OE2 Spring 2013: Lesson 5
What another busy class! I can't believe we're already half way through May!
Good work with your discussions in today's class. There's ben a big improvement in the explanation of your summaries and participation in your discussions. In today's class, you got feedback on these discussion strategies:
1. Showing Interest
When you are listening, you need to show the speaker that you are paying attention. To show interest, you can use these expressions:
c. I see.
2. Encourage Comments
In your discussions, you need to encourage your group members to ask questions about and/or give comments on the opinion's of other group members. You can use these expressions to increase participation:
a. Do you have anything to add to (Natsumi)'s opinion?
b. Any questions for (Natsumi)?
1. Discussion Preparation
2. Blog Post #5
Blog Question #5:
What is your pet peeve?
5/20/2013 02:28:48 pm
My pet peeve is a person who chews a gum with making a sound. Also its smell makes me annoy, too. The rythm of chewing gum disturbs my rythm forcibly. The smell of something artificial makes me fell sick. Therefore when I chew a gum, I try to chew it soundlessly and I never chew it at closed place. The another pet peeve is a person who pays his/her attention on a smart phone while walking. It disturbs other people walking and also it is very dangerous. It pet peeves me especially when s/he does it getting off from train. There is no help for making someone pet peeve, but we should stop something dangerous.
5/20/2013 11:28:27 pm
My pet peeve is a noise which is caused by scratching something. For example, I hate sounds of scratching blackboards. Such noises make me very crazy.
5/21/2013 12:12:48 am
I have two pet peeves.One of my pet peeve is the people who make sounds in eating. That sounds make me be unwilling to eat something. My younger brother and younger sister always make lots sounds when they are eating. I strongly advise them not to make sounds whenever they make sounds.The reason is that If they eat with their friends, they feel ashamed. The another my pet peeve is the people who ignore the traffic signal. I often see the people who cross the road on the red light. I think that however we hurry up, we should follow a rule.
5/21/2013 12:21:46 am
I have two pet peeves. First, I don't like people shaking their legs nervously. It is because I can't concentrate on what I am doing. I hate it especially when I am studying or reading a book. I always want to tell them not to do that but I can't because of my lack of courage. Second, I hate people chewing gums near me. The sound while chewing gums annoys me very much. I want people to chew their gums as quiet as possible. I believe that everyone will feel better if people do so.
5/21/2013 01:14:16 am
My pet peeve is voice people cheating while in lecture.Some thoughtless people chat in spit of while in lecture, I get irritated at them. I have two reason. First, loud voice prevent me from listening to what teacher say. Such time, I want to say them "Please back my school fee!" Second, even people talk in small voice like whisper, I tend to listen to it so I can't concentrate on lecture. I can't help paying attention to them, I can't understand contents of lecture perfectly. I usually chose seats near the front to avoid such situation. But such people exist everywhere. It's troublesome problem for me.
5/21/2013 02:06:19 am
My pet peeve is when people don't turn off their cellphone's vibration while it's on a conneced table. Most people turn their cellphone on manner mode when they are at school. I do too, and it is thoughtful to do so. However, one problem about the manner mode is that it vibrates when they get calls and e-mails. I can bare with the vibrating if it is only a few times. What makes me feel irritaing is when people don't turn off the vibration of the app. called LINE. This is the app. that we can chat. So, when I'm sitting on a long connected table, I could feel the vibration coming every minute. I know this problem is a small thing, but I think it is polite to care about others from "a small thing."
5/21/2013 02:31:43 am
My pet peeve is the noise leaking from the earphones.
5/21/2013 02:54:25 am
My pet peeve is people who are leaking sound from their earphones of Walkmans or iPods in public places. For example, when I am on the train or bus, I often hear a loud noise of someone’s music player. I am always uncomfortable with the sound because whether I like it or not, I have no choice but to hear it.
5/21/2013 11:14:32 am
My pet peeve is jiggling one's knees. When I took an entrance examination, a person who sat next to me taped his foot nervously. The result of it, I was disturbed my concentration. I wanted to warn him to stop doing it. However, I didn't have the courage. I also hate a person who speak in whisper. When someone speaks in whisper at the place where we must keep silent, I get on my nerves. I think each person should pay attention not to give a person annoyance. I believe everyone's thoughtfulness makes comfortable space.
5/21/2013 11:46:53 am
My pet peeve is jiggling one's knee. I think many people do it unawares. If the next person to me jiggles his or her knee, I want to make him or her stop doing it. One day, I took an entrance examination for an university. It was my first entrance examination for an university, so I was nervous very much. The next person to me was jiggling her knee all the time we took the examination, so I wasn't able to concentrate on my examination so much. Whether she was jiggling her knee consciously or unconsciously, her jiggling annoyed me so much. Eventually, I passed this entrance examination, so I was happy very much, but it's not my good experience because my next person was not good.
5/21/2013 12:33:45 pm
I feel so annoyed when people talk with their mouth full, jiggle their legs, or scratch their whole body and then their dandruff develops. I can’t be patient especially when something dirty comes out from them. There was a girl sitting next to me when I was taking the entrance test of AGU. During the test she used her eraser a little too strongly. That shook the desk but I tried not to care this, because I thought she was just serious. But suddenly, she blew all the eraser leavings to my side, not to her empty side but to my side. This happened many times. I was so nervous, strained on that important day. As I see those black spots on my paper, I felt nothing but anger building against her. So I collected up “her” eraser leavings and waited until the test is over, showed them to her and told not to do that ever again or I’d do the same to her. It’s a bitter memory with happy ending, because now I’m here in this university.
5/21/2013 01:13:55 pm
I have two pet peeves about nails. One is that someone biting their nails. It makes their nail’s shape look bad. And also its sounds make me irritated. Second is the nail of only one finger that is growing unnatural. I hate its imbalance.
5/21/2013 01:19:58 pm
I have two pet peeves. First, I hate those who walk to block a way. They irritatate me because I can' t pass them easily. I always want to walk fast and reach to my destination early. they are talking each other so they don't notice me. It makes me irritated more there are some people spreaded on the street when I'm in a hurry to catch the train.
5/21/2013 01:44:52 pm
My pet peeve is various kind of bad smells. I especially dislike the smell of sweat, strong perfume, and alcoholic drinks. I smell stench at many places. For example, the mixed stinks often are in the air, when I get on crowded train. Those smells always make me nauseated. There may be no way to deal with someone's sweat. But I think that each person are able to be careful about their smells. Little things sometimes make someone nervous.
5/21/2013 02:47:31 pm
My pet peeve is people who are not punctual. When I go to shopping with such friend, if he/she is late I will feel so disgusted. The reason is that it is hard with standing alone outside for a long time. I will think during this time I want to enjoy shopping, doing karaoke or drinking a nice coffee. In addition, such a person will be late even if it is important day when he/she should not fail. It will be a trouble for not only him/herself but also surrounding people. Therefore, I myself may keep time absolutely.
5/21/2013 02:48:18 pm
My pet peeve is the noise that people make by beating the desk. Beating the desk by their fingers or pens makes me annoyed. Only hearing the noise, I cannot concentrate on what I'm doing that time. I want them to know that someone doesn't feel good about their action. Changing a habit is difficult but it is important to try to correct it for others. However, I also have a pet peeve that probably makes people annoyed. I'm going to be careful not to do so.
5/21/2013 03:32:15 pm
I have three pet peeves. One of them is the people who shake their legs. If someone do this when we take a examination , I can't concentrate on it. Second, grinding of the teeth also makes me very annoying. When I sleep and hear this, I can't sleep. Finally, my pet peeve is making a noise in eating. It is the most annoying thing to me. I think we shouldn't open the mouse during masticating.
5/21/2013 03:52:49 pm
I went to Fujisawa to play beach volleyball with my circle members. After it, we would eat “yakiniku” in Fujisawa. When we went to yakiniku shop, we were told to wait for about an hour. So, we spent an hour playing in game center around the shop. Although we returned there, we were said, “There are still a few people ahead of you. So can you wait for another hour. ”. Against our will, we waited for another hour. But, we waited more than an hour, we were told as we had been told. In conclusion, we waited for about as many as three hours. If we had had the idea, we wouldn’t selected the shop, so we want to tell us how long we should wait. Therefore, it is my “pet peeve”.
5/21/2013 04:27:01 pm
My pet peeve is people who talks with their friend in a low voice during a lecture. Some of you may think it's better than talking in a loud voice, but it's much worse for me. It annoys me that people who talk quietly probably think whispering is permitted. Then, they usually don't stop talking for a long time. If I were a teacher, I'd never allow students' talking even in a whisper. I hate furtive whisper the most deeply. It is annoying around people. I want them to get out and talk confidently out of the classroom!
5/21/2013 05:32:37 pm
i have two pet peeve.first is making some noise like tappin on desk or shaking foot while i m studying , i' m in taking a lecture ,or i'm concentrating on some thing. if someone next to mewould do this, it drives me crazy.thus, i don't like this pet peeve.second is biting nail.biting nail is so disgusting. biting nail is just a little something matter.but this pet peeve gives a bad impression to people.i suppose eveyone don't like this one.
5/21/2013 06:05:45 pm
I have two pet peeves. The first one is when people are chewing gum so noisily. This makes me so annoying which I can't concentrate on my work. I think they should shut their mouth and chew their gum. The next one is when people are shaking their legs when the desks are connected. Not only the area of their desk shakes but the part of my desk shakes too. This makes me uncomfortable and becomes difficult to write papers neatly(because the desk is shaking!!) These pet peeves are not only about particular people. We all have possibilities of being the cause of pet peeves. Everyone must be careful.
5/22/2013 01:25:03 am
My pet peeve is vibrating alert in class. Class rooms' desks are connected, so vibrating alert of someone who sit next to me propagate. I want to concentrate on class, but vibrating alert always interferes with my concentrating. Generally, students should power off their phone and put away. Students forget that. I think if students want to use cell-phone, they shouldn't attend class. Students should think other's feeling. I think students should set silent mode at the least.
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