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31.5.12

ESO2: Jobs and battleships


Play battleships with jobs here:
http://simpleesl.com/jobs-and-occupations-esl-game-english-battleships/

ESO3: Extreme sports



CONDITIONAL: I would = I’d; he would = he’d

Follow the examples:
M’agradaria practicar...                             I would like to practise skateboarding.
No m’agradaria practicar...                      I wouldn’t like to do snorkelling.

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ESO4: The Future. Hopi prediction.

The Nine Signs of Hopi Prophecy (From White Feather, Bear Clan, Hopi Tribe)


The Fourth World shall end soon, and the Fifth World will begin. This the elders everywhere know. The Signs over many years have been fulfilled, and so few are left.

·         First Sign: We were told of the coming of the white-skinned men, like Pahana, but not living like Pahana -- men who took the land that was not theirs and who struck their enemies with thunder.

·         Second Sign: Our lands will see the coming of spinning wheels filled with voices.

·         Third Sign: A strange beast like a buffalo but with great long horns, will overrun the land in large numbers.

·         Fourth Sign: The land will be crossed by snakes of iron.

·         Fifth Sign: The land shall be criss-crossed by a giant spider's web.

·         Sixth Sign: The land shall be criss-crossed with rivers of stone that make pictures in the sun.

·         Seventh Sign: You will hear of the sea turning black, and many living things dying because of it.

·         Eighth Sign: You will see many youth, who wear their hair long like our people, come and join the tribal nations, to learn our ways and wisdom.

·         Ninth and Last Sign: You will hear of a dwelling-place in the heavens, above the earth, that shall fall with a great crash. It will appear as a blue star. Very soon after this, the ceremonies of the Hopi people will cease.

"These are the Signs that great destruction is coming. The world shall rock to and fro. The white man will battle against other people in other lands -- with those who possessed the first light of wisdom. There will be many columns of smoke and fire such as White Feather has seen the white man make in the deserts not far from here. Only those which come will cause disease and a great dying.

"Many of my people, understanding the prophecies, shall be safe. Those who stay and live in the places of my people also shall be safe. Then there will be much to rebuild. And soon -- very soon afterward -- Pahana will return. He shall bring with him the dawn of the Fifth World. He shall plant the seeds of his wisdom in their hearts. Even now the seeds are being planted. These shall smooth the way to the Emergence into the Fifth World.

"But White Feather shall not see it. I am old and dying. You -- perhaps will see it. In time, in time..."


1.       Each sign can correspond to one of the following, can you match them?
·         (Railroad tracks)
·         (Guns)
·         (Longhorn cattle)
·         (Oil spills)
·         (Covered wagons)
·         (Hippies)
·         (Concrete roads and their mirage-producing effects.)
·         (Power and telephone lines)


2. Can you imagine what the ninth sign refers to? Use the future for your own prediction.

 

14.5.12

ESO2: Paper Totem Poles

Here you have great ideas for our project on First Nations Totem Poles.

http://www.papertotempoles.com/

For the display we will draw the map the map where we can find the Firts Nations tribes that use to build and carve totem poles.

Each one of you will pick an animal and read about the spiritual value of it and legends attached to the animal.

We will draw the animal and the titem replica.

Then we will colour in our animal, cut it off and wrap it around an average toilet paper tube.

We can put one on top of another and recreate a legend or create our own!

Do you remember how many totem poles types can we find? (4 types)

10.5.12

ESO4: Distributive connectors

BOTH...AND / EITHER...OR / NEITHER...NOR / NOT ONLY...BUT ALSO

Study the examples:
  • Do you want coffee or tea?
  • I want either coffee or tea... I don't mind. (o...o...)
  • I want both coffee and tea. (tant... com...)
  • I don't want neither coffee nor tea. (ni... ni...)
  • I would like not only coffee and tea but also some milk.  (no tant sols... sinó també...)
ATTENTION!
Both Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are actors (plural verb)
Neither Brad nor Angelia is from Spain (singular verb)



Your turn: exercises.

http://www.englishexercises.org/makeagame/viewgame.asp?id=2984
 


8.5.12

ESO4: Past Simple & Present Perfect: For, since and ago

For, since and ago: extra exercises.

http://www.tolearnenglish.com/exercises/exercise-english-2/exercise-english-49804.php
http://www.esl-lounge.com/student/grammar/2g3-for-since-gap-fill.php
http://www.esl-lounge.com/student/grammar/2g4-for-since-exercise.php
http://www.esl-lounge.com/student/grammar/2g23-finished-unfinished-time.php
http://www.esl-lounge.com/student/grammar/2g30-old-colonel.php

ESO1: Hot and Cold... Sunny and rainy...

LISTEN AND READ!... (SING and DANCE!)
You change your mind
Like a girl changes clothes
Yeah you, PMS
Like a bitch
I would know
And you overthink
Always speak
Cryptically
I should know
That you're no good for me

Cause you're hot then you're cold
You're yes then you're no
You're in and you're out
You're up and you're down
You're wrong when it's right
It's black and it's white
We fight, we break up
We kiss, we make up
You, You don't really want to stay, no
You, but you don't really want to go-o
You're hot then you're cold
You're yes then you're no
You're in and you're out
You're up and you're down

We used to be
Just like twins
So in sync
The same energy
Now's a dead battery
Used to laugh bout nothing
Now your plain boring

I should know that
you're not gonna change

Cause you're hot then you're cold
You're yes then you're no
You're in and you're out
You're up and you're down
You're wrong when it's right
It's black and it's white
We fight, we break up
We kiss, we make up
You, You don't really want to stay, no
You, but you don't really want to go-o
You're hot then you're cold
You're yes then you're no
You're in and you're out
You're up and you're down


Someone call the doctor
Got a case of a love bi-polar
Stuck on a roller coaster
Can't get off this ride

You change your mind
Like a girl changes clothes

Cause you're hot then you're cold
You're yes then you're no
You're in then you're out
You're up then you're down
You're wrong when it's right
It's black and it's white
We fight, we break up
We kiss, we make up
You're hot then you're cold
You're yes then you're no
You're in then you're out
You're up then you're down
You're wrong when it's right
It's black and it's white
We fight, we break up
We kiss, we make up
(you) You don't really want to stay, no
(but you) But you don't really want to go-o
You're hot then you're cold
You're yes then you're no
You're in then you're out
You're up then you're down, down...
 

Talking about temperatures... here you have HOT AND COLD by Katie Perry...
And do you know what happens when it's SUNNY and RAINING at the same time? The next song will tell you ;)




ESO3: Comparisons

This Wednesday we are getting ready for the film we will watch about the Stolen Generation. Here you have the trailer.. and below your task (let's compare!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rB-jkydqADg



Digital Text
•    Unit 3: THE INTERVIEW
•    Section 3. GRAMMAR.
o    3.1. Read explanation
o    3.1.1. Exercises on pages 13, 14 and 15.
•    Section 6. CULTURAL CORNER
o    6.1. READING: Australia and the Stolen Generation (page 23 i 24)
o    Look at the pictures and read the captions 24.
o    6.1.1. Comprehension: Answer the questions (True or False)

Finish your homework (4 exercises from the Australian dossier)