2. a. Vocabulary

Match English words and explanations. Write the word in the left column over the definition in the right column.

a’pocalypse

word:

the quality that makes you continue trying to do something even when this is difficult

dys’topia

word:

the end of the world as described in the Bible

aftermath

word:

(of a situation) not encouraging or giving any reason to hope;  (of the weather) cold and unpleasant; (of a place) empty, or with no pleasant features

devastation

word:

the state of suffering and death caused by having no food

bleak

word:

a sudden disaster or violent event that causes change, for example a flood or a war

’cataclysm

word:

the destruction of the world

depraved

word:

the feeling of having lost all hope

starvation

word:

morally bad, wicked, evil

despair

word:

great destruction or damage, especially over a large area

determi’nation

word:

an imaginary place or state in which everything is extremely bad or unpleasant

the A’pocalypse

word:

the situation that exists as a result of an important and usually unpleasant event, especially a war, an accident etc

a warrant

word:

an acceptable reason for doing something, justification

Learning check.

In pairs: student A reads out the definitions to student B, and student B, without looking at the task, has to come up with the matching words. Then student B reads out the words to student A, and student A, without looking at the task, has to come up with the definition of the words.

 

2. b. Word classes

In pairs or groups: fill in the missing words.

  1. Word classes. In pairs or groups. Fill in the missing words.

adjective

noun

adjective

noun

horrible

 

 

desolate

 

terrified

 

terrifying

 

 

desperate

 

devastated

 

 

futile

 

bleak

 

 

dark

 

 

environment

 

 

ca’tastrophe

apoca’lyptic

 

 

realistic

 

lawless

 

 

hopeless

 

 

disaster

 

 

despair

 

determination

 

 

Learning check

In pairs: student A reads out the nouns to student B, and student B, without looking at the task, has to come up with the corresponding adjectives. Then student B reads out the adjectives to student A, and student A, without looking at the task, has to come up with the corresponding nouns.

 

Verb

Noun

Verb

Noun

survive

a.

 

b.

 

 

threat

destroy

 

 

despair

 

starve

 

 

protect

 

Learning check

In pairs: student A reads out the nouns to student B, and student B, without looking at the task, has to come up with the corresponding verbs. Then student B reads out the verbs to student A, and student A, without looking at the task, has to come up with the corresponding nouns.