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17 dic. 2013

How corrupt is your country? By Transparency International

Read the 2013 Corruption Perceptions Index, by Transparency International. Study the ranking and practice de name of continents, geographical regions, countries and nationalities in English.


http://www.transparency.org/cpi2013/results

 
After examining the information, debate about corruption perceptions in different parts of the world.
- How corrupt or uncorrupt is your country?
- Why does corruption exist?
- Is there anything we can do to diminish corruption?

6 dic. 2013

How great leaders inspire action

Watch this TED presentation by Simon Sinek about great leaders and how they inspire action. A very interesting approach to leadership.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qp0HIF3SfI4



After watching the presentation, discuss in class and debate:

- Why does Mr. Sinek take Apple as an example in his presentation?
- Why are the leaders he mentions different from other people in leading situations? Give as many details as possible about the differences.
- How can you explain the Why, How, What concentric circles?
- Do you agree with this approach? Why?

29 nov. 2013

Different uses of a favourite: verb GET

Do this quiz online by BBC to check on all the different meanings and uses of verb GET. Then, check your answers online.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/apps/ifl/worldservice/quiznet/quizengine?ContentType=text/html;quiz=1110_get


Learning English - Quiznet by BBC


1: He's been quite ill recently, but he seems to be __________ now.
getting better
doctor
getting healthy
getting recovered
getting good
2: Which is the logical order of events?
get engaged - get divorced - get married
wedding
get engaged - get married - get divorced
get married - get engaged - get divorced
get divorced - get married - get engaged
3: Which of the following forms of transport do you NOT 'get on'?
a train
London taxi
a plane
a taxi
a bicycle
4: You can imagine how he reacted when she told him she'd crashed the car, he ______________ and then started shouting!
got really angry
car crash
got really sad
got really happy
got really bored
5: Do you know what time your train gets ____? Let me know and I'll meet you at the station.
on
train
in
at
to
6: Which of the following is American English? 'Have you ever ________ lost on the New York subway - it's really confusing!'
get
New York subway
getting
got
gotten