2016年4月30日土曜日

Senior 3-Apr.30th

1. Kikutan-4K Day 48  Fashion is Pressure #2
Fashion companies try to attract consumers to spend money on the clothes they promote. Many people feel stressed by such promotions. Buy people should recognize their own identities and stay with them.
2. Inside Reading-2 Unit 4  Reading-1 Could Shakespeare Have Written Shakespeare’s Plays?
- Previewing and Predicting: Read the Titles, Headlines, Check the Photos and Captions
Oxfordian: a view that Edward de Vere wrote under Shakespeare’s name, a person related to Oxford Univ,
Stratfordian: a person who, in the controversy over who wrote Shakespeare's plays, holds it was Shakespeare himself, a resident of Stratford
=> Predict the Topic-1 
- Read-1 -> Underline the topic sentence of each paragraph. Mark the years and titles of the plays
-> Check the prediction=> Dis
- Read-2 -> Reading Comprehension: T/F, Mark the line #, Correct false statements.
3. Open Forum-1   Psychology #1  TV news report about the Boot Camp for the Brain
- Introducing the Topic-> Take notes=> Pair Describe the Scene=> Talk how good your memory is
- Focus on Listening Skill: Predicting-> Title of the TV news program: What’s Boot Camp?
- Vocabulary before Listening: scan-scanning->MRI, crossword puzzle, strategy, brain function
- 1st Listening-> MI, More Detail
- 2nd Listening [Part-1, Part-2, Part-3]  
=> Explain what the Boot Camp for the Brain is, how it works with Rubin’s experience.
- 2nd Listening [Part-4, Part-5] 
=> Explain how the research was conducted and what the experts think about the program.

Advancing 2-Apr.30th

1. Kikutan-6K  Day 50  International Search and Rescue #2
Proper equipment and experience are essential to search and rescue people in a disaster. When a large scale disaster occurs such as earthquakes, storms or floods, groups of well-experienced people with equipment come from other countries to provide aid.
2. Inside Reading-3 Unit 1 Architecture   Reading-1  The Architecture of the Marketplace
- Review the brief summary of the article in five sentences. 
- Study Words/Expressions 
3. Open Forum-2  Chapter 1 Interview w/an expert on planning public parks
- Listening Blog w/Script => Ind. Speech Summarize-2 the interview on planning public parks. Describe the main principle and key features of good parks.
-> Words/Expressions  litter, graffiti, principle, mugged; hold up, rob    drives me crazy
- for the sake of it   Also for one's sake. Out of consideration or regard for a person or thing; for someone's or something's advantage or good.: For Jill's sake we did not serve meat. We have to stop fighting for the sake of family unity.  2. For the purpose or motive of: You like to quarrel only for the sake of an argument.  3. for God's sake. An exclamation showing surprise, impatience, anger, or some other emotion, depending on the context.: For God's sake, I didn't expect to see you here
- pull them along; loiter along
- Pronunciation: Sentence Stress
- Speaking Practice=> Integ. Speech Describe either of the park designs, tell your thought on the park design and explain why.
4. Open Forum-2  Chapter 1 Web  TV News Program : The Best Places to live in the US
- Preparing to Listen: What are the factors you would consider to choose a place to live in?
- Lis-1-> Exercises
- Lis-2=> Explain the problems and needs once a place becomes popular.
=> WDT: Mitaka and Musashino are some of the most popular and preferred places to live in Tokyo. 
Would you prefer to live in Tokyo or any other place? Why?


2016年4月29日金曜日

Senior 2-Apr.29th

No Lesson on May 3rd. Next lesson is on May 6th!!!
Check Show & Tell, Meeting Schedule-Adv.2-Apr.27th for your turn.
1. Typing Practice http://www.learntyping.org
  - Free Typing Test G Advanced Typing Skills-4
 => Homework  Free Typing Test H Advanced Typing Skills-5
2. BW-3 Review Reading C37-U2 VIU-1 -> C37-U2 VIU-2 
 => Homework  Review Reading C37-U2 VIU-2
 => Homework  Practice Reading  C37-U2 VIU-3  -> Fill the blanks.
3. Read & Write  Unit 2  Reading-2: The World of Work
- Vocabulary: duty, flexible-flexibility, regular-regularly-> keep regular hours
   - duty - an action/task required by a person's position or occupation; function, responsibility, job, role, service - something that one is expected or required to do by moral or legal obligation; obligation
  - regular  following a pattern, especially with the same time and space in between; consistent, orderly: ~pulse/heartbeat/breathing at a ~ intervals, ~ service/meetings/visits, on a ~ basis., - ~ customer/visitor/offender
- Read-> Main Ideas, Details
=> What Do You Think? – A: 1
- Vocabulary Skill: Word Forms – Noun or Verb=> Refer to the word(s) before!
=> Examples: train, use[z]-use[s], forecast, increase-increase, fall, rise, run, walk, drink, talk, sleep
4. Cover to Cover Unit 2  Role Reversal  Part 1  A Woman Who Loves Boxing
- Before Reading: Weight Classification Photos: Women Boxing Muhammad Ali
- Comprehension Strategy: Recognizing Reference Words – that way, this crime, that moment
refer  - to direct for information; He ~red me to books on astrology.  
- (~ to word/phrase) describe - seek info: ~ to a dictionary, ~ to a note 
- Scan to underline the words in Task-A-> Reading-1 => Task-A, Checking Comprehension
- Reading-2 w/CD-> Read aloud: Par.1-2
=> Personalized Reading Par.2 => Retell Laila’s pre-boxing days

2016年4月28日木曜日

Senior 3-Apr.28th

1. Kikutan-4K Day 48  Fashion is Pressure
Instead of being bothered by the promotions by fashion companies, people should recognize their own identities and stay with them.
2. Read & Write-2  Unit 10  Global Health  Write a Defining Paragraph
- Blog Write a Defining Paragraph about an illness, a device, tool or instrument, application or function, product or service, or food or drink one within eight sentences.
1. Write a simple and clear defining topic sentence.
2. Support is with for example, like or such as, and however, but or not.
3. Conclude your writing to restate, rephrase or reemphasize the topic sentence. 
3. Inside Reading-2 Unit 4  Reading-1 Could Shakespeare Have Written Shakespeare’s Plays?
- Previewing and Predicting: Read the Titles, Headlines, Check the Photos and Captions
-> Title: Could Shakespeare Have Written Shakespeare’s Plays? => Dis What is this reading about?
-> 2nd photo caption: ~ 2011 movie Anonymous => Dic (with a name not known or made public)
 ~ donor, caller, buyer -> anonymity (n) the state of remaining unknown; on the condition of ~
-> Sub titles: Oxford vs. Stratford (Stratford-upon-Avon) 
Oxfordian: a view that Edward de Vere wrote under Shakespeare’s name, a person related to Oxford Univ,
Stratfordian: a person who, in the controversy over who wrote Shakespeare's plays, holds it was Shakespeare himself, a resident of Stratford
=> Predict the Topic-1 
-> Read the first and last paragraphs=> Predict the Topic-2
about literacy history that describes two points of view the authorship of Shakespeare’s plays.
- Read-1 -> Underline the topic sentence of each paragraph. Mark the years and titles of the plays
-> Check the prediction=> Dis

2016年4月27日水曜日

Advancing 2-Apr.27th

1. Kikutan-6K Day 50  International Search and Rescue
When a large scale disaster occurs, well equipped and experienced search and rescue teams come from other countries to provide aid.
2. Read & Write-2  Unit 10  Global Health  Write a Defining Paragraph
- Grammar: Adverbs of Manner and Degree
- Adverbs of Manner -> A: Check the position/order of the verb/aux.verb and adverb.
- Adverbs of Degree-> Tip for Success: very/really are useful but too general. Use more specific adv.
-> B: Complete the sentences 
- Writing Skill:  Writing a Defining Paragraph
->A. Read the Defining Par.-> Answer the questions-
=> B. Write a Topic Sentence for a Defining Paragraph for the topics. <= Use Eng-Eng Dic.
- HW by May 5th
 Blog Write a Defining Paragraph about an illness, a device, tool or instrument, application or function, product or service, or food or drink one within eight sentences.
1. Write a simple and clear defining topic sentence.
2. Support is with for example, like or such as, and however, but or not.
3. Conclude your writing to restate, rephrase or reemphasize the topic sentence. 
3. Inside Reading-3 Unit 1 Architecture   Reading-1  The Architecture of the Marketplace
- Read-2 =>  Blog Write a brief summary of the article in five sentences. 
Divide the paragraphs to five groups, identify the topic of each group, and write a sentence for each topic. Use your own words.
=> HW by Apr. 30th

2016年4月26日火曜日

Senior 2-Apr.26th

1. Typing Practice http://www.learntyping.org/   
  - Free Typing Test F Advanced Typing Skills-3
2. BW-3 C37-U2 VIU-1  
3. Read & Write  Unit 2  Work: What is a good job?
- Reading-1: The Right Job for You – Winter Hill Career Center
- Vocabulary: Dic career [kərɪər] - the series of jobs that one has in a particular area of work: a ~ in politics, a teaching/academic ~  - the period of time in life working/doing a particular thing: start a/my ~ as a teacher, 
- Reading Skill: Preview Reading a Text – title, headings, captions
- Read-> Main Ideas, Details
-> Voca: decide-> make a decision, solve-> solution to the problem, accountant-accounting
- What Do You Think-1: Take the Career Text -> Check Step-2 and think of possible career. 
4. Cover to Cover  Unit 1 Health  Part 2 UFO Mud Bath
- Expanding Vocabulary: A. Scan un-/in- words in the text.
=> effect (n),  credit (v),  bear (v),  identify(v),  found(v),  fertile (adj) -> B.
- effect-effective-ineffective  -> affect (v)
- credit  to believe; put confidence in; trust; have faith in, trust
-credible-credibility-incredible; dependable, reliable
- bear  be able to accept/deal with sth unpleasant; stand, endure: I couldn’t ~ the thought of losing him. Please ~ with me. - to hold up; support: ~ the weight of the roof. -to give birth to: ~ a child. 
-> bearable-unbearable-bearer
- identify  to recognize/establish as being a particular person/thing; verify the identity of; recognize, find, spot, single out: ~ handwriting, ~ the bearer of a check. ->identification->ID, identity
- fertilize [fur-tl-ahyz] to provide with sperm or pollen to bring about fertilization  - to supply (soil or water) to aid the growth of plants  -> fertility-infertility
- found  to set up or establish on a firm basis or for enduring existence; establish, initiate, begin, construct: ~ a new company. -> unfounded-(ill-founded, well-founded), foundation, founding father

2016年4月23日土曜日

Advancing 2-Apr.23rd

1. Kikutan-6K  Day 49  The Work of the UNHCR #2
There are still many people in the world who have no choice but to escape from the violence in homelands.
The United Nation’s High Commissioner of Refugees, or UNHCR, has been helping such refugees settle in new places in other countries for over sixty years since its foundation after WWII
2. Inside Reading-3 Unit 1 Architecture   Reading-1  The Architecture of the Marketplace
- Reading Skill: Previewing and Predicting
-> Learn: Read the Titles, Headlines, Check the Photos and Captions, Skim the Text for information.
-> Apply: Skim the text to look for and mark the information
=> 5. Predict and Write what the text is about in a sentence. 
- Read-1 -> Reading Comprehension: T/F, Mark the location by line #, Correct false statements.
=> Check the locations/dates/source, Revise the sentence what the text is about. => Pair
3. Open Forum-2  Chapter 1 Interview w/an expert on planning public parks
- Listening w/Script=> Ind. Speech Summarize-2 the interview on planning public parks. Describe the main principle and key features of good parks.
-> Words/Expressions  litter, graffiti, principle, mugged; hold up, rob    drives me crazy
- for the sake of it   Also for one's sake. Out of consideration or regard for a person or thing; for someone's or something's advantage or good.: For Jill's sake we did not serve meat. We have to stop fighting for the sake of family unity.  2. For the purpose or motive of: You like to quarrel only for the sake of an argument.  3. for God's sake. An exclamation showing surprise, impatience, anger, or some other emotion, depending on the context.: For God's sake, I didn't expect to see you here
- pull them along; loiter along
- Pronunciation: Sentence Stress
- Speaking Practice=> Integ. Speech Describe either of the park designs, tell your thought on the park design and explain why.

Senior 3-Apr.23rd

1. Kikutan-4K Day 47  A clever solution to a difficult problem #2
Using incubators could prevent a lot of babies from death but it is such financial burden for poor countries. An American engineering company came up with an affordable incubator that uses ordinary car parts called Neo-nurture. This will cuts the cost of using incubators and help save numbers of babies.
2. Inside Reading-2  Unit 3 Reading 2: More Than a Game
Vocabulary Activities-Word Level 
- A. -> B. Mark Signal words-> Put the paragraphs in order by chunk: a, d-g-b, e-f 
-> Find where h and c should be placed=> a, d-g-b-> h, e-f-> c => Pair=> Study the order/flow
- C. analyze – analysis (pl: analyses [si:z] ); make an ~ of sth 
Vocabulary Activities-Sentence Level
- D-1. Write a sentence to answer the question including why. => Pair
- D-3. Write two or three sentences to answer the question. Use could or might. => Pair
- E. Write a short explanation for your one “yes” and one “no” answer respectively. => Pair 
- F. Restate one of the arguments for “justify” and “consequence” respectively. 
=> Write a paragraph to express your own opinion. => Pair
3. Open Forum-1  
- Pronunciation: Unstressed Function Words<->Stress on Content Words/p.14(n, v, adj, adv)
Web: An Interview about an important science discovery; Coelacanth
- Lis-1-> Answer the Questions
- Lis-2-> Check the Answers. find who Ms. Latimer was, where/when/how she discovered the Coelacanth.
 => Task-1 Explain who Ms. Latimer was and how she discovered the Coelacanth in 90 seconds.
- Images of Coelacanth  Ms. Latimer
- Lis-3 w/Transcript=> Com Task-2 Explain why the discovery is significant.
- the way a curator in South Africa found Coelacanth.
- the ancient fish had been thought to have extinguished by the discovery.
- the difference from modern fish organs and small brain

2016年4月22日金曜日

Senior 2-Apr.22nd

1. Typing Practice http://www.learntyping.org/ 
  Free Typing Test E Advanced Typing Skills-3=> 4 
2. BW-3 C37-U2  What Ron should study? 
3. Read & Write   Unit 1  Writing
=>Blog Peer Review: punctuation, grammar, make sense? -> Revise=> Present
=> Study sample writing 
Write eight sentences about a name you like (to use for your child/pet). Explain why you like it.
Use the simple present (Grammar/p.18) and vocabulary from Reading-1. Refer to Chicago/p.16, Celedonio/p.17
[Introduction] I like ~. -> It’s the name of … -> It means …  It was named after …
[Explain-1] The name ~  It makes me think of/feel … It sounds/recalls…  I like the name because…
[Explain-2] Also, Another reason, It also makes me think of/feel …  
☆ Try These! - imagine, sound, associate, remind, recall, mean, make me ~
4. Cover to Cover  Unit 2  Role Reversal  Part 1  A Woman Who Loves Boxing
- Comprehension Strategy: Recognizing Reference Words – that way, this crime, that moment
refer  - to direct for information; He ~red me to books on astrology.  
- (~ to word/phrase) describe - seek info: ~ to a dictionary, ~ to a note 
- Scan to underline the words in Task-A-> Reading-1 => Task-A, Checking Comprehension
- Reading-2 w/CD-> Read aloud: Par.1-2
=> Personalized Reading Par.2 => Retell Laila’s pre-boxing days

2016年4月21日木曜日

Senior 3-Apr.21st

1. Kikutan-4K Day 47  A clever solution to a difficult problem
An economical incubator is proposed by a US engineering company for poor countries that have financial difficulty to purchase and operate ordinary high-cost incubators.
2. Read & Write-2  Unit 10  Global Health  Write a Defining Paragraph
- Grammar: Adverbs of Manner and Degree
- Adverbs of Manner -> A: Check the position/order of the verb/aux.verb and adverb.
- Adverbs of Degree-> Tip for Success: very/really are useful but too general. Use more specific adv.
-> B: Complete the sentences 
- Writing Skill:  Writing a Defining Paragraph
->A. Read the Defining Par.-> Answer the questions-> Identify the subject and role of each sentence.
 A pandemic is … An epidemic can …
For example, in 2003 … The avian flu and the swine flu … In 2009, a new type … A month later …
A pandemic can … However, a pandemic is …
=> B. Write a Topic Sentence for a Defining Paragraph for the topics. <= Use Eng-Eng Dic.
1. A common cold is an illness that affects the nose and/or throat, making the person cough, sneeze
2. The flu is an infectious disease like a very bad cold that causes fever, pains and weakness.
3. Asthma is a medical condition of the chest that makes breathing difficult.
4. An online simulation game is a type of online game that the players attempts to copy various activities from real life for various purposes such as training, analysis, or prediction. (from Wiki)
3. Inside Reading-2 Unit 3  Reading-2  ID Fraud
- Study Words/Expressions: [P1] false identity (falsify-falsification)  [P2] Dic vulnerable-vulnerability (open to attack or temptation, exposed, weak): ~ to attack/illness/abuse/corruption, ~ position/person
[P3] scheme (course of action, plot, arrangement, plan, system) Dic anonymity-anonymous (name is unknown/withheld) undisclosed, unidentified; ~ letter, author serve the same purpose  
[P4] hologram [a:/ou]  (a special type of picture in which the objects look 3D) magnetic stripe encode-decode, fake-faker [P5] agent (a person who represents an org/group) officer, representative - agency (organization, company, bureau) raid (V, N, sudden surprise attack, assault) The police ~d the house, a police/air ~ pass on (to sb) (to give wth to sb else) ~ the book on to me when you’ve finished with it. I’ll ~ your message on to sb. [P6] stage (to plan/organize/carry out an activity; arrange, orchestrate, organize) ~ a strike/show  insurance policy [P8] valid-validity-validation

2016年4月20日水曜日

Advancing 2-Apr.20th

1. Kikutan-6K Day 49  The Work of the UNHCR
The United Nation’s High Commissioner of Refugees, or UNHCR, has been helping refugees from violence settle in new places.
2. Read & Write-2   Unit 10  Global Health  Reading 2: More Than a Game
- Vocabulary: virtual <-> real, outbreak-epidemic-pandemic
- Preview the Unit: Have you played a virtual game with an avatar? Did you see the movie Avatar?
- Read-1 -> Main Ideas, Details
- Read-2 => Integ. Speech Explain the incident in two minutes.
- Voca: (par.4) quarantine [kwɔrəntin/kwɔrəntin] a strict isolation imposed to prevent the spread of disease.
- What do you think-B: 2. What can school do to prevent the spread of the flu? 
=> Ind. Speech Speak your response in 90 seconds to explain at least one specific action or measure.
- Vocabulary Skill: Collocations-> A. => Write a sentence for each verb+preposition.
3. Inside Reading-2  Unit 10  Reading- 2  You wouldn’t know it if it bit you
- Read-2-> Reading Comprehension T/F, Mark the line #, Correct false statements. Mark the key words to look for the answers before reading. => Pair
- Study Vocabulary 
Vocabulary Activities-Word Level 
- A. Write synonyms of the informal words-> Check the chart on page 145
- B. Read the words in the box-> Fill in the blanks without reading (voca task) -> Read the text aloud.
=> C. Put the sentences in a logical order. Identify the topic of each sentence and sort them

2016年4月19日火曜日

Senior 2-Apr.19th

1. Typing Practice http://www.learntyping.org/   
Free Typing Test D Advanced Typing Skills-1=> 2
2. BW-3 C37-U1 Japan-2  Listen TTS [D] [E] [F]
3. Read & Write  Reading-2: Naming the BlackBerry
- Plan: List what you know about the name, Research if needed-> Think why you like the name 
=>Blog Write five to eight sentences about a name you like (to use for your child/pet). Explain why you like it. Use the simple present (Grammar/p.18) and vocabulary from Reading-1. 
4. Cover to Cover  Unit 1 Health  Part 2 UFO Mud Bath
- Par-6 “Doctors says that ~ nothing to do with aliens.” 日本語にしなさい
- Par-8: 日本語で説明しなさい
- Expanding Vocabulary: A. Scan un-/in- words in the text.
=> Dic  effect (n),  credit (v),  bear (v),  identify(v),  found(v),  fertile (adj) -> B.
- effect-effective-ineffective  -> affect (v)
- credit  to believe; put confidence in; trust; have faith in, trust
-credible-credibility-incredible; dependable, reliable
- bear  be able to accept/deal with sth unpleasant; stand, endure: I couldn’t ~ the thought of losing him. Please ~ with me. - to hold up; support: ~ the weight of the roof. -to give birth to: ~ a child. 
-> bearable-unbearable-bearer
- identify  to recognize/establish as being a particular person/thing; verify the identity of; recognize, find, spot, single out: ~ handwriting, ~ the bearer of a check. ->identification->ID, identity
- fertilize [fur-tl-ahyz] to provide with sperm or pollen to bring about fertilization  - to supply (soil or water) to aid the growth of plants  -> fertility-infertility
- found  to set up or establish on a firm basis or for enduring existence; establish, initiate, begin, construct: ~ a new company. -> unfounded-(ill-founded, well-founded), foundation, founding father
- Vocabulary: - heal someone, - cure sick people, - miraculous cures, - nothing to do with aliens

2016年4月16日土曜日

Senior 3-Apr.16th

1. Kikutan-4K Day 46  Advice for Job Hunters #2
When you look for a job, you should research extensively to find ones that you’re really interested to work for. Once you’re gotten a chance for a job interview, make sure to prepare well to stand out.
2. Inside Reading-2  Unit 3 Reading 2: More Than a Game
- Study Sentences  
- Read Par.1 => Pair Check the understanding; What did Wendy’s mom did? -> place, in the name of
- Read Par.2 aloud => Task-1 Explain or complete the sentences of the chunk (Par.1, 2). 
Blog Write in your own words as much as you can. 
=> Pair Retell the incident w/o the writing.
- Read Par.3 aloud => Blog Rewrite [L33-35] in plain English.=> Pair 
Anonymity is the most preferred method for a fraud to falsify an identity on the Internet and fake identity is the second best.
- Read Par.4 aloud
=> Blog Explain [65-67] They, thisの指すものを明らかにして50字以内の日本語にしなさい
- Read Par.8 aloud => Compare the TS (Governments and other issuers of IDs ~ hard to do.) and 
the CS (ID fraud industry ~ can find a way to beat …)
3. Open Forum-1  Chapter 3 Life Science Classroom Lecture on Bees
- Lis-3-w/Script-> Vocabulary: 
What is drone?  A drone is a male bee that is the product of an unfertilized egg. Unlike the female worker bee, drones do not have stingers and do not participate in nectar and pollen gathering. A drone's primary role is to mate with a fertile queen.
- Waggle Dance Video/1:51
-> Study the transcript. => Task-2 Explain how bees make honey in 60 sec.
- Pronunciation: Unstressed Function Words<->Stress on Content Words/p.14(n, v, adj, adv)
- Speaking Skills: Asking for Clarification <= clarify, clarification
- Speaking Practice Pair Find missing information
=> Repeat the 1st half-> Change-> Repeat the 2nd half

Advancing 2-Apr.16th

1. Kikutan-6K  Day 48  Fair Trade #2
- Read w/CD=> Speak a summary in 2~3 sentences.-> Read it yourself=> Pair -> Chant
Fair trade is an idea to have consumers pay little higher price on the items they purchase to improve the workplaces in poor countries. “Fair Trade” labels are put only on certified merchandises. Even though the implementation of the practice is sometimes questionable, it is a sound system to help the poor labors.
2. Inside Reading-2  Unit 10 Bites and Stings   Reading- 2  You wouldn’t know it if it bit you
- Read-2-> Reading Comprehension) T/F, Mark the line #, Correct false statements. Mark the key words to look for the answers before reading. => Pair
- Study Sentence/Expressions  [L47] minimal discomfort, if any at all  
 - if any: Correct errors if any. (=if there are any errors)   
There is little water(,) if any. (if there is any water)  There is little(,) if any(,) between the two.
- if at all: the condition you gave doesn't usually happen or doesn't need to happen, but CAN happen.
If you do it at all, do it well.(やるからには、ちゃんとやりなさい)  
If he comes at all, it’ll be surprising.(もし彼が来たとしたら)
I can recall the story vaguely if at all. (もし思いしたとしても)
 Many couples nowadays are having less children, if at all, due to a variety of reasons.
- if any at all: Most business owners were only earning small profits, if any at all.
<= business owners, if they were earning profits, those profits were small, but many were not making any profits"
- Study Structure 
3. Open Forum-2  Chapter 1  Interview w/an expert on planning public parks
- Introduction: Show images of some usual and well-planned parks; 
Central Park, Boston Common, Balboa Park in San Diego, the Lakefront in Chicago
Hyde Park in London, Showa Kinen Park in Tachikawa, Hibiya Park
- Prepare to Listen Ind. Speech Describe a public park you like, what it offers and how people enjoy it in 60 sec.
- Listen-1-> Main Ideas, What are the features of good parks?
- Listen-2 for More Details=> Ind. Speech Summarize-1 the interview on planning public parks. Describe the main principle and key features of good parks.

2016年4月15日金曜日

Senior 2-Apr.15th

1. Typing Practice http://www.learntyping.org/ 
 Free Typing Test C Beg. Lesson-7 => Practice 
2.  C37-U1 Japan  
Listen TTS=> Read-> Answer
3. Read & Write   Reading-1: Naming Around the World
- Writing Skill: Capitalizing Proper Nouns <-> Common Nouns -> A, B, C
- Grammar: Simple Present=> Confirm when and how to use the Simple Present -> A, B
-> Content words (verbs, nouns, adjectives, adverbs) vs. Function words (prep, be, articles)
-> Collective Nouns: Tablet The Collective Noun   Collective Nouns/Voca & Summary
The audience was listening carefully to the speaker in the beginning. 
Some audience were listening but the others were snoozing at the end.
The team runs for a warm-up. The team are now practicing offense and defense.
4. Cover to Cover  Unit 1 Health  Part 2 UFO Mud Bath
・Fluency Strategy: Previewing and Predicting by Skimming
- Skimming: 1st Par, Sub Titles, 1st sentences => Task-A 
- Read -> Checking Comprehension
(1) What are the three things the mud baths help?
(2) What does the black mud contain that could ease pain?
- Read w/CD-> Read aloud Par. 6-8=> Task
(3) Par-6 “Doctors says that ~ nothing to do with aliens.” 日本語にしなさい
(4) Par-8: 日本語で説明しなさい

2016年4月14日木曜日

Senior 3-Apr.14th

1. Kikutan-4K Day 46  Advice for Job Hunters  
  When you look for a job, you should research extensively and prepare well for job interviews to stand out.
=> Study - apply to a company/university, apply for a job/passport
- succeed in, 




-sort through  look through to find sth  
- sort sth/sb out  deal with a problem successfully
- commit oneself to  - lead; clue, guide, 
 - keep active in 
2. Read & Write-2   Unit 10  Global Health   Reading 2: More Than a Game
- Vocabulary: virtual <-> real, outbreak-epidemic-pandemic
- Preview the Unit: Have you played a virtual game with an avatar? Did you see the movie Avatar?
- Read-1 -> Main Ideas, Details
- Read-2 => Integ. Speech Explain the incident in two minutes.
- Voca: (par.4) quarantine [kwɔrəntin/kwɔrəntin] a strict isolation imposed to prevent the spread of disease.
- What do you think-B: 2. What can school do to prevent the spread of the flu? 
=> Ind. Speech Speak your response in 90 seconds to explain at least one specific action or measure.
- Vocabulary Skill: Collocations-> A. => Write a sentence for each verb+preposition.
3. Inside Reading-2 Unit 3  Reading-2  ID Fraud
- Preview to Predict: Check the title, subtitles, photos and captions to predict what ID Fraud is about. 
=>Pair What kind troubles can you think of if your ID and password are stolen from your smartphone?
- Read-1 -> Reading Comprehension: T/F, Mark the paragraph/Line #, Correct false statements.
- Reading Skill: Scanning-> Complete the Chart.

2016年4月13日水曜日

Advancing 2-Apr.13th

1. Kikutan-6K Day 48  Fair Trade
Fair trade is an idea to have consumers pay little higher price on the items they purchase to improve the workplaces in poor countries.
- concept  an abstract idea or principle; idea, theory, thought: the ~ of social class, a clear ~ of -> conceptual
- generate  to produce or bring into being; make, bring about, create (to make sth happen or exist)
- corrupt  (adj) guilty of dishonest practices, as bribery; lacking integrity; crooked, dishonest: a ~ judge. 
(v) to become or cause to become dishonest or disloyal often by bribe -> corruption
- controversy  public dispute, disagreement, disapproval: a ~ over/about the site of the new dumpsite 
-> controversial: a highly ~ issue/topic/decision/book
2. Read & Write-2   Unit 10  Global Health  
Preview the Unit: [A] What are some things you do to avoid getting sick? => Pair
- [C, D] Match the names of illness: communicable/infectious disease
 diabetes [daɪəbitɪs]  malaria [məlɛəriə]  asthma [æzmə]  tuberculosis [tʊbɜrkyəloʊsɪs] 
Reading 1: Flu FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
- Vocabulary: epidemic, symptom, infect-infection-infectious (=communicable), virus
- Read-> Main Ideas, Details -> Blog [A] Venn Diagram
- Reading Skill: Synthesizing Information synthesize: combine, incorporate–> synthesis-syntheses (pl)
=> B.2 Integ. Speech Read the paragraph and answer the question in 90 sec. Include examples/examples. 
- Vocabulary/Expressions  (par.1) a virus that passes  (par.2) fatigue  exposure to virus  (par.3) respiratory [rɛspərətɔri]  runny or stuffy nose (par.4) immunity – immune to sth, ~ from prosecution  (par.6) infect-> infection-infectious  (par.7) result in sth  to have a particular effect/result, to make sth happen: The accident ~ed in 24 deaths.  (par.8) vaccine [væksin] vaccinate-vaccination
=> What do you think-2. Some people worry a lot about catching the flu from others, and some people are not very concerned. How concerned are you, on a scale from 1, not concerned at all, and 10, (on a scale of one to ten) extremely concerned? Speak your answer in 90 seconds.
3. Inside Reading-2  Unit 10  Reading- 2  You wouldn’t know it if it bit you
- Preview: Check the title, headings, image/captions-> Predict the topic
- Skim the text: Introduction, first sentence of each paragraph and the last paragraph.
=>Blog Write the main ideas in one sentence.
Bites by small insects are troublesome and could be serious to human bodies because it is not easy to identify the cause and the reactions of the body vary by person.
- Read-1  Highlight, annotate and/or underline the main ideas, key words, issues and facts.
=>Blog Write the main idea of this case study in four to six sentences or n 80 words

2016年4月12日火曜日

Senior 2-Apr.12th

1. Typing Practice  http://www.learntyping.org/  
 Free Typing Test B Beg. Lesson-6 => HW Practice
2. BW-3 C36-U2 China Part 2  Listen TTS=> Read-> Answer-> Read aloud 
3. Read & Write  Reading-2: Naming the BlackBerry
- Vocabulary: Identify the Part of Speech (noun, verb, adjective) -> Find the Definitions
-> Study the Word Family in 
- Dic. describe  to say/write what sb/sth is like; detail, illustrate, tell, specify: ~ him/the accident to sb. ~ how it happened, ~ seeing lights in the sky.  
-> description; report, explanation, narration: give a detailed/full/brief/general ~ of sth
- Preview Reading 2: Photos  BlackBerry, Apple PC
- Read-> Main Ideas
- Scan-> Details
- Dic. get attention  concentrated direction of the mind, esp to a problem or task: Can I have your~? A~!   - pay ~ to sth, draw/get ~ from …  catch one’s ~ 
=> 3. Ind.Speak Explain the brand you like in 4-5 sentences.=> Q&A Elaborate on the answers.
I like ~. It’s a name of … I use/want to … I like the name because … It also …
4. Cover to Cover  Unit 1 Health  Part 2 Living with Stress
- Read aloud : Par.7-8 
=> Task-3  Write in English (Par-7/8): その単純な動作は、私が済ませておく必要があることのどのあたりを減らすかを見つけることと、何をあきらめるかを決めることを助けてくれた。 (where, what)
- Vocabulary-1
- trigger quick reactions (par.1) : set off, cause, lead to, bring about, begin, initiate
- loved one (par.2) - repertoire [rɛpərtwɑr] (par.3) - relax -relaxing-relaxation
- positive thinking – negative attitude - reinforce-reinforcement
- Vocabulary-2: Skim the text and mark “stress” related vocabulary
- deal with stress (par.3, 6) : to solve a problem or carry out a task = handle
deal with sb: to take appropriate action, handle He wasn’t used to dealing with children. 
deal with sb/sth: to do business with, handle He’s good at dealing with pressure.
- cope with stress (par.6): deal successfully with sth difficult = manage
I can no longer cope with the stress. This car is designed to cope with extreme heat.
- create ~ (par.1), result from major ~s (par.3) ease ~ (par.5), eliminate ~ (par.8), overwhelmed with ~ (par.2)
- other collocation: cause ~, relieve ~, reduce/increase ~, suffer (from) ~ - under intense stress
・What’s Your Opinion: Complete the sentences with your own ideas. 
=> Pair Ask your partner his/her idea. Answer and explain with examples and details. 

2016年4月9日土曜日

Adv.2-Apr.9th

1. Kikutan-6K  Day 47 Coffee Worker Conditions #2
The price of coffee is relatively low considering the amount of labor to produce coffee beans. While people enjoy drinking or selling coffee, coffee workers in undeveloped countries work under severe conditions and are paid low wages for their work.
2. Inside Reading-2  Unit 10 Bites and Stings   Reading-1  Attack of the Fire Ants
- Review the revised summary by T
- Study Words/Expressions #2
- Study Explanation  - Par. 6 (L79~93) 
- Par. 7 (L94~106) 
Vocabulary Activities-Word Level 
- A. 1. - a colony of  a group of the same type of animal or plant living or growing together, esp in large numbers
- appendage [əpɛndɪdʒ] any organ that projects from the trunk of animals such as arthropods
5. - exotic  of foreign origin/character; not native; introduced from abroad, but not fully naturalized/acclimatized:
~ foods, plants.
- straw mites a mite that often occurs in straw and sometimes bites humans, causing an itching dermatitis.
6. exhaust fumes  (often pl) smoke, gas, vaporous exhalation that smells or is dangerous.; diesel/gas ~s, toxic ~s
- Corpus  contact  - to communicate with: We'll ~ you by mail or telephone. 
->B. => Pair Have you ever come into contact with ~ ?  => I came contact with ~ when Vocabulary Activities-Sentence Level
- Word Form Chart
estimate [ɛstɪmeɪt] to form an approximate idea of distance, size, cost, amount ; calculate roughly, guess, predict: cost an ~d one million. The deal is ~ d around …, It is ~d/We ~d that it would cost …, 
- (n) [ɛstɪmɪt] : give/make/submit/revise a rough/initial/recent/accurate/reliable/best/ballpark/official/ ~ of sth
-> C. 2. [L2] It is estimated that there are over eighty thousand species of ants in the world.
3. [L37] According to experts, an estimated 30 to 60 percent of the population in ant territory will get stung.
- Word Form Chart
- minimal  of the least possible; minimum or smallest; basic, minimum, nominal: at ~ cost, a ~ amount of risk, damage was ~ <-> maximal  
- neutralize <= neutral not supporting, helping, belonging to either side/party/country: politically ~, remain ~, ~ territory/waters  - neither acid nor alkaline
- sufficient  enough for a particular purpose; enough, adequate, satisfactory, will do, acceptable : allow ~ time to …, ~ for sth, 
=> Pair   - To which subjects did you make a sufficient effort to get good scores? Why?
- To which subjects did you make a minimal effort?
-> D. 3. account for  - to give an explanation (for~): to ~ for the accident. - to answer concerning one's conduct, duties, etc. (~ for): to ~ for the missing typewriters.  - cause (~ for):The humidity ~s for our discomfort. 
5. vector  (biology) an insect that carries a particular disease from one living thing to another 
 (math) a quantity that has both size and direction; acceleration and velocity are both ~s. 
7. counteract  to act in opposition to, by contrary action; cancel out, correct, counterbalance, neutralize, offset
3. Open Forum-2  Chapter 1 Environmental Studies Lecture about City Planning
- Lis #3 w/Script Blog
=> Integ. Speech -1  How did inner city decline?
=> Integ. Speech-2 Explain what smart growth is about.
- Study Voca and Expressions: - vacant buildings ; empty, deserted, uninhabited -> vacancy
- suburban sprawl [sprɔl] to be stretched/spread out in an unnatural or ungraceful manner:; sit, lie, spread out 
- diversity  the state or fact of being diverse; variety, difference, unlikeness: ~ of opinion. <-diversify
=> Integ. Speech Thinking and Speaking-1,2,3 with your own words in 90 sec.
- Vocabulary: Compound Nouns 
=> Ind. Speech Describe your town/city in terms of the listed features in 90 seconds. => Q&A

Senior 3-Apr.9th

1. Kikutan-4K Week-9 Review: The Declining Bee Population
Food industry in North America and Europe is concerned about the decreasing population of European honeybees because they convey pollen to other plants.
2. Inside Reading-2  Unit 3  Reading-1 Looking for Bad Guys at the Big Game
- Review the text=> Integ.Speech Do you think your school should have a face recognition and personal identification system, like NEC’s promotion video, to enhance security? Speak your answer in 60 sec.
Blog Genetically modified crops 
Genetically modified crops, GMCs or GM crops, are plants used in agriculture whose DNA has been modified using genetic engineering technique to introduce a new trait to the plant such as resistance to certain pests, diseases, or environmental conditions, reduction of spoilage, or resistance to chemical treatments, or improving the nutrient profile of the crop. The use of genetically modified crops has been a highly controversial issue. Some people believe such modification to the gene shouldn’t be justified and are concerned about unexpected consequences of artificial engineering to crops while others anticipate more crops will be genetically modified in the future to deal with the population growth and global warming. 
=> Integ.Speech What do you think? Will you just eat naturally created and grown food or accept artificially engineered and modified food? Speak your answer in 60 sec.
=>Blog Write your Answer in four to five sentences.
I would eat artificially engineered and modified food without hesitation if it is economically and environmentally advantageous. When the world population increases by 30% in the next three decades and climate change occurs because of the global warming, this world is going to have food shortage. If genetically modified food is more resistant and durable, we will definitely need such produces to ensure food and nutrition. Also, if modified food had any cost advantages, it would benefit more people in the world. I would definitely want to one of those who enjoy such benefits of artificially engineered or genetically modified food. 
3. Open Forum-1  Chapter 3 Life Science Classroom Lecture on Bees
- Lis-1-> Main Idea, More Detail
- Lis-2 by part: Answer the questions
[Part-1] 1. How popular are bees?
2. Where do you find bees? 
[Part-2] 3. Explain how honey is made from nectar.
[Part-3] 4. What are the three kinds of bees? How many of them are there in a hive?
[Part-4] 5. What is the bees dance called? Why is it called that way?
6. What gives the other bees the information? 
=> Task-1 Describe what the bee’s society is like in 90 sec.

2016年4月8日金曜日

Senior 2-Apr.8th

1. Typing Practice http://www.learntyping.org/ Free Typing Test A Beg. Lesson-5 
2. BW-3 C36-U2 China  Listen=> HW Read-> Answer the questions
3. Read & Write   Reading-2: Naming the BlackBerry
- Vocabulary: Identify the Part of Speech (noun, verb, adjective) -> Find the Definitions
-> Study the Word Family in 
- Dictionary: describe  to say/write what sb/sth is like; detail, illustrate, tell, specify: ~ him/the accident to sb. ~ how it happened, ~ seeing lights in the sky.  
-> description; report, explanation, narration: give a detailed/full/brief/general ~ of sth
- Preview Reading 2: Photos BlackBerry, Apple PC
- Read-> Main Ideas
- Scan-> Details
- Study the structure: Par.1~3 Introduction; Lexicon Branding, RIM and PocketLink, Blackberry
Par.4 Reason-1: think of … , Par.5 Reason -2 (also) nice sound Par.6 Reason-3 (another) unique
Dictionary attention  concentrated direction of the mind, esp to a problem or task; Can I have your~, please? A~!  - pay ~ to sth, draw/get ~ from …  catch one’s ~ 
4. Cover to Cover  Unit 1 Health  Part 1 Living with Stress
- Read w/CD-> Vocabulary in Context  repertoire [rep-er-twahr]: the entire list, stock; repertory, collection 
- Task-1  Par-2 日本語で説明しなさい
- Blog Task-2 What are the keys to manage stress described in the passage? 
Write your answer with examples in four to six sentences.

2016年4月7日木曜日

Senior 3-Apr.7th

1. Kikutan-4K Day 45  Protect the Environment #2
People have been impairing/damaging the beautiful nature and environment with pollutions. 
We can conserve the beauty and nature of our beautiful planet if we put our efforts together.
2. Read & Write-2  
Unit 9 Writing  Blog Review the paragraph to describe your community/society. 
Unit 10  Global Health
Preview the Unit: [A] What are some things you do to avoid getting sick? => Pair
- [C, D] Match the names of illness: communicable/infectious disease
 diabetes [daɪəbitɪs] malaria [məlɛəriə] asthma [æzmə] tuberculosis [tʊbɜrkyəloʊsɪs] 
Reading 1: Flu FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
- Vocabulary: epidemic, symptom, infect-infection-infectious (=communicable), virus
- Read-> Main Ideas, Details  -> Blog [A] Venn Diagram
- Reading Skill: Synthesizing Information
=> B.2 Integ. Speech Read the paragraph and answer the question in 90 sec. Include examples/examples. 
- Vocabulary/Expressions  (par.1) a virus that passes  (par.2) fatigue  exposure to virus  (par.3) respiratory [rɛspərətɔri]  runny or stuffy nose (par.4) immunity – immune to sth, ~ from prosecution  (par.6) infect-> infection-infectious  (par.7) result in sth  to have a particular effect/result, to make sth happen: The accident ~ed in 24 deaths.  (par.8) vaccine [væksin] vaccinate-vaccination
=> What do you think-2. Some people worry a lot about catching the flu from others, and some people are not very concerned. How concerned are you, on a scale from 1, not concerned at all, and 10, (on a scale of one to ten) extremely concerned? Speak your answer in 90 seconds.
3. Inside Reading-2 Unit 3  Reading-1 Looking for Bad Guys at the Big Game
Vocabulary Activities-Word Level 
- A. -> Read aloud
- B. modify-modification-modifiable; ~ the software, ~ ones diet,
 -> Just check the words, no writing: fingerprint powder, police radio, flashlight, lie detector
Vocabulary Activities-Sentence Level
- C. involve-involvement
- D. Mark the words/expressions to be restate=> Restate 

2016年4月6日水曜日

Adv.2-Apr.6th

1. Kikutan-6K Day 47 Coffee Worker Conditions
Coffee workers in undeveloped countries work under severe conditions and are paid low wages for their work.
2. Read & Write-2  Unit 9  Reading 1: Cultural Differences in Counting, a science report
Blog Review a paragraph to describe your community/society such as school, local community or country. 
Write two or three points that are important or unique and use numbers to support them. HW by 4/5.
3. Inside Reading-2  Unit 10  Bites and Stings
Blog Review the summary of the text in four to six sentences.
=> Integ. Speech Tell the summary of the text in 90 seconds.
- Study Geography  [L12] Mobile, Alabama  [L16] Puerto Rico [L24] “Sunbelt” of America’s south and southwest  [P3] between Mississippi and Alabama, Texas, Arizona, California, Oregon, Washington
- Study Words/Expressions #1
- [Intro-L6] appendage [əpɛndɪdʒ] <-append -a subordinate part attached to something; an auxiliary part; addition. - any member of the body diverging from the axial trunk.  [L8] sting-stung-stung ->stinger [P1-L4] initiated a full-scale invasion  - to begin, set going, or originate, institute, introduce, launch: ~ a social reform/movement  -> initiative  an introductory act or step; leading action, drive, leadership: take the ~ in making friends.
[P2-L20] worked in the ants’ favor [L21] tramp (n)<- (v) to tread or walk with a firm, heavy, resounding step. [L22] thrive-thrived-thrived or throve-thriven  to prosper, grow/develop vigorously; flourish, bloom, succeed: The children ~d in the country. New businesses ~ in the city.   [P1-L2] habitat; residence, nest, dwelling   habitant; resident, inhabit; take up residence in, settle, locate, reside -> inhabitant; colonist, settler  [P4-L41] arches its body  curve, bridge, hook  [L45] immediate burning sensation  [L47] develops a red welt  a raised mark on the skin where sth has hit/rubbed; weal  
4. Review Blog   Japan kills 333 minke whales  
http://edition.cnn.com/2016/03/24/world/japan-minke-whale-333-irpt/index.html
Watch the video and read the text. Prepare to answer the question, "Why Japan still hunts whales?” in four to six sentences for the next lesson on Apr. 6th.