Thursday, April 28, 2016

4C - Homework for Thursday, May 12

For May 12, you have two things to do:

1) study for a verb revision (all tenses, active, passive, modal verbs)

2) make progress on your English Challenge.  By May 19, you need:

a) at least 12 entries
b) at least 50 words per entry (more is better!)
c) don't copy your neighbor's work

I will send you impulses by WhatsApp! (if I don't, send me a reminder!)

2C - Homework for Thursday, May 12

1) Car presentations! - no excuses -
2) page 33, ex. 5 and 6 (Focus on Modern Technology)
    page 34, ex. 7
    page 37, ex. 5 and 6 (for exercise 5, make a list at home... you don't need a group!)
3) Don't forget to fill out your English journal (One Month English Challenge)

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

I think I'll try this with students who disrupt the lesson!


2HAS - Homework for Monday, May 2

For Monday, May 2, prepare the following exercises in the book:

p. 92, ex 2a.  Write out the answers to the questions.  Be able to answer the questions in the lesson.
p. 93, ex 3a, Answer the true/false questions about the reading.
pp. 94-95, ex. 1a - Read the text and answer the questions. Be able to answer the questions in the lesson.

4BHK Homework for Monday, May 2

For Monday, May 2 review everything we have done in Unit 7 (effects of tourism, responsible tourism, vocabulary of tourism).  We will do a short (10 min) in-class writing using the topics and vocab of tourism.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

RIP Prince

If you love music, you'll know this is a very sad day.  Take a moment and watch the greatest Super Bowl halftime show ever (2007)



http://deadspin.com/lets-watch-princes-super-bowl-halftime-show-the-best-w-1772302774
https://twitter.com/NFL/status/723208889630498818?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

2C - Homework for Thursday, April 28

1) Prepare your outline (steps here) to HAND IN
2) Markus and Martin give presentations
3) Study for Verb Revision #2

Thursday, April 14, 2016

2C - Homework for Thursday, April 14

1) Copy pages from the book CARS NOW (in the office behind the front counter)
2) Make an outline (see Vorlage here) to turn in
3) Study for Verb Revision 2 - - A good resource is your English Grammar in Use book, the Englische Zeiten on the Tausch server at school and any of the online resources to study (https://www.ego4u.com/http://www.englisch-hilfen.de/en/ http://www.english-grammar.at/

2C - Presentations (Topics, Outline, Steps)

CARS & CAR COMPANIES

Kevin - Bugatti (http://www.bugatti.com/home/)
Cvjetko - Audi
Lukas B. - Tesla
Tobias - Porsche
Corinna - Ferrari
Fabian - Mercedes
Markus - BMW
Lukas H - Subaru (http://www.subaru-global.com/)
Christoph - Aston Martin
Martin - Nissan
Stephanie - Ford

OUTLINE
1) Brief history of the company
  - Who
  - What
  - Where
  - When
  - Why
  (- How?)
  - Mission statement
2) Current location(s)
3) Production
   - What materials do they use?
   - Where do they get their materials? (sourcing)
   - Manufacturing
4) One or two specific car models
5) Specifications
   - Engine
   - Features
   - How "green" is this car?
   - Price
6) Reputation of company

STEPS
1) Copy pages from the book CARS NOW (in the office behind the front counter)
2) Research your presentation using the pages from CARS NOW and the Internet
3) Hand in an outline (see Vorlage above) on Thursday, April 21.
4) Make a Power Point presentation (20x20 guidelines here)
5) Practice your presentation (practice, practice, practice until you can speak freely)
6) Give presentation on date assigned

Monday, April 11, 2016

2HAS - Homework for Tuesday, April 12

OLD: 
Find an ad to describe in AIDA terminology.
Tell me what you are talking about for Teach Me

NEW:  Do exercise b on page 82 (write an order letter).  Use the words and phrases on page 86, and the letters on page 80 to help.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

4BHK - Format of Company Presentations

Pecha Kucha (20x20)  https://rapidbi.com/pecha-kucha-or-the-20x20-presentation-technique/

FORMAT (see Dr. Sandrock's Tabasco handout for example)

1) Description of company 

2) History and mission (brief, no more than one minute = 3 slides)

3) Corporate Social Responsibility - (what do they do to be environmentally friendly? Think sustainability, green energy, CO2/pollution/waste reduction, recycling. Also, do they outsource production, use child labour, sweatshops?)

4) Describe production of a product
- sourcing of materials
- manufacturing/production

5) Describe line of products

6) Marketing/advertising

7) Reputation of company

8) Careers

4C - Format of the Presentation

Pecha Kucha (20x20)  https://rapidbi.com/pecha-kucha-or-the-20x20-presentation-technique/

FORMAT 

1) Description of company

2) History and mission (brief, no more than one minute = 3 slides)

3) Relation of company to the environment (what do they do to be environmentally friendly? Think sustainability, green energy, CO2/pollution/waste reduction, recycling)

4) Describe a product
- sourcing of materials
- manufacturing/production
- specifications/significance

5) Reputation of company

6) Careers

How to Prepare a 20x20 Presentation

PECHA KUCHA (20x20) https://rapidbi.com/pecha-kucha-or-the-20x20-presentation-technique/

  1. Make a Power Point presentation with 20 slides
  2. Use only pictures or key words on each slide
  3. Set slide length to 20 seconds per slide 
  4. Use the slides to guide your presentation (= free speaking!)
  5. Practice.. practice.. practice
More here

4C - Homework for Thursday, April 14

TASK 1)  Study for a verb revision (all tenses) - A good resource is the Englische Zeiten on the Tausch server at school.  You may also use any of the online resources to study (https://www.ego4u.com/http://www.englisch-hilfen.de/en/ http://www.english-grammar.at/)

TASK 2) Look over Chapter 6, especially the vocabulary on page 86. You will need this vocabulary to discuss the topic Green Energy.


2C - Homework for Thursday, April 14

TASK 1) Study for a verb revision (all tenses) - A good resource is the Englische Zeiten on the Tausch server at school.  You may also use any of the online resources to study (https://www.ego4u.com/http://www.englisch-hilfen.de/en/ http://www.english-grammar.at/)

TASK 2) Start your English diary (due Thursday, May 5... you need at least 12 entries)

TASK 3)  Write the email on page 22 (Ex. 3) if you didn't write it during the lesson

TASK 4) pp. 24-25, read the text and do exercise 4 (this is a Matura bzw. SA Aufgabenstellung)

TASK 5) p. 26, do exercise 5 (comprehension questions) and exercise 6 (vocabulary lessons)

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

2HAS - Homework for Monday, April 11

For Monday, April 11:

1)  Think of a topic you can teach the class about.  It could be how to make your favorite food, how to play your favorite sport, how to cure hiccups, how to draw a horse.  Anything you can speak freely about in English for 3-5 minutes.

2) Bring an advertisement from a magazine to class (it could be in English or German).  Be able to describe the ad in terms of AIDA:

A - get Attention (What's the first thing you see when you look at the ad?)
I - keep Interest (Is there text that tells you more about the product?)
D - arouse Desire (What makes you want to buy the product?)
A - take Action (is there a web address, a coupon, a special offer in the ad?)

1C - Homework for Wednesday, April 13

For Wednesday, April 13,
1)  Reread the text about baseball.
2)  Fill out the worksheet from class.
3)  Write a summary about the article to turn in.  Include (in your own words):

  * the structure of major league baseball in the U.S.
 * the importance of the World Series
 * where and when baseball began
 * popularity of baseball in the U.S.
 * the basics of baseball (object of the game, basic equipment)

NOTE:  Do NOT add information that is not in the text.  Do NOT add your opinion to the end.

4)  Watch this video (in German) to get an overview of baseball.  Of course, we will talk about (and play!) baseball in English!  Know what these words mean in English: pitcher, base, inning, run, safe, umpire, out, flyout, groundout, strikeout, strike zone, scoreboard,




5) Now try it in English! Here are some more words you need:  offense, defense, pitcher's mound, catcher,  bat, batter, hit, home run, grand slam, swing, miss, foul ball, glove, ball, forceout, tagout, diamond, infield, outfield, first base, second base, third base, home plate, shortstop, dugout



Wednesday, April 6

5C - Christian B and Jörg present, Stefan and Emil hand out tourism topic

1C - collect English challenge diaries, the future, baseball.

3C - Presentations about fad diets

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

4BHK - Homework for Monday, April 11

1) Do exercise 9 at the top of page 78.  Follow the instructions in the green box on the same page.

2) Turn in a draft on Monday, April 11.

Monday, April 4, 2016

5AHK - Homework for April 15

For Friday, April 15:

TASK 1 - Prepare a CV in English. You may use Europass (https://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/en/documents/curriculum-vitae) or follow the model in the book (Focus on Modern Business Communication pp. 104-114.

TASK 2 - Think of an English speaking company you would like to work for (example, John Deere).  Look up their website and look at their job/internship postings  (https://www.deere.com/en_US/corporate/our_company/careers/students/college/college.page)?  Find a job you could apply for (you might consider an internship, not a job).

TASK 3 - Write a letter of application for the job in Task 2 -in English-!  Follow the models in Focus on Modern Business Communication pp. 104-114.

2HAS - Homework for Tuesday, April 5

LINK TO ALL THE COMMERCIALS OF 2016

For Tuesday, April 5, you will present your favorite commercial to the class.
FIRST- WRITE OUT YOUR TEXT
Hand in your text at the beginning of class.
SECOND - PRESENT YOUR COMMERCIAL TO THE CLASS

In both your text and your presentation, you will describe the commercial - don't forget to say what product or service it's advertising. Then write why you think it is a good commercial.

In class we will watch and analyse your commercials. 

LINK TO ALL COMMERCIALS FROM SUPER BOWL 50
http://www.superbowlcommercials2016.org/
This page may be more user friendly: http://www.people.com/article/super-bowl-2016-commercials-ads

The Super Bowl took place on Sunday, February 7.  This is the biggest television advertising opportunity in the United States of the whole year.  Everyone watches the Super Bowl, that means millions of people are watching not only the game, but also the commercials.  One company, MasterLock, spends their entire TV advertising budget on a commercial during the Super Bowl, because they know they'll get the biggest bang for their buck.

But it's not cheap. A 30 second commercial during the Super Bowl is $4.5 million dollars.  And these commercials are usually very memorable.


2HAS - Homework for April 4

Task 1) Study vocabulary on p. 85
Task 2) Do the following exercises to help you study vocabulary
a.  page 75, exercise 1a, 1b
b. page 76, exercise 1a, 1b
c. page 77, exercise 1c
d. page 78-79, exercise 3b