BTS SIO1 – 2019/20

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

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