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  1. 1. English B1blended14 March-23 May 2013
  2. 2. exercise
  3. 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. 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. 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. 6. complete article:http://www.economist.com/news /leaders/21573104-internet- everything-hire-rise-sharing- economy
  7. 7. discussionwhy are we here?
  8. 8. credits?
  9. 9. learning English?
  10. 10. credits learning Englishnot automatic be ambitiousBUT languages are BIGnot very difficult get „real‟ English
  11. 11. What does„blended‟ mean ?
  12. 12. English B1blended11 March-20 May 2013
  13. 13. learning learningin class on-line learning on the forum
  14. 14. learning learningin class on-line learning on the forum
  15. 15. learninglearningin class on-line learning on the forum
  16. 16. multi-centredlearning
  17. 17. on-line study
  18. 18. Moodle@CLAhttp://webdev3.caspur.it/cla/logi n/index.php
  19. 19. username =CLA codice
  20. 20. password = surname*
  21. 21. *surname with - no accentspassword = - no capitals surname* - no spaces
  22. 22. *surname with - no accentspassword = - no capitals surname* - no spaces (probably)
  23. 23. please log in and start doing the exercises immediately !
  24. 24. if you can‟t log on write to me immediately atdavid@davidnicholson.it
  25. 25. also
  26. 26. register your email on your profile
  27. 27. register your email on your profilewithout your email, I can’t contact you if there’s a problem, you won’t know
  28. 28. course plan
  29. 29. lesson date mod. exercises estimated timeno.1. 14 March2. 21 March module 6 24 activities must complete all activities, and3. 28 March about 18 hours must do x hours of study on-line of study before passing to module 74. 4 April5. 11 April6. 18 AprilLiber. 25 April module 77. 2 May 22 activities must complete all activities, and about 20 hours must do x hours of study on-line8. 9 May of study before taking exam9. 16 May10. 23 MayExam 30 May
  30. 30. lesson date mod. exercises estimated timeno.1. 14There is a minimum March number of hours you must2. 21 March do in order to complete module 6 the module. 24 activities must complete all activities, and3. 28 March about 18 hours must do x hours of study on-line of study before passing to module 74. 4 April DO NOT TELL YOU WE THIS MINIMUM!5. 11 April6. 18 AprilLiber. 25 April module 77. 2 May 22 activities must complete all activities, and about 20 hours must do x hours of study on-line8. 9 May of study before taking exam9. 16 May10. 23 MayExam 30 May
  31. 31. lesson date mod. exercises estimated timeno.1. 14 March move to module You can‟t 7 until you have2. 21 March completely finished module 6 24 activities must complete all activities, and3. module 6. 28 March about 18 hours must do x hours of study on-line of study before passing to module 74. 4 April are late, you must If you take the exam in July.5. 11 April6. 18 AprilLiber. 25 April module 77. 2 May 22 activities must complete all activities, and about 20 hours must do x hours of study on-line8. 9 May of study before taking exam9. 16 May10. 23 MayExam 30 May
  32. 32. lesson date mod. exercises estimated timeno.1. 14 March2. 21 March module 6 24 activities must complete all activities, and3. 28 March about 18 hours must do x hours of study on-line of study before passing to module 74. 4 April5. 11 April6. 18 AprilLiber. 25 April You must finish module 7 module 77. 2before the last lesson. activities May 22 must complete all activities, and about 20 hours must do x hours of study on-line8. 9 May of study before taking exam9. 16 May10. 23 MayExam 30 May
  33. 33. lesson date mod. exercises estimated timeno.1. 14 March entrance test2. 21 March module 63. 28 March mid-module test must pass before module 74. 4 April5. 11 April module 6 final test must pass before module 76. 18 April entrance testLiber. 25 April module 77. 2 May8. 9 May mid-module test must pass before module 79. 16 May10. 23 May module 7 final test must pass before module 7Exam 30 May
  34. 34. 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
  35. 35. course requirements
  36. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 46. 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
  47. 47. easy ;)
  48. 48. last year
  49. 49. total %passed 71 66failed 6 6exam in July 24 22abandoned 6 6 107in addition 24 students abandoned at the start of the course
  50. 50. 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
  51. 51. this year ?
  52. 52. how to approach the on-line part without problems:
  53. 53. 1. log in immediately and do the entrance test
  54. 54. 2. do 5 exercises a week
  55. 55. 3. spend time on each exercise
  56. 56. 3. spend time on each exercise NB always ask yourself“do I know why I made that mistake” “what is the rule” etc ?
  57. 57. 3. spend time on each exercise NB look for new vocablook new words up in the dictionary
  58. 58. 4. check that:- your time is registered- the exercise shows as „completed‟
  59. 59. avoid !
  60. 60. leaving all the work to the end
  61. 61. doing more than one exercise at a time
  62. 62. doing an exercise too quickly
  63. 63. NBcheating is punished !
  64. 64. above all, if I have to spend a lot of time checking to see if you are doing the work…
  65. 65. …it puts me in a bad mood
  66. 66. in class
  67. 67. in class speaking pronunciationcomprehension
  68. 68. in speaking activities
  69. 69. in speaking activities you must not speak Italian
  70. 70. in speaking activities you must not write your answers*
  71. 71. in speaking activities you must not write your answers* *but making notes is good
  72. 72. pronunciation
  73. 73. pronunciation 4 lessons in Module 6
  74. 74. comprehension
  75. 75. comprehension4 video comprehension lessons in Module 7
  76. 76. the forum
  77. 77. activities - writing- grammar homework - interaction - lesson plans
  78. 78. writing
  79. 79. one piece of writing every week
  80. 80. either an exercisebased on activities in class or a reviewof an article or TED video* *more instructions next week
  81. 81. proofreadingyour writing
  82. 82. how many small mistakes can you find ?(there are no grammar mistakes)
  83. 83. 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_!
  84. 84. 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_!
  85. 85. 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_!
  86. 86. 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_!
  87. 87. 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_!
  88. 88. 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!
  89. 89. moral of the story…
  90. 90. it‟s OK to make these mistakes in SMS and IM
  91. 91. in SMS and IM they aren‟t mistakesit‟s OK to make these mistakes in SMS and IM
  92. 92. it‟s OK to make these mistakes in SMS and IM but not in serious writing
  93. 93. so check your writing for capitalisation spelling punctuationbefore you post it to the forum
  94. 94. so check your writing for capitalisation spelling punctuationbefore you post it to the forum
  95. 95. then check for plurals verb endingsinversion for questions
  96. 96. then check for plurals verb endingsinversion for questions
  97. 97. finally check forgrammar we have studied*
  98. 98. finally check for grammar we have studied**always try to use things we have studied in your writing
  99. 99. resources
  100. 100. grammar reference Module 6
  101. 101. grammar reference Module 7
  102. 102. all the links in this presentation are listed on Pinboard:https://pinboard.in/u:davidatrom e/t:Roma3/
  103. 103. Oxford AdvancedLearner‟s Dictionary (OALD)
  104. 104. The OALD onlineis freeUse it to correctyour writing
  105. 105. English Grammar in Use
  106. 106. Buy, beg, borrowor steal a copy ofEGU
  107. 107. Buy, beg, borrowor steal a copy ofEGU OK not „steal‟
  108. 108. Buy, beg, borrowor steal a copy ofEGU3 rd or 4th editionsare best, but youcan use the 2ndedition
  109. 109. Buy, beg, borrowor steal a copy ofEGUUse EGU forgrammarhomework
  110. 110. writing homework
  111. 111. introduce yourself
  112. 112. introduce yourself write about 1. yourself2. your approach to this coursepost on-line before next lesson
  113. 113. things about you:course, which year at university, where from, where living, flatmates, interests, free time, something surprising
  114. 114. 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
  115. 115. www.davidnicholson.it

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