STEP I. Learner-centered discussion

STEP II. Team building process

STEP III. Choose subtopics from the core topic "Presentation"

1. The best public speakers ever
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Task 1. Look through the following links below & do the tasks:

a. Create a list "The best public speakers ever" on diigo

b. Add all the link to your list with annotations (write a short summary to each link)

c. Upload all what you've got to your wiki site;

d. Write your opinion about each link on the topic (5-6 sentences);

e. Choose 5 links that you especially like using sticky notes & highlighting from diigo toolbar express your opinion on the content as in the example:
Make them visible for your teacher.

Links:

http://www.onlineuniversities.com/blog/2010/04/10-highest-paid-public-speakers-in-the-world/

http://www.onlineuniversities.com/blog/2010/04/50-incredible-historical-speeches/

http://library.albany.edu/reference/speeches.html

http://sixminutes.dlugan.com/speech-analysis-dream-martin-luther-king/

http://sixminutes.dlugan.com/video-critiques/

http://www.slideshare.net/jaimelavie/speech-writing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USf5myPm6cw&feature=fvwrel

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080304171729AA0elSY
http://www.slideshare.net/prwalker/the-presentation-secrets-of-steve-jobs-2814996

http://abhisays.com/make-money/who-is-the-worlds-highest-paid-public-speaker.html

http://www.collegenet.com/elect/app/app?service=external/Forum&sp=31594

http://www.overthinkingit.com/2008/12/10/40-inspirational-speeches-in-2-minutes/

Task 2. Create your own collection of useful links on the topic:

a. Before you start your research, look click on this link So now find the first site on the topic & answer the following questions:

1. Who is the author of the content? Is he/she an expert? (if there are no any names, that means the the info isn't trustworthy).

2. Look at the top or bottom of the page. The purpose of the institution or business should be to inform or explain something.
  • Questions to ask yourself: What connection does the institution or business seem to have with the topic of the web site? What connection does the author seem to have with the institution or business? Does the web site seem to be selling something? Does the web site seem to be providing a service such as education? Does the web site seem to be trying to persuade you to do something? Radio, television, newspaper, and news magazine services, U.S. government agencies (.gov), and universities (.edu) are usually reliable sources.

3. Look at the top or bottom of the page. The links may tell you something about the purpose of the web page.
  • Questions to ask yourself: Is the institution or business part of a larger organization with a separate homepage? What motivation does this organization have for having a web site?
4. Look at the bottom of the page. The web site should be updated frequently.
Questions to ask yourself: When was the web site last updated? How important is it to your research that the web site be updated frequently?

b. Assess 3 sites you'd like to add to your diigo list "The best public speakers ever 1" according to the criterions mentioned above, upload everything to your wiki.

c. Write short annotation to each link (5-6 sentences).

d. Create a list of useful vocabulary (20 words) using online vocabulary:

Yandex. Dictionaries

Multitran

Merriam - Webster

Wordia

and create a poster on www.wordle.net Upload everything to your wiki. Record your podcast.

e. Create a crossword & copy/paste your link to your wiki.

Task 3. Click on this link and choose the public speaker that you honour

Find the transcripts of his/her speeches here

a. Figure out the main themes of the speech you chose by counting the frequency of words used in it. Create a poster, which associates the size of the word with its frequency on www.wordle.net or www.glogster.com
Look at the example on this resource

b. Read the following rules of great speechwriting (e-resource: http://sixminutes.dlugan.com/speech-analysis-dream-martin-luther-king/):

  1. Emphasize phrases by repeating at the beginning of sentences
  2. Repeat key “theme” words throughout your speech
  3. Utilize appropriate quotations or allusions
  4. Use specific examples to “ground” your arguments
  5. Use metaphors to highlight contrasting concepts

Which of them were used in the speech you chose? Give your examples.

c. Answer the following questions:

- What's this speech about?
- What was the purpose of this speech writing?
- If you were the author of this speech, what would you change/add/remove?
- Who was the author of the speech? What was he/she famous for?
- Why did you choose this very speech?
- Was the speech impressive and did it hit the mark?

d. Look through some samples of speech critique and answer the question "Why use video critiques?"
Choose two video critiques from the range and analyze their structure and language in 20-25 sentences.

e. Write the same stuff about the speech you chose in 30-40 sentences.

Task 4. Create your own presentation on the topic "The best public speakers ever" (don't forget to use video fragments and analyze them).
Remember about visual aids and structure including Introduction, Body (examples & arguments) and Conclusion.


2. How to make a Brilliant speech?

Task 1. Look through the following links below & do the tasks:

a. Create a list "How to make a Brilliant speech?" on diigo

b. Add all the link to your list with annotations (write a short summary to each link)

c. Upload all what you've got to your wiki site;

d. Write your opinion about each link on the topic (5-6 sentences);

e. Choose 5 links that you especially like & using sticky notes & highlighting from diigo toolbar express your opinion on the content as in the example:
Make them visible for your teacher.

Links:

http://sparkcharts.sparknotes.com/business/publicspeaking/section2.php

http://www.rogerdarlington.me.uk/Speech.html

http://www.speechtips.com/structure-of-a-speech.html

http://foxa.people.cofc.edu/speechstructure.html

http://www.videojug.com/film/how-to-make-a-brilliant-presentation

http://www.kent.ac.uk/careers/presentationskills.htm

http://www.evancarmichael.com/Management/1975/How-To-Write-A-Brilliant-Speech-In-Under-5-Minutes.html

http://www.slideshare.net/yudhvir.dahiya/your-presentation-type-surprise-them-2579867

http://www.slideshare.net/garr/brain-rules-for-presenters

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/10-tips-for-preparing-a-professional-presentation/

http://www.scribd.com/doc/39263489/Public-Speaking

http://www.ehow.com/how_4461036_structure-speech.html

http://www.slideshare.net/jeffreyhurley/a-presentation-on-structure-1478203

http://www.slideshare.net/jaimelavie/persuasive-speaking

Task 2. Create your own collection of useful links on the topic:

a. Before you start your research, look click on this link So now find the first site on the topic & answer the following questions:

1. Who is the author of the content? Is he/she an expert? (if there are no any names, that means the the info isn't trustworthy).

2. Look at the top or bottom of the page. The purpose of the institution or business should be to inform or explain something.
  • Questions to ask yourself: What connection does the institution or business seem to have with the topic of the web site? What connection does the author seem to have with the institution or business? Does the web site seem to be selling something? Does the web site seem to be providing a service such as education? Does the web site seem to be trying to persuade you to do something? Radio, television, newspaper, and news magazine services, U.S. government agencies (.gov), and universities (.edu) are usually reliable sources.

3. Look at the top or bottom of the page. The links may tell you something about the purpose of the web page.
  • Questions to ask yourself: Is the institution or business part of a larger organization with a separate homepage? What motivation does this organization have for having a web site?
4. Look at the bottom of the page. The web site should be updated frequently.
Questions to ask yourself: When was the web site last updated? How important is it to your research that the web site be updated frequently?

b. Assess 3 sites you'd like to add to your diigo list "The best public speakers ever 1" according to the criterions mentioned above, upload everything to your wiki.

c. Write short annotation to each link (5-6 sentences).

d. Create a list of useful vocabulary (20 words) using online vocabulary:

Yandex. Dictionaries

Multitran

Merriam - Webster

Wordia

and create a poster on www.wordle.net Upload everything to your wiki. Record your podcast.

e. Create a crossword & copy/paste your link to your wiki.


Task 3. Read some articles on the topic & watch the videos:

Article #1. Leave comments with diigo sticky note

Article #2 Leave comments with diigo sticky note



Write annotations (6-10 sentences) to each.

b. Right now watch one of the most popular speech ever made:



Now read the transcript of this speech & critiques

c. Now compare the advice given in the first two articles & videos with the last speech. Did you feel any difference? Express your opinion in 15-20 sentences and make a record of it.

d. Write down an essay "How to write a brilliant speech" using the info from the links you found (20-25 sentences). Record it.

Task 4. Create your own presentation on the topic "How to create a brilliant speech/presentation" (don't forget to use video fragments and analyze them).
Remember about visual aids and structure including Introduction, Body (examples & arguments) and Conclusion.

How to resist a fear of public speaking

Task 1. Look through the following links below & do the tasks:

a. Create a list "How to resist a fear of public speaking" on diigo

b. Add all the link to your list with annotations (write a short summary to each link)

c. Upload all what you've got to your wiki site;

d. Write your opinion about each link on the topic (5-6 sentences);

e. Choose 5 links that you especially like & using sticky notes & highlighting from diigo toolbar express your opinion on the content as in the example:
Make them visible for your teacher.

Links:

http://thinksimplenow.com/communication/your-guide-to-conquer-fear-of-public-speaking/

http://www.lifehack.org/articles/communication/7-little-tricks-to-speak-in-public-with-no-fear.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a56v2PSUQy8

http://www.school-for-champions.com/speaking/fear.htm

http://www.anxietycoach.com/fear-of-public-speaking.html

http://www.presentation-pointers.com/showarticle/articleid/587/

http://www.totalselfimprovement.com/how-i-survived-an-extreme-public-speaking-experience.html

http://spectrain.wordpress.com/2009/09/04/overcoming-the-fear-of-public-speaking/


http://www.slideshare.net/jessedee/presentation-lessons-from-the-kings-speech-6551851

http://www.stresscure.com/jobstress/speak.html

Task 2. Create your own collection of useful links on the topic:

a. Before you start your research, look click on this link So now find the first site on the topic & answer the following questions:

1. Who is the author of the content? Is he/she an expert? (if there are no any names, that means the the info isn't trustworthy).

2. Look at the top or bottom of the page. The purpose of the institution or business should be to inform or explain something.
  • Questions to ask yourself: What connection does the institution or business seem to have with the topic of the web site? What connection does the author seem to have with the institution or business? Does the web site seem to be selling something? Does the web site seem to be providing a service such as education? Does the web site seem to be trying to persuade you to do something? Radio, television, newspaper, and news magazine services, U.S. government agencies (.gov), and universities (.edu) are usually reliable sources.

3. Look at the top or bottom of the page. The links may tell you something about the purpose of the web page.
  • Questions to ask yourself: Is the institution or business part of a larger organization with a separate homepage? What motivation does this organization have for having a web site?
4. Look at the bottom of the page. The web site should be updated frequently.
Questions to ask yourself: When was the web site last updated? How important is it to your research that the web site be updated frequently?

b. Assess 3 sites you'd like to add to your diigo list "The best public speakers ever 1" according to the criterions mentioned above, upload everything to your wiki.

c. Write short annotation to each link (5-6 sentences).

d. Create a list of useful vocabulary (20 words) using online vocabulary:

Yandex. Dictionaries

Multitran

Merriam - Webster

Wordia

and create a poster on www.wordle.net Upload everything to your wiki. Record your podcast.

e. Create a crossword & copy/paste your link to your wiki.


Task 3. Watch the film The King's speech or the trailer

a. Read the movie summary Write your own summary to the movie using the information above (20-25 sentences) and record it.

b. Watch the real-life George's speech and share your opinion in 10-15 sentences:



Here's the real speech King George VI delivered on September 3rd, 1939 addressing Britain's involvement in World War II. His Australian speech therapist Lionel Logue was in the room during this radio broadcast that offered a great solace to the British people during a terrifying time.

c. Hear the podcast and do the following tasks:

1. Write down the idioms with the words 'mouth' and 'tongue' and translate them. Make a record and upload it to your wiki. Do we have the same idioms in Russian?

2. What is this podcast about? Give the short plan of the podcast giving its structural parts with the descriptions.

3. What is the interview included to the podcast about? What topics does it cover?

4. Have you ever had such kind of experience when you had to resist your fear and handle the problem? Share your ideas in 15-20 sentences.

Task 4. Create your own presentation on the topic "How to resist a fear of public speaking" (don't forget to use video fragments and analyze them).
Remember about visual aids and structure including Introduction, Body (examples & arguments) and Conclusion.