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intermediate 12

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Transcript of intermediate 12

Which is better?
Why?

How do you think shopping will be different a few years from now?
Definite and Indefinite articles
Auction
Formal and informal writing
What are some examples?
Think of "definite" as "specific"
Think of "indefinite" and "non-specific"

Proper nouns usually don't have articles, ie: names
There are some exceptions to this rule, ie: names with adjectives, which take the definite article, ie: Ivan the Terrible, the Great Gatsby.
a/an = indefinite article
the = definite article
Where can I buy t-shirt?
http://youtu.be/hBNOfJNphpo
When do people write informal letters?
When do people write formal letters?
Give at least two reasons for your opinion and explain each one clearly.
Write a formal letter expressing your personal reaction to the article.
Use definite and indefinite articles correctly.
If you were to sell a personal item of yours, what would you sell?
What does it say to you?
When have you had to fill out a complicated application form?
If walls could talk...
Have you ever been to an art gallery?
Italian art museum
How often do you visit...
Icpna gallery
Emphasis...
Never ever have I ever....
Game
Which do you enjoy most? Why?
Fronted structures and cleft sentences
be verbs
word inversion rules
simple verbs
be + aux.
He

was

so upset
that he started to cry.
So upset

was

he
that he started to cry.
I

have

never

been

late
to class.
Never

have

I

been

late
to class.
She

drove

so poorly
that they took away her driver's license
So poorly

did

she

drive
that they took away her driver's license.
Had

I

been
on time, I would have taken the test.
If
I
had

been
on time, I would have taken the test.

I

saw

her
at the store.
Negative expressions
I have
not
felt this good
since
last year.
Under

no
circumstances can my client answer your questions.
My client can
not
answer your questions
under
any circumstances.
Not

since
last year have I felt this good.
Her

I
did see
at the store.
emphasis with cleft sentences
Wh- words
What I need is a vacation.
A vacation is what I need.
I need a vacation
It
It is

the

blue folder
which
I

need
.
I

need

the blue folder
.
It's

the blue one
that
I

need
, not
the red one
.
The dog was so ugly that no one wanted him.
I have never been to Machu Pichu.
If I had gone to school, I would not have missed the test.
I ate so fast that I got sick.
I found my book yesterday.
I want a car.
She love that dress.
What are places in the city that have special memories for you?
Write a cover letter for your job application.
Mention the job you are applying for and experiences that make you qualified for the job.
Identify key accomplishments and transferable skills.
Use action words (i.e. worked, implemented, etc.)
Conclude with a request for an interview.
Art tour
Use fronted structures to present places.
Use cleft sentences to make comments.
So ambitious was this design that people originally rejected it.
What I like about this building is the way it stands out from the rest of the buildings in the area.
Tour guide
Tourist
use expressions from p.137
2219
2321
2525
2423
2117
2015
Which tense do we use for...
Future invetions you would like to see in the future?
What are some serious challenges in the world today?
What do you think of when someone mentions the future?
What are some recent inventions you can name?
Are the images mostly positive or negative?
FUTURE
...general predictions or deciding a course of action at the moment?
...future plans or intentions when there is "proof" something is going to happen?
...fixed schedules?
...future plans that have already been made?
...events on the verge of happening?
...ongoing events in the future at a specific time or an event that is expected to happen?
...an event that will be completed at a specific time in the future?
...emphasizing the continuity of events that will be completed in the future?
What will happen in your future?
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