Δευτέρα, 4 Μαρτίου 2019

Lesson 10 "Why Education in Finland Works" LISTENING TASK

Finland has been ranked first in the PISA international assessment tests,one of the most challenging international assessment tests.
Watch the video and fill in the gaps with one or two words. 

What  first draws your attention in a Finnish school is real 1................................ and respect between administrators and teachers. Also you see small 2........................................ Attention is also paid on 3..............................learning. The PISA data show this superiority. How do they do this?
All teachers have to have a 4.............................................
How do teachers feel? They get the 5......................................... from society.The community has 6...................................... in its teaching force.
Teaching hoours: 7.................................... per week, but teachers work another 8........................... for preparing material and 9.................................... . They also work on curriculum development, working with 10................................................, consulting 11...................................
There are 12......................................important subjects, such as mathematics or science. You see integration between technology, 13.............................................. and textbooks.
It's obvious that people are engaged in 14................................, not in winning arguments.They make sure that teachers are the centre of a 15...................................... education system and that they have what they need to educate a whole country.

Lesson 11. Changing education

HOW HAS TECHNOLOGY CHANGED EDUCATION?


Technology has impacted almost every aspect of life today, and education is no exception. Or is it? In some ways, education seems much the same as it has been for many years. A 14th century illustration by Laurentius de Voltolina depicts a university lecture in medieval Italy. The scene is easily recognizable because of its parallels to the modern day. The teacher lectures from a podium at the front of the room while the students sit in rows and listen. Some of the students have books open in front of them and appear to be following along. A few look bored. Some are talking to their neighbors. One appears to be sleeping. Classrooms today do not look much different, though you might find modern students looking at their laptops, tablets, or smart phones instead of books (though probably open to Facebook). A cynic would say that technology has done nothing to change education.
However, in many ways, technology has profoundly changed education. For one, technology has greatly expanded access to education. In medieval times, books were rare and only an elite few had access to educational opportunities. Individuals had to travel to centers of learning to get an education. Today, massive amounts of information (books, audio, images, videos) are available at one’s fingertips through the Internet, and opportunities for formal learning are available online worldwide through the Khan Academy, MOOCs, podcasts, traditional online degree programs, and more. Access to learning opportunities today is unprecedented in scope thanks to technology.
Opportunities for communication and collaboration have also been expanded by technology. Traditionally, classrooms have been relatively isolated, and collaboration has been limited to other students in the same classroom or building. Today, technology enables forms of communication and collaboration undreamt of in the past. Students in a classroom in the rural place for example, can learn about the Arctic by following the expedition of a team of scientists in the region, read scientists’ blog posting, view photos, e-mail questions to the scientists, and even talk live with the scientists via a videoconference. Students can share what they are learning with students in other classrooms in other states who are tracking the same expedition. Students can collaborate on group projects using technology-based tools such as wikis and Google docs. The walls of the classrooms are no longer a barrier as technology enables new ways of learning, communicating, and working collaboratively.
Technology has also begun to change the roles of teachers and learners. In the traditional classroom, such as what we see depicted in de Voltolina’s illustration, the teacher is the primary source of information, and the learners passively receive it. This model of the teacher as the “sage on the stage” has been in education for a long time, and it is still very much in evidence today. However, because of the access to information and educational opportunity that technology has enabled, in many classrooms today we see the teacher’s role shifting to the “guide on the side” as students take more responsibility for their own learning using technology to gather relevant information. Schools and universities across the country are beginning to redesign learning spaces to enable this new model of education, foster more interaction and small group work, and use technology as an enabler.
Technology is a powerful tool that can support and transform education in many ways, from making it easier for teachers to create instructional materials to enabling new ways for people to learn and work together. With the worldwide reach of the Internet and the ubiquity of smart devices that can connect to it, a new age of anytime anywhere education is dawning. It will be up to instructional designers and educational technologies to make the most of the opportunities provided by technology to change education so that effective and efficient education is available to everyone everywhere.

Δευτέρα, 25 Φεβρουαρίου 2019

Clauses of concession

Rewrite using the given connecting words.
1. Mary tried several times. She couldnt find a taxi (despite)
2. He felt tired. He stayed up to keep us company (however)
3. He had no qualifications. He got the job (nevertheless)
4. They felt very cold. They didn't turn on the heater (as)
5. The new waitress seems honest and diligent. The boss doesnt like her (though στο τέλος)
6. I couldn’t sleep although I was tired. ( despite)
7. Although he has got an English name, he is in fact German. (despite)
8. In spite of her injured foot, she managed to walk to the village( although)
9. I decided to accept the job although the salary was low. ( and yet)
10. We lost the match although we were the better team.(επιθ + though)
11. In spite of not having eaten for 24 hours, I didn’t feel hungry. (even though)
12. Although she was tired, she went to work (however)
13.They went out for a walk, even though the weather was bad. (despite)
14.She managed to write in spite of her injured hand (even though)
15. She has plenty of money, but she is very mean (despite)

Πέμπτη, 14 Φεβρουαρίου 2019

Clauses of result

NAME:
1.  Fill in with SO/ SUCH
  1. She isfunny.  She always makes me laugh.
  2. Sarah and Ed are  crazy people! I never know what they are going to do next.
  3. James has  much money that he could actually buy that Ferrari.
  4. Please, don't drive  fast! I'm terrified we're going to have an
  5. The movie was  good that I saw it five times.
  6. Terry speaks English  fluently that I thought he was American.
  7. Jerry had never seen  high mountains. He thought they were spectacular.
  8. How could you say  horrible things to me?
  9. That new song is  cool that it hit the top ten within a week.
  10. Martha is  a good cook that she is writing her own book of family recipes.
2. Choose the right word
  1. The building is ……………………… old and unsafe. too/ enough
  2. If we leave early ……………………….. we can catch the train. too/ enough
  3. He left work ………………… early and he didn’t tell him about the meeting. too/ enough
  4. She isn’t old …………………………. to watch the film. too/ enough
  5. If you ask him early ………………………….., I’m sure he will help you. too/ enough
3. Rewrite the sentences using the word in brackets
1. We can't eat now because there isn't enough time. TOO
There is ………………………………………………………………………………………………………….…..
2. Sam lost his job because he was lazy. SO
Sam was …………………………………………………………………………………………………………..…
3. I couldn't buy the house because it was expensive. TOO
The house was ………………………………………………………………………………………………….…
4. There was too much noise, so we couldn't hear the speech. SO
There was …………………………………………………………………………………………………………...
5. The house was too small to live in comfortably. ENOUGH 
The house wasn’t…………………………………………………………………………………………….…..
6. William never makes mistakes because he is a careful reader. SUCH
William is ………………………………………………………………………………………………………….…
7. The class was cancelled because there weren't enough students. SO
There were……………………………………………………………………………………………………….….
8. He is too short to reach the top shelf.  ENOUGH

He is ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….…

Τρίτη, 12 Φεβρουαρίου 2019

CLAUSES OF PURPOSE ΑΡΧΑΡΙΟΙ

      CHOOSE THE CORRECT ANSWER
  1. Concentrate on your exercise  make any mistakes.
  2. You have to wake up  be on time.
  3. You have to register  participate in the forum.
  4. She left work early  be at home when he arrives.
  5. Ships carry life boats  the crew can escape when the ship sinks.
  6. I will go to university  continue my studie
  7. He exercises regularly  be overweight.
  8.  you can produce a good essay, you need to edit your writing before you hand it in.
  9. She works hard  she can earn a living.
  10. These men risk their lives  we can live more safely.


  1.  I'm studying very hard at the moment  pass my exams next month.

  2.  I bought a dictionary  help with my vocabulary.

  3.  I went to bed early  I wouldn't be tired in the morning. 

  4.  I have to get up early. I set the alarm for five o'clock  oversleep. 

  5.  I waited for an hour  I could meet her.

  6.  Some people do not eat before exercises  feel nauseated. 

  7.  Do exercise regularly  have excellent health and well-being. 

  8.  My sister gave English lessons  earn some pocket money. 

  9. Jenny is a very nice person. She is always prompt  help her friends. 

  10. They took the taxi  waste time. 

  11.  I'm going to Australia  forget my English. 

  12.  Make sure your bags are tagged  you can identify them later.