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 (Bedingungssätze)? 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
Günther W. - Smart Homes/Internet of Things


9C - Homework for Wednesday, October 25

In Trauner (Englisch für die neue Reife- und Diplomprüfung), 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 für Schüler > 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 für die neue Reife und Diplomprüfung), 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 für die standardisierte Reife- und Diplomprüfung), 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.

In class, Monday, December 3

https://www.thedailybeast.com/george-hw-bushs-service-dog-sully-to-accompany-his-casket-to-dc