Monthly Archives: October 2015

Business Presentations – October 28th – Update – Infomercial Speech

Here are some files, Youtube clips, and other useful information you’ll need for this “Infomercial Speech”

The Presentations will be on November 5th and November 10th

The Snuggie Commercial (For Thursday 29th – handouts/script)


Grading Rubric

Infomercial Handout #3 Outline

Question Time edit

Justin B Infomercial

You Should Follow These Guidelines Below

Presentation #3 Infomercial

Handout #3 More Assignment Details

  1. PRODUCT: Think of a useful product you want to persuade people to buy. It can be silly or serious!
  2. WRITE your script! Use extremely persuasive language and techniques. The more exaggerated the better…you can even do a “spoof” of an infomercial (not serious).
  4. FILM!: Create a 2 minute infomercial including most if not all the elements we talked about in class : problem, your solution (product), how to use it/explain why it’s useful, testimonials (why do other people like it? You can use as many actors as you want, but you MUST be in it!), how to order, free gift?, finish strong with the main reason to buy it.
  5. CHECK: lighting (is your video bright enough? Can we clearly see you and the product?) sound (is it loud and clear enough? If you want to sell your product we need to hear you! Make sure there is no loud background noise!) key words (EX: Order now!). Music? Color? Background?
  6. On speech day, give a short introduction (30 seconds or so)…introduce yourself, and hook the audience?
  7. Show the video
  8. Signal question time (Unit #6 p. 51)
  9. Audience plan to ask at least 3 questions (Unit #6..p. 53 yellow box)




#9 – How to ask questions – follow this link –

Reading and Composition October 19th 2015 -Cause and Effect






Advanced Conversation Midterm Prep – October 6th 2015

Advanced Conversation Unit 4 Sept 21st

Adv Conv Unit 3 Sept 2015

Adv Conv Oct 6th 2015Page 55 2A Grammar – answers (1)

______________________________________ _________________________________ ___________________________

You should review Unit 1-6. There is also a CD at the back of your book where you can hear dialogue examples…


Childhood Memories

Talking About Food

Write a Negative Response to each question…

Choose The Correct Adjective

(Memories about summer vacation) – My sister and I _ _ _ _ running every day on the track. (would…change to went)


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For the speaking part of our midterm, you should review the units 1-6

You will be evaluated on

Communication- Grammar- Vocabulary- Conversation Strategy- Fluency- (proactive)

Midterm Exam Rubric:

Poor Fair Good Very Good Excellent
Comprehension 0 1 2 3 4 5
Fluency 0 1 2 3 4 5
Grammar 0 1 2 3 4 5
Vocabulary 0 1 2 3 4 5
Pronunciation 0 1 2 3 4 5


= the ability to understand questions and respond appropriately


= the ability to speak quickly, naturally, and without many pauses


= ability to use correct grammar and sentence structures


= ability to understand and use vocabulary words and phrases


= ability to use correct stress, rhythm, and intonation patterns

Midterm Exam Topics:

Students must carry on an 8-10 minute conversation on the topics below.

People’s behaviour/personality

Talking about experiences

Using superlatives…talk about friends/family/school/major etc

Where would you like to visit and why?

Talk about family life. Memories of growing up….

Give Opinions…use follow up questions

Food- Eating habits/expressions/

Managing Life – Running Late (So what are you doing after class tomorrow?)

P59 #3 Role Play Ideas

conversation (advanced) examples


Biz Prez Midterm Prep – October 6th 2015

Business Presentation Midterm Prep October 2015


Visual Aids May 2015

R and C Midterm Exam Prep October 6th 2015

Midterm Exam Story For Preview and Analysis

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Class Videos (FSW)

Monday 21st September FSW Clip – “How Does It Work?” or “DIY” or “The Power of Advertising” (The Best Commercial Ever)

R and C Compare Contrast (block)