We started our opinion presentations today. I was really impressed with today's group leaders and your preparation!
At the beginning of our lesson, we had some discussion activities to review conversational style. When we have a discussion remember these points:
a. volunteer your opinions and comments
b. don't wait to give your opinion
c. agree or disagree with speakers
d. ask questions
e. give your personal experience as examples
We also reviewed how to lead a discussion. At the beginning of your discussion, remember to introduce the topic (e.g. Today, I'm going to talk about...)
Please learn the expressions for checking understanding, summarising and concluding your discussion. In this way, you won't need this worksheet when you give your opinion presentation.
I have uploaded the slide presentation from our lesson in the Discussion Skills Lesson Materials section of the website.
(Today's group leaders don't have to do homework #3 and #5).
Blog Question #3:
Answer the question. Use an opinion giving expression, and give a reason and TWO examples to support your opinion.
You receive 100, 000 yen. What do you think is the best way to use this money?
* Write 12-15 sentences.
* Use capital letters, punctuation and spelling correctly.
* Submit by Monday, October 19 by 6:00pm.