Saturday, December 30, 2006

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Unit 5

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

Unit 6

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Favorite Poem.Org

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Transitions- Chapter 5

Note: For detailed instructions on how to do your final project, please refer to the powerpoint slide.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Friday, November 24, 2006

Assignment for Dec. 1, 2006

Prepare a sentence outline of the news content, 'Former Russian Spy Dies'. Click here to watch the news.

Please make sure that you have flashplayer installed on your computer.

Click here for a sample sentence outline.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Black Hole- Group 2

Group 2 Blackhole and Stephen Hawkings, click here to view group presentation.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Thursday, November 16, 2006

For those who did not make it

Here's another way for you to make up enough points to receive the passing mark (60).

Listen/watch the news 'The Language of the Internet' and write a sentence outline of its content.

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(Make sure that you have Adobe Flash player installed).

Type your work and submit it on 11/24.


Friday, October 20, 2006

Unit 2, Track 2

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Unit 2, Track 3

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Thursday, October 19, 2006

More on sentence outlines

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Sample Sentence Outline

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Assignment for October 27

Assignment for October 27

1. Listen to the audio file and write a sentence outline. You need to state the main idea, jot down details i.e. examples given, reasons given, issues discussed. You don't need to write a transcript but you need to present a detailed outline in the order in which they were presented in the audio material.

2. Write a brief essay (about 150 words) discussing your opinions and answers to the questions below. Make your writing as professional as possible.

Essay questions:In facing your own old age, would you choose to live in a nursing home or with your children? Why?

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Thursday, September 28, 2006

Quiz on 10/9

We'll have our first quiz on October 13. Read Unit 1.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Possible Answers, p4

1. Can teachers learn to recognize artistic and scientific talents and help their students develop them?
2. Successful painters, artists, and writers often dislike formal education.
3. There are exceptions to the rule that schools don't serve the artist. Wordsworth had a good experience in school.
4. Some scientists disliked school and had trouble with their classes.
5. Although some scientists had trouble in school that doesn't mean all of them did. We should not make a judgement too quickly.

Culture Note for Chapter 1, p4

Howard Gardner of the Harvard Graduate School of Education has suggested educators look at learners in a new way. He wants them to consider "Multiple Intelligences". Gardner says that the old ideas of intelligence are unfair to many people because the traditional theories cover only a narrow range of human aptitudes and focus on reading, writing, math, and science. Gardners suggests that education should also respect and work to develop musical intelligence, bodily intelligence, and spatial intelligence, as well as students' abilities to understand themselves and to understand others.

Vocabulary preview, Unit 1

Listen to the audio recording for definitions and pronunciation guide. Make sure that your speakers are on.
Play Message



to get away from it all




Download the audio recording for Lesson 1

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Track 1
Track 2
Track 3
Track 4
Track 5
Track 6

These are mp3 files, so you can download them and transfer them to your mo3 players. Listen to the lectures and get used to hearing the new words that you've learned in this unit. The more you listen to them the better you get.

Understanding Main Ideas

Page 4

Main ideas are the concepts the speaker wants the audience to remember. Most often the lecturer provides a general or thesis statement that includes all the main concepts.

The model lecture has 3 parts

1. Introduction
2. Body
3. Conclusion


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