Urban Myths – tell your partners about your Urban Myth and ask them whether they think it’s true or not. more Urban Myths here.
Discourse markers map
Thai rat as big as a cat:
Landscape with the Fall of Icarus by Pieter Bruegel
When was it painted?
Who was Icarus?
Which one is he in the picture?
Do you agree with Bruegel’s message on life? Is it good to be ambitious?
Is it true that ‘life goes on’?
Listen to a description of the painting by an art historian. What does she say about…?
the three men
direction and purpose
the central event
an interpretation of the picture.
discourse marker noun GRAMMAR
plural noun: discourse markers
a word or phrase whose function is to organize discourse into segments, for example well or I mean.
Definition : Conjunctive words – also called connectors – are words that link two similar elements in a sentence. The main categories of conjunctive words are coordinating conjunctions, such as and or or, and subordinating conjunctions such as if, so that, because or while.
Kairos (καιρός) is an ancient Greek word meaning the right or opportune moment (the supreme moment). The ancient Greeks had twowords for time, chronos and kairos.
urban myth noun [C]
myth noun (ANCIENT STORY)
plough noun [C]
UK (US plow) UK US /plaʊ/
shepherd noun [C]
winkle sth/sb out
— phrasal verb with winkle UK /ˈwɪŋ.kəl/ US /ˈwɪŋ.kəl/verb
exasperation noun [U]
the feeling of being annoyed, especially because you can do nothing to solve a problem:There is growing exasperation within the government at the failureof these policies to reduce unemployment.After ten hours of fruitless negotiations, he stormed out of the meeting in exasperation.
In the winter months, squirrels hibernate, entering a state of suspended animation (torpor) for weeks at a time, interspersed with brief periods of waking.