Category Archives: 5 Unit

Environment

The Guardian, a broad sheet British newspaper, has a whole section on environment-related news. It’s well worth a click to read and get interesting ideas: reducing household food waste, Climate change impacts are already hitting us, solar power, Barcelona to ban old … Continue reading

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Pollution and climate change denial begins

The more than likely policy devised by president-elect Trump couldn’t be more worrying. http://www.nytimes.com/newsletters/2016/12/16/opinion-today?nlid=77942089 Remember you have access to subtitles.  

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Britain’s problem with pets: they’re bad for the planet

Britain’s problem with pets: they’re bad for the planet Do you really think it is that bad?

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Mixed conditionals, omission of IF and alternatives

Omission of if with inversion: some theory and practice can be found in grammar quizzes (scroll down for the practice) and english zone.  There are some alternatives to IF (as long as, provided (that), providing, even if, unless) plus some theory. Mixed conditionals: oup, english … Continue reading

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Hackers and Government surveillance

An interesting approach to this complex issue. Remember John Oliver has a very particular sense of humour. The other side of the coin of new technologies: the government watching over us, ignoring our privacy.

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Are we being spied through our smart TVs?

It’s been on the news, but how much of it is true?  

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Tourism (listening)

An interesting listening on tourism with different speakers (multiple matching)   KEY: 21-H 22-C 23-D 24-E 25-G 26-E 27-D 28-G 29-C 30-A

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