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Try the Tune in Web Discovery Activities. All the activities use videos to give you extra listening practice.

Units 1-3: EXTREME SPORTS

WEB DISCOVERIES LEVEL 1 UNITS 1-3: EXTREME SPORTS

Do this activity and

  • practise your reading.
  • watch a video about extreme sports.
  • learn more about extreme sports.

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Open this document to answer the questions. Print it out to hand in or email it to your teacher.
  2. Search the EXTREME SPORTS website.
  3. Watch the Video: 'What are these extreme sports?'
  4. Click on the 'Did you know?' section and find the answers to the following questions. You don't need to understand all the words. Use The Richmond Electronic dictionary.

QUESTIONS

  1. When was the first time the term 'extreme sport' appeared in a dictionary?
  2. Is the phrase 'extreme sports' usually applied to individual or team sports?
  3. Which newspaper published an article in 1998 talking about the roots of the extreme sports
    movement?
  4. What is the company that first associated a product with extreme sports to grab the attention of young consumers?
  5. What was the name of the company's campaign?
  6. What is the name of the competition that debuted in 1995?
  7. How much did Tony Hawk earn in 2004?
  8. Where is Max Dufour from? What extreme sport does he do?
  9. How many medals has Max Dufour won in the X Games in his life? What type of medals?
  10. What has Thrasher skateboard magazine criticized?

FURTHER READING: WHAT IS HELISKIING?

Search THIS WEBSITE to find out more information about this extreme sport.

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Units 4-6: NOT A COMMON JOB!

WEB DISCOVERIES LEVEL 1 UNITS 4-6: NOT A COMMON JOB!

Do this activity and

  • practise your listening.
  • watch four videos to discover what the dog whisperer's job is about.
  • learn new vocabulary.

INTRODUCTION

Cesar Millan works as a dog educator. His is an expert in dog rehabilitation. The first step to help owners control their dogs' behaviour is to diagnose the problem. Now test your skills as if you were Cesar!

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Open this document to answer the questions. Print it out to hand in or email it to your teacher.
  2. Search the DOG WHISPERER website. Then click on 'Test your skills' to go to the videos and try to outsmart Cesar. There are four videos.
  3. Click on the 'Begin' to watch the Video. You don't need to understand all the words. Use The Richmond Electronic dictionary.
  4. Choose a diagnosis from the list. Cesar, the dog whisperer, will let you know if you are correct.
  5. After reading the information about the problem watch Cesar's diagnosis.
  6. Then click on NEXT to watch other videos and diagnose other cases.

QUIZ: DIAGNOSE THAT DOG! (Adapted from The Dog Whisperer's website)

Circle the correct answer

1. Patient: TOOTSIE AND GINGER

  1. The dogs have sibling rivalry
  2. Their owner is reluctant to discipline them
  3. Tootsie is aggressive and Ginger is passive
  4. Ginger's owner encourages bad behaviour

2. Patient: BUFFY

  1. The horses intimidate Buffy
  2. Buffy's owner does not spend time with her
  3. Fences put Buffy into a crazed state
  4. The dog is in predator mode around horses

3. Patient: KIKO

  1. Lack of exercise makes Kiko aggressive
  2. Kiko is afraid of the rottweiler
  3. He senses that his owner is afraid
  4. The dog is an escape artist

4. Patient: WILLIE

  1. The dog is hiding from his owners
  2. He thinks growling is a game
  3. Willie is acting upon his emotional distress
  4. The owner provokes and frustrates Willie

How many did you get correct? ________

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Units 7-9: GOING GREEN

WEB DISCOVERIES LEVEL 1 UNITS 7-9: GOING GREEN

Do this activity and

  • practise your listening.
  • watch two videos about saving energy at home.
  • learn new vocabulary.

INTRODUCTION

By changing our habits a little bit we can save energy and at the same time keep our planet clean. National Geographic gives us some examples of usual acts with which we can help preserve the environment and give our home a green makeover. Now we can go green!

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Open this document to answer the questions. Print it out to hand in or email it to your teacher.
  2. Search the NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ENVIRONMENT VIDEO website. Click on 'Going Green' on the left menu, and then on 'Green Home Makeover' on the same menu. There are six videos on the right hand menu.
  3. Click on 'Bathroom' to watch the first video. You don't need to understand all the words. Use The Richmond Electronic dictionary.
  4. Take the BATHROOM quiz.
  5. Click on 'Living Room' to watch the second video. You don't need to understand all the words. Use The Richmond Electronic dictionary.
  6. Take the LIVING ROOM quiz.

 

BATHROOM quiz

Circle the correct answer

1) Which is the biggest consumer of water in the bathroom?

  1. The shower
  2. The toilet
  3. Plumbing leaks

2) Which showerheads should we consider changing in order to save water?

  1. Showerheads before 1992
  2. Showerheads after 1992
  3. Showerheads with a low flow rate

3) Which of these tricks won't help us to save water?

  1. Using a glass of water to rinse when you brush your teeth
  2. Not flushing trash
  3. Choosing a bath over a shower

LIVING ROOM quiz

Circle the correct answer

1) Which of these options will less help us reducing our electricity bill when we are not using electronic devices like the TV, the DVD, or the computer?

  1. Unplugging the electronic devices
  2. Using a power strip for multiple devices and turning it off
  3. Turning off the electronic devices

2) Which electronic device is the biggest power consumer in the living room?

  1. The television
  2. The DVD player
  3. The game console

3) Which is a good alternative to carpets?

  1. Plastic covering
  2. Hard wood
  3. Synthetic floor


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