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Tuesday, May 19th, Toyama College, Sogo Eigo 2, 9:10-10:40 and 10:50-12:20

Students, good morning. We will start from page 8 today. Check the word 'syllable' in your dictionary.

When I tell you, please go into your breakout groups, choose a leader. The leader should be somebody who hasn't done it before. 

Then, do the 'How often do you?' exercise. Do part 1 and part 2. When you finish making your questions for me (part 2), please come back to the main session and everybody ask me your How often.. question. 

In the second breakout session, go and do page 12, B (matching exercise), and then read page 14 A and do B, and finally read and do page 15, C. When you finish, please come back to the main session and leader tell me your answers.

Finish

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How often do you? (24 Questions)

 


Monday, May 18th, Eigo Kiso 1, 9:00-10:30 and 10:40-12:10 (Class #2)

Students, Today we will do pages 3 to 8 in your textbook. I will give you a lecture from pages 3 to 7 Exercise 3, then

Go into breakout rooms. Choose a leader. Do Exercise 4 together. Everyone comes back to the main session and the leader tells me your answers. 

Then, go back into your breakout room. Do page 8 exercise 5 together. Everyone comes back to the main session and the leader tells me your answers.

Finish. 

 

 

 


Friday, May 15, Sogo Eigo 1. 9:00-10:30 and 10:40-12:10 (Class #3)

Students, good morning. Today you will need your textbook. If you don't have your textbook, ask a friend to take a photo of the pages and text them to you. 

Breakout session 1. (Choose a leader.)

Do page 2, B

Do page 4, A, C, D

Everyone comes back to the main session and the leader tells me the answers. 

Breakout session 2. 

Read pages 5 and 6. 

Do page 7, A, B, C, D

Everyone comes back to the main session and the leader tells me the answers. 

Finish.


Tuesday, May 12th, Sogo Eigo 2, 9:10-10:40 and 10:50-12:20 (Toyama College)

Students, good morning!

Please write your names in English when you sign into our meeting.

These are the pages from your textbook that we will do in class today. You don't have to do anything before the class starts. I will guide you through this work. But if you have a connection problem, or for some reason, you can't join our Zoom meeting today, please do this in your book anyway (as much as possible).

 

Look at page 1. Answer #2 (Do you consider....) Write your answer on the page.

Look at pages 2 and 3. Answer p. 2 #4 (Would you...) Write your answer on the page.

Read p. 4, A and do C.

Do p. 5, D.

Do p. 5, F.

We will do pages 8 and 9 together.

 

Then we will finish for today. Please do not leave the meeting until I say that you can go.

Anyway, I will be at school from about 8 am. If you have any problems, please email me or Mikami-sensei. 

(Students, it's a big class and our first time. Please just think that your lesson is a practice. If things go wrong, don't worry about it. We all have to be patient now. I'm doing my best for you. I hope everything goes ok, but anyway let's all do our best this time!)


Monday, May 11th, Eigo Kiso 9:00-10:30 and 10:40-12:10 (Class #1)

Students, you will have 30 minutes at the beginning of class to download Zoom and get used to the interface. If you have used Zoom before or when you have finished practicing, look at the following picture. This is the picture that we will use in class today. From next week we will use your textbook. When you log into our meeting, please write your name IN ENGLISH. This helps me to find out who is present and who is absent. 

Exercise for Zoom meeting


Friday May 8th, Advanced Practicum in Academic English 1:10-2:40 (Class#2)

Students, here is the script to the abstract that I quoted in the video below:

Abstract

It has been noted in many research papers that the amount of instructional time and study time devoted to a particular school subject can influence student performance. We investigated the effect of time engaged in homework by students on their overall performance in English. Students reported the number of minutes spent doing homework for English each night. This was added to the number of minutes that each student was constructively engaged in English course work. We found that there is a direct relationship between the average number of hours/week spent doing homework and the students total score for a given unit of study. The correlation coefficient for this relationship is 0.933. We conclude that students can influence their performance in English by controlling the amount of time they spend engaged in homework.

 

Please watch this video. There is no transcript so you can watch it a few times later if it is difficult to understand. 

Then, watch this video about abstract writing. It is very similar to mine. 

Then, watch this video by a retired scientist about abstract writing. It is very good. There are some other videos on Youtube about abstract writing, but those two are the best and I think enough. 

Download U. of Maryland Abstract Writing Guide from the University of Maryland regarding abstract. 

Here is your assignment for this week. Download Abstract writing assignment #1 Please download and send your answers to me in the body of an email when you have finished. There is no rush to complete by the end of today's class. 


Friday, May 8th, Sogo Eigo 1, 9:00-10:30 and 10:40-12:10 (Class #2)

Students, today, first watch this video regarding the Titanic paraphrasing assignment that you had last week. You may have to watch it two or three times as there is no transcript for this. Then compare with the paraphrase that you wrote.

Next, make sure you have downloaded Zoom (the free version) onto your computer or smartphone. Join the Zoom meeting at the time that I have sent to you by email through WebClass. Here is the picture that you will need for the exercise today. If you have some free time, please look at this picture and think about what the people are doing.

Exercise for Zoom meeting

 


Thursday, May 7th, Eigo Kiso 9:00-10:30 and 10:40-12:10 (Class #2)

Students, today, first watch this video regarding the Titanic paraphrasing assignment that you had last week. You may have to watch it two or three times as there is no transcript for this. Then compare with the paraphrase that you wrote.

Next, make sure you have downloaded Zoom (the free version) onto your computer or smartphone. Join the Zoom meeting at the time that I have sent to you by email through WebClass. Here is the picture that you will need for the exercise today. If you have some free time, please look at this picture and think about what the people are doing. 

Exercise for Zoom meeting