Wow! We sure had a busy lesson today! There was so much to learn!
We reviewed expressions to ask for and to give an opinion. We also learned expressions to agree and disagree with opinions.
Remember that the expression "Tell me about it!" is to express agreement. It is slang and you can use it with your friends. However, you shouldn't use it with your parents or teachers.
In next week's class, we are going to start our discussions. Each students has to be a discussion leader twice during the spring semester. You can click on this link for the schedule: Oral English 1 Spring 2015 Discussion Schedule.
For the last part of our lesson, we learned where to find articles for discussion topics on the website Breaking News English. We also learned how to complete your discussion worksheet. You'll need to complete a worksheet before you lead your discussion. You can find How to Complete Your Discussion Worksheet in the Discussion section of the website.
1. Blog Posting #2
2. Discussions (see schedule)
3. Bring the "Opinion Expressions" worksheet to class.
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...)
(If you ask me, learning languages is ...)
living in Tokyo
(I think living in Tokyo is...)
(In my opinion, smart phones are...)
* Write 8-10 sentences.
* Use capital letters, punctuation and spelling correctly.
* Submit by Monday, April 20 by 6:00pm.