Thursday, January 28, 2016

1C - Homework for Wednesday, February 3

Task 1 - Study vocabulary on page 65 and prepare for a short vocab quiz.  Add the words acquaintance, percentage, sometimes, to prefer to do something

Task 2 - Read grammar on page 55.  Do exercises #4 on p. 51 and #5 on p. 52.

Monday, January 25, 2016

2HAS - Homework for Friday, January 29

Task 1) Study this vocabulary and prepare for a vocabulary quiz:

to attend (a school, concert, Open House), besuchen
to be attentive (to pay attention) - aufmerksam sein
attention - Aufmerksamkeit
future - Zukunft, zukünftig
further - weiter
(further education - Weiterbildung
to contribute to - zu etwas beitragen
contribution - Beitrag
study - lernen
student - Student, Schüler
to regret - bedauern
to establish - aufbauen
to prepare - vorbereiten
preparation - Vorbereitung

Frau Prof. liest das Wort/die Phrase vor.  Sie schreiben es auf Englisch auf.
 Dann schreiben Sie
1) die deutsche Bedeutung auf
2) einen Satz, in dem dieses Wort/diese Phrase richtig verwendet wird.

Task 2) What ideas do you have to make school (or the school building) more attractive?  Pages 54-55

Thursday, January 21, 2016

3C - Homework for Thursday, January 28

Task 1)  Read, read, read so you don't grow up to be ignernt!  Everything you read, be able to give a summary of it (Who? What? Why? When? How?)  Especially important:  Read the article on page 62 in your textbook and do the exercises on p. 63  if you haven't done that already.

Task 2) We are doing a reading test to complement your SA.  It will take 15-20 minutes.

Task 3) Look up the German meanings of the English words on the Linking Words handout.  We will talk about these Verbindungswörter in class after the SA.

2C - Homework for Thursday, January 28

Task 1)  Quiz over linking words (see handout) and parts of a car (p. 14).

Task 2) Read the story on page 11.

Task 3) Write out the answers to exercises 1,2, and 3 on pages 16-17 on a separate piece of paper to hand in.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

7C - Homework for Thursday, January 21

Task 1 - Read the article on page 50 of Focus on Modern Technology 3.

Task 2 - Do exercise 5 on page 49.  Write the answers to these questions in FULL SENTENCES in your HÜ Heft or on a piece of LINED paper with KORREKTURRAND.

Task 3 - Read the texts on page 51 and 52.  We will work with these texts in class on Thursday, so make sure you know what they say!

3C - Homework for Thursday, January 21

Task 1 - Finish the exercises on pp. 66-67 (passive voice)

Task 2 - Read the text on page 62.  Do exercises 1, 2, 3.

2C - Homework for Thursday, January 21

Task 1) Be able to describe how a four-stroke engine works

Task 2)  In your NEW textbook (Focus on Modern Technology 2), learn the parts of a car (p. 14) and read about if-sentences on page 16.  Do exercise 2 on page 16-17 (What would you do if...?)  Write out full sentences.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

4BHK - Homework for Monday, January 18 (and Tuesday, January 19)

For Monday, January 18

Present your Diplomarbeit project or your Übungsfirma in English. Each student should speak for at least ONE minute.  Free speaking.  Use linking words.

Looking ahead:

For Tuesday, January 19
There will be a short (5-10 min) quiz over linking words and the vocabulary on page 53 (customer service).

Monday, January 11, 2016

2HAS - Homework for Friday, January 15

Task 1) Write a reply with offer to the email on page 19 of Just Go For It 2. Look up on the internet how much custom headbands cost. Suggest a design.

Task 2) Go through the list of Lehrstoff and bring questions to class.

2HAS - Lehrstoff for Schularbeit, Monday, January 18

2HAS Lehrstoff, January 18 – 1 hr SA
You are responsible for all skills, vocabulary and topics in Modules 1-4 of Just Go For It 2

You can expect to:
- Write a text
- Do a listening
- Do a reading
- Have a grammar section

- Stress
- Youth hotlines
- Getting over a breakup
- Rage rooms
- Working in an office
- Office equipment
- Business letters (inquiry, offer)
- Making phone calls
- Emotional eating
- Work/life balance
- Setting priorities
- Be happy with yourself as a teen
- Transporting goods
- Methods of transport
- What can go wrong with orders/deliveries
- Supermarket chains
- Product packaging

- past tense
- present perfect tense
- adverb
- adjective
- modal verbs should (ought to) and must (have to)

- Writing a letter/email of enquiry
- Replying to letters of enquiry
- Writing an offer letter
- Summary
- general email/letter 
- telephone dailogue

Friday, January 8, 2016

5AHK - Homework for Monday, January 11

On Monday we will go over the Schularbeit in the first lesson.

In the second lesson students will present their Diplomarbeit in English (2-3 minutes per student)
In your presentation you should
1) use linking words
2) speak freely

Also, bring your list of Matura topics to class on Monday.

On Friday, we will have a short (5 min!) quiz over linking words from the handout.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

7C - Homework for Thursday, January14

For Thursday, January 14:

 TASK 1:  Learn the linking words (and their uses!) on the handout from class.

TASK 2:  Review the grammar on page 54 and do exercises 5 and 6 (Relative clauses and contact clauses, who/which/that). Extra practice can be found here:

TASK 3:  Learn the vocabulary on page 57.

We will have a short (5 min!) vocabulary quiz over linking words at the beginning of the lesson.

3C - For Thursday, January 14

For Thursday, January 14

Task 1) Look at the vocabulary on page 68 of your textbook, Focus on Modern Technology 2. We will have a short (five minute!) vocabulary quiz at the beginning of class.

Task 2)  Read the grammar explanation on p. 66. It is a review of the passive voice.  The passive voice is important because it expands your English skills, both receptive (reading, listening) and productive (speaking and writing). In this way you are one step closer to Matura level of English.

Do the exercises on pp 66 aqnd 67.  If you need more help, see the exercises/explanation links in this post:

2C - Homework for Thursday, January 14

For Thursday, January 14 - We will repeat the Schularbeit in the first  lesson.  All students may take the SA for a better grade.  Schwerpunkt:  PASSIVE VOICE.  You should try to pass with a C or better (Make your English teacher happy... get an A or a B!) Lehrstoff is here:

You should also be able to describe a four stroke motor in the second lesson.  You can find a description on pages 123-125 of Book 1 of Focus on Modern Technology 1.

Bring Focus on Modern Technology 2 to class.

Monday, January 4, 2016

1C - Lehrstoff for Schularbeit Wednesday, January 20

Grundsätzlich alles, was bisher im Unterricht an Stoff durchgemacht wurde.

- Unit 0, 1, 2, + 3 bis Seite 47
- Alle Vokabel dieser Units
- Irregular Verbs
- Texte:
a. letter: introducing yourself or somebody else, letter of apology (p. 38)
b. describing your room, describing where you live
c. shopping dialogues
d. summarising a text
e. What tools/appliances do you need for around the home and what can you use them for?
- Grammar
- Tenses:  present simple, present progressive, past simple, past progressive.  Includes positive statements (bejahte Aussagen), negation (Verneinung) and questions (Fragen)

Sunday, January 3, 2016

2C - Passive voice exercises

Das Passiv ist sehr wichtig für Ihre allegemeine Englischkenntnisse (rezeptiv, i.e., Lesen und Hören und produktiv:  Schreiben und Sprechen).  Wer das Passiv beherrscht, erreicht schneller das Matura Niveau.

You can find written exercises in your Essential Grammar in Use book.  The answers are in the back of the book so you can check your work. ( the sections are 22 and 23 )

Overview of Passive, Explanations and Exercises (scroll down)

Explanation of passive and exercises (scroll down)

Video and exercises (scroll down)