We have only a little more than a month before our last class. I have been very impressed with the progress you have made in your English speaking skills. However, I am concerned about the number of absences and lateness.
When we started our lesson today, there were only SIX students who came on time. Everyone else was late! This is absolutely not acceptable. When you arrive late, you interrupt my teaching and I often have to move students to different groups after I have already arranged the seating. This is disrespectful towards me and your classmates.
Also, if you are a discussion leader, and you arrive late for your discussion, you will not be able to do it. It is an extreme inconvenience for your classmates to change seating and groups once you arrive after the start of discussions!
From next week, students who arrive late will lose 1% from their final grade.
In today's discussions, group leaders did a great job at presenting their summaries. You used gestures and eye contact, and checked understanding.
However, it is ok to have some interaction with your group during your summaries. If group members would like to interrupt during the summary, you can use these expressions:
NO BLOG POSTING THIS WEEK!