2nd Reading Assignment NI-1 and NA-2 2011 – GLOGSTER

Any of you know about “Glogster”? It’s a social network which allows you to create interactive posters and upload them to your blogsite or webpage. You can insert text, images, photos, audio (MP3), videos, special effects and other elements into your glog to generate a multimedia online creation.  Glogs can also be exported and saved to computer-compatible formats. It is fantastic!

Here’s an example from one of my previous year’s students. THERE ARE A LOT MORE ON THE STUDENT BLOG, IF YOU NEED INSPIRATION. JUST WRITE THE WORD GLOGSTER IN THE SEARCH BOX AT THE TOP OF THE BLOG AND CLICK ON THE ENTRIES THAT APPEAR TO SEE MORE GLOGSTERS.

Here is a tutorial so you can see how it’s done.

(Click here if you need a tutorial by Marisa in Spanish.)

YOUR TASK is to make one of these about the book

your are reading. You will have to use it to give a presentation of

MAXIMUM 5 MINUTES.

ALTERNATIVE FOR THOSE STUDENTS WHO THINK THIS IS TOO DIFFICULT FOR THEM – you can do a presentation of the same length without using this tool! (You may use a Powerpoint Presentation if you wish, but bear in mind that the school computer HAS ONLY “OPENOFFICE”.) Alternatively, ou may bring your own laptops for the presentation to avoid any incompatibilty problems – we have all the necessary cables in the classroom for sound and projecting images.

Another option is to use PREZI http://prezi.com/ a fabulously entertaining and visually stimulating online presentation creator. You can create and save your presentation online – NO MORE PENDRIVES OR INCOMPATIBILITIES! CLICK ON THE PIC TO GO TO THE SITE AND LEARN HOW IT’S DONE!

PRESENTATION DATES ARE THE FINAL WEEK BEFORE THE EASTER HOLIDAYS 14th and 19th APRIL FOR TUESDAY/THURSDAY GROUPS, AND 18th and 20th APRIL FOR MONDAY/WEDNESDAY GROUPS.

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Acknowledgements: , Marisa, for allowing me to use your idea!

LISTENING PRACTICE…

JUST A LITTLE SOMETHING TO HELP YOU WITH YOUR LISTENING!

Have you ever heard of typography animations?

They’re powerpoint (or similar) presentations with the transcripts of speeches, film scenes, songs, etc  like in karaoke games.

Check out the videos on You Tube. Here are some examples for you.

STEP 1 – Listen without looking at the script.

STEP 2 – Listen and read.

STEP 3 – Listen again without reading. Take notes if you wish.

STEP 4 – Try to remember some of the sentences or expressions used. Check with your notes.

STEP 5 – Choose 3 or 4 items of language to learn and incorporate into your active vocabulary. (Sometimes this will not be possible or advisable, such as in the first example – a very short clip of the trailer for Inglourious Basterds!!!!)

THE NEXT VIDEO SHOULD NOT BE VIEWED BY STUDENTS WITH PSYCHIATRIC PROBLEMS!!!!

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Advanced 2 – (Face to Face Unit 6B) POSITION OF ADVERBIALS

HAVING DIFFICULTY WITH ADVERBIALS?        I HOPE THIS HELPS.

EXAMPLE SENTENCES BASED ON ACTIVITY “GRAB A WORD” (Handout Unit 6B  –  Face to Face Advanced)

well – to work – very fast I drive well, but I’m always in a hurry to get to work so I tend to drive very fast.
probably – quickly – in the morning It’s probably easier to get dressed quickly in the morning if the heating is not on.
luckily – often – all day Luckily, I’m often able to stay at home all day.
here – badly – tomorrow When he gets here tomorrow, he’ll be limping badly because he has injured his foot.
later – to school – rarely I’m so unfit because, whereas I used to skate to school, later I rarely did any exercise.
almost certainly – at weekends – at the sports centre At weekends, you’ll almost certainly find him playing squash at the sports centre.
hard – tomorrow – never They have worked hard for many years, but tomorrow they will retire, never to work again.
definitely – here – at home I’ll definitely be here tomorrow, although I’d rather stay at home.
probably – once a year – late I probably wouldn’t get a pay rise once a year if I came to work late.
after work – sooner or later – usually She usually goes to the gym after work, but sooner or later she’ll have to give it up as she won’t have time.
infrequently – here – unfortunately Unfortunately, it rains infrequently here.
seldom – undoubtedly – almost always Although I almost always cook and my sister seldom does, she is undoubtedly the better of the two.
naturally – easily – late Naturally, I could easily warn your guests you are going to arrive late.
well – each morning – very hard He drinks hard, sleeps well and has a terrible hangover each morning.
shortly – fortunately – sometimes I sometimes don’t have time to study English but, fortunately, my workload will be reduced shortly.
a bit later – with difficulty – at home I’m doing this exercise with difficulty, so I’m afraid I’ll have to finish it at home and hand it in a bit later.
surprisingly – next year – slowly Surprisingly, his successful  business is growing slowly, but he’s hoping it’ll go better next year.
early – certainly – on time I certainly didn’t get up early, but I managed to arrive on time.
very fast – next month – almost never The water level in the reservoir, which is almost never at its minimum capacity, is expected to rise fast over the next month.
in the evenings – hardly ever – amazingly He’s a tv freak, although, amazingly, he hardly ever watches any in the evenings.
at home – obviously – occasionally We obviously prefer to eat at home, although we occasionally indulge in a meal out.
at night – incredibly – every Monday On Sundays they go out at night but, incredibly, they’re always on the ball every Monday.

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