1. Look at the pictures of the world events/news of 2021. Say which of them: - you remember vividly? - you haven’t heard about? - were significant to you? - you got sick and tired of? Vaccination and restrictions Eurovision song contest Floods in western Europe Euro 2020: Italy vs England Father’s day in Russia Kazan school shooting A new binge watching virus Inauguration of Joe Biden Facebook apps being down 2. Choose three of the events above and discuss them in detail with your partner/teacher. 3. Read the posts and translate the highlighted words. Who has had the most/the least productive year? Whose story appeals to you? Taylor Adams, NY My 2021 was okayish. My grandparents got ill and I had to put off my summer vacation. However, I seized the moments to enjoy. I watched Tokyo summer Olympics and I was so stoked that the American sportsmen got 113 medals. I also wanted to go to the Euro 2020 match and root for Italy. And I did it! I hope that the next year will be great and I will have more rest! Ivan Schmidt, Odesa I make films about extreme sports: skiing, parachuting and bungee jumping. I usually come over to my friends in Italy and Germany and we work together. But this year things went south. I had to stay in the Ukraine due to the restrictions on travelling. I am looking forward to seeing in the New Year with my friends. What if I can’t leave? I am so upset. I haven’t come up with my New Year plan yet. Hannah Green, Toronto My 2021 year went swimmingly. I was staying at my grandparents’ house all summer and I was pumped to have so much fun. I went to the animation studios, rode a roller coaster, visited national parks and even petted a lion and a giraffe! It’s a pity that this year has almost gone. I am starting school next year and I will have no dice to skip my prep classes till next summer. 4. Use the highlighted words from ex.3. and tell the story of your 2021 year. 5. How do you envision 2022 year? What are your plans for 2022? 6. Do a QR-code exercise for homework 7. Record your answer to the questions in ex.5.