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Hi I'm Graeme Anthony and welcome to my Curriculum Vitae Interactive Video (CVIV)
I've produced this video because, let's face it, communications have changed.
There's nothing wrong with a good old-fashioned pen and paper, but It's evolved into something far more exciting and accessible.
On top of that, I'm a PR (Public Relations) practioner, and a good one at that.
Spinning words and narratives is what I'm trained to do.
This is me, in my natural habitat, 100% transparent.
You might not warm to what you see initially, but, on the other hand I can be whatever you need me to be.
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Dossier 1 BTS SIO anglais:
How do I extract or uncompress a compressed file?
doc1 from www.winzip.com
What are Zip files and archives?
Zip files (.zip and .zipx) have been referred to as compressed folders, packages, containers, and archives. Zip files are the most common type ofarchive files that also compress data.
Zip files were originally created for use with computers running DOS and then Windows operating systems. Today Zip files are also commonly used on other operating systems, such as the Mac and Unix operating systems. As mentioned above, the files archived in a Zip file are usually, , compressed. This saves space and also makes it easier to send them as email attachments. Zip files are also convenient for grouping data files. Rather than transporting, copying, or sending a number of files; you can zip them and easily work with one Zip file.
Zip files are not the only archive type of file that you may encounter. WinZip can be used to extract the contents of many as well. You may not even notice that you have downloaded another type of archive or that you received one by email. This is because WinZip associates itself with all of the archive file types with which it works and visually represents this association by causing the WinZip icon to display with the file name.Zip files (and other archives) contain information in a highly encoded form. In this form the information is not directly usable by other applications. With WinZip, you can extract the compressed files which will give you exact copies of the original ones in their original format. After extracting the contents of a Zip file, you have the option to delete the Zip file. Doing so will in no way affect the files that you extracted. However, you may also decide to keep the Zip file in an alternate location, such as an external drive, as a backup.
Doc2 from http://www.dmoz.org/Computers/Software/Data_Compression/
7 November 2011 Last updated at 10:52 GMT
What is life like for a teenage prodigy?
Cameron Thompson is a 14-year-old maths prodigy from north Wales. He passed with high grades at maths GCSE and A-level and is now taking an Open University degree in pure maths. So what does it feel like to be a teenager growing up with raging hormones and a towering intellect?
At the age of 11, Cameron sat a school entrance maths test.
"One hundred and forty one out of 140, I broke the system, I think I did well," he says.
At the same age, he sailed through two GCSEs in maths and additional maths, and in the same year passed his maths A-level with flying colours. But being brilliant at maths has become Cameron's entire identity, and trying to fit in at school and develop his social skills has somehow become left behind in a desire to escape mediocrity.
"I have the social ability of a talking potato," he says.
"Most people my age do despise me. I've been like this for years. I'm used to being ignored."
The foundations of his academic success have also been shaken by the fact that his grades for his degree course have been dropping, and he is panicking. In the first year, his marks were up in the 80s, putting him in the top 0.5%. But on a recent assignment, he scored 72%, a healthy grade by most people's standards, but not enough to secure the distinction that he wants.
"I am a bit worried about failing the Open University," he says. "I just am, despite the fact that, technically, I shouldn't be doing it for about another five years."
Although Cameron can easily identify the answers, he has trouble explaining how he came to his conclusion, bringing down his overall marks, and he will only be able to continue with the degree if his marks show signs of improvement.
His parents, Rod and Alison, who live near Wrexham, are unsure whether his struggle to explain is due to his age, or the fact he has been diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome, a type of autism that can occasionally combine great mental prowess with communication problems.
"Apparently plenty of people with Asperger's are really intelligent, high achievers," Cameron says. "People like Einstein and Newton, they had supposed Asperger's."
The pressure of making sure his marks improve on his next assignment is a worry for Cameron.
It is not his parents that drive this ambition to achieve, but Cameron himself, and to add to this stress he is also growing up.
"Mum first noticed a moustache, she saw it and told me about it," he explains. Not long after that, one of his younger sisters, 10-year-old Beth, accidentally ripped it off with a piece of sticky tape.
With his family moving house, however, Cameron is facing a fresh start at a new school and the opportunity to try to establish a new social life.
"It gives me a chance to start again, so they reckon [I'll] actually work my way up the social ladder, instead of just staying at the bottom," he says.
"If I can make it to the middle I'm less likely to be bullied there, certainly not physically."
One characteristic of Asperger's is a difficulty to make friends, and Alison worries that her son does not always listen to social cues.
"Sometimes tact goes right over his head. Naive would be the best word for it," she says.
"He is a brilliant kid. He couldn't do enough for everybody. At the same time, while sometimes he is oblivious, he is also very sensitive," she says.
Choosing the right school for Cameron was critical, as his parents want him to develop a full range of skills and not just be an academic success.
"We need to give him a good balance, we need to cater for his emotional needs, we need to cater for his social needs and develop a broad range of skills," says his father Rod.
"Quite where we go when he hits GCSE year and he turns up with an honours degree is going to be a strange one."
Cameron's new high school specialises in looking after children who are on the autistic spectrum and his teacher, Enid Moore, is keen to make sure that he takes his social studies seriously.
She stresses that it is not enough to have examination certificates - Cameron needs to learn how to relate to people his own age and maintain friendships.
On his first day he met Tim, another intelligent teenager who also has Asperger's Syndrome. The two share similar interests and issues, which means they can support each other through the difficult times.
"It's amazing to have a new friend because he's funny... and he is also into the same computer games as me. The main thing that keeps us together is we both agree on the fact that [Justin] Bieber is an idiot," says Tim.
Inspired by his new social life at school, Cameron has also - for the first time in his life - gone on a day out with a friend from his karate class to a computer games expo or "geek convention".
Away from his growing teenage pursuits, Cameron is hoping to complete his degree course by the time he is 16. The mark on his last degree paper shows an improvement. With a total of 77%, Cameron can continue with the course, but is still disappointed with the result.
"I expected above 80," he says. "I'm desperate to achieve, I'm desperate to get high marks. I'm too hard on myself."
Prof Imre Leader, a maths fellow from Trinity College, Cambridge, has assessed Cameron's maths skills, and believes there is no point fast-forwarding through exams and qualifications unless someone is achieving 99% on every exam.
"There's quite an important distinction between progressing, taking lots of exams as fast as you can, getting four or five years ahead of yourself, and relaxing and enjoying the level that you are at - what we call enrichment - doing some harder thinking material on your own level of maths.
"That's often a more fruitful thing in the long run," he says.
He has suggested that Cameron slows down a little and studies for a degree in maths at Cambridge or Oxford University at the age of 18, with those his own age. He also recommends that he takes part in summer camps with talented maths students from other schools.
Although he still wants to complete his Open University degree, Prof Leader's advice has given Cameron another option in life.
"He taught me that you need to go behind the scenes in maths. Not just on the surface but deep within. And as Prof Leader said, there are other people like me, high maths abilities, bad school lives, I am not alone. Spooky."
Since he turned 14, Cameron has a new-found interest in girls and has been on his first date without his parents.
"I started becoming interested in women about a few months ago," he says. "I started to like them instead of being disgusted by them."
So, as Cameron is very happy with his new social life and has more of a plan for his long-term future, the growing pains are definitely easing for this teenage prodigy.
Un article d'après rentrée pour s'entrainer à la compréhension orale!
Vous choisissez la dictée qui vous intéresse et cliquez sur son titre.
Une fenetre s'affiche.
Quand vous avez terminé, le texte de la dictée apparait et vous pouvez corriger!
Pour les BTS, je vous conseille le niveau "intermediate" et "upper intermediate".
La plupart des extraits sont de la belle litterature, donc vous joignez l'utile à l'agréable :)
Voici les réponses du QCM de vendredi!
Pour réviser la grammaire, vous pouvez visiter ce site , ou celui-ci avec des explications claires et précises en français, ou encore celui-ci avec des exemples traduits en français!
L'année se termine et mes étudiants de deuxieme année sont prêts à passer leur examen oral. Good luck folks :)
J'ai eu quelques questions de dernière minute dont voilà les réponses:
Comment faire une belle introduction pour la présentation du corpus de documents?
Il faut d'abord chercher toutes les sources (extrait de ..., date, site internet, crédits photo etc) et les donner dans le début de votre introduction.
Indiquez ensuite le thème général et votre structure (notamment si le document inclus pluseurs élèments!). Vous reprendrez cette structure tout au long de votre comentaire! Vous pouvez présentez le thème sous la forme d'une question ou d'une définition par exemple
N'oubliez pas également de faire une bonne conclusion. On l'oublie trop souvent! Il faut cloturer le sujet, sans se répéter puis ouvrir vers autre chose, comme son opinion, son expérience ou une autre idée en lien avec un élèment présent dans le document!
Voici un exemple d'introduction:
This document is an extract from BBC News, published on March 2010 and written by John Carter. Its title is "Current Affairs" and it deals with the economical crisis in Europe. On the right, there is a picture representing Euro bills and at the end we find the address of the website where we can get more information.
I'm going to introduce the text first, then I will describe the picture.
Où puis-je trouver une liste de mots de liaison sur le blog?
Y-a-t-il des vidéos sur l'écologie ou l'environnement?
Tu peux en chercher toi même sur les sites de partage de vidéo, ou en trouver ici sur le blog: video
Comment réussir la prise de note de l'épreuve vidéo?
Il faut bien gérer son temps et son brouillon. A la pemiere écoute, bien comprendre de quoi il s'agit (theme, lieu, personnages, pays etc) et noter des informations en passant des lignes entre chaque. Au deuxième passage, on compléte les blancs. Au troisième, on recherche des élèments plus spécifiques comme les dates précises ou les chiffres donnés. A la fin, on écrit les informations prises en notes sur la copie, en français et en faisant le maximum de phrases. Si jamais vous avez entendu un mot mais que vous ne savez pas l'inclure, notez simplement à la fin que vous avez une information supplémentaire.
Quelles séries puis-je regarder si je veux travailler la compréhension de l'accent britannique?
La dernière que jai vu et qui est très British c'est Dirk Gently! Have fun with this extract!
Les examens arrivent à grand pas!
Afin de réviser au mieux, faites vous des fiches de vocabulaire pour exprimer vos idées, et aussi concernant vos études et votre métier, créez une série de questions-réponses en imaginant les questions que le jury vous posera, utilisez le dictionnaire pour vous aider!
Sur ce blog, vous trouverez de nombreux articles pour vous aider, notamment le Vocabulaire de la description d'image (photo, dessin, graphique etc) et comment décrire une image?
Vous trouverez également des exemples corrigés, pour vous entrainer: Exemple de description d'une photo, avec corrigé
Concernant la publicité, vous trouverez Comment décrire une image publicitaire?
ainsi qu'un Exemple de description d'un tableau, avec corrigé (N. Rockwell) et un Autre exemple de description d'un tableau, avec corrigé!
Visitez également ce blog, où vous trouverez des informations complémentaires: tacopiedanglais.over-blog.com
Good Luck Folks :)