Monday, December 18, 2017

5C - In Class, December 18




3C - In Class, Monday, December 18

Talk for two to three minutes about Vienna Week:

Who went to Vienna?
When did you go there?
How long did you stay?
How did you get to Vienna?
Where did you stay? Who did you stay with?  What was your room like?  What was the food like?
How did you travel around?
ADD LOTS OF DETAILS HERE:
What did you visit?
What did you see?
What was the highlight of the Vienna trip for you?

What's the point of Vienna Week?


Sunday, December 10, 2017

9C - Homework for Monday, December 18

Here's a TED Talk on the future of work.  Keep checking back for links to other topics you may see on the Schularbeit on December 21! (and if you find anything good about globalization, hurricanes, ecotourism or outsourcing, please leave the link in the comments!)



Here's a video on ecotourism focusing on success stories from Africa, the Arctic, and Iran:



Thursday, December 7, 2017

9C - Lehrstoff for Schularbeit, Thursday, December 21

FORMAT:  TWO HOURS

EXPECT:
A listening section
A reading section
A writing section

TEXT TYPES
Article
Blog Entry
Blog Comment
Report
Email
Letter (includes letter of complaint)
Summary

TOPICS
Globalization (advantages/disadvantages, be able to connect the dots with hurricanes, global warming, tourism, English, and world of work)
Hurricanes (causes, consequences, knock-on effect, connection with global warming)
Global Warming (causes, connections to tourism, effects on tourism in Austria)
Tourism (types of tourism, effects of tourism - cultural, economic, environmental,
World of work
Teaching English without Teaching English
Flipping the Classroom


Wednesday, December 6, 2017

3C - Flipping the Classroom

In the lesson on Wednesday, we talked about "flipping the classroom".  The idea is that students watch videos and prepare at home, and in school they do the actual work (instead of the other way around.  What do you think? Is it a good idea or a bad idea? Why?

Leave a message in the comments.  The best comments will be posted to the blog!

1C - Blog Comment 1: Krampus or Nikolo?

HW 1:  Blog Comment:  Write a comment/or question about Krampus.  Make sure you put your name on your comment.  The best comments will be published to the blog! (write at least 80 words)

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We don't have Krampus in the United States, but we do have St. Nicholas (good old St. Nick, Santa Claus).  I think Krampus is a crazy tradition:  people running around in devil suits and masks with giant jingle bells on their belt, terrorizing villages? No thank you!  Is it true that he carries off naughty children in his basket, or pounds their toes with a hammer?  In the U.S. naughty children just get coal in their stockings. 

What do you think about Krampus? Is he scary or cool? Why?  Tell me about your Krampus experience!  And do you have any questions for me about Christmas traditions in the United States?  Leave your questions and comments below!


Tuesday, November 28, 2017

9C - Homework for Thursday, November 30

Start learning the vocabulary for jobs in Trauner (p. 345, 346).  Don't just learn the words, try to use them in sentences (even better, think of words that are connected:  to achieve, achievement, over-achiever, under-achieving.  "My greatest achievement was writing a PhD thesis.  I was never an over-achiever, but achieving a doctorate showed my high school guidance counselor that I wasn't the under-achieving slacker he thought I was."

Start thinking about your dream job (What sort of education do you need for it?  Where do you want to work? What are your skills (Do you need English 😉?  What do you need to improve?  How much money can you make? How much stress is involved?  Is it more important to have a job you love or a job that pays the bills so you can have free time to live your life?)

Sunday, November 26, 2017

7C - Lehrstoff, Schularbeit, Tuesday, December 5

7C – Lehrstoff for Schularbeit, Tuesday, December 5

Unit 2: Classroom Revolution Focus on Modern Technology 3
Unit 6: The Future is Green FMT 3
Unit 1 (Addiction and Dependence) Trauner
Unit 3 (Energy and Climate) Trauner
Unit 8 (Robots, pp. 144-147) Trauner

FORMAT:  2 hours
Listening comprehension
Reading comprehension

Word Formation
Writing section

TEXT TYPES
Article
Blog comment
Blog entry
Email
Letter
Report
Summary


TOPICS
Hurricanes (causes, connection to global warming, consequences)
Greenhouse Effect
Global warming/Climate change consequences for Austria
Addictions (reasons people get addicted, types of addictions, consequences, treatment)
Types of drugs (hard drugs, soft drugs, stimulants, depressants, hallucinogens, opiates, psychedelic, legal/illegal, socially acceptable)
Alcohol (causes, effects, consequences),
Teaching English without Teaching English (TED Talk)
Better Communication is worth your time (article)
Virtual education
Robots/Artificial Intelligence Jobs we'll lose to machines (TED Talk)
This Virtual Lab will Revolutionize Science Class (TED Talk)
EXTRAS:  Friday the 13th, hazing, War Games

GRAMMAR YOU SHOULD BE USING REGULARLY IN YOUR TEXTS
Tenses (correctly)
Passive voice
If clauses
Gerunds
Indirect Speech
Comparisons
Modal Verbs
Linking words
PARAGRAPHS

3C - Lehrstoff for the Schularbeit, Monday, December 4

3C – LEHRSTOFF FOR THE SCHULARBEIT, December 4, 2017
Module 1, 2, 3 – Best Shots 2

FORMAT
A LISTENING COMPREHENSION
A READING COMPREHENSION
A GRAMMAR SECTION
A WRITING SECTION

TEXT TYPES
Email/Letter (NEW! Letter to the editor)
NEW! Article
Summary
Blog Entry
Blog Comment

GRAMMAR – (You will also be expected to use these in your text)
NEW! Passive voice (all tenses)
NEW! Past perfect tense
NEW! If-Sentences (aka conditionals aka BedingungssÀtze)
You should know the other tenses (present simple, present progressive, past simple, past progressive, present perfect, going to future, will-future) in the positive, negative, and question forms
Difference between say/speak/tell/talk

TOPICS
Returning to school
Stress (causes, symptoms, ways of coping with stress, Big Rocks)
Holidays (types, comparing different types of holidays)
Musical genres
Hearing Loss
Noise in the classroom
Sound waves
The Beatles
Environment (student attitudes, green tips, plastic bottles, fossil fuels, renewable energies)
EXTRAS: Friday the 13th


Saturday, November 25, 2017

9C - Homework for Monday, November 27

For Monday, November 27 you should:

1) Look up information on current events to talk about on Monday
(lots of things going on in the world... sexual harassment, mosque attacks, Trump claiming he is Time's Person of the Year, a lost Argentinian submarine, Saudi Arabia and Iran, new government in Zimbabwe, Charles Manson died, and then there's this guy who wants to prove the Earth is flat.)

Black Friday / Cyber Monday

A Blog Post by Dr. JoJo

Every year on the fourth Thursday in November, Americans celebrate Thanksgiving (Erntedankfest). In 2017, 51 million people traveled across the United States to celebrate this important holiday with their families.  The standard meal is turkey with all the fixins (Puten mit jeder Menge Beilagen), including stuffing (FĂŒllung), cranberry sauce, green bean casserole, and pumpkin pie. After we have eaten, we watch hours of American football on television then fall into a food coma.

The Friday after Thanksgiving is called "Black Friday." Perhaps you've heard about the crazy sales at the shopping malls on this day.  The malls open their doors at midnight and millions (101 million in 2016) go shopping for Christmas presents.  This day is called "Black" Friday, because it is a chance for shops to increase their profit (Gewinnsteigerung) for the year.  A profit (Gewinn) means that the shops are "in the black" (in den schwarzen Zahlen).  If they are in the red (in den roten Zahlen) it means the shops have lost money for the year.

The Monday after Thanksgiving is called Cyber Monday, and it is another important shopping day.  On the weekend, people learned how much televisions, computers, and other high-priced items cost in the shops.  On Cyber Monday people try to find those same products on the internet for a cheaper price.  Cyber (pronounced SEI-ber) is a term that means computer (think of cyber crime, cyber bullying, cybernaut).

And now you know about as much about Black Friday / Cyber Monday as I do!  If you read this, please leave a comment below!  I love hearing from my students!

Friday, November 24, 2017

Thursday, November 23, 2017

7C - Homework for Friday, November 24

Task 1) Read Virtual Eve, p. 23-24 (Focus on Modern Technology 3)
Task 2) answer the questions (ex 2, p. 24 ) to produce a summary
Task 3) page 25, write a short story about the comic using phrases in the word bank
Task 4) p. 26, need to review the passive voice?  Try ex 6!
Task 5) TRAUNER, p. 144, learn the vocabulary for robots

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

3C - Homework for Monday, November 27

Task 1) Finish the article about your environmental protection study.  Here's what we have so far...
You should have about 200 words (+/- 10%)
TITLE:  HTL Trieben – GOING GREEN

INTRODUCTION:
Have you ever thought about how important it is to protect the environment? A study by the second form shows that most students at the HTL Trieben do not care much about the environment.  We look into a few attitudes and suggest some ideas to become more green.

BULLET POINT 1 (Summarize the main findings of your project)
Most students take public transportation to get to school, because it is impractical to walk if you don’t live in Trieben.  But vehicles like buses put a lot of CO2 into the atmosphere, which isn't good for our environment.  Students also... (Dr. Sandrock suggests two more concerns:  Students don't use refillable water bottles and students don't care how much water they use when brushing their teeth)

BULLET POINT 2 (Comment on your peers environmental attitudes)

BULLET POINT 3 (Give suggestions what teenagers can do to protect the environment)

CONCLUSION (Give your readers something to think about - see the language box on page 32)


1C - Homework for Tuesday, November 28

Look over the vocabulary for shopping in Unit 2, Focus on Modern Technology 1 (pp. 31-33).

We will do shopping dialogues in the lesson on Tuesday!

Monday, November 20, 2017

9C - In Class, November 20

Give a monologue of at least 3 minutes on one of the following topics.

What were your impressions of Munich as a tourist?  What are your best recommendations for a tourist to the city?  Places to stay, places to eat, attractions, etc.

What did you think of the HofbrĂ€uhaus?  Is it representative of German culture or is it just for tourists?  Give reasons for your assessment.

Did you notice any environmentally-friendly practices in your hotel?  What would you recommend to the owners to make it a more eco-friendly stay?

Sunday, November 19, 2017

9C - Homework for Monday, November 20

Task 1)  Bring your Focus on Modern Technology 4/5 book to class!

Task 2) Find information about the consequences of Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria (here's a good link! https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2017/11/10/hurricane-maria-puerto-rico-seven-weeks-later-survival-mode/851084001/)

Task 3) Don't forget your journal entries from Munich - Dzenis (2), Julian S. (2), Edon (2), Larissa (2), Ivan (2), JĂŒrgen (1), Daniel (1)

Saturday, November 18, 2017

7C - Homework for Tuesday, November 21

Task 1)  Don't forget to bring your permission slip (signed by a parent or guardian) for Galway (bring your registration sheet, too, if you have it filled out1).

Task 2) Look up the consequences of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico (here's a good link! https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2017/11/10/hurricane-maria-puerto-rico-seven-weeks-later-survival-mode/851084001/)

Task 3) Bring your Focus on Modern Technology 3 book.  We're really going to finish Unit 2 before the Schularbeit!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Abend HTL - Lehrstoff for the SA on Thursday, November 30

FORMAT:  more than one hour, less than two hours

Expect: 
Listening comprehension (HörverstÀndnis)
Reading Comprehension (LeseverstÀndnis)
Writing section

TOPICS WE'VE COVERED THIS YEAR
How to give a presentation
Hurricanes (formation, connection to global warming, consequences)
Global warming/greenhouse effect
Mass communication (television, newspapers, etc)
Teaching English without Teaching English

TEXT TYPES
NEW:  Article!
e-mail/letter
blog entry
blog comment

GRAMMAR YOU SHOULD USE IN YOUR TEXTS
Passive
If clauses
Linking words

9C - Homework for Monday, November 20

Let's finish up the topic of tourism/ecotourism.

BRING FOCUS ON MODERN TECHNOLOGY 4/5 TO THE LESSON!

Start with a basic video about ecotourism.  There are LOTS of them on the internet.  Here's one that's nice and short, but if you find a better one, leave me a link in the comments!

Here are some websites that you might find interesting:
http://www.ecoluxury.com/
Top 10 Australian eco tourism destinations: http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/top-10-australian-ecotourism-d-151991
Ten of the most Eco Friendly Destinations in North America:  https://www.salon.com/2016/05/22/10_of_the_most_eco_friendly_destinations_in_north_america_partner/ (with videos!)

5C - "Homework" for Monday, November 20

You can start practicing for the Schularbeit by doing exercises in your Going For Finals book.  Try to do a variety of test types.  I will recommend some good ones at your level.  You can also practice word formation!  There's a good overview of word formation at this link and you can practice  this link (start with the Elementary exercises and work your way up to Advanced).

Also, you should rewrite your articles.
1) If you did NOT write an article about shopping in supermarkets, write your DOWN DRAFT.
2) If you DID write an article about shopping in supermarkets, write your UP DRAFT.

Dr. Sandrock will be at school on Thursday, November 16 and she will be happy to meet with any students at 12:10 (Freistunde) or after school at 16:35 (ha, ha, what a joke, right!!) to help you with your rewrites!

3C -Homework for Monday, November 20

For Monday, November 20

TASK 1) We will repeat the Verb Revision over past perfect tense (including Type 3 conditionals) and the passive voice.  You can take the Verb Revision again to get a better grade.

Look over your handouts and exercises from the past few weeks.  If you want extra practice you can use your Essentials Grammar in Use (Units 22-23, Units 99-100) or do exercises at Ego4U (Passive: https://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/passive, Past Perfect https://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/past-perfect-simple

TASK 2)  Look over pages 36-37 (the difference between say, speak, talk, and tell).  Do exercise 2 on page 37. 

1C - Homework for Tuesday, November 21

Group A & B:  You have already read the text on page 34 once (looking for past simple verbs).

1) Now read the text again.
2) On page 35, do exercises 1 (writing a summary), 2a and 2b (vocabulary).
3) On page 36, do exercises 3 (using the simple past) and exercise 4 (asking and answering questions in the simple past).
4) Start memorizing verbs on the irregular verb list.  You will need them for the Schularbeit!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

7C - Homework for Friday, November 17 (aka "Killing Two Birds With One Stone")

On Friday, November 17, we will have a "listening comprehension" quiz.  You can't really study for it, but you can prepare by watching videos and listening to radio, podcasts, etc. The quiz will take about 15 minutes.

TASK) Watch these two TED Talks.  We will talk about them before the quiz.  




Mind you, this is the ONLY homework you have to do.  Together the videos are 15 minutes.  If you watch them twice, that is 30 minutes.  If you watch them 3 times, that's 45 minutes.  Any time you put into watching the videos should help with vocabulary and talking points for this unit.  You will be prepared to discuss in class.   PLUS, you are getting practice with listening comprehension.

MAKE IT SO!


Monday, November 13, 2017

3C - Homework for Thursday, November 16

For Thursday, November 16

Task 1) Review the vocabulary on pages 30-31

Task 2) Add to your vocabulary the words on page 33 (Ex. 1)

Task 3) Reread the article on pages 31-32 and be ready to talk about "writing articles"

Sunday, November 12, 2017

5C - Lehrstoff for the SA on Tuesday, November 21

FORMAT

Expect:
Reading comprehension
Listening comprehension
A word formation exercise
Writing task(s) including article

TOPICS we've covered:
Hurricanes (formation, connection to global warming, consequences)
Sport Week
Austrian educational weeks (Vienna Week, Sport Week, Language Week)
Healthy and unhealthy diets
Food miles
Dumpster diving
Fad diets
pros and cons of shopping at the supermarket
pros and cons of shopping at farmer's markets
environmental footprint of a loaf of bread

TEXT  TYPES you should know
Article (NEW!)
E-mail
Letter
Blog entry
Blog comment
Summary

GRAMMAR you should use in your texts
Gerund (NEW!)
Passive
If clauses
Linking words



Saturday, November 11, 2017

Abend HTL - Homework for Thursday, November 16

For Thursday, November 16, think about the statement:

"Foreign language cannot be taught.  It must be learned."

Do you agree?  Do you disagree?  Why?

Write an article on this topic.  Be sure to include examples (use your own experience).  You may use some of the information from the video we watched in class:


Put your ideas down on paper first.  You'll get your activity journals back on Monday (or Tuesday) and you can write your second draft in the activity journal. 

Friday, November 10, 2017

7C - Homework for Tuesday, November 14

Task 1:  Finish the worksheet you got in class on Friday.  Here is the video:


Task 2:  Be prepared to talk about the video, the article we read last week, and to discuss this statement:

"Foreign language cannot be taught.  It must be learned."  

Do you agree or disagree?  Give specific reasons for your answer.  Be prepared to defend your position!

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

1C - Schularbeit, November 29 (Group A), December 1 (Group B)

FORMAT - 1 hour
Reading comprehension
Grammar and Vocabulary
Writing

Stoff:  everything in Chapters 0, 1, 2  

TOPICS AND VOCABULARY
school subjects
timetable
basic information about yourself
types of engineers
languages/nationalities
types of houses and homes 
rooms in a house
your dream home
furniture
appliances
tools
basic shopping vocabulary
shoplifting and consequences

GRAMMAR AND VOCABULARY
prepositions
pronouns
word order
principal parts of verbs
imperative verbs (Befehlsform) positive and negative
present simple verbs (positive statements, negative statements, questions)
present progressive verbs (positive statements, negative statements, questions)
past simple verbs (positive statements, negative statements, questions)

TEXT TYPES
Description
Summary of a text
e-mail
letter of apology

3C - Homework for Monday, November 13

We will have a VERB REVISION over passive voice (all tenses) and past perfect tense Iincluding Type 3 if-sentences).  Look over your handouts and exercises from the past few weeks.  If you want extra practice you can use your Essentials Grammar in Use (Units 22-23, Units 99-100) or do exercises at Ego4U (Passive: https://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/passive, Past Perfect https://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/past-perfect-simple

1C - Homework for November 15/17

HW for November 15 bzw. 17:  
Task 1) Read page 42 in Focus on Modern Technology 1 (Past simple tense)
Task 2) Mark all of the PAST SIMPLE verbs in the text on page 34 (ex. B)
Task 3) Start memorize the irregular verbs (Handout). You will need them for the Schularbeit!

1C - Homework for Tuesday, November 14

For Tuesday, November 14 we will have a VERB REVISION (#1)

You should be able to:
- form imperatives (Befehlsform) in the positive and negative
- form sentences with the present simple (positive, negative, question)
- know the signal words for the present simple
- form sentences with the present progressive (positive, negative, question)
- know the signal words for the present simple

You can practice by doing the exercises on page 24 (Ex. 7, 8, 9), page 26 (Ex. 1), page 27 (Ex. 2b), page 31 (Ex. 1).

7C - homework for Friday, November 10

For November 10,

Task 1) Finish the article we started in class on Tuesday (Here's an online version:  http://www.nickwestergaard.com/communication-worth-your-time/)

Task 2) Be able to talk about this article, using some of the new vocabulary. Be able to apply the advice in the article to your own English lessons.


1C - Homework for Wednesday, November 8/Friday November 10

Group A:  Wednesday, November 8
Group B:  Friday, November 10

Task 1)  Fill out exercise 5 on page 22 (we will check the answers in class!)
Task 2) Study the vocabulary of tools on page 25-26 (Ex. 1 & 2)
Task 3)  Read the text on page 26 (Ex. 3) and answer the questions on page 27.

LOOKING AHEAD:  Verb Revision 1 (imperative, present simple, present progressive, positive, negative, question forms, signal words) on Tuesday, November 14

Monday, November 6, 2017

3C - Homework for Wednesday, November 8

Start Unit 3 -

Task 1) Do the vocabulary exercises on pages 30-31 (1, 2, 3)
Task 2) Read the article on pp. 31-32 and answer the questions at the end

5C - November 6-7, In class

You will have time today and tomorrow to gather information about fad diets, and present the diets in groups in the lesson tomorrow.  

Situation:  Your group is presenting your diet at an international wellness conference for young adults.

In your presentation your group should:
* greet your audience
* introduce your team
* introduce your diet
* explain the philosophy behind the diet (why is THIS diet better than any other?)
* describe how this diet will help people lose weight/live healthy 
* compare this diet with a regular balanced diet and exercise - are any lifestyle changes necessary?
* point out the advantages and disadvantages of the diet

* give the audience idea of the foods you can eat on this diet (a sample menu is helpful!)
* tell your audience about the reputation/success rate of the diet (do people gain weight back after they stop? do they have health problems when they are on the diet?
* sum up the pros and cons of the diet
* ask your audience if they have questions

Each student will present at least 2-3 minutes of well-organized, thoughtful information (total for group 10 minutes).  That means use good examples, use good vocabulary and grammar, be able to explain the advantages and disadvantages of the diet, be able to tell success and horror stories.  

10 Most Famous Fad Diets of All Time (with links to descriptions and sample menus in English)
http://www.everydayhealth.com/food/the-10-most-famous-fad-diets-of-all-time%20.aspx

What is the philosophy behind the diet?
What foods are allowed on the diet?
What foods are not allowed on the diet?
What do breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks look like on this diet? 
What is the reputation of the diet?
What are the advantages of the diet?
What are the disadvantages of the diet?
Are lifestyle changes part of the diet, e.g. exercise?
Give an example of a success story-
Give an example of a bad experience with the diet.

Friday, November 3, 2017

9C - Homework for November 16

In Munich you will be tourists!  Take your English activity journal with you and write about your experiences.  But do it on a level that shows you are ready for Matura.  Each entry should be well-organized (paragraphs, linking words), thoughtful, well-written (grammar, tenses, vocabulary), with plenty of Matura language (passive verbs, if-sentences, indirect speech, comparisons, gerunds, etc). 

Since this assignment covers two weeks of missed lessons, you should do at least two of the following and write at least 250 words for each (500 word minimum!)  Concentrate on quality, not quantity.  Remember, good writing takes time. 

Here are some ideas to get you started (CHOOSE AT LEAST TWO TO WRITE ABOUT)
Whatever you write, make sure your audience (Dr. JoJo) is fully informed.  Use the guideline Who? What? Where? When? Why? How? And use plenty of details and examples (remember the rule of 3!)

2    1) Write a review of the HofbrĂ€uhaus.  Write about the food and drink, the atmosphere, the friendliness of the waitstaff, the cleanliness of the restrooms, the price, the music, the behavior of the other guests, and anything else you think is important.  Above all, consider whether the experience is “authentic” German culture, or is it “just for the tourists”? 

     2)    Write about an English experience in Munich (you will have the opportunity to meet with people from all over the world – not all of them will be able to speak German).  Go out and MEET SOMEONE!  Write a detailed journal entry about an extended conversation you had with a tourist/exchange student/factory employee. Was it a good experience?  What did you notice about his/her English?  What did you notice about your own English abilities?

4   3)  Suggest a program in Munich for next year’s senior trip.  What should students absolutely see?  What could they easily do without?  What else would you include on the program?  What would you do differently?  What did you find most valuable and why? 

5    4)  Write an article for an international teen magazine about education weeks in Austria.  Consider the following:  Students go on Vienna Week in the second form, Sport Week in the third form, ideally Language Week in the fourth form and Munich Week in the fifth form. Why is it so important for students to participate in these activities during their school years?  What do they learn that they can use in the future?  How do these experiences enrich (bereichern) your life?

6   5) Write a complaint letter about something that didn’t go right on your Munich week (perhaps your accommodations weren’t environmentally friendly!  Or you had bad accommodations, bad food, a bad experience that you can hold someone else accountable for).
LANGUAGE:  Formal English
FORMAT:  Formal letter/formal e-mail (salutation, complimentary close, signature)
INTRODUCTION:  Start by giving the provider a compliment (“you catch more flies with honey”)
BODY 1:  Explain what the problem was in detail
BODY 2:  Explain why this was a problem for you personally
BODY 3:  Suggest ways in which the provider might make amends (most complaints can be resolved by simply bringing it to the attention of the provider.  You shouldn’t call out your lawyer because the milk at breakfast was spoiled, and spoiled milk does not entitle you to a full refund of your stay!
CONCLUSION:  Indicate that you expect a timely follow-up


LINED PAPER, MARGIN FOR CORRECTION – OR TYPED (NO GRAPH PAPER!!)

7C - Homework for Tuesday, November 7

For Tuesday, November 7

Find your copy of Focus On Modern Technology 3 (the magenta textbook).  If you can't find it, here's a link to it online:  http://www.veritas.at/sbo/ebook/px/30834/files/assets/basic-html/page22.html  We will pick up with "Classroom Revolution", Chapter 2.

3C - Homework for Monday, November 6

For Monday, November 6

There is a speaking exercise on page 27 (Ex. 3).  Work up talking points for this exercise.  Four to five lucky students will present their views during the lesson on Monday, November 6 (2-3 minutes).

1C (Group B) - Homework for Tuesday, November 7

For Tuesday, November 7

1) Finish the exercises on page 21 (1, 2)
2) Be able to read the email on pages 20-21 aloud (vorlesen, richtig ausgesprochen).  Hinweis:  Use the Oxford Learner's Dictionary to check the pronunciation:  https://www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/definition/english/plumber?q=plumber
https://www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/definition/english/apprentice_1?q=apprentice

Monday, October 30, 2017

5C - Homework for Monday, November 6

Write an article about shopping at the supermarket vs. shopping at a local (farmer's) market. Write about 250 words (+/- 10%)  You should write on LINED paper with a margin for corrections (preferably in your activity journal), OR TYPE your article.

Give your article an INTERESTING TITLE

Start your article with an INTERESTING INTRODUCTION

* outline the reasons why people shop at supermarkets, using examples
* describe the disadvantages of shopping at supermarkets (especially to the environment)
* make a case for shopping locally (how do the advantages outweigh the disadvantages?)

In your CONCLUSION encourage people to shop locally

Sunday, October 29, 2017

3C - Homework for Monday, October 30

For Monday, October 30,

1) Finish the exercise on page 19 (Beatles, simple past and past perfect gap fill).  Make sure you READ the text out loud and can pronounce 90% of the words correctly.  Check the Oxford Learner's Dictionary if you are unsure! https://www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/

2) Wanna get a headstart on if-sentences (BedingungssÀtze)? Check out the exercises on English Online: https://www.ego4u.de/de/cram-up/grammar/conditional-sentences

Thursday, October 26, 2017

1C - Homework for our next meeting (November 3 & November 7)

Homework for Tuesday, November 7:

Task 1) Read pp. 27-28 in Focus on Modern Technology 1 (Befehlsform, Present Tense, Present Progressive)
Task 2) Read the email from Nick Cooper on page 20-21
Task 3) Do exercises 1 and 2 on page 21 (reading comprehension and pronouns)
Task 4) Do exercise 6 on page 23 (using grammar from pages 27-28 based on the text pages 20-21)

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

5C - Homework for Monday, October 30

Task 1) Write a summary of "What is the Environmental Footprint of a Loaf of Bread?"  Write about 100 words. http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2017/02/27/517531611/whats-the-environmental-footprint-of-a-loaf-of-bread-now-we-know

Task 2) Collect talking points for shopping in supermarkets vs. shopping locally (farmer's markets).

Monday, October 23, 2017

3C - homework for Friday, October 27

Task 1) Finish the exercise in Best Shots 2 (pp. 20-21).  The first five answers are 1) H, 2) B, 3) J, 4) F, 5) D.

Task 2) Do the exercises on pages 18-19 (Ex. 1, 2, and 3).  If you need another explanation of the past perfect tense, see your Essential Grammar in Use book.  You may also find the handout "Painting with Verb Tenses" useful.

Cambridge, Monday, October 23, In-Class

http://www.cambridgeenglish.org/test-your-english/

Do two tests:  General English AND For Schools.
Show Dr. Sandrock your score on each test.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

ABEND HTL - Matura Topic Presentations

You will be the expert on your topic for Matura.  That means you should give your fellow students talking points that they can use for the oral Matura.  Don't just repeat information from the book everyone has.  Do some research, give examples, answer the Who? What? Where? When? Why? and Hows? of the topic, and MAKE A HANDOUT for everyone (14+1 for the teacher!)

We will begin presentations on December 7 and finish them by Christmas.  A good presentation should be about 10 minutes long and should engage your classmates!

Philipp G. - ???
Daniel G. - Socially acceptable drugs (alcohol, smoking, vaping)
Dominik K. - Guns/Gun Control
Harald M. - Cars
Ulrich P. - Robots/Automation
Markus R. - Fair Trade
Mario S. - Tourism in Austria
Sarah S. - Health and Nutrition
Marvin S. - Human Rights
Jan S. - Family
Achim S. - Extreme Sports
Manfred U. - Sports in Austria
Christian V. - Recent Trends in Food
Karl W. - Working for Success
GĂŒnther W. - Smart Homes/Internet of Things


9C - Homework for Wednesday, October 25

In Trauner (Englisch fĂŒr die neue Reife- und DiplomprĂŒfung), read about New Forms of Tourism (pp. 314 - 319)  Be able to describe the terms "ecotourism" and "extreme tourism".

Do the Reading Comprehension on pages 315-316 to get some talking points and practice a Schularbeit bzw Matura Task.

Here's a great website for an eco-resort:  http://www.segera.com/

1 C (Group B) - Homework for Friday, October 27

We will have a short "quiz" (Schriftliche Mitarbeit).  The topics covered will be

1) Imperative verbs (class rules http://ennsvalleyenglish.blogspot.co.at/2014/11/etiquette-and-expectations.html, dos and don'ts)
2) Describing your house/dream house/room/dream room

Use the handout you received during the lesson on Thursday, October 19 to study.  Pay special attention to the box with hints for vocabulary and grammar!

Looking ahead:
Homework for Friday, November 3: 

Task 1) Read pp. 27-28 in Focus on Modern Technology 1 (Befehlsform, Present Tense, Present Progressive)
Task 2) Read the email from Nick Cooper on page 20-21
Task 3) Do exercises 1 and 2 on page 21 (reading comprehension and pronouns)
Task 4) Do exercise 6 on page 23 (using grammar from pages 27-28 based on the text pages 20-21)

7C -Homework for Friday, October 27

Dig out your activity journal!  (if you've lost yours, buy a new one - make sure it is LINIERT with KORREKTURRAND)

We have been talking about Addiction and Dependence.  Respond to ONE of the following in your activity journal.  You should write a thoughtful, well-structured entry of about 150-200 words (no fewer than 150 words, no more than 250)

1) Watch this video http://www.drugfreeworld.org/real-life-stories/alcohol.html (we watched it last week in class).

In your journal, you may write a SUMMARY of the video:  Remember to answer the questions Who? What? Where? When? Why? How? 
* outline why people start drinking
* explain the warning signs of alcohol dependence
* describe some of the consequences of alcohol addiction
* list ways people try to kick their alcohol habit.

OR

you may write about YOUR OWN EXPERIENCE with alcohol.
* Outline your drinking habits (when did you have your first drink? how often do you drink alcohol? what do you drink?  how much do you drink?  when do you drink?  with whom do you drink?  why do you drink?
* Describe some of the things you or your friends have done while drinking (do you sometimes drink too much alcohol?  have you ever done  something you are ashamed of?  have you ever passed out from drinking too much alcohol?  has someone done something to you when you were drunk? do you know anyone who has been caught drinking and driving?)
* Analyse the drinking habits of people in Austria based on your own experience.  Do you think alcoholism is a problem in Austria?  Why or why not?


OR

2)  you can comment on the case of hazing by alcohol (see video at the link: http://abcnews.go.com/US/lsu-police-charge-10-people-death-fraternity-pledge/story?id=50413609)  If you choose this option,
* summarize what happened to Maxwell Gruwer
* describe the knock-on effect his death has for his family, the boys in his fraternity, and the LSU community (read the follow up story here:  http://www.nola.com/education/index.ssf/2017/10/lsu_reinstates_alcohol_ban_on.html)
* discuss whether this type of tragedy could happen in Austria


3C - Homework for Monday, October 23

For Monday, October 23, you have one task:

Do the exercise on pp. 20-21 of Best Shots 2.  There is vocabulary at the top of the page (Ex. 1) which you should do before Exercise 2.  In Exercise 2, you should put the sentences (A-K) in the right spot in the text.

This is a good exercise because it:  a) helps with vocabulary, b) helps with talking points and c) is an example of a Schularbeit bzw. Matura Aufgabenstellung

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Abend HTL - Homework for Thursday, November 9

1) Finish the worksheet on the passive voice

2) You will write an ARTICLE (see p. 365 in Trauner) about the pros and cons of television.

3) You will write another entry in your activity journal (TBA)

4) Start preparing your presentation (do internet research, not just info from the book)

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

7C - Homework for Friday, October 20

1) TALK WITH YOUR PARENTS ABOUT GALWAY.  Are you committed to €875 for this Language Week?  We need at least 15 students to say "yes" to the offer. 

- Dates:  June 23-June 30 (7 nights, 8 days)
Included: 
- transfer from Trieben to Munich
- Flight from Munich to Dublin
- Transfer from Dublin to Galway
- 2-3 students stay together with one host family
- breakfast, lunch, and dinner included
- lessons taught by native speaker at Atlantic Language School
- 3 leisure activities, 1 evening activity, 1 excursion

Extra cost:  Reiseversicherung, public transportation in Galway, souvenirs, snacks

Finish filling out the worksheet you got on Monday (vocabulary for addictions and dependence).  We will do a short schriftiliche Mitarbeit, to see how well you can use this vocabulary.


3C - Homework for Friday, October 20

1) Rewrite the email for lovetoknow on page 9 of your textbook.

a) Look at the comments on your first draft to see what you can do better
b) Reread the task (Aufgabenstellung)
c) Use language found in the Language Box on page 9.

Write about 180 words.  Use paragraphs.  Turn in your ORIGINAL with your CORRECTION.

2) Finish exercise 22 (pages 54-55) in your Essentials of Grammar in Use (Passive voice)

1C - Group A - Homework for Tuesday, October 24

We will have a short "quiz" (Schriftliche Mitarbeit).  The topics covered will be

1) Imperative verbs (class rules http://ennsvalleyenglish.blogspot.co.at/2014/11/etiquette-and-expectations.html, dos and don'ts)
2) Describing your house/dream house/room/dream room

Use the handout you received during the lesson on Wednesday, October 18 to study.  Pay special attention to the box with hints for vocabulary and grammar!

Looking ahead:
Homework for Tuesday, November 7:

Task 1) Read pp. 27-28 in Focus on Modern Technology 1 (Befehlsform, Present Tense, Present Progressive)
Task 2) Read the email from Nick Cooper on page 20-21
Task 3) Do exercises 1 and 2 on page 21 (reading comprehension and pronouns)
Task 4) Do exercise 6 on page 23 (using grammar from pages 27-28 based on the text pages 20-21)

9C - Homework for Thursday, October 19

For Thursday, October 19, practice your reading comprehension on these two exercises.

1) The articles you read for the lesson on Wednesday are on Tausch > Lehrer fĂŒr SchĂŒler > 5C > Sandrock > For Thursday October 19.  The readings are part of a bigger Matura/Schularbeit task (Note Form).  See if you can fill in the gaps with four words or less!

2) In your textbook (Trauner, Englisch fĂŒr die neue Reife und DiplomprĂŒfung), there is a multiple choice Matura/Schularbeit task.  See if you can get the right answers, and summarize this text!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

5C - Homework for Monday, October 23

1) finish worksheet you got in class
2) prepare to do a gap fill using these words
3) review the passive voice in your Essential Grammar book (p. 54-55)
4) MAKE SURE YOU TURN IN THE CORRECTION OF YOUR ARTICLE WITH THE ORIGINAL

Monday, October 16, 2017

5C - Homework for Tuesday, October 17

For October 17, do the same homework as for October 16 (https://ennsvalleyenglish.blogspot.co.at/2017/10/5c-homework-for-monday-october-16.html)

PLUS:

Do the vocabulary exercise on page 75 of Focus on Modern Technology 2 (The dark green book).  This exercise uses vocabulary from the article about food miles)

Sunday, October 15, 2017

1C - Homework for Week of October 16

Group A - Review the vocabulary to talk about your house and your room (Focus on Modern Technology 1, pages 16, 18, 19, 20).  Be able to describe the type of house you live in, the garden, the rooms in your house, and your room and the furnishings.  What does your dream house look like?

Group B - Bring the drawing of your house to the lesson.  Be about to talk about your house and your room (Focus on Modern Technology 1, pages 16, 18, 19, 20).  Be able to describe the type of house you live in, the garden, the rooms in your house, and your room and the furnishings.  What does your dream house look like?

3C - Homework for Monday, October 16

In your book "Essential Grammar in Use" read the explanation of the PASSIVE VOICE on page 54, then do  the exercises on page 55.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Abend HTL - Homework for Thursday, October 19

Task 1) Fill out the worksheet on passive verbs

Task 2) Work up talking points for the pros and cons of television (pages 32-37).  You need these talking points for an in-class writing exercise.

5C - Thursday, October 12 - In-Class

Jason Aldean was performing on stage in Las Vegas when a gunman open fired on a crowd of 20,000 concert-goers from the 36th floor of a nearby hotel.  59 people died, over 500 people were hospitalized and the gunman committed suicide.  To this day no one know what the gunman's motive was.

Coincidentally, rock and roll icon, Tom Petty, died of a heart attack the day after the Las Vegas Massacre.  He was only 66 years old.

Less than one week after the deadliest mass-shooting in US history, Jason Aldean opened "Saturday Night Live!" with these words.  He and his band then sang Tom Petty's "Won't Back Down", a song that became famous after 9/11 and the destruction of the World Trade Center by terrorists in New York City.  

"Because when America is at its best, our bond and our spirit, it's unbreakable." - Jason Aldean



Wednesday, October 11, 2017

5C - Homework for Monday, October 16

For Monday, October 16 you should REWRITE the article about Austrian education.  Hand in the ORIGINAL and the REWRITE on Monday.  Here's what you need to do:

You received feedback on Tuesday with suggested changes (correct the grammar, review the Aufgabenstellung, complete the task).

Here is the original assignment:

Write an article for an international teen magazine about education in Austria.  What special programs does your country/school offer to help students get a well-rounded education that they can benefit from even after school ends?

TITLE:  Make sure it's interesting ("Education in Austria" is NOT interesting)

INTRODUCTION:  One or two sentences that describe how your education is special

BODY 1)  First example:  Vienna Week (describe some of the things you do on Vienna Week ADD and why?)

BODY 2) Second example:  Sport Week (describe some of the things you do on Sport Week ADD and why?)

BODY 3) Third example:  Language Week (describe some of the things you do on Language Week ADD and why?)

CONCLUSION:  Sum up the experiences you get from these three "road trips".  ADD:  What do you learn on these excursions?  Maintain (behaupten) that your education in Austria is special and makes you a well-rounded person.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

1C - AOC Check

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

the Schulkennzahl is 612458


5C - Tuesday, October 10 - In Class

Five lucky students will be chosen to give a monologue about food and nutrition.  Here is the task:

Describe what a balanced diet is, using examples from the four food groups
Explain in detail what can happen if you eat too much junk food
Suggest ways that people can live a healthy lifestyle (moderation, diet and exercise)

Talk for about 3 minutes.  Try to use details and linking words.

Monday, October 9, 2017

5C - Homework for Tuesday, October 10

We will do practice monologues about food talking points, then start on Chapter 6 in Focus on Modern Technology 2 (the green book)

7C - Homework for Friday, October 13

Task 1) (done in the lesson)  For the vocabulary on page 10 in Trauner, sort the words into verbs, nouns, adjectives, and miscellaneous (collocations, adverbs, etc)

Task 2)  On LINED paper, write sentences using each word in the vocabulary.  The sentences can come from the text, the internet, a dictionary, or your own imagination.  But the meaning of the word must be clear from the context.

Example:
UNCLEAR:  Behaviour is persistent. 
CLEAR:  When I was a child, my parents often punished me for my bad behaviour, like throwing temper tantrums in the grocery store.

White Rabbit by Jefferson Airplane (with lyrics)



Saturday, October 7, 2017

7C - Homework for Monday, October 9

For Monday, October 9, please do the following exercises:

Task 1) In Trauner (Englisch fĂŒr die standardisierte Reife- und DiplomprĂŒfung), look through the Table of Contents (Inhaltsverzeichnis) and choose FIVE topics you would like to do this year.

Task 2) On page 10 of Trauner, match the German vocabulary words to the English definitions.  We'll work with these words in class on Monday.

Task 3) On page 11 of Trauner, do the exercise marked as Pair Work. You'll compare your answers with a partner on Monday!

Friday, October 6, 2017

3C - Homework for Monday, October 9

For Monday, October 9, do exercise 3 on page 9 of Best Shots 2.

Write an email of about 180 words on LINED PAPER (or you can type it:  14 pt font, double-spaced - zweizeilig Abstand).  Follow the instructions on page 9, exercise 3.

Change the deadline from end of November to "October 9, 2017" 😁
What is the connection between global warming and climate change?

BRIEFLY define what global warming is
Explain the connection between global warming and climate change
Predict consequences for Austria if the trend continues.

Start with the words "Global warming happens when..."

WRITE FOR 15 MINUTES.  Write about 100 words.

Here is some vocab that might help:
trap                                      prevent
cause                                    radiation
greenhouse gas                    surface
methane                               result
drought                                destructive

Thursday, October 5, 2017

9C - Homework for Wednesday, October 11 (Group B)

We'll start the lesson with reports from the group leaders.  Each group leader (Tobias, Julian S., Elma, Edon) should give a basic overview of each of the three NGOs and a summary of the discussion with your classmates (Do NGOs have an impact on our world?  Why or why not?  What are some other environmental or relief organisations or charities you thought of and what do they do to change the world?

Then we will talk a little about tourism to get ready for your trip to Munich.  If you want, you can learn the vocabulary (p. 307 in Trauner) and exercise 4.1 (page 210, Types of Tourism)

9C - Homework for Wednesday, October 11 (or before!)

On LINED paper (or TYPED double spaced - zweizeilig Abstand) write an email to your friend in Las Vegas (about 200-250 words).  In your email you should:

1) inquire about your friend's well-being (perhaps they were at the concert or know someone who was killed or injured)
2) Speculate about the causes behind the increasing acts of violence in the world
3) Give your opinion about recent acts of violence.  Will you change the way you live your life?  Why or why not?

Remember to use proper format:  a proper salutation, paragraphs, polite closing, complimentary close, and signature.

If you write a good first draft, you won't have to rewrite it.  Make it so!

P.S.  This counts as part of your Mitarbeit grade.  If you don't do it, it will count as a "zero" which will not help your Mitarbeit grade.

1C - Homework for Week of October 9 - BRING KOPFHÖRER!

We will do two English assessments:  one on the computer and one written (schriftlich).  For the computer part you will need headphones (Kopfhörer)!!

Why are we doing this?  Watch this video to find out!


To practice, you can go to this website: https://www.cebs.at/index.php?id=102

9C - Thursday, October 5, In-Class

In groups talk about the following:

 - Outline some of the violent acts that have taken place over the past few months (bombings, mass shootings, knife/machete/ax attacks, acid attacks, using vehicles as weapons). Try to be as specific as possible.

- Why to people resort to violence?  (religion, frustration, revenge, mental illness, video games, heavy metal music…) Again, be specific.  Give examples – create scenarios.

- What is the connection between violence and terrorism?  What is the point of terrorism?

- Give reasons why violence seems to be increasing (is the world a violent place? Is it just terrorists? Or has the world always been this violent, we just hear more about it because of social media?)
What would you do if you found yourself in a dangerous situation?  Would you run? Would you help people?  Would you film the event and post it to YouTube.  Give reasons for your actions.


- State whether you will change the way you live your life (will you avoid crowds? Will you stop going to concerts?  Will you stop flying?  Give reasons for your actions.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

5C/6C - Homework for Monday, October 9

For Monday, October 9th:

Review all of the talking points you know about food.  Be prepared to talk about these topics on Monday.

IN PARTICULAR YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO
describe the difference between fast food, junk food, and convenience food (with examples!)
give examples of foods that are carbohydrates.  Why does the body need carbohydrates?
give examples of foods that are proteins. Why does the body need protein?
give examples of foods that are high in fat. Why does the body need fat?
give examples of foods that are high in sugar. Why does your body need sugar?
give examples of foods that are high in calcium.  Why does your body need calcium?
give examples of foods that are high in cholesterol
explain the effects of too much salt/sugar/fat/cholesterol
explain what constitutes a healthy diet
explain the importance of diet and exercise for healthy lifestyle

VOCABULARY
(review vegetables here,  review fruits here, fruits and vegetables here, review junk foods here , review meat here)
nutrition
nutrients
nutritional value
grains/cereals
dairy products
protein
carbohydrates
sugar
cholesterol
fat
salt
heart attack
stroke
diabetes
couch potato


TOPICS
fast food
junk food
convenience food
comfort food
effects of too much salt/sugar/fat/cholesterol
importance of diet AND exercise

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

5C - Tuesday, October 3 - In-Class

Write an article for an international teen magazine about education in Austria.  What special programs does your country/school offer to help students get a well-rounded education that they can benefit from even after school ends?

TITLE:  Make sure it's interesting ("Education in Austria" is NOT interesting)

INTRODUCTION:  One or two sentences that describe how your education is special

BODY 1)  First example:  Vienna Week (describe some of the things you do on Vienna Week)

BODY 2) Second example:  Sport Week (describe some of the things you do on Sport Week)

BODY 3) Third example:  Language Week (describe some of the things you do on Language Week)

CONCLUSION:  Sum up the experiences you get from these three "road trips".  Maintain (behaupten) that your education in Austria is special and makes you a well-rounded person.

Monday, October 2, 2017

5C - Homework for Tuesday, October 3

Here are some tips and  vocabulary to get you ready for our writing exercise on Tuesday, October 3.

You should be able to:
- answer the Who? What? Where? When? Why? How? of each special week (Vienna Week, Sports Week, Language Week)
- discuss why it is so important for students to participate in Vienna Week, Sports Week, Language Week during their school years?
-  give examples of things students learn on these special weeks that they can use in the future
- speculate on how these experiences can enrich your life
- outline the benefits of study abroad
- explain how schools encourage students to live a healthy lifestyle
- describe what tourists can do on a city tour of Vienna

VOCABULARY
get to know another culture/new people
strengthen class camaraderie
experience
customs
immersion
immerse oneself in the culture of another country
culture
cultural
instill a sense of curiosity
fosters life-long learning
reinforce good habits
study abroad
stress the importance of
teach students to appreciate (other cultures)
an appreciation for (new cultures)

HOW TO WRITE AN ARTICLE (see more under page 68 of Going For Finals)

Pick a good, interesting TITLE

Select a good, interesting INTRODUCTION (why should your reader keep reading?).  Examples include:  A question or anecdote.

MAIN BODY:  1) first bullet point

                          2) second bullet point

                          3) third bullet point

CONCLUSION - what do you want your readers to take away from the article?




7C - Homework for Friday, October 6

We will do an oral or written exercise to wrap up the topic "global warming"

You should be able to
- define what global warming is
- outline the causes of global warming
- describe the greenhouse effect
- give examples of global warming/climate change
- predict consequences of global warming for Austria if the trends continue

You have plenty of talking points (see handouts, videos, books).  Now work on putting that information into your own words and connecting the dots.

Friday, September 29, 2017

3C - Homework for Friday, October 6

For Friday, October 6

Complete the exercises on pages 10-11 of Best Shots 2.

Exercise 1) think of pros and cons of staying in a campsite vs. staying in a hotel.  Be prepared to talk in groups about this topic.

Exercise 2) Use the verbs from the word bank in the sentences.  You may have to change the form of the verb (3PS, tense)

Exercise 3)  Write full questions using the words given.  Form a short answer according to the instructions.

Exercise 4) NOUNS, VERBS, ADJECTIVES - Try this exercise!  We'll go over it in class :-)


7C - Homework for Monday, October 2

For Monday, October 2:

Task 1) Look at the talking points for global warming in your Trauner textbook (Englisch fĂŒr die neue standardisierte Reife- und DiplomprĂŒfung) - pages 52-54.  Note the vocabulary used to describe the causes and effects of global warming (p. 50-51).

Task 2) Look at the "Future is Green" in Focus on Modern Technology 3 (the purple book) pages 76-77.  Be able to describe the potential consequences of global warming for Austria (cartoons, p. 76, ex. 1) and be able to describe the "greenhouse effect" in your own words (p. 77, graphic and ex. 2)

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Abend HTL - Correct the sentences

I was on a city trip to vienna for a couple of days (1)
I could say i’m really into it, that’s why I don’t think it’s a bad thing that i haven’t much free time (4)
I spent my summer holidays with my Family in Croatia where we have a motorboat since 5 years (4).
It was a beautiful week, we spend a lot of time at the beach, admired the old town, and visit the national park (3).
In my second week of my holiday my girlfried and i flew to spain on the island of Mallorca (4+)
I grudge you because you spend a long time in the USA!
After this we went in a museum who’s called “Body World.” (1)
At first I thought it was grilling somebody but it was a forest fire (1)
In this two weeks my girlfriend and I drove to vienna for visiting her mother. (3)

I did a lot of things with my friends.  A lot of activities in the great outdoors. (combine the sentences)

5C/6C - Homework for Monday, October 2

1) Consider the following:  Students at the HTL Trieben go on Vienna Week in the second form, Sport Week in the third form and Language Week in the fourth form.

Why is it so important for students to participate in these activities during their school years?  What do they learn that they can use in the future?  How do these experiences enrich (bereichern) your life?

1C - Group B - Homework for Friday, September 29

Task 1)  Fill out the timetable on page 10 of your textbook
Task 2)  Be prepared to talk about your school timetable/schedule.
Task 3)  Be able to talk about your favourite and least favourite subjects in school.

1C - Homework for Week of October 2

Group A:  Wednesday, October 4
Task 1) Be prepared to talk about your school timetable/schedule.
Task 2)  Be able to talk about your favourite and least favourite subjects in school.
Task 3) Do "Do You Remember?" on pages 14-15

Group B:  Thursday, October 5
Task 1) Do "Do You Remember?" on pages 14-15


Wednesday, September 27, 2017

5C - In class, Wednesday, September 27

SPEAKING TASK –
Explain what global warming is and how it is caused
Outline the connection between global warming and the weather (globally and locally)
Describe the consequences of such weather events
Give your personal point of view regarding the environmental future of planet Earth

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

3J - September 26 In-Class

http://wheeldecide.com/

ALL SPEAKING IS STORYTELLING
Tell a story about your Sportwoche.  Talk for at least two minutes.  Don’t go over three.  Add your own details. Do not simply repeat what everyone else has said.

HERE ARE SOME IDEAS YOU CAN INCLUDE
Describe the day you traveled to Faak am See
Describe check-in, the accommodations and your room
Describe the facilities (Einrichtungen)
Who did you room with (NOT sleep with)?
Describe the meals (breakfast/lunch/dinner) and the food
Describe the weather
Describe the sports offerings
Describe your sports experience (what and why did you choose the sport you did)
Describe what you did during the evenings
Describe when a student got injured
Describe the funniest thing that happened during the week
Describe the worst part of the week for you

Describe the highlight of your week


Here's an outline in case you get stuck:
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?


Friday, September 22, 2017

3C - Homework for Friday, September 29

For Friday, September 29

Task 1) Be able to give a short presentation about stress.  Talk for about 3 minutes.

What stress factors do teenagers have?
How do teenagers act when they have too much stress?
What are some ways to reduce stress (Stress abbauen)?

If you need some inspiration, check out this video!

7C - Homework for Friday, September 29

Task 1)  Work up talking points about hurricanes and global warming.  Be prepared to give a monologue about hurricanes. Answer questions like: What causes global warming? What are the consequences of global warming? How are hurricanes formed?  where are hurricanes formed? , when do hurricanes form?, what are the consequences of a hurricane (human toll, property damage, infrastructure, etc), where is the most dangerous place to be in a hurricane and why? How are hurricanes and global warming connected? Why are hurricanes becoming stronger?why is global warming a concern for the future of hurricanes? Include enough details to talk for 3-4 minutes. Remember, all speaking is story-telling!

(And everything you read or watch is input!

Task 2)  Read the Beurteilungskriterien for 4C - sign it and have your parents sign it.  Bring it to the English lesson on Friday!


Thursday, September 21, 2017

Abend HTL - Homework for Thursday, September 28

Prepare a 3-4 minute presentation of your choice.  Remember to include:

Introduction -
Welcome your audience
Give an overview of your topice

Body - answer the questions Who What Where When Why How
use lots of good details
Try to use linking words

Conclusion - What do you want your audience to take away from your presentation?
Don't forget to ask for questions

REMEMBER:  ALL SPEAKING IS STORYTELLING!

1C - Supplierstunde September 21

http://international.okanagan.bc.ca/pronunciation/
http://international.okanagan.bc.ca/pronunciation/eslp025unit06.pdf

5C - Homework for Wednesday, September 27

Task 1)  Work up talking points about hurricanes and global warming.  Be prepared to give a monologue about hurricanes. Answer questions like: How are they formed,  where they form, when they form, what are the consequences of a hurricane (human toll, property damage, infrastructure, etc), where is the most dangerous place to be in a hurricane and why? why is global warming a concern for the future of hurricanes? Include enough details to talk for 3-4 minutes. Remember, all speaking is story-telling!

(And everything you read or watch is input!


Task 2) Students should take the initiative and rewrite their blog entries (this time for Extra Credit!).  Hand in the original and a correction on LINED PAPER with KORREKTURRAND.  Turn in on Wednesday, September 27.