Sunday, July 29, 2012
Notes, Messages, Accidents & Dangers
Assessment Task 494.3 Interpret Simple Oral Texts
LEVEL 1 : Listening
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?
LEVEL 1 : Reading
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?
What does he remember at the last moment?
LEVEL 1 : Speaking
A FRIEND OF YOURS HAS HAD AN ACCIDENT.
WITH A FRIEND WRITE A DIALOGUE. RECORD IT HERE AT VOXOPOP.COM
Use the listening text script of the conversation above as to help you ...
CLICK HERE TO READ AND PRINT SCRIPT OF THE CONVERSATION
LEVEL 2 (Information Texts): Dangerous Sports : Taking risks
The Olympics are on in London. Do you think this is a good sport for the next Olympics?
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 / READING / WRITING - LEVEL 2
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?
(Download the worksheet and questions here)
The Tasmanian Tiger (Thylacine)
Here is video of the last Thylacine, an animal, which was hunted into extinction Fold / Write / Check Dictation
Download the dictation about Thylacine (ask your teacher or a friend to read it out, then check your answers)
HOW COFFEE IS PRODUCED (Level 2)
1. Watch the video
2. Take simple notes
3. Work with a friend - Can you write the procedure using Passive Voice?