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Alexander Abril
Colombia - Cali
Universidad Icesi

Nuevo Proyecto: 2018-10-24 17:25:42 - Technology celebrities and their tech achievements.


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Students talk about a community that is formed by the most influential people in tech by using grammar and vocabulary related to the activity.

Through the activity, students are expected to talk about who is behind the most inspiring and innovative companies in tech and make their own TOP 10 by filling out a form containing these tech celebrities’ most relevant information (Job Title, place of work, tech platform description, fortune)

Talking about communities, neighbors, cyberspace, welcoming guests are topics of Speak out Intermediate Module 2-Unit 8 Level V 2018-2, which are usually an important part of an assessment process and students apply their knowledge in different activities prior to the information sharing.





Audio / Herramientas: recopilar información / Herramientas: tomar apuntes en clase / Imágenes / Páginas Web / Video /

Actividades de Clase

Sesión 1


Actividad 1


1 Sesión

Unit 8 Communities

Having in mind the objective of task-based activity, which is to research about the most important celebrities in the tech community, students go over vocabulary related to the different virtual tools that people find on internet.

Students listen to four different people talking about their online communities in which they explain the purpose of each virtual group (Speak Out Unit 8, Listening 8.2) in different situations with the aim of practicing both the vocabulary words presented on the activity and function of each of these communities.

Duración: 2 hours

Actividades del Estudiante


Actividad del estudiante

The student

  • Participates by providing information that describe internet tools.
  • Completes worksheets and activities from the book and gives his/her own examples with sentences containing relative clauses.
  • Pays attention to the listening and takes notes of the listening to be ready to answer questions.
  • Searches information about the following names in technology.

James Gosling

Steve Chen

Serguei Brin

Bill Gates

Reed Hastings

Charles Babbage

Ben Silberman

Paul Allen

Jawed Karim

Jan Koum

Philip Don Estridge

Chad Hurley

Alan Turing

Mark Zuckerberg

Jeff Bezos

Steve Jobs

Larry Page

Tim Berners-Lee

Brian Acton

Marc Randolph

Sesión 2


Talking about technology celebrities.

Duración: Two hours

Actividades del Estudiante



During this second session, the teacher will follow up on the topic of Relative clauses.


The student:

  • Applies his everyday experience and knowledge of internet and researches about some of the people that have created the tools and apps that they use on their smart phone.
  • Completes the exercises provided in the worksheet provided by the teacher.
  • Researches what duties are necessary to perform in the following IT (information Technology jobs.
  • Comes to class prepared with information about the VIP names in technology listed above.
  • Writes job descriptions for each job by using relative clauses.
  • Reads an article about influential people in technology
  • Fills in the forms for each IT celebrity (Job Title, place of work, platform, description, fortune)
  • Makes the TOP 10 based on criteria decided by the student.


  • Teacher’s questions

    The teacher asks students some of these questions in order to get them involved.

  • How often do you use internet?
  • On average, how many hours per day do you spend on the Internet?
  • What do you like doing most online?
    1. How often do you use...


    more than once a day

    once a week

    once a month

    Chat rooms





    Instant messenger





    Social networking sites















    Web browsing










    File sharing





















    1. Where do you use the Internet?

    at home?

    at school?

    at a café?

    at Icesi library?

    on your mobile phone?

    at a friend’s or family’s house?


    1. If you use Internet at home, what room do you use it in?

    ___ living room

    ___ bedroom

    ___ dining room

    ___ Other (please specify)


  • How many online contacts do you have that you have not met in the real world?
  • Have you ever met someone in the real world you have only met online?
  • Do you use a webcam?
  • What do you use a webcam for?
  • State the 3 best things about the Internet (include web addresses if wanted)
  • State the 3 worst things about the Internet (include web addresses if wanted)

Students will be graded considering this rubric.








Communicative achievement

Discourse is well organized. Uses strategies for communication breakdown naturally.

Discourse is well organized. Uses strategies for communication breakdown with some difficulty.

Discourse is somewhat organized. Uses limited range of strategies for communication breakdown.

Discourse is somewhat disorganized. Rarely uses strategies for communication breakdown.

Discourse is disorganized. Does not use any strategies for communication breakdown.


Generally understands main ideas and details easily.

Understands most main ideas well. Details sometimes pose a problem.

Understands simple ideas easily, more complex ideas pose a challenge.

Has trouble understanding simple ideas.

Consistent lack of comprehension.


Speaks with very little hesitation. Ample vocabulary range allows for smooth flow.

Speaks with occasional hesitation. Common vocabulary generally flows well.

Speaks with hesitation. Common vocabulary sometimes flows well.

Speaks with frequent hesitation. Common vocabulary often poses a problem.

Speaks with severe hesitation. Common vocabulary consistently poses a problem.


Minor pronunciation issues do not affect communication.

Pronunciation issues occur occasionally, but distraction is minimum.

Pronunciation issues are more frequent and lead to distraction.

Pronunciation issues are quite frequent and communication is affected negatively.

Pronunciation issues are prevalent and communication is severely affected.


Uses a variety of structures with few and minor errors.

Uses a variety of structures with some distracting errors.

Uses limited structures with few and minor errors.

Uses limited structures with distracting errors.

Uses limited structures with significant errors.






Project to be developed by Level V students at Icesi University, Cali, Colombia, 2018-2.


Autor: Alexander Abril , Proyecto creado 2018-10-24 17:25:42

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