- Listen to the report.
- Read it.
- Familiarise yourself with new vocabulary using the audio file and an online dictionary if you like.
Communists Depose Russian Rulers
- Learn new vocabulary with the word checker – depose, communists, storm, provisional, break out.
- Watch 2 videos of the event – the secret steps that happened before the revolution and secondly the beginning of the revolution.
- Do the quiz to find out how much you have understood.
TEFL Vocabulary, Grammar and Communicative Skills.
Main Contents of Podcast This Week
- Talking about plans for the weekend.
- What famous person would you like to meet and why? Matt Groening, creator of the TV show and film ‘The Simpsons’.
- Vocabulary quiz – topics e.g. things that you play, things that you make.
- Bridgit Keenan in India talks about Bollywood films (have lots of singing and dancing in them). They are very predictable and lively with happy endings.
- What would be your favourite holiday?
- Dialogue of Carolina from Venezuela preparing a special meal for her friends. She prepares ‘guasacaca’.
- Telling/retelling a joke
- The verbs ‘make’ and ‘do’. Make is used when preparing a food dish.
- What is a gap year?
- What do you call them? Try to describe what you want to say? (clove of garlic, plantains)
- ‘Make yourselves at home’ phrase to make people feel comfortable.
40 questions to test your knowledge of words that are commonly misspelled and confused.
Follow up language points from the second video of the Halloween Series from Word on the Street, Learn English. The focus is on personal pronouns and in particular ‘it’, ‘them’ and ‘they’. ‘It’ is a subject and an object pronoun whilst ‘they’ is a subject and ‘them’ an object pronoun.
“Ashlie and Stephen’s house is full of witches, wizards, and ghosts… and everyone’s having a frighteningly good time!”
Watch the video by clicking on the above link.
Follow up exercises to the second part of this series include rearranging sentences in order, a gap fill exercise and developing phrases with ‘so’ and ‘just’.
Language activities designed to follow on from Scene 1 of Halloween. They include learning new expressions with the word ‘think’, a conversation to fill in the gaps for and finally more common expressions with the word ‘way’.