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Transcript of Revision lesson
What do these numbers refer to in Buckingham Palace? (choose at least 5)
Lesson Plan and Objectives
To discuss the topic of homes and lifestyles
To practice vocabulary:
- types of houses
- parts of a house
- things in a house
To practice grammar:
- comparative and superlative form of adj. and adv.
- reflexive pronouns
Some interesting facts about Buckingham Palace
There are 1,514 doors and 760 windows in Buckingham Palace. All windows are cleaned every six weeks to keep them clean.
World's most expensive homes revealed
Criteria for a perfect house
Location and the neighbourhood;
Type of the house and parts of it;
The amenities in the house;
Special items and furnishings.
The 27-storey Antilia tower, built by Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani in Mumbai
The 19th century Villa Leopolda, built by Belgian King Leopold II in France
Buckingham Palace - The monarch's central London residence
over £1billion - £500million - £650million
Buckingham Palace has served as the official London residence of Britain's monarchy since 1837.
Buckingham Palace has 775 rooms. These include 19 State rooms, 52 Royal and guest bedrooms, 188 staff bedrooms, 92 offices and 78 bathrooms.
The total floor area of the Palace, from basement to roof, covers over 77,000 square metres.
More than 50,000 people visit the Palace each year as guests to banquets, lunches, dinners, receptions and the Royal Garden Parties.
Electricity was first installed in the Ball Room in 1883 and later extended throughout the Palace. Today there are over 40,000 light bulbs in the Palace.
Buckingham Palace's garden covers 40 acres, and includes a helicopter landing area, a lake, and a tennis court. It is home to 30 different species of bird and more than 350 different wild flowers, some extremely rare.
My perfect house is located.... There are.... It has....
My house should include.... I can't imagine life without...
Big difference: far, much, a lot + comp. adj.
by far, easily + superlative adj.
not nearly as ..... as
Small difference: a bit, a little, slightly + comp. adj
not quite as ..... as
nearly as ...... as
Things are the same: (just) as..... as
Coursebook, p. 29 ex. 4-5
Extra task. Compare 3 living rooms
myself - yourself - yourselves etc.
by himself = alone
she herself = for emphasis
Coursebook p. 34 ex. 3-4
1. Would you like to live in a community like the one described in the video? Why? Why not?
2. What would be the best and the worst thing(s) about it?
Vocabulary of homes
1-10 point scale
grammar reference p.175
(can be omitted)
on our own = without help; alone
my own= belonging to me
object is the same as subject