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Transcript of INTERMEDIATE ELEVEN
Bring to mind, recall.
Talk or write in a happy way about old times, past experiences, etc.
Make someone remember about something.
Picture things in the mind.
Develop in the mind.
THE PASSIVE VOICE
-Light-hearted: Humorous, not serious.
-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
. Are you able to recall it in detail?
Tell your partner what you had for dinner
five past nights
Look at the list of these words below for fifteen seconds:
What's something you always forget?
What's something you are good at remembering?
- Beautiful poems
a beautiful sweater.
- A beautiful sweater
- Mr. Snow
math this semester.
is being taught
by Mr. Snow this semester.
cakes yesterday night.
were being made
by us yesterday night.
- My grandma
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
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:
COMMON MISTAKES WHEN WRITING
Not a complete sentence:
"Because I like it."
RUN ON SENTENCE
Two sentences not separated by punctuation:
"I like apples a lot my mom likes them too."
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
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
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.
EXPANDING ON A TOPIC
-I am in complete agreement with...
-There's no doubt that...
-I couldn't agree more with...
-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.
Express your opinion in one minute using the expressions to expand on a topic.
Should there be any zoos in the world?
What is more important beauty, money or brain?
Is television better than books?
Does extraterrestrial life exist?
Have you ever heard the expression
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
-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
WHEN WAS FOR YOU YOUR WORST
(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.
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
Which ones of these do you wear at home?
Well put together
(Serious and organized)
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?
Would you get any of these procedures?
(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.
* To refuse to talk about things that make you angry or worried.
* To suddenly become very angry.
* To calm down, stop being angry or anxious.
* To leave a place in a way that shows that you are angry
* To forgive someone and be friendly with them again after an argument or disagreement
* To be very excited and enthusiastic.
* To suddenly start laughing / crying