BTX1 Timelines on Innovations

You can see the instructions here.

Fashion Evolution.

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Edward Hopper’s creative process

Watch the following video about Edward Hopper’s creative process and answer the questions below:

1. How does Edward Hopper describe his creative process? 

The pictures come very slowly…

2. What are his ‘various small sketches’ about?

3. What does Hopper think about the psychological elements of loneliness, isolation, the modern man and his mad environment which are sometimes seen in his paintings?

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Extreme Sports

Do the preparation activity first.

Then watch the video and do the activities.

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A debate on sports

Some other topics:

The Debate Of Socrates And Aspasia by Nicolas André Monsiaux, circa 1800.

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Teenager Becomes Jetski Champ

Activities

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Farewell

My dear students in Batxillerat2,

Everything that has a beginning comes to an end is a quote by Marcus Fabius Quintilian which could serve us well at the end of this course. But I like better Kenneth Kaunda‘s Ambition never comes to an end because, at your age, this is what you’ve got to be: ambitious. Ambitious in this future you have ahead of you.

It’s been a pleasure to teach you throughout these two courses and I honestly think that I have also learned from you. I hope you keep in touch and keep me posted on your achievements.

Don’t wait “for the miracle to come” because miracles don’t come, either you know it or you don’t. So, don’t trust your luck. Study and do well in Sel·lectivitat.

Well, kiddos, some homework:

Do read

Do watch movies

Do travel

Live abroad

Do go to the theatre

Don’t miss exhibitions, art shows…

Practise sports

Go out

Be open-minded

Keep on learning and improving your English

Do live! Time flies!

I repeat, a pleasure!

Good luck!

And rather than the end, this is a farewell…

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Speech examples

So that you can complement what we learned about how to write a speech:

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BTX2 Students’ notes on PAU writing test

REVIEW

NARRATIVE & BLOG POST

FORMAL LETTER

OPINION ESSAY

ARTICLE

FOR & AGAINSY ESSAY

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2017 Ig Nobel Prizes

I. Match these words to the pictures below:

  1. to snore
  2. to gamble
  3. didgeridoo
  4. to spill

By Antoine Taveneaux (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Christopher Michel [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

II. Work in pairs to discuss the following:

  1. What can influence gambling?
  2. How can you hold a coffee cup best for the least spillage?
  3. Are cats liquid or solid? Why?
  4. Which are the benefits of playing the didgeridoo?

III. Watch this video and check your answers.

IV. Watch again and answer the following:

  1. Where are the Ig Nobel prizes awarded?
  2. Who won the Ig peace prize?
  3. What are the Ig prizes intended to honour?

V. Have a look at the Ig Nobel Prize official site and comment on a funny and interesting award. Explore previous years prizes and nominees.

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A timeline presentation on innovations

Working on the video we watched last day, this time you are going to create a timeline on inventions and innovations. So, choose a historical period and expand on the inventions and innovations described in the clip. Explain more on the inventor (if there is one), on anecdotes, the impact… Add pictures (remember to credit them at some point). You can also look for a short video (up to 2’). Add webgraphy.

You can choose one of these other tools.

Even google slides:

 

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