Class Lab – Coffee 3.28.2016

We know about Donald Trump.  There are other candidates for president in 2016.  This candidate has very different ideas than Donald Trump.  His name is Bernie Sanders.

 

This part of lab is about coffee.

From: Listen A Minute: Coffee http://www.listenaminute.com/c/coffee.html

  1. Listen and read.  Take a quiz.
  2. When you finish do these next:
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Coffee | Listen a Minute

Scientists and doctors can’t make their minds up about coffee.  One study says it’s really bad for us and the next report says it’s good for us.  I’ve even read that 10 cups a day is good for our brain.  I like a cup of coffee at certain times of the day.  I must have a coffee first thing in the morning.  I can’t survive without my morning coffee.  I have another cup or two when I get to work.  And that’s it.  I never drink coffee after lunchtime.  If I do, I can’t sleep at night.  The only time I drink coffee in the evening is if I go to a nice restaurant.  Coffee seems a lot more complicated these days. When I was younger it was just coffee.  Now it’s latte, frappucino and all kinds of other strange words.

Source: http://www.listenaminute.com/c/coffee.html

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US Senator Bernie Sanders’ Political Revolution

bernie-all-do-welldateline: 10 February 2016/English Club

Pre-Listening Vocabulary

  • political revolution: a new system of government
  • Democratic: representing the US Democratic Party (as opposed to the Republican Party)
  • primary: an early vote that helps decide a political party’s leader before a presidential election
  • corruption: dishonest behaviour
  • influence: to have an effect on

US Senator Celebrates Start of a Political Revolution

US Senator Bernie Sanders declared the beginning of a political revolution this week after winning an important preliminary election against Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton. The 74-year-old senator, who says he wants to give the government back to the people, received over 80% of the young vote (ages 18-29) at the New Hampshire primary. his presidential , Sanders has been speaking out against corruption. Sanders says that the billionaire class, also known as the 1%, funds and influences political decisions. The senator hopes to win the election with small contributions from everyday Americans. He also wants to make public colleges and tuition free.Comprehension Questions

  1. Who is Bernie Sanders?
  2. Why does the report mention Hillary Clinton?
  3. What two words are used to describe the super-rich?

Discussion Questions: Young people often rebel against their parents but respect the opinions of their grandparents. Do you think this is why so many young Americans are rallying around a 74-year-old presidential candidate?

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ANSWERS

US Senator Celebrates Start of a Political Revolution
US Senator Bernie Sanders declared the beginning of a political revolution this week after winning an important preliminary election against Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton. The 74-year-old senator, who says he wants to give the government back to the people, received over 80% of the young vote (ages 18-29) at the New Hampshire primary. Throughout his presidential campaign, Sanders has been speaking out against political corruption. Sanders says that the billionaire class, also known as the 1%, funds elections and influences political decisions. The senator hopes to win the election with small contributions from everyday Americans. He also wants to make public colleges and universities tuition free.

  1. Bernie Sanders is a US senator who hopes to be chosen as the Democratic leader in the next presidential election.
  2. The report mentions Hillary Clinton because she is Bernie Sanders’ Democratic opponent. She is also running for president and hopes to win the Democratic nomination.
  3. The terms “billionaire class” and “1%” are used to describe the super-rich.

 

Written by Tara Benwell for EnglishClub
Tara Benwell is a Canadian freelance writer and editor who specializes in materials and articles for the ELT industry.

Source: US Senator Celebrates Start of a Political Revolution

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WHO Declares Zika Virus a Global Emergency

dateline: 02 February 2016/English Club

Pre-Listening Vocabulary

  • Zika: a forest in Uganda
  • virus: an agent that causes infectious disease
  • pose: to introduce or present something (e.g., a problem or question)
  • mild: manageable; not severe

WHO Declares Zika Virus a Global Emergency

The Zika virus, which is carried by , is spreading through Latin America, and has become an international public health threat according to the World Health Organization. In most people, Zika symptoms are mild or . However, there is concern that the Zika virus is connected to microcephaly, a serious medical that causes babies to be born with an underdeveloped brain and a small head. American officials have warned pregnant women and those who are planning on getting pregnant to stop travelling to Brazil at this time. There is no known prevention from avoiding mosquito bites.Comprehension Questions

  1. Why does the report mention mosquitos?
  2. Where is the current outbreak of the Zika virus?
  3. Who is most at risk of developing a serious illness from the Zika virus?

Discussion Questions: With six months to go until the Summer Olympics in Brazil, panic is spreading about the Zika virus. Do you think countries should warn female athletes and spectators (of childbearing age) not to travel?

 

Answers

WHO Declares Zika Virus a Global Emergency
The Zika virus, which is carried by mosquitos, is spreading through Latin America, and has become an international public health threat according to the World Health Organization. In most people, Zika symptoms are mild ornon-existent. However, there is growing concern that the Zika virus is connected to microcephaly, a serious medical condition that causes babies to be born with an underdeveloped brain and a small head. American officials have warned pregnant women and those who are planning on getting pregnant to stop travelling to Brazil at this time. There is no known preventionaside from avoiding mosquito bites.

  1. The report mentions mosquitos because the Zika virus is a mosquito-borne virus. The only prevention is to avoid mosquitos.
  2. The outbreak of the Zika virus is in Latin America.
  3. Unborn babies are most likely to develop a serious medical condition (brain abnormality) from the Zika virus.

Source: WHO Declares Zika Virus a Global Emergency

Lab: A Special Christmas Present

Read the story and complete the exercises:

Story 1: A Special Christmas Present

Source: ELC Study Zone: Level 200 Reading Topics

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B.B. King is Dead | level 2

21-05-2015 07:00 Level 1 Level 2 Level 3

The King of Blues, guitarist and singer BB King, died. He was 89 years old.

He influenced a generation of rock guitarists and was one of the world’s best guitarists. King performed in at least a hundred concerts a year.

Recently, he had an illness and people took him to hospital. Earlier this month, he said on Facebook that he was in hospice care at home. He died in his sleep in Las Vegas.

 

There will be a quiz – I will make it today

Vocabulary:

Difficult words: influence (to change something or to inspire somebody), hospice care (care for people who are going to die soon).

You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.

Source:  News In Levels

 

 

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The Red Ball |questions

The ball is on the floor. It is a red ball. It is a rubber ball. The baby looks at the ball. The cat looks at the ball. The cat is black. The cat walks over to the ball. The cat hits the ball with its paw. The ball rolls on the floor. The baby smiles.

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