Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Personalize -Individualize-Revise-Maximize

How would you make this an interesting language lesson that gets students talking about their own lives and interests? 

Here's what I did

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Thursday, June 25, 2015

If you're eating the hors d'oeuvres ...

Would you tolerate somebody coming into your house and trying to insult you? Lessons that can be learned from this.

This is part of Obama's comment after he had the heckler escorted out of the White House. 

How would you say it in a different way? 

As a general rule, I am just fine with a few hecklers, but not when I'm up in the [White] House. My attitude is, if you're eating the hors d'oeuvres.

Over to you: 

When is protesting against politicians and government officials acceptable? 

Is the saying "there is a time and place for everything" applicable here

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

No prayer, no chance

If someone said to you don't have a prayer, would you start praying? Why/Why not?

Look at the exchange from a text chat and find the sentence "he doesn't have a prayer". Choose the correct option. 

The person is optimistic/pessimistic about Diego Maradona's chances of becoming FIFA's new president.

Has someone ever doubted you could do something because you "didn't have a prayer"? Tell us what you did.  

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Don't lose your mittens... or your gloves

Former Fifa vice-president has proudly presented us with the expression "the gloves are off" in his message/threat to other FIFA executives involved in the biggest corruption and racketeering scandal in its history.

 If somebody says to you the gloves are off, they mean (choose one):

  • They are not going to cause you harm 
  • They are got going to be aggressive to you

 So what does comedian John Oliver mean when he says the mittens are on?

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Worth a sonnet

How do we measure a person’s value?
Is it with abstract or concrete tools?
What speaks of our grandeur and unique qualities
Are the rules established by our community
What makes us want to spend time with persons
As relative, friend, colleague, or acquaintance
Is based on how we can be of assistance
How we can benefit them as a consequence
In other words, we have to prove our WORTH
From the very first moments of our birth
If we are good enough, then we are worth the while
If we’re not, we’re just a worthless ride
Let’s face it: we receive the time and attention
Of those who have their own intentions