Tuesday, 18 December 2012

1st BATXILLERAT: The mistletoe



Read this article and answer these questions:

1. Which are the two sides of mistletoe?
2. According to the Australian study, in what sense is mistletoe important in forests?
3. Where has the experiment taken place?
4. What was the experiment about?
5. How is Dr Watson familiarly known?
6. What were his predictions? Which were the final results?
7. What happened when the mistletoe vanished?
8. Why is bird diversity important?
9. Why are scientists in America trying to protect the brooms?
10. What is the controversy of introducing misstletoe onto trees?

Now look for synonyms for the following words (take context into account):
1. evergreen:
2. excised:
3. surprising:
4. injured:
5. herculean:
6. sparse:
7. keystone:
8. suck:
9. parasite:



How NOT to wish Merry Christmas



Monday, 17 December 2012

4t ESO COLLECT NEWS during Xmas

Bring 3 news that are about 3 different topics. You will have to speak for 2 minutes without reading
Possible topics:

Crime
Politics
Weather
Natural disasters
Science
Technology
War/conflicts 
Unusual news
People (celebrities or influential people)
Art, cinema, music

The Huffington Post (UK edition)
The Guardian
...

1st BATXILLERAT: Christmas



Christmas in France: practice your listening skills by watching this video about how people celebrate Christmas. Then do the multiple choice listening comprehension.

German Christmas marketsreadinglisteningvocabulary


1st BATXILLERAT: The Future

Some grammar practice: 

Future Simple (Will): exercise 1exercise 2exercise 3

Be going to: exercise 1exercise 2exercise 3exercise 4

Future Progressive: exercise 1exercise 2 (there are two exercises here), exercise 3

Future Perfect Simple: exercise 1exercise 2

Will / Be going to: exercise 1exercise 2exercise 3

Future Progressives / Future Perfect: exercise 1exercise 2

1st BATXILLERAT: Christmas Lights


This is another version of the story, a modern version of Dicken's Christmas Carol spirit. This is not the typical Christmas story.

Read this article on the releasing of Coldplay's song on December 1, 2010 and decide if these statements are TRUE or FALSE (justify your decisions with examples from the text):

1. Their last song was in early 2009.
2. The video was filmed in Scotland.
3. They used new technologies to perform the song.
4. A lot of people participated in the video.
5. We know the name of this new album
6. It was a result of hard work
7. A non-violent, intellectual resistance group inspired it.
8. They prepared a huge performance to announce the release of their new song.
9. Chris Martin is married.
10. Gwyneth Paltrow participated in the video.

Now watch the video and listen to the song:



Now read the lyrics and translate them.


Coldplay – Christmas Lights Lyrics

Christmas night, another fight
Tears we cried, a flood
Got of all kinds of poison in, poison in my blood
Took my feet to Oxford Street, trying to right a wrong
Just walk away those windows sing
But I can’t believe she’s gone
When you’re still waiting for the snow to fall
It doesn’t really feel like Christmas at all
A group of candles on me are flickering
Oh they flicker and they flow
And I am up here holding on to all those chandeliers of hope
And like some drunken in this city
I go singing out of tune
Singing how I’ve always loved you, darling
And I always will
Oh when you’re still waiting for the snow to fall
It doesn’t really feel like Christmas at all
Still waiting for the snow to fall
It doesn’t really feel like Christmas at all
Those Christmas lights
Light up the streets
Down where the sea and city meet
May all your troubles soon be gone
Oh Christmas lights, keep shining on
[ Lyrics from http://www.songonlyrics.com/coldplay-christmas-lights-lyrics ]
Those Christmas lights
Light up the streets
Maybe they’ll bring her back to me
Then all my troubles will be gone
Oh Christmas lights, keep shining on
Oowwwhhhohooooowohohohoooo
Oh Christmas lights
Light up the streets
Light up the fireworks in me
May all your troubles soon be gone
Those Christmas lights keep shining on
[ Lyrics from http://www.songonlyrics.com/coldplay-christmas-lights-lyrics ]




Wednesday, 12 December 2012

3 ESO: "Lifestyle" ( I)

Watch the video "healthy food" and answer the questions:
1. What´s the timetable at the market?
2. How many stores are there in the market?
3. What kind of products can you buy there? Name 4 or 5.
4. What does the sentence "five a day" mean?
5. Report the interviewed people´s words about their food habits.

Watch the video "Food at English schools" and tell what the students usually eat at luchtime.
Documentary: "Supersize me" ( 7 min. selected scenes )
Reading: Read this information about fast food .
Exercise: "healthy foods" (easy)
Exercise: "health problems and treatments" (standard)

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

1st BATXILLERAT: Amazon Christmas presents





Watch this video on how Amazon works and answer these questions:

1. Which are the advantatges of buying in amazon.com?
2. Instead of wearing tiny hammers and saws, what do the "elves" in Amazon use?
3. How many places like this are there across the USA?
4. How do we call, in Amazon language, a warehouse?
5. What do the products in movement represent?
6. How large is this Amazon headquarters?
7. What can you find in Amazon?
8. What is the goal of Amazon?
9. What are people asking for these days?
10. How do the machines "know" where everything ends up?
11. Why do they take real human beings to wrap the Christmas gifts?

Sunday, 9 December 2012

4TH ESO . MODALS

Here you´ve got some tutorial and exercises about modals.
Do the exercise and copy it onto your notebook Exercise
4T C Exercise

1st BATXILLERAT: What is this made of? Materials


Vocabulary 1
Vocabulary 2
Vocabulary 3 (Do the activities you've got on the right under the title "Ejercicios para imprimir". Once they're done you can print them).
Vocabulary 4
How to write a description of an object (some tips for a good object description).






Sunday, 2 December 2012

ALTERNATIVA 3ESO: London & the cinema

Watch these movie trailers and answer the questionnarie :

The 39 steps
V for Vendetta
European vacation
Sherlock Holmes
James Bond´s The world is not enough
Notting Hill
28 days later
Harry Potter & the Half Blood Prince
My fair Lady
Harry Potter & the order of Phoenix
Match point
American werewolf in London (massacre)
American werewolf in London (tube scene)
Frenzy (Hitchcock)


LONDON  &  THE  CINEMA
39 STEPS
·         What time does the Big Ben clock show?
·         Why do you think he wants to stop the clock?
V FOR VENDETTA
·         Which famous building is blown up during the scene?
·         The mask people are wearing looks like Guy Fawkes. Who was this character? What was he famous for?
EUROPEAN VACATION
·         What are the famous buildings shown in the scene?
·         Why can´t they get out of the roundabout?

SHERLOCK HOLMES
·         What´s the name of the famous bridge where the last fight takes place?
·         Do you think the villain dies at the end of the scene?

JAMES BOND´S THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH
·         Name all the famous buildings & landmarks you can see during the boat chase scene.
NOTTING HILL
·         How much do the peaches cost at the market?
·         What colour are most of the umbrellas you can see on the rainy scene?
·         What are the most of people carrying in the winter scene?
·         What does Hugh take off while the spring scene?
28 DAYS LATER
·         Do you think the scene was shot in the morning or at dusk?
  • Are there any living creatures in the scene, apart from the man walking the empty streets?
·         Can you indentify any famous London landmark?
·         Can you recognize the souvenirs on the ground?
·         Why do you think the boy is wearing green shirt & trousers?
HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF BLOOD PRINCE
  • What’s the name of the column we see at the beginning?
  • When the bridge crashes, what is the white building we see in the background?
AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON
  • Can you identify/read the name of the tube station and the line?
  • How many passengers does the victim see in the escalator?
FRENZY
  • Where can we see the first dead body?
  • What fruit and vegetable market can we see?

 












Do you believe in ghosts?

Listen to 6 people answering the same question and do the exercises

Saturday, 1 December 2012

"Food experiment for kids failure"

From the show "Jaime Oliver food revolution", Oliver´s trying to convince a group of American kids that consuming processed chicken nuggets are bad. Watch the video and find out what finally happens...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9B7im8aQjo

2 ESO: Unit 3. "Success" ( II )

Past Simple ( regular and irregular verbs exercises )

http://www.english-zone.com/verbs/irrpast1.html
http://www.englisch-hilfen.de/en/exercises_list/verbs.htm
http://www.perfect-english-grammar.com/irregular-verbs-exercise-2.html
http://www.englishexercises.org/makeagame/viewgame.asp?id=2550 (easy!)
http://www.englishexercises.org/makeagame/viewgame.asp?id=7804 (easy!)
http://www.englishexercises.org/makeagame/viewgame.asp?id=2325 (cartoon crossword)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxuYOR4MWGI (video tutorial)
http://www.tolearnenglish.com/exercises/exercise-english-1/exercise-english-989.php (irreg. list)
http://www.bradleys-english-school.com/online/matchingpairs/mpiregpast1.html (game)
http://www.bradleys-english-school.com/online/matchingpairs/mpiregpast4.html (game)
http://www2.arnes.si/~oskplucija4/ces/verbs3.htm (matching)
http://personales.ya.com/mjandres/archivos/pastsimple1.htm (crosswsord)
http://www.englisch-hilfen.de/en/exercises/irregular_verbs/crossword_simple_past2.htm (crossword)







2 ESO : Unit 3. "Success" ( I )

Watch the video "Jobs in Britain" and answer the questions.


1_ What´s the name of the British newspaper?
2_ Name the tasks the journalists do before they write an article.
3_ Who is the chief editor in a newspaper? What does he/she decide together
      with the journalists?
4_ What do you need to become a journalist?
5_ How many national newspapers are there in the UK? Which one is the most
     popular?
                                             ........................................
                             
6_ What´s a charity shop?
7_ What´s the timetable for a shop assistant? Do they work at weekends?
8_ Name 3 tasks the shop assistant usually does.
9_ What do you need to study to become a shop assistant?
10_ Name 2 special skills you need to be a good shop assistant.
11_ What´s the common salary for a shop assistant? And in charity shops?

                                            .........................................
                          
12_ What does a builder usually do?
13_ What kind of studies do you need to become a builder?
14_ Why can it be a difficult job?
15_ Have they got a good pay or salary?

3 ESO- unit 3- At the restaurant (video)


MR BEAN GOES TO A FRENCH RESTAURANT    

Mr. Bean doesn’t speak French but he’s going to eat at a French restaurant. Study the following vocabulary and watch the video so that you can explain what is happening in the scene.

                  POSH             NAPKIN          LAP           KING PRAWNS        

                 SHIVER(V)/ SHAKE (V)          DISGUSTING              PRETEND(V)          

                 DROP(V)                    WHAT A RELIEF!             SCREAM            OYSTER


3ESO- unit 3- Recipe video (Jamie Oliver)


Jamie Oliver makes the perfecte omelette

<!--[if !supportLists]-->1.    <!--[endif]-->Watch the video and say if the following statements are True or False:

a.Jamie likes omelettes but they are limited in terms of ingredients. …..
b. Eggs are one of the best forms of proteins. ……
c. He uses 4 eggs for this recipe. …..
d. He uses milk and cream for his omelettes. …..
e. While he starts whisking the eggs, he heats the oil and melts some butter in the pan. …..
f. It is better to use medium heat. …..
g. He waits 20 seconds for the cheese and eggs to get cooked. …..
h. He uses a fork to flap the omelette. …..

<!--[if !supportLists]-->2.    <!--[endif]--> When Jamie puts the omelette on the plate, he talks about the qualities of this dish. From the following list, select the adjectives that you can hear in this last section of the video:

         hard           soft            melted                great          grated                 hot                 lovel           simple             brilliant                        silky                    beautiful

4D ESO

Global news 1
Global news 2
Global news 3

Friday, 30 November 2012

1st BATXILLERAT: THE ENVIRONMENT

Let's start talking about the environment. Here you've got a reading and vocabulary to get into the topic.

Reading: Pollution and its Negative Effects
Vocabulary (definitions) + exercise
Vocabulary (list)

1st BATXILLERAT: Science Seals

Listen to this 6 Minutes English episode and answer these questions:

1. Where is "down under"?
2. Why are they worried about the Great Barrier Reef?
3. Why do they use the seals?
4. What is "salinity"?
5. How do the seals get information?
6. Why are the Antartica and the Great Barrier Reef connected?

Sunday, 25 November 2012

2 BAT- Steve Jobs' interview- VIDEO

Watch this interview to Steve Jobs and work on the activities about it.

Friday, 23 November 2012

1st ESO: Thanksgiving



Thanksgiving is celebrated in November. Let's learn a little bit about this American festival.

This is America Charlie Brown: The Mayflower voyagers (This is when the story begins. Watch and listen to it). Can you retell the story in five lines maximum?


Thanksgiving Poems Read these poems. Choose one and copy it in your notebook. Translate it and l earn it.

Thanksgiving Quiz  Do this quiz. This article may help you to answer it.

Thanksgiving food: Turkey Quiz, How to prepare a turkey (Copy the ingredients and the tips in your notebook and translate them)

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

CF Administratiu DEPARTMENTS

Learn about jobs related to different departments in a company

CF Administratiu TIP TOP TRADING EPISODE 6

English at work episode 6

Narrator teaches Anna how to offer help in different ways. Answer the comprehension questions:

1. What is Anna doing at the very beginning of the episode?
2. What three problems does Tom have?
3. Which of these problems is the most serious?
4. Why does Tom refuse Anna's help at the beginning?
5. What are the names of Tom's clients?
6. What is Citrus Ventures?
7. How does Anna help Tom?
8. Do you think Anna does a good job? Why?

Monday, 19 November 2012

2 ESO. "What´s on?" ( III )

Video clip: "ROBOTS" ( Present Continuous ) :
Watch the video and answer the questions in your photocopy.

Song+ video: "Tom´s Diner" (by Suzanne Vega) / "A cappella version"
Listen to the song and complete the gaps in the song (photocopy)

Song+ video: "The lemon tree" (by Fool´s garden)
Watch the video and complete the lyrics.
http://www.eoilangreo.net/herminio/online/0809-08.htm

Sunday, 18 November 2012

1st ESO: Vocabulary and Grammar Unit 3

VOCABULARY

School Subjects
School Subjects multiple-choice) (Copy 10 sentences in your notebooks)
At school (copy these words in your notebook and translate them)
School Objects (Copy the English words and translate them)
School Hangman (Copy the words in your notebook)
School Matching
School Spelling
Word Search
School Picture Test
School Vocabulary Quiz
School Idioms (Copy the idiom, the meaning and the example in your notebooks)


Grammar

Present Simple
Present Simple USE
Present Simple Quiz
Present Simple Games (Copy the sentences in your notebooks)
Subject and Object pronouns (Copy the subject and object pronouns. Then do the quiz and copy the sentences in you notebooks)
Object Pronouns 1
Object Pronouns 2
Object Pronouns: Read and choose



Wednesday, 14 November 2012

KEY TO TRANSLATION UNIT 3

KEY TO TRANSLATION UNIT 3

1. Is there a meeting room available (for) tomorrow?
2. There is not enough paper for the printer. Can you buy some?
3. I was wondering if you could help me with the scanner
   Would you mind helping me with the scanner?
   Could you possibly help me with the scanner?
4. Tell Mary from R&D that I will be away (on a business trip)
5. Do you think you could e-mail me the presentation?/ Could you possibly send me the presentation by e-mail?
6. Executives always wear suit and (a) tie in important meetings
7. When are you going to Tokyo?
8. Profit is going down (by) 20% this year
9. They told us to (go and) speak with  accounts
10. I am responsible for the HHRR department /I am the HHRR manager
11. How much is the ttaxi from Heathrow Airport to Victoria Station?
12. Something is wrong with the photocopier/ The photocopier is not working; could you have a look?

CF administratiu UNIT 3

TRANSLATE

a. Hi ha una sala de reunió disponible per demà?
b. No hi ha prou paper per la impressora. Pots comprar tu?
c. Pots ajudar-me amb l'escàner?
d. Digues-li a la Mary de I&D que demà seré fora de viatge
e. Pots enviar-me la presentació per correu electrònic?
f. Els executius sempre porten traje i corbata a les reunions importants
g. Quan te'n vas a Tokyo?
h. El benefici ha baixat un 20% aquest any
i. Ens va dir que parlessim amb el departament de comptabilitat
j. Sóc responsable del departament de recursos humans
k.Quant val el taxi des de l'aeroport de Heathrow fins a l'estació Victoria?
l. Alguna cosa falla a la fotocopiadora; podries fer una ullada?

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

1st BATXILLERAT: Test your ECO-IQ

How environmentally concerned are you? Take this quiz and you'll know!

Going green

Monday, 12 November 2012

1st BATXILLERAT: Photocopies Answer Key

Sport and Leisure

75.1 swimming          pool         trunks, costume
        motor racing     circuit       crash, helmet
        ice hockey        rink          sticks, skates, puck

75.2  1. do                5. gave up / stopped      
         2. play             6. go
        3. join               7. take up
        4. support         8. get / be / keep

75.3  2. fit                              6. hockey               10. you / me
         3. climbing                     7. racing
         4. opposite                    8. up
         5. seriously                    9. gym/pool

Sport
26.1  Do              Play
         Go              Do
         Do              Play
         Go              Play
In fact, you can DO/PLAY almost any sport you can think of. So join now!

26.2
personal best                              set a record
blow a whistle                            achieve your ambitions
bring on a substitute                    train hard
fail a drugs test                            enhance your performance
enter a competition                     tale the lead / a drugs test

26.3
Hi Jose,
Do you fancy coming on a sporting weekend with me next month? It sounds great-would make a change from playing computer games. You can make lots of different activities. You could even GO fising, I think. You can't go skiing at this time of year but you can make water skiing, if you like. Everyone has to DO general exercises first thing in the morning and then you can DO/PLAY whatever sport you like, more or less.I've never PLAYED badminton so I think I'm going to do that. Then in the afternoon I'm looking forward to the chance to practise my tennis serve with their professional coach. Please try to coe!
Giorgio

26.4
1. win
2. fight
3. deserved
4. tackling
5. possession
6. gained
7. stage / round
8. competition
9. set / beat

Saturday, 10 November 2012

2ESO: "What´s on?" ( II )

Do these exercises on P. Simple and P. Continuous:
http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/studyzone/330/grammar/simcon1.htm
http://www.englisch-hilfen.de/en/exercises/tenses/simple_present_progressive2.htm
http://www.englishmaven.org/HP6/Present%20Tense%20Exercise%204.htm
http://www.esl-lounge.com/student/grammar/1g4-present-simple-positive-to-negative.php
http://www.english-room.com/negative_5.htm
http://cerquella.com/bilingual/deploy/Unit3/grammar_1.html
http://www.english-grammar-lessons.com/presentsimple/exercise4.swf
http://www.englishgrammarsecrets.com/presentsimpleorcontinuous/exercise2.swf
http://michel.barbot.pagesperso-orange.fr/cap/prs_ing/exo4.htm
http://www.english-4u.de/pres_prog_ex6.htm
http://www.englishexercises.org/makeagame/viewgame.asp?id=1098
http://www.englishgrammarsecrets.com/presentsimpleorcontinuous/exercise3.swf
http://www.englishgrammarsecrets.com/presentsimpleorcontinuous/exercise4.swf
VIDEO: "Monsters" : P. Simple vs Present Continuous

1) Complete the sentences with the appropriate tense ( Present Simple and Present Continuous)

a) Every day, Sulley _______________ (drive) to work. However, today they ____________ (walk)

b) Right now, Mike _______________ (talk) to Sulley’s mum on the phone.
c) Afterwards, they often ______________ (watch) tv, but today they __________ (also / star) on a tv commercial.
d) Sulley and Mike _____________ (not exercise) together. Sulley ______ (do) his routine and Mike __________ (guide) him.
e) Then, Sulley always ______________ (brush) his teeth.
f) Sulley usually ____________ (get up) at 6:00 but today he ____________ (still/ sleep) at 6:05.



2) Watch the film and put the sentences in the correct order.

3) Write 5 sentences about what the monsters Sulley and Mike encounter on their way to work are doing at the moment.


4) Did you like the scene? Why (not)?






Thursday, 8 November 2012

CF ADMINISTRATIU: THE QUEEN OF SHEBA

Listen to this episode and answer the questions:

1. What does Paul want from Anna?
2. What is CBL, and why are they related to TTT?
3. What is Denise doing when Anna asks her for help?
4. Is Anna rude or polite to Denise?
5. What is Tom doing when Anna asks him for help?
6. Is Anna rude or polite to Tom?
7. How does Denise feel when she is with Anna?

TRANSFORM THESE "RUDE" REQUESTS INTO POLITE ONES IN DIFFERENT WAYS

a. Rosie, file these documents now

b. Find a meeting room available for tomorrow morning, Anna

c. E-mail the estate agent this afternoon, Paul

d. Tell the IT manager that profit is going down


Tuesday, 6 November 2012

4th ESO grup C: Short story


Instructions:
. Do the preparation activities
. Listen without reading
. Listen and read the text
. Read or/and listen as many times as  necessary
. Do the other activities/tasks
. Write the story in dialogue form

Scarlett


4t A ESO Short story

1. Do preparation task
2. Listen as many times as necessary before you read the transcript
3. Do comprehension task 2
4. Write short summary (about 60 words)

Story

4t ESO B Short story

1. Do preparation task

2. Listen as many times as necessary; don't read the transcript the first time.

3. Do the comprehension task

4. Write a short summary (60 words approx.)

STORY

3ESO- past simple and weather

Past simple exercise 1
Past simple exercise 2
Past simple exercise 3
Weather- revision exercise 4

Monday, 5 November 2012

1st BATXILLERAT: US Presidentials

Sure you've heard about the elections in the US. Election day in the United States is the Tuesday following the first Monday in November (you can read this article to know why). That is... TODAY !!!  Here you've got some activities to learn a little bit more about them.

1. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are the candidates. Here you can know about their lives. Answer the questions.
           Barack Obama
           1. When did Obama's parents meet? Where did his father come from?
           2. Where did he study? How was Obama called by his classmates?
           3. Why did Obama move to Chicago?
           4. Where did he meet his future wife?
           5. What did Obama do before being elected to the US senate?
           6. When was Obama elected President?
           Mitt Romney
           1. What did Romney's father do between 1954 and 1962?
           2. Who beat his father in the 1968 elections?
           3. What did Romeny do after graduating in 1971?
           4. How long did Romney serve as the governor of Massachussets?
           5. Who won the 2008 Republican nomination?

2. Presidential Elections Reading Comprehension. Do the multiple-choice quiz you will find below the text.

3. Who's Who? Try to guess which US President these sentences describe. Then you can check clicking here.

George Washington  Thomas Jefferson  John Adams   James Buchanan   Abraham Lincoln
Franklin D. Roosevelt    John F. Kennedy   Richard Nixon   Jimmy Carter  Ronald W. Reagan
George W.H. Bush    Bill Clinton

1. He was an actor.
2. He was elected President in 1789 by the Continental Congress.
3. He was the first President to live in the unfinished White House.
4. He died on the 50th Anniversary of the singing of the Declaration of Independence.
5. He wrote the Declaration of Independence in 1776 before being President.
6. He was a bachelor all his life.
7. He got in trouble because of his involvement in a break-in at the Democratic Headquarters at the Watergate Hotel.
8. While he was President the Cold War ended.
9. He was President when the Civil War was about to begin.
10. He was the first President to be born out of the 13 colonies.
11. He is buried at Arlington National Cemetery, where an eternal flame marks his grave.
12. He was President for 12 years.
13. He was the first President to resign from office.
14. He was the first President to born in hospital.
15. He appointed more women and minorities to major departments than any other president,
16. He was the oldest President elected (69).
17. He was the first President who was the father of another President.
18. He issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 23, 1863.
19. He was the youngest President ever elected.
20. He was responsible of the Louisiana Purchase.

4. US elections test. Do this test to check your knowledge of American elections.

5. OPTIONAL: if you are strongly interested in politics, here you have some information about the candidates and the campaing figures. Just take a look at it.

Monday, 29 October 2012

2 ESO: UNIT 2: "What´s on?"

Here you can find lots of information about TV programmes

Identify the programmes
one
two
three
four
five

3ESO : "Supernature" ( II )

How to prepare for natural disasters ( Copy 6 tips about hurricanes, earthquakes,tornadoes or blizzards).
Videos: Animated guides about natural disasters (BBC)
Test: What did you learn about natural disasters?
What´s inside a Japanese quake grab bag? Make a list
Vocabulary matching (about natural disasters)
Listening Memory game
The weather report (elementary)
What´s the weather like? with listening exc (elementary)
All about the weather (intermediate)
Crossword (intermediate)
The weather + pictures

Saturday, 27 October 2012

1st BATXILLERAT: 007 SKYFALL


The latest James Bond film premiere was last Wednesday night in London. Here you've got some activities about it.

Official trailer (just watch and enjoy it)

New 007 Movie 'Skyfall' Premieres in London (25th October, 2012): Do these activities:


BEFORE READING / LISTENING


1. TRUE / FALSE: Guess if  a-h  below are true (T) or false (F).
a.Kings and queens from Britain and Europe watched a James Bond film.T / F
b.There were 22 James Bond movies before Skyfall.T / F
c.A collection of 007 bad guys from the past 50 years saw the premiere.T / F
d.The James Bond actor went to the premiere with UK royal Albert Hall.T / F
e.A U.K. newspaper said the movie was full of the usual Bond things.T / F
f.The paper predicted the movie would be a major success.T / F
g.The director asked his 13-year-old son for advice about James Bond.T / F
h.The James Bond movies have made over $5 billion worldwide.T / F

2. SYNONYM MATCH: Match the following synonyms from the article.
1.latesta.glamorous
2in front ofb.reviewers
3.glitteringc.adventure
4.sophisticatedd.before
5.playse.earned
6.criticsf.appears as
7.hailingg.most recent
8.escapadeh.guide
9.channeli.stylish
10.grossedj.praising

3. PHRASE MATCH:  (Sometimes more than one choice is possible.)
1.in front ofa.British spy
2The U.K. heirb.escapade
3.played the lead femalec.on the red carpet
4.the sophisticatedd.worldwide box office
5.the first stars to arrivee.to the throne
6.the film was full of the usualf.British and Hollywood royalty
7.a blistering comic bookg.to be part of it
8.a real honourh.13-year-old boy
9.I just wanted to channel my inneri.role in the films
10.the $5.1 billion grossed at thej.Bond trademarks



WHILE READING / LISTENING

GAP FILL: Put the words into the gaps in the text.
The latest James Bond movie premiered in London on Wednesday night in front of British and Hollywood (1) ____________. "Skyfall" is the 23rd official Bond film and (2) ____________ with the 50th anniversary year of the first 007 movie "Dr No". The U.K. heir to the throne, Prince Charles, (3) ____________ the glittering event with his wife. Also in (4) ____________ were stars from the film and a collection of actresses who have played the (5) ____________ female role in the films over the past five decades. Daniel Craig, playing the (6) ____________ of the sophisticated British spy for the third time, was one of the first stars to arrive on the red carpet at London's (7) ____________ Royal Albert Hall. He was accompanied by French actress Berenice Marlohe, who (8) ____________ Bond girl Severine.

part
attendance
coincides
plays
royalty
elegant
lead
attended
Many movie critics are (9) ____________ "Skyfall" as one of the best Bond movies ever. Britain's "The Daily Telegraph" said the film was full of the usual Bond (10) ____________ of fast cars, beautiful women, high-tech (11) ____________ and vodka Martinis, which were of course shaken, not (12) ____________. The paper said the movie was a "blistering comic book escapade" that will be "a (13) ____________ hit". Mr Craig told reporters: "It is just a real honour to be part of it." Director Sam Mendes said: "I just wanted to make a film that I would like to see.…I just wanted to (14) ____________ my inner 13-year-old boy." The film is sure to add to the $5.1 billion (15) ____________ at the worldwide box office by the previous 22 films in the                (16) ____________.

stirred
channel
trademarks
franchise
gadgets
hailing
grossed
stratospheric





LISTENING – Listen and fill in the gaps

The latest James Bond movie premiered in London on Wednesday night in front of British and Hollywood royalty. "Skyfall" (1) __________________ Bond film and (2) __________________ anniversary year of the first 007 movie "Dr No". The U.K. (3) __________________, Prince Charles, attended the glittering event with his wife. Also in attendance were stars from the film and a collection of actresses who (4) __________________ female role in the films over (5) __________________. Daniel Craig, playing the part of the sophisticated British spy for the third time, was one of the first stars to arrive (6) __________________ London's elegant Royal Albert Hall. He was accompanied by French actress Berenice Marlohe, who plays Bond girl Severine.
Many movie (7) __________________ "Skyfall" as one of the best Bond movies ever. Britain's "The Daily Telegraph" said the film was full of the usual Bond trademarks of fast cars, beautiful women, (8) _______________ vodka Martinis, which were of course (9) __________________. The paper said the movie was a "blistering (10) __________________ " that will be "a stratospheric hit". Mr Craig told reporters: "It is just a real honour to be part of it." Director Sam Mendes said: "I just wanted to make a film that I would like to see.…I just wanted (11) __________________ 13-year-old boy." The film is sure to add to the $5.1 billion grossed at the worldwide box office by the previous 22 (12) __________________.



LANGUAGE – MULTIPLE CHOICE

The latest James Bond movie premiered in London on Wednesday night in front of British and Hollywood (1) ____. "Skyfall" is the 23rd official Bond film and coincides with the 50th anniversary year of the first 007 movie "Dr No". The U.K. (2) ____ to the throne, Prince Charles, attended the (3) ____ event with his wife. Also in (4) ____ were stars from the film and a collection of actresses who have played the lead female role in the films over the past five decades. Daniel Craig, playing the part of the sophisticated British spy for the third time, was one of the first stars to arrive on the red (5) ____ at London's elegant Royal Albert Hall. He was accompanied (6) ____ French actress Berenice Marlohe, who plays Bond girl Severine.
Many movie critics are (7) ____ "Skyfall" as one of the best Bond movies ever. Britain's "The Daily Telegraph" said the film was full of the usual Bond (8) ____ of fast cars, beautiful women, high-tech gadgets and vodka Martinis, which were of (9) ____ shaken, not stirred. The paper said the movie was a "blistering comic book (10) ____ " that will be "a stratospheric hit". Mr Craig told reporters: "It is just a real honour to be part of it." Director Sam Mendes said: "I just wanted to make a film that I would like to see.…I just wanted to channel my (11) ____ 13-year-old boy." The film is sure to add to the $5.1 billion (12) ____ at the worldwide box office by the previous 22 films in the franchise.
Put the correct words from the table below in the above article.
1.(a)royally(b)royalty(c)royal(d)royalists
2.(a)hair(b)heir(c)here(d)hare
3.(a)spluttering(b)spattering(c)twittering(d)glittering
4.(a)absence(b)attendance(c)transit(d)reference
5.(a)rug(b)carpet(c)flooring(d)mat
6.(a)as(b)on(c)by(d)in
7.(a)sleeting(b)raining(c)hailing(d)gusting
8.(a)benchmarks(b)birthmarks(c)trademarks(d)watermarks
9.(a)cause(b)cased(c)crease(d)course
10.(a)escapade(b)stampede(c)implode(d)delude
11.(a)inner(b)internal(c)inside(d)into
12.(a)cashed(b)valued(c)grossed(d)calculated




Adele is the singer of the main theme of the film. Click here, listen to it and do the gap-filling activities.