dilluns, 19 de març de 2012

Sleeping for a living






  • 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.

- How well you partner usually sleeps, how many hours of sleep she needs and what factors affect her sleep.
- How travelling affects her sleep, how many hours she sleeps, if she finds it difficult to sleep on a different bed, etc.
- How little sleep affects her life, her job or relatioship with people.

Now watch this video and take notes of how little sleep affects our weight.

dilluns, 12 de març de 2012

The richest people in the world

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.



- What your partner would do if she were rich.
- Expensive things have a better quality.  Give your opinion.
- You value things when they're hard to get. Give your opinion.
- It's easier for rich people to be happy than for poor people. Give your opinion.
- You can only get rich if you cheat people. Give your opinion.



Some quotes on wealth and money .


It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor. Seneca
Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time. Jim Rohn
Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort. Franklin D. Roosevelt
Money never made a man happy yet, nor will it. There is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more a man has, the more he wants. Instead of filling a vacuum, it makes one. Benjamin Franklin
Don’t tell me where your priorities are. Show me where you spend your money and I’ll tell you what they are. James W. Frick

dilluns, 5 de març de 2012

Twisters



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 things she would rescue if there was a natural disaster at home.
- An accident she's had at home or on the road and what she did.
- The memories she has of a day with special weather (heavy rain, heavy snow).


Now watch this video and take note of the aftermath (consequences) of the tornado.


Useful Vocabulary:


tornado-damaged school
storm-wracked town
ruins, wreckage
to survive a tornado strike
debris
a chain of tornadoes
a disater relief centre
volunteers
to be hit by a tornado
rescue teams