April 2013FUTURE TECHNOLOGYVOCABULARYTechnologyA. Complete the definitions with the correct word.1. Google: To look for a piece of information using a well-known searchengine.2. Blogger : A person who writes kind of diary on the Internet.3. Tweet: To send a message on Twitter.4. Gamer: A person who plays online games.5. Like: To give a favourable opinion of something on Facebook.6. Webisode: An episode of an Internet-based drama.7. Text: To send someone an SMS.8. Ciberbully: An Internet user who uses aggressive behaviour tointimidate other Internet users.9. Trending: A subject which everyone is talking about on socialnetworking sites.10. Unfriend: To remove someone from your list of friends on Facebook.11. Webclass: A seminar given using the Internet.12. Tag: To put someone’s name on a photo on Facebook.
13. Ciberoom: A virtual room where Internet users talk to each other.New words in EnglishA. Every year new words enter the English dictionary. Below are some newwords from 2012. Write the words next to their definitions. Then check youranswers at:http://blog.oxforddictionaries.com/press-releases/uk-word-of-the-year-2012/1. Omnishambles: A situation that has been comprehensivelymismanaged, characterized by a string of blunders and miscalculations.2. Games Maker: A volunteer responsible for helping the public at anOlympic venue during the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.medal (verb) YOLO Games MakerMobot omnishambles second screening
3. Medal (verb): To win a medal in a sporting event or competition byfinishing first, second, or third.4. Second screening: the practice or activity of watching television whilesimultaneously using a smartphone, tablet computer, laptop, or otherscreen device, typically in order to read about the programme beingwatched or post about it on a social media site.5. Mobot: A characteristic gesture as performed by the British long-distance runner Mo Farah on winning the 5,000 and 10,000 metresevents at the 2012 Olympics, in which both arms are arched above thehead with the hands pointing down to the top of the head to form adistinctive ’M’ shape.6. YOLO: ‘You only live once’, typically used as a rationale or endorsementfor impulsive or irresponsible behaviour.VOCABULARYPhrasal verbsA. Complete the sentences using the words in the box.in up back down out after off x 2
1. We hired a car when we arrived at the airport but it broke down on theway to the hotel.2. My mum always feels nervous just as the plane is taking off and landing.3. I set up at six o’clock so that I would arrive at the hostel before the othertravellers.4. Phone me from the airport after you’ve checked in5. I hate sleeping in a tent because I can’t put up with the mosquitoes andother insects.6. The taxi had to turn back when it reached the mountain road because atree had fallen and was blocking the way.7. Would you mind looking after my cat while I’m on holiday next week?8. We are planning to travel for six months but if we run out of money, we’llbe back sooner!
LISTENINGA. You are going to watch and listen to a guide to an area ofLondon. Listen carefully and tick the London neighbourhoodsthat are mentioned.http://www.sightseer.tv/london/eastlondonoverview1. Covent Garden ____2. Brick Lane _X_3. Whitechapel ____4. Oxford Street ____5. London Docklands _ __6. Hyde Park ____7. Canary Wharf _x _8. Notting Hill ____9. Stratford _x_B. Watch and listen again. Match the neighbourhood with what it isfamous for.1. Brick Lane a. Bombed during WW II2. Whitechapel b. 2012 Olympics
Stadium3. London Docklands c. Bangladesh community4. Canary Wharf d. Jack the Ripper5. Stratford e. London City AirportC. Complete the sentences. Write one word in each gap.1. Brick lane is famous for curry restaurants.2. You can go on a touristic tour to see where Jack the Ripper carried outhis attacks.3. In the 1980s the docklands transformed into a ‘mini Manhattan’.4. East London has its own airport which is popular with business travellers.5. The Excel Centre is an important conference and exhibition centre.6. Next door to the 2012 Olympic Site there is a huge wheatfield shoppingcentre.SPEAKINGTalk about your last holiday. Think about these questions.1. Where did you go and why? Describe the place.2. Who did you go with?3. When did you go and how long did you stay?
4. What was the weather like?5. Did you have any special food?6. Did you visit any monuments?7. Did you do any kind of sightseeing?8. Did you do any sunbathing?9. Did you take many photos?10. Did you buy any souvenirs?11. How did you travel? Was it a long trip?12. Did you take a rucksack or a suitcase? What things did you take?13. What is your best memory of the holiday?14. Were you glad to get home?15. Would you recommend the place you went for a holiday?16. Would you consider going there again?WRITINGMy last holiday was the best ever of all my life. The places were not the mostbeautiful I’ve seen but, I really have a very good week. I went with my motherand friends. I went to a cruise, and I stayed on the ship for 7 days and 6 nights.The weather was very hot, but not too much, the perfect weather to sunbathe,take a bath, stay out at night,… Like all my holidays, I usually eat pizza,because my mother weren’t too careful to make me eat all kind of food, and Itake the opportunity and I pass almost all week eating pasta and pizza. I visitedsome monuments in every place we stayed like Roma, Florence, Mallorca,Capri,… were I did sightseeing with a group of tourists from the boat. I didsunbathing everyday next to the pool in hammocks or just staying there withfriends speaking or doing something, I had sunbathe in almost every moment. I
love taking photos, so I did about 2000 photos in that week. Actually, I collectmagnets and elephants of every place I go, so, I bought in all the cities amagnet and an elephant at least. I really had problems with this before leavehome, because I wanted to take a lot of clothes, that, in fact weren’t necessary,so, I toke only for me a packet of a normal size. The best memory should be ofa monument, a beautiful landscape, skyline,… but my best memory is at nights,when we all stayed there speaking or taking a walk around the ship. I was verysad to getting home, I would really like stay there for a few more days.Definitely, I recommend this type of vacation, not the place, but the way oftravel, on a boat, it’s a different vacation and I like it more than go to an hotelsome days and just stay there. I consider to do it again, actually the lastsummer were my third cruise so, I hope repeat more times.