2018 Christmas ads

So, here we are again! Christmas is round the corner and it’s already a tradition that I share with you really nice Christmas ads.

So, let’s get started!

Have a look at these 5 photos:

Find as many connections as you can between the images. For example,
football matches and concerts often take place in a stadium.

There’s something that connects all five photos. What do you think it is?

Are you ready to watch Elton John performing one of his most famous songs on a British music programme?

Tell your partner which words you understood.

Work together to complete the gaps in the lyrics.

Watch again and check.

This song has been used in 2018 John Lewis ad. Have a look at the ad images and tell the story represented by these images in the order you think is best.

Let’s watch the ad so you can check your answers:

Can you come up with a slogan for the ad?

What do you think of the advert? Did you like it? Which do you think has been the reaction in the UK?

Ellie Goulding’s version of Your Song was used in the 2010 John Lewis Christmas advert. Which do you prefer?


John Lewis & Partners is a chain of high-end department stores operating throughout the United Kingdom.

“Since 2007 John Lewis has become known for producing memorable Christmas television adverts, which have gained heavy exposure on social media. The adverts, which typically rely on emotional content, have become something of an annual tradition in the UK and the music used in the campaigns has reached high positions in the UK Singles Chart.” (wikipedia)


It’s Christmas morning and you’ve just had a phone call from a friend whose Christmas Day plans have fallen through. You’ve invited this friend to your house and they’re arriving in an hour. You’ve realised that you don’t have a present for them. You don’t want them to feel left out while everyone is opening their presents, so you run to the 24-hour shop and find only five things left on the shelves.

Why is the chosen gift the best one for your friend?

[Thanks to All at C for sharing]


Other great 2018 Christmas ads:

 


If you want to get more into the Christmas spirit, have a look at the videos in this 2017 post or this 2015 post.

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Tips to describe a photo or picture

Shan Muhammad Afridi [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], from Wikimedia Commons

Check this article by the British Council since it might be really useful for you.

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Kahoot game to revise vocabulary and grammar

Game

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Pau test to practise writing an article

So that you can practise writing an article, take the following listening and reading test:

ARTICLE

Write an article for your school magazine. Discuss the effects of climate change in your country. Do you think measures should be taken to stop or at least slow down its effects on the planet?  (June 2009 S4) Reading Test & Listening Test / Audio File / Answers

Submit them on November, 23.

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Oral presentation: comparing countries around the world

Resultado de imagen de world map

In teams , you will prepare an presentation comparing countries around the world. Decide on topics to compare:

  • geography
  • demographics
  • transport
  • government
  • economy
  • energy
  • telecommunications
  • etc

Use comparatives and superlatives.

Useful tools:

Remember to include bibliography, webgraphy and to use images labeled for reuse.

Do not copy paste from the Internet. Use your own words.

Do not fill your slides with too much text, just facts and figures and key words. You can use index cards to remember what you want to explain. 

When delivering the presentation, feel confident, make eye contact with your audience and smile at them, be sure to have inflection in your voice so that you engage listeners, use hand motions and beware of your body language.

Don’t forget to include a table of contents at the beginning.

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ESO2 NOVEMBER UNIT

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Dynamo and Barça

Which are the methods used to train and coach Premier League football teams?

Do you agree? Do you think it is all about believing in things that may seem impossible? Can a simple belief really have incredible results?

What is the meaning of the underlined expressions:

  • The idea is to get the whole team in sync with a simple focus
  • I’m knackered
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Dave Cornthwaite

  1. Do you know the names of these means of transport?

2. Put them in the order you hear them in this video

3. Match them to these locations

  1. Australia
  2. from Santiago de Chile into the Atacama Desert
  3. In the middle of the Pacific
  4. Nevada
  5. Miami
  6. on the Mississippi river
  7. near Stuttgart

4. Which river did Dave swim?

5. What are the names of Dave’s buddies?

You might be interested in Dave’s site and youtube channel.

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Oral presentation on a trip

By Sandrine Z (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

In teams of 4, you will prepare a presentation on a trip. Decide on a perfect weekend or holiday away and drescribe it to the rest of the class.

Think about:

  • how you travel
  • where you go
  • where you stay
  • how you get around while you are there

Remember to include bibliography, webgraphy and to use images labeled for reuse.

Do not copy paste from the Internet. Use your own words.

Do not fill your slides with too much text, just facts and figures and key words. You can use index cards to remember what you want to explain. 

When delivering the presentation, feel confident, make eye contact with your audience and smile at them, be sure to have inflection in your voice so that you engage listeners, use hand motions and beware of your body language.

Don’t forget to include a table of contents at the beginning.

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Sant Boi and the CNN

The CNN has portrayed our city.  Can you guess why? What’s happened recently?

Watch this video and find out.

What does the artistic director say they were asked to do?

Read the text and answer the following:

  1. How old is the mental health hospital?
  2. How can you say “el poble dels bojos” in English?
  3. How many artists participating in the creation of the mural?
  4. What is Torrent d’Art?
  5. What is the local legend around Antoni Gaudí and Sant Boi? Did you know that?
  6. What is the metaphor behind the rug theme?

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