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