domingo, 12 de agosto de 2012

Streetlife

Have you heard of Streetlife? Listen to Stephen Fry describe what Streetlife is and how you can benefit from it.

This video activity is suitable for Básico 2 and Intermediate 1 students.

Self-study activity:
Complete the blanks in the transcript with the missing words.




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Streetlife makes it easy to connect and share with people who live (1) ... . We're on a mission to unite (2) ... across the nation and build a trusty source of local (3) ... . But it all depends on people like you getting involved.

Social networking has changed the world. But to be honest, it can be a little frivolous, which is (4) ... now and again. Trying to find someone local to talk about something meaningful can be frustrating. Say you want to meet like-minded people nearby or (5) ... skills and possessions. What if you’ve got important news to tell your neighbours or if you want to (6) ... in your local community. Knocking on doors is (7) ... . You never have time to talk over the garden (8) ... , and your social network is no use because it only connects you with people you already know, and they could live anywhere.

If only there was an easy way to find people nearby who care about the place you call home. Well now there is, on streelife.com. Here’s how it works.

Sign up for free and join in the local conversations that (9) ... to you. Now you’ve got an easy way to break the (10) ... on your own time and find people nearby with common interests. You get all the news, (11) ... and recommendations you’d expect from a local network, but there’s way more to it than that.

You can save money by (12) ... or swapping stuff, get great (13) ... from local businesses, and you can make a real difference by sharing information or getting together with neighbours to improve your community.

There’s no (14) ... in talking rubbish now and again, but to make the most of where you live, and may be get a little back, (15) ... the conversation on Streetlife.com.

Key:
nearby 2 neighbourhoods 3 knowledge 4 fun 5 share 6 volunteer 7 awkward 8 fence 9 matter 10 ice 11 events 12 borrowing 13 deals 14 harm 15 join