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Unit 3: Role models

Unit 3: Role models

 

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!!!

 

 

 

**CLICK HERE TO PLAY ONLINE GAMES RELATED TO THIS UNIT:

GAME ONE:

GAME TWO

GAME THREE

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

Unit 2: Let’s shop!

 

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 – 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 6 – 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?

 

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

 

STEP 6 -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.

Unit 7 and 8:

Unit 7 and 8
Towns and Cities / Sports Time

This will be the last unit for this year but it will be a combination of Units 7 and 8
 
1.  Vocabulary:  Places in town
Match the names to the photos, which three places are not in the… Llegeix més»