St Valentine’s Day webquest activity

Visit http://www.history.com/topics/valentines-day-facts and decide whether the following facts are true (T) or false (F). Correct those that are false.

  1. There are 34 single men aged 65 or older for every 100 single women of the same age.
  2. In the US, there are 2.2 million marriages every year, which is more than 600 a day.
  3. More than 50% of all Valentine’s Day cards are bought in the six days before the celebration.
  4. In 2004, there were 21,667 florists across the US and between all these businesses 109,915 people were employed.
  5. 70%: the percentage of men and women aged 30 to 34 who had been married at some point in their lives in 2006
  6. Valentine’s Day is the most popular time to send greetings cards with 141 million cards sent every year.
  7. In 2008, 112,185 marriages were performed in Nevada. So many couples ’tie the knot’ there that it is the fifth most popular US state in which to marry even though it only ranks 35th in terms of population.
  8. 904: the number of dating service companies in America in 2002
  9. More than 50% of the US population celebrate Valentine’s Day by purchasing a greetings card.
  10. There are 100 single women in their 20s for every 119 single men of the same age.
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Bowie’s obituary: video, transcript and lesson plan

OBITUARY

TRANSCRIPT
David Bowie has died from cancer at the age of 69. The influential singer-songwriter and producer was famous for his music, style, and contribution to the world of music. Known for his eccentric and ever-changing sense of style, his over-40-year career spanned glam rockart rock, soul, hard rock, dance, pop, punk and electronica. He had just released his twenty-fifth album, Blackstar, on January 8th, which was his birthday. The singer’s publicist confirmed the news on his Facebook page, saying David Bowie died peacefully today, surrounded by his family after a courageous 18-month battle with cancer. Stars and influential figures have paid tribute to a man considered by many one of the most influential artists of the 20th century.

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LESSON PLANS ON DAVID BOWIE

http://www.breakingnewsenglish.com/1301/130114-david_bowie.html

XMAS HAS COME

SPEAKING WARM UP:

acartoon-christmas-dancing-santa-mzxrz1) What do you usually eat at Christmas?
b) Who do you normally spend Christmas with?
c) What is the best thing about Christmas in your opinion?
d) Which traditions do you follow at Christmas?
e) What is unique about Christmas in the place where you live?

f) What do you remember about last Christmas?
g) Where would you like to spend Christmas one year

XMAS CAROLS FOR THE CLASSROOM, BE READY TO SING ALONG IN OUR HIGH SCHOOL

  1. LAST CHRISTMAS,

    Listen to this popular Christmas song by Wham from 1984. . Watch the video and listen at to complete the lyrics:

    Chorus

    Last Christmas, I gave you (1) _____ But the very next day, you gave it away . This year, to save me from tears
    I’ll give it to someone special
    (2x)

    Once bitten and twice (2) ___
    I (3) ____________ my distance but tears still catch my eye

    Tell me, baby, do you recognize me?
    It’s been a year; it doesn’t (4) _____________ me

    Happy Christmas–I wrapped it up and (5) ______________ it
    With a note saying, “I love you”; I (6) _______________ it
    Now I know what a fool I’ve been
    But if you (7) ______________ me now, I know you’d fool me again

    Repeat chorus

    A crowded room, friends with tired eyes
    I’m (8) ______________ from you and your soul of  (9)___
    My God, I thought you were someone to (10) ______________ on Me, I guess I was a  (11)_____to (12) ______________ on

    A face on a (13) ____with a fire in his heart
    A man under cover, but you tore me apart Ooh, now I’ve found a real love
    You’ll never fool me again

    Repeat chorus

    A face on a (14) ___ with a fire in his heart
    A man under cover, but you tore him apart Maybe next year I’ll give it to someone
    I’ll give it to someone special, special Someone…someone
    I’ll give it to someone
    I’ll give it to someone special, special

     

    This is Taylor Swift version, maybe you’ve heard , with which you can correct your lyrics:

Are Teenagers Abandoning Facebook? INFOGRAPHIC by RIGHTMIXMARKETING

We all hear anecdotally about the movement of teens to other (often mobile-centric) Social Media platforms.

So what did we discover?

  • For Facebook North American active users numbers are declining
  • The average age of Facebook users has risen from 38 to 41 years old
  • The number of Moms getting on Facebook is rising sharply
  • Teens are increasingly going mobile and Facebook is not their favorite app
  • There are a lot of hot, new apps like Kik Messenger, WhatsApp and SnapChat that are grabbing the attention of teenagers

It’s all displayed below for you in this “hot of the press” infographic. Enjoy and feel free to share or embed using the code below the infographic!

http://Are Teenagers Abandoning Facebook? #Infographic
Social Media Intelligence via Right Mix Marketing

EBOLA NEWS BBC LEARNING 6 minutes news

bbc news
The Ebola outbreak.
Scientists are trying to develop a vaccine against Ebola

The Ebola virus has killed hundreds of people in West Africa. The World Health Organisation has allowed the use of drugs which have not been fully tested.

Rob and Feifei discuss the use of these new drugs on patients. Who gets the drug? Who is to blame if they feel worse? Listen to the programme.

This week’s question:

The virus Ebola got its name after a river in the northern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo. But when was it discovered? Was it in:

a) 1966

b) 1976 or

c) 1986

Vocabulary
experimental drug
medicine which has not been fully tested
mortality rate
proportion of people in a particular group who die
side effects
effects of a particular medicine that are not intended
consent
permission
waiver
formal document in which a person gives up rights to something
liable
legally responsible
dilemma
a situation in which a difficult choice has to be made

http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/general/sixminute/2014/08/140828_witn_6min_ebola.shtml

REVIEW STARTER UNIT BACHILLERATO

Hi everyone
there you have plenty of practice online for you to review and reinforce the grammar points studied in the first lesson of your students books, you can benefit of the days off we will enjoy next week to catch up with the group and start courageously next week!!
SIMPLE PRESENT AND CONTINOUS
present simple and present continuous
FUTURE: TENSES EXPRESSING FUTURE
Grammar
will and going to
will and going to
will, going to and present continuous
more

FUTURE CONTINUOUS AND FUTURE PERFECT
future simple and future perfect
future perfect and continuous

ABILITY: CAN, COULD AND BE ABLE TO
Grammar
exercise 1
exercise 2

IF I WERE YOU…CONDITIONALS SENTENCES

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The conditional sentences are sometimes confusing for learners of English, for Spanish learners the problem comes when you try to translate our ‘subjunctive’..

There are three types of the if-clauses.

type condition
I condition possible to fulfill
II condition in theory possible to fulfill
III condition not possible to fulfill (too late)

Form

type if clause main clause
I

Simple Present 

 

present/ will-future (or Modal + infinitive)/ imperative                                                               IF I STUDY I PASS/ WILL PASS THE EXAM

II

Simple Past 

 

would + infinitive *

IF I STUDIED I WOULD PASS THE EXAM

III

Past Perfect

 

 

would + have + past participle *

IF I HAD STUDIED I WOULD HAVE PASSED THE EXAM

* We can substitute could or might for would (should, may or must are sometimes possible, too).

If can be replaced by words or expressions with a similar meaning.

as long as 

assuming (that)

on condition (that)
on the assumption (that)
provided (that)
supposing (that)
unless
with the condition (that)

ONLINE EXERCISES ON CONDITIONALS: self correction

Complete correct tense: type I,II and III click here

Rephrasing click here

more exercises to print click here