OE2 Spring 2013: Lesson 6
I was a little surprised that six students were missing from today's lesson. Please remember that attendance and participation are part of your grade. The more classes you miss, the lower your grade.
Once again, 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. Follow-up Questions
When someone makes a comment, you should ask follow-up questions. These questions ask for more information about the speaker's comment. For example:
A: I went to Cebu for the Golden Week vacation.
B: Sounds great. What did you do there?
Between the different sections of your discussion, you should use "transitional sentences" to connect these sections smoothly. You can use this expressions:
a. Let's move onto my...
1. Discussion Preparation
2. Blog Post #6
Blog Question #6:
Do you think you have enough speaking time in our lessons? Why or why not?
5/24/2013 11:42:04 pm
I think I have enough speaking time in our lessons. It is because English is spoken in large numbers at the first pair work of the lesson.
5/25/2013 12:03:48 am
I think I have enough speaking time in our lessons. The class has speed discussions and table discussions. Both of them are the effective way of offering the opportunity to speaking English. Speed ones train us to utter English immediately. It's warmingup. Table discussions train us to constitute the logic in English. Considering above two points, I have enough speaking time and can practice speaking english effectively.
5/25/2013 12:17:42 am
Sorry, the above comment is not enough the numbers of sentences.
5/26/2013 11:36:45 am
I think I have enough speaking time in our lessons. First, we talk with partners about the topic my teacher suggests at the beginning the class. I always try to tell my partner something in English so that there won't be silence. It's effective to speak English and communicate with my classmates I've not talked with. Furthermore, we are given 20 minutes for news discussion. It's enough time that all members tell our opinions. As the result, every lesson gives me speaking time. most students participate discussions actively, so I also do my best to tell my opinion in English. I realize that I have little anxiety to speak English and try to tell any opinion little by little although my English is not good.
5/26/2013 11:05:38 pm
I think I have enough speaking time in our lessons. The reason is that I have a lot of opportunities to speak English. Before the discussion, we talk about many topics with our partners every time. I always try to tell my partners what I want to say. In the discussion, I say my opinion and ask some questions about the topic of our discussion in every this class. I think we can speak English enough because we discuss for 20 minutes. It's difficult to tell someone my opinion in English, but I always enjoy discussing with my partners. I like English, but I'm not good at speaking English, so I want to try to speak more opinions in English and progress in my English!
5/27/2013 12:09:11 am
Yes, I think I have enough speaking time in your lessons. If you ask me, there are a lot of chances to speak positively in the class. I like pair discussions the best because I can talk various topics with many people. Time to talk with my partner is little, so I need to give my opinion quickly and smoothly. Making myself understood in English is difficult, however; these exercises help my skills developing. I feel pair discussions are helpful for me. Because I have no chance to speak English in daily life, your lessons are very valuable experience. I want to talk English fluently and give my opinions more in the class.
5/27/2013 01:27:59 am
I think that we have enough speaking time in our lessons. Our lessons begin by talking about what you suggest. This gives lots chances that we talk about the topic which we don't usually talk about with others.In this discussion, we try to make ourselves understood in English. To make ourselves understood is too difficult for us because we must change the topic and our pair every two minutes.Furthermore, we have the news discussion which takes twenty minutes. In this discussion, we can learn lots words which we don't know and we can practice the pronounciation.I want to get to speak fluently in English. So, I want to participate discussion aggressively.
5/27/2013 01:20:09 pm
I think I have enough speaking time in our lessons. We have speed speaking time in the first of the class. In this time, we talk about many topics. There are only two minutes, so I always try to speak more, and to hear others' opinion. I also speak enough in the group discussion. In the discussion time, we give opinion for the articles of our group discussion leader. I talk about the article with all group members, not only give the answer to the question. I have no chance to speak English a lot outside the class, so I want to develop my English speaking skill.
5/27/2013 03:29:33 pm
Yes, I do think I have enough time speaking English in our OE class. I feel we speak more English than last year. And also we used to speak English more fluently than last year because we have many chances to speak and many topic to talk about. At the news discussion time, not only the discussion leaders but also listeners have many chances to take up the discussions. I feel a lot of fun and accomplishment with it. Recently, at the discussion part, we talk about not only the answers to the questions from the leaders but also something connected to the news. Therefore I could feel the growth of English skills at our class.
5/28/2013 03:07:26 am
I think that I have enough speaking time in our lessons. This is because I can feel that my ability to speak English has improved. Last year, in lessons of Oral English 1, I didn’t have a confidence that I can speak English well. I was afraid of giving my opinion. But in this year, I found great pleasure in discussing a variety of familiar problem with my friends. In lessons of this class, pair discussions and group discussions are held every time. I can always feel that I certainly participate in the discussion. I realized that it is important to try to tell what I want to say and speak actively. Thanks to such speaking time, I came to be able to speak English better than last year. I want to expand my vocabulary and polish up my English skills more and more.
5/28/2013 11:29:43 am
I think we have eough time speaking English in the class.We are told to do the quick speech in partners and also, in discussion, I think I am perticipating more than last year. I think it is interesting to have communication with others in Engish. This is because by speaking in English, I could learn new words from others.However, I started to realize that I am forgetting English a little. I know I could speak better a little before. I was able to speak a little more fluently without forgetting words. From next class I will try to speak fluently and will try to regain my vocabuleries.
5/28/2013 11:46:56 am
I think I have enough speaking time in our lessons. There are two reasons for this. First, we have speed discussion time at first in the class. It makes me think of many kinds of topics in English. I can also warm up my brain at this time. Second, we have group discussion time. The discussion time is long enough for us to think deeply about the topic and we can express what we think. I think that these opportunities of speaking help us improve our English skills.
5/28/2013 12:30:30 pm
I think that I have enough speaking time in our lessons.
5/28/2013 01:03:18 pm
I think I have enough speaking time in lessons. I have two main time when I talk in English. First, I have a pair discussion time in which I have a person-to-person talk. In this time, I am given various topics and should think about those topics and speak what I think in English immediately. Second, I have a discussion presentation time. When I'm a listener, I listen to what leaders say carefully and try to understand. And when I become a group leader(last week I was a group leader), I have to think deeply how to express to make my presentation easy for understanding. I'm not good at speaking what I want to say in English instantly so I want to be more active and make full use of chance.
5/28/2013 01:32:52 pm
I think we have pretty much time to speak in the lessons. I especially like the beginning part of the class that we casually talk about the interesting given topics. I'm always excited to know what our next topic is, but to be honest, I have one request to enjoy our speaking time more. I want to have some time to talk about our own story and get to know each other better. Since every day is filled with many exciting things, we can easily get the sauce of speaking. If we do this, I think we can practice to continue speaking and jumping into the conversation becaute we don't have to think deeply, but just express our own top news attractively.
5/28/2013 01:36:04 pm
I think I have enough speaking time in our lessons. We have speed discussions at the beginning of our class. It makes me get used to speak English gradually. So I can participate group discussions after this without bewildering. For this procedure, I think I can use speaking time usefully. And also, it becomes easier to remind me of English words by doing discussions again and again. In addition, I learn words or phrases from a person whom speaking with me. From these things I think I have enough speaking time in our lessons.
5/28/2013 01:37:39 pm
I think there is enough time to speak English.
5/28/2013 02:46:48 pm
Yes, I think I have enough speaking time in our lessons. It is because I have a lot of opportunities to express my opinion in English. At the beginning of the class, we have speed discussions. The topics of these discussions are very familiar to us. There are only two or three minutes to discuss one topic, so I have to tell my opinion quickly. I always try to tell as many things as I can do and make no silence.
5/28/2013 03:33:04 pm
I think I have enough speaking time in our lessons. We always have a speed discussion time in the first of class. You chose the familiar topics, so I can discuss with my partner in English positively. Because of the time limit, I just try to speak something and hear my partner's opinion more with enjoying the discussion. There is not only that time but also a groop discussion time. Different from a speed discussion, it is difficult for me to understand the topic but I enjoy discussing with my group memmbers. That is why I think there is alot of opportunity of speaking. However, I feel lack of vocabulary, so I try to increase it more.
5/28/2013 03:41:45 pm
I think we have enough speaking time in our class. We have short discussion time at the beginning of class. I think this time is necessary because it is chance which we can speak familiar topics. Also, news discussions are very good times. It is necessary for me to not only speaking skill, but also hearing skill. We have only this class which we can speak English. I want to speak English more and more. I don't want to miss a chance to speak, so I should participate in class.
5/28/2013 03:57:32 pm
I think I have enough speaking time in our lessons. We always start speed discussions at the beginning of our class. Sometimes It is difficult for me to discuss a topic with my friends but I can enjoy discussing. When I can't express my feelings or my opinion, my friends always help me. So I don't worry about making a mistake in my discussion.
5/28/2013 06:23:13 pm
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