Homework March 21

1. Design through the ages: the teams/students who didn't have a chance to deliver their presentations for this or that reason, please, get ready to perform during the next class. You should bear in mind the weak and strong points of the previous class talks (pointed out by the teacher and peers: monotonous voice, hasty/slow pace, pointing to the screen with your fingers instead of a pointer/pencil, lack of eye contact and enthusiasm, phonetic mistakes hindering comprehension, etc.) to make your performance more successful. Don't forget to include several questions in your first slide and to think of a good introductory and concluding phrases to the whole talk (see the attached file). It would also be nice if each speaker said some words about his/her part of the talk before taking the floor.
2. Active Vocabulary 7.2
Active vocab Unit 7
-practice on quizlet
Grammar
-read grammar notes on p. 146 to do grammar and vocab hot pots correctly
learn linking phrases for your talksmust vs have to
7.2 prepositions ex.
7.2 abstract nouns crossword


Unit 7.2 G1
Unit 7.2 ex.6 modals





Homework, March 28
1. CB 7.4Ex.3,4rec. 2.2 and rec 2.3 Active vocab. 7.4Practice with quizlet 7.42. WB 7.3 (p.50) reading7.4 (p.51)3. Translate from Russian into English using active vocab 7.1-7.4 4. Product presentationUse the designs from the Coursebook (unit 7.4, the links to the files with their descriptions are given in task 5, p.77), Workbook (pp. 50,51) and the presentation ofMaptech i3 published here (the audio, tasks and the script are under the picture of a plane)to prepare a presentation of your own in small groups of two.The detailed instructions are in the file below

Homework, March 31
1. CB 7.5 WRITING SKILLS
ex.5: read the report again and find useful vocabulary for describing a cameraex.6: revise the linkers used for adding/listing, contrasting and showing a resultPractice with WB: p.52, ex.3,4Exercises on linkers also have quite a few words and phrases that could be useful for describing a device. Which of them have you noticed?Study Active Vоcab 7.5 (see the active vocabulary list unit 7 doc. above)Practice on **quizlet** 2. Below is an image and specifications of the Nikon D7100 DSLR camera, which is significantly more advanced than the models you studied in class. Nikon D7100.png
Camera type: DSLR (digital single-lens reflex)

Price: 839,00 €
Body Material:magnesium alloy
Image quality: very good
Shutter lag: 251 ms (more than adequate for action shots)
Startup delay: 300 ms (time it takes to start shooting after power is turned on)
Maximum shutter speed: 1/8000s(exceedingly fast)
Maximum light sensitivity: 6,400 ISO (can take photos in extremely poor light conditions)
Full HD video: compatible with 1920 x 1080 (exquisite detail reproduction), up to 30 min.
51-point AF system (covers a wide area with high density)
Battery life: 950 shots(per battery charge, enough to shoot for a few days without having to charge the battery)
Flip-out screen: No
Weather and dust sealed: Yes
Touchscreen: No
GPS: No
Weight: 675 g, Size: 136x107x76 mm

You are to write a draft of the camera description (170-200 words) for a photography magazine. During our next class you'll be given 40 minutes to develop it into a well-structured description paragraph, where you are expected to demonstrate your skills in paragraph writing acquired during the autumn and spring semesters.
The attached files are to help you cope with the task successfully Model paragraph A chapter from the Moodle Writing Class (how to write a good description paragraph)
3. Test preparation:
Revise the active vocabulary and grammar of the unit


When you write a paragraph on the Nikon D7100 in class, please, remember that
  • it oughtn't to exceed 200 words
  • you are not supposed to COPY the topic sentence from the model paragraph; modify it according to your taste, but remember the genre: a short review for a photography magazine
  • the concluding sentece is to recommend/not recommend the camera to a certain group of customers/photographers
  • the body of the paragraph should cover 3-4 design elenents: e.g. appearance; image quality; ability to operate in various conditions; versatilty (can be used for many purposes); don't jump from one featute to another and back: the magazine does not have space and the reader doesn't have time to spare on a long and chaotically written review
  • you are to use 5-8 appropriate linking phrases to guide the reader throughout the paragraph
  • the camera name must be preceded by THE (defininte article), whether you use the full name or part of it