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WEB DISCOVERY ACTIVITIES

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

Units 1-3: REDUCE STRESS

WEB DISCOVERIES LEVEL 2 UNITS 1-3: REDUCE STRESS

Do this activity and

  • practise your listening and reading.
  • watch a video to learn how to reduce stress in your daily life.
  • learn more about activities which can help you cope better with stress.

INTRODUCTION

Stress is a fact of life but there are a number of ways we can alter our lifestyle to cope better with stress. Here you will find the best tips on how to change our life and reduce stress.

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Open this document to answer the questions. Print it out to hand in or email it to your teacher.
  2. Search the VIDEOJUG website.
  3. Click on 'Play Video' to watch the Video 'How to Change Your Life And Reduce Stress'.
  4. Click on the 'Text Version' section on the menu under the video player to help you find the answers to the following questions. You don't need to understand all the words. Use The Richmond Electronic dictionary.

QUESTIONS

  1. What does physical exercise release in our brain?
  2. What do they recommend to stay fit and healthy?
  3. How can we help clear our minds?
  4. Is it good to skip meals in order to release stress?
  5. Which components of food help us with mental activity, cell repair and fighting infection?
  6. Can alcohol consumption help reduce our stress levels?
  7. Why are 6 cups of coffee considered to be dangerous combined with stress?
  8. Does nicotine dependency act as a relaxant and aid for mood control?

FURTHER WATCHING AND READING: MANAGING STRESS

Watch the rest of the videos by clicking on 'Managing Stress' on the right menu of 'Related Topics' and make a list of different ways that can help you tackle stress.

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Units 4-6: CSI

WEB DISCOVERIES LEVEL 2 UNITS 4-6: CSI

Do this activity and

  • practise your listening.
  • discover the reality about Forensic Scientists working in CSI.

INTRODUCTION

What we think we know about crime scene investigation is what we can see on TV series like CSI. This video shows us the differences between reality and fiction explaining how a Forensic Scientist works in a Crime Laboratory.

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Open this document to answer the questions. Print it out to hand in or email it to your teacher.
  2. Search the NOTORIOUS VIDEO GALLERY website.
  3. Click on the featured video 'On the Job: DNA Scientist' from the centre menu to watch the video.
  4. Find the answers to the following questions. You don't need to understand all the words. Use The Richmond Electronic dictionary.

QUESTIONS

  1. Why does she say you have to keep the right perspective in order to do this job?
  2. What do they examine in the forensic laboratory?
  3. What kind of evidence do they look for?
  4. What kind of cases do they work on?
  5. What was shocking for her when she first started at the laboratory?
  6. What is the most rewarding part of the job?

FURTHER READING: CRACK THE CASE

Click HERE to play the game 'Crack the Case' and try to solve the crime.

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Units 7-9: BEYONCE KNOWLES

WEB DISCOVERIES LEVEL 2 UNITS 7-9: BEYONCE KNOWLES

Do this activity and

  • practise your listening and reading.
  • learn more about a famous star.

INTRODUCTION (Adapted from Biography Channel website)

Beyonce Knowles is an American pop singer who rose to fame in the late 1990s as the lead singer of the girl group Destiny's Child. She is the only artist in history who has won a Grammy Award for best contemporary R&B album with each one of her studio albums.

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Answer the questions. Print out this page to hand in or email it to your teacher.
  2. Search the BIOGRAPHY CHANNEL WEBSITE and watch the video 'Beyonce - Mini Bio'.
  3. Find the answers to the following questions. You don't need to understand all the words. Use The Richmond Electronic dictionary.

QUESTIONS

  1. When and where was Beyonce Knowles born?
  2. How old was she when she formed part of a female musical group for the first time? What was the name of the group?
  3. Who turned "Girls Time" into a quartet and renamed it? What was their new name?
  4. Who designed the girls' wardrobe?
  5. What was the title of their first single? Which soundtrack did it belong to?
  6. Why did two members quit the group?
  7. When did Beyonce release her first solo album? What was its title?
  8. How old was Beyonce when she released her second solo album and she performed in the film "Dream Girls"?

FURTHER WATCHING AND READING

You can learn more about Beyonce Knowles reading her biography in the following link: http://www.biography.com/people/beyonc%C3%A9-knowles-39230.

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