Oral English 2: Lesson 2
It's almost Friday, so you can say TGIF tomorrow. Do you remember that expression from our lesson?
We reviewed expressions to ask for and to give an opinion, and also expressions to agree and disagree with opinions. Please review these expressions because we will use them in every lesson.
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 got a copy of the schedule in class, but there is also a copy in the OE2 Course Information section on the website.
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 Wednesday, April 22 by 6:00pm.
Someone from our class forgot their iPhone on the computer desk. It is silver and white. I brought the phone to the Teacher's staff room on the second floor. Please go there to get your phone.
4/15/2015 04:49:17 pm
As I see it, the best Japanese food is soba.
4/15/2015 08:18:40 pm
As I see it, learning languages is very important for me. Because I can communicate a lot of people, if I learn languages. When I went to America,
4/16/2015 04:53:36 pm
As I see it, the best Japanese food is an omelette rice. The Japanese Western food which wrapped the rice seasoned with ketchup in egg like an omelet. Because my mother often make me for breakfast. The smell of the omelette rice woke me up by happy feeling. Do you know the Pomunoki? That place is an omelette rice speciality restaurant. There are 40 kinds of omelette rice on the menu at the restaurant. An omelette rice loving person should go by all means.
4/17/2015 03:11:51 pm
As i see it,smart phones are indispensable to our life.surely,they may have bad points.Using smart phones for a long time has an bad influence on our body and is a waste of time.In my opinion,smart phones have more a lot of good points.We can get in touch with people all over the world.We can check things I want to check.In short,they make our life better.So,I think they are indispensable.
4/17/2015 05:07:53 pm
If you ask me, learning languages is very important because a lot of foreigners visit Japan. Also,I will work with a lot of foreigners. In my opinion, the most important language is English because English is used all over the world. I have learned English for seven years. Many people think the marks of English test is important. That's not always true. As far as I know, oral ability in English is more important because I couldn't talk with local people well when I visited America on a school trip. I want to be good at English conversation.
4/18/2015 10:31:55 pm
I don't think Tokyo is a place to live for me. In my opinion, the traffic congestion in Tokyo is one of the worst in the world. Every morning it makes me sick to see some station attendants push people into a train even though the train is already full of people. The air in Tokyo is also terrible, full of exhaust fumes. I love fresh air in my home town. However, there are some good things in Tokyo. I am proud to come to Aogaku. We can study whatever we want and many excellent professors are here for us. In addition, we can meet a lot of students from all over the country, even out of the country and make good friends here. I have already made some. I think Tokyo is a good place for the purpose of doing something special.
4/19/2015 12:29:27 am
If you ask me, living in Tokyo is so convenient for me in all ways aspects. First, it is because transportation systems in Tokyo are well developed. For example,trains, buses, Shinkansens and so on. I live in Ibaraki and the place is so rural that there's inconvenient in transportation systems. For example, Shinkansens don't stop in Ibaraki. I like my hometown very much but I sometimes envy the people who are living in Tokyo. Second, it is because there are a lot of stores inTokyo. As mentioned above, my hometown is countryside so there are a few stores. It is inconvenient for me. For the reasons stated above, I think living in Tokyo is convenient.
4/19/2015 12:26:02 pm
As I see it, the best Japanese food is "Nikujyaga". It is the food which stewed meats and many vegetables such as potatos, carrots, onions. Soy sauce, sugar, sweet sake are used for seasoning of it and it is sweet and so delicious. I like it in the dish which my mother cooks most. It is different in taste by each family. The reason why I like it, it is the taste that I can eat only at home. I want to become able to cook delicious " Nikujyaga" like my mother, too. It is the Japanese food which can feel happy when you eat.
4/20/2015 12:11:20 am
As I see it, the best Japanese food is Takoyaki. The basic Takoyaki is soft. For example, it is usually made in Osaka. But fried Takoyaki is delicious too. The famous shop I think is Gindako. Not only I eat, but it is pleasant to cook the takoyaki. You can cook takoyaki together if you buy a takoyaki device. It is fun to put and grill the ingredient which is not an octopus. So I think it is the best Japanese food.
4/20/2015 02:02:09 am
If you ask me, learning languages is very useful for us. Of course, it is so hard work and takes much time to do. But learning new languages needs for our future. It maybe a lot of opportunity to be concerned with abroad in the future. So, it will help us. I think learning languages is first step to know other countries. We must study a second foreign language in this university. Thanks to that, I think we can have taking a broad view of things.
4/20/2015 07:54:08 am
In my opinion,the best Japanese food is sushi.Because sushi is the most popular food in Japanese food.Sushi is vinegared rice served with a garnish of vegetables,egg,or raw seafood.I like sushi.It is delicate and so delicious.I usually eat sushi when I eat out with family.Especially I like salmon.
4/20/2015 12:51:36 pm
In my opinion, learning language is indispensable for our life.because the world which we live in is becoming internacional.If you go to different countries,It is very useful to speak language which is spoken there.we also understand interculture.we compare our culture and other culture.So we go to know own culture indifferently.That's why learning language is important.Let's learn language.
4/20/2015 02:46:43 pm
I think living in Tokyo is very wonderful !!! In my opinion I think that the city of Tokyo is very interesting city. First, I am from Osaka. So I came here last year. I'm surprised at something here. Tokyo have some please where I should visit and see. Somewhere in one please in different from Osaka. And if I visit everywhere , every food is so delicious !!! Therefore the changing buildings is so fast ! Second my life in Tokyo is so wonderful ! I work two part time jobs. One is fast food shop. The other is private school teacher. Both of them is very fun for me. Each jobs have different fun.
4/20/2015 04:24:25 pm
In my opinion, living in Tokyo have many good points for me. First, There are many sight seeing and events in Tokyo. For example, Harajuku, Asakusa and so on. And many events are held. I can go short time when I want to go there. Second, becauseTokyo is central city, many kinds of people around the world gather in Tokyo. So I can contact with foreigner. It is interesting to take foreigner's order when I work part-time job. In contrast, there is bad point. It is that there are too many people. If you hate crowd of people, I don't suggest living in Tokyo.
4/20/2015 10:23:44 pm
In my opinion, the most annoying thing is a loud voice in a public institution.
4/20/2015 10:50:44 pm
I think living in Tokyo is very convenient. There are many shops in Tokyo. And Tokyo has good transportation system. If I live in Tokyo, I can do everything in near my house. However, the rent of Tokyo is very high. And there are too many people in Tokyo. I think there is danger in Tokyo. So if I live in Tokyo, I have to consider various things. This is my opinion for living in Tokyo.
4/21/2015 01:36:50 am
As I see it, the best Japanese food is sushi. It is popular with young and old of both sexes. I like sushi of course, and I always ask my mother to serve it at my birthday. It is very famous not only in Japan, but in Europe and the United States because of its healthiness. I expect sushi become more and more popular all over the world. Why don't you try it?
4/21/2015 02:56:44 pm
In my opinion, the best Japanese food is Thirashi-zushi. It is eaten on the Girls' Festival. I think that it is wonderful the sushi for only girls. Since even just a sushi is very delicious, girls love Thirashi- zushi made for them so much. However, for the boys, it is not true that Thirashi-zushi is the best. I think they prefer to oily foods than sushi. However, if they remind that their family made for their sisters, they are happy and taste it very nice because of the memory of their family's smile. These are the reason why I think Thirashi-zushi is the best Japanese food.
4/21/2015 03:59:33 pm
In my opinion, smart phones are very convenient but we shouldn't use them too much time. I think that we should have conversations more directly. Nowadays, I see many people have conversations through smart phone's applications frequently. For example, line, twitter and so on. I was especially sad when I saw people talked with their friends doing other things with smart phones. I think that it is rude for friends. Also, our communicative competence will decline. In addition, I think that using smart phones too much time is related to the deterioration of eyesight. Finally, I would like to be careful how to use smart phones.
4/21/2015 04:39:57 pm
In my opinion, the most annoying thing is trouble a person. I have been told not to do it by my parents.However I often see the person do trouble the person.For instance,When I was riding the train, two high school students screamed in front of me. If they think that we should be quiet, everyone ride train comfortably.It is possible for us to get rid of trouble a person. The person can't do what he can do carefully is bad. From this point, trouble a person is my the most annoying thing.
4/21/2015 06:16:54 pm
As I see it, the best Japanese food is sushi. this is undoubtedly one of the most popular food for not only the Japanese but also foreigners as well. That is obvious from the fact that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe entertained President Obama with sushi when he visited Japan last year. I've heard that there were a lot of sushi restaurants in other countries. These facts show us how much sushi is loved by people all over the world. For me, sushi used to be one of the special dishes and it seemed a bit rich when I was younger. However, as I grew up and time went by, things about sushi gradually changed. I think there are much more sushi restaurants than ever before. some of them serve sushi with extremely reasonable price. This change was really great for those who love sushi like me.
4/21/2015 06:50:16 pm
In my opinion, Tokyo is very livable city. First, people living in Tokyo are not troubled by a movement. For example, in the country, the train comes every 1 hour, but in Tokyo, every 5minutes. Next, there are famous universities in Tokyo including Aoyama Gakuin university. Therefore, it's very easy to go to school from my home. And there are many places where people play in Tokyo and a holiday can be spend fun time. Tokyo Disneyland is one of its location. So, I think living Tokyo is very livable city.
4/22/2015 01:03:33 am
In my opinion, although learning language is difficult for adults, I know the best way to learn a second language, " reading the language aloud". When I was a high school student, my English level is very low. However, the minute I read English aloud I started to understand English well !
4/22/2015 04:45:48 am
In my opinion, smart phones have good and bad point. When I go to unfamiliar place, I use map application in order to reach the place. Also, I always see a weather forecast on smart phones. They give us useful life.
5/6/2015 04:16:30 pm
As I see it, the best Japanese food is SUSHI.It looks beautiful and healthy.When I eat sushi,I am proud of the fact that I was born in Japan.My favarite sushi restaurant is Midori Sushi at Shibuya.It's small restaurant and always crowded.But the degree of perfection for sushi is perfect.You should try it.
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