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Des 15 2009

Journalism in the world

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Idioma: anglès

Nivell: B1

Destresa: parla, vocabulari

Communicative Objectives:

With this activity you’ll learn how to:

  • Organize your ideas and talk about them.
  • Describe a picture and a situation.

Situation:

Nowadays the media is very powerful and it is present at any war, social conflict or relevant event in the world.

Task:

First, describe the picture attached and its situation. Then, explain the journalist’s role both in the picture and in the world now and in the past.

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 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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Des 10 2009

Applying for a job

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


Communicative Objective:

This conversation will help you to learn:
– How to use the PRESENT PERFECT CONTINUOUS
– How to use the PAST PERFECT TENSE
– How to use the FUTURE TENSE
– How to make a polite interview

Situation:
You have already finished your studies and you need to apply for a job, because you want to live by yourself. After doing some research, you have found a six-month job offer available in the United Kingdom. It’s a very interesting job, and you would like to get it. It is a great opportunity, so you can’t let it go.

Task:

You have to talk about what you have done recently, where you have been working before, what you have studied and where. If you want to get the job, try to show interest and speak as much polite as possible.

Vocabulary:

Present perfect
Past perfect
Future
Vocabulary related to jobs and interviews


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Des 10 2009

Decisions, decisions

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

Communicative Objectives:
This conversation will help you to learn:
– How to express you preferences
– How to decide where is better to go/ travel to

Situation:
You and your best friend are planning a trip. However, it is more difficult than it seemed to be. He/she wants to spend the first three weeks of August in the USA, and she also wants to buy the tickets through a travel agency. However, you think it would be better to spend the first two weeks in Ireland buying the tickets through the internet because you know it would be cheaper.

Task:
Discuss when are you going abroad (dates), where are you going to go (place), how much are you going to spend (money) and where are you going to buy your tickets.

Vocabulary:

– Would like to…
– I prefer…rather than…
– Why don’t we…?
– It will be better to…rather than…

Tips:

Going to, Would like to
• Prefer/ Would like to/ rather than
Vocabulary when travelling


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Des 10 2009

Fast food

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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 use the comparatives
– How to give advices using the different modals English has: should/ must…,

Situation:
Your best friend is always eating in fast food places and you hate them. You know they are not healthy and they can cause you different illnesses if you abuse of this kind of food.

Task:

Warn your friend about the consequences of eating usually in fast food restaurants can have. Help him/her designing a healthy diet

Vocabulary:

• Hamburger
• Calories
• Healthy
• Chips
• Chicken
• Pasta
• Vegetables
• Fruit
• Coke/ water/ juice

Tips:
Should
Must
Had better


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Des 07 2009

Being a seller for a day

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Llengua: anglès

Nivell: A2 / B1 (nivell 2 i 3)

Destresa: parla

Communicative objectives:

With this activity the student will learn how to:

– Use the basic tips to initiate a conversation
– Introduce yourself to a stranger

Situation:

Imagine you are a seller and you have to go house-by-house trying to sell an encyclopaedia. You need to reach a minimum amount of sells in order to get an extra pay and this month you just need to sell one more to get it.

Task:

Work in pairs/groups. One of you will have to assume the role of the seller while the other/s will be the customer. You have to be nice to the customer if you want him/her to buy your product, some things you could do are:
– talk to the client about your day or asking the client about his/hers.
– offering a discount.
– giving a present for the purchase.

Grammar:

Present continuous: What are you doing?
I’m going to show you the best encyclopaedia
Future forms: You will learn about everything you need to know

Vocabulary:

Expressing apologies and thanks: (e.g. I’m sorry, I apologise for… Thank you very much, I really appreciate it…)

Greetings and farewells: (e.g. Hi/Hello, see you later…)


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Des 03 2009

Visiting the doctor

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Idioma: anglès
Nivell: A2 / B1 (nivell 1 i 2)
Destresa: parla

Communicative Objectives:
This conversation will help you to learn:
– How to talk with your boss when you can’t go to work.
– How to describe the way you feel when talking with a doctor
– How to buy and ask for medicines at the chemist

Situation:
Yesterday night when you left your office you realised it was raining and you didn’t have an umbrella so you had to walk 35 minutes under the rain. When you arrived at home you were completely wet. Today, you don’t feel well enough so you cannot go to work. You have the flu, you feel dizzy and so on.

Task:
Phone your boss and tell him you are not going to work because you are ill. Then, go to the doctor and tell him how you feel and why you feel like this (explain what happened yesterday night). Finally, go to the chemist and buy some medicines if you want to feel better.

Vocabulary:

– Time expressions (yesterday, at night, today…)
– Buying expressions (I want…please, Could you give me….please…?)
– Feeling expressions (I feel sick, I feel dizzy, I have a headache…)

Tips:

Here you have some useful vocabulary when visiting the doctor


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