1.en.24 stress and spelling make a difference!

In the few weeks we’ve been together you’ve learnt a lot about pronunciation, stress (nothing to do with the way you feel when you have lots of work), and phonemes.

Now all of you know what the acronym IPA stands for, don’t you?

Well, today we’ll use images to learn new words that can easily be confused.

I had not planned to make a post but Bernat’s mentioning the “rosaris ensucrats de llepolies i dolços” made me think of  yummy, yummy food.

Stress and spelling make a difference!

dessert /dɪ’zɜrt/ ( apple pie)

desert /’dɛzərt/ (Sahara)

Homework: for Thursday 4th November

1. What is your favourite dessert?

Run a search  for  deserts in the world, chose one and complete the fact file

2. Where is it?

3. How big is it?

4. What are the temperatures like?

5. Any relevant features

Copy the answers in your notebook and post your answers to the blog. You can repeat desserts, but not deserts. There are enough all over the world so, the faster you are, the easier it will be!

Here follow my answers as an example:

1. My favourite dessert is apple pie

Choose a world desert: The Gobi desert

2. Where is it?

The Gobi desert covers much of the southern part of Mongolia and northwestern China.

3. How big is it? is the fifth largest desert in the world.1,300,000 km²

4. What are the temperatures like?

Temperatures reach +40° C. in summer, and -40 in winter

5. Any relevant features?

Yes, there are few sand dunes in the Gobi;  you’ll find large barren plains of gravel and rocks.

Now, it  is your turn!

This is a link to Wekepidia’s list of world deserts greater than 50.000 km², but you might prefer to choose a smaller one. Up to you!

Remember that you must learn the information and be able to situate your desert in a world  map: Continent and country/ies. Do not  just copy information in the notebook, make the post and forget about it. Next Thursday you will not be you, your desert will take over your personality….  Remember how we played with the celestial bodies?

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47 Respostes to “1.en.24 stress and spelling make a difference!”

  1. margaabauza Says:

    1) What is your favourite dessert?
    My favourite dessert is Crepe and Ice-cream.

    Run a search for deserts in the world, chose one and complete the fact file

    -My desert is Arizonas

    2) Where is it?
    Is located in EE.UU of América in the southwest.

    3. How big is it?
    Measured 295.253 km².

    4. What are the temperatures like?
    Temperatures reach 4ºC in winter and 53ºC in summer.

    5. Any relevant features
    Yes, there are few sand dunes in the Arizonas.

  2. paulinguigs Says:

    1. What is your favourite dessert?
    My favorite dessert is “Tarta de Orujo”.
    My desert is Sahara.

    2. Where is it?
    It’s in the north-west of Africa.

    3. How big is it?
    It is 9.065.000 km².

    4. What are the temperatures like?
    From 76ºC to 58ºC in the shadow and at the night from 6ºC to 9ºC.

    5. Any relevant features?
    Yes, it covers ten countries: Algeria, Chad, Egypt, Libya Morocco,Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Sudan, Tunisia, Sahrawi, Arab Democratic Republic.

  3. vidalsiquierj Says:

    1. What is your favourite dessert?
    My favourite dessert is “gató”.
    My favourite desert is the Atacama.
    2. Where is it?
    It is in Chile.
    3. How big is it?
    It is105.000 km².
    4. What are the temperatures like?
    The day temperature is 45ºC and teh night temperature is 50ºC.
    5. Any relevant features?
    This desert is the driest in the world.

  4. jospomar Says:

    1. What is your favourite dessert?
    My favourite dessert is the “ensaimada”.

    Run a search for deserts in the world, chose one and complete the fact file:Patagonia desert.

    2. Where is it?
    In Argentina and in Chile.

    3. How big is it?
    670,000(km²).
    4. What are the temperatures like?
    Temperature rarely exceeds 12°C and averages just 3°C.

    5. Any relevant features
    The desert has hosted various indigenous peoples in its past.

  5. noesanzu Says:

    1. What is your favourite dessert?
    – My favourite dessert is “Crépe”.
    * My favourite desert is the “Sahara” desert.

    2. Where is it?
    – It is in the north-west of Africa.

    3. How big is it?
    -It is 9.065.000 km².

    4. What are the temperatures like?
    – By day it is aproximately from 30°C. to 58°C.

    5.Any relevant features?
    – Yes, it covers ten countries: Algeria, Chad, Egypt, Libya Morocco,Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Sudan, Tunisia, Sahrawi, Arab Democratic Republic and the Sahara is the biguest desert in the world.

  6. jhazminmarmol Says:

    1. What is your favourite dessert?
    My favourite dessert is the meat pie.

    Run a search for deserts in the world, chose one and complete the fact file:Gibson desert.

    2. Where is it?
    Is located on the central Western Australian.

    3. How big is it?
    155.000 km²
    4. What are the temperatures like?
    The temperature is generally hat, in the summer 40°C and in the winter 18°C

    5. Any relevant features
    The only humen inhabitants of the area are Indegenous Australians.

    • mloredo Says:

      Jazmin, How can meat pie be a dessert? it sounds like a main dish to me.
      I wonder what a “hat” temperature is… and “humen” and …
      You must check your spelling. Use a spellchecker before answering in the blog and then cut and paste your comment.
      You can also check words in the dictionary.

    • jhazminmarmol Says:

      Ups, sorry Maria.

      1. What is your favourite dessert?
      My favourite dessert is the chocolate pie.

      Run a search for deserts in the world, chose one and complete the fact file:Gibson desert.

      2. Where is it?
      Is located on the central Western Australian.

      3. How big is it?
      155.000 km²
      4. What are the temperatures like?
      The temperature is generally hot, in the summer 40°C and in the winter 18°C

      5. Any relevant features
      The only human inhabitants of the area are Indegenous Australians.

  7. izabelaigorova02 Says:

    1. What is your favourite dessert?
    *My favorite dessert is cookies and muffins.

    Run a search for deserts in the world, chose one and complete the fact file

    2. Where is it?
    *Is in Western Austrailia.

    3. How big is it?
    *284.933 km2.

    4. What are the temperatures like?
    *In generally,38 on summer and 25 on winter.

    5. Any relevant features
    *The many populations consist of Indigenous Australian.

    • mloredo Says:

      Izabela, What is the name of your desert?
      You do not say “on” summer,but IN SUMMER. You must say if you are talking about Celsius °C
      or
      Fahrenheit

  8. miquelbv9 Says:

    1. What is your favourite dessert?

    Run a search for deserts in the world, chose one and complete the fact file: My favourite desert is karakum.

    2. Where is it? It is in the central Asia.

    3. How big is it? It is 284900km2 aproximately.

    4. What are the temperatures like? The maximun temperature was 51ºC.

    5. Any relevant features. The bigger part of the desert is formation of clay coatings.

  9. sergiomr226 Says:

    1. What is your favourite dessert?
    – My favourite dessert is ice-cream.
    – My fauforite desert is kalahari.

    Run a search for deserts in the world, chose one and complete the fact file:

    2. Where is it?
    – Is it in Southern Africa.

    3. How big is it?
    – Is it 700.000 km² big.

    4. What are the temperatures like?
    – In summer the temperatures in Kalahari range from 20 to 45°C and in the winter below 0°C.

    5. Any relevant features.
    – Yes, the Kalahari supports some animals and plants because most of it is not a true desert.

    Photos of Kalahari:

    • sergiomr226 Says:

      Homework:

      1.en.24 stress and spelling make a difference!
      2 novembre 2010 — mloredo.

      1. What is your favourite dessert?
      – My favourite dessert is ice-cream.
      – My fauforite desert is kalahari.

      Run a search for deserts in the world, chose one and complete the fact file:

      2. Where is it?
      – Is it in Southern Africa.

      3. How big is it?
      – Is it 700.000 km² big.

      4. What are the temperatures like?
      – In summer the temperatures in Kalahari range from 20 to 45°C and in the winter below 0°C.

      5. Any relevant features.
      – Yes, the Kalahari supports some animals and plants because most of it is not a true desert.

      Photos of Kalahari:

  10. paucampomar Says:

    1-Is the chocolate cake and the Atlantic dessert
    2-At the south pole
    3-12,393,000 km2 measured
    4-The weather is between -40º and 15º
    5-Any relevant features.Yes there are in Antartida

  11. ariadnabalufo Says:

    1. What is your favourite dessert?
    -My favorite dessert is ice-cream and “coca de quarto”.
    *Run a search for deserts in the world, chose one and complete the fact file:
    -Simpson Desert.
    2. Where is it?
    – In central Australia.
    3. How big is it?
    -145.000 km².
    4. What are the temperatures like?
    – The temperature during the day ,is approximately, 50°C, and in the night approximately 18°C.
    5. Any relevant features?
    -The Simpson Desert is underlain by the Great Artesian Basin, one of the largest inland drainage areas in the world.

  12. silviamartinm Says:

    1. What is your favourite dessert?
    – My fvouritee is the ice-cream
    Run a search for deserts in the world, chose one and complete the fact file.
    – My desert is Kavir desert
    2. Where is it?
    -Is it in the middle of Irán
    3. How big is it?
    – Is it the 77.600 km².
    4. What are the temperatures like?
    – During the day and night can reach 70ºC.
    5. Any relevant features
    -The desert is almost uninhabited and knows little exploitation

  13. psocies Says:

    1. What is your favourite dessert?- My favourite dessert are gums.
    2. Where is it?- It’s in nord-west of Africa.
    3. How biig is it?- About 9.060.000 km².
    4. What are the temperatures like?- 70 ºC to 58 ºC.
    5. Any relevant feactures?- Yes: Chad, Tunisia, Algeria, Egypt, Liya, Moroco, Mali, Niger, Sudan, Mauritania and Sahrawi.

  14. martitaserra28 Says:

    1- What is your favourite dessert?
    My favourite dessert is “churros” with chocolate.
    Run a search for deserts in the world, chose one and complete the fact file.
    My name of my desert is Ogaden.
    2-Where is it?
    Is it in Africa.
    3- How big is it?
    Is it 279.252 km².
    4-What are the temperatures like?
    About 70ºC.
    5-Any relevant feactures?
    Yes, the extension of Ogaden can be compared with Ecuador.

  15. marinaescarpa11 Says:

    1:My favourite dessert is the”Coca de trampó”.
    -My favourite desert is the Sahara.
    2:The Sahara is in the North of America.
    3:9.065.000 km² approximately.
    4:From 76ºC to 58ºC in the shadow and at the night from 6ºC to 9ºC.
    5:Is 2,5 million years ago.

    • mloredo Says:

      Marina,
      are you sure the Sahara is in North America?
      You must be more careful when you answer questions.
      Question 5 is not correct. What is the subject?

    • marinaescarpa11 Says:

      The Sahara is in the north of Africa.
      It is 2,5 million years ago.
      I’m sorry ,Maria.

      • mloredo Says:

        Marina,
        Now, the first answer is correct, but the second sentence” It is 2,5 million years ago” does not make sense. What do you want to say? Where did you get the information from?

      • marinaescarpa11 Says:

        Sahara’s age is 2,5 million years.
        I got the information from the Wikipedia.

  16. Joan Sebastià Says:

    My fabourite dessert is thr violet ice cream

    I choose the sahara.

    Is situated in the nord of africa

    Is 9.065.000km2

    he’s the most big of the world

    • mloredo Says:

      Joan,
      Use Capital letters for Places. Africa.
      You must write subjects in your sentences.
      You must number your answers.
      You must use the dictionary. “nord” is not an English word
      “He” is used for people, not for things
      You must check spelling. At least, copy the word as it is written in the question: “favourite”
      You must do the homework more carefully!

    • Joan Sebastià Says:

      My fabourite dessert is the violet ice cream

      I choose the sahara

      Is situated in the north of Africa

      The temperatures is variated of -10 in the nigth and about 45-50

      Is 9.065.000km2

  17. alvaroalemany Says:

    1.- What is your favourite dessert?
    My favourite dessert is a glass of hot chocolate.

    Run a search for deserts in the world, chose one and complete the fact file.
    – The name of my desert is Kyzyl Kum.
    2.- Where is it?
    It is in central Asia.

    3.- How big is it?
    It is 298.000 km². Is the 11th largest desert in the world.

    4.- What are the temperatures like?
    Temperatures can be very high during the summer months, from mid-May to mid-September.

    5.- Any relevant features?
    Kerki, one extreme inland city located on the banks of the Amu Darya River, recorded 51.7C in July 1983.

  18. merysantos1998 Says:

    1- What is your favourite dessert?My favourite dessert is the coulant.

    Arabia desert:
    2- Where is it? It lies mostly within Saudi Arabia and other big lie inland areas of Jordan, Iraq, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, Yemen and United Arab Emirates.
    3-How big is it?2.330.000 km²
    4-What are the temperatures like? Can be very hot in summer.
    5- Any relevant features? It is the second largest desert in the world

  19. andreafr98 Says:

    1.- My favorite dessert it’s de sweets.
    * The name of my favorite dessert it’s Chihuahua.
    2.- It is in north America.
    3.- It is 450.000 km² or 520.000 km².
    4.- This very heated has got a 35 ºC and 40 ºC
    5.- Winter weather varies from mild to moderately cold depending on altitude.

  20. vladis890 Says:

    1. What is your favourite dessert?
    -My favourite dessert is chocolate.
    Run a search for deserts in the world, chose one and complete the fact file.
    -My desert is the Libic desert.
    2. Where is it?
    -Is in the North-east of the Sahara desert, in the occidental part pf Nilo, Egypt.
    3. How big is it?
    -It is 1.100.000 km2.
    4. What are the temperatures?
    -In a summer day the temperatures are 50º C, and in a night there are below zero. In winter the temperatures are below zero.
    5. Any relevant features?
    -Yes, eight of his depressions are a oasis.

    • vladis890 Says:

      5. Any relevant features?
      -Yes, eight of it depressions there are are an oasis.

    • vladis890 Says:

      1. What is your favourite dessert?
      -My favourite dessert is chocolate.
      Run a search for deserts in the world, chose one and complete the fact file.
      -My desert is the Libyan Desert.

  21. mloredo Says:

    Vladis,
    in your answer to question 5, you write: “… of his depressions” is a desert a person or a thing?
    correct the error.

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  23. vidalandreu98 Says:

    1. What is your favourite dessert?
    My favourite dessert is the ”quarto”.
    Choose a world desert: Victoria desert
    2. Where is it?
    This desert is in Australia. In the south-west to Australia.
    3. How big is it?
    Covers an area of 424,400 Km²
    4. What are the temperatures like?
    Summer daytime temperatures range from 32 to 40 °C .
    5. Any relevant features
    They live some Australian aborigens.

  24. AlbaaSoriaa Says:

    1. What is your favourite dessert?
    My favorite dessert is waffle
    2. Where is it?
    North africa
    3. How big is it?
    9,065,000 km ²
    4. What are the temperatures like?
    Warm temperatures
    5. Any relevant features
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