Young Learners, Level 3: using new adjectives.

14th October 2022

The last two lessons focused on adjectives and their opposites, including:

big~ small // high ~ low // sharp ~ blunt //

easy ~ difficult // rough ~ smooth //

quiet ~ noisy // fat ~ thin // safe ~ scary

Complete the sentences with the correct adjective.

I can’t cut my hair, my scissors are __________

My puppy is so _______ however, my hedgehog is very _____________ .

The maths test was so _______ however the science test was so ________________ .

Be careful, Ms Thuy ! The man is very ______ .

Laurel and Hardy are so funny. One is very _____ however, one is very ______ .

Yoyoko is only _________________ however she is very ______________ !

Harold is climbing very _____

Oh, no ! Crocodiles have very ______ teeth.

Now … your turn

Get out your list of adjectives. Write THREE sentences with new adjectives.

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Subject Index: Writing, music and film

4th December 2020

Seahorse Productions: films and theatre

Ao Tuong (dreams) 2020 // short film // Seahorse Productions 30th April 2020: https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2020/04/30/seahorse-productions-ao-tuong-dreams-2020/

Bad Faith 2005 // short film // Seahorse Productions 6th May 2020: https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2020/05/06/seahorse-productions-bad-faith-berlin-germany-2005/

Inferno 2007 // short film // Seahorse Productions 25th May 2020: https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2020/05/24/seahorse-productions-inferno-2007/

L’ Assommoir Perdu Part 1 // Three short Berlin films 1995 // 15th June 2022: https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2022/06/15/l-assommoir-perdu-part-1-berlin-films-1995-1997/

Shadow Sonata 2014 // short film // Seahorse Productions 8th June 2020:https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2020/06/08/seahorse-productions-shadow-sonata-2014/

Steppenwolf (2008) 2014 // short film // Seahorse Productions 15th May 2020: https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2020/05/15/seahorse-productions-steppenwolf-berlin-2014/

Cinema

The Beatles // solo films and soundtracks, Part 1 // 31st August 2022: https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2022/08/31/the-beatles-solo-cinema-projects-some-not-so-fab-films-part-1/

The Beatles // solo films and soundtracks, Part 2 // 9th September 2022: https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2022/09/09/the-beatles-solo-cinema-projects-some-not-so-fab-films-part-2/

Jean-Paul Belmondo // R.I.P. // 8th September 2021: https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2021/09/08/jean-paul-belmondo-r-i-p/

Belmondo & Delon // Qu’est-ce que le cinema ? // 12th July 2021: https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2021/07/12/quest-ce-que-le-cinema-belmondo-delon/

Close up // Iran 1990 (Dir: Abbas Kiarostami // Cinema // 25th February 2021: https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2021/02/25/pessoa-and-kiarostami-the-disquiet-of-close-up/

The Cranes Are Flying // USSR, 1957 (Dir: Mikhail Kalatozov) // Cinema // 13th June 2020: https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2020/06/13/art-cinema-the-cranes-are-flying-1957-ussr-director-mikhail-kalatozov/

Distracted // UK, 2018 (Dir James Devereaux) // 9th August 2020: https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2020/08/09/f-is-for-fake-d-is-for-distracted-distracted-james-devereaux-2018-uk/

Alexander Dovzhenko Ukrainian Artists #4 // 6th March 2022: https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2022/03/06/ukrainian-artists-4-alexander-dovzhenko/

Makiko Esumi // 5th July 2021: https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2021/07/05/makiko-esumi-and-maborosi/

Lee Eun-ju // A Korean Star // 3rd September 2021: https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2021/09/03/lee-eun-ju-a-korean-star/

Harold Lloyd // Hooray for Harold Lloyd // 28th June 2020: https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2020/06/28/hooray-for-harold-lloyd/

Noirish Project // UK, 2018 (Dir James Devereaux) // 11th July 2020: https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2020/07/11/noirish-project-theatre-literature-pure-cinema/

Peter O’Toole: A legend // 24th December 2021: https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2021/12/24/peter-otoole-a-legend/

Paul Ritter // R.I.P // 2nd January 2022: https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2022/01/02/paul-ritter-r-i-p/

The Painted Bird // Czech Republic 2019 (Dir Vaclav Marhoul) // 29th July 2021: https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2021/07/29/book-into-film-the-painted-bird/

Youn Yuh-jung // Congratulations ! // 28th April 2021: https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2021/04/28/youn-yuh-jung-best-supporting-actress/

Music

Butterfly Decal

Butterfly Decal: an introduction // 18th November 2022: https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2022/11/18/butterfly-decal-an-introduction/

Butterfly Decal // Berlin Suite // 1st May 2022: https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2022/05/01/butterfly-decal-berlin-suite/

Butterfly Decal // Cupid’s Arrow (demo) // 13th August 2022: https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2022/08/13/butterfly-decal-cupids-arrow-low-fi-demo-version/

Butterfly Decal // Happy Ms Huong (demo) // 11th September 2022: https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2022/09/11/butterfly-decal-happy-ms-huong-demo-version/

Butterfly Decal // Lavender Girl (demo) // 17th November 2022: https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2022/11/17/butterfly-decal-lavender-girl-demo-version/

Butterfly Decal // Miles et Juliette // 22nd April 2022: https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2022/04/22/love-ive-found-you-miles-davis-juliette-greco/

Butterfly Decal // Morning Lotus // 16th January 2022: https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2022/01/16/butterfly-decal-morning-lotus/

Butterfly Decal // Red Ribbon in Long Hair EP // 12th June 2022: https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2022/06/12/butterfly-decal-red-ribbon-in-long-hair-ep/

Butterfly Decal // Red Ribbon in Long Hair EP Part 2 // 5th July 2022: https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2022/07/05/butterfly-decal-red-ribbon-in-long-hair-ep-part-2/

Butter Decal // Roses for Daisy, daisies for Rosie // 1st December 2022: https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2022/12/01/butterfly-decal-roses-for-daisy-daisies-for-rosie-demo-version/

Butterfly Decal // Waterlilies // 7th January 2022: https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2022/01/07/introducing-kit-harper-ambient-blues-jazzy-jingle-jangle/

Jingo Harleyman

Jingo Harleyman // Hari Karachi & the Durango 4 OST announcement // 10th September 2022: https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2022/09/10/coming-soon-jingo-harleyman/

Jingo Harleyman // Hari Karachi & the Durango 4 OST Part 1 // 16th September 2022: https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2022/09/16/jingo-harleyman-hari-karachi-the-durango-4-ost-part-1/

Jingo Harleyman // Hari Karachi & the Durango 4 OST Part 2 // 22nd September 2022: https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2022/09/22/jingo-harleyman-hari-karachi-the-durango-4-ost-part-2/

Jingo Harleyman // Hari Karachi & the Durango 4 OST Part 3 // 26th September 2022: https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2022/09/26/jingo-harleyman-hari-karachi-the-durango-4-ost-part-3/

Jingo Harleyman // Hari Karachi & the Durango 4 OST Part 4 // 2nd October 2022: https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2022/10/02/jingo-harleyman-hari-karachi-the-durango-4-ost-part-4/

Jingo Harleyman on Bandcamp // 2nd December 2022: https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2022/12/02/jingo-harleyman-on-bandcamp-and-its-all-free/

1966 Rock Classics // 23rd July 2022: https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2022/07/23/1966-rock-classics-and-some-soul-jazz-and-a-world-cup/

1967 Rock Classics // 1st March 2022: https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2022/03/01/1967-rock-classics-and-some-jazz-country-soul-easy-listening/

Jazz Music // 29th October 2021: https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2021/10/29/jazz-music/

Jazz // models, fashion and attitude // 5yh May 2022: https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2022/05/05/jazz-models-fashion-and-attitude/

Peter Green tribute // 18th February 2021: https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2021/02/18/peter-green-1946-2020/

Nanci Griffith tribute // 18th August 2021: https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2021/08/18/nanci-griffith-last-of-the-true-believers/

Math Rock // 16th January 2022: https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2022/01/16/so-what-is-math-rock/

Mike Nesmith tribute // 11th December 2021: https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2021/12/12/mike-nesmith-r-i-p/

Phil Ochs – Happy Birthday // 21st December 2021: https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2021/12/21/phil-ochs-happy-birthday/

Alice Sara Ott: Nightfall CD (Erik satie) // 30th December 2021: https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2021/12/30/alice-sara-ott-nightfall-french-piano-music/

Lee Scott Revelle tribute // 6th August 2021: https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2021/08/06/lee-scott-revelle-rip/

Swedish Rock // 4th October 2022: https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2022/10/04/swedish-rock-and-hej-da-to-stella/

Charlie Watts tribute // 30th August 2021: https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2021/08/30/charlie-watts-r-i-p/

Musicians we have recently lost // Dave Greenfield, Lee Konitz, Little Richard, Bill Withers // 16th May 2020: https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2020/05/16/musicians-we-have-recently-lost/

Writing

Greek Myths

Oedipus // The hubris of Oedipus // 16th September 2021: https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2021/09/16/greek-myths-the-hubris-of-oedipus/

Theseus and the Minotaur// 6th October 2019: https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2019/10/04/young-learners-level-5-welcome-to-athens/

My ‘to read’ list // 29th August 2021: https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2021/08/29/my-to-read-list/

Chinese fiction // Picador Book of Contemporary Chinese Short Stories // 24th July 2022: https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2022/07/24/chinese-short-stories-a-recommendation/

Fernando Pessoa ‘Book of Disquiet’ // Cinema // 25th February 2021: https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2021/02/25/pessoa-and-kiarostami-the-disquiet-of-close-up/

Poetry for pronunciation // 16th April 2021: https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2021/04/16/poems-for-pronunciation-practice/

Shakespeare – Famous Quotes // Adult Speaking Class, level 3 // 14th January 2022: https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2022/01/14/famous-shakespeare-quotes/

Ukrainian Artists #3: modern writers // 5th March 2022: https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2022/03/05/ukrainian-artists-3-modern-authors/

Ukrainian Artists #5 Taras Shevchenko // 12th March 2022: https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2022/03/12/ukrainian-artists-5-taras-shevchenko/

Ukrainian Artists #6 Gregory Skovoroda // 14th March 2022: https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2022/03/14/ukrainian-artists-6-gregory-skovoroda/

Art & Literature

Three poems and some Shakespeare // Auden, Betjeman, Larkin 19th July 2020:

https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2020/07/19/three-english-poems-and-some-shakespeare/fbclid=IwAR1WoY9acqpt_cOeeoXgFmYOKfJfLl73qtFO1zKJl80Luwaiop9aimgtJbo

Portrait, Landscape, Still Life (Wyndham Lewis, John Constable, Paul Cezanne) // Adult Class, Level 1 // 19th December 2018: https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2018/12/19/adult-class-level-1-lessons-1-2/

Art: giving opinion // Adult Speaking Class, level 3: Art // 13th April 2020: https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2020/04/13/adult-speaking-class-level-3-art-what-do-you-think/

Art: DaDa & Surrealism // Adult Speaking Class, level 3: Dali, Dada & Surrealism // 23rd April 2020: https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2020/04/23/adult-speaking-class-level-3-dali-dada-and-surrealism/

Art: types of art // Young Learners, level 4 (Dali, Alice in Wonderland) // 16th May 2019: https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2019/05/16/young-learners-level-4-art-for-arts-sake/

Art: Unusual art // Adult Speaking Class ALH 8.2 // 3rd Match 2021: https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2021/03/08/adult-speaking-class-level-2-art-for-arts-sake/

Ukrainian Artists #1: Ivan Marchuk // 3rd March 2022: https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2022/03/03/ukrainian-artists-1-ivan-marchuk/

Ukrainian Artists #2: Tania D’Avignon // 4th march 2022: https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2022/03/04/ukrainian-artists-2-tania-davignon/

Seahorse Productions: theatre and writing

Takin’ Care of Business: An Elvis Comedy

Act One // 23rd April 2021: https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2021/04/23/takin-care-of-business/

Act Two // https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2021/04/24/takin-care-of-business-act-two/

Act Three // https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2021/04/25/taking-care-of-business-act-three/

Waiting Fo(u)r Godard

One-actor play / Royalty-free // Seahorse Productions 5th September 2020:

https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2020/09/05/waiting-fo-u-r-godard-a-play-for-one-actor-two-laptops/?fbclid=IwAR3Sbi0dIZJSQGZOVB749tNA5YSE_zYzbF2UWwEhQX92IH8gvF3ep5ptvnY

Parables from the Land of the Scorpion

The All-Knowing Parent // 9th November 2022: https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2022/11/09/parables-from-the-land-of-the-scorpion/

Love and chaos

Love and Chaos: A novel set in post-Wende Berlin of a pre-internet world. Set between the deaths of Kurt Cobain and Elliott Smith.

Title page, photo by Ana Svarz // 11th November 2020

Contents // 11th November 2020

Part One

Richard – 1 https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2020/11/11/love-and-chaos-part-1a/

Chris – 1 https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2020/11/11/love-and-chaos-part-1b/

Melanie – 1 https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2020/11/11/7839/

Marina – 1 https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2020/11/13/love-and-chaos-part-1d-marina-1/

Richard – 2 https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2020/11/14/love-and-chaos-part-1e-richard-2/

Chris – 2 https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2020/11/14/love-and-chaos-part-1f-chris-2/

Claudia – 1 https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2020/11/15/love-and-chaos-part-1g-claudia/

Chris – 3 https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2020/11/16/love-and-chaos-part-1h-chris-3/

Richard – 3 https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2020/11/17/love-and-chaos-part-1i-richard-3/

The Divine Poet From Florence https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2020/11/17/love-and-chaos-part-1j-the-divine-poet-from-florence/

Chris – 4 https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2020/11/18/love-and-chaos-part-1k-chris-4/

Shoulder – 1 https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2020/11/19/love-and-chaos-part-1l-shoulder-1/

Steffi – 1 https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2020/11/20/love-and-chaos-part-1m-steffi-1/

Part Two

Richard – 1 https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2020/11/22/love-and-chaos-part-2a-richard-1/

Chris – 1 https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2020/11/23/love-and-chaos-part-2b-chris-1/

The knock on the door https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2020/11/24/love-and-chaos-part-2c-the-knock-on-the-door/

Will – 1 https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2020/11/27/love-and-chaos-part-2d-will-1/

Firefly (prologue): https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2020/11/30/love-and-chaos-part-2e-firefly-prologue/

Firefly: https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2020/11/30/love-and-chaos-part-2f-firefly/

Nuno: https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2020/12/01/love-and-chaos-part-2g-nuno-1/

Chris – 2 https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2020/12/02/love-and-chaos-part-2h-chris-2/

Richard – 2 https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2020/12/03/love-and-chaos-part-2i-richard-2/

Part Three

Richard – 1 https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2020/12/05/love-and-chaos-part-3a-richard-1/

Chris – 1 https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2020/12/06/love-and-chaos-part-3b-chris-1/

Kurt C – 1 https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2020/12/06/love-and-chaos-part-3c-kurt-c-1/

Richard – 2 https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2020/12/07/love-and-chaos-part-3d-richard-2/

Hitch – 1 https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2020/12/09/love-and-chaos-part-3e-hitch-1/

Chris – 2 https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2020/12/13/love-and-chaos-part-3f-chris-2/

Part Four

Richard – 1 https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2020/12/15/love-and-chaos-part-4arichard-1/

Lorelei – 1 https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2020/12/18/love-and-chaos-part-4b-lorelei-1/

Chris – 1 https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2020/12/23/love-and-chaos-part-4c-chris-1/

The Concert of Grotesques: https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2020/12/28/love-and-chaos-part-4d-the-concert-of-grotesques/

Gabi – 1 https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2020/12/29/love-and-chaos-part-4e-gabi-1/

Chris – 2 https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2021/01/02/love-and-chaos-part-4f-chris-2/

Monika – 1 https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2021/01/09/love-and-chaos-part-4g-monika-1/

Richard – 2 https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2021/01/12/love-and-chaos-part-4h-richard-2/

Arizona Al – 1 https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2021/01/21/love-and-chaos-part-4i-arizona-al-1/

Part Five

How a coffee break started a new scientific theory https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2021/02/09/love-and-chaos-part-5a-how-a-coffee-break-started-a-new-scientific-theory/

Chris – 1 https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2021/03/23/love-and-chaos-part-5b-chris-1/

Richard – 1 https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2021/03/29/love-and-chaos-part-5c-richard-1/

Burkhardt – 1 https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2021/04/02/love-and-chaos-part-5d-burkhard-1/

Chris – 2 https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2021/04/03/love-and-chaos-part-5e-chris-2/

Tommy – 1 https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2021/04/09/love-and-chaos-part-5f-tommy-1/

Tommy – 2 https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2021/04/22/love-and-chaos-part-5g-tommy-2/

Richard – 2 https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2021/04/22/love-and-chaos-part-5h-richard-2/

Chris – 3 https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2021/05/03/love-and-chaos-part-5i-chris-3/

Sylvester – 1 https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2021/05/04/love-and-chaos-part-5j-sylvester-1/

Part Six

Chris – 1 https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2021/05/06/love-and-chaos-part-6a-chris-1/

Monika – 1 https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2021/05/07/love-and-chaos-part-6-b-monika-1/

Richard – 1 https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2021/05/08/love-and-chaos-part-6-c-richard-1/

Three English Portraits – https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2021/05/09/love-and-chaos-part-6-d-three-english-portraits/

Arizona Al – 1 https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2021/05/10/love-and-chaos-part-6-e-arizona-al-1/

Monika – 2 https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2021/05/11/love-and-chaos-part-6-f-monika-2/

Johan – 1 https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2021/05/13/love-and-chaos-part-6-g-johan-1/

Descriptions of a Doctor – https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2021/05/14/love-and-chaos-part-6-h-descriptions-of-a-doctor/

Jake – 1 https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2021/05/19/love-and-chaos-part-6-i-jake-1/

Chris – 2 https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2021/05/22/love-and-chaos-part-6-j-chris-2/

Richard – 2 https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2021/05/23/love-and-chaos-part-6-k-richard-2/

Daniel – 1 https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2021/05/25/love-and-chaos-part-6-l-daniel-1/

Part Seven

Stefan – 1 https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2021/05/26/love-and-chaos-part-7-a-stefan-1/

Daniel – 1 https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2021/05/28/love-and-chaos-part-7b-daniel-1/

Chris – 1 https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2021/05/30/love-and-chaos-part-7c-chris-1/

Boris – 1 https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2021/06/01/love-and-chaos-part-7d-boris-1/

Ragno – Prologue https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2021/06/02/love-and-chaos-part-7e-ragno-prologue/

Ragno – 1 https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2021/06/03/love-and-chaos-part-7f-ragno-1/

Richard – 1 https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2021/06/07/love-and-chaos-part-7g-richard-1/

Daniel – 2 https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2021/06/08/love-and-chaos-part-7h-daniel-2/

Monika – 1 https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2021/06/08/love-and-chaos-part-7i-monika-1/

Alan – 1 https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2021/06/11/love-and-chaos-part-7j-alan-1/

Eric – 1 https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2021/06/12/love-and-chaos-part-7k-eric-1/

Part Eight

Alan – 1 https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2021/06/14/love-and-chaos-part-8a-alan-1/

Call me Herman https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2021/06/16/love-and-chaos-part-8b-call-me-herman/

Chris – 1 https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2021/06/17/love-and-chaos-part-8c-chris-1/

Richard – 1 https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2021/06/21/love-and-chaos-part-8d-richard-1/

Julie – 1 https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2021/06/24/love-and-chaos-part-8e-julie-1/

Chris – 2 https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2021/06/29/love-and-chaos-part-8f-chris-2/

Daniel – 1 https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2021/07/02/love-and-chaos-part-8g-daniel-1/

Alan – 2 https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2021/07/06/love-and-chaos-part-8h-alan-2/

Part Nine

Daniel – 1 https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2021/07/11/love-and-chaos-part-9a-daniel-1/

Johanna – 1 https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2021/07/19/love-and-chaos-part-9b-johanna-1/

Sergei – 1 https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2021/07/26/love-and-chaos-part-9c-sergei-1/

Julie – 1 https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2021/07/30/love-and-chaos-part-9d-julie-1/

Chris – 1 https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2021/08/07/love-and-chaos-part-9e-chris-1/

Richard – 1 https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2021/08/14/love-and-chaos-part-nine-f-richard-1/

A Christmas Miscellany https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2021/09/24/love-and-chaos-part-9-g-a-christmas-miscellany/

Jake – 1 https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2021/09/27/love-and-chaos-part-nineg-jake-1/

Richard – 2 https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2021/09/30/love-and-chaos-part-9i-richard-2/

Enrique Granados – The Last Romantic https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2021/10/01/love-and-chaos-part-9j-enrique-granados-the-last-romantic/

Chris – 2 https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2021/10/13/love-and-chaos-part-9k-chris-2/

Part Ten

Vincent – 1 https://thaypaulsnotes.com/2022/09/01/love-chaos-part-tena-vincent-1/

Young Learners, Level 4: Safety First … and the gunpowder plot !

29th October 2020

E up U 1, L4 & U 2, L1

Objectives:

review recent vocabulary

sentence building

develop the use of intonation and stress in natural speech.

Warm Up:

Two teams – on the board, six sports but the letters are tangled. One member of each team has to write the correct spelling.

kis // odosabrnw // cie-etksa // ni-niel akste // aabkrdoset // furs

Next up:

Three boys and three girls holding the six sports flashcards. Three hold the cards the right way up, the others hold their cards upside down.

If the card is the right way up, it means the student is good at the sport.

First I will ask: Is he or she good at (surfing) ? The class will answer, using previously taught vocabulary,

“Yes, he’s / she’s very good at it.”

“No, he’s / she’s not very good at it.”

Partner work:

Ask each other, or in small groups, “What are you good at ?”

Examples:

Safety Last (Harold Lloyd, 1923, USA, 73', BW, silent) | BOZAR Brussels

I’m very good at climbing

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I’m very good at fishing

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Is she good at playing drums ? Yes, she ….

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Is he good at in-line skating ? No, he …

Adjective round up:

A chance to encourage students to extend their English skills.

First, opposites

Big _______ // huge ________ // scared ________ // dangerous _______ // happy ______ // cheap ________ // boring ________ // hard-working ____

Next, tell me about the man. What does he look like ? What does he wear ? What is he doing ? Is he scared ? Is he brave ?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEcTjhUN_7U&t=148s

start clip at 03.00

Which brings us to the theme of safety and the book work for the Saturday Class.

E up U 2, L 1

British culture

As a break, a little introduction to the UK and its history and traditions. The beginning of November sees Bonfire Night or Guy Fawkes Night

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In 1605, a group of men wanted to kill the King of England, James I. They wanted to blow up the building where the King was going to be, so they hid 36 barrels of gunpowder under the building. However, the King’s soldiers found one of the men, Guy Fawkes, and arrested him. The King was safe ! To celebrate, people made giants fires called bonfires : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wnq7aqHLCSM

Start and play up to 0:52 to explain the background, then from 3:25 and have the class copy the children in the video. This helps with pronunciation as well as learning new words, and learning about Britain.

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We still do this today. Also, children help to make a Guy Fawkes from old clothes and old bags, and then adults put it on the fire. Finally, there are fireworks, sometimes at home, sometimes in parks so everyone can see.

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Many different types of fireworks are used:

Some young children are holding sparklers – they have to wear gloves and be VERY CAREFUL.

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5th November fireworks in London

Hooray for Harold Lloyd

28th June 2020

Harold Lloyd: Jazz Age Daredevil

In the early 1990s, I inherited an 8mm Bell & Howell cine camera and, with my flatmate Martin O’Shea as actor, began making short films in the East End of London.

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8mm cine camera late 1950s / early 1960s

We had a two-bedroom flat near Mile End Tube Station (which we could somehow afford on a student grant), walking distance to Bethnal Green, Brick Lane and Limehouse, areas synonymous with names such as Hawksmoore (the architect), The Kray Twins (local crime lords) and Jack the Ripper (local ripper).

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St George in the East, a Hawksmoore church

The area is incredibly historic, and well worth a walk for local historians, psychogeographists, or anyone with a passing interest in this less salubrious quarter of London.

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Ragged School Museum, Mile End

Walk is what we did, one Saturday night, up to Victoria Park, down to the street markets of Brick Lane and back home via the city farm at Stepney and a visit to St Dunstan and All Saints Church, where we had a lovely chat with the vicar. He was in his working outfit, white, pressed and clean … us, none of the above.

This was where we decided to film what was, I believe, our first film together, ‘A Day Well Spent’, and I think this would be Spring 1992.

St Dunstan and All Saints Church, Stepney, East London

Now the technical side. 8mm film lasted four minutes in total. The film had to be thread, in a figure 8 shape, in the camera, then reversed after 2 minutes. This meant keeping careful time, and not shooting anything vital in the dying seconds before the film ran out.

The film was silent and the camera, I believe, had no zoom and no auto-aperture; the light had to be set manually. Basically, it was a ‘point and shoot’ affair. Close-ups had to be physically close, long-shots, far away.

So, we had four minutes to tell a story, beginning, middle and end. Martin plays a tramp, a happy-go-lucky, Chaplinesque character. He awakes, on a rubbish heap, scratches himself, looks around and gets up. He wanders through the City farm at Stepney

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Stepney City Farm
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Naturally, he’s hungry and seeing the chickens gives him an idea; he has to ‘procure’ an egg for breakfast, without being detected or suffering an avian assault. With his cunning and agility, he is successful, and celebrates his victory by holding his prize aloft as he runs past St Dunstan’s.

However, when he searches his pockets, he only has a fork with twisted prongs … not a suitable implement to eat his breakfast. Disappointed, he throws the egg away, and decides to go back to sleep.

We also had a recurring event, namely a visit from the rozzers (London slang for police). One burly boy in blue was curious what we ne’re-do-wells were up to in his manor. To see a young guy, in trenchcoat, asleep on a rubbish tip alerted his instincts. And we had a recurring escape, namely I showed my camera and all became clear … “Oh, they’re making art,” heavy irony on the pronunciation of ‘art’, and that sarcasm has repeated through the years.

Or maybe, like most people of my generation, he would have seen some short compilation films on BBC1 after 5.30 pm and before the 6.00 pm News. This was how so many of my friends were introduced to the world of Harold Lloyd.

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Everyone knew Chaplin, most people had heard of Buster Keaton, but Mr Harold Lloyd was totally unknown. That all changed with a series of 20-minute programs featuring scenes from his silent films … and all my school-friends were knocked out by them. You would even hear people shout out as they left school, “Don’t forget to watch Harold Lloyd.”

Harold Lloyd | Biography, Movies, & Facts | Britannica
HAROLD LLOYD and JOHN AASEN in WHY WORRY? -1923-. Photograph by Album

Harold Lloyd, referred to as ‘The Third Genius’ was, and remains, a major influence, especially in how to tell a story by images alone and how comedy works. This photo from ‘Safety Last’ (1924) is iconic … and even more amazing when you know that Lloyd lost a thumb and finger in an accident on a film set.

His films and many clips are available on YouTube. I used to show them during break time to my Kindergarten class, and they loved him … I was able to silence 15 hyper-active kids with a silent movie star.

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Hot Water (1924): Harold Lloyd versus the Turkey on Make a GIF

Meanwhile, Mr O’Shea is busy in Berlin with a massive project: to put all our 8mm and Super 8 films onto computer, add commentaries and upload them on social media. Wish him luck, and take some time to watch Harold Lloyd … you won’t be disappointed