Tuesday, October 27, 2015

HOW FRIENDSHIPS CHANGE IN ADULTHOOD


“We need to catch up soon”
By: Julie Beck
Level of difficulty: ***
LISTEN TO THE SONGS
·         The Friendship Song - "Friends are Quiet Angels"
·         Gift Of A Friend - Demi Lovato ( Lyrics )
BEFORE YOU READ
·         Access the text and scroll down. Watch the short film (6:38 min) about lifelong friendships forged while playing hokey.
QUESTIONS
1.       What makes friendship truly different from all similar relationships is the fact that…………
2.       Regardless of age everyone wants a friend to be ………………………………………………………….
3.       Individuals have to make more of an effort to make time for their friends in adulthood because:
·         They have more responsibilities
·         They live far away
·         They have different priorities
·         All of the above
·         None of the above
·         Other: please specify
4.       What makes friendship such a special relationship is the involvement of free speech/ choice / time / location
5.       What does “that” refer to in the phrase “Their friendships help them do that”?
6.       What makes friendships formed in early adulthood more lasting is the fact that ………………….
7.       What does “this” refer to in the phrase “College is an environment that facilitates this”?
8.       The simple reason why young adults can devote more time to the friends is the relative lack of…………………………………………………………………..
9.       There is a negative / positive correlation between the age of the young person and …………….of their friendships
10.   Read the example Rawlins provides. What conclusion can we draw from this example?
11.   The three factors that take precedence in the life of adults to the detriment of friendship are ………………………,,  ……………………..and……………………
12.   The above is ironic because in adulthood,………………………………
13.   Although people wish friends to be there for them and vice versa, they can’t in modern life due to practical considerations such as…………………….and personal problems such as ………………………
14.   Which of the types of people described in the text with relation to forming friendships has the best of both worlds?
15.   Why did the people in Lang’s study “struggle”?
16.   What change in world view later in life brings friends together?
17.   Lifelong friendships are possible provided people
·         Make the effort
·         Go the extra mile
·         Invest in them
·         All of the above
·         None of the above
18.   What does “this sort of shared language refer to?
19.   Name three of the four main levels of maintaining a relationship?
20.    In which of the three levels you listed above is social media helpful?
21.   Why is social media not helpful with the third level?
22.   Someone you went to school with 30 years ago and were very close to for years until your family moved abroad when you were 18 is a …………………………..friend.
23.   Imagine you met your best friend from secondary school twenty years later and start seeing each other. In what way would your friendship with this person be different? It would be……………………………………………………
24.   Read the conclusion to the text carefully. In this section, the writer…………………….to form the conclusion
WRITING TASK
Use all the information you have gleaned to write an essay about how friendship changes throughout the years. Write an introduction, followed by a three paragraph development to cover childhood and adolescence, young adulthood, adulthood and old age. Write a brief restatement as a conclusion.
HOW FRIENDSHIPS CHANGE IN ADULTHOOD KEY AND TEACHERS NOTES
This is a wonderful text which should appeal to everyone and lead to a good writing task.  Due to the way the text has been written, focus has been on paraphrasing, drawing conclusions, summarizing, identifying references and scanning in the questions.
1.        They lack a formal structure
2.       Somebody to talk to, someone to depend on and someone to enjoy
3.       The first and the third
4.       Choice
5.       Discover their identity and learn what it means to be intimate
6.       People are usually a little more secure in themselves
7.       Socializing
8.       Responsibilities
9.       Negative, density
10.   The very mobile and high level transportation and communication technology society that we have is damaging the social fabric of our lives
11.   Jobs, family and marriage
12.   You don’t have time for the very people who helped you make all these life decisions
13.   Circumstances and bad follow through
14.   Acquisitive people
15.   Because the making friends skill can atrophy
16.   The fact that people begin prioritizing experiences that will make them happiest in the moment
17.   All of the above
18.   Inside jokes and references
19.   Keeping a relationship alive, keeping a relationship at stable level of closeness, making it a satisfying relationship,
20.   The first and the second.
21.   Because with social media it is possible to maintain more relationships but shallowly (and the third level is all about making the friendship a satisfying one)
22.   Commemorative friend
23.   A relationship based on story telling
24.   Summarizes the facts


Monday, October 26, 2015

TELL THE STORY OF A VICTORIAN FEMINIST: JOSEPHINE BUTLER


Josephine Butler was a courageous woman who fought for women’s rights in Victorian England. Do your research and discover who she was and what she achieved.
See who she was
Reading material to make notes on
·         Josephine Butler http://josephinebutlerpage.com/ 
·         A heroine for our age http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2006/sep/21/art1
·         Josephine Butler http://herstoria.com/?p=450
Documentary to watch and make notes on
Josephine Butler is the third woman discussed in the documentary
·         Scandalous women of the 19th century

TELL THE STORY OF A FAMOUS FEMINIST: CAROLINE NORTON


Caroline Norton helped to further the cause of women leading to their gaining many legal rights. Do your research and tell her story.
See who she was

Reading material to make notes on
·         Caroline Norton and the custody battle that changed the law
·         The wife who changed history - by asking for the first divorce
·         Property rights of women in the 19th century
Documentary to watch and make notes on
·         Scandalous women of the 19th century

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

NEANDERTHALS VERSUS MODERN HUMANS


Do your research into our ancient ancestors and compare modern humans to Neanderthals. What, if any, were the similarities? What were the differences and the reasons for them? What is our relationship to Neanderthals?
Familiarize yourself with the issue:
·         How Neanderthal are you? Tracing our genetic ancestry | Natural History Museum
Reading material to make notes on
·      Who Would Win in a Fight: a Modern Human or a Neanderthal?
·         Neanderthals: Facts About Our Extinct Human Relatives
Documentary to watch
·         Nova : decoding Neanderthals https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTMEDQmfOLk
·         National Geographic Documentary: Neanderthal, Episode 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56r4s0qVDYI

·         When Neanderthals and modern humans meet https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8ZTp-gs-Ok
·         

LEARN ENGLISH THROUGH STORY: LISTEN AND READ

    Remember there is much more where these came from; this is just a selection. So browse, listen and read along.

Level 6
·         Rebecca https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yospScNtiFw
·         The Bourne ultimatum https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49luyN3CNmg
·         Trumpet Voluntary https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kO0qiLFJgwc
·         The university Murders https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LwCrnaTRVk
·         Dorian Grey https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HnOzglawlO0
·         Riders of the Purple Sage https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPW-IKaQkJ4
·         The Citadel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCUesK_RFcY
·         He Knows too much https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0kz2Ob4e73k
Level 5
·         The Pearl https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xjiUL0F3JE
·         Northanger Abbey https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jj1Yj5xA7sI
·         The Sign of four https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTIHhN6J6Rs
·         All I want https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMvxsOu8G0Y
·         Stranger https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFz46NJnfao
Level 4
·         Diamonds are Forever https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMchRNIf_6I
·         A Kiss before Dying  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUZzeERl3Wg
·         Thirty-nine Steps https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6xoGaukOhA
·         About a Boy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dj2so8cXSS8
·         Murder In the Rue Morgue https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qy7NAiCSdqI
·         The Hound of the Baskervilles https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmHWByuoEPU
Level 3
·         The Woman in Black https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gd1qRvC3AIc
·         My Cousin Rachel  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTVmZS0TwoA
·         Far from the Madding crowd https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWZyAWAKV5Y
·         Extraordinary Murders https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nK2zKenyjI
·         Bristol Murder https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWSnmlHBeFs
·         The Mysterious Affair at Styles https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TizMHcJYYxs
·         Forest Gump https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1s3RoB6RM1w
·         Persuasion https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5V5Kkm9Lbk
Level 2
·         The hitch hiker https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4v7tlMmR5g
·         Dead Man’s Island https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXVV3BTmTq0&spfreload=5
·         Ear rings from Frankfurt https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0a1WwGMNBc
·         The Mill on the Floss   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=diZ2WezYE1U 
·         Meet me in Istanbul https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICn_DbPOY78
·         The Tenant of Wildfell Hall https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsUzbAF7wQw
·         The Client https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qy7NAiCSdqI
Level 1
The Princess diaries https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwVTQddETeE

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR LISTENING SKILLS

These videos are designed to help improve your listening skills
Learn English Listening Skills - How to understand native English speakers

Learn English - 4 ways to understand what you hear

Learn English - How to Listen and Understand

5 Secrets to Improve Your English Listening Skills



FUN WITH GRAMMAR: WATCH, LISTEN AND LEARN


Sentence structure
·         Subjects and predicates https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6e_El-ACBw
Pronouns
·         Demonstrative pronouns: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=roialCcWVao
Conjunctions
Adjectives
Adverbs
Tenses

·         Present Simple vs Present Continuous - Learn English Tenses (Lesson 1)

·         Present Continuous / Present Perfect Continuous - Learn English Tenses (Lesson 2)

·         Present Perfect Continuous vs Present Perfect - Learn English Tenses (Lesson 3)

·         Present Perfect vs Past Simple - Learn English Tenses (Lesson 4)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eA2_i2yDaAo&feature=iv&src_vid=84jVz0D-KkY&annotation_id=annotation_873600

·         Action Verbs vs State Verbs - Learn English Tenses (Lesson 5)

·         Future Simple vs 'Going to' Future - Learn English Tenses (Lesson 6)

·         'Going to' Future vs Present Continuous - Learn English Tenses (Lesson 7)

·         Past Continuous vs Past Perfect vs Past Perfect Continuous - English Tenses (Lesson 8)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ojy2YUrL2_4&feature=iv&src_vid=84jVz0D-KkY&annotation_id=annotation_483587

·         Future Continuous vs Future Perfect vs Future Perfect Continuous - English Tenses Lesson 9

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48kdsro9rzM&feature=iv&src_vid=84jVz0D-KkY&annotation_id=annotation_291433

Modals

·         Modal Verbs 1: Obligation, Duty, Prohibition, Necessity

               https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HruEIzi5_d4

·         Modal Verbs 2: Ability, Permission, Request

·          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yy73uJT0KtQ

·         English Modal Verbs | Can - Could - May - Might

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

·         Will - Shall - Would | English Modal Verbs (Part 2)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cB7vltnJsOw

·         Should - Must - Have to | English Modal Verbs (Part 3)

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZ3rHYcWFlA

·          Modal Verbs to Express Past Possibilities - Lesson 26 - English Grammar

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9jifosKpDA

·         Past Modals: Should Have, Could Have, Would Have

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

·         Modals & Past Modals: Could, Should and Would for Giving Advice

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

 

Passives

·         Passive Voice - English Lesson

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxbQ2U3Uuv0

·         Passive Voice Exercises - English Practice

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ye3-vJkO0A8

Conditionals

·         Conditionals - English Grammar Lesson

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-Np7dmvw0U

·         Conditionals (zero,1st,2nd,3rd,mixed) / If clauses

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsG-dz1drgQ

 

·         First Conditional - Tutor Time (English Grammar)

·         Second conditional sentences in The Big Bang Theory

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJF9Gb3dGbc

 

·         English Grammar: Conditional & Imaginary - IF, WILL, WOULD, WERE

Used to / Be used to

·         Used To - English Lesson

Definite and indefinite articles

·         Grammar: 8 rules for using 'THE' in English

·          Articles - Lesson 22, Part 1 

·         Articles - Lesson 22, Part 2 - English Grammar