Vocabulary – definitions & spellings of words used previously in class
Dictionary work – ‘How to Learn English in 6 months’ TEDx Talk
Finding a new flatmate listening
writing an informal email about where you live
How to learn any language in six months – questions about the video:
- What is hypnopaedia? Does it work?
- What is Rapid Language Acquisition? Can it work?
- What is social dislocation?
- What does the speaker mean by a) principles and b) modelling?
- How have the limits of flight been expanded by watching the behaviour of animals?
- What does the speaker mean by ‘immersion’?
- “When you (first) learn a language you are like a baby” What do you think about this statement?
- What does the phrase, “acquire unconsciously” mean?
- What is a spouse?
- Do you have a language parent?
learning by hearing while asleep or under hypnosis.
hypno therapynoun [U]
UK /ˌhɪp.nəˈθer.ə.pi/ US /-noʊ-/
UK US /ˌæk.wɪˈzɪʃ.ən/
dislocation noun [C or U]
/ˌdɪs.ləʊˈkeɪˌʃən/ US /-loʊ-/
Rapid Language Acquisition is
principle noun (IDEA)
principal adjective [before noun]
UK US /ˈprɪn.sɪ.pəl/
UK US /ˈprɪn.sɪ.pəl/
principal noun (PERSON)
UK /ɪˈmɜːs/ US /-ˈmɝːs/
acquire verb [T]
UK /əˈkwaɪər/ US /-ˈkwaɪɚ/
UK /ʌnˈkɒn.ʃəs/ US /-ˈkɑːn-/
Words we have previously defined in class. You need to spell and define these words using a paper dictionary
flatmate noun [C]
UK US /ˈflæt.meɪt/ UK
lodger noun [C]
UK /ˈlɒdʒ.ər/ US /ˈlɑː.dʒɚ/ (US also roomer)
landlord noun [C]
UK /ˈlænd.lɔːd/ US /-lɔːrd/
landlord noun [C] (OWNER)
landlord noun [C] (BAR MANAGER)
UK US /ˈbʌdʒ.ɪt/
fortnight noun [C usually singular]
UK /ˈfɔːt.naɪt/ US /ˈfɔːrt-/ UK
few determiner, pronoun (SOME)
A2 some, or a small number of something:I need to get a few things in town.There are a few slices of cake left over from the party.
several determiner, pronoun
UK /ˈsev.ər.əl/ US /-ɚ-/
handy adjective (USEFUL)
handy adjective (SKILFUL)
UK US /kənˈviː.ni.ənt/
B1 suitable for your purposes and needs and causing the least difficulty:Our local shop has very convenient opening hours.A bike’s a very convenient way of getting around.[+ that] It‘s very convenient that you live near the office.[+ to infinitive] I find it convenient to be able to do my bankingonline.What time would it be convenient for me to come over?
B1 near or easy to get to or use:a very convenient bus serviceOur new house is very convenient for (= near to) the kids‘ school.
write an email to another student in class describing your current living situation. Include information about:
- the place where you live
- who you live with
- how you found it
- how you feel about it