Monthly Archives: March 2013

Reading and Composition – Reading Log March 31st

Here are the articles for this week. Please read them ASAP as we will be discussing them in class this week.

Readings 4 (Week 5) (1)



The Internet has so many useful resources for us to use in our daily lives.

Of course, it helps when we find cool, FREE, stuff. Here are some that I use.

A great site that has lots of free movies, free language lessons, free audiobooks and lots more free stuff. It’s worth a look

Maybe you’re a fan of audiobooks? They are a great way to relax and unwind. An alternative to the original format and lots of websites that you can download from for free

Finally, my favourite free piece of software. It’s from a company called ‘Freemake’ and it’s a free video converter (and downloader – so you download audio/video or both from Youtube). Check it out here.

Maybe you can tell me a good Korean torrent site?


Presentations Monday April 1st

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This is the list of students who will present on Monday. Please prepare some visual content (Prezi for example) and please put it on the main console when you arrive in class. Let’s make the most of this time.

Clear Speech Unit 3 Audio – Here –

Enjoy your weekend


Presentations 2 –


If your presentation isn’t tomorrow (27th) then I may not reply to you immediately. I’m trying to give priority to those students who are going to present on the 27th.

However, I’m still waiting on 은실, 주원,  to email me with their ideas. I will be available until 5pm today for your emails.

The students who have emailed me (and have not received a reply yet) but are NOT scheduled to present on the 27th, you will get a reply on Wednesday, via email after class.. You have plenty of time.

This handout will help you with some of the language and techniques you’ll need to use during your presentation. Please read it and use it where you can in your presentation. Also, refer to page 16, 28, and 29 of our presentation handbook for directions. You should also prepare some visual aids (prezi etc for this assignment)

giving an oral presentation

Contact Info

If you’re going to get in touch with me there are various ways to do so.


Email – this is the only address you should use.


Twitter –



Blog – you can leave messages/posts on here at any time.



Presentation March 25th – Presentation 2



Here’s the presentation (using Prezi) that I showed in today’s class.

Remember, we want to take a particular theme and expand and develop it.

For example, a friend of mine who I’ve known since we were about 17 or so, is a really good guitar player. We used to play in a band together. We were chatting on Twitter about this and that (well, mainly about music) and I sent him a link to some of the music I’d written at home. We did this via ‘audioboo’ and ‘soundcloud’ (look them up – they’re apps).

After listening to my music, he then sent me some of his work and he suggested we write a song together – but only using our phones. We’re going to write a verse each, record it on our phones, then send the files via these apps – just for fun of course.

Anyway, my point is this – I could make a presentation out of this idea. I just need to expand the idea, talk about apps and smartphones and how they help us do all sorts of unconventional and unorthodox things. I need to research, organize, prepare, then practice to make an effective presentation. It’s still about ‘invention’ but it goes deeper than just telling us a-b-c…

Also, a good idea to liven up your presentation is by using idioms, phrasal verbs, metaphors and so on. Here are some examples.

science and technology idioms

Be imaginative, adventurous, and forward thinking!

Some inspiration for this week


“Imagination is the highest form of research.”
― Albert Einstein

Reading and Composition – Readings – Week 4 (March 24th -)

Here are the new readings for your Reading Log. Please read 3 of the 4, fill in the details on your reading log, then comment on them using Twitter.

Remember, Twitter participation is worth 10% of your final score.


Reading 3 (Week 4)


I thought I’d add a song after a busy week for everyone. This song has an interesting ‘story’ to it. You can read about it here

Enjoy the weekend.


“And It Stoned Me”

Half a mile from the county fair
And the rain keep pourin’ down
Me and Billy standin’ there
With a silver half a crown
Hands are full of a fishin’ rod
And the tackle on our backs
We just stood there gettin’ wet
With our backs against the fence

Oh, the water
Oh, the water
Oh, the water
Hope it don’t rain all day

And it stoned me to my soul
Stoned me just like Jelly Roll
And it stoned me
And it stoned me to my soul
Stoned me just like goin’ home
And it stoned me

Then the rain let up and the sun came up
And we were gettin’ dry
Almost let a pick-up truck nearly pass us by
So we jumped right in and the driver grinned
And he dropped us up the road
We looked at the swim and we jumped right in
Not to mention fishing poles

Oh, the water
Oh, the water
Oh, the water
Let it run all over me


On the way back home we sang a song
But our throats were getting dry
Then we saw the man from across the road
With the sunshine in his eyes
Well he lived all alone in his own little home
With a great big gallon jar
There were bottles too, one for me and you
And he said Hey! There you are

Oh, the water
Oh, the water
Oh, the water
Get it myself from the mountain stream


Essay Writing 27th March

These are the powerpoint slides that explain pre-writing and essay organization.

For Wednesday, you’ll need your first draft. Plus, a 2 minute presentation discussing your essay/arguments etc.

Also, please bring the grammar worksheets.

Remember, think about ‘the bigger picture’ and ‘think outside the box’…

Essay 1 Organization (1)

Essay 1 Pre-writing (1) (1)