10 Sep 2012

Psychology of First Impressions and Attractions

Author: yasmeenshakoor | Filed under: First impression

 

 What is a First Impression?

The first time we meet someone, we form an impression. We infer information about someone without having all the facts. Sometimes we are right, and sometimes we are wrong, but we call this our “first impression” of the person.

Group discussion:

1. How do you form a first impression?

2. What do you notice most about a person when you meet them for the first time?

3. Why do you focus on these things?

4. What adjectives would you use to describe people?

Key words Practice: U.1 Key Words

Online practice on personality adjectives:

Practice 1:

Practice 2

Web quest:

Download Unit 1_Web Quest. Follow the guidelines.

Practice:

Click Writing to download the document.  Follow the directions. 

 

Speaking Activity:

•Do you agree with the following statement?

             First Impressions are important

•Why? Why not? Express your opinion.
9 Sep 2012

Explore your Course Book – Academic Connections 1

Author: yasmeenshakoor | Filed under: G1o course book

 Introduction to Academic Connections 1.  

Take this G10 English Academic Connections Quiz to learn more about your English  coursebook.

Compare your answers with your classmates. Learn from each other.

Good Luck!

5 Sep 2012

Welcome back to School!

Author: yasmeenshakoor | Filed under: NHP Unit 6 Grammar-Synonyms & Antonyms

Dear Students,

Welcome to the 2012-13 school year and all the promise and opportunity of a new beginning. Hope you all had a good and enjoyable summer. I am glad to have you in my classroom and am excited about the things we will learn about each other this school year! It is very important that we get to know each other and work together to make this the best year ever.

Unfortunately, we all need to get back to work once the school begins. During this year, Grade 10 students will be introduced to Academic Connections 1.

Let’s start by discussing a few things that are essential for our success.

Click on Classroom Rules and download the document. These are the rules we will follow and the agreements we will make this year to learn and have fun.

So here’s to the new school year filled with successes, challenges, innovation and celebrations — and most of all, lots of learning!

Have a great day! 

Best wishes for a great school year,

Ms. Yasmeen

19 Jun 2012

Term 3 Unit 7 & 8 Listening Resources

Author: yasmeenshakoor | Filed under: Listening

Unit 8: Non-verbal Communication

Practice 1: T3 U8 Practice 1_Nonverbal Communication

Audio 1:

 Answer Key: T3 U8 Practice 1_Nonverbal Communication AK

Practice 2: T3 U7 Listening Practice 2

Audio 2: Practice 2 Niche Marketing

Answer key: T3 U7 Listening Practice 2 AK

Practice 3: T3_U7 Listening Practice 3

Audio 3: ProfitMart – What is Niche Marketing – YouTube

Answer Key: T3_U7 Listening Practice 3_AK

Practice 4: Email: A Tool for International Communication (Part 1)

Practice 5: Business Communication

Practice 6: Haven’t we met before?

Practice 7: Just a Hair Cut, Please!

Practice 8: Shopping for the Day

 

18 Jun 2012

Term 3 Unit 7 & 8 Reading Comprehension

Author: yasmeenshakoor | Filed under: Readng practice

Unit 8: Non-verbal Communication

Practice 1:U8 T3 Reading Practice_Types of nonverbal communication

Answer Key: U8 Reading Practice_Types of nonverbal communication AK

Practice 2: U8 T3 Reading Practice_Communication

Answer Key: U8 Reading Practice_Communication AK

Practice 3: U8 T3 Reading Practice_Non-verbal Communication

Answer Key: U8 T3 Reading Practice_Non-verbal Communication AK

Click here to go back to Unit 7 Niche Marketing Reading practice.

17 Jun 2012

Term 3 Unit 7 & 8 Vocabulary

Author: yasmeenshakoor | Filed under: NHP Unit 6 Grammar-Synonyms & Antonyms

 

 1. Study Unit 8 keywords. Then practice the vocabulary exercises below:

Unit 8 Vocabulary Practice.

 Exercise 1: Vocabulary_Practice 1.U8  Answer Key: Vocabulary_Practice 1 AK.U8

Exercise 2: Vocabulary Practice 2_.U8   Answer Key: Vocabulary Practice 2_U8-AK 

Exercise 3: Vocabulary Practice 3_U8    Answer Key: Vocabulary Practice 3_U8_AK  

Exercise 4: Vocabulary Practice 4   Answer Key: Vocabulary Practice 4_AK

2. Study Unit 7 keywords. Then practice the vocabulary exercises below:

Unit 7 Vocabulary Practice.

Exercise 1: Vocabulary Practice 1_U7  

Answer Key: Vocabulary Practice 1_U7_AK

Exercise 2: Vocabulary Practice 2_.U7  Answer Key: Vocabulary Practice 2_.U7_AK

Exercise 3: Vocabulary Practice 3.U7    Answer Key: Vocabulary Practice 3.U7 AK

Exercise 4: Vocabulary Practice 4.U7   Answer Key: Vocabulary Practice 4.U7 AK

Exercise 5: Vocabulary_Practice 5.U7   (New)

Answer Key: Vocabulary_Practice 5.U7_AK

10 Jun 2012

Term 3 Unit 7 & 8 Grammar

Author: yasmeenshakoor | Filed under: Grammar

1. Simple Present—Present Progressive

Download the word document Grammar Simple present-Present progressive to learn about the form and use of simple present and present progressive.

Powerpoint Presentations:

1.  Simple Present   2. Present Simple vs Pr Cont

Word documents: 1. Present Continuous  2. T3 U8- Present progressive   3. Grammar Simple present-Present progressive   4. T3-U8 Present Simple vs. Pr Cont.

Online Exercises on Simple Present and Present Progressive

Tests on Simple Present and Present Progressive

2. Present and Past Perfect Tenses 

Download   the PPT presentations Present Perfect and Past Perfectto learn about the form and use of Present and Past Perfect Tenses.

Online Exercises on Present and Past Perfect Tenses: 

Click here to learn more about the use and form of Present Perfect.

Exercise 1, Exercise 2, Exercise 3, Exercise 4, Exercise 5, Exercise 6

Click here to learn more about the use and form of Past Perfect.

Exercise 1, Exercise 2, Exercise 3, Exercise 4, Exercise 5, Exercise 6, Exercise 7

3. Active & Passive Voice

Download   the PPT presentations Passive voice to learn about the purpose and structureof Passive Voice Verbs.

Online Exercises on Active and Passive Voice:

Click here to learn more about the use and form of Passive.

Click here to study active and passive chart.

Exercise 1, Exercise 2, Exercise 3, Exercise 4, Exercise 5, Exercise 6, Exercise 7

 4. Modal Verbs

Download the word document Unit 8 Modals and study the information in the chart. Then complete the sentences with modals of necessity or advice.

Download   the PPT presentation modal verbs to learn about the use and form of Modal Verbs.

Online Exercises on Modal Verbs:

Click here to learn about the Modals of Advice: Should, Ought to, Had better. Continue with the exercises at the bottom of the page.

Click here to learn about the Modals of Necessity: Must, Have got to, Have to. Continue with the exercises at the bottom of the page.

Click here to learn about the Modals of Ability: Can, Could, Be able to, May, Might.

Exercise 1, Exercise 2, Exercise 3, Exercise 4, Exercise 5, Exercise 6, Exercise 7, Exercise 8

  5. Gerunds

Download the word document Grammar Gerund to learn about the form and use of Gerund.

Click here to learn more how to form Gerunds.

Exercises on Gerund

6. Adjectives, Synonyms, antonyms

Exercise 1, Exercise 2

 

8 Jun 2012

Term 3 Unit 7 & 8 Writing Practice

Author: yasmeenshakoor | Filed under: Writing a business email

Writing a Business Email

How To Format a Business Email?

A business email is just an electronic version of a business letter sent over the Internet.

Making a business email is just as easy as formatting a normal business letter. The only notable difference is that with email, you have a ready interface.

Download the word documet How to format a business email  to learn the different parts that compose a correctly formatted business email.

 Writing Resources:

Difference between letter and emaill      Sample business email      Business email_Practice 1

Business emai _practice 2      Business emai Practice 3      Business email Practice 4

Business emai Practice 5      Business email Practice 6      Business email Practice 7     

Business email Practice 8

4 Jun 2012

Building Academic Speaking Skills

Author: yasmeenshakoor | Filed under: Speaking Skills

Presenting a Role Play

In academic classes you may be asked to create and perform a role play to demonstrate your understanding of concepts you learn.

Use these techniques to help make your performance more effective.

  • Memorize the content of your role play-do not read it.
  • Make note of nonverbal signals to use throughout your performance.
  • Practice several times.
  • Face your audience.
  • Use a loud voice so that everyone can hear you clearly.

Task 1

- Complete the dialogue based on the COPS video scene you read about on pages 145-146.

- Practice the dialogue with your partner, using the techniques in the skill box.

- Perform the role play.

- Make a note of one thing your classmates did well and one thing they could have done better.

 Task 2

- Read the article about proxemics, a form of nonverbal communication that studies the personal space. (page 150-151).

-Listen to four conversations. Mark the letter (A, B, C, or D) of the conversation next to the correct photograph. Then identify the zone shown in each paragraph.

-Click @ myacademicconnectionslab and take the Speaking strategy and comprehension activities 8.4.2 & 8.4.3.

3 Jun 2012

Inferring Word Meaning from Context

Author: yasmeenshakoor | Filed under: Focused Reading

 In academic settings, you will be expected to learn a lot of vocabulary. You can infer a new words meaning by looking at clues in the context (the words and sentences before and after the word). Look for these kinds of clues:

  •   Synonyms (words very close in meaning)
Example:   She was quiet and tranquil.  (synonyms)
  • Antonyms and contrasts (words and ideas with opposite meanings)

Example: The woman was very upset earlier, but now she is sedate. (antonyms)

  • Examples or explanations (used with the word)
Example: Eye contact, gestures, and smiling are examples of kinesics.
 
  • Grammar (noun, verb, adjective, etc)  

Example: His nonverbal signals seemed aggressive. (new word, word form=adjective)

Practice: SB page 148-149

1. Infer the meaningof the words from the reading. Follow the steps in the book to complete the chart.

2.  Click @ myacademicconnectionslab and take the checkpoint 2 practice.