Our mission is coming to an end, and so is Cassini space mission. Six years ago we began a long journey full of hurdles and difficulties and some of our friends were left behind. I wish you the best for this last year, but let's read about Cassini space mission, which is also dealt in today's lingohack programme:
The Cassini spacecraft crashed into Saturn, ending a successful 20-year mission (The Washington Post)
Breaking news: Spanish national basketball team has just defeated Russian in their match for the bronze medal in the European basketball championship in the last match Juan Carlos Navarro has played for the national team. CONGRATULATIONS once again!!!!
Listening exercise to do: Uniforms (6 Minute English, BBC Learning English)
Highway to Selectivity
Read the text and answer the questions about LEXICON.
IN THE CLASSROOMS
world of language learning is being transformed by rapid advances in
information technology, giving students greater freedom in the way they study.
Computers allow learners to choose what, when and how they study. It means that
they can cut costs by staying at home to study instead of taking an expensive
course, including accommodation and travel expenses. But educationists say that
multimedia should only be seen as complementary to classroom teaching, not as
substitute. An evidence suggests that, in saying that, teachers are not just
being protective about their jobs. As ever, human contact is vital when
learning a second language.
language schools across Europe now have
these technologies installed as a complement to classroom activities. Students
can book the computer room for an hour or so and practise parts of the course
that they are finding particularly difficult. "Computer allow students to
consolidate language points in their own time," said one teacher of French.
"People who are shy about speaking a foreign language in public in the
early stages can practise without anyone hearing."
younger generations are so familiar with the technology that they have come to
expect it in any school. As time goes on and prices fall, computers will become
an established part of educational process.
1. Find one synonym in the
text for CHANGE
2. Find one synonym in the
text for IMPROVEMENT
3. Find in the text the word
that has the following definition:
"Make a reservation"
4. Find one opposite in the
text for INCREASE
5. Give me the adjective that comes from 'generation'
6. Give me the opposite of 'familiar'
7. Give me the noun that comes from 'expensive'
REVISION EXERCISE for 1º Bachillerato >>>
Proposed solutions to exercises 120 & 121 in the previous post
1. She told me 2. Correct 3. said 4. How long have you been... 5. has lived
6. gave it to her 7. it may be for me 8. If you knew Peter
Ex121 (you can have other possibilities) >>>>
1. may - might 2. needn't 3. Shall 4. Would 5. must 6. mustn't 7. cannot
- Episode 170906 / 06 September 2017 >>> Expressions presented: Saturn, ring system, aurora, probe & atmosphere.