SIO1 2022/23

Thursday, November 24th

Browse WIRED.com and read a couple of articles you find interesting.

GR1: Thomas / Enzo /

GR2: Brahim / Sacha / Quentin

Thursday, November 17th

Oral presentations GR1: Yolas / Mohamed / Samuel

GR2: Matteo / Clara / Mohamed-Ali

Monday, November 14th

Oral presentations GR1 :

Thursday, November 17th: Yolas / Mohamed / Andy / Samuel

Thursday, November 24th: Thomas / Enzo / Morgann / Maxime C / Maxime A / Dylan

Oral presentations GR2 :

Thursday, November 17th: Joachim / Matteo / Clara

Thursday, November 24th: Brahim / Sacha / Quentin

Thursday, December 1st: Loan / Maxence / Clément

Thursday, November 10th

The modals, online exercises:

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

The modals (the simple chart needs to be completed with elements from the exercises and the complete chart below)

Monday, November 7th

The modals (simple chart to be completed with elements from the complete chart below).

The modals (complete chart)

1. Certainly, Tina knows that smoking is forbidden 

Tina MUST KNOW that smoking is forbidden.

2. Certainly, Tina knew that smoking was forbidden. 

Tina MUST HAVE KNOWN that smoking was forbidden.

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

Tina MAY HAVE KNOWN that smoking was forbidden.

4. The Masked Avengers were probably the best group at

the concert. 

The Masked Avengers MUST HAVE BEEN the best group at

the concert. 

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

Brian CAN’T HAVE FORGOTTEN his own address. 

6. Perhaps she is right after all. 

She MAY BE right after all. 

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

 The fire MUST HAVE STARTED in the kitchen.Il se peut qu’il soit trop tard. => It MAY BE too late.Elle peut courir longtemps sans se fatiguer. => She CAN run for a long time without getting tired.Il a pu oublier. => He MAY HAVE FORGOTTEN.Elle n’a pas pu oublier ! => She CAN’T HAVE FORGOTTEN.Il peut préférer rester chez lui après tout. => He MAY PREFER to stay home after all.Ils n’ont pas pu faire une telle erreur ! => They CAN’T HAVE MADE such a mistake! Elle a dû recevoir ma lettre. => She MUST HAVE RECEIVED my letter.Il faut qu’il parte avant la fin de la réunion. => He MUST // HAS TO // GO before the end of the meeting.Ce n’est pas la peine que tu restes. => You don’t need to stay.Il ne faut pas conduire si vite. =>You SHOULDN’T drive so fast. 

Thursday, October 20th

Oral presentations

Monday, October 17th (afternoon)

The Secret Rules of Modern Living: Algorithms. In this BBC documentary, mathematics professor Marcus Du Sautoy reveals the hidden world of algorithms and how these 2,000-year-old problem solvers work.

Monday, October 17th (morning)

Re-write the story using Morag’s point of view, and write it in the first person (350 words +/-10%)

Reading Tartan, a short-story by George Mackay Brown.

Thursday, October 13th

The oral presentation will take place as a one to one session with the teacher and will start after the autumn holidays.

  • 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. 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 bring some pictures or a very short video clip on your phone (but no slides, there are no slides during the exam)
  6. => you need about 300 words to talk for a few minutes.

Monday, October 10th

Reading Tartan, a short-story by George Mackay Brown.

Thursday, October 6th

The oral presentation will take place as a one to one session with the teacher and will start after the autumn holidays.

  • 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. 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 bring some pictures or a very short video clip on your phone (but no slides, there are no slides during the exam)
  6. => you need about 300 words to talk for a few minutes.

Monday, October 3rd

Reading Tartan, a short-story by George Mackay Brown.

Visualizing the scene by drawing elements. The scene takes place in the north of Scotland, near Durness and it looks like this when the weather is good!

Tuesday, September 29th

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 26th

Build sentences using the proper tense

1. holidays / on / be / Durrells / the

2. on / be / Corfu / they

3. they /a / large / live / villa/ in

4. receive / they / a / letter

5. a / it / long / be / letter

6. great / be / from / Aunt / Hermione / it

7. and / she / come /want / to / with / stay / them

8. not / she / in / good / be / health

9. advise / a / doctors/ her / climate / warm

1.The Durrells were on holidays. 2.They were on Corfu. 3.They were living in a large villa. 4.They received a letter. 5.It was a long letter. 6.It was from great Aunt Hermione. 7.She wanted to come and stay with them. 8.She was not in good health. 9.Her doctors (had) advised a warm climate.

Make one long sentence out of all these short ones, using :

Possible solution: While the Durrells were on holidays on Corfu, living in a large villa, they received a letter from great Aunt Hermione who wanted to come and stay with them because her doctors had advised a warm climate as she was not in good health.

Vocab from video 3 from Sept. 22nd

  1. manage
  2. 0.
  3. accurate
  4. a cut
  5. merchandise
  6. snippet
  7. launch
  8. earnings
  9. assuming
  10. position // staff
  11. income tax   NJ
  12. yearly
  13. average
  14. wondering

Thursday, September 22nd GrA&B

a listening exercise: DJI Mavic

Monday, September 19th 14h-15h

about MKBHD

Monday, September 19th 9h-10h

Translate focusing on the proper tenses

Take some notes while doing the exercise, don’t write EVERYTHING but write SOMETHING!

Thursday, September 15th GrA&B

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

Monday, September 12th 9h-10h & 14h-15h

==> Use the 8 forms of DRINK to complete the following sentences.

  1. He…………………… on Saturday night with his friends Bill and James.
  2. He ……………………  whisky now, that’s really not like him.
  3. He …………………… at the time his wife left him.
  4. He …………………… before he finally left the pub.
  5. He…………………… . He is an alcoholic.
  6. He ……………………. Look at him, he is in such a state!
  7. He …………………… before he drove home!
  8. He …………………… three pints of Guinness.
  1. He DRANK on Saturday night with his friends Bill and James.
  2. He IS DRINKING whisky now, that’s really not like him.
  3. He WAS DRINKING at the time his wife left him.
  4. He HAD DRUNK before he finally left the pub.
  5. He DRINKS . He is an alcoholic.
  6. He HAS BEEN DRINKING. Look at him, he is in such a state!
  7. He HAD BEEN DRINKING before he drove home!
  8. He HAS DRUNK three pints of Guinness.

Thursday, September 8th 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?

Monday, September 5th 9h-10h & 14h-15h

General introduction and a short history of the English Language.

=> homework: watch the video