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THRILL-SEEKERS (unit 2)

Chris Hemsworth's Dangerous Climb in the Himalayas: Being Elsa Pataky's plus one, the actor took part in the Spanish adventure programme "Planeta Calleja". However, something went wrong. This is how he explained it:


SOME HELP FOR YOU:
We did a trip recently to the Himalayas. Oh, really?

How high up did you go? We got higher and higher and we ended up in about 4000 metres above sea level. You acclimate every couple of days ... so your body adjusts to that, lack of oxygen.

Have you ever heard of altitude depression?

Just to give you an idea, if you had a bottle of water outside your sleeping bag, it's frozen by the time you wake up. It has to be tucked in with you. Oh, really? It was freezing.

I'm in my bed, I'm just tossing and turning ...  and my breathing is getting worse ... like in a Darth Vader meets Daffy Duck.

"Get him off the mountain"

Apparently, the oxygen in my lungs, the next day was oxygen in my brain and then, good night, we wouldn't be sit…

TWO LISTENING ACTIVITIES

Black Friday: Todd explains Black Friday and Cyber Monday to Aimee.

Living on the cheap:Dan talks about how he saves a lot of money by living in Southeast Asia.

Both with quiz, vocab., and script.

THE UNITED STATES OF THANKSGIVING

Scouring the nation for recipes that evoke each of the 50 states (reading)



The story of Thanksgiving by Ellen Degeneres:



Autocorrect mishaps:


Friday Night Mishaps(multiple choice listening activity)
What's Your Worst Travel Mishap? Last year I planned to travel to Florence for the weekend with a friend in August. We each booked tickets for the same flight coming home Sunday evening and couldn’t figure out why mine was so much cheaper. On Sunday morning, while trying to check in online in order to print my boarding pass, I realized that the flight I had booked left Florence that very same day but in September! After a panicked phone call with Iberia, who mockingly informed me there was a 300-euro fee for my ignorance of the months of the year, I got booked on the correct flight.
Signed: Your Teacher

"THEY WOULD HAVE TAKEN OVER THE PROJECT AND BOSSED US AROUND"

They would and they did!

To take over
To boss sb around

Funky phrasals (BBC Learning English)

Phrasal Verbs Games (Macmillan Dictionary)

Phrasal verbs in context (older post)


APP

EXAM TRAINING: WRITING

Improve your writing.
How to write an essay.
Written Production.

Writing class: Makeovers.
Writing C1.
Writing topics and reference sites online (C1).

The Essay - Mr. Bean


Extra History: South Sea Bubble (market crash, 1711). VIDEOS
PREPOSITION PLACEMENT IN RELATIVE CLAUSES
Everyday English Formal English (writing) Is that the man (who) she arrived with? Is that the man with whom she arrived? Does he know the girl (that) John is talking to? Does he know the girl to whom John is talking? It is a club (which) many important people belong to. It is a club to which many important people belong.

THE SOUND OF SILENCE

Page 20, exercise f:
1. 
a. eerie
b. deafening
c. hammered
d. whining
e. gurgling
f. roar
g. thump
h. whisper
i. decibels

2.
roar: dull
whisper: soft
thump: dull

3. 
absorb sound (vb.)
ambient soung (adj.)
a scraping sound (adj.)
background noise (noun, making a compound noun)



EXPRESSING PREFERENCES:
Exercise 1
Exercise 2
Exercise 3
Exercise 4

The More Education Republicans Have, the Less They Tend to Believe in Climate Change, an exhaustive scientific report unveiled this month (The New York Times)

THIS YEAR'S PANTOMIME (MADRID)

I LIKE IT-I LIKED IT

/d/
enjoyed
fried
spelled
opened
married
carried
closed
loved
waved
tried
aged
killed
covered
turned
followed
seemed
pulled
damaged
offered
claimed
/t/
picked
walked
stopped
helped
worked
coughed
rushed
hoped
kissed
joked
fetched
skipped
happened
missed
wished
realised
reached
sniffed
/id/
started
added
needed
counted
ended
invited
lasted
shouted
I kista girl and I laiktit(song)

TONGUE-TWISTING TOWN PRONOUNCED PERFECTLY

KAZUO ISHIGURO: ON WRITING AND LITERATURE

ALCINE FILM FESTIVAL

The World Heritage City of Alcalá de Henares, in Madrid, is hosting a new edition of its short film festival, ALCINE. 
The festival has been held since 1983 and has served to launch the careers of some of Spain’s most important directors, such as Alejandro Amenábar, Isabel Coixet and Fernando León de Aranoa. At the same time as the official short film section, there is also a feature film section aimed at new directors. In addition, in order to increase the international presence at the festival, since 2007 there has been an official section for European work.
Friday, November 10th, 10:00 am TRAILERS:


1. JAIME, a short film by Christopher Manning:'Film gave me the sense I wasn't alone' 2. REFUGE, a short film by Leticia Agudo:

3. SWEET MADDIE STONE, a short film by Brady Hood:
4.Tête à Tête, a short film by  Natasha Tonkin:

Promising indeed!