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Unit european citizens

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  1. 1. PE-MC-EAE Page 1/13 Template created by Yolanda Cabré under ©© Materials created by Sorina Monica Andrei under ©© This worksheet can be freely used and modified mentioning its source. Unit European Citizens I. Writing Activity 1 Write sentences to introduce people from the pictures as in the example, using different pronouns and the prompts given below: Mihai (Ploiesti) Maria (Arezzo) Antonio (Tarragona) Hale (Istanbul) Daniel and Ana (Ploiesti) Ubald (Tarragona) Prompts:  Maria – 25 years old, single, student, likes dancing and listening to music  Antonio – 28 years old, in a relationship, engineer, lives in a small flat, likes football and his favourite team is FC Barcelona  Hale – 32 years old, married, PE teacher, lives with her family in a house, likes walking and fishing  Daniel and Ana – 37 and 35 years old, married, 1 child, architects, live in a house, like going to the seaside
  2. 2. PE-MC-EAE Page 2/13 Template created by Yolanda Cabré under ©© Materials created by Sorina Monica Andrei under ©© This worksheet can be freely used and modified mentioning its source.  Ubald – 40 years old, single, salesman, lives in a central flat, likes reading and outdoor activities E.g: Hello! My name is Mihai and I come from Romania. I’m 38 years old and I live in Ploiesti, a very big and interesting city. I live in a flat in the city centre with my family. I am married and I have 2 children: one is 2 years old and the other 4 years old. I am a doctor and I work in a hospital with adult patients. In my free time I like going to the mountains and spending beautiful moments with my family. Activity 2 Write sentences to describe people from the following images using the verb TO BE and adjectives to talk about their hair, face, clothes etc.: Prompts: curly hair, long/short hair, straight hair, fair hair, black hair, dark skin, white skin, tanned, black/ brown/ blue eyes, round/ oval face, sunglasses, jacket, summer clothes etc.
  3. 3. PE-MC-EAE Page 3/13 Template created by Yolanda Cabré under ©© Materials created by Sorina Monica Andrei under ©© This worksheet can be freely used and modified mentioning its source. Activity 3 Describe the following images using there is/ there isn’t and there are/ there aren’t plus adjectives. Write down as many things as you can about each picture: E.g: There is a huge bull in the arena. There are two brave bullfighters reay for the show.
  4. 4. PE-MC-EAE Page 4/13 Template created by Yolanda Cabré under ©© Materials created by Sorina Monica Andrei under ©© This worksheet can be freely used and modified mentioning its source. Activity 4 a) Fill in the gaps witht the correct forms of the verb TO BE according to the pictures below: John ___ playing the guitar on the bank of the river. The guitar ___ quite old. It ___ raining, so the young man ___ holding a coloured umbrella. They ____ happy because their business ____ very successful. ___ they sad? They ____ sad. They ____ laughing out loud. Jane ___ a famous librarian. ___ she in a university? No, she ___ in a university. She ___ young and talented at working with people and books. Tom says: “I ___ 35 years old and I ___ from London. ___ I a native English? No, I ___ . But I ____ very good at expressing myself in English.” Ann ___ old and ugly, but young and pretty. Her long hair ___ curly and little fair. ___ she wearing a blue dress? No, she ____. Her dress ___ pink. The player ___ on the field. ___ he playing football? No, he ____. He ___ wearing white clothes and blue helmet. He ___ playing his favourite game. The man thinks: “___ I drinking hot tea or coffee? I ____ drinking tea. Coffee ___ the best in the morning. A big cup ___ always welcome. Its taste and flavour ___ unforgettable. ___ you drinking a cup of coffee right now?”
  5. 5. PE-MC-EAE Page 5/13 Template created by Yolanda Cabré under ©© Materials created by Sorina Monica Andrei under ©© This worksheet can be freely used and modified mentioning its source. b) Find the adjectives in the texts given and make sentences with them using also “there is/there isn’t” and “there are/there aren’t” Activity 5 Put the words given in the correct order to make sentences based on the pictures below: a) The / extreme / his / man / is / forest / riding / modern / in / practicing / deep / young / the / bike / sports. b) The / school / one-to-one / happy / day / are / basketball / yard / the / playing / children / every / in / two. c) That / is / every / the / yoga / on / rocky / man / mountain / tall / sunny / practicing / mornig. d) The / red / in / woman / resting / a / up / a / tree / enjoying / and / glass / of / funny / is / wine. e) Four / biggest / the / are / lots / park / friends / of / fun / a / having / picnic / in / in / old / at / town. f) Two / and / beautiful / walking / late / are / on / empty / the / home / street / women / in / young / the / afternoon.
  6. 6. PE-MC-EAE Page 6/13 Template created by Yolanda Cabré under ©© Materials created by Sorina Monica Andrei under ©© This worksheet can be freely used and modified mentioning its source. g) A / is / the / man / park / in / deserted / very / in / sunny / the / jogging / early / middle-aged / morning. II. Listening Activity 1 Listen to the texts from Activity 1 and answer the following questions choosing the right answer: 1. Where does Ozer go with his family in a trip? a) to the park b) to a seaside resort c) to the mall 2. What does Rodolfo study at university? a) journalism b) medicine c) business administration 3. What does Maria Gratia’s hair look like? a) long black curly b) short and straight c) cut and dyed 4. What does Otilia usually like to do as a volunteer? a) going shopping for old people b) helping people from Africa with Red Cross International c) playing with sick children from hospital Activity 2 Listen to the text from Activity 2 and fill in the gaps from the following sentences with the correct words heard in the text: a) Number of partner countries involved in the project meting: ________ b) At the beginning, host students presented traditional music and dance in a complex ________ c) In Bucharest they visited the ________ biggest administrative building in the world.
  7. 7. PE-MC-EAE Page 7/13 Template created by Yolanda Cabré under ©© Materials created by Sorina Monica Andrei under ©© This worksheet can be freely used and modified mentioning its source. d) After they visited the Dracula’s castle, students and teachers took part in the annual fair organised in autumn by _________ e) On Monday students worked in teams and designed and delivered presentations about their _________ f) At the mountains, teachers and students took the __________ to reach 2,300 m altitude. g) At school, students prepared together _________ and __________ then they had lunch. h) After the farewell dinner, European students and teachers received certificates of _________ Activity 3 Listen to the text from Activity 3 and decide if the following sentences are True (T) or False (F): a) Italian designers are known all over the world for their clothes, accessories and perfumes. _____ b) Romanians are famous for their coloured traditional folk costumes. _____ c) Italian people prepare the sweetest baklava in Europe. ______ d) Turkish people enjoy pasta and prepare different types of handmade spagetti. _____ e) Catalan people are proud to be the only nation who builds human towers._____ f) Turkish cuisine is famous for the different types of kebabs they prepare. _____ g) Romanian people know how to build a human tower and they do it often _____ h) Romanian people are famous for their fiestas. _____
  8. 8. PE-MC-EAE Page 8/13 Template created by Yolanda Cabré under ©© Materials created by Sorina Monica Andrei under ©© This worksheet can be freely used and modified mentioning its source. III. Reading Activity 1 Read the following text and answer the multiple choice questions circling the correct answer: The project meeting from Tarragona took place in November 2013 and the representatives of all partner institutions participated. There were teachers from Turkey, Romania, Spain and Italy who got involved actively in activities and took important decisions for the project. Each teacher held two lessons with Spanish adult students and presented PPT materials about their country: culture, traditions, language, landscapes, places of tourist interest, cuisine etc. After that, there were also exercises teachers used with the adult Spanish students and grouping them differently made the activities more interesting. In addition, there was an international dinner organised and each reprsentative brought and presented traditional food from their own country. There was also a trip organised to Montblanc village and Poblet monastery when European teachers had the chance to communicate and exchange opinions with many Spanish adult students who came along. Moreover, there were organised two guiding activities with host adult students, one in the evening and one in the morning, in which different groups of Spanish students had to be the guides for the guest teachers and to present the ancient part of their city with all the Roman walls, buildings, towers and remaining parts from Antiquity. The purpose of this project – creating real opportunities for students to communicate using English and to improve their linguistic skills – was fulfilled entirely and the beneficiaries, the students, appreciated as positive all activities. 1) The teachers who took part in activities were from: a) Turkey, Italy and Romania b) Spain, Romania and Italy c) Italy, Turkey, Romania and Spain. 2) European teachers presented their countries to students using: a) videos from youtube b) PPT materials c) pictures and images.
  9. 9. PE-MC-EAE Page 9/13 Template created by Yolanda Cabré under ©© Materials created by Sorina Monica Andrei under ©© This worksheet can be freely used and modified mentioning its source. 3) Representatives of all countries involved presented their traditional food at: a) the international dinner b) the international lunch c) the international breakfast. 4) The trip was organised to: a) Montblanc monastery b) Poblet village c) Montblanc village 5) The Spanish adult students were the guides for the guest teachers presenting them: a) the market b) the railway station c) the ancient part of the city Activity 2 Read the text below and decide if the following sentences are “Right” (True) or “Wrong” (False). In case there is not enough information, choose “Doesn’t say”. The second Grundtvig project meeting took place in Istanbul in February 2014 and teachers from Romania, Italy and Spain took part in all activities organised by the host institution. There were presentations of their countries and cities delivered by the European teachers to a large audience (Turkish teachers and students) in the school auditorium. Moreover, the guest teachers held two lessons with Turkish adult students presenting their countries with the help of PPT materials and they also asked students to do some English exercises to enhance their communication skills. In addition, there was organised an international lunch and representatives from each country presented their traditional food offering the others the chance to taste and to exchange cultural opinions. Guests and hosts visited the Aquarium from Istanbul where they saw many types of fish and other creatures living underwater. Furthermore, they visited also the most famous historical places from the old city: Topkapi palace, Hagia Sofia, the Blue Mosque, the Suleyman Mosque, the Grand Bazaar and the Egyptian Bazaar.
  10. 10. PE-MC-EAE Page 10/13 Template created by Yolanda Cabré under ©© Materials created by Sorina Monica Andrei under ©© This worksheet can be freely used and modified mentioning its source. From Galata Tower they could admire the whole city and they could also enjoy the Bosphorous tour by boat seeing the European and the Asian sides of the city at the same time. The trip by boat to Buyukada island was an opportunity to discover other beautiful things about Istanbul and the Taksim Square was one of the places which were interesting to visit due to the social and historical impact it has nowadays. In all these places, the Turkish students had the chance to be the guest teachers’ guides and to present them in English their city, history, culture and traditions, developing their English skills. The feedback received from adult students showed clearly that the project meeting was a real success because they had the amazing chance to work with European teachers of English and to communicate in English enhancing their own linguistic abilities. 1) The project meeting was organised in Spain. A) Right B) Wrong C) Doesn’t say 2) The partner countries were presented in videos in the school auditorium. A) Right B) Wrong C) Doesn’t say 3) The English exercises were solved by adult students working in groups. A) Right B) Wrong C) Doesn’t say 4) Teachers and students, hosts and guests, contributed to the international lunch. A) Right B) Wrong C) Doesn’t say 5) They couldn’t visit the Aquarium because it was partly closed. A) Right B) Wrong C) Doesn’t say 6) They needed a day to visit the Taksim Square, Buyukada island and the Galata ower. A) Right B) Wrong C) Doesn’t say 7) Turkish students were guides for the European teachers who visited the old part of Istanbul. A) Right B) Wrong C) Doesn’t say 8) The Blue Mosque is in the old historical part of the city. A) Right B) Wrong C) Doesn’t say
  11. 11. PE-MC-EAE Page 11/13 Template created by Yolanda Cabré under ©© Materials created by Sorina Monica Andrei under ©© This worksheet can be freely used and modified mentioning its source. IV. Speaking Activity 1 a) Describe people in the following pictures and use the verb “TO BE”, the expressions “there is/ there are” and the adjectives, speaking about their appearance and clothes. b) Choose what kind of clothes and haircut you would like to have and explain why. Activity 2 a) Describe what people do in the following pictures and choose the 2 activities you like the most explaining why. b) Speak about the activities you would like to do in your free time.
  12. 12. PE-MC-EAE Page 12/13 Template created by Yolanda Cabré under ©© Materials created by Sorina Monica Andrei under ©© This worksheet can be freely used and modified mentioning its source. Activity 3 a) Look at the pictures below and present some cultural aspects related to each nationality presented:  Catalan – human towers  Turkish – grand bazaars  Italian – medieval contests in the main square  Romanian – traditional dances and costumes
  13. 13. PE-MC-EAE Page 13/13 Template created by Yolanda Cabré under ©© Materials created by Sorina Monica Andrei under ©© This worksheet can be freely used and modified mentioning its source. b) What other cultural aspects can you mention related to your country, which one is your favourite and why? All pictures are taken from http://www.imagebase.net/ except for the last four which are my property (Andrei Sorina Monica). Tags: verb TO BE, expressions THERE IS/ THERE ARE, adjectives, introducing people, describing people.

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