It was really great to meet all of you yesterday. I'm really looking forward to our lessons this year.
Syllabus and Schedule:
In the first period, we had a short introduction activity in which you got to meet your classmates. We then went through the syllabus and our course schedule. All of this information is in the IE 3 Course Information section. We have a lot of work to do this semester, so if you have any difficulties with our course, make sure you let me know so that I can help you.
We learned how to complete a discussion worksheet. You will have to download the worksheet and complete it before your discussion. The discussion sheets are in the Discussion Skills section. You can either type or write your worksheet. There are also links to different English language newspaper sites in the Useful Links section.
The power point presentation on How to Complete your Discussion worksheet is also in the Discussion Skills section if you need to review it while completing your worksheet.
We had a short activity to help you learn some expressions for giving your opinion and for agreeing and disagreeing with opinions. Make sure to support your opinion with a reason and/or example. When you want to ask for somebody's opinion, you can use these expressions:
1. What are your feelings on this?
2. What do you think about this?
1. Journal entry #1 / Topic: self-introduction
2. Discussion Preparation
3. Blog Posting #1
Have a great weekend!
Blog Question #1:
What has been one of the most memorable experiences in your life?
* Write 8-10 sentences.
* Use capital letters, punctuation and spelling correctly.
* Submit by Tuesday, April 16 by 6:00pm.