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A1 first level activity 1 creating your profile

  1. 1. English for a label Program A1 First level Activity 1: Creating Your Profile Servicio Nacional de Aprendizaje - SENA. Reservados todos los derechos 2013.
  2. 2. Welcome! In this activity, you are going to learn how to share basic personal information about yourselves and your family members by doing different tasks to reinforce your listening, reading, speaking and writing skills. You have an estimated time. 1st communicative result Your Profile Watch and listen to the following conversation between Mr. Guzmán and Juliet and be ready to answer some questions. Task 1: Registering to a Social Network John is worried at this moment because he wants to register on a new social network. His problem is that he does not understand the registration form very well. Read and listen to his story and, then, fill out a social network registration form with the information about him. Click on the button to download the form and write the answers in the text boxes. You can also download the checklist with the assessment criteria for the task. Task 2: Create your Profile Martha has a lot of friends on a social network. She likes chatting with them. Read and listen to the information about her contacts. Then, start creating your own profile. Take the guiding questions into account to fill out the profile form provided below. Click on the corresponding buttons to download the study material, the guiding questions, the form, and the checklist with the assessment criteria for this task. Servicio Nacional de Aprendizaje - SENA. Reservados todos los derechos 2013. 2 /25
  3. 3. Task 3: Let me introduce myself Some distinguished people also have a public profile in social networks. Click on the button to watch the video of an interview that a successful entrepreneur posted in her profile. Based on the video “This is me”, record a video of your own personal introduction and send it to your tutor by means of a file or a link. Download the checklist with the assessment criteria for this task. Task 4: Tagging your friends Antonio likes photos and tagging them with their corresponding names. Now, he wants to talk about each one. Read and listen to the material “My life in pictures” to know about the people in his pictures. Then, find a group photo of you or one of your friends. The photo must show, at least, five friends. In case you do not have this photo, you can use one from a newspaper, a magazine or internet. Then, introduce the people in the photo in a written report using the expressions this, that, these, those, a or an. Remember to include the picture in your report. Task 5: My personal information Participate in an oral interaction session with your teacher to talk about your personal information. Your teacher has to establish the corresponding interaction tool. Remember to check the materials “Online friends” and “This is me” to help you in this task. Download the checklist with the assessment criteria for your participation. Up to this point, you can: - Share basic personal information in different social and labor contexts. - Introduce someone else’s basic personal information in different social and labor contexts. Servicio Nacional de Aprendizaje - SENA. Reservados todos los derechos 2013. 3 /25
  4. 4. - Ask and answer questions about basic personal information in different social and labor contexts. - Fill in profile forms in different social and labor networks. 2nd communicative result My family on the web Watch the following video about Karen and Jacob talking about their family. Task 1: Family tree Your online friend, Carlos, is a doctor and his daughter, Gina, is a little kid who asks questions about her family as she looks at some photos. Read and listen to the description he makes about his family. Then, make your own family tree using pictures or drawings and include information about professions. Moreover, write a text to describe your tree and send it to your tutor. Click on the button to download the checklist with the assessment criteria for your written report. Task 2: My Busy Family Participate in an oral interaction session to talk about your family based on the information of your family tree. Click on the button to download the assessment criteria for your participation. Task 3: What are they like? Sonya is a social worker at a primary school. She asks questions to a group of kids about the physical characteristics in their families. Listen and read Sonya´s interview and, then, with one of your partners, record a video of an interview about physical characteristics in your family. One of you asks the questions and Servicio Nacional de Aprendizaje - SENA. Reservados todos los derechos 2013. 4 /25
  5. 5. the other one answers. Click on the button to download the checklist with the instructions and the assessment criteria for your participation. Task 4: Check your knowledge Click on the button below to go to the test section in the platform. The topics covered in the exam include present simple with be; subject pronouns (I, he, she, it, you); articles: a/an, demonstratives (this, these/that, those) Y/N and WH questions with be; possessive adjectives (my, his, her, your). Up to this point, you can: - Share basic information about your family in different social and labor contexts - Ask and answer questions about your family in different social and labor contexts - Share basic personal information in different social and labor contexts - Introduce someone else’s basic personal information in different social and labor contexts - Ask and answer questions about basic personal information in different social and labor contexts - Fill in profile forms in different social and labor networks - Remember to ask your teacher if you have to check any review material. Check the information of the following external links, which can help you reinforce the contents of this activity. Servicio Nacional de Aprendizaje - SENA. Reservados todos los derechos 2013. 5 /25
  6. 6. Further Material: Check the information of the following external links, which can help you reinforce the contents of this activity: - Listening: In the following link, you can find a set of podcasts and activities from the British Council to practice elementary listening skills: http://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/elementary-podcasts - Grammar: In the following link, you can find a quick grammar reference from the British Council, with brief explanations on common topics and interactive activities: http://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/quick-grammar - Vocabulary: In the following link, you can find an elementary vocabulary exam from Cambridge University: http://www.cambridge.org/other_files/Flash_apps/inuse/EVUElementaryTest/ EVUElementaryIndex.htm * In the following link, you can find elementary vocabulary exercises from Oxford University Press: http://elt.oup.com/student/englishfile/elementary/b_vocabular y/?cc=global&selLanguage=en - Pronunciation: In the following link, you can find elementary pronunciation exercises from Oxford University Press: http://elt.oup.com/student/englishfile/elementary/c_pronunciation/?cc=global &selLanguage=en Servicio Nacional de Aprendizaje - SENA. Reservados todos los derechos 2013. 6 /25

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