2016-2017 SEMESTER 2


Auxiliary textbook- Upstream B 1 Plus



REQUIREMENTS AND EVALUATION:





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

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 at the beginning of April

2. SPEECHES at any time during the school year, no later than June 2nd.


3. Portfolio-Online Portfolio-see details below for obligatory written assignments to be posted on this wiki on the correct page for each class -Deadline May 20th


4. Class Activity







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


YOUR SPEECHES WILL LAST BETWEEN 1’ 30 ” AND 2’ 30 ”. 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. You will be evaluated based on a score sheet by the teacher and by one of your colleagues. All of you will be evaluators and will evaluate. Here you have a suggested structure of the speech:


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


WHILE AND WHEREAS IN ORDER TO COMPARE TWO ACTIVITIES IN TWO SENTENCES.




TOPICS FOR SPEECHES - go the number you have been assigned:






  1. Hobbies reflect personality
  2. The days of the cinema are numbered
  3. Should what you find on the Internet be censored?
  4. Modern scientific discoveries – curse or blessing?
  5. Food industry in today’s life
  6. Winning is not the ultimate goal in a competition
  7. Group pressure is acceptable
  8. The mass media have an adverse effect on moral standards.
  9. „We don’t need no education”
  10. Clothes do not make the man
  11. The dangers people face in the modern world
  12. Being well-mannered is out of fashion
  13. Cell phones – an imperative?
  14. Parents and children are bound to get into conflict
  15. Natural resources should be effectively exploited
  16. Popularity changes people
  17. School plays a more important role than family in shaping one’s personality
  18. What I value most in a teacher.
  19. You are what you eat
  20. Parents are too permissive with their children nowadays
  21. Should parents been involved in school life?
  22. We don’t need books anymore; we have computers
  23. Books an open window onto life
  24. What I value most in a friend
  25. What’s more important: freedom or safety?
  26. Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? With the help of technology, life is easier today than in the past
  27. We are becoming increasingly dependent on computers
  28. In what way has information technology changed work in the past 10 years?
  29. Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? A problem shared is a problem solved
  30. The use of animals in scientific experiments
  31. Compare and contrast knowledge gained from experience with knowledge gained from books
  32. If you could change one important thing about your home town, what would you change?
  33. Television has destroyed communication among friends and family
  34. Why do you think people visit museums?
  35. It’s better to be a student than a teacher
  36. Pets are toys
  37. Vegetarians have found the secret of good living
  38. The music of my generation is the best
  39. Hobbies are a waste of time
  40. Giving is better than receiving
  41. Camping is the ideal way of spending a holiday
  42. Should traffic accidents be shown on TV?
  43. Some neighbours are difficult to put up with
  44. Do you think money should be saved or spent?
  45. Environmentally friendly people are nice to meet
  46. It is good to have younger brothers/ sisters
  47. Prevention is better than cure
  48. Pocket money for children
  49. Do hair styles reveal character?
  50. It is important to follow fashion
  51. Countries should encourage tourism
  52. Watching TV too much inhibits creativity
  53. Your expectation from a real friend
  54. Supermarkets encourage people to spend more
  55. A sport you would recommend for a teenager
  56. It’s good to have at least one hobby
  57. The ideal school
  58. Describe a person you love
  59. Healthy food
  60. The book of your childhood
  61. My favourite character
  62. It’s better to live in town than in the country
  63. The difference between a colleague and a friend
  64. Your image of the future
  65. My dream house
  66. My favourite movies












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

TASKS:

1. Story
Write a 250-word story beginning: "Life is full of surprises. I woke up one morning and found I could make myself invisible at will. On the first day … "
2. INFORMAL LETTER You have just received a letter from your friend John including the following words: “I have read the book you recommended and I would like to know which character made the greatest impression on you. I’ll tell you later about my own choice.” Write a letter to John answering his question and explaining why the character made such an impression on you. Use between 120 and 150 words. Sign your letter as Andrei/Andreea.




3. A review of a book, game or film of your choice ( 150 words)



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


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