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  • 1. English B1blended11 March-20 May 2013
  • 2. exercise
  • 3. Find mistakes with plurals etc, 3rd person singulars, past tensesLAST night 40,000 people rent accommodation from a service that offer250,000 room in 30,000 cities in 192 countries. They choose their rooms andpaid for everything online. But their bed were provided by private individuals,rather than a hotels chain. Hosts and guests were match up by Airbnb, a firmbased in San Francisco. Since its launch in 2008 more than 4m people has usedit—2.5m of them in 2012 alone. It is the most prominent example of a huge new“sharing economy”, in which people rents beds, car, boats and other assetdirectly from each other, co-ordinate via the internet.You might think this is no different from running a bed-and-breakfast, owninga timeshares or participating in a car pool. But technology have reducedtransactions costs, making sharing assets cheaper and easier than ever—andtherefore possible on a much larger scales. The big changes is the availability ofmore data about people and thing, which allows physical assets to bedisaggregated and consume as service. Before the internet, renting a surfboard,a power tool or a parking space from someone else was feasible, but was usuallymore trouble than it was worth. Now website such as Airbnb, RelayRides andSnapGoods matches up owners and renter; smartphones with GPS lets peoplesee where the nearest rentable car is park; social network provide a way tochecks up on people and builds trust; and onlines payment systems handles thebillings.
  • 4. 32 mistakes with plurals etc, 3rd person singulars, past tensesLAST night 40,000 people rent_ accommodation from a service that offer_250,000 room_ in 30,000 cities in 192 countries. They choose their rooms andpaid for everything online. But their bed_ were provided by private individuals,rather than a hotels chain. Hosts and guests were match_ up by Airbnb, a firmbased in San Francisco. Since its launch in 2008 more than 4m people has usedit—2.5m of them in 2012 alone. It is the most prominent example of a huge new“sharing economy”, in which people rents beds, car_, boats and other asset_directly from each other, co-ordinate_ via the internet.You might think this is no different from running a bed-and-breakfast, owninga timeshares or participating in a car pool. But technology have reducedtransactions costs, making sharing assets cheaper and easier than ever—andtherefore possible on a much larger scales. The big changes is the availability ofmore data about people and thing_, which allows physical assets to bedisaggregated and consume_ as service_. Before the internet, renting asurfboard, a power tool or a parking space from someone else was feasible, butwas usually more trouble than it was worth. Now website_ such as Airbnb,RelayRides and SnapGoods matches up owners and renter_; smartphones withGPS lets people see where the nearest rentable car is park_; social network_provide a way to checks up on people and builds trust; and onlines paymentsystems handles the billings.
  • 5. LAST night 40,000 people rented accommodation from a service that offers250,000 rooms in 30,000 cities in 192 countries. They chose their rooms andpaid for everything online. But their beds were provided by private individuals,rather than a hotel chain. Hosts and guests were matched up by Airbnb, a firmbased in San Francisco. Since its launch in 2008 more than 4m people haveused it—2.5m of them in 2012 alone. It is the most prominent example of ahuge new “sharing economy”, in which people rent beds, cars, boats and otherassets directly from each other, co-ordinated via the internet.You might think this is no different from running a bed-and-breakfast, owninga timeshare or participating in a car pool. But technology has reducedtransaction costs, making sharing assets cheaper and easier than ever—andtherefore possible on a much larger scale. The big change is the availability ofmore data about people and things, which allows physical assets to bedisaggregated and consumed as services. Before the internet, renting asurfboard, a power tool or a parking space from someone else was feasible, butwas usually more trouble than it was worth. Now websites such as Airbnb,RelayRides and SnapGoods match up owners and renters; smartphones withGPS let people see where the nearest rentable car is parked; social networksprovide a way to check up on people and build trust; and online paymentsystems handle the billing.
  • 6. complete article:http://www.economist.com/news /leaders/21573104-internet- everything-hire-rise-sharing- economy
  • 7. discussionwhy are we here?
  • 8. credits?
  • 9. learning English?
  • 10. credits learning Englishnot automatic be ambitiousBUT languages are BIGnot very difficult get „real‟ English
  • 11. What does„blended‟ mean ?
  • 12. English B1blended11 March-20 May 2013
  • 13. learning learningin class on-line learning on the forum
  • 14. learning learningin class on-line learning on the forum
  • 15. learninglearningin class on-line learning on the forum
  • 16. multi-centredlearning
  • 17. on-line study
  • 18. Moodle@CLAhttp://webdev3.caspur.it/cla/logi n/index.php
  • 19. username =CLA codice
  • 20. password = surname*
  • 21. *surname with - no accentspassword = - no capitals surname* - no spaces
  • 22. *surname with - no accentspassword = - no capitals surname* - no spaces (probably)
  • 23. please log in and start doing the exercises immediately !
  • 24. if you can‟t log on write to me immediately atdavid@davidnicholson.it
  • 25. also
  • 26. register your email on your profile
  • 27. register your email on your profilewithout your email, I can’t contact you if there’s a problem, you won’t know
  • 28. course plan
  • 29. lesson date mod. exercises estimated timeno.1. 11 March2. 18 March module 63. 25 March 24 activities must complete all activities, and about 18 hours must do x hours of study on-lineEaster 1 April of study before passing to module 74. 8 April5. 15 April6. 22 April7. 29 April module 7 22 activities must complete all activities, and8. 6 May about 20 hours must do x hours of study on-line of study before taking exam9. 13 May10. 20 MayExam 30 May
  • 30. lesson date mod. exercises estimated timeno.1. 11 March There is a minimum2. 18 number of hours you must March do in order to complete module 63. 25 the module. March 24 activities must complete all activities, and about 18 hours must do x hours of study on-lineEaster 1 April WE DO NOT TELL of study YOU before passing to module 74. 8 April MINIMUM! THIS5. 15 April6. 22 April7. 29 April module 7 22 activities must complete all activities, and8. 6 May about 20 hours must do x hours of study on-line of study before taking exam9. 13 May10. 20 MayExam 30 May
  • 31. lesson date mod. exercises estimated timeno.1. 11 March You can‟t move to module2. 18 7 until you have March completely finished module 63. 25 module 6. March 24 activities must complete all activities, and about 18 hours must do x hours of study on-lineEaster 1 April If you are late, you of study must before passing to module 74. 8 April the exam in July. take5. 15 April6. 22 April7. 29 April module 7 22 activities must complete all activities, and8. 6 May about 20 hours must do x hours of study on-line of study before taking exam9. 13 May10. 20 MayExam 30 May
  • 32. lesson date mod. exercises estimated timeno.1. 11 March2. 18 March module 63. 25 March 24 activities must complete all activities, and about 18 hours must do x hours of study on-lineEaster 1 April of study before passing to module 74. 8 April5. 15 April6. 22 April7. You must finish module 7 29 April module 7 before the last lesson. activities 22 must complete all activities, and8. 6 May about 20 hours must do x hours of study on-line of study before taking exam9. 13 May10. 20 MayExam 30 May
  • 33. lesson date mod. test notesno.1. 11 March entrance test2. 18 March module 63. 25 March mid-module test must pass before module 7Easter 1 April4. 8 April5. 15 April module 6 final test must pass before module 76. 22 April entrance test7. 29 April module 78. 6 May mid-module test must pass before exam9. 13 May10. 20 May module 7 final test must pass before examExam 30 May
  • 34. course requirements
  • 35. to pass this course, you must:- pass mid-module test for module 6- do all the exercises in module 6- spend x hours studying module 6- pass final test for module 6- pass mid-module test for module 7- do all the exercises in module 7- spend x hours studying module 7- pass final test for module 7- have no more than 2 absences- pass the final exam
  • 36. to pass this course, you must:- pass mid-module test for module 6- do all the exercises in module 6- spend x hours studying module 6- pass final test for module 6- pass mid-module test for module 7- do all the exercises in module 7- spend x hours studying module 7- pass final test for module 7- have no more than 2 absences- pass the final exam
  • 37. to pass this course, you must:- pass mid-module test for module 6- do all the exercises in module 6- spend x hours studying module 6- pass final test for module 6- pass mid-module test for module 7- do all the exercises in module 7- spend x hours studying module 7- pass final test for module 7- have no more than 2 absences- pass the final exam
  • 38. to pass this course, you must:- pass mid-module test for module 6- do all the exercises in module 6- spend x hours studying module 6- pass final test for module 6- pass mid-module test for module 7- do all the exercises in module 7- spend x hours studying module 7- pass final test for module 7- have no more than 2 absences- pass the final exam
  • 39. to pass this course, you must:- pass mid-module test for module 6- do all the exercises in module 6- spend x hours studying module 6- pass final test for module 6- pass mid-module test for module 7- do all the exercises in module 7- spend x hours studying module 7- pass final test for module 7- have no more than 2 absences- pass the final exam
  • 40. to pass this course, you must:- pass mid-module test for module 6- do all the exercises in module 6- spend x hours studying module 6- pass final test for module 6- pass mid-module test for module 7- do all the exercises in module 7- spend x hours studying module 7- pass final test for module 7- have no more than 2 absences- pass the final exam
  • 41. to pass this course, you must:- pass mid-module test for module 6- do all the exercises in module 6- spend x hours studying module 6- pass final test for module 6- pass mid-module test for module 7- do all the exercises in module 7- spend x hours studying module 7- pass final test for module 7- have no more than 2 absences- pass the final exam
  • 42. to pass this course, you must:- pass mid-module test for module 6- do all the exercises in module 6- spend x hours studying module 6- pass final test for module 6- pass mid-module test for module 7- do all the exercises in module 7- spend x hours studying module 7- pass final test for module 7- have no more than 2 absences- pass the final exam
  • 43. to pass this course, you must:- pass mid-module test for module 6- do all the exercises in module 6- spend x hours studying module 6- pass final test for module 6- pass mid-module test for module 7- do all the exercises in module 7- spend x hours studying module 7- pass final test for module 7- have no more than 2 absences- pass the final exam
  • 44. to pass this course, you must:- pass mid-module test for module 6- do all the exercises in module 6- spend x hours studying module 6- pass final test for module 6- pass mid-module test for module 7- do all the exercises in module 7- spend x hours studying module 7- pass final test for module 7- have no more than 2 absences- pass the final exam
  • 45. to pass this course, you must:- pass mid-module test for module 6- do all the exercises in module 6- spend x hours studying module 6- pass final test for module 6- pass mid-module test for module 7- do all the exercises in module 7- spend x hours studying module 7- pass final test for module 7- have no more than 2 absences- pass the final exam
  • 46. easy ;)
  • 47. last year
  • 48. total %passed 71 66failed 6 6exam in July 24 22abandoned 6 6 107in addition 24 students abandoned at the start of the course
  • 49. not good! total %passed 71 66failed 6 6exam in July 24 22abandoned 6 6 107in addition 24 students abandoned at the start of the course
  • 50. this year ?
  • 51. how to approach the on-line part without problems:
  • 52. 1. log in immediately and do the entrance test
  • 53. 2. do 5 exercises a week
  • 54. 3. spend time on each exercise
  • 55. 3. spend time on each exercise NB always ask yourself“do I know why I made that mistake” “what is the rule” etc ?
  • 56. 3. spend time on each exercise NB look for new vocablook new words up in the dictionary
  • 57. 4. check that:- your time is registered- the exercise shows as „completed‟
  • 58. avoid !
  • 59. leaving all the work to the end
  • 60. doing more than one exercise at a time
  • 61. doing an exercise too quickly
  • 62. NBcheating is punished !
  • 63. above all, if I have to spend a lot of time checking to see if you are doing the work…
  • 64. …it puts me in a bad mood
  • 65. in class
  • 66. in class speaking pronunciationcomprehension
  • 67. in speaking activities
  • 68. in speaking activities you must not speak Italian
  • 69. in speaking activities you must not write your answers*
  • 70. in speaking activities you must not write your answers* *but making notes is good
  • 71. pronunciation
  • 72. pronunciation 4 lessons in Module 6
  • 73. comprehension
  • 74. comprehension4 video comprehension lessons in Module 7
  • 75. the forum
  • 76. activities - writing- grammar homework - interaction - lesson plans
  • 77. writing
  • 78. one piece of writing every week
  • 79. either an exercisebased on activities in class or a reviewof an article or TED video* *more instructions next week
  • 80. proofreadingyour writing
  • 81. how many small mistakes can you find ?(there are no grammar mistakes)
  • 82. as the son dawned over Caracas_,jamesbond was alredy speeding downavenida Bolivar_, the main Boulevardoff the venezuelan City_He thougth about what M had said,beck in london on monday,“_I wantthem in MI6 befor the Weekend_, thani dont want them back in Venezuelauntill june”. typical M_!
  • 83. Capitalisation: 14 mistakesas the son dawned over Caracas_,jamesbond was alredy speeding downavenida Bolivar_, the main Boulevardoff the venezuelan City_He thougth about what M had said,beck in london on monday,“_I wantthem in MI6 befor the Weekend_, thani dont want them back in Venezuelauntill june”. typical M_!
  • 84. Spelling: 8 mistakesas the son dawned over Caracas_,jamesbond was alredy speeding downavenida Bolivar_, the main Boulevardoff the venezuelan City_He thougth about what M had said,beck in london on monday,“_I wantthem in MI6 befor the Weekend_, thani dont want them back in Venezuelauntill june”. typical M_!
  • 85. Punctuation: 7 mistakesas the son dawned over Caracas_,jamesbond was alredy speeding downavenida Bolivar_, the main Boulevardoff the venezuelan City_He thougth about what M had said,beck in london on monday,“_I wantthem in MI6 befor the Weekend_, thani dont want them back in Venezuelauntill june”. typical M_!
  • 86. Total: 29 mistakesas the son dawned over Caracas_,jamesbond was alredy speeding downavenida Bolivar_, the main Boulevardoff the venezuelan City_He thougth about what M had said,beck in london on monday,“_I wantthem in MI6 befor the Weekend_, thani dont want them back in Venezuelauntill june”. typical M_!
  • 87. As the sun dawned over Caracas, JamesBond was already speeding down,Avenida Bolivar, the main boulevard ofthe Venezuelan city.He thought about what M had said,back in London on Monday, “I wantthem in MI6 before the weekend, then Idon’t want them back in Venezuelauntil June”. Typical M!
  • 88. moral of the story…
  • 89. it‟s OK to make these mistakes in SMS and IM
  • 90. in SMS and IM they aren‟t mistakesit‟s OK to make these mistakes in SMS and IM
  • 91. it‟s OK to make these mistakes in SMS and IM but not in serious writing
  • 92. so check your writing for capitalisation spelling punctuationbefore you post it to the forum
  • 93. so check your writing for capitalisation spelling punctuationbefore you post it to the forum
  • 94. then check for plurals verb endingsinversion for questions
  • 95. then check for plurals verb endingsinversion for questions
  • 96. finally check forgrammar we have studied*
  • 97. finally check for grammar we have studied**always try to use things we have studied in your writing
  • 98. resources
  • 99. grammar reference Module 6
  • 100. grammar reference Module 7
  • 101. all the links in this presentation are listed on Pinboard:https://pinboard.in/u:davidatrom e/t:Roma3/
  • 102. Oxford AdvancedLearner‟s Dictionary (OALD)
  • 103. The OALD onlineis freeUse it to correctyour writing
  • 104. English Grammar in Use
  • 105. Buy, beg, borrowor steal a copy ofEGU
  • 106. Buy, beg, borrowor steal a copy ofEGU OK not „steal‟
  • 107. Buy, beg, borrowor steal a copy ofEGU3 rd or 4th editionsare best, but youcan use the 2ndedition
  • 108. Buy, beg, borrowor steal a copy ofEGUUse EGU forgrammarhomework
  • 109. writing homework
  • 110. introduce yourself
  • 111. introduce yourself write about 1. yourself2. your approach to this coursepost on-line before next lesson
  • 112. things about you:course, which year at university, where from, where living, flatmates, interests, free time, something surprising
  • 113. your approach to this course: what are your priorities for thecourse, how much time will you spend studying, how will you organise your study-time
  • 114. www.davidnicholson.it