giovedì 15 ottobre 2020
martedì 13 ottobre 2020
THIRD CLASS and FIFTH CLASS
I gave the students the basic vocabulary to face this topic and told them to use some connectors to write down a coherent text.
a face-to-face lesson
talking face-to face
high speed internet connection
additional digital instructional tools
keeping up with lessons
availability of devices
Pros and cons of remote learning
This year we've had to face a tough time due to Coronavirus pandemic and a two-month lockdown. Students haven't t been able to go to school and that's the reason why a timely solution has been found: remote learning.
This new way of attending lessons has allowed to finish the school year and keep up with the annual program; but there are pros and cons that should be evaluated.
One advantage is that thanks to additional digital instructional tools like videos or powerpoints slides you can deepen and better understand a topic. Secondly, you can take lessons in a cozy environment since you don't have to leave home; so distance
learning is also time saving, especially for commuters that don't need to get up early and take the bus to get to school.
On the other hand, there are several disadvantages. Most importantly remote learning could never replace a face-to-face lesson because a direct contact with teachers and classmates helps you feel more comfortable. Another disadvantage is that lots of students deal with the problem of availability of devices and, moreover,without a high speed internet connection, attending lessons becomes very difficult.
Thirdly deadline assignments can't be postponed easily because you constantly receive notifications and teachers take into account any delay. The result is that students feel more and more stressed out. The last disadvantage is that cheating is easier and consequently the evaluation grades might be higher than you really deserve.
In my opinion, the best solution is to guarantee a normal learning as much as possible, use distance learning as a supplement and just when necessary.
mercoledì 7 ottobre 2020
besties / best buddies= best friends
a close-knit group (of friends) = a group of people who are very good friends
a circle (of friends) = a group or network of people that you consider to be your friends
near and dear to someone= very important to someone
ups and downs= a mixture of good and bad things that happen.
shoulder to cry on = someone who is always ready to listen to your problems.
to be well-matched= to be similar to somebody in interests
to hang out= to spend time, to do something together
to be on the same wave length
to fall out with= to quarrel, to have a conflict
to get to know someone= to become acquainted with someone.
to have a lot in common= to have similar interests.
to stick up for someone= to support and defend someone
to get together= to meet each other socially
to get along well with someone= to get on well with someone
to get on like a house on fire = to get on very well with someone= to like someone a lot
to hit it off with somebody= to quickly become close friends with somebody
to know someone inside out= to know someone really well
to lose touch (with someone) = when you don’t see or speak to someone for a long time
to get back in touch (with someone) = to make contact with someone after a long time apart
to strike up (a conversation, a relationship) =to start.
A friend in need
is a friend indeed (idiom):
If someone helps you when you are having a problem that means s/he is a true friend
lunedì 5 ottobre 2020
CORRETTA PRONUNCIA DI ED _Suffisso dei verbi REGOLARI
1)With UNVOICED SOUNDS ( SUONI NON SONORI- le corde vocali non vibrano!) we pronounce T
P esempio STOPPED [ˈstɒpt]
F esempio SNIFFED [ˈsnɪft]
Gh( pronunziata F come finale in un verbo)
LAUGH esempio LAUGHED [ˈlɑːft]
SH esempio WASHED[ ˈwɒʃt]
CH esempio WATCHED [ˈwɒtʃt]
S esempio KISSED [ˈkɪst]
K esempio WALK [ˈ wɔːkt]
X esempio FIX [ˈfɪkst]
RICORDA CHE CONTA SEMPRE SOLTANTO LA PRONUNCIA- ESEMPIO: La c finale si pronuncia s nel verbo dance [ˈ dɑːns]
ES DANCED [ˈ dɑːnst]
2)With VOICED SOUNDS ( SUONI SONORI- le corde vocali vibrano!) we pronounce D
B RUBBED [ˈ rʌbd]
G DAMAGED [ˈdæmɪʤd]
L CALLED [ ˈkɔːld]
M SEEMED [ˈsiːmd]
N CLEANED [ˈkliːnd]
R OFFERED [ˈɒfəd]
S (COME S Sonora) USED [ juːzd]
V LOVED [ lʌvd]
Z AMAZED [əˈmeɪzd]
NOTA BENE: quando c’è una vocale finale e aggiungiamo ED, o soltanto D, perché il verbo finisce per E, si pronuncia D
Es played [pleɪd]
Continued [: kənˈtɪnjuːd]
Allowed [əˈlaʊd ] (qui la w si pronuncia come una u, che è una vocale!)
3) We pronounce ID after D and T
D BLENDED [ˈblendɪd]
ADDED [ ˈædɪd]
venerdì 2 ottobre 2020
DESCRIBE A FRIEND OF YOURS
1.What does he-she look like?
2. How long have you known him-her?
3 How did you meet?
4. What was the first thing you talked about?
5. What sort of person is he-she? (don’t make a list of adjectives- try to tell a story about him -her)
6.Do you get on well with him-her?
7.What do you like about him-her?
8.What do you have in common?
9.What does your friend like doing in his or her free time?
10.What don’t you like about him-her?
11.Have you ever had a quarrel?
12. Do you think one day you’ll break up?
Try to use the following words
domenica 27 settembre 2020
mercoledì 3 giugno 2020
An imaginary interview to James Joyce
After having seen a video on RAIPLAY James Joyce punto di svolta the students have created an imaginary interview to James Joyce.
Here's the assignment
PART 2 from -32 till the end
- the language spoken by his children
- the connection of Ulysses with the Odyssey
- the authors he took inspiration from
- the famous date 16/06/1904
- his obsession with dates
- Leopold Bloom, his origins and his characteristics
- the reasons why he gave such aspects to him
- his family situation
- the way in which he used the language, for example in the episode of the hospital
- some of the weird things he wrote about in Ulyssses
the honour to talk to you and to answer those
questions that all your readers have been asking since the publication of Ulysses!
are curious to know more about your private life:
how are things at home? Your children? How did they react to this new life in Paris?
to create new habits. In fact, we keep on talking italian at home!
Italy will be always in our heart, we love Italy, we love Trieste,
and obviously we miss a lot our friend Italo Svevo!
But let’s focus on your last publication: Ulysses.
Why do you think it has been so successful, why do people people read it in your opinion?
images proposed in the book:
a woman and giving birth to eight children, the gramophone that connects
dead people with living people.