Wednesday, October 29, 2014

You can't make this stuff up!

1C - Homework for Monday, November 3

On Monday, November 3, we will have a written grammar revision over pronouns, present simple, present progressive, imperative. This includes statement word order, question word order, and negation.

We will also begin testing the irregular verbs: 

1 HAS - Homework for Friday, October 31

On Friday, October 31 there is a Grammar Revision (present simple, present continuous, past simple). You will need the list of irregular verbs and the vocabulary on page 12 for the Grammar Revision!!

4AHK - Homework for Friday, October 31

For Friday, October 31

1) Finish the blog comment on the American Academy of Family Physicians (see Hints below) to turn in!

2) Read through Chapter 2 - World of Advertising in Focus on Modern Business 4/5 so you know what's coming. Pay special attention to vocabulary on page 29.

(For other Textsorten for the neue Zentralmatura, see here: https://www.bifie.at/system/files/dl/srdp_lfs_textsortencharakteristika_2013-06-20.pdf)

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

9C - Homework for Thursday, October 30

1) Finish 'Top of the Heap' (Hand out)
2) Think of 2-3 comprehension questions about the article to stump your classmates
3) Be prepared to discuss life philosophies (DJ Hardwell's, your own, different life philosophies)

We will begin gun control and gun rights in America.

Monday, October 27, 2014

How to Celebrate Halloween - Techno Style!


4 IW - Links to Apprentice Episodes 1 & 2 (plus questions!)

Season 10, Episode 1:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkcqdHT7dFs
Your report is due Wednesday, October 29


Season 10, Episode 2: Wearable Technology https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnfdFbATbjo
Your report is due Thursday, November 6




2C - Homework for Thursday, October 30

1) Don't forget to look at the Eyewitness Guide to CARS and select a topic for a Referat!
2) To be prepared for Thursday, look at the following articles (mind your group!)

If your last name begins with A-E, read this page:  http://www.choosemyplate.gov/food-groups/

If your last name begins with F-I, read this page:
http://www.nutritionaustralia.org/national/resource/healthy-living-pyramid

If your last name begins with J-Ki, read this page:
http://www.fastcoexist.com/3037174/visualized/a-deceptively-simple-plate-designed-to-stop-your-overeating

If your last name begins with Kö-P, read this page:
http://www.healthyoptions.health.wa.gov.au/visitors/traffic_light.cfm




1C - Homework for Monday, November 3

On Monday, November 3, we will have a written grammar revision over pronouns, present simple, present progressive, imperative. This includes statement word order, question word order, and negation.

The Essential Verbs (see below) will also be quizzed (mündlich).

7C - Homework for Thursday, October 30

Finish reading the short article in your textbook about RFIDs (Focus on Modern Technology 4/5, p. 20) and fill in the gaps with the correct word on page 21.

Baum - Schweiger read How the "Internet of Things" May Change the World - National Geographic, August 2013

Steinmaßl - Wohlfahrter  An Unexpected Capital for the Internet of Things - National Geographic, October 2014

Beginning Thursday, October 30, the list of Essential Verbs (below) will be quizzed in class.  Know  your principal parts!




Sunday, October 26, 2014

7C - Homework for Monday, October 27

For Monday, October 27, you should
1) do ex. 7 on page 11 (reading on commercial skipping)
2) do ex. 8 on page 12 (answer questions about the reading on page 7)
3) do ex. 12 on page 13 (passive voice)


1 HAS - Homework for Tuesday, October 28

Continue to memorize the verbs on the Essential Verb sheet. Five more students will be tested on Tuesday!

Schönen Nationalfeiertag!

Happy Austrian Independence Day, from "DrJoJo" and Google!

Friday, October 24, 2014

3C - Homework for Thursday, October 30

1) Select a topic for your Referat from "Eyewitness Guides Technology"

2)  Pages 62-67 FMT 2.
- Read page 62 (B)
- Do exercises 1, 2, 3 on page 63.
- Listen to the CD (Sandrock will leave it at school on Monday),
- Answer the questions (ex. 4, p. 64)
- Be prepared to discuss this topic (health risks from technology) - Ex. 5, p. 64



Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Today is National Color Day!


  • These are the meanings of colors in English.  Do you agree with them or are there differences in color meanings in Austria (answer in the comments, in English, please!)
  • Red:  Excitement – Love – Strength
  • Yellow:  Competence –  Happiness
  • Green:  Good Taste –  Envy – Relaxation
  • Blue:  Corporate –  High Quality
  • Pink: Sophistication –  Sincerity
  • Violet/Purple:  Authority – Power
  • Brown:  Ruggedness
  • Black:  Grief – Fear
  • White: Happiness – Purity.

    Here's a link to National Color Day announcement:  http://nationaldaycalendar.com/2014/10/21/october-22-2014-national-nut-day-national-color-day/
  • 5 IW - Homework for Wednesday, October 29

    For Wednesday, October 29
    1) listen again to the podcast on the Glencoe Website: http://glencoe.mheducation.com/sites/0078897661/student_view0/radio_glencoe_podcasts.html and
    2) fill out the outline with the answers:


    3) Review podcast vocabulary. Write words you don't know in your vocabulary book.

    VOCABULARY
    illustrious
    impressive
    inventory
    wholesalers
    core values
    baby’s breath
    descriptive research
    focus groups
    historical research
    trade publications
    PPPP product, place, price, promotion,+ people
    instincts
    diligence

    4) Check your Matura project against the Discovery Project Evaluation Rubric
    5) Think of a business that you think would go over well in the Enns Valley
    6) Looking ahead, here is the  Business Plan Project Template from Glencoe 

    Smile! It's Hump Day!

    For more Texts from Mittens, see here or the tumblr page here

    Monday, October 20, 2014

    Monday Video Magic

    What happens during halftime of an American football game? Let the Ohio State Marching band demonstrate!


    Sunday, October 19, 2014

    3C - "Homework" for Thursday, October 23

    Our lines of communication have been interrupted by Sport Week!  To get back on track, look through Focus on Modern Technology 2, Chapter 5 (Communication), pp. 58-67 so you know what's coming.  Look at the vocabulary on page 68 and write any words you don't know into your Vokabelheft. Look at the grammar review on pp. 66-67. We will polish off this chapter by November 6, after which we will begin Referate!

    4AHK - Homework for Friday, October 24

    For Friday, October 24, we will bring Chapter 1 in Focus on Modern Business 4/5 to a close. To get the most out of the lesson, review the vocabulary on page 19, and be able to define and discuss topics like press release (media release), product development, marketing strategy, sponsorship, and market share.

    2C - "Homework" for Thursday, October 23

    We have gone back to Focus on Modern Technology 1 and will be discussing the results of our computer class (see Links for Class, October 16).  We will review if-clauses and begin new grammar, so look over Chapter 6 (Fitness and Nutrition) to see what's coming! Oh, and remind me to talk about REFERATE!!!

    1 HAS - Homework for Friday, October 24

    Ab 24. Oktober werden diese Verb-Formen jede Stunde geprüft!  Bitte, downloaden und auswendig lernen!

    On Friday, October 31 there is a Grammar Revision (present simple, present continuous, past simple). You will need these verbs for the Grammar Revision!!

    Thursday, October 16, 2014

    7C - Homework for Thursday, October 23

    1)  Find an example of interactive advertising (preferably in English!). It can be low tech (simple interactive billboards) or high tech (think of the digital signage we've been reading about).  

    2) Post a link to your advertisement as a comment on the blog. 

    3) Be able to talk about your advertisement for one minute in class on Thursday, October 23 (Use the questions on Homework for October 16 as a guide).

    Hang in there, baby... Friday's coming!


    9C - Homework for Thursday, October 23

    For Thursday, October 23
    1) Read 'Top of the Heap' (Hand out)
    2) Think of 2-3 comprehension questions about the article to stump your classmates
    3) Be prepared to discuss life philosophies (DJ Hardwell's, your own, different life philosophies)

    Wednesday, October 15, 2014

    5 IW - Homework for Wednesday, October 22

    STILL UNDER CONSTRUCTION!!!

    Watch this video, then answer the questions:
    http://www.business.qld.gov.au/business/starting/business-planning/preparing-business-plan/business-plan-case-study-video

    1) What is the USP of James O’Loughlin’s company?
    2) According to James O’Loughlin, what are the  advantages of a business plan?
    3) What kind of supporting documents does James O’Loughlin suggest adding to a business plan?
    4) What is the best way to calculate the 'financials'?
    5) How often should one check progress against the business plan?
    6) Does James O’Loughlin recommend rewriting a business plan?
    7) Ideally, who should know about the business plan?  Why?

    VOCABULARY
    What is another English word for:
    Viable (“…ensure that the financial position is viable”)
    Estimate (“a business plan is always the best estimate”)

    SUPERIOR ZIPLINE ADVENTURE
    Read the articles and discuss: did Mr. Geretschlaeger have a good business plan?
    Cook County News Herald Editorial, May 12, 2012
    Cook County News Herald, September 28, 2013
    WTIP Radio, June 19, 2014


     

    Monday, October 13, 2014

    7C - Homework for Thursday, October 16

    Let's try something new!

    I.  Watch this video and answer the questions:

    1) What product does the commercial advertise?
    2) Is it an effective commercial? Why or why not?
    3) Is it a good commercial for the product? Why or why not?
    4) What is the purpose of this commercial?
    5) In what way does the commercial use interactive advertising?

    II.  On the internet, find another example of INTERACTIVE ADVERTISING (in English, please!).  It could be an old school example (like a billboard) or a digital example.  Post a link to the source (picture, video, website, etc) IN THE COMMENT SECTION of this blog entry (don't worry if it doesn't show up immediately - comments are restricted). Consider the same questions for your advertisement/commercial as above, and be able to talk about your selection in the lesson.



    1C - Homework for Monday, October 27

    For Monday, October 27 -

    1) Finish 'Do You Remember?' (p. 14-15). Check the answers on page 142.  Wenn Sie etwas nicht verstehen, fragen Sie am Montag während der Englischstunde!  Selbstverantwortung.

    2) On pages 17-18, gap text. Versuchen Sie die Lücken richtig auszufüllen (was wäre logisch vom Sinn her?).  Anschliessend die CD* anhören (Tracks 4, 5, 6, 7) und die Lücken fertig ausfüllen.  Schreiben Sie die Wörter, die Sie nicht kennen ins Vokabelheft.  Selbstverantwortung.

    3) Read the email from Nick Cooper on pp. 20-21.  Write words you don't know into your vocabulary book.

    4)  Do exercises 1 and 2 on page 21.

    5) Read the Grammatikübersicht on pages 27-28.

    6) Do exercise 6 on page 23.

    Looking forward:  On Monday, November 3, we will have a written grammar revision over pronouns, present simple, present progressive, imperative. This includes statement word order, question word order, and negation.

    *Für die CD sollte eine kleine Tasche im hinteren Buchdeckel geklebt sein.

    Friday, October 10, 2014

    CFC - Next Meeting, Tuesday, October 28

    Before we meet next time, check your English level on the Cambridge site by following this link and doing the GENERAL ENGLISH test (http://www.cambridgeenglish.org/test-your-english/adult-learners) and the ENGLISH FOR SCHOOLS (http://www.cambridgeenglish.org/test-your-english/for-schools/). Write down your score on BOTH exams and send it to me (frauprofessorsandrock@gmail.com).

    4AHK - Homework for Friday, October 17

    1) Finish page 13 on your own.
    2) Do Exercise 4 on page 14. (include writing a press release, TO TURN IN!)
    3) Read the text Eight Ways to get a Sponsorship Deal Off the Ground
    4) Be able to discuss this article in class on Friday.

    1HAS - Homework for Friday, October 17

    1) Finish the worksheet "Help Maxi with his English"
    2) Do exercises on page 6 (Ex. 2), 7 (Ex. 3), 8 (Ex. 4), and 9 (Ex. 5 and 6) of the Self-Study Grammar Guide.

    HINWEISE:
    Deutsche Erklärung für Present Simple auf Seite 5.
    Deutsche Erklärung für Present Progressive auf Seite 7.

    ANNOUNCEMENTS:
    Grammar Revision Present Simple, Present Progressive, October 17
    Grammar Revision Present Simple, Present Progressive, Past Simple (Past Progressive) - October 31




    Thursday, October 9, 2014

    2C - Homework for Thursday, October 16

    1) Learn the parts of a car on page 14.

    2) Research your favorite car on the internet. What sort of extra features does your dream car have?

    3) Do grammar pp. 16-17 (If clauses)
    Here's a link to the song I sang in class today:



    9C - Homework for Thursday, October 16

    For Thursday, October 16

    Finish exercise 3  and 4 on page 109 of Laser B2.

    Work through the vocabulary exercises on p. 105 in Laser B2 and the Use of English exercises on page 111.

    7C - Homework for Monday, October 13

    For Monday, October 13

    Using information from pages 8-10 (FMT 4/5), write a formal email reply to the email enquiry on page 10.
    HELP #1:  On page 10, there are instructions for writing a formal email.
    HELP #2: On page 147, there is a model for writing a letter of response.
    HELP #3:  On page 158 there is help for this particular letter.

    Write out the letter to turn in on Monday.

    If you have any questions or problems, send me an email (frauprofessorsandrock@gmail.com)

    Wednesday, October 8, 2014

    5 IW, Homework for Wednesday, October 15

    For Wednesday, October 15, read over the pages you printed out today from L://Fuchs/EUWS/Settingupabusiness/... 

    1) Be able to discuss in class the importance of a business plan.
    2) Be able to describe the different sections of a business plan. 
    3) Think about how the different sections work together for a successful business.

    This just in (Oct. 9): Young Companies, Big Ideas

    Wednesday Recipe - The Best Cocoa Brownies

    This is the recipe I followed for classes on Tuesday, October 7 and Friday, October 10.  Don't worry too much about 'fine grained sea salt' - any table salt will do. Instead of vanilla extract, you will use about 1/4 package of vanilla sugar.  Enjoy!

    http://www.sophisticatedgourmet.com/2011/01/the-best-cocoa-brownies/

    Happy Fluffernutter Day!



    See announcement on the National Day Calendar (Click here!)

    What is a fluffernutter? (Click here!)


    Tuesday, October 7, 2014

    Tuesday Video Magic

    How cool is this?!?!?


    4AHK - Homework for Friday, October 10

    Looking forward: Homework for Friday, October 10 is to learn the vocabulary used in sponsorship on page 19.  Then do exercise 2 on page 12 (This is a Matura task - fill in the gaps with the correct heading) and exercise 3 on page 13 (match the English terms with the German translation).

    Monday, October 6, 2014

    1C - Homework for Monday, October 13

    1) Study the vocabulary from Monday, October 6 and on page 13 of your textbook, Focus on Modern Technology 1.  If you don't know a word, write it and it's German meaning into your vocabulary book.  This vocabulary will be checked during the English lesson on Monday, October 13 and will count as Mitarbeit.

    2) Do the section Do You Remember? on pp. 14-15.


    Smile! It's Monday!


    AOC Check 1C

    Click this link to begin:  aoc.cebs.at/student/

    7C - Homework for Thursday, October 9

    1) Listen to the CD that came with your book (Track 2, FogScreen) and answer the questions on page 10, Ex. 4. 

    2) Read Language for Writing on the flyleaf (inside back cover), especially Listing, AddingPoints, and Stating Alternatives

    We will use the information from pages 8-10, and Language for Writing in class on Thursday.  Don't let me down!!

    Saturday, October 4, 2014

    1C HTL - Montag Kopfhörer!

    The 1C, Gruppe A will need headphones/earbuds for the English lesson on Monday, October 6.  We will do the AOC Check.  Please spread the word!

    Friday, October 3, 2014

    9C HTL - Homework for Thursday, October 9

    The 'homework' for Thursday, October 9 is to review the language for discussion on the back flap of the Focus on Modern Technology 4/5 book, and language for agreeing and disagreeing on page 107 of Laser B2.

    3C HTL - Homework for Thursday, October 9

    1) Finish the grammar revision worksheet and bring it to class on Thursday, October 9:

    2) Read the article on pp. 62-63 and do exercises 1, 2, 3. This will be checked for completion in class on Thursday, October 9.
    3) Vocabulary, p. 68 - If you don't know a word, write it and the German translation in your vocabulary book.  The vocabulary will help you with the topics in Chapter 5.

    Example:


    1HAS - Homework for Tuesday, October 7

    Vocabulary on page 12.  If you don't know a word, write it into your vocabulary book with the German meaning.  You will be quizzed on this vocabulary on Tuesday, October 7 during the lesson!

    Example:

    ENGLISH  .........................GERMAN
    to attend a school..............eine Schule besuchen

    Looking forward:  There will be a grammar revision on Friday, October 17 over the present simple and present progressive tense. You can prepare by doing the Grammar Self-Study, pages 5-9, participating actively in class, and doing the homework.


    4AHK - Homework for Tuesday, October 7

    For Tuesday, October 7

    Using the press release on pages 10-11 as a model, write a press release for a product at this link: http://wonderfulengineering.com/30-innovative-products-you-did-not-know-exist-but-are-too-awesome-to-miss/
    Each pair writes one press release, either as a computer-printed document or written on lined paper to HAND IN on Tuesday, October 7.

    Looking forward: Homework for Friday, October 10 is to learn the vocabulary used in sponsorship on page 19.  Then do exercise 2 on page 12 (This is a Matura task - fill in the gaps with the correct heading) and exercise 3 on page 13 (match the English terms with the German translation).

    7C HTL - Homework for Monday, October 6

    For Monday, October 6, you will need the textbook, Focus on Modern Technology 4/5, pp. 8-9.

    B) TASK 1, Exercise 1 - This is like a Matura task. You have to put the headings into the appropriate box in the text.

    Step 1 - Look up any vocabulary words you don't know in the headings (purple box, page 8) first, and put them in your vocabulary book. 

    Step 2 - Then read through the article, Better, Bolder and Brighter: New Developments in Signage (pp. 8-9). Look up words you don't know and put them in your vocabulary book.

    Step 3 - Put the headings into the the appropriate box in the text.

    TASK 2, Exercise 3 - Write out the sentences on a separate piece of lined paper to hand in on Monday, October 6.

    Step 1 - Look up any vocabulary you don't know in the purple box on page 9 and put them in your vocabulary book (many words will already be there from Task 1!). 

    Step 2 - Determine which word completes each sentence. 

    Step 3 - Write out full sentences (1-7) on a separate piece of lined paper to hand in.  For the remaining four words, make up your own sentences and add them to the paper you will hand in.

    TASK 3 - Enjoy the rest of your weekend!