Unit 6: A Glimpse of the Future

BRAINSTORMING: Try to write as many words as possible that come to your mind in 2′ related to THE FUTURE.

VOCABULARY : Computer words

1.-Look at the images and match the computer objects with the words below:

HEADPHONES KEYBOARD LAPTOP MEMORY STICK MICROPHONE MOUSE PRINTER
SCREEN DESKTOP TABLET TOUCH SCREEN WEBCAM WI-FI

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

7.

8.

9.

10.

11.

12.

 

13.

 

 

2.- Listen, check and repeat.

 

3.- Choose the correct options.

a) You can record your voice with a microphone/headphones.

b) You can write an email with a mouse/keyboard.

c) You can make videos with a screen/webcam.

d) You can save your work on a memory stick/touch screen.

e) You use Wi-Fi/a printer to go on the Internet.

f) A laptop/desktop is easy to carry around.

g) A webcam/tablet has usually got a touch screen.

 

4.- Work with a partner. Answer the questions:

a) Which things in Exercise 1 have you got?

b) Which things has your school got? Anything not present above?

c) What do you usually use a computer for?

d) What do you usually use a mobile phone for?

 

READING

Computers: A Big Past, A Small Future

1.- Look at the photo and title of the article. What do you think the article is about? Brainstorm.

2.- Read and listen to the text and check your ideas in Exercise 1.

Sixty-five years ago, the world’s first modern computer “was born”. “Baby”, as scientists called it, was enormous. It filled an entire room and needed a team of people to operate it. Computers slowly became smaller over the next 60 years so that they could fit on your table, on your knee in front of you, and finally in one hand. Look at your mobile phone and you will see a small personal computer before your eyes. So what’s next for computers? Will they get even smaller?

Most scientists believe they will. Accessories like the keyboard and mouse are disappearing from modern computers with the invention of smartphones and touch-screen technology. Professor Brian David Johnson believes computers will be everywhere in the future because computer chips are becoming smaller and more advanced: “In the future, all objects will become computers: your teacup, the table, anything” he says.

He also believes that we will have relationships with our computers: “Our computers will know us. They will be closely connected to us and the things and people we love. Your mobile phone will be like your personal assisstant.”

It’s difficult to predict future technology because things change very quickly. But one thing is certain; computers will be powerful in the future. Computer expert Jonathan Strickland believes computers in 100 years will be about     “1,125,899,906,842,624 times more powerful than computers today”. That sounds great, but will they be visible to our eyes, or so small we’re always losing them!?

3.- Read the text again and choose the correct answers:

1.- The first modern computer needed

a) one person to use it.

b) more than one person to use it .

2.- Mobile phones are…

a) the modern personal computer.

b) the personal computer of the future.

3.- The keyboard and the mouse are disappearing from computers because…

a) there are more computers.

b) of new technology.

4.- Professor Johnson believes that in the future…

a) objects in the kitchen will become computers.

b) ordinary objects in your house will become computers.

5.- He also thinks computers will…

a) be connected to our bodies.

b) do a human job for us.

6.- Jonathan Stricklad thinks computers in the future will …

a) be bigger. 

b) be more intelligent. 

 

4.- Work with a partner. Answer the questions.

a) What surprised you about the article? Did you learn anything new?

b) Do you use your mobile phone like a personal computer? What things do you do on both your computer and mobile phone? List them. 

 

Watch “Robot Pizza Delivey” video: An alternative way to deliver a pizza.

 

GRAMMAR I: FUTURE TIME.

1.- Watch the video/s in Edpuzzle and have a look at this diagram afterwards:

2.- Practice the future time. Click on each of them for specific practice :

PRESENT CONTINUOUS

BE GOING TO

WILL

MIXED FUTURE TIME TEST

 

 

GRAMMAR II: FIRST CONDITIONAL

1.- Watch the video in Edpuzzle on the FIRST CONDITIONAL.

2.-Now look at the chart below and practice in small groups what you learnt. Ask for doubts if needed.

3.- Practice: 

4.- Complete the sentences for you. Then compare with a partner.

a) If I have a YouTube channel one day, …

b) I’ll be happy tonight …

c) If I pass my exams atht the end of the year, …

 

LISTENING AND VOCABULARY

1.-Look at the photo. What do you think it is?

2.- Listen to an  inerview in a science programme. Check your answers in Exercise 1.

3.- Listen again. Are these sentences true (T) or false (F) ? Correct the false sentences.

a) Judy thinks it’s very small for a computer.

b) You use the computer with the screen on a laptop.

c) The computer is expensive and difficult to use.

d) Scientists created the computer for schools.

e) “Code” is the language people use to program computers.

f) Paul created a music program yesterday with the computer.

 

Technology Verbs

4.- Look at the pictures and match the verbs in bold with the actions (a-i).

  1. Scroll down the webpage.
  2. Plug in the computer
  3. Log in to your email.
  4. Turn on the laptop.
  5. Click on the icon.
  6. Turn up the volume.
  7. Turn off the light.
  8. Shut down the computer.
  9. Turn down the music.

 

a) 

b)

c)

d)

e)

f)

g)

h)

i)

 

 

5.- Work with a partner. Take it in turns to play miming with the actions above. 

 

READING: CULTURE

The UK: A Mobile Nation?

1.- Read and listen to the article about teenagers in the UK. How will using mobile phones help them in the future?

A recent survey in the UK showed that more than a million children get their first mobile phone when they’re five! It also showed that 10% of children under 16 have got better mobile phone than their parents!

Most parents in the UK buy mobile phones for their children when they start secondary school. This is so their children can call them if they have any problems, But what about the five-year-olds? The survey shows that mums and dads buy phones for younger children so they can play games and watch videos.

Teenagers use mobile phones in the UK more than any other group. 93% of all British teenagers have got a phone, and 81% have got a smartphone. Texting, looking at photos and listening to music are three of the most popular activities. Teenagers also check social networks, like Facebook, play games and watch TV programmes on their phones.

Teenagers in the UKK spend about 31 hours a week online: on phones or on computers. A lot of people worry that technology is bad for them. They don’t think that teenagers should spend all their time in front of a computer because it’s unhealthy. But there is a positive side too. Mobile phones help young people learn to use technology for communication, collaboration and creativity. These things will be very important for them in the future.

 

2.- Read the article again and answer the questions on your notebook:

a) How many children get a mobile phone when they’re five in the UK?

b) Why do most secondary schoolchildren get a mobile phone from their parents?

c) How do five-year-olds use their mobile phones?

d) What type of mobile phone is most popular with British teenagers?

e)What are three of the most common activities for teenagers on their mobiles?

f) Why do some people think technology can be bad for teenagers?

 

 

3.- Work with a partner. Answer the questions:

a) Have you got a mobile phone? When did you get your first mobile phone?

b) Should five-year-olds have mobile phones, do you think? Why/Why not?

c) Do you think technology is bad for young people? Why/Why not?

 

 

Watch the video : “Sharing Online”. Find out how a teenager revolutionised online music sharing. 

 

SPEAKING

Asking for and Giving Instructions

1.- Keira is explaining to her mum how to use a mobile phone. Listen and complete the conversation with the words in the box.

ALL YOU DO AND THEN DOES IT FIRST
DO TO NEXT TO PRESS

Mum: Keira, I haven’t got my phone. Can I borrow yours? I want to phone your dad.

Keira: Yeah, sure.

Mum: How_ does it____ work?

Keira: It’s not difficult. 2____________, press the round button at the bottom to activate the screen.

Mum: This one?

Keira: Yes. 3____________, move your finger across the top of the screen to unlock the phone.

Mum: Right! Now what do I 4________________ make a call?

Keira: You need 5______________ the contacts icon 6_______________ scroll down to Dad’s name.

Mum: OK, here it is.

Keira: Now 7____________ is press Dad’s number and it’ll ring him.

Mum:  Right! Thanks!

 

2.- Practice the conversation in pairs. Focus on pronunciation and intonation, please!

 

VIDEO: Work with a partner. Watch the teenagers answering the question “How important is your mobile phone to you?”. Answer the question for you. 

 

 

 

WRITING: OPINION

 

1.- After having had a look at the main parts, let’s look at an example:

 

 

3.- Now it is your turn. Choose a statement below to discuss and plan an opinion essay. Use the structure  above.

Write 100 words and hand it in (written on paper, please). 

-Humans will live on other planets in the future.

-People will live to be 200 in the future.

 

Good luck!

Unit 4: Mystery and crime.

 

Unit 4: Mystery and crime!

 

Follow the 7 steps/clues to get the mystery solved 😉

 

Clue 1:  A man is dead.  He died in a room with no windows and the door is locked from the inside.

 

VOCABULARY

 Action verbs:  A cartoon story

 

1-   Here you have to draw a cartoon story that has these different sections.

 

 

 

 

 

  1. When the police car arrived the thief saw them and ran from the car.
  2. The police officer chased the thief.
  3. The thief jumped into a garden.
  4. The thief threw her bag over the wall.
  5. The thief climbed the wall.
  6. The thief hid her bag in a rubbish container.
  7. The police officer climbed the wall and the thief tripped on a rubbish bag and fell.
  8. The police officer caught the thief and arrested her.

 

2-  Now complete the table with the infinitive forms of the verbs and the translation

Past              Infinitive         translation   
ran run córrer
chased
jumped
threw
climbed
hid
tripped
fell
caught
arrested

 

Clue 2:  When the police arrived the man was hanging from the ceiling with a rope around his neck.  His hands were tied behind his back.

Reading

1.-Look at the newspaper article. Listen. What was the crime?  Where did it happen?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.-Read the text again and answer the questions.

  1. Where was the painting?
  2. What time did the butler disappear?
  3. Why were the butler and maid in the dining room?
  4. Why did Clarissa go into the house?
  5. What did Ray lose behind the garden wall?

 

3.- Do you know any other stories of thieves (real or fictional)? What did they steal? Did the police catch them?

USEFUL LANGUAGE

There was a famous bank/train robbery in….

A few weeks/months ago…

The thieves stole…

REMEMBER: The plural of “thief” is thieves! The thieves stole millions of euros.

 

 

 CROSS CURRICULAR: Find out about an ancient mystery in South America (Mystery on the Mountains Video)

 

 

 

Clue 3:  It is summer and it is very hot in the room. There is no furniture in the room, nothing at all.

Grammar  part I

Past continuous (affirmative, negative & interrogative)

1.-Watch the video in Edpuzzle on PAST CONTINUOUS AFFIRMATIVE, NEGATIVE AND INTERROGATIVE.

2.-Ask and answer these questions in pairs. Be ready to explain your partner’s answers to the class-group:

a) What were you doing yesterday at 21.00pm? 

b) What was your mother/father/granma doing yesterday morning?

c) Were you listening to music yesterday afternoon?

d) What was the teacher doing on Christmas Day?

e) Were you celebrating “Caga Tió” on December 24th? 

 

3.- Now click on the link and practice the past continuous. You will need a laptop or a mobile phone with Internet connection.

 

4.- Finally, in split class you will play the Past Continuous Board game in groups of 4. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Listening and Vocabulary

 

Clue 4:  Under the man there is a large puddle of water.

 

1.- Look at the newspaper stories. What do you think happened to the boy? Why are his parents angry?

Listen:

SCHOOLBOY KIDNAPPED!                                                                                                               SCHOOLBOY FOUND!

                           

 

2.- Listen to two friends talking about the story. Check your ideas in Exercise 1.

 

3.- Listen again. Are these sentences true or false? Correct the false sentences.

a) The boy’s parents were going to talk to his teachers.

b) The boy called his father on his mobile phone.

c) The boy said the people took him from inside his apartment.

d) The police went looking for the boy.

e) The police found the boy.

f) The boy was hiding in another apartment in the town.

 

ADVERBS OF MANNER

1.- Watch the video in Edpuzzle on Adverbs of Manner.

2.-As you noticed in the video, adverbs of manner tell us how something happens. They are usually placed either after the main verb or after the object.

EXAMPLES
  • He swims well.
  • He ran quickly.
  • She spoke softly.
  • James coughed loudly to attract her attention.
  • He plays the flute beautifully. (after the direct object)
  • He ate the chocolate cake greedily. (after the direct object)

An adverb of manner cannot be put between a verb and its direct object. The adverb must be placed either before the verb or at the end of the clause.

EXAMPLES
  • He ate greedily the chocolate cake. [incorrect]
  • He ate the chocolate cake greedily[correct]
  • He greedily ate the chocolate cake. [correct]
  • He gave us generously the money. [incorrect]
  • He gave us the money generously[correct]
  • He generously gave us the money. [correct]

3.- Click on the links to practice: 

Exercise 1

Exercise 2

Exercise 3

GRAMMAR part II

 

Clue 5:  After the police examine they body of the man they decide that his death is a suicide.  How did they know?

 

1.- Watch the video on COULD / COULDN’T in Edpuzzle.

2.-Now practice. Look at these expressions. Which things could you do when you were at primary school?                         

ride a bike
swim 25 metres
play a musical instrument
use a computer in class
play chess
speak two languages

I could ……

I couldn’t …

Now write 5 more things you “could” do and 5 you “couldn’t” do that are different from the above:

1.-_____________________________________________

2.-_____________________________________________

3.-_____________________________________________

4.-_____________________________________________

5.- _____________________________________________

 

3.- Work with a partner. Ask and answer questions about the things in Exercise 5. 

A: Could you swim 25 metres when you werer in primary school?

B: Yes, I could. 

 

 

LISTENING & SPEAKING

1.- Do you know the fictional character Sherlock Holmes? What can you tell about him? Check after with the listening.

 2.-Watch this History Bomb on Arthur Conan Doyle’s “Sherlock Holmes”. Click on the “Watch Video”.

In small groups, ask and answer these questions: 

Do you like mystery? Do you read mystery books? Which ones?

Do you prefer watching mystery films or reading mystery books? Why/why not?

 

3.- Now watch one animated classic (trailer) of Sherlock Holme’s Study in Scarlet. 

 

 

 

STEP

The hanged man:  Here is the solution to the mystery.  The man committed suicide.  He had a large block of ice in the room and he stood on it to put the rope around his neck, then he tied his hands behind his back and waited.  Because it was hot the ice melted and finally he hanged himself.  Did you guess?

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READING & WRITING : A Mysterious Story

Attention: This story is only for Fast Finishers!!!

1.- Read this mysterious story. Whom does Max suspect? Check unknown vocabulary on Wordreference

 

 The Case of the Missing Shamrock

Featuring Nina Chase & Max Decker

Mystery

It was late afternoon when Nina and Max Passed Miss Flannagan’s classroom at Harborville Middle School. they were about to go home when they saw their teacher scowling at Maria inside. Maria was also scowling and she was whispering to Miss Flannagan, while Megan and Patrick stood Listening Nearby.

“Let’s stop a minute and see what’s going on here,” Nina said to Max.

Miss Flannagan motioned them to come in. “I have a problem” here. Maybe you two can help me with it. You’ve solved Mysteries before, so please think a bit about this one.” “What’s going on?” Max asked. “Give us the details. Why are you whrispering, Maria?”

“I have a cold,” Maria Whispered and popped a cough drop into her mouth. “I lost my voice two days ago.”

“But what’s the problem, Miss Flannagan?” Nina asked. “Surely you’re not looking for maria’s lost voice.” Patrick and Megan giggled, but they said nothing. Miss Flannagan didn’t smile. Nor did Maria.

“My shamrock plant’s missing,” Miss Flannagan said. “It was right here on my desk, a few minutes ago. I brought it to school so my students could see a true shamrock plant, but now it’s gone. I can’t find it anywhere. I left the room for just a few moments to take some books to the media center. I know the plant was there at that time because I watered it. But when I returned to my classroom, These three were here and my shamrock was gone. I think one of them has taken it. Maybe one of them is hiding it as a joke.”

Nina thought about the missing plant as she looked at patrick, Megan, and Maria. they all looked nervous and ill at ease.

“What do you three have to say about this?” Nina asked. “Patrick, you told me yesterday that you needed a gift for your grandmother who is visiting you. was taking Miss Flannagan’s plant the solution to your problem?”

“No,” Patrick said. “Megan and MAria were already in Miss flannagan’s room when I arrived to get my English Assignment. I didn’t see the shamrock plant. I didn’t take it they’ll vouch for me.”

“What about you, Megan?” Max asked. “You’ve worked on a lot of science projects and you’ve always liked unusual plants. Did you take the shamrock?”

“Of course not,” Megan said. “I already have two shamrock palnts at home. I didn’t take Miss Flannagan’s plant. I just stopped by to leave my book report on her desk. Maria was already in the room.”

“And you, Maria?” Nina asked.

“I didn’t take the plant,” Maria Whispered. “I Just Stopped by after chorus practice to get my notebook. We’re performing for tomorrow’s assembly. I didn’t take the plant.”

Nina and Max stepped into the hall to discuss what they had heard. when they returned nina spoke. “We think we know who took the shamrock plant.”

 

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2.- Now, it is your turn.

  • Write your story using the webpage STORYBIRD.  Ask your teacher for the class code.
  • You have to use a minimum of four images.
  • Use the language below to help you.
  • Write about 100 words between the four (or more) images.
  • Good luck!

when it happened    (one day/night/summer (about ten years ago))…

What the people were doing/where it happened       (He/She was…-ing in….when….)

the events in chronological order         (Then…. Three weeks later….While we/ they were….-ing)

the end of the story           (Finally/In the end,…)

 

Here is an example.

 

 

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*We do not own any of the photos on this entry. All photos belong to Google images or pexels. 

 

Unit 3: Who is your Role Model?

Unit 3: Who is your role model?

 

MARC MARQUEZ

This unit has 7 steps

 

 

 

: VOCABULARY

 

JOBS

1.- Look at the photos and match them with the jobs. Which is missing?

DANCER     FOOTBALLER    ACTOR    ARTIST    MUSICIAN    COMPUTER PROGRAMMER    TENNIS PLAYER     WRITER     LAWYER    SCIENTIST     ATHLETE

       

       

(We do not own any of the images. Photo source: Google Images)

2.- Classify the above mentioned jobs:

UNIVERSITY STUDIES ARTISTIC SPORT

 

3.- Discussion. Work with a partner. Answer the questions.

1.- Can you think of a person (family, friend or famous person) for each job?

2.- Which do you think are good jobs?

3.- Which jobs don’t you like?

 

 

 Reading:   

1.- Read and listen to the article. Do you know them?

 

21st CENTURY STARS

From sport and music, to technology and film, the stars of today are young, talented and ambitious. Here we look at some young people at the top of their professions. Can you guess who they are?

1- He was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He played for the Santos youth team when he was 11. At the age of 17, he signed his professional contract. At 19, he became South American Footballer of the Year. But he didn’t stay in Brazil; two years later he moved to Spain and joined Barcelona, although he is not in Barcelona at the moment.

2.-She won her first talent show at seven and joined her first band, Girl’s Tyme, when she was eight -this band later became Destiny’s Child. In 2001, she became a solo singer. She made her first solo album, Dangerously in Love, in 2003. She is now one of the best-paid singers in the world!

3-He was born in Australia, but he grew up in London. He got his first computer when he was nine and he wrote his first app at 12. In 2013, at the age of 17, he sold an app to Yahoo for 30 million dollars! He also got a job with the company.

4-She started playing when she was seven and became a professional at 16. Ten years later she was one of the top ten women players in the world. Soon she was Asia’s number one tennis player. In 2011, 116 milion Chinese fans watched her win the French Open.

 

2.- Match the paragraphs with the pictures and the names below:

   

            

 

NICK D’ALOISIO           LI NA            NEYMAR             BEYONCÉ

 

3.- Read the text again. Complete the sentences with Nick D’Aloisio, Li Na, Neymar or Beyoncé. 

a) ………………and ………………..were number one in their part of the world.

b) ………………won a competition at seven years old.

c)………………..became a millionaire at the age of 17.

d)……………….worked with a group, then worked alone.

e)……………….and …………………moved to a different country.

f)………………..got a job with a famous company.

 

4.- Find verbs in the past in the previous exercise. Comment with the class. Do you know their infinitive form?

5.- Work with a partner. Think of a famous person from your country who is alive now. Why is he/she famous? Do you like him/her? Why?/Why not?

USEFUL LANGUAGE:

He’s/She’s a famous…..

I think he/she is great because he/she….

I like/don’t like him/her because….

 

6.- Wildlife Hero (Find out about an animal conservationist in South Africa) – THE CAMBRIDGE TEACHER VIDEO

 

Grammar I

Past Simple verb “to be”: was/were (affirmative and negative)

1.-Watch the video in Edpuzzle on was/were (affirmative/negative)

2.-  Complete the table with was / were / wasn’t  or weren’t

affirmative negative
I / She/ He / It (1)……….. and actor I / She/ He / It (2)………… a singer
We / You / They (3)………… writers We / You / They (4)………… footballers

 

3.-  Choose the correct options

  1.  He was / were a famous tennis player.

2.  They was / were both borh in July.

3.  I wasn’t / weren’t very good at singing when I was / were at school.

4.  They wasn’t / weren’t very interested in computers.

5.  You was / were very good at sport in primary school.

6.  She wasn’t / weren’t born in Australia.

EXTRA practice on WAS / WERE: Click here! 

Past Simple:  affirmative and negative

4.- Watch the video in Edpuzzle on past simple affirmative and negative. 

 

affirmative negative
I /You / He / She / it / We / They played tennis.

won a talent show.

I /You / He / She / it / We / They didn’t visit the museum.

didn’t grow up in Australia

 

5.- Look at the table and choose the correct options to complete the rules for the past simple.

1-  We add -ed to the infinitive of most regular / irregular verbs to for the affirmative past simple.

2-  Regular / Irregular verbs don’t usually end in -ed but have an irregular form.

3-  We make negative sentences in the past with didn’t + infinitive / past form of the verb.

 

6.-  Write these sentences in the past, be careful with the spelling of the regular past verbs and the past forms of the irregular verbs

  1.  He wants to be a professional footballer. (Present)  He wanted to be a professional footballer. (past)
  2.  They don’t go to a normal school, they go to a performing arts school.
  3. I am a swimmer so I get up early every morning and go to the swimming pool.
  4. We don’t play in a band, we just practise in my friend’s garage.
  5. She doesn’t like singing in a band, she prefers to sing solo.
  6. I see Laura every weekend, we always have a coffee.

 

7.-  Complete the text with the Past Simple form of the verbs in brackets.

Emma Watson (1) ……….. (be) born in Paris.  Her parents (2) …………… (not be) actors, they (3) …………… (be) lawyers.  Emma (4) ……………… (not grow up) in France.  When she was five her family (5) ………….. (move) back to England.  From the age of six she (6) ………………. (want) to be an actor.  Whe (7) ……………. (go) to a theatre school in Oxford and she (8) ………………… (perform) in theatre productions.  Be she (9) ………………….. (not act) professionally until she (10) ……………. (get) the part of Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter films when she (11) ………….. (be) nine years old.  She (12) ………………… (not go) to school during the filming, but all the young actors (13) …………….. (have) classes every day at the studio.  The films (14) ……………….. (earn) her millions of pounds!

 

 

We use parents to talk about your mother and father, mother and mother, father and father etc.

eg. Her parents weren’t actors.  NOT  Her fathers weren’t actors.

 

 

EXTRA PRACTICE: Click here for extra online practice on PAST SIMPLE affirmative and negative. 

 

 

Listening and Vocabulary

1.-  Look at the title of a story in the newspaper.  What was the emergency?  What do you think the teen did?

2.-  Listen to an interview about the newspaper story and check your answers to exercise 1.

3.-  Listen again and choose the correct answer

1. Marcos and his dad were in their house / garden.

2.  They saw smoke / a strange light in the sky.

3.  Max’s dad was in the house / garden.

4.  Marcos / Marcos’s dad saw a ladder in the garden.

5.  Marcos broke / opened the window.

6.  Max’s dad forgot about / didn’t want to use the ladder.

 

 GRAMMAR 2: WAS/WERE QUESTIONS

1.- Watch the video on Was/were questions in Edpuzzle.

2.-Complete the tables with “was” or “were” and copy that on your notebook.

Questions                                                   Short Answers

Was  I/ he/ she/ it calm? Yes, I / he/ she/ it______________

No, I / he / she / it  wasn’t.

_________ we / you / they brave? Yes, we / you / they were.

No, we / you / they ______________.

 

Wh- questions

Why

When

________

were

I / he / she / it

we / you / they

nervous?

brave?

 

3.- Complete the sentences with the correct question word and “was” or “were“.

Where (x2)      What (x2)     Who      When 

 

 

1.- When was         the last “clasico” football match between Madrid and Barcelona?

2.- ____________  the weather like yesterday?

3.- ____________ you yesterday at this time?

4.- ____________ you born?

5.- ____________ your favourite subjects in primary school?

6.- ____________ your first English teacher?

 

4.-In pairs, ask and answer the questions in Exercise 3. 

 

GRAMMAR 2: PAST SIMPLE QUESTIONS

5.- Watch the video on PAST SIMPLE questions in Edpuzzle.

6.- Choose the correct options in the tables.

questions

Did I/ you / he / she / it / we / you / they need / needed help?

short answers

Yes, I/ you / he / she / it / we / you / they  did / didn’t.  No, I/ you / he / she / it / we / you / they  did / didn’t . 

7.- Practice PAST SIMPLE online with your laptops or mobile phones. Click the link..

 

AGO (what does it mean?)

“It happened about five months ago“.  

 

SPEAKING

SPECULATING (WHAT IS IT?)

1.- Watch the video on the cambridge teacher named “who’s your role model and why?”. Answer the question for you. 

 

 

 

 

 

2.- Classmates Darren and Louise are talking about a photo. Listen and complete the conversation with these words. 

POSSIBILITY           LOOKS            DEFINITELY           RECKON             MIGHT      

Darren: Who do you think it is?

Louise: I’m not sure.

Darren: She___________ very kind.

Louise: Yes, and friendly.

Darren: She ____________ be a politician.

Louise: That’s a ____________, or maybe she’s a vet because there’s a gorilla in the photo.

Darren: Yes, that’s true. She ____________ works with animals.

Louise: Yes, I ____________ she’s a vet or a scientist.

Darren: Me too.

Louise: Let’s ask Miss Fredickson.

 

 

STEP

A description of a person you admire

1.- Look at the photo and read Jordan’s description. Who is his hero and what does he do?

My hero

My hero is the British runner Mo Farah. He was/were born in Somalia in 1983. When he was eight, he left Somalia and moved to London. He was very shy and didn’t speak much English.

He started running at school and won his first major title, the 5.000 metres, at the European Athletics Junior Championships in 2001. He became the best 5.000-metre and 10.000-metre runner in Britain, and won the gold medal in the 5.000 metres at the World Championships in 2011. Mo achieved his dream when he won two gold medals in the 5.000 and 10.000 metres at the 2012 London Olympics. They was/were his first Olympic medals.

I admire him because he trains really hard and makes a lot of sacrifices. He now has/have money and success, and uses them in the charity he started to help people in the East Africa. I also admire/admires him because he is a kind, happy person. His website says “Go hard and go home!”.

by Jordan Mire

 

2.- Now is your turn. The above is just an example of a description of a person admired.

  • Do a similar description and present it to the class in the form of a PowerPoint or Llibre Office.
  • IMPORTANT: YOU CAN ONLY USE PICTURES AND TITLES. NO TEXT ON THE PRESENTATION!
  • Minimum Slides : 10 (cover and back slide included) – 5-minute presentation!

Good luck!!!

 

 

 

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Unit 2: Incredible Shopping Malls

 

LET’S SHOP! – This unit consists of 7 steps

STEP 1 – VOCABULARY

SHOPS

1.-Go to EDPUZZLE and watch the video or presentation on shops. Copy the list of shops on your notebook.

2.-Let’s see how well you remember them. Which…

  • two places sell things to eat or drink?
  • two shops sell things to read?
  • two shops sell medicine or creams?
  • shops sell things you listen to?
  • three shops sell things to wear?
  • shop sells computers?

 

3.-Work with a partner or small group. Answer the questions.

  1. What’s your favourite shop?
  2. When do you go there?
  3. Who do you go with?
  4. What do you buy there?

USEFUL LANGUAGE:

My favourite shop is……..It’s a …………..shop.

I go there on………………with………………….

I usually/sometimes/often buy………………..

 

 

STEP 2 – READING

1.- Look at the photos of a shopping centre in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. What can you see?

 

2.-Read and listen to the article about the shopping centre.

 

DUBAI MALL

Are you looking for a new shopping experience? Then Dubai Mall is for you! It’s got 1200 shops, 22 cinema screens and 120 cafés and restaurants. More than 50 million people visit the mall every year; that’s more visitors than New York City or Niagara Falls.

Today is Saturday. Thousands of people are shopping in the mall, but there aren’t only shops and restaurants at the Dubai Mall. Some people are watching the fish in the giant Underwater Zoo. There are more than 33.000 fish and marine animals there, including sharks. Other people are skating on an Olympic-sized ice rink. Outside the mall the temperature is 45 degrees in summer, but inside the rink it’s a cool 1 degree. 

The mall has even got its own theme park, the Sega Republic, with 150 games and rides inside. And that’s not all. At the entrance you can see Dubai’s Dancing Fountain. It’s 152 metres high! At night there’s an amazing light show, and on a clear night it’s visible from space!

FACT: Dubai Mall is the size of 50 football fields. It’s the biggest shopping centre in the world!

 

3.- What do these numbers refer to?

50 million:

1……………………………………………………………….

45……………………………………………………………..

1200………………………………………………………….

152……………………………………………………………

150……………………………………………………………

33.000……………………………………………………….

120……………………………………………………………

 

4.- Work with a partner or in small groups. Answer the questions.

  1. What do you think of Dubai Mall? Do you want to go there?
  2. Are there many shopping centres in your town? How often do you go there?
  3. What things can you do there apart from shopping?

USEFUL LANGUAGE: 

The mall / ice rink / fountain looks…

There’s a shopping centre in the town / city centre / outside the town…..

I usually /often / sometimes go on Saturday /at the weekend.

 

5.- Watch the UNUSUAL FUN video on the Mall of the Emirates (THE CAMBRIDGE TEACHER) in class.

STEP 3 – GRAMMAR

PRESENT CONTINUOUS : AFFIRMATIVE, NEGATIVE AND INTERROGATIVE.

1.- Go to EDPUZZLE and watch the video on PRESENT CONTINUOUS.

2.- Now, complete the tables with the correct forms of BE.

AFFIRMATIVE
NEGATIVE
I………………… visiting the mall. I‘m not shopping.
She/He/It ‘s  visiting the mall. She/ He /It…………………. shopping
We/ You /They…………… visiting the mall. We / You / They aren’t shopping
(question word)
be
subject
verb + -ing
Am I ice skating?
……………….. he/she/it ice skating?
Are we/you/they ice skating?
What are you doing?

But careful! The PRESENT CONTINUOUS HAS SPELLING RULES. Have a look at the chart below.

 

 

3.- Now it’s your turn. Practice:

There should be one extra spelling rule not present in the previous chart. Which is it?

SPELLING RULE:

 

4.- Write questions. Then write short answers on your notebook.

  1. A: Are you listening to me?  B: Yes, I am.
  2. A: she/watch the fish?             B: Yes, ……………
  3. A: they/ shop in the mall?        B: No, ……………
  4. he/ice skate oin the rink?         B: Yes,…………..
  5. that shark/ look at me!?           B: No, ……………!

 

5.- Put the words in order to make questions. Then answer them for you on the notebook.

  1. What is your teacher doing? She is switching on the light. 
  2. are / What /doing today / your parents /  ?
  3. you / are / writing these questions / Where / ?
  4. Why / learning English / you /are / ?

 

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PRESENT SIMPLE AND PRESENT CONTINUOUS, THEN?

YOUR TURN

6.- Work with a partner or in small groups. Answer these questions:

  • What are your classmates doing now?
  • What do you usually do after school?

 

STEP 4 – LISTENING AND VOCABULARY

Listening

 

1.- Listen to three people talking and decide: what’s the situation? What’s happening?

 

2.- Listen again and circle the correct answers.

  1. The radio programme is about teen shopping habits /teens’ favourite things.
  2. Josh is shopping with money he got for Christmas / his birthday.
  3. He collects trainers / caps.
  4. His new trainers were expensive /cheap.
  5. His family buy / don’t buy clothes online.
  6. Megan’s got a present for her mum/brother.
  7. Megan’s mum shops/doesn’t shop online for clothes.

 

Money verbs

“How much do you usually spend on trainers?”

(CAMBRIDGE TEACHER P.23. MONEY VERBS EX 4)

 

3.- Take note of all the money verbs learned on the previous activity and translate them into Catalan on your notebook.

 

4.- Work with your group. Ask and answer the questions orally:

a) What do you spend your money on?

b)Do you usually save your money or spend it all at once?

c) Are you saving to buy something at the moment?

 

USEFUL LANGUAGE:

I sometimes spend my money on………………………

I’m saving to get………………………………………………

STEP 5 – CLIL

Life cycle of a Plastic Product: let’s be green!

1.- You will be shown a mind map in class on the smart board and you’ll have to follow the instructions (pre-tasks, warmers, etc. ) to understand the Life Cycle of Plastic: from its origins to the three possible endings a plastic bottle may have. Choose the best option and be green! 😉

 *Source: Google images.

 

STEP 6 – GRAMMAR II

 

COUNTABLE AND UNCOUNTABLE NOUNS.

 

1.- Go to EDPUZZLE and watch a video on Countable and Uncountable nouns. 

2.- Copy and complete the table with the countable and uncountable nouns in the box:

bag                      rice                        uncle                          music                             T-shirt                         water

 

COUNTABLE NOUNS UNCOUNTABLE NOUNS
 

you can count them, for example,

house, trainer, ……….., …………., 

…………… .

We use a/an with these words.

you can’t count them, for example,

money, food, ……………, …………..,

……………..  .

We don’t use a/an with these words.

 

3.- Add    a/an    to the words where possible:

1.-         apple
2.-         milk
3.-         olive oil
4.-         bread
5.-         biscuit
6.-         egg
7.-         salt
8.-         carrot

 

SOME, ANY A LOT OF, MUCH/MANY

“That’s a lot of information, right?”

1.- Have a look at the diagram. Comment in class. Ask doubts if necessary. 

 

2.- Choose the correct options.

a) She’s got much / a lot of shoes.

b)

c)

d)

e)

f)

g)

h)

 

STEP 7 – WRITING

Do you know what an agony aunt is?  This is the person who gives advice when you write to a magazine about your problems.

Now you have to write an answer to a problem.

Click on this link and read the instructions carefully.  You have to write at least 100 words (No, that isn’t a lot… and don’t copy and paste from another page!)

Extra activities

Do you understand the work from this unit?  Yes or no?

If you think you understand it then click here and do this short quiz about parts of the unit.  You need to use your Gmail to connect to the quizzes.

The present simple and the present continuous

Some any etc

 

 

 

Unit 1 : What’s on?

UNIT 1 consists of 7 steps.

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STEP 1 – VOCABULARY

Types of film

1.- Go to EDPUZZLE and watch the video on types of film.Can you identify all the types of film? Write them on your notebook.

2.-Now, match the sentences with the types of film named in the video. Do it on your notebook:

a) ___________ The story and characters are very funny. They make you laugh!

b) ___________ The music in this film is great and the actors are very good singers.

c) ___________ Two people meet and fall in love in this film.

d) ___________ I love monsters and vampires, but this type of film is not for little children.

e) ___________ These films are usually in America in the past. People ride horses and fight – a lot!

f) ____________ People say these films are for children , but adults watch them too.

g) ____________ These films are usually in Asia. The actors are often experts in karate or kung fu.

h) ____________ This type of film usually contains magic, supernatural events or strange places.

 

3.-Have you finished? Now think of these questions and answer them on your notebook:

a) What types of films do you like? Why?

I like…………………………….because……………………………………….

b) Do you like watching films at home or at the cinema? Why?

I like watching films at…………………………..because………………..

c) What’s your favourite film? Why?

My favourite film is…………………….because……………………………

BE READY TO EXPLAIN THEM IN CLASS!

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STEP 2 – READING

Read and listen:

CINEMA’S BEST  VILLAINS by Luke Thompson

Hi there! I’m Luke. Welcome to my blog about cinema! I love watching films and going to the cinema. I sometimes go three times a week! My favourite types of film are horror, action-adventure and fantasy. What about you? I love Hollywood villains. Here are my top three. Do you agree?

 

CRUELLA DE VIL
Film: 101 Dalmatians 
Played by : Glenn Close
I don’t like this film much, but Glenn Close is a great villain in it. She loves puppies and especially Dalmatians -because she wants to wear them! Ha! She smokes a lot and wears terrible clothes.
Famous Phrase: “You beasts!”

DARTH VADER
Film: Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Again
Played by: David Prowse
This is my favourite film and Darth Vader is a great villain because he never shows his face and he speaks with a strange voice. I love the scene when he tells Luke that he’s his father. It’s one of my favourite movie moments!
Famous Phrase: “I am your father!”

THE JOKER
Film: The Dark Knight
Played by: Heath Ledger
Definitely the best! Heath Ledger is fantastic in this film. Mum doesn’t like it because it’s very violent, but the joker is brilliant -scary and funny!
Famous Phrase: “Why so serious?”

*PHOTO SOURCE: PEXELS and GOOGLE IMAGES.

1.- Read the blog again and answer COMPLETE questions on your notebook:

a) What types of film does Luke like? Luke likes…….

b) Which actor is Cruella de Vil?

c) Why does Cruella de Vil like Dalmatians?

d) Why does Luke think Darth Vader is a good villain?

e) Why doesn’t his mum like The Dark Knight?

f) Why does Luke think the Joker is a good villain?

 

2.- Now it is your turn. Answer to these questions on your notebook and be ready to share them orally in class:

Do you agree with Luke’s best villains?

Which are your top three?

Why do you think they are good villans?

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STEP 3 – GRAMMAR 1

PRESENT SIMPLE: Affirmative and negative

1.- Go to EDPUZZLE and watch the video on the Present Simple affirmative and negative. Remember that’s your homework! It is very important that you watch it before coming to class!

 

2.-Video already watched? ok, now CHOOSE THE CORRECT OPTION in this chart and copy it on your notebook! It should be easy because it is just a reminder from last year!

AFFIRMATIVE

SUBJECT PRONOUN VERB PR. SIMPLE OBJECT
I/ We / You / They LIKE / LIKES  horror films
He / She / It WATCH / WATCHES  films on TV

 

NEGATIVE

SUBJECT PRONOUN VERB PR. SIMPLE OBJECT
I/ We / You / They DON’T LIKE / DOESN’T LIKE horror films
He / She / It DON’T WATCH / DOESN’T WATCH  films on TV

ADVERBS OF FREQUENCY

 3.- Do you remember the adverbs of frequency  from last year? No??? Well, go to EDPUZZLE and watch a video on ADVERBS OF FREQUENCY. After, complete the diagram and copy it on your notebook:

Verbs that take – ING:  LIKE, LOVE, HATE, etc.

In English some verbs called “stative” verbs take the form in -ING afterwards. Let’s recycle that going to EDPUZZLE AND WATCHING A VIDEO. 

4.-Read these sentences and fill in the exercise with the verbs in the picture with faces:

a) I ________ making videos on my mobile phone. (++)

b) She _________ going to the cinema. (- -)

c) I _________ running in the park. (+)

d) They _________ watching cartoons. (-)

e) He _________ doing homework. (+/-)

5.- Now, make true sentences for you with every verb in bold from exercise 4. Do it on your notebook.

a)

b)

c)

d)

e)

 

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STEP 4 – LISTENING AND VOCABULARY

 

1.- Listen to Joanna nd Benjamin completing a survey. What type of survey is it?

2.- Listen again and choose the correct answers.

1.- Joanna watches TV…….

a) every day            b) only on weekends

2.- Benjamin watches………hours of TV every week.

a) 1-10          b) 10-20           c) more than 20

3.- Joanna prefers watching her favourite programmes………………..

a) on her computer           b) on TV               c) on her mobile phone

4.- Joanna usually watches TV…………………

a) alone           b) with friends             c) with family

5.- Benjamin and Joanna watch …………together.

a) documentaries          b) films            c) sport

 

TV PROGRAMMES

6.- Watch the video on Edpuzzle about TV programmes. Write them on your notebook together with the translation.

7.-Now, give an example of every TV programme that you usually watch on TV. Do it on your notebook.

 

STEP 5 – GRAMMAR 2

PRESENT SIMPLE: Yes/No questions

1.- We continue recycling the Present Simple with the “Yes/No” questions. Go to EDPUZZLE and watch a video on “Yes/No” questions in the Present Simple.

2.- Complete and copy the chart on your notebook:

DO/DOES SUBJECT VERB OBJECT ?
Do you watch TV every day?
…………….. your brother like horror movies?
…………….. your parents watch TV at night?
Yes, I…………….. No, I don’t.
Yes, he does. No, he ………….n’t
Yes, they ……….. No, they don’t.

 

2.- Now practice this on your workbook.

 

PRESENT SIMPLE: Wh-questions

 

 

3.- Match the question words with their meaning. Do it on your notebook.

Question words meaning
1-who a-frequency
2-what b-person
3-where c-object or thing
4-when d-place
5-why e-time
6-how often f-reason

 

4.- Write the questions. Then answer them for you.

Ex: Who / you usually do sport with ? –> Who do you usually do sport with? I usually do sport with my friends.

1.- When / you have English class?

2.- What / your parents usually do at the weekend?

3.- Where / you usually go after school?

4.- How often / you and your friends go to concerts?

5.- Why / you usually have a shower?

 

5.-Choose a popular TV programme in your country. Write five questions about the programme on your notebook. Ask your partner your questions. Does he/she know the answers? (Pair work)

 

STEP 6 – READING: CULTURE

HOORAY FOR BOLLYWOOD!

 

1.- Read and listen to the text. Then answer some questions orally in class.

Forget Hollywood, Bollywood is number one in the world of cinema!

Bollywood is the name of the Hindi film industry in India. Its home is the city of Mumbai (Bombay in the past) and it gets its name from the words Bombay + Hollywood. It makes about  1.000 films every year, that’s more than Hollywood. More people watch Bollywood films too, a lot more people: over three billion! About 14 million Indians go to the cinema every day!

Bollywood are different from Hollywood films in a lot of ways. They are very long, usually about three or four hours, and almost all of them are musicals –  they’ve got a lot of songs. The film Indra Sabha has got the record for the most songs; it’s got 71 and lasts over three hours.

Music and dancing are very important in Bollywood and the films usually contain typical Indian music and dance, like Kathak , or “tell a story” , a type of traditional indian dance. The dance helps to tell the story of the film. Bollywood films often include romance, comedy, action and adventure in their stories.

The films aren’t only popular in India. People watch them in over 90 countries around the world! They make the films in ten different languages including Hindi, Bengali and Tamil, but you can watch them in English or with English subtitles.

 

 

a) Which two words are implied in the word “Bollywood”?

b) Have you ever watched a Bollywood film? Which one?

c) Are you interested in watching a Bollywood film? Why/Why not?

d) How is the film industry in your country called?

e) Do you prefer films from your country or from Hollywood? Why?

f) What’s your favourite film? Why?

 

2.-Now, watch the video on “MUMBAI: FROM COMPUTERS TO FILMS” in class.

 

STEP 7 -WRITING

A FILM REVIEW

1.- Read Hanna’s blog post about her favourite film. Do you know the film? What kind of film is it?

 

Title of the film:__________________________________________________________________
One of my favourite film is directed by Catherine Hardwicke and stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson.

The film is about a teenage girl called Bella. She moves to the small town of Forks near Washington in the US and meets Edward. She discovers he’s a vampire but he only drinks animal blood. They fall in love but another vampire decides to kill Bella, so Edward tries to protect her.

I like this film because the acting is really good. The music and camerawork make it dark and mysterious. The film is perfect for fans of fantasy and romance.

 

 

2.- Now watch this trailer of the film:

 

3.- Now it is your turn. Go to your class PADLET and write a FILM REVIEW. Remember to write your real name on it and attach a picture or trailer of your favourite film! We’ll read them in class.

Padlet 2A
Padlet 2B
Padlet 2C
Padlet 2D

 

*Photo credit: All photos taken from Pexels and google images.