April 2013FUTURE TECHNOLOGYVOCABULARYTechnologyA. Complete the definitions with the correct word.1. GOOGLE: To look for a piece of information using a well-knownsearch engine.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. C IBERBULLY: 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 onFacebook.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. MEDAR (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 televisionwhile simultaneously using a smartphone, tablet computer, laptop, orother screen device, typically in order to read about the programmebeing watched 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 in.5. I hate sleeping in a tent because I can’t put off 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/eastlondonoverview Covent Garden Brick Lane X Whitechapel X Oxford Street London Docklands Hyde Park Canary Wharf X Notting Hill Stratford XB. 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 AirportAnswers:1. Brick Lane c. Bangladesh community2. Whitechapel d. Jack the Ripper3. London Docklands a. Bombed during WW II4. Canary Wharf e. London City Airport5. Stratford b. 2012 Olympics StadiumC. Complete the sentences. Write one word in each gap.1. Brick lane is famous for carry restaurants.2. You can go on a walking 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 businesstravellers.5. The Excel Centre is an important conference and exhibition centre.6. Next door to the 2012 Olympic Site there is a huge wheat fieldshopping centre.
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?