Friday, March 31, 2017

Abend HTL - Homework for Tuesday, April 4

REMEMBER:  We meet in the 2. and 3. lessons on April 4.  You have Fr. Prof. Fasser in the 1. lesson!

For English:  You received brochures about Chicago last week.  You will do short presentations about the city.  

Do some research on your activity (attraction, tour).  Use the brochure and the Internet. Do your research IN ENGLISH!

In your presentation you should include:
·                     where in Chicago the attraction is located (or where you meet for the tour)
·                     how to get there from the Chicago Essex Inn (bus, “L”, train, taxi, by foot)
·                     when is the attraction open (when do the tours operate)?
·                     how much do tickets cost?
·                     is there a reduction for students or groups?
·                     short history of the attraction / tour
·                     what can you do/see at this attraction / what can you see on the tour? (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?

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

1C - Homework for Week of April 3

Group B:

Task 1:  Do "Do You Remember?" on pages 71-74 (remember, you are testing yourself, not just looking up the answers in the back of the book!)

Group A: 

Task 1:  Do "Do You Remember?" on pages 71-74 (remember, you are testing yourself, not just looking up the answers in the back of the book!)

Task 2:  Look over the class rules: http://ennsvalleyenglish.blogspot.co.at/2014/11/etiquette-and-expectations.html  There will be a quiz using modal verbs.

3C - Homework for Thursday, March 30

Task 1) Fill out the survey on page 85 and send a copy of it to the WhatsApp group.

Task 2) Watch this video.  Snapchat didn't exist in the 1990s, but if it had existed, this is exactly what you would have had to do to share pictures!  


4C - Choosing a company for presentation

After the Schularbeit in May, we will have presentations.  First you need to pick a company.  See this list: http://ennsvalleyenglish.blogspot.co.at/2017/03/4c-companies-for-presentation.html and let me know what company you want to present (send me a WhatsApp!).

I will give you a sample outline. You should prepare an outline on your company for Tuesday, April 25. Then we will talk about the format of the presentation (Pecha Kucha, 6-7 minutes).

4C - Companies for Presentation

COMPANIES FOR PRESENTATION - 4C

These companies are leaders in the field of technology and manufacturing.  In your PRESENTATION your should talk about the company, its mission, its relationship to the environment  and discuss in detail AT LEAST ONE product that the company produces (include manufacturing, materials, specifics, reputation, etc.)

You will turn in an outline of your presentation to me for feedback by Monday, April 24 (see example). We will begin presentations the week after the Schularbeit, 2-3 per lesson throughout the semester.  Length:  5-7 minutes

Let me know which company you select. If you have another idea of a company that has information available on the web in English, please see me!

Can-Am                                                        Nitro USA
John Deere                                                     Boeing
Rockwell Collins                                           Smith and Wesson
Harley Davidson                                            Caterpillar
Delorean                                                       Voestalpine Texas
Aston Martin                                                Joy Global Underground Mining
Schaefer Systems International                       Cessna
General Electric                                            GE Aviation
Learjet                                                          ThyssenKrupp
Sikorsky                                                        Peterbilt
Jaguar                                   CAMI (Cool Amphibious Manufacturers International)

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Abend HTL - In Class, Tuesday, March 28

Do some research on your city (brochure, Internet). Do your research IN ENGLISH!

In your presentation you should include:

·                     where in Chicago the attraction is located
·                     how to get there from the Chicago Essex Inn (bus, “L”, train, taxi, by foot, Segway, helicopter, bicycle))
·                     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?



Monday, March 27, 2017

4C - Homework for Tuesday, March 28

Bring the handouts you received on Monday to class.  We will be using them again!

Abend HTL -Homework for Tuesday, March 28

Task 1)  Read Outback Adventure (handout)
Task 2) Do the exercises (Reading comprehension, vocabulary)
Task 3) in your activity journal, write a story to go with the comic

N.B.  I posted this late - sorry about that!  Bring the text you received last week (Outback Adventure) to class.  We'll work on it together if you haven't finished the assignment :-)

2C - Homework assigned Monday, March 27

Task 1) Finish "Do You Remember?" pages 56-57 (remember, you are testing yourself, not just looking up the answers in the back of the book!)

Task 2) Using the letter you received in class as a model, write a letter to a British or American company, asking them if they would be willing to offer internships abroad for Austrian students.

In your letter you should:

  • explain the importance of internships at the HTL
  • discuss the qualifications the students have/need
  • give reasons why the company would benefit from cooperation with HTL students
Use proper format and English. Write about 150-200 words.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Abend HTL - Homework for Tuesday, March 21

Task 1)  We introduced the future tense last Tuesday.  In your WORKBOOK, read pp. 81-82 (Explanation in German) then prepare answers to the questions:
a) Where are you going to spend your next holidays?
b) Are you going to travel in a group, with a partner, or by yourself?
c) Where are you going to stay?
d)  What are you going to do there?

Task 2) Read the two texts on page 71. They describe what you can see as a tourist in Australia and (spoiler alert!) London.

Task 2) Activity Journal
Last week you wrote about a place you would like to visit.  Now find an English tourism video on YouTube (should be at least 3 minutes!) about that place and write a 100 word entry about what you can see and do in this place. Use the texts on page 71 as a model. Include the video address in your journal (If you need help finding a good video, let me know!)


If you want to work ahead, take a look at this video about tourism in Australia:


4C - Homework for Week of March 20

Let's slow down a little bit.

You have read the article about Smart Cars on pages 92-93 of Focus on Modern Technology.  And you should write a comment on this article (see the task 3 on page 93).  But do you feel like you have enough information to write a good comment? No?

Here's a nice video about the future of transportation.  It might give you ideas about what the future without gridlock will look like.  So for Monday, March 20, simply watch this video. 



Minute 1-6:00 - introduction, personal background of the speaker, and why he is an expert.
Minute 6-11:00 - Statistics about cars in the future.  Some solutions for gridlock around the world.
Minute 11-14:00 - Cars that talk to each other (so-called "Smart Cars")
Minute 14-end:- What we need to make this technology happen

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

2C - Homework for Monday, March 20

Group A & B for Monday, March 20

Task 1) read pp. 50-51 in your textbook (FMT 2).

Task 2) Be able to discuss universal design and automatic doors

GROUP A ADDITIONAL:

Write sentences using these words from exercise 2 on page 48.  The meaning of the word should be clear from the sentence (you may use sentences from the book or look up sentences on the internet).

buy
sell
arrive
leave
reluctant (to do something)
keen on
proud (of)
ashamed (of)
happy
upset
frown
smile
refuse
agree
nasty
kind
never
always
reject
accept


Tuesday, March 14, 2017

1C - Homework for the Week of March 20

Task 1) Write a text about your favorite sport in your activity journal! Write at least 80-100 words.  The text should be as mistake-free as possible.

Include the following information:
What kind of a sport is it? (ball, motor, racquet, water, mountain, extreme, air, shooting, etc)
Is it a summer sport, a winter sport, or can you do it all-year round?
Is it an outdoor sport or an indoor sport?
Is it a team sport or an individual sport?
What equipment do you need to do this sport?
What do you like about this sport?
What is challenging about this sport?
Is it a physical sport or a mental sport?
Does this sport help keep you fit?

Task 2) Do exercises 5, 6, and 7 in your textbook (Future tense.  If you need help, see page 68).

Monday, March 13, 2017

2C - Homework assigned Monday, March 13

Group A for Wednesday, March 15:

Task 1) Finish the reading and Exercise 1 on page 47-48 (FMT 2)

Task 2) Do the vocabulary exercise (exercise 2) on page 48

Task 3) Then do exercise 3 on page 48 in your book (what would you write in your diary if you were Ranjit?)

Group B for Monday, March 20

Task 1) read pp. 50-51 in your textbook (FMT 2).

Task 2) Be able to discuss universal design and automatic doors

4C - Homework for Tuesday, March 14 (Pi Day!)

Read the article on pages 92-93 in FMT 3 (Smart Cars)

In class (March 14) we will work together on writing a comment.

5C - Lehrstoff für SA (Monday, March 20, 2 hours)

Think of this as a "mini-Matura."

There will be a listening, a reading, and a writing section.

Text types:
Letter/email (new! letter of complaint)
Blog entry/blog comment
Report
Article
Brochure (New!)

We have done the following topics since the last SA: surveillance society (unit 3, FMT 4/5). internet of things, food production,food miles, peak oil.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Relevant to your interests - Week of March 13

Strawberries and these other foods have the most pesticides (3C, 4C, 5C)
Small dietary changes could bring big environmental gains (3C, 4C, 5C)

April the Giraffe - 1C, 2C. 3C. 4C, 5C

5C - Homework for Thursday, March 16

For Thursday, March 16, you should give Dr. Sandrock two things:

1) a copy of your English abstract for the Diplomarbeit

2) a brochure (leaflet) describing your Diplomarbeit

For your brochure you should have a TITLE, and the following sections:

Overview of the project:
What did you do?  Try to sum up what the problem was, how you approached it, and what the result was.

Project team:
Names of team members, what their individual responsibilities were

Project partners
Names of supervisor(s), company

Importance of the project:
What contribution has your project team made that has helped the company or to technology in general?


ABEND HTL - Homework for Tuesday, March 14

Task 1) Do the vocabulary exercises for the Unit on Travel and Tourism (pp. 69-70 in your Topics and Language in Use book).
Task 2) Reinforce the vocabulary by doing the exercise on page 77.

Task 3) In your Activity Journal,
a) write a paragraph (Absatz) about a memorable place you've visited (use past tense).  Use lots of details:  when did you go there, who did you go with, where did you go, how did you get there, where did you stay, what did you do, what did you like about it?

b) Then write another paragraph (Absatz) about a place you want to (wollen) or would like to (möchten) visit.  Why do you want to go there?  Watch a video in English about this place and include the link in your entry!


Thursday, March 9, 2017

3C - Homework for Week of March 13

For March 14 (Pi Day!)
Look again at the materials we have worked on for food miles/peak oil.  We will do a short exercise in class to see how well you know your vocabulary!

For March 16
On Thursday, March 9, we looked at a monologue task. We looked at how to add examples and connect ideas.  For Thursday, March 16, write out this same task as a blog entry.  Use linking words and at least 1 passive verb, 1 modal verb, 1 gerund, 1 comparative, and 1 if-sentence.   Write about 200-250 words in your Activity Journal.  This should be as mistake-free as possible!

·         explain what “food miles” are and why people should know about them (Graphic 1)
·         give reasons why people prefer to shop at supermarkets
·         discuss the other aspects of food production that impact the environment (graphic  2)
·         suggest ways that people can reduce their food miles and help reduce CO2 emissions (Graphic   2)

Graphic 1


Graphic 2




Tuesday, March 7, 2017

1C - Homework for Tuesday, March 14

1) Vocabulary/phrase check page 57 (schriftliche Mitarbeit)

2) Read page 60-61 (An American Dream) in your textbook

3)  Do exercise 1 (SA Aufgabenstellung), 2 (Vocabulary), 3 (Vocabulary) on pages 62-63. We will go over answers in class.

Looking ahead:  For Tuesday, March 21, write a text about your favorite sport in your activity journal!
Include the following information:
What kind of a sport is it? (ball, motor, racquet, water, mountain, extreme, air, shooting, etc)
Is it a summer sport, a winter sport, or can you do it all-year round?
Is it an outdoor sport or an indoor sport?
Is it a team sport or an individual sport?
What equipment do you need to do this sport?
What do you like about this sport?
What is challenging about this sport?
Is it a physical sport or a mental sport?
Does this sport help keep you fit?


Monday, March 6, 2017

4C - Homework for Monday, March 13 (at the latest!)

NB:  Write BOTH TEXTS in your Activity Journal (as mistake-free as possible)

TASK 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?)

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

TASK 2)  Write a blog entry for the school's English blog.  The topic is the "Future of Petroleum."
In your blog entry you should:

1) explain the different ways we use petroleum in our everyday lives
2)  analyse the importance of food (production, transport, packaging) as a contributing factor to the peak oil crisis
3) suggest ways that people can reduce their individual impact on the earth

http://www.explainingthefuture.com/images/peak_oil_curve.jpg




2C - Group A, Homework for Wednesday, March 8

For Wednesday, March 8,

Task 1) Look at the grammar for Unit 4 - read the rules on page 52 and do exercises 1 and 2 on page 52-53.  Write the answers to exercise 3 in your HÜ Heft to hand in.

Task 2) Look up the definition of stereotype and prejudice in English.  Be able to explain the difference.

Task 3) Look at these examples of anti-social behavior orders (asbo).  We will discuss some of them during the lesson: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/unborn-baby-gets-an-asbo-and-the-top-178104

5C - Homework for Thursday, March 9

For Thursday, March 9

Write an email of complaint, following the prompt on page 50 of your Focus on Modern Technology 4/5 textbook.  Use suggestions from the lesson on Monday, March 6.

Include linking words, and at least one passive, one modal, one gerund, and one conditional.

Write this text in your Activity Journal so Frau Professor Sandrock doesn't lose it!