1.23.2011

Telemedicine - good or bad?

Being able to express your opinions and to speak English fluently is important.

Here is a speaking challenge: click on the picture below and you'll get to my page in The Lingt Classroom. Select the class "10th Form English" and choose the assignment called "Telemedicine- good or bad?"
It includes an image and two video clips to give you some information on the topic and help you form an opinion. Have a look, organize your ideas , record your opinion and then submit it.
I'll give you some feedback.



Give it a try!

Note: If you have any difficulty using the Lingt Classroom/Editor, have a look at the tutorial also in this blog.

12.30.2010

Christmas Carols with Fun


Click on the picture to start listening to the Christmas Carols.

Listen to the Christmas carols attentively one first time. It is a medley of traditional and alternative, funny Christmas carols with a very specific kind of humour.
Then, listen to the songs once more and try to fill in the gaps in the lyrics. Enjoy!

Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way,
Oh what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh, Oh
Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way,
Oh what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh.


Dashing through the snow
In a one-horse open sleigh
O’er the fields we go
Laughing all the way.
Bells on bob-tail ring
Making spirits bright
What fun it is to ride and sing
A sleighing song tonight.


Chorus:Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way,
Oh what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh, Oh
Jingle bells, jingle bells
Jingle all the way,
Oh what fun it is to ride
In a one-horse open sleigh.


Dashing through the snow
­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­_______________________________________________
_______________________________________________
Smashing _____________________________________

The ___________________________________________
I ______________________________________________
And now ______________________________________!

Chorus:Oh, Santa Claus, ______________________
_______________________________________;
I ____________________________________________
______________________________________________. Oh!
Santa Claus, ___________________________,
____________________________________________?
I’m _________________________________________
______________________________________________!

DECK THE HALLS WITH BOUGHS OF HOLLY,
Fa la la la la la, la la la la.
Tis the season ______________,
Fa la la la la la, la la la la.
Don we now our gay apparel,(1) 
Fa la la, la la la, la la la.

Troll the ancient Yuletide carol,(2) 
Fa la la la la la, la la la la.
See the blazing Yule before us,(3)
Fa la la la la la, la la la la.

Strike _____________________________.
Fa la la la la la, la la la la.
Follow _____________________________,
Fa la la, la la la, la la la.
_____________________ Yuletide treasure,
Fa la la la la la, la la la la.
Deck _______________________________
fa la la la la la la la la
______________________________________________
fa la la la la la la la la
__________________________, pop ______________,
Fa la la la la la, la la la la!
_____________________________________________...
Fa la la la la...la la la LA!




JOY TO THE WORLD! THE LORD IS COME
Let _______________________________.
Let ev'ry heart prepare Him room,
And ______________________________,
And ______________________________,
And ___________________________________,

Joy to the World, the Savior reigns!
Let men their songs employ;
While field and floods, rocks, hills and plains
Repeat the sounding joy,
Repeat the sounding joy,
Repeat, repeat, the sounding joy.

He ____________________________________,
And _______________________________
The glories of His righteousness
And wonders of His love,
And wonders of His love,
And wonders, wonders of His love.

Joy _________________! _________________________
We bar-b-qued ______________________.
_________________________________________?
______________________________________the potty
and _____________________________________
and _____________________________________
and __________________________________________


Glossary:(1) (put on ... clothes)
(2) (sing joyfully; the festival season from Christmas Eve till after New Year's Day )
(3)(Christmas)
 

11.26.2010

Practise your listening and speaking skills and more ...

The Lingt Editor, also known as "The Lingt Classroom",  is a 2.0  Webtool which allows you to practise your listening and speaking skills in a creative, appealling way.


Here is a tutorial for you to see how it works
The Lingt Editor Tutorial for Students 
As you see, it is quite easy to use!

Now, below there is a link to my page in "The Lingt Editor" where you can try it by accomplishing the assignment mentioned in the video clip. Click on the word below the picture and give it a try!


Did you enjoy it? Then tell your teacher about it so you can both work to make your English even better!
Tell him/her to have a look at the following site as well: Project Lingt Classroom

Have fun and enjoy learning!
 
 

10.22.2010

POEMA em Língua Gestual

You are about to watch a video clip of a twenty-year-old young man, who says a poem in his mother tongue: Portuguese Sign Language.He is deaf and suffers from a certain degree of autism. I have the privilege of being his teacher since September 2009.
Watch the video clip, enjoy it and then try to accomplish the tasks beneath it. Each task is a little more difficult than the previous one. Give them all a try! (Post your answers as a comment)


video

A.   From the words below, choose the ones you would use to describe the video clip/poem.
expressive              touching                    amazing                  confusing               optimistic
interesting              intriguing                   boring                      beautiful                pessimistic
B.    Imagine the video clip had no words, just the gestures and the expressions of the young man.
Would you understand anything? What?
C.    Complete:
The poem expresses …
The author needs …
He wants his friend to …
D.   Ricardo is deaf and somewhat autistic, but he attends a regular school where the majority of the people can hear perfectly and communicate orally.
Do you think he is discriminated against by other students? Explain.


10.19.2010

DO YOU REALLY WANT TO LEARN ME?

Well, I really want to help you try …

This blog is targeted at people who want to learn English and like to use new technologies.
They may do so by reading, listening to or watching different posts, as well as by commenting on some of them. Visitors may also be invited to become editors of the blog themselves if they are willing to do so in answer to tasks and/or challenges, or simply see their work posted here by me.

Fellow teachers are also welcome to participate, not only by reading, listening to or watching different posts and commenting on them, but also by criticizing and giving tips/suggestions. Of course they may also become editors themselves!

This way we might create a community of people who share the same interests/goals in a new, interesting, creative way.

JOIN IN!

10.18.2010

Embryo

Picked from the Web from here

This blog is still in an embryonic state but slowly the birth will happen!
Then it will develop as fast as you and I make things happen here ...