A2 - Lesson 16

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

Are you human?

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Are you human?

Have you ever wondered: Am I a human being? Ze Frank suggests a series of simple questions that will determine this. Please relax and follow the prompts. Let's begin …

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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This is the human test, a test to see if you are a human. Please raise your hand if something applies to you. Are we agreed? Yes? Then let's begin.

 

Have you ever eaten a booger long past your childhood? It's okay, it's safe here.

 

Have you ever made a small, weird sound when you remembered something embarrassing? 

 

Have you ever purposely lowercased the first letter of a text in order to come across as sad or disappointed? Okay.

 

Have you ever ended a text with a period as a sign of aggression? Okay. Period. 

 

Have you ever laughed or smiled when someone said something shitty to you and then spent the rest of the day wondering why you reacted that way? Yes. 

 

Have you ever seemed to lose your airplane ticket a thousand times as you walked from the check-in to the gate? Yes.

 

Have you ever put on a pair of pants and then much later realized that there was a loose sock smushed up against your thigh? Good.

 

Have you ever tried to guess someone else's password so many times that it locked their account? Mmm. 

 

Have you ever had a nagging feeling that one day you will be discovered as a fraud? Yes, it's safe here. 

 

Have you ever hoped that there was some ability you hadn't discovered yet that you were just naturally great at? Mmm. 

 

Have you ever broken something in real life, and then found yourself looking for an "undo" button in real life? 

 

Have you ever misplaced your TED badge and then immediately started imagining what a three-day Vancouver vacation might look like? 

 

Have you ever marveled at how someone you thought was so ordinary could suddenly become so beautiful? 

 

Have you ever stared at your phone smiling like an idiot while texting with someone? Have you ever subsequently texted that person the phrase "I'm staring at the phone smiling like an idiot"?

 

Have you ever been tempted to, and then gave in to the temptation, of looking through someone else's phone? 

 

Have you ever had a conversation with yourself and then suddenly realized you're a real asshole to yourself? 

 

Has your phone ever run out of battery in the middle of an argument, and it sort of felt like the phone was breaking up with both of you? 

 

Have you ever thought that working on an issue between you was futile because it should just be easier than this, or this is supposed to happen just naturally? Have you ever realized that very little, in the long run, just happens naturally? 

 

Have you ever woken up blissfully and suddenly been flooded by the awful remembrance that someone had left you? 

 

Have you ever lost the ability to imagine a future without a person that no longer was in your life? Have you ever looked back on that event with the sad smile of autumn and the realization that futures will happen regardless? 

 

Congratulations. You have now completed the test. You are all human. 

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. The speaker is making questions to understand if the people in the room are humans or robots.
  2. People look embarrassed about the first question.
  3. The people in the room do not seem happy.
  4. The questions are not personal.
  5. The speaker forces people to answer.
  6. After each question people start realizing how much they have in common.
  7. The conclusion is that we are all humans, that is nobody is perfect.

 

ANSWERS

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

PART 3 : USE OF ENGLISH

USE OF ENGLISH

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What is the tense mainly used in this video? (e.g.: Have you ever eaten a booger long past your childhood?)

Answer: present perfect simple

 

In this text all questions require a yes or no answer. We start this type of questions with have or has, then we add the subject followed by Past Participle form of the verb and only then add the rest of the sentence.

 

In general, we use the present perfect simple to refer to events in the past but which connect to the present. The time of the experiences is not important. Although we do not give a specific time, we often use general time expressions like ever, never, before, in my life, so far, up until now with this use of the present perfect simple.

 

 

Exercise:

 

Complete this exercise with the present perfect in the interrogative.

  1. New York city is a great place. How many times ________________ (visit/ you) this city?
    2. You speak English very well. Where ________________ (study/ you) the language?
    3. I'm looking for my notebook, ________________ (take/ you) it?
    4. ________________ (see/ you) the last movie by Spielberg? The review in the newspaper is very good.
    5. ________________ (finish/ Sophie) her work yet? I would like to see her.

CORRECTIONS

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  1. Have you visited
  2. Have you studied
  3. Have you taken
  4. Have you seen
  5. Has Sophie finished

TRADUCTION

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

1. Avez-vous deja essayé de deviner le mot de passe de quelqu'un tellement de fois que cela a vérouillé son compte ?

2. Avez-vous été tenté de, et succombé à la tentation de fouiller dans le telephone de quelqu'un ?

 

 

PART 4 : GRAMMAR

LESSON

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Essential Grammar in use p 177-178

Unit 85  quickly/badly/suddenly  etc (adverbs)

EXERCISES

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Which is right ?

  1. Don't eat so quick / quickly. It's not good for you.
  2. Why are you angry / angrily ?I haven't done anything.
  3. Can you speak slow / slowly please ?
  4. Come on, Dave! Why are you always so slow / slowly ?
  5. Bill is a careful / carefully driver.
  6. Jane is studying hard / hardly for her examinations.
  7. 'Where is Diane?'  'She was here but she left sudden / suddenly .'
  8. Please be quiet / quietly. I'm studying.
  9. Some companies pay their workers very bad / badly.
  10. Those oranges look nice / nicely. Can I have one ?

CORRECTIONS

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  1. quickly
  2. angry
  3. slowly
  4. slow
  5. careful
  6. hard
  7. suddenly
  8. quiet
  9. badly
  10. nice (see unit 84)

 

PART 5 : WRITING

VOCABULARY

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

 

Booger (noun, informal) - a piece of dried nasal mucus.

 

Lowercased (adjective) - in small letters as opposed to capital letters.

 

Shitty (adjective, vulgar slang) - unpleasant; awful.

 

Nagging (adjective) - persistently painful or worrying.

 

Misplaced (past and past participle of the verb to misplace) - put (an object) in the wrong place and so lose it temporarily.

 

Marveled (past and past participle of the verb to marvel) - be filled with wonder or astonishment.

 

Asshole (noun, vulgar slang) - a stupid, irritating, or contemptible person.

 

Blissfully (adverb) - in a manner characterized by extreme happiness or joy.

 

Flooded by something (expression) - to feel sudden strong emotion.

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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