Trinity ISE II: Public Figures Past and Present

Public Figures Past and Present
  1. Which public figure do you admire most and why? (Can be dead or alive)
  2. Does your country have any famous historical figures? What did they do?
  3. Who is the most important public figure in your country at the moment?
  4. Do you think that celebrities earn too much money these days?
  5. Should celebrities have the right to a private life?
  6. What do you imagine are the main advantages and disadvantages of being famous?
  7. Do you think that all politicians are corrupt?

Vocabulary

Legend

Hero

Genius

Privacy

Tabloids

To admire

To achieve

To be successful

To contribute

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Trinity ISE I: CLOTHES VOCABULARY

Good answers for the Fashion questions – ┬ábut make sure you know your vocab for all the different types of clothes!
Men’s Clothes
suit(s)
shirt(s)
tie(s)
suit(s) shirt(s) tie(s)
Women’s Clothes
dress(es)
blouse(s)
skirt(s)
dress(es) blouse(s) skirt(s)
tanktop(s)
tanktop(s)
Uni-Sex
coat(s)
jacket(s)
T-shirt(s)
coat(s) jacket(s) t-shirt(s)
trousers jeans shorts
trouser(s) jean(s) short(s)
pullover(s)/sweater(s)/jumper(s) cardigan(s) sweatshirt(s)
jumper(s) pullover(s) cardigan(s) sweatshirt(s)
with a hood = hoodie(s)
gloves mittens
glove(s) mitten(s)
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Trinity ISE I: Learning a foreign language

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1.) How many foreign languages do you know?

2.) Do you think that learning a foreign language is difficult?

3.) What methods do you use to learn a foreign language?

4.) Do you watch television in English to help you improve?

5.) Do you read books and magazines in English?

6.) If you could learn another language, what would it be?

7.) Do you think that visiting the country helps you to learn the language?

8.) What motivates you/inspires you to learn other languages?

USEFUL VOCABULARY

  • Practice
  • Learn
  • Improve
  • Watch
  • Listen
  • Subtitles
  • Motivation
  • Inspiration
  • Role model
  • Culture
  • Experience
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Trinity ISE II: National Environmental Concerns

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  1. Are you worried about climate change?
  2. What do you do to prevent climate change/to protect the environment?
  3. Do your consumption habits destroy the habitats of other species?
  4. Should cars be banned from city, town and village centres?
  5. Are you for or against nuclear power?
  6. Are your country’s seas, rivers and / or lakes clean to swim in?
  7. What government and private campaigns are there in your country to protect and improve the environment?
  8. Do you think that these types of campaigns are successful?

Vocabulary

biodegradable

biodiversity

carbon monoxide

carbon dioxide

climate

climate change

deforestation

desertification

drought

earthquake

endangered species

energy

energy conservation

environment

extinction

flood

fumes

natural resources

global warming

greenhouse effect

green peace

renewable energy

ozone layer

pollution

recycle waste

tsunami

volcano

waste

Phrases

  • I try to recycle
  • Protect the environment
  • Prevent global warming
  • Look after our planet
  • Lots of animals are at risk of becoming extinct
  • Use up natural resources = The degradation of natural resources because of human pressure
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Trinity ISE I: Rules & Regulations (1)

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1.) Does your family have any house rules?

2.) What is your opinion on general school rules?

3.) Do you think that 18 is the correct drinking age? Or should it be lowered/increased?

4.) Do you think that underage drinking is a problem in Spain?

5.) What is your opinion on smoking?

6.) Do you think that in Spain the majority of teenagers smoke?

7.) What should be done to stop people from smoking?

8.) If your friend wanted to stop smoking, what advice would you give them?***

9.) Are there any government regulations or laws that you disagree with in Spain?

*** Remember to use the conditional here!!! For example: I would tell him that smoking is bad for your health and…

Vocabulary

House rules

Household chores

School rules

Drinking age

Underage drinking

Regulation

Law

Control

Strict

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Think it’s cold here?! Watch this video about the FREEZING temperatures in Britain 3 years ago (listening activity)

1.) What were “swathes” of Britain paralysed by, according to the video?
a. Iced-up roads
b. Heavy snowfall
c. Gridlocked traffic

2.) The only vehicles on Gatwick airport’s runway during the big freeze were…..?
a. Snow plows
b. Grounded planes
c. Gritting machines

3.) Where were hundreds of vehicles trapped in their cars?
a. In West Berkshire
b. In Sussex
c. In Hampshire

4.) According to the video, parts of the UK transport network went into…….?
a. meltdown
b. snowdown
c. lockdown

5.) Who came out to rescue drivers trapped in their cars?
a. The Army
b. The fire brigade
c. The police

6.) According to the video, Britain has had some of the heaviest snowfall……?
a. This century
b. In over fifty years
c. In over fifteen years

7.) How many air passengers were left stranded during the big freeze?
a. Hundreds
b. Thousands
c. Tens of thousands

8.) How many flights in Britain were grounded during the big freeze?
a. none
b. hundreds
c. thousands

9.) How much snow fell in some parts of the country?
a. Half a metre
b. Half a yard
c. Half a litre

10.) How long would a train journey from Sussex to London NORMALLY take?
a. About sixteen minutes
b. About an hour
c. About seventy minutes

ANSWERS (check): b, a, c, a, a, b, b, b, a, b

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Trinity ISE II: Listening podcasts

Here are some useful listening podcasts from BBC learning English to help you with some vocabulary and expressions for the topic ‘Unexplained phenomena and events’!

If you have any questions about this topic or if there is anything you don’t understand in this podcast – just ask me in our class!

Aliens

Witches

Enjoy!!

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