Oral English 1: Week 9
It looks like the rainy season has begun since the hydrangeas are in full bloom now.
At the beginning of today's lesson, we had a short 20-minutes quiz on "discussion leading" expressions and how to give your opinion.
Please make sure to arrive on time when we have quizzes or presentations. Train delay slips are not accepted on quiz or presentation days. Make sure you give yourself enough time to get to our lesson on those days.
We also learned about the different parts of a presentation: (a) introduction; (b) body; and (c) conclusion. Each of these parts have different parts.
In the Introduction, there are fourt parts: (a) greeting; (b) topic; (c) outline; and (d) signal for questions. In the Body, you give your main ideas, supporting ideas and details/support (e.g. examples, explanations, statistics, expert opinions). And finally, in the conclusion, there are five parts: (a) signal to end; (b) summary; (c) final thought; (d) closing; and (e) invite questions.
We also learned expressions for each of these parts of a presentation. All of our presentation materials and today's slide presentation are in the Presentation section of the website. Also, you can find the Presentation Outline template in that section.
1. Blog Comment #9
2. Discussion Preparation
3. Presentation Outline
Blog Question #9:
Give your opinion on your presentation's social problem and recommend two solutions.
In my opinion, suicide is an important social issue facing Japanese society. One reason for Japan's high suicide rate is because of the lack of awareness about mental health issues and the lack of services for those with mental illness. One solution is to ... Another one is to ...