Tuesday, February 28, 2017

3C - Homework for Thursday, March 9

Here is the link to the listening "What's the Environmental Footprint of a Loaf of Bread?"

http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2017/02/27/517531611/whats-the-environmental-footprint-of-a-loaf-of-bread-now-we-know

For Thursday, March 9

1) Write a summary of the listening
(Who? What? Where? When? Why? How? and details:
a. How much greenhouse gas is produced by one loaf of bread (weight)?
b. How many tons of greenhouse gas is produced yearly just from bread production?
c. What leads to the most greenhouse gas emissions?
d What solution did researchers suggest to reduce these emissions?
e.  How can individuals make a difference?)

2) prepare answers to these questions in preparation for monologue practice.

Where does petroleum (Erdöl) come from?
What is the definition of peak oil?
What is petroleum used for in the food industry?
What are the environmental issues connected with petroleum in all its forms?
What is the connection between petroleum and food production?
What is the connection between petroleum and food transportation?
What is the connection between petroleum and food packaging?
What are food miles?
What are the advantages of buying fresh produce at the supermarket?  The disadvantages?
What are the advantages of buying fresh produce at the farmer's market?  The disadvantages?
What can individuals do to reduce the amount of petroleum used by the food industry?

Monday, February 27, 2017

4C - Questions to consider for Tuesday, February 28

Where does petroleum (Erdöl) come from?
What is petroleum used for?
How is petroleum processed?
What are the advantages of petroleum?
What are the environmental issues connected with petroleum in all its forms?
What is the connection between petroleum and food production?
What is the connection between petroleum and food transportation?
What are food miles?
What are the advantages of buying fresh produce at the supermarket?  The disadvantages?
What are the advantages of buying fresh produce at the farmer's market?  The disadvantages?
What is the connection between petroleum and plastic?
What are the advantages of plastic?
What are the problems associated with plastic and plastic waste?
How can people use petroleum products responsibly?
How can people use plastic responsibly?




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5C - Homework for Monday, March 6

Write a blog entry about food and oil:

Working title:  Where do you buy your food?

Include in your blog entry:

1) give reasons why people buy their produce at the supermarket
2) explain the disadvantages of mass produced food (production, transport, packaging)
3)  make suggestions for people to be more environmentally conscious when shopping

Thursday, February 16, 2017

2C - "Homework" for Week of March 6

Aufgabe 1) Journal Entry

We watched the movie "Ferris Bueller's Day Off".  Write about ONE of these topics in your activity journal.  At least 125 words.  Your text should be as mistake-free (FEHLER FREI!) as possible!

1) Discuss the technology of the film.  How did Ferris and Cameron use technology to get what they wanted.  At the time (1986) the technology was cutting edge.  How has it changed?  What technology would kids use today to "fake out" their parents or skip school?

OR

2)  If you wanted to play hooky from school, what would your perfect day look like (add lots of details!)?  Who would you spend it with?  Where would you go?  What would you do?  Do you think you could get away with it? What would be the consequences at home if you got caught?

OR

3)  Discuss aspects of American culture in the film (especially the difference betwen Austrian and American schools, as seen in the movie).  In what ways are the students like you?  In what ways are they different? Consider the classrooms, the administration, the lessons (economics, literature, PE).  Do you know anybody like Ferris?  Like Cameron?  Like Charlie Sheen's character?

Aufgabe 2) Learn the vocabulary on page 46 (giving directions)

Aufgabe 3) What is a stereotype?  What is a prejudice?  (look online and find out the difference!)


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

7C - "Homework" for Tuesday, February 28 (Mardi Gras!)

We have been talking about Peak Oil and the unsustainability of petroleum.  This is a topic with many aspects, including food miles, food production, and even our reliance on plastics in the 21st century.  

You should:
1) read the articles in Unit 10 of FMT 4/5
   a) Plastics: Convenient but Dangerous, p. 116 (zusätzlich, Ex. 2, p. 115)
   b) Plastic in Cars. p. 118 (zusätzlich, ex. 4, p. 119).
   c) Forming Plastic, p. 122 (zusätzlich ex. 8, p. 118)
2) Watch "Plastic Planet" IN ENGLISH (https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x17u7ai_plastic-planet-part-1_news)
3) think of alternatives to plastic that could reduce dependence on petroleum and contribute to saving the planet

On Tuesday, February 28, we will begin doing Matura training on these topics.  

On Monday, March 6, you will turn in a journal entry on this topic (more details on Tuesday, February 28).  

1C - "Homework" for Week of March 6

Aufgabe 1:  Finish the worksheet you got in class (comparison, Wizard of Oz)

Aufgabe 2:  Prepare for a SHORT schriftliche Überprüfung of adjectives and Steigerung (comparisons, superlatives).

Aufgabe 3:  Journal entry about one of the following topics

We watched the "Wizard of Oz" during the last week  of the semester.

For Tuesday, March 6 (Group B), Wednesday, March 7 (Group A) you should write about ONE of these topics in your activity journal (80-100 words, as mistake-free as possible):

A)  "There's no place like home" -
Do you agree or disagree?  Why or why not?
Describe your home:  the physical house, the people and pets who live there, the food, the routine,
What makes your house a home?

OR

B)  How important is friendship to you?
Describe your friends.  What are they like, where do they live, what do you do together?
What qualities should a best friend have?
What qualities make you a good friend?


Wednesday, February 1, 2017

1C - Homework for Week February 6

1) read p. 58 and do exercise 3 on page 59 (writing a summary)
2) Rad text p. 60-61
3) on page 62, do exercise 1
4) on page 62-63, do exercise 2
5)on page 63, do exercise 3