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Gen 27 2011

City and rural life

Idioma: anglès
Nivell: A2 / B1 (nivell 2 i 3)
Destresa:  parla, vocabulari

Communicative objectives:

1.  Getting acquainted with vocabulary related to city and rural life.

2. Expressing preference.

Task:

Work in pairs. Complete this chart using the vocabulary given and discuss the solutions with your partner. You may want to add a few things more in each slot. Then, explain your partner if you prefer the city or the rural life. Try to use the expressions you will find in this sheet.


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Gen 28 2010

How can we solve the crisis

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Idioma: Anglès
Nivell: 3, 4
Destresa: Parla

Communicative Objectives:
This activity will help you to learn:
– To use future verb forms

– New vocabulary related to finance and business
Situation:
Work in groups. You have been selected to help your country to device a plan to solve the economic crisis.
Task:
You should first talk about the problems and then try to give solutions in order to solve the crisis. You can also think of different policies to be implemented.

Vocabulary:
Vocabulary related to crisis
Future
Going to


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Gen 27 2010

Talking about fashion

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Idioma: Anglès
Nivell: A2 / B1 (nivell 2 i nivell 3)
Destresa: parla

Communicative Objectives:
This conversation will help you to learn:
– How to talk about your habits when buying clothes (USED TO)
– New vocabulary

Situation:
A friend has invited you to go with her/him to a fashion show.There you see a great change in style.

Task:
Discuss about fashion: how was the fashion of last years and how is it now.

Vocabulary:
• Clothing Vocabulary
Used to


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Gen 27 2010

When you are lost

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Idioma: Anglès
Nivell: A2 / B1 / B2.1 (nivell 2,3 i 4)
Destresa: parla


Communicative Objectives:

This conversation will help you to learn:
– How to describe your location yourself in a place
– How to ask for directions when you are lost

– How to give directions

Situation:
You are visiting a city and after some hours walking you realise that you are lost. You have a map but you cannot situate yourself.

Task:
Work in pairs/groups and see the Map. One of you ask the other(s) where exactly are you and the others should answer. Moreover, you should ask how to arrive to the different places you would like to visit.

Vocabulary:
• Basic vocabulary
• Questions and answers


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Des 22 2009

At work

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Idioma: anglès

Nivell: A2 / B1 (nivell 2 i 3)

Destresa: parla, vocabulari

Communicative objectives:

With these activities you’ll learn how to:

  • Talk about your job/studies and ask information about your partners’ job/studies
  • Explain your reasons for choosing one element and not the other.

Situation:
Together with your partner you are getting to know each other’s job/studies.

Tasks:

You and your partner can do the following exercises to know each other’s job/studies. Here you have some tips to help you.


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Des 15 2009

At the restaurant

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Idioma: Anglès
Nivell: A2 / B1 (nivell 2 i 3)
Destresa: parla

Communicative Objective:
This conversation will help you to learn:
– New vocabulary
– How to express your complaints
– How to use: do/ don’t like

Situation:

You wanted to make a surprise to your partner inviting him/her to the most expensive restaurant in the town. Once you are in the restaurant, you feel a bit disappointed because the service is not treating you that well and the food is not as good as you expected.

Task:
– Order your food
– The waiters: they are rude and slow (complain about them)
– The menu (there is not that much variety, and you have to wait for ages to get the food)
– The price is too expensive and you don’t get that much food.
– The dishes were not clean

On the other hand, you are getting really angry, so you might have a talk with the restaurant owner. Your partner will try to calm you down because everybody is looking at you and it’s an embarrassing situation.


Vocabulary:

Here you have some useful vocabulary and some role plays


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Des 11 2009

I’m tired

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Idioma: Anglès
Nivell: A1 / A2 (nivell 1 i 2)
Destresa: parla

Communicative objectives:
With this activity, you will learn how to:

– Talk about an illness
– Talk about a physical or psychological state
– Give advice

Situation:
You met your dance partner a year ago. Your relationship has strengthened and you are good friends. When you have a problem you ring each other to explain it. Yesterday, your dance partner asked you whether you could meet, because s/he has been feeling a bit depressed lately. S/he has got some health problems.

Task:
Work in pairs. Play the roles of the friends when they meet. Ask your friend what is  what is wrong. S/he explains to you how s/he is feeling physically and psychologically. Swap roles.

Grammar:
Modal verbs (should, have to, must)
– Comparatives (e.g.: better than, worse than)
– Adjectives (e.g.: ill, sick, sleepy, annoyed, angry, etc.)
– Verbs that express states of mind or physical states: feel, have (a cold, the flu), have temperature, cough; my foot hurts, etc.
– Verbs: go out, smoke, drink, rest, relax, be good


Vocabulary:

Parts of the body

Tips:
If you need help, you can use Test your vocabulary 1 and 2 (ANG 33 N1/2 Wat- respectively). For grammar references, you can use Practice your modal verbs (ANG 50 N2 Wat) and Essential Grammar in Use (ANG 50 N1 Mur).


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Des 10 2009

The best sport in the world

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Idioma: Anglès
Nivell: A2 / B1 (nivell 2 i 3)
Destresa: parla

Communicative Objective:
This conversation will help you to learn:
– How to use the SHOULD

Situation:
You want to watch a football match on TV, your sister wants to watch a baseball match and your father is trying to watch a basketball match. You are going to have a conversation about which is the best sport in the world in order to decide which match you are going to watch on TV.

Task:
Discuss which sport should be recognised as the best sport in the world. Try to discuss the advantages and the disadvantages of all of them.

Grammar:
Should

Vocabulary:
Advantages and Disadvantages


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Des 10 2009

At the hotel

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Idioma: Anglès
Nivell: A2 / B1 (nivell 2 i 3)
Destresa: parla

Communicative Objectives:
This conversation will help you to learn:
– How to solve problems in a hotel
– How to use the past simple

Situation:

You have been working so hard this year so your family decided to give you a weekend in Paris as a present for your effort. However, once you get to the hotel reception, there is a problem with the booking form and the registered.  You call your parents in order to prove that room belongs to you and to be able to change the reservation name. Your parents don’t answer the phone and the receptionist doesn’t speak English very well.

Task:

You have to solve all these problems with the receptionist. You have to explain her clearly that room is a gift from your parents. Moreover, you have to tell her that there was a misunderstanding with the booking name. She doesn’t understand you very well. Try to be as clear as possible because she has to trust you and you have no evidence to prove that you are telling the truth.

Grammar and vocabulary:

Simple Past tense
Vocabulary used in hotels


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Des 10 2009

At the supermarket

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Idioma: Anglès
Nivell: A1 / A2 / B1
Destresa: parla

Communicative Objective:
This conversation will help you to learn:
– How to use some specific vocabulary in a dialogue
– How to face a delicate situation

Situation:

Your mother isn’t at home and she asked if you could go to the supermarket to buy some things. She wrote a list with the things you have to buy.

Task:
Go to the delicatessen section and ask for the products that are in the list. Then ask where you can find the rest of the products you need. After that, you have to pay in the cash but you’ll notice that you mother didn’t give you enough money, so try to convince the cashier that you are going home to get some more money and you’ll come back to pay the bill.

Vocabulary:

Vocabulary about the supermarket and its sections.


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