Alan Turing Reading - Upper Intermediate Unit 4 Science...

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Upper Intermediate Unit 4 Science: Science Fiction and Science Fact Alan Turing Reading & Research Student worksheet Introduction In this activity you will read to research for specific information which may be used to plan and write an essay about Alan Turing. Skills/Language Focus o You will read for specific information You will use the Internet to search for information to use in planning an essay You will make notes from texts on websites and use then to plan an essay Materials Worksheet, laptop, dictionary Before (Lids down) 1. Reading: Read the text the teacher gives you and write answers to the questions. Vocabulary: Match the words to the meanings given. Then check with another students and use your dictionary to see if your answers are correct. 2. You are going to prepare to write the following essay: “ Evaluate the contribution of Alan Turing to important world events in the 20th century”. a) With another student analyse the essay title and brainstom possible ideas. b) Individually read the text about Alan Turing again and identify any information which may be used to answer the essay question. How useful is this text as a source for writing the essay? Why?/Why not? 3. You are going to do research using the Internet to help you answer the essay question. Working with one other student identify key words that may be useful to help you search for relevant information. While (Lids up) 1. You now have a limited amount of time to search for information on the Internet, which may be relevant to the essay question. You should make notes on relevant information for use in writing the essay. Make sure you save any useful web pages to favourites/bookmarks for future reference. After (Lids down) 1. Feedback and compare information you found with two other students. If you hear any new information that is relevant to the essay question add this to your own notes. Sabancı University FDY SL Online Learning Support Project
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Upper Intermediate Unit 4 Science: Science Fiction and Science Fact 2. You will now write a plan for the essay question. The essay will be 750 words in length (i.e. at least 3 body paragraphs). Your plan should include the main points for each paragraph and complete thesis statement and topic sentences. Alan Turing Reading & Research While Reading Read the text about Alan Turing and answer the following questions. 1. What made it difficult for Alan Turing to adapt to normal life during his childhood? He was an atheist as well as gay, two attributes not so common in the conservative Great Britain. He refused to adapt to the rigidly organized boarding school he went to. He ignored the subjects that did not interest him, resulting in miserable grades. 2. What is the question of “decidability” and what was Turing's contribution to answering this question?
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