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WS2, week 11, December 9th, 2016

Homework

Write 2 paragraphs about the author of “The Magician’s Nephew”.

  • List the sources you used in a simple bibliography.
  • Type it in MSWord.
  • Double-spaced.
  • Your name, WS2 and the date in the top left-hand corner.

Today’s class

Short answer questions for chapters 3 and 4.

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AS2, week 11, December 9th, 2016

Homework

Write up your most recent presentation as an essay.

  • Type it in Word.
  • Double-spaced
  • Your name, AS2 and the date in the top left-hand corner.
  • Title (centred)
  • Bibliography –
    • List all the resources you used, using the MLA style.

Today’s class

Presentations by students.

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WS1, week 11, July 1st, 2016

Makeup announcement

Makeup class will be held on Saturday July 2nd, same room as usual, same time as usual.

Homework

  • Answer the MCQs for chapter 8.
  • Write the title, topic and the main idea (in 1 or 2 sentences) of the movie you gave your presentation about.
  • Using your notes from today’s presentations on ““Lord of the Rings: the Return of the King”, write a short paragraph (4~6 sentences)  . You may need to do a little research before you write.
  • Choose another book from the Easy Reading list, borrow it from the library and start reading. (Download the list here:  AS1_Easy_reading_library_list
    • Challenge – 15 books this semester!

Today’s class

  1. Presentation on “Lord of the Rings part 3”.
    1. Write some notes about the presentation content
    2. Give some written feedback to the presenters.
  2. Mini-lecture on finding the topic and main idea of a movie, and how to present  it.
  3. Finding the title, topic and key words for chapter 8.
  4. Writing some sentences to summarize the main ideas of chapter 8.

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AS1, week 11, July 1st, 2016

Makeup announcement

Makeup class will be held on Saturday July 2nd, same room as usual, same time as usual.

Homework

  • Using your notes write a short paragraph about today’s  3 presentations. You may need to do a little research before you write.
  • Write the title, topic and the main idea (in 1 or 2 sentences) of the movie you gave your presentation about.
  • Write the title, topic and the main idea (in 1 or 2 sentences) of one of the easy reading books you have read this semester.
  • Choose another book from the Easy Reading list, borrow it from the library and start reading. (Download the list here:  AS1_Easy_reading_library_list

Today’s class

  1. Presentations about “Excalibur”, “David Copperfield” and “Bend It Like Beckham”.
  2. Mini-lecture on finding the topic and main idea of a movie, and how to present  it.
  3. Find the topic and main idea for the three paragraphs of p. 22 of the textbook.

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WS2, week 11, December 11th, 2015

Homework

  • Prepare your presentation.
  • See the schedule here: WS2_Presentation_Schedule
  • See the list of topics here: TMN_Essay_topics_for_22ss
  • Next week’s presentations by Ms. Anan, Fukuhara and Nakaoka.
  • Easy reading: read an easy reading book from the “Easy Reading” section of the library.
    • Record the details on your “ Reading List”. Include the following items:
    • Title, author, level, genre, comment

Today’s class

  1. Presentations by
    1. Ms. Inui – The Magician’s Nephew raises the topic of animal rights and animal experimentation. What attitude does the author seem to take on this topic? Use examples from the novel to illustrate your answer.
    2. Ms. Kashiwagi –In many of C.S. Lewis’s works, both fictional and non-fictional, selfishness and being self-centered is associated very strongly with evil. Explain some ways that this idea is illustrated in The Magician’s Nephew
    3. Ms. Kim – The Magician’s Nephew raises the topic of animal rights and animal experimentation. What attitude does the author seem to take on this topic? Use examples from the novel to illustrate your answer

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AS2, week 11, December 11th, 2015

Homework

  • Choose a US history topic for your essay.
  • Textbook:
    • Read “America in the 1800s” p. 51-2 and answer the questions on page. 52
    • Read “Growth of Cities” pp 58-60 and answer the questions
    • Read “Underground Railroad” p. 60-63 and answer the questions on p. 63
  • Read an easy reading  book about US history. Note the title, author, level, period of history.
    • Keep your list on one sheet of paper.
  • Find one of the movies on the movie list. Watch the movie.

Today’s class

Presentations by:

  1. Ms.Tanaka – “Teddy” Roosevelt
  2. Ms. Yamaguchi –John Steinbeck
  3. Ms. Tanigawa – Hollywood
  4. Ms. Ohashi – Clara Barton
  5. Ms. Toshikawa – Philadelphia (movie)
  6. Ms. Oya – Nike

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WS1, week 11, June 26th, 2015

Homework

  • Essay (250 – 450 words): what is your impression now of British fiction? What have you learned about presenting this semester?
  • The essay must be typed.

Today’s class

Presentations:

  1. Tanaka H. – Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
  2. Yanobu – We Didn’t Mean to Go to Sea by Arthur Ransome
  3. Shibata – The Silver Sword by Ian Serraillier
  • Compare today’s presented stories with similar stories that you know.
  • Compare today’s presented stories with TMN.

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AS1, week 11, June 26th, 2015

Homework:

Essay (250 – 450 words): What did you learn about British history and about presenting this semester?

Today’s class:

Presentations:

  1. Makiyama – Queen Victoria (pp.144-5)
  2. Ohashi – Nelson and Trafalgar (pp 125-8)
  3. Tanigawa – British Empire, esp. Zulu wars (pp. 146)
  4. Oya – Stanley & Livingstone, Dickens, Darwin (pp. 145, 155)

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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

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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

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