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.

 
 
 
29 May 2012

Building Adcdemic Reading Skills

Author: yasmeenshakoor | Filed under: Reading Skills

 

In this section, you will learn how to infer the meaning of new vocabulary, and you will practice making inferences based on information you read.

 

Pre-reading:

Pair activity 1: Take turns talking for 60 seconds about what you are going to do after class today. Then answer the questions in your book on page 144.

Read the textbook paragraph on p. 144. Then discuss the questions on page 145 with your partner.

Activity 2:

Learn the key words and their definitions using the flip book you have created.:

Click @ myacademicconnectionslab and take the key words practice.

While-reading:

1. Reading for main ideas.

2. Completing the main idea statements: Ex. 2 p.147.

3. Completing statements with details from the website on pages 145-146. 

Post-reading:

Click @ myacademicconnectionslab and take the Reading activity 1 & 2.

24 May 2012

Building Academic Listening Skills

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

 

In this section, you will learn more about using information you hear to make inferences.

Group discussion:

What is kinesics?

Kinesics is a type of nonverbal communication that studies gestures-movements of the body.

Pre-listening:

Activity 1:

1. Learn the key words and their definitions using the flip book you have created.:

2. Click @ myacademicconnectionslab and take the key words practice.

3. Answer questipons: (P.141 Questions 1 - 4).

While-listening:

Activity 2:

1. Listening for main ideas.

2. True/False statements: Ex. 2 p.141.

3. Listen to the excerpts from the lecture and the discussion, and circle the correct answer to complete each statement.

4. Answering questions.

Making inferences about a Speaker’s Attitude

- An attitude is how someone generally feels or thinks about something.

- Speakers often do not directly state their attitudes.

- The listener must listen carefully for specific clues that suggest what the speaker is feeling. 

To make inferences about a speaker’s attitude, listen for:

  • The speaker’s word choice
  • Stress
  • Intonation

Activity 3: Page 143 Ex. 2

Activity 4: Page 143-144  Ex.3 & 4

Post-listening:

 Oral Presentation

Download this  word document Unit 8-Oral Presentation and follow the instructions.

22 May 2012

Previewing the Academic Skills Focus

Author: yasmeenshakoor | Filed under: Inference

                                                            This unit will …..

* help you understand ideas and attitudes that are not stated directly.
 

* show you how to express your own ideas, meanings, and attitudes using stress, intonation, and pauses.
 

  What is Inference?

 Writers and speakers do not always state their meaning, purpose, or feelings directly.

They often imply,or suggest, these things by giving certain types of clues.

The reader or listener must look for these clues and put together all the information given to infer, or guess, the meaning, purpose, and feelings.
 
 To make inferences, look for these types of clues:

1. Content: What facts or information are included or not included?
2. Word choice: What attitudes or opinions does the choice of words show?

3. Intonation or stress: How does the speaker say something?

                                                        What does this show?
To check your inference, ask, “How do I know the writer/speaker meant this?”
 
Activity 1:  Make inferences to understand the cartoon. Answer the questions.
Activity 2: Listen to and make inferences about a comment made by a student from a class on nonverbal communication.  Take notes to answer questions.
Activity 3: 8.1.4: Comprehension http://myacademicconnectionslab.com
20 May 2012

Unit 8 Verbal and Nonverbal Communication

Author: yasmeenshakoor | Filed under: Nonverbal Communication

Previewing the Academic Content

What is nonverbal communication?

The process of sending and receiving messages without words is called nonverbal communication.

 

Nonverbal communication includes the use of the body and face to express meaning.

Each day people send and receive thousands of nonverbal messages. Nonverbal communication is also complex, as people interpret nonverbal messages based on their own culture and background.

In this unit, you will …

  • study elements of nonverbal communication,
  • study how important nonverbal clues are in everyday communication, 
  • learn some universal ways in which people use nonverbal communication, 
  • look at issues or misunderstandings that can happen when people interpret nonverbal messages.

Activity 1: Webquest

Download this  word document Web Quest and follow the instructions.

Activity 2:

1. Learn the key words and their definitions using the PPT presentation provided by your teacher.

2. Click @ myacademicconnectionslab and take the key words practice.

3. Use the online Flip Book to make a flip book on Vocabulary.

15 May 2012

Unit 7 Reading Practice

Author: yasmeenshakoor | Filed under: SWQ Reading Practice

Practice 1: ATHS-RAK_U7 T3 Reading Practice_ebay case study

Answer Key: ATHS-RAK_U7 Reading Practice_eBay AK

Practice 2: The Body Shop.  Answer Key: The Body Shop. Answers

Practice 3: Reading Comprehension_Starbucks Answer Key: Starbucks AK

Practice 4: Reading Comprehension_McDonald’s Answer Key: McDonald’s AK

Practice 5: ATHS-RAK_U7 T3 Reading Practice_Piggly Wiggly

Answer Key: ATHS-RAK_U7 Reading Practice_Piggly Wiggly AK

Practice 6: ATHS-RAK_U7 T3 Reading Practice_Farmers Market

Answer Key: ATHS-RAK_U7 Reading Practice_Farmer’s markety AK

Practice 7: ATHS-RAK_U7 Reading Practice_Niche marketing 1

Answer Key: ATHS-RAK_U7 Reading practice Niche marketing 1 AK

Practice 8: ATHS-RAK_U7 Reading Practice_Niche marketing 2

Answer Key: U7_Reading Practice_Niche marketing 2 AK

Practice 8:

Good Luck!