Oral English 2: Lesson 3
We started our opinion presentations today. I was really impressed with today's group leaders and your preparation!
At the beginning of our lesson, we had some discussion activities to review conversational style. When we have a discussion remember these points:
a. volunteer your opinions and comments
b. don't wait to give your opinion
c. agree or disagree with speakers
d. ask questions
e. give your personal experience as examples
We also reviewed how to lead a discussion. At the beginning of your discussion, remember to introduce the topic (e.g. Today, I'm going to talk about...)
Please learn the expressions for checking understanding, summarising and concluding your discussion. In this way, you won't need this worksheet when you give your opinion presentation.
I have uploaded the slide presentation from our lesson in the Discussion Skills Lesson Materials section of the website.
Blog Question #3:
Answer the question. Use an opinion giving expression, and give a reason and TWO examples to support your opinion.
You receive 100, 000 yen. What do you think is the best way to use this money?
* Write 12-15 sentences.
* Use capital letters, punctuation and spelling correctly.
* Submit by Wed., Oct. 7 by 6:00pm.
10/2/2015 12:48:37 am
In my opinion, I think saving money is the best way. Because money is very important. And I think it is wasteful to use money I got immedietly. If you use money you recieved immedietly, you may regret later.For example, If you recieve 100000 yen and you eat some expensive food you may be satisfied. But noting is left later. Also If use that money to buy some clothes without thinking you may be satisfied once. But you think there is better way to use that money than buy clothes.However if you save that money you dont waste it. And you can think the best way to use money. You must not forget that money is very important. Therefor I think saving money is the best way.
10/2/2015 05:04:46 am
In my opinion, if I receive 100,000 yen, I think that saving money is the best way. I don’t have thing which I want particularly now. Therefore I don’t want waste money. Furthermore, I want to make a trip abroad in the future. For example, I want to go to Europe because I have never been to there. In particular, I want to go to Italy. Moreover, I want to live in the foreign country in the future. For example, I want to live in Hawaii. When I went to there, I thought that there is beautiful land. I think that I can find happiness if I live in there. Considering the circumstances mentioned above, I should not waste my money. Therefore I think that saving money is the best way.
10/3/2015 11:05:15 pm
I want to use 50000 to save.Because I would like to go to the U.S.A. in the future so that I become a English teacher.Although I work very hard to do it, I hardly save money because of single life.Next, I will give a treat use 25000 in order to play with my friends.when I began to do single life,they helped me a lot.It was too difficult for me to live since I bought much furniture.they gave me the thing which is used every day.I appreciate to you for it and I'd like to repay kidness.Finally, I plan to use money left for the poor.I and the people who are in rich countries should do it.I would raise funds if I had 25000.I wish 100000 yen was falling from the sky.
10/4/2015 03:16:55 am
From now on, I talk the best way to use 100,000 yen. First, I spend 200,00 yen on furniture of my room. For example, I buy TV stand, sofa and table. The things make my daily life better. Secondly, I spend 200,00 yen on DVD player. I like movie. Better picture is best. So I want to buy it. Thirdly, I spend 400,00 yen on clothes. Clothes raise the value of the person. So, I spend much money for clothes. Finally, I use 200,00 yen to save. Because, I want to trip in during.
10/4/2015 04:09:54 am
In my opinion, I think using 100,000 yen for buying new computer is the best way. It is because I need new one in various circumstances. For example, whenever I write reports, I need it. I'm a member of the department of psychology. This department is very hard because we have to hand in my report once a week. When I submit it, I have to write it by using computer so I need new computer. I have already a computer but I use it with my family. So I want to have it. Also when I upload the pictures which I took, I need it. I am a member of making sports newspaper club so I have to share in the pictures I took with my club's members when we make sports newspaper. My computer is so old that it takes time to upload the pictuers. When I hurry, it is a lot of trouble so I think it is convenient for me to get new one. For these reasons, I think buying a computer is the best way.
10/4/2015 08:28:48 am
In my opinion, I think the best way is saving. Money is essential thing for us. Even if we receive a lot of money, we shouldn't use right away. I understand how we feel using money, but we must think the use of money. We don't get money easily. So we work very hard to get money. Money is so important thing in our life. For example, I read in the newspaper that job hunting needs a lot of money. The people who live in metropolitan area have to pay travel expenses. Besides, the people who live in region have to pay not only travel expenses but also hotel charges, the price of eating and drinking and so on. So, even only this event needs a lot of money. Also I have never been to overseas and I think that I want to go someday. Of course, there are a lot of various situation to use money. But we want to enjoy amusement. Therefore, saving money is eventually useful for us.
10/4/2015 04:44:53 pm
In my opinion, If I receive 100,000yen, I want to use for my clothes. It is because I like fashion. I always think about fashion when I am alone. I love especially second-hand clothes. For example, so, I want to use the money to buy many them. I always buy it at Shimokitazawa. The town is famous for youth "The town of Furugi". Furugi means second-hand clothes in Japanese. So, I love Shimokitazawa. And, I want to use the money to buy a luxury bag. It is because I long for to have one. For these reasons, I want to use the money for clothes.
10/5/2015 12:42:21 am
In my opinion, I think using 100000 yen for going to concert is the best way. It is because I like extraordinary space like concert. For example, I mediate between media and make sure of the artist which is being just judged from an eye by a naked eye. Concert is possible to feel reality. It's always heard from earphones, it's also the merit of the concert that the song I like very much can be heard directly. I like the concert where I can sneak out of all my five senses from envoy daily life. For example, there are a set, illumination and sound in a concert, and much others' existence goes to the same space voluntarily. It's possible to enter into the live worldview the artist produces. Though a common artist is being just supported, the people who have come to the concert and a bond are also born. The concert where I'd like to go most now is "SEKAI NO OWARI" live that a worldview is elaborate to the detail. I'd like to go to a concert of various artists until 100000 yen disappear. For these reasons, I think going singer live is the best way.
10/5/2015 02:50:19 am
I will use 100,000 yen to go to Hokkaido again and see a Snow Festival. This summer I had a wonderful trip to the east side of Hokkaido and enjoy the magnificent nature of the north land. This time I would like to go to an urban city, Sapporo and see a big snow festival which I have never seen. The festival is famous for gigantic statues made of snow and ice. Many professional sculptors carve huge ice cubes into famous figures, for example some Disney characters, Doraemon, Star wars characters and sometimes a person of the year with current topics. I have ever seen them only by some news and pictures. People who ever saw them say they were overwhelmed by the large sale of the sculptures and the beauty of white snow and ice. I know the details of the sculptures are so accurate and real that I would love to see them on the spot by myself. Besides winter in Hokkaido is extremely cold. I would like to experience minus 10 degrees centigrade. It is my dream to have a hot ramen in such a freezing temperature. It must be super delicious. In my opinion Hokkaido is a fantastic land with a lot of charms and miracles.
10/5/2015 07:16:41 am
As far as I know, I use 50,000yen. And I save half of received money. Because I have many things which I want now. So I spend a lot of money immediately. I often waste the money. For example, I buy things which I don't need. And I buy things to use only the once for. First I should be careful of not using much money. Second I write down lists which I want. Third I check the lists whether I need to buy these. If so, I will save money. It is important to think how to use money.
10/5/2015 07:35:24 pm
If I receive 100,000 yen, I want to buy electronic piano. It is because that I want to play the piano once again. I used to learn the piano. When I was 5 years old, I started the piano and my dream for the future was pianist. When I was high school student, I stopped the lesson, because I should focus on the study to accept by the university. After I entered university, I would begun the piano, but I couldn't. It is because I moved to an apartment. My new house can't bring musical instruments. I had grand piano in my old house, but I already play the piano. Therefor I want to buy electronic piano. It can use wearing earphones, so it is silent. Electronic piano sell for about 60,000 yen. I use surplus money for fixtures and musical scores.
10/5/2015 10:16:26 pm
In my opinion, it is the best way to half use and half save. Saving money is very important. However, I think that I should use it because it is the precious money that I received. I want to eat a delicious foods using 50,000 yen. For example, I want to eat buffet of the hotel. It is a little expensive for me. The dinner buffet of Shinagawa Prince Hotel costs 6,000 yen. Appetizing food forms a line there every season. While I am in Tokyo, I want to go there once. Then, I want to eat expensive sushi. There is not an opportunity to eat expensive sushi. Therefore I want to eat sushi which I cannot usually eat.
10/6/2015 12:01:33 am
in my opinion, if I have 100,000, buying computer is the best I have some advantage. First, I can contact other people by it. recently, progress of technology is so quickly. a lot of people usually have smartphone, laptop, and tablet. It is the fastest to contact someone.
10/6/2015 09:15:49 pm
In my opinion, if I receive 100, 000 yen, I save 700,00 yen and use 300,00 yen for watch. I want to buy two watches. One is Daniel Wellington. It is In Sweden the watch brand, cutting-edge brand that exceed the 100 million 50 million this unit sales in just two years from the birth of 2011. I like design of brand. The other is cheap CASIO. This brand is made in Japan. The best feature, it is cheap price. Then, it easy to see very simple design. And that does not feel that finally very lightly wearing in hand. Either that it is also common is that it is simple design.
10/6/2015 10:05:06 pm
In my opinion, I think using 100,000 yen for travelling abroad is the best way. It's because I think we can get a lot of important things by travelling abroad. For example, first, I think we can get opportunities talking with local people in English. When I visited New York city, I talked with some local people in English. I felt it is difficult for me to speak smoothly but I thought I could have precious experience. Next time,I want to talk with local people more actively. Second, I think we can find new world we haven't seen until now. When I traveled abroad for the first time, my field of vision were widened greatly. Various things touched my heart -building, food, nature, entertainment and so on-. I took interests to experience different culture more and more.In addition, I could realize the good points of Japan through travelling abroad. So, I would like to visit foreign countries by using 100,000 yen.
10/7/2015 12:08:19 am
In my opinion, if I receive 100,000yen, I would like to save all of the money. And then, I would like to use the money when I have to spend money. I don't want to spent the money in order to have a good time. I think spending money at once is just like throwing it away. I don't want to regret spending money when I need a lot of money. For example, many people spent a lot of money which they make from the economic bubble. But after the collapse of the bubble economy, they lost a lot of money. And they had to pay off their debt. I give another example. If people spend a lot of money, they want many things after they spent all of the money. And they will run into debt. I think it is a very foolish act to enjoy with spending a lot of money. I want to be careful about spending money wastefully.
10/7/2015 12:37:47 am
In my opinion, the best way to use 100,000 is saving the money in the bank. This is because it will help in the future. I will show you two examples in following passages. First, I would spent all of my money at the end of the month. Then, I could withdraw the saved money. It will help me a lot. Secondly, I want you imagine that you want to go abroad for leisure trips. I take a lot of money generally. However, if you have savings, that will easy to go abroad.in addition, saving accompanied interest . The more money you save , the more interest you can get. Thus, saving is the best way to do when you get some money!
10/7/2015 12:42:01 am
In my opinion, if I receive 100,000 yen, first, I spend 30,000 yen to treat my friends to lunch. I think we can spend a great time. Second, I spend 20,000 yen to buy the clothes. Recently, it’s really gotten cold. So I want a few new winter clothes. I think I should save the rest money. There are two reasons for this. First, now, I don’t have any part time job, so I have to economize. Second, I have a plan to go Switzerland to study. So I should save money a few. And, the prices in Geneve is very high, so I need much money. I hope 100,000 yen appear in front of me!
10/7/2015 01:58:38 am
In my opinion, if I receive 100,000 yen, I think the best way is to go to overseas with my families. It is because I have never been to foreign countries. My familly often took a domestic trip, but we couldn't gather the courage to go to overseas. If I suggest the plan, they will find a chance to go. For example, If I graduate university, I will rarely get a chance to go to somewhere. Especially, two years later, I and a my twin sister will start to work. In addition, I have a feeling that I will gain a lot of precious experience. One of my twins did short-time overseas study during spring vacation. She went to Australia for a month. My mother said to me that naoko may study abroad, too. However I understood my familly don't have enough money. I want to go graduate school, so I don't be selfish. For the reason, I hope to go abroad using 10,000 yen.
10/7/2015 02:03:46 am
If I receive 100,000yen, I use for travel with my friends or family. I know it is important to save money. However, I want to share this happy feeling. 100,000yen is not so big money. So, I just work other time.
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