OE2 Spring 2013: Lesson 8
I hope you're enjoying the weather this week. It's beautiful. I hope the rain stays away for a while!
For most of today's lesson, we went through the guidelines for your group presentations. You were assigned a group and chose your presentation topic.
We then completed activities about how to organization your presentation (structure and expressions) and how to prepare your outline
You won't have a lot of time in class to prepare for your presentations, so make sure you arrange time with your group outside of class to plan and prepare your presentation.
Since we spent most our our lesson on learning how to organize our presentations, we only have enough time for one round of discussions. However, I'm quite impressed with how much everyone has improved this semester, especially with conversational style. Keep up the good work!
For next week's discussions, remember these points:
Blog Question #8:
What is your presentation topic? Why did you choose this person?
*Write 8-10 sentences.
*Use capitalization, punctuation & spelling correctly.
*Submit by Wednesday, June 12 by 6:00pm.
6/10/2013 02:41:01 pm
Our presentation topic is about Aung San Suu Kyi. She is popular for a leader of non-violent democratization in Myanmar.She is a aso a polotician now and elected to "Chairperson of National League for Democracy central executive committee". We thought she is very inspired person, because she kept fightng for freedom for people in Myanmar even if she was imprisoned for several times. Thanks to her great work, Myanmae is now democratized. On this account, she was awarded to Nobel peace prize. However, she is not so popular in Japan. So we want to introduce her great work to our OE class.
6/10/2013 06:20:32 pm
Our group decided to do presentation about Aung San Suu Kyi. The reason we chose her is that she is the most famous person who contributed to the democratization of the world. She is from Myanmar. For a long time, Myanmar was militarism. But she was and is still fighting for it. In 1991 she got a Nobel Peace Prize. It is the certificate of being acccepted by the world. After that, Myanmar was still mlitarism. However, Myanmar started to become democratization recently. This is due to effort of her. Therefore we would like to do presentation about her.
6/10/2013 11:14:34 pm
The person we chose for our presentation is Takashi Sakamoto. He is an inventor of BOOK-OFF. There are two reasons why I chose him. First, I have heard that BOOK-OFF began from a very small company, however, they are becoming bigger and bigger these days. I wonder how they have become such a big company. Second, he is not so famous though he is an inspired person. I want people to know about him. Therefore, I will work hard on my presentation.
6/11/2013 03:15:06 am
Our presentation topic is Aung San Suu Kyi. The reason why I chose her is that I just want to know more about her. She is well-known as the leader of the pro-democracy movement in Myanmar. She has faced the Myanmar’s military and has endured a lot of difficulties such as house arrest. Also, she received the Novel Peace Prize in 1991. I really respect her because she devotes her life to the movement. I think that it is far from easy for us to have courage to fight for our mother country. Nevertheless, I don’t know much about her life in detail. So, I would like to take advantage of this opportunity to make a presentation and study about that.
6/11/2013 03:21:31 am
Our presentation topic is about Ichiro Suzuki, who is a professional baseball player. Because he is a person should be respected. He belongs to the team called New York Yankees now. This team is in major league in America, and there are a lot of top athletes from all over the world. He started playing baseball when he was a elementary school student. It is not easy to make surprising record many times. He makes an extraordinary effort everyday. We can learn a lot of things from his life.
6/11/2013 07:47:30 am
Our presentation topic is about Hayao Miyazaki who is the originator of Ghibli. He is one of the most famous Japanese movie directors in the world. I like his movies very much, especially "Laputa: The Flying Island" and "Princess Mononoke." It is wonderful that he was awarded Golden Bear Prize in Berlin International Film Festival!
6/11/2013 11:55:04 am
My presentation topic is Hayao Miyazaki. My group members chose him because all of us love his movie. We came up to his name as soon as you said us to decide our topic. I think Hayao Miyazaki is the greatest animated filmmaker all over the world. I’ve watched a lot of Miyazaki’s animated movies since I was a child. I always watch them when they are broadcasted on TV. Of course, I’ve also been to movie theaters to see his movies several times. Miyazaki’s works are very interesting and fascinating to people, regardless of age or sex. I hope to know about him more through the preparation of this presentation.
6/11/2013 12:07:21 pm
The presentation topic of my group is Nelson Mandela. The reason which we chose him is that he has helped people and society and done something great. He had been in prison for 27 years because he jointed anti-apartheid campaign. However, after he released, he abolished apartheid with President F. W. de Klerk. Apartheid is the former political system in South Africa. White people had full political rights, but other people like black people were forced to live away from white people and go to separate schools and so on. Therefore, he received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993 and he was elected President in 1994. He has been continued to respect deeply as the "Father of the Nation" in South Africa. I think he's an inspirational person! My group will do presentation about him.
6/11/2013 01:04:20 pm
My group topic is about "Ichiro Suzuki". Firstly, he is one of the most famous Japanese baseball players.
6/11/2013 01:35:39 pm
My presentation topic is about Haruki Murakami. He is a famous novelist and translator. He has written "1Q84", "Norweigian Wood", "Kafka on the Shore" and so on. His literary works became movies which have been watched by many people in the world. However, I have not read and watched his works. I think that I want to see them and know him, so I chose him.
6/11/2013 03:22:15 pm
The person who our group chose for presentation in Aung San Suu Kyi. She is a Myanmar's politician and a leader of the non-violence democratization movement. Her father is a general Aung San, who was called "Father of the Myanmar" and fought for independence. She is fighting for democratization but the Myanmar's military oppose to it. And she was under house arrest by them from 1989. Then, National League for Democracy that is led by her won an overwhelming victory on general election in 1990 , but the military didn't admit the result. She work hard for democratization in spite of these disturbances. She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for1991. We want to introduce her activities and the present situation in Myanmar which are not widely known in Japan.
6/11/2013 03:52:16 pm
Our presentation topic is Aung San Suu Kyi. She is a leader of working on democratization in Myanmar. I have two reasons why I choose her. First, I'm interested in her. I studied about her when I was a high school student. The member of Aung San Suu Kyi's group made a speech at high school. I heard that speech and I want to know more about her. Second, there was a big wave in Myanmar which is a democracy. It is the best time of presentation because Aung San Suu Kyi is starting to redefine the position.
6/11/2013 04:29:27 pm
Our presentation topic is about Aung San Suu Kyi. She is a very important person who changed Myanmar. It was Aung San Suu Kyi who protested against the overwhelming military dictatorship of Myanmar. To fight against the government needs a great courage, so absolutely I can't do such a thing. The more respectable point is not having used violence to insist on her opinion. Thanks to her movement, Myanmar started to democratize. In addition, she won a Nobel Peace Prize. This means that she was accepted by all over the world. She contributed to a society thus, so we choosed her.
6/11/2013 04:47:32 pm
We chose Takashi Sakamoto as our group presentation topic about a person (alive!) who has done a great job in his or her life.
6/11/2013 05:33:34 pm
Our presentation topic is about Aung San Suu Kyi. She is a politician in Myanmar. She lead nonviolent democratization. Now, she is chairperson of National League for Democracy central executive committee. She made many efforts for frredom in Myanmar. However, she faced many difficulties at the course of her activity. As a result of her long activity, she received Novel Peace Prize in 1911. I think this prize is an evidence of her effort being addmited. Therefore, we would like to do presentation about her.
6/11/2013 05:45:26 pm
Our presentation topic is Ichiro Suzuki. He is a world-famous baseball player. We chose him for topic, because he has many great achievements. Ichiro is the first Japanese fielder in major league. And He got prizes of the rookie king, MVP, the leading hitter, a champion of stealing bases, Silver Slugger Award, and Gold Glove Award at the same time. Ichiro is the only person who achieved this in major league. Also, he established a new record of hitting 200 hits continuously in 10 years. Only Ichiro had achieved this record, too. These are just some parts of his achievements. He has other great achievements, too.
6/11/2013 05:54:34 pm
My topic is Miyazaki Hayao. He is a famous animator in Japan. He established Studio Ghibli. His movie is lived by many people all over the world. I like his movie especially Tonari no TOTORO. I want to search not only his work but also his family.
6/11/2013 06:17:04 pm
The topic of our presentation is Hayao Miyazaki.He is the Japanese animation film director who is loved all over the world. Since we all loved his movie, we chose this topic.
6/11/2013 06:18:54 pm
Our presentation topic is Aung San Suu Kyi. She is known for the leader of nonviolent democratization movement in Myanmar. Myanmar had been a military regime for a long time. Although the movement for democratization had suffered cruel oppression, she greatly contributed to making the country democratization. She was confined in her own house . While she was under hard circumstance, she fighted. She won the Noble Prize in 1991. She work for people even under hard circumstance. We were impressed by her. We wanted to know more about her, and tell our classmates her amazing activity. This is why we chose her as rhe presentation topic.
6/11/2013 06:27:30 pm
6/11/2013 06:40:24 pm
My presentation topic is about Ichiro Suzuki. He is a world famous Japanese baseball player. He belongs to the New York Yankees. I chose him because he has did many great things such like making a world record and he has been a hard working person. I'm not such a hard worker so I really respect him.
6/11/2013 07:04:49 pm
Our presentation topic is about Nelson Mandela, who was the leader of a group against apartheid.
6/12/2013 01:13:43 am
Our presentation topic is about Nelson Mandela. He is a politician. He arrested because of opposition campaign of apartheid. He had been jailed for 27 years. After being released, he abolished apartheid. In 1993, he came to be a president in Republic of South Africa. The reason why we decide to research about him is that he had put up with an unjust arrest for 27years. We were moved by him attitude and decided to research about him.
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