Sunday, November 30, 2008

G'day all

I can't believe that this is officially the last post for the year and that means the last one for this AMEP class! My thanks to all of you who put in some hard work during the semester. I hope you enjoyed your class and the things you learnt. A big thank you must go to Rosa for writing the activites for you every week. I had a very relaxing time as I didn't have to come up with ideas week after week. Thanks Rosa!

As you know we had the oral presentations last Tuesday and Wednesday. I was very impressed by the quality of your powerpoint presentations. Well done! I hope you keep on getting better in this area so that in 2009 you'll be able to produce even better slide shows!

I hope you enjoy the Bubbleshare of the Presentations!

Have a very enjoyable and relaxing Christmas holiday. I look forward to seeing many of you in 2009 and remember you can always contribute to the blog even if you've left the class!

Be good and happy blogging!

BubbleShare: Share photos - Play some Online Games.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Week 7

G'day all

Not many more weeks left till the end of term. I hope you have enjoyed your time learning how to blog, use bubbleshare, audacity, wikis etc. You should be very proud of the hard work you've done and the work you've produced. I hope you'll continue it in the future.

I'm sure you're all full of ideas for next year and the possible courses you can do. Remember to visit the Counsellor in Building A if you need some advice and help. It is good to talk to someone about your goals and get advice on the best way to achieve them.

Next week will be a big week for you with the oral presentations taking place on Nov 25. I hope you're organised and ready to start practising in the next few days.

Don't forget BTN for listening practice too!

Lisa asked me for a few more holiday photos so here they are. These were taken in Verona and Venice. I was there visiting my daughter and my sister came with me. We had a great time! Next week, I'll add some photos from Beijing.

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Monday, November 10, 2008

Week 6

G'day all

I hope you had a good weekend. I had a quiet and relaxing time which was enjoyable after a busy week at work!

I enjoyed reading your Recounts and I'll give them back tomorrow along with some comments. Most were very well done! I hope to see them posted on your blog along with some photos maybe?

I hope the small group of you who were in class last week had fun with bubbleshare! The results look good! I know that Seunghee and Orietta started on Audacity last week and after a few false starts were able to get it working! Let's see if you can complete the process today and produce an mp3 file!

Happy blogging!

These are some of the flowers in bloom in my garden at the moment.

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Sunday, November 2, 2008

Week 5

G'day all

Where is the time going? I can't believe that it's November already! It's true that as you get older time goes more quickly!!

Today should see you all putting some of the photos from our excursion on your blog using Bubbleshare. Thanks to Rosa for doing the tutorial to help you. If you haven't got photos of your own I'm sure there are enough to go round!!

Also, Rosa and I think we have mastered the problems with Audacity so hopefully you can do the recording today.

Happy blogging!

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Sunday, October 19, 2008

Week 3

G'day again!

I know you found the listening difficult last Monday but well done for trying hard. I'll be looking forward to reading your reports in your blogs.

Today when you've completed the work that Rosa has set you about our excursion, I hope you'll have fun recording a piece and editing it on Audacity!

Happy blogging!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Some photos from my trip to Beijing

Here are a selection of photos from my recent trip to Beijing for the Paralympic Games. These photos are of Tian'anmen Square and The Forbidden City. I hope you like them!

Term 4, week 1

G'day all and welcome back to your English class.

I hope you all enjoyed the break. The weather wasn't very good but I'm sure that it meant you were able to do your holiday homework! LOL! (Ask me what that means if you don't know it) As I'd been away so much over the term, I was happy to stay at home and potter about! I did a bit of spring cleaning, worked in the garden and caught up with friends for lunch. As usual, time went by too quickly!

Open Rosa's blog and complete the work she's set for you for today.

Happy blogging.