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INTERMEDIATE ELEVEN

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INTERMEDIATE ELEVEN
Vocabulary
1.Remember:
Bring to mind, recall.
2.Reminisce:
Talk or write in a happy way about old times, past experiences, etc.
3.Concentrate:
Focus.
4.Contemplate:
Consider carefully.
5. Remind:
Make someone remember about something.
6.Recall:
Remember.
7.Imagine:
Picture things in the mind.
8.Conceive:
Develop in the mind.
THE PASSIVE VOICE
VOCABULARY
-Light-hearted: Humorous, not serious.
-Absent-minded: Forgetful
-Thick-Skinned: Insensitive to criticism.

-Mind-numbing: So bad or so great that you are not able to think about clearly.
-Labor-saving: It makes it possible for you to do something with less effort than usual.
-Long lasting: Durable.
-Pleasure seeking: It looks for satisfaction.
-Smooth talking: Persuasive

Think of one of your
happiest memories
. Are you able to recall it in detail?
Describe it
.
Tell your partner what you had for dinner
every night
for the
five past nights
.
Look at the list of these words below for fifteen seconds:
dog
salary
seventeen
return
wolf
break
farm
excessive
anxious
hungry
organized
visitor
What's something you always forget?
What's something you are good at remembering?
Songs:
-Juan

writes

beautiful poems
- Beautiful poems
are written
by Juan
SIMPLE PRESENT
SIMPLE PAST
- Angie
made
a beautiful sweater.
- A beautiful sweater
was made
by Angie.
PRESENT CONTINUOUS
- Mr. Snow
is teaching
math this semester.
- Math
is being taught
by Mr. Snow this semester.
PAST CONTINUOUS
- We
were making
cakes yesterday night.
- Cakes
were being made
by us yesterday night.
PRESENT PERFECT
- My grandma
has seen
many things in her life.
- Many things
have been seen
by my grandma in her life.
When do we use the PASSIVE VOICE?
- We use it to
focus
on
the object
of a sentence and
not on the subject
.
In this new sentence,
the object becomes the new subject
.
-Which subjects were easy for you in elementary school?
-Did you ever get special help for the ones that were difficult?
-In some countries, students are grouped by ability into different "tracks" in their school classes.

-What do you think about it?
-What is positive and negative about this?
-How would you describe your family growing up?

-Did you get along with your siblings?
What are your siblings and parents like?
Describe your family members' personality. Use these words to help you:
ambitious
amusing
creative
diplomatic
fun-loving
serious
responsible
self-disciplined
social

peace keeper
outgoing
COMMON MISTAKES WHEN WRITING
FRAGMENT (F)
Not a complete sentence:
"Because I like it."
RUN ON SENTENCE
(ROS)
Two sentences not separated by punctuation:
"I like apples a lot my mom likes them too."
COMMA SPLICE
(CS)
Two sentences incorrectly connected by a comma.
"I like dogs, I have a dog."
Short Essay Sample
My Brother Frank and I
Although my brother and I used to spend much time together when we were kids, now we have significant similarities and differences, which allow us to stand on our owns and everyone knows about it.
My brother has a very different behavior to mine even though we are close in age. Most of the time, he acts in an immature way
whereas
I am very mature. He gets easily angry about his problems.
On the other hand
, I am pretty calm. When I have a problem I try to act in a mature way, instead of acting like a child and try to find a better solution.
Nevertheless, something that we have in common is that we like almost the same kind of music. Actually, He likes baroque pop, rock, and alternative music, and
so do I
. Also,
both
of us play the guitar and no one of us likes to dance salsa.
To sum up, my brother and I have similarities and differences. We don’t have to be equal, we don’t need to have the same likes or be almost the same person to love each other, because these little differences make us love each other. Above all, we are siblings.
INTRODUCTION
DIFFERENCES
SIMILARITIES
CONCLUSION
EXPANDING ON A TOPIC
Agreeing formally:
-I am in complete agreement with...
-There's no doubt that...
-I couldn't agree more with...
Disagreeing formally:
-I can't agree with...
-I can't accept that...
-I couldn't disagree more with...
Expanding on a Response:
-I have several reasons. First,...
-Take for example the case of...
-Let me explain what I mean by...
-Consider what would happen if...
Get in groups of 4 and choose a letter:
(2 students A, and 2 students B.)
On three separate pieces of paper write your name.
Now, students A will sit facing a student B.
A
B
Express your opinion in one minute using the expressions to expand on a topic.
Topics:
Student A
Student B
Should there be any zoos in the world?
What is more important beauty, money or brain?
Switch partners
Topics:
Student A
Is television better than books?
Student B
Does extraterrestrial life exist?
Have you ever heard the expression
love-hate relationship
?
What do you think it means?

-In my opinion...
-The way I see it... / As I see it...
-If you want my honest opinion....
-As far as I'm concerned...
-If you ask me...
-I think that ... / I believe that ...
-From my point of view, ... / In my view ...
-To my mind, ...
-It seems to me that ...
-I'm of the opinion that ...
-My point of view is that ...
EXPRESSIONS TO STATE AN OPINION
WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY? WHY?
Do you think that things like the weather, time of the day, or day of the week can affect on a person's mood?
(Explain and give examples)
- Turn over a new leaf
- Miserable
- Bleak
- Lethargic
- Coincide
- Rejuvenated
- Grouchy
-Unfortunate, unhappy.
-Grumpy.
-Start again, fresh.
-Empty and cold.
-Drowsy, kind of sleepy.
-Restored to an original condition.
-Concur, come together
MATCH THE WORDS WITH THEIR DEFINITIONS
WRITE A SHORT TEXT USING THE WORDS IN BLUE WITH YOUR PARTNER.
(Don't forget to add an
appropriate title)
WHEN WAS FOR YOU YOUR WORST

DAY
(or one of your worst)
IN YOUR LIFE?
1- Suggest the best time to visit and explain why.
2- Mention activities you might do together in your town or city and other places you could visit.
3- Encourage your friend to take some classes in the native language of your country before the visit.
WRITING
Write a letter to a friend from another country inviting him/her to visit you:
What are some things that make people unhappy and miserable?
Make a list of 10 things
Do you feel you have a good fashion sense?
How would you describe the way you dress?
What do you think is the image you project to others when they see you?
What's more important for you: Being
stylish
or being
comfortable
. Why?
Which ones of these do you wear at home?
Bedroom slippers
Flip flops
Heels
Espadrilles
Formal shoes
Sneakers
Flats
Bare foot
Laid-back
(Very relaxed)
Well put together
(Serious and organized)
Stylish
(Fashionable)
Bad girl
(Rebel)
Couture Designer
Plastic Surgeon
Sketch Artist
PATTERNS
Solid
Checked
Striped
Polka-dotted
Paisley
Well groomed
Physically fit
How do you imagine a future perfect wife's or husband's physical appearance and personality?
* Watch this video. What do you think of this people?
Liposuction Surgery
Nose job
Botox Injections
Hair transplant
Teeth whitened
Would you get any of these procedures?
SPEAKING
(Groups of three)
Baby was stolen at hospital
Human body was found in Rimac River
National Museum will be opened to the public
Cure for cancer has been discovered by the Bolivians
HIT IT OFF
* To like someone and become friendly immediately.
BOTTLE UP
* To refuse to talk about things that make you angry or worried.
BLOW UP
* To suddenly become very angry.
SIMMER DOWN
* To calm down, stop being angry or anxious.
STORM OUT
* To leave a place in a way that shows that you are angry
MAKE UP
* To forgive someone and be friendly with them again after an argument or disagreement
BUBBLE OVER
* To be very excited and enthusiastic.
BURST OUT
* To suddenly start laughing / crying
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