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  • 1. Victoria Vázquez De MaiaFUTURE 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. Webased: 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. Webinar: A seminar given using the Internet.12. Tag: To put someone’s name on a photo on Facebook.13. Chat room: A virtual room where Internet users talk to each other.
  • 2. Victoria Vázquez De MaiaNew 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.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-distance runner Mo Farah on winning the 5,000 and 10,000 metresevents at the 2012 Olympics, in which both arms are arched above themedal (verb) YOLO Games MakerMobot omnishambles second screening
  • 3. Victoria Vázquez De Maiahead 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 orendorsement for impulsive or irresponsible behaviour.VOCABULARYPhrasal verbsA. Complete the sentences using the words in the box.1. We hired a car when we arrived at the airport but it broke out on the wayto the hotel.2. My mum always feels nervous just as the plane is taking off and landing.3. I set off 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 up with the mosquitoes andother insects.in up back down out after off x 2
  • 4. Victoria Vázquez De Maia6. 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. Victoria Vázquez De MaiaLISTENINGA. 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 Lane V3. Whitechapel V4. Oxford Street5. London Docklands V6. Hyde Park7. Canary Wharf V8. Notting Hill9. Stratford V
  • 6. Victoria Vázquez De MaiaB. Watch and listen again. Match the neighbourhood with what it isfamous for.1. Brick Lane a. Bombed during WW II2. Whitechapel b. 2012 OlympicsStadium3. London Docklands c. Bangladesh community4. Canary Wharf d. Jack the Ripper5. Stratford e. London City Airport1-C, 2-D, 3-A, 4-E, 5-B.C. Complete the sentences. Write one word in each gap.1. Brick lane is famous for curry 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 headquarte’.4. East London has its own airport which is popular with businesstravellers.5. The Excel Centre is an important conference and exhibitions centre.6. Next door to the 2012 Olympic Site there is a huge Westfield centre.
  • 7. Victoria Vázquez De MaiaB. Watch and listen again. Match the neighbourhood with what it isfamous for.1. Brick Lane a. Bombed during WW II2. Whitechapel b. 2012 OlympicsStadium3. London Docklands c. Bangladesh community4. Canary Wharf d. Jack the Ripper5. Stratford e. London City Airport1-C, 2-D, 3-A, 4-E, 5-B.C. Complete the sentences. Write one word in each gap.1. Brick lane is famous for curry 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 headquarte’.4. East London has its own airport which is popular with businesstravellers.5. The Excel Centre is an important conference and exhibitions centre.6. Next door to the 2012 Olympic Site there is a huge Westfield centre.