domingo, 30 de abril de 2017

Unit 3.4. What's on the news?

 By Yaneth Valencia

A. Objectives about this topic

-       Use the expression there is – there are to show that objects, people, events, exist in the present.
-       Use there was – there were to show that objects, people, events existed in the past.
-       Use vocabulary and idiomatic expressions related to the news and to uneventful everyday 


B. (Peter and Gina are in their living room after dinner) 

PETER: Whats on the news?
GINA: Nothing good, you can be sure.
PETER: Well, lets see what the bad news is, then. (Turns on the TV)

the police said the individual was about 5 feet 10 inches tall and wore a mask.
There were reports he was seen driving away in a blue Monza.
Now on to some lighter news. In Medellin, Colombia, ten schoolchildren squeezed into a Renault 4 car and broke a Guinness Record.
In Rainham, England a bank robber was arrested after trying to escape ON A BICYCLE. I guess he wasnt in a hurry.
In Motown Kentucky a 25-year old woman wants to strengthen her tummy muscles. She drinks only fruit juices and lies down with two cinder blocks on her tummy for five hours every day. I think shes on a crush diet.
And theres a man in Wellington, New Zealand who is completing 25 continuous days at the top of a 40-foot pole. You might say thats one way of getting away from it all.
On to weather. Tomorrow should be fine with about 75 degrees��.
(Gina switches off the TV)
GINA: Man, people sure do stupid things to get into the Guinness Records Book.
PETER: And to get their name in the news, too, apparently. What a lot of nonsense! By the way, I got a letter from Aunt Agatha today and she says��
 C. Definition and description
The phrases there is - there are indicate that something or a group of things exist or do not exist, example:
There is a fly in my soup
There are several mistakes in this report
Using the pronoun there as a subject in these examples sentences stresses the fact the “the fly or “the mistakes” exist.
By using #there in the sentences, the speaker makes a clear declarative statement, drawing more attention to his.
Verb to be simple past tense
Was – were
The past forms of the verbs to be are was and were and the conjugation of the verbs is as follows:
I – he – she – it / was                                      You – we – they/ were
The forms was and were are used to describe a situations in the past that no longer exist, example:
There were two men on that corner, but they are gone now.
Terry was thin when he was young.

The concert last night was fabulous!

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Yaneth Valencia

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Unit 3.3. At the restaurant

By Piedad Romo Sanabria

My topic is: Unit 3.3. At the restaurant
This is my activity

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a. Objectives

Use superlatives to discuss options
Use expressions with go to indicate destination and activities
Use vocabulary related to eating at ordering food at a restaurant

This theme has as its object the appropriation of the grammar, pronunciation and relation of the implements that compose a restaurant with the association of superlatives or comparative that compose the prayers within the dialogues.

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b. Short Reading about the topic.

The main topic is The Cousins ​​Restaurant
Daniel and Marisol are two friends who go to the restaurant to celebrate his new job.
When they enter the place are marveled at the decor and reasonable prices, also has a variety of menus and tables elegant, the waiter is attentive.
The table has: knife, fork, spoon, plate, glasses, pepper, salt, napkins.
We also compare two restaurants: La Carreta restaurant and El Charro restaurant.
The Carreta is more expensive than the Charro, but the food at the Charro is better. However, the service at El Charro is worse than at La Carreta.
More expensive, better, worse are the comparative adjectives.
Now, when we compare these restaurants with a third restaurant, and this restaurant is much better than the others, we use a superlative adjective to describe it: As you can see, the Cousins ​​is much better than the other two restaurants. It's the top choice!
The prices are the least expensive.
Their food is the most delicious.
It has the best service.

These adjectives that indicate that something is the best (or worst) are called superlatives. This is how we form them:

1. Completion in e:

very good

2. Other short adjectives:

Add: est

3. Ending in y:

Cozy          drop the y and add: iest
Longer adjectives simple take the Expensive     the most expensive
Delicious       the most delicious
Inexpensive   the most inexpensive
Reasonable    the most reasonable

Irregular adjectives:

Good                   the best
Bad                     the worst
Far (physical)     the farthest
Far (concepts)    the furthest

c. Definition and short description.

Restaurant Los Primos - Fine Venezuelan Cuisine

It is a new Venezuelan food restaurant.

It has different menus and the food is very rich, the decor of the place is very nice and the prices are very reasonable.

d. Practice with at least 5 exercises. 

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