lördag 18 augusti 2018

Welcome back to school!

Welcome back to school! 

Introduction! 
We will start with a short speaking activity!
You will get a hand out with a lot of different questions, which is classroom bingo!
1. Walk around the classroom and try to find the answers to the questions on your hand out.
2. When you have five in a row - you shout: BINGO and let the rest of the class know the answers.


Speaking activity
1.  Read the questions below in pairs and help each other understand them. While reading, take notes if you need to.

  • Where is your happy place?
  • What is something you like about yourself?
  • What is your favourite story (book or movie)?
  • Why is it your favourite story?
  • Do you consider yourself an introvert, an extrovert, or a mix? Explain.
  • What is one thing you wish you had more time for in your life?
  • What do you do to relax?
  • When you are not at school, what do you spend most of your time doing?
  • What is your most prized possession? Where did it come from and why do you love it?
  • If you could only listen to one genre/type of music for the rest of your life, what would it be?
  • Think about the best class you’ve ever had. What made that class so special? 
2. Go to app.seesaw.me and just follow the instructions. Sign in as a student and join your class. You will find the class code on the whiteboard! 


 Go to SEESAW and press the video recording button. The web camera will start and you start telling me your answers to the questions above. Remember to speak and not read when you answer the questions. Make sure I can see your face on the video. :) 
Don't worry - it is only I who will see your video.

3. Homework for next time is to finish this activity. 

/ Sara 

torsdag 24 maj 2018

My Personal Hero

My Personal Hero 

Tuesday, May 29
You are going to write a text about someone who is your personal hero.
You will write in ChromEx, size 12 and at least 250 words.
Read the text below and watch the video. Feel free to bring a mind-map. 
Writing task
The term hero has different meanings in different contexts. Heroes are people who sacrifice their lives to safeguard other people’s lives and interests.
A person who acts with courage and strength saving human lives and property or stops a bad incident from taking place is called a hero. The act is not for monetary gains but out of humanity and selflessness. Political leaders, past and present, like Abraham Lincoln, John Kennedy, Obama and others in the USA, or Nelson Mandela in Africa are idols of many. Heroes could also include sportsmen, singers, entrepreneurs etc, those who stand as examples of heroic feats.
In our day to day life we come across many incidents where we hear about brave acts done by men and women. These could include saving lives of human and property during calamities like fire, thefts and accidents. 
  • Introduction:
A statement describing the character of the hero
  • Background:
Action where the heroics took place with
supporting details
  • Characteristics of hero:
His positive and negative action with details of
how even his negative actions were for the
benefits of public. Supporting details should be
given.
  • Heroic Acts:
The present actions due to which the topic is being
written with supporting examples.
  • Conclusion:
The impact of the write up on the hero and ending
the topic by reflecting the actions of the superhero. 

Watch the video below  before Tuesday: 

tisdag 22 maj 2018

The Wedding Trip

Honeymoon

Today you are going on your honeymoon, but first, you need to plan where you are going. You need to document your trip. Use pictures and film!
Deadline: Tuesday the 5th of June 

What to do!
1. You have to visit an English speaking country.
– Shortly describe the country you have chosen.

2. You have to visit two famous places in that country.
– Describe the places. Why is it a famous place? What will you and your partner do when you visit it?
3. You have to participate in two activities that are typical of your country. For example: If you go to England you have an afternoon tea, if you go to the USA you watch baseball…
4. You have to compare the country and the activities you do with your own knowledge/experience and to Sweden. What is similar? What is different?
5. If you want to you can choose “your song”! Do you have a love song that means something special to you? Motivate why!

How you do it!
You can choose between making a film or a photo album. Be creative – perhaps you would like to use Book Creator or Wevideo? It is up to you. Tell Sara when you are done and she will upload it privately on Youtube.
Focus on your language – pronunciation and fluency. Remember to speak and not read from a manuscript!
Choose one of the tasks:
Make a film 
Remember it is a film from your wedding trip! Make sure I understand where you are, what you are doing and what you think about it!  (You don’t have to document your wedding night!) Also, compare your country to Sweden and your own experiences. 
Make your own photo album.
 Include pictures and text. Make sure I understand where you are, what you are doing and what you think about it. (No wedding night!) Compare your country to Sweden and your own experiences.

/ Sara 

How to write a cover letter

How to write a formal cover letter? 

Take a look at the picture below:
How does the letter start? 
How does the letter end? 
How does the author present herself? 
Would you like to employ this person? 





THE BASIC ELEMENTS OF A COVER LETTER

  1. Greeting: Address your cover letter to the proper person.
  2. Opening: Write a personable, inviting opening paragraph that highlights how your skills are a perfect fit for the job.
  3. Hook: Highlight your past achievements as they relate to the job you're applying for.
  4. Skills: Highlight additional relevant skills, such as computer languages or certifications.
  5. Close: Briefly recap your strengths as a candidate, and include your contact information.  (monster.com

Continue creating your future jobs

At the end of this lesson - be able to tell the class what you have created. A few sentences are enough. 
Take notes! On Thursday you are going to write a cover letter and apply for one of the jobs you just heard about. You will write during the lesson and you don't have to prepare at home. 
/ Sara

måndag 7 maj 2018

Love at first sight

Love at first sight?



Have you watched Friends before?

If you have, who is your favourite character? Ross, Rachel, Monica or Joey?

Why is he/she your favourite?

Speed dating
Tuesday week 20 
1. Your first task will be to create a character that you think someone would like to date on Tinder and later get married to! You write individually  (Later you are going to speed date and find yourself a partner!) Boys can date girls, girls can date girls, boys can date boys - I don't care as long as you love each other! 
2. Feel free to create an unusual character. This is supposed to be fun! Keep your character secret today. 
Who are you? Create your character.




1.                                    What is your name?
2.                                    How old are you?
3.                                    Where do you live?
4.                                    Do you live alone?
5.                                    Do you have children?
6.                                    How many children would you like to have? Why?
7. What do you think a partner should be like?
8.                                    Do you have any hobbies?
9.                                    Which is your favourite food?

10.                                    Do you have a favourite film, favourite music? Why is it
                       your favourite?    
11.                               Do you have any pets?
12.                               What do you think about your school/work?
13.                               Do you think there is life after death?
14.                               What makes you scared?
15. What makes you angry?
16. Do you have any bad habits?

Homework for Tuesday week 21
Finish your character. Bring something that is very special to your character - a teddy bear, a cowboy hat, a book etc...

Tuesday week 21

Today you are going to find a partner! Speed dating will take place in the corridor. All the male characters will be on one side and all the female characters will be on the other side of the tables. You will get 1 minute to introduce yourself and make the other person interested in you. Take notes while you are listening so you remember who you fell in love with! When the speed dating is finished - hand in Post its with your original name, the name and sex of your character and the names of 3 persons that you fell in love with!
For next time Sara will match you with a partner. OBS - you may suggest a partner but Sara needs to decide so no one feels left out!



Good Luck
Sara

söndag 6 maj 2018

Rebel Girls - #heroesadheroines

Tuesday week 20

When you see the word HERO what is the first thing that comes to your mind?

1. Write down what your thoughts in Menti.com. Just one or two sentences:



Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls written by Francesca Cavallo and Elena Favilli are two books that celebrate extraordinary women. I guess you could say that they are heroines. 

 (rebelgirls.com)


2. We are going to listen to a story about Virginia Hall . Take notes while you are listening. 
3. Turn to your neighbour and tell him/her about the story. What was the story about? Why is Virginia Hall a hero? 
4. In front of you, you will find the table of contents of book number 2. Individually, choose a person that you find interesting. You may google to find more information.  Choose a person that you would like to know more about. Tell Sara who you chose and why. 

Lesson 2 Thursday week 20  

To be continued! 
Sara 







tisdag 20 mars 2018

Argumentative text 8CD 1

Think of something that you don't like and would like to change. 
You need to find arguments for and against. You can talk to someone at home or google !  Here you can find an example of an argumentative text that a pupil year 7 has written: Refugees welcome?

- Does the headline draw your attention?
- Do you understand why the author has written this text? 
- Which is the author's point of view? 
- What arguments for and against his/her point of view are you able to find?
- Can you find any linking words ? Where and how has the author used them? 
- Can you find any words that express the author's feelings about the subject

After the spring break, you are going to write your own text. I don't want you to write at home, but please think of a subject that you would like to write about. You need to write at least one A4 page size 12. I want you to follow the structure of an argumentative text - take a look at the picture below. I also want you to include linking words and show me that you know how to use them.

Thursday week 12 
Sara is teaching you how to write an argumentative text. 
Practice writing a text together in groups of 3. Help each other. 
Learn how to use linking words. See examples at the beginning of this text.

Homework for Thursday w 14
Pick a topic to write about. Think about your topic so you are able to write on Thursday. No writing at home.
Learn how to use Linking words

Thursday week 14
Assessment: 
Individually - write an argumentative text. Minimum 300 words. 
You will write in ChromEx, which means that you have no access to the internet.

Essay topics:

Mobiles phones should be banned in schools for both students and teachers
All students should wear uniforms in school. 
School must start two hours later, because students are very tired 
Separating boys and girls help them perform better in school 
Parents must limit how much time their children spend on tech devices - two hours per day is enough
Mobile phones should be banned during the whole school day 
Grades are not necessary - children study anyway
Homework should be forbidden 
Schools should offer cash bonuses for good test scores

If you would like to write about something that you can't find on the list - feel free to do so! 


Use the picture to help you, but don't answer the questions one by one.