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Sunday, October 20

  1. page 9 - Describing a Line Graph edited ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3fCIuX7BMc http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpZa7bah4_c&fea…
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3fCIuX7BMc
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpZa7bah4_c&feature=related
    Compare/Contrast Essay
    These websites may be helpful for you when comparing and contrasting two countries:
    http://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/compare_countries.jsp
    http://www.nationmaster.com/index.php
    https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/rankorder/2119rank.html
    watch: wealth inequality in the USwatch: wealth inequality in the US
    http://mashable.com/2013/03/02/wealth-inequality/#m!5aee
    watch: wealth inequality in the US-Organisation.x-Organisation.Organisation.
    you can choose either:
    watch: wealth inequality in the US-Organisation.-- point by point organisationx-Organisation.-- point by point organisation- point by point organisation
    watch: wealth inequality in the US-Organisation.-- block organisationx-Organisation.-- block organisation- block organisation
    Suppose you are interested in showing the differences between vacationing in the mountains and vacationing at the beach.
    One way to arrange your material is to use the block arrangement which is to write about vacationing in the mountains in one paragraph and vacationing at the beach in the next. If you mention a particular point in the mountains paragraph, you must mention the same point in the beach paragraph, and in the same order. Study the following outline, which shows this kind of organization. The introductory paragraph is followed by the mountains paragraph, the beach paragraph, then the conclusion; the fully developed essay is just four paragraphs.
    ||||<Block Arrangement (four paragraphs)
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    I.
    Introduction in which you state your purpose which is to discuss the differences between vacationing in the mountains or at the beach
    II.
    Mountain A. Climate B. Types of Activities C. Location
    III.
    Beach A. Climate B. Types of Activities C. Location
    IV.
    Conclusion
    A second way to organize this material is to discuss a particular point about vacationing in the mountains and then immediately to discuss the same point about vacationing at the beach. This is called point-by-point or alternating arrangement. An outline of this organization follows.
    ||||Point-by-Point or Alternating Arrangement (five paragraphs)
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    I.
    Introduction in which you state your purpose which is to discuss differences between vacationing in the mountains or at the beach
    II.
    First difference between mountains and beaches is climate A. Mountains B. Beach
    III.
    Second difference between mountains and beaches are types of activities A. Mountains B. Beach
    IV.
    Third difference between mountains and beaches is the location A. Mountains B. Beach
    V.
    Conclusion

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  2. page 9 - Describing a Line Graph edited ... A simple example: http://www.ielts-exam.net/preparing/Writing_task_one_single_line_graph/208/…
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    A simple example:
    http://www.ielts-exam.net/preparing/Writing_task_one_single_line_graph/208/
    Argument Essay
    Extra material to read/watch:
    To prepare you for the Argument Essay that we will be writing in class tomorrow, take a look at the following links. Make notes on information that you find useful for your own writing. Feel free to find more links and videos through Google or YouTube!
    http://www.buowl.boun.edu.tr/students/types%20of%20essays/ARGUMENTATIVE%20ESSAY.htm
    http://writefix.com/?page_id=1524
    http://www.roanestate.edu/owl/Argument.html
    http://spot.pcc.edu/~dramirez/GreatEssays/argumentessay.html
    http://www.engvid.com/effective-essay-introduction/#quiz
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDUPpKDQZIE&feature=fvwrel
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuQ9EWpw7xM
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3fCIuX7BMc
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpZa7bah4_c&feature=related

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Monday, September 30

  1. page 7 - Psychology edited ... the best/worst lifestyles generally you will need facts to support the information, which mus…
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    the best/worst lifestyles generally
    you will need facts to support the information, which must be referenced.
    Practise gradable/non gradable adjectives:
    Reading:
    http://www.englishclub.com/grammar/adjectives-non-gradable.htm
    Practise:
    http://www.englishclub.com/grammar/adjectives-non-gradable-quiz.htm
    http://www.eltbase.com/quiz/247_02.htm
    Psychological Profiling
    Published on Feb 5, 2013
    BBC Inside The Mind Of Adolf Hitler - A Documentary, with dramatised elements, looking at the psychological profile of Adolf Hitler compiled by a team of Harvard psychologists in 1943.The film interviews former colleagues and the former family doctor who had fled to the USA and using Freudian techniques and theories of the day they came up with a profile and predicted how he would react to certain situations, concluding that he would not surrender and would be most likely to commit suicide when faced with defeat.This led to future profiling of many world leaders and dictators.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjcf2KTMbio

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Monday, April 29

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    it is a good idea to + inf. Verb
    you should/shouldn’t
    grammar explanation and practice
    http://www2.elc.polyu.edu.hk/CILL/exercises/cause&effect.htm

    although/despite/in spite of
    http://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/grammar-exercises/spite-despite-although
    Steven Levitt, Ted Talks. The freaconomics of McDonalds versus Drugs
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5UGC2nLnaes&feature=player_embedded
    grammar explanation and practice
    http://www2.elc.polyu.edu.hk/CILL/exercises/cause&effect.htm

    Research a grammar point in order to teach the class about it.
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    although/despite/in spite of
    http://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/grammar-exercises/spite-despite-although
    Research a grammar point in order to teach the class about it.
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    grammar explanation and practice
    http://www2.elc.polyu.edu.hk/CILL/exercises/cause&effect.htm
    although/despite/in spite of
    http://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/grammar-exercises/spite-despite-although

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Sunday, April 21

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    {http://www.globalizationstudies.upenn.edu/system/files/images/22-sol_urban-density-conso_023.jpg}
    {http://globalhighered.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/unchsurbanstats2011.jpg}
    The Future of Transport: Discovery Science Documentary - Future Tense Series
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CTHxUvkWeE
    1. 30 years from now what will have happened?
    2. The new car has more in common with what than an ordinary car?
    3. What kind of car is it?
    4. How does it work and what does it run on?
    5. Iceland generates how much of its domestic power from its natural resources?
    6. Iceland could become the first………..society in 20 years.
    7. In the long run what else could hydrogen fuel?
    8. What is used to control the Maglev?
    9. Why is the Maglev not widely used?
    10. What is the top speed of the Maglev?
    11. What benefits do ‘floating’ trains have?
    12. A new era of what is beginning?
    13. What are the nicknames of today’s airships?

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Sunday, March 24

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    genetically modified food
    online education
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    energy source eg. hydrogen, solar
    a new communication/information technology device eg. tablet computers
    other (check with teacher)

    you will need to explain what it is, compare it with alternatives, discuss pros and cons and finally give your opinion
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  2. page 9 - Technology edited ... 'Safer Internet Day': prepositions gap-fill http://www.breakingnewsenglish.com/1302/130207-sa…
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    'Safer Internet Day': prepositions gap-fill
    http://www.breakingnewsenglish.com/1302/130207-safer_internet_day-prepositions.htm
    Watch: Antibiotics
    http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s3714613.htm

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    sharing
    empowerment
    What comparison is made with the past?
    Overall, is the speaker optimistic about the future?

    grammar: future forms quiz
    http://www.eltbase.com/quiz/048_01.htm
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