martes, 7 de noviembre de 2017

FIVE MAJOR RELIGIONS OF THE WORLD

Here are the videos you need to do the assignement I have given you.

Please, stick to the religion you have been assigned and do not watch the others. If you have not been assigned a religion because you have not attended lessons lately, choose one at random and answer the questions.

Deadline: 13th/14th November.

HINDUISM


INTRODUCTION
a. What does man want to achieve through religion?

HINDUISM
a. What does reincarnation mean?
b. How do people collect karma?
c. What is Nirvana?

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BUDDHISM


INTRODUCTION
a. What does man what to achieve through religion?

BUDDHISM
a. What didn't Sidharta Gutama (the man who started Buddhism) like about HInduism?
b. What do the four noble truths mean?
c. Why do Buddhists have to follow the 8 fold path?

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JUDAISM


INTRODUCTION
a. What does man what to achieve through religion?

JUDAISM
a. What makes Judaism different from the religions that came before it?
b. What did God expect from his followers as stated in the 10 commandments?
c. What is the Torah?

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CHRISTIANITY

INTRODUCTION
a. What does man what to achieve through religion?

CHRISTIANITY
a. What did Jesus tell Israelis while travelling through their country?
b. What's the difference between Jews and Christians?
c. What is the name of the 27 books that gather all the writings about Jesus?


domingo, 5 de noviembre de 2017

FAIR TRADE

I hope this video is useful to help you understand what Fair Trade is and how it works.

HERE is a link to Fairtrade International.


domingo, 29 de octubre de 2017

IS THAT ALL?

One never knows... But it seems this is the end of the story.

Listen, revise and enjoy.


From BBC Radio 4. The World at One.


It was last week that I told you about the English pages of El País and one of my ex-students has just sent this link to an article in that newspaper about the topic in this post. 
I am grateful and also very happy because I see some of you got really engaged in the lessons and still continue reading in English about current affairs. 
You have the LINK here to read the article.

STANISLAV PETROV

This is the man.



Last week we did an exercise in which you had to guess whether this man had averted nuclear war. Most of you thought the story was just a figment of someone's imagination, but it was not. HERE he tells the story.

He died last september.

martes, 17 de octubre de 2017

ADJECTIVES OF PERSONALITY

The idea for this revision exercise came to me after Cristina gave me a list of 'personality adjectives Spanish people can remember easily'. Amongst others, the list included affectionate, independent, stupid, romantic... Thinking of a way to profit from what she had already done, I decided to give you some of those easy-to-remember adjectives and ask you to think of another adjective whose meaning is the opposite of the one given. You cannot just use a prefix, this is, if you have patient, you cannot give impatient as the opposite.

Click on the card to see the opposite. There are more options than the one given.


 In the exercise below you will find some idioms to talk about personality.

jueves, 5 de octubre de 2017

NAMES

Do this exercise that I've borrowed from Cristina. 

You are going to watch a short extract from the Graham Norton show, where the actresses Meryl Streep and Nicole Kidman discuss their birth names.

Watch the video and answer the questions:
  1. Meryl Streep was named Mary at birth. How did she end up being called Meryl?
  2. Is she happy about her surname? How does she wish it to be different?
  3. Why is Nicole Kidman called Hokulani? Who is she named after?


sábado, 27 de mayo de 2017