lunes, 7 de julio de 2014

Homework Nº 1

Hey guys, I leave you with today's homework, leave your answers on the comment section below. The instruction are the following:

  1. Click on the video below.
  2. Watch the video, and pay attention to it! (You can pause and rewind the video.)
  3. Answer the listening comprehension questions below the video.
  4. Check your answers.


1. At the beginning, what does the woman say she remembers?
  Where the man lives
  The man's name
  The man's favorite drink

2. What does the man compare the party to?
  An amusement park
  A park where newsmen hang out
  A museum

3. Who received an invitation to the party?
  The woman
  Both the woman and the man
  The man

4. It would be safe to assume that at this point ____________.
  Nick and Gatsby are friends
  Nick does not really know Gatsby
  Nick does not like Gatsby at all

5. Which of the following is not a rumor about Gatsby?
  He killed a man.
  He won all his money gambling.
  He is a German spy.

martes, 1 de julio de 2014

Listening Comprehension Activity 1: Feelings

In today's class we talked about feelings and emotions, we learned words like "sad", "happy", "mad" "joyful" and such. We also learned how to apply these words in sentences like "I'm angry" "I'm in love with you", "you are mad at me". For today we are going to analyze a song and we are going to analyze the feelings that we get from the song, some of the phrases used in the song and the motif, the motif refers to a recurrent phrase that is repeated in the song. The song is "Wonderwall" by the band Oasis. First off, you will listen to the song here:

After you've heard the song, you will answer the following questions:

  1. What does the word "Wonderwall" mean?
  2. What is the feeling you get from the song?
  3. Is the chorus of the song the motif?
  4. What is the meaning of the phrase "And all the lights that lead us there are blinding"
Leave your answers in the comment section of this post!