Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Activity - How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Here's a link to the Christmas classic, How the Grinch Stole Christmas.  Watch it and write about it in your English Activity Journal.

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2puuoe

Write a summary of the story
Why do you think the Grinch has such a bad attitude towards Christmas?  Write his back story!
Who is your favorite character and why?
Is Christmas an important holiday in your family? How does your family celebrate?
Compare your Christmas feast with the Grinch's.
BONUS:  Draw a Seussian toy!

1C - In class, Tuesday, December 20

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyWSTvwZPGY

Write a summary in your activity journal about how your family celebrates Christmas and/or compare Austrian Christmas with Christmas in the UK.  Write in the present tense (routine) and use linking words:  First, then, next, after that, although, since/because, when/while, furthermore, in addition, however, finally/last but not least.

You should write more than 50 words!


If your family doesn’t celebrate Christmas, write a summary of Merry Christmas, Mr. Bean in the present tense using linking words.

Monday, December 12, 2016

9C - Lehrstoff for Schularbeit, Monday, December 19

FORMAT - 2 hours
Listening comprehension
Reading comprehension
Writing

TOPICS/TALKING POINTS
* Health and Nutrition (we reviewed talking points first week of class, see also Symposium)
* Tourism (Unit 5, FMT 4/5 plus handouts; social, cultural, economic, environmental effects of tourism; industries involved in tourism; importance of tourism for Austria, ecotourism)
* Advertising (Unit 1, in FMT 4/5, plus AIDA, guerilla advertising, different types of advertising, marketing to young people)

GRAMMAR
We reviewed the tenses, formation and uses.  Now put them into practice!
Reviewed parts of speech

TEXT TYPES
email, letter
report (we reviewed this!)
editing a text (we practiced this!)
article
blog entry
blog comment

SYMPOSIA
alcohol, smoking, sports, guerilla marketing

EXTRAS (Count as Lehrstoff)
Classroom English, English Activity Journal, water crisis (monologue, text about Potomac River), Language week (report), Munich, Matura stress/attitude towards school, US election, Big Rocks,

Thursday, December 8, 2016

2C - Homework for Monday, December 12

For Monday, December 19:

1) Find a blog with interesting articles.  Leave the URL in the comments below!

2) Be able to talk about Wien Woche:  Everyone should be able to talk for TWO minutes about
* the transportation to Vienna (Hinreise)
* the accommodations (Unterkunft)
* the food
* activities and excursions
* free time
* the trip home
* What was your favorite part of the week and why?

Extra points for talking about Christmas Markets, and how you used English in Vienna.

1C - Homework for Week of December 12

1) Bring your Schularbeit to class. Frau Professor Sandrock will archive them for the Bundesministerium.

2) Look at the shopping dialogues pages 32-33 of Focus on Modern Technology 1.  Prepare to use these phrases in the lesson on Tuesday, December 13 and Wednesday, December 14.


Sunday, December 4, 2016

Abend HTL - Homework for Tuesday, December 6

1) keep writing in your activity journals!
2) Look at the vocabulary for Unit 4 (Keeping Fit, p. 46-47)


Activity - The Automator

Y'all know that I love the site MentalFloss.  But today I saw the tab called "The Automator."

"That sounds like something for my students, especially my Abend HTL class which is studying automation technology," I said to myself.

So if you need something technical to read about in English for your English activity journal (or just for fun!), here's the link which gives you a list of fascinating MentalFloss's science articles: http://mentalfloss.com/section/theautomator

Have fun browsing!! (I suggest starting here:  http://mentalfloss.com/article/88813/10-surprising-ways-robots-can-make-your-life-easier)

Saturday, December 3, 2016

3C - Homework for Tuesday, December 6

For Tuesday, December 6, you should prepare a monologue about a technology diet (see handout from Thursday).  At least four students in each group will give a presentation.

Your presentation will be evaluated on
Task achievement (Erfüllung der Aufgabenstellung)
Free speaking
Language Range (Spektrum der gesprochenen Sprache)
Language Accuracy (Sprachrichtigkeit)

9C - Homework for Monday, December 5

1) There's a reading test.  You can practice for it by doing some of the Reading Exams in "Going for Finals" (the green book you got at the beginning of this year - it has the answers in the back to check your reading comprehension) or in Focus on Modern Technology 4/5 (I think there are also answers in the back of the book for Exam Training/Practices Exams),

2) Manuel K and Klemens have a symposium.

3) What does the "Internet of Things" mean to you?  Look up some examples on the Internet and be able to describe an example of this kind of technology.

4) You should have at least 9 entries in your activity journal.  If you have less than five, you probably should think about doing some English activities and writing about them.  It would be a shame if you got an F for Mitarbeit.

5) A lot of you didn't write a report.  That's too bad. Not only are you losing points, but I'm also not sure how you think you're going to pass the Schularbeit much less the written Matura on chutzpah alone.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Activity - Thermoforming Videos

Computational Thermoforming



Direct Print Thermoforming:


Two different ways of creating 3D images.  The first video comes from a team in Zürich. 
Note how good his English is!

Questions:  
Do you do 3D printing at the HTL? 
What kind of plastic manufacturing do you do in workshop?
Make a list of helpful vocabulary that you learned from watching the videos?
Make a list of the number of passive verbs that are used.  That's because instructional videos frequently use passive to get their point across.  
Describe in your own words the process of making computational thermoforms.
Compare the techniques used in the two different videos.
What kind of objects do you think this technology could be used for?


3C - Lehrstoff for the SA, Tuesday, December 13

FORMAT
Reading Comprehension
Grammar
Writing

TOPICS
Sportwoche presentations,  stereotypes, prejudice, universal design, accommodations (Anpassungen), automatic doors, giving directions, dangers of the internet/internet addiction, how to edit a text

GRAMMAR
verb revision (all tenses, active and passive, positive, negative, questions)
Passive
Modal substitutes
Prepositions
Do You Remember (p. 56-57

TEXT TYPES
Letter/E-mail
Blog entry
Journal entry
Article

EXTRAS (also counts as Lehrstoff):  English activity journals, smoking monologue, English skills, Thanksgiving, Rube Goldberg machines,


Completed 12/1/2016

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

3C - Homework for Thursday, December 1

For Thursday, December 1

You should review the dangers of the internet/wifi including radiation, phishing, addiction, texting and driving, cyberbullying, and other concerns (not enough exercise, no social life, etc)

Review the questions on the worksheet under Discussion Student A and Discussion Student B to prepare.

We will do a speaking exercise in class.

Monday, November 28, 2016

2C - Homework for Week of December 5 (Group A and B)

1) Go through your English activity journal and make a list of all the mistakes you frequently make. Then take measures to improve your English expression!

2) Finish the worksheet you got in class (present simple vs. past simple). We will do a contest in class.

3) Read the text on pages 24-25 (Ex. 3).
4) Do the Aufgabenstellung (Ex. 4) on page 25.
5) Answer the questions on page 26 (Ex. 5 - writing a guided summary)
6) Do exercise 6 on page 26 (idiomatic expressions)

7) Did you write a letter to Becky yet?  Make sure you do this!

7C - Homework for Thursday, December 1 (bzw. Monday, December 5)

1) Go through your activity journal and make a list of all the mistakes that you frequently make.  Then take measures to IMPROVE your English expression.

2) Rewrite your "Wearable Technology" blog entry.  See Dr. Sandrock for help and advice.

3) Have you reviewed relative clauses and contact clauses?

4) Have you done your summary of Airbus?  

9C - Homework for Thursday, December 1

1) Go through your activity journal and make a list of all the mistakes that you frequently make.  Then take measures to IMPROVE your English expression.

2) Have you written your report about Language Week?  You can still earn up to 15 points (5 for handing it in... plus quality points based on quality of the writing).

3) What does the term "Internet of Things" mean to you?  Do some research on the Internet, and be able to describe an example of this technology in the lesson.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

9C - Symposium Dates (1. Semester)

November 28 - Andreas, Johannes
December 5 - Manuel K., Klemens
December 12 - Jakob, Markus G.
December 15 - Jannik, Julian H.
December 22 - Armin, Patrick (Christmas)
January 9 - Hans, Dominik
January 12 - Manuel B. Julian L.
January 30 - Andre (& Cristian?)
February 2 - Gregor, Kivanc

7C - Symposium Dates (Groups A and B)

Group A

November 25 - Manuel S., Tobias
December 5 - Ivan, Valentin
December 19 - Michael S., Thomas
January 10 - Elma, Raphael
January 16 - Almir, Edon (car engines, turbo chargers)

Group B
November 29 - Mike, Julian L. (alcohol)
December 12 - Dzenis, Julian S.
December 13 - Vjencislav, Nick
December 19 - Daniel, Jürgen
January 10 - Pascal, Julian E. Mathias

7C - Homework for Monday, November 28

1) Listening TEST (20 min)
2) Do grammar on page 54 of your textbook
3) Read article on pages 51-52 of your textbook and do exercise 1 on page 51.
4) Text your grammar on pages 60-61, Do You Remember?

7C - Lehrstoff, Schularbeit, Tuesday, December 6

Format (Two hours):
Listening Comprehension
Reading Comprehension
Writing (one or two texts)

We have done Units 2 3 and 4 in the book Focus on Modern Technology.
The topics we have done are:
Virtual Eve and the future of education
Robot technology
Artificial intelligence
Wearable technology
Training at Airbus

In addition we have done presentations about language week, and you have been doing activity journals.

TEXT TYPES:
Letter/Email
Report
Article
Blog Entry
Blog comment
Journal entry
(Summary)

Grammar that you should start using in your texts:
Verb Revision
Indirect speech
Relative and contact clauses
Passive voice



Monday, November 21, 2016

2C - Homework for Monday, November 28

1) p. 28-29, Grammatikübersicht and exercises 1, 2, 3
2) p. 30 vocabulary
3) p. 22, write a letter to Becky, comparing Austrian and British school systems (see phrases on page 22 or turn to p. 110 for more help)

Thursday, November 17, 2016

9C - Themenbereiche mündliche RDP aus Englisch

1)      The World Of Work
2)      Sport And Health
3)      Mass Media And Communication
4)      Lifestyle
5)      Tourism And Travel
6)      Environmental Problems
7)      Energy
8)      Advertising

9C - Homework for Monday, November 21

For Monday, November 21 you should

1) write a report about language week if you haven't already done so (see Sandrock for Aufgabenstellung)

2) Work on your activity journal if you have fewer than 5 entries

3) In your HÜ Heft, define these words and give a sentence using each

NOUNS
leisure (could also be an adjective)
affuence
advertising jingle
capitalism
advertising copy

VERB
to purchase
to afford something
to aspire to
to be affected by something
to be effective

ADJECTIVES
materialistic
capitalistic
mundane

4) In class we will do an advertiing Aufgabentellung (mündlich) to review everything you know about advertising.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Activity - Dwayne The Rock Johnson: Sexiest Man Alive?

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has just been named People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive!


And is it possible that the Sexiest Man Alive has his eye on the White House?  Watch the video and read the story at this link to find out:  http://people.com/celebrity/dwayne-the-rock-johnson-run-for-president-sexiest-man-alive/

QUESTIONS:
* Do you know who Dwayne the Rock Johnson is?
* Is Dwayne the Rock Johnson more famous because of his WWE career, his acting, his personal life or his title as Sexiest Man Alive?
* Have you ever seen Dwayne the Rock Johnson wrestle?
* Have you ever seen Dwayne the Rock Johnson in a movie?
* Do you think Dwayne the Rock Johnson is sexy?
* Is Dwayne the Rock Johnson a role model for young people?  Why or why not?
* What do you think:  If Dwayne the Rock Johnson ran for president of the United States, would he win? Why or why not?


2C - Homework for Monday, November 21 (Verb Revision)

Study for your verb revision!  All tenses, active and passive (bejahte Aussage, Verneinung, Fragen), including if-sentences!  Here's a link to help you study:  https://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/tests

1C - Homework for Tuesday, November 22

1) You are Adam.  Write a letter to Mr. Kennedy (page 38, ex. 7) in your HÜ heft.
2) read the text on page 39
3) Do exercises1 and 2 on page 40
4) Practice your verb tenses on https://www.ego4u.de/de/cram-up/tests

3C - Homework for Thursday, November 17

On Tuesday you got an oral task (mündliche Aufgabenstellung) about a stop smoking camp.  For Thursday, each student should prepare a 3-4 minute presentation to give during the lesson (free speaking, no powerpoint).  This will count towards your Mitarbeit, and it should give your good talking points for Matura.

7C - Homework for Monday, November 21

Write a blog entry about wearable technology.  In your blog entry, you should:

* state your position on wearable technology
* describe what types of wearable technology are available today.
* explain the advantages and disadvantages of wearable technology
* speculate about the future of wearable technology

Give your blog entry a title and don't forget to ask people to leave their comments in the comment section

Approximately 250 words (NO DRAFTS ACCEPTED ON GRAPH PAPER - TYPED ON THE COMPUTER IS BEST)

You will hand in a ROUGH DRAFT (erster Versuch).  The better your draft is, the less work you'll have to do when you rewrite it.

Abend HTL - Lehrstoff für Schularbeit, Dienstag, 29.11.2016

FORMAT:  
* Leseverständnis
* Grammatik (Schwerpunkt Zeiten: present simple, present continuous, past simple, bejahte Aussagen, Verneinungen, Fragen, Signalwörter, Schmelzwörter (can't, I'm, you're, usw.)
* Schreibaufgabe(n) - Tagebuch Eintrag bzw. blog entry, letter/email

LEHRSTOFF
Englisch für die Berufsreifeprüfung - Basis Module
Topics and Language in Use:  Nice to meet you (pp. 11-21), Work to Live (22-32), Let me entertain you (33-44) 
Workbook:  Parts of Speech (pp. 13-14) Present tense simple (pp. 33-39), Present tense continuous (pp. 39-41), 
Past tense simple (pp. 43-46), Word order (pp. 57-59)

THEMEN:  Themen:  Talk about yourself, your family, your work, work and stress, importance of work, importance of school, carpe diem, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, music (favorite artists, importance of music), 

Extras:  Rechtschreiben

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Activity - Rube Goldberg Machine

I LOVE Rube Goldberg Machines (almost as much as I love falling dominoes). This one is part technology, part advertisement for STEM, part social message.

Here's the article:  http://mentalfloss.com/article/88567/tech-connected-rube-goldberg-machine-spans-five-cities

And here's the video:


Can you describe what happens in the video?
What's the coolest trick in this video?
What does STEM stand for?
Why is it important that women learn about STEM?
What is the social message at the end of the video?
Have you ever made a Rube Goldberg Machine?
Do you know a video of a Rube Goldberg Machine or falling dominoes that everyone should see? Then leave a message in the comments below with the link!

P.S. Students in the 4th and 5th forms should remember what happened in Flint!

1C - Lehrstoff für die Schularbeit (Group B, November 29; Group A, November 30)

FORMAT:
1) Reading Comprehension (Leseverständnis)
2) Grammar (Grammatik, Zeitformen:  present simple, present progressive, past simple, past progressive, auch Pronomen, Schmelzwörter, unregelmässige Verben),  You can practice your tenses at this link:  https://www.ego4u.de/de/cram-up/tests

3) Writing:  dialogue, description, diary entry, letter/email (Schreibaufgaben:  Dialog, Beschreibung, Tagebuch Eintrag, Brief/e-Mail)

INCLUDES:  All grammar, vocabulary, topics (alle Grammatik, Vokabeln, Themen) die in Unit 0-2 vorkommen,

Unit 0 - Getting Started:  Introducing yourself, school subjects, numbers, languages/countries/nationalities

DO YOU REMEMBER? 1 - pronouns, possessive adjectives, verb "to be" in present and past tense, verb "to have" in present and past, questions/question words

Unit 1 - Houses and Homes;  Describing your house, describing your room, describing your routine, discuss school/work (NVQ, HNC), saving electricity, home appliances, tools and what they are used for, present simple tense, present progressive,

Unit 2 - Shopping: types of shops, sales conversation, shoplifting, letter of apology, tenses: past simple, past progressive

Extras - English activities, English alphabet, Wortstellung, Signalwörter/Fragewörter, Rechtschreiben, Pronomen, unregelmässige Verben (besonders "to be" "to have" and "to do"), contractions (Schmelzwörter, z.B. I'm, won't, doesn't, usw).

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Abend HTL - Homework for Tuesday, November 15

You'll get your activity journal back on Friday, November 11.

For Tuesday, November 15

1) another entry in your activity journal (make sure you do ENGLISH ACTIVITIES to improve your vocabulary, idiom, pronunciation, listening comprehension, reading comprehension and feel for the language - watch English videos/films/series, read English texts/articles, listen to FM4 or English songs and look up the lyrics (Songtext), talk with tourists in Graz or Schladming or at the train station!) You may, of course, write about Ferris Bueller's Day Off!!

2) Look at the chapter "Let Me Entertain You" in the Topics and Language in Use book (pp. 33-44).  Pay special attention to vocabulary (pp. 34-35) and past simple tense (pp. 38-40). Start looking at list of irregular verbs - e.g. go, went, gone - on pages 90-91 of the Workbook.

9C - Homework for Monday, November 14

Write a report about language week (see handout from class).  If you weren't there, maybe someone will post the handout to the WhatsApp group.

You will turn in a rough draft (erster Versuch) on Monday.  It may not be perfect, but it's important to put your ideas down on paper!

3C - Homework for Tuesday, November 15

1)  Did you do "Do You Remember?" on page 56-57?  If not, do it!  (Answers on page 108)

2) On page 58, answer the questions in exercise 1 (parts a and b)

3) Review "How to write an email" on page 59 (Focus on Modern Technology 2)

4) Reread the text on page 62 (and do the exercises on page 63 if you haven't already done so!).  We are going to use this text in the lesson on Tuesday, so make sure you know the TALKING POINTS!

7C - Homework for Monday, November 14

For Monday, November 14

1) read the text on page 34 (phone skills)
2) page 35, exercise 3 - fill in the gaps with the phrase
3) read the text on page 38-39.
4)  Do exercise 2 on page 38
5) Do exercise 4 on page 40

The texts are not just "to do the exercises".  Read them and learn the talking points.  We will be writing texts next week using the topics in the articles.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

1C - Homework for the week of November 14

1) QUIZ OVER IRREGULAR VERBS (handout)
2) In the book (Focus on Modern Technology 1) read the text on page 34
3) on page 35, answer the questions 1 and 2
4) Read the Grammatik Übersicht on pages 42-43
5) do exercises 3-4 on page 36 (Simple past)
6) Do exercises 5-6 on page 37 (Simple past and past progressive)

Monday, November 7, 2016

4C - Homework for Tuesday, November 8

Just a short assignment to keep you on your toes!

Page 41, exercise 7.  Write the answers in your HÜ Heft.

2C - Homework for Monday, November 14

* Read the article on page 11.
* Do exercises 2, 3, 4 on page 12
* ADD:  Exercise 6 on page 13 (If sentences type 3)
* Do exercises 1, 2, 3 on pages 16-17.

PLUS FINISH THE WORKSHEETS YOU GOT IN CLASS!

2C - Homework for Wednesday, November 9 (Group B)

* Read the article on page 11.
* Do exercises 2, 3, 4 on page 12
* ADD:  Exercise 6 on page 13 (If sentences type 3)
* Do exercises 1, 2, 3 on pages 16-17.

Abend HTL - Homework for Tuesday, November 8 (No stress!)

For Tuesday, November 8 - Updated Monday, November 7

* Keep working on your English Activity Journal.  You should have at least two more entries.  Make sure you do ENGLISH activities to improve your vocabulary, English idiom, and general feel for the language.

* You can practice questions in present tense on page 29 in the Language and Topics book (Individual Exercise Interview and Individual Work.

* Come to the lesson on Tuesday, November 8.  We've got something very special planned!

Friday, November 4, 2016

Activity - Nutella

ARTICLE:  Nutella for breakfast?  

Dr. Sandrock says:  "When I was growing up in Iowa, we didn't have Nutella.  Luckily, my father made regular trips to Germany and used to bring back small packs of Nutella from the breakfast buffet in his hotel. Later when I was in high school, Nutella came to the U.S.  I remember sitting in my bean bag chair in front of the television, watching music videos on MTV and eating Nutella out of the jar with a spoon! Nutella tastes a little different in the U.S. because it is made with hydrogenated oil (gehärtetes Fett) and therefore it can't be sold in health food stores."

QUESTIONS:  
What is your experience with Nutella?  
Do you like Nutella?  
Does your family buy Nutella or do they buy a store brand (S Budget Nougatcreme)?
Did you know you can make your own Nutella?  Here's a recipe!
How do you eat Nutella? (on bread - what kind?  on fruit?  on ice cream?  straight out of the jar?)
Do you think Nutella is a healthy food?

3C - Homework for Tuesday, November 8

Rewrite your article about stereotypes and type it up so it looks nice (Zeilenabstand 2, no more than one printed page)
Your article should:
*  be around 250 words
*  have an interesting title
*  have a strong introduction (including definition of stereotype with an example)
*  have three body paragraphs (after the introduction and before the conclusion)
    1) how stereotype can lead to prejudice (with example)
    2) how exceptions (people who do not fit a stereotype) can open people's minds
    3) a good example of an exception (think of the videos we watched or use a personal example)
*  have a conclusion (Schlussabsatz) which encourages people to be open-minded (how could being       open-minded about people make the world a better place?)
 

If you did not write a first draft, you can still turn in an article on Tuesday.  Here is the original assignment:  http://ennsvalleyenglish.blogspot.co.at/2016/10/3c-homework-for-thursday-october-20.html

As of Friday, November 4, only typed drafts or drafts on LINED PAPER with KORREKTURRAND will be accepted.  NO GRAPH PAPER (aka kariertes Papier)!!

Monday, October 31, 2016

9C - For Thursday, November 3

1) English Activity Journals - Next collection, Thursday, November 3

2) You got a handout in class on Monday, October 31 about different tenses and passive voice.  Study for your Verb Revision on Monday, November 7.

2C - Homework for Monday, November 7

1) English Activity Journals:
  Group A:  Due Monday, November 7
  Group B:  Due Wednesday, November 9 (not November 3, silly me, I thought y'all had English on                  Thursdays!)

2) Bring Focus on Modern Technology 2 to the lesson.

3) Learn words for parts of a car (p. 14 FMT 2 and Lehrer für Schüler Tausch cars.pdf)




Friday, October 28, 2016

Activity - Halloween

All Hallow's Eve or Hallowe'en is the day before All Saints Day (saint = hallow = heilig)
You can read more about the holiday here:  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/0/halloween-2016-why-do-children-trick-or-treat-and-whats-with-the1/  (Hint:  There are videos at the link as well as text! Choose your activity!)

QUESTIONS:
Is Halloween an important holiday (Feiertag) in Austria?
Have you ever dressed up (sich verkleiden) for Halloween?
When do people dress up in costumes in Austria?
When people dress up in Austria, what kind of costumes are popular?
What would you dress up as for Halloween (see the possibilities at this link:  http://www.partycity.com/category/halloween+costumes/teen+costumes.do)
Do you think Halloween is a good idea or a bad idea for Austria? Give reasons for your opinion
What's the best part of Halloween?  The candy?  The costumes?  The pranks?

BONUS ACTIVITY (to write about in your English Activity Journal!); 
Have you ever seen Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho?
If you have, describe the characters and plot (Handlung) in your own words.
If you haven't seen Psycho, would you like to see it after watching the trailer (below)?
What do you think about horror movies? Are they better when there's a lot of gore (Blut)? or are psychological thrillers better?



9C - Homework for Monday, October 31

Work on activity journals.  Next Abgabetermin November 3.

Practice for VERB REVISION on Monday, November 7.  (you can do this by doing exercises on https://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar).

You can also get practice by watching DVDs and hearing how people use English tenses IRL.  In honor of Halloween, watch this 6 minute trailer for Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho. How many tenses are in it (both text and spoken word)?


BONUS ACTIVITY (to write about in your English Activity Journal!);
Have you ever seen Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho?
If you have, describe the characters and plot (Handlung) in your own words.
If you haven't seen Psycho, would you like to see it after watching the trailer (above?)
What do you think about horror movies? Are they better when there's a lot of gore (Blut)? or are psychological thrillers better?



3C - Homework for Thursday, November 3

For Thursday, November 3:

If you want to write an entry for your activity journal, write it on a separate piece of paper and paste it into (einkleben) your Quart-Heft when you get it back next week!  Next Abgabetermin:  Thursday, November 10 (two entries=Einträge)

1) For homework, read page 62 in Focus on Modern Technology 2
2) Do exercises 1, 2, 3 on page 63 in your book.
3) Review the passive voice on page 66-67.
4) Write the answers to exercises 1 and 2 (page 66-67) in your Hausübungsheft to hand in at the beginning of the lesson on Thursday, November 3.

5) Don't forget to bring your STEREOTYPES ARTICLE to class on Thursday, November 3.  We will go over tips for writing the second draft (verbesserte Version).

Looking ahead:  Verb revision on Thursday, November 10 - all tenses, active and passive.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

1C - Group B Homework for November 8

YOu have a lot to do because we won't have English for two weeks!

1) Do English activities and write AT LEAST TWO more entries in your activity journal (50 words each).

2) Finish the worksheets you got in the lesson on October 25.

3)  Study for a vocabulary quiz over appliances and tools.

To prepare, look at the vocabulary on page 30.
Then do the following exercises in your book:
 * exercise 3, page 22
 * exercise 5, page 22
 * exercise 1, page 25
 * exercise 2, page 26
 * exercise 3, page 26-27

9C - Homework for Thursday, October 27

You got a "Matura Aufgabenstellung" in class.  You may prepare it beforehand, or you can prepare it in the lesson.  At least five students will present during class.  It will count towards your Speaking grade.

Situation:  You are an exchange student at a university in Scotland.  You have been asked to give a presentation about the water crisis in your Introduction to the Environment class.

MONOLOGUE – Speak at least two minutes, hit all the bullet points, and don’t read from the text.  Try to bring in your own ideas.

·         outline the importance of water for life on earth (see text 1)
·         analyse the threats to clean water sources (see text 1)
·         suggest ways in which individuals can make a difference

For suggestions, you could use the text you prepared for Monday:

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

3C - Homework for Thursday, October 27

1) If you have not done your article about stereotypes, this is your highest priority.

2) Work on your English Activity Journal

3) Do "Do You Remember?" on pages 56-57.  Check your answers on page 108.  If you don't understand something, Thursday will be the day to ask!

4) Review the passive voice (pp. 66-67).  Read page 62 which will help you understand the exercises.

LOOKING AHEAD:  VERB REVISION on Thursday, November 10!  All tenses, active and passive.

7C - Homework for Monday, October 31

1) Finish exercise 6 on page 26

2) Read the text on page 27-28 and answer the questions with a MAXIMUM of FOUR words (Matura bzw. SA Aufgabenstellung).

3) Gather all your "talking points" to discuss artificial intelligence, virtual teachers, robots.  We will practice a Matura Aufgabenstellung and some students will actually present a monologue for points!

4) Start reviewing verb tenses for the Verb Revision on Tuesday, November 15 (active and passive)


Monday, October 24, 2016

2C - Homework for Monday, October 31 (Halloween!)

KEEP WORKING ON YOUR ACTIVITY JOURNALS.  REMEMBER, Don't just write in English... try to do fun activities in English (see list here)

UPDATE 10/28:  I know I still have your activity journals... write the next entry on a piece of paper that you can paste into (einkleben) your activity when you get them back on Monday.  Next Abgabetermin:
Group A:  Monday November 7
Group B:  Wednesday, November 9

1) Finish exercise 2 on page 120.

2) Do  "Do You Remember?" on pages 129-132.  Check answers on page 144.  If you don't understand something, Monday is the time to ask!

3)  Read the text on page 123.  Then write the answers to exercise 1 (p. 123-124) and exercise 2 (page 124) IN YOUR EXERCISE BOOK.  Note the instructions:  In exercise 1, use a MAXIMUM of FOUR words in your answer (this is a Matura- bzw. SA-Aufgabenstellung).

7C - Homework for Tuesday, October 25

Look on the Internet.  What does Stephen Hawking say about the future of artificial intelligence?
Also, look up some background information on Stephen Hawking... he's not just a guest star on the Big Bang Theory and the Simpsons!


Saturday, October 22, 2016

Activity - Make a Difference Day!

Call it "Make A Difference" "Pay it Forward" or a "Random Act of Kindness" - today (Saturday, October 22) is National Make A Difference Day!


Random acts of kindness don't have to be big.  They are as simple as giving someone an unexpected compliment, inviting someone to have an ice cream cone, doing yardwork for an elderly neighbor, making someone feel special or beautiful or loved.  The person who does the random act of kindness doesn't expect anything in return - they just want to make the world a better place.  They want to make a difference!

You can read more about Make a Difference Day here:  http://www.nationaldaycalendar.com/national-make-a-difference-day-fourth-saturday-in-october/

And you can read about ways to get involved here: http://mentalfloss.com/article/87407/11-little-things-you-can-do-make-difference

Here are stories by people who have benefited from random acts of kindness:  https://notalwayshopeless.com/

QUESTIONS
Have you ever heard the term "Pay it Forward"?  Look up the term on the internet.  What does it mean?  Give an example.
There is also a movie called "Pay it Forward" - have you seen it?
Have you ever done something nice for someone you didn't know?
Has someone you didn't know ever done something nice for you?
Suggest a project for the HTL to do to make a difference in the Gemeinde Trieben.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

1C - Homework for November 9

YOu have a lot to do because we won't have English for two weeks!

1) Do English activities and write AT LEAST TWO more entries in your activity journal (50 words each).

2) Finish the worksheets you got in the lesson on October 19.

3)  Study for a vocabulary quiz over appliances and tools.

To prepare, look at the vocabulary on page 30.
Then do the following exercises in your book:
 * exercise 3, page 22
 * exercise 5, page 22
 * exercise 1, page 25
 * exercise 2, page 26
 * exercise 3, page 26-27

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

1C - Homework for Week of October 24

We will do a vocabulary quiz on on Tuesday, October 25 (Group B). The topic is: appliances and tools.

To prepare, look at the vocabulary on page 30.
Then do the following exercises in your book:
 * exercise 3, page 22
 * exercise 5, page 22
 * exercise 1, page 25
 * exercise 2, page 26
 * exercise 3, page 26-27

Abend HTL - Homework for Tuesday, October 25

1) Finish the worksheet you got in class (here's a copy if you've misplaced it)

2) Read the text on page 24 (?) of your Topics and Language in Use book (About School and Work)

3) Using the text on page 24, the worksheet and the vocabulary, be able to discuss the questions under Student A and Student B on the worksheet in class on Tuesday, October 25.

4) Be able to answer the question:  "How important is school for you?" (you may write a text in your English Activity Journal on this topic!)

7C - Homework for Monday, October 24

For Monday, October 24
1) keep working on your English Activity Journals.
2) Also, read the text (Virtual Eve) on pages 23-24 of Focus on Modern Technology 3.
3) Using the questions on page 24, ex. 2, write a guided summary of the article (approximately 120 words, in your own words!)

Monday, October 17, 2016

Activity - Meet Cozmo, the AI Robot with Emotions


What do you think about Cozmo?
Would you pay $180 for one?
Or would you prefer to build your own?
If you could build a mini-robot like this, what would you program it to do?
Robots aren't only fun, they're practical. Can you think of any other practical uses of robots?
Do you have robotics this semester?  What has been your experience with robots?

7C - Homework for Tuesday, October 18

For Tuesday, October 18

Group A and B:

1) Review the simple present/present progressive and the past simple/past progressive on page 12 of your textbook Focus on Modern Technology 3 Do the exercises!
2)  Look at the vocabulary on page 30 of Focus on Modern Technology 3


Group A:  Finish the worksheet you got in class.

2C . Homework for Monday, October 24

1) QUIZ OVER IRREGULAR VERB FORMS!  Pages 169-170 (and handout)

2)  Print off the Englische Zeiten from the school server (Lehrer für Schüler Tausch -> 2C -> Sandrock -> Englische Zeiten (you can do this in the EDV Room or use a USB stick) and begin reviewing tenses (see ego4u.at)

3)  Look at the vocabulary on page 128 (idioms for getting about)

4) Do exercise 1 on page 115 in your book

5) Do exercise 2 on page 116 in your book

6) Read the Grammatikübersicht on page 126 of Focus on Technology 1.

7) Try the exercises on page 121 (Ex. 4 and 5)

8)  Keep working on your English Activity Journal

Sunday, October 16, 2016

9C - Homework for Monday, October 24

1)  In your English Activity Journal, write TWO entries;

a) a response to Dr. JoJo's letter to you (handed out in class on Monday, October 17**).  Make sure you use present tense in your response.

b) a report about your trip to Munich.  This entry should be written in past simple tense (for the most part).  Need a refresher on past tenses?  See this website or do these exercises!

2)  Read this article about the importance of unpolluted water in Native American culture.

3)  In your HÜ Heft, write a 150 word summary of the article. Note that the article is written predominantly in present tense, so use present tense in your summary,  You should also try to use indirect statement (e.g.  Day says that the intent of the walk is to speak to the water, not to a human audience.

**HOMEWORK FOR MONDAY, OCTOBER 24:  In your English Activity Journal, write a reply to the note from Dr. JoJo (below).  She wants to know about your current attitude toward school and what your plan is for getting all your work done this year.  Write a text in which you use the present simple and present continuous tenses in all different forms (statements, questions, negatives, as seen in the text we did in class).

Dear                       ,  

It’s your final year of technical college in Austria, and there is so much to do!  You must be under a lot of stress.  What is your attitude to school right now? Are you able to get all your work done for your classes? Are you eating and sleeping okay?  You should take time to do things you want to do instead of working all day and all night.   Going out with friends or being with your family can often help you de-stress (although sometimes they can also distract you from your work).  Do you have any hobbies you can devote your attention to, so you aren’t always thinking about your diploma thesis or the prom?  Do you have a time management strategy?  Sorry to ask so many questions, but we haven’t had much time to chat! 

Friday, October 14, 2016

3C - Homework for Tuesday, October 18

Write another entry in your English Activity Journal.

IDEAS:  Write about clowns (see blog)
              Write about Nick Vujicic (see blog)
              Write a text based on our exercise in class on Thursday, October 13 (How would life change for you if you ... lost your sight OR lost your hearing OR lost your arms OR lost the use of your legs OR became paraplegic?  What accommodations would you need?  How could technology help?)

Thursday, October 13, 2016

3C - In Class, Thursday, October 13

Bionic Olympics:  http://qz.com/807655/cybathlon-the-worlds-first-bionic-olympics-just-happened-in-zurich/
Goldsmith:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9DvHUTsmGU#t=40
Baseball player:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JFsWP911rQ
People who lost their limbs, but not their sense of humor
Nick Vujicic - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJvEoLPLIg8


7C - Homework for Monday, October 17

1)  At least one more entry in your English Activity Journal (two entries are ideal!) - you will get them back on Thursday 10/13!

2)  Raphael/Edon, Tobias/Almir, Julian L./Nick - Give presentations (last chance)

3)  Mike- report on discussion with director/Malta

4)  Elma - see me.


3C - Homework for Thursday, October 20

PLEASE TYPE YOUR ARTICLE SO YOU CAN SEND IT TO frauprofessorsandrock@gmail.com

Write an article about stereotypes.  In your article:
                *  define the term “stereotype” in your own words and give

                    an example (introduction)
                *  explain how stereotypes can lead to prejudice and give an 
                    example (body 1)
                *  discuss how exceptions to stereotypes can help open 

                    people’s minds (body 2)
                *  give a convincing example of an exception to a stereotype - think about 

                    the videos we watched or use a personal example (body 3)
                * (conclusion) encourage people to be open-minded and 

                   make their own decisions

Approximately 250 words (50 words per paragraph)


1) Give your article an interesting title.
2) Start your article in an interesting way (use a question or a personal anecdote to grab your audience and make them want to keep reading)
3)  The first paragraph should be an introduction to the subject (stereotypes). 
4)  The conclusion should leave the reader with something to think about.
5)  Write your article in 5 paragraphs (introduction, body 1, body 2, body 3, conclusion)
6)  Check your text before you turn it in using this checklist

Don't copy from the internet.  Don't copy from your neighbor.  Don't use Google Translate.

You will write a draft (erster Versuch).  Try to write the best draft you can – perhaps you can avoid a rewrite!!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

3C - Homework for Thursday, October 13

For Thursday, October 13:

1)  Read pages 50-51 in your textbook (Focus on Modern Technology 2 - Forgot it at school?  No problem!  Here's a link online! http://www.veritas.at/sbo/ebook/px/30833/#/50/

2)  Be able to talk about Universal Design and Accommodations (Anpassungen an spezielle Bedürfnisse).  These will be your Talking Points for our lesson Thursday and possibly your homework for next Thursday, October 20.




Idea for English Activity Journal - Creepy Clowns

(If you don't have your journal, you may write this entry on a piece of paper and add it to your journal later.  Or you can leave a comment here on the blog!)

Have you heard about the "creepy clowns"?  Clowns are appearing (erscheinen) all over the world and no one knows why.  Here is a video that explains the craze:



Ronald McDonald is the most famous clown of all.  But because of all the creepy clowns, Ronald McDonald is making fewer appearances.  Read all about it on People Magazine.


QUESTIONS
Is it normal for people in Austria to hire clowns for children's birthday parties?
Where do you see clowns in Austria?
Do you like clowns or do you have coulrophobia (fear of clowns)?
Do you have a favorite clown?
Look up the history of some famous clowns
Did you know a clown's make up is copyrighted? Check out this article on Atlas Obscura!
If you could be a clown, what would your make up look like and why???
Have you ever seen the movie or read the book "It" by Stephen King?



1C - Homework for Week of October 17 (Group A and B)

1) Do one entry in your English Activity Journal - Watch a video or film or DVD in English (with English subtitles, not German!) and write about it in your Schulquart Heft (50+ words)

2)  Read the email on pages 20-21.

3)  Do exercises 1 and 2 on page 21

4) Re-read the grammar explanation on page 23 (Befehlsform, Present Simple Tense)

5)  Do the grammar exercises on page 23.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Abend HTL - Homework for Tuesday, October 18

For Tuesday, October 18

1) Turn in your English Activity Journal with TWO new entries

2) On page 23 of the Topics and Language in Use book, learn the vocabulary and meanings of the words.

3) Make a list of nouns, verbs, and adjectives in your HÜ Heft (vocab page 23).

4) Do the Individual Work on pages 23-24 of the Topics and Language in Use book (use the new vocabulary words to complete the text)

5)  Do the Individual Work on page 25 of the Topics and Language in Use book (practice with the present simple tense)

6) For a CHALLENGE, do the exercise on page 15 in the Workbook.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Idea for English Activity Journal - Happy Fluffernutter Day!

(I know not everyone has their English Activity Journals, but you can write a text about this article and paste it in your EAJ when you get it back next week!  OR you can write a comment in the box below!)

Article:  http://mentalfloss.com/article/86283/gooey-history-fluffernutter-sandwich

https://newengland.com/today/food/new-england-made/fluffernutter/

WRITE A TEXT ABOUT PEANUT BUTTER
Have you ever eaten peanut butter?
How did you eat it? (alone on a spoon? in a candy bar?  on bread? What kind of bread? as a peanut butter and jelly sandwich?  what kind of jelly?  did you also use butter?)
What kind of peanut butter did you eat? There's chunky, creamy, and natural.
Do you like peanut butter?
Would you like to try peanut butter?
Are you allergic to peanuts?

Have you ever eaten marshmallows?
How did you eat them?  (alone out of the package? roasted over a campfire?  in Rice Krispie treats?  in a candy bar?  as marshmallow fluff?)

What do you think about a combination of peanut butter, marshmallow fluff on white sandwich bread?  Does it sound good?  Do you think it's healthy?


Thursday, October 6, 2016

Abend HTL - In Class Thursday, October 6

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZqXwma7z85Q
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZV40f0cXF4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVPxAgy7lBA
http://www.englishexercises.org/makeagame/viewgame.asp?id=8014

Abend HTL - Homework for Tuesday, October 11

1) Don't forget your activity journal! (you should get them back on Friday, October 7)

2) In your Workbook (Englisch für die Berufsreifeprüfung - Basismodul Workbook) do the exercises on pages 34-35 (present simple tense, Task 1, Task 2, Task 3).  This is practice to reinforce word order and verb formation.  You can do more exercises on pages 36-38 (Task 4, Task 5, Task 8) if you want more practice.

3) In the Topics and Language in Use book  (Englisch für die Berufsreifeprüfung - Basismodul Topics and Language in Use), make sure you can do these exercises:  p. 15 (Individual Work  "to be" and "to have"), p. 18 (Individual Work, Word order S-P-O)

4) Review vocabulary for family in Topics and Language in Use (Unit 1, Nice to Meet You).  Write any words you don't know in your vocabulary book.

3C - Homework for Tuesday, October 11

1) write 10 personal sentences in your HÜ Heft using the words/phrases from the handout in class on Thursday, October 6 and these phrases that were written on the board:

inferior to -
superior to -
to reinforce/support a stereotype
to contradict/disprove/debunk a stereotype
to be open-minded about
to have an open mind about
to make your own decisions about
to develop your own ideas about
to discriminate against
to be prejudiced against


Tuesday, October 4, 2016

1C - Homework for Wednesday, October 5

1) review numbers in English (p. 133 in Focus on Modern Technology 1)

2) review/learn countries and languages on page 13 in FMT 1

3) do the quiz "Do you Remember 1" on pages 14-15.  Check your answers on p. 142

7C - Homework/Plan for Week of October 10

For Monday October 10 , students will prepare language week presentations for Tuesday, October 11.

These are the pairings and topics:

GROUP A
Brighton - Valentin, Michael
Cambridge - Raphael, Edon
Canterbury - Tobias, Almir
Cork - Ivan, Manuel
Dublin - Larissa, Thomas
York - Fabian, Elma

GROUP B
Edinburgh - Pascal, Mike
Exeter - Julian S., Matthias
Galway - Dzenis, Daniel, Jürgen
London - Julian E, Vjencislav
Manchester - Julian L, Nick

The book for Cool Tours is in the classroom.  If you prefer to do research online, here is the link:  http://cooltours.at/reisen/sprachreisen/englisch/

1C - Homework for Week of October 10

1)   In your HÜ Heft, write a dialogue based on the speaking activity in class
     Situation:  You meet a person named Alex Robinson (Alex can be a boy or a girl's name).
     Alex wants to know all about you:  Where you are from, what language you speak, how you can keep in touch (in Verbindung bleiben). You exchange (austauschen) information (email address, Facebook, telephone number, snail mail address).  You need to spell your name and the name of your town. EXAMPLE;  Alex tells you his/her name is spelled R-O-B-I-N-S-O-N.

Here's a way you can start:
ALEX:  Hi, I don't recognize (erkennen) your accent.  Where are you from?
YOU:  I'm from _____
ALEX:  What language do they speak there?
YOU:  We speak _____.  Where are you from?
ALEX:  I am from _____.
YOU:  You're cute. What's your name?
ALEX:  You're cute too. I'm Alex. What's your name?
YOU: My name is ____.  We should keep in touch.
ALEX:  Yes!  Do you use Facebook?
YOU:  ...

Try to keep the conversation going for at least five more exchanges (ten more lines)

STECKBRIEF:
Alex Robinson
1634 Garden Lane
Stowe, Vermont 05672
Phone: 802-555-4419
alexinvt2000@zedge.net
   

2)  Be able to describe your house (p. 16, 18) and bedroom (19-20***)

3) Look at the vocabulary on page 30 of FMT 1
4)  Look over the grammar (Grammatikübersicht) pp. 27-28


*** use the sentence suggestions

Monday, October 3, 2016

2C - Homework for Monday, October 10

1) Finish the exercises you began on pp. 108-109 (ex. 4-5) in your book.
2) Do exercise 6 on page 109 in your HÜ Heft.
3) Do exercise 7 on page 110-111 in your book.
4) Vocabulary quiz over all vocab in Unit 7 (Schwerpunkt VERBS!)

Sunday, October 2, 2016

3C - Homework for Thursday, October 6 (Updated October 4


1) bring your book to class (Focus on Modern Technology 2)
2) hand in your English Activity Journal with 2 (two!) entries (one of them should be about Sports Week!)
3) LOOK UP OTHER STEREOTYPES.  DEFINE STEREOTYPE, PREJUDICE, DISCRIMINATION.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

What do those symbols on my homework mean?

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Abend HTL - Homework for Tuesday, October 4

1) do you remember the homework where you wrote down the words you use for your job in English?

2) for Tuesday, October 4, write 10 sentences about your job using this vocabulary.  What is your daily routine?   Try to use lots of different nouns, verbs*, frequency adverbs, place words, time words (like we did in class on September 27).  Write these sentences in your HÜ Heft.

3) Do your English Activity Journal (you'll get them back on Thursday, September 29 (I hope!!)

*most of your had nouns in your vocabulary list.  Look up verbs to see what you can "do" with these things!

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Subscribe to this YouTube Channel!

How It's Made is a community channel with short films about how things are made. Here's one about Automated Machines with good talking points for Matura (Themenbereich Labour):
 You can find more at the channel's home page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjHsPBHX1NNbIqTy4eXVTig.  Perhaps you'll find something to write about for your English Activity Journal!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

3C - In Class, Tuesday, September 27

Each student should talk about their Sport Week for two minutes (or more!).

Here's your outline:
1.  The trip there (Hinreise)
2.  Accommodations (Unterkunft)
3.  Food
4.  Activities - Sports
5.  Free time
6.  The trip home
7.  What was your favorite part & why?

Pluspunkte if you use these words (correctly) in your talk!
  • unfortunately
  • luckily
  • great
  • awful
  • excitement
  • including  - you can use "including" like "for example" (We went to many museums for example including the Natural History Museum and the Modern Art Museum)
  • except for

1C - Group B, HW for Tuesday, October 4

1) review numbers in English (p. 133 in Focus on Modern Technology 1)

2) review/learn countries and languages on page 13 in FMT 1

3) do the quiy "Do you Remember 1" on pages 14-15.  Check your answers on p. 142

7C - Ideas for English Activity Journal

1) rewrite the text on page 97 (Taking the Fun Out of Games) in Hannah Foster's words (as if she were giving an interview):  "I played at Wimbledon when I was 16..."  Try to include all details that are in the text (100-120 words)

2) Do exercise 3 on page 99.  Write a final paragraph about what you think happened to Nate after his accident... you can use one of the suggestions on page 99 or come up with your own CREATIVE idea!

1C . AOC Check

http://aoc.cebs.at/student/student.php

1C - Group A, HW for Thursday, September 29

For Thursday, September 29


1)  Learn the vocabulary for school subjects (page 13 of your textbook)

2)  Page 10, ex. 3, complete the timetable with your own lessons in English.  Hint:  Fertigungstechnik is "Manufacturing"

3) Do the exercises on pages 14-15 (Do you Remember?)

4) Bring headphones (Kopfhörer) to the lesson.

Monday, September 26, 2016

2C - Group B, Homework for Wednesday, September 28

1) do exercise 2 on page 104
2) do exercise 3 on page 104 - write these new adjectives/adverbs in your HÜ Heft

2C - Group A, Homework for Monday, October 3

DON'T FORGET YOUR ENGLISH ACTIVITY JOURNAL

1) do ex. 3 on page 104 - write these new adjectives/adverbs in your HÜ Heft
2) On page 107-108, read the article about the Simpsons
3)  Do exercise 2 on page 108.
4) Learn vocabulary for this chapter (film and TV genres, adjectives and adverbs to describe film and TV)
5)  Read Grammatikübersicht on page 112
6) Review the verbs on pages 169-170

7C - Homework for Monday, October 3

DON'T FORGET YOUR ENGLISH ACTIVITY JOURNAL

1) Read the article on page 97 (Ex. 7).
2) Do exercise 8 on page 97 (Maturaaufgabenstellung).
3)  Write the answers to exercise 9 in your HÜ Heft.
4)  Read the article on page 98.
5) Fill out the spider chart (p. 99)
6)  Do exercise 2 (write a 150 word summary of the story using the spider chart on p. 99) in your HÜ Heft

5C - Homework for Wednesday, September 28

For Wednesday, September 28

1) Dig out your Focus on Modern Technology 4/5 book (or find it online here)
2) Do the exercises on page 51-52 (write the answers to exercise 2 on page 51 in your HÜ Heft)
3) Research the term "ecotourism" on the Internet
4) Don't forget your  English Activity Journal, you need 2 100 word entries by October 3!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

How cool is this?!

Perhaps you would like to write about this video in your English Activity Journal?

More information at this link.


9C - Homework for Monday, September 26

1)  Don't forget your English Activity Journal - you need two entries by Monday, October 3.

2)  Print off the Tourism Talking Points from the Lehrer für Schüler Tausch.

3)  Read over these pages and be able to talk about the positive and negative effects of tourism.

4) Write down the vocabulary words you don't know in your SÜ notebook.

7C - Group A and B, Homework for Monday, September 26

Chapter 8, Focus on Modern Technology 2:

We have been talking about sports, athletes' salaries, athletes as role models, product endorsement and sponsorship, advertising during the Super Bow1, and a little about performance enhancing drugs (more to come!)

For Monday, you should be able to talk about Austrian sports with your friend Brendan in England (p. 95).  He wanted you to write him an email, but you saw him on Skype and so you decide to answer his questions personally.  Be ready to do this in the lesson on Monday!

P.S.  Don't forget your English Activity Journal!  You need at least two entries by Monday, October 3.

Abend HTL - Homework for Tuesday, September 27

1) Activity Journal (see here)
2) If you get your books, read pp. 87-88 (Workbook) and do the exercises on pages 57, 58, 59 (Workbook: all about word order=Wortstellung)
3) IF YOU DON'T GET YOUR BOOKS, read about word order and do exercises  on ego4u https://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/word-order 
4) Write any vocabulary you don't know in your SÜ book (especially adverbs of time, place, and frequency)

2C - Homework for Monday, September 26

For Monday, September 26

1) What's your favorite film (or TV series)?  Take your favorite scene (or episode=Folge) and watch it in English (with or without English subtitles).  This is a good exercise because 1) you already know the plot=Handlung and 2) you already know the dialogue in German,

2) Then write about it in your English Activity Journal.  TIPS:  You may write a summary (don't copy it from the internet - use your own words!). Or write about the language (what new vocabulary or phrases did you learn in English?).  Or write about the characters (which is your favorite and why? who is the villain? how would you describe each character (what are their personal characteristics=Eigenschaften? use a dictionary to find creative adjectives)

Make sure you do this!  Our English lessons this week depend on it!

ALSO;  Look in your FMT 1 book on pages 64, 65, and 71-73.  Did you do the exercises?  If not, do them1


Tuesday, September 20, 2016

1C, Group B - Homework for Tuesday, September 27

For Tuesday, September 27

1) Do exercise  1 on page 8 of your textbook.  Answer the questions in English.  Make notes in your book.

2)  Learn the vocabulary for school subjects (page 13 of your textbook)

3)  Page 10, ex. 3, complete the timetable with your own lessons in English.  Hint:  Fertigungstechnik is "Manufacturing"

4) Do the exercises on pages 14-15 (Do you Remember?)

5) Bring headphones (Kopfhörer) to the lesson.

Monday, September 19, 2016

2C - In class, Monday, September 19

When you are in the Computer Room, do the following:
1) click on this link: http://www.cambridgeenglish.org/test-your-english/for-schools/
2) Take the test (25 questions)
3) Record your score (on the worksheet)
4) Record which course is recommended for your score (on the worksheet)
5) Now go to this website:  http://www.flo-joe.com/preliminaryenglish/index.htm
6) Do at least one vocabulary exercise, one grammar exercise (HINT:  I recommend this one! http://www.flo-joe.com/preliminaryenglish/comparatives-and-superlatives.htm), and either Reading or Writing.  Record which exercises you do (on the worksheet).
7)  Finally, fill out the self-assessment (on the worksheet)

Sunday, September 18, 2016

2C - Homework for Monday, September 19

For Monday, September 19, you should:

1) bring your textbook (Focus on Modern Technology 1)
2) bring notebooks (3x A4 Hefte, liniert, mit Korrekturrand):
     one for notes and exercises in class (Schulübungsheft)
     one for homework (Hausübungsheft)
     one for rewrites, revisions, second drafts (Verbesserungsheft)
     + one Schulquart (liniert, mit Korrekturrand) for your English Activity Journal
3) bring your Student Information Sheet (Mr. Bachler, Mr. Berger, Mr. Haberl. Mr. Schwarzenbrunner, Mr. Wölger)
4) Bring something from home that has special meaning for you (if it is something big like a JetSki or a goat, bring a picture instead)

5C - Homework for Monday, September 19

For Monday, September 19

1) Bring your FMT 4/5 book
2) Fill out your Student Information Sheet and bring it to class
3) Review tenses


English Activity Journal - All Forms

English is the only subject that you can learn without studying
(Englisch ist das einzige Fach, das man "lernen ohne Lernen" kann) - Frau Prof. Sandrock

ENGLISH ACTIVITY JOURNAL

WHO:    You!
WHAT:  You will record in your journal the ways you use English outside of English class.
WHERE: Outside of English class!
WHEN: Whenever you can work it in to your schedule! (at least 30 minutes a week)
WHY:     Because 50 minutes twice a week isn’t sufficient to learn enough English for Matura.
HOW:    At least once a week[1], set aside time to do some of the following:
               
                WATCH!                part of a movie in English (with or without English subtitles)
                                               an episode of a series in English (with or without English subtitles)
                                               videos in English
                                               the news in English
                                               sports or sports highlights in English
                LISTEN!                 to music in English
                                               to the news in English
                READ!                    a book in English (you don’t have to read 250 pages at one sitting!)
                                               poems in English
                                               the news in English
                                               memes in English
                                               articles about your favorite band, sports team, actor/actress, etc
                SPEAK!                  English with a classmate
                                               English in an online gaming community
                                               English with a native speaker or a tourist
                WRITE!                 texts in your journal in English
                                               in English on social media
                                               in English in online gaming communities             
                                               forum entries on the blog (question of the day)
                TRANSLATE!         articles, music texts, poems, memes
                SET!                       Your electronics (iPhone, iPad, computer, etc) to English
                                               Your social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc) to English
                EXTRAS!                Make a recipe following the English directions
                                               Make your own memes in English
                                               Make a video in English
                                               Write your own English texts (stories, poems, ideas)
                                               Notice English in the world around you (especially in shops and advertisements)

DOs
DON’Ts
USE A SCHULQUART (FX53) HEFT!
Don’t wait until the last minute!
Do activities in English
Don’t copy from your classmate
Write your journal entries in English.
Don’t copy from the Internet
Use complete sentences. 
Don’t use Google Translate
Include lots of specific details (date, length of time, activity, skills used, titles of films, books, URLs of                                websites, videos, links)

Write at least 50 words (1C), 80 words (2C/3C), 100 words 4C/5C) per entry


MINIMUM: One entry per week
FIRST COLLECTION – First week of October  (minimum 2 entries)

See blog (ennsvalleyenglish.blogspot.com) for ideas and inspiration!





[1] Students who do more than one English activity a week and/or write more than one journal entry are likely to learn more English and get better grades.  Make it so!