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.