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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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WS2, wk7, November 7th 2014

Homework

Prepare your presentation.

Today’s class

  1. Model answers to the short essay questions for chapter 5.
  2. Watched the beginning of the movie “Shadowlands”.
  3. httpv://youtu.be/tzSb-PHEMOc

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As2, wk7, November 7th, 2014

Homework

Start preparing your presentation.

Today’s class

  1. Look at these pictures. Do you like them? Have you seen any of  them before? How do you feel about them? Write your response.
  2. “The Great Experiment”. What does that mean?
  3. Watch these scenes and answer the questions:
  4. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjqe6cmvzPY
    1. Howard Roark is ….
    2. Peter Keating is …
    3. Henry Cameron is …
    4. Why is Roark expelled?
    5. Who tells Roark to compromise? Does he?
    6. Why does Roark refuse Keating’s help and money?
  5. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_i6tr2foVtQ

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WS1, wk7, May 30th 2014

What did you think of today’s class? Is it useful for you to hear me read the text?  What about the chapter summaries?  Let me know your opinions in the comments or send me a private email.

I plan to have more discussions in the 2nd semester. This semester, we are focusing on understanding the story.

The course outline is here: 2014 WS1_Handout

Homework:

  1. Answer the multiple-choice questions for chapter 7
  2. Write a (short) summary of chapter 6 – about half a page of B5 will be enough. Key points of the action only.
  3. Presenters, prepare your presentation for next week (chapter 7)

Today’s class:

  1. Presentations on the vocabulary and meaning of chapter 6.
    1. a “cab” is short for cabriolet and is the name of a horse-drawn carriage used as a taxi in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Later, when horses were replaced by cars, the name “cab” was kept and is still used today to refer to a taxi. A taxi-driver is called a “cabby”, as was the driver of the horse-drawn carriages.
    2. Here’s a picture of a cabriolet from Wikipediacabriolet
    3. Here’s a photo (1877!) of a hansom cab, also used as a “taxi”:London_Cabmen

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