2016年5月31日火曜日

Senior 2-May 31st

1. Read & Write   Unit 3 Long Distance: Why do people immigrate to other countries?
- Blog Review Writing: Write your answer and explain the reason in five sentences.
If you can’t get a good job in your country, would you be willing to move to another country to work, live and have a family there?
Remark TS -> SD, Don’t add any sentence that doesn’t support TS. Good example: Yuria, Tomoya
Writing
- Writing Skill: Connecting sentences with and, but with a comma-> A, B
- Grammar: there is/are, was/were -> A, B
☆Plural, Singular, or Either by Word, Context, Situation, Expectation
- There is no post office/bank/railway station/pet store/theater/stadium in the village. 
<-> There are no restaurants/shops/houses/trees/poles/traffic lights in this part of the town.
- There was no clock/bed/sofa/table/deskin the room.
<-> There were no chairs(chair)/windows/curtains/power outlets in the room
2. Cover to Cover Unit 4  Crime  Part 1  Stupid Criminals
- Comprehension Strategy  Recognizing the Author’s Purpose
- Skim  1st paragraph, subtitles and the first sentence of other paragraphs=> Task-A
- Read-> Checking Comprehension => Reading w/CD
- Read aloud: Par.1, 3
- Looking at Vocabulary in Context - portray (v) –portrait (n)
=> Task-1 1. Paragraph 1を日本語にしなさい
2. (Par. 3) At the time~ breaking into a school.  を日本語にしなさい

2016年5月28日土曜日

Advancing 2-May 28th

1.  Kikutan-6K Day 53  The Future of Immigration in Japan #2
Japan needs immigrants with skills to cope with its decreasing labors and also to stimulate economy. However, there are concerns if such immigrants are treated fairly to settle in the country and grow their children. Another question is if children of those immigrants are treated like other Japanese children are. 
2. Inside Reading-3 Unit 1 Unit 2 Megacities: Urban Planning
Reading-1  The New Megapolis
- Before You Read-2: ☆ Ind. Speaking What particular ecological challenges does your city have to deal with? What special policies or regulations are in place to help the city cope with these challenges? 
- What do you predict this article will discuss from the title, the heading, “Forget the rural idyll. Urban living may be the best way to save the planet?” and the photo? 
- Reading Skill-A: Check the Main Ideas.
- Read-> B. Write notes about the focus/main purpose of each paragraph=> Pair
=>☆ Integ. Speaking Explain the last paragraph as to what this magazine article proclaims in 90 sec.
=>Blog Write the summary of the main idea of the entire article in within five sentences.

3. Open Forum-2  Ch-2 Psychology  Personal Interviews about the survey results on quality of life
- Preparing to Listening  Ind. Speech What do you enjoy doing the most? Answer in 60 sec.
- Lis-1 [Julia/Leo]-> Main Idea, Details => Pair Explain what each person likes doing.
- Lis-1 [Annie/Robert]-> Main Idea, Details => Pair Explain what each person likes doing.
- Lis-2 [Julia/Leo] => Pair Explain what each person likes doing in 60 sec.
- Lis-2 [Annie/Robert] => Pair Explain what each person likes doing in 60 sec.
- Thinking and Speaking 
Integ. Speech Explain whose response do you feel the same way the most and why in 60 sec.

Senior 3-May 28th

1. Kikutan-4K Day 51  Cooperation: A Way to Win
People who can work with others productively and effectively seem to succeed in their lives.
2. Inside Reading-2 Unit 4  Reading-2  Fame in a Foreign Language: Joseph Conrad
- Reading Skill-> Apply: Outlining=> Pair Compare the outline how the text is paraphrased.
=> Apply: Outlining=> Pair Compare the outline how the text is paraphrased.
=>Blog Write a summary of the text in three sentences => Compare the sentence.
Review the Outline/p.59, organize key points, events and facts of his life and works into three groups in chronological order before writing. Use your own words or paraphrase.
=>Blog  Joseph Conrad was born in Poland in 1857 who later became one of the greatest novelists in English despite his native language being Polish.
He spent 16 years on British navy ships where he studied in English to be promoted to the captain’s rank, earned a British citizenship in 1886 and debuted as English writer in 1895 even though he was not fluent in speaking English.
His works were written with extensive and natural English vocabulary and in a straight-forward fashion that was way ahead of that time, and influenced many prominent English writers.
3. Open Forum-1  C-4 Psychology #2  A Radio Program to ask psychologist about memory
- Listening-3 w/Script-> Voc
[Part-1] negative 
[Part-2] mention, meaning-meaningful, associate ~ with, vivid, enormous, silly-sillier
[Part-3] strong-strength, benefit-beneficial, parallel to ~
- Pronunciation: Stressed and Unstressed Prepositions-> Try examples and understand the “Situation”
- Speaking Skills: Taking Time to Think “It’s on the tip on my tongue”
=> Speaking Practice: Talk about your earliest memory, such as event, incident or experience.

2016年5月27日金曜日

Senior 2-May 27th

1. Cover to Cover  Unit 3  Entertainment  Part 2  Invented, Then Lost
- Review reading w/CD-> Read aloud Par.1=> Study and predict the meaning => Pair
- at least, few knew who he was until … <= few had known who he was until…
- He didn’t wake people up to inequality and the power of non-violent resistance. 
- Read aloud: Par. 6-7, 8=> Task-2 Par. 8を、“one of a kind” の意味を明らかにして日本語にしなさい
- Task-3 Write in English: 井上氏は、彼は何か新しいものを創造したとは思っていなかったので、彼の発明が特許をとれるだろうとは全く考えていなかった。(Par- 4, 6) Mr. Inoue never thought his invention would get patented because/since he didn’t think he had created anything new.
- Dic Study the difference between invent-invention and innovate-innovation 
=>Discuss what inventions and innovations you know and think important or influential to us. 
invent: create or design a new thing, device, or process that has NOT existed before.
innovate: make changes in sth, introduce new methods/ideas/products that are already existing.
2. Read & Write  Unit 3 Long Distance  Reading-2: Immigrant Stories
- Review Reading (Q-Classroom)
- WDT If you can’t get a good job in your country, would you be willing to move to another country to work, live and have a family there?
=> Blog Write your answer and explain the reason in five sentences.
=> Peer Review=> Revise
- Writing Skill: Connecting sentences with and, but with a comma-> A, B
- Grammar: there is/are, was/were -> A, B
☆Plural, Singular, or Either by Word, Context, Situation, Expectation
- There is no post office/bank/railway station/pet store/theater/stadium in the village. 
<-> There are no restaurants/shops/houses/trees/poles/traffic lights in this part of the town.
- There was no clock/bed/sofa/table/deskin the room.
<-> There were no chairs(chair)/windows/curtains/power outlets in the room
3. Tactics for Listening Unit 3: Neighbors
Getting Ready: Pair Do you talk with your neighbors often? Do you have any neighbors you know well?
Listening-1: Listen and describe who and what each speaker’s neighbor is like why.
Listening-2: Listen to explain.

2016年5月25日水曜日

Advancing 2-May 25th

1. Kikutan-6K  Day 53  The Future of Immigration in Japan
While Japan seriously needs immigrants with skills to cope with its decreasing labors, there are concerns if such immigrants are treated fairly to settle in the country.
2. Read & Write-3 Unit 1 First Impressions Writing 
- Blog Review Writing: What do you consider yr greatest strength and weakness? Write 6-8 sen in response.
- Writing Skill-Part 1: Developing a Paragraph-A, B, C
- Writing Skill-Part 2: Organizing and Developing a Paragraph-> Complete the Outline
- Reference  What’s the difference between a paragraph and an essay?
-> Web Exercise  Writing a Paragraph– Choose the suitable word(s) from the list and complete the text.
- Grammar: Real Conditionals; present and future-> A. B. C.
=>Blog Pair Ask one present and one future real conditional question using if and when
3. Inside Reading-3 Unit 1  Press Release for Dayton’s Southdale Center
Vocabulary Activities-Sentence Level
- E. Dic/Thesaurus=> Replace the approach/range with word(s) that has/have the same/similar meaning.
- F. Blog Write a summary of a traditional and non-traditional approach for each activity in one or two sentences respectively.
2. Cooking and Eating:
4. Studying and Taking a Test:
6. Buying and Selling Goods:





Senior 3-May 25th

1. Kikutan-4K Week 10 Review
- Lis-1=> Write the Main Idea in one sentence-> Lis-2=> Revise the Main Idea.
Doing a volunteer work is more pleasurable than most people think and there are numerous websites to introduce various activities for those who are looking for suitable opportunities
2. Inside Reading-2 Unit 4  Reading-2  Fame in a Foreign Language: Joseph Conrad
- What: An online article about possible reasons for Joseph Conrad’s exceptional ability to write in English.
- Blog Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) 
- Preview the text, identify the pars-> Skim the text 
=> Write what this text is about in one sentence=> Post on Blog=> Compare the sentence.
- Read-1 -> Reading Comprehension: T/F, Mark the paragraph/Line #, Correct false statements.
3. Prep Reading  Lesson-3   
The computer that provides clean water, energy, internet access (539 words) 
☆Task Integ. Speech 
If you were a college student studying in the capital of a Sub-Saharan African country, what would you do with this three-in-one module to help your remote homeland village grow from poverty?
Speak your answer in 60 seconds.

2016年5月24日火曜日

Senior 2-May 24th

1. Read & Write  Unit 3 Long Distance: Why do people immigrate to other countries?
Reading-2: Immigrant Stories
- Vocabulary  Dic community  - the people living in one locality, the locality in which they live 
- a group of people having cultural, religious, ethnic, or other characteristics in common: Protestant community
- Preview Reading 2  Skim the article-> T/F, Understand the structure and contents.
- Listen to Q-Classroom by Story=> Retell-1 the story in four sentences. Use the third person narrative.
- Read the text by Story => Retell-2 the story in five sentences. Use the third person narrative.
- Vocabulary Skills: Word Roots=> Dic-> A, B
- lone (before N) unhappy, sad: He is a lone man. - alone (not before N): He lives alone.
- populate (v): a heavily populated area. over/under populated
2. Cover to Cover Unit 3 Entertainment  Part 2  Invented, Then Lost
- Review: The villagers believe that they are immune from snakebites for another year. (Par.5)
- immune  (to~) protected from a disease or the like; exempt or protected: 
(from~) ~ from punishment  -> immunity
If you are "immune to" something, it doesn't bother you.
=> If you are immune to criticism, people criticize you but you don't care.
If you are "immune from" something, it cannot be applied to you.
=> If you are immune from prosecution, you cannot be prosecuted.
- Introduction Photos of the first Karaoke, 8-Track Player, TIME magazine
- Fluency Strategy: Scanning-> Task-A
- Read-1-> Checking Fluency & Comprehension 
- Read-2 w/CD
-> Read aloud: Par. 2-4=> Task-1 1. patentが何であるかを日本語で説明しなさい(par-3)
2. But, that is what all inventions ~ meet that need. (pr-4)の2つの文を、“that”の示す内容を明らかにして日本語にしなさい。
- Expanding Vocabulary-> Dic equal- equally-equality-inequality

2016年5月21日土曜日

Advancing-May21st

1. Kikutan-6K Day 52  Japan’s Energy Issues #2
Nuclear energy is dangerous as proved at the Fukushima power plant and fossil fuels are environmentally harmful. However, Though there are no viable options at the moment. In order to develop new energy sources to replace them, technological advancement and financial resource are needed. 
2. Inside Reading-3 Unit 1  Press Release for Dayton’s Southdale Center, The Architects of Southdale
- Study Words/Expressions
Vocabulary Activities-Word Level
- A. Restate with the words in parentheses. Pay attention to the Part of Speech of the words.
- Corpus  partner
-> B. Look up the words and write the type of partnership that suggests.


-> C. 5. brochure [broʊʃʊər] a glossy pamphlet/magazine containing pictures and information about sth
Vocabulary Activities-Sentence Level
- E. Dic/Thesaurus=> Replace the approach/range with word(s) that has/have the same/similar meaning.
approach (n) way/means of arriving, request/suggestion, plan/resolution (v) come nearer, request, begin
- F. Blog Write a summary of a traditional and non-traditional approach for each activity in one or two sentences respectively.
3. Open Forum-2  Chapter 2 Psychology   Radio Program about the Concept of “flow” 
- Listen with Script Blog
=> Integ. Speech what the state of flow means with an example in your own words to an elementary student within 90 seconds. Make sure to use an example that a kid understands.
- Read the Script
=> Blog Write what the state of flow means within 50 words.
“Flow” is the state of ultimate experience that contributes greatly to quality of life. Unlike watching TV or sitting on the beach, it requires challenges and skills. While someone is in the state of flow, he or she is too focused to even recognize the pleasure. (46 words)
=> Discuss if these or any other activities are feeling happy or experiencing flow.
  - Chatting via mobile messaging like LINE or WhatsApp.
  - Surfing the Internet with a smartphone. - Watching TV - Watching a movie in English
  - Reading a comic book - Reading a book - Reading news articles on the web
  - Cleaning - Cooking - Playing sport - Drawing or Painting
  - Studying/Researching - Vocabulary: Word Building with Noun Suffix

Senior 3-May 21st

1. Kikutan-4K Day 50  Pick up your trash #2
- Listen-> Read aloud=> Tell-1 a summary in 2-3 sen-> Read aloud=> Tell-2->Practice Chant
Trash thrown away unconsciously in public places is a serious environmental problem. 
It is necessary/important that everyone be/feel responsible to maintain public places clean and refrain from throwing things away.
2. Inside Reading-2 Unit 4  Reading-1 Could Shakespeare Have Written Shakespeare’s Plays?
=>Blog Review the summary of the Stratfordians’ case (Par.5-7) in 4~6 sentences
Vocabulary Activities-Word Level 
- A. -> Read aloud  1.manuscript: the original text of an author's work, handwritten or typed
- precede -> B. Note the reference
- protocol -> C. -> Read aloud
Vocabulary Activities-Sentence Level
- Word Form Chart
- D. Read aloud while restating with the words in parentheses 
- Skip E, F.
☆ Integ. Speaking Review the text in 3 min. and tell the summary of the text in four points in 90 sec. 
=> Q&A in 60 sec.
1. There are/is … 2. Oxfordians’ case 3. Stratfordians’ case 4. Conclusion
Practice Do you think Shakespeare could have written all those plays?
Do you think someone else could have written all those plays under Shakespeare’s name?
If all those Shakespeare’s play had been written by someone else, should the history be revised? 
3. Open Forum-1  Chapter 4 Psychology #2  A Radio Program to ask psychologist about memory
A = Host, B = Dr. Phyllis Rae, C = Roberto, D = Tim, E = Lily
- Prepare to Listen: Talk about what kind of memory problems you or someone you know have w/examples. 
- Listening-1/through-> Main Ideas  (More Details)
-> Listening-2/by Part=> More Details, Main Ideas of each part=> Talk with a Partner
[Part-1] What is the main point of this part?
[Part-2, 3, 4] Who’s the listener? What’s his problem? What suggestions were given?
=> Thinking and Speaking: Which of these or any other techniques do you use or want to try?

2016年5月20日金曜日

Senior 2-May 20th

1. Cover to Cover  Unit 3  Entertainment  Part 1  Unusual Festivals
- Read aloud Par. 4=> Task-1 Par. 4を”This”, “the ritual”が示す内容を明らかにして日本語にしなさい
Task-2下線部に注意して日本語にしなさい
2. Read & Write  Unit 3 Long Distance   Reading-2: Immigrant Stories
- Vocabulary  Dic community  - the people living in one locality, the locality in which they live 
- a group of people having cultural, religious, ethnic, or other characteristics in common: Protestant community
- Preview Reading 2  Skim the article-> T/F
- Read-> Main Ideas, Details
- Read aloud with Q-Classroom
=> Retell one of the stories in five sentences. Use the Present tense and the third person narrative. 
3. Tactics for Listening  Unit 2: City Transportation
Getting Ready: Pair What public transportation do you use the most?  Is it convenient? Any problems?
Listening-1: Listen and answer T’s questions.
Listening-3: Listen and summarize
- Listen-1 => Tell what each person [1/2, 3/4] talked about taxis in reported speech in one minute.
- Listen-2 => Tell what each person [2/1, 4/3] talked about taxis in reported speech in one minute.
- Read the Transcript to check the understanding and study expressions
1. I hate using taxis here. The drivers drive too fast and really dangerously. And they’re often rude. The cars are mostly in pretty poor condition. But what I hate the most is that they aren’t air conditioned. It’s so hot here. They really need air-conditioned taxis. By the time I arrive somewhere, I feel really hot and uncomfortable.
2. I’ve taken quite a few taxi rides recently. I’ve never had any big problems using taxis here. They’re usually clean and the cars are pretty new. The prices are good, too. The thing I like most, though, is the drivers. They drive very carefully, and I think that’s very important.
3. I find that taxis here are okay. They’re pretty comfortable. Most of the cars they use are new and they keep them really clean. They’re a little expensive, though. I paid $50 to come from the airport. That is too expensive. I guess the thing I hate the most, though, is that the drivers don’t speak English very well. It’s very difficult to explain to them where you want to go.
=> Ind. Speech Talk about your school in three sentences, and then tell what you like the most in three sentences. Use Repeat and Echo questions.  => Q&A, Elaborate the answer.

2016年5月18日水曜日

Advancing-May 18th

1.Kikutan-6K  Day 52  Japan’s Energy Issues
Technological advancement and financial resource are needed to develop viable energy source in Japan to replace nuclear and fossil fuels energies.
2. Read & Write-3 Unit 1 First Impressions Reading #2 Job Interviews 101 
 (101: introduction)
Blog - In American university course numbering systems, the number “101” is often used for an introductory course at a beginner's level. It has been extended to mean an introductory level of learning or a collection of introductory materials to a topic.
- Financing 101, Classical Music 101, Cooking 101, Drawing 101, Yoga 101
- Vocabulary: exaggerate [ɪgzædʒəreɪt]; overstate, inflate, overemphasize   slang
- Listen Q-Classroom Take notes in the T-chart/p.13 -> Details: correct false statements
- Read-> Add/Correct the note, Check Details
=> Explain the main idea and some of the tips in 90 sec.
=> Blog What do you consider your greatest strength? What do you consider your biggest weakness?
Write six to eight sentences in response.
=> Peer Review check if TS is well supported and the writing answer the questions.
=> Revise 5 min. => Present/Pair

Senior 3-May 18th

1. Kikutan-4K Day 50  Pick up your trash
It is necessary/important that everyone be/feel responsible to maintain public places clean and 
2. Inside Reading-2 Unit 4  Reading-1 Could Shakespeare Have Written Shakespeare’s Plays?
-> Read aloud=> Pair Discuss interpretation=> Predict/Reword -> Study w/Dic
- improbable-probable (likely to occur, prove true) possible, feasible; a ~ business loss, ~ writer of the article
- conspiracy-conspire (agree together secretly to do sth wrong/evil/illegal) cooperate; They ~d to kill the king.
=> Write a summary of the Stratfordians’ case (Par.5-7) in 4~6 sentences=> Pair Review=> Revise
Stratfordians believe Shakespeare received education in the King’s New School in Stratford and made success in acting and writing plays in London. 
They point out the storyline of his plays match his personal life. For example, the tragic storyline of Hamlet was created soon after he lost his eleven-year old son. 
Another argument they make is that it would be hardly thinkable for a nobleman like de Vere to write plays for ordinary people. They also say it would have been impossible to have so many people around him believe that he had created so many famous plays that he had actually not written.
There are also plays such as Macbeth and The Tempest that reflect things happened after the death of de Vere who was believed by the Oxfordians to be the author of Shakespeare’s plays. 
3. Prep Reading  Lesson-2 Wind Tree (382 words) 

2016年5月17日火曜日

Senior 2-May 17th

1. Read & Write   Unit 3 Long Distance: Why do people immigrate to other countries?
Reading-1: The World in a City
- Vocabulary Dic foreign  - of, involving, located in, or coming from another country, area, people: a ~ resident  
- dealing or concerned with another country, area, people: a ~ office <-> domestic, market
- Reading Skill: Skimming for the Main Idea – title, headings, captions
-> Preview Reading 1, Main Ideas
- Read-> Check the Main Ideas, Details: Dic origin  -the first stage of existence; beginning: the ~ of
 - something from which anything arises or is derived; source; fountainhead: to follow a stream to its ~. -> original
- Read aloud with Q-Classroom
=> WDT-3 Integ. Speech What do you want to do in London if you have a chance to visit?
=> Ind. Speech Where do you want to live if you have a choice? Explain why in four to six sentences.
2. Cover to Cover Unit 3  Entertainment  Part 1  Unusual Festivals
- Before Reading: Talk about festivals you saw, enjoyed or participated. 
- Comprehension Strategy: Identifying meaning from context
- Read-1 => Checking Comprehension A, B
- Read-2 w/CD=> Read aloud Par.2-3 
=> Check Videos  Snake Festival in Cocullo, Italy and La Tomatina in Bunol, Spain
- Looking at Vocabulary in Context A, B

2016年5月14日土曜日

Advancing-May 14th

1. Kikutan-6K Day 51 Aging of Japan #2
Japan’s population is aging and expected one in every three persons to be over 65 years in the next 10 to 30 years. This is going to cast shadows over its economy and pension system but in the meantime it could bring about positive influence on employment and housing. 
This is drawing attention from the countries that have the same kind of demographic problems.
2. Inside Reading-3 Unit 1 Architecture   Reading-2
- Read-1=> Reading Comprehension: T/F, Mark the location by line #, Correct false statements.
Check/Revise the answers for Apply-1, 2, 3, 4=> Pair
- Read-2 => Clarify what each paragraph explains. => Pair 
Par.1: What is Victor Gruen & Associates and Where they are located
Par.2: Why Victor Gruen & Associates are significant
Par.3: Who are the partners -> Par. 4, 5: Specifics
Par.6, 7: What they do and have done; Commercial field and Residential Field -> Par.8~ Specifics.
  => ☆ Pair Tell the Summary in 90 sec. w/o the writing
- Study Words/Expressions  I. Victor Gruen & Associates   
associate  a person who shares actively in anything as a business, enterprise, or undertaking; partner; colleague
[P2-L11] brought together in the common belief that individual ingenuity coupled with disciplined teamwork offers the best approach …
- bring together  cause to become joined or linked; unify, unite, consolidate  
- ingenuity [ɪndʒənuɪti/nyu] inventive talent; cleverness; ability, intelligence, talent, wisdom: a designer of ~   
- discipline  - to improve the behavior, orderliness of by training, conditions, or rules -> disciplined: army/team, ~ approach  - to punish or correct
[P3-L18] head (v)  [L21] direct ; manage, oversee, lead, control, guide, run, supervise  [P3-L28] project coordinator <-coordinate (adj) [-nɪt] (v) [koʊɔrdneɪt] ; integrate, manage, organize, match, harmonize  [L31] - firm  a partnership or association for carrying on a business, or any commercial enterprise   [P6-L34] commercial field   a sphere of activity, interest, etc., especially within a particular business or profession; area, job, range, territory, work : the ~ of teaching   [P8-L44] special interests; activity, importance. significance, advantage, prosperity, responsibility  [L70] comprehensive  of large scope; covering or involving much; inclusive, extensive, full, thorough : a ~ study of sth  <- comprehend  
3. Open Forum-2  Chapter 2 Psychology   Radio Program about the Concept of “flow” 
- Introduction-1, 2=> 3. What type of activities do you prefer, physical, solitary or challenging? Why?
- Vocabulary Before Listening: state, optimal (=optimum), solitary (adj) - solitude (n)
- Prepare to Listen: What does “quality of life” mean to you? 
What factors, activities or experiences contribute to the quality of life for you?
- Lis-1-> Main Ideas, More Details
- Lis-2/by part=> Integ. Speech-1 
[1-4] Explain what “flow” is. When, how and requirements you experience “flow,” and examples.
[5] Explain the difference between feeling happy and experiencing flow.
=> Integ. Speech-2 Explain what “flow” is with a general example and your own experience in 90 sec.

2016年5月13日金曜日

Senior 2-May 13th

1. Cover to Cover  Unit 2 Role Reversal  Part 2  A Beauty Contest – For Men!
- Expanding Vocabulary 
- Vocabulary: - cattle  - tip  - limb  - reverse  - clay
(par,4) according to custom Dic a habitual practice; the usual way of acting in given circumstances.
- customary; usual, habitual: It’s ~ to tip waiters in America
->customs > customize-customization ->customer
- Read aloud Par.7-8
- Study Expressions  Par.1: prepare himself for, had used/put->Now he was ready. 
Par.2  getting ready for  Par-3  choose (=decide) to enter a contest 
Par.4  choose the top three winners Par-5  to make their limbs long 
Par-6  as long as = so long as, the reverse (=opposite) is also true 
Par-7  right clay/herb Pr-8: it is magic that …   Par-9: the right music
=> Task-2 Describe what Wadaabe’s beauty contest is like and its aim in 90 sec. 
=> Task-3 What are important characteristics or qualities for you to choose a partner?
2. Read & Write  Unit 2  Work: What is a good job?
Blog Review four to six sentences about a job you want/you are interested in.
3. Tactics for Listening Unit 1: The Weekend
Listening-1: Listen and learn how to ask and answer questions.
=> Pair What did you do last weekend?-2
Listening-3: Listen and summarize
- Listen-1 => Tell what each person [1/2, 3/4] did over the weekend in three sentences.
- Listen-2 => Tell what each person [2/1, 4/3] did over the weekend in three sentences.
- Read the Transcript to check the understanding and study expressions
=> Ind. Speech Tell your partner what you did last weekend in 60 seconds => Q&A Elaborate answers
Vocabulary Worksheet-1 /p.30-TB

2016年5月12日木曜日

Advancing 2-May 11th

1. Kikutan-6K  Day 51  Aging of Japan
While the aging of Japan’s population is going to cast shadows over its economy and pension system, there could be positive influence on employment and housing.  
2. Read & Write-3 Unit 1 First Impressions
- Vocabulary: Read the sentences aloud-> match the definitions 
- Listen Q-Classroom -> Main Ideas=> Integ. Speech Speak the main ideas of this article in 90 sec.
- Read-> Check the MI, Answer Details (Note or underline the answers in the text)
=> Integ. Speech Speak the main ideas of this article to a partner in 90 sec.
- Tip/p.8  Critical Thinking  
=> What do you think?-3. => Ind. Speech Do you agree that showing an interest in other people is the best way to make a good first impression? Give your response and explain your idea in 60 sec. 
- Reading Skill-A. Identifying Main Ideas and Supporting Details 
-> B. Underline the TS in Par. 2, 3, 7
3. Inside Reading-3 Unit 1  Press Release for Dayton’s Southdale Center, The Architects of Southdale
- Before You Read-1: press release (A press release, news release or video release is a written or recorded communication directed at the news media to announce something officially newsworthy. from Wiki)
- Before You Read-3: publicity  (notice/attention given to sbe or sth by the media.  - the giving out of information about a product, person, or company for advertising or promotional purposes)
- Pair Talk about a press or video release of new product, service, event, plan or opening you’ve seen. 
=> ☆ Ind. Speaking Introduce a new product, service, event, plan or opening within five sentences.
- Reading Skill: Previewing and Predicting
-> Learn: Read the Titles, Headlines, Check the Photos and Captions, Skim the Text for information.
=> Apply-1, 2, 3, 4 -> PR firm in N.Y.

2016年5月11日水曜日

Senior 3-May 11th

1. Kikutan-4K Day 49  Japan’s aging society #2
Japan is aging fast. Although those aging seniors want to stay their homes, it is becoming more difficult to provide them with cares. The country is in need of setting up more facilities to provide care to those increasing seniors.
2. Inside Reading-2 Unit 4  Reading-1 Could Shakespeare Have Written Shakespeare’s Plays?
=>Blog Review the summary in 3 sentences
-> Study Words/Expressions in Par.1~5: [P1-L3] remain  [L9]sheer volume  [L10] elegy (a mournful poem or song for the dead) [P2-L22] neither side has … [P3-L26] tradesman (retail dealer) [P30] real-estate  [L30] will  [L33] Dic adequate  (enough in quantity, good enough in quality for a purpose/need) enough, satisfactory, sufficient, suitable; ~ supply/answer, ~ for ones need, ~ to meet … -> adequacy (n)
[L37] noble family  [P4-L48] coincidence-coincident <- co+incident 
[P5-L53] “a naughty and crooked nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world.”
[P5-L57] backward son (less progress than normal) [L58] Dic prosperous <- prosper - prosperity  
[L60] high bailiff [bei] (officer, Brit: a person in charge of local administrative or magistrate authority) [L67] playwright (writer)  [L-72] ailment (a physical disorder or illness) 
- Study Sentences/Words/Expressions in Par.6~8:
-> Read aloud Par.6=> Pair Discuss interpretation=> Predict/Reword -> Study w/Dic=> Pair Check
[L79] hoax; deception, fraud [L79] protocol (rules of conduct, behavior in a certain situation) code, obligation, procedure [L80] the noble class, highborn earl  [L81] common people  [L84] front man <-> ghost writer  
☆ [L85~] for this to be true, Shakespeare’s many friends and acquaintances were either blind enough to  be fooled by it or willing to be in on the trick.
-> Read aloud=> Pair Discuss interpretation=> Predict/Reword -> Study w/Dic
- acquaint-acquaintance  
☆ [L90~] The part hardest to believe that plan like that could be sustained for decades without the secret being revealed 
-> Read aloud=> Pair Discuss interpretation=> Predict/Reword => Dic
- sustain to hold up under; withstand: ~ great provocation  - to maintain, prolong: ~ a discussion -  support physically from below  - provide for/give support to : to ~ a family
☆ [L97~] A great deal of carful work has confirmed these days, and most Oxfordians reluctantly concede that de Vere’s death preceded the appearance of these plays.
-> Read aloud=> Pair Discuss interpretation=> Predict/Reword -> Study w/Dic
- concede (to acknowledge as true, just, or proper) admit, accept: He finally ~d that she was right.  - to admit or acknowledge defeat: give in/up, surrender; ~ an election before all the votes are counted.  -> make concession
- precede (to go or be before sb/sth in time, place, rank) go ahead of -> precedent/precedence-> unprecedented 
[L101] Dic persist  (to continue steadily despite difficulty) carry on, continue, persevere, pursue; ~ in working for world peace/political activities. -> persistent-persistence 
[L103] brought out as needed [L107] contemporary references to make the play look timely
-> Study Words/Expressions [Par.8] [L109] center on    speculation-speculate  [L111] accumulate  [112] settle the matter  
☆ [114~] “Those who believe de Vere was Shakespeare must accept an improbable hoax as part of it, a conspiracy of silence involving among others, Queen Elizabeth herself. Those who side with the Stratford man must believe in miracles.” 
3. Prep Reading : Lesson-1 What Is Déjà Vu? (525 words) 

2016年5月10日火曜日

Senior 2-May 10th

1. Typing Test  http://www.learntyping.org/ 
Time Trial-1 Free Typing Test J Time Trial-2 Free Typing Test K1
2. Read & Write   Unit 2  Work: What is a good job?
- Brainstorm: Check the things that are important. Add more ideas. 
- Study an example Blog 
- Plan => Blog Write four to six sentences about a job you want/you are interested in.
1. Describe the job using a relative pronoun(関係代名詞) or to infinitive(不定詞)in one or two sentences.
2. Explain why you want the job or you’re interested in the job in three to four sentences.
3. Write another sentence to conclude your writing.
☆ Try These! - which/that, to infinitive (purpose), 
=> Peer Review-> Revise-> Edit
3. Cover to Cover Unit 2  Role Reversal  Part 2  A Beauty Contest – For Men!
- Fluency Strategy: Skimming for the Main Ideas-> Skimming=> Task-A
- Read-> Checking Comprehension-> Read w/CD-> Read aloud Par.4
=> Task-1 Explain how to get a bride in the Wodaabe culture to get a bride within three sentences. 
Try to use your own words.
One way to get a bride is to be chosen as one of 15 contestants for the annual beauty contest and asked by one of the three judge women to marry her. The other way is to give a herd of cattle to a bride. 

2016年5月7日土曜日

Adancing 2-May 7th

1. Kikutan-6K Week-10 Review  Mottainai Flea Market
In Mottainai flea market, items no longer in use are donated and sold to those who need them at cheaper prices, and the money collected is donated to those who are in need.
2. Read & Write-2  Unit 10  Global Health  Write a Defining Paragraph
- Blog HW Review 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.
=> Peer Review => Revise=> Present/Pair Reading
3. Greenland ice melt off to record early start
VideoText 
If sea levels rose by 2 meters, what would you do?
4. Inside Reading-3 Unit 1 Architecture   Reading-1  The Architecture of the Marketplace
Vocabulary Activities-Word Level 
- A. Dic uniform (adj); consistent, same/similar/like: ~ lines of hoses/rates of pay, look/be ~
- Word Forum Chart 
- enhance; increase, raise, ~ reputation/quality/features/efficiency (strengthen): ~security
-> B. Complete the sentences.
Vocabulary Activities-Sentence Level
- Corpus: academy  an institution or society for the advancement of literature, art, or science; institute
  - a school for training in a particular skill or profession: a military academy
- academic (often before noun) connected with education at schools: ~ requirements, achievement
=> D. Write the definition/meaning and a brief sentence for each.
- Corpus: pose; create, cause: ~ a threat/challenge/danger/risk/problem/question   
- (vi) to pretend to be or present oneself <-> pause [pɔz] : to make a brief stop or delay; wait; hesitate:

Senior 3-Apr.7th

1. Kikutan-4K Day 49  Japan’s aging society
Japan is aging fast and is in need of setting up more facilities to provide care to those increasing seniors.
=> Study 仮定法現在/p.245  - it is important/necessary that (should) 原形… 
- demand, insist, propose, request, suggest that (should) 原形…
2. Inside Reading-2 Unit 4  Reading-1 Could Shakespeare Have Written Shakespeare’s Plays?
- Reading Skill Outlining using Roman numerals and Capital letters
=> Apply Complete the Outline, note the line #
- Study the Structure-> Read the first par, Skim par 2-7, Read the last par. 
=>Blog Write a summary in 3 sentences w/o Dic
Par.1=> There are heated arguments as to who actually wrote all the Shakespeare’s plays because there are just too many works under his name.
Par.2-7=> The Oxfordians believe that Shakespeare was an actor but not the author of the works because his lack of education while the Stratfordians claim there is no rational reasons to doubt that Shakespeare wrote the works/on Shakespeare’s authorship.
Par.8=> The debate doesn’t seem to settle in the near future because it is highly unlikely that either believers provide sufficient proof to convince the other. 
3. Open Forum-1   Psychology #1  TV news report about the Boot Camp for the Brain
- 3rd Listening w/Script-> Study Vocabulary: feel less forgetful, worth looking into
- Vocabulary: Verbs and Adj with Prep/p.29 
-> Ex.1 Read like an announcer Improve Your Memory!
- surprised/disappointed at/by: I was surprised at the news.  I was surprised by the news (that …)  
I was surprised to hear the news
-> Ex.2/p.30
=> Pair Talk about your memory: 
1. How good or bad do you think your memory is? => Answer in 60 seconds
2. What do you usually do to deal with your memory problem(s)? => Answer in 60 seconds.

2016年5月6日金曜日

Senior 2-May 6th

1. Typing Practice http://www.learntyping.org/   
- Check HW Free Typing Test H Advanced Typing Skills-5
- Practice Free Typing Test I Advanced Typing Skills-5
2. BW-3 
- Review Reading HW C37-U2 VIU-3 
-> C37-U2 VIU-4   Listen TTS=> Read-> Answer
3. Read & Write  Unit 2  Work: What is a good job?
Writing
- Writing Skill: Writing Complete Sentence -> A, B
- Grammar: Verbs + infinitives (like, want, need)-> A, B
4. Cover to Cover  Unit 2  Role Reversal  Part 1  A Woman Who Loves Boxing
- Review Reading w/CD-> Read Par.3-4 aloud
=> Task-1 1. Par.4  But the pressure did not ~ her own accomplishment: 日本語にしなさい
 “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.”
2. Par.5  She reached for and achieved ~ that image may change.までを、Reference words (these things, that image)が示す内容を明らかにして日本語にしなさい
1. しかし、彼女は父親が有名なボクサーであるというプレッシャーに臆することはなかった。彼女は彼女の父親を誇りに思っていたが、自分自身が達成したこともそれと同じくらい誇りに思っていた。
2 Laila Aliは最も偉大なボクサーになるという驚くべき夢に挑戦し、それを実現した。しかもそれは普通なら男性のものと見なされるスポーツにおいてだ。しかしAaila Aliの成功によってボクシングは男性のスポーツというイメージは変わるかも知れない。
=> Personalized Reading Par.3, 4 => Personalized Q&A
- Looking at Vocabulary in Context-> Vocabulary Dic