LEVEL 5 ORAL TASK 2

LEVEL 5
ORAL TASK 2 - ART

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Bring two pictures of paintings to class. Prepare to describe and contrast them
Here you have some useful phrases and vocabulary








VOCABULARY BOOSTER
COLOR WORDS

Natural, clear, compatible, distinctive, interesting, lively, stimulating, subtle, sympathetic.
Bright, brilliant, deep, earthy, harmonious, intense, rich, saturated, strong,   vibrant, vivid.
Dull, flat, insipid, pale, mellow, muted, subdued, quiet, weak.
 Cool, cold. Warm, hot. Light, dark.
 Complementary, contrasting, harmonious.    

TONE WORDS
Dark, light, mid (middle).
Flat, uniform, unvarying, smooth, plain.
Varied, broken.
Constant. Changes.
Graduated. Contrasting.

COMPOSITION WORDS
   Arrangement, layout, structure, position.
 Landscape format, portrait format, square format, circular, triangular.
Horizontal, vertical, diagonal, angled.
Foreground, background, middle ground.
Overlapping, cluttered, chaotic. Separate, spacious, empty.
Free, flowing, fragmented. Formal, rigid, upright, confined.
 Negative space, positive space.DS

MOOD OR ATMOSPHERE WORDS
Calm, content, peaceful, relaxed, tranquil.
Cheerful, happy, joyful, romantic.
Depressed, gloomy, miserable, sad, sombre, tearful, unhappy.
Aggressive, angry, chilling, dark, distressing, frightening, violent.
Energetic, exciting, stimulating, thought-provoking.
Boring, dull, lifeless, insipid.   

SUBJECT MATTER WORDS
Abstract.
Cityscape, buildings, man-made, urban, industrial.
Fantasy, imaginary, invented, mythological.
Figurative (figures), portraits.
Interiors, domestic.
Landscape, seascape.
Still life.

LEVEL 5- WRITTEN TASK 2

LEVEL 5
WRITTEN TASK 2
ADVICE
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READING COMPREHENSION
Read the article and do the activity
News UK
Deidre Sanders
Agony Aunt, The Sun 

Dear Deidre, aka Deidre Sanders, has been The Sun’s agony aunt for the past 35 years, and her column is legendary.
In that time, she has helped six million people with a wide variety of problems from love affairs to loneliness.
Everyone has received a reply from Deidre with her Bedfordshire-based team of assistants. And, YES, the letters used in The Sun are all real.
The problem-solving skills of this 70-year-old mum and grandmother has changed with the technology boom.
Here, Deidre talks about her career helping others.
How did you become the nation’s favourite Agony Aunt?
I’ve always been a journalist, ever since starting out at my student newspaper.
But the job really found me. I started out at The Daily Star and got head hunted by The Sun to write “My Dear Deidre” column.
I’ve always been interested in what makes people tick, why some relationships work and others don’t, and as we grow up, how we tend to re-enact things from our earlier years.
Do you see yourself predominantly as a journalist or a counsellor?
I ride both the journalist and counsellor horses. You must be a strong journalist to get the story across. An intriguing counselling problem must also be a good read that attracts the reader.
Are all your letters real?
“Now go on, admit it, all those letters aren’t real, are they?” For over three decades I’ve heard that question in the backs of taxis, over countless dinner tables, even when laid up in hospital.  The answer is “Yes, they are all real.”  There are many times when life would be a lot simpler if I could make them all up – but who could invent such a rich pageant of human life?
Since I became agony aunt in 1980, more than six million people have contacted me with their problems.
Do you see a change in the types of letters you have received over the past 30 years?
I started as The Sun’s agony aunt in 1980 and the country was a very different place. The biggest changes in my working life are related to the development of the internet and social media. Many problems are now related to sexting, people texting and getting caught with a secret phone and Facebook stalking.
What is your best advice for a happy life?
My top advice would be to be kind to yourself. We all tend to be so critical and judge ourselves but if you are kind to yourself then you will have the judgement and resources to be kind to others

ACTIVITY
Read the sentences and decide if they are True or False. Justify the false ones
1-      She is the only one who answers the letters
2-      Not all the letters are real
3-      She started her career as a journalist in The Sun
4-      She sees herself more as a journalist than as a counsellor
5-      Technology related problems have changed her work


GRAMMAR BOOSTER


USE OF ENGLISH
Complete the sentences below with information from the text
1-Deidre Sanders___________________________________________ for The Sun for the past 35 years.
2-She _______________________________________________ every letter with her team of assistants.
3-Before writing for The Sun, she ____________________________________________ at the Daily Star.
4-She ______________________________________________to be a journalist when she was a student.
5-She said you ____________________________to be a strong journalist to make the story understood.
6-People __________________________________________________questions for over three decades.
7-The development of the Internet and social media ________________________ the type of problems.
8- She says you _____________________________________________ be kind to yourself and to others.
LISTENING                                         
Listen to Katy get advice about giving up smoking from Joanne and Ian and answer the questions.
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1.       What methods does Joanne recommend?
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 
2.       What methods does Ian recommend?
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________
3.       Which method does Katy decide to try?
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
WRITING
GIVING ADVICE : Useful Phrases

Coping with suffering
Imagine you are Emma of The Problem Page- Online. Respond to one of your readers’ letters.

 ·  You should illustrate your understanding of the problem
·  Formulate your ideas to solve the issue as pieces of advice
·  Plan the paragraph layout.
·  Write the first draft of your letter.
·  Write the final version of your letter. (not less than 12 lines)



Dear Sleepless in Seattle,
 ___________________________________________________________________
 ___________________________________________________________________  ___________________________________________________________________
 ___________________________________________________________________  ___________________________________________________________________  ___________________________________________________________________
 ___________________________________________________________________  ___________________________________________________________________  ___________________________________________________________________  ___________________________________________________________________  ___________________________________________________________________
 ___________________________________________________________________
  ___________________________________________________________________  ____________________________________________________________________

LEVEL 5- ORAL TASK 1- RELATIONSHIPS

LEVEL 5 - ORAL TASK 1
RELATIONSHIPS
        
VOCABULARY

Fill in the blanks with the words in the boxes.






Beginning Relationships
crush
ask
sight
courage
blind

If you have a __________________ on someone, then you have to work up the __________________ to __________________ them out. You might also ask a friend to arrange a __________________ date. If you are lucky, it will be love at first __________________.

Dating

romantic
falls
on
along
know
seeing

When couples go __________________ a date, they usually go to a __________________ restaurant or café where they can get to __________________ each other better. When you start dating somebody regularly, we say that you are '__________________' somebody. If you get__________________ really well then you might become a couple. Sometimes, one person __________________ in love, which means they start to have strong feelings for the other person.

Love and Marriage

wedding
proposes
engaged
vows
ring
asks

When couples go out for a long time, they may decide to get __________________ . One partner, usually the man, __________________.  When he proposes, he usually gives the woman a __________________  and __________________  her to marry him. They invite their friends and family to the __________________ where they say their wedding __________________.

Ending Relationships

apart
divorced
break
argue
heartbroken
over






Sometimes couples start to __________________ over everything. Other couples just grow  __________________. And so, sometimes, couples __________________  up.  If they are married, they get __________________. However, when couples split apart, often one person is __________________. In that case, the person will need some time to get __________________the relationship.



Successful Relationships
What do you think the most import factors are for choosing a friend and having a successful relationship with your friend? In your group, rank the following factors from 1 to 16 in order of preference. Discuss as much as you can.
My friend  . . ...













 ....................
is attractive
 ......................
has a lot in common with me
 ........................
has lots of money / wealth
 ........................
has a high level of education
 ............................
is interesting / creative
 ...........................
is patient
 ..........................
has good communication skills
 ...........................
has a sense of humor
 ...........................
has a good family background
 ...........................
has the same racial / ethnic background
 ...........................
is open with his / her feelings
 .............................
has a good sense of fashion
 .............................
is outgoing /s ociable
 ............................
has a positive outlook in life
 ............................
is open-minded
 ............................
is easygoing
 ............................
ßYour opinion


Ø  Tell the class about your special person. Use the vocabulary and phrases to help you organize your ideas