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INGLESE 2 - Homework Week 3

Pubblicato il 24/10/2020

HOMEWORK WEEK 3

 

HOMEWORK WEEK 3

 

HOMEWORK FROM LAST WEEK

PASSIVES:         

Have a look at this link: https://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/grammar/intermediate-to-upper-intermediate/passives

And then do Student’s book  pg 152/153

And as a follow on from the exercise about vaccines pg 79 in the book read  https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-54371559

 

INTERESTING ARTICLES for you to read and for us to discuss next class about Amazon and big data:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/extra/CLQYZENMBI/amazon-data  (Why Amazon knows so much about you)

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-50728082 (Where the money is really made at Amazon

 

 

 

PREPARATION FOR NEXT WEEK’S LESSON

Do you and your family / friends have a good work / life balance? Read this article:

https://www.bbc.com/worklife/article/20200218-can-germans-right-to-switch-off-survive-the-digital-age (written February this year pre-COVID)

How COVID has affected the world of work

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxDVucUZCnc (COVID – working from home)

 

If you haven’t read and watched the articles and video on Oil corruption and exploitation in Nigeria, you can find it on last week’s homework. We’ll speak about it next class.

INGLESE 2 Homework Week 2

Pubblicato il 24/10/2020

HOMEWORK WEEK 2

·         PREPARATION FOR NEXT WEEK’S LESSON

1) Students’s book:

Pg 80/81

Ex 1 – 7 (prepare no 5 and 7 for speaking in class).  The article was written pre COVID and is already a bit out-of-date. When you read it, see if there any points you agree with.

2) Reading:

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-02709-3 (about online learning)

3) Video:

https://www.edutopia.org/video/nichole-pinkard-digital-literacy-big-thinkers-series (about a digital literacy experiment – what’s your opinion?)

 

·         AS A FOLLOW ON FROM LAST WEEK’S LESSON, you might find the following video and articles on oil mining, corruption and exploitation in Nigeria and the environmental disaster that’s happening there interesting.

-ENI’s involvement in Nigeria and the corruption scandal:

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-eni-shell-nigeria-idUSKBN2601JK

-Short documentary video (made by a friend of mine) on the environmental destruction oil spills are causing in Nigeria:

 

-Amnesty International’s explanation of the problem and how they are fighting it:

https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2018/03/niger-delta-oil-spills-decoders/

-ENI’s version of the work they are doing in and help they are giving to Nigeria:

https://www.eni.com/en-IT/global-presence/africa/nigeria.html

 

·         IF you found the TED talks on physical disability interesting, here are the other 3 talks I suggested in class:

https://www.ted.com/talks/hugh_herr_the_new_bionics_that_let_us_run_climb_and_dance?language=en   (given by the professor David Sengeh works with at MIT)

https://www.ted.com/talks/aimee_mullins_my_12_pairs_of_legs (given by the athlete and activist who speaks so positively about disability)

https://www.ted.com/talks/maysoon_zayid_i_got_99_problems_palsy_is_just_one?language=en (given by a hilarious comedian who also has cerebral palsy) This TED talk was suggested by a student last year and I think it’s brilliant.

 

 

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INGLESE 2 - Homework Week 1

Pubblicato il 24/10/2020

I've put up the writing homework on Moodle. It's all a bit complicated because my course has been divided into the 3 groups and I've had to put the homework onto each of the Moodle pages. Hope it works. Please let me know in class if you are having problems.

Just in case - I'm attaching the word file below so you know what to write, but STILL you have to hand it in to me via Moodle.

 

INGLESE 2

WEEK 1

SIERRA LEONE

 

In preparation for next lesson, please can you read and watch the following:

To get some background to the civil war in Sierra Leone, read these bits from Wikipedia:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sierra_Leone_Civil_War - read the introduction and first part Causes of the War

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foday_Sankoh - read about the leader of the rebels

 

It has been difficult to find articles / videos about what happened to people in the war because the atrocities were so bad, and the information is so shocking and sickening. If you are interested, look at the following.

Here is a photo journal of a woman who had her hand amputated by the rebels.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/shared/spl/hi/picture_gallery/05/africa_sierra_leone_amputee/html/1.stm

And this article describes how 3 children were used by the rebels in the war (child soldiers and sex/slaves). It’s awful, so please consider if you want to read it or not. Remember too that the article is from 1999 when the war was still on-going.

https://www.nytimes.com/1999/02/14/magazine/sierra-leone-is-no-place-to-be-young.html

 

Then watch this video about the lasting effects of the war:

https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-africa-17840903

 

The situation in the country has changed since these dark times and we will be talking about that too in the next lesson.

 

 

 

INGLESE 2 Homework Week 5

Pubblicato il 24/10/2020

HOMEWORK WEEK 5

·         Follow on from Week 5:

Students’s book:

1)      Pg 154 /155

 

2)      Pg 102/103

Do the exercises and read the article. And prepare exercise 9 for speaking.

Try this FUN exercise to see if you are a right/left brain person so that you can talk to your colleagues in class about your results and whether you believe the right/left-hand brain theory.

https://www.mentalup.co/blog/right-brain-left-brain-test

3)      Pg 105

Study this link for in/formal vocabulary that could help you with your formal letter writing.

https://www.engvid.com/english-resource/formal-informal-english/

 

·         Preparation for Week 6:

 

1)      We are going to be talking about the art of listening (and the fact that nobody does enough of it). Read this article talking about listening skills. It’s a nice website that talks about skills in general, so find time to browse it and see if you find any other interesting articles / topics.

https://www.skillsyouneed.com/ips/listening-skills.html

Optional: if the topic of listening interests you, have a look at this Harvard Business Review article. It’s a long article about listening in business and is quite specific but interesting nonetheless.

https://hbr.org/1957/09/listening-to-people

 

2)      How to listen better

https://worksmarterstressless.com/listening-is-more-important-than-talking/#:~:text=Effective%20listening%20is%20more%20important%20than%20talking%20if%20you%20want,you%20don't%20listen%20well.

And watch the video in this article https://www.mindtools.com/CommSkll/ActiveListening.htm

 

GOOD LUCK IN YOUR EXAMS!

 

INGLESE 2 Homework Week 4

Pubblicato il 09/10/2020

HOMEWORK WEEK 4

  • PREPARATION FOR NEXT WEEK’S LESSON

1) Students’s book:

Pg 90/91

Do the exercises and read the article. And prepare exercise 5 and 7 for speaking.

 

  • AS A FOLLOW ON FROM LAST WEEK’S LESSON, here are some articles on the concept of a four-day week.

Formulate your own opinions for next lesson.

Watch this video that explains the concept:  https://neweconomics.org/campaigns/shorter-working-week

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jackkelly/2019/11/05/microsoft-japan-launched-a-four-day-week-work-to-much-success-is-this-the-answer-to-attract-talent-in-the-tight-us-job-market/ (the 4-day work week trialled in Japan).

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/sep/12/four-day-working-week-report (can the concept work in our countries and can governments implement it?)

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