Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Venomous Snake on Loose Near Vienna!

http://www.thelocal.at/20160531/venomous-snake-on-the-loose-near-vienna

http://www.thelocal.at/userdata/images/article/w468/b358cb3b3f6520f9e07d41202c82c44976fb418526bc9dd7b6fbaa7a02c0ca29.jpg

The "brats" in the title are "Bratwurst"

In this article, "brat" is pronounced like the German, "Bratwurst"
Police:  Man Assaulted Woman with a Package of Frozen Brats

(another meaning of "brat" - rhymes with "cat" - is "snotty little kid")

4BHK - Homework for Monday, June 6

For Monday, June 6, write a draft of a report on "Smoking in our School" (handout, Tuesday, May 31).  Write about 250 words.

Make sure you follow the format:

To:
From:
Date:

Subject:

(NO SALUTATION:  THIS IS NOT A LETTER!)

INTRODUCTION (you can use the one we did in class or come up with your own)

RESULTS OF THE SURVEY
Briefly describe the most important results, using appropriate phrases from class or from the Toolbox on the worksheet.

ANALYSIS OF THE RESULTS
Here you should try to explain why girls smoke more, boys smoke less, why there's an increase in smoking-related disease among teens, and why so many teens are in favor of a smoking ban.

RECOMMENDATION
Recommend ways in which a school can help cut down the number of teen smokers.

CONCLUSION
Sum up "in a nutshell" the report you have written

2HAS - Homework for Tuesday, June 7

In groups of three, students will give a presentation about a famous London landmark.  Each group presentation should be about seven minutes minutes long. Each student will talk for about 2 minutes. Ideally you will use the Pecha Kucha method (20 slides x 20 seconds = 400 seconds = 6 minutes and 40 seconds). DO NOT READ YOUR PRESENTATION!!

Do some internet research on your attraction. Do your research IN ENGLISH!
In your presentation you should include:

  • where in London the attraction is located
  • how to get there from the Smart Hyde Park Inn Hostel (Metro, bus, taxi, by foot)
  • when is the attraction open?
  • how much do tickets cost?
  • is there a reduction for students or groups?
  • short history of the attraction
  • what can you do/see at this attraction? (this should be the longest part of your presentation - include lots of details)
  • are there special events? when? do they cost extra?
  • are there any other attractions close by?


SUGGESTIONS FOR SLIDES - NO TEXT!
a map of London showing where the attraction is located
picture of bus stop/Metro station
picture of different kinds of transportation
a picture of the outside of the building
pictures of the inside of the building
pictures of people enjoying the attraction


TOWER OF LONDON - Nikola, Alexander, Selina
LONDON DUNGEON - Amela, Laura
BUCKINGHAM PALACE - Zeliha, Edisa, Matea
MAKING OF HARRY POTTER - Nikolina, Marion, Michelle
LONDON EYE AND RIVER CRUISE - Ines, Benji, Jana

If you have other suggestions, clear it with Sandrock first!



Monday, May 30, 2016

2HAS - Homework for Tuesday, May 31

Task 1) WRITE ENTWEDER p. 107, Ex 1a (email) ODER p. 102, ex. 2b (dialogue)
Task 2) READ the text on page 107, ex 1b.
Task 3) WRITE a fact sheet for the Oyster Card (p. 108, ex. 1c)

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

3C - Lehrstoff for Schularbeit, Wednesday, June 8

FORMAT 2 hours (plan to stay the whole time)

Listening
At least one reading
Two writings
Grammar - Verb revision

CHAPTERS
Unit 5, Unit 6 Focus on Modern Technology 2
Unit 1 - Focus on Modern Technology 3

TOPICS
Communication
Communication technology (wifi)
Food
Food Miles
Food Allergies
Fad diets
culture shock
How to give a presentation
How to improve your English outside of English class
How to bring your writing/speaking up to B1-B2

VERB REVISION
All verbs, all tenses, active/passive, gerund, etc.

TEXT TYPES
ADD REPORT 
Still letter, email, blog, blog comment,
That means you should focus on improving your English with linking words, passive verbs, gerunds, relative clauses and if sentences

HOW CAN I PREPARE FOR THE SA?
Practice by doing exercises in Unit 7 of Focus on Modern Technology 2
Summarize everything you read
The book you bought last year Essential Grammar in Use has help for all these topics (especially verb forms!)
Also, the online exercises at https://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/testshttp://www.englisch-hilfen.de/en/complex_tests.htm can be very helpful

Sunday, May 15, 2016

1C - Lehrstoff für die Schularbeit, Wednesday, June 1

UNITS 4, 5, 6, Focus in Modern Technology 1
Grammatik, Vokabeln, Themen (Sport, Kommunikation, Essen und Trinken)
Dazu:  Was kann man außerhalb der Schule tun, um sein Englisch zu verbessern?
Dazu: BASEBALL, Vacation

FORMAT
1) Hörverständnis (möglich...)
2) Leseverständnis (sicher!)
3) Zusammenfassung eines Textes (sicher!)
4) Grammatik (sicher! siehe unten)
5) Schreibaufgabe (sicher! vertraute Themen)

GRAMMATIK
An höchster Stelle;  Alle Zeitformen (bejahte Aussagen, Verneinung, Fragen), alle Zeiten (present simple, present progressive, past simple, past progressive, present perfect simple, present perfect progressive, will-future, going-to-future, future with present progressive)
inkl. Modalverben
many, much, a lot of, plenty of
(a) few, (a) little, a little bit of
some/any

TEXTSORTEN
Letter (Brief)
Email (Email)
Diary entry (Tagebucheintrag)
Opinion (Meinung)
Dialogue (Dialogue)
Summary (Zusammenfassung)

WIE KANN ICH MICH GUT VORBEREITEN?
Do You Remember? pp. 71-72 (Lösungen im Buch)
Essential Grammar in Use (treffende Kapiteln, Lösungen im Buch)
Online Übungen;https://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/tests
http://www.englisch-hilfen.de/complex_tests.htm (Wortstellung, Zeitformen)
http://www.englisch-hilfen.de/exercises_list/test.htm

Friday, May 13, 2016

2C - Lehrstoff for Schularbeit, Thursday, May 19


Units 1, 2, 3 in Focus on Modern Technology 2

Format - 1 hour:  
(Possibly a listening)
Reading
Grammar (includes all verb tenses!)
Writing

TEXT FORMS
Letter (we did a letter of advice)
Email
Blog

GRAMMAR
Verbs all tenses!!
If clauses (Types 1, 2, 3)
Irregular nouns and problem plurals

TOPICS
Adventure travel
Parts of a car (incl how a 4 stroke motor works, Unit 8 FMT 1)
Schools
Differences between school in Austria and England
School stress
Casual (part time) jobs
School - work balance
Writing a blog
Writing an advice letter
Giving presentations
Things you can do to improve your English (English Challenge)

Thursday, May 12, 2016

4C - Lehrstoff for Schularbeit, Thursday, May 19

Units 4 and 5 in Focus on Modern Technology 3, plus DO YOU REMEMBER

FORMAT
At least one listening
At least one reading
Probably a summary
At least two writing tasks

Grammar (should be evident from your writing!)
(Passive verbs - last semester)
relative clauses
contact clauses
if clauses (we did all types 1, 2, 3)
All verb forms, active and passive

Text types we know:
Letter
Email
Blog
Report
(Article)
NEW: Comment

language for suggestions

TOPICS
Airbus
Travel by air
Security
Different types of alternative energy
Advantages and disadvantages of solar, water, wind, biomass
How alternative energy can save the planet

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

3C - Homework for Wednesday, May 18

In Focus on Modern Technology 3
1) pages 9-10
a) ex. 1 (Matura Augfabenstellung bzw. SA Aufgabenstellung)
b) ex, 2 - finish the sentences in your own words (use information from the text)
c) ex. 3 - note what you learned from the text

2) page 11, ex. 7 - TO TURN IN
a) write a briefing letter to Kamla Gupta (1 page in your Hausübungsheft)
b) add "transportation" to the list of suggestions
c) USE LINKING WORDS (see handout, 5/11/2016)
d) if you need help, see page 119

1C - Homework for Wednesday, May 18

For Wednesday,  May 18

1) Finish the exercise on pages 89-90 (English words for food items and where they belong on the food chart)

2) Pages 91-93
a) exercise 5 - using the words in the box at the top of page 91, fill in the gaps in the text. (We will check your work in class)
b) exercise 8 (vocabulary work)

3) Pages 94-95
a) read the texts on page 94.
b) Exercise 3 (link the sentences to the speaker)
c) Exercise 4 (answer the questios to write a guided summary of the text) - DO THIS EXERCISE IN YOUR HAUSÜBUNGSHEFT TO TURN IN

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

4BHK - Lehrstoff, Schularbeit, Tuesday, May 24

FORMAT:
1 listening
1 reading
2 writings
Anything else is lagniappe!

Units 4, 6, 7 in Focus on Modern Business 4/5
Plus Chapter 5 - pages 60-61 plus corresponding vocabulary (p. 62 may help!)

Textsorten:
Email, Letter,
Letter of Complaint
Letter to the Editor
Comment

Topics we've covered:
Questionnaires/Importance of Feedback for companies
Complaints, responding to complaints
Outsourcing, Rural sourcing
Old Media, New Media,
History of Media
Reliable vs. Unreliable Media Sources/Websites
(Harry Potter)
Genetic Doping
Responsible tourism
Tourism Industry
Effects of Tourism

Monday, May 9, 2016

3C - Homework for Wednesday, May 11

For Wednesday, May 11, use Focus on Modern Technology 3

1) Look at vocabulary for this chapter (p. 16)

2) p. 12, review present and past tenses, and do exercises 8-9

3) p. 6, If you weren't in class, write down answers to exercise A1

4) p. 6-8.
a) Read the excerpt on page 7.
b) Answer the TF questions about the text on page 6, Ex. 2
c) On page 8, do the vocabulary exercise (ex. 4).  Use dictionary.com  Here's a link to the first one:  http://www.dictionary.com/browse/local?s=t

5) Make progress on your English Challenge.


1C - Homework for Wednesday, May 11

1) Review Grammar on page 101
2) Do exercises on pages 98-99 (Ex. 10, 11, 12)
3) Need extra help?  See Essential Grammar in Use Unit 76, 79, 83, 84.
4) Want even more practice?  See Essential Grammar in Use Ex. 77, 78, 81

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

2HAS - Lehrstoff, Tuesday, May 10

Modules 5, 6, 7, 8  in Just Go For It 2

Focus on:
banking dialogues
writing order letters and forms
describing pictures/advertisements/AIDA

MODULE 5
School
Planning an open house
School stress, time management
past perfect tense

MODULE 6
Pastimes
Music
Reading a schedule
films, reviews
writing an email
violence in films

MODULE 7
Types of media
Advertisements
Super Bowl adss
Writing orders

MODULE 8
Saying numbers
if - sentences
saving money
opening an account
exchanging money

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Cinco de Mayo - May 5

Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Battle of Puebla, when the Mexican army defeated the French army in 1862.  It is celebrated mostly in the United States, where it is used as an excuse to indulge in Mexican food (tacos, enchiladas, tamales, etc).  You can read more about the holiday here:

https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinco_de_Mayo
or here
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinco_de_Mayo

and if you want to celebrate, you can find recipes here:  http://www.foodnetwork.com/topics/cinco-de-mayo.html

and here's an awesome recipe for puffy tacos; http://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/Puffy-Tacos

And since there's no school on Thursday, here's the video I would have played!


16 Offbeat Holidays You Can Celebrate in May

http://mentalfloss.com/article/79342/16-offbeat-holidays-you-can-celebrate-may


Courtesy of MentalFloss.com