Saturday, 13 February 2010

NI 1: Module 7: Lesson 4

Lesson 4: Language and behaviour
*** Writing:
Suggested composition:
An article of opinion: "Are we becoming more impolite and rude or are we more civilized than in the past?"

*** Grammar:
- Requests in English
- Asking for permission

*** Listening and vocabulary:
British politeness

How to ask for permission

*** Culture tips:

Photograph: Winston Churchill showing the sign of victory (Always do it with the palm facing outwards!)

*** Reading:
Read this interesting article about body language and gestures:
Different cultures, different comunication

*** Vocabulary: Swearwords
Swear words (to be known, but not to be used in proper English!)

*** Vocabulary: Slang:
What is Cockney Rhyming Slang?

Learn the meaning of these Cockney sentences in English:
"He's always on the al capone" (= He's always on the phone)
"What's on the Liza?" (= What's on TV?)
"Wonderful - it's starting to rain and me without my Auntie Ella" (= It's starting to rain and I have forgotten my umbrella!)
"What's the bird?" (= What's the time?/What time is it?)

*** Quiz time:
- A quiz about American slang (¡muy interesante y ameno!)
- Another great quiz: slang
- Watch your mouth! (another quiz)

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