Teachify Teacher Chit-Chat Crime

Teachify Teacher Chit-CHat

Academia de INGLÉS Sevilla

Hi English lovers!

It’s time for another Teacher Chit Chat. This month we have been learning all about the topic of crime with our students! 

For this month’s chit chat you are lucky enough to be joined by all 4 of us Teachifyers Mickey, Lewis, Jonathon and Jack!

After several ‘false starts,’ mainly due to Mickey mucking up the introduction we decided that it would be best for Lewis to introduce the video as usual…

So, what did we talk about?

Following on from last month’s Teachify Teacher’s Chit Chat, we decided to once again each randomly select a pre prepared question from the middle of the table and discuss it.

As ‘Crime’ is such an interesting topic with plenty of ‘fruit for discussion’ we did try to limit our answers so that the video wouldn’t be too long.

We also felt that it would be useful for us to recommend some crime series in English that our students can watch (in English of course!) in order to help review the new vocabulary we have covered this month!

As always we have included some of the key vocabulary included in the video below:

Profesores particulares de INGLÉS Sevilla

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Petty Crime: Small non serious crime.

Stab: To attack someone with a knife or other sharp object.

Mug: To rob someone with the threat of Violence

Kidnapping: To take somebody with the threat of force and hold them until a sum of money has been paid.

Pickpocketing: To secretly steal from somebody’s pocket/bag without them knowing.

Ransom: A sum of money requested for the safe return of a Kidnapping victim.

Legalize: The act of making something illegal legal.

Victim: The recipient of a crime.

Scam: The act of tricking somebody into giving you money.

Cyber Crime: Illegal acts which take place online.

Colleague: Somebody that you work with.

Cut You In: To involve you in a scheme or project.

Turn A Blind Eye: To decide to ignore something illegal.

Greedy: One of the seven deadly sins, when you want more than you need.

Sweet Tooth: When somebody enjoys eating a lot of sweets/sugary snacks.

Shoplifting: Secretly stealing from a shop.

Detective: Somebody who investigates crimes.

Teachify Teacher Chit-Chat FOOD

Academia de inglés

Hello everybody and welcome back to our monthly teacher chit-chat.  Today Lewis, Jack and Mickey have had a chat about food.  At first, we weren’t sure what to focus on, given that we have discussed a variety of subtopics related to food in class this month.

 As a result, we made the decision to come up with four or five ‘interesting’ questions that had something to do with food and put them in a pile in the centre of the table. Here is what the Teachify teachers spoke about. Make sure you watch the video and learn some English! 

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As you’ll see when you watch the video, we took it in turns to pick a question from a pile and ask for a response from each teacher.  If you’re anything like us, I’m sure you would be able to natter on for hours on end when the topic of food comes up.

That being said, we challenge you to watch the video the first time without looking about the explanations of key vocabulary below.  Once you’ve done that, review the difficult terms we have provided explanations for and then give it another go. 

Useful vocabulary used in the video

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  • Have a laugh – have a good time or start laughing
  • Open (it) up to the floor – ask everyone present in the room or at a meeting
  • Live up to the hype – to reach expectations or to be as good as expected
  • Blow your mind – be positively surprised or impressed by something
  • To die for – used as an adjective for delicious food
  • Be native to – another way of saying that it comes from somewhere
  • I can’t stand it – I hate it
  • I wouldn’t fuss too much – I wouldn’t worry about something too much
  • I’m used to eating spicy food – I often eat spicy food
  • I can’t handle it – I can’t deal with it
  • To run low on (t-shirts) – to have few remaining
  • To give a (good) go – to try hard
  • Cheer someone one – encourage someone, e.g. fans in a stadium
  • To throw in the towel – give up or stop trying
  • Go-to (food) – if in doubt, you cook or eat a certain type of food
  • I live on chicken salad – chicken salad helps me to survive
  • Cook-off – a cooking competition

Profesor particular de inglés

Number of students in Sevilla

That wasn’t so bad, was it? Anyway, we hope you enjoyed our chitchat, as always, we’d like to remind you to check out our previous chitchats and blog posts. 

Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram so you can get involved in Tongue Twister Tuesday and Pronunciation Thursday.

To finish off, we’ll finish with a joke…

What does one vegetarian say to the other vegetarian?

We have to stop MEATing like this.