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MUTTERSCHUTZ – MATERNITY LEAVE 🙂

Bin im Mutterschutz

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MICROCREDIT

PRE-VIEWING ACTIVITIES

  • Do you know what microcredit is?
  • Where do you think microcredit is common?

Watch the following video and do the activities below it. When you finish, ask your teacher to help you check your answers in the key document.

ACTIVITIES  

    1. What does microfinance mean?
    2. Why don’t most banks consider the very poor as viable clients?
    3. What is ADELANTE?
    4. Microentrepreneurs earn income to…?
    5. Is microfinance charity?
    6. Give somebody a fish, you’ll feed them for a they; teach them how to fish, you’ll feed them for life. This is the basic idea of microfinance. Can you explain it?

     

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BLUE CARBON, THE NEW FRONTIER

PRE-VIEWING ACTIVITIES

  • Do you know what blue carbon is?
  • Why do you think blue carbon might be important?

Watch the following video and do the activities below it. When you finish, ask your teacher to help you check your answers in the key document.

ACTIVITIES  

  1. Why are governments meeting in Copenhagen?
  2. What issue is likely to attract a great deal of attention?
  3. What other ecosystems are also doing a great job in terms of natural combat in climate change?
  4. What is blue carbon?
  5. What is the good news? And the bad news?
  6. How can countries of the north assist the countries of the south?
  7. What happened in May 2009 in Indonesia?
  8. The declaration also calls for countries to invest in better management of their _______ and ________
  9. One way of finding this management is to maybe establish a blue carbon _______ based on carbon _______ for better management of fisheries and batter management of __________ areas

 

 

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1. Did you enjoy the video? Describe it.

2. How many players can you see and what do they do?

3. Do you miss any player? What do you think his job could be in this video?

4. Would you like to come back from your holidays and find out that Barcelona is like this city? 

 

 

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WHAT’S IT LIKE BEING DYSLEXIC?

 

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JEN AS A TRANSLATOR – THE IT CROWD

(by Dani de Rueda)

The IT Crowd is a British sitcom by Channel 4 Set in the London offices of the fictional Reynholm Industries, the show revolves around the three staff members of its IT department.

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In this clip you will get to know the following characters:

-Jenny: Although Jenny has no IT skills at all, she is responsible for the IT Department. She tries to do well at meetings, but she doesn’t quite succeed. She feels a bit isolated.

-Moses: He is an amazing IT geek, but he lacks common sense.

-Reinholm: He is the boss of the company. He is egotistic and chauvinistic but still hilarious.

-Jen’s workmate (Linda): She is doing really well and she’s providing great ideas for the company.

Linda (Jen’s colleague, the blonde woman) has made an arrangement with an important Italian businessman.  However, the translator of the company got sick. Let’s see what happens:

(skip the clip where Roy is burning something on a table, this bit should not be in the video)

After the Video Questions

-Have you ever got involved in a similar situation?

-Have you ever said a lie that became too difficult to manage?

-Do you often lie? What sort of lies do you say?

-Do you think it is ok to “make up” your currículum?

-What would you do if you got in such a situation? Would you go for it until the end or would you say the truth at some point?

-If you were Jenny and you felt ignored in a meeting, what would you do?

-What non-verbal messages can you appreciate in the video? 

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SAINT PATRICK’S DAY

(by Judit Escuredo)

Saint Patrick is the Patron Saint of Ireland. It is celebrated on the 17th of March. Learn more information about this important day watching the following video. When you finish answer the questions below. Enjoy it 🙂

…SAY GOODBYE TO THE WINTER BLUES AND WEAR THE GREEN ON SAINT PATRICK’S DAY!

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Questions:

  1. Which other name/s does Saint Patrick’s day have?
  2. Who was Saint Patrick?
  3. When did Saint Patrick live?
  4. Who celebrates Saint Patrick?
  5. Which is the most famous Irish drink?
  6. Which are the colours associated with the Irish? Are there any other things related to them?
  7. Where does the biggest celebration of Saint Patrick take place?
  8. When did Saint Patrick die?
  9. What relation does Saint Patrick have with religion?
  10. What did he do with snakes? What did them represent?
  11. In which century were the Saint Patrick’s day parades established? Which other important event took place?
  12. Where have the five biggest parades been held in recent years? Which is the largest one?
  13. When was Saint Patrick’s day first celebrated in America? In which city?
  14. Why Saint Patrick’s day has become so popular in the US and elsewhere?

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