Wednesday, July 29, 2009


We have been working with the language of instructions. Do the listening exercise on imperatives in Time4English, LOWER INTERMEDIATE - UNIT 2B - LISTENING 1. You will need a user name and password. Ask your teacher for it.

How many imperatives have I used in this post?
Have I used any conditional sentences? Write the answers in comments.

This week we started work on the library. We had our tour of the library on Tuesday and you have started preparing your library short talks about a book borrowed from the college library. Listen to one of the St George librarians, Patricia, and do the worksheet in it.

The librarians at St George are producing excellent tutorials on how to use some of their facilities. You can find them in their wiki, St George Library wiki. There is a permanent link to it on the right sidebar of this blog. Keep visiting it to learn how to put money in your TAFE library to photocopy or print from one of the library computers, searching skills, etc. Today I would like you to watch their tutorial on how to start your TAFE portal access and change your password (if you want).

When you have finished the above tasks (listen & watch) come to the teacher's computer and record a message in the voicethread world map.

Our new students can start creating their blogs today. Check out the video on How to create a blog posted two week's ago in Our Blogs.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Welcome to Semester 2!

Hi everybody. Welcome to Our Class 2009.

Read* the newspaper article above. Search the net to find out what blogs are. Check with your classmates and teacher to see what everybody thinks blogs are.

As blogs are written on a computer, the very first thing to think about is your posture. It's very important to sit properly and at a good distance from the computer. So let's start working:
  • Read this information about Computer Health. Click on all the links (Stretches, Postures, Consequences)

  • Do the Quiz. When you finish answering the quiz, print it and keep it in your folder in the blog section. Remember to get a ring folder to be well organised with your class notes. Andrew and I will be asking you to look at things done in previous lessons, so if you keep them in order, it'll be easy to find them quickly.

  • Now let's start creating your blogs. Click on Create Blog (up on the top bar) and follow the steps. At home you can check this bloggerHelps' Channel video on How to create a blog.

Weekend Work

Read Marion's post to her AMEP-A students. It tells you about our work with blogging.

* We've been doing work with the language of instructions. Can you tell me what do all the words in blue bold type font have in common? Write your answers in the comments section at the bottom of this post.

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