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Poster Polecats

Report Green … jobs!

Cinema The Nut Job

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The Big Brownie Birthday www.elimagazines.com


The Nut Job is an animated film directed by Peter Lepeniotis. The stars of the film are Surly, the squirrel, and Buddy, the mouse. The two friends need to collect food for the winter. They find a shop in the city centre which sells nuts and dried fruit and … what will they do? You’ll find out at the cinema! The film comes out on 17th January!

Game The story talkes place in the United States in the 1950’s. In which city? Use the secret code to find out.

Z M E 8Z z

A = M K = E N = z O = Z T = 8

Answer on page 14.

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Welcome back! In this edition we’ll discuss jobs which can help the environment. We’ll also visit a very exciting party when we celebrate 100 years of the Brownie organisation! Finally, we’ll discover some more British wildlife and find out about a very musical legend. Then don’t forget about all the games, puzzles and … good news! Don’t waste any more time … let’s start!

Lynn

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Hi! I’m Grammy! In this edition of Let’s Start you will learn about: • prepositions of time • future simple • past simple irregular verbs • prepositions of place • adjectives for nationality Common European Framework Elementary Level (A1/A2)

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Music

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Picture Dictionary

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Report

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Poster

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Carly Rae Jepsen 

What’s your job?

Green … jobs!

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Test

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Events

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Polecats

Dream or reality?

The Big Brownie Birthday It’s games time! Myths and Legends

The Mermaid of Zennor

Good news

We can save the forests!

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Carly Rae

Music

She’s the singer of Call Me Maybe, the musical hit of 2011, which even Justin Bieber likes very much! Let’s read the story of this young star.

Game

Carly sang a song in a Walt Disney film. Which one? Read the clue and guess.

Her hair is long and red She has a tail instead of legs Her story of love will never end! A B C

Cinderella Bambi The Little Mermaid

Answer on page 14.

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Jepsen

She’s a Canadian singer; she was born in Mission, in British Columbia, in 1985. In 2007 she stars on the talent show Canadian Idol. She becomes famous on 2008 with a cover version of a song by the American singer John Denver and her first album comes out the same year. In 2011 the big hit Call Me Maybe comes out before her first EP and her second album. The song becomes the anthem of the American swimming team!

Justin Bieber is one of Carly’s biggest fans: she was the opening act on Justin’s Believe Tour!

prepositions of time and place; nationalities

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Picture Dictionary

What’s your job? A

Look at the picture and complete the words.

astronaut

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Who does what?

office worker

1 Who takes care of teeth? .................................................

2 Who looks after sick people? .................................................

3 Who puts out the fire? .................................................

4 Who flies a plane? .................................................

vet

5 Who fixes a car? .................................................

6 Who cuts hair? .................................................

7 Who takes care of animals?

waitress

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8 Who works in an office? .................................................

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hairdresser

Which job would you like to do? Why?

................................................................................. waiter

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Answers on page 14.


Tongue twister We’ll wait for the wine while the waiter brings the water!

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doctor

nurse

dentist

fireman

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teacher

shop assistant

mechanic

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Report

Green jobs respect nature. Let’s find out what will be the jobs of the future!

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Eco-chef The eco-chef only cooks food which is in season and which is organic, meaning food produced without any chemical substances. Eco-chefs use little energy to cook and they don’t use artificial substances to conserve food. In the future there will be more eco-chefs in our restaurants!

future simple; prepositions of place


“Green tourism” Green tour operators offer fun holidays which are good to nature. Green tourism respects the local people and their economy and it tries to fight pollution!

Eco-car engineers

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Renewable energy: it is energy which will not run out, like the energy from the sun.

Eco-car engineers design electric cars and cars which pollute the environment less. They use “clean” and renewable energy for the good of the environment. By 2030, 18% of all cars in industrialised countries will be electric.

Recycling collectors

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Our rubbish can be collected and re-used to make new products. Recycling rubbish collectors take our rubbish and divide it into different materials (plastic, paper, glass, etc.). Then they send the materials to industries which recycle them. This way, industries can produce new products with old materials. It is a job which will become more and more popular in Europe.

GAME

Which are sources of renewable and non-renewable energy? Complete the table.

wind • petrol • sun • ground heat • gas • water • biomass (organic material) • coal • nuclear • hydrogen

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Answers on page 14.

RENEWABLE SOURCES

NON-RENEWABLE SOURCES

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language for measurements; adjectives which describe the body

The polecat is a small, wild mammal which is typically found in parts of Great Britain. Let’s find out more about this furry friend!

The polecat is similar to a badger or a weasel. It’s got a long, thin body, which measures about 40cm, and a long tail, which measures about 15cm. Its body is covered in brown and black fur and it has usually got white stripes on its face. It’s got 4 short legs but it can run very fast! It weighs about 1kg and it usually lives for about 5 years. The polecat is a typical part of British wildlife. You can see these animals in many parts of Great Britain, but they are especially common in Wales and the South of England. In the 19th century people hunted polecats for their fur, but now they are a protected species! Have you ever seen a polecat? Do polecats live in your country too?


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C T A S E GAME The wild polecat has a domesticated cousin, which is a popular household pet. But what is its name? Use the secret code to find out!

EMZZMG

E = M F = E

R = Z T = G Answer on page 14.


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Good news

We can save

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It’s an animal which lives in the tropical forest. Cancel 5 words from the word-snake and find out its name.

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Many forests in Indonesia are in danger: people are cutting down trees to find new places to create farms and they are endangering animals which live in the forests. Many animals are disappearing. This is the solution of two researchers: use radio-controlled aeroplanes to monitor the forests and the animals in danger. These aeroplanes are called drones and they can be used to stop illegal activity. The system is not expensive and it is already working in other countries. Will the drones save the tropical forests and animals? For the moment, we’re on the right road…

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Dream or reality?

Test

Are you a realist or a dreamer? Find out with this test! 1

You find a kitten in the street: a You take it to the vet B You take it home C You ask you parents’ permission to pick it up

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In your letter-box you find an envelope with no name on it. You think: a It’s probably the usual junk mail B It’s from my secret admirer C Maybe it’s a mistake

2 Where would you like to go on holiday? a New-York B Paris C A holiday village in the Canary Islands 3

What type of music do you prefer? a Dance music B Film soundtracks C Latin-American music

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Your favourite singer is giving a concert in your city: a Your parents won’t let you go B You imagine being in front of the stage singing along to the songs C You’ll ask a member of your family to take you

6 Your parents are collecting you but they are late: a You wait for them to arrive B You ask a friend for a lift C You go home on foot or by bus

Mainly B’s:

Mainly C’s:

You are a realist and your feet are firmly on the ground. You never lose yourself in day-dreams. You concentrate on the things you can really do and you leave behind impossible dreams. But remember: dreaming can help you to live better, too!

You love dreaming and your head is often in the clouds. You are an instinctive and romantic person: nothing is impossible for you! Sometimes you trust yourself and others too much. It’s better to be a little more careful!

You are a balanced person and you generally know what to do in different situations. You have a lot of dreams but you know how to face reality with the right attitude. You sometimes get disappointed, but you are always ready to try again. That’s the best way!

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future simple; prepositions of place

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Events

The Big Brownie

Boy Scouts … for girls! In 1907 Robert Baden-Powell held a special camp for boys to learn new skills and develop independence. It was very successful and soon after some groups of girls wanted to try similar activities. In 1910 Robert Baden-Powell’s sister, Agnes, began another organisation, this time for girls, called the Girl Guides.

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prepositions of time; past simple irregular verbs

Birthday

This month we celebrate a very special birthday. The Brownies Organisation is 100 years old. Let’s find out more about the celebrations!


Welcome to the world of Brownies The Girl Guide organisation was for older girls, from the ages of 12 to 25, but the idea was so popular that younger girls wanted to join too, so Agnes began a club for juniors in 1914. This was the beginning of the Brownie organisation. Today there are Brownie clubs all over the world. In fact, the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts is the world’s largest female organisation!

What do Brownies do? Brownies are girls aged 7 to 10 who join a club and follow a programme called the “Brownie Adventure”. The programme allows girls to learn new hobbies, play music, go on camps and holidays, explore other cultures and take part in outdoor activities! Brownies can also collect special interest badges, which show that they have learned a new skill!

Did you know?... Around a quarter of all 8 year-old girls in the UK are Brownies!

This year the Brownies organisation celebrates 100 years and the celebrations will last for 8 months – from the beginning of January to beginning of September! During the celebrations you can take part in a special challenge, or even go on a 4 day trip to France or Belgium!

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A special birthday

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ANSWERS - Page 2: Oakton. Page 3: C. Pages 4-5: A: 1 astronaut, 2 pilot, 3 fireman, 4 dentist, 5 teacher. B: 1 dentist, 2 doctor, 3 fireman, 4 pilot, 5 mechanic, 6 hairdresser, 7 vet, 8 office worker. Pages 6-7: Renewable sources: wind, sun, ground heat, water, biomass, hydrogen. Non-renewable sources: petrol, gas, coal, nuclear. Pages 8-9: ferret. Page 10: aeroplane, danger, expensive, trees, drones: ORANGUTAN Page 14: 1: 1 b, 2 a, 3 d, 4 c. 2: 1 She’s a hairdresser, 2 He’s an astronaut, 3 She’s a nurse, 4 He’s a mechanic. Page 16: love, lady, sang, church, choir, house, young, sea: SIRENS

Answers below

1 What is Joanne?

2 What is Louise?

She’s a hairdresser. ...........................................

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3 What is Michael?

4 What is Anthony?

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Mark is a waiter. Amanda is a nurse. Luke is an astronaut. Anna is a teacher.

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There are many legends about mermaids, especially from the area of Cornwall in England, but the Mermaid of Zennor is perhaps the most famous.

The Mermaid of

Zennor Game

Mathew Truwhella was a young man who lived in the town of Zennor in Cornwall. He sang very well and he performed in the church choir every Sunday. One Sunday a strange and very beautiful lady came to hear Mathew singing. She listened quietly to his songs and smiled kindly at him when he finished. Mathew immediately fell in love with the lady and he followed her when she left the

church. Nobody ever saw Mathew again … he disappeared! Everyone in the village was worried! But many years later, the captain of a ship heard a mermaid calling to him from the sea. She asked him to move his ship because it was blocking the doorway to her house and she couldn’t get inside to see her husband and children. And her husband’s name ……. was Mathew!

Mermaids are very common in Greek mythology, but they have a different name. What is it? Find 8 words from the text in the grid and the remaining letters will spell the answer.

L O V E S C A C H S A H D H O I N U Y O U N G R R I S E A C E R E N S H

Answer on page 14.

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adverbs; past simple

Did you know?... A male mermaid is called a “merman”.

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