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HOW TO DO A VIDEO INTERVIEW (B2.2)

THIS IS THE VIDEO I USED TODAY IN THE ORAL MEDIATION EXERCISE ONLINE

TASK: (The Way Experience)

Andrea is your Greek friend with whom you have a close relationship in the distance, as she lives in Greece.

In her last mail she tells you she would like to find a job in Australia. Browsing the Internet, she has found a video from a recruitment agency, HireVue, which offers tips to prepare for online interviews.

As she will have one of these online interviews soon and she doesn’t fully understand all the tips offered in the video, she has asked you for help.

Watch the video that Andrea has shared with you and record a 1.30- 2.00 minute voice message (on Whatsapp) explaining its key ideas. Remember that although you communicate in English, Andrea is not as proficient as you are.

 

YOU CAN WATCH IT  SUBTITLES WHEN YOU FINISH TO CHECK YOUR ANSWERS

FOR MEDIATION ASSESSMENT / TIMES etc…YOU CAN READ THE INFORMATION ON “GUÍA DEL CANDIDATO B2”  informacion-puc-b2

DESCRIBING CHARTS (B2.2)

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UNFORTUNATELY, due to Covid 19 we are getting used to see charts on TV  and newspapers about the evolution of the disease, death toll and unemployment. So headlines as the ones below are really common.

Coronavirus crisis: Spain’s unemployment spike breaks all records

Spain’s jobless rate jumps to 14.4 percent amid coronavirus crisis

Spain flattens / bends the curve with coronavirus deaths down for fourth day in a row

Spain’s jobless rate is set to surge much more than in countries like Italy

Coronavirus crisis compounds Spanish job market woes

MY COLLEAGUE NATALIA LÓPEZ RECORDED THIS VIDEO FOR HER BLOG THAT CAN HELP YOU DESCRIBE CHARTS IN A MEDIATION EXERCISE

 

 

I HAVE TO ADMIT THAT I HATE CHARTS AND GRAPHS…..BUT HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE THE CHART ABOVE ABOUT UNEMPLOYMENT FIGURES IN SPAIN IN A MEDIATION EXERCISE?

CORONAVIRUS IN THE NEWS: KEY QUESTIONS ANSWERED (B2.2)

I DO KNOW THAT WE ARE ALL FED UP WITH CORONAVIRUS RIGHT NOW BUT IT MIGHT BE INTERESTING FOR YOU TO WATCH THIS VIDEO AND SEE IF YOU´D BE ABLE TO TELL A CLASSMATE ABOUT THE KEY ANSWERS

HOW TO WASH YOUR HANDS:

MEDIATION (ALL LEVELS)

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MEDIATION

“Mediation” is the latest ELT buzzword. You might not know that from this year on you will have to add a new competence (or skill, as they prefer to call it now) to the ones you are already skilled at, I mean, LISTENING, READING, WRITING and SPEAKING. This new skill is MEDIATION.  But what is “Mediation”?
Linguistic mediation is a type of interaction that takes place among people that are unable to communicate, when speakers do not speak the same language, or when speakers do speak the same language, but one of them has wider or more specific knowledge of the common language. According to this differentiation, mediation tasks can be bilingual (cross-linguistic or interlinguistic mediation)or monolingual (intralinguistic mediation) , which is the one that will be applied in the Valencian Community Certificate exams.
The Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) states that linguistic mediation activities take up an important place in our societies, and describes mediation activities as either oral or written, specifying different tasks that can be developed as mediation practice, such as translation, interpretation, paraphrasing, summarizing and note-taking (CEFR 2002: 14-15).
I do not think it is as new as they want to make you think, that’s only to scare you away. You have been mediating all your life, at home with your parents and your children, when you go out with your friends and also in the EOI when
  • you are told to do those exercises in which you have to read something and tell your partners what you have read in your own words (written / oral)
  • you interview a new partner to get to know him/ her and then you have to introduce him /her to the rest of the class (oral / oral)
  • book or film reviews are wanted, etc.. etc…
Maybe the only difference between what you did in the past and what you have to do now is that it will be assessed separately and not as an integrated skill (oral / written)
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