Second Bach Albalat

Posted by Joscha on September 21, 2015 at 12:10 PM

Hi,

 

 

 

Welcome to my blog, and welcome aboard (well, in a manner of speaking, as I am the new guy).

 

I suggest we use this thread to communicate -as soon as the Facebook login works, it's going to be the most convenient solution.

 

I shall post the bases for our discussions, material and important news here, so please drop by every now and then.

 

 

 

So, here we go -the first bunch of material for you.

 

Vocabulary - https://goo.gl/vfgJzQ ;

 

Rules and procedures for your contributions: 

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-eXXAqI5n819Ll2o8JJDaLT9QG2czbmGXv0n_1f94oA/edit?usp=sharing ;



Good Writing Guide -a project I did with a Second in Montijo. Required reading.

https://goo.gl/OtuRm2


Criteria for correcting PAU -I find these less than satisfactory, but they're good for orientation.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1iyWPs4htBS19gZkyTjVLccEdGdoYJSGeLJO2ExJnRGc/edit?usp=sharing ;


Topic list for PAU (orientational) -we saw this one earlier today.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/10l1pfi4XMZkbMpCYCKFbZmBB5TJUaFhBC8twO7Nx9Q4/edit?usp=sharing ;


Topic list of my own devising -this one is longer; the instructions are for a project I did in La Garrovilla in 4th. Useful, though.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Yd1ybV8xGsNYsKkcmf8liVY_oVEVRkkjBzlkUxACeIg/edit?usp=sharing ;


Interactive I -interactive material for practice on your computer. Only one is for your level, but the others might come in handy, too.

https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B6mVh6xczEKffnBLOWp6eWtDMzViSWc4dkw5TV9pRjFKaWV5WC1ZUmRTYkhhelBwbVhKZDg&usp=sharing ;


Interactive II - Online Resources -more, largely interactive, material for you. Take a look around.

https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B2yHe1_4OH77OGE1YWEzZjgtZjFiOC00MzZlLThhZTAtMmNkMjU1ZDg1ZTI2&usp=sharing


List of multi-word verbs

https://docs.google.com/document/d/13oKdN9G97hbIcXbRzST1LpY2a8lieaZ7eCMivX_1v5Q/edit?usp=sharing ;


List of False Friends

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1V8z1lvDWzHtPZyDHEa2ak8V9LVxwWZ4fqOHrV-W_fVA/edit?usp=sharing


Vocabulary Folder -the vocabulary lists and done crossword vocabulary tests

https://goo.gl/9Yge2i


Grammar -I'll be publishing your grammar material here: Your presentations and any other material you'll be sending.

https://goo.gl/NkrrJz


Debates -This is the folder where the material used for our debates is going to appear. New.

https://goo.gl/Jz835Z


New: Web Bibliography "Online Grammar Resources" -Exercises etcetera. Useful.

https://goo.gl/eNP7v1


Old Exams - A Drive folder full of old exams of mine.

https://goo.gl/C1vwpM


So much for now -I've got to get going. See you soon, and never forget to ask a question,

 


Regards,

 


J


PS: Here's a folder of e-books you may find interesting:

https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B2yHe1_4OH77fkt6eERfZUJWTE14VHY4LW41VlFoYWdkSTZxckdQaDVvNlRNTXR3bkNZTDA&usp=sharing


PPS: My YouTube channel -I haven't put any own videos, but some of the playlists might be interesting:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5CsaPbsox-LhXmsdNKkN0A/feed ;


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Reply Joscha
12:42 PM on April 12, 2016 
Hi,

I've put a folder of homework worksheets in our Grammar folder, https://goo.gl/7jHW37 .

You already know that one of the next big grammar topics is Conditionals; the sheet you'll be given for homework is there already. As is the material we used for modal verbs and reported speech. As for reported speech, you'll have the possibility to gain extra credit and practice by doing a worksheet you'll also find there.

See you,

J
Reply Joscha
10:58 AM on April 3, 2016 
Hi,

I made a new vocabulary folder -from now on, all vocabulary is going to be put in there. It's less messy that way.

The link: https://goo.gl/vfgJzQ

See you,

J
Reply Joscha
10:48 AM on March 21, 2016 
Hi,

I've created a folder where I'm putting bibliographies of press articles that I think you may find interesting, useful, or -I hope- both.

It's here: https://goo.gl/1EUj3h

See you,

J
Reply Joscha
10:01 AM on March 21, 2016 
Hi,

I've put the first vocabulary lists in this folder: https://goo.gl/9Yge2i
Also, your ideas about PAU questions are starting to appear here: https://goo.gl/DkBKx3

See you,

J
Reply Joscha
2:32 AM on February 5, 2016 
Hello again,

The worksheet on the Passive and Causative is now ready for download. We'll start it today, and you shall have to hand it in, done, on Thursday 11/02.

The link: https://goo.gl/NkrrJz

See you,

J
Reply Joscha
4:37 PM on January 20, 2016 
There's some new grammar material in https://goo.gl/NkrrJz -check it out. It's mainly about Future time forms. The file "Worksheets.pdf" is a huge collection of exercises for just about everything.

See you,

J
Reply Joscha
6:15 PM on January 10, 2016 
The calendar for the second term is here:

https://goo.gl/fJSbDv

See you,

J
Reply Joscha
2:38 PM on November 30, 2015 
CHRISTMAS ASSIGNMENTS

Hi,

I'm giving you the opportunity to gain extra credit for the second term by writing voluntary papers on a number of quotations I picked out for you or book reviews on a little selection of books I particularly recommend and like.

Find the precise instructions and your options by following this link: https://goo.gl/528OVw

See you,

Joscha
Reply Joscha
3:39 PM on November 24, 2015 
New material on drugs:

= A very interesting talk by a high-ranking policeman who's in favour of legalisation:
https://youtu.be/lsk8R_j5zzg

= Keep an eye on https://goo.gl/5zYqpd

See you,

J
Reply Joscha
3:38 PM on November 24, 2015 
NEW LINK TO VOCABULARY COLLECTIONS FOR MNEMOSYNE:

https://goo.gl/nas6WU

Check it out.

See you,

J
Reply Joscha
9:19 AM on October 25, 2015 
Hi,

I added a link to a web bibliography of online resources I compiled for you: https://goo.gl/eNP7v1 . Please check it out.

J
Reply Joscha
5:59 PM on October 13, 2015 
Debating Topics:

I've got a topic I find particularly interesting, especially for the Humanities branch:

"Is increasing social inequality a necessary evil, or is it a major problem?"

The topic is too touchy for me to express my own opinion, but I'd love you to reflect upon it.

Any voluntaries?

Regards,

J
Reply Joscha
2:55 PM on October 12, 2015 
Hello again,

a useful link for those horrid prepositions: http://goo.gl/Zfsskd .

See you,

J
Reply Joscha
8:19 AM on October 10, 2015 
I've added the presentation about Time, Tense and Aspect Celia, Celia, Alba and Carmen made. It's in the new Grammar folder: https://goo.gl/NkrrJz

Regards,

Joscha
Reply Joscha
2:02 PM on October 4, 2015 
Oops! the passage

Joscha says...
'The wind off the caressed


... should read "The wind off the SEA..." -a wee typo there. Sorry.

J
Reply Joscha
2:00 PM on October 4, 2015 
Hi,

bad news (well, that would depend on your point of view): I can't keep it up with one composition every week, we shall have to go down to one per fortnight.

In order to reduce the negative effects, I shall change the rules a bit. From now on, if your composition mark is 6.0 or less, you will still have to write one more the week after. It will have to be a different composition, but of the same type. Thus, if you wrote a story, you will have to write a different story for the next week; for a discussion paper, a different discussion paper. The better effort will be the one that counts.

Please contact me for details.

Regards,

J
Reply Joscha
4:23 PM on October 1, 2015 
Hi,

Some material about the question of immigration:

1) https://goo.gl/CPdihl = a presentation with some very good videos.

2) https://goo.gl/eoAAkF = The handout we read today, October First

I totally forgot: there's a 1+ reward for the first person to send me 30 difficult or new words and/or phrases from that text with their translations in a table. I shall correct that table and make it available to everyone.

Regards,

J
Reply Joscha
4:17 PM on October 1, 2015 
Joscha says...
Hi,

Here we go -the list of grammar topics, with the dates. I hope the link works; otherwise it'll have to be copy-and-paste.

https://goo.gl/z1paET

See you,

J



A new proposal for the language topics: https://goo.gl/kWd9tE = I'll need a lot of new voluntaries, and your input. Cheers, and take care,

J
Reply Joscha
9:18 AM on September 26, 2015 
Hello again,

I'd like to briefly summarise what we talked about on Friday 25/09:

Your next assignment is writing a story about two teenage lovers who have a less than pleasant adventure on their holidays together. The plot outline we developed was as follows:

Matthew and his girlfriend, Sally, are on their first holidays at the sea. Everything's great until they go to a restaurant, where Matt finds out that he's allergic to seafood by having paella: he chokes. Sally tries to save his life by performing a tracheotomy.

To get there, we worked on how to go about writing a story -in fact, we worked out the plot line step by step. Make yourself the following questions:

1) Who did it happen to?
2) When and where did it happen?
3) How did it start?
4) What happened next?
5) How did it end?
6) (optional) What was it like afterwards?

Once you've got the answers to these questions, you've got a decent plot outline to work with. If at all possible, you ought to try and use indirect hints to reproduce these in the story itself, and never forget that dialogue is all-important to make your characters come alive. Thus:

'The wind off the caressed Sally's long auburn hair, half hiding her face as Matt smiled at her. There were people around, but you could still hear the waves over their conversations.
"You're beautiful," he said. Sally smiled, that glint in her eyes that showed him how she felt about being told.
"It's hungry, not beautiful, silly you. Let's go have lunch."'

This might be a good beginning. If you want, you may use it -or you can write a totally different one. The main point is technique, and playing around with the language a it.

So much for now. See you on Monday,

Regards,

Joscha
Reply Joscha
2:47 PM on September 24, 2015 
Hi,

Here we go -the list of grammar topics, with the dates. I hope the link works; otherwise it'll have to be copy-and-paste.

https://goo.gl/z1paET

See you,

J