Category Archives: 2015 WS

Ws1, wk3, April 24th, 2015

Homework
Blog update:
1.Register with Zotero and input all the English easy reading books you have read this semester. See this post for instructions.
Easy reading. Continue.
2. Send me an email.
3. Read the class blog and follow the instructions.
Today’s class.
1. Easy reading 10 mins.
2. Report.
3. Homework explanation
  1. How does he learn Japanese? First steps?
  2. How did you learn your first language?
5. Reading the text. Chapter 2, look at the illustrations. What can we infer from them?
  • black cat = magic
  • broom= witch = magic
6. Read a few key passages from chapter 1.

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Ws1, wk2, April 17th, 2015

Homework

Read chapter 1 of “The Magician’s Nephew” and answer the quiz below. Write in your name and click “Start” to start the quiz.

Today’s class

  • 10 minutes free reading
  • reading report
    • in writing
    • orally in small groups
  • discussion of genre of The Magician’s Nephew (TMN)
  • TMN chapter 1
  • look at the illustrations
  • list words connected with them
  • what is the boy’s name? The girl’s name?
  • Why are they holding candles? Why not torches?
  • When did Sherlock Holmes live in Baker Street?
  • “The Bastables” are children in a series of books by British writer E. Nesbitt. She also wrote “The Railway Children“.

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Welcome! Ws1, wk1, April 10th, 2015

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Today was an introductory class.

  • I asked some questions about how students feel about their English and their learning.
  • Then I explained a theory of language learning which distinguishes between learning and acquisition
  • Students introduced themselves briefly.
  • Then students answered a survey about their reading habits.
  • Finally, students identified descriptions of British towns and located them on a map of the UK.

Homework

  • Get a B5 looseleaf binder for this class
  • Find something to read in Enlgish which is easy and interesting for you. (“Easy” means you can understand 90% of it without needing a dictionary.)
  • Read it and bring it to class next Friday.

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