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AS1: week 11, June 30th, 2017

Homework

  • Finish writing up the claim,evidence and reasons for the Queenie picture (download it here: Slip or Trip )
  • Rewrite your report, after reading my corrections and comments.

Today’s class

Slip or trip? The Queenie mystery.

  1. List the evidence (what you can see in the picture + the autopsy report).
  2. Write Queenie’s claim. Then list the evidence and explain if it supports Queenie’s claim or not and why or how.

DWC typhoon class cancellation rules

Dear AS & WS students.  Here are the rules for canceling class in the case of a typhoon.
同志社女子大学教務課です。

台風11号の接近に伴い、気象警報の発令が予想されます。
気象警報発令時の休講措置は、次の通りです。

17日(金)午前6時30分現在、暴風警報(暴風を含む警報全て)
が以下の地域の何れかに発令された場合は、全日休講、午前6時30分
以降に発令の場合は、発令時刻以降の授業を休講とします。

但し、午前9時30分以前に発令が解除された場合は、3講時以降の
授業を行います。

以上、念のため予めご連絡申し上げます。

【発令地域】
・京都府南部(「京都・亀岡」「山城中部」「山城南部」「南丹・京丹波」)

・大阪府(「大阪府」「北大阪」「東部大阪」「南河内」「泉州」)

同志社女子大学
教務部 教務課(京田辺キャンパス)
TEL:0774-65-8413
FAX:0774-65-8418
E-mail:kyomu-t@dwc.doshisha.ac.jp

SinEb, wk14, January 16th, 2015

Today’s class

Today there will be one final presentation, then we will practice writing an autobiography and citations.

I will also answer student questions about their specific essay.

Next week (Jan. 23rd) will be the last class, and essays must be handed in on this day.

Homework

  • Finish writing your essay.
  • Your essay should
    • be between 800-1,500 words
    • be in academic format (double-spaced),
    • have at least 5 paragraphs (introduction, body and conclusion)
    • have a bibliography – a list of all the books, articles, websites, movies, videos, etc. you read or watched in your research.

SinEb, wk13, January 9th, 2015

Makeup class is tomorrow, Saturday, January 10th at the usual time and in the usual classroom.

Homework

  • Start writing your essay.
  • (Email me your essay title if you were absent today.)
  • Your essay should
    • be between 800-1,500 words
    • be in academic format (double-spaced),
    • have at least 5 paragraphs (introduction, body and conclusion)
    • have a bibliography – a list of all the books, articles, websites, movies, videos, etc. you read or watched in your research.

Today’s class

  1. Presentation about Australian English by Ms. Harada and Matsumiya.
  2. Why write an essay  in English?
    1. To encourage you to focus your thoughts and think for yourself about specific topics concerning linguistics.
    2. To develop your ability to express those thoughts clearly in written English.
    3. An essay is not a report: it expresses your opinions (with reasons) or it tries to persuade the reader to accept a new idea or point of view.
  3. Basic essay format
    1. Review the format in the MLA Style guidebook.
      1. Notice: double-spacing, nice big indents, no blank lines between paragraphs, and the format for the bibliography.
      2. Download the sample template here: Sample_Essay_template

SinEb, wk12, December 19th, 2014

Homework

  • Start writing your essay.
  • (Email me your essay topic  if you were absent today.)
  • Your essay should
    • be between 800-1,500 words
    • be in academic format (double-spaced),
    • have at least 5 paragraphs (introduction, body and conclusion)
    • have a bibliography – a list of all the books, articles, websites, movies, videos, etc. you read or watched in your research.

 

NB: the makeup class for cancelled week 6 will be on January 10th, not December 13th or 20th.

Today’s class

  1. Presentation on “Phonemes and parts of speech”, by Ms. Sugihara and Yoshioka.
  2. Presentation on “Intonation”, by Ms Makiyama and Odahara.
  3. In the last 20-30 years, there has developed a strange way of talking among young native English speakers: they raise their intonation at the end of non-question (declarative) sentences. Here’s a comedian demonstrating this and asking why. It sounds like a lack of confidence, as if the speaker isn’t really sure, or wants to appear unsure rather than confident.
    httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCNIBV87wV4

SinEb, wk11, December 12th, 2014

Homework

  • Prepare your presentation.
  • Choose your essay topic by next class December 19th.

Next class: December 19th.

NB: the makeup class for cancelled week 6 will be on January 10th, not December 13th or 20th.

Today’s class

  1. Presentation on “Some English Accents”, by Ms. Chikaraishi, Kimura and Koshiyama.
  2. Presentation on “Linking, Elision and Assimilation”, by Ms Honjo, Konishi and Masuda.
  3. How to do an Irish accent httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2PHch4IPPQ
  4. Spanish speaker of English – miscommunication httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-oH-TELcLE
  5. How a Spanish speaker says the sounds “s”, “g/h” and “b/v”. And the other men in the scene speak with an Irish accent. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TES2kgPF4Wk&list=PLAEB72D6A3F4E40CA&index=4
  6. Kenneth Williams talking about (and imitating) his Cockney father’s way of speaking (from 5:15 – 6:33   httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7_IWWAlMJg&t=5m15s

WS2, wk11, December 12th 2014

Homework

  • Prepare your presentation.
  • Choose your essay topic by next week December 19th.

Today’s class

  1. Presentation by Ms. Ito, Okada and Toshikawa on “Talking Animals in the Narnia series and other stories”
  2. Presenation by Ms. Kamada and Matsuda on “Narnia and the Bible”.
  3. More of the movie “Shadowlands” about C.S. Lewis’ relationship with Joy Davidman.
    1. In today’s episode, Lewis brings Joy home and they sleep toegether in the same room for the first time. Joy is in remission from her cancer, but nobody knows when it will come back. They attended the May Morning httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-GqywtJQc4 and visited the Golden Valley. goldenvalleygoldenvalley2Lewis had done neither of these things in his life before, but Joy suggested it and they did it. They have a short but happy time together. Then Joy’s cancer returns. There is nothing that the doctors can do. She returns to Lewis’ home in Oxford, this time on a stretcher.
    2. We watched the movie from 1:30:30 to 1:55:00 httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzSb-PHEMOc#t=6781

SinEb, wk10, December 5th, 2014

Homework

  • Prepare your presentation.
  • Start thinking about your essay topic.

Next class: December 12th.

NB: the makeup class for cancelled week 6 will be on January 10th, not December 13th or 20th.

Today’s class

  1. Presentation on “Sounds which are difficult for Japanese”, by Ms. Isoda, Kamada and Miyamoto.
  2. Presentation on “Onomatopoeia”, by Ms Noriyuki.
    1. One Piece”One-Piece-648
    2. 未来の新聞 The Future Timesfuture_times

SinEb, wk9, November 28th, 2014

Homework

  • Prepare your presentation.
  • Start thinking about your essay topic.

Next class: Decmber 5th. Presentation on “How to create languages in tribes”, and a presentation by Ms. Isoda, Kamada and Miyamoto.

NB: the makeup class for cancelled week 6 will be on January 10th, not December 13th or 20th.

Today’s class

  • Presentation by Ms. Nishihara, Okada and Shono  on “Phonetics: English pronunciation that is hard for Japanese speakers”.
  • Scottish accent: listen to the song “I’m on my way” sung by the Scottish group “The Proclaimers” (and used in the soundtrack of the movie “Shrek”).
    • how do Scots pronounce the “ay” (ɛɪ ) sound of standard English, as in “way” and “today”?
    • how do Scots pronounce the “igh” (ɒɪ) sound of standard English, as in “right”?
    • how do Scots pronounce the “ow”  (ɒʊ) sound of standard English, as in “town” and “down”?
  • Which English sounds are difficult for Japanese speakers to make? Why?