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)

2C - Homework for Thursday, October 8

You will need:

Your textbook (Focus on Modern Technology 1)
Your brain
A pen or pencil
About one hour of your time

For Thursday, October 7

1) Look at the review grammar on page 101 of your textbook.
2) Learn the vocabulary on page 103 (including meaning and pronunciation!)
3) Then do exercises 11 - 12 - 13 on pages 98-99.

2HAS - Homework for Monday, October 5

For Monday, October 5, you will need:

Your textbook (Just Go For It 2)
English parts of speech worksheet (below)
Your brain
A pen or pencil
20 minutes or so

You should begin learning the vocabulary for Chapter 1 in our textbook.  The first step is to divide the words into nouns, verbs, adjectives, etc.  Use the worksheet below to help you categorize these words.  We will begin using them in class on Monday, October 5, so don't procrastinate!

Click on the image to embiggen, download or print!

4BHK - 'Homework' for Tuesday, October 6


Homework for Tuesday, October 6:

Watch The Apprentice, Episode 3, Season 10:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0T24cjNvrTg

BACKGROUND:  The Apprentice is a reality TV show from the United Kingdom.  Lord Sugar invites contestants to compete for £250,000 and a chance to be Lord Sugar's business partner.  Each week, Lord Sugar fires the contestants who made the biggest business mistakes.

In this episode, the contestants are divided into two teams, and each team must produce and sell high-end candles.  All aspects of MARKETING are here:  from product development, to production, packaging, pricing, marketing and selling the candles -- all within 48 hours!

HOMEWORK:  As you watch the episode, make notes about the decisions that each team makes.  Are they good decisions or bad decisions?  What does Lord Sugar have to say at the end?


5AHK - Homework for Monday, October 5

Homework  for Monday, October 5

You will need your book
Your brain
A pen or pencil
About 30-45 minutes

1)  Do exercise 4 on page 90 of Focus on Modern Technology 4/5 (reinforce vocabulary from text on p. 88-89)

2) And do exercise 8 on page 91 (summary of text on p. 88-89, linking words)


Thursday, October 1, 2015

17 Offbeat Holidays You can Celebrate in October

October 16 - Dictionary Day!
Click the picture for the link!

1C - Homework for Wednesday, October 7

Review Class Etiquette and Rules bzw. Mitarbeitsnoten


HOMEWORK
You will need:
Your textbook, Focus on Modern Technology 1
Access to the Internet
Approximately (ungefähr) 1.5 hours

For Wednesday, October 7, study (=lernen!) the vocabulary on p. 13 (School Subjects, Technical Jobs, Countries/Languages) of your textbook.  Learn the meanings and the pronunciation of these words (for pronunciation, go to The Oxford Learner's Dictionary, type in the term engineer, then click on the
so you can hear what the word sounds like (BrE=British English; NAmE=North American English).

We will begin using this vocabulary in class on Wednesday, October 7 so make sure you learn it!!