Oral English 1: Lesson 1
It was really great to meet all of you today. You're such a lively group!!! I'm really looking forward to our lessons this year.
Syllabus and Schedule:
We had a short introduction activity and you got to meet your classmates. We then went looked at the syllabus and our course schedule. You can find all of this information in the Oral English 1 --> Course Information section.
We had a short activity to help you learn some expressions for asking for and giving your opinion. Make sure to support your opinion with a reason and/or example.
When you want to ask for somebody's opinion, you can use these expressions:
1. What are your feelings on this?
2. What do you think about this?
When you give your opinion, you can use these expressions:
1. In my opinion, I think...
2. As I see it, ...
1. Blog Posting #1
2. Review Opinion Giving Expressions
3. Bring the "Opinion Expressions" worksheet to class.
Blog Question #1:
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.
smoking in public
high school uniforms
2020 Tokyo Olympics
today's Oral English lesson
Aogaku Shibuya campus
* Write 8-10 sentences.
* Use capital letters, punctuation and spelling correctly.
* Submit by Monday, April 13 by 6:00pm.
4/7/2015 11:27:19 am
Aoyama shinuya compus is very freedom and fun .
4/10/2015 12:34:54 pm
Smoking is bad not only for your health but also for people around you. To make matters worse, it might cause lung cancer. According to some researches, 95 percents of patients of larynx cancer are smokers.
4/10/2015 10:22:11 pm
In my opinion,the first Oral English lesson was very exciting for me.Because,we can't use japanese while in class.It was a class form of the first experience for me. So I am afraid whether I can follow class in the future. In addition, it is hard for me to speak English well. But I want to come to be able to talk in English though a class.It is my aim.For one year thanking you in advance.
4/11/2015 01:26:24 am
Traveling overseas is good experience for all people's life.
4/11/2015 10:37:37 am
In my opinion, I think 2020 Tokyo Olympics is very wonderful. Because it is a good opportunity to develop Japanese economy. Probably, many pelope will come to Japan to watch games, and while they may look arond Japan. Then, they will pay money for sightseeing and shopping . If they don't buy, they will get to know about Japan more and they will talk about their trip after going back to their country. As a result, more pelope come to visit Japan. They will use money for food and transportation. It contributes Japanese econmic growth.
4/11/2015 12:37:40 pm
In my opinion, I think Aogaku Shibuya campas is very good place. Many students go there to study. I admitted Aoyama Gakuin university in Spring. I was surprised at many people,and I look forward to making new friends.
4/11/2015 04:16:53 pm
In my opinion,I think today,s Oral English lesson is very difficult.It was slmost a discussion.I told by gesture.I was able to thereby meke a frind.I am very weak in English, but want make an effort.Oral English is the class which must not use Japanese.The points of the group fall down when I talk in Japanese.Therefore,I am careful not to speak Japanese.It was hard to understand some homework.
4/11/2015 04:34:30 pm
The first Oral English lesson was very fun.
4/11/2015 05:51:44 pm
Aogaku Shibuya campus is the new location of for me, and is different from my localness 180 times. The first time I visited the Shibuya,I was surprised. There are a lot of tall buildings in Shibuya, in that it's bright and lively at night. And people are many, I feel faster the passage of time. I feel so,where I live is a small country town and It takes 3 hours from my house to the university. Of course, it is a good place Shibuya, but is a place that is tiring me do not get used. I get tired with late sleep early rising every day,but when 4 years have also passed, I'd be familiar. I believe that. I'd like to persevere in this college life.
4/11/2015 05:58:44 pm
I made a mistake.
4/11/2015 06:25:17 pm
In my opinion, I think traveling overseas gives to us a variety of experiences.
4/11/2015 07:30:31 pm
I look forward to the Tokyo Olympics very.When it was decided that I held it in Japan, I was very glad.I want the Japanese team to take a lot of gold medals.I pay attention to soccer in particular.However, there are none with that alone.I expect it in a land new world record.I want to tell splendor of Japan to a foreigner controlling it abroad.I hope that the Tokyo Olympics become the best meeting.
4/11/2015 07:55:04 pm
In my opinion, I think high school uniforms is fantastic. Because we don't need to choose our clothes.I am not rich girl so I don't have many clothes. Also, choosing clothes is really annoying work. In addition,school uniform is cute. I like skirts,loafers and sweaters.AKB's first uniform was cute school uniform.And of course I like that.
4/11/2015 11:44:03 pm
In my opinion,I think Aogaku Shibuya Campus is very prosperous,because there is in the center of Shibuya.Also,there are more than one thousand people in Aogaku Shibuya Campus.I was surprised at the number of people when i entered the university.I felt nervous at the same time.However,now,I am looking forward to make friends and wonderful memories in this Campus.
4/12/2015 12:18:59 am
Olympic in Tokyo in 2020 has been determined to be held.
4/12/2015 12:53:57 am
In my opinion,I think smoking in public is bad.Because the person of the circumference is troubled.It is unreasonable. And it poses danger to smoke in public.The example is woking smoking. People may inflict a burn on the person of the circumference.The cigarette also may bring cancer.In the first place you should not smoke.
4/12/2015 12:58:36 am
In my opinion, I do not agree with smoking in public.This is because, smoking in public is bother to non-smoking people. Also, walking-smoking connects throwing cigarette away on road. And the cigarette garbage may cause a fire. For example, l saw a man who was walking-smoking, and he was unpleasant smell. Then I became bad feeling. In other case, I looked cigarette which was burning.I thought this is dangerous because if little child touch the burning cigarette he woud get burned.Therefore, smoking in public is not good in any case.
4/12/2015 10:29:53 am
aogaku shibuya campas is place that is to get used to me for 12years.
4/12/2015 10:34:26 am
in my opinion,smoking in public is bad things . Because,smoking is bad not only for themselves but for people of around them.
4/12/2015 12:41:15 pm
In my opinion,the first Oral English lesson was very hard for me. Because I can't speak English smoothly.Therefore I think I couldn't convey what I thought to my classmates well in English.
4/12/2015 01:04:14 pm
In my opinion,I think danger that smoking in public depending on degree.
4/12/2015 01:04:21 pm
In my opinion,2020 tokyo olympics is very good thing for Japan. Because It brings big economic effect. Many foreigners come to Japan and buy many things.The means of transportation develop in it, too.And raise the interest in sports.Furthermore, We become interested if the Olympics are held in Japan.Olympics will greatly contribute in the future in Japan.The Olympics best.
4/12/2015 02:28:13 pm
In my opinion, I think travelling overseas is good. As I see it, when we see the different world, we can learn a lot of things. In foreign countrys, language, personality, clothes, and more things are different. To know that differences affect us. Last spring vacation, I went to France. French has been a huge influence on me. Their greetings are very nice. I thought greetings are important for communication. I think people should travel overseas to learn many things.
4/12/2015 03:09:18 pm
In my opinion,part time job is a not only to make money but also place of the learning.We can learn social manner.And we can learn the human relations in a wide age group, too.I worked part-time in various ways.I think that I learn a lot, and the my world spread out.I think that is important.One more important thing is to do that want to learn by oneself. For example I like sports.So I work in sports club.Because I can learn a thing and sports of the health, I am substantial very much.I want to value this opportunity.
4/12/2015 03:26:13 pm
In my opinion, I think smoking is bad.
4/12/2015 04:29:33 pm
In my opinion,I think smoking in public is bad.The first reason for this is that smoking is harmful to health .
4/12/2015 04:31:10 pm
In my opinion, my high school uniform have good points and bad point.
4/12/2015 04:47:10 pm
In my opinion,I think the first Oral English lesson was difficult.Because English is hard for me.I tried to speak English but it is not easy.When I was a high school student I sometimes spoke Japanese in Oral class.But we can't use Japanese in this class.Therefore I'm worried.I will have a hard fight for one year.
4/12/2015 04:51:12 pm
In my opinion,I think high school uniforms are ecologicai clothea.
4/12/2015 05:08:41 pm
About smoking in public.
4/12/2015 06:51:07 pm
In my opinion,I think traveling overseas is one of the greatest ways to make people grow. Why I can say something like that is because I have visited foreign countries many times in fact and all of the things I met left an impression on me.
4/12/2015 06:58:30 pm
In my opinion,we shouldn't smoke cigarettes in public.The reason is that,not smoker don't want to take a breath of smoke.They think that smoking is bad for our health.I think so.If smokers must want to smoke,they should smoke at not outdoor smoking area,but divided smoking room.To tell the truth,I don't dislike smell of smoke. However,the smoker who can't obey the regulations must not smoke.People shouldn't give people trouble.
4/12/2015 07:59:04 pm
In my opinion,traveling over seas are good experience for students.
4/18/2015 11:22:54 pm
In my opinion,high school uniforms are very good.
4/19/2015 03:19:57 pm
I give my opinion on smart phone.
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