(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.
Presentation on “Phonemes and parts of speech”, by Ms. Sugihara and Yoshioka.
Presentation on “Intonation”, by Ms Makiyama and Odahara.
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.
Choose your essay topic by next week December 19th.
Presentation by Ms. Ito, Okada and Toshikawa on “Talking Animals in the Narnia series and other stories”
Presenation by Ms. Kamada and Matsuda on “Narnia and the Bible”.
More of the movie “Shadowlands” about C.S. Lewis’ relationship with Joy Davidman.
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. Lewis 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.
We watched the movie from 1:30:30 to 1:55:00 httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzSb-PHEMOc#t=6781