Quarter 4 homework

Oral Communication

  • Review pronunciation, dialogue vocabulary, article vocabulary, conversation strategies for units 1-23 of Orbits.
  • OC FB: Prepare unit 23 vocabulary, conversation strategies, and article in Orbits.
  • OC B & P: Prepare unit 22 vocabulary, conversation strategies, and article in Orbits. WARNING: The unit 22 article may be distressing to some people.
  • NB.: Conversation strategies in units 23 & 24 will help you a lot in the speaking test.
  • Attend World Plaza, and practice using the vocabulary and conversation strategies
  • Word Engine, at least 300 correct responses a week
  • Final speaking test and exam will focus on content from units 18 to 24 from Orbits.
  • Following from the “Anglophone” question, here are some videos that explain the origin of English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEaSxhcns7Y, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oz8tEPXI25A, and Why English is spelt like that? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhqr-GNNgGo, and some Aus, UK, and US vocabulary today, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OEehlggPp0, (BTW, what Americans call a ‘biscuit’, British and Australians call a ‘scone’, and an ‘off-licence’ is different to a pub that requires a licence to sell alcohol).
  • Enjoy life, check Class Party info.

Communication Skills (Humanities)

  • Monday 17th Dec: Orbits unit 11 Culture Note & Conversation Strategies; Into Literacy, p107 Worker Rights (check vocabulary p99-100).
  • Preview and review pronunciation, mini dialogues, dialogue vocabulary, conversation strategies for units 1-11 of Orbits.
  • Possible speaking test topics: Into Literacy My Week in Palau Day 2 (p61-3); ‘Staying in an AirBnB or a Hotel’ (p38-9); Worker Rights (p107); Orbits story thoughts, feelings, and opinions; or an Extensive Reading book.
  • Extensive Reading, at least 4,000 words a week, and write a report for Thursdays.
  • Attend World Plaza, and practice using the vocabulary and conversation strategies
  • Word Engine, at least 300 correct responses a week
  • Have fun. Check Class Party info.

Literacy

  • Review all writing skills studied this year.
  • Review vocabulary (p33) and article (p38-9) for ‘Staying in an AirBnB or a Hotel’, and business press Release structure and language in Into Literacy.
  • Task 10: Choose one of the following business related tasks.
    • Write a compare and contrast of two similar companies or products (eg: Tullys & Starbucks; Apple Macbook Air & Microsoft Surface; etc), but keep it simple. Which is better and why.
    • Write a press release for a new product. Think of a new product (can be something that already exists, but a little different) and write a promotion for it.
    • Consider that the compare and contrast requires better research and good structure to score good points. The grammar and language of the press release is more difficult, so this requires more editing, excellent adjective and verb choices, and grammatical accuracy to score good points.
    • References of course must be in English
  • Word Engine, at least 300 correct responses a week
  • Extensive reading (at least 3,500 words a week), and keep weekly reports.
  • Enjoy life

Communication Skills (Economics)

  • Review unit 5 pronunciation, dialogue vocabulary, grammar in the Active textbook.
  • Review article and vocabulary in unit 6 Ageing p76-78, unit 7 p86-7 Survival After Eight Days at Sea in Cover to Cover.
  • Preview An Amazing Athlete, unit 11, p146-7 Cover to Cover.
  • Friday 14th Dec: Review Active unit 6, Bargain Shopper, p56-7, do shopping game on p58.
  • Attend World Plaza, and practice small talk and conversation skills.
  • Have fun

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