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June 2020

Monday, June 15th, Eigo Kiso 1, 9:00-10:30 and 10:40-12:10 (Class #6)

Information about grading in this class: Your final grade will be 65 points (Doing textbook) + 3 paragraphs worth 10 points each + 5 points for bonus (or -5 points for lazy absences, for example you overslept).

You have to write a paragraph this week and send it to me. IMPORTANT:

My address is: dwhorsley@yahoo.co.jp

DO NOT send it as a DOCX attachment. Send it IN THE BODY of the email. 

Deadline is: 5pm next Saturday. 

Topic is: Things That Make Me Happy <- that can be your title. Tell me what makes you happy. Use the structure of topic sentence, supporting sentences and conclusion sentence. Make sure all your sentences relate to your topic sentence (UNITY p12).

Today's class: First breakout session: Look at pp 29/30. Read p 31 Ex. 2. Do p. 31 Ex 3.

Second breakout session; Somewhere on p. 32, write the answer to this question: What item of clothing represents Japanese culture? When do people wear it? Try to think of one item each. Do p. 33, Ex 2, #2.

Third breakout session: Read p. 35 Rhetorical Focus. Do Ex 4. Do p 36, Ex 5 A (only, we'll do B next week). 

Finish


Friday, June 12th, Advanced Practicum in English (Class #7)

Students, your next assignment is a speaking assignment. Please watch this video first as a background introduction to this part of the course:

Then watch this video, which tells you what to do for assignment #5. 

The abstract is taken from this website,

If you want further help with how to 'blend' English words or if you want to check what to do for assignment #5, please join the tutorial on Friday. Assignment #5 is worth 10 points. If you don't need any advice, please at least send me an email to confirm that you understand what to do. Then I can mark you as 'present.'


Friday, June 12, Sogo Eigo 1, 9:00-10:30 and 10:40-12:10 (Class #7)

Students, about your paragraphs. I have not received all of them. Check! Did you send it to

dwhorsley@yahoo.ac.jp

Did you send it as a DOCX document? (I told you to send work in the BODY of an email.) Did you check the deadline? (It was Wednesday.) If you have not received feedback and your grade by Sunday evening, it means that I did not get your paragraph.

I cannot decide how to grade this course until I am sure that you are submitting work. 

Today: First breakout session: Read pp 25/26. Do p. 27, A, B and C. Come back to the main session and I will check your answers. 

Second breakout session: Do p. 29, B, 2. Do p. 30, C. Do p. 31, A and answer B, 2. (I will ask you.) Come back to the main session and I will check your answers.

Finish. 


Thursday, June 11th, Eigo Kiso 2, 9:00-10:30 and 10:40-12:10 (Class #7)

Students, there are 3 breakout sessions today. 

First breakout session. Listen to this track from the textbook and answer p. 16 'Listen for Main Ideas (True or False).

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Come back and I will ask you for answers. 

Second breakout session. Do p. 18 A and C. Come back and I will ask you for answers. 

Third breakout session. Look at the top of page 20, 'About the Topic.' Each member in your group should choose a famous explorer. Tell me 1. What nationality they were, 2, When they lived, and 3, What they discovered. Everybody in your group should choose a different explorer.  Then answer this question; 'Would you like to be an explorer? Why, why not? Come back and give me your answers. 

Finish. 


Wednesday, June 10th, Sogo Eigo 2, 9:00-10:30 and 10:40-12:10 (Class #5)

Students, there are two breakout sessions today.

First breakout session: Read p. 30 A and Do B, but you only have to add ONE idea for the Pro side and ONE idea for the Con Side. Then on p. 31 Look at the graph in C and Do #1, #2 and #3. Then answer this question: Do you want to try riding in a self-driving car? Why or why not? (Your answers can be different.) Come back to the main session. 

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Second breakout session: Choose ONE topic from p. 33, F, and make a DISCUSSION in your group. Practice your discussion. Then come back to the main session and let me listen to it. I WILL GIVE YOU POINTS  /10, SO YOU MUST DO IT PROPERLY. THE TOTAL TIME WILL BE: THE NUMBER OF STUDENTS X 30 SECONDS. SO, A GROUP OF 4 STUDENTS MUST SPEAK FOR 2 MINUTES, ETC. YOU WILL LOSE POINTS IF YOU DO NOT TALK FOR THIS AMOUNT OF TIME. 

Finish


Monday, June 8th, Eigo Kiso 1, 9:00-10:30 and 10:40-12:10 (Class #4)

Students, there are two breakout lessons today. First, please look at this:

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First breakout session: Using my book as a guide, find and fix all the punctuation errors on these pages. After you have done that, read p. 21 Summer by the Sea. Then come back to the main session. In your group you will read 'Summer by the sea' to me with one person reading one sentence at a time. I will tell you the order of students (who reads which sentence) so everybody should practice everything. 

Second breakout session: Do pp 24-26, Exs #1, #2, and #3 (Not #4) and come back to the main session. 

Finish


Friday, June 5th, Sogo Eigo 1, 9:00-10:30 and 10:40-12:10 (Class #6)

Students, from now on you do not have to choose a leader. I will ask everybody for answers in turn. 

Breakout room 1: Do p. 19, Revising Practice. (match a, b, c, d, to the sentences in part 2.) Do the Editing Practice on p. 20. Look at p. 21 and answer 'Think and Discuss' question #1. Every person in your group must name a different inventor. Tell me what they invented. Also, tell me their nationality and when they lived. Come back to the main session and I will ask you for answers. 

Breakout room 2: Read pp 22/23. Do p. 22, B. Do p. 24, A, C and D. Come back to the main session.

You have now finished Unit 1 in the textbook and you have to write a paragraph for me. The theme of unit 1 was 'Happiness.'

The topic of the paragraph is: My Happiness. You can use that as the title. You can start your topic sentence: I am generally happy (unhappy) for three (or four?) reasons. Then, give three (or four) reasons for that. And then write a conclusion sentence. This paragraph must follow the same structure that you learned as first year students. WRITE IT INTO THE BODY OF AN EMAIL TO ME. DO NOT SEND ME DOCX DOCUMENTS! I MUST RECEIVE IT BY 5PM ON WEDNESDAY AT THE LATEST. I will give you a score /10 and feedback in class next Friday. 

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Finish.


Thursday, June 4th, Eigo Kiso 2, 9:00-10:30 and 10:40-12:10 (Class #6)

Students, there are two breakout sessions today. From today, you do not need to choose a leader. I will ask you all for answers in turn. 

First breakout session. Start Unit 2 on page 13. Look at p. 13 and check any vocabulary that you don't know. Do page 14, A and B. Do page 15, C. Come back to the main session and I will ask you for your answers. 

Second breakout session. Choose ONE topic from page 19, F, and make a discussion in your group.

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Practice your discussion. Then come back to the main session and let me listen to it. I WILL GIVE YOU POINTS  /10, SO YOU MUST DO IT PROPERLY. THE TOTAL TIME WILL BE: THE NUMBER OF STUDENTS X 30 SECONDS. SO, A GROUP OF 4 STUDENTS MUST SPEAK FOR 2 MINUTES, ETC. YOU WILL LOSE POINTS IF YOU DO NOT TALK FOR THIS AMOUNT OF TIME. 

Finish.


Wednesday, June 3rd, Sogo Eigo 2, 9:00-10:30 and 10:40-12:10 (Class #4)

Students, there are two breakout sessions today. From today, you do not have to choose leaders. I will ask everybody for answers in turn. 

First breakout session; go into your room and read pages 21, 22 and 23. Read page 24 and do p. 25, B and D. Then answer E 1 (only) and come back to the main session. I will ask you for your answers. 

Second breakout session. Read p. 28 Grammar and Speaking carefully. (It's about verbs that can or usually can't go into PROGRESSIVE.) Look at p. 28 A. and think whether these sentences are natural English sentences (compare to the grammar above). Then, do p. 29, C. Be careful about your sentences! (Especially #5!) Which part is the reason? Which part is the result? Be careful! Come back to the main session and I will ask you for answers. 

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Finish

(Next week you will have to make a conversation for some points towards your final grade.)