Thursday, July 29, 2010
Ring, Ring Why Don't You Give Me a Call?
MOBILE PHONE ENGLISH
This week let's use our mobile phones - and home phones too - for learning English!We can now use our phones to make voice recordings on the internet - and it's free. We can do speaking practice, give talks, tell stories and express opinions from anywhere at anytime! Just ring the number and speak!
We will use a FREE service called ipadio.com
I will give you an instruction sheet, the free 1800 number and password in class.
Listen to this recording I made online from my home phone! It's simple!
Level 3 - What are they saying about the Election on Community Radio?
1)Listen to one of the community radio programs below
2)Use your mobile to tell me (in English!)what is being said about the Election
3) Use the FORM below to write a short summary about what they are saying on community radio about the Election
We will compare your spoken and written summaries in class.
Here are some of your fantastic phonecasts:
Tanu about the Hindi radio broadcast...
Tuyet about the Vietnamese radio broadcast...
Abir about the Arabic radio broadcast ...
Kim about the Vietnamese radio broadcast...
LET'S SING ...
Here is a link to the lyrics of "Ring, Ring" by Abba.
Level 2 and 3: GRAMMAR - Reported / Indirect Speech
Try this online quiz on Indirect Speech.
Level 2: Listening and Speaking - Lost in England
Use the worksheet I gave you in class - look at the maps, read the dialogues. With a friend practice the dialogues in class.
Can you give instructions by only looking at the maps? Use your mobile or telephone to give instructions.
(Use the instruction sheet, free 1800 number and code I give you in class to phone into ipadio.com)
ONLINE GAME : DESTINATION IMPOSSIBLE (BBC)
Use the BBC Game to help people get to their destinations and collect things along the way. Fun! Fun! Fun!
CLICK HERE TO START --->
Level 1 - The 24 Hour Clock
Look at this clock and review what we learnt in class about telling the time.
1) Ring ipadio.com using the instruction sheet I gave you in class
2) Practice telling me the time
eg. This is me telling the time in the normal way. Can you tell me the time using the 24 hour clock?