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October 2020

Friday, October 30th, Sogo Eigo 3, 9:00-10:30 and 10:40-12:10 (Class #5)

Regarding Friday, November 13th, I am unable to teach on this day. So, there will be no class. Class #7 will be on November 20th, and there will be a make up class at the end of this semester. 

Today: Continue in Unit 7. 

Session 1: Do p. 129, B; Do p. 130, C; Do p. 131, A.

Session 2: Watch this video with the closed captions on:

Read pp. 132/133; Do p. 134, A

Session 3: Do p. 134, B, C and D #1 and #2. 

Finish (I will give you the topic for your first paragraph next week, on November 6th.)


Thursday, October 29th, (Monday classes), Eigo Kiso 3, 9:00-10:30 and 10:40-12:10 (Class #4)

Today: We will continue in Unit 4, Process Paragraphs. 

Session 1: Do p. 90, Ex. 5. There are two Topics. For the first topic, please don't change it: use 'how to buy a used car.' But, for the second topic, I want you to change the topic. Please use 'how to cook.....' After you have come back and given me your answers, please stay in the main room until everyone has finished. Look at session 2.

Session 2: We will do session 2 together. It is pp. 92 and 93. Please look at these pages while you are waiting. Please use your dictionary to search for the meaning of the words 'imperative' and 'modal verb.'

Ten modals: can, could, may, might, shall, should, will, would, must, ought to

An 'imperative' sentence in English has no subject, no modal, means 'you,' and can use 'Always,' 'Never,' 'Please,' or someone's name. So, 'Please pass the salt.' is imperative. But, 'You must study harder.' is not imperative! And 'You have to study harder.' is not imperative because there is a subject (You)!

Session 3: Go back into your breakout rooms. Read p. 94; Do p. 95, Ex. 3 and Ex. 4. 

Finish


Wednesday, October 28th, Sogo Eigo 4, 9:00-10:30 and 10:40-12:10 (Class #3)

Regarding the grading system for this semester: it will be the same as the first semester: 55% for textbook work plus 4 x 10= 40% for conversations in your group or with me *5% =100%. You lose points for oversleeping and not doing the textbook. You gain points for being active in class. 

Today: Finish Unit 6 and start Unit 7

Session 1 (Session 3 from Class #2): Read p. 115, Vocabulary Skill: Do p. 115, D; Go to Google and do a picture search for 'street vendor.' You should find lots of pictures like this:

Rocco_8am_food_cartvo346190771094149731211png

Then answer p. 118, A #1 individually. I will ask you for your answers. Try to give me a decent answer, not just 'yes' or 'no.' That isn't enough. 

Session 2: Look at p. 121; Answer #1 and #2. (I will ask you.) Look at pp. 122/123; Answer p. 122, #1, #2 and #4. (I will ask you.) Read p. 124; Do p. 125, B.

Session 3: Do p. 125, C; In your group make an answer to p. 125, D #2. Please be sure to explain. (I will ask you.)

Finish

 


Thursday, October 22nd, Eigo Kiso 4, 9:00-910:30 and 10:40-12:10 (Class #4)

Please remember that next Thursday, September 29th, is Monday classes. Our next class is in two weeks, on November 5th. 

Today: the main thing today is to get you some points for a discussion in your group. 

Session 1: Do p. 78, A and B. 

Session 2: Choose one topic for p. 72, Discussion Questions and make a conversation with your partners. For two  people it should last about a minute, for three people about 90 seconds in total. I may ask you some questions when you have finished. 

Fluent and fast: 10

Fluent and fast but mistakes: 9

Slow but good grammar: 8

Slow and with mistakes: 7

Slow and with much hesitation/repeating: 6

Under time/very slow/lots of hesitation/repeating: 5

Please make sure you come back to the main session at least 15 minutes before the end of class. 

Finish.

 


Wednesday, October 21st, (Friday classes), Sogo Eigo 3, 9:00-10:30 and 10:40-12:10 (Class #4)

Today: Start Unit 7.

Session 1: Watch all of this video. Turn on the closed captions while you watch it:

Read pp. 121-123; Do p. 122, A and B; Do p. 124, A. 

Session 2: Answer p. 124, B (I will ask you.); Read pp 125/126; Do p. 127, A. 

Session 3: Do p. 127, B; Read p. 128 Reading Skill; Do A. If you have difficulty, watching this video, with the closed captions on, may help:

Finish. 


Monday, October 19th, Eigo Kiso 3, 9:00-10:30 and 10:40-12:10 (Class #3)

Regarding the grading system in this semester; it will be the same as the first semester: 65% for doing the textbook, plus 3 paragraphs worth 10% each, plus or minus 5% = 100% . (You lose points for being absent due to oversleeping and you gain points for being active in class and asking questions, etc.) Please note that I will be grading your paragraphs more strictly than in the first semester. Please check your paragraph before you send it to me. 

Regarding our next class; next Monday there are no classes. Our next class is on Thursday, October 29th.

Today: Continue in Unit 4, Process Paragraphs

Session 1: Read p. 86, The Secret to a Successful Vacation. Do pp. 86/87, Ex. 2 A #2, #3 and #4. 

Session 2: Do p. 87, B.

Session 3: Read p. 88, Language and Grammar Focus. Do p. 88, Ex. 3. (Actually, I think one thing is a little strange in the textbook answer to this exercise. Can you find it?) Do p. 89, Ex 4. (There are many ways to complete this exercise. Remember to tell me whether you need a comma or not.)

Finish


Friday, October 16th, Sogo Eigo 3, 9:00-10:30 and 10:40-12:10 (Class #3)

Regarding the grading system for this class, it will be the same as the first semester: 65% for textbook work in the class, plus 3 x 10% for paragraphs that you send to me at dwhorsley@yahoo.co.jp, plus/minus 5% for being active in class/oversleeping and missing the class.

I will be grading your assignments quite strictly in this semester compared to the first semester. Please put some effort into getting rid of all the careless mistakes. 

Please remember that our next class is on Wednesday, October 21st, which is Friday classes. (Friday October 23rd is a holiday.)

Today: Finish Unit 6.

Session 1: Read p. 115, Language for Writing. This is about although/even though. I'm sure that you have studied these before. If you need to refresh your memory, please look here. Do p. 115, A; Do p. 116, B.

Session 2: Do p. 116, C (Use your own ideas and work as a group); Do p. 117, D. 

Session 3: Do p. 118, A. (Try to write two ideas on each side.) Do p. 119, Revising Practice. Do, p. 120, Editing Practice. 

Finish.


Thursday, October 15th, Eigo Kiso 4, 9:00-10:30 and 10:40-12:10 (Class #3)

Regarding the grading system for this semester: it will be the same as the first semester: 55% for textbook work plus 4 x 10= 40% for conversations in your group or with me *5% =100%. You lose points for oversleeping and not doing the textbook. You gain points for being active in class. 

Your first conversations for 10% will be next week, the 22nd. They will be based on p. 72 Discussion Questions.  For this conversation, we will do something different from the first semester: If you want to make your group before the class, (max 3 people), then email me dwhorsley@yahoo.co.jp. Then on the day, I will put you into a group with your friends. If you do this, you can choose the topic together and practice. If you don't email me, I will let Zoom decide your groups, and then you can choose your topic and prepare on the day. 

Today: Start Unit 7. 

Session 1: Check the vocabulary on p. 73. Do p. 74, A and B. (Check all of the meanings of the word 'acknowledge' before you start.) 

Session 2: Do p. 75, C. (Look carefully before you start because it is a bit confusing,  and if you are not sure what to do, ask me.) Do p. 75, D. (Carefully!)

Session 3: Do p. 75, E. Individually, choose one from p. 76, F and write a sentence. I will ask you to tell me your sentence, but you should try to memorise it so that you don't have to read it. 

Finish.


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

Today: We will continue in unit 6. Please remember that our next class will be on October 28th. Wednesday next week is Friday classes. 

Session 1: Read the Grammar for Speaking on p. 108. This grammar is about conditional sentences. You studied these in high school. If you need to refresh your memory, please look at this. Do p. 108, A and B, and p. 109, C. Follow the patterns in each case. Please work as a group to get the same answers.

Session 2: Read p. 114. Do p. 115, B and C in your group. 

Session 3: Read p. 115, Vocabulary Skill: Do p. 115, D; Go to Google and do a picture search for 'street vendor.' You should find lots of pictures like this: Rocco_8am_food_cartvo346190771094149731211png

Then answer p. 118, A #1 individually. I will ask you for your answers. Try to give me a decent answer, not just 'yes' or 'no.' That isn't enough. 

Finish. 


Monday, October 12th, Eigo Kiso 3, 9:00-10:30 and 10:40-12:10 (Class #2)

Today: continue in Unit 4, Process Paragraphs. Please ask me if you have any questions/problems.

Session 1: Read p. 84 'Royalty in Your Garden' again. Use a dictionary for any new words. Do p. 82, Ex. 2, A (You can circle more than one answer.)   Look at the word 'missing' in question #3 at the top of page 85. What does 'missing' mean in this question?

Session 2: Read p. 83 Rhetorical Focus; Do p. 84, Ex 5, A #1 and #2; p. 85, #3 and #4. (For #4, please make a group answer. If don't think so, why not?)

Session 3: Do p. 85. B. (You can check more than one answer.)

Finish.