Lesson: COLOURS (C1)

4. Listening and Language Focus

a. First, here’s another colour sequence. Talk with your class about what it might mean.

  1. & 2.   ->    3.   ->   4. & 5.    ->    6.   ->     7.   ->     8.
  White &        Red        Yellow &        Blue       Brown       Purple/
  Black                     Green OR                               Orange/
                           Yellow-green                            Grey/
                                                                   Pink

b. Listen to this clip from Vox Media, about differences between languages.

  • What is the main theme of this clip?
  • What does the colour sequence show? Can you explain it in your own words?

c. What’s the significance of these numbers in the video clip?

  • Two
  • Three
  • Six
  • Twelve
  • Three hundred and thirty
  • Nineteen sixty nine.

If you can’t remember, refresh this page and listen to the same clip again.

d. (Your teacher will give you the materials for part 4d and tell you what to do.)

e. (Your teacher may give you a worksheet for part 4e.)

Discuss:
a. Are there any words or languages from your native language that are hard to translate exactly into other languages?
b. Are there words or language areas in English that don’t readily translate to your native language?

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