IE 3 Core Thursday: Lesson 2
It's only our second lesson, but it was just as busy as our first one. Just one more day, and you can all say TGIF! Do you remember that expression from class today?
The Secret Garden and Literary Terms:
After speed discussion, we had a quiz on chapters1-8 of The Secret Garden. Remember to finished read the rest of th story for next week. We will be using it in class for all of April.
We also had a short activity that introduced literary terms. You will have to analyze each of these terms for your book reports. In today's class, we learned about (1) the protagonist; (2) the antagonist; (3) point of view; and (4) setting.
Before we started our discussions, we went through the procedure for leading a discussion. We also looked at the criteria that I will use to evaluate your discussions each week.
You did a good job at giving your opinions and asking for the opinions of your other group members. However, remember these points to improve your discussions next week:
You exchanged journals with your writing partner. You will keep your partner's journal this week and write 3 pages in your partner's journal:
a. one page of comments on your partner's writing
b. two pages on this week's new topic
1. Discussion preparation (see schedule)
2. Journal entry #2: langauge learning experiences
3. Read Graded Reader (15+ pages)
4. The Secret Garden (ch. 8-15)
Blog Question #2:
Choose one of the topics below. Give your opinion on the topic. Use an opinion giving expression, and give a reason and an example to support your opinion.
Remember to start your opinion with an opinion expressions (e.g. In my opinion, ... / As I see it, ...)
* the most annoying thing
(In my opinion, the most annoying thing is ...)
* the best Japanese food
(As I see it, the best Japanese food is...)
* learning languages
(If you ask me, learning languages is ...)
* living in Tokyo
(I think living in Tokyo is...)
* smart phones
(In my opHi Yusa and Nobuko, I completely forgot about making the reservation at our Italian place, so when I tried ot make it today, the place was fully booked. I'm so sorry. I was wondering if you would like to try Spanish food. There's a place near Aogaku (either Shibuya or Omotesando station) that is really good. Ryoji and I go there every month. If that's ok, let me know. If not, I'll find another Italian place. So sorry again.inion, smart phones are...)
* Write 8-10 sentences.
* Use capitalization, punctuation & spelling correctly.
* Submit by Wednesday, April 22 by 6:00pm.
Please make sure to bring 2500円 next week for your ticket for our theater field trip.
4/17/2015 03:38:19 pm
In my opinion, smart phones have changed our daily lives. Now, we can not only call, send e-mails, but also use internet and search everything by using smartphones. Smartphones are parts of our daily lives.We can no longer live without smartphone. Smartphones are very useful. But, we should learn sense of occasion to use them.Excessive enthusiasm for smartphones sometimes make our friends so unpleasant, I think. We should cherish direct conversation with other people.
4/18/2015 01:21:46 pm
As I see it, smart phones are necessary for our lives. Now we rely on them, and cannot live without them. Smartphones makes our lives comfortable. For example, we can gen in touch with friends if they are not same place or we can surfing the net in any place. Nevertheless, smartphones have weakness ponits. If we use it for long times every day, our eyesight will go down. In addition to this, we cease to communicate face to face because we dont have to do it if we have smartphones. So from now on, we have to consider how to use them in our lives, and we should use them appropriately.
4/18/2015 06:03:21 pm
If you ask me, the most annoying thing is crowed train during rush hour. I've experienced it for the first time when I was high school student. Crowed train for the first time was too much annoying and I've clearly remembered it. Then, a train was delayed so hundreds of people who waited for it were there. Therefore,It's difficult to get on it. I've had little bit of my belongs by chance. Office workers rushed into the train and girl's students were crashed. The scene was extremely chaotic and this is very annoying for me.
4/19/2015 01:27:35 pm
In my opinion, living in Tokyo is comfortable, because all amusements gather in Tokyo. For instance, if you have a favorite singer, you can go to the live concert. Even more, if you want to go to amusement parks with your friends, you can quickly and easily go there, for example “Tokyo Disney Resort” and “Fuji-Q Highland”. From this point, Tokyo is very good place to live in. However, there is bad point. It is that there are many people. When I started to live in Tokyo, I was overwhelmed by the rush hours. Nevertheless, to live in Tokyo is good, if you seek amusement.
4/19/2015 02:02:02 pm
In my opinion, living Tokyo is very useful, but it have bad points. I had never lived in Tokyo until last year, so I had not know how it was. At first, I was so confused to the number of people and dirtiness. When I visited Shibuya, I was very confused and tired because there were too many people and not clear. It is one of the bad point to live Tokyo. In contrast, I can find many events and part-time jobs in Tokyo. I can go many famous places easily, and experience good part-time jobs. In conclusion, Living in Tokyo has both good and bad points.
4/19/2015 06:02:16 pm
I think living in Tokyo is so comfortable. There are two reasons for my opinion. First, I can go to the concert easily if I live in Tokyo. Moreover I don't need to worry about the end time of the concert. Second, transportation system in Tokyo is very useful, so it can take me anywhere without having much time. However, Tokyo has bad points. For example, the air is dirtier than that in rural. And Tokyo is always crowded by people and it annoys me. As I said, Tokyo has both good aspects and bad aspects.
4/20/2015 01:16:39 pm
Personally, what annoys me the most is that getting smoke at a restaurant, but I don’t mean that I hate people who smoke. Last week I went to a restaurant which was not separated into two areas, for non-smokers and smokers. When we got seats, the people next to our table were smoking while they are eating, and the smoke came toward us. Therefore, we could not enjoy our dinner and got out of there soon. Moreover, some people smoke while walking and the smoke go to the person behind them. Smokers should aware of the fact that some people cannot stand being smoked. These days, more and more places have been separated or even prohibited from smoking, such as stations. Smokers need to have a good manner so everyone can live comfortably.
4/20/2015 11:36:32 pm
In my opinion, living in Tokyo is a very good experience. I started to live here a year ago. Before I started to live here, I didn’t want to live in Tokyo because it’s so noisy, crowded and I get away from my family. And still, I think Tokyo is a very noisy and crowded city. However, I decided to live in Tokyo because my father said that it will be a good experience for me. In this one year, I experienced many things. For example, very crowded trains, meet a famous people, buy unique material goods and so on. I can't experience these things in my hometown so I'm happy to be here.
4/21/2015 12:18:19 am
In my opinion, living in Tokyo is very convenient. I'll show you some reasons. First, there are many trains. We can go anywhere very easily. Second, there are many shops. If you go to Tokyo, you can get everything you want. However there are also many people. Tokyo is always crowded. It is very noisy and stressful for me. So I like Tokyo but I don't want to live in Tokyo.
4/21/2015 12:27:51 am
In my opinion, the most annoying thing is that people walk with doing something. Many Japanese walk with listening music, using smartphone and so on. If people walk with listening to music, they couldn't hear the sound of around them. And, if people walk with using smartphone, they couldn't look around them. It is very dangerous. The number of people who walk with do something is increasing.If many people do that, it is easy to happen accident. So, people should walk with seeing ahead. Some people walk with smaoking. It influences on other people. People should obey the manar.
4/21/2015 05:28:47 pm
In my opinion, the best Japanese food is Ra-men. In addition, my favorite food is also this. There're two reasons why this food is the best. First, Ra-men has various taste. The taste is different each places. For example, there is Ra-men with pork bone broth in Fukuoka,and with solt soup in Kanagawa, with seafood stock in Hokkaido. When you have an opportunity to visit there, you should go to the local Ra-men store and eat it. Another reason is that we can eat Ra-men soon after we ordered it. I suggest to go to Ra-men store when you're very hungry.
4/21/2015 06:12:43 pm
I think living in Tokyo causes good effects.
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