English Class richter / E6

Hey folks - welcome to Corona Week I in our digital classroom! Before you start - make sure you get your daily exercise! Letβ€˜s do this and stay fit and healthy! (Best way to prevent disease)πŸ¦ πŸ§˜πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ˜·πŸ€’

  • Do the following till Thursday! Iβ€˜m going to anounce dates for zoom webinar meetings for oral /written exam candidates soon. (I need to check the details first... )
  • remember to send me your email address!

Read Part II (till the end) - keep a reading diary like this (see pic) and note down quotes that seem relevant for you.

Create a MEME (funny, thoughtful, interesting...) for your favourite quotes. Send it to me via email and Iβ€˜m going to post in on INstagram (public e6 account) - you can use any graphic programme (www.canva.com) or photoshop or .... just make sure the format is png or jpg so I can post it. videos work too. (but. Imguess itβ€˜s me who is the Newbie and instagram greenhorn ;-)

If possible subscribe to the instagram account (our private account - e6 - and letβ€˜s start a conversation.) If you donβ€˜t want to be logged in - just send me your pics and Iβ€˜ll post them

Iβ€˜m going to wait till the end of the week... it seems only few of you like the instagram idea (5 subscribers so far) or instagram is. o longer a teenager thing.Β Β The idea is NOT to just like πŸ€πŸ’™ a picture or meme (thanks to those who sent so many awesome memes!) but to start a real conversation with each other. I donβ€˜t like that 1984 instagram account to be a one way street like this Adobe Spark website, at least it works ;-)

Anyways - here are the awesome memes I already got. Enjoy...

BTW... check the required size for insta memes to make sure your meme fit. I wonβ€˜t resize them,,, sorry, too much to do here. Digitalization is no time saver AT ALL!

Thereβ€˜ll be some special treatment for both oral exam candidates and written exam candidates. Soon here. Stay calm, safe and at home.


corona week 1

Tomorrow there will be an online session! Stay tuned, Iβ€˜ll post the link here. Younshould have read Part 2 by tomorrow!!

Tasks for corona week 2

  • Watch the video below and sum up what β€žOrwellianβ€œ refers to
  • Finish Part 3 by Monday, March 30 (next online meeting)
  • Do β€šyourβ€˜ task (for written exam) or make a video of your spontaneous analysis of the cartoon. Send your video via WA, to 01728203203. Shouldnβ€˜t be longer than 2 Minutes!


Intro science and technology

...Iβ€˜m tired of using tech-nolo-gyyyhyyyyyy... 🎡🎢

anyway ...thereβ€˜s no other way of doing English class (shrug) ... so those who couldnβ€˜t join todayβ€˜s online class: hereβ€˜s to Chinaβ€˜s way of fighting the Corona Virus

Next meeting on Friday, 11 AM (!)


Happy holidays with some reading assignments

  1. Finish part I and read Part 2 up till chapter IV (including ch 4)
  2. fill your close reading chart with useful quotes (column 1) and details to remember, in column 2 note down questions or thoughts quotes / details raise

Remember the exam on March 3rd!!!

Topics: mediation German > English and listening comprehension

read / listen to Part I, 1. It ends with β€žHe got up and moved heavily to the door.β€œ


Let me not to the marriage of true minds...

Listen and take structured notes!

Shakespeareβ€˜s sounds and rhythm...

Arts and culture

Pre-viewing Assignment: Before you watch the video: what could be similar motifs for Jasper Johns that actually already exist?


Task for Monday...

  1. Summerize the plot.
  2. Describe the setting. (quote)

Text types...

Sept. 30th - Announcement... me today: 🀧 πŸ€’

You tomorrow: self-instructed practise according to the following tasks (feel free to collaborate) - Solutions can be found below.

The missing piece in the text: Localization is way to redefine globalization (Shuman)

...village in Colombia that has pioneered solar and wind technologies and set up organic farms, social services and reforestation efforts.

Solution to your homework for today (your handout 1-3) ... (something similar as the following)

1. In β€žLocalization is Way to redifine globalizationβ€œ, author Michael H. Shuman sugests that a loclized approach to business is the way forward if we wish to secure a stable future.

2. Some skeptics .... Skeptics wish to continue participating in the global economy.

3. Paragraph 4: it illustrates what has gone before by picking up on the theme of establishing self-reliance from the previous paragraph and expanding on it by making suggestions on how the concept might work in practice.

Now your assignments for today:Focus on structure (your handout)

If confronted with a task like that you neednβ€˜t focus on the content so much, but rather on how the text is structured.You can relate your answers to the various pragraphs, but can also just summarize their meaning. A good way to start are the prep questions on your handout (focus on structure). πŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆ

Think first... then check the answers below.

1. subject: (role of the local business in a globalized economy)

2. globalized economy can be redefined to the benefit of all involved by a greater reliance on local businesses in the South.

3. Peter Singer: Shumer does not believe that the Third World benefits from its involvement in the global economy.

4. in support of Sβ€˜s thesis: localized economies: greater social and economic stability; Gandhiβ€˜s model of self-reliance can be copied; greater self-reliance in the North can be used as a model for the South; Bremenβ€˜s support for Pune, INdia; local innovations such as micro-credits schould be considered

  • What can you say about syntax? And style?
  • Have you found antithesis, hyperbole, accumulation...
  • Is the text rather biased and tendentious or objective/ neutral?
  • How about use of adjectives / adverbs - what about positive/negative connotations?

Letβ€˜s take a look at language and style. Use color coding and mark:

  • RED: Sentences in which author criticizes / praises localization / globalization
  • GREEN: benefit of localization
  • BLUE: adj./adv. that express authorβ€˜s judgement and convey his tone
  • BLACK: Stylistic devices to drive home his message


  • Stylistic devices: have you found hyperbole, accumulation, positive connotations (nouns, adjectives)
  • Tone? Neutral? Biased? Objective?

Watch the videos and analyze it (tone, structure, style, target group...) and discuss differences.

Sorryyyyyy... forgot to post the assignment: New Greenline, 158-159

documentary: The corporation

for your interest...



Weβ€˜re in Act 2 now...

meet the cast...

Homework assignment till Friday: Finish reading Act one, please. Really do it!

This is just a screenshot of the fish mentioned in the play - for safety reasons.
Caution: Clips you find probably contain inappropriate behavior and sounds...

The Media... Q11/2

watch this! Critical awareness required..

A picture says more than a thousand words

Praetorius on β€žQualitΓ€tsjournalismus in der digitalen Weltβ€œ

Decline of the newspapers?

John Oliver in LAST WEEK TONIGHT about journalism...

some word practise...

The Guardian was the first to embrace the digital media world and used user-generated content and crowdsourcing (single donations by 300 000 people. Today it has broken even and increased its subscriber base to 200 000 subscribers...

The fight for our attention in a digital world

Our feelings depend upon how much time we spend with an app



To do before Friday:

  1. Send me the topic for your micro talk until Friday, March 15.
  2. Make sure you understand the criteria for a good micro talk and a convincing poster. It is crucial that your poster gives important facts and useful further information for self study. I hope weβ€˜ll find some space in school to exhibit your work.
Procedure on March 26
  • Plan for March 26: micro talks in small groups.
  • gallery walk: 20 minutes
  • focus groups for further in depth discussions (this will be extended to Wednesday, evaluation on Friday, March 29.

Welcome to 11/2 !

The future depends on what you do today. (Gandhi)

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Here, for the absentees, πŸ”½Β the text. click here

  • Show that the narrator is unreliable
  • analyze the narratorβ€˜s thoughts and actions

Ernest Hemingway: A short story

Watch the video and finalize and restructure your notes. Use mindmapping, clustering or anything that makes your notes useful...

Sorry, folks. Itβ€˜s not possible to upload pdf documents... but I found a page Iβ€˜d like to share with you... just download the mp3 Files - there are also task sheets available (you can answer them online while listening). But they’re probably different from the one youβ€˜ll get on Friday. Anyways - good enough to check understanding :-)


How Parliament works in the UK

Watch this and pay attention on roles, rules and standing order...

Same video as above... ↕️ on the guardian website.

SQ3R Method

Steps and challenges on the path to understanding a non-fictional text

Strategies that help you with each step

tips and tricks - how to write a coherent text

Gaelic languages - The Celtic Fringe

Hi folks - please add relevant take away information about regions in the US.

Hereβ€˜s an article about Colinβ€˜s 11 American nations... Just scan the text and the description of the nations, and then scroll down to readersβ€˜ comments ... Quite a vivid and controversial discussion!

Hereβ€˜s the video ... and your homework assignment for Friday.

Max, A or B... your choice...

Sorry for the short notice and my absence today. I couldnβ€˜t tell ahead of time... - but you didn’t miss anything for the test on Tuesday, Implanned sth different anyways.

If you scroll down completely, youβ€˜ll find some grammar pages. Enjoy your weekend!

John Oliver explains Gerrymandering .... video may contain visuals with sexual allusions, explicit language and might fall under a +16 category. Watch at own risk and responsibility.

Midterm elections... explained.

App news... try this out for IOS: The right word .... a nice collocation app, free, no charges, no ads. Amazing!

What would you do?

Watch the film review about STYX, on ttt (titel thesen temperamente) on youtube, and if you want, again the trolley dilemma, on youtube.

  1. assignment due on Tue. what are the similarities and differences between styx and the trolley dilemma? (take notes)
  2. review vocabulary from the following sources: building blocks of society / what makes us moral, the generations (video on spark here) and maslowβ€˜s pyramid of needs.
  3. Enjoy your weekend πŸ˜œπŸ––πŸ», regards ricu.

podcast Maslowβ€˜s hierarchy of needs... listen here...

πŸ“ Due on Tue: write at least 100 words on how the text excerpt from THE ROAD relates to Maslowβ€˜s pyramid


Video Generation Z - TIME πŸ”½


Useful apps and links at the end of this page. Scroll down a bit...


Hi folks, hereβ€˜s the link to your video. Enjoy ... https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TtIojDWOsgg

task till Tuesday: cornell note taking (give it a try ;-) about most important facts about generations. C U on Tuesday....


Dictionaries / apps/ useful websites

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