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Unit 1- Describe people’s personalities

Hi students. Your first task is to search this new vocabulary about personality and write a comment about your own personality using as many words as possible.

 Positive Personality Adjectives

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adaptable – adorable – agreeable – alert- alluring – ambitious- amused -boundless – brave – bright – calm – capable – charming – cheerful – coherent -comfortable – confident – cooperative – courageous – credible – cultured -dashing – dazzling – debonair – decisive – decorous – delightful – detaile –  determined – diligent – discreet – dynamic – eager – efficient – elated – eminent – enchanting – encouraging – endurable – energetic – entertaining -enthusiastic – excellent – excited  – exclusive – exuberant –  fabulous – fair – faithful – fantastic – fearless- fine – frank – friendly – funny – generous – gentle – glorious – good –  happy – harmonious – helpful – hilarious – honorable – impartial – industrious – instinctive – jolly – joyous – kind-  knowledgeable – likeable – lively – lovely – loving – lucky – mature – modern –  nice – obedient – painstaking – peaceful – perfect – placid – plausible – pleasant – plucky – productive – protective – proud – punctual – quiet – receptive – reflective – relieved – resolute – rhetorical – righteous – romantic – self-assured – sensitive – shrewd – silly – sincere – skillful – smiling – splendid – steadfast – stimulating – successful – succinct – talented – thoughtful – thrifty – tough – trustworthy – unbiased – unusual – upbeat – vigorous – vivacious – willing – wise – witty – wonderful – zany – zealous.

Negative Personality Adjectives

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abrasive – abrupt – abusive – afraid – aloof – ambiguous – angry – annoyed – anxious – arrogant – ashamed – awful – bad – belligerent – bewildered – boorish – bored – boring – callous – careless – clumsy – combative – confused  – cowardly – crazy – creepy – cruel – cynical – dangerous – deceitful – defeated – defective – defiant – demonic – depressed – deranged – disagreeable – disillusioned – disturbed – domineering – draconian – embarrassed – envious – evasive – evil – faded – fanatical – fierce – filthy –  finicky – flashy – flippant – foolish – forgetful – frantic – fretful – frightened – furtive – greedy – grieving – grouchy – gruesome – grumpy – guarded – gullible – helpless – hesitant – homeless – horrible – hungry – hurt – ignorant – ill – irresolute – jealous – jittery – lacking – lazy – lonely – malicious – materialistic – mean – mysterious – naive – nasty –  naughty – nervous – noisy – obnoxious – outrageous – panicky – pathetic – possessive – quarrelsome – repulsive – ruthless – sad – scary – secretive – selfish – silly – slow – sneaky – snobbish – sore  -spendthrift – squeamish – stingy – strange – sulky – tacky – tense – terrible – testy – thoughtless – threatening – tight -timid – tired – tiresome – troubled – truculent – typical – undesirable – unsuitable – unsure – upset – uptight – vague – vengeful – volatile – voracious – vulgar – wary – wasteful – weak – weary – wicked – worried – worthless – wretched.

 Second task:

Describe the personality of the people below:

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Britney Spears

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Amy Winehouse

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Paris Hilton

Third task:

Answer the questions below:

  • What are some characteristics of your personality?
  • What makes you happy?
  • What are some things that make you angry?
  • Are you happy with your personality?
  • Would you like to be different?
  • Are you a determined person? Are you a stubborn person?
  • Are you shy ? In which occasions are you shy?
  • Do you consider yourself selfish ? Why?
  • Is your personality suited to your job?
  • In what way has your personality changed? Why has it changed?
  • Are you more introverted (focused on your inner world) or more extroverted (focused on other people and the outer world)?
  • Do you think you can change a major characteristic of your personality if you try?
  • Do you think you have an unusual personality? Why?
  • If you could change any aspect of your personality, what would it be?
  • What personality traits do you consider important in a good friend / a boss / a partner / a teacher ?
  • What is one thing that many people don’t know about you?
  • Do you think birth order(oldest, youngest or middle) makes a difference in your personality?

ASSIGNMENT1

Unit 1.  Describe optimists or pessimists.Follow the guidelines in the workbook page 9.  Write a paragraph of at least 150 words.  5 points

Unit 2 Musical moods

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1- What is your favorite type of music?

2- How many cd’s do you have? 

3- Who is your favorite band/group?

4- Who is your favourite singer?

5- How often do you buy new music?

6- Do you own any old vinyl records?

7- Have you ever downloaded any MP3’s from the internet? Did you have to pay for them?

8- Do you agree or disagree with this sentence? “Downloading free MP3’s from the internet is wrong because it takes money away from the original artists.” 

9- Have you ever been to a live concert? If so, tell us about it.

10- Do you think that music stars earn too much?

11- Does certain music bring memories to your mind? If so, which ones and why?

12- Do you play any musical instruments? If so, which ones?

13- Is Karaoke popular in your country?

14- Can you sing?

15- Do you like Heavy metal? 

16- Have you ever played in a band?

Quotations about music:

Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent. Victor Hugo
 
After silence that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music. Aldous Huxley

Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman. Ludwig Van Beethoven

Take a music bath once or twice a week for a few seasons, and you will find that it is to the soul what the water-bath is to the body. Oliver Wendell Holmes
 
I have no pleasure in any man who despises music. It is no invention of ours: it is a gift of God. I place it next to theology. Satan hates music: he knows how it drives the evil spirit out of us. Martin Luther
 
Nothing separates the generations more than music. By the time a child is eight or nine, he has developed a passion for his own music that is even stronger than his passions for procrastination and weird clothes. Bill Cosby

  Without music, life would be an error. The German imagines even God singing songs. Friedrich Nietzsche

 Assignment 2  (5 points)

You have two options:

1- Describe yourself.  Student book page 24.

2- Describe a friend or relative. Workbook page 20

 

Unit 3 Money matters

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Are you good at saving money?

Are you saving money to buy something?

About how much do you usually spend each day?

Do you ever give money to charity?

Do you sometimes buy things that you don’t need?

Have you ever bought a lottery ticket?

Have you ever found any money? If so, what did you do with it?

Have you ever given money to a beggar?

Have you ever had any money stolen from you?

How important is money to you?

If you had no money, do you think you could be happy?

How much money did your parents give you for an allowance when you were ten years old?

If someone gave you a million dollars, what would you do with it?

Some people say that “money makes the world go around.” Do you agree? Why or why not?

What is the average salary in your country?

What is the most expensive thing you’ve ever bought?  

What was the last thing you bought for someone else?

What was the last thing you bought for yourself?

In a marriage, do you think one person should handle the finances, or both?

How do you think money helps make us happy?

Do you think money is more important than love?

Explain these proverbs: What do they mean? Say them in other English words.

  • The best things in life are free.
  • Time is money.
  • Save your pennies for a rainy day.
  • Money talks.
  • You can’t take it with you when you go.
  • Money doesn’t grow on trees

How much money would you have to win to be happy?

Why are poor people in many cases more generous than rich people?

What are some reasons for people being poor? Can poverty be avoided?

How do people become rich?

Are you good at saving money?

What do you like spending money on? What don’t you like spending on?

Do you play the lottery?

Links for Future Perfect:

www.englishpage.com/verbpage/futureperfect.html

www.grammarnet.com/ghtml/futupsim.htm

www.thefutureperfect.com/

www.englishclub.com/…/verb-tenses_futureperfect.htm

Assignment 3  (5 points)

You have two options:

1-  Explain your financial goals. Student book page 36

2- Describe a new charitable organization. Workbook page 30.

Unit 4: Looking good

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  • Who do you think is the most beautiful person in your country?
  • Who do you think is the most beautiful person alive today?
  • Who was the most beautiful person in history?
  • Who is the most attractive in your family?
  • Does beauty affect one’s success in life?
  • Is it better to be physically attractive or intelligent?
  • Is it better to be physically attractive or wealthy?
  • Is beauty related to power?
    • Can you think of anyone who is in a position of power that is not physically attractive?
  • Do people spend too much time and money on beauty?
  • How much time should be spent on making yourself look better each day?
  • Who would you say is beautiful that others maybe wouldn’t?
  • Do you think people should have cosmetic surgery to enhance their looks?
    • If so what is the minimum age when someone should have plastic surgery?
    • How popular is plastic surgery in your country?
    • What is the most popular feature for cosmetic alteration?
    • Do you think self-esteem affects beauty?
    • Do you think beauty affects self-esteem?
  • How important is beauty in your daily life?
  • Have you ever noticed anyone ever feeling pressured to be more beautiful?
  • What do you think of the proverb, “beauty is in the eye of the beholder?”
    • Do you have any proverbs or idioms from your country that relate to beauty?
  • What do you think “beauty is skin deep” means?
  • What are some beauty tips that you could share?
  • Do you think people with many tattoos can be beautiful?
    • How many tattoos is too many?
    • Would you ever get a tattoo?
    • Do you have a tattoo?
  • Do you think people with many piercings can be beautiful?
    • What kind of body piercing, if any, do you feel are acceptable?
    • What kind of piercing, if any, do you feel are unacceptable?
  • What personality trait is the most important for inner beauty?
  • How do you define beauty, using your own words?
  • Would you ever date someone who was not conventionally attractive?
  • What makes one person more attractive than another?
  • Do you think people from different countries than you see attractive the same way?
  • Is there someone famous that is considered beautiful, that you think is not?
  • Are beauty pageants good or bad?
  • Should children be entered into beauty pageants?
  • Do you think one gender or group worries more about beauty than another?
  • Would you want your children to be beautiful or talented?
  • What are some of the negatives about being beautiful?
  • What are some examples of social pressures to improve on natural beauty?
    • For example, lipstick, haircutting, shaving, …
  • What do you think about plastic surgery?
    • Would you ever have plastic surgery?
    • If so, what would you change?

Assignment 4   (5 points)

You have two options:

1- Compare two people’s taste in fashion.  Student book page 48.

2- Compare ways people make themselves more attractive. Workbook page 38.

 

 Unit 5 Community

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What is your favorite city?

How are city people and country people different?

What are the biggest problems with living in cities?

What damage do cities do to the countryside?

Which world city do you think would be the best to live in?

How will cities in the future be different from those today?

If you were city mayor, what changes would you make to your city?

Which city would you choose as capital of the world and why?

Do you prefer city or country life?

What do you like and dislike about the capital city of your country?

What do you think are the world’s three greatest cities and why?

Is the capital city of a country always that country’s best city?

Is it better to grow up in the city?

How are the cities in your country different?

What’s the best way to deal with traffic problems in a city?

Is it possible for a city to escape social problems?

 

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Responses

  1. Hi, Ana! I decided to pass here as soon I connected today for don’t forget to send you the names of the musics!! rs My sugestions:
    – You give love bad name: Bon Jovi
    – Spider man: Aerosmith
    – Black or White: Michael Jackson
    – Kiss me: Avril Lavigne

    Choose which you most like…

    kisses

  2. Analu,

    Now I am in your blog. It´s very interesting and I’am sorry because only now I am connected with you. But now you will have many contact mines.

    With regards,

    Jesus

  3. I’ve answered the questions you propose about music and I’m sending them for you…

    1- What is your favorite type of music? I don’t have only one type of music, I enjoy rock, brasilian popular music, soul, jazz, blues… I’m ecletic!

    2- How many cd’s do you have? I have twenty five orinal CDs, but recorded CDs, I own a lot. I have no idea!

    3- Who is your favorite band/group? Guns and Roses for me is the best!

    4- Who is your favourite singer? Toni Braxton

    5- How often do you buy new music? Almost never!!! I ask for my boyfriend download, or himself give me CDs how date gift.

    6- Do you own any old vinyl records? I save that ones I got when I was a child, like Xuxa, for exemple.

    7- Have you ever downloaded any MP3’s from the internet? Did you have to pay for them? No, never.

    8- Do you agree or disagree with this sentence? “Downloading free MP3’s from the internet is wrong because it takes money away from the original artists.” I disagree because, nowadays original CDs are very expensive, so this is the way when the money is few.

    9- Have you ever been to a live concert? If so, tell us about it. Unfortunately, not… That ones I woud like to go are very expensive…

    10- Do you think that music stars earn too much? I think so.. The prices of shows sometimes are bigger than a worker income.. Unbeliveable!!!

    11- Does certain music bring memories to your mind? If so, which ones and why? Some musics make me remember my boyfriend, my family, my childhood, my friends, depending of the the song..

    12- Do you play any musical instruments? If so, which ones? I play my throat, but sometimes it is a little out of tune! rs

    13- Is Karaoke popular in your country? I think so..

    14- Can you sing? Yes, I can, but not wonderfully how I would like to sing.

    15- Do you like Heavy metal? Yes, but almost always the musics are similar…

    16- Have you ever played in a band? Yes, and I with it I’m gonna win the “IBEU Music Festival” rsrs


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