Class blog (PI P/L)

Sunday, July 03, 2005

Good wishes

All the best as you are sitting your exams in English this week.

Please feel free to continue to write on your blog over the next few weeks and months. I will leave the class bog in place, and of course you can keep in touch with each other through your own blogs.

Thank you especially to those of you who took part in the questionnaire and the group interview which will help Emily and I with our research. We appreciate your honesty and your time.

If you are around next term, come and say hello some time. If you are moving on from Unitec, good luck with whatever you do in the future.

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Vocab answers week 9

1. If you make a lot of money, what will you do with it? Buying a house is a good investment , but some people prefer to invest in the stockmarket. Investing in a good company might mean that your money makes a profit over a long time. However, if you are in a rush to make money, you could go to the horse racing and bet on the horses. Other people like going to the casino to gamble with their money.

2. Edward Carson was not as honest as people thought. He had not made wise investments and so he lost all his money. In order to get rich he stole money from his clients and wen to the casino to gamble with it. Unfortunately this didn,t work, so he tried to bet on a horse which actually came last in its race. He was not lucky, as a company that he had just invested in collapsed a few days later. Carson decided to kill himself but got stopped by a police officer before he drove off the cliffs. In court the judge said he had suffered quite a lot, but that he should pay back the money that he owed.

3. My brother-in-law had a series of accidents a few years ago. He fell off the roof when he was checking the chimney.Then, a ladder collapsed under him when he was painting the house. Not long after that, he was knocked off his motorbike on the motoroway. He has had three broken bones- both arms and a leg!

Thursday, June 23, 2005

Writing for the rest of the term

Why do people use blogs?

Some of the reasons why people use blogs are to rant and rave, to review, to reflect, and to respond. Suggested topics are in red. Choose something that you WANT to write about.

When you want to tell friends how good something is (rave) or how bad something is (rant) you can put it on your blog. To “rant” is to express an angry/upset opinion and to “rave is to express a good or positive opinion.

What makes you really annoyed?

My favourite food
Describe your favourite person

If you read/hear/see something interesting you might want to tell everyone about it. Write about it on your blog. First describe what you are going to review and finish with your opinion. Make sure that you support your opinion by giving examples and explanations for your opinion.

A movie or video that you really like Your favourite website

Publish your thoughts about blogging and learning. Think about what you like or dislike about using blogs. What can you do to improve your learning experience? Did you find anything surprising or unusual while blogging? How do you think blogging can help you to improve your English and communication skills?

What I thought about the test in wk 5 How blogs can help you learn?

Have you been asked a question? Post your answer on your blog for everyone to read. You can also use the comment function to tell other people what you think about what they have written. Try to be positive.

Answer questions on class blog
Read what other people have written and respond to their writing

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Designer goods

Module 12 gives several people's opinions of designer goods. This is a chance for you to tell us your opinion about labels and designer goods.

Comment below to tell us what you think...

The important things in life

What things do you feel are the most important things in life?

Comment below to tell us what you think...

Saturday, June 11, 2005

Class photo

For some strange 'computer' reason, I couldn't post this on the blog, but this class photo was sent by Ryo. He took it just before he left at the end of week 2.

Week 6 writing

Tell us about your childhood. What did you use to do? What things did you use to think about?

Thursday, June 02, 2005

Week 5 tests

How do you feel about the tests this week? What did you find easy? Or difficult? Tell us how you feel by adding comments to this post.

Friday, May 27, 2005

How to make a link

1. Create a new post in your blog. Make sure you are in Edit HTML.
2. Across the top there are six little pictures (icons) that let you put in bold letters or italics etc. Checking your spelling is always a good idea!
3. Click on the picture of the chain link on top of a globe (insert link).
4. Put the URL in the box that appears. Click OK.
5. You will get something like In the space at the end >< you can put the name eg, class blog
class blog
6. Click on Compose to see what the link you have made.