Oral English 1: Lesson 11
Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a great vacation. We started with our second round of debates in our first class of the new year.
This week, there was an improvement in debate skills, especially with using opinion and refuting expressions. I noticed that more debaters were better prepared for this debate. For next week's debates, remember these points:
Blog Question #9:
If you were a presenter, answer this question:
Do you think you improved for your second debate (e.g. worksheet and performance)? Why or why not?
If you were an audience member, answer this question:
Give your opinion on one of the topics you listened to in today’s lesson. Remember to choose a position (for or against), give a reason and an example for your opinion.
* Write 12-15 sentences.
* Use capital letters, punctuation and spelling correctly.
* Submit by Monday, January 11 by 6:00pm.
1/6/2016 02:15:39 am
1/9/2016 08:29:01 am
This debate was difficult. In addition, I might say the end of holidays and thought that I should have been able to prepare a little earlier. The contents of the debate turned big with the first. About a seniority system and efficiency wages. I wrestled by debate from the thought of the opposite opinion each other because it was the opinion. And a thought of the listener side when think about dissenting opinion some other time, one's opinion changes. So it was the debate that was worth doing it very much. However, there is the place that has wrestled to still read a sentence by debate. In addition, there was the place where a question from the listener side could not support when I spoke a difficult word. I thought that you should practice a little more. And I want to overcome the problem that I found this time. I thought that the body might have it as own command of English again by doing so it.
1/9/2016 08:48:30 pm
I listened to presentation about GM food.
1/10/2016 05:50:23 am
I was one of the audience member of presentation on Death Penalty. This is very difficult problem in today's world. I had a chance to think about this topic in some other classes. In my opinion, I agree with Death Penalty system. For example, a murder case, the suspect should pay equal value. A person’s life is very very severe. Therefore I think that the suspect should pay some value. There is the way of thinking to let a criminal work and compensate, but it is needed some money. I heard that the Death Penalty does not reduce crimes. In other words, crimes does not reduce by there is the Death Penalty. However crimes will increase by there is not the Death Penalty. So I think the Death Penalty is needed in the world.
1/10/2016 07:59:22 pm
I heard the debate about the genetically-modified crops this time.I agree to making the genetically-modified crops.This is because it confirms whether you use the genetically-modified crops, and it has not minded it when it buys food so far.I do not surely think that I want to eat the genetically-modified crops.However, the genetically-modified crops have many advantages.The first is that an insecticide and a weed killer are not necessary.Because the genetically-modified crops are strong, it is not necessary to use the useless pesticides.It is thereby reduced an insecticide and the herbicidal expense.They are tied to possibility of the mass production.Thus, we who are consumers can purchase food cheaply.The world population grows up every day.I think that it is to make food cheaply in large quantities that is demanded now.
1/10/2016 08:55:58 pm
I was an audience member. I heard debate about smoking bans.I agree total ban on smoking.This is because the smell of cigarette is bad.I think it's a stench for non-smoker.In a restaurant or a cafe, the delicious food will become bad with the bad smell of the cigarette.Also,the smoke of the cigarette spread even if we make separation of smoking areas.It cause passive smoking.
1/10/2016 10:40:28 pm
I debated about death penalty. This topic is very difficult. But I think it's done better than the first debate. The first reason is because I was conscious of an eye contact. The second reason was often checked about a death penalty. An opinion opposite to oneself was also to know, and understanding deepened. It was possible to discuss perfectly by a debate by that. The one of a debate this was made successfully. When it was important to check a debate neatly, it was learned. When doing a debate next, I think I'll check it neatly. A death penalty was a difficult topic, but it could be understood well. I'd like to make sure that it can be decided whether it'll be opposite whether you'll hear and agree tightly next week.
1/10/2016 10:46:01 pm
I was a presenter this time. I thought I should have been a little more improve the worksheet. I examined many information and worrid about our topic content. I barely wrote the worksheet, but I realized a thing when I debeated. It is making statements at the thought audiences. Even if I thought that I wrote steadily, difficult statements can’t understand for audiences. Accodingly, I found that the best worksheet is composed of easy words and intelligible sentences to everyone. Then, there is a improvement in performance. This time, we debeated after the vacation, so that we couldn’t practice and talk about each content. I could’t help very well when my pair had a diffficulty. I felt deficiency of contact. However, we had good points in performance. We could talk to audiences with doing eyecontact. We also was using full time effectively, because I asked them about things which I thought questions. I think the overall was enough.
1/10/2016 10:53:16 pm
I listened a debate about smoking bans.The presenter's opinion about for and against are very good.I was a loss very much to decide my opinion.As a result, I agree with the total smoking ban.This is because cigarette have many bad points.For example, our life become short, the illness risk will increase, and so on.Among them, I think the smell of cigarette the most bad things.Then, even if we did not smoke, we give adverse effects to our body.We breathe the smoke even if we separated it for smokers and nonsmokers.Smoke separating system is very good system, but it is not the best way.I think the best way is the total smoking ban.In this problem will become the long time problem, so we must think about carefully.
1/10/2016 11:03:00 pm
I was an presenter.
1/10/2016 11:18:54 pm
Today's debate has improvement points. First, I was worried because practice wasn't enough. For example, whether it was able to tell the theme to the audience. The word I understand and the word the audience knows are different. It may not be transmitted well. If practice was enough, I wasn't probably worried. Next I couldn't do an eye contact so much. I didn't serve the purpose which remembers sentences. I did an eye contact after I finished reading a sentence. It's important to make it easy to be transmitted to an audience by doing an eye contact. They should be improved to practice more. The results, I think I can well debate.
1/10/2016 11:23:00 pm
I was one of the audience member of presentation on Death Penalty. I am agreement with the death penalty ．In my opinion Japan must not to abolish it. Becase the person who commit an atrocious crime has to punish by death. If Japan abolish the death penalty, the number of offenders would increase. And Japan's peace become worse. Moteover, death penalty is useful to reduce budget for offender. The tax which we pay is used for offender.I think it is very waste. Why is our tax used for offender？ I can not understand. I always think that it is wrong thing.So I agree with the death penalty
1/10/2016 11:31:52 pm
I was an audience member. I heard debate about seniority system.This topic is very difficult. So, I could not decide a conclusion with another one of the audience.As a result of thinking about this topic at home, I take the opposite position.Because, people who have talent should be evaluated.If tarented person to joining the company of the seniority, he will lose the motivation.In order to develop the company, we must have the motivation of employees.And development of the companies will lead to the country's development.I think japan should abort the seniority system.
1/10/2016 11:47:12 pm
I was absent last class. Then I didn't listen to debate. Therefore I write why I was absent last class. I went to nikko , because I compete in intercollegiate athletic competition . This competition is figure skating conpetition. I passed a qualifier in October with the first place . I was very nervous before performance . When I performance , I made a series of mistake. Finally, The result was the fifth place. I was annoyed so as to cry . I want to never repeat a similar mistake anymore. Therefore I intend to practice hard. In conclusion, I want to be able to give best performance next year.
1/10/2016 11:57:36 pm
I was previously absent. Presentation contents can not understand.
1/11/2016 12:32:36 am
I can say my second debate was much more better than the first one. There were two points to support it, a preparation and a performance. In a preparation, I think we could exchange our views smoothly because my partner and l already knew how to make the worksheet roughly from our last debate. However, the topic we did this time was a bit complicated in comparison with the last time. So I struggled to make my opinion convincible. Then in a performance, It was hard to explain to the listeners clearly. As everyone knows, even if animals are valuable same as humans, We humans can't help but to receive the fact that we can't live long without animal sacrifice such as a medicine, a shampoo, etc. Ironically, It is not too much to say that we can maintain our health at the same time that animals are
1/11/2016 12:37:09 am
I agree with the death penalty. Who killed people will be sentenced to death. There are some death row inmates in Japan. But, also it determined the death penalty, will not be quite enforcement. I think it should be the death penalty if much to life imprisonment. When it is life imprisonment, taxpayers ' money is used for prisoners. I think it is better to use in welfare if you use tax. I think capital punishment equal death penalty becomes a deterrent to crime. In addition, I don't understand that organizations that did not protect the human rights of people who had been killed protects the human rights of the people killed. However, we should not cause a false accusation.
1/11/2016 12:44:59 am
I was an audience member.
1/11/2016 12:46:12 am
I took part in a debate about the death penalty.When I chose against in there, and I don't change my mind now.The reason why I object to the death penalty is to give mental pain for executioner.In Japan, the death penalty is hanging.It is carried out by three hangmans.They stand in a line, and push a button.A button of three buttons kill a criminal on death row.All the members in the place of execution don't know a button which killed a criminal person.Moreover, they don't know a hangman who pushed the button.However, hangmans are given mental pain.For example, I knew a hangman suffered from mental disease in a book which I read formerly.I think the death penalty should be abolished to reduce hangmans who have mental illness.I oppose the death penalty.
1/11/2016 01:17:40 am
I listened to topic of death penalty. I am for death penalty.
1/13/2016 05:02:02 pm
My New Year's resolution is study hard. For example English, French, Psycholoy and education system etc. Because I want to get great record. Also, I want to participation education support. Because my dream is teacher. I will participation this support this year. I was apply one project. this project is my first participation project. Moreover I hope get teachers' skill. For example speaking skill, teaching skill etc. This year will become very busy. But so my best. I wish I could attainmeny my New Year's resolution.
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