Sunday, December 10, 2017

9C - Homework for Monday, December 18

Here's a TED Talk on the future of work.  Keep checking back for links to other topics you may see on the Schularbeit on December 21! (and if you find anything good about globalization, hurricanes, ecotourism or outsourcing, please leave the link in the comments!)



Here's a video on ecotourism focusing on success stories from Africa, the Arctic, and Iran:



Thursday, December 7, 2017

9C - Lehrstoff for Schularbeit, Thursday, December 21

FORMAT:  TWO HOURS

EXPECT:
A listening section
A reading section
A writing section

TEXT TYPES
Article
Blog Entry
Blog Comment
Report
Email
Letter (includes letter of complaint)
Summary

TOPICS
Globalization (advantages/disadvantages, be able to connect the dots with hurricanes, global warming, tourism, English, and world of work)
Hurricanes (causes, consequences, knock-on effect, connection with global warming)
Global Warming (causes, connections to tourism, effects on tourism in Austria)
Tourism (types of tourism, effects of tourism - cultural, economic, environmental,
World of work
Teaching English without Teaching English
Flipping the Classroom


Wednesday, December 6, 2017

3C - Flipping the Classroom

In the lesson on Wednesday, we talked about "flipping the classroom".  The idea is that students watch videos and prepare at home, and in school they do the actual work (instead of the other way around.  What do you think? Is it a good idea or a bad idea? Why?

Leave a message in the comments.  The best comments will be posted to the blog!

1C - Blog Comment 1: Krampus or Nikolo?

HW 1:  Blog Comment:  Write a comment/or question about Krampus.  Make sure you put your name on your comment.  The best comments will be published to the blog! (write at least 80 words)

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We don't have Krampus in the United States, but we do have St. Nicholas (good old St. Nick, Santa Claus).  I think Krampus is a crazy tradition:  people running around in devil suits and masks with giant jingle bells on their belt, terrorizing villages? No thank you!  Is it true that he carries off naughty children in his basket, or pounds their toes with a hammer?  In the U.S. naughty children just get coal in their stockings. 

What do you think about Krampus? Is he scary or cool? Why?  Tell me about your Krampus experience!  And do you have any questions for me about Christmas traditions in the United States?  Leave your questions and comments below!


Tuesday, November 28, 2017

9C - Homework for Thursday, November 30

Start learning the vocabulary for jobs in Trauner (p. 345, 346).  Don't just learn the words, try to use them in sentences (even better, think of words that are connected:  to achieve, achievement, over-achiever, under-achieving.  "My greatest achievement was writing a PhD thesis.  I was never an over-achiever, but achieving a doctorate showed my high school guidance counselor that I wasn't the under-achieving slacker he thought I was."

Start thinking about your dream job (What sort of education do you need for it?  Where do you want to work? What are your skills (Do you need English 😉?  What do you need to improve?  How much money can you make? How much stress is involved?  Is it more important to have a job you love or a job that pays the bills so you can have free time to live your life?)

Sunday, November 26, 2017

7C - Lehrstoff, Schularbeit, Tuesday, December 5

7C – Lehrstoff for Schularbeit, Tuesday, December 5

Unit 2: Classroom Revolution Focus on Modern Technology 3
Unit 6: The Future is Green FMT 3
Unit 1 (Addiction and Dependence) Trauner
Unit 3 (Energy and Climate) Trauner
Unit 8 (Robots, pp. 144-147) Trauner

FORMAT:  2 hours
Listening comprehension
Reading comprehension

Word Formation
Writing section

TEXT TYPES
Article
Blog comment
Blog entry
Email
Letter
Report
Summary


TOPICS
Hurricanes (causes, connection to global warming, consequences)
Greenhouse Effect
Global warming/Climate change consequences for Austria
Addictions (reasons people get addicted, types of addictions, consequences, treatment)
Types of drugs (hard drugs, soft drugs, stimulants, depressants, hallucinogens, opiates, psychedelic, legal/illegal, socially acceptable)
Alcohol (causes, effects, consequences),
Teaching English without Teaching English (TED Talk)
Better Communication is worth your time (article)
Virtual education
Robots/Artificial Intelligence Jobs we'll lose to machines (TED Talk)
This Virtual Lab will Revolutionize Science Class (TED Talk)
EXTRAS:  Friday the 13th, hazing, War Games

GRAMMAR YOU SHOULD BE USING REGULARLY IN YOUR TEXTS
Tenses (correctly)
Passive voice
If clauses
Gerunds
Indirect Speech
Comparisons
Modal Verbs
Linking words
PARAGRAPHS

3C - Lehrstoff for the Schularbeit, Monday, December 4

3C – LEHRSTOFF FOR THE SCHULARBEIT, December 4, 2017
Module 1, 2, 3 – Best Shots 2

FORMAT
A LISTENING COMPREHENSION
A READING COMPREHENSION
A GRAMMAR SECTION
A WRITING SECTION

TEXT TYPES
Email/Letter (NEW! Letter to the editor)
NEW! Article
Summary
Blog Entry
Blog Comment

GRAMMAR – (You will also be expected to use these in your text)
NEW! Passive voice (all tenses)
NEW! Past perfect tense
NEW! If-Sentences (aka conditionals aka Bedingungssätze)
You should know the other tenses (present simple, present progressive, past simple, past progressive, present perfect, going to future, will-future) in the positive, negative, and question forms
Difference between say/speak/tell/talk

TOPICS
Returning to school
Stress (causes, symptoms, ways of coping with stress, Big Rocks)
Holidays (types, comparing different types of holidays)
Musical genres
Hearing Loss
Noise in the classroom
Sound waves
The Beatles
Environment (student attitudes, green tips, plastic bottles, fossil fuels, renewable energies)
EXTRAS: Friday the 13th