It is time to plan the next school year, starting with that very first lesson. You will find our suggested year plans for E2 (International English) and SKILLS (Vocational English), as well as teaching resources to help you get off to a good start with your students, on our brand new website.
From now on we will publish teaching resources and tips for the English subject on this new website. Our English blog will not be updated but all the content will be transferred. You will also find resources for other subjects such as norsk, naturfag, matematikk and geografi on this new page.
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Good luck with your first lesson after the summer break!
SKILLS: Tips for the oral exam
Do you make a point of teaching your students vocational vocabulary?
Then we suggest you advise them to impress external examiners by consciously using it on the oral exam.
You can find lists of relevant vocational terms for each vocational programme in SKILLS Ressursbank and in the links below.
The exams are just around the corner. Here are two useful tips to share with your students.
Interpret the task correctly
Anne Marie Torp, from Asker vgs., put together this popular course in 2016, and it is just as relevant today. Its main aim is to make students aware of what the exam tasks require them to do. The course includes explainations of the most frequently used instructional words and a step-by-step guide on how to interpret the exam task.
This material has been made with a 1,5-hour lesson in mind.
Answering the exam task Vg1 (PPT)
Answering the exam task Vg1 course (Word doc.)
Answering the exam task Vg2 (PPT)
Answering the exam task Vg2 course (Word doc.)
Answering the exam task Form (Word doc.)
PS: The courses for vg1 and vg2 are identical, but the tasks and examples are different.
Revise your text
Students are likely to benefit greatly from looking through their texts several times on the exam, with a different revision focus each time. The text below is from E2, our textbook for International English, but is equally useful for vg1 students.
Download the text from E2 (page 292-293) here (PDF)
Good luck with your exams!
The Hate U Give (2017) is a young adult novel by Angie Thomas about a 16-year-old girl who sees a police officer kill her friend.
It has topped The New York Times best seller list for two consecutive years. Now, the film is out in Norway and we are happy to provide a teaching resource to accompany it. The author, Janniche Langseth, has chosen to focus on the film as a doorway to social issues, democracy and citizenship in the US.
Click here to download!