BTS SISR 21/22

Wednesday, October 20th

l’examen oral

Monday, October 18th and Wednesday, 13th

Choose a subject for an oral personal presentation (after the autumn holidays) :

  • something you like
  • something you know about
  • something related to new technologies (doesn’t ned to be specifically about computers and computing)
  • something which can be talked about in English
  1. => search the web IN ENGLISH for information and vocabulary,
  2. Google is mainly going to give you results in French, try another search engine called Duckduckgo which can be easily switched to another language and location => https://duckduckgo.com/settings
  3. => compile a long list of elements (nouns, adjectivesVERBS, phrases, sentences etc. Store this list ONLINE.
  4. => prepare your presentation using the collected material
  5. => you may add some pictures or a very short video clip (but no slides) to help your audience focus and understand
  6. => you need about 300 words to talk for a few minutes.

Wednesday, October 6th

Check the script of the drone video if you haven’t done so yet.

Take some notes while doing the following exercises, don’t write EVERYTHING but write SOMETHING! If you find an exercise too easy, just jump to the next one, if you are bored, tell me 🙂

  1. Word formation
  2. Compound adjectives
  3. Compound nouns
  4. False friends

Monday, October 4th

Let’s fly!

Watch the video below and in another window do the “fill in the blanks” exercise

At the end of the class I will give you the password to this link to the video with subtitles (dronesarefun).

Wednesday, September 29th

Describe the picture above by filling in this form.

Monday, September 27th

  1. Watch the following video (watch the video once WITHOUT the subtitles (CC = closed captioning), then a second time WITH the subtitles. If the video is still difficult to understand, you may download the CC using https://www.nitrxgen.net/youtube_cc/ and then copy and paste the text to Deepl.com.

2. read the article from which the video was extracted and take notes about IoT.

Wednesday, September 22nd

you need to work with 2 windows side-by-side (one for the sound, the other for the exercise, or you may listen to the sound file on your smartphone)

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, September 20th

Translation & Tenses

Wednesday, September 15th

about MKBHD

Monday, September 13th

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/

Tuesday, September 7th

An overview of the English Tense System

Monday, September 6th

  1. General introduction
  2. Référentiel BTS SIO complet à télécharger
  3. l’examen oral
  4. la fiche de notation à l’examen oral
  5. un sujet type

Getting ready :

=> useful vocabulary and ideas to play your role during the exam => prepare a list of phrases to remember for the exam