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    Monday, November 06, 2006

    Thank you Student Association!

    Thank you very much to the Student Association for the very generous donation towards our excursion!

    You could design a nice thank you note and email it to Kylie and Kelly. I will send them a link to your online work: surveys, results, radio programs, etc.

    These photos are from my mother-in-law's garden. Do you know the name of this flower? It is not native to Australia. Many flowers were introduced by the first settlers and some of them became pests, like lantana. They are considered invasive species, together with some animals. Australian quarantine laws are very strict. It takes very little to upset the balance in the ecological environment and most agricultural produce is foreign to this vast country of ours and pests can attack crops very quickly.


    • This week's forum: Do you think the internet is a good place for you to practice your English? Why? Why not? How?
    • Today is a big day in Australia. Everything stops for the Melbourne Cup. Read about it in this BTN story form last year and keep an eye on BTN later on today. What is the Melbourne Cup? When is it held? How do people celebrate it? What is a sweep? What do you think about the whole ting?
    • Work with a classmate. Choose one of your fantastic radio programs from the Health Expo (don't you all choose the same one!). Today you are going to be the teacher. You must create one or two worksheets to be done while listening to your radio program. You can do a comprehension test, a multiple choice quiz (remember how to do it with word documents/forms?), you can prepare a listening checklist, a writing task or anything else. Whatever you decide, you must know the answers to. I will upload them next to the relevant radio program.
    • You can read my post on the day, bubbleshare photos (thanks Dan!) of you interviewing people from the different stalls and a podcast with one of the teachers, Chem.
    • Listen to Olga's podcast and do the worksheets.
    • Do this very short tasks about adding favourites and creating favourite folders. Call me when you have done the task.
    For the weekend:

    • Go to Time4English and do the listening Intermediate 5O, A Misunderstanding.
    • Then do Intermediate 4P, Cultural Mistakes.
    • Finally, in Upper Intermediate/Advanced, 2E, do the writing task Cultural Differences. It would make a very interesting (and probably very funny) radio program.

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    7 Comments:

    At 2:38 PM, Blogger SILVANA-FLORIST said...

    Hi, Rosa
    The name of the flower is hydrangea. That's the English name.I have got this flower in my yard in Macedonia. I like its green leaves and the flower's colour.

     
    At 6:49 PM, Blogger marielle said...

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    At 7:03 PM, Blogger marielle said...

    Hi rosa, how are you??
    I think the name of the flower(in English language) is hydrangea but in my country(Lebanon)it's :ortensia.

     
    At 8:54 PM, Blogger marielle said...

    hi Rosa
    We miss you today,have a nice weekend AMEP-A-

     
    At 5:49 AM, Blogger Dan said...

    hi Rosa I look up some of informatioins about invasive species in Australia I don't sure it may be Black medic .It came from Canada

     
    At 2:49 AM, Blogger Anastasiya said...

    Hi Rosa! I think it's hydrangea. My mum likes flowers)) I wanted to ask you about our blogs: I can't edit it. I printed only a half and I can't continue it.

     
    At 4:22 AM, Anonymous Tafe Courses said...

    hey rosa.. Hi
    how are you..???

     

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