BTG13 – Englisch


Weeks 27-35

Weeks 22-24

  • Writing workshop for the final exam

Week 21

Week 20

Week 19

Weeks 17&18

  • Creating your own set of exam tasks
  • Communication exam: trial runs

Week 16

Week 15

  • N/A

Week 14

  • Listening comprehension test

Week 13

Week 12

Week 11

  • Designer babies – ethical, social and scientific implications (TED-talk by Paul Knoepfler)
  • Andrew Nichols: Gattaca

Week 10

Week 9

  • N/N

Week 8

Week 7

Week 6

  • class test no. 1 – a video composition

Week 5

Week 4


Week 3

Week 2

Week 1


Week 32:

Abitur-Compositionthemen (oldies but goldies):

2009/2010 HP
Advertising can do more harm than good. Discuss.
2009/2010 NP
People either love or hate the USA. Why does this country arouse such mixed feelings – from admiration to rejection?
2008/2009 HP
Travel and tourism have become important factors in today’s consumer society. At the same time this development is being discussed for its negative effects. Discuss.
2008/2009 NP
a) The demand for energy is steadily rising. This is why experts think nuclear power is the only reliable and most efficient source of energy. Discuss.
b) Politicians would like to take advantage of new technologies to give the police the right to spy on people by means of getting into their computer systems, tracing their phone calls and watching their everyday activities via surveillance cameras. How do you feel about this development?

Week 29:

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Week 28:

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy audios:

Week 27:

Week 26:

Week 25:

Sales presentations

Week 24:

Language for job interviews

Week 23:


Week 22:

Week 21:
What’s Up, Doc?

Week 20:
You are what you eat.

Week 19:
Here are 40 maps that explain the world.

Week 18:
Would you like to know the whole story of Jessica and Najima? You can find the article here. It’s really worth reading.

Globalisation explained with the 5-gas-stations theory.

Week 17:
How do you analyze a cartoon? Well, you just do it!

Week 16:
You want to know what final exams look like? Click here.

Week 15:
Have a look at this infographic for ideas why you could benefit from learning foreign languages.

Read this article to find out more about the potential and the current limits of translation technology.

Week 14:
Here is the video we watched, here you’ll find  the audio to listen to and here is the transcript.

Week 13:
The original Ney York Times article our lesson was based on.

Week 12:
Infos on your movie reports:

  • Deadline for handing in your papers is the first day of the “Pfingstferien”.
  • How do you write a movie report? Just have a look at the manual.
  • Here you’ll find an example of a decent (not a brilliant one!) movie report.
  • This is a list of films that are ideal for movie reports: films about people. If you’d like to write about a film that is not included on the list, please check with me first.
  • Your movie report must be formatted in proper MLA style. This is an example text including comments / explanations.

Weeks 10/11:
Prepare for the class test. Become an expert on ethical shopping and consumerism:


Weeks 8/9:
Materials for your project work:

Week 7:
The text on advertisement and green-washing we touched upon in class.

Week 5/6:
Prepare for your class test by becoming an expert on pro/con-compositions.

Week 4:
The Information-gap activity on wind farms including a solution

Week 3:
The information-gap activity om nuclear energy we did in class.

Week 2:
An overview of environmental problems to get you back to speed on the topic.

Week 1:
Here you’ll find more on the Mars One project.

These are the online building blocks of this year’s English lessons: