Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Say it Clear: (p 6)
1.     Listen to your  teacher read each of the sentences below and mark the intonation at the end with an appropriate arrow (          ):
2.      Aim: to revise the intonation pattern in requests and get familiar with the comparative of superiority of adverbs.

a.     Could you speak more slowly please? (     )
b.    Can you speak louder please?               (    )
c.      Can you say that more clearly please? (    )
d.    Could you go less quickly please?        (    )

3.      Transform the statements below into requests and say them with the right intonation:
4.      Aim: to make requests out of information provided in the form of statements containing comparatives of superiority.

a.     Could / can you type more /less slowly please?
b.    Could / can you press the key more / less smoothly lease?
c.     Could / can you drive more / less rapidly please?
d.    Could / can you use the computer more / less frequently please?
e.     Could / can you arrive earlier please?
f.      Could / can you jump higher please?
g.     Could / can you work harder please?

5.     The words below have two syllables each. Copy them either in column A or in column B according to the stress pattern: (     stressed syllable      unstressed syllable):
6.      Aim: to recognise stress patterns in two syllable words related to computers.

Browser             / ˈbraʊzə /
Floppy               / ˈflɒpɪ /
Cursor               / ˈkɜːsə /
Pointer              / ˈpɔɪntə/
Window          / ˈwɪndəʊ /
Icon                   / ˈaɪkɒn /
Keyboard         / ˈkiːbɔːd /
Modem             / ˈmɒdem /
Connect          / kəˈnekt /
Protect          / prəˈtekt /
Remove          / rɪˈmuːv /
Erase             / ɪˈreɪz /
Escape           / ɪsˈkeɪp /
Display         / dɪsˈpleɪ /

7.     Listen to your teacher and check your answers to ex.3. Then pronounce the words correctly:

The hidden message:
The message below is written in phonetic script. Rewrite it using the letters of the alphabet:
Aim: to initiate the learners to phonetic transcription.
/ jɔː   ˈflɒpɪ   dɪsk   ntˈeɪnz   ə   ˈvaɪəs   rɪˈmuːv   ɪt    fm   maɪ    kəmˈpjmuːtə /
Your floppy disk  contains    a    virus ;    remove  it    from   my      computer.

Your Turn: (p 7)
1.     Read the parts of sentences below and match each part in column A with its corresponding part in B:

Aim: to practise and consolidate the speaking skill with reference to functions (e.g., instructing and expressing purpose) and related language forms.

1.In order to start the computer,
2.If you want to create an e-mail account,
3.To choose a site,
4.Click on the “sign up” icon
a. click on the e-mail option in the menu.
b. switch on the central unit and the monitor.
c. in order to open the page for personal details.
d. go to the address section.
(1- b) – (2 - a) – (3 - d) – (4 - c)

2.     Now order the sentences so as to have coherent instructions for creating an e-mail account. Use sequencers and modals (need to, have to …):
3.      Aim: to encourage the learners to pay attention to the organisation of ideas in a paragraph.

A: Can you show me how to create an e-mail account please?
B: Of course. That’s very easy. First, you have to switch on the central unit and the monitor in order     
      to start the computer. Then, you need to go to the address section to choose a site. Is that clear?
A: That seems very clear. What next?
B: Next, you need to click on the e-mail option in the menu if you want to create an e-mail account.
     Finally, you should click on the ‘sign up’ icon in order to open the page for personal details.
A: Thanks very much for your help.

4.     Tell the class why you use the internet. Use the information on the computer screen below and appropriate link words. You may state other purposes:
5.      Aim: to encourage learners to speak about the various purposes for which the Internet is used.

I use the internet to surf on the web. Besides, I use it in order to search for information. I also use it to correspond with keypals and navigate. In addition, I rely on it so as to send and receive messages, read electronic newspapers and listen to music. I use it to play games, too.

Say it in Writing:       [to be given as homework]
Write a short paragraph to give your opinion about the Internet. Use appropriate sequencers. You may start as follows:

Aim: to re-invest what they have learned in the previous tasks in terms of functions and related language forms in order to produce an argumentative paragraph defending a point of view.

I think that the Internet is a very useful invention. First, it is used to know about other cultures, search information, and send and receive messages in a short time. Secondly, we can use it in order to play games and look for job. Thirdly, it allows us to correspond, study and solve scientific problems. Finally, I believe that it is used to read electronic newspapers.