2020年2月15日土曜日

Advancing-Feb.15th


Kikutan  Review #3   Read aloud => Repeat=> Shadowing
#4  Listen=> Repeat => Read aloud=> Chant=> STT Reading  
Comm Skills Casual-Spk  Elaborate the talk by asking questions: I’m -ing this weekend.
=> STT Report what you/the other said in three sentences.
Inside Reading-2 Unit 7  Reading-1  Judging Roommates by Their Facebook Covers #2
- Reading Comprehension Identify the key words to scan-> T/F, Mark the line #, Correct false statements.
Open Forum-1 Unit 6  Listening 2  Lecture about the history of money  #2
Blog - 3rd Listening w/Script -> Voc & Expressions
=> Dictation of the key words-> Study unknown/unfamiliar words and phrases.
=> Speak a brief history of money using the below key words in 90 seconds.
       1. barter      2. common currency       3. coins    4. banknotes   5. currency
=> Discuss  The lecturer mentioned, “nothing backs our money, except people’s trust in it.
What keeps the value of our money up is simply the fact that people believe our money has value.”  
- Pronunciation: Intonation in Lists
- Speaking Skills: Asking for Further Information
=> Speaking Practice-2. If someone gave you \1,000,000 right now, how would you use it?

2020年2月12日水曜日

Advancing-Feb.12th


Kikutan  Review #2   Read aloud => Repeat=> Shadowing 
#3  Listen=> Repeat => Read aloud=> Chant=> STT Reading  
Comm Skills Casual-Q  Elaborate the talk by asking questions: What are you doing this weekend?
=> STT Report what you/the other said in three sentences 
Inside Reading-2 Unit 8  Reading-1  Judging Roommates by Their Facebook Covers #1
Dic clique  [kliːk/ klɪk] a small, exclusive group of friends or associates who don’t allow others to join them.
Pair Do you think some students tend to form cliques in school? Why do you think they do?
Target Words-Stress: arbitrary, clause, converse, deviate, diverse, intervene
              arbitrary  subject to individual will/judgment without restriction; contingent solely upon one's discretion;  irrational, unreasonable, irresponsible, inconsistent, subjective, random: an ~ decision. 
- decided by a judge or arbiter rather than by a law or statute; (international) court of ~  - arbitration
Before you Read 3.  Have you ever looked for information about someone on the Internet?
- Preview: Check the title, headings, image/captions, chart-> Predict the topic
-> Images of roommates and dormitories
  University dormitory-China  University dormitory-US                    Hogwarts dormitory
- Skim the text=> Write the main ideas in three sentences=> Speak the main idea in 60 seconds
=> Speak what Japan’s birth rate problem is about in 60 sec. => Pair => Q&A
=> Write about what Japan’s birth rate problem is in 4-5 sentences.

2020年2月8日土曜日

Advancing-Feb.8th

Kikutan  Review #1   Read aloud => Repeat=> Shadowing
#2  Listen=> Repeat => Read aloud=> Chant=> STT Reading  
Comm Skills Casual-Spk  Elaborate the talk by asking questions: I did ~ last …
=> STT Report what you/the other said in three sentences.
Inside Reading-2 Unit 7  Reading-2  An Ocean Waiting to Happen #4
Study Words/Expressions #2  [Land of Death ~ ]
[P6-L66] gasping-gasp  a sudden, short intake of breath, as in shock or surprise, a convulsive effort to breathe.  [[P7-L70] lie beneath  below; in or to a lower place, position, state, or the like; buried ~ sth -underneath: heaven above and the earth ~  [P8-L80] adjacent plate  lying near, close, or contiguous; adjoining; neighboring, next to: a motel ~ to the highway.   [L-82] collide  to strike one another with a forceful impact; come into violent contact; crash slam into: Two cars collided. - collision  [P9-L96] depression  a depressed or sunken place or part; an area lower than the surrounding surface.  [L-96] intermediate stage    occurring or situated between two points, extremes, places; in between   (of a class/course) suitable for learners with some degree of skill or competence  
L99 accommodate - Word Form Chart/p.104 - to provide sb with a room/enough space; hold: the hotel ~ s up to ….
                   - make/become suitable for; adapt, fit, modify: ~ the needs of minority groups      
-> accommodating  willing to help/do things for others; considerate/helpful/friendly/hospitable: ~ to foreigners.
-> accommodation (~s/AmE)
[P10-107] restrain  to hold back from action; keep in check or under control; repress: to ~ one's temper. ~ sb from sth/-ing  - restraint (n)   [L116] distinctive horn  different, unique, special
-> Read aloud Par. 8, 9 => STT
Open Forum-1 Unit 6  Listening 2  Lecture about the history of money  #1
- Prepare to Listen: Describe the pictures with the words; coins, grain, pound, trade, weigh
- 1st Listening-> Main Ideas and More Details
- 2nd Listening-> More Details
- Working Out Unknown Vocabulary: barter, spoil, spade, depository, come about
=> Speak the summary of the lecture in 90 sec. Use barter, straight exchange and common currency

2020年2月5日水曜日

Advancing-Feb.5th

Lesson Blog https://report-senior-adv.blogspot.com/
Orientation 1. A year from now => Important to find/decide what to study/do in college.
2. Study NOT for the exams but for college/future.  3. Try to learn what you can do/use.
4. 英検申込2/10=>  5. 面談: 3/7~ 進路, Study Adv  6. NHK/Article. Go to bed before midnight.
Kikutan <=Objectives: Learn to use Voca in context. Learn to pronounce correctly.
#1  Listen=> Repeat => Read aloud=> Chant=> STT Reading  
Comm Skills Casual-Q  Elaborate the talk by asking questions: How was your weekend?
<=Objective: Elaborate the conversation by asking/answering question.
Tips: How you extend a conversation is simple. Keep focus on other person’s topics of interest. Don’t contradict or argue. Just swim/float with the conversation. But expand on what is being shared. Just repeating what was said earlier by the other person in a different manner could help. Also, sharing your own experiences may be helpful.
Inside Reading-2 Unit 7  Reading-2  An Ocean Waiting to Happen #3
Study Words/Expressions #1  [ ~ Splitting Apart]
- [P1-L7] retreating to  (v) abandon, pull back, back off  (n) withdrawal, evacuation, a place of refuge: The library was his retreat.  [L9] glassy rock  resembling glass, as in transparency or smoothness   [L9] randomly-> random  lacking any definite plan or prearranged order; haphazard: a random selection/sample, in a ~order  -> at random; fire ~, chosen ~ - randomness (n)  [L13] dimmed the sun  (v) to make dim or dimmer (adj) not bright: a ~room/flashlight.  [L15] new crater breathed flashes of fire  [P3-L27] exceptional  - very unusual; extraordinary, rare, uncommon: in ~ circumstances  - unusually good; having much more than average intelligence, ability, or skill: ~ talent  [L28] the Richter (magnitude) scale  assigns a magnitude number to quantify the energy released by an earthquake, which was succeeded in the 1970s by the Moment Magnitude Scale (MMS).
[P4-L42] rift  a gap or space made by cleaving or splitting b[L45] upsurge of molten rock   (metal/rock/glass) heated to be liquid, melted   [[L50] interpret  to clarify or explain the meaning of; clarify, explain 
-> Read aloud Par. 4 => STT
- Reading Skill: Making Inferences-> Pronounce the adjectives in the box-> Apply=> Dic=> Pair
=> Speak what Japan’s Coming of Age Day is about in 60 sec. => Pair => Q&A
=> Write what Japan’s Coming of Age Day is about in 4-5 sentences.
Blog-2 明治時代から約140年間、日本での成年年齢は20歳と定められていた民法が改正
=> Speak When do you think you’ll be responsible for yourself? Speak your answer in 60 sec.
- dependent on, independent from, responsible for, eligible for sth/to do (having the necessary qualities or satisfying the necessary conditions), make a decision/judgement, accountable for, liable for (money/damage), mature-immature

2020年1月29日水曜日

Advancing-January 29th


Eiken Lis-2nd 2017-3 
STT-Speaking Blog Review=>Speak 
AO-10 Speak about what your friends say about you in 4-6 sen.
If you ask my friends what kind of person I am, (I think) they may/probably/most likely/definitely say 
Inside Reading-2 Unit 7  Reading-2  An Ocean Waiting to Happen #2
- Overview the text=> Identify three topics and their paragraphs before writing.
                            1. What happened in Afar region: Par.1-6
                            2. Moving tectonic plates: Par.7-9
                            3. What is going to happen in Afar region: Par.10
              => Blog Write a summary in three sentences.
Satellites observation revealed that the huge crack appeared in Afar region in eastern Africa in 2005 was caused by volcanic activity underneath the surface.
The region lies on three tectonic plates, which are continuously moving, crushing in some places like the Indian subcontinent and splitting in others like the Africa and America.
As the three tectonic plates move apart from each other, Afar region is expected to be separated from the African continent and a new sea will emerge between them like the Atlantic in a million years’ time.
Interest-1 Blog AI指揮者、情感も追求 国立音大と東大が共同研究
Interest-2 Blog 英オックスフォード大、少数教育が生む自信  <= Message for graduating students
- Knowledge: Attend, Listen, and Understand the lecture, and Take exams.
- Think & Learn: Research, Think, Organize, and Write reports/essays.
- Participation: Attend classes to take part in the discussions and interactions.
- Experience: Try new things, Work and Interact with others, Participate in activities
Using English includes reading, listening, watching, writing, and speaking. You can enjoy watching movies, videos, and drams in English and directly with the actors' and actresses' voices. You can also enjoy reading books and articles in English, rather than reading the translated versions. I do enjoy both watching and reading things in English as much as in Japanese. There is no distinction between Jap and English for me to get information and enjoy the content.
Speaking is, of course, is fun and exciting. After all, humans enjoy interacting with others. So, speaking isn't just a skill. It is one of the ways to express your thoughts and feelings. The best way to learn to speak is to use the phrases and expressions you've learned. It's not easy to develop speaking skills as you don't usually speak English in your daily life. But keep practicing, you'll have chances to use and improve your speaking skills.
Massage In the late 20th century, we began using computers and the Internet along with automation.
In the last two decades, we started enjoying the mobility and ubiquitous with extended internet connections, Wi-Fi and smartphones.
In the next decade, we are going to use "intelligence" in many ways in our lives and activities.
These changes have been and will be happening much faster than humans have ever experienced.
And things are changing more rapidly than existing systems, practices and businesses so that most of the already-established or practiced methods become invalid, ineffective or inefficient.
To live in this fast-changing world that humans have never experienced, and cope with unpredictable future because of the fast-advancing technologies and environmental problems,
You want to be Open-minded, develop good Learning Attitude, Learn from mistakes, and Take Initiatives.

2020年1月25日土曜日

Advancing-Jan.25th


Eiken Lis-2nd 2017-3 Review #20 #6 Report the talk in 2 sen. 1. TM is worried about … 2. TW says she thinks it’s good to have for their department because she makes her people work hard but is always fair (to everyone). strict, fair
STT-Speaking Blog Review=>Speak 
AO-9 Speak about your biggest/worst/most serious mistake/failure in 4-6 sen.
I ~ when … and I think it was my ~ in my life.
make a mistake, mistake of sth, mistake to do, fail to do, fail in sth 
Inside Reading-2 Unit 7  Reading-2  An Ocean Waiting to Happen <= ???  #1
Before you Read (Photo/P.105) Afar’s Dessert  The Afar are an ethnic group in the Horn of Africa who primarily live in the Afar Region of Ethiopia , northern Djibouti, and in Eritrea. Afars speak the Afar language
- rift a gap or space made by cleaving or splitting
- Photo in P.106  Sri Lanka, formerly Ceylon under British rule
- Predict Title: An Ocean Waiting to Happen for what?
- Skim => Write what the text is about in one sentence.  As Somali tectonic plate moves, Afar region, eastern part of Africa, is expected to split and create a new sea like the Atlantic.
- Read-> Comprehension  Note the line number where the answer was found
Open Forum-1 Unit 6  Listening 1 #1 Radio Report about a Town with its Own Currency  #2
- Blog 3rd Listening w/Script-> Voc & Expressions: circulate-in circulation, valid, issue notes
           Dic issue (v) circulate, deliver, declare, release, send; ~ a statement, ~ a new coin, ~ a reprint of a book
              (n) affair, matter, problem, topic, subject, edition, number; political ~, on the ~, the latest ~
=> Thinking and Speaking  Speak Do you think local currency help the community?
- How does it help? Why do people use it? What are advantages to use local currency? => Example(s)
- Why don’t people use it? What are disadvantages to use local currency? => Example(s)
- Vocabulary-1: Words Related to Money-> Check the answers
salary->wage, income-revenue, mortgage, loan; student/car/bank ~, credit-debt->asset,
interest rate/charge/payment, tax; income/sales/property ~, owe money, I Owe You (I.O.U.)
=> Dis Will you be using the Mobile Payment?

2020年1月22日水曜日

Advancing-Jan.22nd


STT-Speaking Blog Review=>Speak 
AO-8 Speak about your biggest success/achievement/accomplishment in 4-6 sen.
I ~ when … and I think it was my biggest ~ in my life.
success  achievement of sth one worked for: have/made ~ in sth/-ing, big/great/considerable/remarkable ~
achievement  a thing that sb has done successfully with effort and skill; ~ in sth/-ing, remarkable ~, proud of one’s ~, give sb a sense/feel of ~, personal/significant/major/great/extraordinary ~
accomplishment  a thing that is done/achieved after a lot of work: one’s ~, great/real/significant ~, ~ in sth/-ing
Inside Reading-2 Unit 7  Reading-1  Pieces of a Puzzle: The Evidence for Pangaea [pænˈdʒiə]  #5
Study Words/Expressions #2 [But How?]
[P8-L102] continental drift  a driving movement or force; impulse, pressure.  - to move aimlessly from place to place or from one activity to another, to wander or move gradually away from a fixed course or point; stray  [L103] comprehensive-comprehension-comprehend 
[L114] integrate  to make/be made into a whole; incorporate; (~ into, with sth, ~ A and B; Plan A is ~d with Plan-B. -to designate (a school, park) for use by all races or groups -> Corpus/p.102 <-> segregate
-> Read aloud Par.7,8=> STT Par.7
- Reading Skill: Making Inferences-> Read and mark the line number=> Pair
Interest True size of the world   (6:19)
- Word Form Chart  Dic accommodate  to provide sb with a room, enough space; take in, hold: the hotel ~ s up to ….  make/become suitable for; adapt, fit, modify: ~ the needs of minority groups          -> accommodating  willing to help/do things for others; considerate, helpful, friendly, hospitable: ~ to foreigners. -> accommodation (~s/AmE)
Dic restrain to stop sb/sth from doing sth especially by physical force; ~ sb/sth from sth/-ing;  Sb was ~ed by the police. ~ sb from shouting.   -> restraint  impose ~s on bananas. wage ~.
Using English includes reading, listening, watching, writing, and speaking. You can enjoy watching movies, videos, and drams in English and directly with the actors' and actresses' voices. You can also enjoy reading books and articles in English, rather than reading the translated versions. I do enjoy both watching and reading things in English as much as in Japanese. There is no distinction between Japanese and English for me to get information and enjoy the content.
Speaking is, of course, is fun and exciting. After all, humans enjoy interacting with others. So, speaking isn't just a skill.  It is one of the ways to express your thoughts and feelings. The best way to learn to speak is to use the phrases and expressions you've learned. It's not easy to develop speaking skills as you don't usually speak English in your daily life. But keep practicing, you'll have chances to use and improve your speaking skills.

Topic-1 Blog 発見の加速-Quantum Computing
量子コンピューター(quantum computer) は、量子力学的な重ね合わせを用いて並列性を実現するとされるコンピュータ。
通常のコンピューターでは、電圧のon/offによって、bit単位で0または1という状態を表す。
量子コンピューターでは、「状態の重ね合わせ」によって、同時に2つ以上の状態を表すことが可能。
=> 高速計算が可能:因数分解、暗号解読、ルート計算、化学物質の組み合わせ=>新薬・合成物の開発
With key technologies, such as Quantum Computing, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Cloud Computing Internet of Things (IoT), and Fifth Generation Wireless Technology (5G), how things are done will change drastically in the next decade or so. What do you think is important for you to keep up with or take advantage of such technological advancement? Write your answer in four to six sentences.
足すことの問題
現状の分析や個々の状況も踏まえずに、過去の慣習からあれもこれもやっておけと勧める大人が多いが、足すことはうまく出来ること、出来るようになることが減ることになる。個人のニーズや状況に合わせて目的、計画、効果をよく考慮して始めること。
例えば入試だからと言って、それらが入試や将来に必要かどうかを個人の進路に関わらず文法、単語、和訳、英訳問題集や塾を単に加えるとは、他の学習をする時間が減ることになる。入試問題集、文法問題集、春季講習、センター対策
Priority, Schedule, Focus (by 出題・配点割合)を考慮して学習計画を立てること。
日中の集中力
Wattage is calculated by Amperes times Voltage. => 学習量=時間 x 集中力・関心・意欲
=> Your peak time should be during the day, not at night. Go to bed before midnight to keep good concentration during the day.