2nd Conditional warmers – could & would
How can we be happier?
Will money make you happier? What is work/life balance?
What could you live without?
Find out definitions for these words: freeganism, forage & road kill.
Read about a life without money.
Work in groups to come up with ideas to make life happier.
The Happiness Formula
Complete these sentences and be ready to explain why you are saying this
a) Happiness is …….
b) Money can’t make you happy …
What is the Rat Race? Is it possible to escape it?
disapproving the situation in which too much attention is given to buying and owning things:
Black Friday is coming soon – this was the scene in London 2 years ago:
Are these statements true or false:
People are wealthier and happier than 50 years ago.
Consumerism hasn’t made people happy.
Scientists think we should change our way of life
Watch the video and think about these questions:
A) Why hasn’t consumerism (the work+buy ethic) made people happy?
B) How should we change our way of life?
Life without money
Could you live without money? Think of 3 advantages of a life without money.
Look up these three words on your phone: 1. Road kill (noun) 2. to forage (verb) 3. freegan & freeganism
Article in The Independent about a German woman living without money
Listen to an English podcast about the German woman Heidemarie Schwermer who made a deliberate choice to live without money 14 years ago.
Present perfect revision exercises:
The two words, hung vs. hanged, are both the past tense of hang but have different uses in a sentence. Hanged refers to death by hanging, whether it be suicide or execution.
the amount of respect, admiration, or importancegiven to a person, organization, or object:
on secondment Next month Douglas, who has been on secondment from BT, goes back to his old job.
I assume fish and chips is the most popular meal in Britain. No, it isn’t, that’s an incorrect assumption. The most popular meal in the UK is Chicken Tikka Masala.
Dandelion – can be used in salads:
American vs British English warmer
Vocabulary review from before half term
National news: the child refugees in Calais
The history of Venice
Francesco’s Venice video & listening
Listening to a woman talk about a family heirloom
Writing about an object of significance for you
1. American English quizzes (just for fun):
2. Vocabulary review – take a test here – it’s very difficult!!!
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:
http://dictionary.cambridge.org/mydictionary/wordlist/1762906 – including bequeath & ancestor.