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No. 2 • 2010-2011

A magazine for your English

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Personality

Andrew Garfield


Contents

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The Clacsons

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Picture Dictionary

A Holiday in the Snow

Hello! Welcome!

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Rhyme

Once I caught a fish alive

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Personality

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Report

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Welcome to ...

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Poster

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In the Mountains

Snowboarding!

Oxford Smax

A very clever plan

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Do you want to learn English with us? Let’s start! In Team Up you will find lots of news, games and cartoons… Have fun!

Andrew Garfield

Scotland

The Team Up editorial team

Play with Let’s Start! In Britian

Let’s make pancakes!

Hi! I’m Grammy! In this edition you will learn: • past simple active and passive forms • present passive • imperatives

Rock in Space

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Fact The first shuttle (called Columbia) was built in Palmdale, in California, in 1979. It was launched on 12th April 1981 and held just two astronauts.

Game When did man land on the moon? 21st July 1959 21st July 1969 21st July 1979

SOLUTIONS - Page 2: 21st July 1969 Pages 4-5: A: 1. skis, ski poles, ski boots; 2. scarf, gloves; 3. iceskate; 4. snowman. B: 1. skier; 2. ski poles; 3. ski lift; ski boots. C: ski poles, scarf, glove, fall, snowman, slip, helmet: snowboarding. D: 1. b, 2. a, 3. d, 4. c. Pages 6-7: American flag. Pages 8-9: 1. south / east, 2. oldest / world, 3. writer / studied, 4. Great / Hall Page 12: 1. d, 2. c, 3. e, 4. a, 5. b. Page 13: 1. long, 2. beautiful, 3. small, 4. famous, 5. mythical, 6. enormous: NESSIE Page 14: True or false?: 1. False; 2. True; 3. True; 4. False; 5. True; 6. True. Tenses, tenses, tenses: Present Simple – he says, it seems ; Future Simple – you’ll see; Past Simple – he grew up, his family moved, he discovered; Present Perfect – he has won, he has starred Typically Scottish: bagpipes, lakes, kilt, mountains, castles, monster : INVERNESS Page 16: c. 2 million calories.

The NASA Space Shuttle will make its final journey in Space this February. For this very important occasion, NASA had a very original idea: to send rock music to space! The astronauts will wake up to rock music in the mornings. The project is called “ Space Rock” and people will be able to choose songs to send into space. You can choose between 40 songs and artists include U2, Metallica and The Beatles. Choose your favourite song at https://songcontest.nasa.gov

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A Holiday in the Snow I can’t ski very well …

Wear your helmet!

Help!

Linda can skate really well!

Sara can’t ski!

Why don’t you try ice-skating?

Poor Sara, don’t worry …

Help!

You’re really good!

Yes, snowmen are my speciality!

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Look and play

In the Mountains A

Look at the picture and complete the sentences

ski poles

1 I use _

_ _ _, _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ and _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ when I go skiing.

2 I wear a _

_ _ _ _ and a pair of _ _ _ _ _ _ so I don’t feel cold.

3 I wear skates when I _ 4 I use snow to make a _

_ _ _ _ _ _ _. to FALL

_ _ _ _ _ _. glove

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Look at the picture and find 4 words which begin with ski ski

1 .............................................................. 2 ............................................................. 3 .............................................................. 4 ..............................................................

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Find 7 words from the picture in the grid below. The remaining letters spell the name of a winter sport, what is it?

to SLIP

S K I P O L E S C S N G O W B O A A R L F A L L R S N O W M A N F D I V S L I P N G H E L M E T

____________ to ICESKATE

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ski boots


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Match the words to the right part of the body.

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ski boots

a hands

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gloves

b feet

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scarf

c head

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helmet

d neck

Answers on page 2.

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ski lift

helmet slope

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snowman

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to BE COLD

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Report

Snowboarding!

! Snowboarding began in 1965 in the USA. One day, Sherman Popper put together two skis as a new game for his children. The kids used the skis like a surfboard and Popper called it a “snurfer”, from the words snow and surfer. The bright 14 year old, Jack Burton Carpenter, modified Popper’s invention to try to sell it. In 1977 he

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founded the first ever snowboard company. He made 350 snowboards and each one cost 88 dollars. During the 1980’s, snowboarding became very popular in the USA and it started to become more famous in Europe too, especially in France, Switzerland and Austria. The first American National Snowboarding Championship was held in 1983. In 1998 snowboarding became an Olympic sport at the Japanese Winter Olympics in Nagano.

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past simple; introduction to past simple passive.

Do you like snowboarding? This is the story of snowboarding past, present … and future!


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Did you know …? From snow … to sand! A sandboard is a snowboard… for the sand. In the USA there is the first ever park dedicated to this sport: the Sand Master Park in Florence, Oregon. In Colorado you can go sandboarding in the Great Sand Dune National Park, where there are sand mountains almost 230 metres tall!

An Olympic Champion A = M C = E E = z F = Z G = 8

I = 4 L = G M = w N = i R = 3

His name is Seth Wescott, he’s 20 years old and he won at the 2006 Turin Winter Olympics and at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. He carries a lucky charm which was a gift from his grandfather. It is an … Use the code to find out.

M w z 34E M i

ZGM 8 Answers on page 2.

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O xford

A historical city

English-speaking university in the world!

Oxford, in the south east of England, is one of the country’s most historical cities. It has many tourist attractions, including Oxford Castle, the Museum of Natural History and, of course, Oxford University – one of the most important universities, not only in England, but in the world. In fact, it is the oldest

Famous students Many famous people have studied at Oxford University, including the writer of The Chronicles of Narnia, C. S. Lewis, the actor and comedian Rowan Atkinson (Mr Bean), and … Harry Potter. Harry Potter? Really?


Game Harry was here

Answer on page 2.

Complete the sentences with words from the text. Oxford is in the ...................................... ...................................... of England.

The Great Hall at Christ Church College (part of Oxford University) was the inspiration for the dining hall at Hogwarts, Harry Potter’s school. In fact part of the Great Hall was used in a number of scenes in the Harry Potter films!

Oxford Univeristy is the ...................................... English-speaking university in the ....................................... . C.S. Lewis, the ...................................... of The Chronicles of Narnia, ............... ....................... at Oxford University. The Hogwarts’ dining hall was inspired by the ...................................... ......... ............................. at Christ Church College.


A Very Clever Plan

Time 10:10. The plan begins…

Time 10:05. I have the baby and the money.

Time 10:20. I can see my goal

Time 10:15. I must hurry!

Time 10:23. Mission complete!

Time 10:24. Let’s start!

The girls are arriving in the square!

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Rhyme

I Caugh e c t On sh alive i f a One, two, three, four, fi ve, Once I caught a fi sh alive.

Six, seven, eight, nine, ten,

Then I let it go again. Why did you let it go? Because it bit my fi nger so.

Which fi nger did it bite? This little fi nger on my right

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Personality

Andrew Garfield tense revision

Meet the new Spiderman! His name is Andrew Garfield, the young actor who you’ll see in cinemas from next July – in 3D!

Andrew was born in America but his family moved to England when he was 4 years old and he grew up near London. In fact, his dad is American and his mum is English. When he was young, he was very good at gymnastics and swimming but he discovered he was also a very good actor when he performed in a school play.

Game Match the two halves of the sentences about Andrew.

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Andrew was born in

Since then, he has starred in a number of television programmes and films, and he has even won awards for his acting. But his role in the new Spiderman film will make him very famous all over the world. How does he feel about becoming the new Spiderman? It seems he’s very excited about the new film and he says, “It’s a great honour”. Watch out for Andrew in cinemas next summer!

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America He was very good at

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gymnastics He discovered a passion

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for acting He is very excited You can see Spiderman

at the cinema

a about being the new

Spiderman.

school play.

b next summer. c when he was young. d but he grew up in England. e when he performed in a Answer on page 2.

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adjectives – present passive

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Welcome to...

Scotland It is famous for the bagpipes (a musical instrument) and the kilt (a type of coloured skirt made from heavy wool), it has some of the most beautiful castles in Europe and, of course, it is the home of the famous Loch Ness Monster! Welcome to Scotland! Scotland’s capital city is Edinburgh but its largest city is actually Glasgow. However, Scotland is also known for it’s beautiful countryside, its mountains and, of course, its lakes. One very famous lake is Loch Ness and this is the home of the mythical Loch Ness Monster. It is said that the lake is home to an enormous monster, similar to a dinosaur, with a long neck and small head and a round body with short legs. It also has a long tail. It lives in the caves under the lake and almost never comes to the surface. Many people have tried to find the monster but no-one can confirm whether it really exists. It is Scotland’s most famous mystery!

Did you know …? An average of 20 sightings of the Loch Ness Monster are reported every year.

Game Complete the crossword with adjectives from the text and find the monster’s nickname using in highlighted letters.

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Answer on page 2.

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Have you read "Team Up"? Now you can play!

TRUE OR FALSE? Have you read the article about snowboarding? Are the sentences true or false? 1 Snowboarding began in 1965 in the USA. 2 The first snowboard was called a surfer. 3 Jack Burton Carpenter modified the snowboard to try to sell it. 4 In the 1980’s, snowboarding was only famous in the USA. 5 In 1998, snowboarding became an olympic sport. 6 When it is used on sand, a snowboard is called a sandboard.

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TENSES, TENSES , at the verbs below from the text about Andrew Garfield. TENSES Look Can you put them into the correct tense columns? it seems • you’ll see • he has won • his family moved • he grew up he says • he discovered • he has starred

Present Simple

Future simple (will)

Past Simple

Present Perfect

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Typically Scottish Find 6 words from the text in the grid. They are all things that you can find in Scotland. The remaining letters spell out the name of another Scottish city, what is it?

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A G P I V E R L O U N T E C A S S M O N

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In Britain

Let’s make pancakes!

Shrove Tuesday is also known as Pancake Day because it is the one day of the year when almost everyone eats pancakes! Hmmm, delicious!

Ingredients • 200g white flour • 1 tablespoon baking powder • 1 teaspoon salt

• 1 tablespoon white sugar • 300ml milk • 1 egg • 50g melted butter

Method Mix together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Add the egg, milk and melted butter. Mix well. Heat a little oil in a frying pan. Pour 3 tablespoons of the mixture into the frying pan and fry until golden brown. Turn over the pancake to cook the other side. Serve the pancakes hot, with a little sugar and lemon juice.

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On 13th August 1994, in Rochdale, England, a giant pancake was made which measured 15 metres in diameter! How many calories do you think it contained?

a 150 calories b 5000 calories c 2 million calories d 50 million calories Answers on page 2.

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Shrove Tuesday is the last day before the beginning of Lent (the period before Easter) and this year it is celebrated on 8th March. Pancakes are made from eggs, milk, flour, sugar and butter and are very rich! They are traditionally eaten on Shrove Tuesday in Britain and around the world. Some people put sugar and lemon juice on their pancakes, but they are also eaten with jam, maple syrup, or even bacon!


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