BTS SIO1 – 2019/20

Wednesday, March 25th

I sent you a message on Eclat about writing a bit of English about your life during the containment. Install the app (Eclat) it’s easier for messages.

Monday, March 16th

A) Reading and listening: THE GUN by PHILIP K. DICK

  1. read the wikipedia notice about this short-story
  2. read the short-story and listen to it
  3. record yourself reading it aloud from “THE Captain peered into the eyepiece of the telescope” to “”There’s nothing alive,” the Captain said at last.” using Vocaroo and send it to me by March 23rd.
  4. comment upon this short-story by filling in this form and sending it to me by March 27th.

B) Prepare a personal oral presentation, review style, about a technological item of your own choosing (hardware, software, language, technology….) record yourself for about 3 to 5 minutes using Vocaroo and send it to me by April 3rd.

Monday, March 9th

The Guardian, Coronavirus facts

Friday, February 21st

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

Wednesday, February 19th

A matching exercise based on a glossary of computer-related terms.

Monday, February 17th

500 Chrome extensions secretly uploaded private data from millions of users – ARS TECHNICA

Friday, February 14th

3 structures

– To prevent S1 from doing Smthg

Empècher qq1 de faire qqch.

– To make S1 do Smthg

Faire faire qqch à qq1

– (Not) to want S1 to do Smthg

(Ne pas) vouloir que qq1 fasse qqch.

Exercise:

  • To prevent S1 from doing Smthg
    [mountaineers – climb the summit – snow]
    The snow prevented the mountaineers from climbing the summit.
  • To make S1 do Smthg
    [coach – team – run 10 miles]
    The coach made his team run 10 miles.
  • To want S1 to do Smthg
    [parents – work harder – Susan]
    Susan’s parents wanted her to work harder.
  • Not to want S1 to do Smthg
    [pupils – listen to the teacher]
    The pupils didn’t want to listen to the teacher.

‘Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet’ review: A funny look at the serious side of game development,

Wednesday, February 12th

finish the work on the Reported Speech

=> check what you did using this activity.

Browse TechCrunch Youtube Channel and pick at least two videos to watch in depth.

Friday, February 7th and Monday, February 10th

Reported Speech

Wednesday, February 5th

Browse WIRED.com and pick at least one article to read in depth.

Monday, February 3rd

Friday, January 31st

Star Trek Picard on Wikipedia

Wednesday, January 29th

Oral presentations + the Modals: online exercises

  1. Exercise 1
  2. Exercise 2
  3. Exercise 3
  4. Exercise 4

Monday, january 27th

Traduisez en privilégiant l’utilisation d’un modal, une forme de substitution sera parfois nécessaire.

  1. Il se peut qu’il soit trop tard. => It may be too late.
  2. Elle peut courir longtemps sans se fatiguer. => She can run a long time without getting tired.
  3. Il a pu oublier. => He may have forgotten.
  4. Elle n’a pas pu oublier ! => She can’t have forgotten!
  5. Il peut préférer rester chez lui après tout. => He may prefer staying at home after all.
  6. Ils n’ont pas pu faire une telle erreur ! => They can’t have made such a mistake.
  7. Elle a dû recevoir ma lettre. => She must have received my letter.
  8. Il faut qu’il parte avant la fin de la réunion. => He must go before the end of the meeting.
  9. Ce n’est pas la peine que tu restes. => You don’t need to stay.
  10. Il ne faut pas conduire si vite. => You shouldn’t drive so fast.
  11. Ça ne doit pas être très difficile. => It can’t be too difficult.
  12. Ce n’était pas la peine que tu te presses. => You did not need to hurry.
  13. Vous avez dû rêver. => You must have dreamed (dreamt)
  14. J’ai dû changer un pneu. => I had to change a tyre.
  15. Est-ce qu’ils ont pu le vendre ? => Did they manage to sell it?
  16. Il a fallu qu’il prenne le train de sept heures. => He had to take the 7 O’clock train.
  17. C’était dangereux, il aurait pu se casser un bras. => It was dangerous, he could have broken his arm.
  18. S’il avait dix-huit ans, il pourrait voter. => If he was 18 he could vote.
  19. La tâche des enquêteurs pourrait être difficile. The task of the investigators could be difficult.
  20. Il se pourrait que leur équipe gagne la coupe du monde. => Their team might win the World Cup.

Wednesday, January 22nd

  • Listen to some personal presentations. AND/OR
  • Browse WIRED.com and pick at least one article to read in depth.

Monday, January 20th

Reformulez les phrases anglaises suivantes en employant un auxiliaire de modalité.

1. Certainly, Tina knows that smoking is forbidden

2. Certainly, Tina knew that smoking was forbidden.

3. It is possible that Tina didn’t know that smoking was forbidden.

4. The Masked Avengers were probably the best band at the concert.

5. Brian forgot his own address. That’s incredible.

6. Perhaps she is right after all.

7. It is probable that the fire started in the kitchen.

1 Tina must know that smoking is forbidden.

2 Tina must have known that smoking was forbidden.

3 Tina may not have known that…

4 The masked avengers must have been the best band at the concert.

5 Brian cannot / can’t have forgotten his own address.

6 She may be right after all.

7 The fire must have started in the kitchen.

Friday, January 17th

Wednesday, January 15th

Go on working on your personal presentation to be ready for next week.

Monday, January 13th

Reading a short-story : Tartan.

Wednesday, January 8th

you may also use this time (some or all) to send again your work about The Circle via this new contact page.

Choose a subject for an oral personal presentation :

  • something you like
  • something you know about
  • something which can be talked about in English
  1. => search the web IN ENGLISH for information and vocabulary,
  2. => compile a long list of elements (nouns, adjectivesVERBS, phrases, sentences etc. Store this list ONLINE.
  3. => prepare your presentation using the collected material
  4. => you may add some pictures or a bit of sound (but no video) to help your audience focus and understand
  5. => you need about 300 words to talk for a few minutes.

Monday, January 6th

with my very best wishes for 2020

Monday, September 18th

Reading a short-story : Tartan.

Friday, December 20th

Facial recognition technology sparks privacy concerns
AT&T Smart Cities
Workers Get Implanted Chips for Access

Wednesday, december 18th

Xmas bonus: the first volume of Harry Potter in epub format

Wednesday, december 18th

Choose a subject for an oral personal presentation :

  • something you like
  • something you know about
  • something which can be talked about in English
  1. => search the web IN ENGLISH for information and vocabulary,
  2. => compile a long list of elements (nouns, adjectivesVERBS, phrases, sentences etc. Store this list ONLINE.
  3. => prepare your presentation using the collected material
  4. => you may add some pictures or a bit of sound (but no video) to help your audience focus and understand
  5. => you need about 300 words to talk for a few minutes.

Monday, December 16th

Translation (using the proper tenses)

In case you need to watch The Circle with English and/or French Subtitles, click here.

Friday, December 13th

Write a review about The Circle (2017) – 300 words (+/- 10%)

  1. The good review about The Circle
  2. The bad review about The Circle
  3. Use this worksheet as a guideline
  4. Don’t forget your personal view about the film and about the issues raised by the film too!
  5. Send me the results by December 27th => copy and paste in the form here.

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Wednesday, December 11th – Gr.A, Gr.B.

Listening comprehension

you need to work with 2 windows side-by-side (one for the sound, the other for the exercise)

The Bear and The Dragon by Tom Clancy – American accent + extract from a spy novel – you may download the mp3 file or listen to it directly below.

and/or

Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling – British accent – extract from the first chapter of the first volume – you may download the mp3 file or listen to it directly below.

Monday, December 9th

Friday, December 6th

The Circle (2017)

Wednesday, December 4th – Gr.A, Gr.B

DJI Mavic, a fill-in the blanks exercise with a video.

Monday, December 2nd

The Future of Alexa
Massive hacking strike affects millions

Friday, November 29th

Test : https://piratebox.cc/

Wednesday, November 27th- Gr.A, Gr.B

English for emails: skip some of the first items or tasks if you find them too easy and/or too repetitive but do as many units as you can!

Monday, November 25th

Videos from past exam sessions:

Facebook announces New Albany data center
Ransomware “WannaCry” attack explained
Pico CTF – world’d largest hacking competition

Friday, November 22nd

Wednesday, November 20th – Gr.A, Gr.B

Use these handouts as reference : Simple Tense Chart / Complete Tense Chart

  1. https://www.englishclub.com/esl-quizzes/grammar-3-for-since.htm
  2. http://englishmaven.org/HP6/Present%20Tense%20Final%20Exam.htm
  3. http://www.english-grammar.at/online_exercises/tenses/at050-my-piano-lessons.htm
  4. http://www.english-grammar.at/online_exercises/tenses/all-tenses-19.htm
  5. http://www.english-grammar.at/online_exercises/tenses/all-tenses18.htm
  6. http://www.english-grammar.at/online_exercises/tenses/all-tenses17.htm
  7. http://www.english-grammar.at/online_exercises/tenses/all_tenses3.htm
  8. http://www.englishpage.com/verbpage/verbs29practicetest.htm
  9. http://examtimequiz.com/english-aptitude-test-on-tenses/

Friday, November 15th

2019 written exam subject

Wednesday, November 13th – Gr. A&B

Basics

  1. Howlers – most common mistakes to avoid
  2. numbers and figures (to train yourself at home use this)
  3. comparatives and superlatives
  4. useful vocabulary
  5. Hardware? Keyboard? On-screen? Action?

When you get (really) too bored with the exercises above, read the latest issue from PC Magazine.

Friday, November 8th

2019 written exam subject

Wednesday, November 6th – Gr. A&B

An overview of the English Tense System

Monday, November 4th

A short overview of the history of the English language :

Use CC in English
USE CC in English