Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Monday, December 29, 2014

Twelve Days of Christmas - Day 4

It's December 29, National Tick Tock Day - the clock is ticking on 2014. Have you done everything you wanted to do this year?  There's only a few hours left!

Scene from The Phantom Tollbooth, Time is a Gift (sung by Tock, the watchdog who ticks):

Twelve Days of Christmas - Day 3

 
Check out this post at pleated-jeans.com to see more Signs that it's Too Damn Cold Out!

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Twelve Days of Christmas - Day 2

First read this post!

O.K., so now you're probably wondering how much would it cost to give all those presents during the Twelve Days of Christmas:

Check out this slide show to find out how much those gifts would cost on today's market!



Twelve Days of Christmas - Day 1

The Twelve Days of Christmas are celebrated in the UK and the Commonwealth.  The 'twelve days' are the days between Christmas Day (December 25) and Epiphany (heilige Dreikönige).

Small gifts may be given each day during the twelve days of Christmas.  This tradition is celebrated in the song, The Twelve Days of Christmas, which is a very popular Christmas carol in the English speaking world.

The presents in order are:
1st day - a partridge (Rebhuhn) in a pear tree
2nd day - two turtle doves (Turteltauben)
3rd day - three French hens
4th day - four calling birds
5th day - five golden rings
6th day - six geese (Gänse) a-laying
7th day - seven swans (Schwäne) a-swimming
8th day - maids a-milking
9th day - nine ladies dancing
10th day - ten lords a-leaping
11th day - eleven pipers piping
12th day - twelve drummers drumming

Here's a video you can sing along to:



Thursday, December 18, 2014

5C - Presentations (January 29 - April 30)


These companies are leaders in the field of technology and manufacturing.  In your Referat your should talk about the company, its mission, its relationship to the environment  and discuss in detail AT LEAST ONE product that the company produces (include manufacturing, materials, specifics, reputation, etc.)


SCHEDULE
January 29 - Mario
February 5 - Thomas S., Thomas K.
February 12 - Mathias, Hannes
March 5 - Roland, Johannes
March 12 - Dominik D, Hasan
April 16 - Lukas, Marvin
April 23 - Lisa, Dominik J.
April 30 - Christoph, Niko

Marvin B. - General Motors
Christoph B. - Smith and Wesson
Dominik D - Aston Martin
Lukas D - Cessna
Johannes F. - John Deere
Matthias F. - Harley Davidson
Hannes G. - Liebherr
Dominik J. -
Niko K. - Cern?
Mario K. - Boeing
Thomas K - EOS
Roland L. - ThyssenKrupp
Lisa S. - Caterpillar
Thomas S. - Garrett Turbochargers
Hasan S. - Ford

16 Innovative Origins of HolidayTraditions


How to have A British Christmas


Monday, December 15, 2014

1C - Lehrstoff for Schularbeit, Monday, January 12, 2015

CHAPTERS IN FOCUS ON MODERN TECHNOLOGY 1
0 - getting started, talking about yourself, school, English, jobs
Do you remember? -  verb "to be", "to have", question word order, personal pronouns, possessive pronouns
1 - Houses and Homes; talking about your house, your room, Nick Cooper, home appliances, tools
2 - Shopping: Shopping language, Adam steals a mobile phone, video surveillance,

GRAMMAR
personal pronouns
possessive pronouns
verb "to be", "to have"
regular verbs
irregular verbs
present simple
present progressive
past simple
past progressive

WORD ORDER (all tenses)
positive statement
negative statement
question

FORMAT - 1 hour
1 listening
1 reading
1 writing
Grammar section

Saturday, December 13, 2014

1 HAS - Homework for Tuesday, December 16

For Tuesday, December 16

1) Do exercises a, b, and c on page 30 of your textbook, Just Go For It HAS 1. Do exercise c for your day on Tuesday.
2) Do exercise e on page 31.
3) You will speak for 1 minute about your weekend in the past tense. Make sure you have a good story to tell!

1C - "Homework" for Monday, December 15

We will practice verb forms in the first half of class.  After the break we will take the grammar revision.  You can practice with these Grammar Snack videos (there are exercises at the bottom of each Grammar Snack page!):

Present simple
+ I have football practice on Mondays.
She doesn't have football practice
When do you have football practice?

Present progressive (aka present continuous)
+ I am studying.
- He is not studying.
? Are you studying?

Past simple - Regular verbs
+ I failed the driving test.
He failed his driving test.
Did you fail the driving test?

Past simple - Irregular verbs
+ I took a taxi.
- She did not take a taxi.
? Did you take a taxi?

Past progressive
+ I was playing my guitar.
She was not playing the guitar.
What were you doing (when the car crashed into the tree)?

To be - Present and past
Present simple/present continuous:
+ I am at the cafe.
He is not at the cafe.
Where are you?

Past simple/past continuous.
+ He was late last time, too.
- I wasn't late.
Were you late last time?


Thursday, December 11, 2014

2C - Lehrstoff for Thursday, January 15, 2015

CHAPTERS
Focus on Modern Technology 1
Chapter 6 - Fitness and Food
Chapter 7 - Moving Pictures: TV and Cinema

TEXT TYPES
summary of an article,
review of film/book,
describing a person's character
(Group A - blog entry)

GRAMMAR
tenses die bisher gemacht wurden
passive voice
adverb/adjectives

FORMAT (Group A)
Expect
1 listening exercise
1 reading exercise
a little grammar
1 writing exercise

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

4IW - Homework for Wednesday, January 7, 2015


Setting up a business and drawing up a business plan

 
THE SET UP:  You and your partner want to set up a little business in high end home fragrances.  Your products are fragrance candles and fragrance dispensers, etc.

THE TASK:  Draw up a business plan for your home fragrance idea.

OR

If you have your own convincing business idea for which you would like to draw up a business plan, feel free to do so instead of using the business idea "Home Fragrances" (do a product, NOT a full business).


For defining the structure of your business plan you might find the file “MULÖbusinessplan” at L:/Fuchs/the apprentice helpful. Furthermore you can access the file “MuULÖbusinessplan” via the blog of Prof. Sandrock.


Work out a business plan in pairs and submit it by January 7, 2015.

Be aware that the business plan will be graded.  Copying from classmates does not pay!  Submit your own individual business idea!


For inspiration, watch Episode 3 of "The Apprentice" UK 2014, Series 10



Good Luck!  

Prof. Fuchs and Prof. Sandrock

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Saturday, December 6, 2014

9C - Lehrstoff for Schularbeit Thursday, December 11

As announced in class on Thursday, December 4, the format of the Schularbeit will be:

1-2 listenings
1 reading
1-2 writings

The topics we have covered (Lehrstoff) are:
- DJ Hardwell
- Life philosophies
- Guns and Violence
- Guns and gun control in the USA
- Bowling for Columbine
- How to write an article

The writing section will include an article and perhaps a letter/e-mail (formal or informal).
Remember on the writing section, task achievement is everything.  Make sure your text follows the guidelines for the text type and that you pay attention to the task requirements. For a list of text types you can check the BIFIE webpage: https://www.bifie.at/system/files/dl/srdp_lfs_textsortencharakteristika_2013-06-20.pdf

Thursday, December 4, 2014

3C - Blog Entry about Fad Diets

You are a student writing for TechnoEnglish, blog for HTL students to practice writing and reading English.  Write a blog entry informing your readers about fad diets.  In your entry you should

* define what the term "fad diet" means to you
* describe a fad diet that you think is particularly unhealthy
*Suggest ways in which people can live a healthy lifestyle without turning to fad diets

120 to 140 words


2C - Homework for Thursday, December 11

For Thursday, December 11

1) Download Englische Zeiten from Lehrer Schüler TAUSCH (2CHMBF - Sandrock - Englische Zeiten) If I forget to make a link to your class, you can find the same document under 1CHMBF). Start doing the exercises.

2) Read the Steadicam article on pages 111-112 of the handout (Movies and Films).  Be able to describe how a steadicam works in your own words, speaking freely.

PRESENTATION:  Florian, Valentin

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

4AHK - Lehrstoff für die Schularbeit, December 12, 2014

The Schularbeit on December 12 will be TWO HOURS

The tasks will be:
1 Listening
1 Reading
2 Texts (approximately 350 words total)

The exam will cover Chapters 1, 2, and 3 of your textbook, Focus on Modern Technology 4/5.
The written tasks we have this semester are:  press release (one announcing a product, one announcing a sponsorship), blog comment (response to Coke's sponsorship of the American Academy of Physicians), blog entry (Black Friday, formal letter/e-mail (letter of enquiry), advertising analysis (the tasks in bold are Matura tasks).

We've done a lot this semester!  You have learned about marketing (including product development, research and development, production, sponsorship, media/press releases), advertising (including analysing commercials and advertisements using the AIDA concept, logos and branding, how advertisements are designed), how to give your opinion about a blog entry or article (blog comment), how to ask for general and specific information (enquiry), how to write a public article for a specific internet audience and ask readers to comment (blog entry). Did I forget anything?!

See Exam Day Instructions and Consequences at http://ennsvalleyenglish.blogspot.co.at/2014/11/exam-day-instructions-and-consequences.html


4AHK - Homework for Tuesday, December 9

Q:  How do you get to Carnegie Hall?
A:  Practice, man, practice!
- George Carlin

For Tuesday, December 9, do some PRACTICE for the Schularbeit. All exercises are from your Focus on Modern Business 4/5 textbook).

- Chapter 2 - pp. 23-24 (Reading: complete the sentence with a maximum of 4 words)
- Chapter 2 - pp. 25-26 (Reading: True/False justification)
- Chapter 3 - pp. 36-37 (Reading:  match the correct heading to the paragraph)
- Chapter 3 - pp. 37-38 (Listening: True/False)

The first three exercises are Matura tasks.

In class, we will do one last listening exercise.  Then we can go over any of the practice answers you are unsure about.

I checked the key for the reading we did in class Tuesday.  For the questions 7 and 8:
7 - A is the correct answer. Justification:  'they're less good at anticipating problems'  B is incorrect, because the writer does not link speed and confidence.
8 - A is the correct answer.  Justification 'it's also a big thing on my CV'.  B is incorrect, because as y'all pointed out, we only know how the writer feels, not what her superiors think.

I will review the papers you handed in on Tuesday before I submit midterm grades. Thanks for handing everything in on time!

Enjoy this video from George Carlin!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

9C - More violence near Ferguson

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/12/02/protests-sparse-after-pack-hammer-wielding-teens-beats-man-to-death-in-shadow/

Monday, December 1, 2014

1C - Homework for Monday, December 15

1) Rewrite your Lego Shopping text.  Make sure you follow these guidelines:
* write the text in the past simple tense
* use organizational words and phrases (first, next, after that, then, finally)
* At least one sentence should use past progressive:  While the man was giving a speech, a streaker ran across the stage.

2) On December 15, we will have a grammar revision which will include present simple, present progressive (these were on the last grammar revision), past simple and past progressive. You will have to know how to form positive statements, negative statements, and questions, and when to use each tense.

You can practice by downloading Englische Zeiten from Lehrer für Schüler Tausch -> 1CHMBF -> Sandrock -> Englische Zeiten


Sunday, November 30, 2014

3C - Homework for Thursday, December 4

We will continue discussing fad diets - you will have to know enough about the diet you presented in class to a) discuss it and b) write a text about it. (In case you need a reminder:  http://ennsvalleyenglish.blogspot.co.at/2014/11/3c-in-class-thursday-november-27.html)

In class we will do some Schularbeit preparation.

Looking forward:  Don't forget you should give me an outline of your presentation (including organization of your topic and details you will include)

On Thursday, December 11 we have a grammar revision including a review of all tenses and the passive voice.

Exam Day Instructions and Consequences

So tests and exams can be administered efficiently, please follow these instructions:

1)  If your exam is in the first lesson, make sure you arrive ON TIME (Consequence: You may miss part of the exam).
2)  Leave your cell phone at the front of the class.  You may retrieve it only when all students are finished with the exam.
3)  Sit at a separate table (when possible) or with at least one chair between you and your neighbor
4)  Put your name on the OUTSIDE of the folded exam paper and on each page.
5)  Do not open the exam paper until all students have received theirs.
6)  Finish each part of the exam in the time allotted. Listening and reading will be collected.
7)  Do not talk to or signal other students during the exam.
8)  Do not look at or copy from other students' papers
9)  When you are done with your exam, check your work before turning it in.
10)  When you are sure you are finished, give your exam to the teacher and wait outside the classroom quietly.

Students caught cheating will receive a 'nicht bewertet' and must repeat the exam on their own time at the teacher's convenience. Cheaters can expect a Wiederholungsprüfung to be significantly different from the original.

Examples of cheating include (but are not limited to):
* Cheat sheets (Schummelzettel)
* Notes written in dictionaries
* Copying from your neighbor
* Talking to your classmates during the exam
* Signaling to your classmates during the exam
* Texting answers before, during or after the exam.
* Photographing an exam.


5IW - Homework for January 7, 2015


Saturday, November 29, 2014

If Teachers Were Treated Like Football Stars

From Buzzfeed Video

1HAS - Homework for TUESDAY, December 2

For TUESDAY, December 2:

Do exercises 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, and 13 on this worksheet.


Know the vocabulary words on the worksheet (Ex. 8, 9) and how to use them (Ex. 10). Use an online dictionary (dict.cc, leo.org, linguee.com) if you need help.

For Exercise 11, the vocabulary you need is: afford - apologize - catalogue - debt - fabulous - fit - offer - size

For Exercise 13, change the prompt to 'Write a text about the last time you went shopping.'  Write a continuous text of 50-80 words.  Make sure you answer some of these questions in your text:
*  When was the last time you went shopping?
*  What were you shopping for?  Did you find what you were looking for?
*  Where did you go shopping?
*  Who went shopping with you?
*  What did you buy?
*  How much did it cost?  How much did you pay?
*  Was there a special offer?
*  Did you eat a meal/snack while you were shopping?
*  How much did you spend on the day?

Example (nicht abschreiben!):  Last week I went shopping in Liezen. I was looking for a new ball gown. I went to Aigner but they didn't have anything in my size, so I went to Fußl. They had a nice turquoise ball gown but it was too expensive. While I was shopping, I ran into my best friend, Heidi, and we drank a cup of coffee at Mitter. Although I didn't find what I was looking for, I did find a cookie press on sale at Pagro for €19,99.  It was marked down from €24,95!

P.S.  MY homework, of course, is to bring something sweet to atone for saying 'Monday' instead of TUESDAY :-$ . - Fr. Prof. Sandrock

Writing Checklist

Before you turn in written homework, please follow this helpful checklist!

TASK ACHIEVEMENT IS EVERYTHING!
Did you write the text the prompt called for? (formal letter/e-mail, informal letter/e-mail, blog, article, proposal, report, brochure). A description of the different text forms can be found here: https://www.bifie.at/system/files/dl/srdp_lfs_textsortencharakteristika_2013-06-20.pdf
*   For letters/e-mails:  Did you include a subject line, salutation, closing and signature line?
*   For blogs, articles, reports, proposals: Do you have a title/subject line, introduction, conclusion?

Did you follow the prompt?
*   Did you write the text the prompt called for (see above)
*   Did you address all of the bullet points?
*   Did you follow the instructions to the letter?

Did you use language appropriate for the task?
*   Contractions should not be used in any formal writing (short forms like 'cause' for 'because' and 'though' for 'although' should only be used in informal e-mails).
*   If you are writing a formal letter/e-mail, be as polite as you can possibly be: use 'please' and 'thank you' and 'could's and 'would's (Would you be so kind as to/could you please send me your newest catalogue?)

ORGANIZATION
*   Did you use paragraphs?  A good rule of thumb is one paragraph for each bullet point in the prompt.
*   Did you use proper conjunctions to link ideas (first, second, third, finally, moreover, furthermore, in addition, on the one/other hand, etc. See other discourse markers here)

LANGUAGE RANGE
*   Reread what you've written!  How many times did you use the same word or phrase?
*   Avoid repeating language from the prompt.
*   Avoid unnecessary repetitions (instead of 'for example' use 'including' 'this includes' 'for instance')
*   Avoid Germanisms ('My English is not the yellow of the egg but it goes' is not English!)

LANGUAGE ACCURACY
*   Did you use proper spelling, grammar, capitalization, punctuation?
*   Pay special attention to tenses and word order.
*   Seriously, did you check all your subjects and verbs for 3rd-person S!?

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY
*   Is your text your own work? Have confidence in yourself that with a little practice, you, too, CAN ACTUALLY WRITE ENGLISH!
*   Did you copy it from the Internet? (if the answer is 'yeah, but I changed a few words' or 'yeah, but it was a German text and I ran it through Google Translate' then it is NOT your own work.  Stop being lazy and start over!).
*   Did you copy it out of the book?  (if the answer is 'yeah, but I rearranged a few words and left some stuff out' then it is NOT your own work.  Stop being lazy and start over!)
*   Did you copy it from a classmate?  (if the answer is 'yeah, but she's in the other group' then it is NOT your own work. Stop being lazy and start over!)
*   Did you run a German text through Google Translate?
*   Did you copy a classmate's computer file and print it out with your name?




Friday, November 28, 2014

4AHK - Homework for Tuesday, December 2

A BLOG ENTRY is used to convey information, tips or personal opinion (a blog comment is a response to something that has been written like we did for Coca-Cola's sponsorship of the American Family Physicians).

You contribute to the BHAK Liezen English blog, The B-HAWK.  You have been asked to write an entry about the American business tradition of Black Friday, and to get feedback from your readers for a similar event in Austria.  Write a blog entry about Black Friday in which you

* Describe the Black Friday tradition in America
* Explain why Black Friday is so important for retailers
* Suggest a way or ways in which Austria could hold a similar sales event to increase revenues at the end of the year.

CHECKLIST (see Writing Checklist at http://ennsvalleyenglish.blogspot.co.at/2014/11/writing-checklist.html)
Did you use a catchy title?
Did you catch your readers’ interest in the first paragraph? (rhetorical questions or directly addressing your readers are good for this)
Do you have a paragraph for each of the bullet points?
Did you encourage your readers to leave comments?
Did you use correct spelling, punctuation, capitalization  and grammar?
Did you do your own work (nicht abgeschrieben vom Internet, Buch, NachbarIn, Google Translate)?
Is it something you can be proud of?


Enjoy this video about Black Friday!



And then there's this article from the Onion!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Easy One Pot Fudge Brownies

Here is a link to the recipe for the brownies I bake when my cell phone rings in class or I accidentally say 'Do your homework by Monday' in the 1HAS (of course, I mean 'Tuesday'!)

http://www.neighborfoodblog.com/2014/06/easy-one-pot-fudge-brownies.html

Ingredients
  • 170 g butter
  • 200 g 'gelben Zucker'
  • 150 g baking sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 packet bourbon vanilla
  • 65 g cocoa powder
  • 42 g  all purpose flour
  • 150 g chocolate chips
(See link above for instruction:  350 degrees Fahrenheit is 180 degrees Celsius.  An 8 x 8 inch baking dish is 20 x 20 x 5 cm).

3C - In class, Thursday, November 27

Take a look at these fad diets.  Work in the assigned pairs.  Follow the links.  You will present your fad diet in class!

Dzenis, Andre - Atkins diet
Manuel, Eldin - Raw Food Diet
Christian, Jakob - Paleo diet
Armin, Markus G. - Sugar Busters!
Hans, Patrick G. - The Zone Diet
Julian, Markus K. - Mediterranean Diet
Patrick K., Kivanc - South Beach Diet

Answer the following questions:

What is the philosophy behind the diet?
What foods are allowed on the diet?
What foods are not allowed on the diet?
What are the advantages of the diet?
What are the disadvantages of the diet?
Are lifestyle changes part of the diet, e.g. exercise?

10 Most Famous Fad Diets of All Time (with links to descriptions and sample menus in English)
http://www.everydayhealth.com/food/the-10-most-famous-fad-diets-of-all-time%20.aspx

Seven Day Color Diet
http://www.livestrong.com/article/440155-the-7-day-color-diet/

7C - Preparation for Schularbeit, Monday, December 1

Here are the multiple choice questions for Chapter 3, Exercise 3 (reading, top) and Exercise 10 (listening, track 7).


The Schularbeit is two hours on Monday, December 1

The format of the exam is
1 Listening
1 Reading
2 Writings (total of approximately 400 words)

The Stoff for the SA is:

Text sorts:      Formal email/letter (reply to inquiry, letter of complaint)
                       Blog entry

Grammar:       Basic sentence structures (positive statements, negative statements,                         questions)
                        Passive voice
                        Participles (active, passive)

Topics             Advertising, interactive advertising, advertising technology
                        RFID, Internet of Things, NFC
                        Big Brother, Surveillance, (Biometrics)

When you are finished studying for the Schularbeit, treat yourself to an episode of the old Mission: Impossible series!  

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

4AHK - Homework for Friday, November 28

For Friday, November 28, write a follow up letter of enquiry TO TURN IN.

A) Look at the correspondence between FreiLuft Austria GmbH and Apex Leisure Ltd.

LETTER 1 
Dear Sir or Madam,
My name is Gustav Kuddelmuddel and I represent FreiLuft Austria GmbH.  I recently saw your advertisement in the current edition of Campers' World and my company is interested in your range of solar-powered camping lamps.
We are a leading distributor of camping equipment in Linz, Austria, and we would like to request three copies of your current catalogue, including a list of prices.
Thank you for your help and we look forward to receiving the information shortly.
 Sincerely, 
Gustav Kuddelmuddel
LETTER 2
Dear Mr. Kuddelmuddel, 
Thank you for your enquiry about our product line here at Apex Leisure Ltd.  As requested, I am sending you three copies of our current catalogue, complete with updated price list. 
I hope that you will find what you need within these pages.  We would be very happy if you would choose Apex Leisure Ltd as your next supplier, and we look forward to your first order with us. 
Sincerely,
Anjeli Sen
B) Now follow prompt 3 on page 43 of Focus on Modern Business Communication 3 to write a follow up letter of enquiry to Anjeli Sen.  Here are a couple of translations/hints!

* Probebestellung - trial order
* verbindliches Angebot - binding offer
* Be really polite!  Don't write: 'We absolutely expect you to give us the usual trade discount (Handelsrabatt)." Don't write "The owner's manual (Benutzerhinweise) must be translated into German"  Find ways to ask for these things politely!
* Do you all learn about Incoterms in your Wirtschaft classes?  DDP is discussed on pp. 115-116)

B) If you want extra practice, or extra credit (because maybe you haven't written any texts all semester), feel free to write a letter of enquiry based on prompt 4 on page 43.


1 HAS - Homework for Friday, November 28

You received a handout, entitled "Unit 2: SHOPPING"
Do exercises 3 (Negatives), Exercise 4 (Asking Questions about the past) and Exercise 5 (The Simple Past) TO TURN IN!

Looking forward:  Grammar Revision #2, Friday, December 5.

Monday, November 24, 2014

1C - Homework for Monday, December 1

Study the vocabulary on page 45, and the language of shopping on pp. 32-33.  We will do a short! vocabulary quiz over these words and phrases.

Print off Englische Zeiten from Lehrer Schüler TAUSCH (1CHMBF - Sandrock - Englische Zeiten) and put it in your English folder.

Looking forward:  we will do a grammar revision on Thursday, December 15 (present simple, present progressive, past simple, past progressive, including questions and negations).


7C - Homework for Thursday, November 27

The SA is on Monday, December 1. It will be two hours.  There will be at least 1 listening, 1 reading, and 2 texts (formal email enquiry, answer to enquiry, letter of complaint, blog entry)!

To practice your READING,
1) look at the Biometrics article on pp. 31-32.  I will post the multiple choice questions if someone will remind me!
2) Look at the Exam training article on page 39 (complete the sentences with a maximum of 4 words)

To practice LISTENING,
1) Try the listening exercise on page 33 (Ex.5) - this is general practice in listening.
2) Do the listening exercise on page 36 (Ex. 10) - complete the sentences with a maximum of 4 words).



Sunday, November 23, 2014

3C - Homework for Thursday, November 27

Vocabulary (in addition to page 80 in Focus on Modern Technology 2)

carbohydrates
fad diet
legumes
starch


2C - Homework for Thursday, November 27

Make sure you have a copy of Chapter 7 - Moving Pictures:  TV and Cinema from the NEW edition of Focus on Modern Technology 1 (on Lehrer -> Schüler Tausch or copied for you last Thursday).

WRITE OUT THE ANSWERS IN YOUR BOOK SO YOU CAN
A) Prove you've done your homework,
B) Answer quickly in class, and
C) Correct your own mistakes.

Page 107 - Read exercise B1 (we did this in class)
Page 108 - Do exercise B2 (we did this in class)
Page 108 - Exercise B3 (sequencing:  first, next, after that, then, finally)
Page 108-109- Exercise B4 (put verbs into the passive. Use present simple or simple past... be careful about negative sentences and questions!)
Page 109 - Exercise B5 (Change the active sentences into passive. Look at the examples first!)
Page 109 - Exercise B6 - (Using modal verbs with passive infinitive)
Page 110 - Exercise B7.1 - Use passive verbs in the simple past.
Page 110 - Exercise B7.2 - Use passive verbs in the simple present.

Here are irregular verbs you need to memorize:
All tenses and forms of the verb "to be"
burn - burnt - burnt
choose - chose - chosen
do - did - done
draw - drew - drawn
find - found - found
keep - kept - kept
make - made - made
shoot - shot -  shot
speak - spoke - spoken
spend - spent - spent
take - took - taken
wear - wore -worn
write - wrote - written


So true!


Saturday, November 22, 2014

CFC - Important Links!

Link to "Information for Candidates 2015"
http://www.cambridgeenglish.org/images/181310-first-information-for-candidates-2015-document.pdf

Link to 2015 Cambridge First Certificate Handbook
http://www.cambridgeenglish.org/images/cambridge-english-first-handbook-2015.pdf

Link to Exam Schedule at WIFI-Graz
http://www.stmk.wifi.at/default.aspx/Internationale--Sprachdiplome/@/menuId/2175/

Link to Writing Tasks




9C - Homework for Thursday, November 27

HOMEWORK FOR THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 27

1) Be able to discuss the issues about gun violence raised in “Bowling for Columbine” (see worksheet below). If you need to watch the film again, here's a link:  http://vimeo.com/27577994

2) In the next few days, check the English speaking news sources about Ferguson, Missouri and watch the situation carefully.  Start with the article http://www.cbsnews.com/news/ferguson-missouri-gun-sales-to-first-time-buyers-surge-ahead-of-grand-jurys-decision/ 


3) Think of questions you would ask a person who supports gun rights in the United States.  Write your question in the comment section below!