Oral English 1: Lesson 5
I hope you all enjoyed the Golden Week vacation, and that you don't have spring fever!
Before our discussions, we reviewed expressions for checking your group's understanding. You need to check 4 to 5 times when you give your summary and opinion. You can use these expressions:
a. Are you following me?
b. Are there any questions so far?
c. Is everything OK?
When you don't understand something, you can ask these questions:
a. Can you explain that again?
b. What was that?
c. What does ... mean?
In today's discussion, you still need to work on your conversational style. Group leaders need to ask the group members for comments on opinions:
a. Do you agree with ...'s opinion?
b. Are there any comments on ...'s opinion?
Groups members also have to add to conversational style. You can also ask group members questions for more information and make comments on their opinions.
Absent for your Discussion:
If you are absent for your discussion and do not contact me the day before by 6:00pm, you CANNOT reschedule your discussion. You are NOT allowed to reschedule your discussion if you contact me in the morning before our lesson. You are ONLY allowed to reschedule due to serious illness - this means you need to go to the doctor and get a medical certificate to give me.
1. Discussion Preparation
2. Blog Post #5
Blog Question #4:
Where can you find the best natural beauty in Japan?
(Remember to use an opinion expression.)
5/12/2015 11:36:27 am
kyoto,I find best netural beauty in japan.
5/12/2015 10:28:12 pm
I think that the place feeling that it is natural and is the most beautiful of Japan is Shirakami mountains district. Because, it is enrolled in a world heritage.In addition, Shirakami mountains have the virgin forest of the beech,and there is nature which the hand of the person is not added to. So,there is the animal of many natural monuments in the environment.In addition, there are a river and waterfall,the pond in the mountains district,too.It is Aoike to be particulary famous in that. The surface of the water is clear and is very beautiful.It is used as a model of the movies by the beauty of Shirakami mountains. In fact, I have never been to the Shirakami mountains. So,I want to go there.
5/13/2015 09:12:36 pm
I think Mt.Tateyama is the best natural beauty place in Japan. There are lots of nature and beautiful creatures. Mt.Tateyama is one of the Northern Alps. As its famous tourist atraction, there is a ”Yukino-Otani” on the way to Mt.Tateyama. ”Yukino-Otani” means a big wall which is made by many snows. It's very beautiful scene. But it is only summer that we can see it. So, I will go there with my family in this summer.
5/14/2015 01:31:56 pm
Japan has a lot of natural beauty. I think Okinawa is the most beautiful in Japan. For example sea is very clear. Then only Sango grow in the sea. Natural beautiful is not only sea but also forest. For example a bird called Yanbarukuina is live in forest. I have never seen such natural and animals in Tokyo.
5/15/2015 06:06:27 pm
I think that the best natural beauty in Japan is Enoshima-Island.
5/16/2015 09:39:08 am
I think that the best natural beauty in Japan is Oze.Oze is a moor eminent Japan.Oze extends over Fukushima, Niigata, Gunma.The scenery that I saw from there is splendid.You must take the garbage home with you in oneself.Everybody follows the rule for conservation of nature.There is such an effort, too, and Oze is chosen as One-Hundred Views of Japan.I want everybody to see this splendid scenery.
5/16/2015 12:51:58 pm
I think that the best natural beauty in Japan is Okinawa. My favorite place is sea. The sea is very clear blue, so we can see various kind of fish with snorkeling. Also, I think seeing coral reef and shells is valuable. Because we seldom can’t see them in Tokyo. Not only beautiful sea but also forest is good natural. The bird that Yanvarukuina living in Okinawa is Japanese natural monument and an endangered species. Perhaps we maybe watch the bird.
5/16/2015 10:11:00 pm
Hokkaido,I can find the best natural beauty in Japan.I went to Hokkaido when I was 12 years old. I can saw various beauty place in there. For example,I was so impressed to see the lavender field.I can not forget scenety that purple ground and blue sky.Not only it but also,The grassy plain was very splendid,too.I remember memory that I was running for a long time with my younger sister.I think if we enjoy nature,we can remember the place for a long time.
5/16/2015 11:47:31 pm
In my opinion,the place where most beautiful nature is found in Japan is Hokkaido.
5/17/2015 12:00:37 am
I think that Mt.Fuji is the best natural beauty in Japan.
5/17/2015 12:14:33 am
I think my hometown is best nature. My house is surrounded by the mountains. The color of the leaf changes by a season and can enjoy the four seasons. It is a spring ground pink to be particularly splendid. A cherry tree blooms all over the ground, and there are many colors. Many people appear there and are popular so that a temporary train leaves. It is a park of nature which should go once in the life. I think that Japan has a lot of splendid nature including a ground pink when I think so.
5/17/2015 10:45:25 am
I think the best natural beauty in Japan is Okinawa.
5/17/2015 11:52:55 am
Mt.Fuji is the best natural beauty in japan.
5/17/2015 12:43:59 pm
I think the best natural beauty in Japan is Niigata.
5/17/2015 02:36:45 pm
I think Yufuin is the best natural beauty place in Japan. Yufuin is in Oita, Kyushu. My family like there too. When we have holidays, we go there to relax. We just been there recently during Golden Week. My cousins are little, so I played a lot with them. It was very wonderful time. Yufuin has Mt.Yufu. Yufuin's air is beautiful. My feeling was purified.
5/17/2015 03:33:59 pm
In my opinion,the best place where we can see natural beauty is Okinawa.
5/17/2015 03:36:35 pm
I think Kyoto is one of Japan's beautiful places.
5/17/2015 03:44:33 pm
I think that the best natural beauty in Japan is Yakushima.The reason that Yakushima is beautiful island.
5/17/2015 04:06:48 pm
I think Hokkaido is the best place in beautiful nature.
5/17/2015 04:06:59 pm
I think that Tanada is the best natural beauty place in Japan.
5/17/2015 04:13:04 pm
I think the best natural beauty in Japan is Nagano.
5/17/2015 04:28:43 pm
I think the best natural beauty place in Japan is Ogasawara Islands. Though it is located in Tokyo with little nature, there are many beautiful things. The dreamlike world spreads out for me who live in the city. For example, there is a beautiful sea which color of water is emeraldgreen and we can watch coral reef. Also if you look up the sky, you can see the star-filled sky. In this way, I think this Island is the most beauty place in Japan. I foget time when there. I proud that there is such a beautiful place in Japan.
5/17/2015 05:08:11 pm
I think the best natural beauty place in Japan is Furano.I know Furano is the best natural place in Japan,because I came from Hokkaido.Furano is famous for lavender field.There are many flowers.There is the scent of lavender borne on the breeze.I am strongly recomend this place.
5/17/2015 05:20:57 pm
I think that the best natural beauty in Japan is Hakone.Various famous places are in that.
5/17/2015 05:29:21 pm
I think that the beauty of Japanese most beautiful nature is in Okinawa.The sea of Okinawa does not have cloudiness.And,only in Okinawa,Japan has the very beautiful turquoiseblue-colored sea.I visit Okinawa every year to see this sea.I entered the diving circle this year.Therefore I can see the beauty of Okinawa from the inside from this year.I can know the beauty of the sea of new Okinawa that I did not know so far from now on.
5/17/2015 05:58:37 pm
In my opinion,I think the best nature in Japan is hot springs. First of all,"the best" can be said "the thing which is unique",so I think hot springs aren't the others ,which aren't unique.
5/17/2015 06:06:54 pm
In my opinion, the best natural beauty in Japan is Minamiaizu. My parents have a second house in Minamiaizu, so we often visit there. In spring, the hill at the back of our house has many and big skunk cabbage. In summer, there are various insects, such as a dragonfly, butterfly, beetle, and so on. In autumn, a Japanese maple in the garden wonderfully fall color. In winter, a lot of powder snow come down. I like to see these scenery. I haven't travel rarely, even so I think there is the best.
5/17/2015 06:26:18 pm
There are several points that you can find natural beauty in Japan. But if I were to choose one natural beauty in Japan, I would definitely choose Sakura as the best natural beauty in Japan. Sakura is very famous among the world for its beautiful pink color. Every spring most of the parks and schools will be filled with them. Speaking of Sakura, there is a event called Hanami too. In Hanami, you bring beers and meals under the Sakura trees, and you eat and drink them while you look at the Sakura trees. As you can see, Sakura has been an essential beautiful thing in Japan. This is why I choose Sakura as the most beautiful natural beauty in Japan.
5/17/2015 06:46:12 pm
I think that the best natural in Japan is Mt.Fuji. It is the highest and most famous mountain in Japan. It is surrouned by five lakes, so there are excellent views of the mountain.
5/17/2015 06:47:57 pm
In my opinion, I think the best natural beauty in Japan is Hokkaido.
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