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
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:
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.
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?
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
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.”
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:
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?
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?
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)
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
I / She/ He / It
(1)……….. and actor
I / She/ He / It
(2)………… a singer
We / You / They
We / You / They
3.- Choose the correct options
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.
4.- Watch the video in Edpuzzle on past simple affirmative and negative.
I /You / He / She / it / We / They
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
He wants to be a professional footballer. (Present) He wanted to be a professional footballer. (past)
They don’t go to a normal school, they go to a performing arts school.
I am a swimmer so I get up early every morning and go to the swimming pool.
We don’t play in a band, we just practise in my friend’s garage.
She doesn’t like singing in a band, she prefers to sing solo.
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
I/ he/ she/ it
Yes, I / he/ she/ it______________
No, I / he / she / it wasn’t.
we / you / they
Yes, we / you / they were.
No, we / you / they ______________.
I / he / she / it
we / you / they
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.
I/ you / he / she / it / we / you / they
need / needed help?
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“.
SPECULATING (WHAT IS IT?)
1.- Watch the video 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.
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 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!
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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.
What’s your favourite shop?
When do you go there?
Who do you go with?
What do you buy there?
My favourite shop is……..It’s a …………..shop.
I go there on………………with………………….
I usually/sometimes/often buy………………..
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.
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?
4.- Work with a partner or in small groups. Answer the questions.
What do you think of Dubai Mall? Do you want to go there?
Are there many shopping centres in your town? How often do you go there?
What things can you do there apart from shopping?
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 in class.
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.
visiting the mall.
visiting the mall.
She/ He /It………………….
We/ You /They……………
visiting the mall.
We / You / They aren’t
verb + -ing
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?
4.- Write questions. Then write short answers on your notebook.
A: Are you listening to me? B: Yes, I am.
A: she/watch the fish? B: Yes, ……………
A: they/ shop in the mall? B: No, ……………
he/ice skate oin the rink? B: Yes,…………..
that shark/ look at me!? B: No, ……………!
5.- Put the words in order to make questions. Then answer them for you on the notebook.
What is your teacher doing? She is switching on the light.
are / What /doing today / your parents / ?
you / are / writing these questions / Where / ?
Why / learning English / you /are / ?
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PRESENT SIMPLE AND PRESENT CONTINUOUS, THEN?
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?
LISTENING AND VOCABULARY
1.- Listen to three people talking and decide: what’s the situation? What’s happening?
2.- Listen again and circle the correct answers.
The radio programme is about teen shopping habits /teens’ favourite things.
Josh is shopping with money he got for Christmas / his birthday.
He collects trainers / caps.
His new trainers were expensive /cheap.
His family buy / don’t buy clothes online.
Megan’s got a present for her mum/brother.
Megan’s mum shops/doesn’t shop online for clothes.
“How much do you usually spendon trainers?”
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?
I sometimes spend my money on………………………
I’m saving to get………………………………………………
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.
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
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:
3.- olive oil
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.
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!)
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.
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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!”
Film: Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Again
Playedby: 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!”
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:
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
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.
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:
TV every day?
TV at night?
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.
c-object or thing
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)
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.
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.