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JORNADAS DE FORMACIN E

INTERCAMBIO EUROPEO PARA


PROFESORES DE EOI
(APEOICVA)
KEEP THEM TALKING!

Silvia Carchano Alcina


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Two
Ideas

Learning
fun

having

Main

Encouraging
production as
much as possible

Spiraling Regrets (Speak Out, Teachers Book)

Verb Patterns (Inside Out, Resource Pack)

Game with Conditionals


Start

If I were a
man /
woman,

Wed have
picked you up at
the airport if..

If I win the
lottery, ..

I wont go
unless

If we had had more


time in London,

If I had
more
time,

Youd sleep
better if
you

Hell be late for work


again if he

If she was
prettier,

If I lose my
job, I

If I hadnt gone to
that party,

If she had
more
money,
she
If I were
you

Ill wash the


dishes if you....

She wouldnt treat


him like that if

They wont
do it unless

Finish

Go back
2

If I hadnt
been
ill,

Go
ahead
2

Rules: Roll the dice and move your counter. Complete the sentence and
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then your partners will ask you two more questions.

Present Perfect vs Past Simple


(adapted from Speak Out, Teachers Book)
Talk about an important
lesson in life youve learnt
and never forgotten

Talk about how long


youve had your computer
or your mobile phone

Talk about what you


remember about your first
day at high school / university

Talk about how long


youve been studying
English and if youre
satisfied with your progress

Talk about your favourite


childhood toy

Talk about where you grew


up and went to school

Talk about the last big


party or celebration you
went to

Talk about your best


teacher at school

Talk about a place youve

Talk about something


interesting thats been in
the news recently

Talk about how long youve


lived in your present home

Talk about what you did


on the last public holiday

been going to a lot recently

Review Unit 2 (New English File Intermediate)


START

Whats your
favourite
means of
transport?

Do you prefer
travelling by
plane or by
train?

When was the


last time you
went shopping
for shoes?

What do you
usually spend
your money
on?

Do you prefer
travelling
independently or
package holidays?

Go
ahead
2

Where would
you like to go
on your next
holiday?
How often do
you travel?

How much do
you normally
spend every
weekend?
Do you like
travelling?

Do you
always wear
your seat
belt?

Do you
usually take
pictures when
you travel?

When was the


last time you
bought a
present?

Do you prefer
paying in
cash or by
credit card?

Are you afraid


of flying?
Do you
usually use
public
transport?

Go back
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FINISH

Are there any


cycle lanes in
your town?

Which places are


popular in your
country with foreign
tourists?

Have you
ever been on
a cruise?

Do you ever walk to


school / work?

Can you
cycle?

Trade
places
Do you usually
buy souvenirs
when you
travel?

Have you
borrowed
money
recently?

What kind of things


do you like buying
on the Internet?

Which is the
fastest means
of transport?
Have you
ever travelled
abroad?
Do you play
the lottery?

Have you
Where did
Whats your
Do you prefer Whats the most
How often
Have you
Rules: you
Roll
the dice and move
your
counter.
Answer
the question
thenever
your
ever lent
go on
favourite
type
of corner shops
expensive
thing
doand
you go
lost your
Go
back
money to
your last trip?
holiday?
or
shopping
youve
ever
shopping
for
credit
card?
partners
will ask you two more questions.
2
someone?
malls?
bought?
clothes?

Phrasal Verbs
Ask questions to complete the table. Remember to ask at least two extra questions
You cant write the same name more than twice.
FIND SOMEONE WHO

NAME

ASK FOR DETAILS

Turned down a job offer in the past and regrets


it now
Has recently taken up a new hobby
Wants to set up their own company
Was talked into doing something they didnt
really want to do
Ran out of money last month
Grew up abroad or knows someone who did
Is planning to settle down in a different city next
year
Has recently watched a film that didnt live up to
their expectations
Is going to put up some friends or relatives next
month
Prefers washing up to using a dishwasher
Has learnt how to deal with problems in a more
effective way

Usually, Used to, Would, Be/Get used to

Memories (Inside Out Advanced, Resource Pack)


Adapted from Memories (Inside Out Advanced, Resource Pack,
(original by Miguel ngel Almarza)
original by Miguel ngel Almarza)
STUDENT A
1. What do you

STUDENT B
1.

usually have for


breakfast?
2. Something you
used to wear as a
teenager but you
dont wear any
more.
3. Where would you
go on holidays when
you were a child?
4. Where were you
when you first saw
snow?

2. ...

1. ..

2. ..

2. How did you celebrate


your birthday as a child?
3. ..

4. ..

5....

5. Whats the last


thing you have got
used to doing?

1. What was the last


item of clothing you
bought?

3. What used to make


you feel embarrassed
when you were a
teenager?
4. Something you are
used to eating now but
you didnt like when you
were a child.

3. ..

4. ..

5. ..

5. How long does it


usually take you to fall
asleep at night?
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For and Against I


Using mobile
phones in
class
FOR
Compulsory
school
uniforms
For
Having hobbies
makes you
happier
For
Cosmetic surgery
for

Downloading
music & films
For
cctv cameras &
speed
cameras
for
Monitoring of
social network
websites
For
Pets make you
happier
For

Money makes you phone cameras &


happy
paparazzi
For
for

Using mobile
phones in
class
AGAINST
Compulsory
school
uniforms
AGAINST
Having hobbies
makes you
happier
AGAINST
Cosmetic surgery
AGAINST

Downloading
music & films
AGAINST

cctv cameras &


speed
cameras
AGAINST
Monitoring of
social network
websites
AGAINST
Pets make you
happier
AGAINST

Money makes you phone cameras &


happy
paparazzi
AGAINST
AGAINST
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For and Against II


Debate:
- green: for
- red or orange: against
Students work in pairs
Students work in groups of 6 or 8

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Speed Dating
Listening: Hot English
Speaking Activity:
- questions on love and relationships
- and / or speed dating activity

cards
like in real life

OneStopEnglish Handout
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MEN Seeking Women

OneStopEnglish

Profile A: REX
You are in your thirties but you dont want to settle down yet. You
take great care about your appearance. You like sports and action
films. You work for an advertising agency. You like going to the
pub, restaurants and the cinema. You smoke 20 cigarettes per day,
but dont admit to it easily. (You can add your own ideas.)
Profile B: ANDY
You are an engineer and a workaholic (you love your work and
spend about 14 hours a day there.) You like travelling, when you
have the time. You are forty years old and you are divorced. You
are looking to find a permanent partner. (You can add your own
ideas.)
Profile C: PETER
You work for a bank, and you are a little bit shy. You are 25 years
old. You like long walks in the countryside and yoga. You would like
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to start a family. (You can add your own ideas.)

WOMEN seeking Men OneStopEnglish


Profile A: JANE
You are recently divorced. You have 2 children, so you would like to
find somebody who likes children. You are 30 years old, sporty and
attractive. Your ex-husband was a workaholic so you want a man who
is less committed to his job. (You can add your own ideas.)
Profile B: SANDRA
You are 25 years old, but you find men of your own age immature.
You like going to the cinema and the theatre. You do amateur
dramatics and are attracted to outgoing men. You hate smoking.
(You can add your own ideas.)
Profile C: HELEN
You are 35 years old, dynamic and definitely a career woman. You
dont want your new boyfriend to interfere with your work too much.
You like going to the gym and buying the latest fashions. (You can
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add your own ideas.)

ESL Conversation Questions


http://iteslj.org/questions/
http://esldiscussions.com/
http://www.eslpartyland.com/teachers/nov
/conv.htm

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The Place Where You Live

(Adapted from
http://www.eslpartyland.com/teachers/conversation/cqhouses.htm)

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FIND OUT IF
http://www.eslpartyland.com/teachers/conversation/findout2.htm

Find out if someone in your class:


- has had a problem with the police
- has met a famous person
- has had a frightening experience on an airplane
- has had a premonition or experienced ESP
- has had a dream that later came true
- has fallen in love with a person they could not have
- has ever been on a terrible date
- has gotten a tattoo
- has performed a daredevil act
- has backpacked in a foreign country
- has won something (i.e. the lottery, a contest, etc.)
- has been to a casino
- has been on TV

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Online Games
http://www.vocabulary.co.il/word-play/word-search-game/
http://www.teachers-direct.co.uk/resources/wordsearches/
http://www.crosswordpuzzlegames.com/create.html
http://puzzlemaker.discoveryeducation.com
http://www.toolsforeducators.com/dominoes/dailyroutines.
php

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Dominoes Game I

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A STORY TO REMEMBER
Source: Randalls ESL Listening Lab http://www.esl-lab.com/story1/story1.htm

1. Where was the man coming from when


he first saw the UFO?
A. He was returning home from a party.
B. He just got off work when he saw the
UFO.
C. He was driving home from a restaurant.
2. What time did the man report the
incident to the police?
A. about 12:00 AM
B. about 3:00 AM
C. about 5:00 AM
3. What jumped out in front of
the man's car?
A. a giant deer
B. a strange man
C. a hairy alien

4. What happened next to the man?


A. He walked to a flying saucer.
B. He followed the animal to a plane.
C. He was carried to a spaceship.
5. What does the police officer suggest at
the end of the story?
A. They should call the fire department.
B. The man should seek counselling.
C. The man should contact the newspaper.

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http://www.esl-lab.com/story1/story1.htm

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Three
Ideas

Learning
fun

having

Using
materials

Main

Encouraging
production as
much as possible
real

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Using Real / Authentic Materials


http://ddeubel.edublogs.org/2010/06/02/real
ize-it-use-authentic-materials/
When one teaches, two learn

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JURY SERVICE Lis Harrison

As you listen to Tanya talk about her Jury Service, complete the transcript.

(min 00:09-04:15)
T= Tanya G= Guy on till

T: (pushing to the front of the queue) Yeah; ___________. I want to make a complaint. I found a __________ in my burger and I want
another one.
G: Alright. Just ________ ___ ________, will you?
T: And I want extra fries and a diet Coke to compensate for my ___________ __________.
G: Where is it?
T: I was _________ and I ________ _____!
G: Thats the __________ time youve done this!
T: I know, and Ive got _______ _________ _________ (sniggers). See you tomorrow (addresses audience). I got a letter the other
day, saying that I ad to go to ________. I rang them up and was like, Look, it fell into my ________! I was going to take it
________! They _____ like, No, were calling you for Jury Service and I was like, I knew that. I was just _________ ______ you.
The man on the phone said that I had to go the ___________ ___________ and I was like, Impossible bruv, Im going to Leeshas
party on Saturday, then a ________ - ____ on Sunday, getting my hair done on Monday and theres no way Im coming to court with half
a _________!
He said that if I didnt go I could be arrested. Arrested? Me?! I aint going no prison. With my pretty-girl __________ , I could end up
_________ ________ to some ________ who looks like Phil Mitchell. I said, Listen, Im willing to compromise. Why dont you lot just
______ ____ _______ ____ , and Ill just come back later on in the week in time for the ________ ? and you know what? E said no, I
have to be there to hear evidence. I said to him, ___ _______ _________ ___ ______________. I know most of them boys in
Ackney. Why dont you tell me who it was and Ill tell you ____ ____ __________ ___ ___ ____. But he wouldnt tell me and I was
getting ________ ________. I was like, Look, you think Im going to be catching a bus at 7 in the morning and _______ _________ so
that I can spend a whole day in a room full of people who _______ _______ they got dressed together in ________?
___ _____
_______ ____!!!!!!!
Anyway, I cant just ______ _______ ____ Netto like that. I might _______ ___ ______ on the till. Then when I go back theyll stick
me in the freezer section and that ________ _______ ____ ____ _______. I was like, Listen, youre gonna have to compensate me
_____ ________. You get me? What about this Witness Protection thing? I hear they give you a ________ - __________ _______, a
car and a usband. I said to im, Ill take 50cent. If you aint got ________ else, Ill take Lemar! He said I wouldnt get that in this
case. That Id probably get a _________ and ___ a day __________, and I said, Ill see you Monday.
So I went down the ________ yeah? And I started my Jury Service, and I was ________ _________ from the weekend, so I was upset
when the usher told me to take off ____ ___________. I dont know why they call him usher. He looked more like Fatman Scoop.
Anyway, Im not allowed to discuss the case ______ ________. But Ill tell you. This guy, Nathan, is accused of robbing a warehouse and
stealing a truckload of __________ _______. I am very glad that I turned up to carry out my ________ ________ for ________ and
__________ (salutes) especially as half the stuff ______ _______ ________ yet and Nathan has given me a load of _________
_________ to wear while I deliberate my verdict. Im gonna look ________ _________ when I go in next week and find him _________!
What? You thought I was gonna let him off just cos he gave me this? I asked him for ______ and he _______ _____ ______. That
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man is ________ ________. But not til he gets me some Prada boots, you ______ ____? Cos, you know, Im not ___________!

Cartoons Crime

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Crime and Justice

What does jury service involve?


Is justice in our country effective?
Juvenile violence
Types of crimes and punishments
Whats the Witness Protection Scheme?
Crime and technology: phishing, identity
theft, hacking, etc.
Drink-driving: what can be done?
Penalty points on the driving licence: how
does it work? Is this an effective system?
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Tell Me What Happened


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-englan
d-london-20184643
Student A leaves the classroom
Student B watches the video and
takes notes
Two possibilities:
- Student B tells Student A
- Student A is only allowed to ask
Yes / No questions

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Drink-Driving Campaign

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How Could This Happen To Me


(Simple Plan)
I open my _________
I try to _____ but Im blinded by the ______ ______ So I try to _________
Onto a time when nothing __________
I cant ____________ how
And I cant ___________ what happened
I cant remember ___________
And I cant erase the __________ Ive ________
Im lying here ____________
No I cant
And I cant stand the _________
How could this happen to me
And I cant make it ______ ________
I made my ____________
No I cant stand the _________
Ive got _________ to run
The night ________ _______
How could this happen to me
As Im fading _____________
I made my __________
Im __________ of this life
Ive got ___________ to run
I just wanna ____________
The night ________ ____
How could this happen to me
As Im fading __________
Im ________ of this life
I made my _____________
I just wanna __________
Ive got ____________to run
How could this happen to me
The night ___________ ______
As Im fading ____________
Everybodys _____________
I try to make a sound but no one __________ _____ Im ___________ of this life
I just wanna ____________
Im slipping off the __________
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How could this happen to me
Im hanging by a ____________
I wanna start this _________ ___________

All I Want for Christmas is You (Love Actually)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ghkHlthIqM
I don't want a lot for Christmas
There's just one thing I ________
I don't care about the __________
Underneath the Christmas tree
CHORUS
I just want you for my own
More than you could ever _______
Make my wish come _________
All I want for Christmas is you
I don't want a lot for Christmas
There is just one thing I _________
I don't care about the __________
Underneath the Christmas tree
I dont need to hang my stocking
There upon the fireplace
Santa Claus wont make me _________
With a toy on Christmas day
CHORUS
I wont ask for much this _________
I wont even wish for snow
I just gonna keep on ___________
Underneath the mistletoe

I wont make a _________ and send it To the


North Pole for Saint Nick
I wont ________ stay up late
To hear those magic reindeer click
CHORUS
All the lights are ___________
So brightly everywhere (So brightly everywhere)
And the sound of children's __________
Fills the air (Laughter fills the air)
And everyone is _________ (oh yeah)
I hear those sleigh bells ringing
Santa won't you bring me
The one I really need
Won't you _________ bring my baby to me
I don't want a lot for Christmas
This is all I'm asking for (all Im asking for)
I just want to see my ________
Standing right outside my _________
I just want him for my own
More than you could ever _________
Make my wish come _________
All I want for Christmas is you, and you and
you and you and you
All I want for Christmas

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Love and Relationships


1) Whats more important, love or friendship? Why?
2) Your ideal partner
3) The perfect date
4) Childhood sweethearts. Old flames
5) St Valentines Day: is it too commercialised?
6) Things that can go wrong in a relationship
7) Do you believe in love at first sight?
8) Have you ever been on a blind date?
9) Is it possible to stay friends with an ex?
10) Is it possible to find real love on the Internet?
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A Lady of a Certain Age I


(The Divine Comedy)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bU_bGYaa3FY
Back in the day you had been part of the smart set
.
.
.
You sipped Camparis with David and Peter

...
...
Chorus 1: You chased the sun around the Cote
dAzur
...

And if a nice young man would buy you a drink


..
..
..
You had to marry someone very very rich

..
..

Chorus 2: You chased the sun around the Cote


dAzur
.
.
.
And if a nice young man would buy you a drink
..
..
..
Your sons in stocks and bonds and lives back in
Surrey
.
.
.
Your husbands hollow heart gave out one Christmas
Day

Chorus 3: You chased the sun around the Cote dAzur

..
..

You gave him children, a girl and a boy


..
And if a nice young man would buy you a drink
..
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..
..
..

A Lady of a Certain Age II


(The Divine Comedy)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bU_bGYaa3FY
Back in the day you had been part of the smart set
Youd holidayed with kings, dined out with starlets
From London to New York, Cap Ferrat to Capri
In perfume by Chanel and clothes by Givenchy
You sipped Camparis with David and Peter
At Noels parties by Lake Geneva
Scaling the dizzy heights of high society
Armed only with a cheque-book and a family tree

Chorus 2: You chased the sun around the Cote dAzur


Until the light of youth became obscured
And left you on your own and in the shade
An English lady of a certain age
And if a nice young man would buy you a drink
Youd say with a conspiratorial wink
You wouldnt think that I was sixty-three
And hell say, No, you couldnt be!

Your sons in stocks and bonds and lives back in


Chorus 1: You chased the sun around the Cote dAzur Surrey
Flies down once in a while and lives in a hurry
Until the light of youth became obscured
Your daughter never finished her finishing school
And left you on your own and in the shade
Married a strange young man of whom you dont approve
An English lady of a certain age
And if a nice young man would buy you a drink
Youd say with a conspiratorial wink
You wouldnt think that I was seventy
And hed say, No, you couldnt be!
You had to marry someone very very rich
So that you might be kept in the style to which
You had all of your life been accustomed to
But that the socialists had taxed away from you
You gave him children, a girl and a boy
To keep your sanity a nanny was employed
And when the time came they were sent away
Well, that was simply what you did in those days

Your husbands hollow heart gave out one Christmas


Day
He left the villa to his mistress in Marseilles
And so you come here to escape your little flat
Hoping someone will fill your glass and let you chat about
how
Chorus 3: You chased the sun around the Cote dAzur
Until the light of youth became obscured
And left you all alone and in the shade
An English lady of a certain age
And if a nice young man would buy you a drink
Youd say with a conspiratorial wink
You wouldnt think that I was fifty-three

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Parental Relationships / Getting older


STUDENT A

PARENTAL RELATIONSHIPS

Are you an only child? Do you know any?


Common stereotypes associated with only
children
Would you like to have a big family?
Can rich people raise their children better?
Children learn more from their parents and siblings than they do at
school. Do you agree?
Does everybody in your family help with the housework?
Should teenagers work at weekends / in their school holidays and
earn money?
In your opinion, when is the right time to leave the nest?
Turmoil in parental relationships: divorce rate / common problems
Getting old: whos going to take care of you?
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Parental Relationships / Getting older


STUDENT B

PARENTAL RELATIONSHIPS

Talk about your family


Parents shouldnt buy children
everything they want because they
become too spoilt. Why do some
parents do this? Do you think they
feel guilty about not spending enough
time with their children?
Parents should be stricter about what time their children come
home. Do you agree? Why (not)?
Who should take care of grandchildren / grandparents? Why? Who
used to do it twenty years ago?
Special bond between grandparents and grandchildren.
Nurseries vs babysitters: advantages and disadvantages.
Nursing homes vs home carers: pros and cons.
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Happy Families

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Dinner Party Ice Breakers: Pres Perf + Superlatives


Whats the most
disgusting thing
youve ever
eaten?

Have you ever


been in a
food fight?

Whats the
longest youve
gone without
sleep?

Whats the most


boring
thing youve
ever done?

Whats the best


Have you ever
bargain youve wished you were
ever found?
the opposite
sex?

Whats the most


beautiful place
youve ever
visited?

Whats the
longest
youve ever
waited
in a line?

Whats the
biggest
surprise
youve ever
had?

Whats the most


expensive thing
youve ever
bought?

Whats the
scariest thing
youve
ever done?

Whats the best /


worst present
youve ever
received?

Whats one
talent or skill
you dont have
but youve
always
wanted?

Whats the best


thing thats ever
happened
to you?

Whats one thing


youve always
wanted to do,
but never have?

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Dinner Party Ice Breakers: Conditionals


If you could have
a superpower,
what would
it be?

If you were a day


of the week,
which one would
you be?

If you could have


a secret camera
in any room in
the world, what
room would you
choose?

If you were a
If you could
character in a
choose the last
movie or in a
thing you see
book, who would
before you die,
you be?
what would it be?

If you could
physically
If you could learn
If you could go
transport yourself
If you owned a
If you were an
any language in
back in time and
to any place in
store, what would
animal, what
the world (except prevent a famous
the world at this
you sell?
animal would you English), which
person from
moment, where
be?
one would you
being murdered,
would you go?
learn?
who would you
save?

If you won one


If there was one If you could make
thousand
If you were a
thing in your past
one modern
pounds, what
thing, what would
you could go
invention
would you spend
you be?
back and change, disappear, which
this money on?
what would it be?
one would you
choose?

If you were a
character in The
Simpsons, who
would you (hate
to) be?
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Advertising and Consumerism


http://www.youtube.com/watch?
v=DT0ReOjS_6s (min. 04:05-04:48) (04:48-04:59)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?
v=enzkdcCE8s4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?
v=48AK_fVDqqo

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Advertising and Consumerism


1)
2)

Influence of advertising on our shopping habits.


TV commercials at Christmas. How can advertising affect our
children?
3) Memorable TV commercials / slogans /
logos. Why are / were they so successful?
4) Catchy jingles. Can you sing any?
5) Infomercials. Coveted slots during prime time
6) Celebrities and products they endorse
7) Putting out advertisements in newspapers or magazines vs
viral campaigns
8) Advertisements on billboards. Can they distract drivers?
9) Consumer advice associations. Are you a member of any?
Any experiences complaining?
10) Cold-calling. How do you usually react?
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Fashion or Trashion I

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Fashion or Trashion II

IMAGE 1: (big group)

1) Can you describe the objects in the picture?


2) What are they? What do / can you use them for?
3) What do you think they are made of? (remember theyve
been made using recycled materials)
4) Make guesses about:
where theyve been made
who has made them
how much they cost
what type of person is likely to buy these objects
why would this person buy them
5) Have you got any of these items (or similar ones)?
6) Would you buy them? Why (not)?

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Fashion or Trashion III


Work with your partner and ask him/her the following questions:

1) What do you think the meaning of trashion is? (trash +


fashion) How is this term related to the concept of fashion?
2) Can eco-friendliness bring business benefits? Why (not)? How
is it related to Fair Trade?
3) Can fashion be a sustainable activity? How can fashion
victims help the environment?
4) How do eco products engage their target audience? Whos
their target audience?
5) Do you recycle at home? And at work? What kind of things do
you reuse?
6) Have you ever bought any recycled items or products? If you
decided to buy them, why would you do it? What are the pros
and cons of buying recycled products?
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Fashion or Trashion IV

Shop assistant / Sales representative


Feel the texture of this bag.

Come and have a closer look at these models.

There are X sizes, each with a rubber zipper, interior pocket, key ring holder and adjustable
strap.
Observe the finished effect. Look at how well this pocket is stitched.
This bag is unique; you wont find this design elsewhere. Perfect to show it off!
This bag is quite exclusive; there arent two of the same kind.
This bag well make you stand out from the crowd.
We use recycled raw materials in all our products.
They make the perfect gift because they are appealing to the eye.
They are colourful and fun

Look at how well it looks on you!

Customer
Im still not convinced. Ill bring my friend / mum / sister to have a look at it.
I like the design, but Im not sure about the size. Do you have something smaller / larger

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Fashion or Trashion V
STUDENT B
HANDOUT 1
STUDENT A
You

are

student

and

you

are

penniless. You really like the handbags


in this new shop, VAHO, but youre
sure they must be too expensive!
However,

its

your

girlfriend/best

friends birthday and you know shed


just love one of these handbags. A
couple of models, Kioto and Tokio,
have caught your eye.
Will the shop assistant be able to
convince you before you run to Zara
and buy the cheapest T-shirt you can
find?

You are a shop assistant and you sell


VAHO and Ragbag products in your
shop. A potential customer would like
to buy a handbag, but he/she is not
completely convinced. Draw his/her
attention to the design, the finished
effect and the benefits of buying
recycled products (i.e. for the
environment).
Tokio, Kioto, Mikado, Clubbing, Paper
and Pekin are made in Spain while
Calcutta, Cameroon and Delhi are
made in India. Prices normally vary
from 32 to 60 depending on size.
You know they are a bit expensive, but
theres a wide selection of models.
Try first to convince the customer to
buy one of the expensive bags, but if
you cant, maybe youll find something
cheaper in the catalogue youve just
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received from VAHO

Fashion or Trashion VI
STUDENT A
You are a sales representative at a
VAHO WORKS stand in a craft fair
in Barcelona.
You
are
an
environmentallyfriendly company and design
objects using recycled materials
like canopies,
advertising flags
and banners.
Part of the production is done by
the prisoners of La Modelo or
disabled people. Emphasize the
high quality of the finished effect
and that the bags are not only
unique, but also strong, waterproof
and long-lasting.
Try to convince store owners that
doing business with your company
will be profitable for both of you
(and for the environment! )

HANDOUT 2
STUDENT B
You are a Majorcan handbag shop
owner and you are in a craft fair in
Barcelona. You are looking for new
brands which are appealing and can
attract
the
attention
of
new
customers.
Lately, you are not making much
profit and you need to revise your
commercial strategy.
Maybe you will return to that VAHO
WORKS stand that caught your eye

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Fashion or Trashion VII

Mikado S: 34 / L: 40

Pekin S: 39 / M: 43
/ L: 46

Clubbing: 32
Tokio: 60

Kioto S: 47
Kioto M: 57

Calcutta: 38

Paper: 54

images VAHO & RAGBAG

Delhi: 56

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Cameroon: 52

Fashion or Trashion VIII


FOLLOW-UP ACTIVITY
Students who are interested in learning more about the companies we
have just seen might want to browse the following websites:
www.vaho.ws
www.ragbag.eu
www.onsustain.com
Besides, they could also prepare an oral presentation or a written
report on an environmentally-friendly company and answer questions
like:
- whats their environmental policy?
- where do they operate (local / regional / national / global company)?
- what kind of recycled / reused materials do they work with?
- what are the companys objectives & how do they work to meet them?
(eg. fund-raising events)
- who founded the company?, why?, etc.
Links to some interesting British websites on the topic:
www.crag-online.org.uk/fs.htm
www.wasteawareschools.org.uk
www.wasteawarebusiness.org.uk
www.recycledpromotionalproducts.co.uk

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Tell me and I forget


Teach me and I remember
Involve me and I learn
(Benjamin Franklin)
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Four
Ideas

Learning
fun

having

Using
materials

real

Main

Encouraging
production as
much as possible
Using real materials
that
students bring
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Things I bought in England


easier version:
- 1 object inside a box
- Yes / No questions
more challenging version:
- 3 objects
- guess which one was really bought in
England
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Help me!!!! Im a shopaholic!!!


1) Look at the picture. Could this be you?
2) Do you know anyone who is like that?
3) When do you make most of your purchases?
How do you usually pay for them?
4) What sort of things do you buy on impulse?
5) Retail therapy: does it work?
6) Flea markets. Second-hand goods. Car boot sales.
7) What things do you usually buy online? Pros and cons.
8) Do you like bargaining? Any experiences abroad?
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Travelling: Students pictures

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Travelling: Students pictures

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Wordsearch

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Wordsearch Key

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Phrasal Verbs (Crossword)

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Phrasal Verbs (Crossword)

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Short Stories with Phrasal Verbs I

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Recording students

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Recording students - Template (I)


Complex words Mispronounced words
well pronounced
Pronunciation
Stress
Fluent

Not very fluent

Well organised

Not very well organised

Fluency
Organisation
Complex
Mistakes
vocabulary used
Vocabulary
Connectors (at least 5)

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Recording students - Template (II)


Adverbs
Phrasal verbs
Grammar

Complex structures used

Mistakes

Passive
sentences
Conditional
sentences
Used to / (be/get)
used to
Use of past
tenses
Use of future
tenses
Elementary
mistakes
Other mistakes

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Oral presentation I (black: students corrections /


blue: my corrections)

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Oral presentation II (black: students corrections /


blue: my corrections)

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Botns speech recorded by a student


Botins speech: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbKk9WLpc9s
Pronunciation

Complex words well pronounced


Deserved
pleased
Financial
gathered
Turbulence
Unaffected

Mispronounced words
Money
Chairman
Announced (announcedman?)
These
Banker
Teams (tips?)
done

(nice pronunciation in general)

Stress

Intonation

Pauses

Turbulence
Successfully
unaffected
Very good

Not so good

As you know
Well, let me tell you
And especially

How we are doing and how we would do better


One of the few banks to have successfully come
through the turbulence of last year
You will (may) ask how it is possible
If you dont fully understand an instrument
If you do all these three things
Banco Santander teams that are here

Very good
All the other ones

Not so good
After Congratulations

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AN ACTIVITY I THINK MIGHT WORK

Ive Never

Level: Intermediate-advanced

Grammar: Present perfect and simple past

Directions: First, do a model round. Instead of using alcohol, you can


use pennies to make this one fun.
Start out by telling the class something you've never done. For
example, "I've never been to India." Anyone who has been to India
must tell the story.
After they tell the story and their classmates ask follow-up questions,
they receive a penny. Play continues to the right as the next person
says, "I've never..." Again, students who have done this receive a
penny.
Once the students have gotten the idea, put them in groups to
continue the activity (you could continue to play as a whole class, but
there's more time for language production if they're in groups).
At the end, see who has the most pennies and joke about this person
being the most experienced.
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http://www.eslpartyland.com/teachers/conversation/i-have-never.htm

Other Things I Want to Try


Recording sketches prepared by students
Fashion and Trashion with objects made /
brought by the students
http://www.eslpartyland.com/teachers/conversatio
n/expert.htm
http://www.teachers-direct.co.uk/resources/quizbusters/index.aspx
Pot luck tea + sharing recipes
Speed flatmating
your suggestions
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