jueves, 1 de mayo de 2014



I'm yours - jason mraz

I won't hes-i-tate no more... (1:55)

There's no need to compl-i-cate ... (2:13)


p. 99   Ex 6
p. 100 Ex 1
p. 101 Ex 5
p. 103 Ex 1 + 6
p. 104 Ex 1
p. 105 Ex 7
p. 107 Ex 6 + 9


MODULE 8. Unit 10 "The MEDIA"



Questions for discussion in the English class


Interesting activities on this website

Another one

Television is an important form of communication and has been for many years. Television brings important historical events, both positive and negative, directly into our homes. People don’t just read about current events, they experience them in real time.
Television can also be a fine teaching tool – there are many television shows on the air that are informative and educational. The right television shows can teach our children about morals and values as well as right from wrong. Educational television is not only for children however; Public television as well as cable television channels such as National Geographic and The History Channel serve as
learning tools for adults. In fact many colleges and universities use local channels to provide distance learners the opportunity to attend lectures given on television.
Along with the advantages listed above there are also disadvantages to television. First the same proliferation of new channels that provides additional educational opportunities also provides opportunities for children to be exposed to more inappropriate content than ever before. It is not uncommon for children to have access to movies and programs intended to be viewed only by mature audiences. While
technology has been put into place to help conscientious parents censor the channels and shows their children can access, these methods are far from fool proof and they are only as effective as the parents who choose whether or not to utilize them. This unfettered access to adult material appears to manifest itself in a variety of different ways but most people would agree today’s children are more aware of adult themes (such as sex and violence) at an earlier age than ever before.


Can you think of more ideas to add?

good things

source of knowledge for children
a way to access to information
entertainment for relax

bad things

gain weight
waste a lot of time - instead of learn a foreign language, finishing homework for a class or studying for a course
danger for children - the programs that are shown are not always suitable for all ages (sex / violence)
Spending hours watching T.V is harmful for eyesight
control of ideas





 “If you don't read the newspaper, you're uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you're mis-informed.” 
― Mark Twain

Questions for discussion in the English class


The division of British newspapers - concept map, reading comprehension

Digital age and newspapers - listening and discussion

Take a look at this SITE if you want to read lots of newspapers. And MORE (British ones)



ESL Conversation Questions: News

  • What is the role of newspapers in society?
  • What sells newspaper?
  • Why do we buy newspapers?
  • Do you think that news is censored in some countries?
  • Is the news censored in your country?
  • Will newspapers disappear in the future?
  • How does American news differ from your country's news?
  • What is your favorite section of the newspaper to read?
  • How often do you watch the news?
    • Do you make a point of watching the news?
    • Do you feel bad if you miss the news?
  • Which kind of news is the best for you? Why?
    • Newspaper?
    • Radio?
    • Televison?
    • Internet?
  • Do you think that the news is necessary? Why or why not?
  • What would the world be like without news?
  • Do you think the news tells us just information without giving its opinion?
  • Should the news give an opinion?
  • Do you think the news influences people too much?
  • Do you think the news is shocking now?
  • How has it changed over the years?
  • Do you think people need to know all of the news?
  • What do people not need to know?
  • What do you think is the most important thing the news should report?
  • What was the most memorable news you ever watched?
  • If the news reported your week, what would be the headline?
  • Think of a news headline for the following countries: America, Britain, France, China, Australia, Indonesia, Russia, Germany.
  • Do you read the newspaper everyday?
  • How often do you read the newspaper?
  • What newspaper do you read?
  • How much does the newspaper cost?
  • What kind of magazines do you like to read?
  • What is your favorite newspaper?
  • What is your favorite magazine?
  • Are magazines expensive in your country?
  • Do you enjoy reading a newspaper?
  • What sections of a newspaper do you like to read?
  • What are the different sections in a newspaper?
  • Do you think that reading a newspaper is a good way to improve your English?
  • What kinds of information can you get from the newspaper?
  • Where do you get most of your news?
  • Do you like to keep up with current events?
  • If you are someone who usually follows the news, has there been a time when you decided to stop? Why and for how long?
  • Do you think it's important to read the newspaper and know what is going on in the world? Why or why not?
  • Do you trust the information you get from the news?
  • you are someone who usually follows the news, has there been a time when you decided to stop? Why and for how long?
  • What different types of newspapers do you read?
  • Do you read newspapers in other languages?
  • Is your hometown newspaper on the internet?


LISTEN: Decline of the Papers

Matt and Rachel discuss the decline of newspapers in society and how it is affecting them