***This week we begin our first Elective - the Local Community (VPAU557) - which we will be studying for two terms
DISCUSSION : What is a Community?
Where do you live?
What services or facilities are nearby? (eg. schools, shops, libraries, parks, train stations)
READING (Level 2 and 3) (from Local Stuff - SA Govt)
Vocabulary : to have been down to / to head home / to call into / to log on / to involve the use of / to maintain / to provide / stormwater / drainage
Exercise 1: Use your dictionary or Google Translate to find the meanings of the vocabulary above
Exercise 2: Find your house using Google Maps. Look for nearby services and facilities.
Exercise 3 : Click on the picture of the Brimbank City Council below (or here).
(i) What services are listed in the Community Directory?
(ii) Where would you go to make a request for a service?
(iii) How can you pay your rates?
Reading Activity: Brimbank City Council Info Hunt
Download the worksheet and use the Brimbank City Council website to answer the questions
LISTENING - Community Places Game (10 - 20 mins) from English Raven.com
1) In your book write down the numbers 1 - 10;
2) Listen to the clues Jason reads to you. Write your answers next to the numbers;
3) Ask your teacher to pause the video between the clues Jason reads;
4) Can you remember some of the clues?
... eg. a post office is a place where you go to send a letter;
5) Do some of the grammar exercises below about ... where ..., ...who ..., etc.
GRAMMAR : Defining Relative Clauses (...where..., ...who..., ...which..., ...that...)
eg. a post office is a place where you go to send a letter
eg. a Mayor is a person who is the head of a council
Exercise 1: Can you write some sentences about your community with a defining relative clause?
Exercise 2: Try these exercises (Level 1 - ex.1 only)
JOIN DALE, HIS STUDENTS &
OTHERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD ON FACEBOOK! (24/7 Discussion!!!)
What are we talking about this week? ... Duke Street's New Community Garden!!!