Jessica Villacañas EsteveApril 2013FUTURE TECHNOLOGYVOCABULARYTechnologyA. Complete the definitions with the correct word.1. G oo g l e: To look for a piece of information using a well-known searchengine.2. B lo g g e r : A person who writes kind of diary on the Internet.3. T w e e t : To send a message on Twitter.4. G a m e r : A person who plays online games.5. L i k e : To give a favourable opinion of something on Facebook.6. W_ b _ s _ d _ : An episode of an Internet-based drama.7. T e x t : To send someone an SMS.8. C i b e b u l l y : An Internet user who uses aggressive behaviour tointimidate other Internet users.9. T r e n d i n g : A subject which everyone is talking about on socialnetworking sites.10. U n f r i e n d : To remove someone from your list of friends onFacebook.11. W e b m a s t e r : A seminar given using the Internet.12. T a g : To put someone’s name on a photo on Facebook.13. C i b e r o o m : A virtual room where Internet users talk to eachother.
Jessica Villacañas EsteveNew 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. Omnis hambles: A situation that has been comprehensively mismanaged,characterized by a string of blunders and miscalculations.2. Games marker: 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-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.medal (verb) YOLO Games MakerMobot omnishambles second screening
Jessica Villacañas EsteveVOCABULARYPhrasal verbsA. Complete the sentences using the words in the box.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 theother travellers.4. Phone me from the airport after you’ve checked back.5. I hate sleeping in a tent because I can’t put out with the mosquitoes andother insects.6. The taxi had to turn off 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 off of money, we’llbe back sooner!in up back down out after off x 2
Jessica Villacañas EsteveLISTENINGA. You are going to watch and listen to a guide to an area of London.Listen carefully and tick the London neighbourhoods that arementioned.http://www.sightseer.tv/london/eastlondonoverview1. Covent Garden2. Brick Lane3. Whitechapel4. Oxford Street5. London Docklands6. Hyde Park7. Canary Wharf8. Notting Hill9. StratfordB. Watch and listen again. Match the neighbourhood with what it isfamous for.1. Brick Lane c. Bangladeshcommunity2. Whitechapel d. Jack the Ripper3. London Docklands a. Bombed duringWWII4. Canary Wharf e. London City Airport5. Stratford b. II2012 OlympicsStadium
Jessica Villacañas EsteveC. 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.SPEAKINGTalk about your last holiday. Think about these questions.I went to Puigcerdà in my last holiday, because we want to change the typical placeand went to mountain. The place was wonderful and nice, I loved it. There wasn’thot and the sky was beautiful at the nights, because we can look all stars.We went my father, mother, sister and brother. Also came with we my uncle, myaunt and my cousins. We went six years ago and stay two weeks. The weather wasperfect. I didnt eat any special food, but I visited French monuments. France wasnear.We went in car and the trip was very long. But it was very funny; my favouritemoment was when I went to look famous lakes of the zone. And I recommendgoing a Puigcerdà because is very peaceful and quiet. I would love to go againthere.