IE3 Core Friday: Lesson 13
Just one more round of discussions and one more journal entry, and we'll be finished our time in IE3 Core. The time sure has passed too quickly!
Texting in English:
In today's lesson, we learned a variety of texting abbreviations in English. When you text in English, you can use emoji, emoticons, and abbreviations. When you use abbreviations, it is very common to omit vowels. When you use emoticons in English, the focus on on the mouth (e.g. :-) and :-( ) In Japanese, the focus is on the eyes (e.g.^_^)
Some common abbreviations include:
a. LOL = laughing out loud
b. CUl8t = See you later
c. CWOT = complete waste of time
d. BFF = best friend forever
e. v = verb
f. zzz = tired, bored or sleepy
You then got a chance to practice texting on your own phones and translating your partner's messages.
All group leaders did an excellent job in today's discussions. Your discussions were 25 minutes! This is because all groups have very strong conversational style. Interactions among members were excellent in all groups today.
Just one point to remember: make sure to balance the speaking time among your group members. Some members might not have the confidence to volunteer their opinions, so make sure you directly ask them.
1. Upload Book Reports #1 & #2 to the database!
3. Journal Topic #10: IE3 Core experience
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