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WS1, week 8, June 9th, 2017

Homework

  1. 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 fantasy or fairy stories from watching/reading this.
  2. Read chapter 6 of TMN and answer the MCQs. (You can download them here: MN_MCQ_ch6.rtf

Today’s class

  1. Checked answers to chapter 5 MCQs.
  2. Three questions:
    1. What other story or stories do you know that include a magic word with great power? What is the word, and what is the story?
    2. Is there any dangerous knowledge that you think humans should not use, and should be kept secret? If so, what?
    3. What do we learn about Jadis’ character from her words, her actions and her appearance in chapters 4 and 5?

Here are some images of Empress Jadis. Which is best, do you think? Can you draw a good one?

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AS1, week 8, June 9th, 2017

Homework

(Presentation preparation, if you have not yet done it. See last week’s blog post for details.)

  • What is a good presentation? What did you learn from today’s presentations?

Today’s class

Student presentations. To be continued next week.

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WS1, week 8, June 10th, 2016

Homework

  • Read chapter 6 of “The Magician’s Nephew”.
  • Answer the MCQs (download the PDF here):MN_MCQ_ch6
  • Prepare your movie presentation
  • Here is the presentation schedule as of Friday June 3rd: WS1_Presentation_schedule
  • Using your notes from today’s presentation on “A Christmas Carol””, 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 by Ms. Sakaguchi and Sato on the movie “A Christmas Carol”.
    1. Write some notes about the presentation content
    2. Give some written feedback to the presenters.
  2. Discussion of MCQs and student questions on chapter 5.

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AS1, week 8, June 10th, 2016

Homework

  • Using your notes write a short paragraph about today’s presentation on “Bridge on the River Kwai”. You may need to do a little research before you write.
  • All those students who did not do last week’s homework, do it by next Friday, June 17th.
  • 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 19-21 for a quiz next week.
  • Prepare your presentation. Download the latest presentation schedule here: AS1_Presentation_Schedule

Today’s class

  1. Presentations about “Bridge on the RIver Kwai” by Ms Otome.
  2. Open-book quiz on the “A Warrior Queen” and “The Roman Occupation”. (p. 18-19).

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WS2, week 8, November 13th, 2015

Homework

  • Prepare your presentation. (next time Nov. 27th)
  • 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
    • Short Essay Questions

Today’s class

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Temptation of Eve in the Garden of Eden. (Artwork by Duncan Long)

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  1. Presentations by
  2. Ms. Tanaka H. – “The Cabby is chosen to be the first King of Narnia. What aspects of his character will make him a good king? “
    1. He is honest
    2. He is brave (not afraid of Jadis)
    3. He is kind to his horse
    4. He is religious
    5. He is peace-loving (he is not interested in guns, like Uncle Andrew, but more interested in the Lion and his song).
    6. He is a simple man – he prefers the countryside to the city of London (he only works in London because he cannot find work in the country).
  3. Sonoda – “Charn is where Jadis, the personification of the powers of death and destruction comes from. Describe Charn and explain how this setting is also symbolic of death and destruction”
    1. There is no life in Charn
    2. No water
    3. No grass or any green life
    4. The sun is a dull red, it is old and coming to the end of its life.
    5. At the end of the story, Aslan shows the children the dry pool which used to lead to Charn. There is no water in it now: Charn is dead.
  4. Pee – “When Jadis comes to London, she has certain cultural expectations. People in London have contrasting cultural expectations. Describe some of the culture clashes that occur when Jadis spends time in London. Consider such things as law, dress, technology, magic and gender roles, plus any other cultural clashes that you find.”
    1. She thinks everyone is her slave, to obey her.
    2. She thinks she owns everyone and everything (she takes jewelry and does not think that she has to pay for it)
    3. She rides the hansom cab in a very different way from ordinary people in our world.
    4. She loses her magic power in our world (but not her physical strength).
  5. Otome – “The mountain garden where Digory takes the Apple of Life from is intended to represent or be the Narnian equivalent of the Garden of Eden. Describe the mountain garden in your own words, and explain what it does and does not have in common with the mythical Garden of Eden. (Note: if appropriate, another mythological or legendary garden can be substituted for the Garden of Eden).”
    1. Both are gardens created by a Creator (God in the Bible, Aslan in TMN).
    2. The garden of Eden had just one rule: no eating of the fruit of the tree of Knowledge
      1. The garden in TMN has 2 rules: “Come in by the gate or not at all” and “Take of the fruit for others only” (not for yourself).
    3. In the both gardens, there is someone who tempts somone else to break a promise.
      1. In Eden, it is Satan (in the form of a snake) who tempts Eve to break her promise to God not to eat the fruit of the tree of Knowledge.
      2. In TMN, it is Jadis who tempts Digory to break his promise to Aslan.
    4. In Eden, Eve (and Adam) breaks her promise.
      1. In TMN, Digory keeps his promise (just).

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WS1, week 8, June 5th, 2015

Homework

Today’s class

Presentations:

  1. Jane Eyre – Tanaka F.
  2. The Railway Children – Sonoda
  3. TMN chapter 6 – Sodai

Next week’s presentations:

  • TMN chapter 7
  • The Story of the Treasure Seekers
  • Treasure Island

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AS1, wk8 June 5th, 2015

Homework:

Prepare your presentation. Updated presentation schedule is here: ACADEMIC SKILLS 1 PRESENTATION SCHEDULE  Review these pages in the textbook for next week’s presentations:

  1. Henry VII (pp. 67-8)
  2. Henry VIII , especially the Reformation (pp. 68-70)
  3. Mary, Queen of Scots (pp. 77-8)
  4. Queen Elizabeth I (especially the Spanish Armada p. 73-4), Sir Francis Drake (pp. 73-4) and Language & Culture (p. 85)

Today’s class:

Presentations by

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

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SinEb, wk8, November 14th, 2014

Homework

Prepare your presentation.

Next class: November 28th. Presentation on “Pronunciation in English: what is hard for Japanese speakers”.

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

Today’s class

  • Presentation by Hasegawa, Hayano and Tsuchida on “Different class accents in the UK”.
  • Noel Gallagher is from Manchester and speaks English with a Manchester accent.
    • Characteristics include:
      • glottal stop instead of the sound ‘t’ inside words
      • dropping of final ‘g’ and final ‘t’ (same as in Cockney and in Black American English)
      • the ʌ sound in standard English (RP) becomes ʊ
  • Here’s a video explaining the British class system and accents
  • httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVyPme3CcaQ

 

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WS2, wk8, November 14th 2014

Homework

  • Short essay questions for chapter 7
  • Prepare your presentation

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

Today’s class

  •  Model answers to the short essay questions for chapter 6.
  • Watched more of the movie “Shadowlands”, up to where “Jack” marries Joy.
  • httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzSb-PHEMOc#t=1165

 

 

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As2, wk8, November 14th, 2014

Homework

  • Prepare your presentation.
  • Read the textbook chapter 7 (pp 28-31) and chapter 23 (pp 96-99).

November 28th. Presentations on Fighting for Independence and Crash & Depression.

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

Today’s class

Three presentations

  1. Inoue, Nishimori, Tahira – The American Century
  2. Okano, Sakaue, Yokoo – Cold War and Korea
  3. Hashimoto, Kashihara – Puritan New England

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