What have your ancestors bequeathed to you? – Level 2 – 31st October 2016

Objectives

  1. American vs British English warmer

  2. Vocabulary review from before half term

  3. National news: the child refugees in Calais

  4. The history of Venice

  5. Francesco’s Venice video & listening

  6. Listening to a woman talk about a family heirloom

  7. Writing about an object of significance for you

1. American English quizzes (just for fun):

http://esl.about.com/qz/British-or-American-Quiz

http://www.funtrivia.com/playquiz/quiz113979d0e8b0.html

2. Vocabulary review – take a test here – it’s  very difficult!!!

here is the list: Level 2 October 2016 words

here is the test: http://dictionary.cambridge.org/mydictionary/wordlist/1250156/test

3. You need to start reading and understanding more about International and National news. Read about the child refugees in Calais and try to understand the different points of view. Think about opinions and facts:

here in the Daily Mail: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3850840/Third-batch-child-migrants-begin-journey-Calais-Jungle-UK-Home-Office-admit-two-thirds-past-children-lied-age-officials.html 

here in the Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/oct/28/fears-for-calais-refugee-camp-children-who-were-bound-for-the-uk

here on the BBC website: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-37654552

4. The history of Venice:

more information here:http://tours-italy.com/venice-tours/venice-travel-guide/history/

5. Francesco’s Venice:

6. A gramophone:

Today’s words:

http://dictionary.cambridge.org/mydictionary/wordlist/1762906 – including bequeath & ancestor.

 

 

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