Englisch spezial (B1)
Kursbeginn: 26.09.2017; Kurszeit: 17:30 bis 19:00
17 October: new words; new book, page 6: Media, News and Television; ex. 1, 2a) 2b), ex. 3; ex. 4; phrases with -ing / infinitive / noun; homework: Übungsblatt zu Gerund/Infinitive;
10 October: new words; looks matter – passages in the book that indicate the good looks of Chance and the impression he makes on women; good looks and politics (text about Kennedy and modern day pressures on presidential candidates); Why is Chance an ideal presidential candidate? What impresses men most? What film scene(s) would you like to see? Homework: What did you like best / least about the novel? Is the novel (despite the fact that it was written almost 50 years ago) still relevant today?
03 October: new words from last time; where were you in 1970, what was TV like when you were a little child?; page 10, page 19, page 33: passages from the book; what does the TV mean for Chance?, Not existing at all – does it also have advantages? What effect does Chance have on women? Why? Homework: if you have time, you could read the next passages in the book and the text about TV in the 60ies and its influence on politics.
26 September: Your last holiday, have you ever…, talking about your experiences during this summer vacation / past years; Being there: can you find out: when the novel was published/where you were at that time/in what way society and politics had changed in the USA, what the main theme of the book is? The passages we will read together are on pages 10, 19, 33, 36, 50 and 60;
Kursbeginn: 10.01.2017, Kurszeit: 17:30 bis 19:00
Book: Compass B1 (Langenscheidt)
05.04.2017: words and phrases; remember the story: Lost and found; what do you remember about the Toddler Modelling Competition? First chapter from “Being There”; The Easter bunny is getting ready for his Easter celebration 🙂 Im Herbst suchen wir ein neues Lehrbuch aus, dazwischen schieben wir die Lektüre von Being There; Thanks for everything! – Soon to come: I’ll post here some information on how to get hold of your copy of Being There….
28.03.2017: repetition: lost and found on the Internet (page 188); page 188, ex.3b) 3c) 3d); Listen to the ending of the story; page 189, ex. 1: I hate the consumer society; page 189, ex. 2: Toddler Modelling Competition; first two pages of Being there; homework: read the first chapter of “Being There”
21.03.2017: page 185, ex. 4,5,6; page 186: Online shopping, ex. 1a), 1b), 1c), 1d); page 188: Lost and found; homework: page 189, ex.1;
14.03.2017: repetition words, which special gifts did we read about last time?; have you ever received / given any special gifts?; page 184, ex.1: A birthday surprise; ex.2, 3, page 185, homework: page 185, exercise 5, 6; exercise 4 (link to audio file)
07.03.2017: repetition words; which 3 gifts were presented in our book last time?; page 182: special gifts; ex. 2a) b) c) d); have you ever received or given such a special gift? homework: write about a special gift you received – if you can’t think of anything, choose a topic from flexizone, page 183 A or B;
28.02.2017: repetition words; page 180, ex. 3a)b), ex.4; What did we learn about Lewis Carroll?; Harry Potter (cont.); page 181: starter – most difficult person to buy a gift for; interesting gifts; ex. 1a), 1b); homework: page 182: the best way to buy gifts (Texte durchlesen, Vokabeln vorbereiten);
14.02.2017: funny Valentine cards; Harry Potter (till page 10, 1st paragraph); homework: page 180, ex. 3,4; NEXT LESSON: FEB. 28th!
07.02.2017: repetition words; page 177, ex. 2 a) b) c); ex. 3 a) b); 4 a) b); homework: finish reading the first pages of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (leider ist der Scan nicht so gut zu lesen, die Kopien sind besser)
31.01.2017: repetition words; page 175, ex. 3a) b), ex. 4a) b) c) d); group work: choose a car, make a down payment, decide on the monthly installments, negotiate an interest rate; page 176: A success story; homework: page 177, ex. 2 a) b) c)
24.01.2017: repetition words; page 173 – B,C (Would you have stopped work? Would it be better to keep one’s identity a secret?); page 173, ex. 4a) 4b) 5); homework: page 175, ex. 3a) 3b), 4a) b) c) d), Link to audio file (beginning and ending are not perfect, but everything’s there… next time I’ll know how to do it perfectly 😉 )
17.01.2017: repetition words; what do you remember about Liv Nicholson?; questions about the text; page 172, ex. 2c) 2d), ex. 3a) b) c); homework: write a few sentences about Flexizone B) and C) Would you have stopped work? Should there be a limit on lottery prizes? should winners reveal their identity to the media?
10.01.2017: New Year’s traditions: Auld lang syne, resolutions, lucky charms (which objects can be used as a lucky charm?), fortune telling (have you ever had your fortune read?), melting lead, fireworks; walnut boats – New Year’s game with small children; greetings; homework: write about the different traditions and customs we discussed (or additional traditions that come to your mind); download the sheet: walnut boats/greetings; so much for fortune telling:
14.12.2016: Repetition words; The case of Viv Nicholson; page 174, ex.1,2; The selfish Giant; Thanks for everything and have a Merry Christmas everybody!!
06.12.2016: Repetition words; page 170, ex. 3a) b), 4a) b); page 171, ex. 1a) b); 2a)b); homework: page 174, ex. 1) 2)
29.11.2016: I, for my part,…; Vokabelrunde; page 169, ex. 1a)b), 2a)b); page 167, ex. 3a), 3b), 3c), 3d); 4a), 4b); page 168: A new shop in town; homework: page 170, exercise 3a)b), 4a)b)
22.11.2016: Gerund oder Infinitive?; Vokabelrunde; page 165, ex.4 – does the picture appeal to you? choose the right form; page 166, ex. 1a) 2a); homework: page 169, ex. 1a)b), 2a)b);
15.11.2016: repetition – new means of advertising; repetition words; page 164, 1a)b), 2a)b), 3a)b), 3.2; Lynn Anderson: rose garden (can you describe the relationship of the couple in the song?); cartoons about US politics; homework: Rückseite – Übersetzungssätze Gerund/Infinitive;
08.11.2016: repetition words; Gerund -Einsetzübung/Drillübung; page 162, ex.4, 4a), page 165, ex.5a), 6), 6a) 6b); homework: page 164, ex. 1a)b), 2 a)b), 3a)b), 3.2.;
25.10.2016: repetition words; Crossing cultures – Bericht Gruppenarbeit; Advertising: page 161, ex.2a), 2b); page 162, ex.3a) 3b) page 162, ex.4: Gerund/Infinitive; Übungsblatt Gerund/Infinitive; homework: nächstes Mal gehen wir die Übungsblätter noch einmal durch, ihr könnt als Vorbereitung die Einsetzübung fertigmachen und die Drillsätze übersetzen.
18.10.2016: Last week’s words; page 160, ex.3,4; group work: I was in… (city/countryside, weather, transport, people, food, homes, religion); page 161, ex.1a) 1b); homework: write about the group work you did;
11.10.2016: Vokabelwiederholung; page 158, ex.7: Cross-cultural guide; page 159, ex.1,2; repetition adjective-adverb; homework: page 160, ex.3,4;
04.10.2016: Repetition words; what do you remember about Marek?; page 156, exercise 4: showing sympathy; page 158, ex.7: Exotic food; adjective/adverb; kein ly mit Verben, die einen Zustand ausdrücken; page 157, rc. 5b), page 158, ex. 6; Homework: page 158, ex.7: Write a cross-cultural guide;
27.09.2016: Repetition words: Nierenkolik/Brunnen/billabong/haggle,bargain; pick a question from the sheet; book page 156: the five stages of adapting to life abroad; page 156, ex.3a) Marek’s experience in London; homework: page 157, ex. 5a) 5b)
20.09.2016: Starter sentences: last vacation/last birthday/chores you had to do/last 24 hours/sth you should do but you don’t; book page 156, ex.1, ex.2; homework: pick one of the questions on the sheet and write about it;
12.04.2016: What are your childhood memories?; page 154, ex.1a) b); page 155, ex.5; page 154, ex. 3a) b) – pronunciation; ex.2; Feedback – ideas for the autumn term; thanks for all your kind words and great ideas – looking forward to seeing you on Tuesday! HAVE A GREAT SUMMER VACATION! btw: in Australia you have a “tucker bag” which has a similar status as our Bschoadbinkerl – so this is what I am going to do in the holidays: roaming the Kremstal with my tucker bag 🙂 – and in a way we are auzzies, too, Austrians that is ;); thanks a lot all of you!
05.04.2016: gardening game; amazing facts – page 153, ex.2a) 2c); page 155, ex. 4a) 4b); page 154, ex. 1a) b) strange records – holding one’s breath, being married the longest; homework: page 155, ex.6: What are your childhood memories?