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First activity
In pairs, find out how in tune you are with the slogans of some famous social networking. Who has got more right answers?

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1. Present yourself. 2. Yours to discover. A faster, simpler way to stay close to everything you care about. 3. With ., you can share the right things with the right people. 4. . helps you find the perfect places to go with friends. 5. Broadcast yourself. 6. Organize and share the things you love. 7. is a fast, beautiful and fun way to share your life with friends and family. 8. ..: The Things That Connect Us. 9. Capture Short 15 Second Video Status Updates 10. Facilitating communication among real friends. 11. Build and engage with your professional network. 1

Second activity

Explain in your own words what each cartoon is about. Do you think these pictures are in favour or against the social networks? Why?

Third activity
What do you think the website Friends Reunited is for? Discuss with your classmate.

Listen to different teenagers, who are members of this social networking, talking about their experiences at Kingsborough Secondary School. Answer the questions: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. What does Mark like? What did Diane study in Spain? Where is Diane working now? Where is Mike going? Why couldnt Sally go to the university?

Fourth activity
Watch the following video I forgot my phone about the mobile addiction and answer in groups:

1. What do you use this tool for? How often do you use it? 2. Do you think it helps to socialize people?

Final Task
The Teen Mag
You're working for a special magazine for teenagers as a journalist. Your editor has asked you to write a news report about the section you work for. In groups, you will create an interesting section of a news report. Read the instructions carefully. Remember, the best article will be the winner!

INSTRUCTIONS
Name of Activity: The Teen Mag Materials Needed: Poster board, access to the Internet and other resources, outline provided below. Description of Idea: You're working for a special magazine for teenagers as a journalist. Your editor has asked you to write a news report about the section you work for. Procedure: 1. Make groups of four people and choose the section of the magazine that you prefer. The magazine has 4 sections: Society, What's Up, Miscellaneous and Free Time. Each group has to cover a section and write an article. Here are some suggestions to help you: SOCIETY: The Royal Family, Etiquette and Manner and Stereotypes. FREE TIME: Sport, Leisure and Music. WHAT'S UP?: Television, Fashion and Horoscope. MISCELLANEOUS: Food, Eating disorders, Festivals and Jobs.

2. Edit the article. Use as many resources as possible to make it attractive (pictures, photos, charts, etc...) 3. Read the article to the class. 4. Have a "critical" reading of your partners' news reports and decide for the best. Only the best will be posted in the classroom or hallway or other prominent place in the school. Resources: TELEVISION: http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/customs/questions/media.htm FASHION: http://www.woodlandsjunior.kent.sch.uk/customs/questions/index/dailylife.htm#Cloth es ROYAL FAMILY: http://www.woodlandsjunior.kent.sch.uk/customs/questions/royal/index.htm ETIQUETTE AND MANNERS: http://www.woodlandsjunior.kent.sch.uk/customs/questions/index/dailylife.htm#mann ers STEREOTYPES: http://www.woodlandsjunior.kent.sch.uk/customs/questions/stereotypes.htm SPORT AND LEISURE: http://www.woodlandsjunior.kent.sch.uk/customs/questions/index/dailylife.htm#Leisu re MUSIC: http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/customs/questions/music.htm FESTIVALS: http://www.woodlandsjunior.kent.sch.uk/customs/questions/index/festivals.htm FOOD AND DRINK: http://www.woodlandsjunior.kent.sch.uk/customs/questions/food/index.htm TEEN JOBS: http://www.woodlandsjunior.kent.sch.uk/customs/questions/teenagejobs.htm

TEEN MAGAZINES: http://www.teenmag.com/ http://www.teentoday.co.uk/ http://www.fazeteen.com/ http://www.gurl.com/ http://www.teenink.com/ http://www.teenvogue.com/ http://www.teenvoices.com/

Evaluation: There will be teacher and peer evaluation. For your evaluation, I am going to take into account the following criteria: 1. Web Comprehension (Did you understand how to surf the page? Did you find it too difficult to choose the useful info?) 2. Writing Skills. (Is the language in your task correct? Is it well organized?) 3. Oral presentation. (Does your article look nice and well presented?) 4. Group Work. (Did you work in peace and comfort with your mates? Did you collaborate in all the possible with them?) Conclusion: What should I have learnt? - Internet is a useful tool to search information; I have learnt how to extract it from the internet and create a news report. - I have learnt to resume and select information according to my needs. - I have learnt some vocabulary. - I have learnt or improved my way of working in group (helping the others and tolerating other ideas and opinions). - I have learnt a lot about teen magazines; so much that I could explain it to whoever asked me. - I can expose my information in an interesting format. I know how to extract the most important information and how to add pictures and big tittles for people to pay attention to it.

First activity
In pairs, order the following addictive substances from the less to the most dangerous ones.

cocaine marijuana Second activity

alcohol nicotine

heroin caffeine

Read the information in the boxes about different addictions and fill the blanks with and/but/because.

o The number of smoker teens in 1999 was of 35%, _________ this number dropped in 2005. o Nicotine _________ caffeine are considered drugs. o Both alcohol _________ steroids cause damage _________ they affect the liver. o Many people drink sometimes a glass of wine, _________ they are not considered alcoholics. o Smokers keep this habit _________ it is highly addictive. o People can buy drinks with 500 mg of caffeine, _________ this can be risky for some people. o Many people decide to take steroids _________ they want to improve their appearance. o Smoking advertising on TV is forbidden, _________ the companies spend a lot of money to promote tobacco. Create three sentences with and, but and because. ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________

Third activity
Read this article about the most famous social addiction in the 21th century.

Smoking is one of the worst things kids or adults can do to their bodies. Yet every single day about 3,900 kids between the ages 12 and 17 start smoking. Most middle school students don't smoke only about 1 in 16 does. And most high school students don't smoke about 1 in 5 does. Some kids start smoking just because they're curious. Others like the idea of doing something dangerous something grownups don't want them to do. Still others know lots of people who smoke and they think it's a way to act or look like an adult. Fortunately, fewer people are starting smoking than a few years ago. Maybe that's because more and more people have learned that smoking and tobacco use can cause cancer and heart disease. But sometimes kids can't really worry about a future illness. Using tobacco eats up a lot of money, too. A pack of cigarettes costs $4.50, on average. That means, even if you buy just one pack a week, you'll spend $234 in a year. Some people smoke a pack a day, that is $1,642! That's a lot of CDs, computer games, and clothes you could buy instead.
(1 euro = 1,30$)

After reading the article, answer the following questions, true or false: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Cigarettes are cancer-causing agents. Nicotine is a poison found in tobacco. Cigarette smoking can lead to heart disease. Smoke from cigarette harms only the smoker. Peer pressure is the reason many young people between the ages of 12 and 17 begin experimenting with smoking. 6. Tobacco was expensive some years ago, but now it is cheaper. 7. A few years ago there were more people starting smoking than today.

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Fourth activity

Look at the photos of different famous addicts. What kind of substance are these people addicted to? Discuss in pairs.

What do you think about? Prepare your answers and express your personal opinion. Are human beings born to be addicts? Are famous born to be addicts? Does there exist any relation between fame and drugs? What advice would you give these celebrities?

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First activity
Answer the quiz and compare your results with other classmates.

1. How often do you exercise? a) Always (3 points) b) Sometimes (2 points) c) Never (0 point) 2. How often do you eat candy or chocolate? a) Always (0 point) b) Sometimes (1 point) c) Never (3 points) 3. How often do you sunbathe? a) Every day in summer (0 point) b) Sometimes (2 points) c) Never (3 points) 4. How often do you eat red meat? a) Every day (0 point) b) Hardly ever (2 points) c) Never (3 points) 5. How often do you eat french fries? a) Every day (0 point) b) Hardly ever (2 points) c) Never (3 points) 6. Did you have breakfast this morning? a) Yes (3 points) b) No (0 point) 7. How much water do you drink a day? a) One litre (2 points) b) Three glasses (1 point) c) One glass or less (0 point) 8. How often do you eat snacks between meals? a) Every day (0 point) b) Hardly ever (1 point) c) Never (2 points)

Your score 1-3 You are very unhealthy! 4-7 You are unhealthy. 8-13 You are average. 14-17 You are healthy. 18-20 You are very healthy!

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Second activity

grammar practice

Match the sentence halves.

1. If you eat chocolate, 2. If your family doesnt help you, 3. He will go to the gym

a. if you feel under stress.

Can you spot the lies?

b. you will spend $234 in a year. c. if he wins more weight.

You'll watch four adverts of beauty products. Three of them are misleading 4. If I feel ill, d. you wont rehabilitate yourself. us into believing something which is not true while one is promising something that can be achieved by using the product. Can you spot the 5. She will become an addicted e. if your addiction is very strong. false promises? Watch the videos and discuss in pairs what you think. 6. If you buy one pack of cigarettes a week, 7. An association will be necessary 8. If she exercises, 9. Yoga will help you f. she will feel better with her body. g. if she smokes 1 pack a day. h. you will help the blood remain clear and open. i. I will go to the doctors.

Create four conditional sentences using the words in the box.

cigarette healthy lifestyle practice sport addiction Feel ill drugs

anorexia stop eating stress bulimia help

unhealthy become fat

eating disorders keep alcohol

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Third activity

Can you spot the lies?

You'll watch four adverts of beauty products. Only one is promising something that can be achieved by using the product. Can you spot the false promises? Watch the videos and discuss in pairs what you think.

Now you will listen to Professor Lesley Regan, one of the most respected medical experts in the UK. They will tell us which of these products has scientific evidence to back up its claims and which ones don't.

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Fourth activity

You've received an e-mail from your friend telling you he/she is very sad. He/she never looks at himself/herself in the mirror because he/she thinks hes/she's very fat and he/he says he/she won't eat. You know your friend isn't fat at all and you know that stop eating is not a good idea. Write an e-mail to him/her with your advice. Use the first conditional.

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First activity
First, check the equipment and fill in the users sheet. Then, learn the pronunciation of the sounds /u:/ and /ju:/.
Source:

http://cambridgeenglishonline.com/Phonetics_Focus http://club.telepolis.com/PHONETICS/theory.html

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First activity
Comment on this cartoon with your partner about the love story of this couple.

Read these Valentine's Day Jokes and choose with your partner the funniest joke. A little boy asked his father, "Daddy, how much does it cost to get married?" And the father replied, "I don't know, son, I'm still paying for it." After a quarrel, a wife said to her husband, "You know, I was a fool when I married you." And the husband replied, "Yes, dear, but I was in love and didn't notice it." First Guy (proudly): "My wife's an angel!" Second Guy: "You're lucky, mine's still alive." What did Frankenstein say to his girlfriend? "Be my valenstein!" What did the paper clip say to the magnet on Valentine's Day? "I find you very attractive." 17

Second activity
Watch the following video about the history of Valentine and fill in the blanks.

Ah, love! Well, it might not be what makes the ____________ go ____________, it is what make the____________worthwhile. Maybe thats why billions of people throughout the centuries have seen fit to ____________ an entire ____________ to grand gestures of ____________ with Valentines Day, the only holiday best celebrated in ____________. Claudius was an ____________ ruler. His battles required vast armies of men to ____________ for long periods of time, resulting in a military that was ____________ and ____________. So ____________ was Claudius to stop love from sapping the will of his armies, he banned ____________ all together. On average, Americans shower their loved ones with ____________ million roses, red ones naturally, and almost ____________ heart-shaped boxes of candy, not to mention all those cares, dinners and diamonds. All told, the holiday brings in almost $ ____________ billion annually, getting retailers plenty to love as well.

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Third activity
Read the following text about the spending of the present giving. You can use the dictionary for the new words.

The great Valentine rip-off


Guardian online

On a normal week the Interflora website allows you to buy your loved one a dozen red roses for 39.50. However, for one week only, there is a Valentine's special price: the same roses cost 55 plus a 4.50 delivery charge. How can Interflora justify the 40% increase? "It's all about supply and demand. The growers and suppliers of roses put their prices up threefold in this period." says Phil Carey from Interflora. According to Yorkshire Bank, we will spend 18.6m on cards. Chocolates, a firm favourite, will set us back 35.3m. And we'll spend nearly 140m on those roses and other bouquets. Unfortunately, opting for a single rose rather than a bouquet will still put a thorn in your wallet: Interflora charges 20 plus delivery. Thorntons has a florist service too, but the cheapest bouquet seems to be the "love and kisses" arrangement at 30. Opt for the real thing - it will be cheaper. Lovers of chocolate may enjoy a 24-hour chocoholic experience costing 199. And a romantic champagne balloon flight for two will be 349. For people who haven't yet had the courage to approach that special person, Activity Superstore is offering flirting lessons for 129.
(1 euro = 0,83)

Underline examples of conditional sentences in the text.

Do you think that worth it? Do people spend too much with this celebration? Discuss in pairs.

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Fourth activity
Read the following text about online dating and write the ups and downs of this new kind of matching up.

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First activity
Look at the pictures and answer: After looking at the photos, can you explain what is bullying? Have you ever seen someone got bullied in your school? How did it make you feel?

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Second activity
Answer the following questions about bullying. What do you do if?
1. You are walking to school and a gang of older bullies demand your money, skateboard, trainers. What do you do? A: Fight them. B: Shout and try to run away. C: Give them the money and report them later. 2. You are on the school playground and someone accidentally trips you up? What do you do? A: Hit the person hard. B: Give them a chance to apologize. C: Sit down and cry. 3. You are in the school toilet when an older student punches you and tells you not to do anything or "You'll get worse." What do you do? A: Wait until the bully leaves and then tell a teacher. B: Get into a fight with them. C: Accept what happened and don't tell. 4. Someone in your class always makes rude comments about you and says them loud enough for you and others to hear. It really upsets you. What do you do? A: Get angry and punch the bully in the nose. B: Get upset and cry. C: Try not to react to the comments and tell the teacher. 5. Your former "best" friends start to bully you. This hurts your feelings and you are quite miserable. What do you do? A: Try to find a new group. B: Ring one member of the group to ask them why they are doing this and tell your parents. C: Do both of the above. 6. You see someone being bullied. What do you do? A: Get help or try to stop the bully yourself - only if you can so do without getting hurt. B: Ignore it, walk by and be thankful it isn't you C: Give the bully an approving look so they won't bully you in the future.

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Third activity

Chatting to your mates online can fun, but kids must make sure they stay safe on the web. One of the things kids are being warned about is cyber-bullying, which is when bullies use the web, or mobile phones, to send nasty messages to someone.

Listen to the interview to Georgia, a victim of cyber-bullying and answer the questions.

1. How did Georgia feel when she started to connect to these web pages? 2. Did her parents know about her problem? 3. What did she do when she was alone at home? 4. What happened at the end? 5. Is she happy now?

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Fourth activity
Do you know the song Johnny by Craig David against bullying? Watch the videoclip of the song and complete the gaps.

It's another .. at school and .. just walking out the door Got his ruck sack on his back and his feet dragging on the .. Always late, but when he's questioned he can't think of what to say Hides the bruises from the teachers hoping that they go away Even though his mom and .. they both got problems of their own Caught in a catch 22 but he'd .. rather be at home Crys himself to sleep and prays when he wakes up things might have changed But everythings still the same (But didn't you say) You always .. that I should speak up, Mmm.... But it seems like all the things you said to me before mean nothing at all Because... [Chorus] I keep telling you that Johnny's .. me Thats why I'm .. for school (but you never listen) Instead you always seem to .. up blaming me for things I didn't do (For what it's worth) I didn't even want to tell you anything in case it .. things worse (Just so you know) Every time I say that Johnny's hitting me Hey Mom and Dad it .. Everyday keeps on repeating like the record .. replay Slowly getting off the bus with Johnny waiting at the gates Like a friend smiling and waiveing and .. him out his name Put his arm around his neck whats up now gimme all your change .. afraid to make a .. or plead with him to let him go He just takes whatevers coming, feels the pain with every blow Trys in vain to make himself be heard as soon as he gets home But everythings still the same... [Chorus]

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First, you should know the most important vocabulary of the chapters 5 and 6: cope (v): to succeed in doing something that is difficult or working through a difficult problem. sweatshirt (n): a piece of thick cotton clothing that covers the top half of your body and your arms, used especially for playing sports. trainers (pl, n): shoes worn for sports such as running. trust (v): to believe that someone is honest and will not harm you.

First activity
Which of these things happen in chapter 5? (a) Marcus has his hair cut. (b) Will buys Marcus some Adidas trainers. (c) Will asks Fiona to be his girlfriend. (d) Marcus has his shoes stolen. (e) Marcus gets some new glasses. (f) Fiona finds out that Marcus is visiting Will. What does Fiona learn about Marcus in chapter 5? Do you think she will change the way she looks after him? Why does she find it hard to understand Marcus? Talk to another student.

Second activity
Who: (a) doesnt exist? (b) is always in trouble at school? (c) likes Nirvana? (d) likes Joni Mitchell and Mozart? (e) rides a Harley Davidson?

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Third activity
Answer these questions. (a) Why does Ellie tell Marcus that Kurt Cobain is a Manchester United footballer? (b) Why doesnt Marcus tell Mrs Morrison who the bullies are? (c) Why does Will tell Marcus that its no good asking him anything? (d) What kind of help can Will give Marcus? (e) Why does Ellie like Marcus?

Fourth activity
Discussion. Marcus is bullied at school. The head teacher says he should keep out of the way of the bullies. Will thinks he should try to look more like other kids. His mum says it will take time. What is the best way to deal with bullies? Students discuss their ideas either in small groups.

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Present your news reports in groups. The most original article will be the winner. You will cast vote for the best article in the Moodle.

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1) LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS AND SYMBOLS USED IN THIS DIDACTIC UNIT L = Listening OP = Oral production OI = Oral interaction R = Reading W = Writing HW = Homework = Video based activity = Adapted activity IW = Individual work PW = Pair work GW = Group work CW = Class work = Skill = Adressee = Timing = Listening activity = Evaluation oriented activity

2) SCRIPTS AND ADAPTED ACTIVITIES

Session 1, Third activity


Listen to different teenagers, who are members of this social networking, talking about their experiences at Kingsborough Secondary School. Answer True or False: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Mark likes sailing. Esperanza studied in Spain photography. Diane is working now in a big law firm. Mike is going to run a marathon. Sally couldnt study at the university. Expressing opinions

Session 1, Fourth activity

My favourite social network is I use this tool for studying/working/playing I always/often/sometimes/never use social networks. In my opinion/ Personally I think/feel/believe that I agree/disagree It is clear that (Un)fortunately Obviously

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Networks serve for

Session 2, Fourth activity


Expressing an opinion/explaining a reason

In my opinion/ Personally I think/feel/believe that I agree/disagree It is clear that (Un)fortunately Obviously The reason why many famous are addicted is that Famous celebrities should maintain healthy habits

Session 3, Fourth activity


Expressing an opinion/giving advice

In my opinion/ Personally I think/feel/believe that is (not) good/bad because I agree/disagree Im in favour of/ Im not in favour of Do you think is a good idea? I think you should (not) can help you lose weight. is the best option. Dont stop eating.

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Session 5, Second activity


Watch the following video about the history of Valentine and fill in the blanks with the words. Ah, love! Well, it might not be what makes the ____________ go ____________, it is what make the____________worthwhile. Maybe thats why billions of people throughout the centuries have seen fit to ____________ an entire ____________ to grand gestures of ____________ with Valentines Day, the only holiday best celebrated in ____________. Claudius was an ____________ ruler. His battles required vast armies of men to ____________ for long periods of time, resulting in a military that was ____________ and ____________. So ____________ was Claudius to stop love from sapping the will of his armies, he banned ____________ all together. On average, Americans shower their loved ones with ____________ million roses, red ones naturally, and almost ____________ heart-shaped boxes of candy, not to mention all those cares, dinners and diamonds. All told, the holiday brings in almost $ ____________ billion annually, getting retailers plenty to love as well.

half- hearted abandon dedicate romance pairs

ambicious marriages world right home-sick

date round determined

Session 6, Third activity


Listen to the interview to Georgia, a victim of cyber-bullying and answer True or False: 1. Georgia felt good when she started to connect to these web pages. 2. Her parents didnt know about her problem for ages. 3. She played computer games when she was alone at home. 4. At the end she told her parents, and they told the school. 5. Today she is not happy yet.

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Session 6, Fourth activity


Do you know the song Johnny by Craig David against bullying? Watch the videoclip of the song and choose the right answer in each case.
It's another day/they at school and he's/his just walking out the door Got his ruck sack on his back and his feet dragging on the flower/floor Always late, but when he's questioned he can't think of what to say Hides the bruises from the teachers hoping that they go away Even though his mom and dad/dead they both got problems of their own Caught in a catch 22 but he'd still/steal rather be at home Crys himself to sleep and prays when he wakes up things might have changed But everythings still the same (But didn't you say) You always sad/said that I should speak up, Mmm.... But it seems like all the things you said to me before mean nothing at all Because... [Chorus] I keep telling you that Johnny's eating/hitting me Thats why I'm late/lately for school (but you never listen) Instead you always seem to end/and up blaming me for things I didn't do (For what it's worth) I didn't even want to tell you anything in case it mad/made things worse (Just so you know) Every time I say that Johnny's hitting me Hey Mom and Dad it hurts/hearts Everyday keeps on repeating like the record on/own/one replay Slowly getting off the bus with Johnny waiting at the gates Like a friend smiling and waiveing and called/cold him out his name Put his arm around his neck whats up now gimme all your change Too/two/to afraid to make a scene/sin or plead with him to let him go He just takes whatevers coming, feels the pain with every blow Trys in vain to make himself be heard as soon as he gets home But everythings still the same... [Chorus]

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Session 7, Fourth activity


Expressing a personal opinion/explaining a reason

In my opinion/ Personally I think/feel/believe that I agree/disagree Im in favour of/ Im not in favour of It is clear that (Un)fortunately Obviously I think that it is (not) fair because A possible solution could be The best way to deal with bullies is

4) ACTIVITIES FOR FAST FINISHERS

Session 1, Third activity


Think about a new and innovative social networking? What is different from the current networks?

Session 2, Second activity


Form as many sentences as you can with this words:

cocaine marijuana

alcohol nicotine

heroin caffeine
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Session 3, Second activity


Write about your healthy habits. ______________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________

Session 5, Second/Third activity


Source: http://www.theholidayspot.com/valentine/activities/

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Session 6, Third activity


Do you think that there are cases like the Georgias one in your environment? ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________

Session 7, Third activity


Summarize the chapters 5 and 6 in a few lines. ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________

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4) REINFORCEMENT AND REMEDIAL ACTIVITIES

Session 2
Match the two parts of the sentence. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. I want to see that film. The weather was terrible, I like fruit We didnt do our homework, Sarah gave me some money a. b. c. d. e. because I didnt have any. because I love the actor. so our teacher was angry. and I like vegetables. but we had a fantastic time.

Choose the correct conjunction. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. I like Coke and/so I like lemonade. We arrived late, but/so the teacher was angry. Ive got a part-time job, and/but I dont like it! She cant get a job because/but shes only 12. I was thirsty, and/so I had a drink. The sun was shining so/but it was cold.

Session 3
Choose the correct answer. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. If you leave/will leave soon, we will go with you. We wont go/go out if it doesnt stop raining. Unless they hurry/will hurry, they will be late for school. I wont forgive you unless you will apologise/apologise Greg will give/gives you the parcel if you ask him for it.

Complete the sentences. Use the First Conditional. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. If you solve the puzzles, people . (think) you are clever. If you . (see) it with your own eyes, you will believe me. Unless I . (call), I wont come and visit you. You . (not enjoy) the trip tomorrow unless you go to sleep early. They . (read) the book if the teacher tells them to.

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Write questions with the words below. Use the First Conditional. 1. if/you/phone home/now/your mum/be/there 2. what/you/do/if/you/be/late/for school 3. if/you/fail/a test/what/your parents/say 4. you/buy/new clothes/if/you/go/to a party/at the weekend 5. if/school/finish/early/where/you/go

Listen to the podcast about food. Choose the correct answer for each of the 8 questions about the text. 1. The writer: a. knew a lot about food when he was a child b. believes travelling has helped him to understand food more c. talked about food all the time when he was a child 2. In his childhood the writer used to eat fish and chips or baked beans on toast a. regularly with his family at the table b. and watch television at the same time c. less than twice a week 3. The writer believes that chocolate: a. gives energy to the brain b. makes you more intelligent c. takes energy away from the brain 4. The writer believes snacking: a. makes you depressed b. is better than eating a full meal c. is not always bad for you 5. The writer believes managing your own food can a. help you to control other people b. control your life c. help you achieve your goals

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Nombre: Mnica Villodres Portillo 6. Tyrosine is a. found in rich food b. found in food with a lot of protein c. a kind of nut 7. The writer says that caffeine a. can help you to become more alert throughout the day b. makes you immediately depressed c. is a short term measure to make you feel good 8. The writer mentions that scientists believe that a. we should always be concerned about what we eat b. eating the wrong food can cause stress c. the pleasure we get from eating food may help you to feel better

DNI: 79021156X

Now, read the script of the podcast and correct your answers.
Food Do we live to eat or eat to live? That is the question. I remember as a child growing up in Britain having fish and chips or baked beans on toast at least twice a week on my lap while watching my favourite cartoon. Of course I enjoyed my food but it wasnt something I often talked about. Now Im not blaming my culture for my lack of interest in food at an early age. Perhaps my silence was due to the fact that I didnt know anything about food. How many children know that prawns only turn pink when they are cooked and that tuna does not come from a can? Now after having lived in Southern Europe, Asia and Australia I find myself talking about food all the time. The world has seduced my taste buds and opened my mouth. Food thats plain and simple is often the best but not always so. For many of us food is a need. For others, especially women, food is a friend. Yet to some others food is an enemy. Cravings grip us at all the wrong times while we struggle to follow a strict diet that turned all our favourite desserts into mortal sins. There are others who regard food as an investment. To them, food has some kind of special powers that can control their lives, for better or for worse. If thats the case, its time to change and make food work for us. Lets start by using food the way you would use a pencil or a pair of scissors. We begin using food as a tool. Like tools, some food works well for some tasks and some are specially designed to accomplish others. Lets say youre feeling down. You had a tough day or a tiff with a best friend that drove you round the bend. You decide to treat yourself to a bar of chocolate nothing like chocolate to perk you up. Unfortunately youre setting yourself up for a higher dose of the blues. Thats because chocolate bars have a hefty amount of fat and sugar which takes a long time to digest and can draw energy away from your brain and caffeine which will temporarily boost

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Nombre: Mnica Villodres Portillo

DNI: 79021156X

your mood and alertness but send you crashing back down as soon as its effect starts to wear off. Does this mean snacking is a bad idea when youre feeling down? Not at all. You just have to do it wisely. In place of a chocolate bar, have a slice of toast with chunky marmalade. Then instead of fat and caffeine youve just given yourself a dose of vitamin C that has been shown to fight depression. In addition, marmalade is loaded with the type of sugar that spurs the release of mood-lifting chemicals in the brain. In fact you can manage your mood and boost your brainpower, metabolism, even your sex life, by eating the right food. Whatever your goals, you can custom-design a diet to help you meet them. Heres how taking control of your food can help you take control of your life.

Session 4
Listen and match the letters in colour to the correct sound: /u:/ and /ju:/. 1. I went to the university. We will go in June to London. 2. I am a student. This is true. 3. I like blue colour. Do you use computers? 4. I do sport everyday. I like music a lot. 5. I cooked garlic soup yesterday. You are very beautiful.

Session 5
Match the words with the pictures and create two sentences with two words using the first conditional.

a valentine card chocolates a present a romantic dinner

a couple Cupid a bunch of flowers

to hug to kiss
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Nombre: Mnica Villodres Portillo

DNI: 79021156X

Listen to the song LOVE STORY by Taylor Swift and rearrange the paragraphs.

( ) That you were Romeo, you were throwing pebbles And my daddy said stay away from Juliet And I was crying on the staircase Begging you please don't go, and I said. ( ) So I sneak out to the garden to see you We keep quiet 'cause we're dead if they knew So close your eyes Escape this town for a little while. ( ) And said, me Juliet You'll never have to be alone I love you and that's all I really know I talked to your dad, go pick out a white dress It's a love story baby just say yes. ( ) We were both young when I first saw you I close my eyes And the flashback starts I'm standing there On a balcony in summer air. ( ) Romeo take me somewhere we can be alone I'll be waiting all there's left to do is run You'll be the prince and I'll be the princess It's a love story baby just say yes. ( ) Romeo save me, they try to tell me how to feel This love is difficult, but it's real Don't be afraid, we'll make it out of this mess It's a love story baby just say yes Oh oh

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Nombre: Mnica Villodres Portillo 5) TIME FILLERS

DNI: 79021156X

Beginnings and endings


One of your partners will say a word aloud; you have to say another word beginning with the last letter of the word he has uttered. The student next to you will do the same with the word you have said. Example: 1st student: glass 2nd student: silly 3rd student: yellow

Running dictation
Work in pairs. One of you has to go to the wall at the end of the class where is hanging a text in a piece of paper. Memorise it in little bits and go back where your partner is. Dictate him what you remember.

The fastest, the winner


Form as many sentences as you can from the words in the box. The fastest student is the winner.

I Are Glass Open A

station water artist play see

web spoon weather bus there

music they mirror room he

go seek key many computer

an is paper the CD

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Nombre: Mnica Villodres Portillo

DNI: 79021156X

The puzzle

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