RECORD YOUR VOICE AS YOU READ THIS PASSAGE:
DO YOU WATCH VIDEOS IN ENGLISH EVERY DAY?
Most people I talk to want to learn English. If you are reading this, you probably want as well. But how? With so many methods out there promising fast results, a new learner often does not know where to start. In this class you will do one activity that will definitely help you get better, but remember—you must practice every day.
WATCH THE VIDEO AND TRY TO UNDERSTAND THE GENERAL IDEA. CAN YOU ANSWER WHAT THIS VIDEO IS ABOUT?
WATCH THE VIDEO AGAIN, BUT THIS TIME USE SUBTITLES OR AN AUDIO SCRIPT IF POSSIBLE.
This is Carolina Santos Reed. She is from the United States, but she has a lot of family in Brazil. In 3 weeks, Carolina and her husband are going to go there on vacation. At the moment, she is planning the trip but it is difficult. she is going to stay in Brazil for 4 weeks, so she is going to need a lot of things: ´I have a suitcase, a passport, sunbathing suits, some sunscreen, some clothes, too many shoes and there is plenty of other things I want to bring´.
Carolina isn´t going to take all of these things—her husband, Kurt, is going to need some space too. Carolina and Kurt also went to Brazil 2 years ago. They went to the beach and they ate at a very famous restaurant. Carolina loves sea food, so Kurt bought her some fish. But they didn´t visit Carolina´s family. This time, they are going to go to the family farm house in the Brazilian countryside to spend time with them. But they aren´t going to stay at the farm house all the time they´re going to do lots of other things. Kurt loves soccer. Carolina´s cousin, Eduardo, bought him a ticket to a soccer match. Carolina isn´t going to go. She doesn´t like soccer. She is going to go paragliding instead and they´re both going to go camping with the rest of the family. Kurt and Carolina are really looking forward to their trip. They´re going to have a great time.
TRY TO SUMMARIZE THE VIDEO FROM MEMORY.
WHERE IS CAROLINA FROM?
WHAT IS HER HUSBAND´S NAME?
WHERE ARE THEY GOING TO GO ON VACATION?
HAVE THEY VISITED BRAZIL BEFORE?
WHAT DID THEY DO?
WHAT ARE THEY GOING TO DO DIFFERENTLY THIS TIME?
DOES CAROLINA LIKE SOCCER?
IS HER HUSBAND GOING TO WATCH A MATCH IN BRAZIL?
DID HE BUY TICKETS FOR THE GAME?
REMEMBER TO USE THE 3 STEPS.
FIND THE PART OF THE VIDEO WITH SUBTITLES STARTING AT 2:50SECs
HAVING PROBLEMS TELLING THE STORY?
USE THESE IDEAS:
A fox and a rabbit park outside a police station. I think they are in a hurry because…… … The fox says that…………. but the rabbit is surprised to see the clerks are all………….
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PROGRESS TEST FILE 10