A2 - Lesson 15

Part 1 : Video Lesson & Transcript

Part : Listening & Reading comprehension

Part 3 : Use of English

Part 4 : Grammar lesson

Part 5 : Writing an essay & corrections

Part 6 : Speaking, interaction, & explanations.

INSTRUCTIONS

Please make sure you unfold each content for each part of the lesson.  Merci de déplier chaque contenu pour chaque partie de cette leçon.

LINKS TO GRAMMAR BOOKS :

PART 1 : VIDEO BASED LESSON & TRANSCRIPT

See instructions beneath the video.

VIDEO : CLICK ON THE PICTURE

Weird or just different?

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Weird or just different?

"There's a flip side to everything," the saying goes, and in 2 minutes, Derek Sivers shows this is true in a few ways you might not expect.

VIDEO : EXERCISE

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INSTRUCTIONS TO WORK ON THE VIDEO :

1) Listen to the video without reading the text / transcript

2) Then Listen to the video again reading the transcript as you listen.

3) Then listen to the video again without reading the transcript.

VIDEO TRANSCRIPT

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So, imagine you're standing on a street anywhere in America and a Japanese man comes up to you and says, "Excuse me, what is the name of this block?" 

And you say, "I'm sorry, well, this is Oak Street, that's Elm Street. This is 26th, that's 27th."  He says, "OK, but what is the name of that block?" You say, "Well, blocks don't have names. Streets have names; blocks are just the unnamed spaces in between streets." 
He leaves, a little confused and disappointed. 

 

So, now imagine you're standing on a street, anywhere in Japan, you turn to a person next to you and say, "Excuse me, what is the name of this street?" 
They say, "Oh, well that's Block 17 and this is Block 16." And you say, "OK, but what is the name of this street?" And they say, "Well, streets don't have names. Blocks have names. Just look at Google Maps here. There's Block 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19. All of these blocks have names, and the streets are just the unnamed spaces in between the blocks. And you say then, "OK, then how do you know your home address?" He said, "Well, easy, this is District Eight. There's Block 17, house number one." You say, "OK, but walking around the neighbourhood, I noticed that the house numbers don't go in order." 

He says, "Of course they do. They go in the order in which they were built. The first house ever built on a block is house number one. The second house ever built is house number two. Third is house number three. It's easy. It's obvious."

 

So, I love that sometimes we need to go to the opposite side of the world to realize assumptions we didn't even know we had, and realize that the opposite of them may also be true.

 

So, for example, there are doctors in China who believe that it's their job to keep you healthy. So, any month you are healthy you pay them, and when you're sick you don't have to pay them because they failed at their job. They get rich when you're healthy, not sick. 

 

In most music, we think of the "one" as the downbeat, the beginning of the musical phrase: one, two, three, four. But in West African music, the "one" is thought of as the end of the phrase, like the period at the end of a sentence. So, you can hear it not just in the phrasing, but the way they count off their music: two, three, four, one. 

 

And this map is also accurate. 

 

There's a saying that whatever true thing you can say about India, the opposite is also true. So, let's never forget, whether at TED, or anywhere else, that whatever brilliant ideas you have or hear, that the opposite may also be true. Domo arigato gozaimashita. 

PART 2 : COMPREHENSION

  1. Listen to the video and answer all questions below  without reading the transcript /text of the video.
  2. Then read the transcript of the video and check your answers, before looking at the corrections.

LISTENING & READING COMPREHENSION

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According to the video, are these statements true or false?

 

  1. In the USA streets don’t have names.
  2. In Japan streets are spaces without name between blocks.
  3. In Japan house numbers are distributed sequentially.
  4. There are doctors in China that you only pay if you are very sick.
  5. In West Africa music is counted off differently.
  6. One can say that there are two realities in India.
  7. Basically, people should consider different realities to be wrong.

ANSWERS

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  1. F
  2. T
  3. F
  4. F
  5. T
  6. T
  7. F

PART 3 : USE OF ENGLISH

USE OF ENGLISH

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Take a look at these sentences from the text:

Imagine you're standing on a street anywhere in America.

They go in the order in which they were built.

 

These sentences are in which tense?

Answer: sentence one - present continuous; sentence two - present simple.

 

What are the differences between the present simple and the present continuous?

We use the present simple with:

- Things which are always true;

- Permanent situations (or nearly permanent; true for a few years at least);

- Habits or things we do regularly.

 

We use the present continuous with:

-Things which are happening at the moment of speaking;

- Temporary situations;

- Situations which are slowly changing;

- Temporary or new habits.

- Future plans

 

 

Exercise:

  1. (You / come) _________________________________ tonight?
  2. (He / eat) _________________________________ rice every day?
  3. I (work) _________________________________ at the moment.
  4. (He / come) _________________________________ to London often?

5. He (play) _________________________________ tennis now.

CORRECTIONS

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1. Are you coming tonight?

2. Does he eat rice every day?

3. I am working at the moment.

4. Does he come to London often?

5. He is playing tennis now.

TRADUCTION

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Traduire les phrases suivantes en anglais, issues du texte, puis retrouver ces phrases dans le texte en anglais:

1. Donc, tous les mois où vous etes en bonne santé vous les payez, et quand vous etes malade vous ne les payez pas car ils ont echoué dans leur tache.

2. Il y a un dicton qui dit que quelque verité que vous pourriez dire sur l'Inde, sa contraire est egalement vraie

 

 

PART 4 : GRAMMAR

LESSON

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Essential Grammar in use p 175-176

Unit 84  old/nice/interesting etc (adjectives)

EXERCISES

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Put the words in the right order.

  1. (new / live in / house / they / a)   They ..........
  2. (like / jacket / I / that / green)   I .......
  3. (music / like / do / classical / you ?) Do ..........?
  4. (had / wonderful / a / I holiday) ........
  5. (went to / restaurant / a / Chinese / we) ...............

CORRECTIONS

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  1. They live in a new house.
  2. I like that green jacket.
  3. Do you like classical music ?
  4. I had a wonderful holiday.
  5. We went to a Chinese restaurant.

 

PART 5 : WRITING

VOCABULARY

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(please note that this definitions are according to the context)

 

Block (noun) - a square group of buildings or houses with roads on each side.

 

Unnamed (adjective) - without a name.

 

Realize (verb) - become fully aware of (something) as a fact; understand clearly.

 

Assumption (noun) - a thing that is accepted as true or as certain to happen, without proof.

 

Failed (past and past participle of the verb to fail) - be unsuccessful in achieving one's goal.

 

Downbeat (noun) - an accented beat, usually the first of the bar.

 

Phrasing (noun) - the division of music into phrases in a particular way.

 

Count off (phrasal verb) -  to separate into equal divisions by counting.

 

Saying (noun) - a commonly known expression which generally offers advice or wisdom.

WRITING

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Peseshet is a doctor and a teacher. The video describes a typical day of her life.

Now it is you turn. Write a text :

- Present yourself.

- Describe your profession.

- Tell what you did to get this job.

- Describe a typical day of your life : what usually happens when you are at work?

 

CORRECTION

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PART 6 : SPEAKING

SPEAKING

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