Coming of age Do you think 18 is the right age to be regarded as an adult?
At what age should people be regarded as adults? => Write an Opinion paragraph.
☆ need suitable vocabulary: social/financial, physical/mental/emotional, independent/dependency, experience/education/training, value/relationship, ready/readiness, eligible/liable
Unit 4 Reading 2 Living Outside the Box an Online newspaper
- Vocabulary-> confess-confession, experiment-experimental
- Before Reading: New England winter
- Read-> Main Ideas and Details=> what the author wrote in 60 sec.
- Vocabulary Skill: Synonyms -> A. -> B.
=> Describe with more specific word(s) and explain more specifically with an example.
-> You should be careful to others when you …
considerate, thoughtful, cautious, mindful, gracious, polite, friendly, attentive
-> He’s a good tennis/piano player
skillful, competent, able/capable, reliable, qualified, strong, reliable, efficient
=> What do you think => Do you think you can live without TV for a month or longer?=> your answer in 4-6 sentences.
-Asian groups file complaint over Harvard admission practices => on Blog
Preferential treatment to certain group of people could mean unfair treatment to others, even though it was intended to maintain the diversity of the academic environment. Ever since an executive order to give preferential treatment to disadvantaged group of people on federal hiring was signed by JFK back in 1961, affirmative action has been debated intensely especially for college admission guidelines. For example, students of affluent Asian-American families tend to score higher grades and advance to higher education because of their families’ intense focus on education compared with those of Latinos and African Americans families. As a result, prestigious universities like Harvard, whose admission rate is as low as 6%, have more qualified applicants from certain racial and family backgrounds over others. So, they set non-explicit guidelines to keep diverse environment in their campus, which have made Asian-American students feel unfair.
While the world is becoming more diverged, the gap between the rich and poor seems to be widening and become overwhelming. And in the U.S., this topic is so controversial that each administration seems to have taken different actions.
=> the summary of the article in 60 sec.
=> Do you think it is a good practice to have certain allocation for minorities in college admission or government employment?
=> your opinion if Japanese state universities should have an allocation in their admission policy by geography, gender, or family income to keep their students diversity in their campuses in eight to ten sentences.
for Ayu, Makoto: