to determine / determination / to be determined
to delay = to postpone
GB = Great Britain
33 / 35 / 37
e.g. = for example (e.g. = exempli gratia (LAT))
MP = Members of Parliament
a decade = 10 years = eine Dekade
Text: What Teens Get About the Internet That Parets Don’t
abundance , something is abundant = it is available plentiful, manifold // Abundanz; reichlich vorhanden sein
tuition or tuition fees = Studiengebühren
debt [det] = Schulden
student loan debt = Studienkredit
to rely on = sich verlassen auf // to rely on sth = sich auf etwas verlassen
I rely on you = Ich verlasse mich auf dich.
genuine = original = echt; original; ehrlich
to immerse = eintauchen
a schedule = a timetable
MOOCS = massive open online courses
Verstärkung: I do question…
Resume, auch: resumé or resumee = CV = curriculum vitae = Lebenslauf
See you again in fall!
Today, we heard about the Social Structure of Britain (thanks to Martina Waldbauer!) and we wrote an essay based on a comic strip and the adjacent question.
Please pick (at least) one of the 25 topics and write another essay. If you feel insecure, you can find manifold instructions and explanations on how to write a (good) essay, even youtube-video guides.
PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT! So give it a try!
If you want, you can hand in your essay by mail or as a comment here – I would be delighted if you tried that.
& today’s blog entry we talked about:
Joseph Conrad – Heart of Darkness Hi there, Please try to read this during summer. We will talk about it when we pick up classes again in fall. See you in class.
If I don’t receive your handout by July 19, I have to grade your test as failed! Please hand in your work in the next days!
See you in class.
In case you get bored during the summer holidays – ha, ha, I know – I have found something that might help you:
Although you have to register, these tests are free and might help you to improve your English even more!
Give it a try.
See you in class, bye!
Here’s to help you type the symbols on your computer if you want to create vocab cards with “how to say” phonetic translation:
I know, I’m mean – it’s all in English! But I’m sure you’ll work it out!
This pdf shows you how to create these AutoCorrections in word (it should work in Excel as well) – it’s more work than my next suggestion, but that’s just once and then you’re good to go.
You can copy & paste (STRG+C // STRG+V) the symbols.
See you next week!
Please don’t forget the HANDOUTS – we’re short on time! I really need to receive your handouts asap – deadline: NEXT WEEK (July 19 at the LATEST!!) !!
reading comprehension + writing (sheet)
1 essay (see end of “essay” sheet)
homework until beginning of next semester: Mixed Grammar sheets (A5)
You can always hand in work early.
In addition to our (next) topic in class, I want to provide you with further information:
Give it a try and some clicks, it’s easy to understand as well as to adopt.
You can do it!
See you in class.
Please, don’t forget to do your homework (handed out in class) – the two exercises where you have to fill in the missing information in the texts. Thank you.
Solutions, p. 163 / Unit 81 – Exercises
3) your friend’s umbrella?
5) Charles‘ daughter
6) Mary and Dan’s son?
8) yesterday’s newspaper?
9) this street’s name?
11) your children’s friends
12) Our neighbours’ garden
14) Bill’s hair
15) Catherine’s party.
17) Mike’s parents’ car? (Check A & B)
19) with the government’s economic policy?
2) a boy’s name
3) children’s clothes
4) girls’ school
5) a bird’s nest
6) a women’s magazine
2) Last week’s storm caused a lot of damage.
3) The town’s only cinema…
4) Britain’s weather is very changeable.
5) The region’s main industry is tourism.
2) So it’s (a) 20 minutes’ walk
3) So I’ve got two weeks’ holiday.
4) I only had one hour’s sleep.
Do you know why?
Which date is it?
Is it ringing any bells?
4th of July, US …?
Well, I’ll help you out:
You might also want to check http://www.nytimes.com tomorrow