Europe project

EUROPE TRIP 2015

 

Objectives:

 

  • to apply the students’ personal experience in the UK in a written/oral task.
  • to show knowledge and comprehension of the cultural diversity in the UK.
  • to show knowledge and comprehension of the modern context of the British society as a consequence of the Great War and the decline of the British Empire.

 

Instruction: Select one of the tasks described below and make sure you carry it out while in Europe. Prior or posterior work might be needed in some cases. This activity will be assessed as a “Performance Assessment” task once you are back from Europe.

 

A.- Language B SL/Language B HL

 

Option 1 (VC):

 

Explanation: Write between 250 to 400 words from one of the choices below:

 

1.- How does the concept of beauty vary from place to place? Write a diary entry where you reflect about this topic. Provide information from your trip.

 

2.- Self-identity is not only expressed through personal ideals but also through clothes, language and beliefs. Write an article for a teenage magazine where you include information from your Europe trip.

 

3.- Scientific advancement starts at big countries and then moves to others. Write a blog entry about the topic and provide comparisons between a target culture and your own culture.

 

4.- The best of life relies on our differences: is this what you could observe while in the UK? Write a letter to a friend explaining this situation.

 

Option 2 (JU): Interview about Immigration

 

Explanation: While in Europe, you will have to carry out an interview to an English native speaker in which the topic of discussion will be “Immigration”.

 

Instructions:

 

1.- Prepare a set of a minimum of 10 questions through which you can know the opinion of a non-immigrant native speaker about this topic. Use this question bank as guidance: (What is your opinion about Immigration?, How have you been affected or benefited by Immigration?, Why do you think that immigrants have opted for this country?, How can immigrants be a contribution to a country?, etc.). Have these questions written on a notebook and carry out an interview to a non-immigrant native speaker as soon as you have the chance. Use any device that records videos.  

 

2.- Apart from the questions you will ask, the interview will have 2 other parts: 1) Introduce the interviewee (refer to name, age, occupation, nationality, etc.) and what the interview will be about. 2) At the end, conclude the interview saying goodbye to the interviewee and thanking him/her for his time. Apart from that, make a brief conclusion of the most relevant opinions given in the interview.

 

3.- Finally, edit the video as much as you want and upload it on your blog.

 

Extension of interview after edition: 3-5 minutes.

 

Option 3 (VT): Tourist video

 

You will have to make a short video (2-3 minutes) in which you present your favourite city from the Europe Trip! You will have to include photos (taken by you so you should appear on them as well) and music. You can use iMovie to add effects, if you like. In the presentation, describe at least 3 tourist places in terms of their location, importance in the culture, age, etc. You can also interview people to ask them about their opinions or general knowledge about that specific place! (Ask for permission before recording them).

 

Option 4 (VIC):  Travel Brochure

 

You will have to create a Travel Brochure! For that you need to find information, select relevant facts, and create an interesting layout!  

 

Consider the following questions when designing your brochure

  • Where did you go? (chose one of the cities that you visited)
  • What were your favourite moments in there?
  • What was the best place to eat?
  • The best place to stay?
  • The activity that was the most fun?
  • What kind of language and vocabulary is used?

 

You can also add photos from your city, maps, and any extra information you come up with!
**Piece of advice: In order to learn about what makes a successful travel brochure; collect travel brochures from travel agents!

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Rugby World Cup: What’s in it for the residents of Twickenham? – Vocabulary

*Twickenham is a town in south west London on the River Thames in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, located 10 miles (16 km) southwest of the centre of London.

1) To have/make a stab at something: to attempt to do something although you are not likely to be very successful

2) Publicans: the manager of a pub

3) Put up with sth/sb: to accept or continue to accept an unpleasant situation orexperience, or someone who behaves unpleasantly

4) Portaloo: a portable building containing a toilet.

5) Embarrass:  to cause someone to feel nervous, worried, or uncomfortable

6) Acute: very serious or severe

7) “It seems Orwellian”:  ideas about personal freedom and state authority developed by the British writer George Orwell

8) Book: (verb) to arrange to have a seat, room, performer, etc. at a particular time in the future

Text-type: News Report

The key elements of a News Report are:

image

1. Headline: -Catches your attention-Sums up the story

2. Byline: -Writer’s name-Writer’s Specialty, e.g. sports, food, crime, current events

3. Placeline: -Where the story begins

4. Lead: -The important first sentence or paragraph that summarizes the story and answers as many as possible of the 5 W’s (Who? What? Where? When? and Why?) and H (How?).

5. Body: – Supplies detail-Most important details come first-Simple true statements

6. Quotation: What someone actually said-Adds accuracy-Adds “at the scene” feeling.

Exercises:

1.- Read this News Report and identify each of its parts using this template.

2.- Now create your own 250-400 News Report, but before complete a new version of the same template above. For that, choose only one of the following headlines:

  • Leisure: “England can be a dangerous country for irresponsible tourists”.
  • Health: “Alcohol drinking in teenagers is becoming a more and more serious topic in England”.
  • Cultural diversity: “Discrimination in Cape town nowadays is similar to the times of Apartheid” 

 

Reported Speech

Dear students, find a short clip that, through examples, explains you how reported speech works. Also find a comparatve chart, in which you will see how tenses change when using reported speech.

Reported Speech comparative chart:

Reported Speech chart

If you still don’t understand the difference between say and tell, look at the image below to clarify your doubts!

Say and Tell

Blog task N°3 – Individual oral practice

Sin título

Today you will practice for your Individual Oral using the application “Educreations”.

Instructions:

  1. Select one picture from this link: https://g16languagebslmackay.wordpress.com/2015/08/06/697/. Save it on the ipad and then upload it on educreations.
  2. Type the caption of the image at the bottom and put your name, class and title of activity on the upper left corner.
  3. Before recording, use this file to prepare your presentation in 15 minutes.
  4. After that, record your photo description. You can only do it once, so practice for it before.
  5. Once ready, tap on the arrow on the upper right corner and choose the option “Save Finished Video”. Complete the Lesson Details with appropriate information. Select the option “Published”. Subject Area: World Languages. Subject: All. Grade: 11th.
  6. Create an account by clicking on Sign Up. Select “Student” and then tap on “Don’t have a code?”. Create your account introducing the corresponding information or sign up using your Facebook account.
  7. Finally copy link and paste it as a new entry on your blog.

Individual Oral Preparation

Dear Students,

In today’s lesson you are going to work on a writing activity that will help you to prepare for your Individual Oral  (IO).

Imagine that you are presenting your IO, are you prepare to answer the following questions?

  • What topic would you select?
  • What would you say about it?
  • How would you describe the image?
  • How would you refer to the caption?
  • What would you say about the target culture?
  • How would you link the image, the caption and the target culture?
  • What extra information can you add?
  • What questions do you think your teacher may ask you?

Activity: Look at the images below, select TWO of them and on your blog write a description of each of them by answering the questions above as accurate as possible.

Image 1:

Nothing is going to stop me from achieving my goal!

Image 2:

What are other women really thinking, feeling, experiencing, when they slip away from the gaze and culture of men?

Image 3

I love being here, where everything seems new!
I love being here, where everything seems new!

Image 4

I wish this festival will last forever!

 

Health “Eating disorders”: Review of concepts as seen last year

Activity: Find the meaning of the words below, copy them on your blog acknowledging the source and finally, create a sentence with each concept using Present Perfect. Use the following example:

0.- Physique: physical or bodily structure, appearance, or development:

Source: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/physique?s=t

Sentence:  I have seen many classmates trying to improve their physique.

You can use the following sources:

Concepts:

  1. Steroid
  2. Purging
  3. Binge
  4. Obesity
  5. Anorexia
  6. Bulimia
  7. Manorexia
  8. Bigorexia
  9. Body dysmorphic disorder

THIS IS YOUR FIRST BLOG TASK!