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Intermediate (B2) - Advanced (C1) Vocabulary activity based on a video from TedEd - Listening Comprehension and selective reading
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Vocabulary activity based on a video from TedEd - Listening Comprehension and selective reading
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5 minutes 1 second
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Lectures (e.g. TED talks)
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Listening comprehension
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The above lesson is a great teaching resource for:Upper-intermediate (B2), Advanced (C1)
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This resource is intended for:High schoolers
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Published 26/03/2019
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1. Fill the gap.
she's describing bickering families,
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It's even been said that some readers feel like the author'sconfidante,
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But this unique brand of tongue-in-cheekis just one of the many feats found in her slyof society,
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Written in the early nineteenthAusten's novels decode the sheltered lives of theclasses in rural England.
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But whileis a common thread in her work, Austen dismissed the sentimentalof writing so popular at the time.
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They trade pragmatic advice, friendlyand not-so-friendly barbs about theirpeers.
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As they grapple with the endlessof their society,
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” And though her heroinesridicule senseless social mores,
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… a wealthywas a financial necessity for most young
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” Unsurprisingly, thesewere also present in Austen'slife.
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Jane's parents supported herand provided space for her to write andher work anonymously.
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… oftenwomen withpragmatic personalities, and rich inner lives.
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Like the irreverent Elizabeth Bennet ofand Prejudice, whose devotion to her sisters' love livesher to a clumsy suitor.
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And Elinor Dashwood, who fiercelyher family at the cost of her own desires inand Sensibility.
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… filial, and financial stability, and they resolve themsacrificing theiror their sense of humor.
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Andtelling the story from their
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As herprattle on and on about nothing,
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Yether swelling ego, Emma may not be as in control as she thinks – inor love.
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And Austen'suse of perspective makes these revelations doubly surprising, blindsiding both Emma and her.
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” Their complexity has kept Austen prominent on stage andand made her work easily adaptable forsensibilities.
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