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WS1, week 7, June 2nd, 2017

Homework

Read chapter 5 and answer the MCQs. You can download them here: MN_MCQ_ch6

Today’s class

  1. Checked answers to chapter 4 MCQs.
  2. Discussed the relationship between Polly and Digory in this story and especially in this chapter.
  3. Questions:
    1. The reader learns something about the character of the two children from what they do and say. What have you learned about their characters from chapter 4?
    2. Write your English grammar or vocabulary questions.
    3. Write a question you have about the story so far.
  4. The story for adults by C.S. Lewis that deals with men-women relationships in a Christian marriage is called That Hideous Strength, and the Japanese translation is 「いまわしき砦の戦い―サルカンドラ 地球編 (別世界物語)」

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AS1, week 7, June 2nd, 2017

Homework

Prepare a 2-3 minute presentation on one of the British books you’ve read or British movies you’ve watched this semester. Your presentation must include:

  • information for your classmates to find the book or movie themselves
  • a brief description of the main points of the story (but don’t tell the ending)
  • what we can learn about Britain from watching/reading this.

Today’s class

  1. Read chapter 3, section “Plauge, Fire and Revolution” and answer these queseitons:
    1. Why were many building srebuilt after 1666?
    2. Why did Parliament invite William of Orange to be king in 1688?
    3. Why was Bonnie Prince Charlie a problem?
    4. What was the Glorious Revolution and why was it glorious?
  2. Read chapter 3, section “England + Wales + Scotland + Ireland” and answer these questions:
    1. What two acts were passed before 1710 and why were they important?
    2. What is 10 Downing Street and why is it important?
    3. When was the Union Jack designed and why?
    4. Whose statue is in Trafalgar Square and why?
  3. Mini-lecture on the causes of the Civil War.
    1. Royalists vs Parliamentarians
    2. the idea of a parliamentary system vs a royal (monarch) system
    3. Thomas Paine was the American who went to Paris in 1790 and argued for the release of the King.
    4. The parliament and the king or queen (monarch) each want more power, so there is a constant battle between them in British history.

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WS2, week 7, November 4th, 2016

Homework

  • Choose a book from the Easy Reading List (click here to download: ws_easy_reading_library_list ),
  • read it
  • write a short report
    • Title
    • Author
    • Main characters
    • Key points of story
  • Bring your report to class to report to your classmates next week

Today’s class

  1. In groups of 4, discuss
    1. Your impressions of “The Magician’s Nephew”
    2. The highlights?
    3. What other stories (English or Japanese) does it remind you of? Why (give examples.)
    4. Is the book’s message positive, negative or neutral? Why? (Gives examples.)
    5. The message of the story “The Pot with the Hole”
    6. The main teachings of TMN
    7. The characteristics of the 4 main characters of TMN, with examples.
      1. Aslan
      2. Digory
      3. Jadis
      4. Uncle Andrew

 

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AS2, week 7, November 4th, 2016

Homework

  1. Prepare a short (1-2 mins) presentation about the topic assigned to you from chapter 3 of the textbook. Use maps, photos, illustrations, etc. Use the textbook information but also find something new that is not in the textbook.
  2. Answer the questions about the movie “Far and Away”
    1. Why does Joseph want to kill the landlord Mr Christie?
    2. Is he justified?
  3. Presentation topics
    1. Robert de Niro and Woody Allen
    2. Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx, Staten Island – how are they connected? (1 bridge, 1 tunnel, 1 ferry)
    3. Manhattan – Wall Street, Twin Towers, Ground Zero
    4. Chinatown
    5. Lower East Side
    6. Little Italy
    7. Garment District
    8. Greenwich Village
    9. Edith Wharton
    10. Henry James
    11. Mark Twain
    12. Edgar Allen Poe
    13. Harlem
    14. Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx

If you were absent today, please choose from these topics in the textbook:

  1. Central Park
  2. Rockefeller Center
  3. Times Square
  4. Broadway
  5. Lincoln Center
  6. Madison Square Garden
  7. Fifth Avenue & Upper Midtown
  8. Empire State Building
  9. Famous New York food

Today’s class

  1. Cause and effect.
    1. Why did Joseph’s father die?
    2. Why did large stones and timbers fall?
    3. Why did the horses hit the timbers?

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AS1, week 7, June 3rd, 2016

Homework

  • Using your notes from today’s presentation on “Oliver Twist” and “Elizabeth the Golden Age”, write a short paragraph for each presentation . 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
  • Read the textbook chapter 2, pages 16-19 for a quiz next week.
  • Prepare your presentation.

Today’s class

  1. Presentations about “Oliver Twist” and “Elizabeth the Golden Age”.
  2. Quiz on the Tudor Period (p. 23-4).

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WS2, week 7, November 6th, 2015

Homework

  • Prepare your presentation.
  • 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
  •  Chapter 15
    • Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
    • Short Asnwer questions.
    • Short Essay Questions (chapter 14)

Today’s class

  1. Presentations by
    1. Ms. Tanaka F.– on comparing Victorian London with Charn and the Wood Between the Worlds
    2. Ms. Sodai – on  comparing Digory’s house at the beginning and end of the story.
  2. Christian principles are absolute; not relative, and not  “case by case”. However, there is the possibility of forgiveness while one is alive.

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AS2, week 7, November 6th, 2015

Homework

  • Choose a US history topic for your presentation.
  • Handout: Check the meaning of the quotes by Hamilton and Brutus about the BIll of Rights, and write your opinion. Download the handout here: Why the Bill of Rights
  •  Ms. Irie S., Ms. Ishida, Ms. Aoeda and Ms. Izumi, please prepare your presentation sfor next week.
  • Presentation topics:
    • This semester, you can freely choose any topic of U.S. history that you like.
    • I suggest you choose a person or a group of people as the main point of your presentation.
    • In addition, you may choose any topic in the textbook, any U.S.A. history-related book that you have read, or any movie from the movie list that you have seen.
  • Here is the presentation schedule:AS2_Presentation_Schedule (updated Nov. 13th)
  • 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

  1. Presentations by:
    1. Egami – Slavery
    2. Honjo – the movie “Glory”
    3. Irie M.  – Thanksgiving
  2. The Bill of Rights.
    1. Rights 7-10.
    2. Federalism – a small central government and a federation of states: the united states (not United States).

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WS1, week 7, May 29th, 2015

Homework

  • Prepare your presentations
  • Read chapter 6 and write a summary of it in English.

Today’s class

Presentations:

  1. Romeo and Juliet – Matsumoto
  2. Gulliver’s Travels – Nishiyama
  3. TMN chapter 5 – Nomura.

Next week’s presentations:

  • TMN chapter 6
  • The Railway Children
  • Jane Eyre

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AS1, wk7 May 30th, 2015

Homework:

Prepare your presentation. Review these pages in the textbook for next week’s presentations:

  1. Christianity pp. 13-4
  2. The Vikings  p. 15-6
  3. 1066  pp 16-17
  4. Book of Kells  p. 19

Today’s class:

  1. Presentations by
    1. Bando E. – the Celts
    2. Saga – Neolithic people and Stonehenge
    3. Honjo – Anglo-Saxon raiders
    4. Nakagawa – Anglo-Saxon government and society.

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SinEb, wk7, November 7th, 2014

Homework

prepare your presentations.

Today’s class

  1.  What kind of sounds are difficult for Japanese speakers to make?
    1. Bilabials, dentals, dental-labials, some alveolar sounds like ‘r’ and ‘l’.
  2. What kind of sounds are difficult for a ventriloquist to make?
    1. Bilabials, dental-labials.
  3. What are the characteristics of Cockney accent?
    1. Dropped ‘H’, glottal stop instead of double T, ‘th’ (voiced) becomes ‘d’ or ‘v’, ‘th’ (unvoiced) becomes ‘f’, vowels deepened and broadened.
    2. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnjGNJ5JL8w
    3. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-q9UAbxNlWg

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