2nd revision

Here are the results:

 

Beni: 2

Sophie:1

Lisa: 2

Laura: 3

Christina K. : 1

Ines: 1

Marry-Ann: 3

Ganesha:3

Christina S.: 1

Julia: 1

In case you want to have a look at them you can come and see me in the teacher’s room. Enjoy your evening!

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2nd revision

As there seem to be some doubts about the upcoming revision, let me get this straight:

The only vocabulary items I am going to ask you in the revision are the ones on the worksheets to „The Lottery” and “The Devil wears Prada”. I am NOT going to ask them in German BUT in the same way you have them on your handouts (English with English explanations).

For the rest, study the texts and handouts to our topics (culture and art, tradition and change, future plans).  In case you have any further questions, feel free to contact me by e-mail (ehss@gym-leoben.net )

 

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Interviews on traditions of English-speaking countries

Canada

Cheese Rolling, Wife Carrying

Punkin Chunkin

Holidays Australia

These are all the summaries I got from your interviews….

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The Beach

Think about the following questions:

  1. How long would you like to stay there?
  2. How would you find food?
  3. What skills do you have which would help the community?
  4. What problems do you imagine you might have?
  5. How would you prevent other people from finding out about the beach?

 

  1. What do you think could go wrong to turn a paradise into hell?

 

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Career orientation

“What am I going to do in my life?”

It is one of the most basic and at the same time most serious questions in one’s life. That is why you should put a lot of thoughts into decisions concerning your career plans taking into consideration your abilities and values. However, don’t be scared to take the wrong decision, nowadays chances are low that you will be stuck with one job for the rest of your life. The most important thing will be to be happy with what you do ever day. To make the decision easier for you here is a little outline of which paths you can take after your A-Levels.

Career Orientation Career Orientation career counseling

 

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Interviews about traditions

 

In groups of two prepare an interview (between an Austrian reporter and an English native) about traditional practices in English-speaking countries. First decide which English-speaking country you are from and then do research into the country’s religious tradition and its traditional practices (at least three). Note down your findings (who, what, when, where , why,….) and prepare an interview that you are then going to present to the rest of the class. Try to make it as interesting as possible (maybe by including some curious facts).

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Shirley Jackson – The Lottery

find the entire story here:  https://sites.middlebury.edu/individualandthesociety/files/2010/09/jackson_lottery.pdf

and answer the questions (briefly)

Comprehension Questions

  1. In the third paragraph, what suggests that the lottery is a serious event?
  2. Who helps Mr. Summers set up the lottery? Why are the villagers reluctant to help?
  3. What paraphernalia is needed the lottery? How big do you suppose the black box is?
  4. What do Mr. Summers and Mr. Graves do the night before the lottery?
  5. What are the rules concerning people who can’t attend the lottery?
  6. What signs are there of the people’s nervousness during the drawing?
  7. What arguments does Old Man Warner present for keeping the lottery?
  8. Normally someone “wins” a lottery, but that word is never used in the story.
    What expression is used instead?
  9. A lottery winner is generally very pleased with his luck. How does Bill Hutchinson react when he “gets it”? What is Tessie’s reaction? Is her accusation fair?
  10. What phrases suggest Mrs. Hutchinson’s extreme apprehension- and her efforts to keep it under control?
  11. In what order are the papers opened? How does the crowd react as each is revealed?
  12. What is the final step of the lottery? Who participates?
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