Thursday, November 25th, Eigo Kiso 4, 9:00-10:30 and 10:40-12:10 (Class #8)

Today's class: In today's class we will do the easy-to-check parts of Unit #8: Artistic Vision. Next week, in class, we will go back to do the sentences and a conversation topic for points towards your grade for this semester. 

There is a mistake in the Word Form Chart on p. 86: 'depressing' is an adjective. Please add it to the Adjective column. In the Adverb column, please change 'depressing' to 'depressingly.'

Session 1: Check the vocabulary on p. 85, especially 'available.' (Use a dictionary if necessary.) Do. p. 86, A and B. Do p. 87, D -> SHOW ME

Session 2: Do p. 90, A, B and C -> SHOW ME

Session 3: Do p. 91, E (Look at the five symbols; the first one is finished for you: A heart is a symbol for love./A heart symbolizes love. Use the same patterns for the other four symbols.) -> SHOW ME

If we finish early, watch this:


Monday, November 22, Eigo Kiso 3, 9:00-10:30 and 10:40-12:10 (Class #7)

Session 1: Read p. 112, Ex. 1 (Something Wild); Do p. 113, Ex. 2, A -> SHOW ME

Session 2: Do p. 113, Ex. 2, B, #2, , #3, #4 and #5. -> SHOW ME

Session 3: Read p. 114, Rhetorical Focus; Do Ex. 3 (Be careful of #9) -> SHOW ME

Please remember to bring your second process paragraph next week to Class #8, and I will check it in class as usual. Also remember that it should be a very good paragraph in order to get a good grade. 


Friday, October 15th, Sogo Eigo 3, 9:00-10:30 and 10:40-12:10 (Class #2)

Information regarding our schedule:

There is NO class next Friday, October 22nd; it is a holiday at TPU. The next scheduled class is on TUESDAY, October 26th (金曜日の授業). HOWEVER, I must teach at Toyama Tandai on that day. So, our 3rd class will be face-to-face on October 29th. There will be a make-up class at the end of the semester. There is no problem about this. 

Today. 

Session 1: Look at the picture on p. 109. You can watch the video here:

The part where she licks the frog from about 2:20, so I suggest you watch from the beginning until this point. After this, most of the video is about insects.  How does she test whether the frog has toxins? She says one word; what is it?

Do p. 109 B  -> Come back to the main room.

Session 2: Do p. 110 C; Do p. 111, A -> Come back to the main room. 

Session 3: Do. p. 111, B, #1 and #2. -> Come back to the main room.

Finish. 


Thursday, October 14th, Eigo Kiso 4, 9:00-10:30 and 10:40-12:10 (Class #2)

Today: We will continue in Unit 6. Next week we will go back to face-to-face classes, so I only want to do two pages in the text book because we need to go back to some earlier pages in the next class for discussion. 

Session 1: Do p. 66, A and B. 

-> Come back to the main room

Session 2: Read p. 67, Evening Lecture Series; Do C and D (use the pattern given in #1)

-> Come back to the main room

Session 3: Do p. 67 E (use the pattern given in #1)

-> Come back to the main room

Finish


Thursday, October 7th. Eigo Kiso 4, 9:00-10:30 and 10:40-12:10 (Class #1)

Welcome back. 

Today we will start Unit 6. Work as a group to get your answers. Talk together in your breakout room.

Session 1: Check the vocabulary on page 61. Do page 62, A and B.

-> Come back to the main room

Session 2: Read the corpus on p. 63, and then do C, D, and E. (For E, just do the matching. We will do the last 3 questions at the bottom of the page later, in class. Check the meaning of the word 'collocation' in the dictionary if you don't know what it means.)

-> Come back to the main room

Session 3: Listen to this recording about restaurants, and answer the questions at the bottom of page 64 (Listen for Main Ideas). Do 2 - 5, True or False.

Listening6

-> Come back to the main room, check and finish.

 


Monday, October 4th. Eigo Kiso 3, 9:00-10:30 and 10:40-12:10 (Class #1)

Today we will start on Unit 4, Process Paragraphs. 

When we start I will put everybody into 4 or 5 breakout rooms randomly.

Session 1. Look at p. 78; it's a scuba diver. 'Scuba' is an acronym: Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus. Everybody in your group, please think of another different acronym. I will ask you later. Read p. 79, How to Fight off a Shark. Do Ex. 3. Do p. 80, Ex. 4. (For #3, I think it means 'What would you do if you saw a shark while you were swimming?')  -> SHOW ME

Session 2. Jump forward to p. 84 and read the paragraph 'Royalty in Your Garden.' Then go back to p. 81 and finish Ex. 1, A. There are three blank boxes the chart. Write something in those blank spaces. (#6 is a bit difficult.) ->SHOW ME

Finish. 


Tuesday, June 8th, Sogo Eigo 2, 9:10-10:40 and 10:50-12:20 (Class #8)

Today: Continue in Unit 3, Culture. 

Session 1: Listen to me as I read p. 51 to you. Then watch this video about Gauchos:

Answer these three questions:

  1. How many Gauchos are there in Argentina now?
  2. What is winter and summer like in the countryside?
  3. Would you like to be a Gaucho? Why or why not? -> SHOW ME

Session 2: Read p. 52, A; Do p. 53, B -> SHOW ME

Session 3: Read p. 54, A: Do p. 54, B (be careful of 6 and 7!) -> SHOW ME

If you finish early, go too p. 57, E #2 (What kind of music...?) Prepare your answer because we will do this next week. 

Finish.