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October 2020

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

Today: Continue in Unit 6. 

Session 1: Look at the picture on p. 109. You can see the video for this 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? Even if the frog is toxic, she doesn't die. Why?

Do p. 109, B; Do p. 110, C.

Session 2: Do p. 111, A; Read pp. 112/113; Do p. 114, A. The video for the Chimp Haven is here. You can just skip through it quickly.

Session 3: Do p. 114, B, C and D.



Thursday, October 8th, Eigo Kiso 4, 9:00-10:30 and 10:40-12:10 (Class #2)

Today: Continue in Unit 6

Session 1: Do p. 66, A (remember to add 's' for plural), and B. (The first answer in B for 'focus' seems to be a printing error.) Do p. 67, D. (Use the same pattern as #1. I can't ask everyone, so discuss and make your answers the same.)

Session 2: We will do session 2 together. Please look at p. 70 while you are waiting. 


Session 3: You will do session 3 individually. You do not have to work in a group. By yourself, choose 1 from p. 68 Before You Watch. (I mean 1 or 2 or 3.) Make a 30 second presentation on your topic, and when you are ready, come back and give it to me. You do not have to wait for the other members of your group to finish. (Try to use 'can' and 'can't' at leas once each in your talk. 


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

Welcome back!

Today: We will start Unit 6 in the textbook: Let's Eat! 

Session 1: Look at p. 101; Answer #1 (What's happening in the photo?) I will ask everyone, 'Would you like to eat like this?' Read pp 102/103; Answer p. 102 #2. Do p. 104, B.

Session 2: Listen to this and then fill in the chart on p. 107, D. (1 ounce = about 28 grams)


Session 3: Answer p. 106 B (about the listening). Answer p. 106, A #1: How has the diet in Japan changed in the last 50 years? And #2: What do you know about the foods eaten in South Korea? Tell me the name of a Korean dish and explain what it is. Everyone in your group should think of a different answer for both questions. 


Monday, October 5th, Eigo Kiso 3, 9:00-10:30 and 10:40-12:10 (Class #1)

Welcome back!

Today we will start on Unit 4, Process Paragraphs. 

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?')

Remember to work in a group, as you did in the first semester. 

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. There are three blank boxes the chart. Write something in those blank spaces. (#6 is a bit difficult.)

Session 3. Do p. 82, Ex. 2, A (You can circle more than one answer.)  Read p. 83 Rhetorical Focus; Do p. 84, Ex 5, A #1 and #2 ONLY. Stop there; do not do anything on p. 85. We'll do that next week. 




Friday, October 2nd, Sogo Eigo 3, 9:00-10:30 and 10:40-12:10 (Class #1)

Welcome back.

Session 1: Look at p. 101 and (in your group) answer #2 (Which animals...?). Read pp 102 and 103; Do p. 102, B. Do p. 104, A and B #1 and #2. 

Session 2: Watch this very short video about the banded sea krait:

Read pp 105 and 106; Do p. 107, A and B. 

Session 3: Read p. 107, Critical Thinking; Do p. 107, C (in your group) and D (individually).


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

Welcome back. 

Today we will start Unit 6. 

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

Session 2: Read the corpus on p. 63, and then do C, D, and E. Check the meaning of the word 'collocation' in the dictionary if you don't know what it means. Everybody should answer the last 3 questions on p. 63 individually. All your answers for this last part should be different. I'll ask everybody.

Session 3: Listen to this recording about restaurants, and answer the questions at the bottom of page 64 (Listen for Main Ideas).