6 STRANGE BUT REAL ADDICTIONS

16 05 2011

What addictions may you have heard of???? Why are they produced???? Do you know anyone who may be obsessed with anything????

Let´s watch a video about this and see if our questions can be answered:

This video goes with a listening comprehension: VIDEO 6 STRANGE BUT REAL ADDICTIONS 2ND ADVANCED to test your understanding of it.

So, were you surprised by any of the ADDICTIONS presented???? Did you learn anything new?????

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SELF-HELP BOOKS

12 05 2011

   Do you think self-help books can really help??? Do you believe in their power???? We are going to watch a video about 8 of the most important self-help books that apparently can make you happy.

Let’s watch the video: HOW SELF-HELP BOOKS CAN MAKE YOU HAPPY

It comes with a listening comprehension based on a matching exercise: VIDEO QUIZ SELF HELP BOOKS

And I am also including the key in case you may need it: VIDEO QUIZ KEY SELF-HELP BOOKS

So, after having watched the video, do you keep on having the same opinion about SELF-HELP BOOKS????





THE WEDDING OF THE YEAR

1 05 2011

In the unlikely case you have not seen any images or heard anything about the wedding of the year, I am including some videos with the most interesting and juicy details:

THE CEREMONY

THE FIRST KISS AT THE BALCONY

THE HIGHLIGHTS

Any thoughts about it???





MORE ON IMMIGRATION: CULTURAL DIFFERENCES

14 04 2011

Keeping on with the topic of immigration, we watched 2 more videos in class:

* The first one dealt with cultural differences, presenting 5 European students in the United States giving their views about the cultural differences between their own country and the USA, commenting on the first thing that struck them when they first arrived there: 

And it goes with a worksheet: VIDEO cultural differences

 

* The second one intends to give us some advice when working with people from other countries: VIDEO tips for working with people from other cultures

And it also comes with its own worksheet: VIDEO tips for working with people from other cultures.

And to finish, a bit of humour to see the problems cultural misunderstandings may cause:





IMMIGRATION: THE BASICS

6 04 2011

Do you kow a lot about immigration????? Do you think it is a problem or it is on the other hand something that enriches a country? I think that before starting to discuss our opinion about this, it would be a good idea to have some idea of the basic ideas about immigration, so I am supplying a video with the definitions of the most impoortant words related to this topic, which goes with a worksheet I gave to you in class, but which I am including here too in case you could not come to it:

1.- The video:  where an expert explains to us the most important concepts related to this topic.

2.- The worksheet: IMMIGRATION BASICS VIDEO QUESTIONS

3.- The transcript to check your ideas: IMMIGRATION BASICS VIDEO TRANSCRIPT





ARE DOGS SMARTER THAN CATS?

2 04 2011

Keeping on with the topic of pets, we also discussed whether dogs were smarter than cats or it was the other way round. In order to enhance the discussion, we watched another video dealing with a piece of news which seemed to have proved that dogs are smarter than cats,  because they are supposed to be more friendly, which helped them to develop bigger brains. So it seems that intelligence is related to being friendly!!!! What an interesting remark!!!!

Anyway, I am including the video here again with the worksheet we did with it in case you want to profit from it once more or for the first time:

1.- The video

2.- The worksheet: DOGS ARE SMARTER THAN CATS VIDEO SHEET

3.- The transcript: DOGS ARE SMARTER THAN CATS VIDEO TRANSCRIPT

Well, if you feel like it, you can even go and try an experiment to check this statement!!!!!





DO PETS HAVE PERSONALITY?

31 03 2011

Do pets have personality? We discussed this topic in class thoroughly and we all seemed to think the same: they do.  We gave several examples and we even watched a video which dealt with this topic, showing us that pets seem to have a real close relationship with their owners as they are alike in both image and personality. So, in case you want to watch it again, here it goes :

1. the link for the video

2. the worksheet going with it: PETS HAVE PERSONALITIES VIDEO SHEET

3. the transcript: Pets Have Personality VIDEO SHEET TRANSCRIPT

Apart from that, I found a very interesting video with a quiz to know about your personality according to your preferences about animals:

Which animal did you keep till the end???? Which was the first to go????

Well, I hope you have enjoyed this topic!!!!!