Thursday, August 25, 2005

Your TV Journal

Watch a 30-minute (or 1-hour) English TV program each week. Your program should be a current show with the same characters in each episode. (Examples: Desperate Housewives, Malcolm in the Middle, The Gilmore Girls, That 70's Show, Joan of Arcadia, House MD, Corner Gas, etc). You may NOT choose a documentary, a movie, a news show, a talk show, a star-search show or a reality show. Of course, you can record your show and watch it at a time that is convenient for you. In fact, this is highly recommended as it will allow you to review any parts you did not understand the first time.
Each time you write about your show, include the following information:
Title of Program / Day and Time of Program / Date you watched it / Channel
Also include the Word Count for each entry.

Try adding pictures and links to your blog and don't forget to look at your classmates' blogs to find out what they are watching--leave a comment!

Week 1 Assignment: Write a 100 to 150-word text describing the TV program you plan to watch. Describe the main characters and give a basic description of what the program is about. Write your text in the PRESENT tenses: simple present and present continuous. Don't forget the word count. DUE Week 2.

Welcome to the World of Blogging

Welcome to a new year, new tools and new technology. In this course you will be introduced to the world of Weblogs, or Blogs. Blogs are on-line journals that allow not just your teacher to read what you have written, but also your classmates, students in other classes you have never even met and people who may live on the other side of the world!

To begin, take a look at some blogs students in Venezuela who are studying Architecture and Urban Planning made by clicking here. Many of them wrote about Montreal, a city that is far away for them. You might also want to see what some of your colleagues did a little closer to home by clicking here.