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Grade 12/2020-2021

2020-2021 academic year


21.05.21
May flash mob
How To Use WONDER & I WONDER IF

19.02.2021
Alice Munro’s story, “Amundsen,” appears in 2012 issue of The New Yorker. Read the story and discuss it.

8.02.2021
Blank Zones in Collective Memory, or The Transformation of Yerevan’s Urban Space in the 1960s

4.02.2021
Myths that replaced reality led to Armenia’s defeat in Karabakh war

2.02.2021
Implications of the 2020 Artsakh War on Regional Countries

26.01.2021
Read the text and write a review
The Silence by Haruki Murakami

21.05.21
May flash mob
How To Use WONDER & I WONDER IF

21.01.21
Please complete the assignments for January flash mob

7.12.2020
Read “What Happened and Why: Six Theses” by Jirair Libaridian

9.11.2020
Write an essay on the following theme.
It has been said, “Not everything that is learned is contained in books.” Compare and contrast knowledge gained from experience with knowledge gained from books. In your opinion, which source is more important? Why?

Essays are organized into paragraphs. The first paragraph (պարբերություն) is called the introduction. It includes a thesis statement. The thesis statement tells the reader what the essay is about. It comprises an interesting opening, called a hook (հրապուրիչ սկիզբ, խայծ, որպեսզի հետաքրքրի ընթերցողին), background that defines unfamiliar terms, and your thesis statement, which is one sentence that outlines your opinion or preference and your reasons.  

After introduction write the body of the essay. The body of the essay is made up of paragraphs that support the introduction. Each paragraph of the body discusses one supporting point or set of ideas for your thesis. It is important that each body paragraph has a unique topic. It should have topic sentences: key points supporting your thesis; explanation and example. It is better to have 3 body paragraphs.

The last paragraph is the conclusion. It restates your thesis and adds some general comment, prediction or suggestion to your essay.

Use the following words or phrases that are called transitional adverbs or transitions to help the reader to follow your explanation or argument. Transitions are words or phrases that writers use to move from one sentence to the next or from one paragraph to the next.

If you want to express the below mentioned, use 
the order of ideas or factsfirst, second, third, next, then, finally, lastly
Similarity or add informationalso, too, in addition, furthermore, moreover
Contrast or make concessionhowever, but, on the other hand, conversely, yet, though, in contrast, nevertheless
Introduce examplesfor example, to illustrate, for instance
Explain, define or elaborate on an ideathat is, in other words
Emphasize an ideain fact, indeed
Refer to common knowledgecertainly, clearly, of course
Generalizegenerally speaking, in general, overall, for the most part, usually, typically
Show cause and effect or result: therefore, thus, subsequently, as a result, as a consequence, hence
Show personal attitude: positivefortunately, happily, thankfullynegativeunfortunately, sadly, regrettably
Conclude or end an argument or discussionto conclude, in conclusion, to wrap up, to summarize, to sum up

30.12.2020
Think over a topic The advantages and disadvantages of modern technology for debate.

22.10.2020
Please do exercises 3, 4, 5 on page 5 of English in Mind Student’s book 3


20. 10.2020
Learning from others’ experience
Read the texts Alan Turing Saved 21 Million Lives In World War II, But History Punished Him For Being Gay,
Alan Turing: The codebreaker who saved ‘millions of lives’ and analyse
Write an essay Alan Turing: saving millions of lives

24.09/2020
For revision of Destination B1 please complete exercises A, B, C, D, E on pages 7-8 of Unit 1, exercises A, B. C, D, E, F on pages 10-11 of Unit 2 and A, B, C,  D, E, F, G, H. I on pages 13-15.

Translate the text.
Call to international community

3. Translate the text into English
Մինչ աշխարհը շարունակում է պայքարել COVID-19 համավարակի դեմ, սեպտեմբերի 27-ի վաղ առավոտյան, ադրբեջանական զինուժը զանգվածային հրթիռային և օդային հարձակում է սկսել Արցախի ուղղությամբ: Խաղաղ բնակավայրերը, այդ թվում՝ մայրաքաղաք Ստեփանակերտը, ենթարկվել են հարձակման: Բնակիչների շրջանում կան զոհեր և վիրավորներ: Դպրոցները և քաղաքացիական ենթակառուցվածքները հրետակոծվել են:

Ադրբեջանը արգելափակել է բոլոր սոցիալական ցանցերը և շարունակում է ապատեղեկատվություն տարածել: Արցախի և Հայաստանի կառավարությունները հայտարարել են ռազմական դրություն և ընդհանուր զորահավաք կիրակի օրը:

Կոչ ենք անում միջազգային հանրությանը՝ դատապարտելու ռազմական հարձակումը և ադրբեջանական բռնապետության պատերազմական հանցագործությունները:

Օգնե՛ք մեզ տարածել անկողմնակալ տեղեկատվություն իրավիճակի վերաբերյալ:

Words
հրթիռային և օդային հարձակում սկսել – launch missile and aerial attack
զինուժ – the Armed Forces 
բնակավայր – settlement
բնակիչեր –civilians
զոհեր և վիրավորներ – casualties
ենթակառուցվածք – infrastructure
արգելափակել – block
հրետակոծել – shell
ռազմական դրություն – martial law
դատապարտել- condemn
հարձակում – aggression
բռնապետություն – dictatorship
տարածել – disseminate

Read the text and analyse it https://cnn.it/2S9oGHY

clashes – բախում
break out – start suddenly
flare up– բռնկվել
at odds- in conflict
skirmishes – փոխհրաձգություն
projectile – արկ, գնդակ
to impose martial law- ռազմական դրություն մտցնել
ET
– Eastern time
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV)– աօդաչու թռչող սարք
retaliatory [rɪ’tælɪət(ə)rɪ] -պատասխան

Analyse it according to Bono method stated below.

What is the Six Thinking Hats model?
Posted by Chris Adams

The Six Thinking Hats is a role-playing model presented by Edward de Bono in 1986.  It serves as a team-based problem solving and brainstorming technique that can be used to explore problems and solutions and uncover ideas and options that might otherwise be overlooked by a homogeneously thinking group.

The basic premise hinges upon the idea that most people think and reason in a specific way based on their personality type.  This means that a more emotional person may generate ideas differently than a more analytical person, and vice-versa. Similarly a pessimist will approach a situation very differently than an optimist. 

Edward de Bono identified 6 types of one-dimensional personalities or “Thinking Hats”.  While the average person will often imbue qualities from several of these 6 types, the goal of the Six Thinking Hat model is to assign each member of the team a different, one-dimensional “Thinking Hat” for the duration of the problem solving or brainstorming session.

The 6 types or “Thinking Hats” are:

White Hat: analytical, objective thinking, with an emphasis on facts and feasibility. (How to remember White Hat – The color white is often associated with purity. Similarly the White Hat has a clean perspective that is unadulterated by emotion or subjectivity.)

Red Hat: emotional thinking, subjective feelings, perception, and opinion.  (How to remember Red Hat – Red is the color of rage and emotion.  Red Hat allows emotion and subjectivity to dominate.)

Black Hat: critical, skeptical, focused on risks, and identifying problems.  (How to remember Black Hat – Black, the color of gloom and pessimism.  The Black Hat is the skeptic, and pessimist looking for the problems in everything.)

Yellow Hat: optimistic, speculative, best-case scenario. (How to remember Yellow Hat – Yellow Hat is the sunny one.  They are happy and have a positive outlook on things, always expecting the best outcome.)

Blue Hat: structured thinking, high-level overview of the situation, the big picture. (How to remember Blue Hat – Blue is the color of the sky.  Imagine the Blue Hat person has a 20,000 foot perspective on this.  They can see everything from a distance and get the big picture view.)

Green Hat: creative, associative thinking, new ideas, brainstorming, out-of-the-box. (How to remember Green Hat – Green is the color of nature as capture by the artist.  The Green Hat is creative and generates lots of new ideas without concern for feasibility.)

Since each member is assigned a single hat you don’t have to remember the characteristics of them all, only the hat which is assigned to you.  With 6 team members working together from their one-dimensional point of view, problems and solutions can be worked and dissected from 6 very different perspectives leading to well thought out conclusions. 

18.09.2020

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