Thursday, February 26, 2015

7C/8C - Last Call!

At the end of last semester, there were several homework assignments you could have done.  I know you did them, but I forgot to collect them ;-)  So if you have any English assignments in your folder that you want corrected, or you want to carry over points into the new semester, the deadline is Monday, March 2. After that, we start from scratch with Chapter 5 - Ecotourism!

Here's a round-up.

1) From January 12:  Read this article about the technology gadgets Ferris Bueller's Day Off :  http://www.wired.com/2014/11/ferris-bueller-movie-gadgets/#slide-id-1638291.  Then compare and contrast the technology used in the movie Ferris Bueller's Day Off and technology today. Consider things like availability, price, practicality.  What would you need today to achieve the same results as Ferris?  Do you think it would be easier or harder now to play hooky and not get caught?  What gadgets are really hot now in 2015?  You may write out your answers to these questions to turn in on Monday, March 2.

2) From January 22:  Read the reading on page 43 "Environmental challenges in constructing the Gotthard Base Tunnel"
Then on page 42 do:
a) exercise 2 (making up headings for the text - see page 150 for help)
b) exercise 3 (reading comprehension)

EXTRA PRACTICE
3) read the text on page 41 "The Alps:  Living Space, Resort and Transit Zone" and do exercise 2 on page 40 (reading comprehension)
4)  Read the text on p. 45 "Tunnel Boring Machines," then do exercise 8 (reading comprehension).

5) From January 29 - Download the vocabulary worksheet and fill it out. 2) For Section 2, write a sentence for each word to turn in.


6) From February 2:  Write a report about "Transit Traffic in the Ennstal" .  See the hints on page 47 of your textbook FMT 4/5 or p. 201 in Laser B2.  .  In your report, you should
  • discuss the plans for the Ennstal
  • the pros and cons of each plan
  • analyse the solutions

 7) watch Super Bowl commercials here:
http://www.syracuse.com/superbowl/index.ssf/2015/02/super_bowl_ads_2015_commercials_live_updates.htmlthen write about which ad was best.  Remember to include (in your own words of course!):
  • a description of the commercial
  • what product/service is being advertised
  • what you like about it
  • whether you think it is an effective advertisement

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