Review: Spelling and sounds..\Class audio\Listening fragments\English Unlimited CD1\06 Track 6.wma 1.Egypt 2.Engine 3.Gadget 4.Genuine 5.Ginger 6.Hijack (to illegally take control of a vehicle, especially a plane, using violence or threats) 7.Jacket 8.Jewel 9.Justice 10.Majority 11.Object 12.Passenger
Important dates 22/10/2014: Listening test 5/11/2014: Listening report 26/10/2014-2/11/2014: Autumn break 3/12/2014: Listening test 21/12/2014-4/1/2015: Christmas holiday 3/6/2015: Final class
Required Work: Listening Report On the blog (see Portfolio) you will find three kinds of listening reports 1) informative: a news show or documentary 2) narrative: a film or play 3) persuasive : 4 commercials Watch or listen to a programme, then fill in the appropriate report. You have to complete one of the listening reports by the first week of November Please type your answers, print out the document and hand it in in class. If you want to hand in additional listening reports of a different type (informative, narrative, persuasive) in the course of the semester, you’re welcome to do so.
Unit 2 Misunderstandings
What went wrong? Can you guess what’s happening here? What went wrong? Can you think of an explanation?here
What went wrong? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdyYe7sDlhA..\Audio and video\BBC News 24 error, interview job applicant (not taxi driver).mp4
BBC News Blunder: Guy Goma Wikipedia: Guy Goma (born 1969) is a business studies graduate from Brazzaville in the Republic of the Congo who gained international fame when he was accidentally interviewed live on BBC News 24, a UK television news station, on Monday 8 May Guy was mistaken for a technology expert named Guy Kewney and was brought onto a BBC special regarding the case Apple Corps v. Apple Computer to provide insight on a subject he knew little about. Guy Goma was waiting in the main reception area of the BBC Television Centre in west London to be interviewed for a position as a "Data Support Cleanser" in the corporation's IT department. At the same time, Guy Kewney, a British technology expert, was in another reception area, known as Stage Door, preparing for a live television interview on the subject of Apple Computer's court case with The Beatles' record label, Apple Corps. The producer who was sent to fetch Kewney, however, was told that Kewney was in the main reception area. When he got there and asked the receptionist in person where Guy Kewney was, she pointed to Goma, even after being asked if she was sure that this was the right person.
Not my day A case of mistaken identity Misunderstandings when someone doesn’t understand something correctly (e.g. the time of a meeting, dates, places to meet, names.) A mix-up a mistake or problem that happens because someone is confused about details There was a mix-up and they lost my order. Not my day a bad day when things do not happen as you would like them to I missed my bus and forgot my glasses – I guess it’s just not my day.
Not my day..\Class audio\Listening fragments\English Unlimited CD1\07 Track 7.wma Conversation 1 1.Pauline thought the meeting was cancelled. It wasn’t. 2.She’ll get a taxi to Rainer’s office and be there in 20 minutes. 3.Rainer, with his colleagues in the meeting Conversation 2 1.The plant’s too big for the room (like a tree). Rainer can’t return it, as it was on sale. 2.Rainer will take it to his office. 3.Rainer’s mother
Not my day Say or tell: what’s the difference in use? Tell: always include an object She told me/him/Thom she wasn’t feeling well, so that’s why she left early. She told she wasn’t feeling well, so that’s why she left early. Say: don’t include an object She said (that) she wasn’t feeling well, so that’s why left early. She said me she wasn’t feeling well, so that’s why left early. Or: She said to me that she wasn’t feeling well...
Not my day: Contrastive stress..\Class audio\Listening fragments\English Unlimited CD1\08 Track 8.wma You can stress a word strongly when you want to contrast it with something else...\Class audio\Listening fragments\English Unlimited CD1\09 Track 9.wma
Past perfect simple Past simple verbs that are frequently followed by the past perfect simple: I suddenly realised he had gone. I assumed he’d left. (assume: to believe that something is true) I was sure she’d told you.
Past perfect simple Form: had + past participle
Past perfect simple Use: Completed Action Before Something in the Past The Past Perfect expresses the idea that something happened before another action in the past. So: an action in the past before another action in the past. Examples: I had never seen such a beautiful beach before I went to Kauai. I did not have any money because I had lost my wallet. Tony knew Istanbul so well because he had visited the city several times.
Past perfect simple..\Class audio\Listening fragments\English Unlimited CD1\10 Track 10.wma 1.realised 2.had come 3.was 4.had told 5.Got 6.had already left 7.Noticed 8.had disappeared 9.remembered 10.had walked 11.’d taken 12.’d taken 13.had given 14.Came 15.’d forgotten 16.’d lost
Past perfect simple..\Class audio\Listening fragments\English Unlimited CD1\10 Track 10.wma Homework: Grammar practice p 132
Collaborative task: Misunderstandings Preparation: Think about a misunderstanding / wrong information / a lost or stolen item / something you forgot to do or say / a small accident / transport problems Interview each other Try to use some of the phrases you’ve just learnt (past perfect simple) Switch roles I’ll listen to only one group and these two students will get more detailed feedback When finished: get into new pairs
'Sexist' poll says women moody 10 days a year
Mood the way that someone is feeling, for example whether they are happy, sad, or angry Moody likely to become unhappy or angry for no particular reason Related words?
'Sexist' poll says women moody 10 days a year Related words? Grumpy unhappy and dissatisfied, often for no obvious reason Thin-skinned (or to have a thin skin) easily upset or offended by what other people say about you Sensitive Touchy becoming angry or upset very easily Grouchy often in a bad mood or complaining a lot (informal) To get up on the wrong side of bed to be in a bad mood from the time you get up in the morning for no obvious reason
'Sexist' poll says women moody 10 days a year..\Material\Breaking News\ moodiness.mp3
'Sexist' poll says women moody 10 days a year What is the name of the newspaper in the article? Metro What kind of company conducted the research? A vitamin company called Healthspan For how long each week is the average woman in a mood? Around 5 hours What did the newspaper suggest the researchers could be doing? Something useful What did the newspaper say the study reinforced? Sexist stereotypes about women being over-emotional
'Sexist' poll says women moody 10 days a year What did a psychotherapist say moods were? Moods are a barometer of our overall well-being How often did a psychotherapist say moods affected men and women? from time to time What’s the difference between men and women when it comes to moods? Women crave 'me time' and men tend to rely on their partners to help lift them out of their moods. What kind of challenges did Sally Brown mention? bad traffic, failing technology
'Sexist' poll says women moody 10 days a year 1.Claim 2.Conducted 3.Affects 4.Typical 5.Reckons 6.Incredibly 7.Carried out 8.Reinforced 9.Barometer 10.Susceptible 11.Tend 12.Causes 13.Challenges 14.failing 15.Challenges 16.Nail
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'Sexist' poll says women moody 10 days a year Debate: In groups of three Do you believe this study? (use some of the phrases you’ve learnt on p 7) Do you think this is a sexist study? Do you think this is a useful study? What might its use be? Why, do you think, might a vitamin company have conducted the survey? Do you think women are moodier than men or is no there difference between the sexes?
Online workbook Finish Unit 1 (but not 1.20 and 1.21) Deadline: 23/10/2014