1. WORKSHOP Write it in your notebook.
1.1. TRANSLATE AND ASK THE FOLLOWINGS QUESTIONS
BIRMINGHAM IS A CITY AND METROPOLITAN BOROUGH IN THE WEST MIDLANDS OF ENGLAND. IT IS THE UK'S SECOND LARGEST AND MOST ETHNICALLY DIVERSE CITY AND CONTINUES TO BE CONSIDERED THE COUNTRY'S "SECOND CITY". THE CITY OF BIRMINGHAM HAS A POPULATION OF 992,100 (2003 ESTIMATE); THE BIRMINGHAM METROPOLITAN AREA (THE WEST MIDLANDS COUNTY) HAS A POPULATION OF 2,575,768. MORE THAN FIVE MILLION PEOPLE LIVE IN THE SURROUNDING REGION.
THE CITY IS COMMONLY KNOWN BY ITS NICKNAME BRUM (FROM THE LOCAL NAME BRUMMAGEM), AND ITS PEOPLE AS BRUMMIES. BIRMINGHAM IS HOME TO THE DISTINCTIVE BRUMMIE ACCENT AND DIALECT.
BIRMINGHAM IS ONE OF THE MOST CULTURALLY DIVERSE CITIES IN THE UK, WITH LARGE POPULATIONS FROM THE CARIBBEAN AND INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: ACCORDING TO THE 2001 CENSUS, 25.6% OF THE POPULATION OF BIRMINGHAM IS NON-WHITE. THE CITY HOSTS THE LARGEST NUMBER (140033) OF MUSLIMS IN BRITAIN, WITH REGARD TO THE PERCENTAGE (14,3) IT RANKS SIXTH AMONG THE COUNTRY'S LOCAL AUTHORITIES. BIRMINGHAM ALSO HAS A LARGE IRISH COMMUNITY, AND THE CITY HOSTS THE THIRD LARGEST ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE IN THE WORLD, AFTER DUBLIN AND NEW YORK. BIRMINGHAM'S BALTI RESTAURANTS PRODUCE SOME OF THE FINEST 'INDIAN' CUISINE IN THE UK.
ABOUT 22 MILLION PEOPLE VISIT BIRMINGHAM EVERY YEAR AND THE CITY WAS VOTED SECOND BEST PLACE TO SHOP IN ENGLAND 2004 AFTER THE WEST END OF LONDON. ITS TOP ATTRACTIONS INCLUDE BIRMINGHAM MUSEUM & ART GALLERY, MILLENNIUM POINT, BULL RING, SELFRIDGES BUILDING, CADBURY WORLD, TOLKIEN TRAIL, BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET, AND THE NATIONAL SEA LIFE CENTRE.
BIRMINGHAM HAS 35 MILES (60 KM) OF CANALS WITHIN THE CITY BOUNDARIES, OF WHICH MOST ARE NAVIGABLE; THE CANALS WERE ONCE THE LIFEBLOOD OF THE CITY'S INDUSTRIES DURING THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION BUT ARE NOW USED MAINLY FOR PLEASURE. IT IS OFTEN QUOTED THAT BIRMINGHAM HAS MORE MILES OF CANAL THAN VENICE. THIS IS IN FACT TRUE (VENICE HAS 26 MILES) ALTHOUGH BIRMINGHAM IS MUCH LARGER THAN VENICE.
QUESTIONS ABOUT THE TEXT
1. THE CITY OF BIRMINGHAM HAS A POPULATION OF LESS THAN A MILLION PEOPLE?
2. PEOPLE FROM BIRMINGHAM ARE CALLED BRUMMIES?
3. 25.6% OF THE POPULATION OF BIRMINGHAM IS WHITE?
4. BIRMINGHAM HOSTS THE THIRD LARGEST ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE IN THE WORLD?
5. BIRMINGHAM HAS 35 MILES OF CANALS?
1.1. Look at the table of types of food. Now choose three vocabulary foods and organize a balanced menu that includes all three groups
• Body builder foods
• Energy foods
2. Complete the dialogues by writing the answers according to your personal preferences. Follow the previous example by writing the answers in your notebook.
*Do you like bananas?
*Do you like soup?
*Do you like spaguetti?
*Do you like pizza?
3. Look for a full-body photo of yourself and describe yourself physically in your notebook.
Follow the example given and use new information, as well as the one already studied
in other projects. Use the adjectives.
4, Complete the following sentences and, according to them, draw and color in
your notebook the parts and elements of the house according to the instructions. Place
each piece of furniture in its corresponding place.
• There are two blue beds in the _______________
• There is one white stove in the ________________
• There is one beige toilet in the _____________________
• There are two red chairs in the ______________________
• There is one brown table in the ______________________
• There is one purple sink in the ______________________
5. Organize the lyrics and discover the hidden word in each exercise. Find the state of the weather and draw it in your notebook.
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6, TRANSLATE IN YOUR NOTEBOOK
Rufus was a mischievous little rabbit who lived with his mum in the country. His mum was very good with him. She made all the possible for him to have everything he needed. If the little rabbit was hungry, her mum went to look for a carrot. If he was thirsty, his mum went to the river and looked for water. In the morning, when Rufus had to go to school, his mum woke him up, prepared him the clothes and made him the breakfast.
One day Mum Rabbit had to go on a trip and Rufus was left alone. He was hungry and he did not know where to look for food. He was thirsty but he did not know where was the water. A bit sad, he went to bed because the following day he had to go very early to school. He slept a lot and while he was dreaming, he woke up because he felt that the rays of the sun were illuminating his face. While he looked the clock.. it was 11 o’clock in the morning! He had to go early to school and he had fallen asleep because his mum was not at home to wake him up. Neither had anyone prepared him breakfast.
Rufus started crying. He felt very sad because if his mother was not there, he did not know how to do anything. He cried for a long time and then he thought “That has happened to me because I leave my mum to do all the things that I, at my age, can do by my own. When mum returns I’ll ask her to teach me to do what she does so I will know how to do it next time she goes on a trip”
In the afternoon Mum Rabbit arrived from her trip and Rufus was very happy. He went running to say her hello and give her a kiss.
During the week, Rufus started to investigate and learn the things that her mum used to do and that he could also do. When he was hungry and her mum brought him a carrot, he asked her where she had taken it from, what he had to do to get one. When he was thirsty and her mother brought him water, he asked her to teach her how to get it.