Posted in Bachillerato, LISTENING

Live Worksheets: Listening activity


Have a look at this Interactive Listening activity. Level B2, FCE

https://www.liveworksheets.com/worksheets/en/English_as_a_Second_Language_(ESL)/Listening_comprehension/Listening_B2_(FCE)_oq31371za

Posted in LISTENING, Songs, Videos

Fool’s Overture – Supertramp


This is one of the greatest songs in the history of rock music. Played by Roger Hodgson and an orchestra. The song has been given several interpretations. There is a part where you can listen to probably the most famous speech given by Sir Winston Churchill during World War II. You can listen to it and read the transcript HERE.
This is the most famous part of this speech, the last sentences are included in the song: (min. 2.30)

“We shall go on to the end, we shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our Island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender,…”

It’s a long song but it is also worth it. Hope you enjoy it.

Posted in Bachillerato, LISTENING

Listening activity: A Fallen Hero


Download the following activity about a very up-to-date topic in Spain.


DOWNLOAD HERE

More information about the topic:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45816376/ns/world_news-europe/t/spanish-kings-son-in-law-summoned-fraud-case/#.Tw8tV_l17Ss

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/dec/29/spain-europe-news

http://www.elpais.com/articulo/english/King/enormously/concerned/over/son-in-law/s/corruption/case/elpepueng/20111225elpeng_2/Ten

Posted in Food / Health, LISTENING

Jamie Oliver: The perfect Omelette


Listening comprehension Jamie Oliver’s omelette


Before you watch the video, I’d like you to learn about one of UK’s best-known chefs. He is probably the most different cook you have ever seen. Read these articles about him.

* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jamie_Oliver
* http://www.jamieoliver.com/about/jamie-oliver-biog

1. Listen to the video and try to find a title
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2. Fill in the blanks with the right ingredients

• 3 ___________ for the main course omelette
• pinch of ___________ and _______________
• (some people put __________ and ____________)
• a little bit of _______________ , extra _________
• a little ________________

3. Answer the following questions:

a) How does Jamie Oliver describe omelettes?

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b) “You can use all sorts of different things”: what does he suggest?

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c) What does he advise to do if you get shell in the bowl?

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4. Put the following steps of the recipe in the right order

…. a. whisk up your eggs
…. b. let butter melt
.1.. c. crack the eggs
…. d. add a pinch of salt and pepper
…. e. add just a little bit of oil, extra virgin
…. f. add a little bit of butter
…. g. grate the cheese over the omelette
…. h. go around the edges
…. i. don’t rush it (medium heat)
…. j. serve it
…. k. move the omelette round
…. l. bring in the eggs for the first 20 seconds

Posted in Bachillerato, General, LISTENING, Songs

Rudely Interrupted


STEP ONE:  “WHAT IS ASPERGER?”

Asperger syndrome or Asperger’s syndrome or Asperger disorder (play /ˈɑːspərɡərz/[1] or /ˈæspərɡərz/[2]) is an autism spectrum disorder that is characterized by significant difficulties in social interaction, along with restricted and repetitive patterns of behavior and interests. It differs from other autism spectrum disorders by its relative preservation of linguistic and cognitive development. Although not required for diagnosis, physical clumsiness and atypical use of language are frequently reported.[3][4]

Asperger syndrome is named after the Austrian pediatrician Hans Asperger who, in 1944, studied and described children in his practice who lacked nonverbal communication skills, demonstrated limited empathy with their peers, and were physically clumsy.[Extract from wikipedia]

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STEP 2:  “RUDELY INTERRUPTED: A SPECIAL BAND”

I can’t wait to show you this new group I have just come across: RUDELY INTERRUPTED. Watch the video and I will post another one in the following post. But first, just watch and try to answer the following questions:

 

1. What disabilities does Rory have? Mention at least two of them.

2. How many members in the group have got disabilities?

3. Rory says that he does not drink alcohol. What fizzy drink does he drink instead?

4.  What percentage of hearing disability does Marcus have?

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STEP 3: “CLOSE MY EYES”

Now, enjoy the video. This is a promotional video for an Australian not-for-profit organisation providing disability services throughout Victoria to thousands of children and adults with physical and multiple disabilities. It was one of the videos shown in the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity: “See the Person, not the Disabilty”.  I just love it, hope you enjoy it too.

 

Fill in the blanks to complete the song’s lyrics:

1-2-3-4-5 I’m …….. alive
6-7-8-9-10 here we go ……….
and I can’t believe how far we’ve come
I can’t believe what we’ve ………
I just can’t believe how far we’ve come
I close my eyes and open my ……….
A-B-C-D-E I’m feeling so ………
F-G-H-I-J-K It’s blowin me ………..
and I can’t believe how far we’ve come
I can’t believe what we’ve ……..
I just can’t believe how far we’ve come
I close my eyes and open my …………

 

credits

released 05 June 2010
Brooks/Burnside