Thursday, October 17, 2019

Week 21 - Presentations today!

Presentations today!
   a. Try to remember
   b. Must have good eye contact
   c. Only reading will get a low grade!
   d. Listen and take notes while other people present!


Presentation order is:

3rd Period; B Group
Kisashi Shindou
Chihiro Sugasawa
Ryou Sugiyama
Nene Suzuki
Hiyori Suzuki
Yuto Saito
Hiroto Nishikata
Kouki Sakai
Shuhei Saitou
Kouki Maesaki
Kouta Akasu
Yuto Tanaka
Takayoshi Kanda
Shunsuke Kita
Yuuki Kunihara
Tetsuya Kuramochi
Koutarou Kuwano
Issa Koushizaki
Aoi Kobayashi
Hiyori Saishin
Mei Saitou
Asuka Sakai
Riria Sakai
Chika Sakamoto
Kakeru Satou
Shintarou Satou
Fumiya Satou
Marina Satou
Mei Satou
Shinya Zama
Ayumu Samejima
Moeka Shinada
Mako Shimada
Rio Shimizu

(34)
4th Period; C Group
Nana Naritomi
Fuuka Niji
Masahiro Hirami
Mitsuki Hironaka
Ryuuya Fukano
Naoto Fukawa
Kaoru Funaki
Okuyama, Taichi 
Okabe, Tomoka
Matsuura, Moe
Haruto Seki
Manaya Sendou
Kami Tao
Daiki Taki
Kiseki Takeuchi
Uta Tanaka
Gai Tanaka
Marina Tanaka
Miu Tanaka
Yuusuke Tanaka
Daichi Chiba
Riku Terakado
Kanae Doi
Karen Touyoshi
Maki Tokuno
Kaisei Nakasu
Kousuke Nakano
Noa Nakahodo
Kazuki Nakamura
Taiyou Nakamura
Yuuta Nara

(31)

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Week 20 - Occupations

Presentations are NEXT WEEK; many people need to do more research
   a. Try to remember
   b. Must have eye contact
   c. Only reading will get a low grade
   d. Some people need to add more information; check my notes and do research!


Learning Chocolate
Jobs In My Community
Technical Workers
Occupations 3

If you have time, more jobs ...

Occupations List for Bingo
accountant
architect
baker 
barber / hair stylist
bellhop
bus driver
butcher
carpenter
cashier
coach
computer programmer
cook / chef
dentist
doctor
electrician
firefighter
front-desk clerk
host
housekeeper
janitor / custodian
judge
lawyer
librarian
locksmith
lumberjack
mechanic
news reporter
nurse
office manager
painter
pharmacist
pilot
plumber
photographer
police officer
receptionist
salesperson
security guard
server / waiter
teacher
vendor
veterinarian
welder

ALC.co.jp online dictionary

What do you do?  vs  What are you doing?






What do you do? = What is your occupation? (student, teacher, waiter, store clerk, etc.)
What are you doing? = What activity are you doing now?


About your famous person writing ....


The sentences below are a list. I don't want this. 😠

I was born in 1940 in Liverpool, England.
I was a singer, songwriter, guitar player, pianist, writer, artist, actor and peace activist.
I was a member of the most famous rock band in the world, the Beatles.
I wrote many famous songs, including "Help!" and "Strawberry Fields".
As a solo artist, I wrote the famous song, "Imagine".
I was married to a Japanese woman named Yoko Ono.
I had two sons.
I was killed by a fan in 1980 in New York when I was 40 years old.
Who am I?


The sentences below are a paragraph. I want this! 😄

I was born in 1940 in Liverpool, England. I was a singer, songwriter, guitar player, pianist, writer, artist, actor and peace activist. I was a member of the most famous rock band in the world, the Beatles. I wrote many famous songs, including "Help!" and "Strawberry Fields". As a solo artist, I wrote the famous song, "Imagine". I was married to a Japanese woman named Yoko Ono. I had two sons. I was killed by a fan in 1980 in New York when I was 40 years old. Who am I?

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Week 19 - Famous People Now and in History

Talking About Famous People Groupwork
The purpose of this speaking activity is to:
a) practice speaking about a famous person
b) practice listening to classmates talk about a famous person
* This activity is similar to your presentation, but today you can tell who the famous person is immediately. When you do your presentation (in two weeks), however, you will not say the person's name until after the presentation.
** The video below is similar to what you will say today in the groupwork.
Famous Person Dialog

Questions to ask:
Who is your famous person?
Where was he/she born?
When was she/he born?
What is he/she famous for?
What are some of her/his famous songs? (Swift & Presley only)
What are some of his/her achievements? (King & Tani only)
Can you tell me anything else about him/her?
Is she/he still alive?

Do you know who Elvis Presley is? He was the most famous rock star of the 1950s!
Elvis Presley music video

Take these two online quizzes about famous people.
Quiz Magic - Identify World Famous Personalities (Hint: Click on the big red start button)
Purpose Games - Famous People from History (Hint: Press  Start (white triangle) in the center)


Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Week 18 - Heroes Presentation Assigned

Heroes Presentation (this is different from 20 Questions game)

On Oct. 23, you will give a presentation about a person you admire. You will not say the person's name, and students in the class will try to guess who it is.

By Oct. 9 (next week), you must submit a paragraph about your famous person. An example is below:

To prepare, you need to answer the questions in the boxes on your handout.  You need to research. Be sure to spell all English words and names correctly. No katakana words! Don't just imagine the spelling; look it up!

Next, you need to write a paragraph based on the notes from your handout. Your paragraph will look something like the paragraph below. Notice the use of the simple past tense.

I was born in 1940 in Liverpool, England. I was a singer, songwriter, guitar player, pianist, writer, artist, actor and peace activist. I was a member of the most famous rock band in the world, the Beatles. I wrote many famous songs, including "Help!" and "Strawberry Fields." As a solo artist, I wrote the famous song, "Imagine." I was married to a Japanese woman named Yoko Ono. I had two sons. I was killed by a fan in 1980 in New York when I was 40 years old. Who am I?

A few rules ...
  • Sentences must be your own words! Do not copy sentences from Wikipedia or other sties! 
  • Write good information and many details; research!
  • Your sentences must include information you didn’t already know!
  • Use correct English spelling of names!

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Week 18 - Twenty Questions Game

20 Questions Game
Think of a famous person. Students in your group must ask yes/no questions to try and guess who it is.

Is your famous person a man?                          Yes

Is he alive?


Yes

Is he an athlete? 
Is he an artist?
Is he Japanese?
Does he play baseball?
Does he live in Kanagawa?
No

Was he an athlete? 
Was he an artist?
Was he Japanese?
Did he play baseball?
Did he live in Kangagawa?


Is your famous person a man?                          No

Is she alive?


Yes

Is she an athlete? 
Is she an artist?
Is she Japanese?
Is she a figure skater?
Does she live in Kanagawa?
No

Was she an athlete? 
Was she an artist?
Was she Japanese?
Was she a figure skater?
Did she live in Kanagawa?


Simple Past Exercises
Crossword 1
Crossword 2
Crossword 3

Exercise Was or Were

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Week 17 - Talking about the Past

Past Tense Verbs
Past Simple 1
Past Simple 2

Look at the example conversations below. Except for the first sentence, the verbs are in the simple past tense (過去形).

Conversation 1
A: I'll talk about an unlucky day.
B: OK.
A: Last Wednesday, I was late for school.
B: Oh, no! Were you late for class?
A: Yes, I was late for Oral II class.
B: That's too bad. What happened?
A: I missed a quiz and I failed the class.
B: Oh, that's terrible!

Conversation 2
B: I'll talk about a lucky day.
A: OK.
B: Last year, I saw a cute girl on the train.
A: Really? Did you talk to her?
B: No, I just went to school like usual.
A: OK, so why was it a lucky day?
B: Because she was in my English class!

Make 2 conversations like the above. Use the handouts Kevin gives you for ideas.

Next step ...
Choose 1 conversation and practice it. Be ready to perform it in class!

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Week 16 - Did you do anything interesting this summer?

Welcome back!

Did you do anything interesting this summer?

Student A:  Hi! Did you do anything interesting this summer?
Student B:  Yes, I had a barbecue with some high school friends.
Student A:  Sounds nice!
Student B:  How about you? Did you do anything interesting this
                   summer?

Student A:  Not really. I worked at a convenience store all summer.
                   I didn't have much free time.

Student B:  Oh, that's too bad.

Online Past Tense Exercises
In the next unit, we will be working on the simple past tense (worked, played, ate, slept, etc.).

Here are links to some online exercises that review the simple past tense:
1)  My English pages - Simple Past Tense
2)  EnglishClub - Past Simple Quiz 
3)  Playing Football with various verb forms


Time Flies - Jazz Chant

Time flies, the days go by.
        Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday,
        Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday
Time flies, the days go by.

Time flies, the months go by.
        January, February, March, April.
Time flies, the months go by.
        May, June, July, August.
Time flies, the months go by.
        September, October, November, December

The seasons come, the seasons go.
        Autumn, winter, spring, summer

Time flies, the years go by.
        Where do they go? I don’t know.


Fall Schedule - Oral Communication IIB

Oral Com. II B

16. Sept. 18    Summer; Policies; Homework 14 (Workbook Unit 14); Hmwk X
17. Sept. 25    Homework 14 due ↩; Homework 15 (Unit 15 Workbook)
18. Oct. 2       Presentation assigned; Homework 15 due ↩
19. Oct. 9       Presentation paragraph due (4 pts); Homework 8 (Workbook Unit 8)
20. Oct. 16     Presentation paragraph returned; Homework 8 due ↩
21. Oct. 23     Presentation #1b (3 pts + 4 pts from 10/9)
22. Oct. 30     Heroes Quiz (3 pts); Homework 13 (Workbook Unit 13)
23. Nov. 6       Homework 13 due ↩   
24. Nov. 13     Homework 9 (Workbook Unit 9)
25. Nov. 20     Homework 9 due ↩; Homework 10 (Workbook Unit 10)
26. Nov. 27     Homework 10 due ↩; Homework 12 (Workbook Unit 12)
27. Dec. 4      Homework 12 due ↩;Homework 11 (Workbook Unit 11)
28. Dec. 11    Review for quiz #2b; Homework 11 due ↩
29. Dec. 18    Quiz #2b (10 pts);
✪ Winter Break – Dec. 25 (no class; 補講日) & Jan. 1
30. Jan. 8       Text Unit 16; Homework X due ↩                 

5 absences = FAIL; 3-4 absences = probably FAIL

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Class 15 - Summer Plans

First, a short question/answer activity with a partner. (in textbook)

Next, summer plans dialog.

Image removed KM

A: What are you planning to do during the vacation?
B: I'm not sure. I'll probably visit _______________ . How about you?  (Who will you visit?)
A: Me? Well, actually I'm going to ________________ .  (Where will you go?)
B: Wow! For how long?
A: For _______________ .  (How long will you be there? Two days? A week? Three weeks?)
B: Really? What are you going to do there?
A: I plan to ________ and ____________ .  (Two activities)
B: ________ ? Cool.  (Repeat one of the activities.)

Please remember the conversation!

Quiz Scores Spring 2019
10 pts. - 11 people
9 pts. - 7 people
8 pts. - 8 people
6 pts. - 6 people
5 pts. - 8 people
4 pts. - 4 people
3 pts. - 3 people
2 pts. - 3 people
1 pt. - 3 people
.5 pts. - 2 people
0 pts. - 2 people








Homework C was here.

Friday, July 12, 2019

Week 14 - Quiz #2 Today

Summer English Drama Camp
If you're interested, please talk to Kusanagi-sensei as soon as possible (before July 29).
2018 camp on TUED blog.
2017 camp on TUED blog.

長期留学説明会・7 月 19 日 (金); 12:20; 2階, セミナー室1

Quiz #2 today!
Kevin will interview you one by one. You have a preparation handout, so you should know what is on the quiz.

To do ...
1) Practice for the quiz alone or with a partner (quietly) for no more than 10 minutes.
2) Period 3 students can do Homework 6 Class Study
3) Everyone do the Self-study for Unit 7 and homework Class Study Unit 7 (due next Wednesday).
4) Try one or more of these crossword puzzles:
If you have done those things, you may leave the classroom and go home or to your next class.

Don't forget to read 2 books before July 24 and take the Xreading quizzes.

July 24 is the last class of Spring. See you next Wednesday!

3rd Period; B Group
Marina Satou
Mei Satou
Shinya Zama
Moeka Shinada
Mako Shimada
Rio Shimizu
Kisashi Shindou
Chihiro Sugasawa
Shuuji Sugiura
Ryou Sugiyama
Nene Suzuki
Hiyori Suzuki
Yuto Saito
Shunji Kanazawa
Hiroto Nishikata
Daiki Tanaka
Hanarou Kikuchi
Ryuta Eguchi
Takayoshi Kanda
Shunsuke Kita
Yuuki Kunihara
Tetsuya Kuramochi
Koutarou Kuwano
Issa Koushizaki
Aoi Kobayashi
Hiyori Saishin
Mei Saitou
Asuka Sakai
Riria Sakai
Chika Sakamoto
Kakeru Satou
Shintarou Satou
Fumiya Satou
(33)
4th Period; C Group
Kanae Doi
Karen Touyoshi
Maki Tokuno
Kaisei Nakasu
Kousuke Nakano
Noa Nakahodo
Kazuki Nakamura
Taiyou Nakamura
Yuuta Nara
Nana Naritomi
Yousuke Nihei
Fuuka Niji
Masahiro Hirami
Mitsuki Hironaka
Ryuuya Fukano
Naoto Fukawa
Haruto Seki
Manaya Sendou
Minami Pasteneperes
Kami Tao
Daiki Taki
Kiseki Takeuchi
Uta Tanaka
Gai Tanaka
Marina Tanaka
Miu Tanaka
Yuusuke Tanaka
Ryoutarou Tamura
Daichi Chiba
Riku Terakado
(30)

Failed Students (stopped coming to class):
3rd Per: AS, YY, YM
4th Per: KF

Many absences (3 or more):
3rd Per: AS, SS, RS, YS, HN, DT, HK
4th Per: MS, MT, RT, RT, MP

Absent Quiz #1:
3rd Per: SS, RS, HN
4th Per: NN, YN

Poor Homework (missed 4 or more):
3rd Per: AK, AS, SS, HN
4th Per: GT, YT, DC, RT, KN, NN, YN

Sp ...
A Wh ...

Monday, July 8, 2019

Week 13 - Quiz #2 Preparation

Unit 7 - Does it have a view?

Learning Chocolate: House
Rooms in a House
Kitchen
Living Room
Bedroom / Master Bedroom / Our Room / Julie's Bedroom


Kevin's Family Tree



Comparisons Exercise

Comparison Pictures













Telling Time Practice
http://www.teachingtime.co.uk/clock2/clockwordsres.html
Learning Chocolate - What time is it?

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Week 12 - Family Tree

Learning Chocolate: Family Tree 1 / Family Tree 2

Questions for Family Tree activity

What's your full name?
How old are you?
Where do you live?   I live in Kawasaki in Kanagawa.
                                  I live in Ota, in Tokyo.

What's your mother's name?    My mother's name is ...
What's your father's name?      My father's name is ...

How old is your mother?      She's (about) 48 years old.
How old is your father?        He's (about) 52 years old.

Do you have any brothers or sisters?  Yes, I have a brother.
                                                       Yes, I have two sisters.
                                                       Yes, I have a sister and two brothers.
                                                        No, I'm an only child.
What's your brother's name?
What's your sister's name?

How old is your brother?        He's 22 years old.
How old are your sisters?       One is 11. The other is 13.

Do you have any uncles or aunts?
What's your uncle's name?
What's your aunt's name?
How old is he?       I don't know, but I think he's about 50.
How old is she?     I don't know, but she's probably about 45.

Do you have a grandmother?
What's her name?
How old is she?

Do you have a grandfather?
What's his name?
How old is he?

Do you have any pets?    Yes, I have a dog.
What's its name?     Her name is ...    or        His name is ...


How do you get to school?

Learning ChocolateGetting Around

Questions for pairwork (speaking task)



What does Bob do?

(This means 'What is his Bob's job?')

occupation = job









What time does he leave home?










What time does he get to work?







Where does he have lunch?





Who does he have lunch with?





What time does he get home?




What does he do in the evening?




clock for teachers