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.

Blog Entry
Blog comment
Journal entry

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

leisure (could also be an adjective)
advertising jingle
advertising copy

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


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/

* 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


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

* 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

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)

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

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.


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."

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)!!

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