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Tuesday, October  24th

Festivals and carnivals

Speak: about Mardi Gras Day

Speak: Venice

Read out loud: the text about Venice and Carnival

Speak: Carnival and Festivals in your town

Homework: complete a translation sheet

Thursday, October 26th

Worth a Visit

Speak: different places to go on holiday

Listen to five extracts

Speak: discuss questions

Vocabulary and grammar: tenses to speak about the future

Video and  listening: a Chinese artiist in Harlem

Homework: Test through page 25

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QUESTIONS ABOUT THE BOOK ‘MONEY TREE. THE BUSINESS OF ORGANICS’

ANSWER THE QUESTIONS:

-          BEFORE YOU READ: GET READY! (pages 4 and 5)

-          DO YOU THINK ORGANIC FARMING HAS NEGATIVE ASPECTS? WHY? (page 5)

-          WAS THE USE OF PESTICIDES AND FERTILIZERS MORE BENEFICIAL THAN HARMFUL? WHY? (page 9)

WATCH THE VIDEO: ‘ORGANIC FARMING’ (page 11) AND ANSWER THE QUESTION: WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF EATING LOCALLY GROWN FOOD?

WATCH THE VIDEO: ‘THE LOCAVORE MOVEMENT’(page 15) AND ANSWER THE QUESTION: HOW FAR DO NON-LOCAL PRODUCTS TRAVEL?

ANSWER THE QUESTION:

-          DO YOU BUY ORGANIC PRODUCTS? WHICH PRODUCTS WOULD YOU BE PREPARED TO PAY FOR IF THEY WERE ORGANIC? (page 21)

WATCH THE VIDEO: ‘NEW ORGANIC PRODUCTS’(page 23). WATCH THIS VIDEO ABOUT AN ORGANIC DRINK. WHY IS THIS DRINK THOUGHT TO BE BETTER THAN COFFEE?

ANSWER THE QUESTIONS:

-IS ORGANICS THE WAY FORWARD OR A DEAD END?

- WHICH ARGUMENTS DO YOU AGREE WITH THE MOST? AND THE LEAST? (page 24)

ANSWER THE QUESTIONS ‘AFTER YOU READ’ (pages 26 and 27)

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Tuesday the 16th

-Speaking: description of photo on page 15

- Discuss questions about places and cities you’ve visited

- Vocabulary: Buildings and areas

- Grammar: relative pronouns and relative clauses (part 1)

- Homework: page 168, ex.2

Thursday teh 18th

- Grammar: relative pronouns and relative clauses (part 2)

- Listening: a Serbian woman through Belgrade

- Developing conversations: using synonyms

- Grammar and vocabulary used in the first writing of the course (When I was a child…)

Homework:  Read text on page 19 and do ex.6,7,8.

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Tuesday, October 10th

- Grammar: revision of habits (present and past)

- Speaking: “One day Amy went for a walk…” (using fortunately/unfortunately)

- Vocabulary: Cinema (ph.14)

- Speaking: predictable endings in movies

- Reading out loud: Heard it all before

- Watch and listen to an interview with Steven Spielberg on his dyslexia – learn some vocabulary from it.

- HOMEWORK: Write a review about a film you have seen and listen to the interview to Steven Spielberg

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Tuesday – October the 3rd

- Quick revision of previous class

- Vocabulary: Adjectives to describe films, books and music

- Listening: two people talking about films

- New expressions (from the listening): I’d rather+ plain infinitive, It was supposed to be a feel-good movie, …

- Developing conversations: Disagreeing politely: Softening responses

- Speaking: in groups and taking turns: 30 seconds speaking about past or present habits

- Describe a picture: might be, it creates a feeling of, looks as if, look like, look, seem, appear, I get the impression, must be, could well be…

Homework: photocopy 5 (homophones), start organizing the new vocabulary, expressions and pronunciation.

Thursday, October 5th

- Grammar: adjectives and adverbs

- Listening: A guide in a gallery

- Speaking: describe a picture

Homework: Read ‘Heard it all before’ and exercises 2 and 3 (page 12)

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