Find the key to activities on page from your coursebook:
1. realized, had been stolen
2. was listening, was talking
3. hadn't heard
4 arrived, had been waiting
1. Had known, would have phoned
2. wouldn't have married him, had realized
3. hadn't seemed, wouldn't have trusted
4. had invited, would (you) have gone C. 1. I must have left my jacket at the restaurant. 2. They might have got lost. 3. You can't have forgotten it's our anniversary 4. You can't have seen Simon 5. She might not have seen you if she didn't have her glasses on.
VOCABULARY A. Inside the car: gear stick, handbrake seat belt, steering wheel Outside/body of car: boot, tyres, wheels, windscreen Verbs: brake, crash, overtake, reverse B
1. delighted 2. furious 3. terrified 4. freezing 5. brilliant 6. filthy C
1. civil war 2. defeat 3. reign 4. surrender 5. general election 6. Prime Minister D
1. Dictatorship 2. marriage 3. politicians 4. historical 5. accidentally 6. amazing
Why don't you listen to this document about Spain and the recent changes on labor laws on npr.org?
two-tier system: two levels
temp job: temporary job
on the dole: to be unemployed
lay off workers: expell people from work.
overhaul: to repair or improve something so that every part of it works as it should
I got the engine overhauled.
HOW ABOUT YOU?
Do you fall under any of these groups they mention on the document?
Are they right about Spain?
Do you think that stripping away some job protections will help to create more jobs? For the transcript of the listening, click here!
Twenty top predictions for life 100 years from now
Last week we asked readers for their predictions of life in 100 years time. Inspired by ten 100-year predictions made by American civil engineer John Elfreth Watkins in 1900, many of you wrote in with your vision of the world in 2112.
Many of the "strange, almost impossible" predictions made by
Watkins came true. Here is what futurologists Ian Pearson (IP) and
Patrick Tucker (PT) think of your ideas.
Any other prediction that you can think of for the future??
Daytime chat show host Ellen Degeneres challenged the US first lady, who was on the programme promoting her healthy eating and fitness program, to a push up contest to prove she practiced what she preached. (The Telegraph)
And you? Do you practice what you preach? How many push ups can you do?
There are lots of updated stories with vocabulary explanations.
27 January 2012 For
the first time people living within the European Union will have what's
being called "the right to be forgotten". Under changes announced by
the European Commission, people will be able to tell a company to remove
all the online data they have about them.
Reporter: Zoe Conway
What information should stay on websites?
Read the text and try to put the words back into
how much control should people have over their online (1) ____________? Should
they be able to demand that an (2) ____________photo be permanently (3) ____________from
a website like Facebook? Does everything people write online have to stay
there? What about bank details, addresses - can websites hold onto this
These were the kinds of questions being asked by the European Commission as it (4)
____________ the issue of internet (5) ____________. Its (6) ____________throughout
has been what it called "the right to be forgotten". It has now
decided on what this (7) _____________ sounding phrase actually means.
It means that a person does have the right to demand their personal information
be permanently deleted if it is data that they themselves have put online. But
they don't have the right to have things like unflattering (8) ____________or
newspaper profiles written by others deleted.
The EU Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding said the changes will help (9) ____________in online services.
The Commission also says that businesses should have to tell their customers
within 24 hours if their online accounts have been (10) ____________.
Some internet companies have reacted with concern to the proposals, warning
that they could become bogged down in trying to meet the new requirements and
that could affect their ability to grow.