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H.Q.

Mitchell

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portfolio

Contents American edition

Me ....................................................................................................................................................................... 3

What is the language portfolio? .................................................................................................................... 4

My language passport
Summary of language learning and intercultural experiences ................................................................ 5
Certificates and diplomas ........................................................................................................................... 5

My language biography
What I have done ......................................................................................................................................... 6
How I learn .................................................................................................................................................. 8
What I can do in English .......................................................................................................................... 10

My dossier
What you can include ............................................................................................................................... 13
What my dossier includes ......................................................................................................................... 14
Module 1 .................................................................................................................................................... 15
Module 2 .................................................................................................................................................... 16
Module 3 .................................................................................................................................................... 17
Module 4 .................................................................................................................................................... 18
Module 5 .................................................................................................................................................... 19
Module 6 .................................................................................................................................................... 20
Module 7 .................................................................................................................................................... 21
Module 8 .................................................................................................................................................... 22
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This language portfolio is designed to help you understand more about how you learn English. These could be pictures. You’ll be asked to think about how many years you’ve been learning English. You can also keep a record of language certificates and diplomas here. With the portfolio. It’ll also help you keep a record of the work you’ve done in school and the ways you come into contact with the English-speaking world. audio or video recordings. projects. 3. It will also help you set goals for the future and discover the ways in which you can learn best. The portfolio can help you show what you already know and what you can do in English. written work. My language biography In this part you can record your English learning. 2. whether at school or elsewhere. you’ll have the chance to see where your strengths and weaknesses lie and keep track of your progress. What is the language portfolio? American edition Dear Student. You can show the portfolio to your new teachers when you change class or school. My dossier This is the part where you can put some examples of work you’ve done in English. Copyright © MM Publications 4 . homework. You’ll also find some ideas that can be used in this section. The portfolio has three parts: 1. My language passport This part will give others a general picture of your knowledge of English. and in which situations you use it. It will help you realize what you already know and what you’ve already learned.

American edition My language passport Summary of language learning and intercultural experiences Read and answer. I read magazines or books in English. for instance. These could include progress report cards. I have a penpal or e-pal from an English-speaking country. Certificates and diplomas Here you can record any certificates or diplomas you’ve acquired in English. I often meet people who speak English. Title Level Awarded by Date Copyright © MM Publications 5 . How long have you been learning English? I’ve been learning English for . I have visited an English-speaking country. I watch TV shows or movies in English. Where have you been learning English? Where do you use English? • at school • at home • at a language school • at school • at home • at work • at work • with my friends • in an English-speaking country • with my family Check () the statements which are true for you. Read and check (). an attestation of participation in an exchange program or of a language-learning stay in an English-speaking country. I use English to chat with people online. I have lived in an English-speaking country.

Institution When? City Country English-speaking countries where I have lived or which I’ve visited. My language biography American edition What I have done The schools/colleges/universities I’ve graduated from and the one I now attend. School/College/ When? City Country University name The English courses I have attended and the courses I now attend. Country When? For how long? Copyright © MM Publications 6 .

7 .. When? Where? With whom? Comments Ways I come into contact with English-language media. often sometimes never Comic books Songs Movies TV shows Internet Copyright © MM Publications Magazines Computer games Books .. American edition My language biography What I have done Contacts I’ve had with speakers of English.

.. … I ask myself whether I need to understand every single detail listening abilities of what I’m listening to or if it is enough to get the general Copyright © MM Publications idea. . What helps you? This part of the portfolio can help you realize how you learn best and give you some ideas which you might want to try in the future.. I write down new words in a notebook with an example next to them. Yes No Yes No I listen to English texts and repeat.. I often listen to the radio or watch TV shows in English. I look new words up in a dictionary. vocabulary I group together words which are related. I learn and recite English poems. I ask my teacher to explain new words. I already do this I could try this How I improve my . I listen to songs and try to understand the lyrics. . I watch English-speaking shows. I regularly revise words I’ve learned. I record myself speaking in English and compare with the speaking abilities CD. My language biography American edition How I learn Try to think of the ways in which you learn English... I sing songs in English. Check () what is true for you and complete with your ideas. I try to use words I’ve recently learned when I speak or write. and try to imitate voice and rhythm. 8 .

I read magazines and newspapers in English.. American edition My language biography How I learn I already do this I could try this How I improve my .. they’re a part of learning. … 9 . Yes No Yes No I ask myself whether I need to understand every single detail of what I’m reading or if it is enough to get the general idea.. I make a note of grammatical errors I often make.. After I’ve written something. I learn or look for grammar rules and explanations. I’m not afraid to make mistakes when I speak or write... I try to avoid repeating the same words and phrases when I write. grammar I find my own examples to illustrate a rule. reading abilities I look important words up in a dictionary. I try to think in English and avoid translating. I make sure that I know the meaning and the spelling of all the writing abilities words I’ve used. I don’t hesitate to answer my teacher’s questions in class. . I read it once again to see if I’ve made any mistakes. I write down words and expressions I’d like to learn. . … I already do this I could try this How I learn Yes No Yes No Copyright © MM Publications I always participate in group or pair work activities in class. When I write.

Add to the list – perhaps with the help of your teacher – other things you can do. prices and the time. I can understand when people are talking about the present. I can understand when someone speaks slowly and clearly to me on topics I’m familiar with. what I do. I can understand where things are located. . I can understand short recorded messages or short passages said by the teacher. for example your teacher. I can understand numbers. I can understand the lyrics of some songs.. the place where I live.. the people I know. I can understand and follow a route on a map. the past or the future. Use column 3 to mark those things which you cannot yet do but which you feel are important (Column 3 = goals).. My language biography American edition What I can do in English Use this checklist to record what you can do (Column 1 = me). I can understand short conversations about topics I’m familiar with. or that are important for your English learning at this stage.. I can understand simple questions about myself. 10 . to also assess what they think you can do (Column 2 = my teacher). Ask someone else. Use the following symbols: In columns 1 and 2 In column 3  I can do this under normal circumstances ! This is one of my goals  I can do this easily my teacher me my goals / other Listening 1 2 3 I can understand my teacher’s instructions and what is said on the CD player. Copyright © MM Publications I can also … .

I can indicate time by phrases such as “next week. other people and objects. flyers and diaries. my work and my hobbies and ask people similar questions. I can say where I’m from and where I live.” I can also… 11 .” “three o’clock. I can recognize some simple words and phrases on a poster or in a magazine. I can also … Speaking 1 2 3 I can greet and say goodbye to someone. my family. I can understand simple cartoon strips and illustrated stories. I can ask for and give advice. American edition My language biography What I can do in English me my teacher my goals / other Reading 1 2 3 I can match simple words with pictures. I can introduce myself and other people. I can guess the content of a text with the help of illustrations. I can talk about my family and my friends. I can ask people for things and give people things. I can ask for and tell the time. my home. my friends. I can answer simple questions about myself. I can say what I like and what I don’t like. such as an e-mail or a postcard. I can ask for and give directions. I can understand whether a text refers to the present.” “last Friday. I can order food and take an order. past or future.” “in November. I can read and understand some magazine quizzes. Copyright © MM Publications I can count and talk about quantities. I can understand a brief personal message. I can read and understand the key points in some magazine and newspaper articles. I can describe myself. I can describe my house and the rooms in it.

I can ask somebody to speak more slowly. 12 .. I can write a simple postcard (for example with vacation greetings). I can write an e-mail giving news or talking about vacation plans.. . names. Writing 1 2 3 I can fill out a questionnaire with my personal details... I can write simple sentences about food preferences and eating habits. I can write a simple text about my life story. ... I can write a description of my house and neighborhood... what my talents and abilities are. Copyright © MM Publications .. etc. I can ask somebody to repeat what they’ve said. I can write sentences and simple phrases about myself. I can write about my daily routine and my habits. I can ask somebody how to say a word in English. what I do. I can write about my family (how many members. age) and my friends. . My language biography American edition What I can do in English my teacher me my goals / other Speaking strategies 1 2 3 I can ask for help when I don’t understand something. for example where I live.. I can also… .

Your dossier could be a folder or a box to fit everything in. posters and projects 13 . pictures. Add items to your dossier or change them when you like. You can put in written work. or any other work you are proud of. CDs. You choose what goes into your dossier. American edition My dossier What you can include In your dossier you can keep examples of your work. report cards and tests Pictures. Put in things which you’d like to keep and show to others. DVDs. as well as certificates and diplomas. CD-ROMs. Certificates and diplomas CDs / DVDs / CD-ROMs My dossier Copyright © MM Publications Written work. homework.

. My dossier American edition What my dossier includes Use the list below to keep a record of all the items you include in the dossier. this piece of work shows because… that. Piece of work Date important for me English.. Copyright © MM Publications 14 . This piece of work is With regards to my progress in No.

es Phone code = +34 Currency = euro Population = 40. American edition My dossier Module 1 COUNT RY FAC T FILE Find useful information about your country and make a poster for visitors.500. Stick pictures for decoration.000 Time zone = GMT + 1 Copyright © MM Publications 15 . Country = Spain .España Nationality = Spanish Language = Spanish Capital = Madrid e-mail code = .

Copyright © MM Publications 16 . My dossier American edition Module 2 MY FAVORIT E SINGER Make a poster of your favorite singer/band and write a paragraph describing them.. Write about their appearance and stick pictures. My favorite singer is Avril Lavigne. She has blond hair and ..

. American edition My dossier Module 3 MY T V GUIDE Make up TV channels and include all your favorite TV shows. My favorite is. Copyright © MM Publications 17 ... Write the times they are shown and add pictures for decoration. Then write what you watch.. Super Channel 7:00 Lost 8:00 LIVE: Baseball from Boston 9:00 . I usually watch sports shows.

There isn’t a museum. Copyright © MM Publications 18 . My dossier American edition Module 4 MY CIT Y/ TOWN Make a table of what you like/dislike about your city or town. Stick pictures for decoration. Likes Dislikes There are 4 beautiful parks.

Don’t forget to go wild! The Mega Burger 4 burgers and extra ! extra cheese! $ 4.99 Copyright © MM Publications 19 . Think of a name for the restaurant. Draw or stick pictures and write prices. American edition My dossier Module 5 MY DRE A M MENU Use all your favorite food to make your dream menu.

At home: Save water and energy .. My dossier American edition Module 6 A POS T ER: HELP T HE EN V IRONMENT Make a poster promoting environmentally-friendly activities.. The environment needs help! Plant trees in Middleton Park. Copyright © MM Publications 20 . Draw or stick pictures. Mention where you can do these activities.

Write a short description for each picture.  1990 2000 2010 Copyright © MM Publications 21 . I had a great time. American edition My dossier Module 7 MY LIFE S TORY Find pictures from different times in your life. Draw a time line and stick the pictures next to the correct year. This is my seventh birthday party.

Write what you can do at these places and stick pictures. Copyright © MM Publications 22 . cut out the symbols below and stick them next to places on the map. Sundown Beach! It’s great for water sports and sunbathing. My dossier American edition Module 8 MY VAC AT ION ISL A ND Make your own vacation island for tourists. Draw a map of your island.

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