Mar 312011
 

Hello there,

                    Yesterday we started looking at Horror Films and film vocab.

We saw the first Nosferatu and did a listening exercise about this film, Today we saw a bit of Lugosi’s Dracula and “Freaks” !

Remember you should be able to ask someone about their favourite kinds of films etc.

We’ve started looking at the 3 kinds of horror films! and you need to complete the table about the first kinds of films and the differences between  Murneau’s Nosferatu and Lugosi’s Dracula.

On Tuesday we’ll be finsishing off our brief look at films and then we are moving on to look at “Colour and Light in the Museum Environment”

  A thought for tomorrow which is April’s Fools Day – a Welsh proverb says ” If every fool wore a crown, we should all be kings”. 

Enjoy your weekend!

   SAllyD

Mar 282011
 

Hi there,

              We’ve started our module on Shakespeare’s Wooden “O”.

The article gives us plenty of info about what the theatre was like, the different kinds of spectators, specail effects, scenery and costumes.

During the lessons we have also looked at the description of other theatres.

On Wednesday we should be going on to look at Horror films!

              have a nice day!

                CU 2mrw

                    SAllyD

Mar 282011
 

Just to remind you of what we did last week!

We’ve been taking a look at modal verbs (PERMISSION, OBLIGATION, PROHIBITION ) PRESENT TIME.

can/be allowed to (permission)  ; mustn’t/can’t/not be allowed to (obligation) ; must/have to (obligation);don’t have to/ don’t need to (lack of obligation)

We also looked at make/let/allow. Here’s the grammar!
MAKE LET ALLOW

Permission

LET + OBJ+ INFINITIVE His parents LET HIM DRIVE their new car.
ALLOW + OBJ + TO + INFINITIVE She ALLOWED THEM TO TRY the exam again!

OBLIGATION
MAKE/ MADE + OBJ. + INFINITIVE
My mother MAKES ME CLEAN my room every day.
My brother MADE ME WATCH the football match.

PROHIBITION

DOESN’T/ DIDN’T LET + OBJ. + INFINITIVE The manager DOESN’T LET US HAVE a coffee break!
The teacher DIDN’T LET US USE a dictionary.

DOESN’T/ DIDN’T + ALLOW + OBJ + TO + INFINITIVE They DON’T ALLOW YOU TO EAT in your rooms.
The teachers DIDN’T ALLOW US TO TALK during the test.

AS regards functional English, we looked at ways of asking someone to do something and ways of asking for permission to do something 

eg Could you open the window, please? etc.

     c/p

Can I open the window? etc.

We also looked at HOUSE vocab. and RUBBISH vocab.

Tomorrow we’ll be going  on with these Modals but in the past!

   See you!

SAllyD

Mar 222011
 

Here as promised are the two short descriptions!”

I look forward to seeing what you can do!

Name, date/period/ made of/discovered

1. The Egyptian priest Hornedjitef’s coffin dates back to around 240BC/ the Ptolemaic period  and is made of wood, gesso and gold.  It was discovered in Asasif .

Details about  the object

2.The coffin is made up of a black outer case, an inner case and the mummy itself. The coffin is covered with  hieroglyphic inscriptions giving information about the priest and there is a on painted map of the heavens painted on the lid of his coffin to help him on his journey to the afterlife. The coffin was like a time machine for Hornedjitef to help him on his journey to the afterlife; it actually brought him back to this world.

Current location

3.Hornedjitef’s coffin is currently located  in the British Museum, London. It arrived here in 1835.

Name, date/period/ made of/discovered

The Rosetta Stone dates back to 196BC and is a black basalt slab. It was discovered by one of Napoleon’s soldiers in 1799 near the town of Rosetta (hence the name).

Details about  the object

The stone is inscribed with three different forms of writing: Egyptian hieroglyphics, demotic  and ancient Greek.          The Rosetta stone is extremely important because it provided the key for the deciphering of Egyptian hieroglyphics.  

Current location

The Rosetta stone is currently located in the British Museum, London.

Remember keep it short!!!!

Hand it in or publish online!

Bye

SAllyD

Mar 202011
 

Please note that I will not be in the office on Tuesday morning (22.03.2011) but you can find me on Wednesday (23.03,2011) usual time 10.30 -12 !
SAllyD

Mar 202011
 

Good morning ,

                         It’s certainly a lovely sunny day though the gloomy news from the rest of the world makes it less splendid!

Anyway just to remind you that we began our work on The Rosetta Stone – you should now be able to give a brief description of what it is, why it is so important and mention the most important people linked with the stone!

We have also started looking at the info, in the BM database and started to look at Hornedjitef and his remains!

Tuesday we’re going on with this and the we move forward to time to take a look at dear old Will’s Wooden O!

    Enjoy!

     SAllyD

Mar 202011
 

Hello there,

                   Hope you are enjoying your weekend! Sunny Sardinia once again even though in other parts of the world the outlook is far more sad and gloomy!

   Last week in lessons we started looking at phrasl verbs:

so far   “set off/give up/run into/bring together/get by/set out”  Remember you need to learn them off by heart!

Also alternatives for the much used “beautiful”

“amazing/fascinating/incredible/spellbinding/spectacular/wonderful”

We have started looking at the “Present perfect” once again – for those of you who need it here’s some grammar!

PRESENT PERFECT SIMPLE (1. For experience)

 S  AUX (HAVE)  PAST PARTICIPLE                               

I ‘ve (have)    had                                       many different jobs in my life!

NEGATIVE

S  AUX (HAVE)+ not  PAST PARTICIPLE

I haven’t                   been               to the United States but I have been to Canada.

QUESTION

AUX (HAVE)  S  PAST PARTICIPLE     ?

Have you ever been to New York? Have you ever eaten sushi?

Short answers

Yes, I have / No, I haven’t.   No, never!  (I’ve never been to France!)

 

We are talking about the experience NOT when it happened. CFR

I’ve met Madonna!      BUT                I met her two years ago.

PRESENT PERFECT SIMPLE (1. For experience)JUST(appena)

John and Sue have JUST arrived.

I’ve JUST had lunch!

 ALREADY (già) (affirmative sentences usually)

Jim has already gone to bed.  They have already arrived!

YET (negatives and questions) NB its position.

I haven’t finished yet! ( non ancora) I’ve already finished!

Have you been to see the new film yet?

PRESENT PERFECT SIMPLE (1. For since)

The present perfect expresses unfinished states that began in the past and continue into the present.

 How long have you been a teacher? I’VE BEEN A TEACHER SINCE 1980./ FOR 29 YEARS.

HOW LONG HAVE YOU LIVED IN ca? I’VE LIVED IN CA SINCE 1982/FOR 27 Years.

For twenty years = period of time

Since 1989         = a point in time

FOR                                   SINCE    (always Present Perfect)

10 minutes                         a year                                                  Tuesday                         10 o’clock

A week                           I arrived

a long time        

 2 days                                  january 24                         

                                              I was a child             

                                                Christmas

For ever     

 for ages

How long have you lived in London?

For 2 months       =  Since January 

I lived in Venice for two years. NOT since 

NB.   AGO  

I arrived here 2 years ago.  Cfr

When did John arrive in Paris?      

How long has John been in Paris?

He arrived here a week ago.          

 He’s been here for a week/ since last Monday.

PRESENT PERFECT WITH UNFINISHED TIME

We use the PRESENT PERFECT with expressions like this week, in the last few months, today, this morning; all of these are connected to the present time.

I’ve had six cups of coffee today! ( Today is not finished)

How often have you been to the cinema this year? ( This year is not finished)

The Past Simple is used to talk about finished actions and states that happen in a period of time that is finished and not connected to the Present Time. We use time phrases like “ last week, three years ago”.

I drank six cups of coffee yesterday!

I went to the cinema last week.

Present  Perfect Simple with been  and gone

Go went gone (been)

Ann has been to London.  She has come back. (Be was /were been )

compare 

You:“Hello Ann! Where have you been?

Ann: “I’ve been to London!”

You ;What was London like?” 

Ann: “It was great! I saw Big Ben!”

Where have you been ?  have you ever been to Paris?

OR

Ann has gone to London! She’s still there! Go went gone (been)

John: “Where’s Ann?”

Mike: “She’s not here! She’s gone to London on business!”

 NO XXXXXXXWhere have you gone??? XXXXXXXXX NO

You are supposed to try and get your heds around making sentences with time expressions ( so you are using the Past Simple/Present Perfect) with the verbs:

do        eat     go to     have    make   see

Please try- it’s good for you!

Also remember — do housework, homework, exams, the washing up, exercises

make the bed, a cake, a mistake, a mess!

 

 

See you Tuesday!

    SallyD

Mar 152011
 

Hello everyone!

                          As regards LAB 2 group just wanted to remind you that tomorrow the lesson will start at 15.20 but that before that there will be a so-called HELP lesson at 14.45! Remember this is not obligatory and is only for those people who are feeling a little out of their depth!

As regards content: we started looking at Phrasal Verbs today and took another look at the Present Perfect! (Do I hear cries of “Oh no.not again!!!” ) Don’t forget to practice those questions- remember “Practice makes perfect!!!”

For the ESP people- we started looking at the Rosetta Stone- its history, description, and how it is described in the British Museum Database!  Remember to study the key vocab!

  See you tomorrow!

    have a nice evening and think English!!

              Going to have a nice cuppa tea now!!!

                Any comments!!!

                   SallyD

Mar 152011
 

Hello to old and new readers!

 As you know this is where students who are currently following Lab 2 and ESP can keep up to date with what we did/do/are doing and maybe (please) contact me!!!!

        Bye for now!

         SallyD

credits unica.it | accessibilità Università degli Studi di Cagliari
C.F.: 80019600925 - P.I.: 00443370929
note legali | privacy

Nascondi la toolbar