Primero me gustaría que vieráis este material que se ha trabajado en otros cursos y que es muy interesante.
MATERIAL The Bulgarian national cinema
- MovieLanguage vocabulary
- VIDEO CON MATERIAL ESCRITO http://www.euronews.net/2011/03/24/tributes-are-paid-to-elizabeth-taylor/
HERE YOU HAVE THE MATERIAL Tourism_overview
What is Global Warming and Climate Change?
Global warming and climate change refer to an increase in average global temperatures. Natural events and human activities are believed to be contributing to an increase in average global temperatures. This is caused primarily by increases in “greenhouse” gases such as Carbon Dioxide (CO2).
A warming planet thus leads to a change in climate which can affect weather in various ways, as discussed further below.
One of our students studied Sea Science and she will speak about it next Tuesday.Have a look to the University web http://www.gcompostela.org/~pqukwfue/index.php?option=com_sobi2&sobi2Task=sobi2Details&catid=2&sobi2Id=9&Itemid=260
The file is structured in 3 parts:
– The reading comprehension takes the greater part of it. It contains 3 authentic articles – 2 American and 1 Welsh. Don’t get frightened by the lists of words and expressions. For many of you they’ll be for future use, if you persist in studying English and want to use it for professional purposes. However, please try to read the articles and use some of their arguments to defend your point in class (the second hour we’ll try to ‘debate’).
There are also lists of sports in English with pictures and tables with the verbs that go with them
– grammar reference –
It deals with Passive Voice in English or passive structures. I don’t have the time in class to teach you grammar. Many of you must have studied it, but the reason to make you revise it is that the articles use passive structures profusely. They are typical in formal speech and especially for any kind of report, including in the media. A set of 3 exercises is also provided to assist you in testing your knowledge on Passives.
– functional language – Make your point
This part introdices you to the language of debate and structuring a speech. I tried to use the same topic – sports and children. The register is a little bit higher for you, but the example is only for reference. More important are the lists of collocations most often used in discussions and debates, Pay attention to them and try to memorise some so you can use them during our second hour in class on Tuesday.