Friday, December 11, 2015

4BHK - Unit 3, Terms and Vocabulary



UNIT 3 – From Raw Material to the Consumer

BE ABLE TO EXPLAIN
the difference between consumer, customer and costumer
primary sector (raw materials, suppliers)
secondary sector (manufacturers, producers)
tertiary sector (wholesalers, retailers)
quaternary sector (knowledge and service like banking, education, etc)
blue collar workers
white collar workers

VOCABULARY /TERMS
administrative work
advantage/disadvantage
artist
assembly worker
blue-collar worker
to buy in bulk
capable/capability
client
to contribute/contribution
country of origin
crops
damaging/to damage/damage
to differentiate/differentiation
to diminish
to distribute/distribution/distributor
to divide/division
to drive performance
economic growth
to educate/educator/education
employee
employer
to encourage/encouragement
engineer
to equate
factory

4BHK - Unit 2, Vocabulary and Terms


FOCUS ON MODERN BUSINESS 4/5
UNIT 2 – World of Advertising

BE ABLE TO EXPLAIN:
difference between advertisement/commercial
AIDA
get Attention
hold Interest
arouse Desire
take Action

Personal touch
methods of advertising (TV, radio, newspapers, magazines, circulars, internet, popups, freebies, word of mouth)
children and advertising
online advertising (consumer generated ads, pay-per-click)
Black Friday, Cyber Monday
Branding
How to produce an advertisement
product placement
brand recognition

IMPORTANT VOCABULARY (note: sometimes related words are given e.g. verb/noun, adjective/opposite)

to advertise/advertisement
advert-savvy
to attract/attractive
billboards
blogging
to bombard
to book space
to boost sales
brochure
carriers (see freebies)
to catch attention
to choose/choice
circular
to collect
commercial
commercial
to conduct market research
to consist of
contact data
to contain/contents
to convey the message that
coupon (voucher)
to create the impression that
to deceive/deception/deceptive
to decide/decision
direct mailing
to distribute
to draft/draft
to employ/make use of
to encourage
exorbitant
freebies

5AHK - Lehrstoff for SA, Monday, December 21

FORMAT - Two hours

You can expect
A LISTENING section
A READING section
TEXTS (includes reminder letters, brochures, and our old friends letter/email, blog entry, blog comment and report)

You are responsible for VOCABULARY and CONTENT of the following units:

Unit 7 - Tourism
 - positive and negative effects of tourism
 - service industries in tourism
 - what is 'responsible' tourism?
 - examples of cultural tourism
 - how to write a brochure
Unit 8 - Globalisation
 - definition of globalisation
 - advantages and disadvantages of globalisation
 - outsourcing
 - anti-globalisation movement
Unit 9 - Work/Life balance
 - What is burnout?
 - Wellness programs
 - Modern stress factors

Unit 6 - Focus on Modern Business Communication
 - How to write reminder letters

EXTRAS
 - Big Rocks, all verbs/tenses

5AHK - Homework for Monday, December 14

For Monday, December 14, you should start reviewing the Lehrstoff for the Schularbeit on Monday, December 21.

We will do 1 minute talks on the following topics:

Unit 7 - Tourism
 - positive and negative effects of tourism
 - service industries in tourism
 - what is 'responsible' tourism?
 - examples of cultural tourism
 - how to write a brochure
Unit 8 - Globalisation
 - definition of globalisation
 - advantages and disadvantages of globalisation
 - outsourcing
Unit 9 - Work/Life balance
 - What is burnout?
 - Wellness programs
 - Modern stress factors

Unit 6 - Focus on Modern Business Communication
 - How to write reminder letters

EXTRAS
 - Big Rocks

You will draw topics out of a hat.

In Class Friday, December 11

http://www.mercurynews.com/celebrities/ci_29218481/star-wars-force-awakens-fans-already-lining-up
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/09/movies/star-wars-the-force-awakens-fans-are-already-lining-up.html?_r=0
http://www.fao.org/forestry/internationalmountainday/en/

Thursday, December 10, 2015

2C - Homework for Thursday, December 17

For Thursday, December 16, we will finish Focus on Modern Technology 1.

Task 1:  Read pp. 124-125 and be able to describe how a four stroke motor works. Each student will have one minute to describe in his or her own words how a four stroke motor works.

Task 2.:  Read the grammar on p. 126 (adjectives and adverbs, comparison)

Task 3:  Do Exercises 4 & 5 on page 121.


Wednesday, December 9, 2015

1C - Homework for Wednesday, December 16

You received two worksheets during the lesson on Wednesday, December 9.  Complete these worksheets before the lesson on Wednesday, December 16.

Want extra practice?  Check out ego4u:  https://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/exercises
(You are responsible for present simple, present progressive, past simple, past progressive and by January 20, present perfect, positive sentences, negative sentences, and questions).

9C - Homework for Wednesday, December 16 & Beurteilungsraster B2 Texte

Here's a link to the Beurteilungsraster for B2 texts https://www.bifie.at/system/files/dl/srdp_lfs_beurteilungsraster_b2_2014-11-05.pdf

For Wednesday, December 16, look over Unit 8 in your textbook (Focus on Modern Technology 4/5)
Task 1 - Look over the vocabulary for the chapter on p. 101
Task 2 - Read over the grammar for the Chapter on p. 97 (Indirect Speech)
Task 3 - Do exercise 4 on page 97

Want extra practice with indirect speech?
https://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/reported-speech/statements
 https://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/reported-speech
https://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/reported-speech/exercises?10

Saturday, December 5, 2015

2C - Extra Practice for Schularbeit

The Schularbeit is on Thursday, December 10

It will be heavy on grammar - For extra practice, do the section in your textbook:  Do You Remember 3 (pages 129-131, Focus on Modern Technology 1).  

You should really, really know the passive voice.   You should especially look at exercise 6 (ex. 131 in your textbook).

For even more practice, see Essential Grammar in Use:

PASSIVE VOICE:  Unit 22, 23 (pp. 54-57)  
SOME/ANY:  Unit 76 (pp. 162-163)
MUCH/MANY:  Unit 83 (pp. 176-177)
(A) LITTLE, (A) FEW:  Unit 84 (pp. 178-179)

Or, if you don't have that book at home, you can do some online exercises:


4BHK - Unit 1, Terms and Vocabulary

FOCUS ON MODERN BUSINESS 4/5
UNIT 1 - Marketing and sponsoring, Marketing and company image

BE ABLE TO EXPLAIN THESE TERMS:
market research
market share
product development
production
target group
research and development
unique selling proposition
sample
launch
corporate responsibility
cultural sponsorship
corporate sponsorship
private sponsorship
charitable sponsorship
public image
media coverage
fundraising
return on an investment
difference between advertisement/commercial
AIDA
methods of advertising (TV, radio, newspapers, magazines, circulars,internet, popups, freebies, word of mouth)
children and advertising
Black Friday, Cyber Monday
branding

IMPORTANT VOCABULARY (note: sometimes related words are given e.g. verb/noun or adjective/opposite)
to advertise/advertisement
to afford/affordable/unaffordable
to announce/announcement
to appeal/appeal
to attach/attachment
attitude
available/unavailable
carriers (see freebies)
circular
commercial
to compete/competition
to conceive/concept
to confirm/confirmation
consumer
to contain/contents
to contribute/contribution
controversial
convenient
customer
to decide/decision
to demand/demand
to determine
to develop/development
to donate/donation
to educate/education
to endorse/endorsement
to enhance
excited
excuse
to familiarise
freebies
to fund
further
to generate
innovative
to invest/investment
major
particularly
to perceive/perception
to permit/permission
pop-up ads
to produce/product/production/producer
to profit/profit
to promote/promotion
to purchase/purchase
reputation
to resign/resignation
to schedule/schedule
to sponsor/sponsorship
selfless
to separate
to twist
word of mouth

4BHK - Homework for Monday, December 14

TASK 1 - Do the following exercises in your textbook (Focus on Modern Technology 4/5):
p. 34, exercise 3
p. 36-37, exercise 2 (Matura bzw. Schularbeit Aufgabenstellung - Multiple Matching, insert correct headings) and 3 (vocabulary)

TASK 2 - Begin studying for the Schularbeit on December 18.  Lehrstoff can be found here:  http://ennsvalleyenglish.blogspot.co.at/2015/12/4bhk-lehrstoff-for-schularbeit-friday.html

TERMS AND VOCABULARY:
Unit 1
Unit 2 
Unit 3

4BHK - Lehrstoff for Schularbeit, Friday, December 18 (2 hours)

For the Schularbeit on December 18, you are responsible for the following topics and skills:

FORMAT
Listening
Reading
Writing (two tasks:  includes enquiry letter, sponsorship/fundraising letter, letter/email, AIDA description)

FOCUS ON MODERN TECHNOLOGY 4/5

Unit 1 -  marketing departments, marketing strategies, sponsorship goals, sponsorship types

Unit 2 - AIDA (describing an ad using the AIDA formula, advertising process, advertising methods, branding, children and advertising, online advertising

Unit 3 -  sectors of the economy, distribution chain, online shopping,

FOCUS ON MODERN BUSINESS COMMUNICATION

Unit 4 - Enquiry Letters

EXTRAS
press release, 4Ps (Marketing Mix), Thanksgiving/Black Friday/Cyber Monday

For more about each chapter, see:
Unit 1 - Terms and vocabulary
Unit 2 - Terms and vocabulary
Unit 3 - Terms and vocabulary




Thursday, December 3, 2015

7C - Lehrstoff for Schularbeit, Thursday, December 10

For the Schularbeit, you are responsible for the following skills and topics:

FORMAT - TWO HOURS
Listening - Allgemeines Thema
Reading - Allgemeines Thema
Writing - Possible text types:  letter/email, blog entry, blog comment, article, report, summary

Chapter 2, Focus on Modern Technology 3
Classroom revolution:  describing diagrams and graphs, human interaction computers, robots, passive voice,

Chapter 3
Keeping in touch, Indirect speech

SONSTIGES
Pros and cons of cell phones in the classroom, writing reports from graphs and charts, travel/Sprachwoche,

3C - Lehrstoff for Schularbeit, Thursday, December 10

For the Schularbeit 
For the Schularbeit on December 10, you are responsible for the following units and skills:
FORMAT:  
Listening - Allgemeines Thema
2 Writings - Possible text types:  Summary, letter/email 
(letter of application, giving advice), blog entry, blog comment,

CHAPTER 3, Focus on Modern Technology
Casual jobs, stress, review of all tenses

CHAPTER 4

Neighbours
Focus on Technology Universal Design, Automatic Doors, modal verbs

SONSTIGES

Stereotypes, prejudice, disabilities, accommodations, CV, letters of application, rage rooms, comparing cultures (US and Austria for example) Krampus

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Friday, November 27, 2015

Friday Night Videos

Christopher Waltz explains Krampus

Christopher Waltz explains the difference between Austrians and Germans:

Nick Vujicic shows off his many talents (not bad for a guy with no arms or legs!)

2C - Lehrstoff, Schularbeit Thursday, December 10

For the Schularbeit on December 10, you are responsible for the following units and skills:

FORMAT
Listening - Allgemeines Thema
Reading - Allgemeines Thema
Grammar - some/any, much/many, a lot of, plenty of, (a) few, (a) little, passive voice, all tenses, modal verbs
Writing - summary, review, blog entry, letter/email

Vocabulary, topics, and grammar - Chapter 6
Fitness and Food:  weighty problems, eating in different cultures, ordering from a menu, some/any, much/many, a lot of, plenty of, (a) few, (a) little

Vocabulary, topics, and grammar - Chapter 7
Moving pictures TV and Cinema: Types of films/series, writing a review, how to produce an animated series (Simpsons), history of film making/how a film is produced, passive voice (all tenses), passive with modal verbs

SONSTIGES:  Choose My Plate, Thanksgiving, Ferris Bueller's Day Off



2HAS - Homework for Monday, November 30

This homework was originally for Monday, November 30.  It is now due Friday, December 11.  No excuses!

Do the following exercises in your book, Just Go For It 2 (forgot your book at school?  No problem! http://www.hpt.at/Flipbooks/JUSTGOFORITBMS2/)

Do pages 31-32, Exercises 3a and 3b.  Fill out the gaps so you can a) answer quickly in class and b) correct your mistakes.

This is review from last year.  If you need a refresher course in comparative adjectives, see pp. 38-46 of your Grammar Guide, or check out this website: http://www.englisch-hilfen.de/grammar/adjektive_steig.htm

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

4BHK - Homework for Week of November 30-December 4

Homework for Monday, November 30 - Look over the vocabulary for Unit 3 in your textbook, Focus on Modern Business 4/5

Homework for Tuesday, December 1 - Prepare the following topics to present in class (review for Schularbeit). Be able to talk freely for at least one minute.

Monday, November 23, 2015

5AHK - Homework for Friday, November 27

For Friday, November 27, write the reminder letter on page 61 of your textbook.  The instructions are in German.  Don't try to translate word for word (and for Pete's sake don't use Google Translate!).  Instead, use your knowledge of English and the phrases on pages 60-61 to come up with a good, polite English reminder.

To turn in at the beginning of class on Friday, November 27.
Preferably typed, or written neatly on LINIERTES PAPIER MIT KORREKTURRAND!

2HAS - Homework for Friday, November 27

Study the vocabulary on page 36.  We will have a SHORT vocabulary quiz over these words on Friday, , which you need for Module 3.  If you want to make flashcards (Lernkärtchen) you can use www.quizlet.com.  You can also write the words in groups (nouns, verbs, adjectives) in your SÜ Heft.  

This is going to be a short Module (healthy lifestyle, comparative/superlative adjectives, all of which we did last year). 

2HAS - In Class, Monday, November 23


Saturday, November 21, 2015

4BHK - Homework for Monday, November 23

  • TASK 1
  •  Watch one of your favorite DVDs (TV show or movie) in English.  It should be one of your favorite episodes/movies where you know the plot and dialogue.  
  • Switch the sound to English and the subtitles to English.  This will help your English in at least ways:  You will hear the language (listening), you will see the language (reading) and you will match the sounds to the words (pronunciation).  You will also learn some new vocabulary and idioms
  • Try to watch at least 10 minutes a day (or more if you've got the time and energy!).
Be able to talk one minute in class about your DVD and your English experience!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

7C - Homework for Thursday, November 26

Write a report based on Task 7 of the handout:



Use the Toolbox on the handout and the tips for writing a report on page 107 of your textbook, Focus on Modern Technology 3. You may find it helpful to look at this EXAMPLE

Use the Writing Checklist to check your work before you hand it in.

Due at the beginning of the lesson on Thursday, November 26.

2C - Homework for Thursday, November 26

For Thursday, November 26, write a REVIEW of your favorite movie (or television show, book, video game, etc).

First rule:  Do not copy your review from the internet.
Second rule: Do not use Google Translate!

Use the review of Avatar on page 105 of your book as a model.  Then follow the guidelines on page 106 to write your review.

What is the title of the film?
What kind of film is it? (science fiction, comedy, documentary, etc)
Who are the actors?
What is it about and where is it set? (Describe the plot and the characters, but NO SPOILERS!)
What is your opinion of this film? (What did you like about it?  What didn't you like about it?)
Would you recommend it?

Write 150-200 words.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Thursday, November 12, 2015

3C - Homework for Thursday, November 19

Task 1. Study for a Verb Revision (all tenses, including modals). Here is a link to some online practice https://www.ego4u.de/de/cram-up/tests

 Task 2: Watch one of your favorite DVDs (TV show or movie) in English. It should be one of your favorite episodes/movies where you know the plot and dialogue. Switch the sound to English and the subtitles to English. This will help your English in at least ways: You will hear the language (listening), you will see the language (reading) and you will match the sounds to the words (pronunciation). You will also learn some new vocabulary and idioms. Try to watch at least 10 minutes a day (or more if you've got the time and energy!).

Pay special attention to English use of tenses and modal verbs!

Also, it would be great if you could watch something with lots of stereotypes!


2C - Homework for Thursday, November 19

Task 1: Watch one of your favorite DVDs (TV show or movie) in English. It should be one of your favorite episodes/movies where you know the plot and dialogue. Switch the sound to English and the subtitles to English. This will help your English in at least ways: You will hear the language (listening), you will see the language (reading) and you will match the sounds to the words (pronunciation). You will also learn some new vocabulary and idioms. Try to watch at least 10 minutes a day (or more if you've got the time and energy!). TASK 2: Be prepared to give a one minute talk about the movie/series you watched. Include what kind of movie/series it is, who the characters are, what the situation is, and what you learned from it.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Hilarious Jeep "Lemon" Rap


1C - Homework for Wednesday, November 18

For Wednesday, November 18:

For this homework you will need:

  • "Englische Zeiten" (download at school from Tausch)
  • your brain
  • 1-2 hours of your time 


TASK 1:  DOWNLOAD bzw. PRINT the "Englische Zeiten"  (TAUSCH > Lehrer für Schüler > 1CHMI > Sandrock > Englische Zeiten)

TASK 2:  Using the "Englische Zeiten," review the English tenses (present simple, present progressive, past simple, past progressive, present perfect, future I). Make sure you know the signal words and can form :

  • POSITIVE SENTENCES
  • NEGATIVE SENTENCES
  • QUESTIONS
TASK 3:  For practice, do the ONLINE EXERCISES at https://www.ego4u.de/de/cram-up/tests
OR do the exercises on the "Englische Zeiten" worksheet.

We will practices TENSES in the lesson on Wednesday, November 18.  There will be a grammar review/verb revision on Wednesday, November 25.



For the Englische Zeiten without exercises, see: https://www.ego4u.de/de/cram-up/grammar/tenses



9C - Homework for Wednesday, November 18

We are currently working though the Chapter on Energy in your textbook (Unit 7).  The Schularbeit is on December 2 so we are concentration of Listening, Reading, and Writing Tasks.  After the Schularbeit, we will put more effort into speaking about energy.  Use these texts for input/talking points!

Make sure you've done the homework from November 11.

http://www.thelocal.at/20151110/austrias-largest-state-goes-100-percent-renewable
http://www.thelocal.at/20150707/green-austria-on-warpath-against-nuclear-power-in-europe
http://www.thelocal.at/20150706/austria-files-complaint-against-uk-nuclear-plant
http://www.thelocal.at/20140902/solar-power-plant-in-vienna-a-nature-habitat
http://www.thelocal.at/20140622/in-austria-heat-is-recycled-from-the-sewer
http://www.thelocal.at/20140514/vienna-an-environmentally-sustainable-metropolis

http://www.thelocal.at/20151110/austrias-first-organic-village-wins-award

TO BE CONTINUED...

Monday, November 9, 2015

4BHK - Homework for Monday, November 16

For Monday, November 16, find a print advertisement (in a magazine or newspaper) and analyze it in terms of AIDA.  To get more speaking practice, you will discuss your advertisement in groups with your classmates.

Use language for describing advertisements on pages 20-21 of your textbook (Focus on Modern Technology 4/5, available online at http://www.veritas.at/sbo/ebook/px/24358/ )

Make sure your bring your advertisement to class with you so people know what you're talking about!


2HAS - Homework for MONDAY, November 16 (postponed until Friday, November 20)

SITUATION:  You work for the Folkestone Sports Centre, and you are introducing your business to a group of teenagers and their families.  Each student prepares his or her part (see below; you received your assignments in class on Monday, November 9).  Each student will speak for at least ONE MINUTE. 

The best presentation (group and individual) will win a prize. The best presentations will be by students who can speak freely and coherently (frei und fließend). 

In groups of 4-6, present the Folkestone Sports Centre (pp.23-24). 

A - Gives an overview of the Folkestone Sports Centre (p. 23)
B - Presents information about the More Passport program (p. 23-24)
C - Presents the Under 16 Facilities (p. 24)

GROUP 1
A Laura, Amela
B Edisa, Zeliha,
C Niki, Marion

GROUP 2
A Adnan, Öner, 
B Magdalena, Mischi
C Ines, Matea

GROUP 3
A Nikola, Benji
B Jana, Selina
C Alexander



Saturday, November 7, 2015

2HAS - Homework for Monday, November 9

For this homework you will need:


In class on Friday we went over how to write a business letter bzw. business email.

For Monday, November 9, do exercise 1a on page 21.  Use the letters on page 17 & 18, and the emails on page 19 and below (as well as the phrases on page 26!) to write your email to Glenn Power.

Either TYPE your email on a computer and print it out, OR write the text on the LEFT SIDE of your HÜ Heft (so you can write the correction on the right side).  If you use Einlagepapier, make sure it is LINED with KORREKTURRAND.

EXAMPLE:

TO:  office@bike543.co.uk
FROM:  Your Email Address
SUBJECT:  Bike Order Inquiry

Dear Sir/Madam,

My name is Your First Name Your Last Name and I work for Globfitness, an international fitness company.  A colleague gave me your business card and informed me that you produce bicycles and bike accessories.

Globfitness intends to buy new bikes for our gym in Liezen, Austria.  We would be grateful if you could send us information about your bicycles.  We are particularly interested in your prices and in your delivery times from the UK to Austria.

If your prices and terms meet our expectations, we will place an order. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Sincerely,

Your First Name Your Last Name
Globfitness Intern






5AHK - Homework for the week of November 9-13

For this homework, you will need:
Your book (left it at school?  No problem!  http://www.veritas.at/sbo/ebook/px/24358/ )
Your brain
About an hour of your time

ABSOLUTE MINIMUM: look at the vocabulary for the globalisation chapter (page 113).  See what vocabulary you know already.  Then make a list of nouns, verbs, adjectives, phrases in your SÜ Heft.  There a lot of verbs/phrasal verbs because, like German, English is a very 'verbal' language.

Do these exercises to familiarize yourself with the VOCABULARY of Globalisation:
Page 101, ex. 2
Page 105, Ex. 4
Page 108, Ex. 3 (you need to read the article on page 107)
Page 107-108, Ex 4. (you need to read the article on page 107

WANT MORE PRACTICE?

READING PRACTICE
p. 102-103, Ex. 1 - Matura bzw. SA Aufgabenstellung (Note Form, Maximum 4 words)
p. 107, ex. 1, p. 108, ex. 2
p. 108-109, ex. 4

LISTENING PRACTICE
p. 104, ex 2, CD 2, Track 3 (write a guided summary)
p. 109,, ex 4, CD 2, Track 4 (Matura bzw. SA Aufgabenstellung- Multiple Choice)
p. 110, ex. 6, CD 2, Track 4 (TALKING POINTS FOR GLOBALIZATION!!!)

SPEAKING PRACTICE
In-Class, p. 104, Ex. 4 (TALKING POINTS!)




Friday, November 6, 2015

7C - Homework for Thursday, November 12

For this homework you will need:
* Your textbook (forgot it at school? No problem! http://www.veritas.at/sbo/ebook/px/30834/)
* A favorite DVD that you can switch to English
* Your brain
* 1-3 hours of your time

Task 1:  Watch one of your favorite DVDs (TV show or movie) in English.  It should be one of your favorite episodes/movies where you know the plot and dialogue.  Switch the sound to English and the subtitles to English.  This will help your English in at least ways:  You will hear the language (listening), you will see the language (reading) and you will match the sounds to the words (pronunciation).  You will also learn some new vocabulary and idioms.  Try to watch at least 10 minutes a day (or more if you've got the time and energy!).

Task 2:  Look at the Vocabulary on page 44 (Unit 3) in your textbook, Focus on Modern Technology 3.  You will need this vocabulary to begin working with Chapter 44.  TIP:  In your SÜ Heft, divide the vocabulary words into Verbs, Nouns, Adjectives, Phrases.

Task 3:  Look at the Language in Focus section on page 41 (Indirect speech: Statements).
Note the differences between these sentences:
Martin Cooper:  "It took me three months to build the first mobile phone."
Martin Cooper SAYS that it took him three months to build the first mobile phone.
Martin Cooper SAID that it had taken him three months to build the first mobile phone.

Want more practice?
VOCABULARY:

  • Do exercise 3 on page 35 (general vocabulary) and/or
  • exercise 4 on page 40 (prepositions)


GRAMMAR: There are plenty of resources on the internet to practice your English grammar.  See the sidebar of the blog under English Grammar Resources.  You can also sign up for English grammar sites on Facebook (again, see sidebar).

READING: 

  • Readings in Unit 2 (page 23-24, exercise 2, 27-28 exercise 4)!  It's not too late to submit this homework!
  • You can also do the readings in Unit 3, page 38-39 (this will help with your homework!)
  • The reading on page 42-43 is a Matura Aufgabenstellung (Multiple Matching).  Kill two birds with one stone!  Do Exercise 1, p. 42 and exercise 2, p. 43


SPEAKING:  Prepare to speak in class.  Our topics will be robots (your experience in Robotik), discussing pros and cons of robots (exercise 5 on page 29)

Describe what happens in this 30 second video.  Use markers (first, then, next, after that, finally...) and the present simple tense:

WRITING: If you haven't written an article about 'Fun Ways to Learn English', it's not to late to turn in this homework!

Thursday, November 5, 2015

3C - Homework for Thursday, November 12

For this homework you will need:
Your HÜ Heft or a piece of LINED paper with KORREKTURRAND.  Write the text on the LEFT side of your HÜ Heft (so you can write the correction on the right side).
Your brain
About 45 minutes


Write a blog entry about casual jobs.  Is it a good idea for HTL students to have a job during the school year?  What about during the holidays?

In your blog text you should :

  • State your personal opinion about whether students at the HTL should have jobs.
  • Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of casual jobs.
  • Suggest ways in which students can balance work and school
Don't forget to ask people to leave a comment on your post!

This text is due at the beginning of the lesson on Thursday, November 12.  Before you hand it in, check the WRITING CHECKLIST


NOVEMBER 19:  GRAMMAR REVISION (VERBS MAINLY)

2C - Homework for Thursday, November 12

For this homework you will need:

Your book (forgot it at school?  No problem!  http://www.veritas.at/sbo/ebook/px/30476/
Your HÜ Heft or LINED paper with KORREKTURRAND
Your brain
About 1.5 hours (30 minutes to write your comment, an hour to write the exercises by hand)


Task 1:  Write a blog entry about going to the cinema.
In your blog entry you should:

  • State whether you prefer to go to the cinema or watch DVDs at home.
  • Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of seeing a movie in the theater.
  • Ask your readers to comment on this topic in the comment section.
You will write approximately 150 - 200 words.



TASK 2:  Write out the answers to the following exercises in your HÜ Heft or on a piece of LINED paper to turn in.  Write out the full sentences so you can a) answer quickly in class b) correct your own work.

Page 108, exercise 4
Page 109, exercise 5, 6
Page 110, exercise 7

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

1C - Homework for Wednesday, November 11

Task 1.  Study the vocabulary on page 30 of your textbook, Focus on Modern Technology 1.  Include the word apprentice - Lehrling.  We will have a five minute vocabulary quiz at the beginning of the lesson.

Task 2.  If you have not done it yet, read the email on page 20-21, and do exercises 1 and 2 on page 21.

Task 3.  Read the explanation of 'Befehlsform' on page 27.  Then fill in the gaps on page 22, exercise 5 with the correct Befehlsform from the word bank.  We will check the answers in class.

Task 4. Review the present tense.  There were too many mistakes on the homework.  There will be a TEST on Wednesday, November 25 over the grammar thus far:  articles, tenses, word order, etc.

REVIEW OF PRESENT SIMPLE TENSE

POSITIVE
I play we play
you play               y’all play
he/she/it plays they play

NEGATIVE
I do not play        we do not play
I don’t play          we don’t play

you do not play y’all do not play
you don’t play       y’all don’t play

he/she/it does not play they do not play
he/she/it doesn’t play they don’t play

QUESTIONS
Do I play?              Do we play?
Do you play?          Do y’all play?
Does he play?         Do they play?
Does she play?
Does it play?


9C - Homework for Wednesday, November 11

Task 1:  Did you write a comment on John Green's blog?  If not, do this first!

Task 2: Look at the vocabulary on page 90 of your textbook, Focus on Modern Technology 4/5.  This will get you ready to work with Unit 7

Task 3:  Look at the grammar on page 86.  Do Exercise 5.

Task 4:  Read the article on page 83. Fill out the summary (Ex. 3).

Task 5:  Matura Aufgabenstellung Multiple Matching:  p. 84-85, Ex. 3.

Task 6:  Vocabulary exercise 4 on page 86.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

5AHK - In Class Friday, October 30

Opening credits, Rocky Horror Picture Show
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OuImq54Gk9c

NPR report, It's astounding, time is fleeting, and Rocky Horror is 40!
http://www.npr.org/2015/10/29/452600821/its-astounding-time-is-fleeting-and-rocky-horror-is-40

NPR audio
http://www.npr.org/player/v2/mediaPlayer.html?action=1&t=1&islist=false&id=452600821&m=452909332

The Time Warp from the Rocky Horror Picture Show (with lyrics)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkplPbd2f60

4B - Homework for Monday, November 9

Task 1:
You are looking for sponsors for prom night (Maturaball):  Write a letter you can send out to various businesses in your area asking them to support your event. In your text you should:
  •  Describe what your ball event will be like (place, size, target group, etc.), 
  • Mention how you would like to be supported (financial contribution, hiring of a dance hall, shuttle service, midnight show, prizes for a tombola, giveaways for the ladies, etc.) 
  • Clearly state what you are prepared to offer (advertising space on entrance tickets, posters, advertisement in programme booklet, logo included in video show, etc.) 

    You might want to include and overview of sponsoring/advertising expenses and the size of advertising space you offer.  Approximately 250 words.  For inspiration, see this site: http://www.wikihow.com/Write-a-Letter-Requesting-Sponsorship

You may type your letter (preferred) or write it on LINED paper with KORREKTURRAND. Make sure the letter is properly formatted (date, address, greeting, closing, signature, logo).  Before you turn in your work, check the WRITING CHECKLIST.

Students who do not turn in a letter are invited to give a presentation about sponsorship during the lesson on Monday.

Task 2:  Look at vocabulary on page 29 (overview of advertising)

Task 3:  Do exercise 3 on page 23 and exercise 4 on page 24.

Task 4:  Write a summary of the text on page 25 (B1).

Do exercise 4 and the summary in your HÜ Heft or on a separate piece of LINED paper with KORREKTURRAND
 

Thursday, October 29, 2015

2C - Homework for Thursday, November 5

TASK 1 - Study for a Test on November 5 - Includes everything we've done so far (some/any, much/many, (a) little/(a) few, present perfect, -ing and -ed adjectives.

TASK 2 - Look over the vocabulary on page 114,

TASK 3 - Look over the explanation of the passive voice on p. 112-113.


7C - Homework for Thursday, November 5

TASK 1 - Study for a Test on November 5.  Includes PASSIVE VOICE and DESCRIBING CHARTS AND GRAPHS.

TASK 2 - Download the Student Correction Key from Lehrer für Schüler Tausch > 4CHMIF > Sandrock > StudentCorrectionKey

TASK 3 - Rewrite blog text (Should Cell Phones be used in the Lessons?).  Sandrock needs both the original and the rewrite.  For best results, paste the original on the left side of your HÜ Heft and write the corrections on the right side.  Don't forget:  LINIERTES PAPIER MIT KORREKTURRAND

TASK 4 - Write an article for an English language magazine for Austrian HTL students.  The topic of your article is how you can improve your English in a fun way.  In your article you should:

* State the problem of having English only two hours a week
* Describe fun ways in which you can improve your listening, grammar and pronunciation
* Comment on your own method of learning English (give your best English learning tip)

Write about 250 words (+/- 10%)

Before you submit your text, use this handy WRITING CHECKLIST

Don't forget!  LINIERTES PAPIER MIT KORREKTURRAND

7C - In Class, October 29

http://cheezburger.com/7874467072
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/why-the-american-dream-is-unraveling-in-4-charts-2015-03-18

3C - Homework for Thursday, November 5

TASK 1:  Do the grammar exercises on pages 40-41. Review of all past tenses!!!

TASK 2:  Choose an internship from John Deere's website to apply for https://johndeere.taleo.net/careersection/Campus_US/jobsearch.ftl;jsessionid=B7B8A9967D80A173FEE132C84F7D0540.JB_161396_161401?lang=en 

Using the application letter you received in class as a model, write an application for that position.  Turn in a draft of your application letter at the beginning of the lesson on Thursday, November 4.

Reminder to Sandrock:  OATMEAL!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

1C - Homework for Wednesday, November 4

You will need:  
* Your book (forgot it at school? No problem! http://www.veritas.at/sbo/ebook/px/30476/#30)
* Your brain
* A pencil or pen
* About 1 hour (if you did the homework for 10/28)
* About 2 hours (if you didn't do the homework for 10/28)

TASK 1 (from 10/28)
* Start learning the vocabulary (page 30) for Unit 1 in Focus on Modern Technology 1
* ADD: Vocabulary from Exercise 3 on page 22

* ADD: Vocabulary from Exercise 1 on page 25

TASK 2 (from 10/28)
* Read the grammar explanations on pages 27-28 (Befehlsform and Simple Present). 

TASK 3
* Reread the email on pp. 20-21 from Nick Cooper to Peter Gruber.

* Do exercise 1 on page 21 
* Do exercise 2 on page 21 

Task 4 (from 10/28)
* Do exercise 5 on page 22 (fill in the Befehlsform - we will check answers in class)
* Do exercise 6 on page 23 (fill in the correct form of the present). You may find it helpful to read the email on pp. 20-21 before doing this exercise.


9C - Homework for Wednesday, November 4

Write a response to John Green's vlog, "Understanding the Refugee Crisis in Syria, Europe and around the World."   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVV6_1Sef9M  Remember when you write a comment, you are responding to something that has been said, and you are agreeing or disagreeing with it.  You are giving your own opinion and you have to support your opinion with facts.

Respond to anything John Green says about refugees and human rights.  You can agree with him or disagree with him but you have to say WHY you agree or disagree with him.  Be specific.  I want to know what you are specifically responding to and what your specific argument is.

Start your comment with a short summary of the video (the gist).

Write about 200-250 words.

If you want to send me a draft via email, I will be happy to give you feedback.

Due at the beginning of class on Wednesday, November 4.  Then we are moving on to another topic.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

9C - "Homework" for Wednesday, October 28

In preparation for class on Wednesday, watch this video below by John Green.  You can turn on the subtitles to catch everything he says - he speaks very quickly!

Be able to discuss the following questions:
* Who is John Green? What country does he represent in his vlog? Why should we trust him?
* What is the political situation in Syria?  What caused it?
* How many refugees are there (compare with the total number of Syrians)?
* Which countries are hosting the largest number of refugees?
* What is the distinction between "migrants" and "refugees"?
* What are the rights of refugees (and what gives them these rights?)?
* Syrians account for about half the asylum seekers.  Where does the other half come from?
* According to Green, who is to blame for the refugee crisis? Make a list.
* Do refugees and immigrants commit more crimes than Americans?  Do you think they commit more crimes than Europeans?
* What is Green's response to "It's not our problem" "We have to take care of our own people"?  Do you agree or disagree with Green's argument?
* Do you agree that 'regional crises have no global importance'?
* What does Green mean when he says "The hardest work is not in making the promise, but keeping it"?  What promise is he talking about?
* What is the 'only' solution, according to one 13 year old Syrian refugee?

VOCABULARY (feel free to add to the list!)
to relinquish
to expel
smuggler
persecution
oppressed
marginalized
viscerally
delusion
safe harbor


Saturday, October 24, 2015

Did you forget your book at school? No problem!

Focus on Modern Technology 1
http://www.veritas.at/sbo/ebook/px/30476/

Focus on Modern Technology 2
http://www.veritas.at/sbo/ebook/px/30833/

Focus on Modern Technology 3
http://www.veritas.at/sbo/ebook/px/30834/

Focus on Modern Technology 4/5
http://www.veritas.at/sbo/ebook/px/30835/

Focus on Modern Business 4/5
http://www.veritas.at/sbo/ebook/px/24358/

Just Go For It 2
http://www.hpt.at/Flipbooks/JUSTGOFORITBMS2/

1C - Homework for Wednesday, October 28

TASK 1
Start learning the vocabulary (page 30) for Unit 1 in Focus on Modern Technology 1

TASK 2
 Read the grammar explanations on pages 27-28 (Befehlsform and Simple Present).

TASK 3
Do exercise 5 on page 22 (fill in the Befehlsform - we will check answers in class)
Do exercise 6 on page 23 (fill in the correct form of the present). You may find it helpful to read the email on pp. 20-21 before doing this exercise.

Forgot your book?  Check this out!! http://www.veritas.at/sbo/ebook/px/30476/#30

2HAS - Homework for Friday, October 30

For Friday, October 30, do the following exercise in your textbook, Just Go For It 2.

page 17, Ex. 4a and parts of a letter
page 18, Ex. 4b, 5a
page 19, Ex. 5b

3C - Homework for Thursday, October 29

For Thursday, October 29
We will do LISTENING and SPEAKING in class.  What do you need to do to prepare? Use Focus on Modern Technology 2 to do the exercises of your choice (vocabulary and grammar are ALWAYS good!)

Need practice with VOCABULARY?
Do some of these exercises!
p. 32 Ex. 1, p. 33 Ex. 5, p 36 Ex. 3, p. 39 Ex. 3, p. 42

Need practice with GRAMMAR?
Do these exercises!
p. 40-41, explanation and Ex. 1, 2, 3, 4

Need practice READING?
Do these exercises!
p. 34 Ex. 7, p. 35 (B), p. 36 Ex. 1, 2, p. 37 Ex. 6

Need practice WRITING?
Do these exercises!
p. 34 Ex. 8, p. 37 Ex. 5, summary of rage rooms, blog entry on rage rooms (is a good idea?  why or why not?

Forgot your book at school?  No problem!  Check this out! http://www.veritas.at/sbo/ebook/px/30833/

Thursday, October 22, 2015

2C - Homework for Thursday, October 29

For Thursday, October 29, you will prepare a presentation about healthy eating, using the website www.choosemyplate.gov .

Aufgabenstellung:  You are a student representative of the Healthy Living Club.  You are giving a presentation to a group of students your age about healthy eating.  In your presentation you should:

Describe what a balanced diet is
Discuss the kinds of foods that are healthy and the kinds of foods that are unhealthy
Explain how MyPlate helps people make healthy choices

The best feedback will be earned by students who can speak freely, use examples, speak for at least three minutes (total) and answer questions about their presentation.


2C - In Class, Thursday, October 22

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8xwLWb0lLY
http://www.choosemyplate.gov/

Monday, October 19, 2015

2HAS - Homework for Friday, October 23

For Friday, October 23,

TASK 1:  Look over the vocabulary for Unit 2 in Just Go For It 2 (page 25).  You will need this vocabulary for the lesson on Friday.  You may find it helpful to divide the words into nouns, verbs, and adjectives in your SÜ Heft.

TASK 2:  Do the matching exercise on page 16 (office equipment)

5AHK- Homework for Friday, November 6

For Friday, November 6, you should produce a tourist brochure.  You may either translate an existing brochure (see Frau Professor Sandrock) or produce a brochure of your own.

You will produce your brochure outside of the lessons.  However, if you want feedback, you may give a draft to Frau Professor Sandrock before the due date.

5AHK - Homework for Friday, October 23

Finish the article:  Is Ecotourism a Contradiction in Terms?  Write a summary of this article and answer the following questions so you have some talking points for Matura.

1. Explain how tourism can destroy the resources it depends on.

2,  How can the negative effects of tourism be avoided?

3.  Why does ecotourism lead to better protection for the local environment?

4.  Why are CO2 emissions from aircraft worse than those from land-based travel?

Thursday, October 15, 2015

7C - Homework for Thursday, October 22



You will need:
Your textbook, Focus on Modern Technology 3
Access to a computer
Your brain

To complete this homework, you will create a Word file.  Call this file LASTNAMEFIRST INITIAL.doc.  For example, SANDROCKJ.doc  Put your name at the top of the document.

TASK 1:  Read the article on page 23-24 of your textbook, Focus on Modern Technology 3.  Do exercise 2 on page 24 (write a summary of the article on page 23-24).

TASK 2:  Read the article on pages 27-28.  Then complete the sentences on page 29 (exercise 4) using a MAXIMUM of four words. Copy and paste the sentences into the Word document to make your life easier:

EXERCISE 4 - use a maximum of four words to complete the sentences (based on the text on pp. 27-28 in your textbook)

1.  Autonomous robots do not need

2.  When a bump-and-go robot hits an obstacle, it

3.  When a robot's sound signal or beam of infrared light strikes an object,

4.  The advantage of stereoscopic vision is that the robot is able to

5.  Hearing and smell are also

6.  Lawn-mowing and office-cleaning robots are unable to work

7.  With the help of a 3D map, a rover robot can

8.  Rather than trying to compute a solution, some robots

Type your summary and the answers to exercise and send it Frau Professor Sandrock (frauprofessorsandrock@gmail.com) by 13:00 on Thursday, October 22.

7C - Homework for Thursday, October 29

For Thursday, October 29

Practice describing charts and graphs.  We will do a speaking exercise in class and you will have to interpret a chart, graph or table.  See pages 20-23 and page 30 of Focus on Modern Technology 3 for helpful hints and vocabulary!





2C - Homework for Thursday, October 22

Task 1:  Study the vocabulary on pages 91, 93, and 103.  We will do a short vocabulary revision over these words.

Task 2:  Do exercise 6 on page 92 and exercise 8 on page 93.  Write exercise 6 in your SÜ Heft or a separate piece of paper if Frau Professor Sandrock has your HÜ Heft.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

1C - Homework for Wednesday, October 21

For Wednesday, October 21, you will need:
Your textbook (Focus on Modern Technology 1)
About 1 hour of time

TASK 1) Study the vocabulary from Unit 0 (pages 8-13). We will have a short written vocabulary exercise (5 minutes at the beginning of the lesson).  Include the following words:
manufacturing (Fertigungstechnik)
 social skills (SOPK)
metalworking (Schmiede)
What does ___ mean? (Was bedeutet ____? Was heißt ____?)
 to attend a school (eine Schule besuchen)
elementary school (Volkschule)
middle school/junior high (Mittelschule/Hauptschule/Unterstufe Gymnasium)
secondary school/high school (BHS/Oberstufe Gymnasium)
stressful (angstrengend)

TASK 2) On pages 14-15, fill out "Do You Remember?" (all exercises: 1-5) These exercises review basic skills (pronouns, tenses, word order).

TASK 3) Make sure you know the letters and numbers in English. We will be spelling names and giving telephone numbers during the lesson.



9C - Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs

Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs

Compare Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights



Tuesday, October 13, 2015

2HAS - Homework for Monday, October 19

You will need:
Your textbook (Just Go For It 2)
Your HÜ Heft (liniert mit Korrekturrand)
A pen or pencil
About 1 hour of your time

Due at the beginning of the lesson on Monday, October 19

TASK 1:  On page 5 of your textbook, answer the questions on exercise 3a (10 min).

TASK 2:  On page 8 of your textbook, fill in the gaps in exercise 5a.  Complete 5b with full sentences (20 min).

TASK 3:  In your HÜ Heft (or on a piece of liniertes Papier mit Korrekturrand) write a blog entry* on the following topic (80-100 words) - 30 minutes:

Teenage Stress
1st paragraph** - Describe the kinds of stress teenagers have
2nd paragraph - In your opinion, what is the best way to beat stress?  Why?
At the end of the blog entry, ask your readers to leave their opinion in the comments.

*A blog entry is an opinion you write on the Internet.  It includes:
TITLE
USERNAME
INFORMATION
OPINION AND JUSTIFICATION (MEINUNG WITH BEGRÜNDUNG)
REQUEST FOR READERS TO LEAVE A COMMENT

**Leave a blank line between paragraphs, or indent the first word of a new paragraph (ABSATZ).  

Thursday, October 8, 2015

2C - Homework for Thursday, October 15

You have several assignments for Thursday, October 15. Altogether this will probably take you 2+ hours so set aside a half an hour a day to do #1, #4 and #5.

1) Complete the homework for Wednesday, October 8 at this link: http://ennsvalleyenglish.blogspot.co.at/2015/10/2c-homework-for-thursday-october-7.html

2) Make sure you download Englische Zeiten from TAUSCH/Lehrer für Schüler/2CHMI/Sandrock/Englische Zeiten.  You can only do this at school.

3) While you are at it, download the Student Correction Sheet from the same server.

4) Review the PRESENT PERFECT SIMPLE and PRESENT PERFECT PROGRESSIVE tenses. (Essential Grammar in Use, Units 16-21.  Answers are in the back of the book.)

5) Go to this link and watch the video without sound  http://ennsvalleyenglish.blogspot.co.at/2015/10/feelin-good-by-michael-buble.html.  Write a text describing what happens in the video.  Some vocabulary you may need:

top secret
girls
villain (Bösewicht)
car
suit
dance
control panel
nuclear power plant (or is it a factory)
steal
files (Akte)
fire
explode
violence against women
fight
Asian(s)
forklift (Stapler)

Write your summary of the video in the PRESENT SIMPLE tense.  Don't forget:  he/she/it, das S muss mit!




Feelin' Good by Michael Buble


Monday, October 5, 2015

4BHK - Homework for Tuesday, October 6

For Tuesday, October 6, look closely at the vocabulary for sponsorship on page 19 of your textbook, Focus on Modern Technology 4/5.  We will need this vocabulary for class on Tuesday!

Interactive Pronunciation Quiz

Test your pronunciation and your knowledge of the IPA!

Click the picture to start the quiz!

Friday, October 2, 2015

5C - Themenbereiche - Mündliche Matura


English - Matura Themenbereiche  2015-16
Labour
Human Rights
Health & Nutrition
Mass Media/Communication
Tourism
Environment/Pollution/Global Warming
Lifestyle/Education
Energy (+ Green Energy)
Advertising
Sports (Olympic Games)