j0439347.jpgBolzano Blended Learning Page

On this page you will find mateirals that have been created especially for you. There are usually links from the blog to the activities so all you need to do is to go to the Blended Learning Page on the blog to find out what to do and when.

Topic One: First Impressions

Describing Clothes and Describing People

1) Inside Out Video
The anecdotes are speaking activities in your course and there are extra videos for you to watch other people doing the same activity. Look at the questions on p. 7 Speaking: anecdote in your books to do with this.
Watch the video and see how many of the questions you can answer about this clip
Then use the questions to help you prepare to talk about someone who made a big impression on you.
Anecdote Video

2) English Central Video

Now try this English Central Video
In this video Yunjin Kim talks about her ideas of what America would be like before she came and then what her first impressions were when she arrived at the airport. Before you watch the video think what those ideas and impressions might be, then watch to see if you were right.

Using English Central Videos

1) Scroll down to the bottom of the main page and click on "videos";
2) Choose the type of video you are interested in;
3) Watch it for the content (Ask yourself prediction questions like the one above, so that you are watching actively)
4) Do the pronunciation work with the "karaoke effect" try to copy both the sounds and the intonation patterns;
5) Work on some of the vocabulary NOT all of it. Choose 6 items you are interested in;
6) Use that vocabulary yourself by writing example sentences that are true for you etc. (Remember that we remember things that are most meaningful to us or strange in some way, so always write examples that are meaningful to you.)
7) Try making your own video talking in a similar way and post it on YouTube or Vimeo then send it to other members of your class or post the link for your class.

Verb Patterns Work
Do this quiz to test your knowledge of how to use verb patterns:

Now personalise this work. It is only when you actually start to use language patterns to express yourself that you really "learn how to make them your own".