Saturday, August 23, 2008

The essence of written texts

Today's picture is an easy riddle. If you know what it is, write it in comments below. You can create your own wordle for your favourite song, poem, your blog or any piece of article that interests you. Ask me how to do it and save it as a picture for your blog .

Some of you wrote more suggestions for overseas visitors in Sydney during Thursday's class. Don't forget to add them to our esolf2f wiki!

Great work with your report writing. This week we'll look at writing a report about an object. You can start thinking about something interesting you would like to write about. For example a great invention, something iconic in your culture, or even a sport or event.

Andrew and I recorded an example of what to do when you can't attend class, which is to phone the teacher and let them know you will be absent. Listen to it and write down the dialogue. W will practise it later in class.

Now listen to this podcast about Andrew, Andrew: Nut & Num, and do the work at the end of the post. It will be part of your blog portfolio.

As part of your portfolio, you should listen to the podcasts we link to in this blog and do the questions and writing tasks in the worksheets included in each podcast. If you have and ipod, you can subscribe to the whole blog, Let's Talk, by clicking on the itunes icon on the right sidebar. This means the podcasts go into your ipod and you can practise your English while you catch the train, bus, do your exercise, housework, or you're bored and have nothing better to do.

11 comments:

Elmira said...

This is the Australian anthem

jianmin said...

I think this is the Australia anthem too. The biggest words are Australia, advance and fair, which means Australia thinks of the future and justice for everyone.

Diana said...

It is the anthem of Australia called
Advance Australia Fair
that means everybody in Aut. are equal and have the same opportunity

Anonymous said...

yes, you're right. It is the Advance Australia Fair anthem.
The most inportant words are Advance and Fair. These words are for the future of all Australians.

Anonymous said...

This is Australia anthem.
The chorus is:

In joyful strains then let us sing,
Advance Australia Fair.

It is very good for me to learn the song and to understand the meaning of the song. The most important words are: Australia advance,fair. I like to sing this
song.
Lisa

Anonymous said...

It's an really meaningful riddle.

Helen said...

Hi,I think the man who bites the lollypop is a funny man.Maybe he has never seen the bigest lollypop

Wendy said...

Wendy
yes, Elmira, you're right. It is the Advance Australia Fair anthem.
The most inportant words are Advance and Fair. These words are for the future and justice of all Australians.

vicky said...

do you konw advance australla fair

Australians all let us rejoice,
For we are young and free;
We’ve golden soil and wealth for toil;
Our home is girt by sea;
Our land abounds in nature’s gifts
Of beauty rich and rare;
In history’s page, let every stage
Advance Australia Fair.

In joyful strains then let us sing,
Advance Australia Fair.

Beneath our radiant Southern Cross
We’ll toil with hearts and hands;
To make this Commonwealth of ours
Renowned of all the lands;
For those who’ve come across the seas
We’ve boundless plains to share;
With courage let us all combine
To Advance Australia Fair.

In joyful strains then let us sing,
Advance Australia Fair.

Anonymous said...

It's an really meaningful riddle. Macky

Rosa said...

Well done all of you!

Have you used wordle with your favourite song or poem? Check Elmira's blog. She's done a song by John Lenon.Read what she thinks about it.

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