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Transcript of Intermediate 05
What's your story?
Use the vocabulary terms to describe what
each peorson does with a story.
What do these people do with stories?
What is the purpose of listening and taking notes?
What are different ways of listening?
Small talk: What is it?
How long have you _______?
What do you do?
When do you use the simple past?
When do you use the present perfect?
: something that
began in the past and ended
in the past
began in the past and continues
to the present
action started in the past
What comes first? What information do you need?
What elements are necessary for a good story?
The monkey's paw
First of all, Next, Then, Later, Before, Two months later, After, Finally,
Think of something you did in life -something
that turned out differently than you expected.
List the sequence of events.
Something you though would be great:
buying a dog
Use your partner's outline, notes, and time expressions to write a paragraph about your partners experience.
(by +object )
(modal) be/ have been
Do you like shopping?
What is skimming?
There are also disadvantages
The downside to this
One advantage is that
You are a journalist for El Comercio who has been given a story about RFID chips. Your job is to inform the public about this new technology.
Write a paragraph describing the pros and cons of using RFID chips with people.
Use the phrases above.
Imagine that you are the head of a big company. You are hiring new employees. What are some characteristics would you look for?
What kind of personality do you have?
Why are you studying English?
What do you do for fun?
What is an adverb clause?
A clause (sentence part containing a subject and verb)
that gives more information about the main verb
has never happened
+ verb (any tense) +
+ be (same tense) + past participle +
(by + object
subject does action
subject receives action
9. Before subordinate clauses and restrictive elements. Use no comma before a subordinate clause (often beginning because, if or when) at the end of a sentence if it is essential to the meaning of the sentence:
If the clause starts the sentence, use a comma. Use no comma if it is at the end.
Nonessential clauses (often beginning although, even though, or whereas) take commas:
Everyone seemed to enjoy the class trip, although we had to cancel some events due to rain.
Use no comma before restrictive elements (see C5), especially clauses beginning with that, which, who and whom. The sentences below imply "the only one who did it" and "only lions with manes":
WRONG: I am the one, who did it. RIGHT: I am the one who did it.
WRONG: Lions, with manes, are male. RIGHT: Lions with manes are male.
Exchange outlines with your partner. Ask your partner questions about details and take extra notes. You are going to use these notes to write about your partner.
IM's / chat
What is this book about?
What is this a picture of?
What problems can there be with technology?
She drives the car.
She drove the car.
She is driving the car.
She was driving the car.
She has driven the car
She had driven the car.
The car is driven (by her).
The car was driven.
The car is being driven.
The car was being driven.
The car has been driven.
The car had been driven.
When you had lunch, was you lunch cooked?
When you went to bed last night, were the lights turned off? By whom?
Have you ever had a computer problem that you couldn't solve yourself?
Then and Now