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Level 7 (CEFR B1)

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  1. Lesson 1 | Is he the One?
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    3 Cuestionarios
  2. Lesson 2 | I Love Shepherd's Pie
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    2 Cuestionarios
  3. Lesson 3 | What are you going to do?
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    4 Cuestionarios
  4. Lesson 4 | You have been working too much
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    3 Cuestionarios
  5. Lesson 5 | Eating Out
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    2 Cuestionarios
  6. Lesson 6 | Job search
    6 Temas
  7. Lesson 7 | Consumer society
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    6 Cuestionarios
  8. Lesson 8 | ARTICLES
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    3 Cuestionarios
  9. Lesson 9 | Obligations, suggestions, and prohibitions
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    3 Cuestionarios
  10. Lesson 10 | Money
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    4 Cuestionarios
  11. Lesson 11 | SKDKFJJ
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  12. Lesson 12 | SKDKFJJ
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  13. Lesson 13 | SKDKFJJ
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  14. Lesson 14 | SKDKFJJ
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  15. Lesson 15 | SKDKFJJ
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  16. Lesson 16 | SKDKFJJ
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Lección 8, Tema 1
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Lesson 8 – Step 1 – Reading

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Goal

Let’s start the lesson with some reading. You can read it on your own, or play the audio and follow along. Once you have finished, you can go to the next step.


You are never too old to learn- (BBC lingohack)

Click on the link BBC lingohack

Ron and Jean were married for 56 years, but at the start of the pandemic, Jean died of cancer.

Ron Dalton:Three weeks after we got the funeral over with, lockdown came – it couldn’t have come at a worse time. 

Jean died of cancer.

, Ron faced his grief alone until he decided to learn how to video chat.

Ron Dalton:To be quite honest, without my iPad, I’d have been totally lost. In my particular position, it is brilliant because I can’t walk, so it’s been a godsend to be able to talk to people, you know, without going out of my house.

He was remotely taught digital skills by local charities in Leeds [in the north of England]. After never having touched a tablet device before last year, he’s now used his to find bereavement counselling and chat to people.

Ron Dalton:At least you’re not talking to faceless people – when you talk to them on the phone, you can’t imagine who you’re really talking to. I’ve got in touch with a cousin of mine in Kent [UK], who I haven’t spoke [spoken] to for 45 years, and I’ve got through to her on Messenger and all you do is press a camera thing and it gets you through. Unbelievable.

Laxmi Gopal, BBC reporter:And Ron’s experience reflects a trend among his generation. An Ofcom study [UK’s telecoms regulator], found the proportion of over-65s using video calling nearly tripled after lockdown, and the Leeds branch of Age UK says during the pandemic it has seen a doubling in demand for its digital support services among older people.

Of course, it is not about replacing face-to-face contact, but simply offering more options.

Lee Potter, Age UK, Leeds:It is about giving people that choice. We’re trying to give people the skills to… and the access to the devices and the connectivity which are all challenges that we face, but if we can encourage people to give it a go so they can see what it’s like and to use it if they need to.

There’s work to be done to ensure wider access to the internet and devices for the older community but the past year of lockdown has at least encouraged more engagement. And the final thought from Ron on Zoom…

Ron Dalton:You’re never too old to learn – it’s as simple as that, if I could [can] learn, anybody can.

Reflection


  • When can you use the article a?
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The answers are on step 3.

Conclusión

Have you finished? Then you can move on to step 2.