Learning with celebrities - Dušan Nikolić - Jelena Jović


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Learning with celebrities,
Engleski jezik,
Dušan Nikolić, IV-1
Jelena Jović,
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Learning with celebrities - Dušan Nikolić - Jelena Jović

  1. 1. Author: Dusan Nikolic
  2. 2. Note: When you see an underlined word, colored in yellow like this one: universal you should go over it with a mouse pointer and a comment will show up, like it is shown in the picture bellow!! Also you should have your Internet browser (Mozilla, Chrome, Explorer…) turned on in order to see the video . 
  3. 3. <ul><li>English language </li></ul><ul><li>the most common language in the world. In a word, it is the universal language, the language that most of us speak, and those who don’t, they at least know of its existence. The language that connects people! </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>You are going to be presented with two lessons. The first lesson includes </li></ul><ul><li>intermediate vocabulary, tenses, grammar, listening and reading. The second </li></ul><ul><li>one is for upper intermediate students, but is not as difficult as it sounds </li></ul><ul><li>because everything is explained.  </li></ul><ul><li>These two lessons contain category, themes and, of course, grammar; and </li></ul><ul><li>the best part is that you can learn English language by listening to celebrities . </li></ul>ENJOY!
  5. 5. Lesson 1 ‘Hustle’ – The president of the USA, Barack Obama
  6. 6. <ul><li>Category : Real life </li></ul><ul><li>Themes: Celebrity, News </li></ul><ul><li>Grammar: Present Continuous (Progressive) Tense </li></ul><ul><li>1. Read and Prepare   - Read the introduction and prepare to hear and watch the video. </li></ul><ul><li>You don’t become the first  black  President of the United States at the age of 47 </li></ul><ul><li>without a lot of hard work. Barack Obama had been a  community organizer , a </li></ul><ul><li>law professor and a US  Senator before he was elected President. He is </li></ul><ul><li>anything but lazy. He clearly knows how to  hustle . </li></ul><ul><li>Someone who hustles always gives their best effort, especially when </li></ul><ul><li>it is not easy to do so. An athlete who hustles will dive on the ground </li></ul><ul><li>to catch the ball and put himself at risk to help his team. If you </li></ul><ul><li>hustle on a project at work, it means you get it done quickly, but still </li></ul><ul><li>do it well. </li></ul><ul><li>Recently, President Barack Obama gave a speech to a small group of </li></ul><ul><li>Intel employees, where he talked about the need to hustle. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>2. Watch the video: </li></ul><ul><li>(click on the picture when you are ready) </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>3. Read the speech to see how the vocab words are used. </li></ul><ul><li>A man:   Ladies and gentlemen, I’m pleased to introduce the President of the United States. </li></ul><ul><li>Obama:   Thank you. Thank you so much. It’s not just the winner of the  Super Bowl  who deserves to be celebrated, but also the winner of  science fairs . And since the Packers beat my Bears, I am reserving all of my celebrating for the winners of the science fairs. They deserve applause! They deserve our applause and our praise and they make me optimistic about America’s future. Basically, if we want to  win the future , America has to  out -build and out- innovate  and out-educate and out-hustle the rest of the world. That’s what we’ve got to do.    </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Obama said we need to hustle. “Hustle” means move quickly and be aggressive . It’s no surprise that Obama said it, since it’s commonly used in sports, and he is a sports fan. You can hustle in business, in a game or even to pack up your things and catch a train. Many people had to hustle to set up the room for Obama’s speech.  </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>4. Vocabulary </li></ul><ul><li>Click on each word if you want to see more detailed explanation, articles and definitions of every word </li></ul><ul><li>celebrity = a widely known person, fame </li></ul><ul><li>black = having dark brown skin; of African ancestry </li></ul><ul><li>community organizer = someone who helps a neighborhood grow </li></ul><ul><li>and improve </li></ul><ul><li>Senator = a lawmaker in the US national government </li></ul><ul><li>hustle = move quickly, be aggressive </li></ul><ul><li>Super Bowl = the championship game of the National Football League </li></ul><ul><li>science fairs = a competition for science students </li></ul><ul><li>win the future = have success, be the best </li></ul><ul><li>out – (build, innovate etc.) = do more or better than someone else </li></ul><ul><li>innovate = invent, create, improve </li></ul><ul><li>aggressive = rough, not gentle; forceful </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>The Present Perfect Continuous (Progressive) </li></ul><ul><li>We form the  present perfect continuous  (sometimes called the &quot;present perfect progressive&quot;) with  have/has been + main verb + ing . We use this tense to express: </li></ul><ul><li>1) an activity that began in the past and is continuing now </li></ul><ul><li>I’ve been studying English for three years. </li></ul><ul><li>How long have you been working here? </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Sometimes there is no difference between the simple and the continuous </li></ul><ul><li>The continuous can sometimes express a temporary activity, and the simple a permanent state </li></ul><ul><li>I’ve been living in this house for the past few months (temporary) </li></ul><ul><li>I’ve lived here all my life (permanent) </li></ul><ul><li>2) A past activity that has caused a present result </li></ul><ul><li>I’ve been working all day (I’m tired now) </li></ul><ul><li>Have you been crying ? (Your eyes are red) </li></ul><ul><li>The past activity might be finished or it might not. The context usually makes this clear. </li></ul><ul><li>Look out of the window! It’s been snowing (it has stopped snowing) </li></ul><ul><li>I’ve been writing this book for two years. (It still isn’t finished) </li></ul>I’ve played I’ve been playing the piano since I was a boy
  13. 13. Lesson 2 Avril Lavigne – an “early bloomer”
  14. 14. <ul><li>Category: Music </li></ul><ul><li>Themes: Music </li></ul><ul><li>Grammar: Phrasal verbs </li></ul><ul><li>1. Read the introduction and prepare for the dialogue </li></ul><ul><li>Singer  Avril Lavigne  does things earlier than other people. By the time she was 15, she’d appeared on stage alongside country music super star  Shania Twain . At 16 she signed a record deal , and at 17 her first album  Let Go  was a huge hit around the world. Avril has been an  early bloomer  in her personal life, too. She got married at 21, which is a lot younger than the age at which most American women marry. Three years later, she got divorced. So now, at 26, she already has four albums and a marriage  under her belt . Find out what Jason and Cate think she’ll do next. </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>2. Read the dialog to see how the vocab words are used </li></ul><ul><li>Jason:    I’m kind of excited that  Avril Lavigne  is  available  again. </li></ul><ul><li>Cate:   Yeah, I wish she would just  go away . I  can’t stand  her. </li></ul><ul><li>Jason:   Really? </li></ul><ul><li>Cate:   Yeah, I’m not a fan of her music, and then she tries so hard to be like   punk   star, getting married young, you know,  rebelling , and now divorced. Come on. </li></ul><ul><li>Jason:   Oh interesting. You think getting married young is a form of rebellion? </li></ul><ul><li>Cate:   I mean, yeah, it would totally fit her image, you know, like crazy pink hair... And getting married young…just all those things you’re definitely not supposed to do. </li></ul><ul><li>Jason:   Well if you’re getting married at the age of 20 you might not want to marry the singer of 41, you know? </li></ul><ul><li>Cate:   Yeah, definitely . </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>Jason :   I was upset about it when it happened. She’s like exactly the same age as me, and when her song “Complicated” came out and she was 17, she was number one, I was 17 and in a punk band. And then she went and got married, you know, Deryck Whibley from what I regard  as like the worst punk band of that era. </li></ul><ul><li>Cate:   It’s like the anti-punk almost. </li></ul><ul><li>Jason:  Yeah. </li></ul><ul><li>Cate:   Yeah, but clearly it was just  puppy love  since they divorced. That didn’t work out well. </li></ul><ul><li>Jason:   Would you ever get married that young? I mean, obviously neither of us did. </li></ul><ul><li>Cate:   I feel like at 24 right now I still don’t know a lot, so there’s definitely less that I knew about love and life at 20. </li></ul><ul><li>Jason:   I was kind of silly at the age of 20. I don’t know if it would have been a good idea. </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>3. Vocabulary </li></ul><ul><li>Click on each word if you want to see more detailed explanation, articles and definitions of every word </li></ul><ul><li>record deal = getting paid to make a music album </li></ul><ul><li>early bloomer = one who matures earlier than most </li></ul><ul><li>under (one’s) belt = in someone’s experience or history </li></ul><ul><li>available = single, not dating </li></ul><ul><li>go away = leave, disappear </li></ul><ul><li>can’t stand = not like something, hate something </li></ul><ul><li>punk = fast – paced, rebellious form of music </li></ul><ul><li>rebel = someone who doesn’t follow the rules </li></ul><ul><li>regard = see, look at, consider </li></ul><ul><li>puppy love = innocent, sweet love; love that you feel when you are very young </li></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>4. Phrasal verbs </li></ul><ul><li>Phrasal verbs are composed of a  verb  + a  preposition  or  adverb  that alters the original meaning of the verb. For instance, a lot of phrasal verbs take the preposition “out.” Examples include  break out  (escape),  hand out  (distribute), and, of course,  make out  (kiss a lot). </li></ul><ul><li>Some phrasal verbs are  non-separable , meaning the preposition must  directly follow  the verb. For instance, you can say &quot;I  dropped by  the bar&quot; but not &quot;I  dropped  the bar  by &quot; because &quot;drop by&quot; is non-separable. On the other hand, &quot;drop off&quot; is separable. You can say, &quot;I have to  drop off  my son at school&quot; or &quot;I have to  drop  my son  off  at school.&quot; </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>Here are some examples of the phrasal verbs: </li></ul><ul><li>In class, the teacher lays down the law: ‘English only’ </li></ul><ul><li>lay down = to tell somebody firmly what they can or cannot </li></ul><ul><li>He turns into a real sweetheart when he knows someone is watching him </li></ul><ul><li>turn into = to change into something different </li></ul><ul><li>Did Sam just hit on the cute brunette at the bar? </li></ul><ul><li>hit on = to talk to sb in a way that shows you are sexually attracted to them </li></ul><ul><li>It’s been so long since we last caught up with each other </li></ul><ul><li>catch up (with sb) = to meet sb you have not seen for a while and hear their news </li></ul><ul><li>My new job pays me to hand out the fliers at the subway </li></ul><ul><li>hand out = to give sth to each person in a group </li></ul>
  20. 20. I hope you enjoyed the lessons  Now VOTE FOR MY PRESENTATION!! WORLD PEACE
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  22. 22. Literature <ul><li>http://miskedule.wordpress.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.google.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Intermediate Student’s Book – Liz and John Soars </li></ul><ul><li>Upper Intermediate Student’s Book – Liz and John Soars </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PrRiGaJOVCg </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UuG_fTwoUoU </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdDG1vsLgTQ </li></ul>