Sunday, October 19, 2014

Friday, October 17, 2014

EL119 Presentation

As you know, from Sunday 19th to Thursday 23rd October, we will have our first in-class presentation. Your job is to go online and find information on "How to be a Good Public Speaker". Find 6 - 8 things a good public speaker does (for example: be confident, clear voice etc) and discuss them with your audience.

Your presentation is worth 5 marks and should be 2 to 3 minutes long. Please make sure you stick to the time limit. You are free to create a PowerPoint presentation if you wish to do so however this is optional and not compulsory. Remember you should be presenting your ideas and not reading them from a piece of paper.

You will be tested on three things:

1. Information (How accurate, useful and interesting the information is)

2. Body language (Eye contact, posture, hand gestures etc)

3. Fluency (Is your speech clear and understandable? Do your ideas flow smoothly?)

I wish you all the best of luck, don't forget to be confident and make sure you practice your speech before going to class.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Midterm Timetable

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Monday, October 13, 2014

EL121 - Units 3 + 4 Quiz

Two great stories! Click here to do the quiz!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

EL119 Listening Grades

Section 202 click here

Section 208 click here

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Quote Challenge

We always quote famous people, but what about the ideas and sayings from our students? Think of a saying and send it to me before 18th October. Winner will receive a prize! 

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Happy Eid!!

Waste your time wisely!! 

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Arab Mobile App Challenge

Calling all you have an idea for a new and innovative app? 

Deadline = 15th Oct

Sunday, September 28, 2014

EL121 - A Letter From Gaza

I hope you all read the story and enjoyed it as much as I did. The story is beautiful and very meaningful. Click here to download the notes.

Saturday, September 27, 2014


EL119 Section 202 (Sunday from 3 - 5pm) Please 
make sure you go to ROOM GE114

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

EL119 Course Calendar + Marks

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Monday, September 22, 2014

EL121 Unit 2 Quiz

Click here to do the quiz. 

Sunday, September 21, 2014

EL121 - A Sound of Thunder

I hope you all read and enjoyed the story as much as I did, click here to download the notes.

The story talks about the "Butterfly Effect". Click here to see a short video to get a better idea. There's also a great movie called the "The Butterfly Effect". Watch it if you get the chance.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Download "QuizUp"

Probably the best educational phone application I've ever tried. It's also a lot of fun. Add me as a friend if you want to challenge me "farran.aou"

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Monday, March 4, 2013

EL121 Unit 1 Quiz

Click here to do the quiz! 

Saturday, February 19, 2011


Welcome AOU students!

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I hope you all have a wonderful semester!