martes, 18 de febrero de 2014


p.89 Ex 1
p.89 Ex 6
p.92 Ex 13
p.93 Ex 1 + 7
p.94 Ex 1 (and why/why not?)
p.95 Ex 7 (to discuss)
p.96 Ex 1
p.97 Ex 8


MODULE 7. Unit 9 "Science fiction"



Questions for discussion in the English class


Seven Billion Reasons to Worry: the Financial Impact of Living Longer
Posted on April 11, 2012 by iMFdirect By S. Erik Oppers

Everyone wants at some point to stop working and enjoy retirement. In these uncertain economic times, most people worry about their pension. Now take your worries and multiply those several billion times. This is the scale of the pension problem. And the problem is likely bigger still: although living longer, healthier lives is a good thing, how do you afford retirement if you will live even longer than previously thought?

This so-called longevity risk, as discussed in the IMF’s Global Financial Stability Report has serious implications for global financial and fiscal stability, and needs to be addressed now.

Here’s the issue: governments have done their analysis of aging largely based on best guesses of population developments. These developments include further drops in fertility and some further increase in longevity. The trouble is that in the past, longevity has been consistently and substantially underestimated. We all live much longer now than had been expected 30, 20, and even just 10 years ago. So there is a good chance people will live longer than we expect now. We call this longevity risk—the risk we all live longer than anticipated.

Risky business

Why is that a risk, you may ask. We all like to live longer, healthy lives. Sure, but let’s now return to those pension worries. If you retire at 65 and plan your retirement finances expecting to live another 20 years (assuming you have enough savings for at least that period), you would face a serious personal financial crisis if you actually live to 95, or— well in your 100s.

Read more »

Riesgos financieros por longevidad de la población: FMI


So, how is life in 2020? The future of Europe

Life in the Future Year 4000

Do you agree?

Other interesting sites:

Future Predictions

The Honda Uni-Cub


qué futuro le espera a la humanidad en los próximos 100 años

Future is here: 
Beber con la mente  - Mind-controlled robot arms show promise



viernes, 14 de febrero de 2014


p.79 Ex 6
p.82 Ex 9 + 13
p.83 Ex 1 + 2 + 7
p.85 Ex 7
p.87 Ex 5





MODULE 7. Unit 8 "Crime"








Is shoplifting common in your country?
What do you think the most common crime in your country is?
Should police in your country be stricter or less strict?
Is your country a safe country?
Have you ever seen a crime? (Don’t talk about it if it’s too upsetting for you)
Do you think criminals can change?
What kind of people shoplift and what kinds of things do they steal?
Does Korea have a big mafia?
Have you ever met someone from the mafia?
Can you tell if a kid will grow up to be a criminal?

More questions for discussion

jueves, 6 de febrero de 2014


p.69 Ex.7
p.71 Ex.5
p.72 Ex.6 - 9
p.73 Ex.1 - 6
p.75 Ex.1 - 7


MODULE 7. Unit 7 "Help the world"


Questions for discussion in the English class

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A very topical subject for your students to tackle. Relevant vocabulary is explored and practised through a gap-fill exercise which draws attention to topic-related words with similar meanings. Conversation practice is provided through a series of discussion questions based around the topic. For example: "If you were in charge of international aid operations what type of aid would you send to a disaster zone first of all – food and water, medicine and doctors, blankets and shelters or rescue experts and equipment?"


Real English 73 Lonnie - Homeless in Florida
The current economic crisis is reflected in Lonnie's situation. He has a regional accent, from Georgia, USA. The interviewer tries to understand how he bacame homeless.

Poor Rich, Rich Poor

Another Day in Paradise by Phil Collins

Another Day in Paradise

She ______ ___ to the ______ __ the street
’sir, can you help me?
It’s cold and ____ nowhere to sleep,
Is there __________ you can tell me? ’

He ______ __, doesn’t look back
He _______ he can’t hear her
Starts to _________ as he crosses the street
Seems ___________ to be there.

Oh think _____, it’s another day for
You and me in paradise
Oh think _____, it’s just another day for you,
You and me in paradise

She ______ ___ to the ______ ___ the street
He can see she’s been crying.
She’s got ________ on the ________ of her feet
She can’t walk but she’s trying

Oh think twice...

Oh lord, is there nothing more anybody ___ do
Oh lord, there must be something you ___ say

You can tell from the _____ on her face
You can see that she’s been there
Probably been _____ __ from every place
’cos she didn’t ___ __ there

Oh think twice...

(For the complete lyrics CLICK HERE and you can even sing it along with this karaoke version)


Karaoke version


Más de 11 millones de personas están en riesgo de pobreza en España (2012)

Dramático informe sobre la pobreza en España de Intermón Oxfam (2013)