Thursday, June 21, 2018

ABEND HTL - More Questions to Consider for Matura

This list of questions supplements the handout in class (with questions about 5. food/nutrition, 15. plastic waste/recycling, 1. smoking/drugs/alcohol, 19. Transportation/cars, 13. Advertising, 4. Sports, 3. Alternative energies (Solar, wind, hydroelectric), 16. teen violence/gun control,

What is Fair Trade?
What is the difference between Fair Trade and Fairtrade?
How can you find/recognize Fair Trade products?
What are the pros and cons of Fair Trade?
What kind of people buy Fair Trade products?
What kind of people benefit from Fair Trade?
What are the impacts of Fair Trade on the environment?
What are some important Fair Trade products?
Do you personally buy Fair Trade products?
Are Fair Trade products better quality than supermarket brands?

Describe nuclear fission.
How does nuclear fission work?
What do you know about nuclear waste?
What are the pros of nuclear energy?
What are the cons of nuclear energy?
Be able to describe in detail what happens to people and the environment when there is a nuclear disaster.
What doesn't Austria use nuclear power?
Is it possible to reduce the number of nuclear power plants although energy consumption is constantly rising?
Is it a bad idea to put a lot of dangerous stuff into a deep hole or is a worse idea to blow lots of CO2 emissions and other dangerous substances into the air by using fossil fuels?

Define the term mobility.
What is the future of mobility?
Explain the evolution of mobility (transportation) from the past to the present
What are the advantages of different types of transportation.
What are the disadvantages?
What do you think about electric cars?
what are the pros and cons of electric cars?
Do you think cars in the future will be more expensive?
Are you willing to pay more money for an environmentally friendly car?

Be able to describe and give examples of the different kinds of robots:
androids, domestic robots, industrial robots, military robots, robots in health care, mining robots
Define what a robot is (where does the word come from and what features do all robots have in common?)
What are the advantages of robots in your home?
What are the advantages of robots in factories?
What are the disadvantages of robots?
What are the arguments for and against robots in the workplace?
What is the connection between robots and unemployment?
Do you think that robots will develop the abilities needed to take over the world?

8. Travel/Tourism 24. USA
9. Mass media 6. Internet 7. Smartphones
10. Globalization 14. Global Warming/Climate Change 22. English as a World Language
11. World of Work
18. Internet of Things 6. Internet of Things
20. Family
21. Human Rights
23. Education

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

1C - Preparation for Tuesday, June 19 (listening quiz)

We will do a 20  minute listening test.  There will be two - three listening exercises.

The first rule of listening is: don't talk during the listening!

1) Build your expectations (what do you know about the topic? What vocab will you need?)
2) Read through the tast (this will help you build your expectations)
3) Listening 1 - listen for gist (i.e., the main message)
4) Listening 2 - listen for details
5) Complete the task

After the listening, we will begin cooking presentations.  You should prepare a short presentation (1.5 - 2 minutes) in which you teach the class how to make a recipe. 

* Recipe should not have more than 6 ingredients
* Use enough details to fill out 1.5-2 minutes
* You may not read a text.  You may have a notecard.
* If you want to bring a sample of your recipe, the class and the teacher would truly appreciate it!


1C - In Class, Wednesday, June 13

Write one last entry in your activity journal


* describe how students disrupt school lessons at the HTL Trieben
* explain what detention is and where it is used
* give your opinion about detention - would it be useful in Austria?
* suggest two or three alternatives for dealing with naughty students

Write about 150 words in 3 paragraphs (about 50 words per paragraph)

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Links Links Links! - June 6

A new video game: Overcooked!
You can read the article and summarize it.  Does the game sound interesting to you? Why or why not?  OR You can get the game and play it (change the settings to English!)  Write about your experience.

Friday, June 8, 2018

1C - Preparation for Tuesday, June 12

1) we will have a grammar revision over much/many/a lot of/plenty of, (a) few/(a) little/a little bit of, some/any

Here are some links to practice:

2) POST A LINK to an "easy" English recipe (video or website) below.  Some recipes you might like:

brownies, chocolate chip cookies, macaroni and cheese, guacamole, burgers, Chicago hot dogs, s'mores, s'mores bars, spaghetti sauce, pizza, chili con carne, tacos, enchiladas, wraps, ranch dressing, cheesecake, cupcakes, muffins, pancakes, waffles, biscuits and gravy

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Another fine link!

Watch YouTube videos to practice English - Learn English

1C - Homework for Tuesday, June 5

For Tuesday, June 5:

TASK 1)  Review the words in the box at the top of page 91.

TASK 2)  Use these words to fill out the text on page 91-92

TASK 3)  On page 92, do exercie 8 (vocabulary)

Watch this video so you are familiar with recipe terminology:


On June 12 we will have a grammar revision.

On June 19 we will have a listening test.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

ABEND HTL - Matura Themenbereiche

1.  Drugs and Alcohol
2. Nuclear Energy
3. Renewable Energy
4.  Sports and Recreation
5. Health and Nutrition
6. The Internet
7.  Smartphones
8. Traveling and Tourism
9. Mass Media/Communication
10. Globalisation
11.  World of Work
12.  Robots
13. Advertising
14. Global Warming/Climate Change
15. Environmental Threats
16. Guns and Gun Control
17. Fair Trade
18. Internet of Things
19. FUture of Mobility
20. Family
21. Human Rights
22. English as a World Language
23.  USA
24. Education

Links Links Links - May 24

Why no one wanted A&Ws third-pound burger
IDEAS FOR ACTIVITY JOURNAL:  Summarize the article.  Look up A&Ws menu on the internet. What would you order at A&W?  Have you ever tasted root beer?  Look up a description of root beer on the internet. Is it really beer?  What is your favorite type of fast food?  Do you have trouble with fractions?

Millions of Americans think that chocolate milk comes from brown cows
IDEAS FOR ACTIVITY JOURNAL:  Summarize the article.  What other crazy ideas do people believe (for example: the moon is made of green cheese)?  Do you prefer regular milk or chocolate milk?  How many glasses of milk do you drink a day?  Why is milk good for your?

50 Awesome Facts (about everything!)
IDEAS FOR ACTIVITY JOURNAL: The article says that these facts are "great conversation starters".  Which of these facts do you find particularly interesting?  Which would you use to start a conversation?  Is there any fact on the list that you had to double-check because you didn't believe it?  What fact was it and what did you find out?  Do you have any other facts to add to the list?

Also, check out these two new YouTube Channels!

New YouTube Channels added to Links you Should Bookmark

Real Engineering:
(start with this video:  it gives you important vocabulary to understand other videos on the channel!  Write the words down in your activity journal and add the definitions in English!)

Also, check out The SciShow:  One of their latest videos is about the volcano in Hawaii (you can summarize the video in your activity journal, and you can look up videos/websites that are mentioned in the video)

ABEND HTL - More Questions to Consider for Matura

This list of questions supplements the handout in class (with questions about 5. food/nutrition, 15. plastic waste/recycling, 1. smoking/dru...