dimarts, 31 de juliol de 2012

Australian fake Olympics ticket couple helped by donor

WARM UP


  • Do you watch the Olympics?
  • What's your favourite sport?


Graham and Ann Smith travelled from Australia
A man has offered his spare Olympic seats to a couple who travelled from Australia to watch the boxing but found their original tickets were fakes.
Ann and Graham Smith travelled to London from the Gold Coast in east Australia, but found their tickets had been bought from a bogus website.
After reading their story, a man from south-west London, who wants to remain anonymous, contacted the couple.
Mr Smith said: "I'm overwhelmed by his generosity."
When the couple discovered their original tickets were bogus, Mrs Smith said: "My husband's just devastated - he was crying yesterday."

"When my sister called 118 for the contact number of the website we bought tickets from, they told us there was a note on the system saying it was a bogus ticketing website.
"The Olympics was the main reason for coming over."
The ticket donor, from Richmond, read about their story on the BBC News website, and contacted the couple.
Mrs Smith told him: "I am so delighted that we will still have the opportunity to go to an Olympic event.
"I am sure that your generosity will be rewarded in life."
Meanwhile, Chen Guanming, the man who cycled his rickshaw all the way from China to London for the Games, made it to the opening ceremony.
Mr Chen had said his aim was to take part in the opener, after spreading the "Olympic spirit" on a two-year trip crossing 16 countries.
While he did not achieve a part at short notice, he did get to watch from inside the stadium after a Chinese person in London saw his story and offered him a ticket.
Mr Chen was also given a ticket to watch the badminton competition on Saturday by event company ATP Event Experts, after his story was broadcast on Dutch radio.
Source BBC

Now watch the video from the BBC link and write what you understood.



FOLLOW UP:

  • Have you ever been cheated?
  • Do you know of anyone who had ever had such generous behaviour as this man had?
  • Have you ever had this kind of generous behaviour?
  • What do you think of the fact that this man wants to be unknown?


You can also watch this other video:




dimecres, 6 de juny de 2012

Museums



  • Temps previst: 20-25 minuts
  • Es puntua la capacitat d'interacció de la persona candidata, la pronúncia, la competència gramatical i l'ús de vocabulari




Look at the picture and ask your partner for details about his/her picture to find similarities and differences between them. 

Tell your partner what your text is about. Listen to each other and then exchange opinions about the topic and the content of the texts. 


Student A: Describe this photo.

Student B: Describe this photo

To know more on the topic
In turns, ask your partner three questions about the following subjects and answer his/her questions. Start with the first one.

1- Ask your partner how she would like to appear in a wax museum: clothes, doing what, in company of which person?
2-Ask her what kind of museums she likes and how often she goes to museums.
3- Talk about clonation and ask her if she would accept to have her or his child is he or she died. What about a pet? .
4- Ask your partner her experience about having a twin.


dimarts, 5 de juny de 2012

Getting old


  • Temps previst: 20-25 minuts
  • Es puntua la capacitat d'interacció de la persona candidata, la pronúncia, la competència gramatical i l'ús de vocabulari




Look at the picture and ask your partner for details about his/her picture to find similarities and differences between them. 

Tell your partner what your text is about. Listen to each other and then exchange opinions about the topic and the content of the texts. 


Student A: Describe this photo.

Student B: Describe this photo

To know more on the topic
In turns, ask your partner three questions about the following subjects and answer his/her questions. Start with the first one.

1-  Ask your partner if she's worried about getting old and say why.
2-  Ask your partner about the importance of these elements in getting old: sport, food, personality, education, work.
3- Ask your partner her opinion about these sayings about getting old_


Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years.  We grow old by deserting our ideals.  Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.  ~Samuel Ullman


Forty is the old age of youth; fifty the youth of old age.  ~Victor Hugo


Men do not quit playing because they grow old; they grow old because they quit playing.  ~Oliver Wendell Holmes


Looking fifty is great – if you’re sixty. - Joan Rivers


The time to begin most things is ten years ago. Mignon McLaughlin


To me, old age is always fifteen years older than I am. Bernard Baruch

dilluns, 4 de juny de 2012

Traveler Photo Contest


  • Temps previst: 20-25 minuts
  • Es puntua la capacitat d'interacció de la persona candidata, la pronúncia, la competència gramatical i l'ús de vocabulari




Look at the picture and ask your partner for details about his/her picture to find similarities and differences between them. 

Tell your partner what your text is about. Listen to each other and then exchange opinions about the topic and the content of the texts. 


Student A: Describe this photo.

Student B: Describe this photo

To know more on the topic
In turns, ask your partner three questions about the following subjects and answer his/her questions. Start with the first one.

1-  The plans she has for this summer holidays.
2-  How much she likes taking pictures, if she makes albums, who takes pictures in her family.
3-  Ask her what underdeveloped countries she has visited.
4- Ask her what kind of holidays she wants: a packaged holiday that the travel agency offers or if she prefers to prepare her holiday herself.




Now watch this video on how to take good photographs and take notes of the ideas you understand.




dilluns, 21 de maig de 2012

Bee Gees Robin Gibb dies aged 62

  • Temps previst: 20-25 minuts
  • Es puntua la capacitat d'interacció de la persona candidata, la pronúncia, la competència gramatical i l'ús de vocabulari

Robim Gibb



Look at the picture and ask your partner for details about his/her picture to find similarities and differences between them. 

Tell your partner what your text is about. Listen to each other and then exchange opinions about the topic and the content of the texts. 


Student A: Describe this photo.

Student B: Describe this photo

To know more on the topic
In turns, ask your partner three questions about the following subjects and answer his/her questions. Start with the first one.

1- What music she liked when she was young and if she liked dancing.
2-  What she was doing when the Bee Gees were famous in the 1980s.
3- The relationship of music and fashion.


Now listen to this song and try to understand the words



dilluns, 14 de maig de 2012

Mother's Day

  • Temps previst: 20-25 minuts
  • Es puntua la capacitat d'interacció de la persona candidata, la pronúncia, la competència gramatical i l'ús de vocabulari




Look at the picture and ask your partner for details about his/her picture to find similarities and differences between them. 

Tell your partner what your text is about. Listen to each other and then exchange opinions about the topic and the content of the texts. 


Student A: Describe this photo.

Student B: Describe this photo

To know more on the topic
In turns, ask your partner three questions about the following subjects and answer his/her questions. Start with the first one.

- The importance of your mother and father in your life: how well you got on with them or how they influenced on you, what you copied from them.
- The characteristics of a good mother or a good father.
- The importance of  celebration of Mother's Day or (Father's Day) for you partner, how often she has celebrated it, what presents she has given or received.



Now watch this video and write the kids' responses that you understand:





or listen to this song and try to get the lyrics: