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Homework Quarter 2

Q2, Lesson 10, 17th & 18th July

Communication Skills

  • Conversation Strategies, review units 1, 3, 9, 10, 14, 16, 18, 19, 20
  • English Firsthand 2, review units 1-7, pronunciation, grammar target, dialogue. Review dialogue of unit 7.
  • WordEngine study. Get more than 150 correct responses each week before Sunday evening.
  • Continue extensive reading, about 4,000 words by each Thursday.
  • Extensive Reading reports due on the 27th July in class (can be submitted earlier).
  • Attend World Plaza at least once a week. It is open from 11am to 6pm, on the second floor of the R building.
  • Enjoy life 🙂

Speaking test topics:

  1.  RRW Intro unit 3, p40
  2.  RRW Intro unit 4, p48-9
  3.  RRW Intro unit 2, p22
  4.  About your extensive reading
  5.  About your extensive reading
  6.  RRW Intro unit 5 p60-1

Literacy

  • WordEngine study. Get more than 150 correct responses each week before Sunday evening.
  • Review grammar videos, and see the Grammar Page.
  • Complete revisions to article. Due Monday 10th.
  • Continue extensive reading, about 4,000 words by each Thursday.
  • Final Report, Portfolio and Extensive Reading reports due in class, 24th July. Can be submitted earlier.
    • Portfolio to include all writing tasks in Q1 & 2 (tasks 2, 3, 4, 5, & 6), any three blog entries, and final report (task 6).
    • See the sample final report in the the sample portfolio (here).
    • Include all drafts (tasks 1-5), Self-reflections, and Topic Research Sheets.
    • Extensive Reading reports to be stapled and submitted separate to the portfolio.
  • Enjoy life 🙂

Oral Communication

  • Review Orbits units 1-12: Vocabulary, pronunciation, dialogues, culture notes, conversations strategies, and articles.
  • Prepare Orbits unit 12: vocabulary, article, discussion questions, and research task.
  • WordEngine study. Get more than 150 correct responses each week before Sunday evening.
  • Work on your final report. Compare an early to recent video recorded conversation. See the course info packet for details. Due 12pm, 31st July in the World Plaza (open from 10.30 to 12pm). Can be submitted any time before the 31st.
  • Speaking test is one article randomly chosen from units 7 to 12.
    • During speaking tests:
      • Prepare for your speaking test
      • Review pronunciation & vocabulary
      • Work on your final report
      • Do Word Engine study
      • Do extensive reading
  • Attend World Plaza some times each week. It’s open from 11am to 6pm.
  • Enjoy life 🙂

 

Q2, Lesson 10, 13th & 14th July

Communication Skills

  • Conversation Strategies, review units 1, 3, 9, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20,
  • English Firsthand 2, review units 1-7, pronunciation, grammar target, dialogue. Review dialogue of unit 7.
  • WordEngine study. Get more than 150 correct responses each week before Sunday evening.
  • Continue extensive reading, about 4,000 words by each Thursday.
  • Extensive Reading reports due on the 27th July in class (can be submitted earlier).
  • Attend World Plaza at least once a week. It is open from 11am to 6pm, on the second floor of the R building.
  • Enjoy life 🙂

Literacy

  • WordEngine study. Get more than 150 correct responses each week before Sunday evening.
  • Review grammar videos, and see the Grammar Page.
  • Complete revisions to article. Due Monday 10th.
  • Continue extensive reading, about 4,000 words by each Thursday.
  • Final Report, Portfolio and Extensive Reading reports due in class, 24th July. Can be submitted earlier.
    • Portfolio to include all writing tasks in Q1 & 2, any three blog entries, and final report.
    • See the sample final report in the the sample portfolio (here).
    • Extensive Reading reports to be stapled and submitted separate to the portfolio.
  • Enjoy life 🙂

Oral Communication

  • Review Orbits units 1-11: Vocabulary, pronunciation, dialogues, culture notes, conversations strategies, and articles.
  • Prepare Orbits unit 11: vocabulary, article, discussion questions, and research task.
  • WordEngine study. Get more than 150 correct responses each week before Sunday evening.
  • Work on your final report. Compare an early to recent video recorded conversation. See the course info packet for details. Due 12pm, 31st July in the World Plaza (open from 10.30 to 12pm). Can be submitted anytime before the 31st.
  • Attend World Plaza some times each week. It’s open from 11am to 6pm.
  • Enjoy life 🙂

 

Q2, Lesson 10, 6th & 7th July

Communication Skills

  • Conversation Strategies, review units 1, 3, 9, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20,
  • English Firsthand 2, review units 1-7, pronunciation, grammar target, dialogue. Review dialogue of unit 7.
  • WordEngine study. Get more than 150 correct responses each week before Sunday evening.
  • Continue extensive reading, about 4,000 words by each Thursday.
  • Attend World Plaza at least once a week. It is open from 11am to 6pm, on the second floor of the R building.
  • Enjoy life 🙂

Literacy

  • WordEngine study. Get more than 150 correct responses each week before Sunday evening.
  • Review grammar studied, and see the Grammar Page.
  • Complete revisions to article. Due Monday 10th.
  • Continue extensive reading, about 4,000 words by each Thursday.
  • Review Reading 5, The Glass Ceiling, page 41 of the course info packet, check vocabulary, make notes for a one minute summary.
  • Typing practice.
  • Enjoy life 🙂

Oral Communication

  • Review Orbits units 1-9: Vocabulary, pronunciation, dialogues, culture notes, conversations strategies, and articles.
    • Will video record conversations about the unit 10 articles on the 10th & 11th July.
    • Bring your USB memory stick so you can make a copy of the video
    • Use the audio recorder on your smartphone to make a backup of the conversation.
  • Prepare Orbits unit 11: vocabulary, article, discussion questions, and research task.
  • WordEngine study. Get more than 150 correct responses each week before Sunday evening.
  • Attend World Plaza some times each week. It’s open from 11am to 6pm.
  • Enjoy life 🙂

Q2, Lesson 8, 3rd & 4th July

Communication Skills

  • Conversation Strategies, review units 1, 3, 9, 16, 18, 19, 20,
  • English Firsthand 2, review units 1-7, pronunciation, grammar target, dialogue. Review dialogue of unit 7.
  • WordEngine study. Get more than 150 correct responses each week before Sunday evening.
  • Continue extensive reading, about 4,000 words by each Thursday.
  • Attend World Plaza at least once a week. It is open from 11am to 6pm, on the second floor of the R building.
  • Enjoy life 🙂

Literacy

  • WordEngine study. Get more than 150 correct responses each week before Sunday evening.
  • Review grammar studied, and see the Grammar Page.
  • Review the How to Write an Opinion Paragraph video, at the Writing Page.
  • Watch English Grammar In Use u113 video on the Grammar page.
  • Continue extensive reading, about 4,000 words by each Thursday.
  • Review Reading 5, The Glass Ceiling, page 41 of the course info packet, check vocabulary, make notes for a one minute summary.
  • Typing practice.
  • Enjoy life 🙂

Oral Communication

  • Review Orbits units 1-9: Vocabulary, pronunciation, dialogues, culture notes, conversations strategies, and articles.
  • Prepare Orbits unit 10: vocabulary, article, discussion questions, and research task.
  • WordEngine study. Get more than 150 correct responses each week before Sunday evening.
  • Attend World Plaza some times each week. It’s open from 11am to 6pm.
  • Enjoy life 🙂

Q2, Lesson 7, 29th & 30th June

Communication Skills

  • Conversation Strategies, review units 1, 3, 9, 16, 18, 19, 20,
  • English Firsthand 2, review units 1-6, pronunciation, grammar target, dialogue.
  • WordEngine study. Get more than 150 correct responses each week before Sunday evening.
  • Continue extensive reading, about 4,000 words by each Thursday.
  • Prepare for the pronunciation quiz on Monday. See the pronunciation page for audio and videos.
  • Please do this survey question https://goo.gl/zuVJ6Y if you have time.
  • Attend World Plaza at least once a week. It is open from 11am to 6pm, on the second floor of the R building.
  • Enjoy life 🙂

Literacy

  • WordEngine study. Get more than 150 correct responses each week before Sunday evening.
  • Review grammar studied, and see the Grammar Page.
  • Review the How to Write an Opinion Paragraph video, at the Writing Page.
  • Continue extensive reading, about 4,000 words by each Thursday.
  • Read Reading 5, The Glass Ceiling, page 41 of the course info packet, check vocabulary, make notes for a one minute summary.
    • Do your own research. Choose a business, and learn about it’s origins, and what makes it special. Fill in “Writing task Topic research sheet”, p57, and fill in for this topic. You will submit this with the self-reflection, the topic research, and copies of references.
  • Please do this survey question https://goo.gl/zuVJ6Y if you have time.
  • Typing practice.
  • Enjoy life 🙂

Oral Communication

  • Review Orbits units 1-9: Vocabulary, pronunciation, dialogues, culture notes, conversations strategies, and articles.
  • Prepare Orbits unit 9: article, discussion questions, and research task.
  • WordEngine study. Get more than 150 correct responses each week before Sunday evening.
  • Practice and prepare for the Phonological & Intonation Skills Check, see the Pronunciation page.
  • Please do this survey question https://goo.gl/zuVJ6Y if you have time.
  • Attend World Plaza some times each week. It’s open from 11am to 6pm.
  • Enjoy life 🙂

 

Q2, Lesson 5, 22nd & 23rd June

Communication Skills

  • Conversation Strategies, review units 1, 3, 9, 16, 18, 20,
  • English Firsthand 2, review units 1-6, pronunciation, grammar target, dialogue.
  • WordEngine study. Get more than 150 correct responses each week before Sunday evening.
  • Review Reading in the Real World: Intro, unit 5, Future of Water. Update your a short summary, review problem sentences, and add notes to answers for discussion questions.
  • Continue extensive reading, about 4,000 words by each Thursday.
  • Please do this survey question https://goo.gl/zuVJ6Y if you have time.
  • Attend World Plaza at least once a week. It is open from 11am to 6pm, on the second floor of the R building.
  • Enjoy life 🙂

Literacy

  • WordEngine study. Get more than 150 correct responses each week before Sunday evening.
  • Continue extensive reading, about 4,000 words by each Thursday.
  • Reading 4 (p33), The Body Shop, read, check vocabulary, make notes for a one minute summary.
    • Do your own research. Choose a business, and learn about it’s origins, and what makes it special. Fill in “Writing task Topic research sheet”, p57, and fill in for this topic. You will submit this with the self-reflection, the topic research, and copies of references.
  • Read Reading 5, The Glass Ceiling, page 41 of the course info packet
  • Please do this survey question https://goo.gl/zuVJ6Y if you have time.
  • Typing practice.
  • Enjoy life 🙂

Oral Communication

  • Review Orbits units 1-8: Vocabulary, pronunciation, dialogues, culture notes, conversations strategies, and articles.
  • Prepare Orbits unit 8: article, discussion questions, and research task. The research task can relate to anything from this unit (not just the article).
  • WordEngine study. Get more than 150 correct responses each week before Sunday evening.
  • Practice and prepare for the Phonological & Intonation Skills Check, see the Pronunciation page.
  • Please do this survey question https://goo.gl/zuVJ6Y if you have time.
  • Attend World Plaza some times each week. It’s open from 11am to 6pm.
  • Enjoy life 🙂

Q2, Lesson 4, 19th & 20th June

Note: My Friday classes may have make up classes on this Wednesday. Check Porta for updates.

Communication Skills

  • Conversation Strategies, review units 1, 3, 16, 24, 27
  • English Firsthand 2, review units 1-6, pronunciation, grammar target, dialogue.
  • WordEngine study. Get more than 150 correct responses each week before Sunday evening.
  • Review Reading in the Real World: Intro, unit 5, Future of Water. Update your a short summary, review problem sentences.
  • Continue extensive reading, about 4,000 words by each Thursday.
  • Attend World Plaza at least once a week. It is open from 11am to 6pm, on the second floor of the R building.
  • Enjoy life 🙂

Literacy

  • WordEngine study. Get more than 150 correct responses each week before Sunday evening.
  • Continue extensive reading, about 4,000 words by each Thursday.
  • Reading 4 (p33), The Body Shop, read, check vocabulary, make notes for a one minute summary.
    • Do your own research. Choose a business, and learn about it’s origins, and what makes it special. Fill in “Writing task Topic research sheet”, p57, and fill in for this topic. You will submit this with the self-reflection and the topic
  • Typing practice.
  • Enjoy life 🙂

Oral Communication

  • Review Orbits units 1-8: Vocabulary, pronunciation, dialogues, culture notes, conversations strategies, and articles.
  • Prepare Orbits unit 8: article, discussion questions, and research task. The research task can relate to anything from this unit (not just the article).
  • WordEngine study. Get more than 150 correct responses each week before Sunday evening.
  • Practice and prepare for the Phonological & Intonation Skills Check.
  • Attend World Plaza some times each week. It’s open from 11am to 6pm.
  • Enjoy life 🙂

Q2, Lesson 3, 15th (& 16th) June

Note: My Friday classes may be cancelled. Check for updates on Porta later today or early morning.

Communication Skills

  • Conversation Strategies, review units 1, 3, 16, 24, 27
  • English Firsthand 2, review units 1-5, pronunciation, grammar target, dialogue.
  • English Firsthand 2, preview unit 6, pronunciation, grammar target, dialogue.
  • WordEngine study. Get more than 150 correct responses each week before Sunday evening.
  • Reading in the Real World: Intro, unit 5, Future of Water. Update your a short summary, review problem sentences.
  • Continue extensive reading, about 4,000 words by each Thursday.
  • Attend World Plaza at least once a week. It is open from 11am to 6pm, on the second floor of the R building.
  • Enjoy life 🙂

Literacy

  • WordEngine study. Get more than 150 correct responses each week before Sunday evening.
  • Continue extensive reading, about 4,000 words by each Thursday.
  • Reading 4 (p33), The Body Shop, read, check vocabulary, make notes for a one minute summary.
    • Do your own research. Choose a business, and learn about it’s origins, and what makes it special. Fill in “Writing task Topic research sheet”, p57, and fill in for this topic. You will submit this with the self-reflection and the topic
  • Typing practice.
  • Enjoy life 🙂

Oral Communication

  • Review Orbits units 1-7: Vocabulary, pronunciation, dialogues, culture notes, conversations strategies, and articles.
  • Prepare Orbits unit 8: Vocabulary, pronunciation, article, and discussion questions.
  • WordEngine study. Get more than 150 correct responses each week before Sunday evening.
  • Practice and prepare for the Phonological & Intonation Skills Check.
  • Attend World Plaza some times each week. It’s open from 11am to 6pm.
  • Enjoy life 🙂

 

Q2, Lesson 2, 12th & 13th June

We may be in a different classroom for this Quarter. Please check Porta for updates and info.

Communication Skills

  • Conversation Strategies, review units 1, 3, 16, 24
  • English Firsthand 2, review unit 5, pronunciation, grammar target, dialogue
  • WordEngine study. Get more than 150 correct responses each week before Sunday evening.
  • Reading in the Real World: Intro, unit 5, Future of Water. Photocopy, check vocabulary, make a short summary.
  • Continue extensive reading, about 4,000 words by each Thursday.
  • Enjoy life 🙂

Literacy

  • WordEngine study. Get more than 150 correct responses each week before Sunday evening.
  • Continue extensive reading, about 4,000 words by each Thursday.
  • Reading 4 (p33), The Body Shop, read, check vocabulary, make notes for a one minute summary.
    • Make a photocopy of “Writing task Topic research sheet”, p57, and fill in for this topic. You will submit this with the self-reflection and the topic
  • Typing practice.
  • Enjoy life 🙂

Oral Communication

  • Review Orbits units 1-7: Vocabulary, pronunciation, dialogues, culture notes, conversations strategies, and articles.
  • Prepare Orbits unit 7 research task.
  • WordEngine study. Get more than 150 correct responses each week before Sunday evening.
  • Attend World Plaza some times each week. It’s open from 11am to 6pm.
  • If you can, set your phone system into English.
  • Enjoy life 🙂

 

Q2, Lesson 1, 8th & 9th June

We may be in a different classroom for this Quarter. Please check Porta for updates and info.

Communication Skills

  • Conversation Strategies, review units 1, 3, 16
  • English Firsthand 2, review unit 5, pronunciation, grammar target, dialogue
  • WordEngine study. Get more than 150 correct responses each week before Sunday evening.
  • Reading in the Real World: Intro, unit 5, Future of Water. Photocopy, check vocabulary, make a short summary.
  • Continue extensive reading, about 4,000 words by each Thursday.
  • Enjoy life 🙂

Literacy

  • WordEngine study. Get more than 150 correct responses each week before Sunday evening.
  • Continue extensive reading, about 4,000 words by each Thursday.
  • Reading 4, The Body Shop, read, check Vocabulary, make notes for a one minute summary.
  • Typing practice.
  • Enjoy life 🙂

Oral Communication

  • Review Orbits units 1-7: Vocabulary, pronunciation, dialogues, culture notes, conversations strategies, and articles.
  • Listen & do Orbits unit 6 dialogue, and read the article at home.
  • Prepare Orbits unit 7 article, discussion, & research task.
  • WordEngine study. Get more than 150 correct responses each week before Sunday evening.
  • Attend World Plaza some times each week. It’s open from 11am to 6pm.
  • App Store, look for language learning apps for your smartphone or tablet. For instance Babbel, Learn English Magazine (by ESL Pod), Busuu, and others.
  • Enjoy life 🙂

Homework in Quarter 1

Final report

Due: 12pm (midday) 1st June. Andrew will be in the World Plaza from about 10.30am to noon. Late reports cannot be accepted, and will result in a fail grade. I will not accept two-page reports that are not stapled; staple your pages.

Advice: Try to print a day early just in case you have printer problems. It’s vital that you are not late, so print your report early, in case you need time to manage printer problems. There are computer rooms with printers in the J & R buildings, may be as a last resort is FedEx Kinkos in Sakae or Meieki. 

Literacy: Write a simple introduction, summary, critical review, (optional: what you learnt from the book), a conclusion, and (if needed) references for Different Worlds. Due 1st June, 12pm.

Communication Skills: Done as poster presentation (20%) on 29th May, and submit all ER reports (6 weeks of reports for 30%).

Oral Communication: See below. Due 1st June, 12pm.

 

Q1, 29th & 30th May

Oral Communication

  • Orbits Units 6
  • Review Vocabulary
  • Do listening practice
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Read the article
  • Orbits Unit 7
  • Prepare Vocabulary (pronunciation and simple-English definitions for article)
  • Word Engine for Quarter 2
  • App Store, look for language learning apps for your smartphone or tablet. For instance Babbel, Learn English Magazine (by ESL Pod), Busuu, and others. 
  • Enjoy life 🙂 

Q1, Wk 4, L10 (25th & 26th May)

Literacy (Lit)

  • Extensive reading reports must be bound (with a stapler or small binder), and submitted on the 29th May.
  • WordEngine study, get over 150 correct responses by Sunday each week.
  • Review keyboarding skills, and practice.Practice, “The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dogs”.
  • Review units studied in English Grammar In Use., units 47, 72, 85.
  • Complete Different Worlds.
    • If you are interested, here are resources for sign language.
    • Different Worlds MUST be returned on Monday, 29th May. 
  • Task 3: Start working on final report.
  • Enjoy life 🙂

Communication Skills (CS)

  • Do Extensive Reading reports due Monday 29th May (bound by a stapler or thin binder).
  • WordEngine study, get over 150 correct responses by Sunday each week.
  • Review Conversation Gambits, p7, 9, & 16.
  • Work on your poster presentation (read, plan, make), including preparing a script for the presentation. Practice giving your presentation to your partner. 
  • Review & prepare for the Pronunciation & Intonation Skills Check. See Pronunciation page.
  • World Plaza is now open. Go, small talk, and make new friends.
  • Enjoy life 🙂

Oral Communication (OC) [FB, B, & P]

Speaking tests start 25th & 26th May. We need two classes so all students can do the test. Test will be your research task article for unit 5. Each speaking test will be 5-8 minutes long. The speaking test is exactly like the article discussion we did this week. Please tell your classmates about this update.

For the final report, you can record your conversation in the next class, and start the report. Information about the report is in the course info, p5. Due 1st June, 12pm.

  • Review Orbits p6, 7, units 0-5; including vocabulary, pronunciation, conversation strategies, and articles.
  • Review articles from units 1-5, improve your brief notes for Discussion (especially from question 8) for the next speaking test.
  • WordEngine study, get over 150 correct responses by Sunday each week.
  • World Plaza is now open. Go and small talk, and make new friends. WP is open from 11am to 6pm.
  • OC [B] will do class Vocabulary quiz on 30th May
  • Enjoy life 🙂

Q1, Wk 4, L10 (22nd & 23rd May)

WordEngine will be down from 1-6pm for maintenance on Monday 22nd May.

Literacy (Lit)

  • Do Extensive Reading, about 4,000 words by this Thursday, included in the 4,000 words is Different Worlds.
  • WordEngine study, get over 150 correct responses by Sunday each week.
  • Review keyboarding skills, and practice.Practice, “The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dogs”.
  • Review units studied in English Grammar In Use.
  • Complete Different Worlds.
  • Task 3: Start working on final report.
  • Enjoy life 🙂

Communication Skills (CS)

  • Do Extensive Reading, about 4,000 words by this Thursday.
  • WordEngine study, get over 150 correct responses by Sunday each week.
  • Review Conversation Gambits, p7, 9, & 16
  • Work on your poster presentation (read, plan, make)
  • Review & prepare for the Pronunciation & Intonation Skills Check. See Pronunciation page.
  • World Plaza is now open. Go, small talk, and make new friends.
  • Enjoy life 🙂

Oral Communication (OC) [FB, B, & P]

Speaking tests start 25th & 26th May. We need two classes so all students can do the test. Test will be your research task article for unit 5. Each speaking test will be 5-8 minutes long. The speaking test is exactly like the article discussion we did this week. Please tell your classmates about this update.

For the final report, you can record your conversation in the next class, and start the report. Information about the report is in the course info, p5. Due 1st June, 12pm.

  • Review Orbits p6, 7, units 0-5; including vocabulary, pronunciation, conversation strategies, and articles.
  • Review articles from units 1-5, improve your brief notes for Discussion (especially from question 8) for the next speaking test.
  • WordEngine study, get over 150 correct responses by Sunday each week.
  • World Plaza is now open. Go and small talk, and make new friends. WP is open from 11am to 6pm.
  • Enjoy life 🙂

Q1, Wk 4, L10 (18th & 19th May)

Literacy (Lit)

  • Do Extensive Reading, about 4,000 words by next Thursday, included in the 4,000 words is the next chapter of Different Worlds.
  • WordEngine study, get over 150 correct responses by Sunday each week.
  • Review keyboarding skills, and practice.Practice, “The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dogs”.
  • Review units studied in English Grammar In Use.
  • Read the next chapter of Different Worlds.
  • Start working on final report about a graded reader.
  • Task 2: Fix the article, print it, highlight the changes, stole to the top of the original, submit on Monday before class.
  • Enjoy life 🙂

Communication Skills (CS)

  • Do Extensive Reading, about 4,000 words by this Thursday. The 4,000 can include class reading (Earrings from Frankfurt), and the book for your poster presentation.
  • WordEngine study, get over 150 correct responses by Sunday each week.
  • Review Conversation Gambits, p7, 9, & 16
  • Finish reading Earrings from Frankfurt for the next class.
    • Return the book in the next class.
    • Choose and start reading a book with your partner for the poster presentation.
  • Review & prepare for the Pronunciation & Intonation Skills Check. See Pronunciation page.
  • World Plaza is now open. Go, small talk, and make new friends.
  • Enjoy life 🙂

Oral Communication (OC) [FB, B, & P]

  • Review Orbits p6, 7, units 0-5; including vocabulary, pronunciation, conversation strategies, and articles.
  • Review articles from units 1-4, improve your brief notes for Discussion (especially from question 8) for the next speaking test.
  • Prepare Orbits unit 5 vocabulary, and article.
  • WordEngine study, get over 150 correct responses by Sunday each week.
  • World Plaza is now open. Go and small talk, and make new friends. WP is open from 11am to 6pm.
  • Enjoy life 🙂

Q1, Wk 4, L10 (15th & 16th May)

WordEngine

These students MUST fix their WordEngine accounts, so their names are in English. This is vitally important for assigning WordEngine accounts to final grades.

Literacy (Lit)

  • Do Extensive Reading, about 4,000 words by next Thursday, included in the 4,000 words is the next chapter of Different Worlds.
  • WordEngine study, get over 150 correct responses by Sunday each week.
  • Review keyboarding skills, and practice.Practice, “The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dogs”.
  • Review units studied in English Grammar In Use.
  • Read chapter 5 of Different Worlds.
  • Finish writing the summary for chapter 3 of Different Worlds.
  • Task 2: Fix the article, print it, highlight the changes, stole to the top of the original, submit on Monday before class.
  • Enjoy life 🙂

Communication Skills (CS)

  • Review pronunciation
  • Do Extensive Reading, about 4,000 words by this Thursday. The 4,000 can include class reading (Earrings from Frankfurt).
  • WordEngine study, get over 150 correct responses by Sunday each week.
  • Review Conversation Gambits, p7, 9, & 16
  • Read chapter 2 of Earrings from Frankfurt for the next class.
    • Complete the summary for Earrings from Frankfurt.
  • English Firsthand 2:
    • Review units 0, 1, 2, 3, & 4, including vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and conversation.
    • Check Vocabulary for unit 4.
  • Review & prepare for the Pronunciation & Intonation Skills Check.
  • World Plaza is now open. Go, small talk, and make new friends.
  • Enjoy life 🙂

Oral Communication (OC) [FB, B, & P]

  • Review Orbits p6, 7, units 0, 1, 2, 3, & 4; including vocabulary, pronunciation, conversation strategies, and articles.
  • Review articles from units 1-4, improve your brief notes for Discussion (especially from question 8) for the next speaking test.
  • Prepare Orbits unit 5 vocabulary, and article.
  • WordEngine study, get over 150 correct responses by Sunday each week.
  • World Plaza is now open. Go and small talk, and make new friends. Attend at least once a week for about an hour (or two lunch times).
  • Enjoy life 🙂

Q1, Wk 4, L10 (11th & 12th May)

Literacy (Lit)

  • Do Extensive Reading, about 4,000 words by next Thursday, included in the 4,000 words is the next chapter of Different Worlds.
  • WordEngine study, get over 150 correct responses by Sunday each week.
  • Review keyboarding skills, and practice.
  • Review units studied in English Grammar In Use.
  • Read the next chapter of Different Worlds.
  • Finish writing the summary for chapter 3 of Different Worlds.
  • Enjoy life 🙂

Communication Skills (CS)

  • Review pronunciation
  • Do Extensive Reading, about 4,000 words by next Thursday. The 4,000 can include class reading (Earrings from Frankfurt).
  • WordEngine study, get over 150 correct responses by Sunday each week.
  • Review Conversation Gambits, p7, 9, & 16
  • Read chapter 2 of Earrings from Frankfurt for the next class.
    • Complete the summary for Earrings from Frankfurt.
  • English Firsthand 2:
    • Review units 0, 1, 2, & 3, including vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and conversation.
    • Check Vocabulary for unit 4.
  • World Plaza is now open. Go, small talk, and make new friends.
  • Enjoy life 🙂

Oral Communication (OC) [FB, B, & P]

  • Review Orbits p6, 7, units 0, 1, 2, 3, & 4; including vocabulary, pronunciation, conversation strategies, and articles.
  • Review articles from units 1-4, improve your brief notes for Discussion (especially from question 8) for the next speaking test.
  • Prepare an article on a topic related to Worker Rights.
  • WordEngine study, get over 150 correct responses by Sunday each week.
  • World Plaza is now open. Go and small talk, and make new friends. Attend at least once a week for about an hour (or two lunch times).
  • Enjoy life 🙂

Q1, Wk 4, L9 (8th & 9th May)

Literacy (Lit)

  • Do Extensive Reading, about 4,000 words by next Thursday, included in the 4,000 words is the next chapter of Different Worlds.
  • WordEngine study, get over 150 correct responses by Sunday each week.
  • Review keyboarding skills, and practice.
  • Review units studied in English Grammar In Use.
  • Read the next chapter of Different Worlds.
  • Enjoy life 🙂

Communication Skills (CS)

  • Review pronunciation
  • Do Extensive Reading, about 4,000 words by this Thursday. The 4,000 can include class reading (Earrings from Frankfurt).
  • WordEngine study, get over 150 correct responses by Sunday each week.
  • Review Conversation Gambits, p7, & 9
  • Read the next chapter of Earrings from Frankfurt for the next class.
  • English Firsthand 2: Review units 0, 1, 2, & 3, including vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and conversation.
  • World Plaza is now open. Go, small talk, and make new friends.
  • Enjoy life 🙂

Oral Communication (OC) [FB, B, & P]

  • Review Orbits p6, 7, units 0, 1, 2, 3, & 4; including vocabulary, pronunciation, conversation strategies, and articles.
  • Review articles from units 1-4, improve your brief notes for Discussion (especially from question 8) for the next speaking test.
  • Prepare an article related to a topic from Part-time Work.
  • WordEngine study, get over 150 correct responses by Sunday each week.
  • World Plaza is now open. Go and small talk, and make new friends. Attend at least once a week for about an hour (or two lunch times).
  • Enjoy life 🙂

Q1, Wk 4, L6 (27th & 28th April)

Literacy (Lit)

  • Do Extensive Reading, about 4,000 words by next Thursday.
  • WordEngine study, get over 150 correct responses by Sunday each week.
  • Review keyboarding skills, and practice.
  • Review RRW Intro Organic Diet for Kids, p40 and spaghetti recipe
  • Research your own recipe, and write a little of it.
  • Study Classroom Vocabulary, p7&8 of course information handout
  • Enjoy life 🙂

Communication Skills (CS)

  • Do Extensive Reading, about 4,000 words by next Thursday
  • WordEngine study, get over 150 correct responses by Sunday each week.
  • Review pronunciation, and Conversation Gambits, p9
  • Review Reading in the Real World Intro article on p22 & 40.
  • English Firsthand 2: Review units 0, 1, & 2.
  • Speaking tests on Monday 1st May
  • Enjoy life 🙂

Oral Communication (OC) [FB, B, & P]

  • Review Orbits p6, 7, units 0, 1, 2, & 3; including vocabulary, pronunciation, conversation strategies, and articles.
  • Review articles from units 1-3, improve your brief notes for Discussion (especially from question 8) for the speaking test. Improve your notes from your own article.
  • WordEngine study, get over 150 correct responses by Sunday each week.
  • Enjoy life 🙂

Q1, Wk 4, L6 (24th & 25th April)

Literacy (Lit)

  • Do Extensive Reading, about 4,000 words by this Thursday.
  • WordEngine study, get over 150 correct responses by Sunday each week.
  • Review keyboarding skills, and practice.
  • Review RRW Intro Organic Diet for Kids, p40
  • Read Task 2 Example, p27 of course handout
  • Study Classroom Vocabulary, p7&8 of course information handout
  • Enjoy life  🙂

Communication Skills (CS)

  • Do Extensive Reading, about 4,000 words by this Thursday
  • WordEngine study, get over 150 correct responses by Sunday each week.
  • Review pronunciation, and classroom vocabulary (quiz on Thursday).
  • Review Reading in the Real World Intro article on p22.
  • Preview/prepare Reading in the Real World Intro on p40
  • English Firsthand 2: Review units 0, 1, & 2.
  • Speaking tests on Monday 1st May
  • Enjoy life  🙂

Oral Communication (OC) [FB, B, & P]

  • Review Orbits p6, 7, units 0, 1, 2, & 3; including vocabulary, pronunciation, conversation strategies, and articles.
  • Preview Article (Wombats) p27-28, make brief notes for Discussion (p28)
  • WordEngine study, get over 150 correct responses by Sunday each week.
  • Enjoy life  🙂

Q1, Week 4, L5 (20th & 21st April)

Literacy (Lit)

  • Do Extensive Reading, about 4,000 words by this Thursday.
  • WordEngine study, get over 150 correct responses by Sunday each week.
  • Review keyboarding skills, and practice.
  • Review Organic Diet for Kids.
  • Read Task 2 Example, p27 of course handout
  • Study Classroom Vocabulary, p7&8 of course information handout
  • Enjoy life  🙂

Communication Skills (CS)

  • Do Extensive Reading, about 4,000 words by next Thursday
  • WordEngine study, get over 150 correct responses by Sunday each week.
  • Review pronunciation, and classroom vocabulary (quiz on Monday).
  • Review Reading in the Real World Intro article on p22.
  • English Firsthand 2: Review & preview units 0 & 1.
  • English Firsthand 2: Preview Unit 2.
  • Enjoy life  🙂

Oral Communication (OC) [FB, B, & P]

  • Review Orbits p6, 7, units 0, 1, & 2; including vocabulary, pronunciation, conversation strategies, and articles.
  • Preview unit 3 vocabulary p25, including making pronunciation notes.
  • Preview Article (Wombats) p27-28, make brief notes for Discussion (p28)
  • WordEngine study, get over 150 correct responses by Sunday each week.
  • Enjoy life  🙂

Q1, Week 3, L4 (17th & 18th April)

Literacy (Lit)

  • Do Extensive Reading, about 2,000 words by this Thursday.
  • WordEngine study, get over 150 correct responses by Sunday each week.
  • Review keyboarding skills, and practice.
  • Review email structure.
  • Write your own email about a problem you have (choose one on p22 of your course info booklet, due Thu 20th Apr). Print it onto paper, and have it on the teacher’s desk by 3.15pm.
  • Enjoy life  🙂

Communication Skills (CS)

  • Do Extensive Reading, about 2,000 words by next Thursday
  • WordEngine study, get over 150 correct responses by Sunday each week.
  • Review pronunciation, and classroom vocabulary (quiz on Thursday).
  • English Firsthand 2: Review & preview units 0 & 1.
  • English Firsthand 2: Preview Unit 2
  • Enjoy life  🙂

Oral Communication (OC) [FB, B, & P]

  • Review Orbits p6, 7, units 0, 1, & 2.
  • Preview vocabulary p20, Article (ER) p22-23, make brief notes for Discussion (p23)
  • WordEngine study, get over 150 correct responses by Sunday each week.
  • Complete Conversation Self-reflection (p19 & 20) in the Course Information booklet by Thursday 20th April. I will be in my office (R32) on Tuesday afternoon from lunch until may be 5.15pm, but not on campus Wednesday.
  • Enjoy life  🙂

Homework Q1, Wk1, L2

Homework details for Quarter 1, Week 1, Lesson 2

Welcome to Nanzan, one of the top universities in Japan (Times Higher Education). I wish you the best for this year.

Literacy

  • Do Extensive Reading, about 1,000 words by this Thursday
  • If you can, start WordEngine study, get over 150 correct responses.
  • Review keyboarding skills
  • Review email structure
  • Have fun 🙂

Communication Skills (CS)

  • Do Extensive Reading, about 1,000 words by this Thursday
  • If you can, start WordEngine study, get over 150 correct responses.
  • English Firsthand 2: Review Unit 0
  • English Firsthand 2: check vocabulary, p12
  • Have fun 🙂

Oral Communication (OC) [FB, B, & P]

  • Review Orbits p6, 7, 15, 16, 17.
  • Study Classroom Language p11-13
  • Study vocabulary p15
  • Read Article: Basic Communication p17-8
  • Make brief notes for answers for Discussion, p18
  • If you can, start WordEngine study, get over 150 correct responses.
  • In the Course Information booklet, read over Gambits for using Video Cameras, p18.
  • Photocopy Conversation Self-reflection p19 & 20 in the Course Information booklet (make one or two copies).
  • Have fun 🙂

Homework info

In the past, I’ve used some web applications to post homework details. However, these were sometimes confusing for some students. From this year, I’ll post homework here under the “Homework” category & tag.

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