Friday, June 29, 2012

応用英語I-2A Reading 2012 Final Exam Study Guide

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Hello everyone, Well the semester is almost over. The final exam is next week. Here 's your study guide:

The final exam has two parts: Vocabulary and Comprehension.

Vocabulary - 10 points
Please review the vocabulary flashcards on Quizlet: Inverted Eagle Vocabulary.
Also, please review the vocabulary sections of the quizzes, and the puzzles in your textbook on pp. 16,17; 28,29; 40,41; 50,51; 63,64; 75,76. Please be sure that you have written every word in your detective's notebook including each word's part of speech (POS 品詞), an English definition (定義), and an example sentence (例文). You should use an example sentence from the story.




Comprehension - 30 points
The comprehension section includes questions from Quizzes 1-6. It also includes questions from the chapter puzzles. The question types include multiple choice (多項選択式の問題), true/false, fill in the blanks (空欄にご記入), and short answer questions. You will also have to fill in a timeline of the crime, and write a short summary.
Don't forget to review all the mind maps posted on this blog too.
Good luck!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

英語総合1A Global Issues 2012 Unit 10 Diversity

Diversity
Hello everyone,

Today we are going to talk about diversity.
First, let's study some vocabulary. Please click the link 英語総合1A Vocabulary. Scan the unit in your textbook. Add any words you don't know, or  that you don't know well.

Do you think Japan is a diverse country? Post your  answer as a comment comment below.

Have a good week!


Monday, June 25, 2012

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

基礎英語1A Writing: Final Task of Semester 1



Hello everyone,
Today we are going to start our last task. Today we will learn how to write a movie review (映画批評記事). 

First, let's study some vocabulary. Please click this link: CIC Unit 2.
Now let's practice typing. Let's practice typing with some games. Please click the links and playAlpha Attack and Air Typer

Now click the link to see some movie reviews by Togaku students .http://voicethread.com/share/2434777/

Click here to see an animated movie review by Japanese students.

See you next week!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

英語総合1A Global Issues 2012 Unit 9 Gender & Language and Assignment 2

Hello everyone,
Today we are going to talk about gender and language. First let's scan Unit 9 for words we don't understand and add them to our flashcards on Quizlet.

Today we will be learning a little about the American anthropologist Margaret Mead. You can learn more about her from wikipedia in English and Japanese.
Your next assignment is to watch an interview with Miho, a young Japanese woman who lived and studied overseas. The video comes from The Daily English Show episode #320.
video





Monday, June 18, 2012

Introduction to Business English 1A 2012 Unit 4 Travel Review and Unit 5 Food and Entertaining

Breakfast
Hello everyone,
I hope you had a great week-end.
Today we are going to review Unit 4 Travel and start Unit 5 Food and Entertaining.
First, let's study some vocabulary. Please click this link: Introduction to Business English 1A Vocabulary
Now let's look at this task from Sue Lyon-Jones of ESOL Courses in Liverpool, England. Please click this link: Reading for Information - City Breaks Reading Quiz
Now let's do some tasks from our textbook. Please turn to page 42. 
Finally, what kind of restaurants do you enjoy going to. Please leave a comment below.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Toyo Gakuen University 応用英語1-2A Reading - Whodunit? Fan Fiction Writing Project



Hello everyone,

Today we are going to start our Whodunit? Fan Fiction Project.  You are going to write a short story about what happens to your favourite character after the events in The Inverted Eagle. I will send your stories to Adam Gray and Marcos Benevides. They will choose the 3 best stories and I will publish those stories on this blog!

Click here to read the stories by the 2011 Winners.
Read the stories. Then write three questions about the stories. Give the questions to your partner. Your partner will give you 3 questions. Answer your partners' questions. 

Now let's get started. let's write our own Whodunit? Fan Fiction! Click the link to download your project worksheet..
Your first draught is due next Wednesday 20th June.
Enjoy!


Wednesday, June 13, 2012

基礎英語1A Writing: Learning about Paragraphs and other fun stuff

Hello everyone,
Today we are going to learn about paragraphs. First, let's study some vocabulary. Please click the link: CIC Unit 2 (daily Life).
Did you know that writing a paragraph is very similar to making a hamburger? Let's watch a video to see why. Please click the link: Building a Paragraph Hamburger Style.
What did you think of the video? Did it make understanding a paragraph easy? Write your answer as a comment below.
See you!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

英語総合1A Global Issues 2012 Unit 8 Communication Styles

Detail from "Hands"

Hello everyone,

Today we are going to talk about communication styles.

First, let's review some vocabulary. Please click the link: 英語総合1A Vocabulary.

I think you'll be surprised to learn that some people have a different communication style than you might expect. How about you, do you have a reserved, expressive, or flexible communication style?

Please post a comment below.

Friday, June 08, 2012

応用英吾II-4 作文 Writing: Task 3: An Ideal Partner Part 2

Lovers In The Park

Hello everyone,
Today we are going to start the first draught of our paragraph on our ideal partners. First, let's study some vocabulary. Please click the link. Next, let's watch a video. In the video, a Shibaura Institute of Technology student talks about his ideal partner.



Now let's start writing. Please submit your first draught to me by e-mail. The deadline is next Wednesday, the thirteenth of June. You can see paragraphs written by previous classes to help you write about your ideal partner.

応用英語I-2A Reading 2011 Lesson 8:Chapter 6

Hello everyone,
Today we are going to find out whodunit!
Please look at the mind map on the left. A new suspect has been added. Look at the image and add more notes to yuor Detective's Notebook.
Now click the link to go to today's lesson

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

英語総合1A Global Issues Unit 7 Politeness

More reminders about minding mannersHello everyone,

Today we are going to talk about politeness. We can see many posters around Japan that remind us of our manners. Look at the image on the left. What are the seven manners in the picture?
There have been some very interesting manner posters in Japan. Click the link to see some interesting manner posters. Which poster do you think is most effective (最も効果的な) ?
Click the link to go to today's lesson.

Monday, June 04, 2012

Introduction to Business English 1A 2012 Lesson 8: Unit 4 Travel and Midterm Study Guide

Aeroplane
Hello everyone,
I hope you had a nice week-end. Today we are going to talk about travel. I have travelled to 175 cities in 26 countries. Please click the link to see my travel map. I have many photos from my travels. Please click the link to see my travel photos.
OK, now click the link to go to today's lesson.
Next week we will have the mid-term exam.
Study hard!

Friday, June 01, 2012

応用英吾II-4 作文 Writing: Task 3: An Ideal Partner

Endless love
Hello everyone,
Well, last week most of you were out job hunting, so you missed the lesson. If you were absent last week, please click the link to last week's lesson.

Now, for those of you who came to class last week, let's start the next task. . Please click the link: An Ideal Partner. Read the paragraphs by Shibaura Institute of Technology students and Toyo Gakuen University students. What are some of the characteristics of an ideal partner? Make a list of 5 things.

Now let's do the tasks in our textbook.

Have a nice week-end!

応用英語I-2A Reading 2011 Lesson 7:Chapter 5

Hello everyone,
Today we are going to do the Chapter 4 quiz, then we're going to review Chapter 5. First, let's review some vocabulary. Please click the link: Inverted Eagle Chapter 4 Vocabulary.

OK, now we are going to review Chapter 5. Please click the link to go to today's lesson

Finally, who do you think the guilty party (犯人、罪人) is? Tell us by posting a comment.: