Sunday, September 30, 2012
WE WILL KEEP IN TOUCH
Hi followers of T2L
We are having some problems this academic year with the oral sessions. I more than anyone feel sorry for this, but we won´t be able to continue at least until February 2013. I hope you can find another way to continue in touch with the English language, and that you can practise your English as much as you can.
I will continue hanging newspaper articles and some songs and videos from time to time so have a look at the blog when you feel like doing so.
Meanwhile, here is a song for you with my special love,
Monday, May 28, 2012
WEDNESDAY 30th MAY: LAST MEETING 2011-2012
WE HAVE REACHED THE END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR AND WE WANT TO SAY 'GOODBYE AND SEE YOU IN SEPTEMBER' IN A VERY SPECIAL WAY. WE ARE GOING TO MEET IN A BAR CALLED 'P & P' AT 9 O´CLOCK ON 30th MAY. IF YOU HAVE PROBLEMS WITH GETTING THERE OR YOU DON´T KNOW WHERE IT IS, WE ARE LEAVING FROM THE SCHOOL AT 8:30, YOU CAN JOIN US, WE WILL MEET AT THE ENTRANCE HALL.
I HOPE ALL OF YOU WILL BE ABLE TO COME AND CELEBRATE THE END OF CLASSES.
Sunday, May 20, 2012
SESSION 30: EXERCISES FOR DISCUSSION AND FINAL TASK
2. EXERCISES FOR DISCUSSION:
2.1 THE INTERNET: How good is the Internet for the following things? How could we improve it?
- keeping in touch
- travel information
- studying English
2.1 SITES: Rank the following sites, put the best at the top:
- BBC News
- You Tube
2.3 DISCUSSION: HERE ARE SOME QUESTIONS AND STATEMENTS WHICH YOU CAN THINK ABOUT AND TRY ASKING YOURSELF BEFORE YOU COME TO OUR DISCUSSION ON WEDNESDAY:
|a)||What springs to mind when you hear the term ‘social media’?|
|b)||How do you use the social media? Since when do you use them?|
|c)||How did you communicate before social media came along? Do you miss the way in which you communicated before?|
|d)||Which is better, Facebook or Twitter?|
|e)||What would life be like without the Internet?|
|f)||Why has Facebook become so popular?|
|g)||Do you think it´s useful communicating with your friends via the Internet?|
|h)||What do you think of the name “social networking”?|
|i)||How will social networking develop in the future?|
|j)||Do you think we have lost in feelings with this new type of communication?|
|k)||Why are there differences between the way men and women use the Internet? Do you think it has to do with their inner differences?|
|l)||What concerns do you have about your privacy online?|
|m)||What would you do if your online identity was stolen?|
|n)||Have you ever deleted friends online? Why?|
|o)||Have you ever posted anything online you later regretted? What?|
|p)||In what ways are you cautious online?|
|q)||Do you think everyone should use the highest privacy settings?|
|r)||Are women generally more cautious than men?|
|s)||Children also use the Social Media, so you think they are as cautious about their privacy as adults are?|
PREPARING A DISCUSSION IS FUNDAMENTAL:
THIS MUST BE DONE IN TWO DIRECTIONS:
FIRST, YOU NEED TO LEARN NEW VOCABULARY AND EXPRESSIONS THAT YOU WILL HAVE TO USE FOR THE DISCUSSION.
SECONDLY, YOU HAVE TO PREPARE THE TOPIC BY LOOKING UP INFORMATION IN THE INTERNET, BOOKS, ENCYCLOPAEDIAS.
THIS WAY YOU WILL FEEL MUCH MORE CONFIDENT AND AT THE SAME TIME YOU WILL HAVE MUCH MORE TO TALK ABOUT IN THE ORAL SESSION.
HERE IS ONE FINAL TASK THAT YOU MAY DO IN ORDER TO COVER THE FOUR SKILLS YOU SHOULD FOCUS ON WHEN LEARNING A LANGUAGE: LISTENING, READING, SPEAKING AND WRITING.
Write a composition and leave it in the blog as a comment to Session 30, I will edit it in the blog so that everybody can learn from other people´s opinions. Choose one of these two options:
- 'Social media have changed our way of communicating' Express your opinion
- Pros and Cons of using Facebook
SESSION 30: KEY TO EXERCISES
a.F / b.T / c.T / d.T / e.F / f.T / g.F / h.F
1.2 SYNONYM MATCH:
1.h / 2.e / 3.a / 4.c / 5.g / 6.d / 7.b / 8.i / 9.j / 10.f
1.3 PHRASE MATCH:
1.g / 2e / 3.i / 4.b / 5.c / 6.a / 7.d / 8.j / 9.h /10.f
1.4 GAP FILL:
1.REPORT - 2.USING - 3.USE - 4.BELONG - 5.USERS - 6.CONTRASTS - 7.ATTRACT - 8.UP
9.DIFFERENCES - 10.PRIVACY - 11.DELETED - 12.LIKELY - 13.REGRET - 14.CAUTIOUS - 15.HIGHEST - 16.SO