Wednesday, 27 May 2015

HOW DO WE EXPRESS EMOTIONS AND FEELINGS?

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VOCABULARY

LET'S LEARN DIFFERENT WAYS OF EXPRESSING THE WAY WE FEEL

There are different words in English to express how we feel. We can use adjectives to describe our feelings and emotions, but we can also express them using everyday expressions, idioms, etc.

Here you can find different adjectives expressing emotions and feelings:

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PRONOUNCIATION


SPEAKING

So how are you feeling today...?

Imagine you're in the following situations. How do you feel? Make as many sentences as you can in three minutes using this vocabulary and the images below:

Resultado de imagen de fail exams
           
Resultado de imagen de fall in love

Resultado de imagen de being a romeria

   


Next, we're going to practice vocabulary we've learnt about feelings and emotions with this LISTENING ACTIVITY



READING ABOUT TEEN EMOTIONS

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Read the text.

Are you frustrated being a teenager? Do you feel like you’ve got a lot of problems to put up with? Well, try and imagine being a teenager 500 years ago.

Teenagers didn’t make decisions about their lives 500 years ago. Important decisions were made for them. A father found jobs for his children and chose their husbands and wives. And parents hit children when they did something wrong.

Most children didn’t go to school. School was for boys from rich families. Poor boys started working when they were very young. They worked on farms or helped in the family business. Sometimes they learned a profession. They usually left the house at 6.00 in the morning and didn’t return until 5.00 in the evening.

For girls, it was tough, too. People believed women weren’t as important as men. A brother always had a higher position than his sisters. Most girls stayed at home and helped their mothers. Only girls from rich families were taught how to read and write.

Was life miserable for teenagers? Well, they had fun, too. Rich boys went hunting. Rich boys and girls enjoyed good books. Rich and poor had music and dancing, and there were many popular games. But for most teenagers, life was very hard work.

So, the next time you’re feeling down, imagine what it was like 500 years ago.


Tick the correct answers. There are ten correct answers.



Who?

                                                     Rich boys         Rich girls      Poor boys     Fathers


  1. made important decisions in the family      
  2. didn’t go to school
  3.  worked on farms
  4. learned to read and write
  5. went hunting
  6. played games
Answer the following questions:
  1. What were the responsibilities of the father?                                                                                                                                                  
  2. Why were children hit?                                                                                                                                               
  3. How many hours a day did poor boys work?                                                                                                                                               
  4. What did most girls do all day?                                                                                                                                                  
  5. What fun activities were there for rich girls?
GRAMMAR REVISION

  Complete the sentences with the verbs in brackets. Use a suitable tense. 
       1.  Tom ……………………………… (not come) to my party yesterday because he was too busy.
       2.  In ten years’ time, there ……………………………… (be) more skyscrapers in the city.
       3.  Next summer, my brother and I ……………………………… (ride) bicycles across Europe.
       4.  We ……………………………… (not see) our cousins since 2007.
      5.  Who ……………………………… you ……………………………… (talk) to when I saw you?
   6.  ……………………………… you ……………………………… (know) the answer to this question?
  2  Complete the sentences with the adverb form of the adjectives in brackets. 
Alice and Jane are sisters. Alice looks like Jane but she does things 1…………………… (different). Alice does everything 2…………………… (fast) Jane. She’s a fast walker and a fast talker. Alice is also noisier than Jane. She talks 3…………………… (loud) Jane, but doesn’t say much. Jane talks very 4…………………… (quiet), but people always listen to her.
  3  Complete the mini dialogues with a suitable question. Pay attention to the words in bold in the answers. 
       1.                                                                                                                                        
Nothing happened.
       2.                                                                                                                                        
The dog ate all the hamburgers.
       3.                                                                                                                                        
I am going to visit my cousin in Canada.
       4.                                                                                                                                        
Elaine has played the piano since she was six.
       5.                                                                                                                                        
The Tower of London was built almost a thousand years ago.
       6.                                                                                                                                        
Yes, they are. Concert tickets are sold in the bookshop.
  Read Angela’s letter to an advice column and the reply she received. Choose the correct answers.
Dear Felicity,
My name is Angela. 1 I is writing / am writing / write to you because I’ve
got a big problem. My younger sister Shelly and I 2 have shared / share /
were sharing a bedroom since Shelly was a baby. I am four years
3 as old as / the oldest / older than Shelly. When we were small it was OK, but now it’s impossible. Shelly always 4 touches / touch / touched my things. Last week, her friends were here. While they 5 were playing /
was playing / are playing in our room, Shelly 6 has showed / shows / showed them my clothes. When I got home from school, all my clothes
7 were thrown / are thrown / was thrown on the floor. I’m so annoyed!
8 Should / Can / Do you help me?
Angela

Dear Angela,
Many siblings 9 shares / are sharing / share a bedroom and it can be tough. Tell Shelly how you feel. Shelly was wrong and she 10 could / can / has to know it. Then you 11 could / should / mustn’t make 12 much / any / some rules for the bedroom. Afterwards, you can work together to create
a bedroom with private space for each of you. If you 13
will do / do / does this, you 14 will feel / feel / feels happier together.
Good luck,
Felicity

SURVEY ON TEEN PROBLEMS

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Time flies! This is already the end of this academic year! How's your school life? Have you encountered any difficulties with your studies, families or friends? Do you need any kinds of help? We really want to offer  you help! Go round the classroom and aks your mates the different questions. Please tick the appropriate column or fill in the blanks when neccesary:

Class: ______                                   Gender: (F/M)                                      Age: _______

                                                      Strongly agree (3)  -  Agree (2) -  Disagree (1)  - Strongly disagree (0)
SELF IMAGE:

a. Do you think you are good-looking?
b. Do you think you are clever?
c. Do you think you are hard-working?
d. Do you think you are popular?

FAMILY:

a. Do you love your parents?
b. Do your parents love you?
c. Do you always quarrel with your parents?
d. Do you always quarrel with your siblings?
e. Do you spend a lot of time with your family?

SCHOOL:

a. Do you enjoy going to school?
b. Do you find school work difficult?
c. Are you afraid of studying?
d. Are you afraid of examinations?
e. Do you have confidence in gaining good results?

FRIENDS:

a. Do you have many friends?
b. Do you go out with your friends at weekends?
c. Do you have good relantionship with your friends?

HEALTH:

a. Do you do exercise regularly?
b. Do you eat healthily?
c. Do you think you are healthy?

Now, let's analyse this survey's results. You have to calculate the following:

a. the mode.
b. the average.
c. the median.

WRITING

Think about a time you were angry about something or with someone. Write a diary entry or an e-mail about the situation. Describe what made you angry and how you reacted.

DIGITAL PROJECT

We're going to prepare a digital project to be presented to your classroom, in which you have to look for information about the world's happiest and saddest countries. After, you' have to draw a pie chart in which all the figures have to be represented.

Image from http://www.independent.co.uk.

Here there are some websites which will help you to find the information you need:

http://www.forbes.com/

http://www.livescience.com/
http://www.mindbodygreen.com/

Finally, you have to locate all the countries you have used for your project in the world map. 




WORKING WITH A SONG

PHARREL WILLIAMS' HAPPY

What do you think the song is about from its title, vocabulary or artwork?

Let's listen to the song, and pay attention to the lyrics:





NOW, EXPRESS HOW YOU'VE FELT WHILE WORKING WITH THIS DIDACTIC UNIT!




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