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3.en.18 Slum dog millionaire follow up activity: slums, sanitation and peepoople

Watch this video about peepoople, an initiative that tries to tackle the problem of lack of sanitation. Then, do the activities in the pdf document you will find in slide share.

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1.en.8 setting sail with the BBC: listening and vocabulary activities connected with travelling

to set sail means to start a sea voyage.  You currently working on your travel project. Are you ready to set sail or  maybe to take off?

Thanks to this excellent BBC pageCaptura de pantalla 2014-10-12 a la(s) 10.04.11 AM you will be able to find out what Phil, an unexperienced traveller wants to take on his round the world journey.

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1.en.7 The song of a compulsive traveller: I’ve been everywhere

“I’ve Been Everywhere” is a song which was written by Australian country singer Geoff Mack in 1959, and made popular by Lucky Starr in 1962. Johnny Cash  recorded the song in the USA in 1996 but adapted the toponyms to make them known to American people.  Listen to Johnny Cash song and follow the text while he sings. Take note of 3 new places you did not know of. Look for their location in a map. Share your findings with your classmates. Wednesday the 29th of October, our language assistant, Elia, will be with us. He is from Colorado.  Does  Cash mention Colorado in his song? You will have the opportunity to ask Elia about his home. It might be a good idea to find out if he is a compulsive traveller who’s been everywhere in the States. Listen to the son a couple of times and focus on pronunciation.

Different bands and singers wrote versions of the song adapted to their countries. There is even one in Catalan “He estat a tot arreu”

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1.en.5 Let’s look at the history of transport in 10 minutes

Have you thought at transport from a historical perspective. Watch this 10 minute video. How many means of transport can you identify. From pedestrians to…

 

1.en.4 Let’s take and orbital tour of cities at night

Last week many of you asked us to project a world map on the board. You were getting ready to set off on a journey with your group and wanted to discuss possible destinations. Thanks to technological advances, you can now have an unusual vantage point and orbit the earth on a satellite. Enjoy! (més…)

1.en.3 listening practice

Go to  Learn English Teens, an excellent British Council self study page. Listen to 5 airport announcements and do the exercises.

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1.en.2 Travel unit: aims and materials

 travel unit: aims and materials

In this power point, you will find out some links and materials connected with travelling  we shall using  this term. You will also find the objectives of the unit and what we expect you to be able to do by the end of the unit.