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COMES Inglese 2 - 2019: Homework
Published on 02/12/2019
Grammar 10B p 151
Revise and Check p102 (answers in Materiali ISA / Inglese 2 / End of course materials)
Workbook unit 10B
Grammar book Units 34 and 35, Test bank for review 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
Moodle: Please look on Moodle for end of course materials and answers to exercises I might not have checked in class.
Video: Have a look at this Ted Talk - it leads on from our discussions on the internet in China. I think this presenter is exceptionally good: watch him and analyse what you should / should not do in presentions.
Reading: I know you won't read as much now that the course has finished. SO, please download the Telegram app and find rosannavaruzza on it. (The full address is t.me/rosannavaruzza) I will send out articles on the BBC I think you might find interesting when I come across them, with the hope you continue reading and explanding your horizons!
Thanks for a lovely course all of you and good luck in your exams!
Grammar 10A p 150
Workbook unit 10A
Grammar 5a p 97
Grammar book Units 31-32
Reading and video:
Bring in a long article you have read recently that you've found interesting.
Grammar 9B p 149
Workbook unit 9B
Reading p 88 and 89 (just do the reading not the exercises)
Pronunciarion Exercise p 89
Grammar Exercise 5a p 91
Vocabulary bank p 163
Grammar book Units 30 and 33
Reading and Video:
Do the worksheets (see attached at the bottom) on the TED talk on Growth and Development
Watch: a somewhat sensational - and alarming - video on the future of megacities. It's from a well-known source, but it's a bit dramatic. However, the problems it predicts are frightening. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDxeKd_iR28
Watch (if you want - but it is interesting!) Andrew Marr's Megacities video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fo6d-pahxPM
If you are interested in this topic, read a chapter by chapter summary from the United Nations on the problems that will arise with megacities in the future http://wcr.unhabitat.org/quick-facts/
or a short article from the World Economic Forum on how magacities are developing https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/07/this-map-shows-the-incredible-growth-of-megacities/
Grammar 9A p 148
Workbook unit 9A
Mini Grammar Exercise 5 p 87
Pronunciation Exercise 7 p 87
Vocabulary Bank p 162
Revise and Check p 82
Grammar book units 28-29 and 41 - 45
Reading and Video: there have been a lot of discussions in the media on the advertising of sanitary products and how periods affect women and the economy across the globe. Compare these articles from the BBC News 1) Menstrual blood ad complaints dismissed in Australia, 2) Period Taboo - Why can't we talk about menstruation? and 3) Why are menstruating women in India removing their wombs? (I'm sorry I've written the names of the articles but I'm having problems cutting and pasting from my PC today).
On a happier note: The John Lewis Christmas Advert 2019 dropped yesterday. Have a look and compare it to previous John Lewis adverts and let's see in class which one is your favourite.
Grammar 8B p 147
Workbook unit 8B
Pronunciation Exercise 3 p 79
Reading and Vocabulary Exercise 4 p 80
Vocabulary bank p 161
Grammar book Units 26 - 27
To follow on from our discussions about AI last week and to tie in with the topic of media this week, I am suggesting the following, which I hope you'll find interesting. The topic is the Social Credit Score System that they are working on in China and how big data is, and can be, used.
Reading: for an explanation of the system, look at Wikipedia. Focus especially on Section 4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_Credit_System
This article in TIME MAGAZINE discusses the issue further. https://time.com/collection/davos-2019/5502592/china-social-credit-score/
Video: An interview discussing how the Big 9 Companies (please check which ones they are) are collecting our data and what they can do with it.
Next time you check your Instagram, go on-line shopping or ask Alexa a question, think....... Happy reading and watching!
Grammar 8A p 146
Workbook unit 8A
Mini Grammar Exercise 4a p 75
Vocabulary bank p 160
Reading p 74
Vocabulary and Pronunciation p 75
Grammar exercises a, b, and f p 76
Reading p 77
Grammar book Units 9 - 10
Video on AI in education - a scary future: https://www.wsj.com/video/under-ais-watchful-eye-china-wants-to-raise-smarter-students/C4294BAB-A76B-4569-8D09-32E9F2B62D19.html
The following reading and video are quite delicate subjects - I fully understand if you don't feel comfortable reading/watching them for personal reasons.
Reading on how Instagram and other apps are being used in the human slave trade: https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-50228549
Video: TED talk on how Human Trafficking works: https://www.ted.com/talks/noy_thrupkaew_human_trafficking_is_all_around_you_this_is_how_it_works
PLEASE NOTE: Julia Dougherty will be on sick leave until the end of the course. The 2 Tuesday courses (mine and hers) have been merged. I'm expecting her students to do as much of this homework as possible, taking into account I have put up this information quite late.
Grammar 7B p 145
Workbook unit 7B
Mini Grammar Exercise 3b p 69
Vocabulary bank p 159
Grammar book Units 21 - 24
Reading Find a LONG / DIFFICULT :-) article and bring it in to class to discuss with your colleagues
Video: Look at this interesting talk about how your body language affects how other people see you. https://www.ted.com/talks/amy_cuddy_your_body_language_shapes_who_you_are
Grammar 7A p 144
Workbook unit 7A
Read article p 65
Mini Grammar Exercise 5b p 67
Vocabulary bank p 158
Grammar book Units 11 - 14
Reading and video
Read the following article on gender stereotypes - a sort of introduction to the topic: https://www.forbes.com/sites/shelleyzalis/2019/09/05/busting-gender-stereotypes-the-pink-versus-blue-phenomenon/#71f401082764
Read the following report https://www.strategie.gouv.fr/english-articles/report-gender-stereotypes-and-how-fight-them-new-ideas-france It's looking at gender equality in France but can be equally as interesting for Italy. Read the proposals and highlight the ones you think are interesting, so that you can talk about them in class.
This was the advert I showed you in class. There are some other interesting ones, too. https://contently.com/2015/10/09/5-ad-campaigns-that-shatter-gender-stereotypes/
Week 2 (for Week 3)
Grammar 6B (student's book p 143)
Workbook unit 6B
Vocabulary pg 61
Revise and Check pg 62 + 63
Grammar book Unit 4 (if you haven't already done it in Inglese 1) and Units 19 and 20 on Gerunds and Infinitives from last week
Reading: bring in an interesting - LONG - article that you have read
Video: look at the following TED talk https://www.ted.com/talks/gavin_pretor_pinney_cloudy_with_a_chance_of_joy?language=en
I gave a photocopy of a worksheet to do with this TED talk in class. Please do the exercises that you can do alone (the sheets come from a course book usually used in class with the teacher). I've put a copy in my dispensa for students who were absent.
- If you want to see how well your brain is working (with or without sleep), you can sign up for free and play some of the brain games https://www.cambridgebrainsciences.com/tests/double-trouble - but then they keep sending you messages, so be aware!
Week 1 (for Week 2)
Grammar 6A (student's book p 142)
Workbook unit 6A
Grammar book Units 11-14 (optional)
Video TED talk on making money for music from the internet https://www.ted.com/talks/jack_conte_how_artists_can_finally_get_paid_in_the_digital_age
TED talk on how festivals have become more commercialised https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o86wv93y5sI
Reading how artists can make money from festivals https://time.com/5651255/business-of-music-festivals/
how music festivals are tryng to limit the damage they make on the environment https://www.theguardian.com/music/2019/jun/23/green-music-festivals-eco-environment
Workbook English File Upper Int
Published on 12/11/2019
Please find attached the final pages of the workbook. Some students said they had some of these pages missing. I've added the key in case you need it.