In-depth International English, fordypningsemne


In-depth study March April 2020  
International English

«Eleven skal kunne presentere et større fordypningsarbeid med emne fra internasjonal engelsk eller et annet fag innen eget programområde og vurdere prosessen» 
Undervisiningsopplegg til fordypningsemnet i internasjonal engelsk. Dette har blitt brukt i vår, og deles gjerne. 


Competence aims: 

  • presentere fagstoff muntlig, skriftlig eller i form av sammensatte tekster 
  • drøfte noen internasjonale og globale utfordringer 
  • bruke og formidle informasjon basert på tallmateriale og statistikk 
  • analysere og vurdere noen engelskspråklige mediers rolle i det internasjonale samfunnet 
  • bruke digitale hjelpemidler på en selvstendig, kritisk og kreativ måte til innhenting av informasjon, kommunikasjon og presentasjon av eget stoff 
  • gjøre rede for og vurdere kildebruk 
    • Evt. Ved avtale 

    reflektere over hvordan kulturforskjeller og ulike verdisystem kan påvirke kommunikasjon



«Eleven skal kunne presentere et større fordypningsarbeid med emne fra internasjonal 

engelsk eller et annet fag innen eget programområde og vurdere prosessen» 

Presentation tool and final result:  


25 slides PowerPoint with title, key words, facts, figures and sources.  

2 oral questions regarding use of sources and problem statement in a voice-over 

(can be done as a normal presentation) 


Time frame: 6 weeks 

  • First week: share your PowerPoint (not started yet) with me (see under), on the last page you cite 2 sources from the topic to show that you know how. Choose topic.  

  • Second week: work on your problem statement and your sources, check with teacher 

  • A word file with  has been distributed to you in OneNote. All work (PowerPoint, Excel, voiceovers other) must be shared on this page from the start. How to share? See this:  

  • Remember to login and to synchronize when you work on your desktop OneNote 2016.  



Topics to choose from 2020: 


  1. With travel restrictions in place, C02 emissions are changing. What effect has the corona pandemic had on our climate budget?  
  2. During the past 3 weeks, world markets and stock exchanges have crashed like never before. What effect has the corona pandemic had on the world economy and how does it compare to other financial crises?   
  3. 2020ś Black Plague? Explain the outbreak of the corona pandemic and compare it to the Black Plague. Is this just history (or nature) repeating itself?  
  4. What is the World Health Organisation´s role in assisting countries / populations during the corona pandemic?   What exactly is the corona virus and why are certain age groups so vulnerable to the virus? 
  5.  How has the corona pandemic affected the situation of refugees living in refugee camps? 
  6. How has the coronavirus affected education in general and English teaching in particular? Can we talk about a digital shift, and in what way can this change affect us in the years to come?   
  7. Lately we have seen a rise of fear leading to an international xenophobia. What are the factors that can provoke discrimination of between countries and ethnicities, and in which way are they reliable or not?
  8. How can facts and figures presented from international media affect the rise and fall of international cooperation during an international crisis?  






First: Open and share PowerPoint, word files and statistics in the In-depth work 2020 file distributed to you in Teams.  


Make sure you have a problem statement based on one of the topics below. There needs to be a clear problem statement that you can answer and conclude upon. The problem statement needs to be introduced right away (slide 2 or 3) and to be repeated in the conclusion.  
Make sure you have a proper conclusion about what you have discovered 


Make sure that your present facts, interpret facts and discuss facts regarding your content. Try to have only one main fact on each slide, make sure your notes cover the title and is understandable, ask your teacher.  


Use statistics to present your facts and support your ideas. 


Use sources from newspapers and other sources to discuss each main fact 


Make sure you cite your sources properly like this or according to Kildekompasset: 

When finished with you PowerPoint presentation, your first work is completed. Make sure you have covered the competence aims and cited your sources correctly.  No explanation/word-file or notes should be provided.  



After the slide is completed, you may have a written task or an oral task. I have chosen an oral task on voice-over: 


Oral task: 
The PowerPoint could be presented in class. Or what I have done is: 
Oral task 2020 

Create a voiceover in screencast or OneNote. Put the voice-over as the last slide in your PowerPoint. Please, check that it works. 

First: 30 % of your voice-over: Explain and discuss why you chose the topic and your problem statement, and which strategies you used to prepare this task. You could also include information like which obstacles and challenges you faced and how you overcame them.  


Then: 70 % of your voice-over:  Explain your choice of sources in general. Which sources you chose to listen to, and which you chose to discard. Then discuss a minimum of 3 of your sources, 

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