Oral English 2: Lesson 4
Wow! Can you believe this is our fourth lesson already! One month has already passed! I hope everyone is enjoying the semester.
At the beginning of our lesson, we had our speed discussion activity. Today's new vocabulary included:
a. capital punishment / death penalty (n)
b. hanging (n) / hang (v)
c. victim (n)
d. bi-racial (adj)
e. sports day (n)
f. phubbing (n) / phubb (v)
We had a short activity to review how to teach vocabulary. When you don't know a word, you can ask these two questions:
1. What does this mean in English / Japanese?
2. How do you say ... in English / Japanese?
When you teach vocabulary, remember to teach your group both the Japanese and English meanings.
Although three presenters didn't come to class, I was really impressed how today's presenters gave their presentations and led their discussions with five members in their groups. Everyone prepared, and knew their topic well and didn't need their worksheets.
During your discussions, many of you nod your head up and down to show interest. This is normal in Japanese conversational style. In Anglo-Saxon conversation style, you need to verbalise (=say something) to show interest. You can use these expressions:
a. I see / Uh-huh / Mmm-mm
b. Really? / Are you serious? / No way!
Blog Question #4:
When you were a child, what was your dream? Has your dream changed? (If yes, what is your dream now?)
* Write 12-15 sentences.
* Use capital letters, punctuation and spelling correctly.
* Submit by Wed., Oct. 14 by 6:00pm.
10/8/2015 07:46:20 am
When I was a child, I wanted to be a dressmaker. My grandmother was dressmaker. When I was young, I went to her shop and helped her to sell clothes. It’s very pleasant for me. When I saw her who made and sold clothes, I thought that she was so cool. I thought that I wanted to be like her. However, I changed my dream now. It’s because I have diverse interests. For example, I interested in sports, psychology and volunteer activity. I don’t know still my job which I become in the future. Therefore, I can’t decide my dream now. However, I think that I want to find dream which becomes me in the university.
10/8/2015 09:47:53 pm
When I was a child I had a dream to become a professional baseball player. I loved baseball when I was a child. I often watched a baseball game on TV at home. Also I sometimes went to stadium to watch a baseball game with my father. However I gave up my dream when I became a junior high school student. Because I understood that I can't become a professional baseball player with my ability. And then I decided to be a high school teacher. Because if I become a teacher I can teach baseball as a teacher of club activities. So I have a dream to be a high school teacher now. I want to be an English teacher. It is difficult to come true my dream. So I want to make a big effort to come true my dream.
10/8/2015 10:26:04 pm
When I was a child, I wanted to become a picture book writer. I liked drawing in old days. I did drawing with a friend every day for the lunch break. In addition, I liked reading a book. Therefore I longed for the work called this picture book writer who used two things. I still long for the work. However, I do not read a book and do drawing recently. Therefore it is difficult to already become a picture book writer. I study pedagogy now and I am interested in a kindergartner. However, I want to do other work. I have time for around one and a half years. Therefore I wanted to look for the dream that I wanted to grant most between remaining college lives.
10/10/2015 05:47:44 pm
When I was a child, I wanted to be a calligraphy teacher. I have studied calligraphy since I was an elementary school student. At first, I didn't like it so much because it was difficult for me to write with writing brash. However as I had a higher grade, I came to enjoy it little by little. After I noticed the interesting, I was drawn to being a calligraphy teacher. Because I thought that I whould like to have a lot of people know about the interesting of calligraphy. But when I was in the third grade at junior high school, I quited studying it. So I also gave up the dream. Now, I'm interested in a lot of jobs such as a counselor, a public employee, a journalist and so on. However I don't decide clearly. So I try to inquire into these jobs in detail. And I want to think seriously about my future job while I'm an university student.
10/11/2015 09:51:39 pm
When I was child, I have a lot of dreams. For example, I want to work at flower shop, cake shop and zoo. Most of the girls want to be a princess. The other side, boys want to a hero or police. When I was elementary school student, I want to caretaker of penguins. Because I liked zoo and penguins very much. But I think that penguins smell bad, and it is hard to take care of penguins. Now my dream is changed. It is to be a teacher of junior high school. Because when I was junior high school, I like to teach study to my friends. And junior high school students have enough sensible. Also I want to coach club activity. I had been playing volleyball from junior high school to high school. So I want to use my skill. Then I study hard to be a teacher.
10/11/2015 09:53:24 pm
when I was a child, I wanted to be a soccer player. I was crazy about soccer. I thought only soccer all time. So, it was necessity that my dream was to be soccer player. However, there are much difficulty, which makes me change my dream. But, my dream always changes. I explore my possibility. For example, I like fassion and movie. But I understand that it is not necessarily that things I like is dream. So, I am troubled now. I want to try to various things.
10/12/2015 12:24:16 am
I heard that I said to my parents “I want to be a dog.” when I was three years old because I really wanted to have a dog. Next, I wanted to become a vet when I was in a kindergarten. Because I love animals and I thought doctors are cool. I had many dreams when I was an elementary school student. For example, a fashion designer, a singer, an illustrator etc. I wrote that “I want to run a dog-friendly café.” in a graduation texts collection. I got a dog when I was in six grade. I went a dog-friendly café with my mother and dog, I was impressed that human and dogs can eat same foods. However I don’t like math and I need to get many qualifications. So I let's be realistic though, I give up my dream. I was looking for a dream when I was a junior high school student. It was difficult to decide my future path. I read some books which written about jobs and I talked with my parents for many times. And now, I want to be an elementary school teacher since I was in second grade of high school.
10/12/2015 02:57:28 am
When I was child, I wanted to be an anouncer. Because I watched TV program of news MEZAMASHI.
10/12/2015 07:47:02 am
When I was a child I wanted to be a bus driver. When I was 9 years old, my family took me to Disneyland in Florida in the U.S.A. It is so huge that people use a bus to go to the park from their hotels. People on the bus looked very happy. All the people from all over the world laughed together every time the driver told jokes. I remember I wished this ride could last forever because the atmosphere was full of peace and happiness. It became my dream to make people happy by driving my bus. Now I would like to be a kindergarten teacher. I love little children. I would like to give everything I have to my students. I will tell them that everybody was born to be loved and each one is special and important. I would like them to share their sadness and happiness with me and friends. In my opinion, that is the most significant education.
10/12/2015 10:20:30 pm
When I was a child, I wanted to be a nurse. Because I wanted to help the person who suffers. When I was young, I often falls down. I had been carried by an ambulance to a hospital once. A nurse soothed me who was worried and afraid gently. Then I thought I'd like to be the person who can take someone's anxiety, too. However, I changed my dream now. It’s because I'd like to take the work to make the people happy immediately. For example, I'm interested in work of Disney's cast in particular. I'll be Disney's cast, and would like to be the man such hospitality which can be glad about person's delight sincerely overflows. While I'm university student, I'd like to experience variously. I make an effort in order to find work of my favorite field.
10/13/2015 02:05:50 am
When I was a child, I wanted to be a bride. Even now, I hope to get married by the age of thirty. I want to have three babies, because I have two sibling. However there is another dream now. It is to work at psychology area. When I was a junior high school student, I sometimes see bullying and bullied person. In addition, I heard my old friend was bullied at her high school. In my class, there is no bullying, but I want to help people suffer the bullying. This thought made me interested in a school counselor. After I entered Aoyama university, I learned a lot of the field of psychology; for example, criminal psychology, social psychology, educational psychology and clinical psychology and so on. Among of all psychology field I knew, I took an interest in criminal psychology and clinical psychology. But I must graduate from graduate school to get a qualification as a clinical psychologist. From now on, I will study other field, so I will decide my work in the future.
10/13/2015 07:06:21 am
When I was a elementary school student.my dream was becoming a professional player.Because I belonged to a baseball team.But my dream I had was changed oneday. It was a junior high student.I wanted to
10/13/2015 03:59:01 pm
10/13/2015 05:13:42 pm
When I was child, I had a lot of dreams. I wanted to be a pastry chef, I wanted to be a florist and I wanted to be a shop assistant of the pets shop. I had infinite possibilities. And I was interested in various things. Now, I can't have dream. There are two reasons for this problem. First, I don't know what job cut out for me. To check that, I am going to start various part time jobs. Second, I worry about welfare program. Some day, I will be married with someone. But if the welfare program is not enough, I can't bear my child. In my opinion, it's very difficult to work for women in Japan. Any way, I have to find my dream. I am going to try various things.
10/13/2015 11:09:33 pm
When I was a child, I wanted to be an elementary school teacher. There were two reasons. First, I like children. In the past, I used to take care of children. For example, my sister, my cousins, my neighborhood children and so on. I did a variety of things with them-playing, teaching study, talking and so on. I felt I could get much discovery through my contact with many children. Second, my teachers looked happy. I have met a lot of teachers until now and I felt I wanted to be like them. In addition, I like to teach. However, my dream changed and I have not decided new dream yet. I would like to find new dream through learning various things in this university. So, I want to challenge many things and have many experiences.
10/13/2015 11:31:31 pm
When I was a child, I wanted to be a trainer for dolphin. I like animals, especially I like dolphin very much. My parents sometimes took me to an aquarium on a holiday and we watched a dolphin show every time. I watched not only dolphins but also trainers. They looked happy with dolphin. But it is very difficult for me to be a trainer for dolphin. Because I can't swim at all. I have been poor at swimming since I was a child. I was afraid of soaking face in water. If I practice swimming very hard, I may be able to swim. But I gave up this dream. Now I don't decide my dream clearly. But I intend to get a license of kindergarten teacher. So I may be a kindergarten teacher.
10/14/2015 12:52:17 am
When I was child, I had 2 dreams. Since I was 3 years old, I learned piano and ballet. I thought I would become pianist or ballerina. The beginning or trigger of the start of piano and ballet was suggestion of mother. As soon as finish school, I went to lesson. Especially I blended to piano. I practiced piano everyday. Also, I appeared in piano competition every year. I like classical music so I liked to play the piano and I like to dance ballet. However I don't already learn piano and ballet. I think it is wasting so I want to begin again. My dream isn't pianist or ballerina any longer, but I want to taste piano and ballet. Now, my dream is doing work about psychology.
10/14/2015 02:33:16 am
I had two dreams.First, when I was a kindergarten student, I wanted to be a fireman. I thought that a fireman was cool.But, I lost my interest in the fireman because I had no courage to save people from the fire.
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