Creating a Masked Image
Open Google Docs on your computer.
Click on “Insert” from the top menu bar.
Select “Drawing” from the dropdown menu.
Choose “New” and click “Image” to upload the image.
Click on the image you just inserted.
Click on the down arrow next to the “Crop Image” from the top menu bar.
Choose the shape that you would like to use.
Click “Enter” or “Return” on your keyboard to crop the image.
Click on “Text Box” from the top menu bar.
Draw a text box where you want to add your caption.
Type your caption into the text box.
Click outside of the text box to save your caption.
Click "Save and Close" to return to your document.
Creating a Custom Heading Style
Click on “Format” from the top menu bar.
Select “Paragraph styles” from the dropdown menu.
Choose “Heading 1” from the list of styles.
Type your heading text.
Highlight your heading text.
Click on the “Font” dropdown menu from the top menu bar.
Select the font you want to use for your heading.
Click on the “Text size” dropdown menu from the top menu bar.
Select the size you want for your heading text.
From the paragraph styles dropdown menu:
Click on “Update ‘Heading 1’ to match” to save your changes.
Insert and mask a picture of your choice.
Create 3 headings to talk about your picture.
Use the normal style to write 3 sentences under each heading.
Share you document to your teacher's email address.
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Beginners: My strategy is to first read the translation while listening to the audio. Then I listen to each sentence individually. After that, I practice saying the vocabulary words out loud. Finally, I listen to the whole text again without reading the translation. I don't try to remember or understand everything. I just let the language sink in as I gain more exposure. (Videos about Comprehensible Input)
Intermediate Learners: To gain some speaking practice, try opening the translation in your native language and then translate it back into the language you're learning. If you encounter any difficulties, you can refer to the transcripts.
Although you may use these lessons for short, intense study sessions, it's important for intermediate learners to engage in extensive listening and reading with simple books, TV shows, and podcasts as soon as possible.