2016-2017


Semester 2


Textbook- CAE GOLD PLUS



REQUIREMENTS AND EVALUATION:




DEADLINE FOR ALL PORTFOLIO ASSIGNMENTS TO BE POSTED ONLINE: May 20th


Portfolio-see details below for obligatory written assignments to be posted on this wiki as shown in class on the respective class page under your name- deadline May 20th ( at the end of that day I will lock the page).




Requirements:
  • notebook- NB
  • text-book- SB
  • attention in class
  • dictionary at hand- even in class
  • portfolio which includes: NB, SB, worksheets, tests, online posts on the online portfolio page, homework




MARKS




1. Test in April- Reading, Listening, Use of English


2. LECTURES-at any time during the semester, before June 2nd and not on the day with the test. Failure to comply with this requirement will result in a mark of 3.



3.Online portfolio - DEADLINE MAY 20th- see details below


4. Class Activity and participation in competitions













Details online portfolio

Help to be found in the Writing Theory section!!!!


Deadline: May 16th


1. ARTICLE



in textbook task on page 52



or



in textbook one of the tasks on page 189



2. PROPOSAL



in textbook task on page 101



or


in textbook task on page 163



3. FOR AND AGAINST ESSAY ON



School uniforms


Or


Studying abroad



4. REPORT


in textbook task on page 125



REMINDER: YOU CAN FIND HELP FOR WRITING IN THE WRITING THEORY SECTION OF THIS BLOG.







Details lectures :




When?

at any time during the semester, before June 2nd and not on the day with the test



How?


YOUR LECTURE WILL LAST BETWEEN 3 AND 5 MINUTES. You are allowed to have something written in front of you so as to be fluent , but you are not to read: you will speak in front of the class and you can use props, just like a professor. You will be evaluated based on a scoresheet by the teacher and by one of your colleagues. All of you will be evaluators and will evaluate.YOU CANNOT USE A POWER POINT PRESENTATION (UNLESS YOU USE ONLY PHOTOS IN IT) – even for photos you have to cite the source( the whole link).




How to cite sources:


a.If it is an internet source:


***http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advertising** (21.02.2010 18:32) = the whole link and the day and the time when you accessed it


b.If it is a book:


*Stan Le Roy Wilson, Mass Media/Mass Culture: An Introduction Updated 1993 Edition, New York, McGraw-Hill, Inc., pages 62, 63, 124, 151.= author, title, place-town, publishing house, year of appearance, pages that you have used








REMEMBER!!!!




A SPEECH IS LIKE AN ORAL ESSAY. CONSEQUENTLY, IT IS SIMILAR IN STRUCTURE TO AN ESSAY.


Structure
  1. Introduction- which should state the main idea, mainly by using a generalization.
Markers:


First of all/ To begin with/ Firstly …………
  1. Body- this should consist of 3-4 main points
Markers:


Secondly, ……….


Thirdly, …………


Fourthly…………


Next……………….


ON THE ONE HAND………………. ON THE OTHER HAND……………
  1. Conclusion- which should reflect what has been previously said in the body.
Markers:


IN CONCLUSION, ON THE WHOLE, IN A NUTSHELL, TO SUM UP, ALL IN ALL, TO CONCLUDE


TIPS:
  1. USE 1-2 COMPLICATED GRAMMAR STRUCTURES WHICH YOU ARE QUITE FAMILIAR WITH (IT’S TIME, WOULD RATHER CONSTRUCTIONS, WISH CONSTRUCTIONS,etc)
  2. DO USE SYNONYMS SO AS NOT TO REPEAT YOURSELF AND BORE THE
AUDIENCE!


3. DIVERSIFY YOUR CONNECTORS(INSTEAD OF OVERUSING and, but,so, because)


CONNECTORS(SYNONYMS FOR THE OVERUSED ONES)


AND= FURTHERMORE, MOREOVER, IN ADDITION, WHAT IS MORE


BUT= NEVERTHELESS, NONETHELESS, YET, STILL, HOWEVER


SO= CONSEQUENTLY, THUS, THEREFORE, AS A RESULT, AS A CONSEQUENCE, HENCE


BECAUSE= AS, AS A RESULT OF, DUE TO, OWING TO, THANKS TO


FOR EXAMPLE= NAMELY, FOR INSTANCE, THAT IS


WHILEAND WHEREAS IN ORDER TO COMPARE TWO ACTIVITIES IN TWO SENTENCES.

Topics for your lectures (you all know the number for your topic):
  1. Political correctness
  2. Values shaping American business
  3. Jane Eyre by Charlote Bronte
  4. The American character
  5. Natural beauties and wonders in the US
  6. Higher education in the US
  7. Religion in American life
  8. Religion in British life
  9. The American Constitution
  10. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
  11. Natural beauties and wonders in Canada
  12. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  13. Slavery and the Civil War in America
  14. Cubism
  15. Historical landmarks in UK
  16. Natural beauties and wonders in India
  17. Victorian Age
  18. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  19. A short history of chess
  20. Job interviews
  21. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
  22. Natural beauties and wonders in Africa
  23. Higher education in UK
  24. Natural beauties and wonders in Australia
  25. Cultural values in the US
  26. Gadgets nowadays
  27. A short history of football
  28. The Oscar Awards
  29. Historical landmarks in Europe
  30. The Nobel Prize
  31. Pompeii