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B1 Level 1

Organizing my ideas

Start - Up

Welcome!
Hello, dear apprentices!

In this material, you will


learn how to brainstorm
and organize your ideas;
how to form some adverbs
and other words to express
the way you do things;
how to use the passive
voice for report and finally,
some vocabulary related to
projects. Enjoy it!

Warm Up

Besides all the research I have to do for my project, I also have to


clean this mess up! Look at my desk! Its a disaster! It is very hard to
organize your ideas in the middle of this chaos. Maybe Stacey can
give me a hand with this too.

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Warm Up

Anthony: Hi, Stacey! How are you doing?


Stacey: Im doing fine. How about you?
Anthony: Well, I was looking for papers about recycling on the web
and I found many interesting articles about it, so I printed them all.
Stacey: But, why did you do that? It seems you forgot what our
project is about: ecology!
Anthony: Youre right, Stacey. Silly of me! I was so excited about
having found so much info that I did not think about paper waste at
all.
Stacey: As long as you recycle all that paper once we read the
articles, its ok.
Anthony: And, what can I do with the rest? There are bottles, cans,
cardboard, and even organics.
Stacey: Then, youd better start by classifying those in separate
bins, while I try to arrange all this paper here.

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Warm Up

Ok, so plastic is stored in the red bin! The glass is placed in the
yellow one! The biodegradable is thrown away in the green one.
And the blue for paper. Are we actually using it?

Stacey: Later, because the paper classification is still unfinished. I


wanted to have your opinion as I am a bit indecisive about it.
Anthony: Sure! By the way, thank you very much for your help,
Stacey. It has been invaluable!
Stacey: No problem. Now, listen. All the articles are put together on
the desk regardless of their topics or publication year, so I guess
we have to organize that next.
Anthony: I got an idea! What if we create a glossary to sort all this
out?

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Lets get inside

Lets get inside


We have progressed a lot but we still have to do the most important
part: Paper classification. Join us and learn how to organize your
ideas!

Anthony: I cannot help thinking that I am simply incapable of doing


all this. Weve been working for hours and these papers continue
incredibly untidy.
Stacey: Dont get discouraged, Anthony. You can do it
successfully. Maybe whats happening is that we are doing things
unproductively.
Anthony: Youre right. That must be the reason why I feel all my
work has been purposeless. What do you suggest, then?
Stacey: Lets define first which words will be emphasized in our
proposal.
Anthony: Alright! As far as I remember bleaching, buyback
centers, deinking, paper Waste Management (PWM),
sustainability
Stacey: We can label some folders with those key words to put
everything in place.
So, one for bleaching; one for buyback centers; another for deinking;
this one for Paper Waste Management (PWM), and finally, the last
for sustainability.

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Lets get inside

The first article is titled...

Eco-friendly Chemical
Processes in Paper
Recycling: Natural
alternatives to hazardous
substances

We can classify that article in the bleaching folder.

How to reconcile
environmental and
economic performance to
improve corporate paper
sustainability

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Stacey: Let me put that one in the sustainability folder. I think we


also need to have a file in excel to make a glossary with all these
key words.
Anthony: In fact, I downloaded a file with a glossary sample. Its on
the desk. Do you want to see it?
Stacey: Unbelievable! That is precisely the way I thought it should
be.
Anthony: So, you complete the glossary including the fields in the
table:
Term in English
Grammar category (Noun, adjective, verb, etc)
Type (General/Specialized)
Definition
Source of definition
Field (Science/Medicine/Literature)
Stacey: Ok! Waste is mentioned everywhere in our project. Lets
add it to the glossary.
Anthony: Try one of those monolingual dictionaries online for the
definition. See Cambridge, for example.
Stacey: ...an unnecessary or wrong use of money, substances,
time, energy, abilities, etc.
Anthony: Dont forget to add the source of the definition.

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Lets get inside

Anthony: I was completely incredulous that we could actually


arrange all this paper today, but were done!
Stacey: Were about to finish. All we have to do is to complete the
glossary. Lets see the call requirements in order to brainstorm
some ideas and concepts.

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I remember some:
shredding,
screening,
repulping,
deinking...

And also the acronyms we found in the articles, do you remember?


KFT,
MWP,
OMG,
ONP.

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Lets get inside

Stacey: What do they stand for?


Anthony: KFT is Kraft Paper.MWP stands for Mixed Waste
Paper,OMG is not Oh, my God! Its Old Magazines and ONP
means Old Newspapers.
Stacey: I was thinking we could organize the vocabulary in two
groups: types of paper and types of processes.
That makes sense! Ill put it in a graph.

Stacey: Its time to have a break, dont you think?


Anthony: Would you like some coffee?
Stacey: Absolutely! I feel powerless at this point.
Anthony: Ill make a very dark coffee then.

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Lets analyze!

Lets analyze!
Hello dear apprentices!
As you have seen, organizing our ideas has been hard work! Now, its
time for you to do it.
Do you know what a prefix is? It is very simple. Basically, a prefix is a
syllable we add before some words in order to change their meaning.
In these particular cases, the prefixes IN -, UN - and MIS - transform
some adjectives and verbs into their negative form. Lets see some
examples! Click on the prefixes below to see the information.

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Do you know what a suffix is? Piece of cake! A suffix is a syllable


we add at the end of some words in order to change their meaning.
In my conversation with Stacey, we used some suffixes to transform
adjectives into adverbs (-LY) and nouns into negative adjectives
(-LESS) meaning without. Lets check it out!
Click on the suffixes below to see the information.

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Lets analyze!

Now you know how to use some prefixes and suffixes to transform
words. Remember that IN-, UN- MIS- and -LESS have a negative
meaning while the suffix LY turns an adjective into an adverb so that
we can express the way things are done!
Were done! We hope you can form new words with the prefixes and
suffixes we studied!
Also, we expect that you learned a lot of new vocabulary but, most
importantly, how to organize your ideas! Bye!

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Credits

Credits
Pedagogical Direction
Paul Cifuentes Velsquez,
Carlos Javier Amaya
Direction of Art
Csar Augusto Pez Ramos
ICT Leadership
Yeison Ospina Marn
Quality management
Ingrid Carolina Flrez Urzola
Script composition
Carlos Serrano
Content Support
Carlos Serrano
Multimedia Development
Andrea Contreras Guerra
Andrs Felipe Rodrguez
Natalia Herrera
Audio Production
David Molina
Wes Manuel
Voices:
Equipo de la Regional San Andrs

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