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:

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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.


Tuesday, May 11, Sogo Eigo 2, 9:10-10:40 and 10:50-12:20 (Class #4)

Session 1: Look at the picture on p. 32. Answer A, 1 (make a group answer); Do B. -> SHOW ME

Session 2: Look at p. 33, E. There are six sentences with a blank space. Then watch this video without captions:

The sentences in the textbook are at:

1: 0:48

2: 0:57

3: 1:10

4: 1:18

5: 1:40

6: 2:22

Fill in the missing word. (You can watch the video as many times as you like.) Answer F, 3 (make a group answer) -> SHOW ME

Finish.

 

 


Friday, February 5th, Sogo Eigo 3, 9:00-10:30 and 10:40-12:10 (Class #15)

Today: This is the last class for this semester, and this academic year. I will calculate and tell you your grades for this semester. 

I will put everyone into one big breakout room and then one by one you will come back to the main session and with me I will check your absences and the grades for your paragraphs. And then I will tell you your final grade. 

If you have any questions about English or your paragraphs, please stay in the breakout room until everyone has received their grades. Then we can deal with your questions. But my overall advise to everyone is that you should be checking your work more before sending it to be graded. Especially in the first semester, I spent too much time changing careless mistakes. There was a general improvement in the second semester, but also that is what I expected. Your teacher(s) next year will expect another improvement over this year.

Also, for some reason in this last paragraph, everybody suddenly started to use language that was too informal. For example: 'Let's' and 'I'm going too...' Download and read this document while you are waiting. It may be very important for your classes next year.

Download A Guide to Impersonal Writing

Finish.


Friday, January 29th, Sogo Eigo 3, 9:00-10-:30 and 10:40-12:10 (Class #14)

Two reminders: 

1: Our final class is next week, on Friday the 5th. By next Friday I should have received and checked all of your last paragraphs. On that day, I will meet with you one-by-one to check your absences and your grades. 

2: The deadline for the last paragraph is tomorrow. If you haven't sent me your paragraph yet, please do so today or tomorrow. I will take Sunday and Monday to check the paragraphs. You should get a reply from me by Tuesday, at the latest. Please remember to use the usual address: dwhorsley@yahoo.co.jp.

Today: We will finish the textbook.

Session 1: Read pp. 194/195; Do p. 196, A and B.

Session 2: Do p. 196, C; Do p. 198, A (You only have to put a circle around 'a' or 'b' one time; the answer is the same for all 4 sentences; all sentences are 'a' or all sentences are 'b.'); Read p. 197, Language for Writing; Do B.

Session 3: Read p. 199, Writing Skill; Do E; Do p. 201, Revising Practice; Do p. 202, Editing Practice.

Finish.