The current method of raw food production is largely a response to the growth of the fast food industry since the 1950s. The production of food overall has more drastically changed since that time than the several thousand years prior. Controlled primarily by a handful of multinational corporations, the global food production business - with an emphasis on the business - has as its unwritten goals production of large quantities of food at low direct inputs (most often subsidized) resulting in enormous profits, which in turn results in greater control of the global supply of food sources within these few companies. Health and safety (of the food itself, of the animals produced themselves, of the workers on the assembly lines, and of the consumers actually eating the food) are often overlooked by the companies, and are often overlooked by government in an effort to provide cheap food regardless of these negative consequences. We're going to watch the video in class, you can see it again here :http://documentaryaddict.com/Food+Inc-2174-documentary.html
Then in groups of three you're going to work on parts of the video with a written guide and make your own presentation to tell your mates your version of the story.
You can choose one of the topics.The guide is thought for teachers but I'm going to help you to addapt it, don't worry. http://www.takepart.com/sites/default/files/foodinc_PDF_091008.pdf
After the presentations you'll play a game. Use English, play, enjoy and finally share your ideas about the game and Mc Donald's production of course.
Let's practice weather vocabulary playing with this maze.
It's easy, click HERE , then click in GO to start.
You have to listen and mark the correct option to get to a house through the maze. Good luck !!
Sometimes you can't find the right word to say something. Phraseup is a site that helps you in that case.
You only have to write the sentence and put a * in the place of the word you don't know. The programme will provide a lot of alternative solutions and you can choose the best for you.
Today is the centenary of International Women's Day . In honor of that day,EQUALS, was directed by Sam Taylor . Daniel Craig, AKA James Bond, appears in drag while Judi Dench does a voice over highlighting the many inequities faced by women. “We’re equals, aren’t we, double 0 seven?” she asks. “Yet it is 2011 and a man is still likely to earn more money than a women, even for the same job.” But, she continued, “It’s not just about money and power. …one in four are victims of domestic violence.”
When you play the video, if you need it. Click on CC and get the audio transcripted. Then make a list of problems women have to face and the question asked to James Bond. Why do you think Daniel Craig dressed like a woman?
Then enter to the official site of International Women's Day .Choose two countries on your right and point two events to celebrate the day. Click on 2011 theme and tell us what it is about. Click on Your say , scroll down and on your right there is four huge buttons , choose :Where women want to work. Choose one company and write a short report about it, explaining why it is chosen by women or why they want women working there.
1- Download the worksheet from Busyteacher.org . It's on your right. Just one page to fill in the gasps .
2- Watch the video and try to complete.
3-Answer these questions and add two of your answers to the comments.
a) When do you need any help?
b) Why do you feel insecure?
c)What do you appreciate about your friends?
d)How do you feel if you feel down?
e)What about giving help ?
4- Finally as usual...sing as if you were alone...
Suppose you're a reporter. After clicking on the title, you have to select one or more kinds of newspapers, then you're given a set of clues to discover the words to complete the headline. Once you've finished you can go ahead with another headline or enter to the article.
Print the article you are interested in , bring to our class and make a short comment about it. What it is about, if you knew about it or not, etc.
How much vocabulary do you know???? HUMMMM...
Click on the title and challenge yourself. Start from the easy level. Complete the sentence and listen to it.
If you need some help, read the definition.
Be careful , your time doesn't lats for ever.
Welcome back !!!
School starts again and we love it. Yes, don't cry for the end of our holidays , School is such a good adventure...And you are a firework !!
Enjoy Katy Perry's song , click on the title and complete the exercise. It's a listening one.
Then, watch the video again , choose two stories and try to guess what had happened before and what is going to happen later. Try to connect the scene with the lyrics.
What don't you dare to do ? Would you be a firework?.
Give the answers in comments or bring the to hand out in class.
www.xtranormal.com/movie-maker/ allow us to make funny films. You choose the set ,the actors and the sound.
Then you type what you want your actors to say, changing cameras and movements of the actors. Everything is really easy.
This is a great Canadian page. You can find idioms and expressions, see them in context, listen to them and find the equivalent one in Spanish or French.
Your task : choose your 5 favourites, change the context to use them, make a poster and bring it to share in class. To avoid repetition, enter to comments, write your name and the expressions you chose.
Click here : 1000 images on the tip of my tongue.
Click on the title and you will go to an exercise created by Mrs. Haquet.
1- Learn the vocabulary. You'll see the images , read the words and listen to them.
2- You have to match the words and the images. It's a drag and drop exercise.
3- Match the images with the sounds. You have to drag the images to your left, towards the sound player.
4- Finally the crossword. You click on the free space and the image you have to guess appears.