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ASSIGNMENT 1/BBI2420/PPL/UPM/JAN/2010

BBI 2420 ORAL INTERACTION SKILLS

INTERNET ACTIVITY PORTFOLIO


Instructions for students

For this course, you are required to spend at least an hour per week on this
activity. You will do this work on your own. Please refer to the schedule on page
2 to find out your weekly task.

To get the maximum benefit from this internet activity, try to keep to the schedule
given, because your tasks complement the information in your module. All the
tasks require you to search for information on selected websites. If you are
unable to access the website listed in the INTERNET ACTIVITY STUDENTS’
GUIDE, you are encouraged to look for other related websites. Just write the
website address in your Internet Activity Log.

When you have spent a minimum of one hour on the tasks, please write your
answers to the questions in the Activity Log. Remember to write your answers
manually rather than print with your computer. You will need to record the date
you did your work, the time you logged-in to the Internet as well as the time you
logged-out. In addition, please write the location where you carried out your work
for the week. This could be your own home, school, office or even a cyber café.

Your Internet Activity Portfolio is to be submitted for evaluation by 12 March


2010, so please make sure you complete all the tasks and submit your
worksheets on time.
ASSIGNMENT 1/PPL/UPM/JAN/2010

INTERNET ACTIVITY STUDENTS’ GUIDE

WEEK ACTIVITY

1 Log on to:
http://www.hansenslt.com./articles.html
http://www.sideroad.com/Business_Networking to find information on starting,
maintaining and ending a conversation.

Complete Activity Log 1/9.

2 Log on to:
http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/pronunciation/eyespeakenglish?non-
native-sounds or
http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/grammar/pron/sounds/

Complete Activity Log 2/9.

3 Log on to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nonverbal_communication

Complete Activity Log 3/9.

4 Log on to:
http://english-grammar.webpark.pl/diagnostic_grammar_1.htm
http://english-grammar.webpark.pl/diagnostic_grammar_2.htm
http://english-grammar.webpark.pl/diagnostic_grammar_3.htm
http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/exercises

Complete Activity Log 4/9.

Note: If you are unable to get into these websites, search for similar ones on
English grammar practice.

5 Do an Internet search for information on leading and maintaining a discussion.


This could be useful language expressions on how to get a group started on a
discussion or any other related information.

Complete Activity Log 5/9.

6 Log on to:
http://elc.polyu.edu.hk/elsc/material/Speaking/discussion_skills.htm
http://www.wikihow.com/Lead-a-Discussion
Complete Activity Log 6/9.

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7 Do an Internet search on constructing a simple questionnaire to carry out a


survey. Read up on how to come up with good questions for a questionnaire.

Complete Activity Log 7/9.

8 Log on to:
http://www.essex.ac.uk/myskills/skills/presentations/givingGoodPres.asp or
other websites and find information that will help you to give a good oral
presentation in class.
http://ecglink.com/library/ps/powerpoint.html or other websites to find out more
about producing effective PowerPoint / multi-media materials for an oral
presentation.

Complete Activity Log 8/9.

9 Do an Internet search on nonverbal strategies in oral presentations.

Complete Activity Log 9/9.

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ACTIVITY LOG 1/9

Date:
Log-in:
Log-out:
Location:

1 Log on to http://www.hansenslt.com./articles.html
Read the four articles listed in Pronunciation and Speech Training. What
have you learnt from these articles?

2 Read articles on this website -


http://www.sideroad.com/Business_Networking to find information on
starting, maintaining and ending a conversation. What interesting points
have you learnt from these articles?

3 How and when do you think you could apply the information that you have
learnt in your daily life?

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ACTIVITY LOG 2/9

Date:
Log-in:
Log-out:
Location:

1 Log on to:
http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/pronunciation/eyespeakenglish?non-
native-sounds or
http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/grammar/pron/sounds/
Which article or activity did you try?

2 Log on to: http://international.ouc.bc.ca/pronunciation/


Which article or activity did you try?

3 What have you learnt about English pronunciation from these websites?

4 Do you feel that this activity has helped you in your pronunciation? Why /
Why not?

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ACTIVITY LOG 3/9

Date:
Log-in:
Log-out:
Location:

1 What have you learnt from the website about non-verbal communication?
Write short notes on what you found to be interesting or new information.

2 Write one aspect of non-verbal communication that you could apply in


your daily social interactions with your students/friends/colleagues.

3 List other related websites you found that have useful information on non-
verbal communication.

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ACTIVITY LOG 4/9

Date:
Log-in:
Log-out:
Location:

1 Log on to:
http://english-grammar.webpark.pl/diagnostic_grammar_1.htm
What was your score on the Diagnostic Grammar Test?

Section 1:

2 Log on to:
http://english-grammar.webpark.pl/diagnostic_grammar_1.htm
What was your score on the Diagnostic Grammar Test?
http://english-grammar.webpark.pl/diagnostic_grammar_2.htm

Section 2:

3 Log on to:
http://english-grammar.webpark.pl/diagnostic_grammar_3.htm
What was your score on the Diagnostic Grammar Test?

Section 3:

4 Which grammar areas are you weak in?

5 Log on to: http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/exercises or other


related websites.

4 Which language point did you mange to work on this week?

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5 Did you find the activities helpful? Please explain briefly or give one
specific example.

6 Can you suggest 3 things which you could do to improve in your


grammar? Please be specific.

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ACTIVITY LOG 5/9

Date:
Log-in:
Log-out:
Location:

1 List websites where you found useful information related to discussion


skills.

2 What information did you find on leading or starting a discussion? Write


short notes.

3 How can you apply this knowledge to your workplace situations?

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ACTIVITY LOG 6/9

Date:
Log-in:
Log-out:
Location:

1 Log on to
http://elc.polyu.edu.hk/elsc/material/Speaking/discussion_skills.htm
What could you say when:
a. you want to ask someone to share his/her opinion

b. you want to share your opinion

c. you want to interrupt someone who is speaking

d. you want to ask for more information/clarification

e. control people who talk too much

f. end a discussion

2 Log on to http://www.wikihow.com/Lead-a-Discussion
What new or interesting information did you find in this website?
Did you find this activity useful? Why / Why not?

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ACTIVITY LOG 7/9

Date:
Log-in:
Log-out:
Location:

1 List the websites in which you found useful information on designing a


questionnaire for a survey.

2 Based on the information that you have read or examples you have come
across, write some examples of survey questions (e.g. Wh-questions and
Yes/No questions) that are appropriate for the questionnaire that you will
use in your survey.

Your survey topic:

Examples of appropriate questions for the survey:

a)

b)

c)

3 Did you find this activity useful? Why / Why not?

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ACTIVITY LOG 8/9

Date:
Log-in:
Log-out:
Location:

1. How would you rate your oral presentation skills in English? (0 –very weak
to 10 very good)

2. What are your strengths when doing an oral presentation? List at least 3.

Eg: good content or visual aids

3. What are your weaknesses when doing an oral presentation? List at least
3.

Eg: very soft voice

4. Log on to:
http://www.essex.ac.uk/myskills/skills/presentations/givingGoodPres.asp
or other websites and find information that will help you to give a good oral
presentation in class.
Write 5 useful tip you found from the articles.

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5. Go to http://ecglink.com/library/ps/powerpoint.html or other websites. Write


some points to remember about producing effective PowerPoint / multi-
media materials for an oral presentation.

6. What are 5 things to avoid when preparing power-point slides for an oral
presentation?

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ACTIVITY LOG 9/9

Date:
Log-in:
Log-out:
Location:

1 Write the website you found which has information on nonverbal strategies
in oral presentations.

2 What are some important non-verbal strategies should we pay attention to


when doing an oral presentation in front of an audience? Write 5 things
you should pay attention to during your oral presentation.

3 What information from the article could you apply to your everyday
interaction with students/friends or classroom/workplace situations?

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