22 May 2019

GOOD LUCK!


Learn English Teens (British Council)

 
 
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KILIMANJARO

Watch the video and find out how global warming and deforestation are melting the vast snow fields of Mount Kilimanjaro. Complete the following statements:
1-Mount Kilimanjaro is also known as __________________.
2-It is located in ____________________.
3-People travel there to ____________and______________.
4-Ernest Hemingway described the ice fields as________________.
5-The glaciers are a vital source of ___________ and __________ water.
6-Since 1912, the glaciers ________________ by more than 80%.
7-The NASA satellite has been taking pictures for _____________.
8-As the Kilimanjaro is located in the tropical area, glaciers _____.
9-Deforestation means that trees _________ in large quantities.
10-Some consequences of the loss of the glaciers include: __________ and__________.

KEY:
1-the roof of Africa
2-North Eastern Tanzania
3-climb the mountain_and view the gracier-covered peak
4-wide as the world, great high and unbelievably white in the sun
5-drinking_ and _farming
6-have shrunk
7-more than a decade
8-are especially vulnerable to climate changes
9-are cut down
10-lack of water resources in the area,  a decrease in the amount of tourism



DESIGNER BABIES?

A fertility doctor says that he can help parents choose a lot more than the baby's gender. Hattie Kauffman reports on the controversy surrounding designer babies.


  1. PGD was created to screen for _____________________.
  2. It was then used for ___________________.
  3. By next year eye-colour will have been determined with an 80% _____________.
  4. Dr Jeffrey Steinberg is a pioneer in ___________________.
  5. Kirsten and Matt Landon used Dr Steinbers’s clinic to select ______________.
  6. Most people support PGD when it comes to ___________________ serious diseases.
  7. Dr Steinberg is in favour of using technology for _____________________.
  8. Dr Caplan thinks we will be able to choose certain characteristics just because we will have a(n) _____________________ for them.
  9. Dr Caplan disagrees with the idea that a doctor has the obligation to offer his patients the possibility to choose if the technology is ______________________.
  10. Dr. Caplan wonders if everything is ____________________ at the fertility clinic.
  11. Dr. Caplan thinks we should not be offered genetic choices without some __________.
  12. The extent to which we design our babies will be one of the _______________ in the next ten-fifteen years.

KEY
  1. DISEASE
  2. GENDER SELECTION
  3. ACCURACY RATE
  4. IN-VITRO FERTILISATION
  5. THE SEX OF THEIR DAUGHTER
  6. ELIMINATING
  7. COSMETIC REASONS
  8. TASTE / PREFERENCE
  9. AVAILABLE
  10. FOR SALE / A CASH BUSINESS
  11. COUNSELLING
  12. BIGGEST ISSUES
Activity created by Cristina Díaz.

20 May 2019

SOCIAL NETWORKS MAKE PEOPLE LESS SOCIAL (DEBATE)



  1. When we talk about social networks, we think of Facebook, Twitter, _____________________, etc.
  2. When Gerry uses the word social, he is thinking about _____________________ encounters.
  3. When Gerry was growing up, he used to _____________________ to meet his friends.
  4. The difference between children these days and children 50 years ago is that today’s children spend all their time _____________________.
  5. There is much less social _____________________ nowadays.
  6. People have fewer social _____________________ than they used to.
  7. Dave states that playing _____________________ is not a face-to-face activity.
  8. In Dave’s opinion, social networks are just a(n) _____________________.
  9. If there is a problem, it is the people who are using them who are _________________ for it, not social networks.
  10. According to Dave, social networks can be used in an anti-social way, for example:
  • stalking a(n) ______________________.
  • online ______________________.
  1. However, social networking _____________________ makes it easy for people to access the sites where the actions mentioned in question 9 can be carried out.
  2. Dave’s _____________________ is the fact that the people watching the video found out about it on social network.
_____________________________________________________________
REBUTTAL: a statement that refutes sth said or written. Refutación.
TO PIGEONHOLE: to assign to a place in an orderly system, esp. in a narrow-minded way; to put aside for the present, esp. with the intention of ignoring or forgetting, often indefinitely. Encasillar, clasificar como.


KEY

  1. CHAT ROOMS (CHATROOMS)
  2. FACE-TO-FACE
  3. GO OUTSIDE
  4. TEXTING / ONLINE / INSIDE
  5. INTERACTION
  6. ABILITIES / ACTIVITIES / FACE-TO-FACE ENCOUNTERS
  7. HIDE-AND-SEEK (HIDE-AND-GO-SEEK – Canadian ENGLISH)
  8. TOOL
  9. RESPONSIBLE
  10. CELEBRITY – GAMING / READING
  11. TECHNOLOGY / AVAILABILITY
  12. EVIDENCE

FAKE CORAL REEF



1. The Mesoamerican barrier reef stretches from Cancun to __________.
2. The barrier reef faces different threats, for example _______ and ______.
3. Jason Decaires Taylor is trying to help to protect the reefs through ______.
4. His project involves sinking _____________.
5. Taylor wants to attract tourists to these artificial reefs and keep them away from__________.
6. The fish can use the sculptures to _____________from predators.
7. This museum is atracting a growing number of ___________________.
8. The museum will add sculptures as long as ____________________.

KEY
1-HONDURAS
2-POLLUTION, WARMING OCEAN TEMPERATURE, OVERFISHING, TOURISTS
3-ART
4-400 STATUES/SCULPTURES
5-THE NATURAL REEFS
6-HIDE/ESCAPE
7-DIVERS
8-FUNDING IS AVAILABLE