only for raging parties but also a time to reflect back on the past year. ..a time when we can ask ourselves, “what did I do right and what mistakes did I make?”  Take time to discover what you want to change in 2020. …Have you already made any? Do you want to share them with me or are they too personal, maybe?

LISTEN TO THIS PODCAST ABOUT THE 10 MOST POPULAR NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS

CRISTINA CABAL WROTE A WONDERFUL POST ON NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS BASED ON THE FILM “BRIDGET JONES DIARY”. CLICK ON THE PICTURE BELOW IF YOU ARE INTERESTED.

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YOU CAN ALSO AD A PIN WITH A PHOTO AND YOUR 2020 NEW YEAR´S RESOLUTION TO THE BOARD I CREATED ON PINTEREST (SEND ME YOUR EMAIL AND I WILL SEND YOU BACK AN INVITATION)

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Pinterest is a new social network which allows you to share and comment on visual material, which could be photographs, sketches, videos or web pages. Like a virtual scrapbook, but very public, you can collate the items that you love.

There are apps available for IOS  and ANDROID

ARE YOU A PINTEREST USER?

DO YOU KNOW HOW TO CREATE A BOARD AND PIN PHOTOS?

IMPROVING YOUR WRITING (B2.2)

AS YOU HAVE TO DO A FOR & AGAINST WRITING DURING THE HOLIDAY  AND WE TALKED ABOUT THE PROCESS OF WRITING, I THOUGHT THIS OLD MATERIAL COULD BE USEFUL FOR YOU. HERE ARE SOME STEPS TO BE FOLLOWED TO IMPROVE YOUR WRITING, WISELY WRITTEN BY MY COLLEAGUE JAVIER SANTOS ASENSI.

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IN CASE YOU NEED FURTHER WRITING AND CORRECTION, HAVE YOU HEARD OF LANG8?

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http://lang-8.com

A HISTORIC MOMENT IN TIME (1B2)

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President Obama Holds Election Night Event In Chicago

Donald Trump Hosts Nevada Caucus Night Watch Party In Las Vegas

OBAMA´S ELECTION WAS SEEN BY MANY AS  A HISTORIC MOMENT IN  TIME AS HE WAS THE FIRST BLACK PRESIDENT ELECTED IN HISTORY. HOWEVER, UNEXPECTED TRUMP´S VICTORY WAS ONE OF THE MOST IMPROBABLE POLITICAL VICTORIES IN MODERN HISTORY, PLUNGING THE USA AND THE REST OF THE WORLD INTO AN UNCERTAIN FUTURE….

WHICH OTHER HISTORIC EVENTS  IN YOUR LIFETIME DO YOU THINK WILL BE REMEMBERED BY FUTURE GENERATIONS?   WHY?

  • Where & when did that happen? What happened?
  • How old were you? Where were you?
  • What were you doing when you heard the news? Who were you with?
  • How were you affected by the news?  What did you do? How did you feel?
  • Why do you think this event will be remembered by future generations?

POST YOUR PODCASTS AND YOUR PHOTOS.

THIS IS ONE EXAMPLE:

 

 

THE PASSIVE II (1 B2)

 

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IS THIS ACTIVE OR PASSIVE? HOW DO YOU KNOW?

YOU CAN also HAVE A LOOK IN YOUR BOOK ON PAGE 147

BUT BE CAREFUL!

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THE PASSIVE (1B2)

THESE ARE SOME NEWS STORIES I COULD FIND IN NEWSPAPERS THIS TIME LAST YEAR … AS YOU CAN SEE THE PASSIVE IS USED IN A VARIETY OF TENSES…..

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Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont was detained by German police as he crossed the border from Denmark on Sunday.

“He has been properly treated in the police station” his lawyer declared.

She could be jailed for up to 25 years if convicted of the charges of rebellion and sedition

Nobody knows if he will be extradited to Spain but a decision must be made within 10 days

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90 people were hurt or injured in the angry protests

 

 

THE PASSIVE IS VERY OFTEN USED IN THE NEWS

An opera singer was asked to change her EU flag themed dress for a concert at London’s Royal Albert Hall.

WHEN DO WE USE THE PASSIVE?

GAME 1

GAME 2

GAME 3

REMEMBER TO READ THE GRAMMAR ON PAGE 147 AND DO THE PRACTICE EXERCISES ABOUT THE PASSIVE .

CAN YOU FIND ANY OTHER NEWS STORIES IN NEWSPAPERS WHERE THE PASSIVE IS USED?

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?

Post your grammar explanation and we´ll  keep in touch!

   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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MODAL VERBS IN SONGS (1B2)

 

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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

SPECIAL EVENTS: WEDDING BELLS (1 B2)

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YOU KNOW THAT RIVERS FLOW INTO THE OCEAN BUT  THE WEDDINGS ABOVE ALSO MADE RIVERS OF INK  FLOW. THEY  WERE IN THE NEWS AND IN MANY GLOSSY MAGAZINES IN THE UK AND WORLDWIDE LAST YEAR.  BUT DO YOU KNOW WHO THEY ARE?  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)

IF IT HADN´T BEEN FOR LOVE…. (1B2)

LISTEN CAREFULLY TO THIS SONG BY ADELE. THE THIRD CONDITIONAL IS USED REPEATEDLY. DO YOU REMEMBER HOW IT´S USED?

 

Adele            If It Hadn’t Been For Love

Never would have 1) _____________ to Birmingham
If it hadn’t been for love
Never woulda 2 ____________ the train to Louisiana
If it hadn’t been for love

Never woulda 3) __________ through the blindin’ rain
Without one dollar to my name
If it hadn’t been, if it hadn’t been for love

Never woulda 4)__________ the trouble that I’m in
If it hadn’t been for love
Woulda been 5) ___________ like a wayward wind
If it hadn’t been for love

Nobody knows it better than me
I wouldn’t be wishing I was free
If it hadn’t been, if it hadn’t been for love

Four cold walls against my will
At least I know he’s lying still
Four cold walls without parole
Lord have mercy on my soul

Never woulda 6) ___________ to that side of town
If it hadn’t been for love
Never woulda 7) __________ a mind to track him down
If it hadn’t been for love

Never woulda 8) ____________ up a forty four
Put myself behind a jail house door
If it hadn’t been, if it hadn’t been for love

Four cold walls against my will
At least I know he’s lying still
Four cold walls without parole
Lord have mercy on my soul

Never woulda 9) __________________ to Birmingham
If it hadn’t been for love
Never woulda 10) __________ the train to Louisian’
If it hadn’t been for love

Never woulda 11) _____________ up a forty four
Put myself behind a jail house door
If it hadn’t been, if it hadn’t been for love
If it hadn’t been, if it hadn’t been for love
If it hadn’t been, if it hadn’t been for love

(ORIGINAL IDEA BY BUSYTEACHER)

  • WHAT DID SHE DO FOR LOVE?
  • WHAT´S “WOULDA”?
  • EXPLAIN THE IDEA OF REGRET USED BY MEANS OF THE THIRD CONDITIONAL

THE THIRD CONDITIONAL WITH SONGS (1B2)

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AFTER A HOLIDAY BREAK WE USUALLY REGRET DOING OR NOT DOING CERTAIN THINGS. IN THIS CONTEXT WE USUALLY USE THE THIRD CONDITIONAL

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WHY DON´T YOU REVIEW THE THIRD CONDITIONAL WITH SONGS?

LET´S DO SOME PRACTICE!!

TRY THIS QUIZ

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