An active lifestyle
The following images are examples of activities you can do to stay fit and healthy.
There are some activities that use the word play while others use the word do. Do you know why?
Watch this video to find out:
Vocabulary for this week:
department store (noun) : a single large shop where you can buy many different goods which are placed in different categories.
expensive (adjective) ɛkspɛnsɪv costing a lot of money.
affordable (adjective) əfɔːdəbəl inexpensive; reasonably priced.
fashionable (adjective) faʃənəbəl dressing or behaving according to the current trend.
trendy (adjective) trɛndi very fashionable or up to date.
helpful (adjective) hɛlpfʊl make it easier or possible for someone else to do something by offering them services or resources.
trendier (adjective) comparative form of trendy
If you have a stretch 2 textbook from Oxford University Publishing there is a reading you can do on page 11
Using the vocabulary above and vocabulary you already know fill in the following t-chart comparing department stores with small clothing shops (small clothing shops are independent shops)
|Department Store||Small clothing shops|
Finally which do you think is better shopping online or shopping in stores?
First make three arguments for why shopping online is better
Now make three arguments for why shopping in stores is better
Now you are ready for a debate. If you don’t have someone to debate with you can do solitaire debate.
To play solitaire debate. make an argument against the six points you wrote above. For example:
I prefer shopping online because you can buy anything online.
I agree you can buy anything online but it can be hard to tell if that is what you actually wanted.
I prefer shopping in stores because it’s more enjoyable to window shop.
Window shopping can be fun but it isn’t fun when the place is too crowded.
We studied the following vocabulary in order to understand the video you can find here.
modern (adjective) [mɒd(ə)n] about the present or recent past.
modern history (recent history 1800s – present)
traditional (adjective) trəˈdɪʃ(ə)n(ə)l the way of behaving that has continued from a long time ago. for example It is a long tradition for Japanese people to take their shoes off at the entrances of homes and businesses.
silk (noun)sɪlk a type of cloth that is smooth and soft. It is often expensive.
million (number) mɪljən 1,000,000 or 10⁶
market (noun) mɑː·kɪt a place you go to buy or sell things
mall (noun)mɔːl UK English A sheltered walk or promenade
mall (noun) mɔl US English An undercover shopping area
UK English: shopping centre.
plant (noun) plɑːnt a living organism that gets food from the ground and water as well as energy from the sun. Typical stationary. Eg tree
tailor (noun) ˈteɪ·lər someone who makes or repairs clothes
material (noun) mətɪə·ri·əl the things something is made out of. It is also used to talk about cloth or fabric.
Can I buy 1 metre of material?
fabric (noun) fæb·rɪk cloth
yard (noun) jɑːd 0.933 metres
peek (verb) piːk to look at something for a short time in secret
show off (verbal phrase) ʃəʊ ɒf to parade something of yours in front of others to gain admiration.
We watched the video here.
And answered the questions in Stretch 2 page 12
Before viewing the video, I asked the students to predict what the video would tell us about Capoeira asking them to write down five questions they think the video will answer.
We then watched this video:
The next step was to discuss our own cultures. I shared information about Australian Aboriginal Corroborrees. Although I don’t know a lot about it. I also showed them this video to understand it:
I used two resources from a local tourist information brochure and the following question list:
What is the name of the activity?
What is the history of the activity?
Why do people do the activity?
Are there any special clothing you need for the activity?
We went around the group asking different “Do you like …?” questions.
We found it wasn’t as simple as yes and no. When it comes to like there are levels. Watch this video for a better idea on how you can answer “Do you like . . . ?”