Monday, May 17, 2010
Messages, Notes, Risks and Dangers
LEVEL 1 and 2
Last week we studied instructions - what to do in an Emergency.
In the video Mr. Bean visits the Emergency department at a hospital.
What is his problem? How would you help him? How does he try to get to the front of the queue?
Read this note and answer the questions:
Grandma is in hospital. Don't worry, it's not serious. I'm going there now. She is in the Queen Victoria Hospital in Carlton. She is on the 4th floor in Room 409.
See you there.
P.S I've taken the car
Who wrote the note?
Who is the note for?
What is the message?
What time was it written?
LEVEL 1 : Assessment Task - Listening and Speaking VPAU 493.3/493.4
Listen to the phone discussion. CLICK HERE.
1. Take notes from the conversation you hear ...
Is he alright? Yes / No
If yes, how do you know?
What was he wearing?
2. A FRIEND OF YOURS HAS HAD AN ACCIDENT. WITH A FRIEND WRITE A DIALOGUE. RECORD IT HERE AT VOXOPOP.COM
CLICK HERE TO READ AND PRINT SCRIPT OF THE CONVERSATION
Teachers: Here is a copy of the VPAU 493.3 Assessment Task
LEVEL 2 and 3: Dangerous Sports : Taking risks
Watch the video above to get an idea about the "exciting" new sport of Free Running (also known by its French name, Le Parkour)
Boxing / Skydiving / Karate / Footy / Diving / Free Running (Le Parkour)...
We talked about these sports in class.
1. Which sport is the most dangerous? Why?
2. Which sport is the least dangerous? Why?
3. Is Boxing more or less dangerous than Free Running? Why?
Now ask your friend what she thinks? Use REPORTED SPEECH and tell me your answers:
eg. Teresa said Boxing was the most dangerous sport because people get brain damage.
Grammar Exercise : Reported Speech (Click here and complete)
LISTENING - LEVEL 2 and 3
Which animals are dangerous in your country? In Australia we have sharks and crocodiles, snakes and spiders --- but are they really dangerous?
CLICK HERE to hear from Jingwei and Joseph from Singapore. Which animals do they think are dangerous? Note: Click VIDEO QUIZ on the right hand side ofthe page to complete the listening exercise when you have finished listening to Jingwei and Joseph.
READING ... Are Sharks Really Dangerous?
Facts about Sharks ... CLICK HERE
Read and take notes about sharks from this website to answer the question.
The Letters of Rachel Henning ... Life in a Foreign Land
In our reading of the novella last week we discovered that Rachel does not seem to like life in Australia very much. She complains about many things and seems very homesick for England.
CLICK HERE to visit the Permanent Australia Collection at the Ian Potter Gallery (NGV) Melbourne.
Find some paintings of early Australian life to show to the class and discuss with your classmates
We listened to people making appointments last lesson. Here is Mr. Bean trying to get to his Dentist appointment on time ...