Oral English 1: Lesson 2
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.
4/14/2015 10:40:15 am
The best japanese food is pickled japanese plums.
4/14/2015 08:54:02 pm
I like living in Tokyo.
4/15/2015 10:09:39 pm
As I see,the best Japanese food is Soba.Because it is very deritious and good for health.
4/16/2015 10:18:13 am
As I see it,the best japanese food is Nikujyaga.The reason is that Nikujyaga is very delicious.Food prepared by stewing beef,carrot and
4/16/2015 03:47:03 pm
I think living in Tokyo is good. In Tokyo, the traffic is convenient. As I see it, many trains are serviced. And, many shops are opened, so we can go shopping anytime. Unexpectedly, Tokyo has many parks. The nature in parks bring a person relaxation. I think that is good Side. In the holidays, we can go many places. So we can spend a good time.
4/17/2015 12:06:51 am
As I see it, the best Japanese food is Sushi.Because, it is very delicious.Also, it is popular with overseas people.
4/17/2015 11:38:44 pm
As I see it, the best Japanese food is udon.
4/18/2015 10:34:18 am
I think live in Tokyo is very tired.There are very many people in Tokyo.The everyday crowded train is worn-out very much.I don't like crowds.
4/18/2015 03:35:23 pm
As I see it , the best Japanese food is Sushi. This is why, the food of sushi is very popular and traditional food in Japan. Sushi has been loved by many people for a long time. Sushi is so simple but it also has deep world of taste. Of course I like to eat sushi very much. But I usualy eat reasonable sushi. For example, "sushiro" or "kurazushi" and so on. So, I want to eat delicious and expencive sushi someday.
4/18/2015 05:11:12 pm
As I see it, learning English is very important. The reason is opportunities are increasing to speak English. Also, companies ask us speaking English for working there.
4/18/2015 06:51:15 pm
As i see it,the best japanese food is Nabe.
4/18/2015 08:47:51 pm
As I see it,the best Japanese food is Onigiri.It is called "rice ball" in English.This is because it is simple but delicious.It is popular food taken out of on picnics or eating while traveling.The center contains Umeboshi,Tuna,Katsuo,Mentaiko and so on.There are many kind of filling.So,we can enjoy the various tastes.In addicion,it reminds me of my mother's cooking.Living on my own,I really miss on my Onigiri now.
4/18/2015 08:52:26 pm
Sorry,I made a mistake.
4/18/2015 10:44:44 pm
If you ask me,learning languages is attractive.
4/18/2015 11:05:01 pm
In my opinion, the best Japanese food is sushi. First, sushi has been loved all the time by a Japanese from long time ago. And sushi have a lot kind of "neta". sushi of egg is sweet. tuna is so expensive but very delicious. And salmon roe is salty.I can not coose one.I think japanese should be proud of sushi more.
4/18/2015 11:18:55 pm
I think living in Tokyo is convenience.
4/18/2015 11:44:25 pm
In my opinion, smart phones is a very familiar tool. Smart phones possession rate of university students is over 90 percent. Because we can use the Internet in the same way as a computer, contact with friends also became easier. On the other hand, we must take care to waste of time and communication. Function of smart phone progress has been made increasingly. I think it is devoted the time spent in the game to other things. And conversation on the SNS is there is a possibility of lean relationship for invisible face. We should use thought the characteristics of the smart phones.
4/19/2015 01:01:09 am
As I see it,the living in Tokyo is good.Because the convenience to transportation is good.And this is because there are various shops.We can play very much.For example,it is the shopping of clothes,a karaoke,bowling.But however,there is the bad part.Tokyo has bad environment.Therefor you should be careful about health.
4/19/2015 01:02:27 am
As I see it, the best food of Japan is miso soup.
4/19/2015 10:07:09 am
In my opinion, smart phones are very dangerous plates, because they are too useful. If we use smart phone, we can do all thing more easily than using galapagos cellphone. For example, looking up a place on a map, reading news what attract attention, accessing to SNS, playing amusing game, and so on. We endlessly waste time, because of having smart phones. Did you experience that you playing with it, the hours went quickly? To tell the truth,I have been using it in everything since I bought it. We must be careful. If not, we may lose the chance to study various thing.
4/19/2015 01:14:45 pm
As I see it,the best Japanese food is Natto(fermented soybeans).
4/19/2015 01:18:56 pm
If you ask me, learning language is so important.
4/19/2015 02:06:10 pm
As I see it,the best Japanese food is osechi.Osechi is a traditional Japanese food for the New Year holidays.Most of Japanese people eat osechi on New Year's Day. I eat osechi with my family on the first day of every year.It's a special dishes prepared for the New Year.Each dish in osechi has meanings,for example good health,happiness and so on. I'm looking forward to New Year's Day.Because I can eat osechi.
4/19/2015 03:26:55 pm
If you ask me,learning language is a material factor to be able to get along in life smoothly and meaningfully.
4/19/2015 03:34:35 pm
I give my opinion on smart phone.
4/19/2015 04:11:35 pm
I think living in Tokyo is very fun!!
4/19/2015 04:26:05 pm
About living in Tokyo.
4/19/2015 04:31:50 pm
As I see it,the best Japanese food is Sashimi.The reason is that I can eat it willingly.It is small enough for one bite.
4/19/2015 04:59:13 pm
in my opinion, the smartphone is very convenient. It is checked that I want to check it immediately. We install favorite applications and listen to music, and how to use varies. In addition, we get the photograph, too. However, a lot of problems about the smartphone are pointed out recently. For example, the use of the smartphone in the neighborhood of priority seat is outstanding. In addition, many people play with a smartphone while walking and am in an accident. It is right how to use smartphone to use the convenient function while being based on such problems.
4/19/2015 05:00:31 pm
If you ask me,learning languages is the most important skills. For example, if I can speak english well, I can make friends all over the world. Then I have a many friends around the world.So I have a chance to go for a trip.Another reason is that I can get a job at such as global companies in the future. Additionally,studying foreign language is that I can gain confidence.
4/19/2015 05:34:26 pm
As I see it, the best Japanese food is sushi. It is because sushi is one of the most famous Japanese food in the world. Those days, peoples didn't eat fish raw in many countries. But nowadays sushi shops are opened all over the world.
4/19/2015 05:54:12 pm
In my opinion, the most annoying thing is kicking seat while I'm wacthing movie in theater.
4/19/2015 06:45:36 pm
As I see it, the best Japanese food is rice cake.
4/19/2015 06:47:21 pm
I can live in Tokyo and am happy.I can go to the sweets shop reported on TV.Furthermore,it is convenient to do shopping.It is decided that the Tokyo Olympics are held.I go to see it in families.It is an advantage to be easy to go thre.The Shinkansen goes,too.Therefore I can easily return to the parents house.Tokyo has a family feel relieved in a splendid place.
4/19/2015 06:55:20 pm
In my opinion, it is very important to learn a language.I think that It is a chance to pay more attention to the world to learn a language.One's world spreads out by paying more attention to the world.I think that it becomes the strength very much that one's world spreads out in becoming an adult.For example, you can know the world sports through a language as well as the sports of one's country if you like sports.I learned English and was interested in the world.Therefore I learn more languages and want to go to the foreign country.I think that it is pleasant to learn a language some other time.
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