Oral English 1: Lesson 8
We had our first group of debates today!
At the beginning of our lesson, I returned your vocabulary notebooks. I checked your vocabulary sections and the opinion homework. The next time I collect your notebooks will be before the Christmas holidays.
Before our debates, we went through the steps for your debate. They include:
Overall, everyone did a good god with your debates. You prepared well, and knew your topic. However, remember these points for your next debate:
Blog Question #6:
What did you think about our first debates?
* Write 12-15 sentences.
* Use capital letters, punctuation and spelling correctly.
* Submit by Monday, November 30 by 6:00pm.
11/24/2015 05:53:14 pm
The first debate is very good.I'm sure that prepare was very hard and difficult.I read many English article every day.Moreover,making work sheet take long time.It was the result of English skill up.I prepared very hard for English debate.My speech very well but my partner and I debate not good.Our debate fault is less eye contact,speaking so fast or slowly etc.However,audience and I good eye contact.Also I use a lot gestures.Next time debate topic is so difficult.But I will hold out for English skill up.I want to conscious eye contact with my partner and speech spend.
11/25/2015 04:49:19 am
This debate was very difficult.I was a side to hear not a side to announce, but there were many opinions and could not decide it.Contents had difficult story of the constitutional amendment and the reason to argue was solid and was made to think very much.I thought constitution have a lot of contradiction. It was good that two people of the pair which talked about the right of the animal understood what a lot of gestures were going to convey.A heart ached, but thought that it was necessary for an animal to test.
11/25/2015 11:32:55 pm
I did debate this time. By debate about the constitutional revision, I gave the opinion of the thought of the constitutional protection group. Because the thought of my own was a thought of the protection group, it was easy to give an opinion. However, I understood the thought of the revised group. The debate conflicted with the thought of the partner and thought that a new thought was known. A thought changed, and the person of the listener side felt worth doing very much, too. The production of the print thought about a listener, too. Particularly, I mixed a specific example with explanation. It must be careful as a difficult theme. In addition, it which the reflection point is that explanation has become long. The exchanges of the debate became the thick contents, but did not get time to ask you a question. The next debate is based on the reflection point. And the next class wants to try so hard that I can give an opinion well.
11/26/2015 04:10:38 am
The last debate was a side to hear. I understood some points to be careful about when I do debate. First, it is important for eye contact and confirm whether you understand contents. It is because if presenters are not eye contact and the confirmation of the publisher, the presentation becomes the one way. On the contrary, if they are doing those, presentation is easy to ask you a question. Second, teamwork is very important . When I heard the first group, that group's teamwork is not good. They can't smooth and active presentation . Compared to that, second group is good teamwork . Then presentation is very smooth and active. Also, second group was well swelling and communication of the whole group. In conclusion , I can find the good and bad point. I will presentation next week. I prepare presentation so that become as much well as possible.
11/26/2015 07:05:19 am
I did debate with my friend at the last class. I think it was very fun. This is because I could listen not only my opinion but also the opinion of my partner. I admired her opinion. And I was driven my motivation to Expressing my opinion in English. Not only it but also, I think very difficult to tell my opinion. To discuss it well, I must know many English words. And I must search my topic. In this debate, I know that. I'll do two point at the next debate. I learned it is fun and difficult. I want to do the best debate next time.
11/28/2015 01:10:50 am
I did debate this time but I thought that this was difficult. When I was thinking the contents of the debate with my pair, it was hard. Because I couldn’t find easy attack to link with my pair. However, I and my pair were good teamwork. Our good point was to help each other. In fact, on the way to doing debate, we had each other to follow that we want to tell audience. Individually, I tried many times to be understood my saying to audience, though I couldn’t take eye contact and speak not reading work sheet. I also thought that it is important to take communication with audience. They would be boring if only we are just talking. In conversely, we asked to them and I said my idea about their opinion was very fun. Next time, I will hear other people debate. I found that there is an important role not only side to do debate but also to hear them. Therefore I want to do best, and to enjoy with everyone.
11/29/2015 05:32:11 pm
I discussed about the death penalty and skipping a grade.These topics are very difficult so I could not answer easily.First,as a result of discussing the death penalty,I disagree.The reason is that,all countries do not kill people.In the same way that people are forbidden to murder.I think heaviest punishment should to be in life imprisonment.Second,I was opposed to skipping a grade.Because,we are not to learn the only study at the school.For example,physical fitness, communication skills,and compassion.As a result of discussions with members.And we were convinced that forgive grade skiping only favorite subject.I think this idea is the best way of grade skipping.In conculusion,I was interesting to hear the people's opinion a lot.I will do my best my presentation.
11/29/2015 06:23:37 pm
I was here debates in the last class.I think it is very difficult.And I made think a lot of things. The debate topic which I heard is about Tokyo Olympics.Fist I thought we should hold Tokyo Olympics.So I supported the for opinion.But when I heard the against opinion, I made change my mind. I am very worrisome so I heard the opinion that There are possibility of terrorism I was vafraid of holding Tokyo Olympics. Finally,We chose the against. This week I have to debate. And I want to do my best. And make a lot of effect on the audience's opinion. Moreover I will be careful the eye contact with my partner and audiences.
11/29/2015 07:36:55 pm
I was presenter. I think our first debate was good.We could preparation and exercise for debate. We thought about debate contets together many times and practice together. I was tense a litter but enjoyed it! On the other hand I think there were many point which we should be improve. For example we should have more eye contact and use body action. I also thought that it is very difficult to explain words which listeners do not understand. I should express it with a choice of a plain word. Next week, I am listener. I look forward to hearing debates. I want to be able to talk a lot.
11/29/2015 10:55:51 pm
I felt uneasiness in debate. This is because it is hard to talk in English about my thought. I worked on the presentation in the class with effort. So I was slightly depressed until reached this class. However, it was a imaginary fear. I liked presentation than debate. I was a side to hear this class. I looked at the publisher and have noticed. It means that they can announce it with confidence more than usual. I felt that they were able to use eye contact and the gesture more than usual. It was clear that the system called the pair brought a benefit. Because I become a presenter on the next time, I want to make good debate in cooperation with a friend.
11/29/2015 10:57:10 pm
The first debate was difficult.I listened their debate, but it is difficult to understand.Then, I sometimes asked the meaning of the words.There are many difficult words, but it is good for my English skill improve.I have little vocabulary.
11/29/2015 11:14:22 pm
I had the debate twice in the last week class. I think the first debate was good.
11/29/2015 11:23:01 pm
As I see it, I think that first debates were difficult. I was an audience at that time. When I heard classmate’s debates, I worried about my debate in next class. First, our debate’s topic is not easy. So we will effort to use easier words and expressions. Topic is difficult moreover we use difficult words, audiences would not want to listen. Second, in the last of the debate, we will be judged which is the winner by the audiences. However, according to the topic, one side tends to become advantageous. Therefore, the other side presenter has to announce stronger opinion. Maybe I am that position in my first debate but I have very strong will to be a winner. To be a winner, I'm going to find a lot of good points of my part. I’ll do my best for my first debate in next class.
11/29/2015 11:43:12 pm
I did first debate last class. I felt that debate is very difficult. Because I couldn't tell audiences well. Also my debate was lack of preparations. I was helped by my partner. But a debate is a fight. So I'm not supposed to depend on a partner. I think I'll prepare the next debate. I have to read a worksheet many times and remember. I'd like to make sure that the second time can debate better than the first time. I am an audience next class. I want to think whether it's opposite whether you agree as an audience.
11/29/2015 11:54:21 pm
This time, it was found that very hard to try to debate. Our theme was about animal rights. This issue is a very serious problem, it can not be said categorically favor.
11/29/2015 11:57:01 pm
I was an audience during the first debate.I felt that debate is very difficult.It is hard to understand contents of my classmates' debate.I interrupted debate with my questions many times.It was because I am not good at hearing.Also, I don't have much large English vocabulary skill.I thought that I have to study English more.As I want to improve my English skills.I am going to debate in the next class.I will be careful to speak slowly and use not difficult English.
11/30/2015 12:00:58 am
Looking back on the debate I did with my partner about the topic; should the death penalty be allowed? , I thought we did a good job. We could consider the problem in all its aspects, of course, but also the way to present to the audiences. I think our topic was kind of difficult to understand because of their lots of convoluted legal language and it is obscure to a layman. Thus we were really careful in our debate with our words and kept it in mind to think in using a lot of gesture as much as possible. Thanks to the debate practice, we helped each other and became an Enjoyable and fulfilling time. For example, I was a for the death penalty and told the point by showing the article that can support my opinion. And I asked the audience to imagine a certain situation, for instance, the feeling when your close friends,boyfriend or even your parents were killed. I could do my best to make the debate were going well. I think the audiences' condition were also important. Because it can make the mood. I mean that if someone looks tired and was bored, it would be a sunless atmosphere. However if our behavior is impressive, everything can't go wrong. Therefore l learned both of sides, speakers and listeners, are essential to debating. I will not lose my concentration whenever I am a speaker or listener.
11/30/2015 12:11:06 am
11/30/2015 12:14:56 am
I could not debate becouse my partner did not come our class last week. So I want to write a blog coments after my debate. I hope you understand.
11/30/2015 12:24:07 am
In the first debate, I learned two things. First of all, we know the difficulty of preparation. We can think of two opinion, we can examine, I learned deeply about the theme. We have been revised many times also with respect to the configuration of the sentence. In the second one, I know the difficulty to tell the audience. From the time of preparation, we put together two people to make it easier to understand, but there was also a point easily transmitted. From there, even though their own to understand, it was discovered that it is difficult to seek an understanding of the audience. We point to our was good, is that it was able to cooperate with two people. Until the announcement from the preparation, we were able to two people. We was good was able to cooperate with two points difficult audience to understand. However, there is a point still insufficient. Next time, I want to make a better debate with care it.
11/30/2015 12:28:14 am
I did debate this time. The topic is a constitutional amendment. It was very difficult. I made debate with revising Constitution of Japan Article 9 as a problem. My opinion should revise Constitution of Japan Article 9. This is because Constitution of Japan Article 9 has contrariety. Though it is written that Japan does not hold the armed forces in the Constitution of Japan, contradiction produces it because Japan really holds the Self-Defense Forces. I think that it should revise it. However, this opinion has the dissenting opinion, too. It is an opinion that Japan may be rolled up in war when it revises Constitution of Japan Article 9. I think that I was able to convey one's opinion while considering the dissenting opinion by this debate. I am ready to have very good this debate. I want to perform the next debate well.
11/30/2015 12:34:37 am
Is it good thing for us to examine many animals?It was entitled.
11/30/2015 12:53:23 am
I participated the first debates as a presenter. That debates was difficult. First, we made a mistake about debate topic. We were careless, and didn't notice until the class started. The second, I couldn't have eye contact well. The reason is that I did debate for the first time, so I was really nervous. I want to get used to debate systems by next presenter time. However, the third, I didn't really read worksheet. I reflect taking a hell of a time, because I can't conceive of words. Thanks to my partner, we could finish first debate. I want to cooperate more next time. Also, I want to succeed as an audience next class.
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