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.

 


Tuesday, June 1st, Sogo Eigo 2, 9:10-10:40 and 10:50-12:20 (Class #7)

Today: Continue in Unit #3 (Culture and Tradition) Please talk about your answers when you are in your breakout room. Last week, when I visited some breakout rooms, the cameras were off, and the microphones were off, and there was silence. Later, the answers did not come smoothly. This makes the zoom class very difficult.

Session 1: Review p. 44, B, with me. Do p. 45, C, -> SHOW ME

Session 2: Do p. 45, D: Everyone in your group does a different question; if you are in a group of 6 people, 2 people can ch0ose the same question, but give different answers. Your answers must be 3 sentences long; eg. 

  1. A traditional food from my country is sushi. My family usually eats sushi once a week. My favourite kind of sushi is salmon.  -> SHOW ME

Session 3: Do p. 50, D (This is easy; use past continuous every time.) Finish these 3 sentences:

  1. At 8pm last night, I was ---ing...
  2. On Saturday afternoon, I was ---ing..
  3. I was ...ing at 8am this morning.

LOOK AT ME WHILE YOU ARE SPEAKING! -> SHOW ME

Finish.


Tuesday, May 25th, Sogo Eigo 2, 9:10-10:40 and 10:50-12:20 (Class #6)

Today, finish Unit 2 (Technology) and start Unit 3 (Culture and Tradition)

Session 1: Look at the picture on p. 36 (Mr Trash Wheel) again. Listen to this conversation:

Pw2e_ls_l2_cd1_t15

Do p. 37, C and D. 

For D:

1: 1:05

2: 1:21

3: 1:29

4: 1:52

5: 3:33 (be careful!)

-> SHOW ME

Session 2: Look at p. 41-43; Do p. 44, A. -> SHOW ME

Session 3: Do p. 44 B. -> SHOW ME

Finish.

 


Tuesday, May 18th, Sogo Eigo 2, 9:10-10:40 and 10:50-12:20 (Class #5)

Today: Continue in Unit 2.

Session 1: Read p. 34, A, 'Saving the Environment in Germany' and 'Changing lives in India;' Do p. 35, B, (match the word to its definition (n) = noun, (adj) = adjective, (v) = verb; ->SHOW ME

Session 2: In your group, Do p. 35, C, (Quiz game); Choose your answers in your group; just try to guess the right answer, you don't have to use the internet to do any research -> SHOW ME

Session 3: Watch this video:

Read p. 36, A; Do B, -> SHOW ME

If you are interested in this and you have time, you can visit their home page.

Finish.