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Core_IELTS

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Here are materials for Vance's CORE IELTS classes

N125 for the term ending in March 2015

46 Section 9

 

  1. This week and next
    1. Week 12 IELTS Test Final Exam 30% of final mark
      1. Saturday March 28 Al Ain Men's College
    2. Week 11 Vocabulary test 
      1. Sunday March 15
        1. Per 3 - Vocabulary Quiz 4 2.5% of your final mark
        2. Per 5 - Writing practice - prepare your topic
      2. Tuesday March 16
        1. Per 5 - Finished up Speaking Tests, others self-study
      3. Wednesday March 18
        1. Periods 1-3 Dragon Writing and ILC
    3. Past Weeks 
      1. Week 10 Midterm and Vocabulary test 
        1. Sunday March 8
        2. Monday March 9 Midterm exam on listening, writing, reading 20% of final score
        3. Tuesday March 10
          1. Period 2 EdPuzzle and Vocabulary
          2. Period 5 Road to IELTS
        4. Wednesday March 11
          1. Periods 6 and 7 Vocabulary, Listening and Edpuzzle
        5. Thursday March 12
          1. Period 4 - Practice vocabulary for Unit 4 test Sunday
    4. Week 9 Next Vocabulary and IELTS test preparation
        1. Sunday March 1
          1. Period 4 Reading for Vocabulary in Complete IELTS Unit 4
          2. Period 5 Road to IELTS, mReader, and projects
        2. Monday March 2
          1. Period 7 Finish Reading & Vocabulary worksheet in Rubik's Cube
        3. Tuesday March 3
          1. Period 5
          2. Period 7 
        4. Wednesday March 4
        5. Week 8 Vocabulary test
          1. Sunday Feb 22
            1. Period 2
            2. Period 5
          2. Monday Feb 23
            1. Period 3 Vocabulary words in Complete IELTS text
          3. Tuesday Feb 24
            1. Period 7 final preparation for vocabulary test
          4. Wednesday Feb 25
            1. Period 7
          5. Thursday Feb 26
            1. Period 6
      1. Week 7 Vance's 5 Classes
          1. Sunday Feb 15
            1. Period 3 final preparation for progress test tomorrow
          2. Monday Feb 16 Periods 1-2 Week 7 Progress Test 20% of final score
          3. Tuesday Feb 17 Periods 2 and 4
            1. Period 2 Reading and Listening
            2. Period 4 Road to IELTS
          4. Wednesday Feb 18 Listening and IELTS
            1. Period 2 Listening
            2. Period 5
        1. Week 6 - preparation for Week 7 progress test
          1. Sunday Feb 8
            1. Periods 3 & 4 IELTS Reading Practice - This took 2 periods
          2. Tuesday Feb 10
            1. Period 2 - Reading - Practice for Progress Test
          3. Wednesday Feb 11
            1. Period 1 - Listening - Practice for Progress Test
            2. Period 4 - Reading / Sentence completion - Practice for Progress Test
          4. Thursday Feb 12
            1. Period 6 - Extensive reading for 4 and Road to IELTS for 5
        2. Week 5
          1. Vocabulary Quiz 2 on Thursday Per 5
          2. Wed Feb 4 Vocabulary preparation
            1. Periods 4-5 quiz preparation
            2. Feb 4 Wed per 2  Kahoot
            3. Some other time (was planned for Feb 8) - EdPuzzle Listening Practice
      2. Course documents
        1. Assessment Plan
        2. Vocabulary Lists
          1. Unit 1
          2. Unit 2
          3. Unit 3

       

      This week and next

       

      Week 12 IELTS Test Final Exam 30% of final mark

       

      Saturday March 28 Al Ain Men's College

       

      Week 11 Vocabulary test 

       

      Sunday March 15

       

      Per 3 - Vocabulary Quiz 4 2.5% of your final mark

       

      Per 5 - Writing practice - prepare your topic

       

      1. With a partner, choose one of 8 sample advantages and disadvantages essays topics here
        http://ieltsliz.com/ielts-advantage-disadvantage-sample-essay-questions/ 

      2. Write down two advantages and two disadvantages

      3. You will create a dialog on your iPad at this site (in Safari or any browser)
        http://docsstorybuilder.appspot.com/builder (example: http://goo.gl/Vjy9jr)

       

      Here's how

      (Plan A, if your mic works in this app, you may speak into the dialog boxes)

      (Plan B, if your mic does NOT work in this app, you can write into the dialog boxes)

       

      1. With your partner, on your iPad start a story (using plan A or plan B)

      2. Continue adding to the dialog until you have two advantages and two disadvantages 

      3. Add music (it doesn't play on iPad - it plays on PC)

      4. FINISH UP (write your names and a topic to create a LINK to your presentation

      5. Email the link to vstevens@hct.ac.ae 

       

      Record an introduction to your topic in Dragon. Finish your introduction by saying 

      In this essay I will ...

      Email the result to vstevens@hct.ac.ae

       


      Here are the results submitted

       

       

      Tuesday March 16

       

      Per 5 - Finished up Speaking Tests, others self-study

       

      Wednesday March 18

       

      Periods 1-3 Dragon Writing and ILC

      while 4 ladies take final exam on Reading, Listening, Writing

       

      Continue writing the essays you started on Monday

       

       

      Download and install (free) ...

      Record an introduction to your topic in Dragon Dictation

      Finish your introduction by saying 

      In this essay I will ...

       

      Here is what the app looks like after you've spoken into it

      You can use the Download button on the right to email the text to yourself or export it to an app

       

       

      You can continue to write your essay using Dragon or simply typing it, as you prefer

      Paste your essay into a Note with your name and topic in the title

      Airdrop it or email it to vstevens@hct.ac.ae

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       


      Past Weeks 

       

      Week 10 Midterm and Vocabulary test 

       

      Sunday March 8

       

      For practising reading

       

      Monday March 9 Midterm exam on listening, writing, reading 20% of final score

       

      Tuesday March 10

       

      Period 2 EdPuzzle and Vocabulary

       

      Go on to EdPuzzle and do the assignment in class code dyrLxE

      Copy of Could cargo have caused 747 crash

      (It's a 3 min video, 15 questions)

       

      In time remaining, work on vocabulary builder worksheets for Unit 4

      Have teacher check complete sentences

       

      Period 5 Road to IELTS

       

      Complete the exercises according to your worksheets

       

      Wednesday March 11

       

      Periods 6 and 7 Vocabulary, Listening and Edpuzzle

       

      Vocabulary 

       

      This is the Unit 4 vocabulary list

      Show your teacher your completed vocabulary builder for unit 4

      Find the vocabulary words in the PDF of your textbook

      https://mylearn.hct.ac.ae/bbcswebdav/pid-2852462-dt-content-rid-4444549_1/courses/MasterENGLN12545678F/COMPLETE%20IELTS%20UNIT%204.pdf?target=blank 

       

      And you can search for them in your Google Doc textbook here

       

      Read the writing sample on p.45 of Unit 4 Complete IELTS

      • Find the 3 vocabulary words there and circle them
      • Answer the 5 "which paragraph" questions on p. 45
      • Underline the part of each paragraph which gives you the answer

       

      Listening 

       

      There are several listening activities in the Complete IELTS book recommended

      • Form completion: Units 1 and 7 (we have done these already)
      • Multiple choice: Unit 7
      • Matching: Units 6 and 9

       

      Thursday March 12

       

      Period 4 - Practice vocabulary for Unit 4 test Sunday

       

      Unit 4 texts (Invention of air conditioning, Rubik's Cube, and writing sample on p.45)

      Complete Vocabularly Builder worksheets

      Memrise, Quizlet, Spelling City

       

       


       

      Week 9 Next Vocabulary and IELTS test preparation

       

      Sunday March 1

       

      Period 4 Reading for Vocabulary in Complete IELTS Unit 4

       

      Download the book: https://mylearn.hct.ac.ae/bbcswebdav/pid-2852462-dt-content-rid-4444549_1/courses/MasterENGLN12545678F/COMPLETE%20IELTS%20UNIT%204.pdf 

       

      Use the vocabulary list for Unit 4

      https://mylearn.hct.ac.ae/bbcswebdav/pid-3442174-dt-content-rid-4848304_1/courses/MasterENGLN12545678F/VOCABULARY%20BUILDER%20Unit%204%281%29.pdf 

       

      Period 5 Road to IELTS, mReader, and projects

       

      Monday March 2

       

      Period 7 Finish Reading & Vocabulary worksheet in Rubik's Cube

      We finished the work started yesterday

       

      Tuesday March 3

       

      Period 5

      Finish reading on Rubik's cube and work on pro/con essays

       

      Period 7 

      Road to IELTS and work one-to-one with essays

       

      Wednesday March 4

       

      Do the Reading activity on Bblearn called “EXTRA READING – General Training”

      (in the IELTS skills/reading file) to practise “Matching info” reading type of activity

      https://mylearn.hct.ac.ae/bbcswebdav/pid-2816594-dt-content-rid-4372742_1/courses/MasterENGLN12545678F/ExtraReading1%281%29.pdf 

       

      Listening from Unit 7, form-filling exercise from mp3 here

      https://mylearn.hct.ac.ae/bbcswebdav/pid-3464450-dt-content-rid-4919605_1/courses/MasterENGLN12545678F/07%20Unit%207.mp3 

       

       

      Week 8 Vocabulary test

       

      Keep track of your course plan. Log on to Bb Mobile Learn and see it here

      Find your Vocabulary list #3 here

       

      Sunday Feb 22

       

      Period 2

       

      1. Turn to page 39 in your Complete IELTS textbook
      2. Log on to Bb Learn and listed to this mp3 about the invention and early uses of air-conditioning
      3. Answer the questions on p. 39
      4. Read the text on p.38 and find where the answers to the questions are in the text

       

      Period 5

       

      All students need to do one mReader quiz each week.

      This period we made sure that each student had a book and was taking the quizzes

       

      Monday Feb 23

       

       

      Period 3 Vocabulary words in Complete IELTS text

       

      Traffic jams - no end in sight - in the Complete IELTS Unit 3 textbook HERE <--- if necessary, log on to Bb Mobile and download it

      1. Read the passage on p.33 quickly
      2. How many solutions are mentioned? (circle them in the text)
      3. On p.32, match the words with their definitions
      4. Understand the List of Headings by underlining the  key word in each
      5. Match the headings with the correct paragraph 

       

      Now locate 11 vocabulary words in the reading from the list for Unit 3

       

      Tuesday Feb 24

       

      Period 7 final preparation for vocabulary test

       

      We'll do a Socrative exercise on Traffic jams - no end in sight 

      In the Socrative app, Room no. 843039

       

      Wednesday Feb 25

       

      Period 7

      This period was wasted. I was informed just before my 6th period class in MTW that Fawad would come and get the students' iPads at 7th period,

      so we didn't do any iPad activities, and I had had no time to prepare for alternatives.

      I got the students home IELTS locations and read them their grades, which was not happy news for some.

      Fawad never came; otherwise I would have had them do Road to IELTS

       

      Thursday Feb 26

       

      Period 6

       

      Vocabulary Builder for IELTS Unit 4 <-- Download HERE

      Students can work on that, or take their quiz in mReader or do Road to IELTS if they have their iPads

      The 4 advanced ladies can work on mReader or Ellen's projects

       

       

       

      We won't have time for this, but we'll try later ... 

      Download and install Dragon Dictation on your iPad

       

      Record sentences where you find the vocabulary words

      Email these to vstevens@hct.ac.ae

       


       

      Week 7 Vance's 5 Classes

       

      Sunday Feb 15

       

      Period 3 final preparation for progress test tomorrow

       

      Reading with True / False / Not given - with vocabulary practice

      You were given this exercise in class on Augmented Reality

      Read it and

      • answer the T / F / NG questions 
      • Underline where the answers are in the text 

      Put your name on it and return it to your teacher

       

      Monday Feb 16 Periods 1-2 Week 7 Progress Test 20% of final score

       

      Tuesday Feb 17 Periods 2 and 4

       

      Period 2 Reading and Listening

      Listen to this file in Bb Learn Mobile

      https://mylearn.hct.ac.ae/bbcswebdav/pid-3430433-dt-content-rid-4800981_1/courses/MasterENGLN12545678F/complete%20IELTS%203%20p29.mp3 

       

      Read about Electric Cars on p.29 Complete IELTS Unit 3 

      Answer the questions at the bottom of the page and show your teacher

       

      Period 4 Road to IELTS

       

      The licenses for ROAD to IELTS will expire in mid-March, two weeks before your Final Exam IELTS

      So we will work on this on any day we have two or more classes on the same day

       

      Wednesday Feb 18 Listening and IELTS

       

      Period 2 Listening

      Complete IELTS Unit 3, p. 30 - Ferry Facilities 

      Listen to the recording for passengers boarding a ferry crossing the English Channel

      https://mylearn.hct.ac.ae/bbcswebdav/pid-3431639-dt-content-rid-4813434_1/courses/MasterENGLN12545678F/17%20Track%2017.mp3 

       

      Fill in the chart and answer the questions on p.30

       

      Period 5


      SUNDAY you MUST bring a passport photo (white background)

      And EID (for Emiratis) or passport copy (non-Emirati) with current validity

       

      Week 6 - preparation for Week 7 progress test

       

      Sunday Feb 8

       

      Periods 3 & 4 IELTS Reading Practice - This took 2 periods

      https://mylearn.hct.ac.ae/bbcswebdav/pid-3318594-dt-content-rid-4660884_1/courses/MasterENGLN12545678F/General_Training_Reading_TFNG.pdf 

       

       

       

      Tuesday Feb 10

       

      Period 2 - Reading - Practice for Progress Test

       

      Reading will be done in Socrative,

       

      1. Download and open the SOCRATIVE student app
      2. Enter Vance's room 843039
      3. Read the text you are given and answer the T / F / NG questions asked in Socrative
      4. Indicate on the text (highlight, circle or underline) where you find your answers
      5. Put your name on your paper and return it to your teacher

       

      Wednesday Feb 11

       

      Period 1 - Listening - Practice for Progress Test

       

      Listening is done in MyLearn and Google Forms

      1. Your teacher will give you a script and play the listening one time.
      2. Write your name and answers on the script
      3. Go to your course in Bb Learn and find IELTS Skills > Listening > Extra Listening Practice
        https://mylearn.hct.ac.ae/webapps/blackboard/content/listContentEditable.jsp?content_id=_2702676_1&course_id=_41673_1 
         
      4. Play the mp3 for 02 Section 1 Test 3 
      5. Open this Google Form: http://goo.gl/forms/k9B2231vMi (see QR code below)
      6. Write your answers in the form and submit the form 

      Period 4 - Reading / Sentence completion - Practice for Progress Test

       

      This class requires that students spend time preparing for their exams and that teachers document this time spent

      We are spending this week preparing for LISTENING, WRITING, and READING tests next Monday.

       

      As with flight or any kind of training, time must be spent efficiently

       

      Your assignments will normally appear here for any given day.

      Today you must follow these instructions

       

      1. Bring this page up on your iPad as quickly as possible.

       

      2. Raise your hand when you have it. Your teacher will note the time elapsed in the class next to your name.

      (This is necessary because many students in this class are not making the effort to find class information each day,

      and I need to know who is willing and capable of bookmarking this page in his browser for quick and easy access next time)

       

      3. When you have reached this page your teacher will give you a reading practice for the sentence completion kind of exercise that will be on your Progress Test next Monday.

      Why? Because it is important that each student has time in class to understand and practice the kinds of questions that will be asked.

      Students who do not do well on tests sometimes complain that they were not given similar work in class.


      Underline the part of the reading where the answer is

       

      4. When finished, put your name on your paper and turn it in to the teacher

      Again, I'll note the time. Thank you

       

      5. Download this app and show it to your teacher installed on your iPad

       

       

      6. If you have spare time, you can work on completing your vocabulary list (translations, definitions, sentences)

       

      Thursday Feb 12

       

      Period 6 - Extensive reading for 4 and Road to IELTS for 5

       

      • The four advanced ladies will go to the ILC where Mr. Matt is waiting to show you how to find books at your level that have mReader quizzes online.
      • The 5 core IELTS ladies will practice for progress test using Road to IELTS which is tracked by your teacher
        You asked about a practice writing task for the progress test Monday; try
        http://www.ielts-exam.net/general_writing_samples_task_1/729/ 

       


       

      Week 5

       

      Vocabulary Quiz 2 on Thursday Per 5

       

      Wed Feb 4 Vocabulary preparation

       

      Periods 4-5 quiz preparation

      Spelling City assignments, required for everyone, due today

      Vocab Testme, Spelling Testme, and Matchit (sentences)

       

      Memrise - Complete IELTS Unit 2

      direct link here:

      http://www.memrise.com/course/527024/complete-ielts-unit-2/ 

       

       

      Feb 4 Wed per 2  Kahoot

      with sentence practice for U2 ~http://goo.gl/tw0Dkv

       

      This link:

      https://play.kahoot.it/#/k/a6397201-3a73-4428-9c89-12ede27f37cc

      takes you to a Kahoot quiz to practice the vocab of quiz 2 by matching definitions.

       

       

      Some other time (was planned for Feb 8) - EdPuzzle Listening Practice

       

      Edpuzzle

       

       

      Create an account at http://edpuzzle.com

      Give your user name at 46s9_____________ ß then your real name

      Join the class code dyrLxE, and do the assignment shown

       

      https://edpuzzle.com/assignments/m/54d065b4f43d10ae33e718ec/54d6c02bf2d8eb420a95f25f 

       

      You can watch the whole thing on YouTube http://youtu.be/TvJTTdc9Dp8

       

      Course documents

       

      Assessment Plan

      https://mylearn.hct.ac.ae/bbcswebdav/pid-2702695-dt-content-rid-4304663_1/courses/MasterENGLN12545678F/N125%20Assessment%20Plan%20S4-9.pdf 

       

      Vocabulary Lists

       

      Unit 1

      https://mylearn.hct.ac.ae/bbcswebdav/pid-2816652-dt-content-rid-4372765_1/courses/MasterENGLN12545678F/VOCABULARY%20BUILDER%20Unit%201.pdf 

       

      Unit 2

      https://mylearn.hct.ac.ae/bbcswebdav/pid-2852472-dt-content-rid-4443870_1/courses/MasterENGLN12545678F/VOCABULARY%20BUILDER%20Unit%202%281%29.pdf 

       

      Unit 3

      https://mylearn.hct.ac.ae/bbcswebdav/pid-2852476-dt-content-rid-4443872_1/courses/MasterENGLN12545678F/VOCABULARY%20BUILDER%20Unit%203%281%29.pdf 

       

       

       

       

       

       

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