Welcome and assessment dates

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This year, your teachers will be Ms. Vera Callejas (vcallejas@mackay.cl) and Mr. Julio Uribe (juribe@mackay.cl). Mr. Uribe will continue with the same group as last year, whereas Ms. Callejas will work with Mr. Carey’s group from last year.

Your assessment dates this period are:

  • March 20th: Paper 1 test adapted (3 texts) / Time: 1,5 hours (30 minutes each text [original timing is 22,5 minutes each text with a total of 4 texts])
  • April 10th: Production and recording of a TV commercial based on the unit “Communication and Media”.
  • April 28th: Written assignment IB OFFICIAL: Composed of two texts, a Task (300-400 words, excluding bibliography) and a Rationale (150-200 words).

The Task: Students produce a piece of writing that can be a “Diary entry”, ” Interview”, “News report”, “Set of instructions” , “guideline”, “Written correspondence”, “Blog entry”, among others.

Rationale: Students produce a piece of writing that must include 1.- “The subject investigated”, 2.- “A brief description of each of the sources”, 3.- “The student’s intended aim(s) and 4.- “Explanation of how the student intends to achieve his aim-choice of text types, audience, register, style and so on. We used this link with IB students in 2014. Take a look at it, as it may be useful for your own preparation as well:

https://g15languagebslmackay.wordpress.com/2014/05/31/how-to-write-a-rationale/

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