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CONTRAIRES / OPPOSITES

Flashcards - Examples -
Listening
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Conversation questions -
Interactive activities
- Activities to print -
Interactive games
- Cartoons - Videos - Songs -
Proverbs
- Quotes

(Updated on 06/05/2013)

 


Related pages :

Adjectives

 

 

Flashcards :

 

Examples :

  • Star Trek Book of Opposites  (quirkbooks.com)
    "With the help of Kirk, Spock, and McCoy, you can teach children the meaning of happy and sad,
    open and closed, apart and together, and much more."

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Conflicting Proverbs (rinkworks.com)
    "There are a variety of proverbs almost all English speakers are familiar with.
    We regard these words of wisdom with reverence, but some of these sayings look specious when weighed against each other..."
    ex : "Look before you leap. / He who hesitates is lost."

 

Listening :

  • Words That Are Their Own Opposites - Text + Audio - 30 May 2015
    "Like Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, learn words seem to fight themselves - they are their own opposites! Well, depending on the context.
    Context is important when learning a language; but with these words, context is everything.
    Learn more about these Janus words and why they are called Janus words."

    (learningenglish.voanews.com)


    "A Janus-like bust features on one side the face of Rockefeller and the face of Lenin on the other."

 

  • Initial Listening Activities
    Animal Sounds (Easy) - Animal Sounds (More Challenging) - Names - Numbers - Prices - Dates - Greetings and Introductions - Directions - Opposites - Telling Time - Pronunciation Practice (Minimal Pairs)
    (eslbears.homestead.com)

 

Conversation questions :

 

INTERACTIVE activities :

  • Opposites - interactive (englishspace.ort.org)
  • OPPOSITES - Matching exercise (chez.com/sir)

 

Activities TO PRINT :

  • Animal Opposites
    A Coloring Book to Print - "The student can color the pages and learn about the concept of opposites."
    (enchantedlearning.com)

 

INTERACTIVE games :

  • Opposite - Adjectives - crossword (iteslj.org)

 

 

Cartoons :


 

 

The truth
(tnellen.com)

 

Nobel Peace Prize
(cagle.com)

If love is blind,
how can there be love
at first sight ?
(clipartstation.com)

 

 

Videos :

  • Warface (YouTube)


    Warface
     "is an online video game being developed by Crytek KievWarface is a F2P multiplayer military shooter in a "near future" setting.[1] "

    (Wikipedia)

  • The Persuaders with Tony Curtis and Roger Moore
    (YouTube)
    Danny Wilde and Brett Sinclair : Compare their lives. Although they are very different, find what they have in common.

MORE PICTURES from The Persuaders video :



 

  • Radiohead - All I Need (Official MTV Video) - UPDATED
    "MTV and Radiohead have teamed to address the exploitation and slavery of children around the world."

    (YouTube)
    + the LYRICS
    "I am a moth who just wants to share your light
    I'm just an insect trying to get out of the night"

    (sing365.com)

 

  • Jungle Jail - an animation
    "A young prisoner comes into a crazy jail, where everything could happen.
    Smaller and weaker than the others, he becomes the scapegoat of the place.
    One day, everything changes, and he finally turns into the Big Boss..."

    (YouTube)

 

 

Songs :

  • WRONG by Depeche Mode :

    • Wrong by Depeche Mode
      "I was born with the wrong sign 
      In the wrong house 
      With the wrong ascendancy 
      I took the wrong road 
      That led to the wrong tendencies 
      I was in the wrong place at the wrong time...
      With the wrong tune playing till it sounded right"

      (metrolyrics.com)

      + the VIDEO - UPDATED
      (YouTube)


    • Wrong by Depeche Mode - A worksheet
      Created by Martine Jacques (Ac. Nancy-Metz)

 

  • CREEP by RADIOHEAD :

    • Creep sung by Radiohead - a worksheet
      sent by Denis ACecile (Ac. Créteil)
      + the
      LYRICS



      Watch the VIDEO
      (YouTube)

    • Creep sung by Radiohead
      "Couldn't look you in the eye
      You're just like an angel...
      I wish I was special...
      I want a perfect body
      I want a perfect soul...
      But I'm a creep"

      (lyrics007.com)
      - the VIDEO - UPDATED
      (YouTube)

 

  • New Soul - sung by Yael Naim - UPDATED
    "I came to this strange world
    hoping I could learn a bit
    about how to give and take...
    about what is true and fake."
    (lyricsmode.com)

    - the VIDEO - UPDATED
    (YouTube)
  • Boredom - Procol Harum :
    "Some say they will and some say they won t
    Some say they do and some say they don t
    Some say they shall and some say they shan t
    And some say they can and some say they can t..."
  • Zebra by John Butler
    "I can be loud man, I can be silent
    I could be young man or I could be old.
    I can be a gentleman, I can be violent...
    I could be innocent or I could be guilty...
    I could be rich like a wandering Gypsy
    I could be poor like a fat wallet lost.
    I could be first or I could come last..."
    - the VIDEO (YouTube) - UPDATED
  • Hand In My Pocket sung by Alanis Morissette
    "I'm broke but I'm happy
    I'm poor but I'm kind
    I'm short but I'm healthy,
    yeah I'm high but I'm grounded
    I'm sane but I'm overwhelmed
    I'm lost but I'm hopeful baby..."

    (lyrics007.com)
    - the VIDEO (YouTube) - UPDATED

 

  • Father and Son by Cat Stevens :
    "You're still young...
    Look at me, I am old, but I'm happy."
  • Merry Xmas (WAR IS OVER) by John Lennon - UPDATED
    " And so this is Xmas
    For weak and for strong
    For
    rich and the poor ones
    The world is so wrong
    And so happy Xmas
    For black and for white
    For yellow and red ones
    Let's stop all the fight"

    (lyrics007.com)
  • No Matter What by Boyzone :
    "If only tears were laughter
    If only night was day
    If only prayers were answered..."
  • One Of These Nights by The Eagles :
    "Between the dark and the light...
    I've been searching for the daughter
    Of the devil himself
    I've been searching for an angel in white
    I've been waiting for a woman who's a little
    Of both...
    In between the wrong and the right"
  • 'The light' by Steven Seagal (lyrics on the CD : Songs from the Crystal Cave)
    "Well it's rocky and it's rough
    It's old and it's new
    It's bitter and it's sweet
    It's rough and it's smooth
    Walking through space, life has its own pace
    Flying high, sometimes low, lighting speed or sometimes slow.."

    (lyricstime.com)
    + VIDEO (YouTube)
  • What Goes Up... by The Alan Parsons Project :
    "What goes up must come down.
    What must rise must fall...
    What's been lost must be found"
  • Why by Tracy Chapman :
    "Why do the babies starve
    When there's enough food to feed the world
    Why when there're so many of us
    Are there people still alone
    Why are the missiles called peace keepers..."

 

Proverbs :

 

 

Quotes :

  • "Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are endless."
    ~ Mother Teresa ~