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AS1, week 4, May 12th, 2017

Homework

  1. Choose another book or movie from the list.
  2. Read it/watchi it.
  3. Write a short report.
    1. Use the format shown in the April 28th blog post

Today’s class

  1. Mini-lecture: why I don’t mark your papers with a red pen.
  2. Free writing: why I’m in this class (5 mins)
  3. Textbook p. 15 ①+②
  4. Chapter 2:
    1. Discuss in groups of 4/5 the meaning of each section
    2. Mini-lecture from Sheffner on additional background information on each section
    3. Sections covered:
      1. Stonehenge
      2. The Celts
      3. The Romans

WS2, week 4, October 14th, 2016

Homework

TMN chapter 14 MCQs. Click here to download: mn_mcq_ch14

Today’s class

  1. The Wizard of Oz, chapter 35 “Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain!”
    1. Japanese subtitles.
    2. Translate into English
    3. Original English
    4. Translate back into Japanese
    5. Who is he?
    6. What differences are there between the man and the Wizard of Oz?
    7. Why does he say this?
    8. What does this phrase mean today? How is it used, do you think?
  2. TMN, chapter 13 MCQs. Download the file here: mn_mcq_ch13

AS2, WEEK 4, OCTOBER 14TH, 2016

Homework

  1. On the map of Europe and the Americas,
    1. find and colour
      1. Scandinavia
      2. Spain,
      3. England
      4. France
      5. the Netherlands
    2. mark Leif Ericssons journey
  2. Who were the first Europeans who came to America? Read the handout about the Vikings, then write a definition sentence, like you did for “the first Americans”.
  3. Migration (abstract noun), to migrate (verb), a migrant (person). Write a similar list of 3 variations on these words from the handout:
    1. colonists
    2. discover
    3. coast
  4. Read pp 5-6 of the story “In the Heart of the Rockies” and answer these questions:
    1. Which is the cheaper way to America, by steamship or sailing ship?
    2. How long does it take by steamer?
    3. Where does Tom get on the steamer?
    4. What is the name of Tom’s steamer?

Today’s class

  1. What movie from the list did you warch last week?
    1. Where did you find it? (In the DWC library? At a rental store? On the internet (Hulu, Netflix, etc)?
  2. What easy-reading book have you read or started reading?
  3. Handout: the earliest Americans
    1. Definition sentence.
    2. what is a land bridge?
  4. Textbook p. 13 True/False.
  5. On your loose leaf paper, rewrite your homeowork definition sentence about Joseph (from the movie “Far and Away”).
  6. Rewrite your answer to the question about “In the Heart of the Rockies”.

WS1, week 4, May 13th, 2016

Homework

  • Read chapter 2.
  • Answer the MCQs (download them here: MN_MCQ_ch2
  • Prepare your movie presentation (next week: Ms. Goto and Hirota on the movie “Prince Caspian“).

Today’s class

  1. Presentation on the movie “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” by Ms. Aoki and Chatani.
    1. Write some notes about the presentation content
    2. Give some written feedback to the presenters.
  2. Group discussions about difficult to understand passages in chapter 1.
    1. Give a score and some comment (good points, points to be improved) to the discussing team.

WS2, week 4, October 16th, 2015

Homework

  • Easy reading: choose an easy reading book from the “Easy Reading” section of the library.
  • Read it.
  • Record the details on your “ Reading List”. Include the following items:
    • Title, author, level, genre, comment
  • Chapter 13 MCQs
  • Chapter 13 Short Answer Questions
  • Chapter 12 Short Essay questions.

Today’s class

  1. Checked answers to the “Short Essay” questions for chapter 11.

AS2, week 4, October 16, 2015

Homework

  • Find the original English version of the Declaration of Independence.
    • Copy out the Preamble. Bring it to class.
  • Find a Japanese translation of the Preamble and bring it to class.
  • Go to library and find an easy reading  book about US history . Borrow and read the book. Note the title, author, level, period of history
  • Find one of the movies on the movie list. Watch the movie. Write the details on the movie list worksheet.

Today’s class

  1. Sentences about
    1. Captain John Smith,
    2. Pocahontas
    3. William Bradford
    4. The Mayflower
    5. The Mayflower Compact
  2. Handout – capitalism vs communism: ECONOMIC SYSTEMS

WS1, week 4, May 8th, 2015

Homework

  • Read chapter 2 and
  • take the quiz below (sign in with your university email address, please)
  • Read chapter 3.
  • Prepare your presentations for week 5 (May 15) and week 6 (May 22nd).
  • Finish writing summaries in English of chapters 1 and 2.
  • Continue with your easy reading.
  • Visit the online class library on Zotero and add all the easy reading books you have read so far. (Read the instructions here.)

Today’s class

Free reading 10 minutes

  1. Report, on “My Reading List” handout.
  2. Presentation schedule.
  3. In groups, write a summary of chapter 1 & 2.
  4. Class created chapter 1 summary.

[WpProQuiz 2]

AS1, wk4, May 8th, 2015

Very sorry about the sudden class cancellation. I will do a makeup class on Saturday May 16th 11-12:30, room S501 (the same room as the regular class is in).

  • Read chapter 2 and
  • take the quiz below (sign in with your university email address, please)
  • Watch the videos and leave a comment. Don’t worry if you can’t understand everything.
  • Read chapter 3.
  • Continue with your easy reading.
  • Visit the online class library on Zotero and add all the easy reading books you have read so far. (Read the instructions here.)
    [WpProQuiz 1]

Watch the first minute of this video “The History of English in10 minutes”.