Blogbatxapril2013 Alex Ortiz

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  1. 1. 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. Grammer: A person who plays online games.5. Like: To give a favourable opinion of something on Facebook.6. Webside : An episode of an Internet-based drama.7. Text: To send someone an SMS.8. Cyberbully: 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. ------------ : A seminar given using the Internet.12. Tag : To put someone’s name on a photo on Facebook.
  2. 2. 13. C iberoom : 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 comprehensively mismanaged,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. 3. 3. Medal: To win a medal in a sporting event or competition by finishingfirst, 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-distancerunner Mo Farah on winning the 5,000 and 10,000 metres events at the2012 Olympics, in which both arms are arched above the head with thehands pointing down to the top of the head to form a distinctive ’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
  4. 4. 1. We hired a car when we arrived at the airport but it broke after on theway to the hotel.2. My mum always feels nervous just as the plane is taking down andlanding.3. I set out 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 back.5. 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!
  5. 5. 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 Garden2. Brick Lane3. Whitechapel4. Oxford Street5. London Docklands 6. Hyde Park7. Canary Wharf 8. Notting Hill9. Stratford B. Watch and listen again. Match the neighbourhood with what it isfamous for.1. Brick Lane a. Bombed during WW II(3)
  6. 6. 2. Whitechapel b. 2012 OlympicsStadium (2)3. London Docklands c. Bangladesh community(1)4. Canary Wharf d. Jack the Ripper (5)5. Stratford e. London City Airport (4)C. 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 Stratford centre.
  7. 7. 2. Whitechapel b. 2012 OlympicsStadium (2)3. London Docklands c. Bangladesh community(1)4. Canary Wharf d. Jack the Ripper (5)5. Stratford e. London City Airport (4)C. 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 Stratford centre.

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