Thursday, June 21, 2018

ABEND HTL - More Questions to Consider for Matura

This list of questions supplements the handout in class (with questions about 5. food/nutrition, 15. plastic waste/recycling, 1. smoking/drugs/alcohol, 19. Transportation/cars, 13. Advertising, 4. Sports, 3. Alternative energies (Solar, wind, hydroelectric), 16. teen violence/gun control,

What is Fair Trade?
What is the difference between Fair Trade and Fairtrade?
How can you find/recognize Fair Trade products?
What are the pros and cons of Fair Trade?
What kind of people buy Fair Trade products?
What kind of people benefit from Fair Trade?
What are the impacts of Fair Trade on the environment?
What are some important Fair Trade products?
Do you personally buy Fair Trade products?
Are Fair Trade products better quality than supermarket brands?

Describe nuclear fission.
How does nuclear fission work?
What do you know about nuclear waste?
What are the pros of nuclear energy?
What are the cons of nuclear energy?
Be able to describe in detail what happens to people and the environment when there is a nuclear disaster.
What doesn't Austria use nuclear power?
Is it possible to reduce the number of nuclear power plants although energy consumption is constantly rising?
Is it a bad idea to put a lot of dangerous stuff into a deep hole or is a worse idea to blow lots of CO2 emissions and other dangerous substances into the air by using fossil fuels?

Define the term mobility.
What is the future of mobility?
Explain the evolution of mobility (transportation) from the past to the present
What are the advantages of different types of transportation.
What are the disadvantages?
What do you think about electric cars?
what are the pros and cons of electric cars?
Do you think cars in the future will be more expensive?
Are you willing to pay more money for an environmentally friendly car?

Be able to describe and give examples of the different kinds of robots:
androids, domestic robots, industrial robots, military robots, robots in health care, mining robots
Define what a robot is (where does the word come from and what features do all robots have in common?)
What are the advantages of robots in your home?
What are the advantages of robots in factories?
What are the disadvantages of robots?
What are the arguments for and against robots in the workplace?
What is the connection between robots and unemployment?
Do you think that robots will develop the abilities needed to take over the world?

8. Travel/Tourism 24. USA
9. Mass media 6. Internet 7. Smartphones
10. Globalization 14. Global Warming/Climate Change 22. English as a World Language
11. World of Work
18. Internet of Things 6. Internet of Things
20. Family
21. Human Rights
23. Education

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

1C - Preparation for Tuesday, June 19 (listening quiz)

We will do a 20  minute listening test.  There will be two - three listening exercises.

The first rule of listening is: don't talk during the listening!

1) Build your expectations (what do you know about the topic? What vocab will you need?)
2) Read through the tast (this will help you build your expectations)
3) Listening 1 - listen for gist (i.e., the main message)
4) Listening 2 - listen for details
5) Complete the task

After the listening, we will begin cooking presentations.  You should prepare a short presentation (1.5 - 2 minutes) in which you teach the class how to make a recipe. 

* Recipe should not have more than 6 ingredients
* Use enough details to fill out 1.5-2 minutes
* You may not read a text.  You may have a notecard.
* If you want to bring a sample of your recipe, the class and the teacher would truly appreciate it!


1C - In Class, Wednesday, June 13

Write one last entry in your activity journal


* describe how students disrupt school lessons at the HTL Trieben
* explain what detention is and where it is used
* give your opinion about detention - would it be useful in Austria?
* suggest two or three alternatives for dealing with naughty students

Write about 150 words in 3 paragraphs (about 50 words per paragraph)

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Links Links Links! - June 6

A new video game: Overcooked!
You can read the article and summarize it.  Does the game sound interesting to you? Why or why not?  OR You can get the game and play it (change the settings to English!)  Write about your experience.

Friday, June 8, 2018

1C - Preparation for Tuesday, June 12

1) we will have a grammar revision over much/many/a lot of/plenty of, (a) few/(a) little/a little bit of, some/any

Here are some links to practice:

2) POST A LINK to an "easy" English recipe (video or website) below.  Some recipes you might like:

brownies, chocolate chip cookies, macaroni and cheese, guacamole, burgers, Chicago hot dogs, s'mores, s'mores bars, spaghetti sauce, pizza, chili con carne, tacos, enchiladas, wraps, ranch dressing, cheesecake, cupcakes, muffins, pancakes, waffles, biscuits and gravy

1C - Video activity - James Charles

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