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Sunday, October 24, 2010

WR1.1 Long life learning. Writing about my learning

WR1. Long life learning. Writing about my learning

WR 1.1. An activity report on October class activities 3-4-5 level 20 min.

GOAL. To enhance your writing skills practising with learner’s own assessment on what are really doing during class life.

In this worksheet we will see a couple of quick written assignments.

WARMING UP

TASK1. Answer the questions below about your self-assessment

Q1. How often do you reflect on your learning? …………………………………………………………..

Q2. How can you express your fears or satisfaction with your English?

Q3. What things are easier to write about? Order the list below from most to least.

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Q4. What two topics would you like to report about? ………………………………………………………

TASK 2. Have a look at this learner’s Report on Activities made in October and answer these questions at the end.


1. numero uno: Chinese Zodiac

Because you learn lots of vocabulary. In this way, you may improve your speech and writing skils. Besides, you acquire fluency without noticing it.

2. second to none From rags to riches

These reading exercises are very useful to understand a text, especially long stories. The questions were very specific about the different parts of the passage.

3. the underdog: A trip to Bangkok

Because you pay attention and sharpen your listening skill. They also trigger your imagination (as you’re receptive you’re always guessing, anticipating...)

n. At the tail of my list: A day in my life

This activity doesn’t really help you remember dates or any other useful content. Besides, I was late and I hadn’t enough time to prepare for it.

I. Would you say it is an honest account? ………

II. How often have you written a similar text? ………………… Why? …………………………………………….

III. Why did the teacher suggested this writing? ………………………………………………………………………..

IV. Which skills has he activated according to the report? ……………………………………..…………………. ………………………………..…………………..…………………………………………..…………………..……………………………………

V. Which words does he uses to sequence the activities? Copy them here: ……………………………………..………………………………….. ………………………………..…………………..………………………



LANGUAGE PRACTICE

TASK 3. Have a look at this learner’s Report on Texts. This short self-assessment made at the beginning of the course. Answer these questions at the end.


1. the bestest): A travel agent.

Because it’s a current topic that deals with something interesting, which leads to open discussions among us. Obviously it’s great to increase our oral practice.

2. almost the best: The best is yet to come..

Perhaps this text shows perfectly all what I think. It deals with what I consider the very important point of school life: aims, methods of improving language use, classmates, & so on. This sort of text let you access to other individual opinions and offer you contrast, which is good --as sometimes we are poles apart!

3. a runner-up to the very best: The year of the bear

Sure it’s a funny, witty test. This quality may make us to be attentive and keen on what we’re creating in English. What’s more, it also makes reading aloud in class more “bearable” --meaning: relaxed and enjoyable.

n. At the other end: Who is crazy?

I didn’t like this text at all. Firstly, it’s difficult to understand; next, it doesn’t say anything interesting --at least to me; and lastly, I couldn’t see the author’s point

--that’s it: intention. Don’t do it again, please.


I. How often have you written a similar report? …………………

II. Would you say it is an honest account? ………

III. Which reasons are given to have enjoyed the texts in class? ……….………………………………..…………………. ………………………………..…………………..…………………………………………..…………………..……………………………………………….

IV. Why did he dislike the text Who is crazy?, (guess)? ………………………………..……………………………………………………..…………..

TASK 4. Write your own month assessment about your class activities taking the previous task as a model.

FOLLOW UP.

Read other learner’s assessment reports on a variety of topics: from Social skills to English in my county/town to My best companions studying English.

See Writing 8. My Quest for English in this website



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