Friday, April 27, 2018

1C - Lehrstoff for the Schularbeit, Tuesday, May 8

1 hour

You should expect:

(A listening comprehension)
A reading comprehension
A grammar section (verbs, all tenses, positive, negative, question, adjectives, adverbs)
A text section

TOPICS
Units 3, 4, 5 - home entertainment, sport and leisure, keeping in touch

TEXT TYPES
Emails/letter
Activity journal
Summary


Thursday, April 26, 2018

Abend HTL - Lehrstoff for the SA, Thursday, May 3

For the Schularbeit, you should expect:

1) Reading Comprehension
2) Listening Comprehension
3) Writing (Report)

TOPICS:
smoking (cigarettes vs. vaping, smoking ban in Austria)
Gun culture in the US vs. Austria, gun control, other gun solutions, school shootings
Internet of Things
Waste management
Plastics, plastic waste, microplastics
Globalization
Social Media (review)
Addictions (review)
International Woman's Day

NEW GRAMMAR
Gerund
Qualifiers (might, could, may)

TEXT TYPES
Report (NEW! - will definitely be on the SA!)
E-Mail/Letter
Article
Blog entry
Blog comment

The best grades will be earned by students who can use Matura-level language (passive verbs, if-sentences, gerunds, linking words, comparatives, modal verbs, relative clauses) accurately and effectively in their texts.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

8C - In Class, April 24


With a partner, analyse the graph.  Try to come up with reasons for the different trends.


5/6C - In class, Tuesday, April 24


With a partner, analyse the statistics.  Try to give examples of the different types of wearable tech products, and come up with reasons why consumers might or might not be aware of them.


Sunday, April 22, 2018

Links! Links! Links! - Sunday, April 22

Harley Davidson wants to pay interns to ride, document their motorcycle experience

In your activity journal, write a letter of application for an internship at Harley Davidson (link at the bottom of this article):  http://cbs2iowa.com/news/offbeat/harley-davidson-wants-to-pay-interns-to-ride-document-their-motorcycle-experience

10 Grammatical Errors That Damage Credibility and How to Fix Them

How many of these errors do you make?  Can you write an activity journal entry without making any of them? https://www.grammarly.com/blog/grammatical-errors/


Cambridge Write and Improve

I need someone to beta test this website.  Submit a text to be analysed.  Then tell me in your activity journal if it is helpful!



Wednesday, April 18, 2018

4C - For Monday, April 23

1) Be able to give a presentation on the text you read on Dubai or Japan.  Use the structure on page 59 to help you organize your presentations.  Free speaking only (notes are okay - no reading)

2) If you prefer, you can give a presentation about a country you have visited in the past.  Use the same structure (page 59).  Free speaking only (notes are okay - no reading).

Monday, April 16, 2018

8C - Preparation for Tuesday, April 17

In your Trauner book, look at pages 310-311 (Short history of travel - What is tourism? Types of tourism - Mass tourism -  Be able to categorize different types of holidays.

Preparation for Wednesday, April 18

1) Make sure you have TWO blog entries to turn in.  If you need another suggestion, do the writing exercise on page 63 (email to an exchange student, 200 words)

2) finish the worksheet you got in class on Monday, April 9 (prejudice and stereotype vocab)

3) Finish reading your text about Japan or Dubai.  Be able to present the information in the lesson on Wednesday.

8C - In Class, Monday, April 16

Introduce Travel and Tourism:

definition, vocabulary, types of tourism, mass tourism, listening/reading exercise

5/6C - In Class, Tuesday, April 17

WARM UP:  "You never get a second chance to make a first impression." What does this mean, and can you think of an example? (3-5)

1)  Read page 34 (3-5)

2)  Listening, p. 35 (track 14, 15) (5)

3)  WITH A PARTNER:  Fill out exercise 3, p. 35 with a partner (15)

4)  Listening, p. 36, ex. 5, Track 16 (5)

5) Listening, p. 36, #7, Track 17 (10)

6)  If time, do the dialogue on page 37.

10C - In Class, Monday, April 16

The Supply Fairy has given us another lesson!

First period:  Each student will get a representative Matura task (similar to the real Matura).  You will work up talking points and structure your monologue.  If you have a dialogue, look at those instructions as well.

Second period:  Monologue Roulette! We should be able to get through 5-7 with feedback.

N.B.  Everyone is getting different tasks.  It would be a good idea to COPY the tasks for the class, so everyone has some good examples to practice

4C - In Class, Monday, April 16

WARM UP - What's the difference between a stereotype and a prejudice? (3-10)

1) WITH A PARTNER, work through page 62, questionnaire.  What advice would you give an exchange student coming to Austria about:
    a) greetings
    b) eating habits (cutlery = Besteck)
    c) school life
    d) going out (10)

2) INPUT - Giving advice (5)

3) READING COMPREHENSION pages 57, 58 - Be able to summarize the information (see suggestions on page 59) (15)

4) WITH A NEW PARTNER, exchange information about your texts.  Answer the questions on page 59, Ex. 4 (10)

PREPARATION FOR THE LESSON WEDNESDAY:
* Vocab for making suggestions (p. 59-61)
* Need another entry for your journal?  Write an email replying to Jose (p. 63)

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

April 11 - Links Links Links

How much will it cost the US to arm teachers?  Are 40 cm baseball bats a better defense?  https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/pennsylvania-school-district-gives-teachers-small-baseball-bats-last-resort-n864986

Another website to add to your bookmarks (or follow on Facebook!):  https://awesomestuff365.com/

Special effects in the Wizard of Oz (remember, they didn't have CGI!)




Tuesday, April 10, 2018

4C - Preparation for THURSDAY, April 12

You got a handout in class about stereotypes and prejudice.

1) Do this worksheet (vocabulary)
2) Be able to explain the difference between stereotype and prejudice IN YOUR OWN WORDS WITH EXAMPLES
3) What stereotypes do you know about Americans?  Austrians?  We will talk about how stereotypes can be supported or destroyed.

5/6C - preparation for Monday, April 16

1) Practice indirect speech (Essential Grammar in Use, Unit 51).
2) How would you define the term "communication"?
3) Do some research on the history of communication.  How did people communicate before smartphones and the internet?
4) In what ways did smartphones and the internet revolutionize communication?
5) What are some examples of mass communication?
6) What are some examples of print media?
7) What are some examples of broadcast media?
8) What are some examples of digital media?
9) What are some examples of personal communication?
10) How will people communicate in the future?  Think about ways people communicate in science fiction movies.

BE PREPARED TO TALK ABOUT QUESTIONS 2-10 IN THE LESSON ON MONDAY!





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