more practice with key
Rephrasing for PAU exercises
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 rock, art 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.
- LISTENING COMPREHENSION:
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- would you like to take this quiz? it’s not easy…
LESSON PLANS ON DAVID BOWIE
A New Year’s Resolution is a promise to yourself to improve your life in some way. You can improve your life by starting something new, by trying harder at something, by cutting down on something, or even quitting something. OR we can just keep doing what we are doing now.
Which are yours?
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2016
SPEAKING WARM UP:
a) 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
- LAST CHRISTMAS,
Listen to this popular Christmas song by Wham from 1984. . Watch the video and listen at to complete the lyrics:
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
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
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
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:
WHERE DID THE IDEA COME FROM?
In 1991 – a decade after the emergence of HIV – a group of 12 artists gathered to discuss a new project for Visual Aids; a New York arts organisation that raises awareness of HIV. They were photographers, painters, film makers and costume designers, and they sat around in the shared gallery space in New York’s East Village.
After a short brainstorm they had come up with a simple idea that later became one of the most recognised symbols of the decade – the red ribbon, worn to signify awareness and support for people living with HIV.
WHY DID WE NEED A SYMBOL?
When the artists sat down to work on this project, their aim was to get people talking about HIV. This was during a time where HIV was highly stigmatised and people living with the virus were suffering behind closed doors, some too scared to even tell their loved ones. The artists wanted to create a visual expression of compassion for people living with, and affected by, HIV.
The artists were inspired by the yellow ribbons tied on trees to show support for the US military fighting in the Gulf War.
Red was chosen as it is bold and visible – symbolising passion, a heart and love. The shape was chosen simply because it was easy to make and replicate –.
HOW DID THE RED RIBBON BECOME SO WELL KNOWN?
In the early days, the artists made the ribbons themselves and distributed them around the New York art scene and dropped them off at theatres. Initially there was text that went with it, to explain why they were being worn, but eventually this was dropped as its symbolism no longer needed an explanation.
Within weeks of the red ribbon idea being born, world-famous actors starting wearing it to high-profile award ceremonies such as the Oscars and talking about why it was important. The media also took notice, and within a short space of time the red ribbon symbol became universally recognised.
At the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert, held at London’s Wembley Stadium on Easter Sunday, 1992, more than 100,000 red ribbons were distributed among the audience, with performers such as George Michael wearing one. The red ribbon continues to be a powerful force in the efforts to increase public awareness of HIV.
There you have some videos to watch to BETTER UNDERSTAND present perfect
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:
b) 1976 or
medicine which has not been fully tested
proportion of people in a particular group who die
effects of a particular medicine that are not intended
formal document in which a person gives up rights to something
a situation in which a difficult choice has to be made